Chinese fortune cat (translation help)
Posted by: Alice3 (IP Logged)
Date: September 07, 2010 08:08PM
Can anyone help me translate what this means in English?
Thank you in advance .
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/07/2010 09:24PM by Olive.
Re: Chinese fortune cat (translation help)
Posted by: Cherrydolce (IP Logged)
Date: September 08, 2010 01:21AM
The words written on the fortune cat can be translated into English as "treasures, a lot of money".
The word "宝bao3" means treasures in Chinese.
"千万qian1 wan4" means "thousands of".
"两liang3" is a unit of weight (1 两 = 50 grams). It was also used as a weight unit in old times. (I don't know how much it weighs exactly in old times.)
"千万两" means a fortune. "两" is used to indicate (to measure) the amount of fortune because gold ingot and silver ingot were used as curriencies in ancient China.
Hope this helps.