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Discussion in '日本語 (Japanese)' started by GamblingCamel, May 1, 2009.

  1. GamblingCamel

    GamblingCamel Senior Member

    USA English CULTA + RUA
    The 1983 film Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence is known in Japanese
    as both Senjou no Merii Kurisumasu and Furyo .

    Per Wiki, here is the title in Japanese:
    戦場のメリークリスマス

    Please explain. Thanks.
     
  2. Starfrown

    Starfrown Senior Member

    Columbia, SC
    English - US
    As for 戦場のメリークリスマス, I suppose a good literal translation would be: "A Merry Christmas on the Battlefield."

    Furyo, or 虜, means "captive; prisoner of war."

    What exactly would you like explained?
     
  3. GamblingCamel

    GamblingCamel Senior Member

    USA English CULTA + RUA
    That's a perfect explanation, Starfrown. Thank you.
     

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