Saturday, January 16, 2010
Daiba, Page 18
This is the text for page 18.
Child, are you ok?
Literally, this is "what's wrong, this child", but the "this child" is actually directed at the boy, making "child, what's wrong?" Basically, it has the sense of "are you ok?", which is the more common English response in this kind of situation. So that's what I went with.
His pants are a mess.
The acid got inside his boot. I feel for him.
"tamen nee" is essentially "I can't stand it". Meaning that the old guy is empathizing with the boy's pain, and he dislikes the fact that the boy is going through this. "I feel for him" may be the closest English equivalent.
Mrs. Okami, what about the acid?