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Alongside brief profiles – all of which are similar to the ones I previously translated from Famitsu (You can find both of the royal families’ here, as well as Aqua’s here.) – the main characters have quotes in the recent issue of Dengeki Nintendo (05/21):

Aqua: “I am Aqua. I’m Nohr Kingdom’s princess… or was, rather.”

Sakura: “The citizens of this kingdom are all good people.”
Hinoka: “Even if the situation is unfavourable, as Hoshido’s princess, I’ll show you how I can fight until the bitter end.”
Takumi: “I’m arrogant…? That’s because I don’t trust either of the two of you.”
Ryouma: “As your brother, I’m proud of you all. As long as you’re here, nothing can scare me.”

Camilla: “It’s alright. As for everyone who dared to bother you, I’ll kill them all.”
Marx: “Your power shouldn’t be used for something like this. Stand, gripping your sword, as a soldier of Nohr.”
Leon: “Honestly… Your swordsmanship doesn’t determine the entirety of your strength, brothers.”
Elise: “I’ll do my best with you, too. If I do, surely father will forgive us.”

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Why Computers Suck At Translation

Machine translation’s a useful tool, don’t get me wrong. But if you actually try to use it for regular conversation, it’ll fall down really quickly. Why? What makes it so difficult?

I’m excited to announce a new series of linguistics videos that I’ve co-written with Tom Scott (whose excellent previous Language Files videos you may recall, although I wasn’t affiliated with them). The first of these videos is now up – the remaining four will be posted on the next four Thursdays. 

Here’s a massive machine translation fail that I came across recently: 

For discussion of all the many problems with this image, see here

[TRANSLATION] Suho - 150523 Official EXO-L website update

“안녕하세요. 엑소를 수호하는 리더 수호입니다.

어제가 제 생일이었죠.
엑소엘 그리고 멤버들, 제가 요즘 촬영 중인 영화
글로리데이 팀 덕분에 즐거운 생일을 보냈습니다.

또 포항까지 와서 저를 응원해주신 엑소엘 분들,
촬영 중에 협조를 잘해주신 포항 엑소엘 분들 덕에
요즘 행복하게 촬영하며 지내고 있습니다.

여러모로 제 생일을 축복해주시고 저를 응원 해주신
많은 분들 정말 진심으로 감사 드리고요.
좋은 무대와 좋은 영화 그리고 좋은 모습으로 보답 드리겠습니다.

감사합니다. WE ARE ONE
EXO 사랑하자!”

Translation: “Hello. It’s leader Suho who protects EXO.

Yesterday was my birthday.
Thanks to EXO-L and my members, and my current filming team for the movie
Glory Day, I had a fun birthday.

Also, I am spending these days filming very happily
thanks to the EXO-Ls who came to cheer me on at Pohang,
and to the EXO-L who cooperated well during the filming at Pohang.

I want to sincerely give thanks to many people
who congratulated me and cheered me on for my birthday.
I will give back with a great stage, great movie, and a better side of myself.

Thank you. WE ARE ONE
EXO, Let’s Love!”

“맛있는 밥 먹고 해맑은 표정입니다.”

Translation: “This is a happy expression after eating a delicious meal.”

Photo links: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: translation by, dailyexo.tumblr.com, Source: Official EXO-L website.

Translation: Fanbook extended profile popouts (Defence Club)

Only the bubble profiles, not the full paragraphs! Most of this we know, but there’s some new stuff too.


Yumoto

  • Age: 15
  • Class: 1A
  • Height: 165cm (a hair short of 5'5")
  • Birthday: 26 January
  • Star sign: Aquarius
  • Blood type: O
  • Hobby: Moving about.
  • Likes: Animals (fluffy ones).
  • Dislikes: The sound of chalk on a blackboard.
  • Favourite food: Onigiri
  • Food hates: Chinese dumplings with green peas.
  • Colour: Red.
  • Element: Light.

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[TRANS] 150521 BIGBANG on Happy Together 3

The following Twitters have live translated while the episode was airing. We only provided summaries on the clips posted, so feel free backtrack their Twitters for more accurate translations!

KBS World will be posting English subtitles soon and bbvipchannel will also be subbing the episode as well. We will keep you guys updated when these are available!

Jin: I like skinship

Q2: If you are on a date, are you the holding hands type? Link arms with type?

Jin: I like skinship so, I want to do either. I also want to tease the other members, so I like linking arms. That’s why members dislike* me.

T/N: *I’m pretty sure they don’t. LMAO.

防弾少年団 Haru*hana (ハルハナ)Vol.30

Translation: Fanbook extended profile popouts (Conquest Club)

Edit - hattip to prapierons-world. Arima’s birthday is indeed the 11th 10th omfg and I can’t read. ^_^

Still only the popouts! Interesting that Arima is listed as 18 years old - he wasn’t at the season end. Io has turned 17 too.

[Defence Club profiles]


Kinshirou

  • Age: 18
  • Class: 3B
  • Height: 176cm (5'9")
  • Birthday: 12 September
  • Star sign: Virgo
  • Blood type: A
  • Hobby: Kyudo.
  • Likes: Sanjuusangen Temple.
  • Dislikes: Things contrary to public order and morals.
  • Favourite foods: Kintsuba, amanatto.
  • Food hates: Curry, coriander.
  • Colour: Gold.
  • Element: Light.

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