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What does this tattoo mean in English? (Character identified: 真) [duplicate]

Its upside down I think in the pic.
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Translation of a painting's signature, ink + gold (Characters identified: 日本製略曆) [duplicate]

I am very grateful for helping me with signature on lovely Chinese painting, I have one more in my collection, judging by the back of it it has at least 100 years. It is painted with ink and gold, the ...
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Need help identifying what is written on the banknote [duplicate]

Can you please tell me what denomination this banknote is and what year? Thank you!
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What do these four phrases mean in English? [duplicate]

I infer from context that the red and beigey-yellow curves are labelled to the effect of "Confirmed" and "Suspected*" respectively. Can someone confirm this and also translate the main heading and the ...
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Can anyone translate the Chinese text on the picture attached? [duplicate]

Can anyone translate the Chinese text on the picture attached?
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What does this say? I need help [duplicate]

I've ordered a product from a chinese manufacturer and it has some specifications and I cannot understand some of it. I would apperciate if some of you guys here could help me out in translating it?
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Can anyone explain what this symbol means? [duplicate]

Please translate this Chinese character symbol found on Chinese food bowl.
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help to translate the Chinese script from this box [duplicate]

it's a tea box set that I need help to translate it to English
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Please help me find out what these letters mean [duplicate]

What do these letters mean, and are they from a store or market? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese

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How to look up seal script characters?

When we know a modern Hanzi, finding its seal script equivalent in a dictionary is not a problem. However, a more common case is that we have an existing seal script character we cannot identify, and ...
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What does 我们已经帮您踩过了 mean in this peculiarly translated escalator sticker?

I have this funny image which I believe says: 这块位置 我们已经帮您踩过了! I took this photo in Tianjin, nearby an escalator. Google Translate says it means: This location. We've helped you step over! ...
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Why 福 is often used upside down?

On Chinese houses, people often place scriptures for luck, health, wealth, etc. Often, they use the word 福 [fú] turned upside down, like this: What is the reason for it?
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What do these two characters on cufflinks signify? (Characters identified: 福 and 壽/夀)

I was given a pair of gold cufflinks by my grandfather who was in Shanghai 100 years ago. Each shows a Chinese character (Mandarin, I guess) and I would like to know what these mean. However I have ...
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Deciphering a seal on the bottom of a Buddha figure (Characters identified: 乾隆御製)

I have a friend who bought a Buddha figure on a Chinese market. On its bottom there is this seal, written in seal script, that has an original size of 1.5cm × 1.5cm. Any idea what it means? The ...
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