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When translated in Korean what does Daewoo mean?

October 03, 2003 12:13 IST

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When translated in Korean what does Daewoo mean?
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1. Which brand of scooter when translated into Italian means 'wasp'?
a) Vespa
b) Lambretta
c) Honda

2. Which popular car audio system company's name when translated into German means 'blue point'?
a) Bose
b) Kenwood
c) Blaupunkt

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The correct answer is Blaupunkt.
Blaupunkt, which means 'blue point' in German, refers to the quality control mark used by inspectors to identify the best products of the original Ideal Radio Factory. When customers began asking for radios with the 'blau punkt,' the name stuck.
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Blaupunkt, which means 'blue point' in German, refers to the quality control mark used by inspectors to identify the best products of the original Ideal Radio Factory. When customers began asking for radios with the 'blau punkt,' the name stuck.

3. Which brand name is derived from the word 'polar' suggesting coolness?
a) Polo
b) Minto
c) Chlormint

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Wrong! The correct answer is Polo.
147 Polo's are consumed every second. 19.5 per cent of these are spearmint. It takes the weight of two elephants to press a Polo mint. 38 million Polo's are produced every day! Polo was aggressively advertised in India as The Mint With The Hole.
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147 Polo's are consumed every second. 19.5 per cent of these are spearmint. It takes the weight of two elephants to press a Polo mint. Globally, 38 million Polo's are produced every day! Polo was aggressively advertised in India as The Mint With The Hole.

4. When translated in Korean what does Daewoo mean?
a) Great Universe
b) People's Product
c) Great Strides

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Wrong! The correct answer is Great Universe.
Daewoo was once a multibillion-dollar, globe-girdling enterprise with the name 'Great Universe.' That was before the South Korean company collapsed three years ago in one of the world's largest-ever bankruptcies. Daewoo's erstwhile chairman, Kim Woo Choong, wrote an autobiography called Every Street is Paved with Gold. For him they were, for he started life from humble origins in the town of Taegu in 1936. However Kim disappeared from public stage in disgrace after the company collapsed.
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Daewoo was once a multibillion-dollar, globe-girdling enterprise with the name 'Great Universe.' That was before the South Korean company collapsed three years ago in one of the world's largest-ever bankruptcies. Daewoo's erstwhile chairman, Kim Woo Choong, wrote an autobiography called Every Street is Paved with Gold. For him they were, for he started life from humble origins in the town of Taegu in 1936. However Kim disappeared from public stage in disgrace after the company collapsed.

5. With a presence in 27 countries, the name of which company means 'three oceans?'
a) Sanyo
b) Sony
c) Akai

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Wrong! The correct answer is Sanyo.
Toshio Iue founded 'Sanyo' in 1947. Sanyo, which means 'three oceans,' represents the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Indian oceans. In line with this, the company's global perspective encompasses an operating policy supported by three pillars: people, technology and service.
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Toshio Iue founded 'Sanyo' in 1947. Sanyo, which means 'three oceans,' represents the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Indian oceans. In line with this, the company's global perspective encompasses an operating policy supported by three pillars: people, technology and service.

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