How do I know their respective Chinese names?

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#1 by shad905
2019-04-06 at 16:33
As the title says. Who of them is Liu Bei? Who is Cao Cao etc? Where di I look this up? Could someone please help me with this? I've beem searching the internet for this information for two hours already
#2 by fuukanou
2019-04-06 at 17:07
Look up the name on Wikipedia in whatever language you know it in, and then flip between Japanese, Chinese and English Wikipedias to get the same name in all languages.

Liu Bei: link
Cao Cao: linkLast modified on 2019-04-06 at 17:08
#3 by shad905
2019-04-06 at 17:26
I see...So there is no other way...
Thank you very much for the information as well as for those direct links!
#4 by fuukanou
2019-04-06 at 18:48

How about this, this looks like it has a couple.
#5 by ramaladni
2019-04-06 at 21:35
I feel your pain since Japan decided to butcher all of their names.
#6 by shad905
2019-04-07 at 06:27
fuukanou, That's a great help! Thank you - very much appriciated!

ramaladni, They didn't have a choice on the matter, nevertheless it's frustrating
#7 by ramaladni
2019-04-07 at 16:48
Well, the problem is that they took the Kanji, gave them new readings, and call them by their names with the new readings. I understand that there are sounds that exist in Chinese but that Japanese people can't pronounce, but for example, Ryuubi is a pretty generous approximation of Liu Bei. However, for someone like Zhuge Liang, you have しょかつ りょう when they could've just called him ジューガー リァン. I understand that there's no point complaining - it has been this way for hundreds of years (I assume) and while many people in Japan would recognize Shokatsuryou, very few would know who Zhuge Liang is.

The latest Dynasty Warriors has Chinese voice acting which is pretty cool, too bad the game is garbage (apparently). Not like you'd be able to pay attention during combat anyway.Last modified on 2019-04-07 at 16:48


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