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What does this say?

peregrina2000

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I suppose there’s really no reason to post this in the Torres sub forum, other than that’s where I saw it.

These boxes were piled up alongside a very untraveled road, probably about 15 km outside Amarante. All of them had the same writing on the side. 62AABD4A-C98D-4DC5-AD4A-AABC7F58C83C.jpeg 97757BEF-BF0C-43F6-ADA5-6BE024B571CE.jpeg

Sorry to be so ignorant, but I’m not even sure what language it is, maybe Japanese? I’m more curious about what it says and why those boxes are here in Northern Portugal!
 
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mspath

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I did a little magic by taking a photo
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and then using Google translate.
The resulting translation is
( 70 ) 19 Then your 1528 ( 70128).
 
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mspath

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I did the same. I wonder why we got different results.
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I think your translation is more appropriate than mine!

If I use your translation ie
Hyosung (Gumi) sashimi Juyong-(Ju, Hyosung (Gumi) Ho, Nong)

Google derects the language as Japanese and for English gives

Hyo size g (gummy) Sashimi juyoungg (tree, Hyo size g (gummy) ho, nong)
 
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mspath

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With this translation whimsy I am totally confused. Maybe all these boxes contained gummy candies!!

Wondering what is meant recalls a old memory from half a lifetime ago hiking alone in rural Japan and knowing no Japanese I could only order by pointing (!!) and thus ate/drank only what I could see. Sweets were almost impossible to spot but containers of chocolate milk were often sold from small self-service kiosks which resembled mail boxes. Thus I happily 'had a few too many' chocolate milks every day to calm my craving for sugar.
 

mspath

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I suppose there’s really no reason to post this in the Torres sub forum, other than that’s where I saw it.

These boxes were piled up alongside a very untraveled road, probably about 15 km outside Amarante. All of them had the same writing on the side. View attachment 133321 View attachment 133322

Sorry to be so ignorant, but I’m not even sure what language it is, maybe Japanese? I’m more curious about what it says and why those boxes are here in Northern Portugal!
Might those boxes be used to pack a product from those nearby trees? There also a plant named Amarante perhaps this is cultivated here.
 
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It's definitely Korean on those pallets. More to the point, what's in the background looks like cork oaks, cork is headed to a company whose name and location in Korea is stamped on the pallets?
That might be so, although my first thought was that these pallets have been discarded following use. The numbers would indicate a fairly substantial delivery if that were the case, but the pallets might have been moved here waiting return or more permanent disposal.
 

wisepilgrim

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I agree with @dougfitz. It is unlikely that a non-eu pallet would be used for outbound shipments, let alone pallets from Korea. Then I did a quick google search and came up with this link, and now I can only imagine that these pallets were for a shipment of Korean wives.


I post this jokingly, but it is legitimately what came up in my search. Very bizarre.
 

Eddiebee

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They are not boxes. They are pallets. Goods are stacked on them and a fork lift can pick them up to load them for shipping.

Hyosung is a Korean Industrial conglomerate that makes many products. Possibly the most well known is the Hyosung motorcycle.
 

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I suppose there’s really no reason to post this in the Torres sub forum, other than that’s where I saw it.

These boxes were piled up alongside a very untraveled road, probably about 15 km outside Amarante. All of them had the same writing on the side. View attachment 133321 View attachment 133322

Sorry to be so ignorant, but I’m not even sure what language it is, maybe Japanese? I’m more curious about what it says and why those boxes are here in Northern Portugal!
Which side of Amarante? I'm in town now cycling south tomorrow (Thursday) towards Mesao Frio, I'll look out for the boxes / pallets. Richard aka Skinnybiker2
 
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peregrina2000

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Which side of Amarante? I'm in town now cycling south tomorrow (Thursday) towards Mesao Frio, I'll look out for the boxes / pallets. Richard aka Skinnybiker2
Hi, if you’re coming south from Amarante you will see them on your left at some spot on the little country road that connects lots of villages while a busy road is always above you.

Maybe you can figure out what they were used for. I think the two options are that either there was going to be an export of something to this company in Korea (which never happened) or Hyo-Sung sent a lot of boxes of some unknown products to Portugal.
 

WGroleau

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I think your translation is more appropriate than mine!

If I use your translation ie
Hyosung (Gumi) sashimi Juyong-(Ju, Hyosung (Gumi) Ho, Nong)

Google derects the language as Japanese and for English gives

Hyo size g (gummy) Sashimi juyoungg (tree, Hyo size g (gummy) ho, nong)
!!! It is not Japanese, it is Korean. Google Translate sucks compared to non-artificial intelligence, but it usually does better than that! But the mention of sashimi reminds me of a pet peeve. Sashimi is raw fish. Sushi is not raw fish, though sometimes it contains sashimi. (I don't speak either language, but I've studied both.) I started typing it (to avoid OCR errors) but the first syllable of the second line is missing a vowel. I stopped when I noticed that there is already a response from an actual Korean person.
 

WGroleau

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I agree with @dougfitz. It is unlikely that a non-eu pallet would be used for outbound shipments, let alone pallets from Korea. Then I did a quick google search and came up with this link, and now I can only imagine that these pallets were for a shipment of Korean wives.


I post this jokingly, but it is legitimately what came up in my search. Very bizarre.
Google software analyzes your behavior to give you ads for what you might want. I am an amateur linguist, and I keep getting offered women in countries where a language I work on is spoken. Even though I almost always use DuckDuckGo. (I often refer to Google as NSA's biggest competitor.)

But a word with two meanings is also possible. My friend who was born in Mexico has been in USA since he was five. One day he was translating for the police and couldn't figure out why the person wanted to "get rid of the "wives." Turns out 'esposas' is slang for handcuffs. (And "muñeca" is both 'doll' and 'wrist')
 

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