和製英語の罠 その1:コインパーキング

 Have you ever heard of “coin parking”?

I hadn’t, until I started learning Japanese.  I don’t remember ever using the phrase “coin parking”. Metered parking? Parking meter? Sure. I haven’t seen one in a while, but sure, I’ve said it. Coin parking?! コインパーキング!?Not so much.

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Index Translationum

Index Translationum is a list of books translated and published in the UNESCO Member States between 1979 and 2009. The website also contains statistics about the most translated authors as well as the most popular source and target languages.

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Steins;Gate Character Description: Suzuha Amane

For my first free (read: quick, rough)translation, I chose the character description of Suzuha Amane, my favorite character from Steins;Gate, which I recently finished reading/playing* (and highly recommend).

Taken from the Steins;Gate entry on Wikipedia Japan.

Oh yeah, stop here if you don’t like spoilers.

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Intro to My Translation Projects

I want to be a translator.

I need experience.

I’ve decided to take some initiative and try doing fun little projects to see what it feels like to translate text.  All my projects will be Japanese-English translations.

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