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20:40 Jun 30, 2001
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: forsaken
I want to name myband forsaken but in japanese
joey zendejas
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naShimensoka
Timothy Takemoto
naMisuterareta or Shimesoka
Timothy Takemoto


  

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4 hrs
Misuterareta or Shimesoka


Explanation:
Forsaken, as in by a girlfriend or god or society, is informally "misuterareta" which is written 見捨てられた. As in ignored by everyone shimensoka which is a formal idiom written all in pictograms (kanji) as "四面楚歌". A forsaken place might use "wabishii" (lonely and foresaken). To be forsaken by a woman and divorced might also be Mihanasareta = 見放された。

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5 hrs
Shimensoka


Explanation:
Shimensoka not "Shimesoka" Sorry a typo.
And it means "no win situation" more than "foresaken," which is written as "shimensoka no koe wo kiku" = "listening to the sound of a no win situation". All the same, I would recommend "Shimensoka" on its own, 四面楚歌.

The origins of this idiom are in the ancient Chinese tale of three countries and means "The songs of So on four (=all) sides," where "So" was name of the local people who had joined the beseiging army. Effectively it means, "Enemy songs on all sides". I like "Jumojono" too though.

If these are any use, I do ask that you take the trouble to sign up and award points. Thanks

Tim



    Reference: http://www22.freeweb.ne.jp/sports/yasutomi/soka_shiki.html
Timothy Takemoto
Local time: 02:14
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PRO pts in pair: 121
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