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help to translate the Chinese script from this box [duplicate]

it's a tea box set that I need help to translate it to English
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飛鵝山 final paragraph translation to English

Could someone please translate this paragraph from this essay by 余光中. (第27段) 對着珠江口這一盤盤的青山,一灣灣的碧海,對着這一片南天的福地,我當風默許:無論我曾在何處,會在何處,這片心永遠縈迴在此地,在此刻踏着的這塊土上,愛新覺羅不要了,伊麗莎白保不了的這塊土上,正如它永遠向東,縈迴着一座島嶼,向北,...
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Are witches/wizards the equivalent of a devil in China or which cultural thing am I not getting here

A Guy in my brawl stars clan said 狗男巫 is a delusional name. Is there a cultural string plucked with having witches/wizards, another guy said it also wasn't a good name. Just how bad are is that, and ...
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Need help translating artist seal [closed]

I am trying to get a translation on the seal to determine the artist's name. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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Can someone tell me what this Chinese symbol means? [closed]

I saw this as a tattoo and I wish to know what it means, please. Thanks a lot!
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Is my translation correct? If not, please correct me

I wanted to translate this into Chinese but I don't know if my translation is correct. Please make the necessary corrections if needed. It's a poem. Relationships, of all kinds, are like sand held ...
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Looking for best rendition

Today when aboard a bus, I heard the following "车开了请扶稳坐好" from the paging, and the English version was also given "The bus is leaving, please hold steady and sit well." Obviously, such an expression ...
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Translation of a long phrase 但便捷的本质 并不是让你的麻烦凭空消失 而是另一个特定的群体 替你经历了

Can you guys tell me the meaning of this sentences in english Its about a love story from a book. And the rich guy just gave the girl of gifts/money ( i dont know if its relevant) but the girl posted ...
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Help with translation [closed]

Can you guys translate this for me? 我:你们两个相配。 我:你觉得呢? 它:不觉得 And can you clearly say what 不觉得 means? Does she think they are not a good match or is she saying she doesn't want to think about it and ...
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What does this stamp mean? [closed]

I'm wondering if someone could help me to translate the text on this stamp or give me some clues?
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Does Chinese distinguish between (western) pole dancing and Chinese pole dancing? If so, how?

How does Chinese distinguish between western pole dancing and what English calls Chinese pole dancing, if at all? The Chinese edition of Wikipedia has an article on pole dancing, using the word 钢管舞. ...
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Can someone please tell me what this poem means?

Can any one tell me the meaning of this picture?
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How do you say “It was added a language menu.”?

I would like to know how I should say "It was added a language menu" I know that 语言菜单 its language menu, but what about the verb? and the person? How I can make a sentences like this one? Thanks (:
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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 “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?