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

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Does anyone know what these letters mean?

I have seen these letters written in a particular way and I would like to know their meaning. I don't know if they are in the correct position so I sent 2 possible positions.
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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 these unusual characters alone in seals?

What are these unusual characters ? They are alone on each seal.
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What does this artwork say? (Characters identified: 湖岩)

I'd like to ask you for help me to identify this sign and stample. It should be painting on silk.
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Help Recognizing Characters on a Vase (Characters Identified: 錦山) [closed]

I have a vase with these characters on the bottom and would be very grateful if someone could tell me what they mean.
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Can you help translate the scroll seal (Characters identified: 神龍圖 嘯天)

I believe this dragon is about shinlong but I would like to know the artist as I cannot make up any of the symbols
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Can someone help me to read this seal (Characters identified: 熙熙春物見昇平)

This is a small bronze seal. Is this phrase from a poetic or philosophic text?
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Can someone help me to decipher this seal? (Characters identified: 君子愛人以德)

Can someone help me to decipher this seal? Edit: On the side carving I could read the date (辛未十二月 xīn wèi shí èr yuè: 12 1931/1991). What is the name of the carver?
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Can someone help me to read this seal (Characters identified: 江山如此多嬌)

Can someone help me to read this seal Many thanks for your infos about this seal. Here is the side carving, can you decipher it ? Seems to be a date and the name of the carver
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Can you help me to decipher these 2 prints from the same seal

These are the 2 sides of the same seal. One yin and one Yang
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What are the characters on this unusual seal (Characters identified: 令憲稽首)

Can someonne help me to decipher this unusual seal ? Many thanks Side carving of this seal
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I need help translating and orienting two signature chops (Characters identified: 精忠報國 忠誠衛士)

There are two chops. My name is Jake and my wife's name is Kenwyn (Ken-win). We believe the chops were created to represent our names phonetically in Chinese, versus using the symbology to convey an ...
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What these seals characters means? (Characters identified: 讀書志在聖賢 爲官心存君國)

I have this seal but i really dont know what means these characters, If somebody can help me to translate i would appreciate.
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Can someone read this unusual seal?

Can someone read this unusual seal? This seal is part of a set of 2 seals. The other one read 光 明 之 天 理 也, I think? I've posted an image of the other one below. These 2 seals seems related to the ...
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Can you help me to read this seal

Can you help me to read this seal. Is this phrase part of a poetic or philosophical text ? Many thanks for your translation and your findings. My seal is a bronze round seal , diameter 55 mm, high 42 ...
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Help me translate stamps on bowls and paintings? (Ancient Chinese, Japanese & Cantonese) [closed]

Im looking for help identifying 7 pieces of art (5 paintings and two bowls). I was advised sby a friends grandmother that some is ancient Chinese, Japanese and Cantonese but have had no luck ...
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What are the characters in this seal? (Characters identified: 白云長滿目)

Does this phrase comes from a poetic or philosophical text? Many thanks for your translation and your comments on this deal. Actually I had not too much problems with the 云 yún character because I ...
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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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Can someone please help me translate this chop/seal/stamp?

Back in 1994 my mother and I took a trip to Hong Kong to visit my grandfather, a US ex-pat, that lived there. She had this chop commissioned while we were visiting. Unfortunately, I don't have any way ...
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Can anyone identify these characters?

I would love some help identifying these two characters. These markings are on the underside of a porcelain cup, which is of Chinese or Japanese origin. Thank you in advance!
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What are the characters in this seal? (Characters identified: 拏雲心事人不知)

What are the characters in this seal? Does this phrase come from a poetic or philosophical Chinese text?
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What is this seal script character? (Character identified: 矦)

Can someone help me to identify this seal character. I have 3 others seals with this character, always in the 3rd position. Un the 3rd character it is slightly different but I think it is the same. ...
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What are these characters? (Characters identified: 牧者所愛)

I'm very rusty, and can't figure out the last character. Am I correct that the first 3 are 牧者所? Thank you so, so much!
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Does anyone know what these characters means?

My name is Javier. Im writting because i don t understand what a seal inscription would be traslated. if anyone could hel`me i woul appreciate very much. Regards.
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What is “⿰糹𠬝”? (Some variant of 级?)

Saw this at a store the other day: I believe the middle character's components can be broken down like: ⿰糹𠬝 I'm assuming it's just some variant of 级 but I can't find any evidence to support that. ...
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What characters are these? ⿰食㒼, ⿰兌皮

I encountered two characters I cannot find in any database. They are side-by-side compositions of two characters that I do know, but I have not been able to use the information to find something I can ...
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Chinese writings on this movie plane

I'm trying to figure what characters and what meaning is in the Chinese writing on this plane. This image comes from the first Indiana Jones movie, so it may be possible that there are mistakes in it, ...
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can anyone help identify the chop mark please and translate (Characters identified: 一切惟心艁)

I have a beautiful scroll given to me and am trying to find out the history of the seal
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Help with Chinese painting marks please

Please can anyone help identify what is written on this painting and the accompanying marks / seals please? I’ve tried to research this but the amount of information is overwhelming! Any help ...
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Translation of signature on family shadow box art (Characters identified: 賀壽圖 北海貝雕)

Can someone provide a translation of the signature captured from a shadow box picture. My dad bought it for my mum on their anniversary about 30 years ago but they have both passed away. The family ...
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Meaning of this word (Character identified: 緣)

I just bought a couple of tea cups which I think are Japanese in style, but they could be Chinese. There's some writing on the cups that I was unable to translate with Google: Does anyone know if the ...
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I am trying to translate the seal on a vase. please help (Characters identified: 蔣松林印)

Trying to find information regarding Seal mark on Vase.
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Chinese painting signature and seal translation (Characters identified: 羅鼎華印)

I have a Chinese watercolour and the scene is two birds with flowers. I cannot interpret the signature nor the seal and really need some help on this.
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Can one learn to comprehend Chinese texts while being unable to read aloud?

I've been enjoying the book Chineasy and it make me wonder if it would be possible to read Chinese without knowing how to speak it phonetically. Technically it might not be "reading Chinese" because ...
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Unknown meaning on ring (Characters identified: 东京喰种) [closed]

need to know meaning on this ring, was given to me by someone and could have significant meaning in a personal matter!! Please help
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What does the chinese lettering mean on my shirt? [closed]

I bought this shirt and now I'm curious what the Chinese lettering means. i tried to translate, but it is very hard. Can you help me translate?
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What does the lettering on my shirt mean? (Characters identified: 花樣年華)

My friend gave me this shirt, I've been trying to figure out what it means. Can anyone translate it?
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Help with Lishu character recognition (Character identified: 幾)

I am practicing some Lishu characters from Deng Shiru's "Master Cheng's Admonition on Seeing, Hearing, Words, and Deeds". There is one character I'm having trouble deciphering and can't find ...
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What are the seal characters on this white jade pendant? (Characters identified: 龍德)

What do these Chinese seal characters mean?
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Please translate the image (Characters identified: 虾炒饭(大)) [closed]

Can someone explain the symbol at the end... the symbol that looks like breasts?
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Can't translate this particular symbol (Character identified: 启)

I have this message on my Android phone. I tried to translate it using OCR tools and Google translate. But there's one symbol I can't find anywhere: it looks like "ṔA" (the 4th symbol at the top from ...
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Can anyone tell me what this jacket says (Characters identified: 盖世英雄)

Help i have a jacket here that I want to buy but I need to know what it says and the site does not provide that information
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Can someone identify the characters in this Seal Script? (Characters identified: 江上清風 山間明月)

I would love some help identifying the characters written on this stamp. I see that the 5th and 6th characters are 山 and 間, but I cannot identify the others! This stamp is the underside of a netsuke ...
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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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