Since the last thread got deleted for whatever reason, and I still see translation requests pop up every now and again, I decided to revive it. Not to mention that I enjoy translating things....
Basically, post things that you want translated from Japanese to English, and vice-versa. It can be anything from an article from a magazine, song lyrics to even just a simple phrase you don't understand. Either I, or someone else that wants to give it a shot will attempt to translate it for you. Feel free to give better alternatives to the translations given, or to just say that it is wrong outright.
Stolen from edsamac's original thread.
What's this all about?
Quite simple, really. This is a thread where people can post an image - it could be a poster, advertisement, or manga page - and have someone translate it from Japanese to English. Alternatively, if you'd like to share a translation, you can post an image along with your own translation.
Cool! So now what?
It gets better. The person sharing the translation is obliged to share some learning tips: like vocabulary, or even grammar. Vocabulary is the bare minimum. Hopefully, learners of the language will get a feel for it seeing how the translations actually happen - and any questions about translations can easily be talked about in this thread.
Awesome! I'm rearing to empty my 500GB load of untranslated manga on this thread, then!
Not so fast, Horatio. Let's be reasonable, here. CR isn't meant for distributing manga - and chances are much of those titles have been serialized. For the sake of this thread, please upload only single images at a time and please be courteous enough not to abuse people who'd try their hand at translating. Remember - this thread focuses on the translations, not on what is being translated.
Cheapskate. Whatever, I want my stuffs translated.
Sure, but remember that no one is doing this for your sake. Whether or not someone picks up the image you want translated is a matter of that person's willingness to take their hand at translating. So don't feel bad if no one has tried translating your page yet.
Imma troll, then.
Try it. I'll have you burnt.
I think this translation is retarded. I can do better.
Sure, go ahead - but be civil enough to point out the flaws in the existing translation, and try not to be a jerk. Everyone is learning at one point or another, and if you just so happen to be more skilled than someone else - be a teacher, not a prick.
I found this sweet doujin from C80 and I think it'd be great to see it translated!~
Observe the forum rules regarding appropriate image uploads. Any R18 smut shared on this page will be dealt with swiftly and unforgivingly.
Okay, so I want to translate... how should I do it?
Transcribing the lines is one way to do it. You can also include a vocabulary list prior to the translation itself, or you can supplement with grammar notes, if you wish. You can even be more creative and use color coding schemes (reasonably). Most importantly, though, please indicate the source of your image, especially if it came from a manga.
Sweet! If you need me, you can visit me at my website-
Not so fast. No advertising of scanlation groups on this thread, please. And please, don't compare or argue about those groups on this thread, either. And don't even think about recruiting here - keep things like that to PMs. Heck, that's what they're for in the first place.
Hey, I wanna translate too but I don't know where to start!
Start by finding a raw somewhere, or pick up something that someone dropped off in this thread. If you need resources, Jim Breen's WWWJDIC online dictionary should be particularly useful. Also, it'd be best to have compatible software to type and view Japanese characters on your browser.
Babelfish, here I come!
Just try it, weeabo. Don't blame me if you get your butt flamed out to kingdom come on this thread if you do.
Can I get commissions for doing this?
Why would you even ask me that?
FIGHT ME IRL