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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. It's meaning of dance is more clearly defined in Chinese than it is 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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<mark>Dance</mark> / Dancing

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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<mark>Dance</mark>r

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
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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Lion <mark>Dance</mark>

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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Lion <mark>Dance</mark>

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 professional Chinese Calligrapher

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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

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A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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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
Dance
mai
wu
wu3
Dance舞踊
舞踴
buyou
buyo
n/a
Dance / Dancing舞蹈
舞蹈
butou
buto
wǔ dǎo
wu dao
wu tao
wu3 dao3
wudao
Dancer舞者
舞者
n/awǔ zhě
wu zhe
wu che
wu3 zhe3
wuzhe
Dancer舞蹈家
舞蹈家
n/awǔ dǎo jiā
wu dao jia
wu tao chia
wu3 dao3 jia1
wudaojia
Dancer踊り子
踊り子
odorikon/a
Lion Dance舞狮
舞獅
n/awǔ shī
wu shi
wu shih
wu3 shi1
wushi
Lion Dance獅子舞
獅子舞
shi shi mai
shishimai
n/a

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