I tried handwriting it in Google translate, but struggle to copy the characters. Please, help me! Thank you very much in advance!!


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    I think that translations of non-Mandarin literature ought not to be considered off-topic. They're usually too difficult for machine translation to handle, and there is an element of skill involved well beyond what would be necessary for ordinary working Mandarin. Nov 6 '15 at 14:58


A Tang poem (对雪) by 高骈 (Gao Pian), with the following meaning: Snow flakes are falling on the bamboo poles of the house, and I am sitting here watching the landscape turn white.

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    Thank you very much indeed! What a beautiful poem! I couldn't have translated it without your help. You are very kind. Thank you!!
    – Julia
    Nov 5 '15 at 21:14
  • @Julia in case you want the full poem: 《对雪》:六出飛花入戶時,坐看青竹變瓊枝。 如今好上高樓望,蓋盡人間惡路歧。 Nov 7 '15 at 16:01
Flying "flowers" of snow, each jutting sixfold — 
    as these enter our home,
we sit watching the green bamboo
    turning to trees of pale jade.

The square text on the bottom says "國韻製造 [manufactured by Guóyùn 'national in-tune']".

  • Thank you very much for your help!! Your expertise is greatly appreciated.
    – Julia
    Nov 6 '15 at 20:41

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