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This is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the Latin / Spanish name Ruben
This is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the Latin / Spanish name Benjamin
This is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Ben
This is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the Latin / Spanish name Ventura
This is a poem, including title, that celebrates the tactics and virtues of the Shaolin Kung Fu Monks for future generations.
This is the Japanese name, Honda. This is the same Honda as the car company. However, the full name of the Honda Motor Corporation is 本田技研工業株式会社. The short version is 本田技研工業. The two Kanji, 本田, would be the shortest way to write Honda, but it can be confused with other Honda names (surnames and given names).
This can also be pronounced Motoda, Honden, or Honta (various surnames in Japan written the same way, but pronounced differently).
Technically, the word honda means rice paddy.
This is the title for Nippon Karate-Do Genbu-Kai.
A Japanese karate association of the Genbu school.
Note that while this title does make perfect sense in Chinese, it is really a Japanese title. In fact, the first word is "Japanese/Japan".
If you'd like your martial arts school, dojo or club added to our calligraphy database for easy ordering of a custom calligraphy wall scroll, just post your request on our Custom Asian Calligraphy Request Forum.
This is the Tom Clan Generational Poem. If you are interested in this poem, you probably already know the meaning, so for now we'll forgo including a translation.
This is the name Ben written in Katakana (phonetic Japanese).
This name is written in Katakana, a specifically-Japanese character set.
This selection MUST be written by our Japanese master calligrapher
(sorry, no standard calligraphy service/pricing for this selection).
There are many Chinese characters that can romanize as ben. Below are dictionary results where the characters match this romanization.
|Character Images||Characters / Kanji
If shown, second row is Simplified Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
|坌|| bèn / ben4
| to bring together; dust
|夯|| hāng // bèn / hang1 // ben4
hang // pen
| to tamp; (slang) popular; hot; variant of 笨[ben4]
|奔|| bèn // bēn / ben4 // ben1
| to go to; to head for; towards; to hurry; to rush; to run quickly; to elope
To run; translit. pun and p.
|楍|| běn / ben3
| old variant of 本[ben3]
|本|| běn / ben3
| roots or stems of plants; origin; source; this; the current; root; foundation; basis; classifier for books, periodicals, files etc; originally
(1) origin; source; (2) base; basis; foundation; root; (3) cause; (4) ingredient; material; (5) original cost (or capital, principal, etc.); (6) (plant) root; (tree) trunk; (7) first section of a waka; (counter) (8) counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and ; (1) book; volume; script; (prefix) (2) this; present; (3) main; head; (4) real; regular; (suf,ctr) (5) counter for long cylindrical things; counter for films, TV shows, etc.; counter for goals, home runs, etc.; counter for telephone calls; Yanakamoto (surname)
Radical, fundamental, original, principal, one's own; the Buddha himself, contrasted with 蹟 chi, traces left by him among men to educate them; also a volume of a book.
|笨|| bèn / ben4
| stupid; foolish; silly; slow-witted; clumsy
| bēn / ben1
| (used in given names); variant of 奔[ben1]
|畚|| běn / ben3
mokkou / mokko もっこう
| a basket or pan used for earth; manure etc
implement for carrying heavy loads, generally made of bamboo and woven grass or rope
| bì // bēn / bi4 // ben1
pi // pen
| bright; energetic; surname Ben
|苯|| běn / ben3
| benzene; benzol (chemistry)
| bēn / ben1
| adz; adze
| bēn / ben1
| variant of 奔[ben1]; variant of 奔[ben4]
The scroll that I am holding in this picture is a "medium size"
4-character wall scroll.
As you can see, it is a great size to hang on your wall.
(We also offer custom wall scrolls in larger sizes)
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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The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese
|Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|n/a||lǔ běn sī|
lu ben si
lu pen ssu
|lu3 ben3 si1|
|n/a||běn shā míng|
ben sha ming
pen sha ming
|ben3 sha1 ming2|
|n/a||běn jié míng|
ben jie ming
pen chieh ming
|ben3 jie2 ming2|
|n/a||běn tú lā|
ben tu la
pen t`u la
|ben3 tu2 la1|
pen tu la
|Shaolin Generational Poem||嵩山少林寺曹洞正宗传续七十字辈诀福慧智子觉了本圆可悟周洪普广宗道庆同玄祖清静真如海湛寂淳贞素德行永延恒妙体常坚固心朗照幽深性明鉴崇祚忠正善禧祥谨志原济度雪庭为导师引汝归铉路|
|n/a||sōng shān shào lín sì cáo dòng zhèng zōng chuán xù qī shí zì bèi jué fú huì zhì zǐ jiào běn yuán kě wù zhōu hóng pǔ guǎng zōng dào qìng tóng xuán zǔ qīng jìng zhēn rú hǎi zhàn jì chún zhēn sù dé xíng yǒng yán héng miào tǐ cháng jiān gù xīn lǎng zhào yōu shēn xìng míng jiàn chóng zuò zhōng zhēng shàn xǐ xiáng jǐn zhì yuán jì dù xuě tíng wéi dǎo shī yǐn rǔ guī xuàn lù|
song shan shao lin si cao dong zheng zong chuan xu qi shi zi bei jue fu hui zhi zi jiao le ben yuan ke wu zhou hong pu guang zong dao qing tong xuan zu qing jing zhen ru hai zhan ji chun zhen su de xing yong
sung shan shao lin ssu ts`ao tung cheng tsung ch`uan hsü ch`i shih tzu pei chüeh fu hui chih tzu chiao le pen yüan k`o wu chou hung p`u kuang tsung tao ch`ing t`ung hsüan tsu ch`ing ching chen ju hai chan chi ch`un chen su te hsing yung
|song1 shan1 shao4 lin2 si4 cao2 dong4 zheng4 zong1 chuan2 xu4 qi1 shi2 zi4 bei4 jue2 fu2 hui4 zhi4 zi3 jiao4 le5 ben3 yuan2 ke3 wu4 zhou1 hong2 pu3 guang3 zong1 dao4 qing4 tong2 xuan2 zu3 qing1 jing4 zhen1 ru2 hai3 zhan4 ji4 chun2 zhen1 su4 de2 xing2 yong|
sung shan shao lin ssu tsao tung cheng tsung chuan hsü chi shih tzu pei chüeh fu hui chih tzu chiao le pen yüan ko wu chou hung pu kuang tsung tao ching tung hsüan tsu ching ching chen ju hai chan chi chun chen su te hsing yung
|n/a||ā ěr běn|
a er ben
a erh pen
|a1 er3 ben3|
|Nippon Karate-Do Genbu-Kai||日本空手道玄武会|
|ni ppon kara te dou gen bu kai|
ni pon kara te do gen bu kai
|rì běn kōng shǒu dào xuán wǔ huì|
ri ben kong shou dao xuan wu hui
jih pen k`ung shou tao hsüan wu hui
|ri4 ben3 kong1 shou3 dao4 xuan2 wu3 hui4|
jih pen kung shou tao hsüan wu hui
|Tom Clan Generational Poem||尔昌友延嗣捷开文裔光宗传世泽远晋本立道隆积善家国重学业广成芳|
|n/a||ěr chāng yǒu yán sì jié kāi wén yì guāng zōng chuán shì zé yuǎn jìn běn lì dào lóng jī shàn jiā guó zhòng xué yè guǎng chéng fāng|
er chang you yan si jie kai wen yi guang zong chuan shi ze yuan jin ben li dao long ji shan jia guo zhong xue ye guang cheng fang
erh ch`ang yu yen ssu chieh k`ai wen i kuang tsung ch`uan shih tse yüan chin pen li tao lung chi shan chia kuo chung hsüeh yeh kuang ch`eng fang
|er3 chang1 you3 yan2 si4 jie2 kai1 wen2 yi4 guang1 zong1 chuan2 shi4 ze2 yuan3 jin4 ben3 li4 dao4 long2 ji1 shan4 jia1 guo2 zhong4 xue2 ye4 guang3 cheng2 fang1|
erh chang yu yen ssu chieh kai wen i kuang tsung chuan shih tse yüan chin pen li tao lung chi shan chia kuo chung hsüeh yeh kuang cheng fang
If you have not set up your computer to display Chinese, the characters in this table probably look like empty boxes or random text garbage.
This is why I spent hundreds of hours making images so that you could view the characters in the "ben" listings above.
If you want your Windows computer to be able to display Chinese characters you can either head to your Regional and Language options in your Win XP control panel, select the [Languages] tab and click on [Install files for East Asian Languages]. This task will ask for your Win XP CD to complete in most cases. If you don't have your Windows XP CD, or are running Windows 98, you can also download/run the simplified Chinese font package installer from Microsoft which works independently with Win 98, ME, 2000, and XP. It's a 2.5MB download, so if you are on dial up, start the download and go make a sandwich.
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