Need help with translation!

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chineseturtle
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Need help with translation!

Postby chineseturtle » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:17 pm

Hi!

I'm new to chinese and have just started to learn writing, but I have a question about a mark a got from a friend. What does it say on this mark? Please help me translate it!

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Carrie98
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Re: Need help with translation!

Postby Carrie98 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:17 am

“南无阿弥陀佛” pronounces “nán wú ē mí tuó fó” in Chinese. In Sanskrit language, it’s namo amita budha. It's a kind of chant. Please check more on www.learnchinese1on1.com.

Maria362
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Re: Need help with translation!

Postby Maria362 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:58 am

Hello, my dear friend. The mark you got from your friend is a typical mark of Buddihism. And the phrase "南无阿弥陀佛" is an Amita-buddha, which probably means "religious devotion to "佛"(similar to God in Christian's mind). It's believer's good wishes and the expression of their determination to let "佛" guide their life.

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