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13:35 Aug 14, 2002
Chinese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Chinese term or phrase: min tse toa
Either it is chinese, japanese or Korean - any ideas
Michelle Smith
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Summary of answers provided
3 +1From my limited knowledge
John Guzman
2 +1Min, Tse, Toa - all three are Chinese names, probably from Singapore though
Ildiko Santana
3Could it be Min Tse Tao ??
Libero_Lang_Lab
1Could it be Maori?
Irene Chernenko


  

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13 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
From my limited knowledge


Explanation:
It defenetly sounds like Chinese, I am more familiar with Korean, but I think it is Chinese.

John Guzman
Local time: 14:29
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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Thanks, some Chinese folk said it definitely was not chinese

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agree  Barbara Østergaard: sounds like a Chinese name...
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Comment: Thanks, some Chinese folk said it definitely was not chinese

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Could it be Maori?


Explanation:
Only a suggestion, since none of our Asian language colleagues seem to be confirming your hypothesis.

The Maoris (New Zealand) have many words ending in "oa".

Irene Chernenko
Russian Federation
Local time: 22:29
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in RussianRussian
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10 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Min, Tse, Toa - all three are Chinese names, probably from Singapore though


Explanation:
All I could find is a table with names, where you can see all three listed.
It is from the National Junior Squad Training.

The national or official languages in Singapore are Bengali, Mandarin Chinese, Malay, Tamil, and English. Total ethnic Chinese are about 77% of the population, so I would bet it is one of the Chinese dialects...

HTH


    Reference: http://www.singaporechess.org.sg/jrtrain/jrtrain.htm
    Reference: http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Singapore
Ildiko Santana
United States
Local time: 12:29
Native speaker of: Native in HungarianHungarian, Native in EnglishEnglish

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agree  vixen: I agree that it is Chinese
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3 days21 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Could it be Min Tse Tao ??


Explanation:
It looks like Chinese to me, but the thing that is causing confusion perhaps is the last word Toa - which doesn't look Chinese at all. Could it me a mis-transliteration / mis-spelling?



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Local time: 20:29
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