Questions tagged [simplified-chinese]

For questions about simplified Chinese (standardized in printing since the 1950s in mainland China). Not merely for questions which happen to be written in simplified Chinese.

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When 马 is used as the left component (e.g. in 骑), does the 一 héng stroke change to ㇀ tí?

I am thinking about the 马 character. I know that when you use 土 and 车 on the left in a composed character (like 地,场... and 较,辆 ...) the 3rd stroke in 土, and the 4th in 车 change from 一 héng to ㇀ tí. ...
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What does this beautiful Chinese lady and her (assumed) man sing about? [closed]

https://youtu.be/x5T5Bu-IZwo?t=12 It's ~3 minutes long, but you don't need to listen to/translate it all. I'm just curious as to what the song is about, especially what the lady sings in the beginning ...
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Cangjie code for Simplified Character 麦

Three resources indicating Cangjie codes pointed to QMHE as the code for麦 。Traditional 麥 (JONI) worked.Unfortunately this resulted wrong in two of the input methods I use Sugou any Google zhuyin/...
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Is 纟 obtained by simplification of 糸 ?

Neither纟 nor 糸 are used as words in modern Chinese, i know the word for silk is 丝( trad 絲). Many radicals in the list of 214 kangxi radicals have both traditional and simplified character, but that ...
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does 心 used for translation of the heart as an organ? [closed]

I would like to know which Chinese word is used when we are speaking about the heart as an organ, and not a feeling or the seat of soul affections. The most commonly used word :-)
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To display a correct pinyin in a web page what font should i use

I have the line <link href="https:/ /fonts.googleapis.com/css2?family=Ma+Shan+Zheng&display=swap" rel="stylesheet"> to display a nice font for Chinese characters, which ...
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How to ask what personality traits do you like in Mandarin

How would one ask "What personality traits do you like?" in Mandarin? I've seen it translated as: 你喜欢什么个性特征 but isn't 性特征 sexual characteristics? So I wasn't sure if it would be better to ...
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Chinese word well illustrated graphically

i am working on an interactive dictionary with common Chinese characters. I found the word 乒乓 pīngpāng, the Chinese word for ping-pong (table tennis). I consider the graphic of the association of ...
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Are there any two chinese words which can be used interchangeably?

I have been studying Chinese for a while, and what I find interesting is that no 2 words have exactly the same definitions. For example, 表扬 and 称赞 have almost the same meaning, but there will always ...
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不要说话 vs 不说话 (vs 别说话)

Currently on DuoLingo, and got this sentence: 我们看电影的时候请不要说话 which means: Please don't talk when we watch movies. My question: is the 要 strictly necessary here? Google translate actually gives a ...
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Can 起 be written in two different ways?

Whilst typing the character 起 on my Mac, I notice that the character appears differently, illustrated in the picture below. On some programs, the character appears with an extra stroke, on others it ...
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could you help to translate to English? “我以为文学可以踏过所有误解和隔阂,没想过会有人冲它不止一次举起刀” [closed]

“我以为文学可以踏过所有误解和隔阂,没想过会有人冲它不止一次举起刀” Could anyone help me to translate it to English. Not Google translator version, but sth poetic. Thanks a lot.
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What is the Chinese lady in this 5-second video clip saying?

https://streamable.com/e/n5fhft?autoplay=1 I finally cut it out, uploaded and asked about it after wondering about it for years. What is she saying?
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Can one chinese character represent many different words?

Take a look at this character https://www.mdbg.net/chinese/dictionary?page=worddict&wdrst=0&wdqtm=0&wdqcham=1&wdqt=%E5%87%A0 几 It has 3 meanings and has a different tone If it's ...
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What's the difference between 有 (you) and 的?

They both means have. In the song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk3VQoAKMUI 有 is used first in ni wen wo ai ni you duo sen. Latter it's followed by wo de qing ye sen Why use 有 and then use 的?
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Has “⿰面了” been suggested as a analogical simplification of 䩍?

I was looking at: 䩍. I figured there might have been an analogical simplification suggested that looked something like: "⿰面了". Zisea doesn't offer any variant characters. Baidu offers zero results for ...
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Why was 幸 simplified to 扌in 報(⿰幸𠬝) to 报(⿰扌𠬝)?

The simplification of 報(⿰幸𠬝) to 报(⿰扌𠬝) is slightly peculiar. The particularly intriguing area is in the simplification of the left-hand side, with 幸 being simplified into 扌. There is another ...
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我爷爷的全身很疼,他不能去游泳: Is this sentence grammatically correct?

他对我说:“我爷爷的全身很疼,他不能去游泳” Is the entire sentence grammatically correct? I'm not sure about "的". Should I remove it or just leave it?
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What is the equivalent in Chinese for निताइ (Sanskrit)?

The निताइ Sanskrit Shape (English: Nitaai) is used to practice visualization based meditation with origins in ancient India. Can someone kindly share the Chinese equivalent to be able to write Nitaai ...
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Translation English->Chinese for computer words

I would like to get the translation of the following words into Chinese Simplified. All those words belong to the world of computer. Basically, I want to get the same words as you would see in the UI ...
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親不見、愛無心 origin of this quote

「親(亲)不見,愛(爱)無心,產(产)不生,廠(厂)空空,麵(面)無麥,運( 运)無車,導(导)無道,兒(儿)無首,飛( 飞)單翼,湧(涌)無力,只有魔,还是魔。」 Where does the quote above stem from? I have seen it numerous times, even looked for it but could not figure it out....
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What if you learn all the stroke orders in the wrong order?

I started learning Chinese a few months back by myself but stopped as soon as I realized that stroke order was important part of learning the Chinese language I don't want to go for coaching and want ...
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What is the history of the character “耻”?

The meaning of the word is “shame”. I often encounter the version which is written with a 止, but sometimes I confuse it with 恥. It seems that the meanings of 耻 and 恥 are both the same, just that one ...
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What does this sentence mean? “千万比我不要更有格调!”

您好!Hello! 我是中文学习的初心者!:)I just started learning Chinese and yes, it is quite daunting haha. 我偶然发现此句子。“千万比我不要更有格调!”。(可能这个句子写的人不是中国人!) 我不明白意思的这句子。请帮助我明白! 多谢!
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What happens when you use the individual characters in 姓氏 and 名字?

姓氏 refers to surname, and 名字 refers to personal name. But I’ve heard people using the separate characters to talk about surnames and personal names. For example: 我的中文老师姓姚 林氏集团 (Lin’s Corporation, ...
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A Scroll which appears to be from 2004 signed 包德和

包德和 Bāo dé hé Longevity Scroll Which I think reads something like '50 Things to buy for an Emperor' Unfortunately I am still learning Chinese characters. Who is the Caligraphy Writer?
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How do you translate “misalignment spacers”?

I'm looking for the word for "misalignment spacers", which are mechanical parts for use with Heim joints (鱼眼轴承). Anyone know what they're called in China? Here's a photo. Misalignment spacers are the ...
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Is the visual similarity of the simplifications 華→华 and 畢→毕 a coincidence?

華 and 畢 are very similar, the bottom is the same, and only the top 4/5 of their strokes differ. Their simplifications 华 and 毕 are also similar, the bottom and the top rights are the same and, and the ...
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What are the earliest examples of “simplification”?

It seems that there are many "simplifications" in cursive that have existed for far longer than Simplified Chinese characters have. There are some mentions of this here: How do I find the rules used ...
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How are new Chinese characters created?

What is the process for introducing a new Chinese character with custom meaning? What are the rules, what is not allowed, what is allowed? Who is allowed to create one? How do you associate a sound ...
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Is there a list of simplified Chinese radicals?

Is there a list of simplified Chinese radicals? The radical 159 车 consists of 7 strokes, in fact it is its traditional version 車 which includes 7 strokes ...
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What does 利口耳丝耳 and 利口丝久 mean?

Here's a screenshot from the 1point3acres forums: it says: 利口耳丝耳 利口丝久 What does this mean? Is it a transliteration from English? You can also find phrases like: 利口 斯尔 利口 丝丝久 ...
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What is the meaning of 后 in ~分钟后?

What is the meaning of 后? For example, 我二十分钟后应该就到了。 I believe 后 means behind? I still don't get how 后 should be placed in the sentence. I thought it made more sense when it was, 我二十分钟应该就到。 How ...
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Translations of 主编 and 总编 in French

大家好, 我想翻译这些词。背景是一个杂志社的。 我知道 总编 就是 rédacteur en chef 可是 关于 主编 我莫名其妙。我早想到把它翻译成 éditeur 或者 éditeur en chef 不过我不太肯定。原来,对记者的专业词汇不太熟悉。因此,我需要你们的帮助。 若有人知道,就告诉我啊。 多谢!🙏
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Can anyone tell me what this says

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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Is there Chinese slang for sexual references?

Trying to figure out how to write Daddy in the sexual sense. Not the father-to-child kind like 爸爸. In America, certain slang is used during sex like "daddy", "papi", etc. To refer to the guy by the ...
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How to type a Simplified Chinese degree symbol on a regular English keyboard?

Anyone knows how to type a Simplified Chinese degree symbol (°) on a regular English keyboard? Thanks.
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looking for a chinese simplified fonts which unable to find under the default fonts in Words

are there free fonts for simplified chinese that I can download? I have some default fonts but not the one I want. I want to explore more fonts.
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What is the correct simplified character for Macau’s Taipa and Cotai?

Both Taipa and Cotai contain the character 氹/凼 in their names, with some saying that 凼 is the simplified version of 氹. However, I’ve seen 氹 being used in simplified scripts as well. So, which ...
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Empathy and Sympathy use same characters in Chinese 同情?

Any alternative characters to clarify the difference, as the English words and their Greek roots have different meaning. Thanks!
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What are the Chinese characters for the American English word “Dishonored”?

Related to the video game Dishonored. I'm not looking for the characters for 'Ashamed' or 'Insulted', words that would not work to properly describe in English the game title :D. Any other choices? I ...
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Can Speak - Can't Read

Good Day! I have an interesting conundrum - I can speak Chinese just fine (in fact I just took an HSK placement exam at the local Confucius Centre and was ranked at 4 for listening and speaking). I ...
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Can someone please explain this term/slang “问个P”

Is it related to this phrase: 问个屁/問個屁
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Chinese Teapot inscription [duplicate]

I am trying to find out more about this teapot, near the bottom there is an inscription in what looks like chinese. Thank you for the help.
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Chinese inscription teapot

I want to find out what these symbols mean so I can find an approximate age. I have no experience with Chinese symbols any help would be really appreciated. Thank you.
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Are there any fonts imitating the correct handwritten forms for Chinese students?

I am hoping to find some resources (hopefully open-source) that allow to type similar to style expected from Chinese students in mainland/Taiwan/Hong Kong schools. If anyone knows Japanese kyōkasho ...
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Need Help to Translate Please [closed]

Kindly help me translate these notes under a mouse :-)
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What were the tools that Chinese teachers could use in China, before Zhuyin and Pinyn

I am interested in any answer to that question. I already found a few elements in an old question here: How were Chinese characters taught to Chinese children before the introduction of pinyin? I ...
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Is there a breakdown of the simplification scheme into methods?

For the second round of simplification (actually, its second part), there is a scheme dividing the processes into classes by the method used, such as: leaving only part of the character that leaves ...
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What is this thing?

1 hour ago, my friend sent me a mysterious thing. Can you tell me what is this mysterious thing? Here's the mysterious thing: