コロサレタ何ですか
  • Was reading some of the 風の谷のナウシカ manga, and came across this word: コロサレタ. I have no idea what it means, and it doesn't pull up anything in my dictionaries. Anyone want to take a stab at it? (My Japanese isn't that great, so I probably haven't understood it's context. Don't have a camera or I'd take a picture...)

    Also, I frequently see "ヴ," how exactly do you pronounce it? I read it was suppose to sound like a "v," but is it simply "う," masquerading as a 'v'? For example, the film サマーウォーズ (Summer Wars), it's not exactly "war," just can sound like a "w." Hopefully this makes sense. :]
  • 殺された
  • Ah, I see. Thank you, Louis.

    Why are words sometimes written in カタカナ? I always seem to forget this, and tends to confuse me. >.< Equivalent to slang, emphasis, or something?
  • Well, there are many reasons Japanese write words (that are formerly in hiragana/kanji) in katakana.

    Some books say it's like Western `bolding`, `italics` or `underlining`. It's also for greater emphasis.

    As always, when talking about japanese language, it always depends on the context :-)

    @PS: Your example could be written even like this: 殺サレタ, so be warned! : )
  • Incidentally, this dictionary here is capable of doing some simple verb/adjective manipulations, so just entering "korosareta" would have given you the answer as well:
    http://www.jisho.org/words?jap=ころす&amp;origin=korosareta&amp;eng=&amp;dict=edict
  • @MaestroS: Makes a lot more sense, thanks.

    @blutorange: Neat, haven't realized that. :D

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