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Translation please? :)

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:26 am
by Julia

I am a student of Wing Chun style Kung Fu and it has changed my life profoundly, as a sort of homage to it I would like to get a tattoo on my body that reads, "knowledge and strength" or possibly just the characters
knowledge and strength. I would like to get the characters written vertically, and I have researched them but would like to be absolutely sure (obviously!) before I get this done. I have begun studying a little Cantonese from the Internet and it is a beautiful and difficult language to learn I have found.

Any help would be wonderful!
Thank you!


Re: Translation please? :)

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2005 4:56 am
by Julia
Okay... maybe I didn't really explain myself. I am mainly wondering if it will be gramatically correct just to tattoo the characters "knowledge" and "strength" vertically.


Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:35 am
by Amego
Hihi....yea u r "grammatically" correct to write it vertically as that's the traditional way of writing...exactly opposite of that of English, which is vertcal n from right to left...

anyway, knowledge is "知識" ji1 sik1 (this is the traditional character n its nicer than e modern =P)

n strength is "力量" lik6 leung4

hope it helps... =p

Re: Translation please? :)

Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:52 pm
by cacagolf
The beginning of anything is always some difficulty when you will overcome these difficulties is not so difficult, perseverance, thank you share, I wish you success!