SSX TRICKY: QU'EST-CE QU'IL DIT? GUIDE
            a.k.a. JP TRANSLATION GUIDE

by

Jamie Stafford/Wolf Feather
feather7@ix.netcom.com




FINAL VERSION

Initial Version Completed: December 30, 2001
Current Version Completed: July 10, 2002

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CONTENTS
Spacing and Length
Permissions
Introduction
Big Air
Character Select
Crash/Fall
Land Trick
Lose
Passes
Post-event Comeback
Post-event Taunt
Pre-event Chatter
Pre-event Comeback
Pre-event Taunt
Pre-event to Friend
Win
Merci!!!
Contact Information

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SPACING AND LENGTH
For optimum readability, this driving guide should be
viewed/printed using a monowidth font, such as Courier.
Check for font setting by making sure the numbers and letters
below line up:

1234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

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PERMISSIONS
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However, due to the extreme length, printing this driving
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Remember:  Plagiarism in ANY form is NOT tolerated!!!!!

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INTRODUCTION
After spending more than a month playing SSX Tricky, I
realized that while I understand most of what JP is saying,
many players probably have no idea what comes from his mouth.
Plus, I had come across someone's guide on the original SSX
which included translations of what Kaori was saying, and
thought it was a good idea.  Also, I had seen some posts on
the SSX Tricky message board on GameFAQs from various players
stating that they hated using (or refused to use) JP because
they could not understand what he was saying (this also often
held true for Kaori, the Japanese character).  Therefore, I
decided to make use of my ability with the French language to
write this guide.

As the Internet is heavily dominated by English-speakers,
standard text-only documents are not designed to handle
accents.  Therefore, to avoid a document full of strange
characters, accents have purposely not been used,
necessitating some knowledge on the part of the reader to
visualize the accents where they belong.

Translation is FAR from a precise science.  For example,
consider the controversy over the U.S. Government's official
translation of the Osama Bin Laden videotape found in early
December 2001 in a home in Afghanistan (the videotape
advanced by the government as the ultimate proof of Bin
Laden's involvement in the terrorist attacks on the United
States on September 11, 2001) and the more specific
translations offered by CNN and other news organizations in
the days after the videotape's official release.  There are
certainly many more potential translations which could be
made for each phrase beyond what I have provided here; the
translations given below are simply meant to give a general
meaning.

Finally, this is a work in progress.  There are several
phrases spoken too quickly for me to comprehend with my non-
native ears.  Given the randomness of the CPU's phrase
selection for JP, there are quite possibly a few phrases in
JP's 'arsenal' that I have yet to hear even once.  JP also
uses a moderate amount of slang, an area of the French
language with which I have extremely little familiarity,
despite having twice lived and studied in both Paris, France,
and Mouscron, Belgium during the 1990s.  Finally, those
translations and corrections indicated with one or more
asterisks are the work of others; see the Merci!!! section
(near the end of this guide) for further details.

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BIG AIR
Allez!                         Let's go! <<<catch-all
                                  phrase>>>
Ca degage!                     This rocks!**
C'est bien ce que je disais!   That's what I was talking
                                  about!
Desole, j'ai une seance        Sorry, I have a photo session!
   photo!
En douceur!                    With gentleness!
Enorme!                        Enormous!
Grandiose!                     Grandiose!  <<<cognate>>>
Il n'y a pas mieux!            There's nothing better!!!****
Incroyable!                    Incredible!/Unbelievable!
J'adore...!                    I love...!
Je m'eclate!                   I'm having a helluva time! ***
Le champion!                   The champion!
La facon que j'y fais!         That's the way I do it!
Le Francais vol carrement!     The French guy flies at will!
Les filles adorent...!         The girls love...!
Magique!                       Magic!
Mister Big Air! <<<almost      Mister Big Air!
   sounds like 'Mister Big
   Hair!'>>>
Nickel!                        Cool!**
On salue le nouveau            Everyone bow to the new
   champion!                      champion!***
Prenez une photo!              Take a photo!
Qu'est-ce que je me trouve     I think I'm great!
   bien!
Qu'est-ce que tu fais!?!       (To self:) What are you
                                  doing!?!
Rien ne peut m'arreter!        Nothing can stop me!
Super!                         Super!  <<<cognate>>>
Superbe!                       Superbe!  <<<cognate>>>
Tout le monde...!              Everyone...!
Trop cool!                     Too cool!

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CHARACTER SELECT
Cool, comme moi!               Cool, like me!
Je suis le meilleur!           I am the best!
La glisse, ca me connait!      I'm a pro!**
Parfait, non?                  (I am) perfect, no?

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CRASH/FALL
Aie!                           Ow!
Alors ca, jamais!              That will never happen again!
Au secours!                    Help (me)!
Ca fait mal!                   That hurts!
Ca ne fait pas...              That won't do it...
Ce parcours craint...          This course sucks...*/**
C'est bon encore...            It's all good...
C'est inacceptable!            That's unacceptable!
C'etait quoi!?!                What was that!?!
Coince!                        Blocked!
Comment ca s'est passe!?!      How did that happen!?!
Comment est-ce que ca s'est    How did that happen!?!
   passe!?!
Et ma coiffure!?!              And my hair(style)!?!
Et voila!                      And there it is!
Gagne!                         Been there, done that!***
He!  Tu triches!               Hey!  You're cheating!
J'ai perdu mon calme...**      I lost my calm...
Je deteste ca!                 I hate that!
Je dois faire mieux!           I must do better!
Je ne comprends pas...!        I don't understand...!
Je ne dois pas continuer       I can't go on like that!
   comme ca!
Je ne pense pas que ca va      I don't think that that will
   le faire...**                  do me any good...
Je ne tombe jamais!            (But) I never fall!
Je ne vais pas gagner comme    I won't win like that!
   ca!
Je ne veux pas avoir mal!      I don't want to get hurt!
Je vous attends a l'arrivee!   I'll be waiting for you at
                                  the Finish Line!
MAAAAMAAAAN!!!                 MOOOOMYYYY!!!*
Noooooooon!!!                  Noooooooo!!!
Oh non!!!                      Oh no!!!
Pas assez bon encore!          Not rather good!  I still need
                                  practice!*
Pas possible!                  (That's) not possible!
Qu'est-ce qui t'est            (To self:) What came over
   arrive!?!                      you!?!
Qu'est-ce qui...!?!            What the...!?!
Qui a pose ca la!?!            Who put that there!?!
Regarde devant toi!!!          (To self:) Look in front of
                                  you!!!
Termine!                       (I'm) finished!
Tout est si blanc!             Everything's gone white!
Trahi!                         (I've been) betrayed!
Trop dur!                      Too hard/difficult!

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LAND TRICK
Aucun probleme!                No problem!
Ca m'eclate!                   It blows me!*  [I enjoy it!**]
C'est bon ca quand meme!       That's great nonetheless!
C'est chaud!                   That's hot!
C'est formidable!              That's wonderful!
C'est pas toi le meilleur!     You're not the best!
En douceur!                    With gentleness!
Et ma coiffure est toujours    My hair is always perfect!
   aussi parfaite!
Excellent!                     Excellent!
Fantastique!                   Fantastic!  <<<cognate>>>
Inoubliable!                   Unforgettable!
J'adore ca!                    I love it!
Je domine completement!        I totally dominate!
Je vais gagner, tu seras       I'm going to win, you'll be
   deuxieme!                      second!
JP en tete!                    JP in the lead!/JP in front!
La perfection!                 Perfection!
Le champion!                   (I am) The champion!
Le Francais vol carrement!     The French guy flies at will!
Le rock star!                  The rock star!
Les filles adorent...!         The girls love...!
Nickel!                        Cool!**
Niveau elementaire!            Elementary level! (i.e.: Too
                                  easy!)
On se tait!                    That'll shut them up!
                                  (referring to unbelievers)
Ouais, oh ouais! (extremely    Yes, oh yes!
   informal pronunciation)
Ouiiiii!!!!!                   Yesssss!!!!!
Oui!  Oh, oui!!!               Yes!  Oh, Yes!!!
Parfaitement reussi(e)!        Perfectly executed!
Qu'est-ce que je me trouve     I think I'm great!
   bon!
Rien ne peut m'arreter!        Nothing can stop me!
Sublime!                       Sublime!  <<<cognate>>>
Super!                         Super!  <<<cognate>>>
Superbe!                       Superb!  <<<cognate>>>
T'as vu ca!?!                  Did you see that!?!
Tres joli(e)!                  Very beautiful!/How beautiful!
Trop cool pour l'ecole!        Too cool for school!
Trop cool!                     Too cool!
Un artiste!                    (I am) an artist (with the
                                  board)!
Vous ne pouvez pas             You cannot stop me!
   m'arretez!

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LOSE
Mais je ne sache pas           (In an unbelieving tone:) But
   perdre moi!                    I don't know how to lose!
C'est juste craigne,           Seriously, this sucks!****
   vraiment!

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PASSES
L'eleve depasse le maitre!     The student passes the master!
Regarde!  Ca va te servir!     Look!  This will help you!
Tu ne vas pas t'en tirer       You won't get ahead like that!
   comme ca!

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POST-EVENT COMEBACK
Euh... no comprendo!           Uh... I don't understand!
La prochaine fois, t'es        The next time, you're
   embouilli(e)!!!                screwed!!!****
On se calme, okay!?!           Settle down, okay!?!

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POST-EVENT TAUNT
<<<Forthcoming>>>

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PRE-EVENT CHATTER
Ce garcon est comme chez       This guy is at home on the
   lui!                           slopes!
Ce snow pack est a moi!        This snow pack is mine!
Ici, c'est le reve!            This is a dream!
Je domine a fonce le           I dominate this American
   parcours americain!            course!
Je vais craver mes initiales   I'm going to carve my initials
   sur ces superbes pentes!       in these superb slopes!
Le champion est de retour!     The champion has returned!
Le retour de la jungle!        The return of the jungle!
                                  <<<slang meaning???>>>
Les Japonais adorent ce        The Japanese love this prince!
   prince!
Merci, mes amis!               Thank you, my friends!

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PRE-EVENT COMEBACK
<<<In English>>>

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PRE-EVENT TAUNT
Pourquoi mes postes ont        Why do my posts (heats) always
   toujours des adversaires       have such talentless
   aussi nuls?                    competitors?

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PRE-EVENT TO FRIEND
<<<In English>>>

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WIN
Le champion est la!             The champion is here!
Le rock star domine la          The rock star dominates the
   course!                         course!
Vous allez m'aimer encore       You're going to love me even
   plus!                           more!
Vous m'aimez tellement!         You love me so much!

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MERCI!!!
A big merci beaucoup to David-Alexandre Tremblay for his help
in translating those phrases indicated with a single
asterisk, to TheWorld for his/her translations and
corrections indicated by two asterisks, to Philippe Mercure
for items with three asterisks, and to Mitch Gelinas for
those items designated with four asterisks.

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