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生涯や, 石の静けさ, 意志の強さ, 時間がカカリ, 不能障害

English translation: Time grinds even mountains to dust

15:58 Nov 24, 2019
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings / waka
Japanese term or phrase: 生涯や, 石の静けさ, 意志の強さ, 時間がカカリ, 不能障害
This was identified on another website as the Japanese national anthem, which I know it is not. I have only studied Japanese some time ago and a waka is outside my competence.
These are the online translations from google and yardex.

Life, tranquility of stone, strength of will, time is crisp, disability
Life and, stone stillness, strength of Will, time is Kakari, disability”

It is obvious that the waka means something on these lines:-

'Life means the stillness of stone, strength of will, with time in charge and disability.
Hellinas
Local time: 08:32
English translation:Time grinds even mountains to dust
Explanation:
Or, literally,
"Be it life, the serenity of rocks {akin to the concept of rock gardens}, [strong] willpower—given enough time, it all disappears."
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Sergey Lev
Russian Federation
Local time: 10:32
Grading comment
This answer with the literal translation also attached is extremely helpful, although, as I said, my knowledge of Japanese is limited. Thanks also to TranslatorENJP for his discussion note.
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5Time grinds even mountains to dust
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Time grinds even mountains to dust


Explanation:
Or, literally,
"Be it life, the serenity of rocks {akin to the concept of rock gardens}, [strong] willpower—given enough time, it all disappears."

Sergey Lev
Russian Federation
Local time: 10:32
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Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
Grading comment
This answer with the literal translation also attached is extremely helpful, although, as I said, my knowledge of Japanese is limited. Thanks also to TranslatorENJP for his discussion note.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks for all your help in translating this line of poetry (?). Your translation makes admirable sense. Thanks also to TranslatorENJP for his discussion note.I awarded 4 points but my first reply seems to have got lost somewhere!

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