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For example, lizards can change the color of their skin and blend with the trees and leaves around them.

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Chameleons, for example, can change the color of their skin and blend in with the trees and leaves around them.

edited by lilygilder, April 1, 2010

For example, lizards can change the color of their skin and blend with the trees and leaves around them.

edited by lilygilder, April 1, 2010

For example, chameleons can change the color of their skin and blend with the trees and leaves around them.

edited by JimBreen, April 2, 2010

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lilygilder lilygilder April 1, 2010 April 1, 2010 at 8:05:28 AM UTC link Permalink

Could anyone check the translation again, please? I'm not 100%sure about the "blend in".

JimBreen JimBreen April 1, 2010 April 1, 2010 at 11:47:38 AM UTC link Permalink

That bit is fine, I think. とけ込む can mean that. I'm more worried about making トカゲ mean "chameleon". It can mean all sorts of lizards. Chameleons are usually カメレオン or specific
types such as アノールトカゲ.

blay_paul blay_paul April 1, 2010 April 1, 2010 at 6:23:36 PM UTC link Permalink

What lizards other than chameleons can change their skin colour? You could make a case for changing the Japanese to カメレオン, but I agree with Jim that translating トカゲ as chameleon is pushing it.

JimBreen JimBreen April 2, 2010 April 2, 2010 at 1:45:14 AM UTC link Permalink

Shall we amend the Japanese to カメレオン and the English to chameleon? That will keep the whole thing accurate and appropriate.

JimBreen JimBreen April 2, 2010 April 2, 2010 at 12:41:26 PM UTC link Permalink

Done. "chameleons" and カメレオン.