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Wednesday, May 11, 2005 11:45 AM

FALLENANGEL


I'm thinkning of getting a tattoo of a chinese symbol and the pics that I found, the symbols go side to side but some go straight down. Which is the right way??

By the by this probably been asked so many times but what's the serenity chinese symbol?

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Wednesday, May 11, 2005 1:24 PM

HELL'S KITTEN


Chinese can be written in either direction, depending on aesthetics or logistics.

"Serenity" can be written many different ways. (Consider how many ways in English there are of saying serene - tranquil, peaceful, calm, etc.) Currently, there are two "official" logos. The first is the original logo from the series: 平静 is pronounced ping2jing4

The second is the newest logo from the movie: 宁静 is pronounced ning2jing4

There's also the much older 祇 (pronounced qi2), but I think that's rarely used.

For tattoos, make sure you get inked by someone experienced in Chinese writing; otherwise, you could end up with "virulent oyster" instead of "serenity" tattooed on ya.

Cheers.

无 党派 人士

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Wednesday, May 11, 2005 6:56 PM

FALLENANGEL


Ack!! I found a website that show pics of words and the pronounations and the symbol for serenity is different than on the series and movie!! ACK!

Here's the link to the pic.
http://www.formosa-translation.com/chinese/s/sz71.html

Now, which one is the right one??

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Thursday, May 12, 2005 1:32 AM

HELL'S KITTEN


As I said, there are many different ways of writing the word, dear. Which you get is entirely dependent upon what it is you're after. If you want "Serenity" from Firefly or the movie, then use the ones I posted previously because those are the official logos. Otherwise, it really doesn't matter which you get, since it can all mean the same thing.

无 党派 人士

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Thursday, May 12, 2005 6:54 AM

LITHI


Ann Ning, the one you found describes the state of being in serenity.

Ping Jing and ning jing are used more like adjetives in a sentence structure.

If it's tatoo, I'd say just get the "Jing" character alone. It adequately express calm/silence/serene by itself. And it's a very pretty character.


Lithi@EstateSerenity.net

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Thursday, May 12, 2005 7:36 AM

FALLENANGEL


Thanks you guys for your help! 'Preaciate very much.!

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Thursday, September 7, 2006 1:00 PM

KEWLHIPPIECHICK


Is it just me? I can see no links to any of the Serenity symbols talked about here.
I also want a tatto of Serenity. Can you folks link pics for the ones you're desribing? Or am I just too gorram stupid to see links that you've already posted!

ACK!

Thanks!

~Aim to misbehave~

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Saturday, September 16, 2006 6:53 AM

FFYING2


Quote:

Originally posted by kewlhippiechick:
Is it just me? I can see no links to any of the Serenity symbols talked about here.
I also want a tatto of Serenity. Can you folks link pics for the ones you're desribing?



Serenity (in movie): 宁静 ning2jing4

ning2 http://www.unicode.org/cgi-bin/GetUnihanData.pl?codepoint=5B81
jing4 http://www.unicode.org/cgi-bin/GetUnihanData.pl?codepoint=9759
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(in Firefly TV series): 平静 ping2jing4

ping2 http://www.unicode.org/cgi-bin/GetUnihanData.pl?codepoint=5E73
jing4 http://www.unicode.org/cgi-bin/GetUnihanData.pl?codepoint=9759
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(on Firefly crew sweatshirt): 祇 qi2

qi2 http://www.unicode.org/cgi-bin/GetUnihanData.pl?codepoint=7947
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安宁 an1ning2

an1
http://www.unicode.org/cgi-bin/GetUnihanData.pl?codepoint=5B89
ning2
http://www.unicode.org/cgi-bin/GetUnihanData.pl?codepoint=5B81
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Traditional form (used in Taiwan and Hong Kong) of 寧 ning2 for 寧靜 ning2jing4 and 安寧 an1ning2
http://www.unicode.org/cgi-bin/GetUnihanData.pl?codepoint=5BE7
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Traditional form of 靜 jing4 for 寧靜 ning2jing4 and 平靜 ping2jing4
http://www.unicode.org/cgi-bin/GetUnihanData.pl?codepoint=975C
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Ying

Firefly Funsite http://fireflyfunsite.home.att.net
Firefly-Serenity Chinese Pinyinary http://fireflychinese.home.att.net
Browncoats.com http://www.browncoats.com

Language and Humor http://languageandhumor.com

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Saturday, September 16, 2006 7:26 AM

DQBABY76


wow... i had no idea how many differences there were. i wanted those symbols as my tattoo but i might have to do some reconsidering. i dont want to end up like Britney Spears and have a tattoo that means something entirely different.

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Saturday, September 16, 2006 11:52 AM

KEWLHIPPIECHICK


THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!!

It's true! When a fellow Browncoat asks, others will reply!

Off to get that tat now!

~Aim to misbehave~

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Friday, October 20, 2006 1:49 AM

DESKTOPHIPPIE


Did you get the tattoo done, HippieChick? How's it looking?




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Thursday, July 12, 2007 6:18 AM

GEBOE


Did you locate the Chinese symbol you were looking for? I found the one shown in the ship logo if you want it.

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Thursday, July 12, 2007 6:45 AM

DQBABY76


i totally forgot i posted that. no i never found what i was looking for. i would love to see the one that you found. thanks!

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Shepherd used to tell me...can't do something smart, do something right.
I'm so into Firefly, my butt glows in the dark.

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Friday, July 13, 2007 2:16 AM

GEBOE


Send my your email address and I will send a bitmap.

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Friday, July 13, 2007 8:34 AM

DQBABY76


Geboe: dqbaby76@hotmail.com

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Shepherd used to tell me...can't do something smart, do something right.
I'm so into Firefly, my butt glows in the dark.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007 10:35 AM

WARRIORPOET


this was a very impressively thorough response, but I have a question if you'll forgive my lack of knowledge and useless curiosity:

the two "prongs", if you will, on ping2 are pointing upwards [\/], and on a lot of the fan products, they are facing down [/\]. Do you know why this is? or is it just someone's ignorance.

and it there any significant difference between the ning2jing4 and ping2jing4

thanks



it had a kind of poetry to it, sir

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007 4:56 PM

FFYING2


Quote:

Originally posted by warriorpoet:
the two "prongs", if you will, on ping2 are pointing upwards [\/], and on a lot of the fan products, they are facing down [/\]. Do you know why this is? or is it just someone's ignorance.



It's just a stylistic difference. The up [\/] is the typical form, but, for example, if you use MingLiu font, you only get down [/\].

Quote:

Originally posted by warriorpoet:
and it there any significant difference between the ning2jing4 and ping2jing4



The difference in meaning is quite subtle. They're both about tranquility and stillness. I know that a peaceful person or a calm ocean is pingjing, and a quiet night or serene life is ningjing.

Hope that helps.

Ying

Firefly-Serenity Funsite http://fireflyfunsite.kevinsullivansite.net
Firefly-Serenity Chinese Pinyinary http://fireflychinese.kevinsullivansite.net
Browncoats.com http://www.browncoats.com

Language and Humor http://languageandhumor.com

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Thursday, November 15, 2007 6:56 AM

WARRIORPOET


thank you, that was excellent. it perfectly satisfied my curiosity.

well said. wasn't that well said Zoe?
it had a kind of poetry to it sir.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010 7:34 AM

PCCH7


this is how it might turn out for you.. Not healed yet though so it´s covered in ointment. Don´t mind my hairy nipple



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