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Old 12-17-05, 05:19 AM
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Can someone translate these Japanese characters for me?



This is a screenshot from a kung-fu movie I was watching. The hero went to a building with this sign on the door, but it wasn't translated in the subtitles. Can someone translate it for me? I'm curious to see what it means.
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It says C-H-U-K-E-E C-H-E-E-S-E
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Deli.

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ps. Or not.
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Probably Chinese, not Japanese.
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Originally Posted by TheMadMonk
Probably Chinese, not Japanese.
Yeah--I was going to say that too, unless it's a kung fu movie set in Japan for some reason.

Of course, they mean something different combined, but if it's Japanese, the second character is fish, the fourth is mountain, and the sixth is money or gold. It's a sign for a mountain fish restaurant where you need to pay money (not really--but this was about my level of understanding when I lived in Japan. No wonder I was often confused. )

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Japanese uses Chinese characters in it's written form, along with kana characters, so I guess it could be a Japanese sign (I imagine one would have to be fluent in either language and see if the sign makes sense, to know for sure). It looks more Chinese though. I know two of the characters, but it's not enough for me to translate the sign.

(if it's from a kung fu film, the sign, and movie, is probably Chinese though)
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Mom (who's a ballet dancer) is watching TV. Her kid is on Santa's lap...wants a top...for... Christmas.
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Guai Lo Use Back Door
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Ok, here is the word for word transalation. It's in Chinese character or Japanese Kanji, whaterver you want to call it.

You start from right to left.
Gold, Water Well, Mountain, ?, Fish, Temple. So, basically it's the name of the Temple located on a mountain.
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Originally Posted by Alien Redrum
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Old 12-17-05, 05:24 PM
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It says "Don't call us oriental."
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Originally Posted by fourizonly
Ok, here is the word for word transalation. It's in Chinese character or Japanese Kanji, whaterver you want to call it.

You start from right to left.
Gold, Water Well, Mountain, <b>?</b>, Fish, Temple. So, basically it's the name of the Temple located on a mountain.
寺魚梵山井金

? = Buddhist
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"All your base are belong to us."

Obviously a martial art's school.
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My Chinese may be rusty, but I believe it says "Art wants more male on male action in his martial arts films"
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"Pee in her butt."
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Originally Posted by Alien Redrum
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That's a good one.
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Right ti left it reads, "I love lamp"
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Originally Posted by TomOpus


Mom (who's a ballet dancer) is watching TV. Her kid is on Santa's lap...wants a top...for... Christmas.


(Sorry, Chris.)
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KanaeYama Otera(in Japanese) Means Mount Kanae Temple. Thats the best traslation I can get in Japanese.
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