How do you write in Chinese?

How do you write in Chinese?
I’m decorating a cake for a Baby Shower and I would like to know how do you write

”It’s a boy!” in Chinese Characters
Please no online translators, I want as authentic as possible

Thanks! :)

layhoma has a quite adequate answer, but I must say both phrases offered are a bit antiquated. I also have to consider that the characters have to fit on a cake, and to keep them to a minimum, as it may be difficult to write the characters out.

Then there’s the actual writing of he characters, to make them look correct, and to make sure they can be read and understood, it’s important to follow the stroke order, and make sure they are properly spaced and in proportion.

As far as the phrase, you can write: “是个男孩!” (literally, "it’s a boy")again just as layhoma said, this isn’t as much of a set phrase in Chinese as it is in English, but it will absolutely be understood and appreciated just as you mean it, in the context. Really, if you feel up to it, you can write: ”恭喜, 是个男孩!“ (congratulations, it’s a boy), which would be a bit more natural.

Now for the actual writing of the characters: please go to this site:[1] and paste each character you wish to write on the cake into the search field at the top separately, the image on the left will show you exactly how the character should be written out, if you follow it closely (and if you have some skill in calligraphy) you should get some really good looking characters. There are no spaces between words in Chinese, remember to leave even spacing between the characters. If they won’t fit in a line, please break them up as follows:

是个 ((it)is a )
男孩 (boy)

OR

恭喜 (congratulations)
是个 ((it) is a )
男孩! (boy)

You may also want to blow up the characters and print them out for final comparison. Nice gesture, good luck!

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3 Responses to “How do you write in Chinese?”

  1. Tayler Kingston says:

    cant type chinese here
    References :

  2. layhoma2004 says:

    弄璋之喜 (in a poetic way)

    x府添丁 (more causal) X is a blank you must fill in of the parent’s surname

    Some translations in Chinese to English can’t be directly translated because of the culture differences. In this case if direct translating it to " It’s a boy" would sound very slang and trash.

    Hope it helps!
    References :

  3. Heads On Sticks says:

    layhoma has a quite adequate answer, but I must say both phrases offered are a bit antiquated. I also have to consider that the characters have to fit on a cake, and to keep them to a minimum, as it may be difficult to write the characters out.

    Then there’s the actual writing of he characters, to make them look correct, and to make sure they can be read and understood, it’s important to follow the stroke order, and make sure they are properly spaced and in proportion.

    As far as the phrase, you can write: “是个男孩!” (literally, "it’s a boy")again just as layhoma said, this isn’t as much of a set phrase in Chinese as it is in English, but it will absolutely be understood and appreciated just as you mean it, in the context. Really, if you feel up to it, you can write: ”恭喜, 是个男孩!“ (congratulations, it’s a boy), which would be a bit more natural.

    Now for the actual writing of the characters: please go to this site:[1] and paste each character you wish to write on the cake into the search field at the top separately, the image on the left will show you exactly how the character should be written out, if you follow it closely (and if you have some skill in calligraphy) you should get some really good looking characters. There are no spaces between words in Chinese, remember to leave even spacing between the characters. If they won’t fit in a line, please break them up as follows:

    是个 ((it)is a )
    男孩 (boy)

    OR

    恭喜 (congratulations)
    是个 ((it) is a )
    男孩! (boy)

    You may also want to blow up the characters and print them out for final comparison. Nice gesture, good luck!
    References :
    [1]
    http://www.zdic.net/zd/zi/ZdicE6Zdic98ZdicAF.htm

    I speak Mandarin

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