Questions tagged [simplified-chinese]

Simplified Chinese is a set of Chinese characters standardized and promoted for use in printing since the 1950s in the mainland China.

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What are the original Chinese characters for the Chinese family name Suening in the Philippines?

My late grandfather left Macau, China to the Philippine to find work around the year 1918-1920. In my dad's baptismal certificate, my grandfather carries the name Leo Suening. It's also common in the ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there a website for generating xíngshū (semi-cursive script) from jiǎnhuàzì (simplified characters)?

Google Translate can be a useful tool for converting Simplified Chinese hanzi into Traditional Chinese — but I'm looking for a tool that will enable me to paste in a set of Simplified characters, and ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Need Help to Translate Please [closed]

Kindly help me translate these notes under a mouse :-)
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How do I say 'excuse me'?

So, I just found myself in a spot of bother. I decided to go to learn how to make some Chinese knots, but everything there was Chinese, so I had to speak Chinese. I understood the instructions that ...
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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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Why Chinese subtitles in American shows are relatively simple?

Every time I watch an English show with Chinese subtitles, it's so much easier to read the subtitles than in a Chinese show. What do you think is the reason for it? Who does the translations? Can you ...
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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:
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What are Chinese terms for 'androgynous', 'gender neutral', 'non binary' etc. to imply gender neutrality?

I’m currently working on a textiles project for University inspired by Asian streetwear subculture and my main focus is androgyny and gender fluidity with the aim to create a collection of unisex/...
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How did 葉 (leaf as in vegetation) become 叶 when it was simplified?

This is a spin-off question from this one "Determine radicals for simplified characters that lost their traditional form completely" where radicals for simplified characters were discussed. Now, the ...
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Can someone help translate 不枉 lyrics to English?

I have a general idea of the meaning of the song. And would love to read the translation. Here is the lyric for 不枉. =========== 不枉 水滔滔 天蒼蒼 一借東風頃到燒光 樹靜雲淡也是虛罔 撓起弓箭為著射穿怯慌 對酒當歌醉飲星光 相看一刻哪需多講 ...
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Is there on-line Corpus for Chinese language?

Like Brown Corpus for English: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Corpus
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App to learn stroke order and writing chinese characters

As the title says, I am looking for an app to learn stroke order and writing chinese characters. Ideally, the software would eventually teach me to draw a character (with my fingers on the touchscreen)...
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What are some backgrounds and references to obsolete simplified Chinese characters?

During the 20th century, two Chinese simplifications succeeded: the one in China, and the one in Japanese. There were also many abandoned attempts to simplify Chinese , including: First Batch ...
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Is there any font encoding the second stage of simplification?

Of course, it should not even be mapped to their original Unicode positions, they could be sent to Private Use Area planes, but is there any way to typeset the extra-simplified characters as ...
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Why do some Chinese characters have multiple simplified variants?

According to Unihan database some Chinese characters have multiple simplified variants. For example the Chinese character 鍾 have 2 simplified variants: 钟 and 锺 How it could happen? What is the ...
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Why is my translation different from theirs?

So, I was was reading something and they provided me a translation. Here's the first one: 我不想要你因为我变得消极 I won't want you to become pessimistic because of me. Why didn't it translate to "I don't ...
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Chinese vocabulary resources - 中文材料

I'm looking for websites that can provide me with a lot useful resources for Chinese technical vocabulary, glossaries and so forth. Some great websites along the lines of CTM, old terms, taoism, old ...
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What does the Chinese text on this card say? [closed]

What does the Chinese text on the card say?(https://i.stack.imgur.com/9sc92.jpg)
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Can a Good Listener Help Me Translate?

I am translating a paragraph from English into Chinese, going by a recording a native speaker made. I am trying to use the same characters that they are using in their spoken translation, but am ...
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Can I say 在..住? Why we say 我住在?

As far as I know in chinese sentences we should use adverb after subject and before the verb. For example: 我在上网聊天儿。 So can i say 我(S)在北京(adverb)住(verb)? Why do we say 我住在北京?
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Are there any original sources documenting the simplification process?

I am familiar with the most common ways characters are simplified, but sometimes I am not completely sure what the thought process was. For example, with 邊 to 边, 力 is not a novel phonetic component, ...
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Why Chinese use too many 错别字?

What do you do when your Chinese friend say something that you don't know? You will ignore whatever that is, pretending you got it and move on. Most of the time, it's not even your fault that you can'...
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can someone help me edit this essay about u.s. vs. china: college admissions

美国和中国的大学入˛取最重要地部分之一是标准化考试。尽管标准化考试在美国非常重要,但在中国更多。美国有两个标准化的测试选项。你可以选择采取任何你喜欢的考试。这两个考试遵循不同的规则,并基于不同的主题。对于那些喜欢英语和阅读的人来说,S.A.T.更好。对于那些喜欢数学和科学的人,他们会更喜欢A.C.T.。一些大学是可选的测试,所以学生甚至可能不需要参加考试。这个测试的学习时间平均为一年。...
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Any easy way to convert traditional Chinese to simplified Chinese on Mac?

I am using OS X 10.9.2, is there any easy way to transfer traditional Chinese to simplified Chinese? Like some apps? I don't really like using website to do this.
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Glossary Implementation

I am implementing multilingual glossary where we have alphabets and glossary content having title and description. Currently it is in english and I want to add support for Chinese. In English I have ...
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I want to know what's written in the photo. Especially the name of the company or maker [closed]

I want to know what's written in the photo. Especially the name of the company or maker.
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What is the difference between 台 and 臺?

What is the difference between 台 and 臺? 台 is both "simplified" and "alternative", 臺 is "traditional". 臺 seems to be the "correct" traditional form for Taiwan, but I've never seen it in reference to ...
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Why are traditional and simplified different in such small manner?

Well, I decided to tattoo myself a sentence in kanji. However, the good ol' google translator shows two slightly different things in the results, and I'd like to know why and which version to choose: ...
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Is the description for components of 条 correct?

During studying 条 character in one of the dictionaries I have found decomposition of this character to two components: 夂 zhǐ: to go 木 mù: tree; wood (Kangxi radical 75) I see the 夂 component but I ...
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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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Please some Help me translate this [closed]

I could not use Google translate because its an image. Your help will be appreciated.
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What does “三魂去了两魂半” mean?

It's used to describe an expression so I guess it's close to being shocked or frightened from the context it's used in but I don't really understand why it means that. So a detailed explanation will ...
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HELP!!! Can someone translate this image for me [duplicate]

I could not use Google translate because its an image. Your help will be appreciated .
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I can't think In Chinese, I always instantly translate what I am reading into English

I am not sure why, but whenever I read something in Chinese...I don't know how to say this, it just doesn't click, Every word I read is instantly translated to English, If I try to force my self to ...
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What font size for reading simplified characters on screen?

I realize this sounds like a very subjective question, so I will try to ask it very carefully: I'm learning to speak, read, and write Mandarin. A lot of times (particularly on the web or in e-mail) I ...