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Has there ever been an English translation of 《輶軒》"Fangyan"?

《輶軒使者絕代語釋別國方言》has a couple of different names including《方言》and《揚子方言》. In English it mostly just gets called Fangyan. The entire Chinese text has been put up on ctext. As the first Chinese dictionary ...
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Differences between 知识,知,识,知感 and 认识?

“知识” 两个字我始终认为它是要分开来谈的,“知” 就是知感,“识” 就是认识。所谓 “知感” 就是别人告诉你、说给你听、要求你记住的那一部分。但只有这一部分是不够的,还要有认识、思考。 This is from the Standard Course Book of HSK5, chapter 22. I would appreciate if you explain the ...
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I am hoping to find any information available regarding this stamp (Characters identified: 福 日本館印)

This stamp is on an Enso circle that I purchased at auction. I'm hoping to find out any information that may be gleaned from it.
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Seal on vase identification help (Characters identified: 工藝)

This is the seal on the vase I’m trying to identify. The picture is of a bird and flowers. Thank you!
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Artist name and date of painting

What is the artist name and date of the painting? It’s ink on paper 7.5 in x 8 in.
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Can someone please translate this, I think it is seal script? (Characters identified: 天神貴者太乙)

I think this is a prayer in seal script but I have not been able to find the characters anywhere. Can anyone tell me what it says in Chinese and English? Thanks!
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Chinese seal on a spanish manuscript (Characters identified: 謨區查印)

I doing a research thesis of a XVI Spanish manuscript. But I find a Chinese seal at the beginning and at the end of the binding book. Could someone help me translate the seal or identify it origin or ...
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Need help identifying this signature chop? wondering about meaning, age, history? (Characters identified: 彝齋)

I have this beautiful silk wall screen with lilies, and would love to know more about it. I cannot can't find any information. Can anyone help identify the chop stamp please? wondering about meaning, ...
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Is there a clear linguistic explanation behind this mistranslation?

I'm an electronics hobbyist, so I'm no stranger to iffy machine translations from Chinese to English in datasheets and marketing materials. However, today I came across something that I'm not sure can ...
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We have inherited a container shaped like a puppy. It is signed in cursive script...can anyone tell be by who? We think it is Japanese

puppy container, possibly Japanese, signed
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What does 编制 mean?

The following statement made in both Chinese and English, which is confusing, is from a microblogger "英语正强老师" of China's social media platform Weibo.com. I want to know what 编制 means. ...
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can anyone translate any of this seal script on an old bronze please

Ancient Chinese Small seal script translation.
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Can anyone identify this mark? It is most likely not chinese based

Can anyone identify this mark?
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Classical meaning of 為 at the time of the Daodejing

I’m very curious 無為 should be translated. I recently heard that the usage of the word was “fake” at the time of writing the Daodejing
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artist ID and/or translation

any help with translation would be most appreciated thank you https://photos.app.goo.gl/EdwYUW1xTDVCEVTA6
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Would like help with translations of the seals on a floral artwork

There are three seals on the bottom right corner.
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Please Identify Painting Signature

I have bought these painting years ago but now I am doing some research to find out who is the artist and what is written in chinese calligraphy. Kindly help me with. Thanks Sachin
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I need help translating the inscription on this vase

I need help translating this inscription so I can hopefully date the vase.
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I need help translating a Chinese seal/stamp on a painting

I don't have the adequate knowledge or tools to translate the characters. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Art Translation on Gorgeous Pieces!

I came across a few pieces of Chinese art and purchased them all. One piece was called 100 Stallions and came in a cool box with ivory. I have these other pieces that I love but I have no clue what ...
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How to read this and meaning

Just want to know how to read and meaning of this.
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We have a silk embroidery Chinese painting and wondering if someone can decipher the stamp seal (Characters identified: 周爭煇印)

We have a silk embroidery Chinese painting: and are wondering if someone can decipher the stamp seal.
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I need help interpreting the signature located in the upper right corner of my silk painting. Can anyone help?

Can anyone interpret the signature located in the upper right-hand corner of my painting own silk fabric. I'm guessing that it dates to around the 1960s. I'm not sure whether or not the signature is ...
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Does anyone recognize this artist

Does anyone recognize this artist
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What's the meaning of the last part of this passage?

在 《影》 的写意镜头里,中国文化符号是晕染竹林烟雨,是八卦太极阴阳,其中的极致反差对比与冷凝窒息感,将片中角色的情感外化与人物的情绪内收双线合一. I don't understand the meaning of "其中的极致反差对比与冷凝窒息感,将片中角色的情感外化与人物的情绪内收双线合一". Could somebody please explain?
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Help to identify artist and the message (Characters identified: 梅幸 扇舍)

We recently were going through a relatives belongings and we came across this beautiful painting wrapped in handmade paper, can anyone help translate any of the symbols or point us to where we could ...
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Could Someone Help Me In Translating This Seal? (Characters identified: 定園)

Wondering about the translation of this seal on the bottom of this bowl. Thanks!
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I'm trying to figure out who the artist is on a painting. (Characters identified: on the seal 曹蘇斯 and the calligraphy 我心畫)

Had this painting for about a decade, asked for a translation of the text one reddit and this is what they were able to provide me. 我心畫 Ambiguous, perhaps "painted with my heart" or painted ...
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I need help remembering/knowing my Chinese name

So, when I (American) was in elementary school I went to a bilingual school to study Chinese and English. My Chinese teacher gave me a name, from my memory, that was 小酒 , putting it into Google ...
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I was told this painting was written in small seal script. I dont speak any chinese. Can anyone translate it for me? (Characters identified: 天光時來四景開拓)

I inherited this painting from my grandmother, so I don't have any information about it's origin. She lived in China around 1965 or 1966, but don't know if it was purchased there.
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Can somebody recogize the stye and/or meaning of the characters in the Image? (Characters identified: 壽)

This is the metal cover of the scabbard of a sword I bought in Chinatown Los Angeles.
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I have a nice Chinese silk? Painting - any info, price, year, meaning?

Can someone please help tell me anything about this? https://imgur.com/a/moXIY2g Thanks!
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Can you help me identify the artist and seal (Characters identified: 一青)

These came from my grandfather who fought in WW2.
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Will Dragon Boat Be Changed to Loong Boat?

Recently news reports in China said the English version of 龙年 lunar new year of dragon has been changed into year of loong, to distinguish the auspicious animal of China from the evil monster of the ...
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Can someone help decipher this seal? (Characters identified: 皇宮珍藏)

Need help deciphering this seal. It looks to be seal script, or older than Traditional Chinese. Found on the bottom of a Dragon Turtle figurine.
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What do these characters mean? I bought this vase at an antique shop

Bought this item at an antique shop
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Artist Seal Reading

Can this artist's seal be deciphered?
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Translation of a seal from a modern Chinese print (Characters identified: 榮寶齋製)

could anyone help me with the reading of this seal, it is from a Chinese print
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Seal script translation please (Characters identified: 老伴)

Hi, can anyone help me with this name in seal script, please? It's from a Chinese picture.
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What does this seal mean?

I found a beautiful thread art linen piece of art. This is the seal on it. I want to learn who made this art.
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Looking to identify a watercolour signature (Characters identified: 郭連訓)

Looking to identify a watercolour signature i just purcashed. 1989 made. any help is much appreciated.
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On the Chinese version of the movie "Braveheart"

I am pretty sure the movie "Braveheart" by Mel Gibson exists in a Chinese language version as there is a Chinese Wikipedia article about this movie. I would like to know about the official ...
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Hoping to learn how the artist is? Need the seal translated

I have a framed scroll painting and I'm hoping to find out who the artist is. I tried to research the seal but had no success. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
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Please help translate these symbols from a very old bronze pot

Please help translate these symbols from a very old bronze pot.. Any help would be much appreciated Thanks in advance
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About a chapter title from Adolf Wölfli's 简历

In the short 简历 (Lebensbeschreibung) of Adolf Wölfli (I don't know how the name of this artist is officially transliterated in Chinese publications - if you can help with this with a reference, it's a ...
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Help to translate signature and chop on scroll of Li River

Scroll of Li River with signature and chop. Would like to know what it says or artist. thank you
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Can anyone translate this picture for me?

I've been looking for an item for a few days now and finally found a picture of it with a label but haven't been able to translate it. This is as clear as I could get it. Any help would be appreciated,...
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what do these characters mean?

I got this box at an antique shop and it has these characters on it, could anyone translate?
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Why Pinyin's "声母" and "韵母" were translated as "initials" and "finals"?

Why Pinyin's "声母" and "韵母" were translated as "Initials" and "Finals", but not as "sound-mother" and "rime-mother"? What is the meaning of &...
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Writing on old handcarved stone teapot

Looking for meaning or interpretation of this carving on teapot.
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