I wasn’t sure if this belonged here or the World Discussion forum. Please move it there if it fits there better.
For you World Warriors out there, I was wondering if people knew terminology or general vocabulary related to fighting games in languages besides English. I imagine that this kind of vocabulary would be useful when talking to other people in an arcade and it would be possible to discuss strategy if your language skills were up to par.
As for myself, I’ll be studying abroad in China starting this week and I’ve been posting and reading on a Chinese arcade forum, so I picked up some vocabulary here and there. Nothing gameplay specific, but they’re just words that I would have never learned in a Chinese class at school.
I’ll share first:
??? - ji? tu b wng - Street Fighter (usually ji? b)
?? - qun wng - King of Fighters
?? - ti? qun - Tekken (literally from Japanese)
?? - yu x - game
?? - ji? j? - arcade machine or arcade game
?? - j? fng - arcade (probably are other words for this, literal meaning: game room)
?? - yo g?n - joystick
?? - n ni? - button
?? - s?n h - Sanwa
?? - j?ng ch - Dictator (literal meaning: policeman)
?? - ch? zi - Claw (literal meaning: fork)
?? - qun wng - Boxer (literal meaning: boxing champ, accurate, but interestingly the same word as KoF)
That’s all that I’ve learned and can think of at the moment. I’m also studying abroad in Japan later so I plan to learn Japanese terminology too. I’m sure most of you would like to visit a Japanese arcade one day. Does anyone else have any words to share in any other languages?