Can someone identify these chinese characters?

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Can someone identify these chinese characters?

Post by Serena » 29 Jul 2015 23:37

I tried my best, but I am not a pro with photoshop. I would not be surprised if at least one or two strokes were wrong. I still hope that someone can identify them.

(Yes. apparently, I can't think of a method to look up a Chinese character starting with an image file)

Here we go:
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Re: Can someone identify these chinese characters?

Post by qwed117 » 29 Jul 2015 23:40

Serena wrote:I tried my best, but I am not a pro with photoshop. I would not be surprised if at least one or two strokes were wrong. I still hope that someone can identify them.

(Yes. apparently, I can't think of a method to look up a Chinese character starting with an image file)

Here we go:
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google translate has a chinese character function. Idk chinese, so I can't help you though.
Edit: Wu wei, there's no translation
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Post by Thrice Xandvii » 29 Jul 2015 23:50

These are the closest equivalents I could find: 武葳. I'm going to look them up in a moment and edit a definition in.
Edit: The first, 武 wǔ in Mandarin can mean military or warlike, and can also be used as a surname. The second one, 葳 wēi (assuming that is right) can mean luxuriant or flourishing and is used to describe plants. Not sure what they'd mean together. What's the context in which you found them?
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Post by sangi39 » 30 Jul 2015 01:08

Thrice Xandvii wrote:These are the closest equivalents I could find: 武葳. I'm going to look them up in a moment and edit a definition in.
Edit: The first, 武 wǔ in Mandarin can mean military or warlike, and can also be used as a surname. The second one, 葳 wēi (assuming that is right) can mean luxuriant or flourishing and is used to describe plants. Not sure what they'd mean together. What's the context in which you found them?
I was wondering that. Most of the time when I hear someone say "wu wei" they mean "無爲", but obviously that's completely different in terms characters, tone and meaning. Context would be useful, I agree [:)]
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Post by clawgrip » 30 Jul 2015 09:15

It's Japanese. 武蔵 is Musashi. It can be either the old Japanese province that existed where Tokyo and Saitama are today, or a given name, most famously Miyamoto Musashi (宮本武蔵).

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Re: Can someone identify these chinese characters?

Post by Serena » 30 Jul 2015 11:00

clawgrip wrote:It's Japanese. 武蔵 is Musashi. It can be either the old Japanese province that existed where Tokyo and Saitama are today, or a given name, most famously Miyamoto Musashi (宮本武蔵).
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