Favorite Chinese Character??

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Re: Favorite Chinese Character??

Postby TwoTongues » 01 Apr 2010, 14:13



huang2: obviously should mean "robot", but means "yellow" for some disturbing reason, perhaps implying that yellow Chinese people are all robots (actually huang2 zhong3 ren2 黃種人 is actually an old term for "Mongoloid"), or perhaps that Chinese are yellow (in the Back to the Future sense).
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Re: Favorite Chinese Character??

Postby drvelocity » 01 Apr 2010, 14:58

Good call with , actually a lot of people use this one in chat as an emoticon, since it looks like a sad face with a mouth. i.e. :cry:

I'd have to throw in my vote for..

Which scholars may recognize as the character for "one", a mathematical concept first invented by the Chinese in 600 B.C. It's a beast to write but I still find it beautiful despite the complexities.

二 and 三 come in a close 2nd and third.

For those of you who used Dragon, oh my God that is so typical, well guess what I see your dragon and I'll raise you two more. That's right, THREE FUCKING DRAGONS. (and mine are red)

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Re: Favorite Chinese Character??

Postby Dragonbones » 01 Apr 2010, 15:19

drvelocity wrote:For those of you who used Dragon, oh my God that is so typical, well guess what I see your dragon and I'll raise you two more. That's right, THREE FUCKING DRAGONS. (and mine are red)



Don't mess with the dragon, man.

I'll see you three and raise you one.

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Re: Favorite Chinese Character??

Postby drvelocity » 01 Apr 2010, 15:26

Owned :notworthy:
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Re: Favorite Chinese Character??

Postby petrarch1603 » 01 Apr 2010, 16:18

I'm partial to 亞 . Its so symmetrical and easy to identify. Sometimes it looks really nice, but that video store...I think its Asia One, butchers it in their logo.
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Re: Favorite Chinese Character??

Postby TwoTongues » 01 Apr 2010, 17:05

Dragonbones wrote:Don't mess with the dragon, man.

I'll see you three and raise you one.

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Does that make

無所不+zhe2 = Omniloquacious?
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Re: Favorite Chinese Character??

Postby jimipresley » 01 Apr 2010, 17:31

is my favorite.
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Re: Favorite Chinese Character??

Postby sandman » 01 Apr 2010, 17:56

petrarch1603 wrote:I'm partial to 亞 . Its so symmetrical and easy to identify. Sometimes it looks really nice, but that video store...I think its Asia One, butchers it in their logo.

I hate it. Its hard as fuck to write and its in my so-called "Chinese name," which is why I NEVER use that name and refuse to acknowledge it. "What do you mean, my Chinese name? My parents never gave me one."
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Re: Favorite Chinese Character??

Postby divea » 01 Apr 2010, 17:57

jimipresley wrote: is my favorite.

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Re: Favorite Chinese Character??

Postby JFP » 01 Apr 2010, 21:52

If the nazis never existed, my favorite would be 卍 (wan4, ㄨㄢˋ)

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