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Conversational in Japanese, with limited kanji-reading skills. Also interested in Chinese (Hanzi/Mandarin/Cantonese), though at a very low level currently.


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accepted Does 上嗨 work as a pun for 上海?
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comment Does 上嗨 work as a pun for 上海?
Even I do know that 你好 is the proper traditional Chinese greeting, not "Hi". That absolutely does not answer my question, however.
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comment Does 上嗨 work as a pun for 上海?
Thanks for the input... Indeed, everybody seems to agree that this is not a standard play on words (/hanzi). I am rather confident this is not a typo either, since I imagine it would have been caught long before it started getting shown on TV displays in thousands of subway cars ;-) It is possible that I misread the left part of the character, but I am reasonably certain that the right part was the same as 海, with something added to the left (otherwise it wouldn't have attracted my attention).
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comment Does 上嗨 work as a pun for 上海?
@BertR: It is very possible. I only caught a glance, while busy riding the subway... I thought I saw the word apart from the rest, but it's quite possible it was the ending of a sentence. Judging by the answers, it probably was.
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asked Does 上嗨 work as a pun for 上海?
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