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Is 中文亲属名称 the correct translation for “Family member names in Chinese”(i.e. as in regard to one's family tree)?

Is 中文亲属名称 the correct translation for "Family member names in Chinese"(i.e. as in regard to one's family tree)? Anyone has a better translation?
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What is 越级挑战 in one English vocabulary form and if possible, also in idiom?

What is 越级挑战 in one English vocabulary form and if possible, also in idiom? I use google translate and it give me a ridiculous answer: the leap frog challenge.
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I would like someone to translate the writing on this plate in to english please [closed]

I would like someone to translate the writing on this plate in to english please
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How to say: “at three different sides of the room ”

I want to tell a joke where the teacher places three students at three different sides of the room. I tried like this, but apparently it was wrong: 老師讓他們分散在房間的三方。 Can you offer any suggestions? ...
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How to say “increase the food price” in Chinese?

学校餐厅的开支增加了,这样一来,餐厅就会 increase the food price. How do I say "increase the food price" in Chinese? Thank you!
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how to say “projected numbers” in chinese (mandarin)?

appreciate if someone can let me know how to translate the following into mandarin, thanks! "kindly provide me with the full year numbers up to october, we will use it to project for the full 12 ...
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How to translate “thread” to Chinese? [closed]

I found this word in Github guide, and I don't know how to translate it to Chinese.It is used in this context: Muted threads won’t show up as unread again until you are specifically @mentioned ...
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Which is a better translation for the sentence “Let's make a website for remote sensing and photogrammetry real.” which will be used as a slogan?

If I wanna translate the following sentence: Let's make a website for remote sensing and photogrammetry real. Let's all press "commit" button! Which of the following is a better one? ...
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Poem source and English translation - 愿无岁月可回头,且敬往事一杯酒

I am interested in this poem (shown below). Unfortunately I don't know much about where it originates. It seems to be posted frequently online but the original author / source is omitted. Mostly I've ...
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How do you express intention (for + gerund English structure) in Chinese?

As I've said before I'm completely illiterate in Chinese but I'm struggling to do some vital translations for my job. I am trying to make the following noun phrase in chinese: a proposal for ...
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Translation of 愿你出走多年,归来还是少年 [closed]

I came across this phrase. I am curious to understand it. 愿你出走多年,归来还是少年 When I translate it using a variety of online tools, I come up with something like "you would like to run for many years and ...
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Does this letter to our adopted Grandmother make sense?

I don't speak much Chinese at all and would like to write a letter to our adopted grandmother. Thank you for the help! Here is what I have: 曾祖母尊鉴; 我们想念你。 红红感冒。 我们会回来的,当时她是健康的。 我们爱你。 谨此 Here is ...
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Good Transliteration of the name “Chloe”

I'm trying to translate the name Chloe into Chinese that would be meaningful and sound the same as it does in English. The name Chloe is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Chloe ...
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The phrase “Brush Stroke Order”

This is my first post here and I apologise if this isn't quite the right forum for such a question - although I'm hopeful that it is. I'll be happy to edit and refine my question if necessary, or ...
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Sort by date translations?

I am translating my diary app to Chinese. In my app, there's a search feature that searches for the user's diaries. The user can adjust some search options. one of the options is how the search ...
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智渊别伤心爱兰可以帮你。 我们一起学习吧 in English please?

My fried wrote 智渊别伤心爱兰可以帮你。 我们一起学习吧 to me. What does this mean?? I'm so curious. I tried google it but gave me This weird answer. (Btw, his Chinese skills are not that advanced, so he might have ...
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What's the meaning of 登假 in old daoist scriptures like Zhuang Zi?

In the old daoist text Zhuang Zi, we see 登假 at least twice in the Inner Chapters (5.1 and 6.2). In the first part, it gives the meaning of departure and "going up" (to isolation in the mountains? To ...
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Proper translation for the exotic pets

exotic pet is translated on iciba as 外来宠物 VICE also translated it the same way in a video of theirs, also adding 外来物种 And my absolute favorite 野生猛宠 is there a common well known term for ...
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Essay “link” in chinese?

In my school they teach a PEEL format for writing essays. Point-论点 Evidendence-论据 Explanation-论证 Link-???? What is the "link" known as in Chinese?
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What does the Chinese symbols mean? [closed]

I'm trying to find a translation of the ankle tattoo on the photo below.
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Does anyone know the translation of this character? [closed]

What does this symbol mean? Does it even exist?
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What's the translation for Mammalian Two-Hybrid System to Chinese?

is there anyone who can help me translate Mammalian Two-Hybrid System into Chinese? I'm not sure is it 哺乳动物双杂交系统? Any help would be appreciated!
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What is the translation for 淫之以色,啗之以利,養之以味,娛之以樂?

淫之以色,啗之以利,養之以味,娛之以樂 is a sentence from 六韜 (six secret teachings), a book about strategies. There are 4 lines each containing 4 characters and the same pattern: A 之以 B, wherein A and B are semantically ...
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Is there an official translation for oleogustus, yet?

io9 There are five acknowledged tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and (slightly more controversially) umami. For awhile now, researchers have suggested the existence of a sixth taste: fat. Now, a ...
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Clash of brothers?

Google Translate outputs for: 兄弟鬩牆,二 the following: Clash between the brothers. I know it is naive to try machine translation for guessing the meaning, but can somebody help me get Chinese ...
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What should I call a capacitive touchscreen stylus in Standard Chinese?

I'm in China and would like to buy a stylus for the tablet I aquired a week ago. I tried to explain to several stalls at a secondhand electonics market in Guangzhou today what I needed and nobody ...
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Earth is a good place?

水善利萬物而不爭 處衆人之所惡 故幾於道。 居善地 Hello, it's from the eighth chapter of Dao De Jing. I have translated it to: the highest good is like water the good virtue of water serves all, but without fighting it ...
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What is few English translations for 吃窩邊草?

What is few English translations for 吃窩邊草? I cannot think of one formal or casual translation...
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Usage of “danwei” in english

Is the term "danwei" singular or plural? Ie, if there are several, is it several danweis or several danwei?
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Meaning of these sign [closed]

What is the meaning of this symbol? Is it even a chinese sign?
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How to say 'moved to [place]' or 'enrolled at [place] [closed]

I want to either say last year I moved to Leeds or last year I started studying at Leeds University.
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unix(apue) 高级程序设计理解问题 [closed]

下面是英文的干活: Second, whenever input is requested through the standard I/O library from either (a)an unbuffered stream or (b)a line-buffered stream (that requires data to be requested from the kernel),all ...
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How to say “用斜杠包围逗号” in english? [closed]

Is this sentence "encircle the comma using slash" right? Actually, I want to figure out this situation \,\ I doubt the word 'encircle' is not accurate.
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What is the English translation of my chop? Is it right side up? [closed]

I bought calligraphy supplies in a Chinatown and talked with the owner of the store. I told the person (who had her uncle carve this) that I was an artist/painter. I also told her my name in English ...
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How would we more accurately translate 那胸前凸起的完美弧度 (published translation: “perfect curve of the convex in front of her chest”)?

Reddit's /r/MenWritingWomen laughed at this awful-sounding description of a female character's appearance (original translation): Her long and thin eyebrows, water-like eyes, tall and beautiful ...
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Translation/meaning of 叫阮的名 song by 巫啟賢 [closed]

What is the meaning/translation of the song lyrics. I grew up listening to this song and it brings me great memories. However, I do not know Hokkien. If you are willing to share or point me to a ...
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木木 is there anything linked to a Chinese superstition with this double character?

Is there anything linked to a Chineses superstition with this double character? I am "going to" start learning Chinese because I met a lady etc. Her Chat has 木木 (may) her American name. I asked about ...
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How do you ask “Who is your dad” in Chinese? [duplicate]

I am learning Chinese on Duolingo and recently saw a translation of "Who is your dad?" as 谁是你的爸爸. When I used Google translate I got a similar answer. I have learnt (in the basics) that we put the ...
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What's the correct word division of this sentence?

I don't understand how I should understand this sentence word by word: 农夫过去一看. Without "guo4" everything is clear for me, since "qu4 yi2 kan4" means "to take a look". But with "guo4" I don't know if ...
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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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Help deciphering a young Chinese student's writing!

Can you tell what this young student wrote during my VIP Kid class? I wrote NiHao in red and he wrote the blue that follows. Keep in mind, there is an awry game of tic tac toe on the right in blue and ...
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Google translation of English subtitles gives other Chinese words - what exactly was said, what dialect?

I wanted to listen to the words as spoken by other person, but Google translation of English subtitles gave other Chinese words (by sounds). What exactly was said (Chinese characters), what dialect? ...
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Handwritten script on two scroll paintings

Could someone help translate what’s written on these two scroll paintings please?
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How would I translate “与君知”

Google translate his been giving me straight pinyin as a translation, and pleco doesn't have what I'm looking for. I got the definitions of each individual character, but I'm not sure how to put them ...
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Unknown meaning of a carving on the back of a Buddha statue (Character identified: 朱)

I hope someone could help me understand if this is something. Its on a Budddha statue I purchased.
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What does 到达境外经转局 mean? [closed]

I’m expecting a package from China and tracking shows the last comment as 到达境外经转局 Any help with this translation?
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Why does “these aren't the droids you're looking for” translate to 这些不是你要找的机器人?

这些不是你要找的机器人 These aren't the droids you're looking for. Chinese Class 101 Question: Why does "these aren't the droids you're looking for" translate to 这些不是你要找的机器人? I have two particular points ...
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了 in 我在这里两个星期了 / “I've been here for two weeks”

What is the precise function of 了 in the sentence 我在这里两个星期了 / "I've been here for two weeks" ? Is it a marker of completed action? Is it saying "already"? What does the sentence mean if 了 were ...
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What does 打着饱嗝 and 嫌缸沿脏 and 踩上去蹲在上面 mean in the novel 活着 p.7?

I've started reading 活着 which is supposedly a good book for new readers. However, I'm having trouble understanding this part on page 7 (my translation). [Warning: it's about poop.] 我爹走到了城里,...
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Seal marks on a little pot (Characters identified: 吳祥君)

Can I have help reading what these two marks say? Thank you.

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