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Trouble with a thesarus

Postby Infidel » Mon 08.08.2011 7:02 am

Hey,

I'm here in guam, and I saw a tip jar at Cinnabon. Except that it didn't say tips. It said
ヒントはありがとうございます

I've never been to Japan yet, although I'm getting closer. But they don't call tips, hints in Japan do they? Or did the sign maker misuse a thesaurus?

Thank you,
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さっぱりわからん。
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Re: Trouble with a thesarus

Postby Ongakuka » Mon 08.08.2011 12:53 pm

shouldn't mean anything other than 'hint' :? maybe it was some kind of mistake?
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Re: Trouble with a thesarus

Postby AJBryant » Wed 08.10.2011 11:13 am

Infidel wrote:Hey,

I'm here in guam, and I saw a tip jar at Cinnabon. Except that it didn't say tips. It said
ヒントはありがとうございます

I've never been to Japan yet, although I'm getting closer. But they don't call tips, hints in Japan do they? Or did the sign maker misuse a thesaurus?

Thank you,


That's hilarious. Someone clearly used a dictionary or translator and didn't back-check the translation. :)

In Japanese, "tip" in the way *THEY* mean it on the jar is チップ. Of course, since people don't tip in Japan, it had to be gairaigo. ;)


Ongakuka wrote:shouldn't mean anything other than 'hint' :? maybe it was some kind of mistake?


Definitely a mistake. "Tip" has several meanings in English, and they're all different words: 先端 or 先, チップ, アドバイス, ヒント...

As a verb, there's チップする (though I think チップをあげる is more common, no?), 倒す, 引っくり返す, etc.
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Re: Trouble with a thesarus

Postby Ongakuka » Wed 08.10.2011 5:42 pm

Haha, now that you make it clear the connection seems so obvious! You're such a genius Tony :D
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Re: Trouble with a thesarus

Postby AJBryant » Thu 08.11.2011 7:44 pm

No, I just had to re-learn to tip when I got back to the States. :)
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