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    Can anyone identify what this says?
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    Default Re: need a translation please

    "If you can read this, you can get a good job."

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    Default Re: need a translation please

    Means field or open spaces. Amazing how quickly you can find someone who can help these days.

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    Default Re: need a translation please

    What's the context?

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    Default Re: need a translation please

    It looks like a name stamp to me.

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    Default Re: need a translation please

    Google Lens is a wonderful thing...

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    Default Re: need a translation please

    jar mentionned in the chatbox the following: "the image is on a prototype Sheaffer NoNonsense pen. The cal has a covered compartment with a self ining stamp as shown."

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    Default Re: need a translation please

    How about this stamp that was sent by a pen friend? And which side is UP?

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    Default Re: need a translation please

    Jar, it’s a family name: Noda, maybe Nota or possibly Yada. In Japanese.
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    Default Re: need a translation please

    Fred, rotate the one in the upper right about 10 degrees clockwise and it’ll be upright.

    I’m guessing Fuku or Saki if it’s a name.

    Otherwise, it means ‘good fortune’, ‘luck’ or ‘happiness’.

    I’ve made much better money off my English ability than my Japanese. It’s a hard sell here. The odd translation gig doesn’t pay the rent.

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    Default Re: need a translation please

    It must be "good luck" because it was related to the year of the rat. So it's Japanese, not Chinese?

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    Default Re: need a translation please

    They use a similar character set.
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    And my other blog is a tumblr!

    My eBooks. Because why not.

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    Default Re: need a translation please

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    It must be "good luck" because it was related to the year of the rat. So it's Japanese, not Chinese?
    The Japanese adopted Chinese characters for their Kanji system, so *technically* it's both.

    But within the context you've given, that stamp of yours is a "very" stylized (and quite beautiful) writing of the Chinese character "Fu" which means Good Fortune.
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    Default Re: need a translation please

    Thank you! With that information, I will use the stamp quite liberally on correspondence; some of you have already seen that Good Fortune.

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    Default Re: need a translation please

    Think it's the Japanese family name "Noda". That looks like a name stamp used to sign stuff.

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