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Chinese to English

Postby Delodephius » Wed 10 Jun 2009 3:00 pm

There are two paintings in our local gallery to which the author, who has been dead for a long time, also added some texts in Chinese. The first picture is of a woman and the second on of a man. The director of the gallery wondered if I could find someone to translate these texts for him. I didn't want to bother the local Chinese vendors. Besides, I thought I would get a bit more professional help here.

Painting 1
Image

Painting 2
Image

If anyone could also retype these texts so I could print them. I would like to suggest the director to place the texts below the pictures for locals to read.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Chinese to English

Postby kaenif » Thu 11 Jun 2009 6:50 am

I'm native, but that's all I can make ...
And please forgive my bad English :oops:

1. 同學三載(時?)離別以(誌?)不忘
十八年六月功(?)記

Maybe this is for some graduation thing
Learning together (Or maybe just "classmate") for 3 years, now when we farewell, I specially write (this) to not forget
June (Or lunar calendar sixth month?), Year 18 (Minguo year 18?)

2. 賣得外照挂(廿?)出
繪於捷京普拉哈
美術學校
一九二八年 王瞢題
Can you recognise this character?
Nope, it's not shāng. It is a 囧 with a hat which 囧ed its chin off!
囧囧囧囧囧囧囧囧囧!
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Re: Chinese to English

Postby kaenif » Thu 11 Jun 2009 6:54 am

kaenif wrote:I'm native, but that's all I can make ...
And please forgive my bad English :oops:

1. 同學三載(時?)離別以(誌?)不忘
十八年六月功(?)記

Maybe this is for some graduation thing
Learning together (Or maybe just "classmate") for 3 years, now when we farewell, I specially write (this) to not forget
June (Or lunar calendar sixth month?), Year 18 (Minguo year 18?)

2. 賣得外照挂(廿?)出
繪於捷京普拉哈
美術學校
一九二八年 王瞢題


Sold 20(sth? maybe paintings?)
Drew in (Czech capital Praha?)
Art school
1928 <王瞢(is a name)>
Can you recognise this character?
Nope, it's not shāng. It is a 囧 with a hat which 囧ed its chin off!
囧囧囧囧囧囧囧囧囧!
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Re: Chinese to English

Postby Delodephius » Thu 11 Jun 2009 10:24 pm

Thanks. Anyone else would like to help. The gallery director told me that knowing this information is very valuable as it will add more knowledge about the artist's life.
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