Thursday, December 31, 2009

Daiba, Page 2



This is the text for page 2.

Panel 1
大場鍍金の社長は一年まえに肺病で死んだ
Daiba Plating's president died of lung trouble a year ago.

The narrator is speaking in fairly casual masculine form.  There's no indication of who the narrator is, so I'll just have to leave it as "anonymous narrator".

Panel 2
メッキの職人は必ず肺をやられる
Plating workers always die from lung problems.

While "mekki" is given in the title in kanji, it's used throughout this story in katakana, emphasizing the word as being somewhat alien.  "hai o yarareru" is "lung to kill".  I could treat this as "kill lungs", "killed by lungs" or "die from lungs".  The more natural phrase is the one I used - "die from lung problems".

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