2008 Douji Shangdou and Dadou Bricks

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Postby beecrofter » Jan 14th, '09, 18:56

http://www.panix.com/~perin/babelcarp.html

That link is to Babelcarp a very usefull tool that translates Chinese tea terms.

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Postby Wesli » Jan 14th, '09, 19:12

beecrofter wrote:http://www.panix.com/~perin/babelcarp.html

That link is to Babelcarp a very usefull tool that translates Chinese tea terms.

Not these ones... :roll:

Amy, Dadou -> Da Bai Hao, definitely not. And judging by the kanji, it doesn't look like the second one either.

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Postby Drax » Jan 14th, '09, 19:54

Okay, keep in mind I do Japanese. Chinese is new to me, but I have good online tools.

I have the Douji Shangdou brick.

Douji is 斗記; these are the symbols written in the ink/grass-style on the front of the box (and the "logo" impressed onto the cake).

斗 is a apparently a peck, or liquid measure.
記 means record, or measure

So take your pick of what that means. Measuring liquid.

Shangdou. This took me a little, but it's inscribed on the *end* of the box in red lettering. I'm sure this would be extremely obvious to those who speak Chinese w/o even seeing the characters, because....

Shangdou is 上斗

上 means upper, greater, superior
already covered the other one.

So Shangdou is the superior peck, or most likely just the superior part.

I'd have to see what the characters are for for dadou. Well, we should know what 'dou' is at this point. My guess is 'da' will be 大, which means "great, large, vast."

Hope that helps....

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