So check this out .. I wrote ‘Do not Erase’ on the whiteboard, and then my Chinese colleague wrote it in Chinese next to it, for good measure. That second one is a 17-stroke character! Wow. So as the amateur very limited-time student of Chinese I had become, just had to go look up the characters on my translator .. and voila!
勿 wù must not, do not; without, never
擦 cā to wipe / to erase / rubbing (brush stroke in painting) / to clean / to polish
And this sign says ‘Good Luck’ .. which I hope I will have a little of for my trip this weekend to Hong Kong. I see the New Year’s Parade was back in January, so I missed that, but even so there should be an exciting vibe there this weekend. I need it, since I am a little homesick, and that after just one week out here this trip.