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Old 02-05-2017, 03:14 PM   #1
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Does anyone read chinese?

Probably Mandarin, but I don't - well - because I can't read it.....

I have a few unused wires in my boat. They are nicely labeled at their ends, but I have no ida what it says. If anyone can read Chinese, please let me know and I can post pictures. The labels probably say "good luck finding the other end".
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Old 02-05-2017, 03:19 PM   #2
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If you can somehow turn the pix into text, google translate may help. But at my work we have a few native Chinese speakers I could run it by on Monday.
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Old 02-05-2017, 03:28 PM   #3
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No but email a picture to Jeff L at Nordhavn and ask him what it says.
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Old 02-05-2017, 03:29 PM   #4
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I'll post pics when I get back to my laptop. Thanks.
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Old 02-05-2017, 03:32 PM   #5
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No but email a picture to Jeff L at Nordhavn and ask him what it says.

That's certainly an option, but it will just get sent to the yard for translation. Dan speaks Mandarin, but doesn't know the written language - I already asked him.....
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Greetings,
Mr. tt. My fluency in Mandarin is limited to about a dozen phrases but interesting that you have Chinese characters aboard. On our previous vessel (Marine Trader 34' DC) I was in the process of a re-furb' of one of the heads and noticed inscriptions on the sink drain and a shower fitting. A nice young lady at work translated for me. The sink drain was labelled "Thousands of mountains" and the shower fitting was labelled "Pearl River electrical company"....Still scratching my head over that one.
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Old 02-05-2017, 04:01 PM   #7
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Greetings,
Mr. tt. My fluency in Mandarin is limited to about a dozen phrases but interesting that you have Chinese characters aboard. On our previous vessel (Marine Trader 34' DC) I was in the process of a re-furb' of one of the heads and noticed inscriptions on the sink drain and a shower fitting. A nice young lady at work translated for me. The sink drain was labelled "Thousands of mountains" and the shower fitting was labelled "Pearl River electrical company"....Still scratching my head over that one.

Thats about 10 phrases more than I know. I know Hello and Thank you. Thats it.
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Mr. tt. Had a number of Chinese clients over the years. I thought it necessary for me to be able to say a few things, both to clarify directions and be polite. Interesting language and people.
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Good luck with it. I have some Chinese writing on the foam inserts in the FB cushions, assume it`s the dimensions, but who knows.
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If you are on Facebook this group will help you out as that have for me in the past

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Here are two of the labels. It's possible they say the same thing, but I don't know the subtleties of the characters.
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The labels probably say "good luck finding the other end".


I think you're right.
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Probably Mandarin, but I don't - well - because I can't read it.....

I have a few unused wires in my boat. They are nicely labeled at their ends, but I have no ida what it says. If anyone can read Chinese, please let me know and I can post pictures. The labels probably say "good luck finding the other end".
Both my in-laws were fluent in, and wrote Mandarin and Thai. Sadly both dead now, sorry. Maybe if I held a sťance..?
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I`m really surprised, so far, no TF member knows the language. Our schools teach Asian languages,but when I was at school it was French, Latin, German,Italian, if you were lucky. And English.
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Google translate says L Ink for the first one and Bare for the second one...lol
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He's the feed back I got from some Chinese friends.

"They said not really Chinese writing. Annie says something about Driving and Machine. They said maybe Japanese."
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Update based on second picture.

"Ahh, Annie said Engine steering paddle and last two words ReUse"
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They say "bad handwriting ".
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Did you try Google Translate?

(Of course you would need a Chinese keyboard, but hey...)
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