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Enigma in Chinese / Japanese...

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Enigma / Mysterious

China shén ào
Enigma / Mysterious

This Chinese word means mysterious or enigma. This version of enigma or mystery is somewhat spiritual - as if the soul is the puzzle to be solved.

Enigma / Unpredictable Situation

China mí tuán
Enigma / Unpredictable Situation

This Chinese word can mean riddle, enigma, unpredictable situation, or elusive matters.

Enigma / Puzzle / Riddle

China mí / mèi
Japan nazo
Enigma / Puzzle / Riddle

This Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja word can mean riddle, puzzle, enigma, or mystery.

Tea Fate

China chá yuán
Tea Fate

茶緣 is a special title for the tea lover. This kind of means "tea fate" but it's more spiritual and hard to define. Perhaps the tea brought you in to drink it. Perhaps the tea will bring you and another tea-lover together. Perhaps you were already there, and the tea came to you. Perhaps it's the ah-ha moment you will have when drinking the tea.

I've been told not to explain this further, as it will either dilute or confuse the purposefully-ambiguous idea embedded in this enigma.

I happen to be the owner of a piece of calligraphy written by either the son or nephew of the last emperor of China, and this is the title he wrote. It was given to me at a Beijing tea house in 2001. 茶緣 is where I learned to love tea after literally spending weeks tasting and studying everything I could about Chinese tea. I did not understand the significance of the authorship, or meaning of the title at all. Some 10 years later, I realized the gift was so profound and had such providence. Only now I realize the value of a gift that it is too late to give proper thanks for. It was also years later that I ended up in this business, and could have the artwork properly mounted as a wall scroll. It has been borrowed for many exhibitions and shows, and always amazes native Chinese and Taiwanese who read the signature. This piece of calligraphy which I once thought just a bit of ink on a thin and wrinkled piece of paper is now one of my most valued possessions. And by fate, it has taught me to be more thankful of seemingly simple gifts.


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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your enigma search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin mí // mèi / mi2 // mei4
Taiwan mi // mei
Japanese nazo / なぞ
Chinese see 謎兒|谜儿[mei4 r5], riddle
Japanese (1) riddle; puzzle; enigma; mystery; (can be adjective with の) (2) enigmatic; mysterious

神奧

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Mandarin shén ào / shen2 ao4
Taiwan shen ao
Chinese mysterious; an enigma

謎團

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Mandarin mí tuán / mi2 tuan2
Taiwan mi t`uan / mi tuan
Chinese riddle; enigma; unpredictable situation; elusive matters

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Mandarin/ ye4
Taiwan yeh
Japanese nue / ぬえ
Chinese a kind of bird similar to pheasant
Japanese (1) Japanese chimera; mythical creature with a monkey's head, tanuki's body, tiger's limbs, and a snake tail; (2) White's thrush (Zoothera dauma); (3) man of mystery; enigma; (female given name) Nue

破譯

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Mandarin pò yì / po4 yi4
Taiwan p`o i / po i
Chinese to break a code; to crack a riddle; to solve an enigma; a breakthrough

謎々

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Japanese nazonazo / なぞなぞ Japanese (kana only) riddle; puzzle; enigma

謎謎

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Japanese nazonazo / なぞなぞ Japanese (kana only) riddle; puzzle; enigma

悶葫蘆


闷葫芦

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Mandarin mèn hú lu / men4 hu2 lu5
Taiwan men hu lu
Chinese lit. closed gourd; fig. enigma; complete mystery; taciturn person

エニグマ

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Japanese eniguma / エニグマ Japanese enigma

鵺;鵼(oK)

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Japanese nue / ぬえ Japanese (1) Japanese chimera; mythical creature with a monkey's head, tanuki's body, tiger's limbs, and a snake tail; (2) (See 虎鶫) White's thrush (Zoothera dauma); (3) man of mystery; enigma

謎々(P);謎謎

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Japanese nazonazo / なぞなぞ Japanese (kana only) riddle; puzzle; enigma

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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
Enigma
Mysterious
神奧
神奥
shén ào / shen2 ao4 / shen ao / shenao
Enigma
Unpredictable Situation
謎團
谜团
mí tuán / mi2 tuan2 / mi tuan / mituanmi t`uan / mituan / mi tuan
Enigma
Puzzle
Riddle

nazomí / mèi / mi2 / mei4 / mi / mei / mi/meimi mei / mimei
Tea Fate茶緣
茶缘
chá yuán / cha2 yuan2 / cha yuan / chayuanch`a yüan / chayüan / cha yüan
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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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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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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