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| 1. Angel / Messenger of Heaven
2. Archangel / Arch Angel
| 4. Dark Angel|
5. Fallen Angel
6. Guardian Angel
天使 is the meaning of Angel in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
The first character means heaven. The second means messenger. Together it makes sense that we are talking about angels as Heaven's Messengers.
If you are an "Angel Junkie," this may be the wall scroll for you.
I also think it's a great choice if your name happens to be Angel.
大天使 is the title Archangel in Chinese characters, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
The first character means big or great (in this case, it means "arch").
The second means heaven (or sky).
The last means messenger.
The second and third characters together make the title for angel, which is literally "Heaven's Messenger."
This title would be understood as "The Chief of all Angels," or "The Great Angel." Some might even say it's the boss of Angels.
安赫爾 is another common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Angel.
This one misses the mark too - It uses a hard "H" sound to simulate the "J" sound of the "G" in this name. I don't know who transliterated these first and how it became the standard.
Again, I recommend using the meaning of Angel above.
If anything, this is the more masculine form of Angel. This is also the form commonly used for the masculine Latin name Ángel.
暗天使 is the shortest way to write, "Dark Angel," in Chinese.
This literally reads, "dark heaven's messenger."
天使 means "heaven's messenger" but is always understood as "angel".
This would be pronounced "kura tenshi" in Japanese. This has the same meaning in Japanese, but a very uncommon title. If you manage to find dark angel written in Japan, it would probably be ダーク エンジェル (Dāku Enjeru), which is a transliteration of the English title into Japanese.
守護天使 is the title used for guardian angel in Chinese and Japanese Kanji. It's used in the same way that we use this title in the west - such as a guardian angel watching out for you, and allowing you to survive a disaster or accident.
The first two characters mean to guard and protect. The second two mean "angel" (literally "Heaven's messenger").
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
Messenger of Heaven
|天使||ten shi / tenshi||tiān shǐ / tian1 shi3 / tian shi / tianshi||t`ien shih / tienshih / tien shih|
|大天使||dai ten shi |
|dà tiān shǐ
da4 tian1 shi3
da tian shi
|ta t`ien shih
ta tien shih
|ān qí ér
an1 qi2 er2
an qi er
|an ch`i erh
an chi erh
|ān hè ěr
an1 he4 er3
an he er
|an ho erh
|Dark Angel||黑暗天使||hēi àn tiān shǐ
hei1 an4 tian1 shi3
hei an tian shi
|hei an t`ien shih
hei an tien shih
|Dark Angel||暗天使||àn tiān shǐ
an4 tian1 shi3
an tian shi
|an t`ien shih
an tien shih
|shu go ten shi|
|shǒu hù tiān shǐ
shou3 hu4 tian1 shi3
shou hu tian shi
|shou hu t`ien shih
shou hu tien shih
|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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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.
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.
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.
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