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

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Handwritten note in chinese (Characters identified: 阳台还有衣服)

A chinese visitor left this note on my door. If it was typed, i'd easily find the meaning. But it is handwritten! Would you guys help me to understand it, please? Thanks!
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Can any one tell me about the script or the seals please? (Characters identified: 藍鳥深竹 癸亥年 二月 興利)

I would like to know what the script says and also what the seals denote. The seals are red on the painting but I have changed the colour to make them easier to read.
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Is this the seal of Empress Xiaogheghdan, birth Mother of Qianlong Emperor?

This is a large seal, 4" in both height and width, found on a large Chinese Scroll. The seal seems to refer to the Divine Name given to the Empress Xiaogheghdan, the Birth Mother of Qianlong ...
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Translation Gaps On Comic Conversation : 1

As always: I appreciate any help provided. Thanks again. Background I am reading Doraemon (or at least I am trying to read it) and sometimes I can't quite see the character while other times I have ...
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Translation Gaps On Comic Conversation : 2

I have translated the following: 那可不一定 It certainly can not be. (*Hope this translation is correct) Here is what I have so far.. 三十分(?)從,大(?)會(?)吊(?) 來。 Thanks for any help to fill the ...
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Character Gaps On Comic Conversation : 3 [closed]

Here is the work that I have done so far. Thank you for any help finding the missing characters (I don't need the translations, per se but just seeing a clear copy of the character would be helpful). ...
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Character Gaps On Comic Conversation : 4 [closed]

I am learning Chinese by reading different texts. I have some problems recognizing some characters in this older copy of a book (the Chinese character is sometimes too dark to distinguish strokes and ...
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Character Gaps On Comic Conversation : 5 [closed]

While reading a comic book, I have some problems with seeing some characters in this older copy of a book (the Chinese character is sometimes too dark to distinguish strokes and scanning doesn't help)....
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Character Gaps On Comic Conversation : 6 [closed]

I am reading a comic book to learn more Chinese. I have some problems with seeing some characters in this older copy of a book (the Chinese character is sometimes too dark to distinguish strokes and ...
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What does this phrase in Yue Fei Temple mean? (Characters identified: 忠孝千秋)

Most of the phrases put up in Yue Fei Temple are easy to read, but this one is in Seal Script and I can't figure it out. I know the first character to be 忠, but the others I can't figure out. On the ...
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Can you help me identify the name of the artist on my painting? (Characters identified: 雲茜)

I inherited a painting which I think is on silk. I would like to know more about it. I think it was probably bought in the mid-twentieth century by my great aunt. I would love to know the name of the ...
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Need help deciphering this seal

Basically, it's a seal on a teapot, I'm wondering if it's legit in any way. The characters should be something like 'name+surname crafter'
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What is the name of the artist on this piece?

Could someone type the name of the artist in Chinese so I can begin research on this piece? I purchased a translation application that works well but it will not pick up words that have been written ...
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What’s the characters on this seal of the vase? (Characters identified: 景德鎮製)

Found this vase at home. There is a seal with some characters on it. Is anybody able to read the words? Thanks!
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Tips to remember the pronunciation of these words: 旅,斿,施,旋,族? [closed]

I often misread these words and got mistaken between each other: 旅 = Lǚ 斿/游 = Yóu 施 = shī 旋 = Xuán 族 = zú as each of them doesn't have related phonetic indicator that I can use as clue to remember ...
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I need help with an error message [characters recognized: 未检测到U盘1] [closed]

A device is showing an error message to me. It is probably about a flash drive or a USB-stick. I'm trying to copy data from the device to a memory card. At first I had errors with drive formatting (...
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Help translating artist names and signatures

I have a few pieces of art my grandmother brought from China in the 1980s. She and my grandfather were part of a group to canoe the yellow river and fell in love with the amazing country and culture. ...
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Please help identify traditional Chinese painting

I've inherited a Chinese cloth painting from my ancestors. I'd be grateful if you could help me know more about the artwork through the signature and seal. (Full artwork)
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What is this character and what does it mean? (Characters identified: 仁爱) [closed]

I've tried to find this character in dictionaries and by looking it up on Google Translate, etc., but I'm unclear- is it two characters or one? What does it mean? Thanks so much]1
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Interesting “bullet points”

For some reason WPS Office, when I clicked "bullet point", gave me this character: Does anyone know what this character is? When I try handwriting recognition, it can't seem to find it. Same thing ...
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Unknown Traditional Chinese characters on lacquered boards

I'm a East Asian preparing to celebrate the Lunar New Year and have been given these pictures of lacquered boards from my father. The first picture I suspect contains stylized Seal scripts. I cannot ...
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Help identifying this character in a friend's shirt (Character identified: 龍) [closed]

A friend of mine purchased a shirt with writing that may be in Chinese. Could someone help us understand what it says?
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What is the title of this song? [closed]

At the end of http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zyDqrkZxco8 update: the song title is probably on the 4th line from the bottom in the credits, but I cannot read it
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Meaning of these signs (Characters identified: 宁静)

Could someone please tell me what these signs mean, the OCR couldn't read them.
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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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Do the four Chinese symbols in the bottom-left corner of a Samsung battery mean manufacturing date? (Characters identified: 生产日期)

For the purpose of this question I'd like to know whether the four Chinese characters in the bottom-left corner of the i9250 Samsung battery really mean manufacturing date: Here, here or here are ...
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Could someone please translate this small writting for me? (Characters identified: 林盾) [closed]

It's very difficult to make out and I don't know for sure if it's Chinese (at least it should be) or some other eastern language. Having it translated to english would really help me out since I need ...
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Is Google Translate image feature accurate at this? (Characters identified: 金陵子弟來相送,欲行不行各盡觴)

I couldn't find a good translation for this since Google Translate with picture feature probably is not as good for such a long sentence So I came here: Google Translate says "Jingling children ...
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Translation and script type of Chinese calligraphy scroll (Characters identified: 高明配天 敬璧)

What is the translation of the text and seal on this scroll? What is the script type of the large main text? Initially I thought it was seal script since the characters looked quite similar to those ...
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What do these wooden sticks mean? (Characters identified: 天然香樟木 防虫,防蛀,防臭) [closed]

A Chinese merchant sent me a parcel with an ordered item and unrelated five similar wooden sticks with white ropes attached: I did not order those sticks and have no idea concerning the usage of ...
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Chinese Collage Pictures made with paper, bamboo & Feathers (Characters identified: 松楓 沈陽)

We have a set of 3 collages bought from Hong Kongaround the 1970’s. Do you know who the artist is please?
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Unable to find matching script for this artifact inscription

I need help getting this translated. I think it's a lesser seal or even Hong Shan era. Attempts to translate by myself have failed to match the script.
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Three Chinese characters (?) on the entrance of the History Museum of Ho Chi Minh city (Characters identified: 寶藏院)

Since visiting the museum, I've been very curious about these three characters (shown below). I've unsuccessfully tried to search it on the Internet. Their pretty calligraphic style is one of the ...
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Is this a rare/variant character (combining 米 and 団), or not really a Chinese character?

This character is on the label of a riceball sold at 7-11 in Taipei. I believe this kind of riceball is originally Japanese. It seems to be some kind of variant of 糰 / 团 but is actually composed of 米 ...
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What does this seal stamp say? (Characters identified: 石黑香香)

My parents have bought some type of ceramic vessel (plate, pot, something like that), which has the following stamp on the bottom: Armed with 米好 '-'’s answer on how to decipher seal script, I’ve done ...
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Identifying 紫砂壶 product description (Calligraphy)

I was gifted a 紫砂壶, and although I can read standard characters, I'm having a hard time piecing together this product description. Here is what I have so far, and I'm having to guess a lot: 五四三二一     ...
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Help identifying characters on a memorial coin

I recently got my hands into this coin No idea how it got here, nor where it came from, I've tried to identify the text with some chinese speaking friends but we are unable to fully comprehend. So ...
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What are the markings found on a purple clay teapot?

I am trying to find information on this modern? Chinese purple clay tea pot. Can anyone translate this for me? Thank you
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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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What language is this and what does it say? (Characters identified: 下角)

This is stamped on the bottom of pieces of a tea set (cups, saucers, tea pot,etc) my father bought for his mother during WWII. I believe he purchased it in Shanghai prior to 1945. Can someone please ...
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What is written in this satellite photograph? (Characters identified: 忠于毛主席)

What is written in Chinese at this location 40.449787, 116.548828 on Google maps? Tried using translators. But didn't find any feasible answer for this. I used Google translator and wrote these ...
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Please help translate my Chinese seal chop (Characters identified: 詩思妮)

While on a recent trip to Shenzhen, China, I came across a booth selling Chinese Chops. I had one made for me. The artist asked me to write my name down, CECILE, and he made me this chop. Since he ...
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Help me translate the red signature seal on this picture?

I inherited these pictures from my grandmother who bought them in China in 1980-81. I have had a difficult time trying to translate the red artist signature seals. I have tried image translator app, I ...
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What does my tattoo mean?

Sorry if my question is inappropriate, but I really need to know what this tattoo means. Thanks in advance!
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What are the six characters on this seal? (Characters identified: 漢高皇帝後裔)

What are the characters on this seal? The middle two seem to be 皇帝, but I can't make out the other four.
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What are the characters on this? (Character identified: 壽)

What are the characters on this? One seems clearly to be 商, but I can't figure out the one that seems to be facing the other direction. (larger image)
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Does anyone recognize the characters written here? (Characters identified: 天倫樂敘)

Does anyone recognize the characters written here? I've tried to figure it out but still can't understand what is written there, since I've just recognized the rightmost character, 天. It's a carving ...
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Can someone identify these marks on the bottom of a blue porcelain bowl? (Characters identified: 中王國 賈泊氏)

Can someone please identify these marks on the bottom of a bowl? 賈中 伯王 氏國
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Can someone tell me if this script is correct?

I'm trying to write in full cursive with my own personal style and this is one of my first letterings. I'm quite happy and I think that it does look readable, but I'm afraid that the two long line I ...

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