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Jan
13
comment Proper translation for “active table”?
W/W? What does that mean? Is your question about a restaurant or a database?
Jan
4
comment Chinese Dotted/Dashed Line font?
@tinysunlight, I followed your link, but where should one click to save the font? I clicked the big green button written 立即下载 (download immediately). But it's getting to a .exe file, what looks like a virus to me.
Dec
22
comment Is there really no unicode for “扌𬙙”?
Where did you find this character? It's probably a rare/regional (southwest) variation of other character, like 楞, 愣 or 塄? (Although the given meaning suggests something different.) Some characters have many different variations, and there are no Unicode for them all, it seems.
Dec
20
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Nov
15
comment What is the correct saying?
Oh yes, I forgot that. So it's more a matter of opinion. I can change the quote position and see what people think. Thanks for your help.
Nov
15
comment What is the correct saying?
Since the sentence begins with a 聞之曰, it's obviously a citation. So there must be a quote somewhere. And since I'm doing a translation, I will have to decide what is the probable right place. So it does matter, I guess.
Nov
14
asked What is the correct saying?
Oct
20
comment Is it easier to learn Chinese after learning Japanese or vice versa?
Great comparation with Latin vs. German in the English case
Sep
25
comment Is it correct to say '较出色‘?
@Meruemu, isn't 中庸 more emphasized by 孔子 than 老子?
Aug
27
comment Looking for a Chinese movie or anime with easy dialogues
Hero (英雄) 2002. You got both subtitles (english, chinese and others) at opensubtitles dot org. Have fun!
Jul
3
comment What's the difference between 圣人 and 神人 in ancient daoism?
That's it. You can talk about Nature. But nothing that you say about it, is Nature itself.
Jul
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Jul
1
comment What's the difference between 圣人 and 神人 in ancient daoism?
Yes, I prefer to translate everything. I'm translating Dao as Nature, and De as Spontaneity. I think those are better choices than "Way" and "Virtue", that doesn't mean a lot, after all.
Jun
30
comment What's the difference between 圣人 and 神人 in ancient daoism?
I don't like "sage" because it gives the idea of accumulation of knowledge, what is not the point here. And I don't like "saint" either, because it's been overused by monotheistic religions, and I prefer avoid contamination. Now if 神人 should be different from 圣人, I don't know. I'm going to do my translation using different words, but I'll explain in the notes that they all probably refer to the same thing.
Jun
29
comment What's the difference between 圣人 and 神人 in ancient daoism?
Thanks for the answer, Ringil. But don't you think that later daoist texts create a mysticism (immortality, etc) that was not present in the first ones (Dao De Jing and Zhuangzi)?
Jun
29
comment What's the difference between 圣人 and 神人 in ancient daoism?
Yes, it's exactly this part you quoted. And also in the end of that passage: 此乃神人之所以為大祥也。I'm translating to portuguese, but english will do as well. I prefer to translate 圣人 as "sensible (or reasonable) person", "pessoa sensata" in portuguese, to avoid conflicts with the critique of knowledge so fundamental on daoism.
Jun
27
comment What's the difference between 圣人 and 神人 in ancient daoism?
Thanks for your observations. I'm thinking of how to translate them.
Jun
26
asked What's the difference between 圣人 and 神人 in ancient daoism?
Feb
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Feb
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