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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. Dream Big / Big Dreams
  5. Dreamer
  6. Dream Come True / Enjoy Success
  7. Life Is But A Dream
  8. Imagination
  9. Thought / Thinking / Idea
10. Pursuit of Happiness


Dream / Dreams

China mèng
Japan yume
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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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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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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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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

Dream Big / Big Dreams

China yuǎn dà mèng xiǎng
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This is a way to say "dream big" or "big dreams" in Mandarin Chinese.

Dreamer

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

Dream Come True / Enjoy Success

China dé zhì
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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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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.

Imagination

China xiǎng xiàng lì
Japan souzouryoku
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This is probably the best way to express "imagination" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja. It literally means "your strength to imagine". As the last character means strength or ability, while the first two mean imagine or conceptualize. My Japanese dictionary defines this as, "The power of imagination". While my Korean dictionary says, "imaginative power".

Thought / Thinking / Idea

China sī xiǎng
Japan shisou
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This means thought, thinking, or idea in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja. Sometimes it can mean ideology, depending on context.

This can refer to someone's personality - like saying, "he is a thinker".

Pursuit of Happiness

China zhuī xún xìng fú
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The first two characters mean "to pursue", "to track down", or "to search for".

The last two mean happiness, happy, or blessed.

This is the best way to translate the English phrase "pursuit of happiness" into Chinese.

Pursuit of Happiness

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Japan koufuku o motome te
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This is "Pursuit of Happiness" or "In Search of Happiness" in Japanese..

Here's how the characters break down:
幸福 (koufuku) happiness; blessedness; joy; well-being.
を (o) particle
求め {motome} to want; to seek; to pursue; to request
て (te) particle


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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.
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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.




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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
Characters 
Simplified
Traditional
Japanese Romaji
(Romanized Japanese)
Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Dream / Dreams
yumemèng
meng
meng4
Dream / Vision梦想
夢想
mu sou
musou
mu so
mèng xiǎng
meng xiang
meng hsiang
meng4 xiang3
mengxiang
Pursue Your Dreams / Follow Your Dreams / Chase Your Dreams追寻梦想
追尋夢想
n/azhuī xún mèng xiǎng
zhui xun meng xiang
chui hsün meng hsiang
zhui1 xun2 meng4 xiang3
zhuixunmengxiang
Pursue Your Dreams / Follow Your Dreams / Chase Your Dreams夢を追い続ける
夢を追い続ける
yume wo oi tsudukeru
yumewooitsudukeru
n/a
Dream Big / Big Dreams远大梦想
遠大夢想
n/ayuǎn dà mèng xiǎng
yuan da meng xiang
yüan ta meng hsiang
yuan3 da4 meng4 xiang3
yuandamengxiang
Dreamer梦想家
夢想家
mu sou ka
musouka
mu so ka
mèng xiǎng jiā
meng xiang jia
meng hsiang chia
meng4 xiang3 jia1
mengxiangjia
Dream Come True / Enjoy Success得志
得誌
n/adé zhì
de zhi
te chih
de2 zhi4
dezhi
Life Is But A Dream人生如梦
人生如夢
n/arén shēng rú mèng
ren sheng ru meng
jen sheng ju meng
ren2 sheng1 ru2 meng4
renshengrumeng
Imagination想像力
想像力
souzouryoku
sozoryoku
xiǎng xiàng lì
xiang xiang li
hsiang hsiang li
xiang3 xiang4 li4
xiangxiangli
Thought / Thinking / Idea思想
思想
shisou
shiso
sī xiǎng
si xiang
ssu hsiang
si1 xiang3
sixiang
Pursuit of Happiness追寻幸福
追尋幸福
n/azhuī xún xìng fú
zhui xun xing fu
chui hsün hsing fu
zhui1 xun2 xing4 fu2
zhuixunxingfu
Pursuit of Happiness幸福を求めて
幸福を求めて
koufuku o motome te
koufukuomotomete
kofuku o motome te
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If you have not set up your computer to display Chinese, the characters in this table probably look like empty boxes or random text garbage.
This is why I spent hundreds of hours making images so that you could view the characters in the "dream" listings above.
If you want your Windows computer to be able to display Chinese characters you can either head to your Regional and Language options in your Win XP control panel, select the [Languages] tab and click on [Install files for East Asian Languages]. This task will ask for your Win XP CD to complete in most cases. If you don't have your Windows XP CD, or are running Windows 98, you can also download/run the simplified Chinese font package installer from Microsoft which works independently with Win 98, ME, 2000, and XP. It's a 2.5MB download, so if you are on dial up, start the download and go make a sandwich.

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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