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roddy

Declaration of Cheapness

Been meaning to snap this for ages - it's almost out of season now.

1) What has been imported?

2) From where?

3) What price are they available at?

4) What aspect of said items is singled out for praise?

5) What are we wished to be every day?

6) Where's the pun?

7) For extra credit (not sure it's even possible) what is the text at bottom left that I cut off?

roddy

Warning

1) What is the sign on?

2) What should you not do?

3) What is there a danger of if you do?

roddy

Guangzhou Subway

A set of photos from the Guangzhou subway, with thanks to xuefang. A lot have English on so I won't propose any questions - but feel free to print them out and recreate that genuine Chinese subway feeling at home.

skylee

Tree

This is a notice on a tree. What has happened to it? What will happen to it? And what after that?

roddy

Undulating Pavement

Laughing at inaccurate use of English isn't big or clever. So you're only allowed to smile.

(I wanted to make a post, but this was the only photo I had handy)

roddy

Trip

Here's one with actual questions!

What event has promoted this trip?

What means of transport is to be used?

What two destinations are named?

Who is eligible to attend?

Are you too late?

skylee

Tablecloth

I took this picture (a table cloth in a resturant) at Lecce a few days ago. What do you think it means?

PS - I also attach another picture taken in the modern art museum in Bologna. Judging by the shape of the first character I think it is supposed to be Japanese (in Chinese it should have been 常設展 or 展品). Anyone cares to comment if it is correct in Japanese? (At another display of this musuem the word コレクシュン was used, which I think is correct.)

skylee

Belgrade 貝爾格萊德

I took these pictures on Friday morning (local time) at the site where the Chinese Embassy, bombed by the US / NATO, used to be.

If you like you can try to (1) identify the characters on the plaque with missing strokes; and / or (2) read the words on the pink ribbons of the wreath.

jbradfor

YACTS

Yet Another Chinese Toilet Sign.

Easy question:

1) What is the Chinese name for the invention that would eliminate the need for this sign?

roddy

Signese Revival 7

One fairly random photo of Chinese characters in action, per week, until sometime in 2018. And perhaps longer if I'm encouraged. Those who want to contribute their own random photos of Chinese characters are welcome, just get in touch and I'll add you to the contributor list so you can post directly, from computer or phone.

 

Signs like this are (or were) common, as people tried to order their own surroundings a bit closer to the heart's desire.

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roddy

Signese Revival 19

One fairly random photo of Chinese characters in action, per week, until sometime in 2018. And perhaps longer if I'm encouraged. Those who want to contribute their own random photos of Chinese characters are welcome, just get in touch and I'll add you to the contributor list so you can post directly, from computer or phone. 

 

I don't recall if the other side finished it off...

signese revival (19).jpg

roddy

Signese Revival 34

One fairly random photo of Chinese characters in action, per week, until sometime in 2018. And perhaps longer if I'm encouraged. Those who want to contribute their own random photos of Chinese characters are welcome, just get in touch and I'll add you to the contributor list so you can post directly, from computer or phone.

 

Think this was a contribution from @zhwj. Note extra-simplified character. 

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