I am tired of searching and not finding any result. Please help me translate this symbol.

Chinese symbol

  • Can you provide a photo or at least some context? – Stan Mar 21 '14 at 11:38
  • Close vote - Questions are off-topic unless prior research effort is clearly indicated – 50-3 Mar 22 '14 at 1:04

That might be a rendering of 忠 zhong1, meaning ‘faithful, loyal, honest’. This character consists of two parts, the radical 心 ‘heart’ and a phonetic element 中. It seems that the writer has allowed the radical to snake up over the top in an unorthodox way. That’s my guess anyway.

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  • Good call. I was gonna say 史+J – user3306356 Mar 22 '14 at 2:23

This means faithful of course. However the meaning one wants to express by writing this on his body (I bet you see this in tattoos) means "I'm a tough guy and I'm in a gang".

That's because loyalty has been regarded to be the most important virtue of gangsters. So a troop wrote this symbol on the body is a good one.

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  • That didn't occur to me - hopefully the OP will fill us in about context! – neubau Mar 21 '14 at 14:20
  • @user2619 LOL, yes, sometime it means gangster style! – Ave Maleficum Mar 21 '14 at 15:25

It most resembles zhōng (see image below) however, a better rendering or a picture of the typed character is needed to be sure.


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It means loyalty. And we often relate 忠 to 关二爷(Guan Yu), so you can see 忠 in many tattoos.

One of the famous tattoos is perhaps Allen Iverson's.

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