Decode these Chinese characters, please!
September 27, 2012 3:33 PM   Subscribe

Can you decode these hastily-written Chinese characters? Here's a picture.

I'm told that this refers to a skin condition. Any advice would be helpful!
posted by greatgefilte to Writing & Language (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I think that this says bing du which means virus.
posted by tinymegalo at 3:38 PM on September 27, 2012 [1 favorite]

In Japanese, 病毒 means something akin to "contagion" or "source of illness". Use of this word for "virus" is rare in Japanese; ウイルス is much more common.
posted by Tanizaki at 3:49 PM on September 27, 2012

Echoing the above. Colloquial referral to virus or other illness-causing contagion. (They usually write 細菌 for bacteria though, in case you're wondering.)
posted by Hakaisha at 3:52 PM on September 27, 2012

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