SQL Server select chineese characters

I have a table in my sql server database

CREATE TABLE [dbo].[LANGUANGE_MPNG](
      [LANGUAGE_MPNG_ID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,
      [US_STRING_ID] [int] NOT NULL,
      [Languge_cd] [nvarchar](3) NOT NULL,
      [Language_string] [nvarchar](max) NULL,
      [CREATE_DATE] [datetime] NOT NULL
) ON [PRIMARY]

ALTER TABLE [dbo].[LANGUANGE_MPNG] ADD  CONSTRAINT [DF_LANGUANGE_MPNG_CREATE_DATE]  DEFAULT (getdate()) FOR [CREATE_DATE]

in the table I have data populated and the Language_string column contains the exact string in its actual langauge format.

I am trying to write a select as follows

SELECT [LANGUAGE_MPNG_ID]
      ,[US_STRING_ID]
      ,[Languge_cd]
      ,[Language_string]
      ,[CREATE_DATE]
  FROM [resx].[dbo].[LANGUANGE_MPNG]
  where Language_string like 'Das System ist gesperrt'

now this gets me data but when I try to use the chinesse or japanase type of fonts I can never select the row. i just get no results retruned.

But If I just remove the where condition I do the the string in its native format
 shows you the type of sting I am trying to select
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Jayesh AcharyaTechnichal ConsultantAsked:
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Jayesh AcharyaTechnichal ConsultantAuthor Commented:
can somone give me a sql select that will retrun the row when comparing the language string
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ValentinoVBI ConsultantCommented:
Try putting an N in front of the opening quote:

WHERE Language_string = N'some Chinese text'
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ValentinoVBI ConsultantCommented:
In case you're wondering why that N is needed: that way you're letting SQL Server know that you've got a Unicode string.  Without the N, the string gets converted to the default code page of the server.

Ref http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms191313.aspx
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