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Re: Meaning of our daughters chinese name


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Posted by Malcolm on May 26, 19100 at 13:50:44:

In Reply to: Meaning of our daughters chinese name posted by Dan Forsley on May 15, 19100 at 16:41:45:


: We adopted a three year old girl from Zun Yi City in Guizhou province in Jan. We have kept her name "Zhou Wen" as her middle name and were wondering what its translation in english means.
: Thanks

Dear Dan,
To translate a chinese name, one must first know the chinese character of one's name. The Chinese have many dialects but there is only one written language. In Mandarin, Zhou may mean "Search" and Wen may mean "Ask". Therefore, her name may mean someone who searches and asks. I may be wrong. Therefore, try to find out what your daughter's name in chinese character is first. A word of advise, if you can't find out her name in chinese character and wish her to have one in remembrance of her culture, careful selection must be made as each character would have it's own meaning.
Good luck.


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