It’s no secret that I quite enjoy translating Japanese quotes. I’ve done Luffy quotes from Onepiece and Light Yagami quotes from Death Note. There’s something very satisfying about trying to find the perfect way to translate the original Japanese words to express as close as possible what they mean in English.
Sometimes this means going for a very literal translation, sometimes it means going for something that is actually quite different from the original, direct meaning, but which manages to get across the essence in a different way.
Here’s what I’ve been translating recently. How’d I do?
The thing that is beautiful,
is your soul that sees beauty,
in beautiful things.
Use your money on things you can’t see.
Tangible things like clothing and accessories soon go out of fashion and lose their value.
But new skills, education, knowledge, things you can’t see, enrichen your very being.
Eating gives a moment of happiness
Slimming gives a lifetime of happiness