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Old 2004-05-15, 22:37   Link #41
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Kiba's cool ^_^. Especially when he does that Beast transform no jutsu.
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Old 2004-05-16, 00:57   Link #42
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左近
Sakon

The name, Sakon is actually a position title in old Japanese governing system (like in Heian era). The official title is something like 左近衛府{ (SaKon-Efu, Right division). This position is an Imperial Guard. If I remember correctly, there were different ranks within this position, like 左近将軍 (Sakon-Shogun, officer rank, I believe), 左近中将 (Sakon-Chusho, a middle rank) etc. The kanji 左 means left. This guard positions were held by two divisions, 左近 and 右近 (Ukon, 右 means right). Normally the one with title 右 has a slightly higher rank. Itís the same thing as being a right-hand-man.
If you read Japanese history story or something, you may see this title (Sakon, Ukon) used as personís name. Old days, it was common to address the person with their title, not the actual name. So, some people are only as Sakon.

Another Intresting piece of info,lifted

from "http://llamakillers.sunset.net/paradise/foreign.php"
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Old 2004-05-16, 01:04   Link #43
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斬不
Zabuza

There is a word, ざぶざぶZabuzabu to imitate the sound of water moving roughly. Zabuza being a user of 水遁術 (Suiton jutsu, water element techniques), this word may be part of the meaning.
The Kanji can be read as 再び斬らず (Futatabi Kirazu), "I won't kill again". Kanji 斬 means to cut/kill with a sword. Zabuza has a 首切り包丁 (Kubukiri-bouchou, cutting-head blade), the big blade that he can even stand on it.


日向 ヒナタ
Hyuga Hinata

There is a city named Hyuga in Japan, which uses the same Kanji as well. Hyuga means a sunny place. And the city of Hyuga is southern part of Japan, which (for some reason) have Palm trees. Hinata means sunny place. The kanji, 日向 can be read either as Hyuga or Hinata. I think it is well thought name and character, because her name is so opposite to what she is (so far). Hinata herself is a shy girl who (seems to be) stays in shadow, instead of coming out in the sun. But her name is sunny like a sunflower in summer (donít ask me what that means... itís just an image in my head!). I hope she can be as bright as her name is.
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Old 2004-05-16, 03:55   Link #44
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Here's some from Naruto Info that I got

Japanese :: English

Gaara: "Death", but with his forehead tattoo it means "I love Death"
Well, are you SURE Gaara's name="I Love Death"?
Well,i read Chinese.Chinese characters,as many know,are very similar to Kanji,both in meaning and the "shape" of the characters.
From what i read,the letter on his forehead means,"love".He got his name from his mother,whom sacrificed herself unwillingly(?).(Correct me if im wrong about his mother dying unwillingly )Thus,to let the other Sand know about her hate for the Village,she name her son Gaara.
Which translate into,a self-loving demon.She gave him this name also because she wanted her hate for the Sand to live on.(*She had this meaning in mind when she gave him that name=Let this child survive,and carry on my hatred for the Sand with him,or something along that line.*)
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Old 2004-05-16, 10:03   Link #45
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Gaara's name is explained in the anime. Episode 76 to be exact.

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Old 2004-05-16, 10:07   Link #46
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ネジ
Neji

Neji in Japanese means a screw. I checked dictionary but didnít find any other meanings than a screw, and canít find any similar sound words with more understandable meaning. Anybody else in Hyuga clan have their name related to the Sun or at least some type of light. But not Neji... Anyway, the word "screw" can be related to his Taijutsu, Kaiten. The movement of Kaiten looks like a screw.


海野イルカ
Umino Iruka

Controversy about his last name. Official charactor book doesn't mention his last name. But in some Weekly Jump shows his last name as Umino. So Naruto fans believes (and maybe confirmed in some sort...) that his last name is Umino.
海 (Umi) means ocean. 野 (No) means field. But 海の makes Umi an additives.
And Iruka is a dolphin.
So, his name is a dolphin in the ocean.
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Old 2004-09-18, 14:42   Link #47
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Japanese Terms

Is there anyone familiar with Japanese who could clear up a few terms for me? Namely: San, Kun, Chan and any other post-proper name terms I'm leaving out.
Thanks.
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Old 2004-09-18, 14:45   Link #48
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Is there anyone familiar with Japanese who could clear up a few terms for me? Namely: San, Kun, Chan and any other post-proper name terms I'm leaving out.
Thanks.
i think

Chan= little girl name like sakura chan

Kun= little boy's name like naruto kun

San= I have no idea
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Old 2004-09-18, 14:52   Link #49
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-chan = sort of cute, like sakura

-kun = used for younger ones / kids, like kabuto says naruto-kun

-san = respect for the same level, age, kind

-sama = even more respect

though I don't speak japanese...
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Old 2004-09-18, 15:24   Link #50
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san = General respect (eg Mr, Miss, etc)

sama = high form of respect (eg the speakers master)

chan/kun = respect for someone of your general stature, who you feel close to in some way (it's very hard to explain).

sensei = teacher

senpai = someone of higher social stature (eg someone in the school year above you).

Don't quote me on those though.
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Old 2004-09-18, 19:11   Link #51
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I already explained this in the Q&A thread, just the other day.
Go look there. and ask in there, next time, okay?
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Old 2004-09-18, 19:47   Link #52
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Spoiler for San:


Spoiler for Chan:


Spoiler for Kun:


Spoiler for Sensei:
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Old 2004-09-18, 20:05   Link #53
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Why did you put that in spoiler tags? Anyway, you're correct. There's also '-sama' and '-dono,' but perhaps the original poster will do the wise thing and look it up himself.
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Old 2004-09-18, 21:05   Link #54
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Why did you put that in spoiler tags? Anyway, you're correct. There's also '-sama' and '-dono,' but perhaps the original poster will do the wise thing and look it up himself.
LOL, I just felt like it. >_<

I was too lazy to do -dono and -sama. XD
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Old 2004-09-18, 21:31   Link #55
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Speaking of terms, what`s the difference between shinobi and a ninja?
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Old 2004-09-18, 23:50   Link #56
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Ninja is made from two characters(Kanji), "Nin" and "Ja". And those characters has own meaning. "Ja" means a person. What does "Nin" mean? This character has three meanings. The first is "patient", the second is "hide one's feelings" and the third is "act secretly". A good ninja must hide his feelings to win against enemy and must have a patient mind. Shinobi is just a word for "patience". I'm sorry for the bad explination. It's difficult for me to explain in english! I hope that you understand me. ^^;;
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Old 2004-09-18, 23:55   Link #57
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While we are translating stuff, what does the maru at the end of the names mean?
example - Shikamaru, Konohamaru, Akamaru etc....

EDIT - thanks midori

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Old 2004-09-19, 00:12   Link #58
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"maru" is just a typical ending for a boys name. Taking Konoha, and adding "maru" to the end, makes it into a boy name.
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Old 2004-09-24, 10:02   Link #59
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While we are translating stuff, what does the maru at the end of the names mean?
example - Shikamaru, Konohamaru, Akamaru etc....

EDIT - thanks midori
Well, I know that Aka means red, they explained it before Naruto farted in Kiba`s face ^^;;.. hence the dog`s name is Akamaru

And Konohamaru is named after the Country of Konoha..

I`m wondering about Shika too.. he`s one of my favorite characters =]
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Old 2004-09-24, 10:48   Link #60
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Whats that thing Orochi"maru" (here's that maru again) says to Tsunade says to



Tsunade-HIME

what does Hime mean?
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