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When watching anime there is a word that sounds like Youkai which is translated as 'roger' What is the word and what is a more literal translation? Thank you in advance.
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Gafennec wrote:

When watching anime there is a word that sounds like Youkai which is translated as 'roger' What is the word and what is a more literal translation? Thank you in advance.

That is what it means
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Posted 11/26/16
its "Yes Sir"
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Posted 11/26/16
Ryoukai
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Gafennec wrote:

When watching anime there is a word that sounds like Youkai which is translated as 'roger' What is the word and what is a more literal translation? Thank you in advance.


Youkai? You meant Ryoukai


了解 ( りょうかい )

1. comprehension; consent; understanding; agreement; roger (on the radio)
2. roger; I understand


"lost in translation" - i'm sure you heard of this before

it's pretty funny how people decide to translate/intepret the original text-- some added in things that are not even there to begin with

Funimation is notorius with it-- using constitution with their translation in their dub series

if you don't believe me try watching a Funimation dub anime but using the subtltles for the Japanese audio-- it will not match up at all

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Posted 11/26/16

Gafennec wrote:

When watching anime there is a word that sounds like Youkai which is translated as 'roger' What is the word and what is a more literal translation? Thank you in advance.


uncletim wrote:
Why the hell was that post reported


Because it was in General Discussion, instead of Advice, Info, Recommendations, where I've now moved it.
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Hi all. Thanks for the quick replies. I'm sorry I caused problems in the placement of my question. What was throwing me was I wasn't hearing the R in Ryoukai. Thank you all again.
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Posted 11/26/16
"Ryoukai" sounds like "youkai" because there isn't an "R" sound in Japanese. It's something between an R/L and D sound (there's a tongue tap).
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sena3927 wrote:

"Ryoukai" sounds like "youkai" because there isn't an "R" sound in Japanese. It's something between an R/L and D sound (there's a tongue tap).


Thank you. That helps clarify it for me.
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