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TL;DR Long Answer From the oracle script to the seal script, character 龍 evolved from simple to complex. The seal script was already very similar to 龍. However later, variants (there were too many!) 𢅛 and 尨 appeared: Dictionary 集韻 (1037 AD) 古作[...]𢅛(帝+尨). The ancient forms for 龍 are [...] 𢅛(帝+尨) [...]. ...


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Read right to left, top to bottom. 富行揀選 樣券 富行 was short for 雲南富滇銀行 (The Yunnan "Fu-Tien" Bank), 揀選 meant "select, pick". 樣券 means "banknote sample". PS: Welcome to Chinese.SE. However, this kind of question is off-topic. Because Questions asking for translations are off-topic unless prior research effort is clearly indicated; we're here to ...


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They are Bopomofos (注音符号): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bopomofo According to Wikipedia, Zhuyin fuhao, Zhuyin or Bopomofo is a system of phonetic notation for the transcription of spoken Chinese, particularly the Mandarin dialect.


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If you're having trouble displaying the following characters install the Hanazono font. zisea 𬚆 𬚆 unicode码:2C686 zisea 𩫁 𩫁 unicode码:29AC1 拼音mao4 石 毛 doesn't seem to have much of a record as far as I can tell. No results found for “⿱石毛”. where ⿱ means top/bottom components in order of: 石(top) 毛(bottom) 𥎿 日 also ...


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射 was originally written 䠶, that is a body and an arrow, giving the meaning shooting. But 身 is here a phonetic component, which just happens to also have a symbolic sense. 寸 is just how the original 矢 has been distorted in writing. 短 is actually an arrow 矢 shot into a 豆, which is not a bean but some sort of vessel. Why it means short is unknown, but we can ...


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What you posted is 常 (pinyin: chang2). It means always or often, and with New Year decorations, can appear in combination for example in well-wishing phrases about happiness, fortunes, health, etc. Recognition might be difficult because this is not the regular script typically seen in print text, but is instead written in semi-cursive script, also known as ...


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I use Sogou input, there's a preference setting for it. And I believe many Chinese input have it too.


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海量 is a pun; a man with the ability to accept others' opinions, and someone who can hold as much liquor as you can pour into him. 淸烈 also, 'purity of heart' and 'strong white (distilled?) liquor' 芳芬 also, 'fragrance = a great reputation' and fragrance = 'well fermented booze'


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I agree with songyuanyao. But I want to add some more. The right column is 天朗氣清. It should be the title of the paint. 天朗氣清 = clear(朗) sky(天) and fresh(清) air(氣). The left column should be (I think) 五峰山樵. 五峰山 = a mountain in China. woodman = 樵. It is the pen name of the author. But I could be wrong since googling it gives nothing.


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穷 shouldn't be taken literally as poverty, instead, it is figurative exhaustion of one's talent; reaching the limit of one's capability. Also I am not sure 振 necessarily means becoming well-known, it could be simply hanging on steadily. Without further context I would interpret the sentence as The poetry he wrote showed no sign of exhaustion, why didn't ...


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This may be a failure of editing. 啰 is actually discussed in the 1986 Jianhuazi zong biao. According to the 1986 zong biao, 罗 was included in the first list of simplified characters, but 囉 was not. The 1986 zong biao deletes 囉, and makes 啰 its official replacement "by analogy". Your dictionary seems to fall right in this period. Could be the entry you cite ...


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I would recommend Google Pinyin which I use everyday: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.inputmethod.pinyin


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Solution for Windows 8.1 Go to Control Panel\Clock, Language, and Region\Language (Alternatively, click the downward arrow on the language bar (on the taskbar) to open the menu and click Settings...) Click Add a language Select Chinese (Simplified) Select Chinese (Simplified, China) Once 中文(中华人民共和国) is available as a language, click Options following it. ...


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OK, again in mac os x, go to system preferences⋯keyboard⋯input sources⋯press +⋯choose "chinese-traditional" from the left⋯then choose "pinyin - traditional", voila :) remember to check the "show input menu in menu bar", then you can choose the pinyin as input method, and type "out" traditional chinese characters. have fun :)


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On the wikipedia page for Confucius, in the "Misattributed" section, you can find this quote: Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Attributed on the internet but not found in print prior to an attribution in Aero Digest, 1949, p. 115


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It's a derogatory word. It's used to mock poems which abused name of the ancients and historical stories.


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You can use 已添加到语言菜单, which means (It) was added to language menu.


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Google Pinyin is another option for you. In Windows, switch your input method to Google Pinyin, and then use Ctrl+Shift+T to switch to traditional Chinese mode. Now you can type pinyin to get traditional Chinese characters. You can easily switch back-and-forth between simplified and traditional characters by using the same keyboard combination above.


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殸 led to 聲, but was not composed from 声; it's not like evolution to ever more complexity, sometimes a component is isolated from more complex forms. 声 has been used for a thousand years, if that is "traditional" enough.


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“華師大” I am using the simplified Chinese IME from Office 2010. This IME is mainly for simplified characters, but traditional Chinese characters also appear in its database. For an occasional use of traditional characters, you may have to scroll down several pages to choose a corresponding traditional character. For an occasional use of traditional ...


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I know it's late to the game. This does not answer the question, in fact, it circumvents it. I recommend sogou pinyin (搜狗拼音). There are both versions for Windows and Mac. By default it's set to the simplified Chinese, but you can switch to the traditional version very easily by pressing "shift+ctrl+f", f for 繁体(fan ti). And press them again to switch ...


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On the Pinyin language bar, click on Tool Menu > Options > Advanced Tab > Character Set to Traditional


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得趣 = technical term in Taoism. to find true meaning. Often used for the meaning (or pleasures), that hermits find in their surroundings. 朝退常歸隱,真修大隱情。園林應得趣,巖谷自爲名 Where are you getting the Yang family?


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Many of the keyboards available have loads of bloatware, ads and require an incredible amount of permissions on your phone. They sometimes come in installed sizes of nearly 100 Megabytes. This is why I suggest another option: Multiling O Keyboard. It needs next to zero permissions has swiping is free of cost and free of ads (albeit not open source) ...



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