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SpringZephyr ([personal profile] springzephyr) wrote2014-03-08 03:27 am

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Because there are better things I could be doing at 4:30 in the morning, I'm sure.

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追い返す (おいかえす)!

What will you do?
Don't show them in!
Chase them away!

The verb あげる typically means something along the lines of "to raise" or "to elevate". Conjugated as a negative, it would mean "to not raise", obviously. Oh, but sometimes it actually means some other things instead -- to land a boat, to do your hair, to give an example...

I'm going to go with "to show someone into a room", because it's the only one that makes sense. You have no idea how confused I was the first time I played through this scene, because あげる's standard meaning of "to raise" was pretty illogical. This is how I learned that it's a good idea to use a dictionary if you're uncertain of what a word means. Solid advice.

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あ、 その箱くれるんだねッフーイ!アリガト!!

あ、 そのはこくれるんだねッフーイ!アリガト!!

Ah, that box is for you! Thank you!!

Okay, this one is still just my best guess. I'm still hazy on how くれる and ん work in Japanese, and I was never very good at katakana to begin with. The last part is definitely "thank you" though, and the first part is definitely about "that box".

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Then get out of my house!

Keeping in mind what I said earlier about あげる, I still think this is the best possible translation. Room. House. Same difference. As long as it gets the point across.

から is used to make compound sentences, but, given the nature of Japanese, it's not necessary to include subjects or apparently entire parts of sentences so long as the listener knows what you're talking about. There's a specific rule stating when から is supposed to become だから. We really only have half a sentence though, so I don't know what I'm supposed to do about that.

That said, から/だから usually translates to "so" or "therefore" in English. Given how I translated the preceding dialogue, "then" makes more sense in this scenario.

てば... Hm, this one is just a particular used to indicate being annoyed with someone. It can also be used to indirectly express a command by expressing annoyance. Gee. Golly.
And the fact that Japanese has particulars that allow them to speak emotions is amusing to me.

(...To be continued?)
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[personal profile] oh_bluebelle 2014-03-15 03:11 pm (UTC)(link)
How long have you studied Japanese!? :O