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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolio View Post
    冥斗鬼影拳

    I don't know much about Hokuto no Ken but I'm not sure Meito refers to anything specific. The "mei" is a kind of obscure kanji meaning "darkness." The "to" is the same one from "Hokuto." Hokuto is the big dipper constellation, and "to" is the dipper part (used to measure liquids etc). I'm not sure "Dark dipper" is exactly what they're going for; maybe it's a play on words/themes or maybe in Chinese it's something?

    Kieiken is demon (oni) + shadow + fist. All together it'd be Dark Dipper Demon Shadow Fist.
    After doing some research, it seems "Mei" refers to darkness like in the sense of the underworld/Hades. So, I would guess that it's supposed to be like the evil version of the Big Dipper, I suppose?

    But yeah, that sounds about right. Thank you so much, Foolio. :)

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    It can mean darkness in the sense of death or the underworld, but it also just means plain old dark. No worries though.

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    Also trying to learn new languages. Recently began learning turkish,I need it for working on passenger vessels.
    I AM TRYING TO WATCH TURKISH SERIES (seriously) it is hilarious lol, plot is comparable to indian movie effects.
    In general, that is not easy I`d say, no chance to reach the orta level without articles,tips etc (something like that https://isaccurate.com/turkish-translation-services)
    For example, its useless to watch movies without subtitles when you are beginner, so trying to use all modern opportunities

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnDexteR View Post
    Also trying to learn new languages. Recently began learning turkish,I need it for working on passenger vessels.
    I AM TRYING TO WATCH TURKISH SERIES (seriously) it is hilarious lol, plot is comparable to indian movie effects.
    In general, that is not easy I`d say, no chance to reach the orta level without articles,tips etc (something like that https://isaccurate.com/turkish-translation-services)
    For example, its useless to watch movies without subtitles when you are beginner, so trying to use all modern opportunities
    I don't know a lick of Turkish, so I don't know if there are "gutter languages" like in Japanese, especially in anime and movies.

    When studying Japanese, you can watch anime and pick up some words here and there. The problem is that a lot of Japanese movies and TV shows use slang, which is not normally used in conversations, especially towards superiors. If you're working for a Japanese company and your boss catches you talking like an anime character, you'd be fired on the spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddball View Post
    If you're working for a Japanese company and your boss catches you talking like an anime character, you'd be fired on the spot.
    Wow, details..
    I didn`t know its about that tough

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnDexteR View Post
    Wow, details..
    I didn`t know its about that tough
    I don't quite understand where you're getting at. Sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by dirt monkey AL View Post
    lang-8.com's been a really interesting experience so far. It's great to get native speakers to correct you, AND give other ways to say it. Not having much of a chance to really do much Japanese reading for years - and next to never putting my own thoughts into Japanese - this is a really good site.

    If you're just started learning, get your hiragana and katakana down pat, and then ease into kanji with this. I'm sure they'll "correct" any kana into kanji for you, and maybe you can start to learn kanji that way. And might be easier than how I've slowly, gradually, painfully learned kanji.
    That sounds like an interesting site. Is it free to use? I really need to up my game in practicing Japanese.
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