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Old 10-31-2001, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default OT. what does Mugen mean in english?

what does the "mugen" word mean, and what do the symbols in the logo mean?
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mugen = unlimited/endless - not quite a direct translation. Ask Yoshi, he knows more Japanese than I do. No idea about the kanji in the logo though.


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damnit Ross beat me to it..


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Search good.... http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=71929
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the two characters are actually Chinese characters

pronounciation is MO-HAN

MO= NO
HAN= LIMITS

Hence, NO LIMITS
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wow..thats the first i heard that...
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English translation = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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wow..thats the first i heard that...
your kidding right EP
you of all people
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Default Re: OT. what does Mugen mean in english? (BlueR)

that may be the direct translation, but on their pics they show unlimited as the slogan...




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Old 10-31-2001, 11:40 AM   #10
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uh, am i missing something here

doesn't no limits mean unlimited?
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the two characters are actually Chinese characters

pronounciation is MO-HAN

MO= NO
HAN= LIMITS

Hence, NO LIMITS
True That.. it means No limits in chinese
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Seeing Chinese characters on Japanese cars cracks me up.

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Old 10-31-2001, 12:18 PM   #14
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mugen= muggin yo azz for money
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Old 10-31-2001, 12:23 PM   #15
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the chinese and japanese written language share certain characters... the two in Mugen being an example... sometimes they sound the same and mean the same thing.... and sometimes when you put together the way they are used in japanese and try to read them as chinese they come out as confusing nonsense...
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Kanji are the chinese characters, hirigana (sp?) are the japanese...but if you live in Japan and can't read your kanji, you're screwed. forget about reading the paper.
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無限 =

yoshi -
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What kind of chinese... when I sound it out it sounds like cantonese. Mo han... mo han.. hMMmm
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Ross is right.

Kanji are Chinese characters but the Japanese have adapted them into their language. There are two pronunciations "On Yomi" and "Kun Yomi" readings and the combos depend on what context. Then they have the Hiragana and the katakana as well.

Therefore,

無 = mu in JDM
無 = mo in CHDM
限 = han in CHDM
限 = gen in JDM

There maybe some words in JDM that use CHDM pronunciations but I dun have my JDM dictionary to help me now.

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my uncle told me it means Infinite or endless
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What kind of chinese... when I sound it out it sounds like cantonese. Mo han... mo han.. hMMmm
its cantonese
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It means overprice.
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i am MUGEN
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What kind of chinese... when I sound it out it sounds like cantonese. Mo han... mo han.. hMMmm

its cantonese


thats right... You can also say it in mandarin but it won't sound like MO Han
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Ask Yoshi, he knows more Japanese than I do. No idea about the kanji in the logo though.
Yoshi may know less Japanese than you think? HAHAHA

Just kiddin, Yoshi!


Lloyd~ who remembers that time at the restaurant when Yoshi says " I don't know Japanese"
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