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Tiger Rumor

China sān rén chéng hǔ
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These four characters together relay the meaning that can be expressed in English as, "When three people say there's a tiger running in the street, you believe it".

Of course, there is an ancient story behind this idiom...

This is actually a proverb that resulted from a conversation that occurred around 300 B.C.

The conversation was between the king of the Wei kingdom and one of the king's ministers named Pang Cong.

It was near the end of one of many wars, this time with the Zhao kingdom. Pang Cong was to be sent by the king to the Zhao kingdom with the king's son who was to be held hostage. It was common at the time for a king to make his son a hostage to secure stable peace between warring kingdoms.

Before minister Pang Cong departed, he asked his king, "If one person told you there was a tiger running in the street, would you believe it?".

"No", the king said.

The minister continued, "What if two people told you?"

The king replied, "Well, I would have my doubts, but I might believe it".

The minister continued, "So, what if three people told you that there is a tiger running in the streets?"

The king replied, "Yes, I would believe it, it must be true if three people say it".

The minister then reminded the king, "Your son and I are now traveling far away to live in the distant Zhao kingdom - much farther from your palace than the street. Rumors may fly about me in my absence, so I hope your majesty will weight such rumors appropriately".

The king replied, "I have every trust in you, do not worry"

While the minister was gone, the king's enemies gossiped about minister Pang Cong on many occasions. At first, the king thought nothing of these comments and rumors. But slowly as the rumors mounted, the king began to suspect ill of his minister.

Some time later when peace was well-established, the minister and prince were freed and returned to the kingdom of Wei. The king received his son, BUT DID NOT EVEN SUMMON MINISTER PANG CONG TO THE PALACE!

Hopefully this story will help you see how dangerous words can be when used to promote rumors, or create ill will. And perhaps will inspire you to not believe everything you hear.

There is also a secondary suggestion in this idiom that gossip is as ferocious as a tiger. Some Chinese people who don't know the ancient story above may believe that this scroll means that rumors are as vicious as three tigers.

Note: This proverb appears in my Korean dictionary, but is not well-known in Korea.

The incompetent boat pilot
blames the river for his shortcomings

China bù huì chēng chuán lài hé wān
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This literally translates as: [One who] cannot steer the boat blames the bends in the river.

Figuratively, this means: One who is incompetent always tries to shift the blame elsewhere.
This is similar to the English idiom, "a poor workman/craftsman blames his tools".

Great Ambitions

Brave the wind and the waves
China chéng fēng pò làng
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This Chinese proverb represents having great ambitions. British might say "to plough through". Another way to understand it is, "surmount all difficulties and forge ahead courageously".

This can also be translated as, "braving the wind and waves" or "to brave the wind and the billows".

Literally it reads: "ride [the] wind [and] break/cleave/cut [the] waves", or "ride [the] wind [and] slash [through the] waves".

This is a great proverb to encourage yourself or someone else not to be afraid of problems or troubles, and when you have a dream just go for it.

Honesty

China chéng
Japan makoto
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This character means truth, faith, fidelity, sincerity, trust and/or confidence.

As a single-character wall scroll, this suggests that you believe "honesty is the best policy", as your personal philosophy.


This is also a virtue of the Samurai Warrior
See our page with just Code of the Samurai / Bushido here


See Also...  Sincerity | Sincere

Orange

China chéng
Japan daidai
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This is the single-character version of orange. This can refer to the color orange, or the fruit (Just like in English). Sometimes it can refer to a whole orange tree. In botany, it can refer to bitter orange (Citrus aurantium).

In Japanese, this is sometimes pronounced as Chen, and used as a female given name. When pronounced as Daidai or Kabuchi, it can be a surname in Japanese.


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There are many Chinese characters that can romanize as cheng. Below are dictionary results where the characters match this romanization.

Character Images Characters / Kanji
If shown, second row is Simplified Chinese
Pronunciation
Romanization
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丞
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Japanese tasuku たすく
Chinese deputy
Japanese Tasuku (personal name)

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乘
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Mandarin shèng // chéng / sheng4 // cheng2
Taiwan sheng // ch`eng / sheng // cheng
Japanese 
Chinese four horse military chariot (archaic); four (archaic); generic term for history books; to ride; to mount; to make use of; to avail oneself of; to take advantage of; to multiply (mathematics); Buddhist sect or creed; surname Cheng
Yāna 衍; 野那 a vehicle, wain, any means of conveyance; a term applied to Buddhism as carrying men to salvation. The two chief divisions are the 小乘 Hīnayāna and 大乘 Mahāyāna; but there are categories of one, two, three, four, and five sheng q.v., and they have further subdivisions.

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乗
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Japanese jou / jo じょう
Chinese Japanese variant of 乘[cheng2]
Japanese (suffix) (1) (nth) power; (counter) (2) counter for vehicles; (3) multiplication; (4) (Buddhist term) Buddha's teachings; Yotsunoya (surname)

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偁
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Mandarin chēng / cheng1
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese variant of 稱|称[cheng1]

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堘
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese variant of 塍[cheng2]

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塍
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese raised path between fields

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宬
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese library stack; storage

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崢
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Mandarin zhēng / zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Japanese zen ぜん
Chinese excel; lofty
Japanese Zen (personal name)

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庱
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Mandarin chěng / cheng3
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese surname Cheng; ancient area of modern day Danyang City, Jiangsu Province

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征
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Mandarin zhēng / zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Japanese yaku やく
Chinese journey; trip; expedition; to go on long campaign; to attack
Japanese Yaku (personal name)

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徴
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Mandarin zhēng / zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Japanese chi
 shirushi しるし
Chinese Japanese variant of 徵|征
Japanese fourth degree (of the Japanese & Chinese pentatonic scale); sign; indication; omen; Chou (surname/given name)

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徵
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Mandarin zhǐ // zhēng / zhi3 // zheng1
Taiwan chih // cheng
Japanese chō
Chinese 4th note in pentatonic scale 五音[wu3 yin1], roughly sol; see also 徵|征[zheng1]; to invite; to recruit; to levy (taxes); to draft (troops); phenomenon; symptom; characteristic sign (used as proof); evidence
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城
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Japanese jou / jo じょう
 shiro しろ
 ki
Chinese city walls; city; town; CL:座[zuo4],道[dao4],個|个[ge4]
Japanese (suffix) castle (in place names); castle; fortress (surrounded by a wall, moat, etc.); Yakata (personal name)
See under Ten Strokes.

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埕
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese earthen jar

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呈
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Japanese takumi たくみ
Chinese to present to a superior; memorial; petition; to present (a certain appearance); to assume (a shape); to be (a certain color)
Japanese Takumi (given name)

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噌
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Mandarin chēng // cēng / cheng1 // ceng1
Taiwan ch`eng // ts`eng / cheng // tseng
Chinese sound of bells etc; to scold; whoosh!

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棖
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese door post

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椉
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese old variant of 乘[cheng2]

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樘
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Mandarin táng // chěng / tang2 // cheng3
Taiwan t`ang // ch`eng / tang // cheng
Chinese pillar; door post; door or window frame; classifier for doors or windows; a pillar

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橕
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Mandarin chēng / cheng1
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese a prop; a shore

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橙
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Japanese daidai だいだい
Chinese orange tree; orange (color)
Japanese bitter orange (Citrus aurantium); Chen (female given name)
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檉
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Mandarin chēng / cheng1
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese tamarisk

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正
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Mandarin zhèng // zhēng / zheng4 // zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Japanese masa まさ
 sei / se せい
 jou / jo じょう
 shou / sho しょう
Chinese just (right); main; upright; straight; correct; positive; greater than zero; principle; first month of the lunar year
Japanese (n,adj-na) (archaism) exact; precise; (n,adj-no) (1) (logical) true; regular; (numeric) (2) 10^40; ten thousand undecillion (short scale); ten thousand sextillion (long scale); (n,adj-no) (3) (abbreviation) original; (4) (mathematics term) positive; greater than zero; (n,n-pref) greater (of equal court ranks); upper; senior; (n,n-pref) (1) greater (of equal court ranks); upper; senior; (2) director (highest of the four administrative positions of the ritsuryo period); chief; (prefix) (3) (before a number) exactly; precisely; Motomu (given name)
Right, correct; just, exact chief, principal; the first month.

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澂
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Japanese kiyoshi きよし
Chinese variant of 澄[cheng2]
Japanese Kiyoshi (male given name)

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澄
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Mandarin dèng // chéng / deng4 // cheng2
Taiwan teng // ch`eng / teng // cheng
Japanese chō ますみ
Chinese (of liquid) to settle; to become clear; clear; limpid; to clarify; to purify; surname Cheng
Japanese Masumi (female given name)
Clear, limpid.

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掙
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Mandarin zhèng // zhēng / zheng4 // zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Chinese to struggle to get free; to strive to acquire; to make (money); see 掙扎|挣扎[zheng1 zha2]

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成
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Japanese  みのる
Chinese to succeed; to finish; to complete; to accomplish; to become; to turn into; to be all right; OK!; one tenth; surname Cheng
Japanese Minoru (personal name)
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撐
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Mandarin chēng / cheng1
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese to support; to prop up; to push or move with a pole; to maintain; to open or unfurl; to fill to bursting point; brace; stay; support

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悜
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Mandarin chěng / cheng3
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese obscure

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政
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Mandarin zhèng / zheng4
Taiwan cheng
Japanese matsurigoto まつりごと
 sei / se せい
Chinese political; politics; government
Japanese rule; government; Matsurigoto (surname)
Government, administration, policy, politics.

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懲
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese to punish; to reprimand; to warn

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整
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Mandarin zhěng / zheng3
Taiwan cheng
Japanese hitoshi ひとし
Chinese exactly; in good order; whole; complete; entire; in order; orderly; to repair; to mend; to renovate; (coll.) to fix sb; to give sb a hard time; to mess with sb
Japanese Hitoshi (male given name)
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承
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Japanese shou / sho しょう
Chinese to bear; to carry; to hold; to continue; to undertake; to take charge; owing to; due to; to receive; surname Cheng; Cheng (c. 2000 BC), third of the legendary Flame Emperors 炎帝[Yan2 di4] descended from Shennong 神農|神农[Shen2 nong2] Farmer God
Japanese (abbreviation) second line of a four-line Chinese poem; Yoshitomo (personal name)
Receive, succeed to, undertake, serve.
拯
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Mandarin zhěng / zheng3
Taiwan cheng
Japanese 
Chinese to raise; to aid; to support; to save; to rescue
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怔
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Mandarin zhèng // zhēng / zheng4 // zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Chinese stumped for words; to stare blankly; to stare blankly; startled

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晿
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Mandarin chēng / cheng1
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese (used in names)

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晟
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Mandarin shèng // chéng / sheng4 // cheng2
Taiwan sheng // ch`eng / sheng // cheng
Japanese noboru のぼる
Chinese brightness of sun; splendor; also pr. [cheng2]; surname Cheng
Japanese Noboru (given name)

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珵
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese fine jade; jade ornament

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琤
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Mandarin chēng / cheng1
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese tinkling of gems

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睜
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Mandarin zhēng / zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Chinese to open (one's eyes)

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秤
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Mandarin chèng / cheng4
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Japanese hakari はかり
Chinese steelyard; Roman balance; CL:臺|台[tai2]
Japanese scales; weighing machine; Hakari (s,f)
a scale for measuring weight

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稱
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Mandarin chèng // chēng // chèn / cheng4 // cheng1 // chen4
Taiwan ch`eng // ch`en / cheng // chen
Japanese shō
Chinese variant of 秤[cheng4]; steelyard; to weigh; to state; to name; name; appellation; to praise; to fit; balanced; suitable
To call, style, invoke; to weigh; a steelyard, scale; to suit, tally with.

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程
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Japanese hodo ほど
Chinese rule; order; regulations; formula; journey; procedure; sequence; surname Cheng
Japanese (n-adv,n) (1) degree; extent; bounds; limit; (particle) (2) (kana only) indicates approx. amount or maximum; upper limit; Hodo (surname)

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箏
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Mandarin zhēng / zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Japanese sou / so そう
 koto こと
Chinese guzheng or long zither; long zither with 13 to 16 strings, developed from guqin 古琴 during Tang and Song times; Japanese koto
Japanese (1) koto (13-stringed Japanese zither); (2) zheng (Chinese zither); guzheng; (1) koto (13-stringed Japanese zither); (2) (archaism) stringed instrument; (3) zheng (Chinese zither); guzheng

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篜
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Mandarin zhēng / zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Chinese bamboo

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罉
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Mandarin chēng / cheng1
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese (dialect) cooking pot; variant of 鐺|铛[cheng1]

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猙
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Mandarin zhēng / zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Chinese hideous; fierce-looking

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瞠
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Mandarin chēng / cheng1
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Japanese miharu みはる
Chinese stare at something beyond reach
Japanese Miharu (female given name)

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烝
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Mandarin zhēng / zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Japanese  すすむ
Chinese multitudinous; the masses; to present (to sb); to rise; to advance; to progress; archaic variant of 蒸[zheng1]
Japanese Susumu (given name)
To steam; advance; all.

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爭
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Mandarin zhēng / zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Japanese ikadeka
Chinese to strive for; to vie for; to argue or debate; deficient or lacking (dialect); how or what (literary)
why is it so...?
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爯
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Mandarin chēng // chèn / cheng1 // chen4
Taiwan ch`eng // ch`en / cheng // chen
Chinese old variant of 稱|称[cheng1]; old variant of 稱|称[chen4]

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症
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Mandarin zhèng / zheng4
Taiwan cheng
Japanese shou / sho しょう
Chinese disease; illness
Japanese (adj-na,n-suf) illness; Masahiko (personal name)

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牚
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Mandarin chēng / cheng1
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese variant of 撐|撑[cheng1]

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盛
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Mandarin chéng // shèng / cheng2 // sheng4
Taiwan ch`eng // sheng / cheng // sheng
Japanese mori もり
Chinese flourishing; vigorous; magnificent; extensively; to hold; to contain; to ladle; to pick up with a utensil; surname Sheng
Japanese (n,n-suf,ctr) (1) serving (of food); helping; (2) (abbreviation) chilled soba served on a dish (often on a wicker basket or in a shallow steaming basket) with dipping sauce; Yoshi (given name)
abundant

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癥
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Mandarin zhēng / zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Chinese abdominal tumor; bowel obstruction; (fig.) sticking point

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裎
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Mandarin chěng // chéng / cheng3 // cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese an ancient type of clothing; to take off one's clothes; naked

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証
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Mandarin zhèng / zheng4
Taiwan cheng
Japanese shirushi しるし
 shou / sho しょう
 akashi あかし
Chinese to admonish; variant of 證|证[zheng4]
Japanese (1) mark; sign; (2) symbol; emblem; (3) badge; crest; flag; (4) evidence; proof; (5) (kana only) token (of gratitude, affection, etc.); (1) proof (e.g. of love, of innocence); evidence; testimony; vindication (of innocence); (suffix noun) (2) license; membership card; permit; (1) proof (e.g. of love, of innocence); evidence; testimony; vindication (of innocence); (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) (2) to testify (usu. Christian religious context); Shou (given name)

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誠
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Japanese makoto まこと
Chinese honest; sincere; true
Japanese (adv,n) (1) truth; reality; (2) sincerity; honesty; integrity; fidelity; (3) (archaism) that's right (used when recalling forgotten information, suddenly changing the subject, etc.); Masakatsu (personal name)
Truthful, true, truth; real; sincere, sincerity.
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諍
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Mandarin zhèng / zheng4
Taiwan cheng
Japanese 
Chinese to admonish; to warn sb of their errors; to criticize frankly; Taiwan pr. [zheng1]
Remonstrate with; debate, dispute.

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證
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Mandarin zhèng / zheng4
Taiwan cheng
Japanese shō あきら
Chinese certificate; proof; to prove; to demonstrate; to confirm; variant of 症[zheng4]
Japanese Akira (given name)
To prove, witness to, testify, substantiate, attain to; evidence; experience; realize; assurance, conviction; v. 阿 abhisaṃbuddha.

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赬
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Mandarin chēng / cheng1
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese deep red

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蟶
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Mandarin chēng / cheng1
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese mussel; razor clam; Solecurtus constricta

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蒸
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Mandarin zhēng / zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Japanese  じょう
Chinese to evaporate; (of cooking) to steam; torch made from hemp stalks or bamboo (old); finely chopped firewood (old)
Japanese Jou (surname)
Twigs; to steam, vapour.

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鐺
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Mandarin dāng // chēng / dang1 // cheng1
Taiwan tang // ch`eng / tang // cheng
Japanese kojiri こじり
Chinese clank; clang; sound of metal; frying pan; griddle
Japanese (1) (ornamental) tip of a scabbard; (2) bottom of a bargeboard or cantilever; Kojiri (surname)

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頳
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Mandarin chēng / cheng1
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese old variant of 赬|赪[cheng1]

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騁
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Mandarin chěng / cheng3
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese to hasten; to run; to open up; to gallop

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錚
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Mandarin zhēng / zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Chinese clang of metals; small gong

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郕
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese surname Cheng; Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BCE) vassal state

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鄭
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Mandarin zhèng / zheng4
Taiwan cheng
Japanese tei / tē てい
Chinese Zheng state during the Warring States period; surname Zheng; abbr. for 鄭州|郑州[Zheng4 zhou1]
Japanese Tei (surname)

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酲
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese (literary) inebriated; hungover

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鉦
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Mandarin zhēng / zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Japanese shou / sho しょう
 kane かね
Chinese gong used to halt troops
Japanese gong; handbell; Masashi (given name)
A small gong struck during the worship, or service.

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鋮
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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese person's name

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逞
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Mandarin chěng / cheng3
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Chinese to show off; to flaunt; to carry out or succeed in a scheme; to indulge; to give free rein to

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When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

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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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Dragon
Drink
Emperor
Eternity
Faith
Family
Fear Not
Fish
Flower
Flowers
Flying
Forest
Forever Friends
Fortune
Four
Frank
Goat
God is Always With You
God is Love
Gold
Golden
Gonzalez
Good Fortune
Grace from Heaven
Great
Great Ambitions
Happiness and Joy
Happy Birthday
Heart of A Warrior
Honest
Honor Integrity
Horse
I Need You
Integrity
Jesse
Jiang
Jiao
Jonathan
Joseph
Kage
Kempo
Koi Fish
Light
Lily
Live for Today
Live in Prosperity
Longevity
Lotus
Love
Love and Respect
Love Children
Love for A Mother
Love With All My Heart
Love You Forever
Luck
Mama
Marcus
Marie
Martinez
Mountain
Ninja
Pain
Patience
Penny
People
Person
Phil
Power
Pursuit of Happiness
Respect
Robyn
Serenity Prayer
Seth
Sexy
Shang
Sheep
Shikataganai
Song
Sora
Strength
The Saint
Tigers
Today
Together
Tree
Triple Truth
Tristan
Trust No Man
Veronica
Warrior
Warriors
Wedding
White
Will
Wind
Wisdom from Hard Knocks
Wisdom in Chinese
Wish
Wishes
Woman
Xuan
Year of the Dragon

With so many searches, we had to upgrade to our own Linux server.
Of course, only one in 500 searches results in a purchase - Hey buy a wall scroll!!!



See: Our list of specifically Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls. And, check out Our list of specifically old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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
Japanese Romaji
(Romanized Japanese)
Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Tiger Rumor三人成虎
三人成虎
n/asān rén chéng hǔ
san ren cheng hu
san jen ch`eng hu
san1 ren2 cheng2 hu3
sanrenchenghu
sanjenchenghu
san jen cheng hu
The incompetent boat pilot
blames the river for his shortcomings
不会撑船赖河湾
不會撐船賴河灣
n/abù huì chēng chuán lài hé wān
bu hui cheng chuan lai he wan
pu hui ch`eng ch`uan lai ho wan
bu4 hui4 cheng1 chuan2 lai4 he2 wan1
buhuichengchuanlaihewan
puhuichengchuanlaihowan
pu hui cheng chuan lai ho wan
Great Ambitions乘风破浪
乘風破浪
n/achéng fēng pò làng
cheng feng po lang
ch`eng feng p`o lang
cheng2 feng1 po4 lang4
chengfengpolang
chengfengpolang
cheng feng po lang
Honesty
makotochéng
cheng
ch`eng
cheng2
cheng
cheng
Orange
daidaichéng
cheng
ch`eng
cheng2
cheng
cheng

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 "cheng" 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.

Some people may refer to this entry as Cheng Kanji, Cheng Characters, Cheng in Mandarin Chinese, Cheng Characters, Cheng in Chinese Writing, Cheng in Japanese Writing, Cheng in Asian Writing, Cheng Ideograms, Chinese Cheng symbols, Cheng Hieroglyphics, Cheng Glyphs, Cheng in Chinese Letters, Cheng Hanzi, Cheng in Japanese Kanji, Cheng Pictograms, Cheng in the Chinese Written-Language, or Cheng in the Japanese Written-Language.

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