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jayb55

i am trying to get "only the strong survive" into chinese characters for my next tattoo...any help would be greatly appreciated! thanks

-jeremy

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tanhql

you can use 强者生存, which literally means 'strong people survives'. but it sounds a bit strange.

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kmklicher

I think the sentence "惟强者生" may be better .

But that's seems to be a useage of traditional language.

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HashiriKata

jayb55, do you mean the like of you and me will soon disappear!?? :wink:

Anyway, below is one version of "only the strong survive":

生存的是强的

(PS: just noticed some people posted more flowery, better versions while I was typing, so I'd recommend either of them. Mine is ordinarily colloquial)

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HashiriKata
hey guys all i see is question marks....
That is because your computer can't display Chinese. It requires some language software and if your OS is XP, then you'll just need to turn the language cabability on.

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roddy

Alternatively you could just get question marks tattooed onto your arm, and when people ask tell them it's an encoding problem.

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maceyr

Change your browser to view the Chinese characters. It's usually in the "View" menu under Character Coding or something similar. Most browsers now have that capability

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Jockster

Do yourself a favor, Jeremy, just tattoo "only the strong survive" in English instead. This will tell anyone who sees it that you are not one to fall victim to passing fads, that you know better than to get a tattoo in a language you do not understand. Also, if you go to Asia, a tattoo in English will be considered more cool.

And when you surf over to Hanzi Smatter later, you will feel it was the right thing to do.

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jayb55

i tried all chinese character codings...both traditional and simple..let me kno if theres somethin i need to download, still showing question marks but one shows this--寮鸿€呯敓瀛�

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kk_agnostic

If you want to have some sense of humor. 小强 may be a better choice .:mrgreen::tong

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teatea

优胜劣汰 may be better. It means the good survive and the bad die out.

Or you can use "强者生存" .

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horas

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Probably one should throw a look at the Chinese translation of Charles Darwin's evolution book and see what the translation of 'survival of the fittest' is in Chinese.

The Origin of Species (1872)

Chapter IV: Natural Selection; Or the Survival of the Fittest

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teatea

believe me, it is "优胜劣汰",you can check up in Darwin(达尔文)'s "进化论".

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steve_c
Alternatively you could just get question marks tattooed onto your arm, and when people ask tell them it's an encoding problem.

:lol:

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