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Old 29th March 2006, 09:51 PM
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Translation help

Since all the Japanese speaking people seem to be online right now, can someone help with the following:

フラット

I take it to mean flat, as in a flat surface. Google pics shows abunch of things plus some apartment buildings. Is the term "flat" used in Japan to mean apartment as well?

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プリキュア

dictionary says "precure". OVT is huge. Google seems to show some japanese anime stuff. Is this a brand of some sort? Am I infringing on someone's tm?

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Old 29th March 2006, 10:12 PM
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Re: Translation help

プリキュア is a popular anime show (precua, a contraction of "pretty cure" which itself is a made-up expression)
http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/precure/
As such, yes, unfortunately you are infringing.

フラット is used to mean "flat" as in "apartment", just not as much as most other alternatives. Still, a nice little name.
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Old 29th March 2006, 10:20 PM
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Re: Translation help

Thanks Edwin.

I guess I'll have to let that one go. Traffic is not there anyway despite the ovt #s
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