Forum for Chinese Go Terms
Duan vs Dan [#1483]
: Duan vs Dan
(2008-07-11 22:47) [#4880]
While discussing the different Japanese Go terms v. Chinese Weiqi terms with a friend from China, I'm unsure if there's an equivalent term for the 1 dan amateur rank. It sounds like the Duan term refers to a 1p and Ji refers to Kyu level players. Can anyone confirm or clarify this point?
: Re: Duan vs Dan
(2008-07-11 23:01) [#4883]
段 (duan4) = dan, 级 (ji2) = kyu.
Whether 段 refers to professional dan or amateur dan, depends on context. Similar comment for 级.
(Yes, there is such a term "professional kyu". I have seen it used to describe the difficulty of problems.)
18.104.22.168: Re: Duan vs Dan
(2008-07-12 00:22) [#4884]
John F. That will likely just mean "pro class" and have nothing to do with rankings.
22.214.171.124: Re: Duan vs Dan
(2016-04-10 12:40) [#10709]
This is years old, but as I have something to add I will :)
Usually China distinguishes between amateur rank and professional rank by using character instead of number for the dan rank. (e.g. 三段 = 3p, 3段 = 3d).