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    If a Japanese cartoon is called anime,then what is a Chinese cartoon called?

    If a Japanese cartoon is called anime,then what is a Chinese cartoon called?

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    Did you try a dictionary before you asked this question?

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    动画or漫画........

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    Dong Hua or Man Hua.

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    Dong Hua = Anime & Man Hua = Manga

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilicon
    Dong Hua = Anime & Man Hua = Manga
    right!
    Dong Hua(动‰æ) = Anime & Man Huai–Ÿ‰æj = Manga

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    Quote Originally Posted by uloocn View Post
    right!
    Dong Hua(动‰æ) = Anime & Man Huai–Ÿ‰æj = Manga
    That is not right.

    The Japanese Manga in Chinese is called –Ÿ‰æ(man4 hua4), the same way the Japanese called. Just that it is pronounced in Mandarin only.

    The Japanese Anime in Chinese is called “®á`(动‰æ)(dong4 hua4). Anime is not equal to manga, so “®á` is not equal to –Ÿ‰æ.

    Hence a chinese cartoon is called “®á`.

    “®á` in chinese literally means motion pictures. In English term, we called it animation. Hence, the origin of the word "anime".

    The word –Ÿ‰æ is actually a chinese-inspired-japanese-made-word, and reimported back to the chinese langauge community again. It was based on the chinese word –Ÿ•M(man4 bi3), literally means random writting, because it was used to describe drawings, so the japanese changed the word •M(pen) to ‰æ(drawing), hence producing the term –Ÿ‰æ.

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    Simply:

    Comic = 漫画 = Manhua (CN) Manga (JP)

    Cartoon = 動画 Donghua (CN) [Douga (JP) but less used] / アニメ Anime (JP) (but technically means 'animation' in katakana short form)

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