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What is written in Chinese at this location 40.449787, 116.548828 on Google maps?

Tried using translators. But didn't find any feasible answer for this.

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What's the input you submitted to the translator? – TactMayers Aug 25 '14 at 8:41
I used Google translator and wrote these words 于 毛 王 床 and got this translation - Yu Mao king bed – Kunal Aug 25 '14 at 8:51
you forgot the 忠 - although a nice Yu Mao King Bed would be nice... – user3306356 Aug 25 '14 at 9:09
I just went there 2 months ago. The slogan reminds me of the fanatical time. – Huang Aug 25 '14 at 11:58
Sorry but I could not stop laughing... – zsf222 Aug 26 '14 at 13:50
up vote 13 down vote accepted

The characters read:

Zhōng yú Máo zhǔxí
  • 忠 means faithful;
  • 于 is a multi-use preposition which, to me, sounds a bit archaic/formal, and here means "to", but can also mean "in" or "on";
  • 毛 is Mao Zedong's surname;
  • 主席 means "chairman".

So this translates to "Faithful to Chairman Mao". By the way, if you give the correct characters to Google, the translation it gives is Loyal to Chairman Mao.

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This means we are loyal to Chairman Mao.

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It's not 于毛王床,it's 忠于毛主席 – user6269 Aug 25 '14 at 9:13
user6269 is right. Answer seems to be wrong. – Steve Aug 25 '14 at 13:17

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