Why me?!

Discussion in '日本語 (Japanese)' started by Lafelicitat, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Lafelicitat

    Lafelicitat Junior Member

    Oxford English
    I was watching a film with Japanese subtitles and a girl shouts 'Why me?!" as she is chased by a crazy killer. The Japanese subtitles said "私は誰なの?" I would have thought that meant "Who am I?". Can someone please explain to me why I am wrong.

    Thank you. :)
  2. carp3 New Member

    Japanese - Tokyo
    Yes, without knowing the movies, I would say the direct translation would be なんで私なの?
  3. Wishfull Senior Member

    I think you're correct, and the subtitle is wrong.
    I agree with carp3 too.

    「どうして私を狙うの?」 or something like that.

    私は誰なの? =Who am I?
    あなたは誰なの?=Who are you?

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