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I was wondering if anyone could help me translate the following vietnamese name "Bao Uyen" into Chinese. :help

I actually have little idea of the meaning. I think it was supposed to mean something like "preserve wisdom" But I can't find any character combination that matches this meaning.

Thanks in advance.

Vinh Long

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In the previous transcription Bảo Uyên: 保淵, bảo 保 means to protect, to preserve, as in bảo vệ 保衛 bao3 wei4 (simplified 卫 ) , and uyên 淵 yuan1 (simplified 渊) means deep pool (noun) or deep, profound (adjective) as in uyên thâm 淵(渊)深 yuan1 shen1.

There is another possibility for bảo, if you are not sure of the actual meaning is "to preserve". It's bảo 寶 bao3 (precious, treasure) as in bảo bối 寶貝 (宝贝) bao3 bei4 (Sure you know "Shanghai baby"! :wink: ).

Both transcriptions are possible.

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After a search you could find a match for Vietnamese characters, so is it correct?

"son thi bich tuyen" = "sôn thị bích tuyên"

"son thi nigoc bich" ="sôn thị ngọc bích"

"lieu thi xem" = "liêu thị xem"

It may be easier to find using proper Vietnamese letters.

Wrong marks may mean different words, please check.

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nguyen bao phi

Nguyen = in Chinese

Bao =or

Phi = or

*Depending on the accent on the vowel of names, it might be one or another. Vietnamese used to be written in Chinese before they used Chu Nom & Chu Nho which are now almost obsolete. They now use Quoc Ngu, introduced and somewhat influenced by the French language.

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Van Anh Le

Van = more than anything else, but it might also be

Anh = 英, 櫻, or 安(?)

Le =, or

*Depending on the accent on the vowel of names, it might be one or another. Vietnamese used to be written in Chinese before they used Chu Nom & Chu Nho which are now almost obsolete. They now use Quoc Ngu, introduced and somewhat influenced by the French language.

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Hello,

I am trying to find out what my boyfriend's name is in chinese characters. His first name is cantonese but his middle and last name are Vietnamese.

the Vietnamese part of his name is Dinh Mach

Can someone please give me the meaning and chinese characters for Dinh Mach? Thank you very much!

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I am trying to find out what my boyfriend's name is in chinese characters. His first name is cantonese but his middle and last name are Vietnamese.

the Vietnamese part of his name is Dinh Mach

Can someone please give me the meaning and chinese characters for Dinh Mach? Thank you very much!

"Đinh", with a dash on the D = in Chinese. It is the fourth Heavenly stem.*

"Mach" = -ch suffix doesn't really exist in Vietnamese, are you sure?

*Source: "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_Chinese_surnames"]

mạch exists. See mạch in Wiktionary. It means "pulse".

Check here: http://vi.wiktionary.org/w/index.php?title=%C4%90%E1%BA%B7c+bi%E1%BB%87t%3AT%C3%ACm+ki%E1%BA%BFm&redirs=0&search=m%E1%BA%A1ch&fulltext=Search&ns0=1

As can be seen, it's not just "pulse" but also other characters.

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"Mach" = -ch suffix doesn't really exist in Vietnamese, are you sure?

mạch exists. See mạch in Wiktionary. It means "pulse". ch is like English ch but final -ch is pronounced as a clipped -k.

The full spelling must be Đinh Mạch. Sounds similar to Đan Mạch - Denmark in Vietnamese. :)

These Chinese characters can be pronounced 貉, 麥, 覓 as mạch

In the list of Chinese surnames it's under 麥.

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I could anyone please help me translate my name in to chinese? It would be nice to know how to write the character too.

The name is : Tra^`n Ngo.c Thao? Nhie^n

Tran Ngoc Thao Nhien

I think this is the meaning:

Ngoc= precious, jade, priceless, incomparable

Thao= respectful, honoring, herb/plant, medicine

Nhien= nature (thien nhien), natural (tu nhien), innocent (hon nhien)

Thanks

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