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help translating complex sentence [closed]

there are some sentences, I can not understand here are: 1) 为什么一有缺憾就拼命去补足? 2) 这个圆满就有了缺憾;但正因缺憾,未来就有了无限的转机,无限的可能性, these two sentences I dont understand can you translate and explain?
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Can anyone tell me what this means? [closed]

Sorry for bad drawing, I have been trying to find out for sometime without success. Thank you
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English text from chinese author - What does “It will be better to …” mean

I am trying to read a research paper from a Chinese research group (written in english). The author is frequently using the phrase "It will be better to ...", and I am having a hard time to understand ...
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Can someone translate this message?

Someone sent me this: 所有这些塑料袋都来自于周边非洲国家,因为他们经常应用这种黑色袋子。 And when I translated it sounded offensive.
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What does this sentence 我是足不出户的半宅体 mean? [closed]

Can somebody help me to translate this sentence 我是足不出户的半宅体? using dictionary, I can guess it describes a person who doesn't want to leave his house. But I am not sure what is the exact meaning of it.
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What does “his laughter usually at his own expense” mean in Chinese?

What does "his laughter usually at his own expense" mean in Chinese? I use Google 翻譯, its answer is "他通常在自費的笑聲", which is very strange to me. Note: It is my first time to ask question here. If my ...
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如果做这样,他要看不懂。 what does this mean?

What does 如果做这样,他要看不懂。 mean? Is it grammatically correct? I tried to google translate it, which gave me stupid results.
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Can someone please translate my picture to English! thank you! [closed]

I am having trouble with this motherboard and I need help translating the text at the bottom to english. thank you!
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Is this an accurate translation?

我同意这样的观点,但是这是否代表别的宗教人物也是一样的吗? English: I agree with your statement, however is it possible that they could have represented different famous religious figures? I translated the English into lang-8, ...
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What is a proper explanation of “working knowledge” in Chinese?

Though I myself am a native Chinese speaker, up to now I still have not yet figured out an appropriate explanation of the phrase "working knowledge" to any one that is not highly educated. The ...
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Official translation for “南繁”?

Is there an official translation for "南繁"? As in "南繁基地" and other "official" names. I've looked on baidu and other sites but have only come up with things like "south reproduction"... Edit: ...
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Can someone translate this? [closed]

Two weeks ago I accidentally installed a virus that installed a program called "UCBrowser". I want to uninstall it but it's written in Chinese. Can someone please translate this for me? If it isn't ...
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What does this phrase mean 给你操床头柜里去

Seems to be some kind of internet phrase?
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What does this Chinese symbol mean? [closed]

I am tired of searching and not finding any result. Please help me translate this symbol.
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How to say “How is your little daughter?” [closed]

How to say "How is your little daughter?"
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Please translate the chinese word

I am reading a construction plan from a Chinese contractor. The following word was not translated to English and I cannot understand it. I cannot copy it also because it was saved as image. What ...
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Please translate the image that looks like breasts [closed]

Can someone explain the symbol at the end... the symbol that looks like breasts?(https://i.stack.imgur.com/t3GNO.png)
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Help me translate the Chinese in the login [closed]

I need the stranslation of this text in the image.
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Can someone please help translate this?

Can someone please help translate this?
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“某些事实被别有用心的人断章取义和利用” in English? [closed]

How do you say “某些事实被别有用心的人断章取义和利用” in English? How is the following translation: Some facts have been (断章取义) and (taken advantage of) by some (别有用心) 的人? Thanks!
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How can we translate this sentence into chinese? [closed]

Can you tell me the structure and grammar of the sentence? In the main new effort presented inthis paper, an approach is developed for integrating the PSO algorithm as a driver at both the top ...
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Could a translation error lead to squares to not be considered as rectangles? (Cantonese)

I'm reading a certain set of kindergarten/lower primary maths textbooks that is written by American authors for a Asian company. Whenever students are asked to identify the number of rectangles in a ...
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What does this mean symbol mean [closed]

Sorry the pic is not clear, I got this tattoo over 15 years ago, I did a lot of research before hand when getting it, but now I can't for the life of me remember what it is. I know the symbol on the ...
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What does the box say? [closed]

I need this translated urgently. I'm sorry if you're tired of such questions, but I tried to draw the kanjis in two sites, to find them by radicals, to use a OCR program, but nothing helped.
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Porcelain Mark Translation? [closed]

I've recently come in acquisition of some artifacts and I'm looking to learn more about their origin and history. I thought I'd start with the maker's mark. If anyone could help me out with ...
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Evaluating / Grading A Short Chinese Translation (tech writing) - 4 Versions

If you are fluent in Chinese and also familiar with technology writing this challenge is for you! Below is a short text sample in English and 4 different translation samples of that source. Have ...
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What are these sentences in English?

I'm currently reading some Chinese novels to improve my reading ability. There are sentences that I can understand roughly but can not describe them in English. I would love to understand the sentence ...
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How to translate this old saying into Chinese? [closed]

I read about this saying today and I am wandering how can I translate this into Chinese? reading novels, you live a thousand times, but only once otherwise.
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What is the translation of this nameplate? [closed]

I'm in a need of this product and I can't seem to find what this nameplate means anywhere. I'm looking for a name of the manufacturer or something that point me to that.
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Are there online sources containing example sentences in classical Chinese with grammar annotations?

I came across a site that is called zdic and holds explanation of characters, but unfortunately no example sentences like nciku for modern Chinese. Do you know of any source that contains sample ...
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Hello, i have a porcelain with these symbols on it. can someone help me decifer them ? Huge thanks

the titles say's it, i have some old porcelain form china at home, and i would really like to know the meaning of the symbols in the photo attached. thank you!
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What does this say? I need help

I've ordered a product from a chinese manufacturer and it has some specifications and I cannot understand some of it. I would apperciate if some of you guys here could help me out in translating it?
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What's the meaning of this ideogram? [closed]

Anyone can tell me the meaning of the picture's ideogram?
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How to write in Chinese: She is an English speaking secretary?

How to write in Chinese: She is an English speaking secretary? My version is: 她是英文的秘书。
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How to say “at first sight”? [closed]

How to translate "at first sight", for example in the sentence (no need to translate the whole thing): "at first sight, one might think that there is no life on the exoplanet, but after closer ...
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Can anybody tell me who this artist is? [closed]

I was wondering if anyone would know who this artist is.
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Need Help to Translate Please [closed]

Kindly help me translate these notes under a mouse :-)
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Hi, what is the meaning of what is written on the shirt? [closed]

Hi, I was wondering what's the meaning of what's written on the shirt?
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Can someone translate sentance from english to chinese? [closed]

If there was a price for my love, you could never afford it.
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I need this image translated [closed]

I'm not even sure if its chinese (I'm sorry if I'm offending someone, I'm not in touch with Chinese). I'd like to know what it means or at least some words/part of it.
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a translation request [closed]

I am preparing a toy example for my talk and it would be nice if I had this phrase translated to Chinese (simplified): "the wicked witch of Oz". Also, it would be nice if you could tell me which words ...
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Help translating [closed]

Not sure this is the correct forum for this post as I'm not a student, but I need help translating this a error message I keep getting. I'm hoping it's Chinese. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10264776/...
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Translation needed for 4 Chinese characters [closed]

I know that separately they should mean something like "beauty", "love", "friend", "mad", but written like this, do they form a sentence?
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Is there a single English word for “苦笑”? [closed]

“苦笑” is usually defined as a forced smile, a sickly smile, a wry smile, and a bitter smile. Is there a single English word that means the same or closest to “苦笑”? Thanks!
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How do I translate “附件是我做的方案针对目前我们存在的问题”?

How can I translate correctly this sentence?: 附件是我做的方案针对目前我们存在的问题 What do 方案 and 针对 mean in this context?
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Can someone translate this chinese letter? [closed]

I received this letter from my crush. Please help me translate this.
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English text to it's “online slang” equivalent [closed]

I'm looking for the translation of 28 short sentences to their "online" equivalent which can not be found by simply using a dictionary (The big text is mostly context clarification) The forms that ...
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How to translate “be mature” into Mandarin?

How do you say "be mature!", as in "grow up!" (a command or suggestion telling the listener to take a more adult, responsible attitude to the issue) "Don't lie to your boss about being late, just ...
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How to say this in Chinese? (This contains 7 questions) [closed]

1) To accidentally hurt yourself with something sharp like needle. For example : I accidentally pricked my finger with a needle (please help me translate this ㅠㅠ) 2) What are the correct translation ...
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How to translate “nonsense” into Chinese with precision?

Sentences that are not capable of being either true or false are called nonsense, e.g. "quadruplicity drinks procrastination" or "Socrates is a man is a man" I want to say "The Chinese language is ...