I am reading a construction plan from a Chinese contractor. The following word was not translated to English and I cannot understand it. I cannot copy it also because it was saved as image.

What does it say? Thank you. I found this in the electrical equipment schedule.

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another one is below: Look like the one says "phase" (electrical term). Am I right?

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  • 三相五线 three phase five wire (system)
    – xenophōn
    Sep 26, 2017 at 17:59
  • 漏保 is short form of 漏电保护器, the leakage protector.
    – xenophōn
    Sep 26, 2017 at 18:00
  • 天花检修口 ceiling access hole
    – xenophōn
    Sep 27, 2017 at 14:57
  • 配电箱 distributor box
    – xenophōn
    Sep 27, 2017 at 15:19
  • It said: "Please hire a translator."
    – Kevman
    Sep 29, 2017 at 5:48

3 Answers 3


天花 is short for 天花板 (ceiling)

檢 means 檢查 (inspect)

修 means 修理 (repair)

囗 (mouth) refers to 'opening'. In construction term, it means "access panel"

天花檢修口 Means 'ceiling maintaiance access panel"

配電箱 means ' electricity distribution box'

漏保 is short for 漏電保險掣 (circuit breaker)

  • Wow, that was fast and complete. Thank you. I added something, can you please add?
    – Jem Eripol
    Sep 25, 2017 at 3:45
  • Thank you so much. :) looks like the drawing is from the distribution box towards the distribution lines.
    – Jem Eripol
    Sep 25, 2017 at 3:51

天花 is short for 天花板(not 版)

Comparison table:

Simplified Chinese <----> Traditional Chinese




  • ah, I made a typo.
    – Tang Ho
    Sep 25, 2017 at 9:58
  • No problems, sir. Thank you for replying and noting that. :)
    – Jem Eripol
    Sep 25, 2017 at 11:15

FYI, for your future translations, google translate allows you to draw characters with your mouse. You just have to copy the strokes even if you don't understand them.

  • Thank you for this, I didn't know this is possible.
    – Jem Eripol
    Sep 27, 2017 at 0:19

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