Monsters & Nonsense: “Useless” Japanese: Part 2

The following nonsense is courtesy of a wretched amalgamation of a manga called Giant Monster Battle: Ultra Adventure (大怪獣バトルウルトラアドベンチャー) and some online translation tools. Just like last time, I pretty much only put this list of words and phrases together for my own benefit, but I figured it could only help the betterment of all mankind if I posted the list here.

A few words of advice: using what you can learn below in the presence of other human beings in any variety of social gatherings has the potential to elicit an incredibly wide range of responses. However, I doubt that any of such responses will sound anything like, “Your Japanese is so good!”

Just sayin’…

what it means

how it’s pronounced

how it’s written

to be destroyed

ho-roh-“B”-roo

滅びる

to be born

oo-mah-ray-roo

生まれる

real / genuine article

hohn-mo-no

本物

I wonder

kah-she-rah

かしら

spaceship

oo-chew-sen

宇宙船

spaceport

oo-chew-me-nah-to

宇宙港

Let’s go!

you-koh-zay

行こうぜ

to ride in / to board

noh-rew

乗る

You’re kidding!

mah-tah-mah-tah

またまた

Look!

hoh-rah

ほら

groin / crotch

mah-tah

No way!

mah-sah-ka

まさか

EMERGENCY!

keen-“Q”-“G”-tie

緊急事態

to appear

ah-rah-wah-ray-rew

現れる

destruction / extinction

zeh-tsu-meh-tsu

絶滅

Why? / how

doh-she-tay

どうして

escape / getaway

knee-geh

逃げ

It really is too bad that there weren’t any funnier computer generated results, but I wouldn’t be surprised if funnier stuff showed up in upcoming pages of the manga. My buddies, Google Translate and rikaichan helped shit out the computer generated translations below:

滅びちゃった

came out as

Perish my pants

行こうぜ

came out as

Let’s go brittle

Again, all errors are of course my own. Corrections are obviously encouraged.

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