Let's Mosey: A Slow Translation Of Final Fantasy VIIPart Japanese grammar lesson and part meditation on the impossibility of a "perfect" translation, Let's Mosey presents a "slow translation" of Final Fantasy VII.  

I’ve been playing Final Fantasy VII in English and Japanese at the same time. I’ve been noticing a lot of tiny little differences. I’ve been pointing them out in a series of videos. Whoa: here is the latest episode of that series!

In today’s episode, our Final Fantasy VII buddies will meet a little girl whose friend is a dolphin, march in a parade, ride a boat, and wear military uniforms. Barret will dress up as a sailor, which is adorable.

Barret’s sailor outfit is the catalyst for a conversation which includes one of the most popular text boxes in the game, in which Cloud tells Barret, “You look like a bear wearing a marshmallow.” We will explore the Japanese script surrounding this text box in search of its deeper meaning. Somehow, I will end up telling you about a job I used to have.

Also, we’ll learn several different ways to tell someone, in Japanese, that their laughter stinks of horses.

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If you’d like to watch all the previous episodes, hey! Look at this! I have them all in a YouTube playlist right here!