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Blessing in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Blessings and Protection
  2. Blessings and Good Wishes
  3. Divine Blessing
  4. Grace of God / Divine Blessing
  5. God Bless You / May God Protect You
  6. Pursuit of Happiness
  7. Happiness
  8. Grace from Heaven / Grace from God
  9. Grace from Heaven...
10. Word of God / The Gospel
11. Gassho
12. Blessed by Heaven
13. Serendipity / Happy Coincidence
14. Red Dragon / Vermillion Dragon
15. Heaven Blesses the Diligent
16. House of Good Fortune
17. Divine Protection
18. God Bless You...
19. Good Luck / Good Fortune
20. God Bless You
21. Golden Anniversary / 50th Wedding Anniversary
22. Good Luck
23. Grace
24. Divine Grace


Blessings and Protection

China bǎo yòu
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This is the more religious and sometimes superstitious word for protection in Chinese. It's sort of a blessing of protection, and is often translated as "bless and protect", "blessing", or "to bless".

This would be used the protection or blessing that a deity (such as God) would bestow upon you. It is not religion-specific in the same way that a language itself cannot be specific to any religion.


祐Note: Sometimes the second character is written in the form shown to the right. Let us know if you have a preference when you place your order.


See Also...  Guardian Angel

Blessings and Good Wishes

China zhù fú
Japan shukufuku
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This is a nice way to give good wishes to someone. It can be a general blessing, or used to congratulate someone for a special occasion or graduation.

This has a good meaning in Japanese, but more appropriate when expressed orally. This is not a natural selection for a wall scroll if your audience is Japanese.

Divine Blessing

China bì yòu
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This is a Chinese way to say "divine blessing".

This can also mean: to bless; to protect; divine protection.

Also written as 庇祐 (variant second character).

Grace of God / Divine Blessing

Japan shin kei
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This can be translated as, "God's Blessing", "Blessed by God", or "Divine Blessing" in Japanese Kanji.

God Bless You / May God Protect You

China shàng dì bǎo yòu
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This is a blessing exchanged between Chinese Christians.

The first two characters literally mean God (The God of Zion). The second two characters express the idea of giving protection. Another way to translate this is "May God protect you".


See Also...  Guardian Angel

Pursuit of Happiness

China zhuī xún xìng fú
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The first two characters mean "to pursue", "to track down", or "to search for".

The last two mean happiness, happy, or blessed.

This is the best way to translate the English phrase "pursuit of happiness" into Chinese.


See Also...  Follow Your Dreams

Pursuit of Happiness

Japanese only
Japan koufuku o motome te
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This is "Pursuit of Happiness" or "In Search of Happiness" in Japanese..

Here's how the characters break down:
幸福 (koufuku) happiness; blessedness; joy; well-being.
を (o) particle
求め {motome} to want; to seek; to pursue; to request
て (te) particle


See Also...  Follow Your Dreams

Happiness

China xìng fú
Japan koufuku
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This is a general state of "happiness" which can also be translated as truly-blessed, welfare, well-being, or fortunate.

Grace from Heaven / Grace from God

China tiān ēn
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This is the deepest way to say "Heaven's Grace" or "God's Grace" in Chinese.

The first character means Heaven or sky (referring in this case to the domain of God).
The second character means grace, blessings, benevolence, favor / favour, acts of kindness, merits, or beneficial influence.

This title can also be defined as:
Blessings of Heaven, Favor of the Emperor, Divination's luckiest day, or blessings of nature. Note: When you see "Emperor" above, keep in mind that the Emperor, like the Pope is theoretically chosen by God, or seen as an emissary or conduit of God in ancient Asian culture. It would only be read that way in certain context such as, "The Emperor, in his mercy, bestowed upon him Heaven's Grace and the prisoner was set free".


Note: Technically, this is a Japanese word too (pronounced "ten-on"), but it's rarely-used in Japan anymore. Therefore this title is best if your audience is Chinese.

Grace from Heaven
Grace from God

Japanese only
Japan kami no on kei
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The first two characters act to create a word that means "divine", "God's", or "The Spirit's".

The last two Kanji mean grace, favor, favour, blessing, or benefit.

Word of God / The Gospel

China fú yīn
Japan fukuin
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This is the Chinese, Korean and Japanese word for "Gospel" or "Word of God". This is a specifically Christian word in Asia (not used for any other religion).

The first character means "blessing", "good fortune" or "good luck". This first character is a special character used throughout China to bring good tidings and fortune - especially during Chinese New Years. The second character means "sound", "noise" or "news".

Together, these characters create a word that means "The Good News" or "The Sound of Good Fortune".

When read by a Chinese or Japanese person, this word is always perceived as "The Christian Gospel", "Word of God", or even "The Voice of God".


See Also...  Christianity | Jesus Christ | God Of Abraham

Gassho

China hé zhǎng
Japan gasshou
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This is the act of greeting someone (can also be done when departing) with hands brought together in a prayerful manner. In India, this would be accompanied by the verbal greeting and blessing of "Namaste". In China, Japan, and Korea, this is how Buddhists will greet each other. Sometimes done by people who are not devout Buddhists in China, Japan and Korea to show respect, reverence or great thanks to someone for a gift, forgiveness, or some honor that has been bestowed. In Japan, this is almost always associated with a deep bow. In China where bowing is not an everyday occurrence, there may be a shallow bow but the act will be done with deep feeling. Korean culture seems to have more bowing than China, but less than Japan.


See Also...  Namaste

Blessed by Heaven

Japan ten kei
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This means "Heaven's Blessing", "Blessings from Heaven", or "Blessed by Heaven" in Japanese Kanji.

Depending on the context in which this is used, it can also mean, "gift of nature", or even, "natural resources" (as in Heaven or God bestowed things like oil, iron, gold, and other natural resources upon mankind).

Serendipity / Happy Coincidence

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Japan shiawa se na guu zen
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This is one of many ways to express serendipity in Japanese.

The first two characters mean happiness, good fortune, luck, or blessing.

In the middle is a Japanese Hiragana character that serves to connect these words/ideas together.

The last two Kanji mean incidentally, by chance, randomly, unexpectedly, suddenly, accident, fortuity, or by coincidence.

Red Dragon / Vermillion Dragon

China zhū lóng
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This is a sophisticated or scholarly way to say, "Red Dragon". This is the title you'd expect in ancient Chinese literature.

The first character means red, cinnabar, or vermillion.

The second character means dragon.

It is said that the Vermillion Dragon represents kings that bestow blessings on lakes or bodies of water. This makes more sense in an ancient Chinese context.

Heaven Blesses the Diligent

China tiān dào chóu qín
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This can be interpreted a few different ways:
God blesses those who work hard.
It is the way of Heaven to smile on the diligent.
God will reward those that are worthy.
Heaven blesses those who are diligent.

Whichever translation you like, a scroll like this on your wall may serve as a reminder to work hard because your diligence will pay off both in this life and the next.


Note: This can be pronounced in Korean, but it's not a commonly-used term.

House of Good Fortune

China fú zhái
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Perhaps the Chinese equivalent of "This blessed house" or perhaps "home sweet home". This phrase literally means "Good fortune house" or "Good luck household". It makes any Chinese person who sees it feel that good things happen in the home in which this calligraphy is hung.

Divine Protection

Japanese Only
China jiā hù
Japan ka go
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This is Japanese for "divine protection" or "the saving grace of God".

Please consider this blessing to be Japanese only. This can have the same meaning in the context of Buddhism in Chinese, but it's also a nickname for "intensive care" at Chinese hospitals.

Note: My Japanese translator says this is not very commonly-used in Japanese. I added this because a customer asked for it. There is not really a better Japanese phrase to express this idea - so this is it if you want it.

God Bless You
God Be With You

Japan kami sa ma ga mamo ru you ni
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This is about as close as you can get to, "God Bless You" in Japanese.

This literally means, "[May] God Protect [You]". It can also mean, "God is Always With You", as the word in this phrase that means "protect" can also mean to follow or be with. In fact, the Japanese dictionary entry for that word reads like this: to protect; to guard; to defend; to keep (i.e. a promise); to abide; to observe; to follow.

Between the protect word that can also mean to keep a promise, and the fact we're talking about God, the "always" is implied.

Good Luck / Good Fortune

China
Japan fuku
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This Character is pronounced "fu" in Chinese.

The character "fu" is posted by virtually all Chinese people on the doors of their homes during the Spring Festival (closely associated with the Chinese New Years).

One tradition from the Zhou Dynasty (beginning in 256 B.C.) holds that putting a fu symbol on your front door will keep the goddess of poverty away.

This character literally means good fortune, prosperity, blessed, happiness, and fulfillment.


See Also...  Lucky

God Bless You

Japan odaijini
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This means, "God bless you" in Japanese. It can also mean, "take care of yourself", or "get well soon". It's not always associated with a religious meaning.

Golden Anniversary / 50th Wedding Anniversary

China xìng fú jīn hūn
Japan kou fuku kin kon
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This means "Happy Golden Anniversary" and is a great gift for a couple who is celebrating 50 years together.

The first two characters mean happy, blessed, or happiness.

The last two characters mean, "couple's golden anniversary". It literally means "golden wedding" or "golden marriage", but this is only used for the 50-year-mark of a marriage (the same way we use gold to represent 50 years in the west).

This is a nice title to use with an inscription. You could request something like, "Happy 50th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Smith", to be written down the side of this title, in smaller Chinese characters.


Please note: This can be pronounced and understood in Japanese, but not as commonly-used in Japan. Japanese people who read this will understand it, but might tend to feel it's of Chinese origin.

Good Luck

China xìng yùn
Japan kou un
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This can be translated as "good luck", "fortunate", "lucky" and/or "good fortune" in Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Occasionally, this is also translated as a type of happiness or a short way to write serendipity.

Grace

China ēn
Japan on
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This is often translated as "kind act from above", as in "The Grace of God". This doesn't necessarily have to come from God. It could be a favor paid to you, or help that you received (or gave). Of course, you can decide for yourself whether the grace or favor given to you by a friend is actually a gift from God.

Other possible translations of this character:
Favor / favour, acts of kindness, merits, beneficial Influence, kindness, indebtedness, obligation, and benevolent influence.

Divine Grace

China tiān yòu
Japan ten yuu
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This is a Chinese and Japanese word that means divine aid, divine grace, Heaven blessed, or providential help.

Some Chinese people will use this to infer that this means a home or family blessed by heaven or God. This is the shortest way to express that idea anyway.


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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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)

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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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

Title
Characters 
Simplified
Traditional
Romaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Blessings and Protection保佑
保佑 / 保祐
n/abǎo yòu
bao you
pao yu
bao3 you4
baoyou
Blessings and Good Wishes祝福
祝福
shukufukuzhù fú
zhu fu
chu fu
zhu4 fu2
zhufu
Divine Blessing庇佑
庇佑 / 庇祐
n/abì yòu
bi you
pi yu
bi4 you4
biyou
Grace of God / Divine Blessing神恵
神恵 / 神惠
shin kei
shinkei
n/a
God Bless You / May God Protect You上帝保佑
上帝保佑
n/ashàng dì bǎo yòu
shang di bao you
shang ti pao yu
shang4 di4 bao3 you4
shangdibaoyou
Pursuit of Happiness追寻幸福
追尋幸福
n/azhuī xún xìng fú
zhui xun xing fu
chui hsün hsing fu
zhui1 xun2 xing4 fu2
zhuixunxingfu
Pursuit of Happiness幸福を求めて
幸福を求めて
koufuku o motome te
koufukuomotomete
kofuku o motome te
n/a
Happiness幸福
幸福
koufuku
kofuku
xìng fú
xing fu
hsing fu
xing4 fu2
xingfu
Grace from Heaven / Grace from God天恩
天恩
n/atiān ēn
tian en
t`ien en
tian1 en1
tianen
tienen
tien en
Grace from Heaven
Grace from God
神の恩恵
kami no on kei
kaminoonkei
n/a
Word of God / The Gospel福音
福音
fukuinfú yīn
fu yin
fu2 yin1
fuyin
Gassho合掌
合掌
gasshou
gasho
hé zhǎng
he zhang
ho chang
he2 zhang3
hezhang
Blessed by Heaven天恵
天恵
ten kei
tenkei
n/a
Serendipity / Happy Coincidence幸せな偶然
幸せな偶然
shiawa se na guu zen
shiawasenaguuzen
shiawa se na gu zen
n/a
Red Dragon / Vermillion Dragon朱龙
朱龍
n/azhū lóng
zhu long
chu lung
zhu1 long2
zhulong
Heaven Blesses the Diligent天道酬勤
天道酬勤
n/atiān dào chóu qín
tian dao chou qin
t`ien tao ch`ou ch`in
tian1 dao4 chou2 qin2
tiandaochouqin
tientaochouchin
tien tao chou chin
House of Good Fortune福宅
福宅
n/afú zhái
fu zhai
fu chai
fu2 zhai2
fuzhai
Divine Protection加护
加護
ka go
kago
jiā hù
jia hu
chia hu
jia1 hu4
jiahu
God Bless You
God Be With You
神さまが守るように
神さまが守るように
kami sa ma ga mamo ru you ni
kamisamagamamoruyouni
kami sa ma ga mamo ru yo ni
n/a
Good Luck / Good Fortune
fuku
fu
fu2
God Bless Youお大事に
お大事に
odaijinin/a
Golden Anniversary / 50th Wedding Anniversary幸福金婚
幸福金婚 / 倖福金婚
kou fuku kin kon
koufukukinkon
ko fuku kin kon
xìng fú jīn hūn
xing fu jin hun
hsing fu chin hun
xing4 fu2 jin1 hun1
xingfujinhun
Good Luck幸运
幸運
kou un
kouun
ko un
xìng yùn
xing yun
hsing yün
xing4 yun4
xingyun
Grace
onēn
en
en1
Divine Grace天佑
天佑
ten yuu
tenyuu
ten yu
tiān yòu
tian you
t`ien yu
tian1 you4
tianyou
tienyu
tien yu

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