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    Itasan is offline Member
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    park debut

    KOEN-DEBYUU
    Literally 'park debut'. In our country, we hear
    this word very often. 'Mama's first visit to
    the park with her child'
    This seems to be a hard job for a young mama,
    because this is the first time for the mama
    to go there, where there might be mean mamas
    that have already established a strong foothold there.
    How to get along with those adults and how to
    have her own child get along well with other
    children, that is the question.
    Maybe, this is a phenomenon peculiar to this
    land. But could you think of a short English
    word for this?
    Thank you.

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    AlainK Guest

    Re: park debut

    Quote Originally Posted by Itasan
    KOEN-DEBYUU
    Literally 'park debut'.
    I don't know if there is such a word in English, but there is none of the kind in French.
    I find your questions very interesting, they are very good examples of how necessary it is to know the culture of the target language if you want to translate something.
    Is "debyuu" the adaptation of "debut" in Japanese?
    "KOEN-DEBYUU" is a little bit like "le bal des débutantes", except that these ladies push prams instead of dancing

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    Re: park debut

    Thank you, Alain.
    Yes, 'debyu(u)' is our borrowed word, borrowed
    from French, or rather from French through English perhaps.
    Oh, by the way, how do you translate "le bal des debutantes"
    into English? French is totally French to me. LOL
    Itasan

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    AlainK Guest

    Re: park debut

    Quote Originally Posted by Itasan
    Thank you, Alain.
    Yes, 'debyu(u)' is our borrowed word, borrowed
    from French, or rather from French through English perhaps.
    Oh, by the way, how do you translate "le bal des debutantes"
    into English? French is totally French to me. LOL
    Itasan
    I was not sure, but I checked on Google, and here the first page I found:
    http://au.geocities.com/bellejazz_73/Deb.html

    And Japanese is all Greek to me, even if I know what a go-ban is (I used to play with friends in the eighties, I prefer it to chess), I'm an amateur bonsai grower, and a fan of Kurosawa and Miyazaki (I have never been able to watch "the fireflies tomb" till the end- not sure at all of the title in English- believe it or not, I just can't help crying like a baby...)
    I'll have to save money so I can visit Japan when I'm retired...


    Alain

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    Itasan is offline Member
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    Re: park debut

    Oh, you know much more about things Japanese than me. Let me know when you come to Japan. See you. Thanks for the beautiful site.
    Itasan

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