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Old 7th September 2007, 09:03 AM
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它.cn (it.cn)

Hi guys,

I believe this is 'it.cn', identifying Information Technology
in China (?).

Normally, I would steer away from acronyms, particularly
those that are in a foreign language that I don't really
understand.

But can I ask, is this acronym still valid in China?.. Does it
have the same significance, or meaning, over there that
it does in the western world?..

Any advice on this would be great...

Cheers,

:-)
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Old 7th September 2007, 09:48 AM
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Re: 它.cn (it.cn)

Hi Blackopps.

This character means "it" in the same way this word would in English (but without the connotation which you are suggesting). 
e.g. Usage examples include... "It is something" or "It is black" or "It is wood" etc.
   
In Chinese there are 3 basic forms of "it" - two for people and one for other objects
i.e.

- 他 (= it / he - for males)
- 她 (= it / she - for females)
- 它 (= it - for other things)
Note: All are pronounced as "ta" in Mandarin Chinese... like "tar" in English... and it is actually quiet hard when listening to someone speaking, to hear / understand which of these 3 characters is actually being used in a sentence... therefore more often when someone is not referring to a person, they will use the noun it'self e.g. dog (the subject matter dictates which character is used in writing).

"IT" (as in the ascii form) would I think be understood by a lot / most English speakers in China to mean Internet Technology.

However, as far as I am aware "它" has absolutely no connection to "IT" as in Internet Technology in any way at all...
Except very indirectly in that, Internet Technology like any other non-living object could use "it" to replace it as the noun in a sentence...

Maybe others know something I don't (and can find a more direct connection)...

Given this I suspect this character will have very high hits on search engines (& probably reasonably high searches)... but commercially - what is "it" good for?

Hope comments are useful - cheers, Asiaplay
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Old 7th September 2007, 11:21 AM
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Re: 它.cn (it.cn)

What a great reply AsiaPlay, thank you so much for that.
I really appreciate it :-)

I hope u will let me know if I can help u in some way.

Regards,
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Re: 它.cn (it.cn)

Pleasure Blackops... glad comments were some use to you...

These questions are good actually - they get me interested in thinking about what I have learnt & getting back to learning a little more myself
and almost got funny typing "it" so many times... I am thinking someone could make a funny advert on this in Chinese and use this as a catchy IDN name (just little more "off the edge" is all).

Keep the "山" IDN... is a really good IDN I feel.

Cheers - Asiaplay
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Re: 它.cn (it.cn)

它 is nothing with Information Technology
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