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I read in a manga this bubble:

てめぇ一回だって自分の力一つで何とかできたことあったかよ?"

One translation says: Have you ever handled something with your own power?
The second translation says: You've managed to settle everything on your own before haven't you?

They contradict, is he mocking him for never doing anything on his own or trying to be supportive ?

  • I would be suspicious of any translation that does not have a number, especially when 一回 is used. Where did you get these translations? – ajsmart Jul 12 '18 at 19:57
  • One is the official translation from a physical copy and the other is an online translation – Nettan Jul 12 '18 at 20:10
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    自分のが1つで <-- You sure you copied it correctly? Isn't it 自分のが1つで or 自分のことが1つで? or maybe 一で ? – Chocolate Jul 12 '18 at 22:49
  • You're right, the scanner copied this part wrong,it's 自分の力ーつで – Nettan Jul 13 '18 at 1:37
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He is mocking the 2nd person. The てめぇー and あったかよ are very clear on that. The first translation is correct but 力 doesn't have to be "power", it could mean "on your own". Like: "For once in your life have you ever handled something on your own?

If trying to be supportive, one could say something like「あなただって一回くらいは自分の力ーつで何とかできたことがあるでしょう?」

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