Resolved 真好啊.....how do i make it more sinister

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  1. preexistence

    preexistence Active Member

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    I'm translating “真好啊....“, like obviously it's "so good", but I want to somehow transfer the sinister and malicious tone that it's being used in.
    Some ideas: (that are kind of tentative, and I don't really like)
    - It's truly so good...
    - It's so good... (the og, ig tone is subjective, and maybe I'm just overthinking this)
    - This is/It's really good....
    - This is (so) great.....
    - How great is this.... (this kind of changes it a bit too much but idk)
    - It's so good ah.... (i hate this, how do some translators make this sound good)

    Context:
    这样茫然无措的她,多么的单纯可欺,抓着他的衣角全心全心地依靠着他、相信着他……
    This kind of ignorant and helpless her, how utterly simple to deceive, holding onto the corner of his shirt and wholeheartedly relying on him, believing him…..
    真好啊……
     
  2. nonononononono

    nonononononono NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO

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    how wonderful
     
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  3. Amaruna Myu

    Amaruna Myu ugly squid dokja (●´∀`●)

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    this kind/sort/side of her was really good
    or substitute good with fancy sounding synonyms, at this moment I can only think of fantastic
     
  4. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh Bruh

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    How fantastic….

    Pretty much adding “….” after the word(s) make them sound more gloomy/sinister
     
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  5. ngard

    ngard Well-Known Member

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    how lovely.
    ?
     
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  6. LWolf

    LWolf Well-Known Member

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    Delicious or delightful
     
  7. SerialBeggar

    SerialBeggar Hate your family? Got no friends? Gimme your stuff

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    How EX...cellent. :blobsmirk:
    It's oh-so Fiiine. :blob_blush:
     
  8. chencking

    chencking [Daolord Grammar Nazi]

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    The stilted pause, such as "How...good...of you" might work.
     
  9. b1w2c3

    b1w2c3 Well-Known Member

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    Italics for your chosen words. Along with the break in between
     
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  10. preexistence

    preexistence Active Member

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    Thanks for all the advice, all great tips to create a nice sinister tone, I decided to go with
    How lovely....
    ......