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Danger

A dangerous character in every way
China wēi
Japan ki
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Danger

This means danger, peril or "to endanger." If you live a dangerous life, or want to subtly warn others that you are a dangerous person, this may be the selection for you.

This also means "danger" and sometimes "fear" in Japanese and Korean but is seldom seen outside of compound words in those languages (as a single character, it's kind of like an abbreviation for danger in Japanese and Korean). This is also a rather odd selection for a wall scroll anyway. It's only here because people search for danger on our website.

Adventure

China tàn xiǎn
Japan tanken
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Adventure

If you lead a life of adventure (like I do), a 探險 wall scroll is for you.

Alone, the first character can mean "to explore," "to search out," or "to scout." The second character holds the meanings of "dangerous" and "rugged." Together these two characters create the word that means "adventure" or "to explore."

探険 is a modern Japanese Kanji version, but it more precisely means exploration or expedition rather than adventure. 探險 is the old/ancient Japanese version used before WWII. Let us know if you want the modern Japanese version instead.


See Also:  Bon Voyage | Travel

Adventure

Japan bou ken
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Adventure

冒険 is a common Japanese way to say "Adventure."

The first character can mean "to risk," "to defy" or "to dare." The second character means "inaccessible place" or "impregnable position." Together, you get the idea of why these two characters mean adventure when put them together in Japanese.

Note: The second character is a morphed Japanese Kanji. The original Chinese version is also available and holds the same root meaning.

Adventure

China mào xiǎn
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Adventure

This is another Chinese and Korean word for "Adventure."

This is more of a "risk-taking" version of adventure.

The first character can mean "brave" and "bold." The second character means "dangerous" and "rugged." Together they can be defined as a word meaning "adventure" in Chinese and Korean.

Note: Some dictionaries translate these two characters as "take a risk."

Crisis equals Danger plus Opportunity?

China wēi jī
Japan kiki
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Crisis equals Danger plus Opportunity?

Separately, the first character here does mean "danger" or "to endanger" and the second character can mean "opportunity."

However, I want to debunk a myth that was propagated by some westerners who did not have a clear understanding of Asian languages...

While often, Chinese/Japanese/Korean compound words (words of two or more characters) are the sum of their parts, this is not always the case. The compound is often understood with a completely different meaning than the two characters individually.

Many have said that the Chinese/Japanese/Korean word for Crisis is made up of the characters for "danger" and "opportunity." This is true when phrased this way.
However, it's not absolutely correct to say that "danger + opportunity = crisis" in Asian cultures.

English example:
If I tell you that...
Bovine creature + Guy behind the plate in baseball = Locomotive protection
...you would think I was mad. But consider that "cow + catcher = cowcatcher," which is the device that used to be found on steam engines to protect them if they hit an animal on the tracks. When we hear the word "cowcatcher" we don't separate the words into their individual meanings (necessarily).
The same is true with the word for crisis in Chinese/Japanese/Korean. While you can separate the characters, few Asian people would automatically do so in their minds.

The final answer:
It is a half-truth to say, "danger plus opportunity equals crisis" in Chinese/Japanese/Korean. Use this statement and concept with caution.

Also, the second character can mean "secret" or "machine" depending on context so I guess you have to say "a dangerous machine = crisis" or "danger + a secret = crisis." Both of these are only slightly more ridiculous than the first premise.

PS: This is probably not a great word for a scroll, unless you have a special use for it.


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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your dangerous search...

Characters
If shown, second row is Simplified Chinese
Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin zú // cuì / zu2 // cui4
Taiwan tsu // ts`ui / tsu // tsui
Chinese jagged mountain peaks (poetic); rocky peaks; lofty and dangerous

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Mandarin xiǎn / xian3
Taiwan hsien
Japanese ken けん
Chinese precipitous; rugged
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) steepness; steep place; (2) harsh (look); sharp (tongue)
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Mandarin dài / dai4
Taiwan tai
Japanese tai ほとほと
Chinese dangerous; perilous; to endanger; almost; probably; only
Japanese (adverb) (kana only) quite (usu. negative connotation); utterly; really
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Mandarin kàn / kan4
Taiwan k`an / kan
Chinese dangerous sea-cliff

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Mandarin xiǎn / xian3
Taiwan hsien
Japanese ken
Chinese danger; dangerous; rugged
misfortune

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Mandarin niè / nie4
Taiwan nieh
Chinese dangerous

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Mandarin diàn / dian4
Taiwan tien
Chinese dangerous; also pr. [yan2]

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三K

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Japanese sankee さんケー
Japanese (1) difficult, dirty, and dangerous (work); (2) three bedrooms and a kitchen (in real estate); (3) three kilograms (or kilometers, etc.)

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危境

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Mandarin wēi jìng / wei1 jing4
Taiwan wei ching
Chinese dangerous situation; venerable old age

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危地

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Japanese kichi きち
Japanese dangerous position; peril

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危樓


危楼

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Mandarin wēi lóu / wei1 lou2
Taiwan wei lou
Chinese dangerous housing; building that is about to collapse

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危道

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Japanese kidou / kido きどう
Japanese (obscure) dangerous road

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危險


危险

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Mandarin wēi xiǎn / wei1 xian3
Taiwan wei hsien
Chinese danger; dangerous

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危途

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Mandarin wēi tú / wei1 tu2
Taiwan wei t`u / wei tu
Chinese dangerous road

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危険

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Japanese kiken きけん
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) danger; peril; hazard; (adjectival noun) (2) dangerous; hazardous

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大病

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Mandarin dà bìng / da4 bing4
Taiwan ta ping
Japanese taibyou / taibyo たいびょう
Chinese serious illness
Japanese (noun/participle) serious illness; dangerous disease

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婦人


妇人

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Mandarin fù rén / fu4 ren2
Taiwan fu jen
Japanese bunin ふじん
Chinese married woman
Japanese (sensitive word) woman; lady; adult female
"Nothing is so dangerous to monastic chastity as woman"; she is the root of all misery, hindrance, destruction, bondage, sorrow, hatred, blindness, etc.

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小口

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Japanese koguchi こぐち
 kokuchi こくち
 oguchi おぐち
Japanese (1) cut end; edge (of a page, etc.); (2) small amount; small sum; (3) beginning; clue; (4) tiger's den; jaws of death; dangerous place; (place-name, surname) Koguchi; (surname) Kokuchi; (place-name, surname) Oguchi

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岌々

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Japanese kyuukyuu / kyukyu きゅうきゅう
Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) (1) tall (as a mountain, etc.); (2) exceedingly dangerous

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岌岌

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Japanese kyuukyuu / kyukyu きゅうきゅう
Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) (1) tall (as a mountain, etc.); (2) exceedingly dangerous

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嶮難


崄难

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Mandarin xiǎn nán / xian3 nan2
Taiwan hsien nan
Japanese kennan けんなん
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) steep; dangerous
difficulty

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凶具

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Japanese kyougu / kyogu きょうぐ
Japanese dangerous weapon

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凶器

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Japanese kyouki / kyoki きょうき
Japanese dangerous weapon; lethal weapon; deadly weapon

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凶戲


凶戏

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Mandarin xiōng xì / xiong1 xi4
Taiwan hsiung hsi
Japanese kuki
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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六齋


六斋

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Mandarin liù zhāi / liu4 zhai1
Taiwan liu chai
Japanese rokusai
The six monthly poṣadha, or fast days: the 8th, 14th, 15th, 23rd, 29th, and 30th. They are the days on which the Four Mahārājas 四天王 take note of human conduct and when evil demons are busy, so that great care is required and consequently nothing should be eaten after noon, hence the 'fast', v. 梵王經 30th command. The 智度論 13 describes them as 惡日 evil or dangerous days, and says they arose from an ancient custom of cutting of the flesh and casting it into the fire.

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兇具

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Japanese kyougu / kyogu きょうぐ
Japanese dangerous weapon

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兇器


凶器

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Mandarin xiōng qì / xiong1 qi4
Taiwan hsiung ch`i / hsiung chi
Japanese kyouki / kyoki きょうき
Chinese lethal weapon; murder weapon
Japanese dangerous weapon; lethal weapon; deadly weapon

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兇險


凶险

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Mandarin xiōng xiǎn / xiong1 xian3
Taiwan hsiung hsien
Japanese kyōken
Chinese dangerous; ruthless; treacherous
fierce

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剣呑

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Japanese kennon けんのん
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) risky; dangerous; insecure

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死地

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Japanese shichi しち
Japanese (1) (nearly certain) death; extremely dangerous place (or situation) from which one might not return alive; (2) proper place to die; (3) dilemma; predicament; inescapable situation

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

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.




If your search is not successful, just post your request on our forum, and we'll be happy to do research or translation for any reasonable request.

Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

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Always and Forever
Beloved
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Light
Listen
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Longevity
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Milan
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No Retreat No Surrender
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Snow
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Storm
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Together Forever
Trust
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Turtle
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Water
Wealth
Year of the Monkey
You Are My Eternal Love

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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
Danger kiwēi / wei1 / wei
Adventure 探險
探险 / 探険
tankentàn xiǎn / tan4 xian3 / tan xian / tanxian t`an hsien / tanhsien / tan hsien
Adventure 冒険bou ken / bo ken
Adventure 冒險
冒险
mào xiǎn / mao4 xian3 / mao xian / maoxian mao hsien / maohsien
Crisis equals Danger plus Opportunity? 危機
危机
kikiwēi jī / wei1 ji1 / wei ji / weiji wei chi / weichi

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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