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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. Big Dream / Great Hope
  5. Dream Big / Big Dreams
  6. Dreamer
  7. Big Dream
  8. Dream Come True / Enjoy Success
  9. Life Is But A Dream

Dream / Dreams

China mèng
Japan yume
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<mark>Dream</mark> / <mark>Dream</mark>s

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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<mark>Dream</mark> / 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 <mark>Dream</mark>s / Follow Your <mark>Dream</mark>s / Chase Your <mark>Dream</mark>s

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

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Japan yume wo oi tsudukeru
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Pursue Your <mark>Dream</mark>s / Follow Your <mark>Dream</mark>s / Chase Your <mark>Dream</mark>s

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.

See Also...  Pursuit Of Happiness

Big Dream / Great Hope

Japan tai mou
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Big <mark>Dream</mark> / 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".

Dream Big / Big Dreams

China yuǎn dà mèng xiǎng
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<mark>Dream</mark> Big / Big <mark>Dream</mark>s

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


China mèng xiǎng jiā
Japan mu sou ka
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This means "dreamer" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Big Dream

China dà mèng
Japan daimu
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Big <mark>Dream</mark>

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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<mark>Dream</mark> 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 <mark>Dream</mark>

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 scroll that I am holding in this picture is a "medium size"
4-character wall scroll.
As you can see, it is a great size to hang on your wall.
(We also offer custom wall scrolls in larger sizes)

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...

Brotherly Love
Grace of God
Heart of Judo

With so many searches, we had to upgrade to our own Linux server.
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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

Romaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Dream / Dreams
Dream / Vision梦想
mu sou
mu so
mèng xiǎng
meng xiang
meng hsiang
meng4 xiang3
Pursue Your Dreams / Follow Your Dreams / Chase Your Dreams追寻梦想
n/azhuī xún mèng xiǎng
zhui xun meng xiang
chui hsün meng hsiang
zhui1 xun2 meng4 xiang3
Pursue Your Dreams / Follow Your Dreams / Chase Your Dreams夢を追い続ける
yume wo oi tsudukeru
Big Dream / Great Hope大望
tai mou
tai mo
Dream Big / Big Dreams远大梦想
n/ayuǎn dà mèng xiǎng
yuan da meng xiang
yüan ta meng hsiang
yuan3 da4 meng4 xiang3
mu sou ka
mu so ka
mèng xiǎng jiā
meng xiang jia
meng hsiang chia
meng4 xiang3 jia1
Big Dream大夢
daimudà mèng
da meng
ta meng
da4 meng4
Dream Come True / Enjoy Success得志
n/adé zhì
de zhi
te chih
de2 zhi4
Life Is But A Dream人生如梦
n/arén shēng rú mèng
ren sheng ru meng
jen sheng ju meng
ren2 sheng1 ru2 meng4

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