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ナムアミダー use Japanese
I'm translating a Japanese children's scary story and ive come across the phrase ナムアミダー. I understand the general meaning but would like some insight into context. In the book, an old lady ghost who was hit by a motorcycle is saying the phrase. In that context, how would you feel reading that? Is it scary or creepy? How do you think the old lady feels and what is she thinking? How do you feel about her? Do you feel sorry for her or are you scared of her?
Thank you in advance!
May 30, 2020 12:28 AM
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I just came across your comment and find interesting.

I'm not sure the exact situation that the old lady said that word, but it's used like "R.I.P" often, I think.
When is the book written, for I think the custom is quite old and no recent Japanese kid would be familiar with the word anymore.
When I was a child, I saw such case in animation of Japanese fairy tales.
Hope this would help you even a little.

May 30, 2020
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English, Japanese
Learning Language