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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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    "kay-rin" (approximately).

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    So now that we know how to say it, what does it mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisesposito
    So now that we know how to say it, what does it mean?
    "Racing wheels" literally, or "bike race".

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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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    its japanese, the british say it key rin
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchiboy
    I'm Japanese here. But it's Keh-E-Rin (say the "E" portion a little faster than the rest).
    ...with a hard R
    Last edited by pigmode; 03-02-06 at 01:46 PM.

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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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    as long as we all understand each other thats ok, lol
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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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    lol, how does that work then? matsooda? its mazda?
    strange
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodrome.co.nr
    lol, how does that work then? matsooda? its mazda?
    strange
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by paloewi
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ZappCatt
    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.
    Sorry, please forgive me.
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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...
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggurat
    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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