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Old 02-27-06, 09:55 PM   #1
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Pronunciation of "keirin"

Stupid pronunciation question, I know... but which is it? k-eye-rin or k-ear-in?
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Old 02-27-06, 10:14 PM   #2
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"kay-rin" (approximately).
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Old 02-27-06, 10:20 PM   #3
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So now that we know how to say it, what does it mean?
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Old 02-28-06, 01:37 AM   #4
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So now that we know how to say it, what does it mean?
"Racing wheels" literally, or "bike race".
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Old 02-28-06, 07:54 AM   #5
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It means "funny little Japaniese guys dressed in sweet colored cycling clothes, wearing shoulder pads, racing around a track at mach 10 looking like little super heros"
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Old 02-28-06, 10:26 AM   #6
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its japanese, the british say it key rin
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Old 03-02-06, 01:41 PM   #7
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I'm Japanese here. But it's Keh-E-Rin (say the "E" portion a little faster than the rest).
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I'm Japanese here. But it's Keh-E-Rin (say the "E" portion a little faster than the rest).
...with a hard R

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Old 03-03-06, 07:16 AM   #9
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now i'm confused
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If it's Japanese, why isn't it kay-REEN along with the minor amplification by bianchiboy?
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KEIRIN : kei-ri-n it's sound looks like Ke-rin
meaning :"KEI" is racing,"RIN" is wheels

This is KEIRIN Japanese letters

About Keirin
http://nougaki001.fc2web.com/link.html
Please use it English > Japanese translate website
http://babelfish.altavista.com/
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Old 03-07-06, 06:52 AM   #12
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as long as we all understand each other thats ok, lol
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Old 03-07-06, 06:53 PM   #13
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Japanese: kay-lin
Nihongo doesn't allow for an "rrrrrr" sound.

Trivia: Did you know Mazda is pronounced something like Matsooda?
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Old 03-08-06, 03:41 AM   #14
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lol, how does that work then? matsooda? its mazda?
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lol, how does that work then? matsooda? its mazda?
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Yes, and Toyota is actually to-YOH-tah, not toy-oh-tah
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lol
i suppose they think we say the words wrong etc
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Japanese: kay-lin
Nihongo doesn't allow for an "rrrrrr" sound.

Trivia: Did you know Mazda is pronounced something like Matsooda?
Thats not true. Japanese doesn't have the 'l' sound. l's come out as r's, so it is kay-rin.
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Thats not true. Japanese doesn't have the 'l' sound. l's come out as r's, so it is kay-rin.
Ohhhh, is that right?
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Lets keep this civil.....

It is great to have feedback from people all over the world..

I think I am going to have to go with Tomity on this one...since he is an actual native Japanese Keirin competitor.
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Lets keep this civil.....

It is great to have feedback from people all over the world..

I think I am going to have to go with Tomity on this one...since he is an actual native Japanese Keirin competitor.
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Sorry, too!
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Takeshi Kitano's Kikujiro = sweet keirin footage

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While you guys are practicing how to say "keirin", repeat this sentence 3 times, fast.

Tonari no kyaku wa yoku kaki ku u kyaku da...
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Takeshi Kitano's Kikujiro = sweet keirin footage

I loved that movie. I saw it in Australia on TV. I loved the little kid's Keirin Outfit. Check the trailers here:
http://www.sonypictures.com/classics...ips/clips.html
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