“Holding on for victory”

nippon.com is a great source of bilingual input for language learners, and many of the articles also have translations in Chinese, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian.

One of today’s stories was funny:

The English headline: Holding On for Victory: Japan Fans Save Bathroom Breaks for After Final Whistle

(which is a very good translation because it’s not a “direct translation” but has the meaning and spirt of the Japanese plus an English pun)

The Japanese headline: 勝利の瞬間までトイレは我慢?:サッカーW杯コロンビア戦、試合中の水使用量

The evidence: