Can you tell asians apart?

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what was your score?

0-4
25
16%
5-9
124
77%
16-18 (damn you're good)
12
7%
 
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Can you tell asians apart?

Post by kotaeshiranaihito » Aug 21st, '06, 01:32

Are you sure? Then take the test. and post your score.

http://www.alllooksame.com/default.asp

It's harder than it looks.
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Post by JKH » Aug 21st, '06, 01:43

It IS way harder than it looks! And I'm Asian! In fact, my white friend scored higher than me. *sob*
Oh well. It's hard to tell from a picture! You need to see how a person acts to REALLY tell!
But it's still fun to take the test. ^^

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Post by xhong » Aug 21st, '06, 01:54

OMG!!! it says I'm hopeless lolz I'm such a dimwit....sigh. :)

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Post by kotaeshiranaihito » Aug 21st, '06, 01:56

take THAT pokute, I officially have the dumbest and most brain damaging thread on this board.

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Post by Romance » Aug 21st, '06, 02:02

its in many cases easy to see the differnece between a japanese and korean for example. Cant explain how, but its easy to see the difference

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Post by ilot » Aug 21st, '06, 02:07

Their faces are confusing. They dont look like typical Chinese, japanese or korean at all. Too bad, even I, asian, cant tell the difference.
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Post by azazil7 » Aug 21st, '06, 02:10

Huhu. Really can't tell from the pictures. Unless you meet that person and listen to the language he/she is using, you would probably have better chance of guessing whether that person is chinese/japanese/korean.

Anyway, it was fun trying to guess. I got 7 correct. :(

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Post by yiuc1 » Aug 21st, '06, 02:12

only 8... damn that was :blink

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Post by kotaeshiranaihito » Aug 21st, '06, 02:16

It really is easier to tell in real life based on how they dress and act. Especially japanese people-I can always tell a japanese girl from a crowd.

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Post by PocketKiriyama » Aug 21st, '06, 02:16

wow i did pretty good

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Post by kotaeshiranaihito » Aug 21st, '06, 02:17

PocketKiriyama wrote:wow i did pretty good
how much?

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Post by Fieryshadow » Aug 21st, '06, 02:21

ilot wrote:Their faces are confusing. They dont look like typical Chinese, japanese or korean at all. Too bad, even I, asian, cant tell the difference.
yea its as if they took the less-common looking people or something...

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Post by PocketKiriyama » Aug 21st, '06, 02:25

I actually got a 12. It was easy for me to tell the Koreans apart
I can tell most of the Chinese and Japanese but some of them was very hard

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Post by angeizahoy » Aug 21st, '06, 02:33

this was hard, haha. i took some random guesses, cos usually, i can't tell anyway! but i still managed an 8, how about that, mwahaha.

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Post by BOGCHI » Aug 21st, '06, 03:14

WHOA! I've always thought I could tell Asians apart...
that thing was hard!

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Post by sooji » Aug 21st, '06, 04:03

That was so freaking hard!
I only got 8!!!!!
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Post by autuymnrain » Aug 21st, '06, 04:15

omo! that was hard indeed

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Post by allredndizzy » Aug 21st, '06, 04:25

I got 6! They said I was very bad :-( obviously I can't tell the difference :lol :lol :lol
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Post by khmai_kandi22 » Aug 21st, '06, 04:30

I got 8 right and it says I need a lot more work...... :lol :lol :lol

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Post by brown_eyes » Aug 21st, '06, 04:31

man! i thought being asian would give me a little help with figuring this one out...

HOW DID I GET ONLY 1 RIGHT?! ahahhahaaha oh man! I can't stop laughin
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Post by saigo_x » Aug 21st, '06, 04:37

Only 7. I guess that's not bad since I see some asian members did as bad if not worse. :P I seem to have done better correctly identifying the older people in the pictures.

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Post by rickt » Aug 21st, '06, 04:58

12 for me. yeah those people are pretty hard to tell..

you haven't mentioned your score yet, kotaeshiranaihito! :)

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Post by SunStar » Aug 21st, '06, 08:25

OMG...only a 6?... i thought i was smarter... geez...this really hurts my observing skill ego....
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Post by esper » Aug 21st, '06, 09:03

When I took the test I got a 10.

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Post by teddymonster » Aug 21st, '06, 09:14

yup they aren't the typical kind. i could tell one of them was japanese by his hair. usually you could tell a korean girl from any other asian, based on their face structure and eyes. it should've been easier to tell the chinese apart because koreans and japanese look more similar to each other than to chinese. but usually i can tell the difference.

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Post by Mich-Chan » Aug 21st, '06, 09:33

Whooosh! This is so freakin' hard... hehehe...

I only got 2! hehehehe.. my tummy is aching from laughing!

Considering I, myself is an asian!

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Post by hkgirl » Aug 21st, '06, 10:18

Ooh that was hard I'm below average I only managed 6. Hee!

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Post by Ceciel » Aug 21st, '06, 10:27

I got 11 :lol

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Post by ultrasoul » Aug 21st, '06, 10:53

I got 9.

I recognized more chinese faces and often couldn't decide between japanese or korean.

Generally it is not that easy to tell. I always wonder why some people think they can tell where we asians are from. And then they guess all the countries they know until I tell them which.

Happens to me a lot.

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Post by CraZyaH » Aug 21st, '06, 12:30

I got 7 XD!
I don't know why,but most of them looked Chinese to me :blink even tho I thought I could tell the difference :cry:
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Post by milleu87 » Aug 21st, '06, 13:00

haha i guess we're all average. i got 7

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Post by kotaeshiranaihito » Aug 21st, '06, 13:52

I got an unfortunate 5. I would've gotten higher, but I honestly thought the test was trying to double talk you so I chose different answers for some people who looked too obvious. What I want to know is, who got in between 16 and 18? And what was your score?

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Post by mimmi » Aug 21st, '06, 15:02

kotaeshiranaihito wrote:I got an unfortunate 5. I would've gotten higher, but I honestly thought the test was trying to double talk you so I chose different answers for some people who looked too obvious. What I want to know is, who got in between 16 and 18? And what was your score?
:lol I was thinking the same too, so I end up with only seven :lol, it's easier to tell apart in real life (person), especially those they just came from their country, because you hear them talking....but it's hard to tell apart from pictures :lol....

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Post by NoNameFace » Aug 21st, '06, 15:20

I got a 3. Baah, it was harder than it looked, maybe if they weren't making faces, it would have been easier. XD
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Post by angeizahoy » Aug 21st, '06, 15:21

omgosh, who got 16-18? you're 'damn good'!

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Post by BoX » Aug 21st, '06, 15:32

I got 4 right.

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Post by jademist17 » Aug 21st, '06, 15:41

this is kind of a stupid question and opens up lots of ignorance, especially when it comes to Asians and that whole "they all look alike" sort of racist stupidity. shoo, i cant tell white people and blacks apart unless i hear them speak in their accent or see their last names. :salut:

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Post by AngelGurl6 » Aug 21st, '06, 17:27

OMG, I got a 4 and I'm asian!!! It said I might as well toss a coin, lol, I'm so ashamed...That was hard. Maybe it's because I thought too much about it before I answered it. Oh well, that was still fun.

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Post by pokute » Aug 21st, '06, 17:56

I got 7, and I think that I was tending to err on the side of identifying people as Chinese for some reason.

I think that statistically, 7 is what you would tend to get if you just chose randomly, BTW.

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Post by liannejoy » Aug 21st, '06, 18:02

i got 15! ha! that was fun! :lol my mistakes were ALL with the Chinese! :P

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Post by crossvii » Aug 21st, '06, 18:03

I agree with Pokute. Got a 15 on that test, but I know in person I'll never be able to tell. I saw this guy at a store one time and thought he looked thai. He saw me and thought I was thai like him. Turns out he was speaking cantonese :crazy:

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Post by splur » Aug 21st, '06, 18:06

I only got 12?! I thought I was better than that... funny, I got all the girls right.
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Post by Nadil » Aug 21st, '06, 18:12

whaaa~ I've got only 6 XD

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Post by Karo » Aug 21st, '06, 18:47

I've got 9... hehehe... That's half of them...
Not bad!!! XD

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Post by NuttieNettie » Aug 21st, '06, 18:59

I only got 7... oh well that is average, I guess

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Post by kotaeshiranaihito » Aug 21st, '06, 19:11

Honestly, has anyone here got a 0 yet?

And who was the one person who got the 16-18? What was your score?

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Post by yieebo » Aug 21st, '06, 19:33

i took this test before, and i still failed at it lol, i only got seven correct, again! but you know what, why don't they do a similar test to see if people can tell where certain Europeans are from? i'll bet we couldn't guess where they were from either!

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Post by kotaeshiranaihito » Aug 21st, '06, 19:41

yieebo wrote:i took this test before, and i still failed at it lol, i only got seven correct, again! but you know what, why don't they do a similar test to see if people can tell where certain Europeans are from? i'll bet we couldn't guess where they were from either!
If you really want to, I can make a test like that.

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Post by FruitChaat » Aug 21st, '06, 19:50

haha, i got a 4, then again i'm desi, and i've always been horrible at telling east asians apart from one another =P
i have to be able to hear them talk [like thieir accent when speaking english, cuz obviously i can tell them apart from their own language, lol] theni can usually figure out where they r from
but some of the ppl in tht quiz... i was like they looked mixed, haha =D o well i will take my 4 proudly

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Post by tissa » Aug 21st, '06, 20:23

I got 9...well, I am pretty normal. ^^

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Post by Romance » Aug 21st, '06, 21:46

give it a thought - they all look the same people say. But its just the same here in west, we all look the same, would you be able to see the difference between a german guy, a french guy and an american guy?

period.

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Post by jjing » Aug 21st, '06, 22:09

wah.. i got a 6... they all look the same lmao -_-;

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Post by cammy_blue » Aug 21st, '06, 22:31

I got 15. I think the ones I got confused with was Japanese and Korean. It's quite hard though I believe.

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Post by KupidKilla » Aug 21st, '06, 22:46

I got an 11... ya it was harder then I thought as well. Looking at how they dress helps kinda haha...

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Post by KniteMare » Aug 21st, '06, 22:48

U people suck! I'm not even asian, i'm white and I got a score of 16. Geez I can't believe asians cant tell asians apart. It wasn't easy but it wasn't really hard. Come on people get ur eyes checked.

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Post by glace » Aug 21st, '06, 23:25

Come on, It's foolish. How can we really said if it's a chinese, korean or a japanese face?
I'm cantonese, and our face are quite different from nothern chinese face. Chinese people are mostly mixed, and when you said chinese, are you talking the Han people, Manchou that are many in the north of china, and korean also, without talking about the Mongol. Don't also forget that, many japanese are from china, by emigration.
Asian people are very open minded, we travel a lot and we are all mixed, more or less.

But, what was really funny, it's that they are making face, (Iol), but it's very hard in these circumstances to really see their face.

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Post by kukuri » Aug 21st, '06, 23:54

It was fun. I got a 9. :lol

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Post by alliemon » Aug 22nd, '06, 02:40

I got an 8. It was pretty hard, but fun. XB

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Post by Rakkie » Aug 22nd, '06, 03:03

I thought it was really easy...

until i got my results - 2 out of 18!!

strange because i have no problem guessing where asian students
in my classes are from, even before i hear what language they speak.

i think a test asking where white people are from would be much harder
(for instance, i don't think anyone except dutch people have guessed that
i look dutch)

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Post by Silvestre » Aug 22nd, '06, 03:13

wow...like all asian are from CJK...i actually can tell if i see them personally...photos arent that informative...

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Post by lilswtangel » Aug 22nd, '06, 07:05

10-15~ :)

i'm surprised they still have this roaming around. I took the same exact test a few years back, lol. :P
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Post by yieebo » Aug 22nd, '06, 11:18

kotaeshiranaihito wrote:
yieebo wrote:i took this test before, and i still failed at it lol, i only got seven correct, again! but you know what, why don't they do a similar test to see if people can tell where certain Europeans are from? i'll bet we couldn't guess where they were from either!
If you really want to, I can make a test like that.
sure i guess that would be just as interesting as this "asian test", but where would you post it on this site?

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Post by EdisonLiu » Aug 22nd, '06, 11:23

I can't really tell from the images, but when actually looking at them face to face i can.

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Post by itssmojojojo » Aug 22nd, '06, 13:02

i got a 7 :unsure:

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Post by cantiara » Aug 26th, '06, 13:50

I only scored 4... and it said I was hopeless.
But that was fun though hehe..

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Post by furikake » Aug 26th, '06, 14:26

Im japanese and It was pretty hard : 14 including some lucky points.
I could swear some of them are hafus or mixed with some other race.

I dont think its an insult. For me all caucasican looks the same if I dont see their clothes or hear them speak.

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Japanese, Korean, and Chinese is unfair...

Post by JohnnyNismo » Aug 26th, '06, 23:57

Japanese and Korean especially look similar in some ways due to hair and clothing styles. This test would have been more realistic if it threw in some VIETNAMESE and THAI...cant forget the South East AZNz....

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Re: Japanese, Korean, and Chinese is unfair...

Post by kotaeshiranaihito » Aug 27th, '06, 02:42

JohnnyNismo wrote:Japanese and Korean especially look similar in some ways due to hair and clothing styles. This test would have been more realistic if it threw in some VIETNAMESE and THAI...cant forget the South East AZNz....
There would a lot of 0's if they added in any of those. :lol :lol

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Post by garlicon » Aug 28th, '06, 23:00

it's tough....

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Post by elsiey » Aug 30th, '06, 16:57

lmao, I can tell better when they talk... x.x It said that I might as well toss a coin, lmao.

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Post by ~`Hazel~ » Aug 30th, '06, 19:13

I got 9. I guess thats okay considering i'm non-Asian.

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Post by whisperss_57 » Aug 31st, '06, 04:41

11~ it was So hard. i actaully had to stop and think. usually i can tell right off :|
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Post by eerorikki » Sep 4th, '06, 00:02

I got a 10. Usually I'm pretty good face to face, but one person really threw me off. I couldn't tell. Korean or Chinese?? It's been a mystery, but soon I will work up the courage to ask ahha

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Post by EJWorks » Sep 4th, '06, 01:43

I knew a preacher who use to tell me this joke.
"The best way to tell asians apart is the Japanese are rich looking, Chinese are proud looking, and the Koreans are the good looking."
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Post by junkiLUVIN101 » Sep 8th, '06, 05:38

hmm i did pretty good, 14

its VERY hard (and i guessed on a few) but it was VERY easy to tell which ones were korean....for some reason they have the same facial expressions, and japanese woman tend to have large eyes and more of a rounded face while the chinese tend to have thinner faces and smaller eyes....thats not always the case like with some of the ppl in the test....LOL..but for the most part it works.....the best way to tell though is to hear them. i can instantly tell the diff between the three languages (many ppl can) it just comes natural for us asain loving folk. my friends who dont like dramas always ask me how the hell do u tell the diff. but for the ppl like me....u know theres no explaining how. when its heard often it becomes second nature.

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