Thursday, August 02, 2007

Japanese Game Show Tests For English!

As promised in our edit to the Sailor Moon Flowers story, here come the clips from a TV show with an interesting game. In fact, you too can play along at home! Sui 10! is a variety show in Japan that features skits and games each Wednesday night. We are bringing you a special segment called Pirates of English , which featured the cast dressing up like characters from the Pirates of the Caribbean films. They were split into two teams of three, and were faced with a series of chests. Each of these chests had a picture and a word written in Japanese. The teams had to decide if the word that was written in Japanese was the correct word in English. For example, the first one they show is of a VCR , or "Video Player". The Katakana characters read ビヂオヂツキ (romaji: bi-ji-o-bi-tsu-ki). Bi-ji-o is the word video (オ can be interpreted to be either ji or di) but the rest is pretty much garbage. Therefore these characters are wrong and this phrase is Not English! So this is the entire segment in three parts, and you can play along at home by matching the Katakana characters you see on the screen to those found in a Katakana table, such as here in Wikipedia.

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