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汉白玉 is translated to English as "White Marble".

Is that translation correct? Is it a form of 大理石?

And if it is a form of marble then is it a valuable, expensive form or a cheap form?

And is there an English translation of this form of white marble (just as there is Himalayan Marble and Carrara Marble and Calcutta Marble and etc.)?

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  • There's a dictionary called 辞海, which might explain such words. Dec 14 '18 at 0:03
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From the links on your post:

但制作雕像的白色大理岩也称为大理岩

(But the white marble that's for making statue is also called marble)

'white marble' is one kind of 'marble'

'汉白玉'就是纯白色的大理石

'Han white jade' is pure white marble

汉白玉 is not actual jade, but a marble that is pure white

Is that translation correct? Is it a form of 大理石?

is there an English translation of this form of white marble?

Search 'white marble' image and you can find many pictures that we would call 白色的大理石, but most of them are not pure white.

汉白玉 should be translated as 'pure white marble' and it is still a kind of 大理石 (marble)

There is one pure white marble image I found online. It came from Hanoi

Hanoi is in North Vietnam, neighboring China

云石(cloud stone = marble) is another name for 大理石

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  • Thank you so much. Do you know if this specific type of pure white marble has a name in English? And how valuable it is compared with other white marbles?
    – Johan88
    Dec 14 '18 at 2:16
  • @Johan88 Unlike other so call white marble, 汉白玉 is pure white, without other color mixed in. It is a very unique feature. I think you can just call it "Pure white marble." You see the link ' Hanoi pure white marble' . is named so base on where it came from. If it is from Yunnan, it would be called 云南汉白玉 (Yunnan pure white marble). As for the value of this type of stone, just search online, and compare the pure white marble price with color marble's price . You can see the difference
    – Tang Ho
    Dec 14 '18 at 2:36

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