Need to know a phrase.

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paulw
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Need to know a phrase.

Post by paulw »

I know this is cliche but I'm looking to get a tattoo. I'd like to have something that translate towards "loyalty between brothers", or "blood is thicker then water". Is there any symbol is the Chinese language that would symbolize this?? I really appreciate your help. Thanks you all.

-Paul

I can go this way but I don't want anything this long...
兄弟之間的忠心

paulw
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Post by paulw »

anybody??

GardenamMain
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Re: Need to know a phrase.

Post by GardenamMain »

paulw wrote:I know this is cliche but I'm looking to get a tattoo. I'd like to have something that translate towards "loyalty between brothers", or "blood is thicker then water". Is there any symbol is the Chinese language that would symbolize this?? I really appreciate your help. Thanks you all.

-Paul

I can go this way but I don't want anything this long...
兄弟之間的忠心
Well, maybe you can put it in this way : 血浓于水. It is the direct translation of "Blood is thicker than water" and it is also a known idiom in Chinese. Hope it helps! :wink:

paulw
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Re: Need to know a phrase.

Post by paulw »

GardenamMain wrote:
paulw wrote:I know this is cliche but I'm looking to get a tattoo. I'd like to have something that translate towards "loyalty between brothers", or "blood is thicker then water". Is there any symbol is the Chinese language that would symbolize this?? I really appreciate your help. Thanks you all.

-Paul

I can go this way but I don't want anything this long...
兄弟之間的忠心
Well, maybe you can put it in this way : 血浓于水. It is the direct translation of "Blood is thicker than water" and it is also a known idiom in Chinese. Hope it helps! :wink:
thank you

Match
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Post by Match »

I can't think of any good ones right now... blank mind.
But 血濃于水 "blood is thicker than water" can also means father or any relatives that shares the same bloodline as you.

duaaagiii
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Post by duaaagiii »

Paul,

It seems like you prefer traditional characters (just as I do). "Blood is thicker than water", in traditional characters, is
血濃於水

Depending on where you want your tattoo to be, you can also get it done vertically:





hummerid
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tattoo

Post by hummerid »

I suggest " 盟 "

Tom Higgins
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Re: tattoo

Post by Tom Higgins »

hummerid wrote:I suggest " 盟 "
That's an GREAT translation!
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deng
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Post by deng »

"义"

wwwlyxg
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Re: Need to know a phrase.

Post by wwwlyxg »

忠驅義感 義膽忠肝 矢忠不二 赤膽忠心 高義薄雲 赴湯蹈火 兩肋插刀

I prefer the phrase"兩肋插刀" more than any others.
現在中國人經常說為兄弟兩肋插刀,為女人插兄弟兩刀.

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