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English translation: Figurine Cat of a Great Fortune

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05:22 Aug 13, 2001
Japanese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Japanese term or phrase: daifukuneko
this is a person's email address, just wondering what, if anything, it means.
Brian
English translation:Figurine Cat of a Great Fortune
Explanation:
Further to my previous answer, I felt that I am obliged to amemd my answer with regard to the material.

Daifukuneko/Manekineko can be made of various materials, such as papier-mache, ceramic, porceline, and a metal.

Regards,

Michio
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xxxmichiokn
Local time: 10:00
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Summary of answers provided
naFigurine Cat of a Great Fortunexxxmichiokn
naPapier-Mache Cat of A Great Fortunexxxmichiokn
na"Fat Cat"
Amy Kasuga
naWhite plump catmst
naFortunate catPhilip Ronan


  

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1 hr
Fortunate cat


Explanation:
Dai = big/very
Fuku = fortune
Neko = cat

Philip Ronan
United Kingdom
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2 hrs
White plump cat


Explanation:
"Daifuku" is a Japanese sweet made of rice cake with sweet red bean paste inside, covered with white flour.
Neko is a cat, so "Daifukuneko" must be a white plump cat that looks like a "Daifuku".

mst
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16 hrs
"Fat Cat"


Explanation:
Daifuku is a Japanese confectionary treat. It is a very round, plump, tea cake that is stuffed with azuki (red beans) or sometimes strawberries.
Since the cake is fat, or plump, I believe that the person who chose Daifuku neko for an email address would translate that address as "Fat Cat" @...


    Six years in Japan and a lot of Ichigou Daifuku!
Amy Kasuga
United States
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1 day 9 hrs
Papier-Mache Cat of A Great Fortune


Explanation:
Daifukuneko is a papier-mache cat that is believed to bring a great fortune and prosperity. It is one of "manekineko" family. All manekinekos are papier-mache cats that are very popular among merchants in Japan, as manekineko is believed to attract customers, which in turn, bring them fortune and prosperity. Daifukuneko is the largest of manekineko family.

Hope that my explanation is not too Japanese.

Regards,
Michio



xxxmichiokn
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1 day 9 hrs
Figurine Cat of a Great Fortune


Explanation:
Further to my previous answer, I felt that I am obliged to amemd my answer with regard to the material.

Daifukuneko/Manekineko can be made of various materials, such as papier-mache, ceramic, porceline, and a metal.

Regards,

Michio


xxxmichiokn
Local time: 10:00
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
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