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Dream in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Dream / Dreams
  2. Dream / Vision
  3. Big Dream
  4. Life Is But A Dream
  5. Dream Come True / Enjoy Success
  6. Big Dream...
  7. Dream Big...
  8. Pursue Your Dreams / Follow Your Dreams / Chase Your Dreams
  9. Dreamer
10. Visionary / Dreamer
11. Pursue Your Dreams / Follow Your Dreams / Chase Your Dreams


Dream / Dreams

China mèng
Japan yume
Dream / Dreams Wall Scroll

夢 is the very simple word for dreams in Chinese and Japanese. It can also mean having a vision or simply an illusion.

Dream / Vision

China mèng xiǎng
Japan mu sou
Dream / Vision Wall Scroll

夢想 is the two-character version of "dream," which can mean "to dream of [something]," vision, imagine, or reverie.

Be careful, as in some context, it can mean to dream of something in vain.

Big Dream

China dà mèng
Japan daimu
Big Dream Wall Scroll

This means, "Big Dream" in Chinese and Japanese. This is mostly a Buddhist term referring to the great dream that represents a long and winding life that feels like a dream (since reality is an illusion anyway in Buddhism).

This can also be a female given name, Hiromu or Oomu in Japanese. Also more rare unisex given names Daimu or Taimu.

Life Is But A Dream

China rén shēng rú mèng
Life Is But A Dream Wall Scroll

人生如夢 is an old Chinese proverb that suggests, "life is but a dream."

This kind of follows the Buddhist idea that the world is a temporal place, where reality may not be as real as you think.

Dream Come True / Enjoy Success

China dé zhì
Dream Come True / Enjoy Success Wall Scroll

This Chinese word means to accomplish one's ambition, a dream come true, or to enjoy your success.

Big Dream
Great Hope

Japan tai mou
Big Dream / Great Hope Wall Scroll

大望 is one of a few ways to write "dream big" in Japanese.

大望 is a good title if you want that to inspire ambition or high aspirations. 大望 is also a way to say "great expectations."

Dream Big
Big Dreams

China yuǎn dà mèng xiǎng
Dream Big / Big Dreams Wall Scroll

遠大夢想 is a way to say "dream big" or "big dreams" in Mandarin Chinese.

Pursue Your Dreams / Follow Your Dreams / Chase Your Dreams

Japan yume wo oi tsudukeru
Pursue Your Dreams / Follow Your Dreams / Chase Your Dreams Wall Scroll

This is the Japanese way to express "Follow Your Dreams." If you have dreams that you want to pursue and make true, this is the phrase for you.

The first character is "dream" or "dreams." The rest of the characters establish the idea of chasing or pursuing.


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


See Also:  Pursuit of Happiness

Dreamer

China mèng xiǎng jiā
Japan mu sou ka
Dreamer Wall Scroll

夢想家 means "dreamer" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Visionary / Dreamer

Japan kuusouka
Visionary / Dreamer Wall Scroll

This title means visionary or dreamer in Japanese.

Pursue Your Dreams / Follow Your Dreams / Chase Your Dreams

China zhuī xún mèng xiǎng
Pursue Your Dreams / Follow Your Dreams / Chase Your Dreams Wall Scroll

The first two characters mean "to pursue," "to track down," or "to search for."

The last two mean dreams. This version of dreams refers to those with an element of reality (not the dreams you have when you sleep but rather your aspirations or goals in life).

This title will tell everyone that you want to make your dreams come true.


See Also:  Pursuit of Happiness




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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
Dream
Dreams

yumemèng / meng4 / meng
Dream
Vision
夢想
梦想
mu sou / musou / mu so / musomèng xiǎng
meng4 xiang3
meng xiang
mengxiang
meng hsiang
menghsiang
Big Dream 大夢daimudà mèng / da4 meng4 / da meng / dameng ta meng / tameng
Life Is But A Dream 人生如夢
人生如梦
rén shēng rú mèng
ren2 sheng1 ru2 meng4
ren sheng ru meng
renshengrumeng
jen sheng ju meng
jenshengjumeng
Dream Come True
Enjoy Success
得誌
得志
dé zhì / de2 zhi4 / de zhi / dezhi te chih / techih
Big Dream
Great Hope
大望tai mou / taimou / tai mo / taimo
Dream Big
Big Dreams
遠大夢想
远大梦想
yuǎn dà mèng xiǎng
yuan3 da4 meng4 xiang3
yuan da meng xiang
yuandamengxiang
yüan ta meng hsiang
yüantamenghsiang
Pursue Your Dreams
Follow Your Dreams
Chase Your Dreams
夢を追い続けるyume wo oi tsudukeru
yumewooitsudukeru
Dreamer 夢想家
梦想家
mu sou ka / musouka / mu so ka / musokamèng xiǎng jiā
meng4 xiang3 jia1
meng xiang jia
mengxiangjia
meng hsiang chia
menghsiangchia
Visionary
Dreamer
空想家kuusouka / kusoka
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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All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

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.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.


A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
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.


Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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