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Can someone please help translate this?

  • What did you do...don't tell me its a tattoo
    – Mindless
    May 9, 2017 at 5:10
  • No not mine . I'll never get something tattooed that I don't know the meaning to. They told me if I guessed what it said I'd win 50 bucks . 😀 May 9, 2017 at 8:40
  • hahaah just saying its a pretty bad tattoo job, what is he thinking hahahaha, the words are like written by a primary school kid
    – Mindless
    May 9, 2017 at 8:55
  • and im pretty sure the last two are names, lesley and dylan, the first one could be a name or the meaning vortex
    – Mindless
    May 9, 2017 at 8:56
  • Haha yes I know it looks bad too, thanks for the help . 😀 May 9, 2017 at 11:35

4 Answers 4


It says: 渦流菜斯利迪化

渦 guo 流 liu 菜 cai 斯 si 利 li 迪 di 化 hua

I don't know what it is supposed to mean or why anyone would write that on their arm. Seems to say 'swirling current dish benefits/is good for Dihua'

迪化,dihua seems to be an old name for 乌鲁木齐 wulumuqi or Ürümqi in NW China

  • Can it be something meaning in Spanish ? May 8, 2017 at 23:41
  • Transalated in Spanish? May 8, 2017 at 23:42
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    – user4072
    May 9, 2017 at 0:39

渦(wo)[wɜː]流(liu)[ljuː] seems also a pronounce of western name, I guess it maybe Will/Willie/Willis/Worley or other name, most like Worley['wɜ:li].

the explanation of 莱斯利 and 迪伦 are quite nice by @Wol

莱斯利:Leslie or Lesley, a western name written in Chinese by its' pronounce. 莱(lái) 斯(sī) 利(lì)

迪伦:Dylan, a western name written in Chinese by its' pronounce. 迪(dí) 伦(lún)

渦流(traditional Chinese)= 涡流(simplified Chinese): eddy current; vortex; vortex flow (via Bing dictionary).

The apparatus finds some technical applications and is known as an "eddy current brake".


via Bing dictionary

莱斯利: Leslie or Lesley, a western name written in Chinese following its pronunciation. 莱(lái) 斯(sī) 利(lì)

迪伦: Dylan, a western name written in Chinese following its pronunciation. 迪(dí) 伦(lún)

  • its no necessarily eddy current, its more like vortex
    – Mindless
    May 9, 2017 at 8:51
  • Maybe you're right. We don't know the context. I'll edit my answer. thanks.
    – Wol
    May 10, 2017 at 0:26


means Chai Ser Li loves Di Lun

The 渦流 alone means vortex

Actually it part of the title of a famous song (1957) by Fang Qing Yin 方靜音 The song is 愛的渦流 "the vortex of love"

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