13 May 2018, 11:25

signs (and reddit)

11:25 Sunday 13 May 2018 JST

コンビニでこの写真を撮った。I took this picture at a conveni

2018 may Japanese signs 0281

https://www.reddit.com/r/picrequests/で反映 はんえいして、 /u/-Dolomite-さんが直してくれた。  Thanks to /u/-Dolomite- for straightening the image!

2018 may Japanese signs 0281 straightened by -dolomite-

Thanks to jisho.org radical search, I was able to find most of the kanji. I used the handwriting search for this one: 断 (pronounced だん (like the given name Don) transliterated as “dan”), which means decision.

So here is a transcription of the sign:

<ruby><rb>防犯上</rb><rt>ぼうはんじょう</rt></ruby>の理由により
0時30分〜6時30分までの間
イートインスペースの<ruby><rb>使用</rb><rt>しよう</rt></ruby>は
中<ruby><rb>断</rb><rt>だん</rt></ruby>させていただきます

And my translation:

To reduce crime, please don't use
the eat-in space between 12:30am and 6:30am.

And Google’s translation (as of this post date, May 13th, 2018 (Mother’s Day, btw))

From crime prevention reasons
Between 0:30 and 6:30
Use of eat-in space
I will be suspended

Giving Google the benefit of no linebreaks, the translation is much better

We will suspend use of eat-in space from 0:30 to 6:30 due to crime prevention reason

Curiously, with a single line break, the translation is quite good.

From 0:30 to 6:30 due to security reasons
Use of eat-in space will be suspended