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 Post subject: Need someone well-versed in the japanese language
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:26 am 
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What is the term for our nostalgic cars in japanese? like for example for small cars, japanese calls them "kei" cars. Thanks so much~

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 Post subject: Re: Need someone well-versed in the japanese language
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:28 am 
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旧車 (kyusha). By the way, not all 'small' cars are kei class. Only those with the (now) 660cc capacity, power and dimension limits. Perfect example is the Smart - some are kei, some are not. Neko.

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 Post subject: Re: Need someone well-versed in the japanese language
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:24 pm 

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I wish someone could translate the writing on this grille badge for me. I believe the person who sold it to me lied. He said the top says TRD or Toyota Racing Development and the bottom said Toyota Genuine Parts. I have verified the bottom I think, but the top? I cant find anything close to that. Can someone help? Thank you
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 Post subject: Re: Need someone well-versed in the japanese language
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:57 pm 
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The top says 'Specter Offroad', or similar. Someone with Toyota history knowledge better than mine should confirm the romanji spelling. The middle is 'Toyota', not the bottom, which does indeed mention parts though. Neko.

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 Post subject: Re: Need someone well-versed in the japanese language
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Thank you Kuroneko, that confirms my fears. I have seen the FJ/Tacoma group (off roaders) use the exact design on many of their T-shirts.


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 Post subject: Re: Need someone well-versed in the japanese language
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:48 pm 
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domo arigatou kuroneko-san~

Just for clarification~ is it kyusha kuruma? or just kyusha?

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 Post subject: Re: Need someone well-versed in the japanese language
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mikare wrote:
domo arigatou kuroneko-san~
Just for clarification~ is it kyusha kuruma? or just kyusha?

Just kyusha. The sha bit being 'car' or 'carriage'. So kyusha kuruma would be 'classic car car'. I think anyway.

Also to note, the Japanese word kuruma is being replaced by the katakana-ized ka-. One day, we'll all just speak katakana English (and French, and German). Neko.

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