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Does anybody know what this phrase means? (Oracle bones)

the rightest three characters are recorded in 甲骨文合集 5439正,5440正 well, only the third one is recognised as “化” the second one is treated as “冖” + “止” the first one is not yet recognised (represented ...
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How to use 'awkward' as an adjective in Chinese

When a photo looks 'awkward' it means it looks 彆扭 2.不通順、不流暢 = not smooth It also means it looks 'unnatural'(不自然) or 'strange' (很奇怪)
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Does anybody know what this phrase means? (Oracle bones)

The three characters together (henceforth: 【XY化】) probably make up the name of a high-ranking military officer serving King Wǔ Dīng of Shāng, as can be gathered from numerous fragments. For example: 《...
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How to use 'awkward' as an adjective in Chinese

不上相 means unphotogenic. To be clear, it’s only used in the context of photos and doesn’t mean awkward in general. Also, it could be considered a euphemism for ugly, just like unphotogenic. Nowadays, ...
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I need help identifying a scroll artist

It is a Japanese painting with Chinese lettering. From the column at the right to the left: 南無妙法蓮"華(?)"經 清正公大神儀 The signature: 一壽齋芳員謹畫
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How to use 'awkward' as an adjective in Chinese

awkward: original meaning: "in the wrong direction," later: "clumsy, wanting ease and grace in movement", now also "embarrassed, ill-at-ease" 'I look awkward in this ...
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