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Sohail

I have this beautiful Chinese decorative lantern consisting of five paper balls one over the other vertically. I bought it from a border city with China.someone please help to tell me how these Chinese words (characters) are pronounced (in English) and their meanings in English. I will be extremely thankful. 

Sohail Raza

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Jim

It's a five character phrase, read from the top down: 财源滚滚来 cáiyuán gǔngǔn lái; means roughly "let the wealth/money come rolling in!"

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Sohail

I am so very thankful for your help, Jim. 👏👏

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Sohail

Is it possible to give pronunciation of each word, with meaning, seperately please:

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Sohail

It is hanging in the lobby inside the main entrance door of my house. Is this the right place for it, or outside the entrance? (As per Chinese custom)

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Jim

1.财 cái = wealth

2.源 yuán = wellspring, source

3.滚 gǔn = to roll, as in surging waters

4.滚 gǔn = ditto (the repetition is a grammar function)

5.来 lái = to come

 

So it's wishing for a bubbling spring of wealth

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Sohail

Thanks a lot, Jim. You are such a kind person.

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