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Old 04-01-2018, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by juniness View Post
酸辣汤 - Hot and Sour Soup

suān: sour
lā: hot/spicy
tāng: soup

The doubling of a word emphasizes it, as we might say something was so SO delicious. So... Lalatan reminds me of Lālātāng which could be thought of as hot HOT soup. (Not an expert, anyone should feel free to offer any correction if I'm wrong here.)

But in English it means 'excellent Boggle player'.
Now that you bring it up, that's probably what's going to come to mind from now one whenever I see the name. (I'm natively bilingual in English and Mandarin, though actually more fluent in Spanish than Mandarin these days.)
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