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Questions about the identification of Chinese characters, especially characters seen in photos and other visual materials.

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Need help reading cursive text

I've never learned cursive writing and I really can't read it. This is what I see so far: ()为的漫步海边 无忧无虑 自由自在 慢悠悠的散步 实际上的()海 And does anyone know the name of the font?
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Help translating seals, and phrase

I was wondering if anyone could help with the translation of this seal And characters, this are the only photos that i have right now. Thanks in advance
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Is anyone able to tell me in English what the read seal says on this painting, please! (Characters identified: 史達畫印)

Hoping someone can tell me in English what this red seal/ chop on a Chinese painting is saying. Is it it the artists name and what does it translate to. Thank you!
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Seeking help with the interpretation of this seal. Can anyone help me?

This seal is located in the lower left corner of my free hand brushwork painting and I suspect that it could contain the name of the artist. All help will be appreciated.
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Can anyone tell me anything about what's being said in the inscriptions and seals on this painting?

**This is a color and ink painting measuring approx. 15 x 19 inches. I think the script could be referring to the "Tian Shan" mountains but I'm not sure and I think the seal in the lower ...
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Can anyone assist with the interpretation of this japanese pottery mark?

**This mark is found on the bottom of a ceramic pottery tray believed to be Japanese in origin. Any help with the interpretation will be greatly appreciated.
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Can anyone assist with the interpretation of the symbol that is being depicted in this calligraphy artwork?

**This is a framed scroll painting that was executed by the artist "TIESHENG" as indicated in the oval shaped seal on the lower left. It measures 36 x 28 inches. The two seals on the right ...
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Does the character 䐀 mean "put a pearl in the mouth of a deceased relative"?

In a technology presentation, the presenter lists out several Chinese characters that gets printed out when there's an issue with how text is encoded: (Clicking the image below will lead to the ...
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I need help with the translation of this oval shaped seal which is located on the lower left corner of my calligraphy painting

This is an oval shaped, white character seal located directly below a vertical kaishu script quote. The painting is believed to have been done by a Zen Buddhist artist and also consist of two other ...
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Can anyone assist me in the translation of this vertical inscription and the oval seal positioned below it?

This text is inscribed to the left on my calligraphy style zen Buddhist painting. I guess this could be considered running script. There is an oval shaped, white character seal located directly below. ...
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Can anyone assist me with the interpretation of this seal? (Characters identified: 修心養性)

This is one of three seals of my calligraphy brush & ink painting, located on the lower right corner. The characters are in red letters believed to be Chinese. I believe that it could possibly be ...
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Interpreting characters from a painting

I received a painting as a gift and it was originally a gift from the 1940's. There are some characters on the bottom right and I was wondering if anyone could help interpret them? Thank you for your ...
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Help with signature and seal

I have a painting with this signature and seal, can anyone tell me anything about it?
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Can someone please help me translate the writing on my dizi flute?

I've always been curious to know the translation of this sentence but I've never been able to translate it
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Translation of this script to English please?

Translation of this script to English please?
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Translate Chinese Seals (Characters identified: 石渠定鑑 乾隆)

I am attempting to find out the seals of a painting I have. I’ve researched for many hours and am not able to come to any certain conclusions. Really hoping someone is an to help me.
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I need to identify two characters in a Blue-White Porcelain Calligraphy

Context. The porcelain is a large moon flat vase, from a private collection. The calligraphy is located inside a white rectangle, parallel to the mouth lip. The calligraphy is formed by 6 blue ...
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What is this character from a neo-Confucian commentary?

I cannot identify this character anywhere in my dictionaries. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I am perplexed by this script. I believe it is Chinese, be appreciative if it could translate into English and/or give further meaning. att image [closed]

Old ink painting with characters that I would like to understand and be translated. I have various ink paintings with plants, animals and humans but have never understood the meaning of the characters....
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Meaning of the Characters and Signature on Teapot

I recently found a red clay teapot (potentially a Yixing, but probably a fake) that seems somewhat modern, but I can't read the writing that's on them. Anyone want to take a crack at it? Apologies if ...
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Help finding unicode code point for compound character 任鸟?

I'd like to combine 任 as the upper part with 鸟 as the lower part. I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me to find the unicode character for this or help me type it on a mac computer. A ...
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I am trying to identify the seal on a vase, Any help gratefully received (Characters identified: 南宋官窑)

I am trying to identify the seal mark on a Chinese Yixing body vase. The characters are in what I believe to be seal format. I have tried using Google translate by hand writing but, the results I ...
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Identify a character?

This is on a gravestone in Toronto. I suspect it is the name of a place, but I cannot identify the middle character. I did a good job (in my opinion) of drawing it in the Chinese writing recognizer ...
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yixing teapot Mark translation please

I puchased this teapot and believe it to be Yixing but I would like to see if I can find out when it was made or the artist.
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I would like to know the translation of the writing on this ink stamp, to English please

From the research I've found on many websites, this trinket is an antique Chinese ink stamp/seal. It's included with what looks to be a writing utensil. The attached writing utensil is all the same ...
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What is this word?

I was cleaning my room and found this pyramid thing with what I would guess a chinese character (because I'm chinese). Tried to look it up but couldn't find anything.
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Can you translate this writing and red seal signature?

Here is an old ink on paper painting - can you identify the red seal signature and the text? Thank you.
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Meaning of míng

I'm new to Chinese as well as this forum. I would like to know what this means: I know it's pronounced míng, and I also know that the Ming Dynasty once ruled china. Does this also have some other ...
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Hello, I need the picture translated. Can someone help?

This picture is Chinese text on a pavilion in my city. I'm very curious to know what it means since there is little external information on it.
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Could you help me translate this picture?

I got this picture frame as a present from my family, but I also really like the image even though I don't know what it means. I tried to find its meaning with google translate, and other image based ...
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Can someone help me translating this?

This was photographed by a friend in Beijing. Cursive script is very hard, I can only recognize two characters (多 永). The character on the top is clearly traditional (i.e. not simplified), though the ...
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What does my tattoo really mean? (Characters identified: 媳自強)

Ive had it for over 10 years kinda forget. I think it means daughter and inner strenth? Its kanji if that helps.
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I'm trying to figure out who the artist is on a painting. I don't know if it's Chinese or Japanese (Characters identified: 新羅山人 秋岳)

This is a signature on a watercolor painting. I'm trying to figure out who the artist is. I don't know if it's Chinese or Japanese. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Help Translate Chinese Seals (Characters identified: 袁珮珞 玉芹)

I am trying to get a translation on the seal to determine the artist's name. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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What are the characters in this seal?

I've been trying to decipher this seal from a silkscreen painting by using guoxuedashi and other websites. I believe the first character is 林. The second looks similar to 鹿 but I have no idea. The ...
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Can you please help to read this seal?

Can you please help to read this seal? I have already tried this: Installed 說文小篆字體 .ttf font from http://www.guoxuedashi.net/zidian/xz/swxz.ttf And searched http://www.guoxuedashi.net/zidian/xz/ ...
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I have a hard time reading handwritten characters, and was hoping for some help figuring out this script

I cannot read handwritten Chinese and was hoping some kind people could help me figure out the characters on the bottom of a bronze. Thank you in advance.
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Meaning of seal (Characters identified: 媒體勇士)

I received this in a package. Hoping someone can translate this. Thanks in advance.
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What is the signature and red seal on my landscape painting? (Characters identified: 廣城作)

The painting shows a landscape with trees, boats on water, and a mountain in the background.
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Seal translation (Characters identified: 嘉雲)

Please help me translate the name of this artist.
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Does this building on chinese painting exist for real ? May the text which come along be of any help?

I am wondering if this building on a chinese painting is for real ? Or just if something close exists... it may be on an island and is rather cubic... I have nearly zero knowledge of chinese ...
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Can you identify the chinese writing on the bottom of a bowl?

This is on the bottom of a Chinese bowl:
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Can anyone help interpret this script found on a metal ink box?

Metal box, 6cm by 6cm and 3 cm high. I believe it is an ink box. It has a metal frame inside that holds a piece of slate. The slate is in the top of box and the lower part of the box is lined with ...
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Chinese caligraphy character recognition (three characters only)

I am curious what the sign in the following picture says. I am at total loss when it comes to caligraphic recognition, so I thought I would ask this forum for help. Thanks!
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Identifying mark (Characters identified: 胡窯)

Can somebody please tell me what this mark means? I would be so very appreciative.
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Chinese characters on original Art (Painting and Litho on Wood) I bought in China

Does anyone know what the chinese characters say on these pictures? I bought them in China while visiting a few years ago and everyone always asks me what they mean. I love them but would love to know ...
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What does this text mean?

I work in an Irish speaking school. There are no Chinese people or people of Asian ethnicity in the school and there are no Chinese language classes or Asian culture clubs or anything like that. Today ...
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Will someone translate these characters into English?

These are from an old scroll painting. I am trying to identify the artist.
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What could these characters i found on a robe mean?

I guess the first character is 福 meaning good fortune And the second character is 得 meaning to gain but i have no clue what the third character should represent. I not even remotely sure about my ...
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This is a seal on a porcelain piece. I am not sure if it is from China or Japan. Can anyone tell me what it says? (Characters identified: 大明嘉靖年製)

I am trying to read the seal script on the base of a porcelain piece. I am not sure if it is from China or from Japan.
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