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Question for those who can read Chinese (Japanese?)

Postby Dmitri on Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:15 am

Can anyone tell what this says? A friend was asking...

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TIA!

P. S. I was told it's a writing on a small old statue of a man with a hatchet on his belt carrying a bundle of sticks on his back.
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Re: Question for Chinese (Japanese?) speakers

Postby Bao on Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:49 pm

Sheng - flourishing, vigorous, magnificent
Xin - Heart/mind
Long - Dragon
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Re: Question for Chinese (Japanese?) speakers

Postby Dmitri on Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:41 pm

Bao wrote:Sheng - flourishing, vigorous, magnificent
Xin - Heart/mind
Long - Dragon

Thank you!!
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Re: Question for Chinese (Japanese?) speakers

Postby Dmitri on Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:07 pm

...so, of course I couldn't help but look up the characters in your answer Bao. :-) The 'sheng' character checks out, but the other two (xin/hsing and long/lung) appear quite different...(?) I realize it's calligraphy and there's a lot of leeway there in how they're drawn (and I have zero expertise here), but was wondering if they could be some other characters, maybe?

It's apparently a writing on an old statuette of a man with a hatchet on his belt carrying a bundle of sticks on his back.
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Re: Question for Chinese (Japanese?) speakers

Postby Strange on Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:23 pm

Dmitri wrote:but the other two (xin/hsing and long/lung) appear quite different...


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Re: Question for Chinese (Japanese?) speakers

Postby Dmitri on Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:11 pm

Strange wrote:
Dmitri wrote:but the other two (xin/hsing and long/lung) appear quite different...


yes

...and? You can't tell what it says, or you won't?
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Re: Question for those who can read Chinese (Japanese?)

Postby Bao on Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:14 am

Yes, it is true that the first character is more strict and doesn’t really match the more loose artistic “grass style” of the two other characters. Grass style is a cursive, artistic and personal style which binds the strokes together and simplifies the characters.
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Re: Question for those who can read Chinese (Japanese?)

Postby RickMatz on Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:50 am

It seems to be about an extended car warranty.
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Re: Question for those who can read Chinese (Japanese?)

Postby Ian C. Kuzushi on Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:38 pm

I agree with Bao. Looks like it's a name. I did some googling and there are some old Japanese tales with a similar name.
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Re: Question for those who can read Chinese (Japanese?)

Postby marvin8 on Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:44 pm

Ian C. Kuzushi wrote:I agree with Bao. Looks like it's a name. I did some googling and there are some old Japanese tales with a similar name.

At first, my friend from China said the same thing Bao did. Then after further questioning, they said it may be someone's name.

Bao wrote:Sheng - flourishing, vigorous, magnificent
Xin - Heart/mind
Long - Dragon
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Re: Question for those who can read Chinese (Japanese?)

Postby Bao on Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:48 am

Maybe I made a mistake. I’ve found search results on 盛兴龙, so the second character might be 兴 instead of 心. Then it might be either a food supplier in Guilin or from a Chinese mobile game “Dragon City”, 盛兴龙城. I suspect it might be the name of the city in the mobile game due to the style of the characters.
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