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English term or phrase:sisters
Chinese translation:埛枀
Entered by: Libin PhD
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07:05 Aug 18, 2000
English to Chinese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: sisters
my sister and I want to get matching tattoos, something that has meaning to us but would not be obvious to anyone else. we want to get a chinese symbol that means sisters
nikki
埛枀
Explanation:
Sisters: 埛枀, in Chinese Pinyin(Chinese Romanized Spelling):jie3mei4. This word is used to address this sibling relationship.

In Chinese, when referring to sisters or a sister who is older than you, the form "埛埛"( jie3jie) or "埛"(jie3) is used. When you are referring to sisters or sister who is younger than you, the form"枀枀"(mei4mei)or "枀"(mei4)is used.

So I suggest two options for your tatto plan:

1. Both of you have the same Chinese characters "埛枀" (jie3mei4)which just declare your sibling relationship.

or:

2. The elder one has the Character"埛"(jie3), the younger one has the character"枀"(mei4). You will have different tattoos whith related meaning.

Please be aware the structure of the Chinese characters that the two characters"埛"(jie3) and "枀" (mei4)both has the same left side which just means "female", and their right sides indicate their different pronunciations.

PS: if you can't view the Chinese characters, I can put them in bitmap which you can edit and enlarge for tatooing. So if you would like, you could tell me how to where to send you the bitmap since on this web site I can't attach it. I would like to help because I am always amazed that so many people love to have Chinese character tattoos.
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3 hrs
埛枀


Explanation:
Sisters: 埛枀, in Chinese Pinyin(Chinese Romanized Spelling):jie3mei4. This word is used to address this sibling relationship.

In Chinese, when referring to sisters or a sister who is older than you, the form "埛埛"( jie3jie) or "埛"(jie3) is used. When you are referring to sisters or sister who is younger than you, the form"枀枀"(mei4mei)or "枀"(mei4)is used.

So I suggest two options for your tatto plan:

1. Both of you have the same Chinese characters "埛枀" (jie3mei4)which just declare your sibling relationship.

or:

2. The elder one has the Character"埛"(jie3), the younger one has the character"枀"(mei4). You will have different tattoos whith related meaning.

Please be aware the structure of the Chinese characters that the two characters"埛"(jie3) and "枀" (mei4)both has the same left side which just means "female", and their right sides indicate their different pronunciations.

PS: if you can't view the Chinese characters, I can put them in bitmap which you can edit and enlarge for tatooing. So if you would like, you could tell me how to where to send you the bitmap since on this web site I can't attach it. I would like to help because I am always amazed that so many people love to have Chinese character tattoos.

guofeiy
Local time: 08:31
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
PRO pts in pair: 14

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7 hrs
Sisters bitmap


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hello, you need to give me an e-mail adress for me to send you the bitmap, because this site doesn\'t accept any attachment here.

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