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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
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| 7. Dream Big...|
8. Pursue Your Dreams / Follow Your Dreams / Chase Your Dreams
10. Visionary / Dreamer
11. Pursue Your Dreams / Follow Your Dreams / Chase Your Dreams
夢 is the very simple word for dreams in Chinese and Japanese. It can also mean having a vision or simply an illusion.
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.
大夢 means, "Big Dream" in Chinese and Japanese. 大夢 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.
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."
夢を追い続ける 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
夢想家 means "dreamer" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
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
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|yume||mèng / meng4 / meng|
|mu sou / musou / mu so / muso||mèng xiǎng
|Big Dream||大夢||daimu||dà mèng / da4 meng4 / da meng / dameng||ta meng / tameng|
|Life Is But A Dream||人生如夢|
|rén shēng rú mèng
ren2 sheng1 ru2 meng4
ren sheng ru meng
|jen sheng ju meng
|Dream Come True
|dé zhì / de2 zhi4 / de zhi / dezhi||te chih / techih|
|大望||tai mou / taimou / tai mo / taimo|
|yuǎn dà mèng xiǎng
yuan3 da4 meng4 xiang3
yuan da meng xiang
|yüan ta meng hsiang
|Pursue Your Dreams
Follow Your Dreams
Chase Your Dreams
|夢を追い続ける||yume wo oi tsudukeru|
|mu sou ka / musouka / mu so ka / musoka||mèng xiǎng jiā
meng4 xiang3 jia1
meng xiang jia
|meng hsiang chia
|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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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.
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When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.
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.
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.
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.
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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