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Goku's name translation?


May 3 2004, 11:05 AM (Post #1)
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I have been questioning this for some time now I I still do not know what Goku's name means?I know that th e'ku' meant sky but what about the rest of it?Can anyone help me out atall?
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May 6 2004, 10:43 AM (Post #2)
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Hello people do you even reply to this forum atall now?
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May 7 2004, 11:17 PM (Post #3)
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Huh. It's either that or that nobody knows. (I don't know)
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May 7 2004, 11:28 PM (Post #4)
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The Japanese translation of the Chinese name Son Wukong, who was the Monkey King born of stone thousands of years ago in the Chinese legend, His Yu Chi (Shee Yo Ji) or The Record of the Journey of the West. The "ku" of his name means "sky"

o_o and i dont think "go" means anything
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May 8 2004, 03:32 PM (Post #5)
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Yes, Goku is based on the Chinese legend of the Monkey King. Hence the tail. Hence saiyans growing into apes.
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May 9 2004, 03:29 AM (Post #6)
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QUOTE (Wrath @ May 7 2004, 10:23 PM)
Monkey King born of stone thousands of years ago in the Chinese legend,


they made a tv show about that... called "Monkey" that show's pretty funny
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May 10 2004, 02:21 PM (Post #7)
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Yeah I knew the bity about the chinese legend but I wanted to know if his name meant anything.Part of it does and thats good enough for me.Monkey is funny as hell and has to has a least 2 fight encounters in each ep.
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May 17 2004, 05:38 PM (Post #8)
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go means five in Japanese.

Goku literally would mean 5 skies/heavens
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Sep 16 2004, 10:35 PM (Post #9)
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Aaah, but "go" and "ku" together means quite or very, as in quite a lovely sky...FEAR MY KNOWLEDGE!!! w00t.gif

This post has been edited by Iataru-san: Sep 16 2004, 10:37 PM
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Sep 19 2004, 12:12 AM (Post #10)
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u learn well, Hadagashi-oshiego...-.-
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Sep 19 2004, 11:11 PM (Post #11)
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Citra, there are much more than one definition for "go". The actual word for Go is not "five". Just as in english, there's something called "homonyms" but in a much larger quantity.

In Chinese Son is the last name of the character (From the legend... I watched the whole series while I was five - in chinese) and Wukong is a combination of two nouns, when put together creates another noun meaning "sky". Or literally "the space up there".
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Sep 20 2004, 12:37 AM (Post #12)
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there are many different meanings for goku, as a hole....look

Official defanition of 'goku'

def for 'go'

def for 'ku'

and for further refference:

Onnline English to ________(insert language) Dictionary.

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Sep 20 2004, 06:59 PM (Post #13)
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bigeyes.gif very interesting. I know all about the legends, but I never knew the translation for Goku's name. (Hee! I know of the legend because I recently read Saiyuki, and it spoke of it..) bigeyes.gif I heard that goku is a Japanese meal served with rice. *laughs* ^_^ at least now I have a translation that make a little more sense.
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Sep 24 2004, 09:31 PM (Post #14)
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Close enough. Monkey boy also comes to mind.
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Oct 3 2004, 04:10 AM (Post #15)
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