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Sorry if my question is inappropriate, but I really need to know what this tattoo means. Thanks in advance!

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    You had a tattoo but you don't know what it means.... how could you? – Tang Ho Dec 7 '18 at 19:45
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    Long story, I was 15 and the world was mine. Please tell me even if it's extreme stupid. – user20949 Dec 7 '18 at 19:53
  • 乔基 (adjective + noun) apparently not a standard single word, characters and their meaning can be looked up in dictionaries – user6065 Dec 7 '18 at 20:16
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    is your name George? – Archeosudoerus Dec 7 '18 at 21:34
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    see e.g. iciba: 乔吉 variant of 乔基, 乔吉 second character with 2nd tone instead of 1st Georgie [ˈdʒɔ:dʒi] n. George 的昵称; 释义 [男子名] 乔吉 George的昵称; [女子名] 乔吉 Georgia的昵称; – user6065 Dec 7 '18 at 21:38

乔基, I'm 95% sure it's transliteration for the name George. Also it looks a little bit odd to me since usually the transliteration would written as 乔治, at least in Mainland China. And that's a boy's name.

  • why not Georgie (Georgia的昵称)? (See comment #6)? – user6065 Dec 8 '18 at 6:34
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    Thank you very much, this tattoo really was meant to be George. 2 days ago in a company somebody asked me what does it mean and when I said George, they laughed and made fun of it, saying it couldn't be George because it's not a chinese name at all. This made me doubt too after all these years and thats why I decided to ask here. – user20949 Dec 8 '18 at 10:11

It is a transliteration of your name, and 乔生 is my Chinese (first) name. Although I am a guy, so this may go to 神秘德里克's point.


In the old Chinese meaning, this meaning "I am a high-level man".

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