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what "manga" means

Lotion

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...need some help on this one. I read that the artist Hokusai invented the word manga, combined by two chinese signs 'Man' and 'ga' - .. 'ga' means picture...but what does 'Man' mean???
please help!!!
 

NANGI

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Konnichiwa Lotion-san!

Yes, "Ga" means picture. And "Man" means "wayward", "willfulness", "haphazard", "random", "unrestricted" and "freely".
"Manga" means freely picture without formality.

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thomas

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Nangi-san, have you created that illustration? That's a fantastic job!
 

op3l

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the "Man" in chinese means "slow" or that's my understanding of it. But I don't think Lotion was interested in the chinese translation heh
 

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Konnichiwa Thomas-san! Op3l-san!

to Thomas-san
Yes, I created the illustration. Writing Kanji is not difficult to me, but English is more hard.:D

to Op3l-san
Of course Man(窶毒ク) has meaning "slow" in Japan too. But usually we use another Man(窶督? in meaning "slow".

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Nangi-san,
You've done agreat jod with that illustration. Btw, I used to learn Chinese, but now... I almost forgot that kind illustration. hehehehe:p
 
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