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How to translate 紅葉 into English? I've learned this new word "紅葉" translated as : red leaves in my notebook. I wonder whether it is as same as maple leaves in Canada. Should I translated it into red leaves or autumn leaves? 季節で秋が一番きれいです。美しい紅葉がたくさんありますから。 Autumn is the prettiest season since there are a lot of beautiful red leaves.
Aug 21, 2014 2:18 AM
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http://jisho.org/words?jap=+%E7%B4%85%E8%91%89&eng=&dict=edict It describes the crimson-red color of leaves in autumn. Maple leaves also have this color. There's no exact English word for this, "red leaves", "autumn leaves", "crimson leaves", "maple" are all possible translations, depending on the situation. In your sentence, I'd translate it as "red leaves", because "In autumn there are autumn-leaves" uses the same word twice, and doesn't make it clear that it's referring to a color. I'd maybe even translate it as "because the leaves change their color to a beautiful red" or something like this.
August 21, 2014
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