日本語-5 (BLACKBELT JAPAN)
Join us. It's bliss!

日本語-5 (BLACKBELT JAPAN)

A community for ALL students of Japanese who want to keep studying at their own pace with Onikyoushi as fellow student/administrator/facilitator.
 
HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

Share | 
 

 Myounichi Manga

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Onikyoushi
Pop-Tart King
avatar

Posts : 156
Join date : 2014-06-04
Age : 46
Location : Cheney, WA

PostSubject: Myounichi Manga   Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:34 pm

This was too good to stick in "Miscellaneous Assignments."  Check it out, it's actually quite funny!

Never trust a dictionary — They lie more than your teachers!

Learn to use a dictionary, but never trust it.  Perhaps a better way to state this rule would be “Equivalent doesn’t mean Equal.”  The equivalent word or phrase in the target language will likely have more or less meaning (or even a different meaning) than it does in the original.

Step 1: Watch and listen.  The video will show a Yon-koma manga (4-panel comic).  There is audio.  English translations are also provided.

Step 2: Think and translate.  Despite the English translations, it may be difficult to tell what's really funny about this little conversation.  As is often the case, the humor is lost in translation.  Remember my rule: "Never trust a dictionary."  The provided translations, while technically accurate, sometimes neglect the true spirit of what the speaker is conveying (or how the listener is wont to interpret it).

Step 3: Smile and write.  When you think you've figured what it is about this verbal exchange that would likely lead an eavesdropping bilingual bystander to chuckle, write down your explanation.

Step 4: Submit and wait.  Submit your answer for Pop-tart Points!  When you do, I will send you a link to the explanation page.
Submit your answers through a private message.
To send a private message, click on the icon that looks like this => 

Back to top Go down
View user profile
 
Myounichi Manga
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
日本語-5 (BLACKBELT JAPAN) :: Assignments :: Special Assignment-
Jump to: