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I am half Malaysian Chinese and Australian. I would like if someone could give me the chinese characters for my mother's name please. She has passed away, so I don't how to write her name in Mandarin. We would love to have this transalation for her headstone. Her name is Hooi Hwa..If anyone could help me with this I would appreciate it.

Cheers Bee

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Has she left no papers with her Chinese name at all? Post a photo of those here and it would be helpful. Otherwise all people can do here (most probably) is guess.

Or could you consult your relatives on her side? That would be more helpful than asking strangers here, I guess.

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"Hooi" in Hokkien = "Wai" [惠 or 慧] in Cantonese = "Hui" in Mandarin = 惠 or 慧

"Hwa" in Hokkien = "Fa" [花] or "Wah"[华 / 華] in Cantonese = "Hua" in Mandarin = 花 or 华 / 華.

One of those combinations could be it.

I agree with skylee that it would only be a guess if there's no documentation or picture of the name or no writing in Chinese characters.

慧花 = my guess = wise and beautiful woman.

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Yes, it would help if you know more: perhaps she has brothers or sisters that share part of their name with her? Perhaps her name has been written down somewhere? Do you know what her name is supposed to mean?

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