Cha-La Head Cha-La meaning?

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Cha-La Head Cha-La meaning?

Postby funrush » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:12 pm

A few days ago, I was wondering about some translations for Head Cha La, and what it'd be like if that translation was on TV. One thing that I thought might not be translatable was the words "Cha-La, Head Cha-La", so, is there any meaning for those words? What do they mean?
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Re: Cha-La Head Cha-La meaning?

Postby Gonstead » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:23 pm

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Re: Cha-La Head Cha-La meaning?

Postby DBZGTKOSDH » Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:48 pm

I think he want's to know what does Cha-La Head Cha-La means, noot the lyrics of the song.
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Re: Cha-La Head Cha-La meaning?

Postby Gonstead » Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:02 pm

DBZGTKOSDH wrote:I think he want's to know what does Cha-La Head Cha-La means, noot the lyrics of the song.

Translator’s Note:

“Head-Cha-La” is actually a rough English-ization of the Japanese slang word “hetchara,” whose meaning is roughly “it’s no problem” or “I can handle it.” I have chosen not to change it in my translation, because it is the title of the song, and its most recognizable line.
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Re: Cha-La Head Cha-La meaning?

Postby funrush » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:47 am

Oh, wow. I never knew that.
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Re: Cha-La Head Cha-La meaning?

Postby penguintruth » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:07 pm

I always assumed it was just nonsense, something catchy added for kids.
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Re: Cha-La Head Cha-La meaning?

Postby K.O. Ken » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:03 pm

Wow, I never knew that. :lol:

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