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Re: USAGE: writing the date in Chinese

From:Eugene Oh <un.doing@...>
Date:Saturday, August 23, 2008, 15:06
Nope, there is no straightforward way to combine all the different notations
for the year, though you will see those names on calendars separated by
spaces. However, "earth rat" or "fire rabbit" etc. are not written, because
they are indicated by the more elegant wùzǐ, dīngmǎo etc. Chinese are
expected to know the correspondences.


2008 (in big font)
4705  wùzǐ

and any other information the calendar-maker feels inclined to inclkude.


On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 3:18 AM, Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> wrote:

> (snip helpful reply from Eugene) > > Thank you for the very informative reply! A follow-on question: one > thing I might do in English is include additional desgnations as a > parenthetical: "4705 (wù-zǐ, yáng, earth rat)". Is there an > analogous construct in written Chinese? > > -- > Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...> >


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>