FIREFLY CHINESE TRANSLATIONS

Characters on Kaylee's Jumpsuit?

POSTED BY: LUCKYSWEETHEART
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 11:37
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Thursday, June 14, 2007 7:33 AM

LUCKYSWEETHEART


I'm looking for some help on identifying the characters on Kaylee's pocket in this photo.



The one on her knee, near the teddy bear, I think has been identified as "ai4" (love), and the one on the right leg (not shown in the photo) is "xi3" from "xi3 huan" (to like). I picked this up from the following page:
http://fireflychinese.kevinsullivansite.net/episode4.html

To me, the top character looks like the first character in "ping2 jing4" (Serenity), but the second character doesn't look like jing4 to me. The third character on her pocket looks like it has "tu3" (Earth - 土) for its radical, but I can't make out the stroke count on the rest to look it up in a dictionary.

Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 3:35 PM

LUCKYSWEETHEART


Okay, I think I've figured out the third (bottom) character on the pocket.

I think it's 幸 (xing4, "lucky").

Now I just need help on that middle character! Does anyone have any ideas on what it might be?

Thanks!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 4:34 PM

HELL'S KITTEN


I noticed those, too. If I had my computer back, I could look through all the photos I have to see if there's a better shot of it. And if I had a better shot of it, I could take it to some of the guys at work for translation....

Have ye any other photos, by chance?

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 4:38 PM

LUCKYSWEETHEART


That's the best photo I have right now. :( I'm in the process of going through all the episodes to see if there's a clear shot of it somewhere.

Hopefully we'll be able to figure it out!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 5:05 PM

HELL'S KITTEN


While you're at it, if you could, try looking through the promo photos, as I seem to recall another photo similar to the one you posted that may have a better view of it.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/sara013

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 5:34 PM

MISSTRESSAHARA


What are the charcters on the bottom of her leg, under the Teddy Bear? Too small to see.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 5:45 PM

HELL'S KITTEN


Character for love (ai4)... My eyes are too bleary to look it up.... I think LuckySweetheart mentions it in her first post beneath the photo. I nearly missed it, too. ^^

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007 5:52 PM

MISSTRESSAHARA


Ahhh, tankies.

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Sunday, June 24, 2007 8:58 PM

SHATTEREDSHARDS


This is the one character I've been stuck on for the costume I'm making to wear to a con 4th of July weekend. I'm not sure how much it helps anyone, but here's a few images - a crop from a slightly clearer photo, the crop with the contrast adjusted, and a quick sketch of what the character looks like to me. Perhaps the sketch will send someone in the right direction?


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Monday, June 25, 2007 6:38 AM

LUCKYSWEETHEART


My intuition regarding this character is this:

I think the left side of the character is the radical for "zi"(子) or something similar, and the right size is the "funky P" (not sure what it's called in Chinese) with a mark near the bottom in the space under the "P".

I have no idea what it is; my mom speaks Mandarin as a 1st language, and has offered to make the jumpsuit for me, so I'll call her up and see what her insights are on that character.


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Originally posted by Shatteredshards:
This is the one character I've been stuck on for the costume I'm making to wear to a con 4th of July weekend. I'm not sure how much it helps anyone, but here's a few images - a crop from a slightly clearer photo, the crop with the contrast adjusted, and a quick sketch of what the character looks like to me. Perhaps the sketch will send someone in the right direction?



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Friday, June 29, 2007 10:23 PM

SHATTEREDSHARDS


After staring at it a bit, I'm thinking it looks closer to this (note: the red line might or might not be there, I'm not sure).


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Tuesday, July 24, 2007 11:37 AM

LUCKYSWEETHEART


Here's a possibility for the character.

I was googling for Kaylee images when I found a link to this image.



It's qi2, 祇. It means "earth spirit or peace" according to the Chinese dictionary I use.

What do you think? That means we have all the characters figured out! (Unless there are other characters on the other pocket that's not pictured in the photos. I'll have to watch the series again)

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