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Beauty in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Beauty / Beautiful / Handsome
  2. Beauty / Beautiful Princess
  3. Beautiful
  4. You are always a beauty in your lover’s eyes
  5. Goddess of Beauty / Beautiful Spirit
  6. Eternal Beauty
  7. Inner Beauty / Beauty of Spirit
  8. Inner Beauty / Inner Wisdom
  9. Beauty Shop / Beauty Salon
10. Truth Goodness and Beauty
11. Beauty: The art of makeup / cosmetics
12. Beauty of Nature
13. Beauty Salon
14. Beautiful Soul
15. Beautiful Virtue
16. Beautiful Life / Life in Perfect Harmony
17. Beautiful Heart / Beautiful Spirit
18. Beautiful Princess
19. Beautiful Girl
20. Beautiful Woman
21. Life is Good / Life is Beautiful
22. The Good Life / Beautiful Life
23. Beautiful Mind
24. Beautiful Clear Sky
25. Beautiful Heart / Beautiful Mind
26. Beautiful Sight
27. Beautiful Spirit
28. Strong and Beautiful


Beauty / Beautiful / Handsome

China měi
Japan bi
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This word 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...

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


See Also:  Beautiful Woman | Beautiful Girl

Beauty / Beautiful Princess

China yuàn
Japan hime / haru
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This means, a beauty; beautiful (woman); princess; young lady of noble birth; girl; small & lovely.

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


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

Beautiful

China měi lí
Japan birei
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This 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. This 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.

This word can also be translated as gorgeous or lovely.

Note: This word is not common in modern Japan.

You are always a beauty in your lover’s eyes

China qíng rén yǎn lǐ chū xī shī
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Any woman with affection for Asian art and you will love a gift of this Chinese proverb calligraphy on a wall scroll. She will melt in your arms as you tell her the meaning of these characters.

Contained in this phrase is a reference to the most beautiful woman in Chinese history. Her name was Xi Shi, and she was known to have good looks that need not fine robes or make up. Her charms were so powerful that she brought down an entire kingdom (in a successful effort to bring honor and pride back to her people).

This is a great way to express that the woman in your life is your one love.

Goddess of Beauty / Beautiful Spirit

China měi shén
Japan mikami
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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.

Eternal Beauty

China yǒng héng de měi
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This is how to write "Eternal Beauty" in Chinese.

Inner Beauty / Beauty of Spirit

China nèi zài měi
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This three-character title speaks of beauty on the inside. It's not about outward or physical beauty but rather the inner beauty possessed by someone. This can also be translated as "beauty of spirit."

Inner Beauty / Beauty of Spirit

Japan nai men bi
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This three-character title speaks of beauty on the inside. It's not about outward or physical beauty but rather the inner beauty possessed by someone. This can also be translated as "beauty of spirit."

Inner Beauty / Inner Wisdom

China nèi xiù
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內秀 is an interesting word in Chinese that simultaneously means inner beauty and inner wisdom.

Some will translate it as "intelligent, but unassuming."
It's about having amazing abilities or traits on the inside which are not immediately obvious on the outside.

Beauty Shop / Beauty Salon

China měi róng diàn
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This is how to write "Beauty Shop" or "Beauty Salon." If you own such a business, this would make a nice wall scroll to hang up - and many of your Asian customers will be able to read and appreciate it. When traveling in China, you will see signs like this in the window of any place that offers full services of hair styling, manicures, pedicures, and often shampoo with head and back massage.

However, as a handmade wall scroll, this becomes a very fancy piece of artwork that shows the high class of your business (a great sign for your window, if you don't get direct sunlight).

Truth Goodness and Beauty

China zhēn shàn měi
Japan shinzenbi
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This means truth, goodness and beauty in Chinese and Japanese.

These can also be read as "the true, the good, and the beautiful."

In Japanese, this can be the female given name Mazemi or the personal name Shinzenbi.

Beauty: The art of makeup / cosmetics

China měi róng
Japan biyou
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In Chinese, this is the title for the art of beauty, as applying makeup or cosmetics to enhance beauty.

Note: In Japanese and Korean, this takes the meaning of beautiful face or beauty of figure or form. Be sure you know who your audience is, and have matched the desired meaning.

Beauty of Nature

Ka-Chou-Fuu-Getsu
Japan ka chou fuu getsu
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This is the Japanese Kanji proverb for "Beauties of Nature."

The dictionary definition is, "the traditional themes of natural beauty in Japanese aesthetics."

The Kanji each represents an element of nature that constitute beauty in traditional Japanese art and culture.

The Kanji breakdown:
花 = ka = flower (also pronounced "hana")
鳥 = chou = bird (also pronounced "tori").
風 = fuu = wind (also pronounced "kaze").
月 = getsu = moon (also pronounced "tsuki")

Beauty Salon

China měi róng yuàn
Japan biyouin
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This means beauty salon, lady's hair parlor, beauty parlor, or hairdressing salon, in Chinese and Japanese.

Beautiful Soul

China měi lì de líng hún
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This 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 utsukushii tamashii
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This 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 Soul

Japan bi tamashi
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This 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
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This word 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
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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 Spirit

China měi lì de xīn líng
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This means beautiful heart, beautiful mind, or beautiful spirit in Chinese.

Beautiful Princess

China měi lì de gōng zhǔ
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This 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

Beautiful Girl

China měi lì de gū niang
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This is the best way to express "beautiful girl" in Chinese.


See Also:  Beautiful Woman

Beautiful Woman

China měi lì de nǚ rén
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This 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:  Beautiful Girl

Life is Good / Life is Beautiful

Japan jinsei wa subarashii
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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.

Life is Good / Life is Beautiful

China shēng huó měi hǎo
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This means "life is good" in Chinese.

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

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

The Good Life / Beautiful Life

China měi hǎo de shēng huó
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In Chinese, this means "Beautiful Life," or "The Good Life."

Beautiful Mind

China měi lì xīn líng
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This means, "Beautiful Mind" in Chinese.

This is also the Chinese title of the 2001 movie of the same name.

Beautiful Clear Sky

Japan nihonbare
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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).

Beautiful Heart / Beautiful Mind

Japan utsukushii kokoro
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This 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 Sight

China měi jǐng
Japan bi kei
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This can be translated as beautiful view, beautiful scenery, or beautiful sight.

Note: Not a commonly used word in modern Japanese.

Beautiful Spirit

Japan utsukushi seishin
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This 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.

Strong and Beautiful

China jiàn měi
Japan takemi
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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: This 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.


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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
Beauty
Beautiful
Handsome
biměi / mei3 / mei
Beauty
Beautiful Princess
hime / haruyuàn / yuan4 / yuan yüan
Beautiful 美麗
美丽
bireiměi lí / mei3 li2 / mei li / meili
You are always a beauty in your lover’s eyes 情人眼裡出西施
情人眼里出西施
qíng rén yǎn lǐ chū xī shī
qing2 ren2 yan3 li3 chu1 xi1 shi1
qing ren yan li chu xi shi
qingrenyanlichuxishi
ch`ing jen yen li ch`u hsi shih
chingjenyenlichuhsishih
ching jen yen li chu hsi shih
Goddess of Beauty
Beautiful Spirit
美神mikamiměi shén / mei3 shen2 / mei shen / meishen
Eternal Beauty 永恆的美
永恒的美
yǒng héng de měi
yong3 heng2 de mei3
yong heng de mei
yonghengdemei
yung heng te mei
yunghengtemei
Inner Beauty
Beauty of Spirit
內在美
内在美
nèi zài měi
nei4 zai4 mei3
nei zai mei
neizaimei
nei tsai mei
neitsaimei
Inner Beauty
Beauty of Spirit
内面美nai men bi / naimenbi
Inner Beauty
Inner Wisdom
內秀
内秀
nèi xiù / nei4 xiu4 / nei xiu / neixiu nei hsiu / neihsiu
Beauty Shop
Beauty Salon
美容店měi róng diàn
mei3 rong2 dian4
mei rong dian
meirongdian
mei jung tien
meijungtien
Truth Goodness and Beauty 真善美shinzenbizhēn shàn měi
zhen1 shan4 mei3
zhen shan mei
zhenshanmei
chen shan mei
chenshanmei
Beauty: The art of makeup
cosmetics
美容biyou / biyoměi róng / mei3 rong2 / mei rong / meirong mei jung / meijung
Beauty of Nature 花鳥風月ka chou fuu getsu
kachoufuugetsu
ka cho fu getsu
kachofugetsu
Beauty Salon 美容院biyouin / biyoinměi róng yuàn
mei3 rong2 yuan4
mei rong yuan
meirongyuan
mei jung yüan
meijungyüan
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 美しい魂utsukushii tamashii
utsukushiitamashii
utsukushi tamashi
utsukushitamashi
Beautiful Soul 美魂bi tamashi / bitamashi
Beautiful Virtue 美德
美德 / 美徳
bitokuměi dé / mei3 de2 / mei de / meide mei te / meite
Beautiful Life
Life in Perfect Harmony
和美wa mi / wamihé měi / he2 mei3 / he mei / hemei ho mei / homei
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
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
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
Life is Good
Life is Beautiful
人生は素晴らしいjinsei wa subarashii
jinseiwasubarashii
jinsei wa subarashi
jinseiwasubarashi
Life is Good
Life is Beautiful
生活美好shēng huó měi hǎo
sheng1 huo2 mei3 hao3
sheng huo mei hao
shenghuomeihao
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
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
Beautiful Clear Sky 日本晴nihonbare
Beautiful Heart
Beautiful Mind
美しい心utsukushii kokoro
utsukushiikokoro
utsukushi kokoro
utsukushikokoro
Beautiful Sight 美景bi kei / bikeiměi jǐng / mei3 jing3 / mei jing / meijing mei ching / meiching
Beautiful Spirit 美しい精神utsukushi seishin
utsukushiseishin
Strong and Beautiful 健美takemijiàn měi / jian4 mei3 / jian mei / jianmei chien mei / chienmei
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

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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