Does anybody know where I can find out the 'character' for

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T'eveAsiLona Liu

Does anybody know where I can find out the 'character' for

Post by T'eveAsiLona Liu » Wed Sep 19, 2001 7:58 am

I was gonna get a tattoo of my last name but I wanted in character. does anybody know? old or modern..doesn't matter.
Frank

Re: Does anybody know where I can find out the 'character'

Post by Frank » Sat Sep 22, 2001 9:25 pm

Well, you're already on the right website. They have also an online dictionary here. Click on the link below, then on "Hanyu Pinyin" and write "liu". Then click on search and you'll find lots of characters that are pronounced as "liu". There are several that are used as a family name.

: I was gonna get a tattoo of my last name but I wanted in character. does anybody know? old or modern..doesn't matter.
T'eveAsiLona Liu

Re: Does anybody know where I can find out the 'character'

Post by T'eveAsiLona Liu » Sun Sep 23, 2001 6:45 am

: Well, you're already on the right website. They have also an online dictionary here. Click on the link below, then on "Hanyu Pinyin" and write "liu". Then click on search and you'll find lots of characters that are pronounced as "liu". There are several that are used as a family name.
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: : I was gonna get a tattoo of my last name but I wanted in character. does anybody know? old or modern..doesn't matter.
Thank You for the reply!
maria mahmood

Re: Does anybody know where I can find out the 'character'

Post by maria mahmood » Mon Oct 08, 2001 1:07 pm

: I was gonna get a tattoo of my last name but I wanted in character. does anybody know? old or modern..doesn't matter.
Wei

Re: Does anybody know where I can find out the 'character'

Post by Wei » Tue Oct 09, 2001 4:19 pm

Well I think you'd have to figure out what phonetic system that "Liu" is, Hanyu Pinyin or Cantonese pinyin or others. e.g. "Liu" in Cantonese pronounces "Liao" in Mandarin(Hanyu Pinyin).
lisa c

Re: Does anybody know where I can find out the 'character'

Post by lisa c » Wed Oct 31, 2001 6:00 pm

Looking at the rest of your names, I don't think you can use standard English to "find" your Chinese surname and say that it's the Cantonese "Lau" Mandarin "Liu"
Where are you from and what region of China are you're ancestors from? That can affect the pronounciation and transliteration of your surname. Ex. My friend if from Indonesia and she spells her last name as Ko. The character is tall and in Mandarin would be Gao. Another friend spells his last name as Ko, but it's the character "gu".
Mei Gui

found 2 characters for the surname "Liu"

Post by Mei Gui » Thu Jan 17, 2002 2:37 am

There's 2 characters that I found for the last name "Liu." .....but unfortunately I have NO clue how to write Chinese characters on the computer! (I'm just learning the language).
Anyways:
--> Liu (2nd tone) [2 radicals; a) small stroke above a horizontal line w/ 2 crossing "X" shaped strokes underneath b) 2nd radical, a small vertical stroke w/ a longer "J" shaped stroke right beside it]
--> Liu (3rd tone) = willow [look up willow in english/mandarin dictionary to find character]
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