View Full Version : AAAAHHHHH!!!! (a.k.a. KANJI HELP QUICK PLZ!!!)

11-26-2007, 08:49 PM
OK, so I have my final assignment project for my Japanese class due on Wednesday evening (GMT -5:00), and I just got my script (it's a skit) back from the TA who was supposed to be correcting it. He's a Japanese exchange student, so he made all his corrections in Kanji. Unfortunately, I know under 100 Kanji, and can't read most of what he wrote. I'm going to post a few lines (in English and Japanese), and if anyone can help translate the Kanji into Hiragana, that would be absolutely awesome. For those wondering, the skit is about 2 characters who need to win the Go World Championships. A Korean person's husband is sick with an illness that can only be cured in America, and the other person is in debt to the mob in America and needs money. Conveniently, the prizes for the World Go Championship are a trip to America and some large amount of money.

You don't understand. I have to win that trip to America!
あなたには わからない。 わたしはアメリカ行きのきっぷがぜったいに必要なのです。

It's nothing, just a cold.

Positive, it's just a cold, it'll go away.

That sounds bad, you know. Let’s go see a doctor.

911, I need an ambulance here!

It's a very rare disease. There's no treatment for it anywhere in Korea.

Well actually, I heard that there’s a method to heal this sickness in America.

That’s bothersome eh…(thinks for a while)…Ah yes! Actually, there's a “Go” tournament in a few months, and one of the prizes is a trip to America. If you enter, you might be able to save him!
困りましたね……あぁ!そうだ。 実は数ヶ月後にある囲碁トーナメントがあります。賞品の一つはアメリカへの航空券です。あなたが参加すれば 、彼を救えるかもしれませんよ。

But I can't play Go!

I beg of you! Please..I have a wife and 2 kids, and I can’t get a loan for the bank.
おねがいです! 妻と二人の子供がいるのですが、銀行ではお金を貸してくれないんです!

You do understand kid, if you don’t return the money before repayment time, we won’t get away easy from this.

…well, how much would you need?

That’s a bit too… You have one week to return the money.

I’m sorry...I just lost my job...

But promises are promises right?

Next week I’m going to be playing in the World Go Championships. If I win, I’ll have the money to pay you.
まって下さい!ぼくは来週World Go Championshipsに出ます。優勝すれば、その賞金でお金を返せます!

And if you lose?

You betrayed me!


I don’t have to repay them?

[name], which prize do you want?

It’s OK. Since I don’t need the prize, I’ll give my prize to [name] to save her husband.

OK, so of these I know 下さい, お金, 時間, 一週間, 韓国, 思う, 早く来て, and 勝つ. If someone could please translate the rest into Hiragana (English meanings optional) for me, that would be awesome. Thanks a lot!

Akihiko Yamamoto Hozagaki
11-26-2007, 09:26 PM
I can't because no close to no kanji what so ever XD! But, here is a sight that can romanize it, which makes it easy to put into hirogana.


It's one of the most accurate sites I know.

11-27-2007, 05:53 AM
very good website. like the famous chinese proverb goes 'give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for life'

although i wouldn't recommend changing it into romaji coz a lot of the time the website screws it up. sometimes it doesnt know how divide the text into proper words. but if u do it directly into hiragana u won't have that problem coz there are no spaces in between words.

11-27-2007, 10:09 PM
Thanks :D Luckily my other group members had Kanji-to-Hiragana translators so it was pretty easy to fix, but now I know in case I need to fix it again :D

12-03-2007, 09:35 AM
good luck for you for the test on Wednesday :)