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xxashleyxx
Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 7:24:45 PM

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Does anyone know how to write chinese or japanese and can translate it??


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Dudealicious
Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012 8:01:55 AM

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I personally don't however I have used Google's translate site a few times. This could possibly be of some help.

Google Translate

The night that changed my life, a four part series of a married man lusting after his co-worker

xxashleyxx
Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:42:35 PM

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well i was looking to get a tattoo so idk if i trust google translate lol. i dont want it to say something crazy


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Graham_X
Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012 12:54:08 AM

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When I was a teenager I got into Sumi-e (Japanese brush and ink drawing) and learned a few words in Kanji. All I remember now are the symbols for middle, mountain, bamboo and eternal, and that's only 'cause they are simple. However, I had a book on Sumi-e which have some 'deep and meaningful' phrases to add to the paintings, things like "On the mountain the bamboo blossoms eternally." (okay, I made that one up lol)

It might be worth checking out your local bookshop to see whether they have anything. Having said that I would still get the phrase checked out before omitting it to skin.

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rxtales
Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012 3:09:21 AM

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Yeah, I wouldn't trust google translate, I live with two Chinese girls, and a Japanese student. When they don't understand things, I am always typing it into some translator or other and a lot of the time they get the meaning, but the translations aren't correct.
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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012 3:59:07 AM

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Guest
Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012 4:08:40 AM

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A reputable tattoo studio should be able to help you...
GemGeekett
Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012 5:16:24 AM

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I read traditional Chinese, and I always, ALWAYS caution people against getting character tats. The Asian languages doesnt "work" the same way english does- one character does not always have one meaning. It's always grammatically better to string a whole phrase together. There is no ONE character that means (and these are the ones I've see) beautiful, sisters, strength, thoughtful, mysterious. It takes two or three characters sometimes- there's the context too, and different characters is used in different context. There is one word for love, but ther are so many people with that tat it's cliche.

And then there is the issue of the handwriting. I've seen it so badly done akin to the handwriting of a three year old. Asian handwriting - be it Chinese or Japanese , takes years to perfect. Its Hard for me to explain the nuance.

My suggestion is unless your tattoo artist is Asian, or you're getting your tattoo in Hong Kong or Tokyo, go with somthing in English, French, Spanish....
Guest
Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012 12:16:26 AM

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http://www.usc.edu/dept/ealc/chinese/newweb/character_page.html

Research, if you're adamant about it being Chinese/Japanese.

Online, try edu suffix, usually forwards you to a University online site. Or, try your local Uni, they probably offer such courses, go to the book store there.
CaliGurl77
Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 4:08:55 PM

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Very minimal. My mom is Chinese, and I learned Mandarin from her until an extent.
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