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Which is more correct when translating the name "萧熏儿" to English. Is it "Xiao Xun Er", "Xiao Xun er", "Xiao Xun-er", "Xiao Xun'er", or "Xiao Xuner"?

Except "Xiao Xun er", which does not seem to comply to English capitalization conventions for names, all of the others make sense. If this is a real person born in P.R.C., then his/her ...
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Is 你多久吃一次鱼? a natural way to ask: How often do you eat fish?

Is 你多久吃一次鱼? a natural way to ask: How often do you eat fish? Yes. It is a natural way to ask this kind of question. If you translate "How often do you eat fish?" into Chinese like this: &...
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What is the meaning of 重重 in 尽管他们背着重重的行李?

重chong2 means again in the words 重复(chong2 fu4) 重新(chong2 xin1) and so on。 But here is 重zhong4重zhong4的de,they are different. 重的=重重的=heavy. Use 重的 in the sentence is also correct, but use 重重的 is more ...
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What is 灵恩派 in English?

This comes under what is called "Charismatic Christianity" in English, part of the Pentecostal Movement (五旬節運動/五旬节运动 Wǔxúnjié yùndòng). "Charisma" comes from Koine Greek χάρισμα &...
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How to literally translate this: 极爱冒险的大导演...?

大 has a number of meanings in Chinese, depending on the context. Some examples: 大石 - a big rock 大陸 - continent (or Mainland China) 大人 - an adult 大人物 - famous person 大官 - a senior government official ...
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How to literally translate this: 极爱冒险的大导演...?

极爱冒险: your literal translation is fine. I would translate it as "very adventurous." 大 usually takes the sense of "famous" or "great," to express "old" we would ...
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Is 你多久吃一次鱼? a natural way to ask: How often do you eat fish?

ChatGPT has no qualms with the question 你多久吃一次鱼? Neither do I. I think the "confusion", (using the word advisedly), stems from differentiating "frequency" from "regularity&...
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Can anyone tell me what this tattoo means? Please and thanks 😊

the character is 坎 u+574e the name of the trigram ☵, which represents water ar the same time, it’s also the name of hexagram ䷜, which symbolises “numerous dangers” (象重重險難之義) https://dict.revised.moe....
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What is the meaning of 重重 in 尽管他们背着重重的行李?

重 contains the meanings of 1. "重 = layer"/chong2 / 2. "重 = heavy" /zhong4 / Notice: the two meanings of 重 are read in two different tones 一重重(adj) - one layer after another = many ...
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How to say 温馨的家 in English, a warm family?

In my opinion, it depends on the context. Since 家 can either mean "home" or "family" and there seems to be no direct equivalent in English that encompasses these two concepts, how ...
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Who do 五尺童子 and 而屠戮 refer to here?

五尺童子 just means children. 五尺 refers to his/her height, and emphasizes that he/her is very young. The point is that, even people as naive as a child would condemn this behavior. 虽五尺童子,未有不指为大逆不道者 = Even ...
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This is on the bottom of a bronze vase (Characters identified: 萬歷秊製)

the correct term should be “萬曆” 曆 (u+66c6) a real, authentic artefact made during the period ad 1573-1620, should not use the character “歷”; it’s very likely that it’s a fake product, pretending it’s ...
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This is on the bottom of a bronze vase (Characters identified: 萬歷秊製)

萬歷 = Wanli Era (1573—1620) Edit: 萬曆 (Wanli) was a Ming Dynasty reign title (年號). As 水巷孑蠻 stated, 歷 is not the correct character, so it is most likely a fake 秊/nián/ Same as 年 = year 製 = made 萬歷秊製 = ...
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How to say 温馨的家 in English, a warm family?

Agree with Mark Ma, family and house can't be the same thing in English, except perhaps for royal family bloodlines: The House of Tudor, The House of York (Plantagenet) 一座温暖又舒适的房子 a warm and a cozy ...
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How to literally translate this: 会因为费用增加而让投资人不高兴?

会因为费用增加而让投资人不高兴 (the delay), because the costs will increase, will make the investors unhappy 大导演非常着急, The great director is very worried, 一来, first, 耽误了时间, (if) the (release) time is delayed, ...
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How to literally translate this: 会因为费用增加而让投资人不高兴?

(那)会因为费用增加而让投资人不高兴 Because of differences in grammar, word choice, and arrangement, I think the translation should be: (It/That) will[会] then[因而] make[让/造成] the investors unhappy[投资人不高兴] because of[...
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How to literally translate this: 会因为费用增加而让投资人不高兴?

会因为费用增加而让投资人不高兴。 This sentence has an implicit subject, roughly "this situation" (这样, 这种情况). Let's first delete the 因为 part: 这样会让投资人不高兴。 会 can be used as a auxiliary verb (助动词) to express ...
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What is 灵恩派 in English?

If 灵恩派 = Charismatic = Pentecostalism, there are many such denominations in the US. The largest are the Assemblies of God and the Church of God in Christ, each of which has millions of members. Also, ...
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What is 灵恩派 in English?

灵恩派(Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity)是基督新教的一个松散的派别,....
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Can anyone tell me what this tattoo means? Please and thanks 😊

坎 can mean dangers, obstacles, or hurdles. 坎 is very often combined with 坷 to form the term 坎坷. 生命坎坷 is "a life with many obstacles," or simply "a tough life." 前景坎坷 is "the ...
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I need help: how to describe a Chinese LOGO without the picture

Although you are not describing "女", I think the words related to the shape of the cup will draw attention and curiosity from the judges :) The logo features/consists of a female-shaped win/...
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I need help: how to describe a Chinese LOGO without the picture

If you post your Chinese description, I could perhaps help with the English translation! The Chinese character 安 ān shows a woman 女 nǔ under a roof 宀 mián 安 ān has many meanings. The main meanings ...
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What is the meaning of 脚力过人 in 尽管他们背着重重的行李,但他们的脚力过人,健步如飞?

过 is 超过, it means exceed/beyond / more than / better than 脚力 means strength of one's legs (also means the ability of walking) 过人 means better than average people So 脚力过人 means they are very good at ...
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What is the meaning of 脚力过人 in 尽管他们背着重重的行李,但他们的脚力过人,健步如飞?

过人 is a positive word meaning 超过常人,非同一般 (surpassed the average person in some aspect, extraordinary). Today we usually use it in the idiom 过人之处 (处 = place, aspect, hence "the aspect in which one ...
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How do you understand her name "Bi-khim Hsiao"?

Bi-khim is the romanization of the Taiwanese pronunciation of 美琴。Obviously 萧美琴's parents decided to use Taiwanese, not Mandarin, to transliterate their daughter's name.
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How to literally translate this: 极爱冒险的大导演...?

极爱冒险的大导演 极: 极其: extremely 爱: 热爱: love ardently 冒险: adventure 大导演: great film-director
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Is 你多久吃一次鱼? a natural way to ask: How often do you eat fish?

你多久吃一次鱼 seems awkward to me. Native Chinese usually don't phrase questions like that. Instead, we use 你常常吃魚嗎? (Do you eat fish often?) That sounds more natural to me.
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Is 你多久吃一次鱼? a natural way to ask: How often do you eat fish?

次 is a quantifier that means the number of occurrences. "多久 + v + 一次" means "how long does the said action occur once = how frequently/often that action occurs". Note the change in ...
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what does 如今年至及笄 mean?

there is as mistake happened, the correct form is "如今年至及笄”, that means "now she is 15 years old". "及笄之年" is special term for girl who is about 15 years old. In ancient times, ...
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Need help understanding: "人生要就不忍,不然就請你一忍到底。"

人生要不就不忍,不然就請你一忍到底 Either you don't put up with it in life, or you put up with it to the end.
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