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Guideline: how to? Chinese names

Since some people also have Chinese muses, I figured it would be nice and useful to make a small guide in how to use Chinese names and how to address people with Chinese names.
Let me show you how with some examples.

- If you have someone named Zhang Yixing. His name in characters would be 张艺兴, this is only important to people who actually feel like using it this way so you might want to check up on that.
The “Zhang” in the name is actually (like in Korean) the surname so “Yixing” is his first name. Now you might notice that Yixing exists out of two parts Yi and Xing. I know with names like this, people usually use Yixing, instead of Yi Xing, which is good because you’re doing it the correct way! 
- Another example. If you have someone named Luo Zhixiang, be sure to refer to his first name as Zhixiang, not Zhi Xiang, referring to the previous example. I’m not sure why people aren’t being consistent in writing the names haha.
- Also, if you have the name Luhan, please know it is actually Lu Han, since Lu is the surname here. 
- The last thing I want to point out is that Chinese people love to use nicknames. Especially ones with the word ‘xiao’ (小)which means small or little. 
If you have a muse called Xiao Wu (like I do), then know it is a nickname. Xiao here doesn’t really have a meaning if you use it as a name without any context or knowledge. You’ll have to use the full nickname Xiao Wu to actually address the other. Also, only use their nickname when they want you to. Ask them how they like to be called, perhaps they don’t feel a bond with you yet and they want you to use their full name. In Xiao Wu’s case, that would be Jin Ensheng.

I know this may all seem confusing but it somehow makes sense. Believe me when I say it confused me at the start too but people with Chinese muses or who are part of the Chinese culture will very much appreciate you using the names the right way! I hope this was useful to you ^^

Reblog to help others out too!

春节快乐│恭喜发财,红包拿来 │Chúc Mừng Năm Mới’

Happy Lunar New Year, everyone! I’m super excited to see my family after weeks and weeks of nonstop work. I’m probably going to stuff my face with food and listen to rock music with my dad. Hopefully, I don’t die from eating all of the food lol.

Random person: Why do you listen to that awful chinese music you can't even understand it. Me:

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credits to the owner:  @xxkirawillsxx

Me and Just were discussing on what his OC would look like in formal attire since he’s the emperor of the fictitious city of kins: Yingmu.

And this happened, this is based on Just’s description of Jun’s attire, with Han Dynasty fashion as a base. He would also change his hair from a hawk to slicked back for a more classy look.

Jun belongs to @justbmplove

Okay, so since I run a Disney/Dreamworks/animated roleplay where I try to appropriately cast POC characters, I have scoured this site for just about every Chinese faceclaim that has resources. I’m making this masterlist of the faceclaims I’ve found so that no one can make any excuses for not properly casting Chinese characters or not including Chinese faceclaims in their roleplays because there are, in fact, a decent amount of them. In order to prevent anyone out there from claiming these faceclaims don’t have resources, I’ve included links to hunts that have plenty of gifs for them as well. The faceclaims will be divided into four sections: female, male, Taiwanese, and multiracial. The multiracial section is really just for faceclaims who have Chinese ancestry but aren’t purely Chinese and the Taiwanese section is there because I’m unsure if they would technically be considered Chinese or not. If you have any more Chinese faceclaims I’ve failed to include in this masterlist and these faceclaims have resources, please message me and I’ll add them right away. Overall, there are 30 faceclaims beneath the cut, so there’s really no excuse for not including Chinese characters/faceclaims in your roleplays! Be sure to like/reblog if you found this useful or are an RP/RPH blog, y'all.

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anonymous asked:

everytime i see an asian language used for aesthetic in a siggie or rp makes me so fucking salty. literally just saw a harry potter roleplay with chinese characters in the title? the maker isn't chinese and the new hogwarts isn't even in china... wtfyd...

  Hey guys! So, in the honour of Chinese new year, @torihelps and I are hosting this Chinese New Year event for the roleplay community!

  For the CNY weekend, Jan 27 - 29, different helpers and creators will be sharing their resources with all of you! This event’s main purpose is to bring focus onto the lack of Chinese face claims used, and of course, to celebrate Chinese new year!

This is how it works:

  ANYONE can join the event as a creator, as a receiver, or both! There is no signing up required or anything like that.

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