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Beautiful in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Beautiful
  2. Beautiful Heart / Beautiful Spirit
  3. Beauty / Beautiful / Handsome
  4. Beautiful Soul
  5. Beautiful Virtue
  6. Beautiful Life / Life in Perfect Harmony
  7. Beautiful Heart / Beautiful Mind
  8. Beautiful Girl
  9. Beautiful Woman
10. Beautiful Sight
11. Beautiful Princess
12. Strong and Beautiful
13. Beautiful Soul
14. Beautiful Spirit
15. Beautiful Mind
16. Beauty / Beautiful Princess
17. Goddess of Beauty / Beautiful Spirit
18. Beautiful Clear Sky
19. Life is Good / Life is Beautiful
20. The Good Life / Beautiful Life
21. Life is Good / Life is Beautiful

Beautiful

China měi lí
Japan birei
Beautiful

美麗 is a two-character word used often in Chinese, old Korean, and ancient Japanese to express beauty.

I've had a few requests for a "two-character beautiful" and this is by far the best word. 美麗 is not a common word for an Asian person to want on a wall scroll. However, you will see it commonly used as an adjective in phrases, stories, and titles throughout magazines and signage in China.

美麗 can also be translated as gorgeous or lovely.

Note: 美麗 is not common in modern Japan.

Beautiful Heart / Beautiful Spirit

China měi lì de xīn líng
Beautiful Heart / Beautiful Spirit

美麗的心靈 means beautiful heart, beautiful mind, or beautiful spirit in Chinese.

Beauty / Beautiful / Handsome

China měi
Japan bi
Beauty / Beautiful / Handsome

美 is often used to describe the beauty of a woman. However, when applied to a man, it can mean handsome. It's also the first character in the word for "beauty salon" which you will see all over China and Japan.

This can be used as the given name for a girl (spell it or say it as "Mei" or "May").

For a bit of trivia: The title for the "USA" in Chinese is "Mei Guo" which literally means "Beautiful Country." This name was bestowed at a time before Chairman Mao came to power and decided that China didn't like the USA anymore (even though we fought together against the Japanese in WWII). But these days, Chinese people love Americans (but have distaste for American politics and policy). But I digress...

美 is also how "Beautiful" is written in Japanese Kanji and Korean Hanja. 美 can also mean: very satisfactory; good; to be pleased with oneself; abbreviation for the USA; fine; handsome; admirable; madhura; sweet; pleasant.

Beautiful Soul

China měi lì de líng hún
Beautiful Soul

美麗的靈魂 means, "Beautiful Soul" in Chinese.

The first two characters mean beautiful, beauty, or gorgeous.
The middle character connects the ideas (a possessive article).
The last two characters mean soul or spirit.

Beautiful Soul

Japan bi tamashi
Beautiful Soul

美魂 is a very short or abbreviated way to say, "Beautiful Soul" in Japanese.

There is a longer version that might be a little more natural and also closer to the intended meaning. This short title is often translated awkwardly as, "Beauty Soul" from Japanese.

Beautiful Virtue

China měi dé
Japan bitoku
Beautiful Virtue

美德 written in Chinese or Korean Hanja can also mean "grace of character" or "noble virtue."


徳There is a slight variation in the modern Japanese Kanji form of the second character. If you want the modern Japanese version, please click on the special Kanji shown to the right instead of the button above. Note that the traditional Chinese form is still readable and understood by Japanese people (it's the ancient Japanese form anyway).

Beautiful Life / Life in Perfect Harmony

China hé měi
Japan wa mi
Beautiful Life / Life in Perfect Harmony

These two characters create a word that means, "harmonious" or, "in perfect harmony." The deeper meaning or more natural translation would be something like, "beautiful life."

The first character means peace and harmony.

The second character means beautiful. But in this case, when combined with the first character, beautiful refers to being satisfied with what you have in your life. This can be having good relations, good feelings, comfort, and having enough (with no feeling of wanting).


Note: In Japanese, this is often used as the name "Wami." This title is probably more appropriate if your audience is Chinese.

Beautiful Heart / Beautiful Mind

Japan utsukushii kokoro
Beautiful Heart / Beautiful Mind

美しい心 means, "beautiful heart" or "beautiful mind," in Japanese.

The word for "heart" also means "mind" and sometimes "soul" in ancient Asia.


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

Beautiful Girl

China měi lì de gū niang
Beautiful Girl

美麗的姑娘 is the best way to express "beautiful girl" in Chinese.


See Also:   Beauty

Beautiful Woman

China měi lì de nǚ rén
Beautiful Woman

美麗的女人 is the best and most polite way to express "beautiful woman" in Chinese.

Note: Some people may like the simple 2-character 美女 way to express this but there are some bad connotations with that, so better to stay with this longer and more respectful title.


See Also:   Beauty

Beautiful Sight

China měi jǐng
Japan bi kei
Beautiful Sight

This can be translated as beautiful view, beautiful scenery, or beautiful sight.

Note: Not a commonly used word in modern Japanese.

Beautiful Princess

China měi lì de gōng zhǔ
Beautiful Princess

美麗的公主 is how to write beautiful princess in Chinese. The first two characters mean feminine beauty, or rather a way to say beautiful that only applies to women. The middle character is just a connecting character. The last two characters mean princess.


See Also:  Queen

Strong and Beautiful

China jiàn měi
Japan takemi
Strong and Beautiful

We don't really have a word like this in English but these two characters create a word that means "strong and beautiful." It could also be translated as "healthy and beautiful."

Note: 健美 is a word in Chinese and Korean but it's also the family name Takemi in Japanese. The characters hold the same meaning in Japanese but It's kind of like having the English name Stillwell, when few people would perceive the meanings of still and well.

Beautiful Soul

Japan utsukushii tamashii
Beautiful Soul

美しい魂 is a common way to write "Beautiful Soul" in Japanese.


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

Beautiful Spirit

Japan utsukushi seishin
Beautiful Spirit

美しい精神 is a common way to write "Beautiful Spirit" in Japanese.


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

Beautiful Mind

China měi lì xīn líng
Beautiful Mind

美麗心靈 means, "Beautiful Mind" in Chinese.

美麗心靈 is also the Chinese title of the 2001 movie of the same name.

Beauty / Beautiful Princess

China yuàn
Japan hime / haru
Beauty / Beautiful Princess

媛 means, a beauty; beautiful (woman); princess; young lady of noble birth; girl; small & lovely.

媛 is used a bit more commonly in Chinese than Japanese.


Note: This can be the female given name "Hime" in Japanese.

Goddess of Beauty / Beautiful Spirit

China měi shén
Japan mikami
Goddess of Beauty / Beautiful Spirit

In Chinese, this means Goddess of Beauty.

The first character means beauty or beautiful.
The second character means spirit (can also mean god, goddess, or soul).
Some will use this as a short way to say, "Beautiful Spirit."

This has a similar meaning in Japanese but is used more often as a female given name in Japan. As a Japanese given name, it can be pronounced Mikami, Mikan, or Binasu.

Beautiful Clear Sky

Japan nihonbare
Beautiful Clear Sky

This Japanese Kanji title means beautiful weather, clear and cloudless sky, or clear weather. It's a little odd but if you literally-translated this phrase, it says, "Japanese weather," as if that was an indication of perfect weather (maybe a little arrogant on behalf of Japan - I've experienced a monsoon there, which was unpleasant).

Life is Good / Life is Beautiful

Japan jinsei wa subarashii
Life is Good / Life is Beautiful

This means "life is good," "life is great," or "life is beautiful" in Japanese.

The first two characters mean "life" (as in your or a human lifespan).

The third character kind of means "is."

The last five characters are a long adjective that means wonderful, splendid, and/or magnificent. In the context of life it reads more like good or beautiful.


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

The Good Life / Beautiful Life

China měi hǎo de shēng huó
The Good Life / Beautiful Life

In Chinese, this means "Beautiful Life," or "The Good Life."

Life is Good / Life is Beautiful

China shēng huó měi hǎo
Life is Good / Life is Beautiful

生活美好 means "life is good" in Chinese.

The first two characters mean "life" or "living."

The last two characters mean "good" or "beautiful."

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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
Beautiful美麗
美丽
bireiměi lí / mei3 li2 / mei li / meili
Beautiful Heart
Beautiful Spirit
美麗的心靈
美丽的心灵
měi lì de xīn líng
mei3 li4 de xin1 ling2
mei li de xin ling
meilidexinling
mei li te hsin ling
meilitehsinling
Beauty
Beautiful
Handsome
biměi / mei3 / mei
Beautiful Soul美麗的靈魂
美丽的灵魂
měi lì de líng hún
mei3 li4 de ling2 hun2
mei li de ling hun
meilidelinghun
mei li te ling hun
meilitelinghun
Beautiful Soul美魂bi tamashi / bitamashi
Beautiful Virtue美德
美德 / 美徳
bitokuměi dé / mei3 de2 / mei de / meidemei te / meite
Beautiful Life
Life in Perfect Harmony
和美wa mi / wamihé měi / he2 mei3 / he mei / hemeiho mei / homei
Beautiful Heart
Beautiful Mind
美しい心utsukushii kokoro
utsukushiikokoro
utsukushi kokoro
utsukushikokoro
Beautiful Girl美麗的姑娘
美丽的姑娘
měi lì de gū niang
mei3 li4 de gu1 niang
mei li de gu niang
meilideguniang
mei li te ku niang
meilitekuniang
Beautiful Woman美麗的女人
美丽的女人
měi lì de nǚ rén
mei3 li4 de nv3 ren2
mei li de nv ren
meilidenvren
mei li te nü jen
meilitenüjen
Beautiful Sight美景bi kei / bikeiměi jǐng / mei3 jing3 / mei jing / meijingmei ching / meiching
Beautiful Princess美麗的公主
美丽的公主
měi lì de gōng zhǔ
mei3 li4 de gong1 zhu3
mei li de gong zhu
meilidegongzhu
mei li te kung chu
meilitekungchu
Strong and Beautiful健美takemijiàn měi / jian4 mei3 / jian mei / jianmeichien mei / chienmei
Beautiful Soul美しい魂utsukushii tamashii
utsukushiitamashii
utsukushi tamashi
utsukushitamashi
Beautiful Spirit美しい精神utsukushi seishin
utsukushiseishin
Beautiful Mind美麗心靈
美丽心灵
měi lì xīn líng
mei3 li4 xin1 ling2
mei li xin ling
meilixinling
mei li hsin ling
meilihsinling
Beauty
Beautiful Princess
hime / haruyuàn / yuan4 / yuanyüan
Goddess of Beauty
Beautiful Spirit
美神mikamiměi shén / mei3 shen2 / mei shen / meishen
Beautiful Clear Sky日本晴nihonbare
Life is Good
Life is Beautiful
人生は素晴らしいjinsei wa subarashii
jinseiwasubarashii
jinsei wa subarashi
jinseiwasubarashi
The Good Life
Beautiful Life
美好的生活měi hǎo de shēng huó
mei3 hao3 de sheng1 huo2
mei hao de sheng huo
meihaodeshenghuo
mei hao te sheng huo
meihaoteshenghuo
Life is Good
Life is Beautiful
生活美好shēng huó měi hǎo
sheng1 huo2 mei3 hao3
sheng huo mei hao
shenghuomeihao
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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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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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.


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