Brake. . OK, you know how Americans like wearing shirts with Japanese kanji on them even though they don' t know what it means because it "looks cool"? Well, ap
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OK, you know how Americans
like wearing shirts
with Japanese kanji on them
even though they don' t know
what it means
because it "looks cool"?
Well, apparently Japanese people
do the exact same thing
with English words.
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#268 - bananamann (12/28/2013) [-]
#266 - anonymous (12/27/2013) [-]
Japanese kanji.
#261 - Loppytaffy (12/27/2013) [-]
The kanji shirt thing has not gone unnoticed by the Japanese.
One mangaka watched an American movie, and toko the liberty of translating the shirt into English so we coudl all see how stupid the shirt is.
#258 - thegrayfox (12/27/2013) [-]
Lost it at condensation.
#256 - goht (12/27/2013) [-]
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#249 - applesdontpee ONLINE (12/27/2013) [-]
close enough
#246 - anonymous (12/27/2013) [-]
Now I can read some mandarin Chinese, and the first girls shirt has the first character meaning you, which means to have. I dont know the other character on the shirt. The mans shirt has the characters nu, meaning female and the character tian meaning day. Which I believe is supposed to mean good day. The second girls shirt is the symbol mei, which means beautiful.
User avatar #255 to #246 - shinzou (12/27/2013) [-]
That's actually just one character, this: 妖, that means attractive.
User avatar #253 to #246 - greatbear (12/27/2013) [-]
First character is TomoDachi (friend)
#271 to #238 - superintrovert (01/01/2014) [-]
I'd wear that even knowing what it says. That seems like a nice shirt.
User avatar #254 to #238 - traks (12/27/2013) [-]
Thats a hilariously bad-ass shirt though
#237 - anonymous (12/27/2013) [-]
This is a wonderful way to put cream on a Japanese schoolgirl's chest without being arrested!
This is a wonderful way to put cream on a Japanese schoolgirl's chest without being arrested!
User avatar #264 to #237 - bbboy ONLINE (12/27/2013) [-]
the legal ******* age over there is 13

User avatar #267 to #264 - Mesmus (12/27/2013) [-]
packin ma bags
User avatar #269 to #267 - volksworgen ONLINE (12/28/2013) [-]
"Making my way downtown"
#241 to #237 - pwnfrnzy (12/27/2013) [-]
You magnificent bastard.
You magnificent bastard.
#239 to #237 - demigodeath (12/27/2013) [-]
my sides.
my sides.
User avatar #235 - unncommon (12/27/2013) [-]
I want one of these...
"Bro why the **** does your shirt say 'Salad'?"
#227 - urbemarmis (12/27/2013) [-]
ive never seen people wearing shirts with them on there. ive seen the tats everywhere.
#225 - thumbtack (12/27/2013) [-]
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User avatar #221 - konradkurze ONLINE (12/27/2013) [-]
reminds me

i knew a guy who went with his family to a chinese restaurant, and he liked some of the symbols so much he asked his grandmother to sew some on them onto his shirt

then going around with his shirt, he wondered why so many chinese people around were laughing at him, til he finally asked one what the symbols means....they told him it meant "This meal is cheap yet tasty"
#218 - yuukoku (12/27/2013) [-]
友逹means uhhh Jesus ******* Christ, I have no idea. 友 means to have and 逹 means to communicate, so I can only assume the term means to have expression, which makes very little ******* sense and I think they just put two random characters together to look cool, the little **** .
妖 means monster
美 means beautiful believe it or not, it's also the way we refer to America, or 美国

This has been your Chinese lesson of the day on FJ. Chinese characters are also called Kanji in Japan if you're that kind of person.
#248 to #218 - anonymous (12/27/2013) [-]
I can read some mandarin and i was sure 妖 refered to good day. then again I wasn't too sure because the first symbol is nu. and i thought the second one was tian.
User avatar #251 to #248 - yuukoku (12/27/2013) [-]
I think that you're thinking of 好天.
User avatar #233 to #218 - penguinstampede (12/27/2013) [-]
alright so if thats chinese what is the japanese translation?
User avatar #234 to #233 - yuukoku (12/27/2013) [-]
There is none. Japanese use Kanji, which can be read the exact same way in both Chinese and Japanese. It's just spoke different.
User avatar #247 to #234 - penguinstampede (12/27/2013) [-]
not according to my japanese teacher. havent started kanji yet though so i cant be certain.
User avatar #250 to #247 - yuukoku (12/27/2013) [-]
That would be strange because Kanji looks exactly like Chinese and almost every translation I see from Kanji to English is the same as the translation from Chinese to English. I guess I wasted all those years learning Chinese, huh?
User avatar #252 to #250 - penguinstampede (12/27/2013) [-]
all i can say is according to my japanese teacher kanji characters were barrowed from chinese but that they have no corolation to the chinese equivilent. but as i said we dont start kanji until next semester and i don't know any chinese so i dont know how acurate that is.
#224 to #218 - cursit ONLINE (12/27/2013) [-]
友逹 = tomodachi or friend
User avatar #243 to #224 - RemNinja ONLINE (12/27/2013) [-]
also speak Japanese, he's right
User avatar #232 to #224 - yuukoku (12/27/2013) [-]
#219 to #218 - anonymous (12/27/2013) [-]
just to specify, 'mei' alone does not refer to 'american'
User avatar #220 to #219 - yuukoku (12/27/2013) [-]
Well, yeah. If you just call someone 美人,you're just calling them "beautiful person." It has to have 国 at the end.
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#216 - louisedauyeung (12/27/2013) [-]
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#213 - chocolatepuppy ONLINE (12/27/2013) [-]
mfw condesation
mfw condesation
User avatar #211 - leonhardt (12/27/2013) [-]
What's that on the window.
It's Condensation.
User avatar #214 to #211 - Dwarf (12/27/2013) [-]
You idiot, that's condensation. It's on the outside!
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User avatar #209 - drumtastic (12/27/2013) [-]
I've never seen ANYONE do that here in Miami. Ever.
User avatar #215 to #209 - Dwarf (12/27/2013) [-]
I've never seen anyone do it anywhere.
User avatar #208 - lemurlemur (12/27/2013) [-]
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