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    Quote Originally Posted by fabfab View Post
    Not sure if this is the right place, but someone might be able to help. There's a an antiques shop in japan called Liu Min. What would be the correct pronunciation of that, if anyone knows. I've been pronouncing it Lie-oo-min, but I don't know correct that is. Thanks for any help :)
    Any idea how it's written in katakana?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabfab View Post
    Not sure if this is the right place, but someone might be able to help. There's a an antiques shop in japan called Liu Min. What would be the correct pronunciation of that, if anyone knows. I've been pronouncing it Lie-oo-min, but I don't know correct that is. Thanks for any help :)
    Original text would be needed. To me, it sounds more like the Chinese word for refugee (流民 liumin), which sounds more close to liou-min.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSJ_Jup81 View Post
    Any idea how it's written in katakana?
    Nah, I'm afraid not. I saw a picture of it a while ago and the shop name was in English.
    Quote Originally Posted by 捷克羅姆 View Post
    Original text would be needed. To me, it sounds more like the Chinese word for refugee (流民 liumin), which sounds more close to liou-min.
    I did find this on google Liu Min - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia maybe the same thing. But that's Chinese.

    Anyway, thanks for your help you two :)
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    ^ might be too late to the party, but on the wiki page, Liu Min was spelled with kanji characters, so I gathered that it sounded like this: Ryū Min

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haruhi K View Post
    ^ might be too late to the party, but on the wiki page, Liu Min was spelled with kanji characters, so I gathered that it sounded like this: Ryū Min
    Do do you think it'd be Ry-uh-min in English then? So it'd be Li-uh-min as its translated form?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fabfab View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Haruhi K View Post
    ^ might be too late to the party, but on the wiki page, Liu Min was spelled with kanji characters, so I gathered that it sounded like this: Ryū Min
    Do do you think it'd be Ry-uh-min in English then? So it'd be Li-uh-min as its translated form?
    transliterated it was ryū min so i am guessing that's how it was pronounced. i could be wrong. im just learning this stuff lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabfab View Post
    Do do you think it'd be Ry-uh-min in English then? So it'd be Li-uh-min as its translated form?
    Ryū is pronounced as a single syllable. Same thing for liu (lyou, liou...).

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    ^okay so it sounds the same. okay i was wrong on pronunciation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 捷克羅姆 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by fabfab View Post
    Do do you think it'd be Ry-uh-min in English then? So it'd be Li-uh-min as its translated form?
    Ryū is pronounced as a single syllable. Same thing for liu (lyou, liou...).
    Ok dokes :) Thanks for your help :)
    Quote Originally Posted by Haruhi K View Post
    ^okay so it sounds the same. okay i was wrong on pronunciation.
    No worries, we soved it in the end :D
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    btw is it okay if i asked a question about the characters? i know that katakana doesnt really mean anything and is used to write words in foreign languages or names, however what if i wanted to write a short story where the trainers are all named after countries, cities, towns etc. which way is best to write their names?

    sorry stupid question ;p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haruhi K View Post
    btw is it okay if i asked a question about the characters? i know that katakana doesnt really mean anything and is used to write words in foreign languages or names, however what if i wanted to write a short story where the trainers are all named after countries, cities, towns etc. which way is best to write their names?

    sorry stupid question ;p
    If you're writing the story in Japanese, katakana would be better since most places outside Japan, Greater China, and Korea are written like that. Most places in Greater China and Korea are written in kanji (Macao and Seoul are some exceptions). As for Japan, most locations are written in kanji, but there are some that are written in hiragana (e.g. Saitama) and in katakana (e.g. Minami-Alps).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 捷克羅姆 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Haruhi K View Post
    btw is it okay if i asked a question about the characters? i know that katakana doesnt really mean anything and is used to write words in foreign languages or names, however what if i wanted to write a short story where the trainers are all named after countries, cities, towns etc. which way is best to write their names?

    sorry stupid question ;p
    If you're writing the story in Japanese, katakana would be better since most places outside Japan, Greater China, and Korea are written like that. Most places in Greater China and Korea are written in kanji (Macao and Seoul are some exceptions). As for Japan, most locations are written in kanji, but there are some that are written in hiragana (e.g. Saitama) and in katakana (e.g. Minami-Alps).
    That makes sense. Thanks :]

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    Not learning Japanese, just thought I might add, I typed in random letters in Google Translate in Japanese-English, and it came up with:

    "Jeffrey Fear f j f Oh Oh oh you're such skills"

    lol

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    How do I say, "I speak some/a little Japanese"? I first thought 「ちょっと日本語を話せます。」 but I don't think that's right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinobu View Post
    How do I say, "I speak some/a little Japanese"? I first thought 「ちょっと日本語を話せます。」 but I don't think that's right.
    That's okay. Chotto nihongo o hanashimasu. Or you could just say you don't understand it well and that it's not very good.

    Watashi no nihongo wa jouzu de wa arimasen. Chotto wakaru.

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