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Old 03-15-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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Default For those who understand Japanese.

I've been looking a translation of a expression that I've seen in plenty of games, anime, etc.

It is something that sounds like "sa-na" or "tsa-na"? Well the meaning is roughly "beats me" "maybe" "I don't know" or that, but I've been trying to find that word amongst many translators (google included) which allows phonetical writing, but I've been unsuccessful in finding the japanese word I'm looking for.

Can somebody help me with this? Thanks.
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Old 03-15-2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: For those who understand Japanese.

It's written in hiragana only.
さあな・・・
"Who knows?"
Also "beats me" "maybe" "I don't know" is good translation.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:17 PM   #3
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It's written in hiragana only.
さあな・・・
"Who knows?"
Also "beats me" "maybe" "I don't know" is good translation.
Oh I see. Then do you know any online translator or tool? Would really give me a nice time for later on.
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:23 AM   #4
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Default Re: For those who understand Japanese.

The question is should you use translator in the first place - Can I trust the quality of Japanese to English translation sites?
I like Japanese dictionary www.weblio.jp. It's the best for understanding meaning.
If you've specific question about Japanese and you can't find it anywhere, you can ask for help at japanese.stackexchange.com
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:58 AM   #5
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Default Re: For those who understand Japanese.

The romanization of the phrase would be "Sa ne."

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sa: (sentence end, mainly masc.) indicates assertion; (Interjection)
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The particle ね (ne) softens a declarative sentence, similar to English "you know?", "eh?" or "I tell you!".
You probably find Denshi Jisho dictionary more useful as it automatically translates english and romaji.
Find words - Denshi Jisho
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