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The Name Alive in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Alive
  2. Life Full of Love
  3. Living / Live Life
  4. Life of Love
  5. Life with Love
  6. Live for What You Love
  7. Live Laugh Love
  8. Love Life


Alive

China huó zhe
Alive Wall Scroll

活著 is the word that means alive, as in the state of living or being alive (Chinese only).

Life Full of Love

Japan ai ni afu re ta jin sei
Life Full of Love Wall Scroll

This Japanese proverb means "life full of love" or "life filled with love."


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

Living / Live Life

China shēng huó
Japan sei katsu
Living / Live Life Wall Scroll

This means life, living, to live, or the state of being alive. It can also refer to your daily existence or livelihood. It can also be a suggestion to just "Live life."

This is also the term used in other titles such as "healthy living" or Lance Armstrong's "Livestrong" campaign (Chinese title for Livestrong only).

If you need a reminder that you are alive, and to take a breath, this might be the perfect wall scroll for you.

Life of Love

China ài qíng shēng huó
Japan aijyou seikatsu
Life of Love Wall Scroll

愛情生活 is the Chinese proverb for "Loving Life." Some also translate this as "[your] Loving Life" or "Life full of Love."

愛情生活 is about being a loving person (to spouse and/or family) during your life. 愛情生活 is not the same as loving the state of being alive - not "love of living" but rather "being loving person during your life."


Note: Korean pronunciation is included above, though use of this proverb in Korean has not been verified.

This proverb can be understood in Japanese but it's primarily a Chinese proverb (it will "feel" Chinese to a Japanese person).

Life of Love

Japan aini michita seikatsu
Life of Love Wall Scroll

This Japanese phrase means "a loving life" or "life filled with love."


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

Life with Love

Japan ai no a ru jin sei
Life with Love Wall Scroll

This Japanese phrase means "Life with Love."


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

Live for What You Love

Japan jin sei ou ka
Live for What You Love Wall Scroll

人生謳歌 means, "live for what you love" in Japanese.

The first two characters mean "human life" or simply "living." The last two characters mean, "merit," "prosperity," or "what you enjoy." This phrase can suggest working or staying busy for your own goals (in your career).


See Also:  Prosperity

Live Laugh Love

China xiào ài shēng huó
Live Laugh Love Wall Scroll

In English, the word order shown in the title is the most natural or popular. In Chinese, the natural order is a little different:

The first character means laugh (sometimes means smile).

The second character means love.

The last two characters mean "live" as in "to be alive" or "pursue life."

Please note: This is not a normal phrase, in that it does not have a subject, verb, and object. It is a word list. Word lists are not common in Asian languages/grammar (at least not as normal as they are in English). We only added this entry because so many people requested it.

We put the characters in the order shown above, as it almost makes a single word with the meaning, "A life of laughter and love." It's a made-up word but it sounds good in Chinese.


We removed the Japanese pronunciation guide from this entry, as the professional Japanese translator deemed it "near nonsense" from a Japanese perspective. Choose this only if your audience is Chinese and you want the fewest-possible characters to express this idea.

In Korean, this would be 소애생활 or "so ae saeng hwar" but I have not confirmed that this makes sense in Korean.

Live Laugh Love

Japan ai to warai no seikatsu
Live Laugh Love Wall Scroll

Because a word list of "Live Laugh Love" is not natural in Japanese, this takes the concept and incorporates it into a proper phrase.

This can be translated as, "A life of love and laughter" or "Live life with love and laughter."


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

Love Life

China rè ài shēng mìng
Love Life Wall Scroll

熱愛生命 is the Chinese phrase for "Love Life" or "Love of Life."

If you love your life, or want a reminder on your wall to keep you loving your life each day, this is the selection for you.

To clarify, this is different than "A life full of love," or "love while you live." With this phrase, you are loving the state of being alive.


Note: Korean pronunciation is included above, though use of this phrase in Korean has not been verified.


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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Alive 活著
活着
huó zhe / huo2 zhe / huo zhe / huozhe huo che / huoche
Life Full of Love 愛に溢れた人生ai ni afu re ta jin sei
ainiafuretajinsei
Living
Live Life
生活sei katsu / seikatsushēng huó
sheng1 huo2
sheng huo
shenghuo
Life of Love 愛情生活
爱情生活
aijyou seikatsu
aijyouseikatsu
aijyo seikatsu
aijyoseikatsu
ài qíng shēng huó
ai4 qing2 sheng1 huo2
ai qing sheng huo
aiqingshenghuo
ai ch`ing sheng huo
aichingshenghuo
ai ching sheng huo
Life of Love 愛に満ちた生活aini michita seikatsu
ainimichitaseikatsu
Life with Love 愛のある人生ai no a ru jin sei
ainoarujinsei
Live for What You Love 人生謳歌jin sei ou ka
jinseiouka
jin sei o ka
jinseioka
Live Laugh Love 笑愛生活
笑爱生活
xiào ài shēng huó
xiao4 ai4 sheng1 huo2
xiao ai sheng huo
xiaoaishenghuo
hsiao ai sheng huo
hsiaoaishenghuo
Live Laugh Love 愛と笑いの生活ai to warai no seikatsu
aitowarainoseikatsu
Love Life 熱愛生命
热爱生命
rè ài shēng mìng
re4 ai4 sheng1 ming4
re ai sheng ming
reaishengming
je ai sheng ming
jeaishengming
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.

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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.
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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.


Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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