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  1. Dance
  2. Dance / Dancing
  3. Dancer
  4. Lion Dance


Dance

China
Japan mai
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This is the simplest way to write dance in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

It can also be translated as to dance, to wield, to brandish or to circle.

This character reads more clearly as dance Chinese than it does in Japanese (see our two-character word for dancing if you want to be absolutely clear in both languages).

Dance

Japan buyou
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This is the most proper term for dance or dancing in Japanese.

The first Kanji means "dance," and the second means to jump or leap. Together, they are just a strong way to say "dance" (the second Kanji just clarifies the first - nobody will translate this as "dance jumping").

Dance / Dancing

China wǔ dǎo
Japan butou
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This is the clearest way to express the art of dancing in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. If you are a dancer, or love the art of dance, this is the calligraphy selection for you.

Dancer

Classic Chinese
China wǔ zhě
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This is the classic or literary way to say dancer in Chinese. This is probably the most eloquent way to say dancer, and the most appropriate for a wall scroll.

Dancer

Modern Chinese Version
China wǔ dǎo jiā
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This is the modern way to say dancer in Chinese.

Dancer

Japan odoriko
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This means dancer in Japanese.

This title usually refers to a female dancer.

Lion Dance

China wǔ shī
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This is the Chinese title for "lion dance."

This is the traditional Chinese costumed dance seen at festivals (especially Chinese new years), ceremonies, and often at the beginning of Chinese martial arts events.

Lion Dance

Japan shi shi mai
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This is the Japanese title for lion dancing.

This refers to the Japanese version borrowed from traditional Chinese culture. The Japanese version almost always features a red-faced lion with a green cloak with a white pattern.


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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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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 CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Dance maiwǔ / wu3 / wu
Dance 舞踴
舞踊
buyou / buyo
Dance / Dancing 舞蹈butou / butowǔ dǎo / wu3 dao3 / wu dao / wudao wu tao / wutao
Dancer 舞者wǔ zhě / wu3 zhe3 / wu zhe / wuzhe wu che / wuche
Dancer 舞蹈家wǔ dǎo jiā
wu3 dao3 jia1
wu dao jia
wudaojia
wu tao chia
wutaochia
Dancer 踊り子odoriko
Lion Dance 舞獅
舞狮
wǔ shī / wu3 shi1 / wu shi / wushi wu shih / wushih
Lion Dance 獅子舞shi shi mai
shishimai

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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