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Caleb Johansen
Marvel's Daredevil Japanese Line In Marvel's Daredevil, one of the characters is speaking Japanese. He says: ブラクスカイはどこなんだ?

Which the subtitles translated as "Where is the Black Sky?"

What I'm wondering is why is what does なんだ mean, and why did they use that instead of saying ブラクスカイはどこ?

Please correct me if any of my Japanese is incorrect.

Mar 25, 2018 1:59 AM
Comments · 2
ありがとうございます。So, なんだ at the end means that it's just a more harsh question?
March 25, 2018

It's a problem of nuance and tone. Yours is a friendly and honest question. His is an interrogation or angry frustrated monologue or something.

ねえ、ブラクスカイはどこ? (Hey, where's Black Sky?)

ブラクスカイはどこなんだ?(Where the hell is Black Sky?)

March 25, 2018
Caleb Johansen
Language Skills
Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese, Korean, Persian (Farsi), Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Learning Language
Arabic, Japanese, Persian (Farsi)