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What does this picture say?, Japanese language
Sauron
post Apr 17 2003, 06:29 PM
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Hello all!

In a Danish newsgroup, someone has posted the following picture with Japanese writing. Can anyone in here tell me what it says?

Thanks! cool30.gif

The picture can be seen at http://www.hum.auc.dk/~pbro98/text.jpg

Greetings from Denmark!
... Peter

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post Apr 19 2003, 05:48 AM
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It has been suggested that it means something like "tea made from seaweed". Can anyone confirm this? And what does the subtext mean?

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post Apr 19 2003, 10:57 AM
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oh no!! kanji!!!

sorry, i'm really bad at kanji icon_confused.gif
all i know is that at the top, the 3rd kanji means tea, the one to it's right means sea/beach and the last one is the same as the 3rd one.

the subtext (katakana) says hotline...i think.

hope that this has been some sort of help icon_wink.gif
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post Apr 19 2003, 05:09 PM
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Hello Nazza!

That was a great help. I didn't know what katakana was until I checked it out. "Hotline" you say. Is there a katakana for 'L', or is your guess based on how the word sounds when spoken?

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post Apr 20 2003, 12:39 AM
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haha.. I can only recognize the 3 last words too!~ smth smth tea sea/ocean tea
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post Apr 20 2003, 11:17 PM
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I might be able to apply chinese to find the meanings of these words, though the Japanese kanji dont always have the exact same meaning as their chinese counterparts.

The first 'hanzi' is 'yu' in pinyin, which means 'of an emperor; Imperial' or to resist; ward off; keep out.
The second means 'liver mosses'.
The third and fifth mean 'tea'.
The fourth means 'sea'

It's just the name of the type of tea i think, which is why i've never seen these words used together before. Then again, it's japanese kanji.
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post Apr 21 2003, 01:13 PM
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Thanks for all your help. My buddy with the T-shirt is greatly thankful. Now he knows why Japanese people are giggling, when they see him! icon_smile.gif

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post Apr 22 2003, 04:38 PM
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in Japanese it says:

honorable (gyo)
answer (to)
tea (cha)
C sea (kai)
tea (cha)

but I do not see any sense in it Oo

the katakana say 'hotline hotline' (hottorain hottorain) .. japanese does not have an L or R
maybe you should ask the japanese why they giggle icon_rolleyes.gif
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post Apr 23 2003, 10:29 AM
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just reading the translations it sounds like those words came from a seafood eating place..?
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post May 29 2003, 10:29 AM
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icon_rolleyes.gif well i think the first two words is a company's name and the two words behind is like a tea estate, anyhow it's a place that plants tea and the hotline is for contacting this company like an advertisement? it's what i guess...
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