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Why Peppa Pig becomes Peiqi in Chinese?

Popularity 1Viewed 551 times 2019-1-19 22:00 |System category:News

Peppa Pig becomes a hit after the cartoon and especially the trailer of a new film spread in social media.

But the question is, how come Peiqi becomes the pig's Chinese name deriving from Peppa, do the two have close relation that we do not know? To my ears, they do not even sound close to each other in pronunciation. And Peiqi is also not the version of Cantonese or Taiwanese for Peppa either.

Will any expert tell us the theory behind this?

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Reply Report kevinruud 2019-1-20 14:04
Good question, what a shame all of the country are excited about a virtual pig created by English people. They won't give a damn to why the difference of the original and the translation.
Reply Report JimSlip 2019-1-24 17:36
So far I haven't received any explanation hereby or through the private message.

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