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Dream in Chinese / Japanese...

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


Dream / Dreams

China mèng
Japan yume
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Dream / Dreams

This 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
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Dream / Vision

This 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.

Pursue Your Dreams / Follow Your Dreams / Chase Your Dreams

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

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

Pursue Your Dreams / Follow Your Dreams / Chase Your Dreams

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

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 Japanese Katakana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


See Also:  Pursuit Of Happiness

Visionary / Dreamer

Japan kuusouka
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Visionary<br>Dreamer

This title means visionary or dreamer in Japanese.

Dream Big
Big Dreams

China yuǎn dà mèng xiǎng
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Dream Big<br>Big Dreams

This is a way to say "dream big" or "big dreams" in Mandarin Chinese.

Big Dream
Great Hope

Japan tai mou
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Big Dream<br>Great Hope

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

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

Dreamer

China mèng xiǎng jiā
Japan mu sou ka
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Dreamer

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

Big Dream

China dà mèng
Japan daimu
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Big Dream

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.

Dream Come True / Enjoy Success

China dé zhì
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Dream Come True / Enjoy Success

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

Life Is But A Dream

China rén shēng rú mèng
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Life Is But A Dream

This 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.


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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.




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.

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Adapt and Overcome
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See: Our list of specifically Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls. And, check out Our list of specifically old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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
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
Pursue Your Dreams / Follow Your Dreams / Chase Your Dreams 追尋夢想
追寻梦想
zhuī xún mèng xiǎng
zhui1 xun2 meng4 xiang3
zhui xun meng xiang
zhuixunmengxiang
chui hsün meng hsiang
chuihsünmenghsiang
Pursue Your Dreams / Follow Your Dreams / Chase Your Dreams 夢を追い続けるyume wo oi tsudukeru
yumewooitsudukeru
Visionary / Dreamer 空想家kuusouka / kusoka
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
Big Dream
Great Hope
大望tai mou / taimou / tai mo / taimo
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
Big Dream 大夢daimudà mèng / da4 meng4 / da meng / dameng ta meng / tameng
Dream Come True / Enjoy Success 得誌
得志
dé zhì / de2 zhi4 / de zhi / dezhi te chih / techih
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

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.

Some people may refer to this entry as Dream Kanji, Dream Characters, Dream in Mandarin Chinese, Dream Characters, Dream in Chinese Writing, Dream in Japanese Writing, Dream in Asian Writing, Dream Ideograms, Chinese Dream symbols, Dream Hieroglyphics, Dream Glyphs, Dream in Chinese Letters, Dream Hanzi, Dream in Japanese Kanji, Dream Pictograms, Dream in the Chinese Written-Language, or Dream in the Japanese Written-Language.

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