幹線街路環状第4号線

English translation: Kansen ga iro kanjō dai 4

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Japanese term or phrase:幹線街路環状第4号線
English translation:Kansen ga iro kanjō dai 4
Entered by: David Patrick

16:56 Jul 30, 2013
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Japanese term or phrase: 幹線街路環状第4号線
The name of a road in Tokyo. Is there an existing or commonly used translation?
casey
United States
Local time: 04:56
Kansen ga iro kanjō dai 4
Explanation:
Personally it would translate it based on the source and context (Tokyo Expressway No. 4). If the tone is conversational I would translate it phonetically. If it's important for giving directions or specifications I would revert to the client to see what term they use (Tokyo Bypass No 4, Tokyo Expressway 4, etc.). It's a situation where you can't win and would be best left to a proof reader's discretion with a translators note.
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David Patrick
Ireland
Grading comment
Thanks, I did leave a message for the client. I went with "Circular Route," since I found that on Wikipedia for 環状線 (not that it's a trusted reference).
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Kansen ga iro kanjō dai 4


Explanation:
Personally it would translate it based on the source and context (Tokyo Expressway No. 4). If the tone is conversational I would translate it phonetically. If it's important for giving directions or specifications I would revert to the client to see what term they use (Tokyo Bypass No 4, Tokyo Expressway 4, etc.). It's a situation where you can't win and would be best left to a proof reader's discretion with a translators note.

David Patrick
Ireland
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Grading comment
Thanks, I did leave a message for the client. I went with "Circular Route," since I found that on Wikipedia for 環状線 (not that it's a trusted reference).
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