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How to translate 惟我独尊? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-5-24 11:23:09 |Display all floors
Can anybody help me to translate "惟我独尊" as a name of magazine?

thanks.

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Post time 2007-5-24 11:40:13 |Display all floors
Can you say a bit more about the magazine (focus and style)?

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Post time 2007-5-24 11:47:17 |Display all floors
化装品

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Post time 2007-5-24 12:12:39 |Display all floors
Perhaps ...    ATTITUDE

( I am a native English speaker in the USA but do not speak Chinese.
I am giving you a word that seems to convey the essence of what
dictionaries tell me the Chinese means ... but choosing an English
word that would "sound right" for a fashion/style magazine title.)

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Post time 2007-5-24 12:19:51 |Display all floors
The basic meaning of the four Chinese Characters is "The greatest in the world is me", like what the baby Buddha said after he was born into the world,  does ATTITUDE convey that? What I want is a shorter and close expression to serve as a cosmetic magazine name. Thank you very much.

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Post time 2007-5-24 12:36:25 |Display all floors
In the U.S. ... a person who said ""The greatest in the world is me"
(unless they were Muhammad Ali :) ) would usually be considered to be
somewhat overconfident, bragging ... or ... someone "with attitude" :)

Being more positive...

Someone who has confident self-assurance and projects that to the world boldly
could be said to have attitude.


NOTE: But the Chinese linking of this phrase to Buddha ... brings up other
attributes than a straight English translation would suggest ...
so let me think a bit more. (And perhaps those who speak Chinese can
suggest some alternatives.)


ALSO CONSIDER -----------------------------------------------------

ASSURANCE
(This word fits better with Buddha than attitude does. :) )

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Yes, I know words that don't begin with "A" ...

QUESTIONS: What is the "tone"/"style" of the magazine? (Serious style? Sassy?)
Who is the typical reader?

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Post time 2007-5-24 13:54:01 |Display all floors
NOTE: "ATTITUDE" is already taken.
It's the name of a gay lifestyle magazine in the UK.

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