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Chinese or Japanese????

Postby Kisshu » Sun 11.20.2005 7:37 pm

I have a question... I just bought this manga for a really cheap price (2 dollars?) and I am wondering if it is in the Chinese language or Japanese language... the publisher sounds very Chinese but the back of it says Japanese language.. I confess that I only know like 25 kanji and if the book is Japanese, most of it is in kanji....

Here is a link to the cover of the book that I just scanned... can someone translate it or tell me if it is Japanese or Chinese?

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RE: Chinese or Japanese????

Postby Txkun » Sun 11.20.2005 7:49 pm

Seems very chinese to me. I'm sorry that I don't know many of the kanji there (I see only middle (naka), small (chiisai), river (kawa)) so I can't get any meaning.
Anyway just watch some random pages... if there are some を、の、は、が、に、へ (particles) it's japanese. :D
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RE: Chinese or Japanese????

Postby netarou » Sun 11.20.2005 8:04 pm

中華小厨師 肆
the little chef of Chinese cuisine, fourth
正式授權中文版
Officially licensed Chinese version
小川悦司
Ogawa Etsushi in Japanese, Xiao Chuan Yue Si in Mandarin

Japanese title is 中華一番!(ちゅうかいちばん), which means "Chinese cuisine is the best".
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Postby tkbits » Sun 11.20.2005 9:00 pm

中文

That's the big clue. I see links to Chinese language versions of web sites using these two characters.
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RE: Chinese or Japanese????

Postby Kisshu » Sun 11.20.2005 10:05 pm

Ahhhh bummer.... i looked in the book and I found some sound effects in japanese.. i forgot until after I bought it that even the english language has sound effects in japanese.. and on the back i saw japanese written in kanji, but i bet it was just saying that the original version was written in japanese... ahhhhh shoot.. well its not like a i spent too much on it lol;)
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RE: Chinese or Japanese????

Postby Infidel » Mon 11.21.2005 12:40 am

Before I knew jack about Japanese I would use the character の to determine if I were looking at Chinese or Japanese. If the の is there, Japanese, if not, Chinese. Little circles in the characters = Korean.
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RE: Chinese or Japanese????

Postby kirama » Mon 11.21.2005 4:29 am

i have the same problem but i look for smalll hiragana between the kanji this may hepl dertermine which is which also the tyle of comic you say its manga but ....
anyway cheak out google or ask somone japanese
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Postby dopierrebozo » Mon 11.21.2005 8:56 am

it's chinese, i'm quite sure. 中文= chinese
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RE: Chinese or Japanese????

Postby wakuiz » Thu 11.24.2005 8:33 am

lol it chinese i watch tis show when i was young...quite nice...where u brought that how come so cheap?:o
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