Help with an Asian logogram...

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Oct 15, 2007
  1. Joey Ravn
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    First of all, I meant no offense by saying "Asian logogram". I can't tell wheter it's Japanese, Chinese, Korean or from any other language that use a "similar" ideograms/graphemes. So please, don't take it as a generalization... I'm not a master on the matter, and that's why I'm asking for help. I know this may sound unnecesary, but I've seen to many fights triggered by terms, I just want to be on the safe side [​IMG]


    Well, I'm feeling curious about a certain character a girl in my class has tatooed on the back of her ear (you know, not actually her ear, but the place with bone below it). It's something like this:

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    Bare in mind, I sketched that in 5 seconds while no one was watching in class [​IMG] But I think you get the idea... So, that's it. I want to know what that character means, if it does mean anything. I THINK it may be Japanese, because, to my noob eye, they look as they have far less "lines" than both Chinese and Korean characters.

    Anyone can give me a tip on this? And yes, before you ask, it's pure linguistic interest. I study English Philology at the university [​IMG]
     
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    It's not Korean for sure.
    I think it might be chinese, hold on a second and I'll ask my mum, she can read it.

    Edit:
    It's Chinese and it means Friendship.
     
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    Seconds on it not being korean (though dunno much about korean). Could be Japanese (but hey, Kanji is chinese). But I only know about 4 kanji so can't say much about your kanji there [​IMG].
     
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    n1 [​IMG].
     
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    Could've just asked her. Would have been a nice in.
     
  7. Joey Ravn
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    Well, yes, of course. But it's more fun this way... and I'm not interested in her, just on her tattoo [​IMG] Maybe in the near future... but right now, all I cared about was her tattoo. Its meaning, to be more precise. You know, it's one of those things that you get on your mind and you can't get over it [​IMG]

    So, thanks for the quick and precise answer!
     
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    Yeah, it means friendship, and it's pronounced yǒu.
     
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    He can still ask her, and now he can even prepare the next line to say when she answers. Good chance to impress her! [​IMG]
    Here, I'll help: "Friendship huh? Well then how about you and me getting friendly tonight, baby?" lol
     
  10. Joey Ravn
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    Yeah... I can imagine how would that go...

    Me: So, 'friendship', eh?
    She: Yeah, how did you know.
    Me: Some people at an internet forum told me. I'm not stalking you, you know...
    She: *runs*

    INSTANT WIN!! YAY! xD
     

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