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    is that not japanese?
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    The left and right symbols seem to be Mandarin, not sure about the one middle though. Judging by the way they have been painted, not written by a Mandarin speaker/writer?
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    any ideas what it might say ??

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    The left and right symbols seem to be Mandarin, not sure about the one middle though. Judging by the way they have been painted, not written by a Mandarin speaker/writer?
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    is that not japanese?
    It's not hiragana or katakana.

    Looks like kanji to me. Many Asian counties use kanji, a Chinese system of writing. The characters represent different things, and the things that they represent are said in the different languages.

    It's like putting a drawing of a slice of cheese, and a French person saying 'Ah, c'est fromage!', and an English person saying 'That's cheese innit m8.'

    No idea what it says though.
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    (Original post by jameshankinson99)
    any ideas what it might say ??
    The symbol on the left seems to be mu which means tree or wood.

    I'm not sure about the middle dash/cross and box symbol - all three are Mandarin radicals, ie elements of a word in Mandarin, but I can't work out what they mean together like that.

    The one on the right looks most like lau which means blue or is a surname.

    However, I'm not a Mandarin speaker/writer, just recognise some text and know how to do a basic look up. The challenge is that you can't just directly translate the symbols, because often when they are put together, they mean something quite different from the sum of the parts. So I wouldn't suggest that if the lau and mu are right this means blue something tree, it could mean something quite different, like a saying, or a name.

    I think you need to find a Mandarin speaker, there must be many on TSR
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    They seem to resemble these two characters 格蓝 written deliberately in an immature way. Independently the one on the left means cells or boxes as in Excel or a form, the one on the right means blue. Together the don't mean anything AFAIK except maybe some kind of phonetically translated names like Gran.
 
 
 
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