September 04, 2013

FTL Jump


I've been trying for a while to figure out just what they say in Mouretsu Pirates that gets translated as "FTL jump", and today I think I got it.

chou kousoku chouryaku

chou means "super, ultra, hyper".

kousoku means "speed of light". So together it means "faster than light".

chouryaku means "plan, scheme, intention, project, design" (probably the latter).

So the phrase overall refers to the hyperdrive engine, with the implication "make it go".

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Japanese at 06:33 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Aah, Pirates.  Is that franchise still continuing at all?  Did the movie ever come out?

You're real close, btw.  Impressive since that's kind of an obscure compound.  
超光速跳躍, as I recall.  

Posted by: tellu541 at September 04, 2013 09:07 PM (g3Agm)


I always have a hard time distinguishing ryo from yo and rya from ya. I just can't hear the difference, though I know there must be one.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 04, 2013 09:24 PM (+rSRq)

3 As to a movie, we were told there would be one, but no word yet on when it might come out.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at September 04, 2013 09:24 PM (+rSRq)

4 Well, according to this ANN posting & associated links, the film should be out in February 2014.  Not too bad, all things considered.  Less than 2 years after the series aired.

Posted by: sqa at September 04, 2013 11:24 PM (ZbXtX)

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