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

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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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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’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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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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How should I describe the Chinese chars: 阮天文?

My Chinese full name is 阮天文. When I introduce myself, some people want to know what the characters are, so they can spell my name. Does it make sense if I say 天气的天, 文化的文? However, I cannot think up a ...
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Brass & Marble Chinese Bring Money Tea Pot (Characters identified: 大明宣德)

Hello, What do the Chinese makers mark tell? Thank you.
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Website to look up chinese characters based on image in clipboard [duplicate]

For example, I saw this character. It's character shen Searching for shen in https://www.mdbg.net/chinese/dictionary?page=worddict&wdrst=0&wdqtm=0&wdqcham=1&wdqt=shen%0D%0A%0D%0A%0D%...
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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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An unknown, calligraphic Traditional Chinese character (Character identified: 常)

I'm a Vietnamese preparing to celebrate the Lunar New Year and have found this piece of decoration. I think the Chinese character on that is a Traditional one, pretty calligraphic and notably ...
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Is the symbol in the images a chinese letter?

Is the symbol in the images a chinese letter, and if it is, what does it mean?
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Friend was given a guitar with what looks like Chinese handwriting on it (Characters identified: 茶杏銅鑼)

Could anyone who's more knowledgeable in language confirm that this is Chinese? My friend knows Japanese, and he says it's definitely not Japanese (unless he's mistaken). If it is Chinese, could ...
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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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Can anyone explain what this symbol means? [duplicate]

Please translate this Chinese character symbol found on Chinese food bowl.
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Translation of seal script text (Poem identified: 元・譚處端《西江月・作伴修行未是》)

I've been trying to translate some seal script on a small piece a friend brought back from Japan. I've been using http://www.guoxuedashi.com/ and hanziyuan.net to guess them and think I ended up with ...
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Phrase said thirty seconds to mars from yesterday

What phrase is said at the beginning of this music video? There are no subtitles https://youtu.be/RpG7FzXrNSs?t=41s and here https://youtu.be/RpG7FzXrNSs?t=49s It sounds like he says mi shong ying ...
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Can someone please translate this picture into english for me?

I got this picture by a friend a days ago, but I have no idea what it says. It is not a good picture, but I hope someone on here will be able to translate at least parts of it for me. I do not know ...
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Can someone please translate these characters for me? (Characters identified: 柔道)

Could someone please–p l e a s e–translate this text on this piece of jewelry for me. I've tried so many places and apps to figure it out but I can't get the answers.
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What is written in this Chinese painting? (Characters identified: 寧靜致遠)

Can somebody tell me what is written in this painting? http://sino.ro/5976-thickbox_default/pictura-chinezeasca-simbolul-liniste-cod-b68-6.jpg The Chinese people selling this painting told me it's ...
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What does this sticker say? (Characters identified: 萬事如意) [closed]

I bought these stickers at a reuse store and I'm not sure what it says, and if the words seem fitting, I was going to put it on my binder I will use for my Mandarin classes.
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Paifang inscription on a gate at the Yellow Crane Tower (Characters identified: 江山入画)

I am having a hard time trying to identify a character inscribed on this gate at the Yellow Crane Tower. I think I have been able to identify the other three characters (入山江). So the character I'd ...
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Translation of “conscius” [sic] on stamp (Characters identified: 自覚的)

We got this stamp as a gift. What does the Chinese characters translate to? It seems too long to just translate to "conscius" [sic].
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Can somebody identify these characters? (Characters identified: 㸃㬹)

Could somebody help me identify these two characters? The meaning of the first one should be "point" or something similar, the second one looks to me like a combination of 月 and 爭, but I couldn't ...
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Can you help identify the artist for these Taizong horse rubbings? (Characters identified: 長安市隱李月溪手搨金石章)

Can you help identify the artist? The art was framed back in 1952 by the Jean Bohem Gallery in New York City. These are on scroll paper which is attached to something (cloth/ linen?) Beautiful ...
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Can anyone identify these characters? (Characters identified: 照菜科)

Can anyone help me identify these characters, I'm having a difficult time even finding the radicals due to the photo quality. Thanks!
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What are the characters in this seal script inscription on an ancestral altar? (Characters identified: 孝思維則)

Hi, this four character inscription is on an ancestral altar which contains two spirit tablets. I am unsure of the more modern equivalents of these characters and would be grateful for any assistance.
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What are the characters on this seal? (Characters identified: 李濟懋印)

What are the characters on this seal? Flipped image for easier reading:
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Translate identification mark on a Chinese bowl (Characters identified: 景德鎮製)

I am trying to translate the identification mark on a bottom of a Chinese bowl. I am almost positive the right two characters translate to "Jingde" but I can't seem to be able to figure out the left ...
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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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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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Can anyone translate this Chinese text? (Characters identified: 招財納福) [closed]

My friend has a statue and there is some Chinese text on it. Can anyone translate it to English for me. Also, I would like to know more about this statue, any links, history about it, anything.
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Looking to find out what this symbol means (Character identified: 涙) [duplicate]

A friend of mine has this tattooed on her back, she once told me what it meant, but I forget now. Trying to figure out what my friends tattoo means
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Can someone please translate this note to a friend? (Characters identified: 你是我的嘘声) [closed]

Someone wrote this to a friend of mine. Can someone please translate it?
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What does this tattoo say and where can I find the symbols online? (Characters identified: 寵命力) [closed]

I saw this tattoo and I really want to know what it says. I'm not sure if it's Chinese or Japanese. What does it say and where can I find the symbols online?
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What do these two single-character calligraphic artworks mean? (Characters identified: 忍, 壽)

My mother purchased calligraphy artwork with these two symbols many years ago and now I have them and do not know what they mean. They are lovely, but I'd rather not hang them in my home without ...
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Where can I find a list of commonly mistaken characters?

I want to quickly identify potential mistakes created by OCR software. Where can I find a list of all Chinese characters that visually look very similar and might often be confused?
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What does this painting's signature say? (Characters identified: 姜旗)

See picture below. It also has the letters J . Q
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How do I transcribe this WeChat snippet? (Characters identified: 你我当年) [closed]

Can someone convert this Chinese snippet into copyable TEXT so I can copy it. Thank you! I’ve been having hard time searching the characters on the internet 😢
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Can anyone translate this Seal Script into english for me?

I played this game called Sleeping Dogs that I really loved! It took place in Hong Kong and the main character Wei Shen has this tattoo on his arm that I thought would be cool to have. After doing ...
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Can anyone here read handwritten calligraphy and can tell me what this says please? It's on a porcelain plaque

Can anyone here read handwritten calligraphy and can tell me what this says please? It's on a porcelain plaque.
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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 ...