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In English, we use the word "dream" to mean both the illusions of sleep, and also our future hopes and ambitions. Both ideas are contained in the entries below:

Quick links to words on this page...

  1. Big Dream
  2. Dream / Dreams
  3. Dream / Vision
  4. Dream Big...
  5. Dream Come True / Enjoy Success
  6. Dreamer
  7. Big Dream...
  8. Life Is But A Dream
  9. Pursue Your Dreams
10. Visionary / Dreamer
11. Great Aspirations / Ambition
12. Realize Your Ambitions...
13. Heroic Spirit / Great Ambition
14. Fear not long roads;...
15. Do not fear poverty; Fear low ambitions
16. Realize Your Ambitions...
17. Great Expectations
18. Without a big net, how can you catch fish?
19. Boys be Ambitious
20. Create / Creation
21. Creative / Creativity
22. Unbridled Creativity
23. Creativity
24. Desire
25. Desire / Longing / Craving
26. Desire / Craving
27. Desire / Wish / Aspiration
28. Faith Hope Love
29. Fantasy / Illusion
30. Hope
31. Looking Forward / Hoping
32. Idea / Thought
33. Illusion
34. Imagination
35. Imagine / Imagination
36. Lost / Dazed and Confused
37. Meditation
38. Never Give Up
39. Never Give In / Never Succumb...
40. Pursuit of Happiness
41. Reality and Illusion
42. Reality / Realistic
43. Thought / Thinking / Idea


Big Dream

China dà mèng
Japan daimu
Big Dream Wall Scroll

This means, "Big Dream" in Chinese and Japanese. This is mostly a Buddhist term referring to the great dream that represents a long and winding life that feels like a dream (since reality is an illusion anyway in Buddhism).

This can also be a female given name, Hiromu or Oomu in Japanese. Also more rare unisex given names Daimu or Taimu.

Dream / Dreams

China mèng
Japan yume
Dream / Dreams Wall Scroll

夢 is the very simple word for dreams in Chinese and Japanese. It can also mean having a vision or simply an illusion.

Dream / Vision

China mèng xiǎng
Japan mu sou
Dream / Vision Wall Scroll

夢想 is the two-character version of "dream," which can mean "to dream of [something]," vision, imagine, or reverie.

Be careful, as in some context, it can mean to dream of something in vain.

Dream Big
Big Dreams

China yuǎn dà mèng xiǎng
Dream Big / Big Dreams Wall Scroll

遠大夢想 is a way to say "dream big" or "big dreams" in Mandarin Chinese.

Dream Come True / Enjoy Success

China dé zhì
Dream Come True / Enjoy Success Wall Scroll

This Chinese word means to accomplish one's ambition, a dream come true, or to enjoy your success.

Dreamer

China mèng xiǎng jiā
Japan mu sou ka
Dreamer Wall Scroll

夢想家 means "dreamer" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Big Dream
Great Hope

Japan tai mou
Big Dream / Great Hope Wall Scroll

大望 is one of a few ways to write "dream big" in Japanese.

大望 is a good title if you want that to inspire ambition or high aspirations. 大望 is also a way to say "great expectations."

Life Is But A Dream

China rén shēng rú mèng
Life Is But A Dream Wall Scroll

人生如夢 is an old Chinese proverb that suggests, "life is but a dream."

This kind of follows the Buddhist idea that the world is a temporal place, where reality may not be as real as you think.

Pursue Your Dreams

China zhuī xún mèng xiǎng
Pursue Your Dreams Wall Scroll

追尋夢想 means "pursue your dreams," "follow your dreams," or "chase your dreams" in Chinese.

The first two characters mean "to pursue," "to track down," or "to search for."

The last two mean dreams. This version of dreams refers to those with an element of reality (not the dreams you have when you sleep but rather your aspirations or goals in life).

This title will tell everyone that you want to make your dreams come true.


See Also:  Pursuit of Happiness

Pursue Your Dreams

Japan yume wo oi tsudukeru
Pursue Your Dreams Wall Scroll

This is the Japanese way to express "pursue your dreams," "follow your dreams," or "chase your dreams."

If you have dreams that you want to pursue and make true, this is the phrase for you.

The first character is "dream" or "dreams." The rest of the characters establish the idea of chasing or pursuing.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


See Also:  Pursuit of Happiness

Visionary / Dreamer

Japan kuusouka
Visionary / Dreamer Wall Scroll

This title means visionary or dreamer in Japanese.

Great Aspirations / Ambition

China hóng hú zhī zhì
Great Aspirations / Ambition Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb implies that having great ambitions also means that others will not understand your great expectations and ideas.

Though the actual words come from a longer saying of Confucius which goes, "The little swallows living under the eaves wouldn't understand the lofty ambitions of a swan (who flies far and wide)."

This Confucius quote has led to this idiomatic expression in China that means "think big." What you'd really be saying is "The lofty ambitions of a swan."

Note that Chinese people sometimes refer to the little swallow, as one who does not "think big" but is, instead, stuck in a rut, or just leading a mundane life. Therefore, it's a compliment to be called a swan but not a good thing to be called a swallow.

Great Aspirations / Ambition

Japan tai shi wo idaku
Great Aspirations / Ambition Wall Scroll

大志を抱 is a single Japanese word that kind of reads like a short proverb. It suggests that you should have "high aims," "ambitions," or "aspirations" in your life.

Realize Your Ambitions
Embrace Your Ambition

Japan taishi wo Idaku
Realize Your Ambitions / Embrace Your Ambition Wall Scroll

This Japanese proverb suggests that you should embrace, pursue, and realize your ambitions.

The first part means ambitions or aspirations.

The last part means to embrace, or to hold in your arms.

Here's the character breakdown:
大志 (taishi) ambition; aspiration.
を (o) particle
抱く (idaku) to embrace; to hold in the arms (e.g. a baby); to hug; to harbor (harbour); to bear (e.g. a grudge); to entertain (e.g. suspicion); to sleep with; to sit on eggs.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Heroic Spirit / Great Ambition

China xióng xīn
Japan yuushin
Heroic Spirit / Great Ambition Wall Scroll

雄心 is the Chinese characters and Japanese Kanji for great ambition, lofty aspiration, or heroic spirit.

Fear not long roads;
fear only short ambition

China bú pà lù yuǎn zhǐ pà zhì duǎn
Fear not long roads; / fear only short ambition Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb literally translates as, "Fear not a long roads; fear only short ambition," or "Don't fear that the road is long, only fear that your will/ambition/aspiration is short."

Figuratively, this means: However difficult the goal is, one can achieve it as long as one is determined to do so.

Others may translate the meaning as, "Don't let a lack of willpower stop you from pressing onwards in your journey."

Do not fear poverty; Fear low ambitions

China bú pà rén qióng zhǐ pà zhì duǎn
Do not fear poverty; Fear low ambitions Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb literally translates as: It is not poverty that is to be feared; It is low ambition.

Figuratively, this means: It is not poverty but lack of lofty aspiration that is to be regretted.

Realize Your Ambitions
Ride on the Crest of Success

China dà jiǎn hóng tú
Realize Your Ambitions / Ride on the Crest of Success Wall Scroll

This four-character proverb is used in Chinese to mean "realize your ambitions" or "exhibit your ambition and success." It's used to talk about someone with great career ambitions. Almost literally, it expresses the idea of someone unfolding a great career like a map or a set of blueprint plans.

Very literally translated, these four characters mean, "Great unfolding of a huge map" or "Great exhibition of an colossal plan."

Great Expectations

China wàng
Japan bou / nozomi
Great Expectations Wall Scroll

This character holds the ideas of ambition, hope, desire, aspiring to, expectations, looking towards, to gaze (into the distance), and in some context full moon rising.

This is one of those single characters that is vague but in that vagueness, in also means many things.

This is a whole word in Chinese and old Korean but is seldom seen alone in Japanese. Still, it holds the meanings noted above in all three languages.

Without a big net, how can you catch fish?

China bù sā dà wǎng bù dé dà yú
Without a big net, how can you catch fish? Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb literally translates as: [if one does] not cast a big net, [one can] not get big fish.

Figuratively, this means: One cannot make great accomplishments without making great efforts or taking great pains.

This is sort of the fishing version of, "No pain, no gain."

Boys be Ambitious

Quote from William S. Clark in Japan
Japan shou nen yo tai shi o ida ke
Boys be Ambitious Wall Scroll

This was a sort of motto or proverb invoked by William S. Clark, after being hired by the Emperor of Japan in 1876 to establish a university in Hokkaido, Japan.

This phrase is famous across all generations of Japan since that time.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Create / Creation

China chuàng zào
Japan sou zou
Create / Creation Wall Scroll

The first character here means to create, genesis, or origin.
The second means to make or build.
Together they mean to create, to bring about, to produce or simply creative or creation.

Creative / Creativity

China chuàng yì
Japan sou i
Creative /  Creativity Wall Scroll

創意 is creative or creativity in Chinese characters, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji. It can also refer to and original idea or originality.

Unbridled Creativity

China bù jū yī gé
Unbridled Creativity Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb speaks of exploring different styles and not being stuck in conventional thinking. It can also be translated as "not sticking to one pattern" or "not limited to one type (or style)." The most simple translation is "being creative," or "unbridled creativity." Some may also say this means, "not being stuck in a rut," in the context of a designer or artist.

If you literally translate this, the first two characters mean, "not stick to," or "not confine oneself to."
The second two characters mean, "one mode," "one pattern," "one form," "one style," or "one rule."

Creativity

China chuàng zào lì
Japan souzouryoku
Creativity Wall Scroll

Creativity is the power of imagination. It is discovering your own special talents. Daring to see things in new ways and find different ways to solve problems. With your creativity, you can bring something new into the world.

The first character means "to create" the second means "to make or build." Together they mean "creative." The third character means "strength." So altogether, these three characters are a word that means "strength of creativity" or sort of "creativity (is your) strength." This can also be translated as "ingenuity."

Desire

China kě wàng
Desire Wall Scroll

This Chinese word can mean desirous, wishful, or simply desire.

The first character means to thirst for [something], or to be thirsty. The second character means to hope for, to expect, to gaze (into the distance) or to look for something. The combined meaning of these two characters changes a bit but I think it's nice to know the individual meanings to give you a better understanding of where a word comes from.

Korean definitions of this word include craving, longing, and thirst for knowledge.

Desire / Longing / Craving

China
Japan yoku
Desire / Longing / Craving Wall Scroll

慾 means desire, longing, appetite, wish, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, avarice, and craving.

慾 is universal in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja.

The context in which this character is used, determines whether the meaning is good or bad. As a single character on a wall scroll, you get to decide what the definition is to you (hopefully more toward desire than greed).


Japanese DesirePlease note that Japanese use a simplified version of this character - it also happens to be the same simplification used in mainland China. Click on the character to the right if you want the Japanese/Simplified version of desire.

Desire / Craving

China yù wàng
Japan yokubou
Desire / Craving Wall Scroll

The first character of this word means desire, longing, hunger, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, craving, or wish. The second character means to hope for, ambition, to desire, to aspire, to expect, to gaze (into the distance) or to look for something.

Together, they create a word that means strong desire, while some might translate it as "lust."

Desire / Wish / Aspiration

China yuàn wàng
Japan gan bou
Desire / Wish / Aspiration Wall Scroll

願望 means desire, wish, or aspiration in Chinese and Japanese.

Faith Hope Love

China xìn wàng ài
Faith Hope Love Wall Scroll

信望愛 is a Chinese list of words meaning faith, hope, and love.

信望愛 is not a typical phrase in Chinese but rather just random words strung together. There's no bad meaning, it's just not typical Chinese grammar.

Faith Hope Love

Japan shinkou to kibou to ai
Faith Hope Love Wall Scroll

This is a Japanese list of words (not really a phrase) meaning faith, hope, and love. Some have associated this word list with Corinthians 13:13, though there are no specific religious connotations in this word list, and it's not directly from that Japanese Bible verse.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Fantasy / Illusion

China huàn xiǎng
Japan gensou
Fantasy / Illusion Wall Scroll

幻想 is illusions or fantasy in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This can also refer to delusion or daydreaming. It sort of means a dream or idea that cannot be true or real ( at least not in this realm).

Hope

China xī wàng
Japan ki bou
Hope Wall Scroll

Besides "to hope" this also means "to wish for" or "to desire." It can also mean expectation or aspiration depending on context.


Note: Also considered to be one of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.


See Also:  Faith | Desire

Looking Forward / Hoping

China qǐ wàng
Japan kibou
Looking Forward / Hoping  Wall Scroll

This Chinese and Japanese word can be translated as:
to hope; to look forward; looking forward to; hoping for.

The first character means to plan. The second can mean to hope; to expect; to gaze (into the distance); to look towards. Sometimes it can mean full moon.
Together, these characters create this word about hoping, wishing, looking forward, and dreaming about the future.

Idea / Thought

China yì niàn
Idea / Thought Wall Scroll

意念 / 意唸 means idea or thought in Chinese.

Idea / Thought

China yì jiàn
Japan i ken
Idea / Thought Wall Scroll

意見 means idea, thought, opinion, or view in Japanese.

意見 also has a similar meaning in Chinese, just often used in China.

Illusion

China huàn xiàng
Japan gen zou
Illusion Wall Scroll

幻像 is a universal word for Illusion in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

The first character means phantasm, vision, dream, illusion, apparition, or fantasy.

The second character means statue, picture, image, figure, portrait, shape, form, appearance, to be like, to resemble, to take after, to seem, or in rare/ancient context: an elephant.


象Note that the first character can be written without the left-side radical in Chinese. This form is shown to the right. Both forms are acceptable in Chinese but the character shown to the right is more likely to be read as "elephant."


See Also:  Reality

Imagination

China xiǎng xiàng lì
Japan souzouryoku
Imagination Wall Scroll

想像力 is probably the best way to express "imagination" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja. It literally means "your strength to imagine." As the last character means strength or ability, while the first two mean imagine or conceptualize. My Japanese dictionary defines this as, "The power of imagination." While my Korean dictionary says, "imaginative power."

Imagine / Imagination

China xiǎng xiàng
Japan souzou
Imagine / Imagination Wall Scroll

想像 is the shortest word for imagine, visualize, or imagination. It can also mean "to guess" (which is why I favor the 3-character version of imagination (just a third character is added to the end, which clarifies it).

Lost / Dazed and Confused

China
Japan mei
Lost / Dazed and Confused Wall Scroll

迷 is one of those characters that can mean a lot of different things depending on context. When written alone, as a single character on a wall scroll, it opens up the possibilities, and allows you to decide what it means to you.

The key definition is "to be lost." This could be physically or mentally lost. It can be someone lost in their thoughts, lost in an ocean, or just confused about where they are. The reason for the confused state may be due to internal or external reasons.

Here are some entries from various Asian dictionaries...

Chinese: lost, confused, bewilder, crazy about, fan, enthusiast, mystery.

Japanese: lost, astray, be perplexed, in doubt, err, illusion.

Korean: lost, bewildered, fascinated, deluded.

Meditation

China míng xiǎng
Japan mei sou
Meditation Wall Scroll

This encompasses the idea of meditation. It's also a term used to describe a deep form of day-dreaming, exploring one's imagination, the act of contemplating, or the idea of contemplation. This is often associated with Buddhism, however, the word "Zen" in Japanese (or "Chan" in Chinese) is probably more commonly used (or better known in the west).


See Also:  Zen

Never Give Up

China yǒng bù fàng qì
Never Give Up Wall Scroll

The first character means "eternal" or "forever," the second means "not" (together they mean "never"). The last two characters mean "give up" or "abandon." Altogether, you can translate this proverb as "never give up" or "never abandon."

Depending on how you want to read this, it is also a statement that you will never abandon your hopes, dreams, family or friends.


See Also:  Undaunted | No Fear | Hope

Never Give In / Never Succumb
Never Lose

Japan kesshite akirameruna
Never Give In / Never Succumb / Never Lose Wall Scroll

This is a Japanese term that informally means "never give up." It's also a Japanese way to say "never surrender."


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


See Also:  Tenacity | Perseverance | Hope

Pursuit of Happiness

China zhuī xún xìng fú
Pursuit of Happiness Wall Scroll

追尋幸福 is the best way to translate the English phrase "pursuit of happiness" into Chinese.

The first two characters mean "to pursue," "to track down," or "to search for."

The last two mean happiness, happy, or blessed.


See Also:  Follow Your Dreams

Pursuit of Happiness

Japan koufuku o motome te
Pursuit of Happiness Wall Scroll

幸福を求めて is "Pursuit of Happiness" or "In Search of Happiness" in Japanese..

Here's how the characters break down:
幸福 (koufuku) happiness; blessedness; joy; well-being.
を (o) particle
求め (motome) to want; to seek; to pursue; to request
て (te) particle


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


See Also:  Follow Your Dreams

Reality and Illusion

Buddhism Concept
China zhēn wàng
Reality and Illusion Wall Scroll

真妄 is a specifically Buddhist term that means, "reality and illusion." Out of Buddhist context, it might be read as, "The real and the absurd."

Separately, the first character means real, true, and genuine, and the second character means absurd, fantastic, or related to fantasy.

Reality and Illusion

Japan gen jitsu to gen sou
Reality and Illusion Wall Scroll

現実と幻想 is the Japanese way to write, "reality and illusion."

Reality / Realistic

Japan gen jitsu sei
Reality / Realistic Wall Scroll

現実性 is a Japanese word that expresses the idea of reality or coming to understand what is true and real. This can also be translated as realistic, practical, or feasible.


See Also:  Illusion

Thought / Thinking / Idea

China sī xiǎng
Japan shisou
Thought / Thinking / Idea Wall Scroll

思想 means thought, thinking, or idea in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja. Sometimes it can mean ideology, depending on context.

This can refer to someone's personality - like saying, "he is a thinker."

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Big Dream 大夢daimudà mèng / da4 meng4 / da meng / dameng ta meng / tameng
Dream
Dreams

yumemèng / meng4 / meng
Dream
Vision
夢想
梦想
mu sou / musou / mu so / musomèng xiǎng
meng4 xiang3
meng xiang
mengxiang
meng hsiang
menghsiang
Dream Big
Big Dreams
遠大夢想
远大梦想
yuǎn dà mèng xiǎng
yuan3 da4 meng4 xiang3
yuan da meng xiang
yuandamengxiang
yüan ta meng hsiang
yüantamenghsiang
Dream Come True
Enjoy Success
得誌
得志
dé zhì / de2 zhi4 / de zhi / dezhi te chih / techih
Dreamer 夢想家
梦想家
mu sou ka / musouka / mu so ka / musokamèng xiǎng jiā
meng4 xiang3 jia1
meng xiang jia
mengxiangjia
meng hsiang chia
menghsiangchia
Big Dream
Great Hope
大望tai mou / taimou / tai mo / taimo
Life Is But A Dream 人生如夢
人生如梦
rén shēng rú mèng
ren2 sheng1 ru2 meng4
ren sheng ru meng
renshengrumeng
jen sheng ju meng
jenshengjumeng
Pursue Your Dreams 追尋夢想
追寻梦想
zhuī xún mèng xiǎng
zhui1 xun2 meng4 xiang3
zhui xun meng xiang
zhuixunmengxiang
chui hsün meng hsiang
chuihsünmenghsiang
Pursue Your Dreams 夢を追い続けるyume wo oi tsudukeru
yumewooitsudukeru
Visionary
Dreamer
空想家kuusouka / kusoka
Great Aspirations
Ambition
鴻鵠之誌
鸿鹄之志
hóng hú zhī zhì
hong2 hu2 zhi1 zhi4
hong hu zhi zhi
honghuzhizhi
hung hu chih chih
hunghuchihchih
Great Aspirations
Ambition
大志を抱tai shi wo idaku
taishiwoidaku
Realize Your Ambitions
Embrace Your Ambition
大志を抱くtaishi wo Idaku
taishiwoIdaku
Heroic Spirit
Great Ambition
雄心yuushin / yushinxióng xīn
xiong2 xin1
xiong xin
xiongxin
hsiung hsin
hsiunghsin
Fear not long roads; fear only short ambition 不怕路遠隻怕志短
不怕路远只怕志短
bú pà lù yuǎn zhǐ pà zhì duǎn
bu2 pa4 lu4 yuan3 zhi3 pa4 zhi4 duan3
bu pa lu yuan zhi pa zhi duan
bupaluyuanzhipazhiduan
pu p`a lu yüan chih p`a chih tuan
pu pa lu yüan chih pa chih tuan
Do not fear poverty; Fear low ambitions 不怕人窮隻怕志短
不怕人穷只怕志短
bú pà rén qióng zhǐ pà zhì duǎn
bu2 pa4 ren2 qiong2 zhi3 pa4 zhi4 duan3
bu pa ren qiong zhi pa zhi duan
buparenqiongzhipazhiduan
pu p`a jen ch`iung chih p`a chih tuan
pu pa jen chiung chih pa chih tuan
Realize Your Ambitions
Ride on the Crest of Success
大展宏圖
大展宏图
dà jiǎn hóng tú
da4 jian3 hong2 tu2
da jian hong tu
dajianhongtu
ta chien hung t`u
tachienhungtu
ta chien hung tu
Great Expectations bou / nozomi
bo / nozomi
bo/nozomi
wàng / wang4 / wang
Without a big net, how can you catch fish? 不撒大網不得大魚
不撒大网不得大鱼
bù sā dà wǎng bù dé dà yú
bu4 sa1 da4 wang3 bu4 de2 da4 yu2
bu sa da wang bu de da yu
busadawangbudedayu
pu sa ta wang pu te ta yü
pusatawangputetayü
Boys be Ambitious 少年よ大志を抱けshou nen yo tai shi o ida ke
shounenyotaishioidake
sho nen yo tai shi o ida ke
shonenyotaishioidake
Create
Creation
創造
创造
sou zou / souzou / so zo / sozochuàng zào
chuang4 zao4
chuang zao
chuangzao
ch`uang tsao
chuangtsao
chuang tsao
Creative
Creativity
創意
创意
sou i / soui / so i / soichuàng yì
chuang4 yi4
chuang yi
chuangyi
ch`uang i
chuangi
chuang i
Unbridled Creativity 不拘一格bù jū yī gé
bu4 ju1 yi1 ge2
bu ju yi ge
bujuyige
pu chü i ko
puchüiko
Creativity 創造力
创造力
souzouryoku
sozoryoku
chuàng zào lì
chuang4 zao4 li4
chuang zao li
chuangzaoli
ch`uang tsao li
chuangtsaoli
chuang tsao li
Desire 渴望kě wàng / ke3 wang4 / ke wang / kewang k`o wang / kowang / ko wang
Desire
Longing
Craving

yokuyù / yu4 / yu
Desire
Craving
欲望yokubou / yokuboyù wàng / yu4 wang4 / yu wang / yuwang yü wang / yüwang
Desire
Wish
Aspiration
願望
愿望
gan bou / ganbou / gan bo / ganboyuàn wàng
yuan4 wang4
yuan wang
yuanwang
yüan wang
yüanwang
Faith Hope Love 信望愛
信望爱
xìn wàng ài
xin4 wang4 ai4
xin wang ai
xinwangai
hsin wang ai
hsinwangai
Faith Hope Love 信仰と希望と愛shinkou to kibou to ai
shinkoutokiboutoai
shinko to kibo to ai
shinkotokibotoai
Fantasy
Illusion
幻想gensou / gensohuàn xiǎng
huan4 xiang3
huan xiang
huanxiang
huan hsiang
huanhsiang
Hope 希望ki bou / kibou / ki bo / kiboxī wàng / xi1 wang4 / xi wang / xiwang hsi wang / hsiwang
Looking Forward
Hoping
企望kibou / kiboqǐ wàng / qi3 wang4 / qi wang / qiwang ch`i wang / chiwang / chi wang
Idea
Thought
意念 / 意唸
意念
yì niàn / yi4 nian4 / yi nian / yinian i nien / inien
Idea
Thought
意見i ken / ikenyì jiàn / yi4 jian4 / yi jian / yijian i chien / ichien
Illusion 幻像
幻像 / 幻象
gen zou / genzou / gen zo / genzohuàn xiàng
huan4 xiang4
huan xiang
huanxiang
huan hsiang
huanhsiang
Imagination 想像力souzouryoku
sozoryoku
xiǎng xiàng lì
xiang3 xiang4 li4
xiang xiang li
xiangxiangli
hsiang hsiang li
hsianghsiangli
Imagine
Imagination
想像souzou / sozoxiǎng xiàng
xiang3 xiang4
xiang xiang
xiangxiang
hsiang hsiang
hsianghsiang
Lost
Dazed and Confused
meimí / mi2 / mi
Meditation 冥想mei sou / meisou / mei so / meisomíng xiǎng
ming2 xiang3
ming xiang
mingxiang
ming hsiang
minghsiang
Never Give Up 永不放棄
永不放弃
yǒng bù fàng qì
yong3 bu4 fang4 qi4
yong bu fang qi
yongbufangqi
yung pu fang ch`i
yungpufangchi
yung pu fang chi
Never Give In
Never Succumb
Never Lose
決して諦めるなkesshite akirameruna
kesshiteakirameruna
keshite akirameruna
keshiteakirameruna
Pursuit of Happiness 追尋幸福
追寻幸福
zhuī xún xìng fú
zhui1 xun2 xing4 fu2
zhui xun xing fu
zhuixunxingfu
chui hsün hsing fu
chuihsünhsingfu
Pursuit of Happiness 幸福を求めてkoufuku o motome te
koufukuomotomete
kofuku o motome te
kofukuomotomete
Reality and Illusion 真妄zhēn wàng
zhen1 wang4
zhen wang
zhenwang
chen wang
chenwang
Reality and Illusion 現実と幻想gen jitsu to gen sou
genjitsutogensou
gen jitsu to gen so
genjitsutogenso
Reality
Realistic
現実性gen jitsu sei
genjitsusei
Thought
Thinking
Idea
思想shisou / shisosī xiǎng / si1 xiang3 / si xiang / sixiang ssu hsiang / ssuhsiang
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.


A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.