Asian Man In Alley Translation

cloverfield monster(Spoilers Warning) When Rob, Lily, and Hud are running toward Midtown to get to Beth they encounter various (and wiser!) people running the other way. The Cloverfield Monster is in Midtown and the military is evacuating people. In an alley they run into a foreign dude who looks Asian and he stops to talk to the main 3 characters but only spits out his native language.

I've been hoping that someone could translate that for us in case he's rambling on some coded message or otherwise vital clue. One of the guys at Unfiction has found the translation.
"He was Slavic.

He said "No! No! You are going the wrong way! You can not go the wrong way! There are little big spiders (hard to translate, exactly, but he let him know that there were smaller monsters who were also big, and spider-like)! There is a monster!"

Nothing revealing. Probably just something for everyone to obsess over, or maybe a throwback to the babbling and screaming citizens of Tokyo?" (source)


Anonymous said...

I dont know if you know, but on the website 1-18-08.com with all the pictures, you can flip each picture over, revealing messages on some of the backs of them....mainly the picture with the asian man holding up the dish of who knows what which has another language on the otherside. To flip the pictures over i discovered by accident, just click and hold onto the picture and then move your mouse quickly from diagonal to diagonal or from one side horizontally to the other side, doing this makes the picture turn over, not sure if you knew but it does happen!!

Drawer2000 said...

Thanks for the post. Yeah, I've known about it and if you get the time you can search my archives and find these images with their translations.

disdick said...

There's a kind of long message in japanese/chinese behind the picture with the asian cook and the yellow shit on the tray...

any asians?? translate??

Anonymous said...

the pictuer with the asian chef looks like the back of it might be a recipe but i couldnt say for sure

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