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13:43 Nov 26, 2000
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Japanese term or phrase: shonen
band name "Shonen Knife", also occurs in comic book titles "shonen Janpu shukan". Is this a name or does it have some other meaning?
Thanks!
jamie miller
English translation:for boys
Explanation:
'shonen', or, more properly, 'shounen' means 'a youth', 'a boy'. Thus , 'Shounen naifu' could be translated as "A Knife for Boys'.
The three elements in 'Shounen janpu Shuukan' mean 'boys', 'jump' and 'weekly' respectively. One translation could be:
'"Jump!" A Weekly Magazine for Boys.'
It sounds a lot more corny in English than it does in Japanese.
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Henk de Groot
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for boys


Explanation:
'shonen', or, more properly, 'shounen' means 'a youth', 'a boy'. Thus , 'Shounen naifu' could be translated as "A Knife for Boys'.
The three elements in 'Shounen janpu Shuukan' mean 'boys', 'jump' and 'weekly' respectively. One translation could be:
'"Jump!" A Weekly Magazine for Boys.'
It sounds a lot more corny in English than it does in Japanese.


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