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Japanese translation: koso doro

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English term or phrase:petty thief
Japanese translation:koso doro
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23:16 Sep 5, 2001
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: petty thief
She is a "petty thief"
Jay
彼女は「こそ泥」だ。
Explanation:
In Roman Character,

Kanojyo wa "koso doro"da.


Kanojyo wa = she
kosodoro = petty thief
Selected response from:

Keisuke Shito
Local time: 06:52
Grading comment
Thank you very much!!! I sought this information to name a new kitten in our home; she has a habit of very discreetly placing something in her mouth, then sauntering out of the room with the object - like a petty thief. So, since my son took Japanese in college this summer, and it's his cat, we thought it would be nice to name her "petty thief" in Japanese. So, thanks to you, her name will now be "Koso Doro." Many thanks again, and best to you --
jpmcc@writeme.com
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Summary of answers provided
na +1彼女は「こそ泥」だ。
Keisuke Shito
na +1彼女は「”ちょっとした泥棒”だ。
Keisuke Shito


  

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31 mins peer agreement (net): +1
彼女は「”ちょっとした泥棒”だ。


Explanation:
In Roman Character,

"Kanojyo wa """

Keisuke Shito
Local time: 06:52
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in pair: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxFumiko: Kanojo wa kosodoro is pretty accurate.
4 days
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34 mins peer agreement (net): +1
彼女は「こそ泥」だ。


Explanation:
In Roman Character,

Kanojyo wa "koso doro"da.


Kanojyo wa = she
kosodoro = petty thief


Keisuke Shito
Local time: 06:52
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
Thank you very much!!! I sought this information to name a new kitten in our home; she has a habit of very discreetly placing something in her mouth, then sauntering out of the room with the object - like a petty thief. So, since my son took Japanese in college this summer, and it's his cat, we thought it would be nice to name her "petty thief" in Japanese. So, thanks to you, her name will now be "Koso Doro." Many thanks again, and best to you --
jpmcc@writeme.com

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  bgccb: that is good
4 days
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