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Postby Kyouchou » Sat 07.09.2005 3:20 am

Hi How's it Going? I'm Slowly Trying To Learn Japanese And This Site Has Helped Quite a Bit, I Appreciate It. But I Did Have a Question and Hopefully Someone Could Help me Out, I Need to know what the Kanji is for "Yokozuna" If Someone could help me out i'd Greatly Appreciate It. Thanks.
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RE: Quick Kanji Question

Postby jinksys » Sat 07.09.2005 3:33 am

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yokozuna is a good example in how borrowed words dont always keep their meaning. In japan yokozuna means grand champion. Im america it means grand fatass. We can attribute that meaning to the wrestler "yokozuna", who weighed just above 621 lbs when he died. Btw, the wrestler yokozuna is not japanese, although while in the WWF he claimed to be. He is actually somoan.
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RE: Quick Kanji Question

Postby Kyouchou » Sat 07.09.2005 11:15 am

Hey Man Thanks A Lot. I know All about Rodney Anoa'i "Yokozuna" That was Actually what my Question was Based Off of. I'm Planning a Memorial type Tattoo and needed the Kanji Help. I really Appreciate it Bro, This Site Is Awesome. Later.[center][/center]
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RE: Quick Kanji Question

Postby jinksys » Sat 07.09.2005 12:17 pm

Sweet, good luck with the tat.
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RE: Quick Kanji Question

Postby Kyouchou » Sun 07.10.2005 12:59 am

Thanks Bro.[center][/center]
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