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Chinese translation: Chinese Chararcters:知识阶层. Pinyin( Romanized): zhi1 shi jie1 ceng2

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English term or phrase:clerisy
Chinese translation:Chinese Chararcters:知识阶层. Pinyin( Romanized): zhi1 shi jie1 ceng2
Entered by: Libin PhD
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22:31 Aug 6, 2000
English to Chinese translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: clerisy
Class of people ? Any equivalent terms in Chinese ?
brightex
Local time: 23:44
Chinese Chararcters:知识阶层. Pinyin( Romanized): zhi1 shi jie1 ceng2
Explanation:
This means the class of intellectuals, the group of educated people, the literati.
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guofeiy
Local time: 02:44
Grading comment
Thanks. This is what I need.
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Summary of answers provided
naren de shen fen   ō  =class of people(can you read this)
Elizabeth Tu
naChinese Chararcters:知识阶层. Pinyin( Romanized): zhi1 shi jie1 ceng2guofeiy
naZhi1shi fen4zi 知识分子(intellectuals) or mu4shi 牧师 (clergy)Timothy Murton


  

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3 hrs
Zhi1shi fen4zi 知识分子(intellectuals) or mu4shi 牧师 (clergy)


Explanation:
Having checked the Miriam-Webster Dictionary online, I believe I have come up with the best alternative. My translation means "Intellectuals or Intelligentsia". Although the meaning is derived from the word clergy.


    Miriam Webster Dictionary
Timothy Murton
Local time: 17:44
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4

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Chinese Chararcters:知识阶层. Pinyin( Romanized): zhi1 shi jie1 ceng2


Explanation:
This means the class of intellectuals, the group of educated people, the literati.

guofeiy
Local time: 02:44
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
PRO pts in pair: 14
Grading comment
Thanks. This is what I need.

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11 hrs
ren de shen fen   ō  =class of people(can you read this)


Explanation:
  ō  =class of people

"shen(1) fen(4)" means "status" or "class", which have the same meaning in Chinese. "shenfen zheng" would mean identification document (as in passport)
This is a general translation applicable to both in PRC or in Taiwan. It is translation that is close to target language.

The previous two definitions are very specific to the intelligencia (as opposed to the Proletariate class) in Communist term). Nowhere is "intelligent" or "intelligencia" mentioned in "class of people"

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Elizabeth Tu
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Local time: 02:44
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ChineseChinese
PRO pts in pair: 24
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