it's one character 白+黑

09:26 May 25, 2011
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Chinese to English translations [PRO]
Linguistics / difficult character
Chinese term or phrase: it's one character 白+黑
unfortunately I cannot dial it and I am not able to send you the file I have。 I need to translate this proper name "GREY STAR" but cannot use “银星” and I personally don't want to use "灰".
So I have found this character from one lecture I attended at university, it is one character only made from 白+黑 read as "hui" and meaning of course grey. I want to know more about it, why can't I write it down with the computer? Can you tell me more about it? Pls help me, 多谢!
kelis
Italy
Local time: 07:48


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GY Ren
3银灰
Francis Fine
3黑烟明星
snowyash (X)


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黑烟明星


Explanation:
Can you translate it into 黑烟明星? This is the same as Smoky Star, of which, Grey's Synonym is also Smoky. Depending on your entire material though. ***明星 means bright star, you can delete the 明 to get the "star", if you want.

snowyash (X)
United States
Local time: 15:48
Native speaker of: Native in ThaiThai, Native in EnglishEnglish
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Asker: THANKS BUT YOUR SUGGESTION SEEMS TOO LONG FOR ME

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银灰


Explanation:
If you insist on ruling out 灰 then, I'd support your choice of 银灰. However, 彗星 is out for it is already used for "comet。" And there is no reason to introduce 贵星 to complicate the celestial glossary

Some colleagues have a good glossary/dictionary? Maybe there is an established translation.

Francis Fine
United States
Local time: 15:48
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Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese, Native in EnglishEnglish
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Asker: THANK YOU FOR YOUR EXPLANATION, THIS IS WHAT I WAS CONSIDERING BUT MIGHT RESULTS TOO LONG FOR ME

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Explanation:
晦, 隐晦不明;模糊不清。dark, gloomy.

'grey star' does not suggest 'silver' so '银灰’ is not right. ‘慧’ is the wrong word as it means 'bright'. I don't know the context of the file but '晦’ as a Chinese word means exactly between 白 and 黑。

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Note added at 12 days (2011-06-07 07:08:05 GMT)
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Hi, didn't realize it is for a company name.

GY Ren
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:48
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese, Native in EnglishEnglish
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Asker: THIS IS A GREAT SUGGESTION BUT ACTUALLY HAS A LET'S SAY "NOT PLEASANT" CONNOTATION AND MIGHT NOT FIT A COMPANY NAME, THANKS YOU ANYWAY

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