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On Mon, Nov 25, 2002 at 07:36:21PM +0000, Andreas Johansson wrote:
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> Speaking of Chinese food, Roger Penrose kills spends a clause in "The
> Emperor's New Mind" on idly wondering whether there's a hanzi for
> "hamburger". Is there? If not, what sign-combination do they use?
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I do not know what the hanzi is for hamburger (I am shamefully illiterate
in that area), but I do know that in Mandarin, a hamburger is called "han4
bao3". Obviously a phonetic transliteration; one can expect such
transliterations to carry humourous overtones.


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