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Porcelain Mark Translation? [closed]

I've recently come in acquisition of some artifacts and I'm looking to learn more about their origin and history. I thought I'd start with the maker's mark. If anyone could help me out with ...
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Can anyone tell me what this means? [closed]

Sorry for bad drawing, I have been trying to find out for sometime without success. Thank you
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if 奥巴马 was a sentence in classical chinese, what would be its meaning? [closed]

if you look up the characters used to transscribe obama in chinese, you get the following: 奥 = mysterious 巴 = to long for 马 = horse a simple sentence pattern in classical chinese is: adv. V ...
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Official translation for “南繁”?

Is there an official translation for "南繁"? As in "南繁基地" and other "official" names. I've looked on baidu and other sites but have only come up with things like "south reproduction"... Edit: ...
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What does this Chinese symbol mean? [closed]

I am tired of searching and not finding any result. Please help me translate this symbol.
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How to say “How is your little daughter?” [closed]

How to say "How is your little daughter?"
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“某些事实被别有用心的人断章取义和利用” in English? [closed]

How do you say “某些事实被别有用心的人断章取义和利用” in English? How is the following translation: Some facts have been (断章取义) and (taken advantage of) by some (别有用心) 的人? Thanks!
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How to translate “nonsense” into Chinese with precision?

Sentences that are incapable of true or false are called nonsense, e.g. "quadruplicate drinks procrastination" or "Socrates is a man is a man." I want to say "The Chinese language is incapable of ...
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Help translating [closed]

Not sure this is the correct forum for this post as I'm not a student, but I need help translating this a error message I keep getting. I'm hoping it's Chinese. ...
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How to write in Chinese: She is an English speaking secretary?

How to write in Chinese: She is an English speaking secretary? My version is: 她是英文的秘书。
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How to translate “be mature” into Mandarin?

How do you say "be mature!", as in "grow up!" (a command or suggestion telling the listener to take a more adult, responsible attitude to the issue) "Don't lie to your boss about being late, just ...
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a translation request [closed]

I am preparing a toy example for my talk and it would be nice if I had this phrase translated to Chinese (simplified): "the wicked witch of Oz". Also, it would be nice if you could tell me which words ...
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Are there online sources containing example sentences in classical Chinese with grammar annotations?

I came across a site that is called zdic and holds explanation of characters, but unfortunately no example sentences like nciku for modern Chinese. Do you know of any source that contains sample ...
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Is there a single English word for “苦笑”? [closed]

“苦笑” is usually defined as a forced smile, a sickly smile, a wry smile, and a bitter smile. Is there a single English word that means the same or closest to “苦笑”? Thanks!
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Can someone translate this chinese letter? [closed]

I received this letter from my crush. Please help me translate this.
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Can someone translate sentance from english to chinese? [closed]

If there was a price for my love, you could never afford it.
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English text to it's “online slang” equivalent [closed]

I'm looking for the translation of 28 short sentences to their "online" equivalent which can not be found by simply using a dictionary (The big text is mostly context clarification) The forms that ...
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I need someone to translate this image please [closed]

This is a picture of a message on someone's wall that I took a while ago and I cannot figure out the meaning.