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SuperGoose

Confusion on a Chinese Name

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SuperGoose

My friend just recently changed her name (she is Chinese). She wrote it down on a piece of paper for me, but I can make out the given name. The first character has 宓 on top what with what looks like 龟 or a 用 directly underneath. I cannot find this character. The second character she wrote is 頣 but she told me it's pronounced "yi", where as I thought 頣 is pronounced "shen" while the very similar 頥 is pronounced "yi". It is definitely written as 頣 and not 頥 on the paper. Can 頣 also be pronounced "yi"? In Cantonese maybe? These are kind of obscure characters.

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skylee

(ning2) =

As to , ever heard of 頤和園?

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jbradfor

Note that 頣 and 頤 and 頥 are different characters. It's probably 頤, as skylee suggests.

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jbradfor

I did (for once!) consider that before I posted. I checked wiktionary first, and all three are listed as separate characters:

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E9%A0%A3

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E9%A0%A4

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E9%A0%A5

All three have different definitions, different KangXi characters, and none are listed as variants of each others. So I thought I was safe.... Guess not....

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SuperGoose

Thanks Skylee, you were right about 頤. However for the first character, I'm pretty sure it's a 宓 on top, not the 宀 and the 心. Also she said it was pronounced "lei" in Cantonese.

I always knew how to say the Summer Palace, but I never memorized the first character.

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Jane_PA

Usually, you can just copy and post the unknown Chinese characters to google to find out the pronounciation, if you know Pin Yin.

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skylee
However for the first character, I'm pretty sure it's a 宓 on top, not the 宀 and the 心. Also she said it was pronounced "lei" in Cantonese.

Then please click on the link at in post #2. There you can find the word you described. You can also find the word here in the variant dictionary. And sorry for not being right.

I am glad the you always knew how to say the Summer Palace.

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SuperGoose

Interesting, so that particular character has no unicode and is impossible to input or??

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