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    "goi" what does it mean

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    IMHO, "goi" refers to "koi" or carp fish. But it's used as japanese grammar to be put after an adjective words, i.e. benigoi . Maybe Aquitore could explain it much better than me...

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    well, goi versus koi is a little ambiguous, as both are western language spellings - perhaps those who are fluent in Japanese here can elaborate. But the difficulty of trying to translate without context is - the same character can have multiple meanings in Japanese. For example, if you enter "koi" in an online English to Japanese dictionary, you'll get something like this
    Results for 'koi'
    Japanese English
    koi carp
    koi request
    koi love, tender passion
    koi ancient ways, the feelings of the ancients
    koi intention, purpose, bad faith
    koi thick, dense, strong
    I think "carp" is the meaning most of us think of when we say it

    Edit: This is why I always GROAN when I see a westerner with a tattoo incorporating asian characters. A lot of times those characters don't really mean what the sign on the tattoo parlor wall says they mean - or they could be interpreted several different ways.

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    "goi" in context translation

    Hi

    Certainly interested in the context translation.

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    "Goi" is what the word "koi" becomes when compounded with another word. In Japanese, there are patterns used to make the pronunciation of compounded words sound softer.

    K becomes G
    S becomes Z
    T becomes D
    etc, etc.

    If you're really interested, I can show some word examples to make this clearer.
    Brian Sousa
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