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    What does this character mean

    Hi everybody

    This is my first post.

    I'd really appreciate help identifying this sign [http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/408...ttecken6cq.jpg]

    Can you refer to any website where I can see this character.

    Cheers,
    Gugge from Sweden

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    = xi3 in Mandarin and it means "double happiness" from what I can find in the dictionary
    http://www.mdbg.net/chindict/chindic...qchi=%E5%9B%8D
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    囍 means 'double happiness' - it's a character usually displayed at weddings. You can find such a character displayed in big, gold writing with a red backdrop in luxury Chinese restaurants where small-scale weddings occur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supervin
    囍 means 'double happiness' - it's a character usually displayed at weddings. You can find such a character displayed in big, gold writing with a red backdrop in luxury Chinese restaurants where small-scale weddings occur.
    Yep, this is exactly what it means. Some times the writings are in red not necessarily gold. I would say red is more common than gold because it represents prosperity in Chinese culture.
    Last edited by Minty; Jul 14, 2006 at 09:03.

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