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Postby x1337magex » Tue 09.12.2006 10:38 am

Hello,

I was just wondering, is there a way to say that you're ASIAN in japanese? I know how to say 私は 日本人 です! but that's saying I'm japanese, is there a way to replace 日本人 with asian? Thanks!!!! Btw, i don't know if that's 100percent correct, so please let me know (new to trying to use kanji)
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」とりの ように とぶ、 それわ わたしに とって とおい ゆめ に すぎない。。。」
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RE: how to say

Postby aKuMu » Tue 09.12.2006 10:43 am

I think you can simply say アジア人
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RE: how to say

Postby paul_b » Tue 09.12.2006 10:54 am

aKuMu wrote:
I think you can simply say アジア人

Incidentally the meaning of "I'm Asian" is different depending on whether it is American English (I can't believe it's not English) or English.
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RE: how to say

Postby keatonatron » Tue 09.12.2006 11:02 am

Really? :o Then how do you specify people who come from Asia?
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RE: how to say

Postby panz » Tue 09.12.2006 11:15 am

アジア人 is too general,rite? i think u better say where are you from.. :D
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RE: how to say

Postby Infidel » Tue 09.12.2006 11:26 am

keatonatron wrote:
Really? :o Then how do you specify people who come from Asia?


The difference is probably in the different perspectives about what Asia itself.
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RE: how to say

Postby paul_b » Tue 09.12.2006 11:28 am

keatonatron wrote:
Really? :o Then how do you specify people who come from Asia?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Asian#Usage
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RE: how to say

Postby keatonatron » Tue 09.12.2006 12:07 pm

Aha! I've seen Indians counted as Asians before, and I thought that was wierd because I would only include East Asians in the "Asian" category. Indians are Middle-Eastern :D
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RE: how to say

Postby paul_b » Tue 09.12.2006 12:16 pm

keatonatron wrote:
Aha! I've seen Indians counted as Asians before, and I thought that was wierd because I would only include East Asians in the "Asian" category. Indians are Middle-Eastern :D

Well, as they say in some parts, TWIAVBP.
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RE: how to say

Postby keatonatron » Tue 09.12.2006 8:40 pm

That's What I Am Very Badly Predicting?
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RE: how to say

Postby Shibakoen » Tue 09.12.2006 11:31 pm

paul_b wrote:
keatonatron wrote:
Really? :o Then how do you specify people who come from Asia?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Asian#Usage


So that's why everyone from East Asia is "Chinese"...
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RE: how to say

Postby Infidel » Wed 09.13.2006 12:12 am

I get slightly annnoyed when people from asia minor are called asians. But I guess it's accurate. I just consider them middle-eastern.
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RE: how to say

Postby Ezrach » Wed 09.13.2006 12:26 am

Ahh, so it's that what we say in American English as "Asian" vs. "South Asian" is in British English "East Asian" vs. "Asian". It's kind of like in Japan they say, "Pear" vs. "Western pear", where as in English we say "Asian Pear" vs. "Pear".
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RE: how to say

Postby chikara » Wed 09.13.2006 12:54 am

paul_b wrote:Incidentally the meaning of "I'm Asian" is different depending on whether it is American English (I can't believe it's not English) or English.

I understand what you are saying Paul-san but it's more a distinction of country rather than which version of English you are speaking. I certainly don't speak "American English" but "Asians" to me are from South-East Asia and East Asia and not people from the "subcontinent", aka the Indian Subcontinent.

I remember watching coverage of the Birmingham riots last year and hearing people referring to "Asians" and thinking "they're not Asians, they're Indians and Pakistanis" :o
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RE: how to say

Postby paul_b » Wed 09.13.2006 1:23 am

keatonatron wrote:
That's What I Am Very Badly Predicting?

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