Translate these Chinese symbols

by Chuchie
(Spain)


I have a picture of some Chinese symbols. I would like them translated into English. Do you know where I can send it? Thank you. -Question from Chuchie in Spain


Victoria's Answer:

Hi Chuchie,
 
Good news. They are Chinese characters.

But the second one is written incorrectly. The right way is “重”

Those first two characters, “尊重” mean respect. It is pronounced Zūnzhòng.

“乾” is the title of the fourth emperor's reign in Qing Dynasty.

“盛” is Golden age.

Thanks for your interest in Chinese symbols.

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Victoria



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What do these Chinese symbols mean?


I'm just trying to find the translation for this bracelet. I'm not even sure if its Chinese.... but I'd like to know what it means. Are they Chinese symbols and what do they mean? Can you help?

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Ni hao,

First of all, thanks for your interest in our website and Chinese culture.

Yes, all of the five characters are Chinese, they are 囍(xi), 禄(lu), 爱(ai), 福(fu), 寿(shou), and the meaning of each character is as follows:

  1. Chinese symbol for double happiness囍:Double 喜(xi), means both man and woman to celebrate the day of their wedding, it is used on happy occasions, especially on weddings. Here are two pictures for your reference:
    Chinese symbol for double happiness
    Chinese symbol for double happiness
  2. Chinese symbol for love爱:Love.
  3. Chinese symbol for fortune福:Bless, good fortune.
  4. Chinese symbol for officials salary in feudal China禄:official's salary in feudal China
  5. Chinese Symbol for longevity寿:longevity.


The last three characters are usually used together to show someone lives a very happy life if she/he owns fu(福), lu(禄), shou(寿).

They originated from the worship of stars in Ancient China. Stars were given divinity and a special and unique personality by ancient Chinese people (they were under the control of the feudal government). They believed that the three gods would bless them and bring fortune, money and longevity to them.

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Victoria

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What do these Chinese characters mean?

by Bob
(Oakland, NJ, USA)


Can you tell me what these characters mean??? I think they are Chinese... Thanks! - Question from Bob in Oakland, New Jersey, United States of America


Victoria's Answer:

Hi Bob,

Thanks for your email.

It seems that the picture was taken in the mirror. It looks opposite to normal Chinese characters. The two characters are “自由”, Zì yóu (pronounced Zi (as in zipper) Yo (as in yo-yo)) which means freedom.

Hope this is helpful for you to understand it.

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Victoria


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What Does This Mean?

by Devin
(USA)

Is this Chinese?

Is this Chinese?

Hi, I was wondering if you could translate this? My father and i are wondering what this says. I believe it is Chinese and it is faced the right side up. Thank you. - Question from Devin in the United States.


Victoria's Answer:

Hi Devin,
 
Thanks for your interest in Chinese culture. You are right, they are Chinese characters and were written in ancient Chinese (Qin Dynasty) -Xiaozhuan.

The three characters are 宣德年, Xuāndé nián, which is the reign of Emperor Xuande Zhu Zhanji of Ming Dynasty.

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Victoria



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The meaning of a Chinese symbol


I would like to know what this symbol means. Thanks.



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Hi there,

It means hatred or enmity.

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Is this bracelet Chinese?

What do these Chinese symbols mean?

What do these Chinese symbols mean?

I got this Chinese bracelet, but I don't know what it means...or if it's even Chinese?! I hope you guys can help me. Here is a picture of it. Thank you so much!



Victoria's Answer:

Thanks for your question and picture.

Yes, the characters are Chinese.

It says: "Hua kai fu gui, you yi chang cun," which means friendship lasts forever.

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Death of my mother

What is the translation of "My dearly loved and cherished mother, never forgotten, truly missed" to Chinese symbols...?



Victoria's Answer:

Nihao,

I am so sorry to hear that your dearly loved mother passed on.

My hearty condolences to you. May you have the strength to bear this great affliction.

The Chinese translation is "永远怀念您,我深爱的母亲!"

It is pronounced: Yǒngyuǎn huáiniàn nín, wǒ shēn ài de mǔqīn!

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What do these Chinese characters on scrolls mean?

by Christine
(Rhode Island, USA)

I need some Chinese characters translated please.

I need some Chinese characters translated please.

I have some scrolls that have Chinese characters that I am curious about. Can you please translate them?


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Nihao Christine,

The Chinese characters are "锦屏春暖",which we usually seen as "春暖锦屏."

锦屏 is the name of Jinping county of Guizhou province, located in the Southwest of China.

"春暖锦屏" means when the Spring comes, the weather becomes warm and bring warmth to the people of Jinping(锦屏)。

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Translate the Chinese Tattoo

by Denielle
(Trinidad )

This is the Chinese Tattoo...

This is the Chinese Tattoo...

Hi Victoria, I would like to know what is meant by this Chinese tattoo?


Victoria's Answer:

Nihao Denielle,

Those characters are “无可争议的死亡战士.” You can pronounce them as: Wú kě zhēngyì de sǐwáng zhànshì.

“无可争议的”means undisputed, and “死亡战士” means “death warrior.”

So the whole tattoo means “the undisputed death warrior.”

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What does this Chinese symbol mean?

by Angel
(Greece)


I saw this Chinese symbol a few days ago and I liked it. I have been searching to find out it's meaning. Could you please help me? Do you recognize it? Maybe it's not exactly like the picture. Thanks - Chinese happy face




Victoria's Answer:

Nihao Angel,

I wonder if the symbol was written or a picture taken by you?

It looks like "伐" in Bronze Characters. Please refer to the picture below and see if it is what you are looking for?

Chinese symbol for fell or cut down

The character "伐" has two meanings.

  1. to fell; to cut down
  2. to send an expedition against; to attack.


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Victoria



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What does this Chinese symbol mean?

This is my bracelet,all of the beads say this.

This is my bracelet,all of the beads say this.

Hi, I am Angie and my brother got me this bracelet but I have no idea what this symbol means or if it is even a symbol. I was wondering what it means.




Victoria's Answer:

Nihao Angie,

The bracelet is very beautiful! You have a very thoughtful brother.

It's a Chinese character "福 (fu)" which means good luck, good fortune. We also use this character as a lucky symbol for many traditional occasions like Chinese new year, moving to the new house, blessing for the newly born babies etc. This character can be printed, embroidered or engraved onto many different kinds of articles as a lucky decoration or sign that will bring good luck to us in our culture.

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Victoria



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Chinese bracelet translation

by Josh
(Spain)


I recently bought a bracelet which has Chinese characters on it. I've attached a drawing of the letters the characters. The first line are on one side and I believe are chinese characters. The second line has 2 very different symbols.

If you could translate any of these symbols I would be very grateful.



Victoria's Answer:

Nihao Josh,

Yes, the first line 光绪通宝 are Chinese characters.

Those two special symbols on the second line are Manwen, which is the local language of Man People, the ruler of Qing Dynasty.

As for the meaning, 光绪通宝 is the money of the Emperor 光绪 (from AD 1875-1908), usually those characters and symbols are only found on the currency of that time

I have no idea why these marks are on the bracelet you bought.

You can see an example of these characters printed on a coin here: Chinese coin

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Victoria

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What does this mean

by R
(Florida, USA)

Could you tell me what this means?

Could you tell me what this means?

Could you tell me what this means?


Victoria's Answer:

Nihao R,

This is Chinese character "礼",which means ceremonial observances in general; ceremony; courtesy; etiquette.

The meaning differs according to different characters it is used together with. The following are some examples for your reference:

另一种流行音乐颁奖礼是中国气象局奖。
Another popular music awards ceremony is the CMA awards.

一份来自小j的特殊见面礼。
A special delivery, courtesy of little j.

这是我给你的生日礼物。
Here is the gift for your birthday.


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Chinese Pendant Symbol

by Tom
(Lithuania, Europe)


Greetings. I would like to ask about a pendant I have, which I got when I was like 7 years old. I'm 20 now, and I want to know, what does it mean? (I hope it's in Chinese!)

Thank you!



Victoria's Answer:

Nihao Tom,

It seems like the Chinese character 安,which means safety.

Probably the person who gave you the pendant hopes you will grow up healthy and protected.

In order to make certain, you can ask the one who gave you that pendant.

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Victoria

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Are these Chinese Symbols on my rug?

by Greg
(California)

My rug from the 1920's

My rug from the 1920's

Hello Victoria, I have a rug from the 1920's with many symbols or images and I wonder what they mean. Do you know? Thank you.

Nihao Greg,

The vases and other themes for decoration on the rugs are called Bogu(博古), Ding, Zun, Yi, porcelain, jade, calligraphy, pottery, etc.

When they are used as a decorative theme, the symbols are named Bogu, commonly used in various crafts as decorative, generally meaning noble and elegant.

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Chinese Symbol

by Stephanie
(Texas)

I want a tattoo of the saying "To the moon and back" what symbol would that be?


Victoria's Answer:

Nihao Stephanie,

You can use the "永恒" as the tattoo saying "to the moon and back".

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Victoria

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Translate my Chinese Tattoo

by Maria
(Cyprus)

Could you tell me please what my tattoo means??

Could you tell me please what my tattoo means??

Could you tell me please what my tattoo means?? I forgot what it means because it has been long time since I had it done...

-Maria



Victoria's Answer:

Nihao Maria,

瑰(gui)means roses
龍(long)means dragon,it's the original complex form of the simplified Chinese character 龙。

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Victoria

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What do these Chinese symbols mean?

by Olga
(Ukraine)

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#2
#3

Hi, Victoria!

I have a picture of some Chinese symbols and characters. Could you translate it into English?

Thanks!
Olga



Victoria's Answer:

Nihao Olga,

In the picture #1 (it's upside down) there are two of the same characters, I guess they are a pair. The two characters are “的爱” and “的” is on the top of “爱”. The two characters mean “someone's love”, they might belong to two people who are in love.

In the picture #2,it was the design of the Jade pendant. There isn't any special meanings for the design, it's just a symmetric, decorative pattern.

In the picture #3 there are four characters: “康熙通宝”

These four characters appear on the Chinese currency used during the reign of Kangxi of Qing Dynasty.


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Can I use these Chinese characters as Tatoo?

by Pranam S
(Bangalore, Karnataka, India)


I am Pranam from India. I want to know the meaning and effect if I use"Fu" "Lu" "Shou" the Chinese Character's as Tattoo on my left arm. Is it good for me if I get these three characters on the same arm????




Victoria's Answer:

Nihao Pranam,

In ancient times, Fu Lu Shou were three great Gods, and Chinese people take them as symbol of good wishes in ceremonial exchanges and everyday life. Fu(福) means a good fortune; Lu(禄) means a good official pay or salary; and Shou(寿) means longevity or long life. All of the three characters have positive meanings, so you can use them as Tattoo and there are Chinese people who have those characters tattooed on the same arm. At my home, we have Fu Lu Shou statues as decorations because we believe that they can bring us good luck.


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Victoria



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