Talk:It's a Shoe-in
How I translated Japanese flavor text
Since I received a request to tell how I'd translated Japanese flavor text from a certain User, let me publicize here.
「あそこにかくしてあるクリボーのくつ」is literally translated like "Goomba's Shoe hidden over there". 「 マリオにみつけられないようにしなきゃ！」is extremely difficult to translate directly, so I convert this phrase into (nearly) equivalent one: 「マリオが見つけられなさそうな場所に動かさなきゃ！」. Now, it is possible to do a direct translation: "I gotta move The Shoe to the place where Mario faces difficulty to find!" Literal translation is now prepared but I do not like strict direct translations, so I loosen the product here a bit. That's how I'd made the current translation.
--Goolgenerade 08:31, 7 November 2015 (EST)