2011年02月07日

猫カフェCat(English)

猫カフェClassic様の猫のうち、ロビン様紹介を英文で。

勝手にノルマと化した作業である…。

Classic名曲をお店猫のテーマ曲として喩えておられる。
Classic_猫スタッフ
http://nekocafeclassic.web.fc2.com/nekostaff.html

Name: Canon
Breed:Scottish fold
Sex: Female 
Birthday: 2009/07/01
Color: Calico

She is good at high jump and dashes quickly.

She behaves like a prince and a hooligan.

She is the most athletic among cats in Neko Cafe Classic and pokes her nose into the cats bigger than her.

She never hands up to Vivi. She prefers to Robin.

The theme song for: “Canon” composed by Johann Pachelbel.

This score is one of the most popular in the Classical Music.

We quote the name of Canon from the title of this tune.

What a splendid song!



「ペットショップにいたせいか」の箇所を「長く売れなかったので」ではなくて
「受け入れる家族が居なくて」と婉曲な表現で意訳してしまった。

本来、原文に忠実に訳すべきであるのだが伝わらないかも、と判断。


Let me introduce the cat staff of Neko Café Classic in Fukuoka.


Name: Maestro
Breed: Exotic shorthair 
Sex: Male 
Birthday: 2008/09/10
Color: Blue and White

He often demands us food.

He sits like middle-aged man and is quiet.

His stomach tells us exactly the same time when he is supposed to be given food.

Though he is as gourmand as Forte, they are good friends.

He punches mercilessly even younger kitten.

He devotes all his energy to work and play.

The theme song for Maestro: The Symphony No. 9 in E Minor "From the New World", Op. 95, B. 178, composed by Antonín Dvořák.

This is one of my favorite tunes, I hope he would become as sophisticated as this song.


Name: Harp
Breed: Scottish Fold 
Sex: Male 
Birthday: 2009/05/25 
Color: Red


He often changes his attitude.

He is an easygoing cat.

Whenever he plays and eats food, he is always late for catching up with his fellow cats.

He behaves like a prince who feels the happiest to get on your knees and sleeps.

He is a slow of foot.


The theme song for Harp: Symphony No.6 in F-major Op.68 "Pastoral", composed by Beethoven.

As the title indicates, it sounds very tranquil and fits his personality.


Name: Robin
Breed: Munchkin

Sex: Female 
Birthday: 2008/02/20 
Color: Brown-Tabby


Robin punches her fellow cats with her both hands and tackles them with high speed.

However, she takes good care of and is beloved by her junior cats.

She is a boss behind the curtains of Cat Café Classic who has both the power and the kindness, though.

As she had spent longer time in the Pet shop (not to be accepted by any foster family), she is not good at behaving like a princess to you.

She loves to be hair-brushed.


The theme song for Robin: “Overture of The Thieving Magpie”, composed by Gioachino Antonio Rossini.

This is the score was premiered at La Scala in Milan, Italy.

It sounds as joyous as marching bands.

It makes you overlapping Robin and the heroic act of Ninetta, the heroine of this opera.

本当は曲や作曲者の背景を良く理解していたほうが良いのだろうが…一応調べたし、真剣に資料を読めば面白いのだけど何しろ興味が殆ど無い分野なので。

英語を覚えたのは洋楽で、それも英国のロックというクチなのでね。


Name: Vivi

Breed: Scottishhold  

Sex: Female 

Birthday: 2007/03/26 

Color: Red and White

She punches her fellow cats with rapid speed and threatens them.

She hates other cats, but for human being, behaves as a spoilt child.

She is the do-gooder who never misses to welcome and see us off.

However, her best effort to go about her daily business in order to show her teeth to her fellow cats now.

She is like an illusionary cat who hardly appear to our cat cafe as cat staff.

The theme song for Vivi: “The Firebird”, composed by Igor Stravinsky, the music for classical ballet based on Russian folktale.

It is very cool tune, but you may find it difficult to play.


The reason why we chose this tune for Vivi, is just the color of the fire reminds me of her personality.


池袋のねころび様が猫スタッフ紹介文と猫カフェでのお客への注意事項とを英文で書いておられる。

それを参考に英作文。

注意事項はとても立派な英文であるが、猫たちの紹介文はnativeの校正を受けていないと思う。

あれれ、な箇所が…でも私も自分の間違いには気がついていないけどね。

福岡猫カフェクラシックさんの猫たちの紹介を英文で。
別に依頼されたわけではない。
自分が考えた英文ではなく、他人が考えた和文を英訳することは勉強にもなるし。


困ったのは自分の文法、語彙力の無さよりもクラシック音楽の知識。
お店猫のテーマ曲をクラシック名曲に喩えておられるので、作曲家や題名が殆ど分からなかった!
フォルテちゃん紹介文,

Name: Forte Breed: Maine coon cat  Sex: Female 

Colour: Brown-Patched Tabby and White

Birthday: 5/Apr./2009

She has a sharp ear and eats like a pig.

She always helps her fellow cats very well, but once she saw cats’ treats, changes her attitude.
She steals treats that are supposed to be given to other cats without mercy.

Her proud sharp radar ears never miss to catch the sounds of toys and food.
She eats and plays well, anyway.

The theme song for Forte : “Saber Dance” composed by Khachaturyan, is used at the final chapter of Classical Ballet, “Gayane”

This song represents the dance for battle which is performed with the instrumental swords.

It sounds as wild and active as Forte, the cat.


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