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13 April 2011 @ 02:12 pm
be happy, be happy  
So I'm a languageophile, and I have a strange question. It seems that "be happy, be happy" in Japanese directly translates to "shiawase ni naru" or "幸せになる、幸せになる"

Could it be that he's using the "shiawase ni naru" and then the shi from "shiwase"?

Does anyone have scans of the original Japanese characters?

Whatever White says doesn't sound like that at all to me. If I were to write it down, it would be "anshii, anshii" or even "anshing," which sounds more Chinese to me.
I'm thinking that obviously, with the way White speaks, it's a sort of childish pronunciation.

The only other thing that seems to come close that I can think of is "glad" or "ureshii." So maybe he's saying " 'reshii"?

Haha, that's my ramblings about it. Basically, does anyone know what he's REALLY saying, and can they give me a spelling/Japanese characters/&c.? Anything at all would be great. Even a different English translation.
Revyallodole on April 13th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
It sounds like anshii, anshii to me. I always thought it's just 'cause he's a street kid and speaks in a sort of abnormal way 'cause of that. *helpful*
sekuharasekuhara on April 13th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
i think what was white said was; "anshin, anshin" which literally translated: "no worries, no worries."
teafortheninja on April 13th, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
That's definitely closer, and makes more sense.

Thanks very much. "worry" seems to be "shinpai" which accounts for the "--shin" and "don't worry" is "shinpai shinai" but could possibly also be "shinpai nai".

Thanks very much!
teafortheninja on April 13th, 2011 07:32 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I'm not the only one hearing it. Haha, I still hear the "ng" in "anshii" for some reason, but that could just be the way he speaks.
Kelsey WilliamsKelsey Williams on October 6th, 2014 02:37 pm (UTC)
I know this is an old post but I have the answer you are looking for. Its very simple. All he is saying is "anshin" which although does not directly translate to "be happy" it more or less is a phrase you would use to calm yourself. it's supposed to relax you and give you peace when you are worried or stressed. I don't know what the direct translation would be, but it would be similar to English speaking people to tell themselves "relax, it's ok" when getting worked up about something.