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Courtesy Etiquette in Chinese / Japanese...

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Courtesy / Etiquette

China lǐ yì
Japan rei gi
Courtesy / Etiquette Wall Scroll

In Japanese, this word means "manners," "courtesy" or "etiquette."

This also clearly means etiquette in Chinese, though the first Japanese Kanji has been "modernized" and happens to be the same as the modern Simplified Chinese version. Therefore, this word will be understood by both Japanese and Chinese people but best if your audience is mostly Japanese (Chinese people would generally prefer the ancient Traditional Chinese version).


See Also:  Kindness | Respect

Courtesy / Etiquette

China lǐ yì
Courtesy / Etiquette Wall Scroll

In Chinese, old Korean Hanja, and old Japanese Kanji, this word means "etiquette" or "courtesy."

You'll also find a Japanese entry on our website which uses a modern/simplified first Kanji. The characters shown here compose the best choice if your audience is Chinese or Korean - but also acceptable if you want an ancient-style Japanese scroll.

Note: This can also be translated as propriety, decorum, or formality.

Welcome Home

Japan okaerinasai
Welcome Home Wall Scroll

This is a common Japanese way to say, "welcome home."

This is said by a person greeting another as they return home. It's a typical phrase that is almost said by reflex as part of Japanese courtesy or etiquette.

Sometimes written as 御帰りなさい (just first character is Kanji instead of Hiragana).


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

Taekwondo Tenets / Spirit of Taekwon-do

China tái quán dào jīng shén lǐ yì lián chǐ rěn nài kè jǐ bǎi zhé bù qū
Taekwondo Tenets / Spirit of Taekwon-do Wall Scroll

Taekwondo TenetsThis is General Choi's writing that is often called "The Tenets of Taekwon-do." The actual title would be translated as, "Taekwondo Spirit" or "The Spirit of Taekwondo." It was originally written in Korean Hanja (Chinese characters used in Korea for about 1600 years).

General Choi's original calligraphy is shown to the right. Your custom calligraphy will be unique, and not an exact match, as each calligrapher has their own style.

In modern times, the common form of written Korean is Hangul (a phonetic character set). The table below shows the text in Hangul and Hanja along with a pronunciation guide and a brief English translation:

Traditional Korean HanjaModern Korean HangulPronunciationEnglish
跆拳道精神태권도정신tae gweon do jeong sinTaekwondo Spirit
禮儀예의ye yiCourtesy / Etiquette / Propriety / Decorum / Formality
廉耻염치yeom ciIntegrity / Sense of Honor
忍耐인내in naePatience / Perseverance / Endurance
克己극기geug giSelf-Control / Self-Denial / Self-Abnegation
百折不屈백절불굴baeg jeor bur gurIndomitable Spirit (Undaunted even after repeated attacks from the opponent)
Note that the pronunciation is the official version now used in South Korea. However, it is different than what you may be used to. For instance, "Taekwon-do" is "tae gweon do." This new romanization is supposed to be closer to actual Korean pronunciation.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin/ li3
Taiwan li
Japanese rai らい
 yutaka ゆたか
 hiro ひろ
Chinese gift; rite; ceremony; CL:份[fen4]; propriety; etiquette; courtesy; surname Li; abbr. for 禮記|礼记[Li3 ji4], Classic of Rites
Japanese (personal name) Rai; (given name) Yutaka; (female given name) Hiro
Worship, offerings, rites; ritual, ceremonial, decorum, courtesy, etiquette; ceremony

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儀礼

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Japanese girei / gire ぎれい
Japanese etiquette; courtesy; (given name) Girei

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典礼

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Japanese tenrei / tenre てんれい
Chinese See: 典禮
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) ceremony; etiquette; courtesy; (Catholic) liturgy; (given name) Tenrei

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礼儀

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Japanese reigi / regi れいぎ
Japanese manners; courtesy; etiquette
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Courtesy / Etiquette

礼法

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Japanese reihou / reho れいほう
Japanese etiquette; courtesy; manners

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礼儀作法

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Japanese reigisahou / regisaho れいぎさほう
Japanese (yoji) etiquette; courtesy

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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
Courtesy
Etiquette
礼儀 / 禮儀
礼仪
rei gi / reigilǐ yì / li3 yi4 / li yi / liyi li i / lii
Courtesy
Etiquette
禮儀
礼仪
lǐ yì / li3 yi4 / li yi / liyi li i / lii
Welcome Home お帰りなさいokaerinasai
Taekwondo Tenets
Spirit of Taekwon-do
跆拳道精神禮義廉耻忍耐克己百折不屈
跆拳道精神礼义廉耻忍耐克己百折不屈
tái quán dào jīng shén lǐ yì lián chǐ rěn nài kè jǐ bǎi zhé bù qū
tai2 quan2 dao4 jing1 shen2 li3 yi4 lian2 chi3 ren3 nai4 ke4 ji3 bai3 zhe2 bu4 qu1
tai quan dao jing shen li yi lian chi ren nai ke ji bai zhe bu qu
t`ai ch`üan tao ching shen li i lien ch`ih jen nai k`o chi pai che pu ch`ü
tai chüan tao ching shen li i lien chih jen nai ko chi pai che pu chü
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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