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Meaning of word in Chinese

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Trevor J Member Since: Sep 16, 2015
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Hello!

 

I'm trying to find out if the word "Jago," translates phonetically into anything in Chinese. I tried one translation site which came up with two characters, one of which meant "distinguished person" and the other, "spear." So I wanted to ask a Chinese speaker if they would take pity on me and suggest whether this sound "Jago", if pronounced would mean that, or anything at all? Thank you! 

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Carlos L Member Since: Apr 24, 2016
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I have no pity on you only curiosity so what is it for?  find a Chinese alphabet phonetically referenced and find out which is the letter that sound as ja and after as go, you will be able to find out the word if anything match and you after will can translate too easy, that is all.

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Trevor J Member Since: Sep 16, 2015
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Thanks, good idea.

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Trevor J Member Since: Sep 16, 2015
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Oh, to satisfy your curiosity...I've submitted it as part of a job to name something that might be used by Chinese people, so I just need to convince the job poster that it isn't potentially negative.

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Jennifer D Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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As you probably know, Chinese is a tonal language which means that the same word can mean different things depending on how it's pronounced.

 

If it's important to you and/or your client that the name not be offensive, then why not hire a freelancer to confirm that?

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Kim F Member Since: Aug 26, 2015
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It might be a good idea to indicate *your* pronounciation of Jago (jay-go? jah-go? yah-go? ) in case anyone Chinese pops in. 

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Trevor J Member Since: Sep 16, 2015
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Thanks, a good point.

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Trevor J Member Since: Sep 16, 2015
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Pronunciation would be "Jay-go." 

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Karen T Member Since: Jul 12, 2016
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結構 in Traditional Chinese, 结构 in Simplified Chinese. It means structure, and reads: "jie gou" - close enough to "jay go"!

 

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Trevor J Member Since: Sep 16, 2015
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Thank you! I appreciate your help.

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