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Old 21-11-2011, 04:50   #1
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Challenge: Translate Boat Name in Japanese to English

My boat has this Japanese name on her.
Can someone translate the Japanese to English please?
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Take this with a grain of salt but, just looking at the symbols I'm going to take a guess:

Couple with time moving onward need to sail boat

I'd be curious to know what the really say.
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If you don't get the answer sooner so remind me next thursday evening so I'll check it up from my PG O'Neil (=kanji dictionary)..
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"this side up".
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"This will confuse gaijin".
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Old 21-11-2011, 10:01   #6
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"this side up".
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My boat has this Japanese name on her.
Can someone translate the Japanese to English please?
Try this link:
Boat Name Lettering - Chinese Characters
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OOPS! I meant try this link:


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Old 21-11-2011, 11:58   #9
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My Japanese coworker says it's not Japanese, it's Chinese and he believes it refers to either the north star or the big dipper.
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My Japanese coworker says it's not Japanese, it's Chinese and he believes it refers to either the north star or the big dipper.
I would concur with the assessment that it is "big dipper" in Chinese.

(pronounced as "Běidǒuxīng")....
I enclose an enlarged original as the first image to allow others to compare.....

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Re: Translate Japanese to English

I wonder if that means the bow takes on a lot of water?
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Now that that is solved I need to decide whether or not to leave the Chinese characters. Her new name is Sisu.
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Now that that is solved I need to decide whether or not to leave the Chinese characters. Her new name is Sisu.
Would that have some Finnish Heritage? "Determination" for example? Pray tell what the meaning is...

Regardless have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and may you only enjoy Sisu more every day....


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(re the characters, I would change them.. as you do not want to have the old name on there as well..... )
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Very much Finn. I wear Sisu socks; my favorite bumper sticker is "Sisu".
Sisu is much determination, but also audacity and a whole lot of strength to do.
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Very much Finn. I wear Sisu socks; my favorite bumper sticker is "Sisu".
Sisu is much determination, but also audacity and a whole lot of strength to do.
Thanks for the info...

so.... in simplified chinese you have the left image.

in traditional you have the rightmost.....

again curtesy of google translate:
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