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Summer Song & Coffee

Posted on Monday June 13, 2011 at 1:31pm in ,

It’s been a while since I’ve done any translating. Here is another summer song, appropriately named “Summer Song” by YUI. This video was more fun to do because there were things other than lyrics to translate, like texts and notes. Enjoy Summer Song:

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I also decided to do something a little different and translate a Japanese commercial. I thought this would be better practice in two ways. Unlike translating a song, I can’t just look up the lyrics if I can’t hear the words. So I have to try my best to hear everything and translate that. Also, while a song may have a more poetic way of saying things, a commercial will usually be straight to the point and have more natural dialogue. It was a little more difficult than I thought though. Although commercials are short (this one is only 30 seconds), there is a lot of dialogue to fit in. This one has 15 lines of dialogue, which means a new subtitle approximately every 2 seconds. It got a little difficult to time it all. Here is my translation of a BOSS Canned Coffee commercial starring Tommy Lee Jones:

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