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17:07 Sep 6, 2000
English to Chinese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: shi fu
meaning master or teacher...i just need the chinese characters for them.

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na师傅Timothy Murton
na(1)畍撑 (2)畍
Joseph Du



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(1)畍撑 (2)畍

Depending on the situation, you may choose (1) or (2)

(1) is a polite form of address to show respect to a master worker, or a skilled man(a qualified worker as distinct from an apprentice).

(2) may also be used as (1) in some cases; in addition, it is often used as a respectful form of address to a monk or nun, or to one's own teacher who teaches special skills such as martial art.

The Simplified Chinese in GB code for (1) is 师傅, for (2) is 师父

If you still can not read it, please let me know and I will send you the characters in Bitmap file.


Joseph Du
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8 hrs

The characters for Master, as used on all of the Kungfu flicks, and as a respectful term for someone who is a "master".

There is of course another term for "master". It is 大师. That one however is generally only used for someone who is extremely proficient in the Fine Arts like writing and painting.

If you cannot read it, please let me know and I can send you a JPEG. Bitmaps are a bit too big to send on e-mail if you are worried about downloads.

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1 day 12 hrs

That's what you need.

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