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Title: Your Good Luck Has Arrived!
Post by: PandaCollector on February 20, 2017, 03:38:47 PM
https://www.ngccoin.com/news/article/5787/ (https://www.ngccoin.com/news/article/5787/)

A story about luck, coins and the new year.

Best wishes,
Peter Anthony
China Pricepedia
www.pandacollector.com
Title: Re: Your Good Luck Has Arrived!
Post by: poconopenn on February 20, 2017, 10:37:21 PM
Nice article.

Here is my comments:

Fu (福) is not “good luck” as mentioned in your article. The correct translation is happiness, good fortune or blessing.

The double Xi (喜喜) is for wedding, not double Fu.
Title: Re: Your Good Luck Has Arrived!
Post by: PandaCollector on February 20, 2017, 11:54:10 PM
Poconopenn,

As you say, the double Xi is correct for the wedding. A number of proofreaders who are Chinese missed this, but the mix-up is mine; mea culpa.
In the sense it appears in the story, luck and fortune are synonyms. The antonym for good luck is bad luck, or bad fortune (thesaurus.com).

Thanks for reading this and for the comments.

Best wishes,
Peter Anthony
China Pricepedia
www.pandacollector.com
Title: Re: Your Good Luck Has Arrived!
Post by: poconopenn on February 21, 2017, 01:44:33 PM
The Chinese character has different meaning when it uses in different places and occasions.

When “FU” is pasted on the door and entrant of the room, it means good fortune. “FU” consists of four different Chinese characters; clothes, roof, mouth and farming land. When a family has clothes to wear, house to live, food to eat and land to farming, the family is considered to have good fortune.
Title: Re: Your Good Luck Has Arrived!
Post by: ccl on February 21, 2017, 02:00:35 PM
The Chinese character has different meaning when it uses in different places and occasions.

When “FU” is pasted on the door and entrant of the room, it means good fortune. “FU” consists of four different Chinese characters; clothes, roof, mouth and farming land. When a family has clothes to wear, house to live, food to eat and land to farming, the family is considered to have good fortune.

 :thumbup:
Title: Re: Your Good Luck Has Arrived!
Post by: r3globe on February 21, 2017, 02:22:02 PM
The Chinese character has different meaning when it uses in different places and occasions.

When “FU” is pasted on the door and entrant of the room, it means good fortune. “FU” consists of four different Chinese characters; clothes, roof, mouth and farming land. When a family has clothes to wear, house to live, food to eat and land to farming, the family is considered to have good fortune.

+1

Fascinating! Thanks so much for the education.
Title: Re: Your Good Luck Has Arrived!
Post by: pjleung on February 21, 2017, 09:53:26 PM
 :thumbup: :thumbup:Excellent.
Title: Re: Your Good Luck Has Arrived!
Post by: PandaCollector on February 22, 2017, 05:52:46 PM
The Chinese character has different meaning when it uses in different places and occasions.

When “FU” is pasted on the door and entrant of the room, it means good fortune. “FU” consists of four different Chinese characters; clothes, roof, mouth and farming land. When a family has clothes to wear, house to live, food to eat and land to farming, the family is considered to have good fortune.

Great explanation, thanks.

Here are three versions of the Fu character painted by Chinese Mint workers to welcome this year's Spring Festival (together with the 3 Yuan silver Fu coin for 2017). Hundreds of these were posted that day.

(http://www.pandacollector.com/3x-fu.jpg)

Best wishes,
Peter Anthony
China Pricepedia
www.pandacollector.com
Title: Re: Your Good Luck Has Arrived!
Post by: eric on February 22, 2017, 09:12:59 PM
Is that a snowman holding a pinwheel? I guess those are symbols of good luck too?