of My Neighbor Totoro
The Totoro transcript is an accurate transcription of the dialog contained
in the video. It was created to serve as a resource for teachers using this video
in English language classes. It is also useful for students of English as a self-study
resource, especially if the students are Japanese and also have access to the original
Japanese language version. The Japanese version is available from any video rental
shop in Japan. You can buy the English version of the Totoro video from Amazon.com.
New: See this page about My Neighbor Totoro DVDs and some books and stuff.
transcript with a translation of "Tonari no Totoro"
There is also a translation
of the original Japanese video on this site. I've included it so you can compare
my transcript with the translation. More often than not, the meaning of the dialog
is the same in both the English and the Japanese video. Students will see alternative
ways of expressing similar meanings, and non-Japanese teachers who use the Japanese
video as a supplement to the English one in their classes can use the translation
as a handy reference guide. Furthermore, where the two versions differ, teachers
may explore with their class the possible reasons why the English version departed
from the original Japanese.
This translation is widely available on the Internet. I did not create this; I merely
changed the formatting to make it easier to read. As far as I can tell, the translation