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Western stars and their Chinese nicknames

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch poses backstage with his actor award for "The Imitation Game" during the Hollywood Film Awards in Hollywood, California in this November 14, 2014 file photo. [Photo/Agencies]


Benedict Cumberbatch: Curly Blessing

The nickname for British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is "Curly Blessing", or 卷福 (juan fu).

"Juan" in Mandarin means curly, referring to Cumberbatch's hairstyle in the hugely successful drama series, Sherlock Holmes, where he plays the title character. "Fu" means blessings, which refers to the first syllable of the Chinese translation of Holmes, 福尔摩斯 (fu er mo si).

Put together, you get "Curly Blessing."

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