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ID: 0471 Advanced
Thu Mar 29 2007 | Jenny, 肖霞
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nǐ kàn nàge rén ，shǒubì shang dōu shì wénshēn ，xiàsǐ rén le 。
Look at that guy. Tattoos all over his arms. It's horrifying!
zénme huì xiàrén ？tā shǒubì shang de zhōngwénzì duō piàoliang !jiǎnzhí jiùshì réntǐ shūfǎ 。qíshí ，wénshēn kěshì yī mén yìshù 。
How is that horrifying? The Chinese characters on his arms are so beautiful! It's simply calligraphy on a person's body. Actually, tattoos are a kind of art.
wǒ háishì bǐjiào chuántǒng ，zǒng juéde wénshēn shì hēishèhuì de biāojì 。bùguò ，wàiguórén dào duì wén zhōngguózì tèbié rùmí 。Hǎoláiwù míngxīng ，NBAqiúxīng ，shēnshang jīngcháng dōu wén zhe wǒmen de wénzì 。yě suànshì tuīguǎng zhōngguówénhuà ba 。
I'm still pretty traditional. I've always felt that tattoos are a symbol of organized crime. But foreigners are really into getting tattoos of Chinese characters. Hollywood stars, NBA stars- they often get our characters tattooed all over their bodies. Call it ''promoting Chinese culture."
tāmen tèbié xǐhuan wén yīxiē biǎodá Zhōngguó chuántǒng sīxiǎng de hànzì 。“zhōng 、xiào 、rén 、yì 、rěn ”kěshì zuìshòuhuānyíngde wénshēn zìyàng 。āi ，zhè dào yǒudiǎn xiàng Yuèmǔcìzì de gùshì 。bùguò hǎo duō wàiguórén yě bùtài dǒng zhèxiē wénzì de yìsi ，tāmen zhǐshì dānchún de juéde zì hěn piàoliang 。
They really like characters that depict traditional Chinese culture. The most popular characters for body tattoos are ''Loyalty, filial piety, benevolence, justice , forbearance." This is a little like the story of Yue Fei's mother-in-law's tattoos. But a lot of foreigners don't really understand what the characters mean. They just innocently see them as beautiful.
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