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Eternity in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Eternity / Forever
  2. Eternity / Always and Forever
  3. Eternal / Eternity
  4. From Here to Eternity
  5. Love Forever / Love Eternally
  6. Forever Love
  7. Eternal Friendship / Friends Forever
  8. Eternal Life / Everlasting Life...
  9. Eternal Love
10. Eternal Love / Love Eternally
11. Forever Family
12. Eternal Friendship...
13. Eternal Life / Future Life
14. Eternal Energy / Eternal Matter
15. Open the Minds of the Next Generation To Stimulate Thinking
16. There is no royal road to learning
17. Forever Young
18. Learning is Eternal
19. Respect and Loyalty
20. Eternal Beauty
21. Eternal Wheel of Life
22. Eternal Peace
23. Infinite Love
24. The Sea of Knowledge Has No Limits
25. River of Literacy, Sea of Learning


Eternity / Forever

China yǒng
Japan ei
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Eternity / Forever

This is the simplest form of eternity or "always and forever." This character can sometimes mean forever, always, perpetual, infinite, or "without end," depending on context.

Note: Not often seen as a single Kanji in Japanese. Best if your audience is Chinese.


See Also:  Forever | Ever Lasting

Eternity / Always and Forever

China yǒng yuǎn
Japan ei-en
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Eternity / Always and Forever

This is the Chinese, Korean and Japanese word for "forever."

If we take this word apart, the first character means "always," "forever" or "perpetual." While the second character means "far" or "distant."


See Also:  Immortality

Eternal / Eternity

China yǒng héng
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Eternal / Eternity

This is the Chinese word for eternity.
The first character means always, forever and perpetual. The second character holds the meaning of permanent. Together, they create a word that means eternal, eternally or infinite time.


See Also:  Immortality

From Here to Eternity

China cóng zhè lǐ dào yǒng héng
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From Here to Eternity

This is the translation of the phrase, "From here to eternity" into Mandarin Chinese.

Love Forever / Love Eternally

China ài yǒng yuǎn
Japan ai ei en
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Love Forever / Love Eternally

The first character here means "love."

The last two mean forever, eternity, eternal, perpetuity, immortality, and/or permanence.

This is the shortest and most universal way to express this idea in Chinese and Japanese.

Japanese note: This sound more like a title than a phrase in Japanese (if that makes any sense). This is a great title for a romantic book, title of a movie, name of a perfume, or even a name for a store.


See Also:  Eternal Love | Forever Love

Forever Love

China yǒng yuǎn de ài
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Forever Love

The first two characters mean forever, eternal, eternity, perpetuity, immortality, and/or permanence.

The third character is a possessive article which sort of makes this selection mean "The forever kind of love."

The last character is "love."


See Also:  Eternal Love Always

Eternal Friendship / Friends Forever

China yǒng yuǎn de péng yǒu
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Eternal Friendship / Friends Forever

This is exactly what the title suggests. This means friends that are eternal or a friendship that will last forever - you will remain the best of friends as long as you live.

The first two characters mean forever, eternal, eternity, perpetuity, immortality, and/or permanence.

The middle character links the words (it's a possessive article).

The last two characters represent friendship, or simply "friends."

Eternal Life / Everlasting Life
Immortality

China yǒng shēng
Japan eisei
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Eternal Life / Everlasting Life<br>Immortality

These are the last two words from John 3:16 in the Chinese Union Bible.

Although not specifically Christian, this is the way to express ever-lasting life or eternal life in Chinese.

In Japanese, this can either mean eternal life or immortality.


See Also:  Rebirth | Reincarnation | Immortality

Eternal Love

China yǒng héng de ài
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Eternal Love

The first two characters mean eternal, eternally, everlasting, and/or perpetual.

The third character is a possessive article which sort of makes this selection mean "Love of the eternal kind."

The last character is "love."

This version is best if your audience is Chinese. We also have a Japanese version of this entry.


See Also:  Forever Love | Eternal Love (Japanese)

Eternal Love

Japan ei en no ai
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Eternal Love

The first two characters mean eternal, eternity, perpetuity, forever, immortality, and permanence.

The third character is a possessive article which sort of makes this selection mean "Love, of the eternal kind."

The last character is "love."

Cultural note: Most of the time, it is taboo to use the word "love" in Japanese. For instance, a Japanese man will say, "I like you," rather than, "I love you," to his spouse/girlfriend. However, this entry for eternal love is acceptable because of the way it is composed.

This entry is only appropriate if your audience is Japanese. We also have a Chinese version of this phrase.

Eternal Love / Love Eternally

China ài yǒng héng
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Eternal Love / Love Eternally

The first character here means "love"

The last two mean eternal, eternally, everlasting, and/or perpetual.

This is the shortest way to express the idea of "love eternally" in Chinese.


See Also:  Love Forever

Forever Family

China yǒng yuǎn de jiā
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Forever Family

This is a special phrase that we composed for a "family by adoption" or "adoptive family."

It's the dream of every orphan and foster child to be formally adopted and find their "forever family."

The first two characters mean forever, eternal, eternity, perpetuity, immortality, and/or permanence. The third character connects this idea with the last character which means "family" and/or "home."


See Also:  Family

Eternal Friendship
Friends Forever

Japan ei en no yuu
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Eternal Friendship<br>Friends Forever

The first two characters mean eternal, eternity, perpetuity, forever, immortality, and permanence.

The third character is a possessive article which sort of makes this selection mean "Love, of the eternal kind."

The last character is "friend" or "Friendship."


See Also:  Best Friends

Eternal Life / Future Life

China lái shì
Japan rai-se
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Eternal Life / Future Life

This word can be used in many different ways. It is often used to express the next life (life in heaven or wherever your soul is bound for). So it does have a religious overtone. However, it can also be used to express your life in the future - perhaps during your present lifetime. It can also be translated as "the next world," "the next generation," "the time that is to come," "otherworld," or simply "posterity."


See Also:  Rebirth | Reincarnation | Immortality

Eternal Energy / Eternal Matter

China bù lái bù qù
Japan furai fuko
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Eternal Energy /  Eternal Matter

This is a Buddhist term, originally anāgamana-nirgama from Sanskrit.

This implies that things are neither coming into nor going out of existence.

This can also mean, "all things are eternal," or others will call this the Buddhist concept of the eternal conservation of energy.

This theory predates Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton.

Note: This is not a well-known word for both Buddhists and non-Buddhists, so not all will recognize it.

Open the Minds of the Next Generation To Stimulate Thinking

China qǐ dí
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Open the Minds of the Next Generation To Stimulate Thinking

This word is often used to describe the idea of opening the minds of the young or the new generation.


See Also:  Wisdom | Learning Is Eternal | Learn From Wisdom

There is no royal road to learning

China qiú xué wú tǎn tú
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There is no royal road to learning

This Chinese proverb reads, "There is no royal road to learning."

This suggests that the path of learning can never be smooth, there will be difficulties and troubles along the way.


See Also:  Learning Is Eternal

Forever Young

Japan fu rou
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Forever Young

This Japanese phrase means "perpetual youth" or "forever young." It contains the idea of never getting old. It literally means "never aging."

Learning is Eternal

Japan shougai gakushuu
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Learning is Eternal

This means, "Learning is Eternal" or "Lifelong Learning," in Japanese.

Learning is Eternal

China xué wú zhǐ jìng
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Learning is Eternal

This Chinese philosophy tells of how we continue to learn throughout our lives. This proverb can be translated in a few ways such as "Study has no end," "Knowledge is infinite," "No end to learning," "There's always something new to study," or "You live and learn."

The deeper meaning: Even when we finish school we are still students of the world gaining more knowledge from our surroundings with each passing day.


See Also:  An Open Book Benefits Your Mind | Wisdom | Learn From Wisdom

Respect and Loyalty

China zūn jìng zhōng chéng
Japan son kei chu sei
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Respect and Loyalty

This means respect and loyalty in Chinese.

This is a word list (not a normal Chinese or Japanese phrase).

Word lists like this are not very common or natural in Chinese, so try to look for a better phrase to match your idea before you settle on this.


See Also:  Eternal Love | Devotion

Eternal Beauty

China yǒng héng de měi
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Eternal Beauty

This is how to write "Eternal Beauty" in Chinese.

Eternal Wheel of Life

China fǎ lún
Japan hourin / horin
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Eternal Wheel of Life

This is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja title, "The Eternal Wheel of Life," in Buddhism.

Also known as the wheel of the law, or Buddha-truth which is able to crush all evil and all opposition. It is likened to Indra's wheel which rolls on from man to man, place to place, age to age.

Colloquially used in some sects to mean preaching or spreading Buddha-truth.

Eternal Peace

China yǒng píng
Japan eihei
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Eternal Peace

This is a way to write "eternal peace" in Chinese and Japanese.

This may also refer to Yongping county in Dali Bai autonomous prefecture. This is also a Japanese surname that romanizes as Nagahira.

Infinite Love

China wú xiàn ài
Japan mu gen ai
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Infinite Love

This is the Chinese and Japanese title meaning infinite love, unlimited love, or unbounded love.

The first character means never, not, or like a prefix "un-."

The second means limited, restricted, or bound.

The third means love or affection.

The Sea of Knowledge Has No Limits

China xué hǎi wú yá
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The Sea of Knowledge Has No Limits

This Chinese proverb reads, "sea of learning, no horizon."

Colloquially, it means there are no limits to what one still has left to learn.

This would be the Chinese equivalent to the quote from Hippocrates, "ars longa, vita brevis," meaning, "it takes a long time to acquire and perfect one's expertise."


See Also:  Learning Is Eternal

River of Literacy, Sea of Learning

China wén jiāng xué hǎi
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River of Literacy, Sea of Learning

This Chinese proverb reads, "river of literacy, sea of learning"

This suggests that there is a lot to learn in the world, with an eternal amount of reading and things to study.

This is one way to translate the quote from Hippocrates, "ars longa, vita brevis," meaning, "it takes a long time to acquire and perfect one's expertise."


See Also:  Learning Is Eternal


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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.




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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Eternity / Forever eiyǒng / yong3 / yong yung
Eternity / Always and Forever 永遠
永远
ei-enyǒng yuǎn
yong3 yuan3
yong yuan
yongyuan
yung yüan
yungyüan
Eternal / Eternity 永恆
永恒
yǒng héng
yong3 heng2
yong heng
yongheng
yung heng
yungheng
From Here to Eternity 從這裡到永恆
从这里到永恒
cóng zhè lǐ dào yǒng héng
cong2 zhe4 li3 dao4 yong3 heng2
cong zhe li dao yong heng
congzhelidaoyongheng
ts`ung che li tao yung heng
tsungchelitaoyungheng
tsung che li tao yung heng
Love Forever / Love Eternally 愛永遠
爱永远
ai ei en / aieienài yǒng yuǎn
ai4 yong3 yuan3
ai yong yuan
aiyongyuan
ai yung yüan
aiyungyüan
Forever Love 永遠的愛
永远的爱
yǒng yuǎn de ài
yong3 yuan3 de ai4
yong yuan de ai
yongyuandeai
yung yüan te ai
yungyüanteai
Eternal Friendship / Friends Forever 永遠的朋友
永远的朋友
yǒng yuǎn de péng yǒu
yong3 yuan3 de peng2 you3
yong yuan de peng you
yongyuandepengyou
yung yüan te p`eng yu
yungyüantepengyu
yung yüan te peng yu
Eternal Life / Everlasting Life / Immortality 永生eiseiyǒng shēng
yong3 sheng1
yong sheng
yongsheng
yung sheng
yungsheng
Eternal Love 永恆的愛
永恒的爱
yǒng héng de ài
yong3 heng2 de ai4
yong heng de ai
yonghengdeai
yung heng te ai
yunghengteai
Eternal Love 永遠の愛ei en no ai
eiennoai
Eternal Love / Love Eternally 愛永恆
爱永恒
ài yǒng héng
ai4 yong3 heng2
ai yong heng
aiyongheng
ai yung heng
aiyungheng
Forever Family 永遠的家
永远的家
yǒng yuǎn de jiā
yong3 yuan3 de jia1
yong yuan de jia
yongyuandejia
yung yüan te chia
yungyüantechia
Eternal Friendship
Friends Forever
永遠の友ei en no yuu
eiennoyuu
ei en no yu
eiennoyu
Eternal Life / Future Life 來世
来世
rai-selái shì / lai2 shi4 / lai shi / laishi lai shih / laishih
Eternal Energy / Eternal Matter 不來不去
不来不去
furai fuko / furaifukobù lái bù qù
bu4 lai2 bu4 qu4
bu lai bu qu
bulaibuqu
pu lai pu ch`ü
pulaipuchü
pu lai pu chü
Open the Minds of the Next Generation To Stimulate Thinking 啟迪
启迪
qǐ dí / qi3 di2 / qi di / qidi ch`i ti / chiti / chi ti
There is no royal road to learning 求學無坦途
求学无坦途
qiú xué wú tǎn tú
qiu2 xue2 wu2 tan3 tu2
qiu xue wu tan tu
qiuxuewutantu
ch`iu hsüeh wu t`an t`u
chiuhsüehwutantu
chiu hsüeh wu tan tu
Forever Young 不老fu rou / furou / fu ro / furo
Learning is Eternal 生涯學習
生涯学習
shougai gakushuu
shougaigakushuu
shogai gakushu
shogaigakushu
Learning is Eternal 學無止境
学无止境
xué wú zhǐ jìng
xue2 wu2 zhi3 jing4
xue wu zhi jing
xuewuzhijing
hsüeh wu chih ching
hsüehwuchihching
Respect and Loyalty 尊敬忠誠
尊敬忠诚
son kei chu sei
sonkeichusei
zūn jìng zhōng chéng
zun1 jing4 zhong1 cheng2
zun jing zhong cheng
zunjingzhongcheng
tsun ching chung ch`eng
tsunchingchungcheng
tsun ching chung cheng
Eternal Beauty 永恆的美
永恒的美
yǒng héng de měi
yong3 heng2 de mei3
yong heng de mei
yonghengdemei
yung heng te mei
yunghengtemei
Eternal Wheel of Life 法輪
法轮
hourin / horin
horin / horin
horin/horin
fǎ lún / fa3 lun2 / fa lun / falun
Eternal Peace 永平eiheiyǒng píng
yong3 ping2
yong ping
yongping
yung p`ing
yungping
yung ping
Infinite Love 無限愛
无限爱
mu gen ai / mugenaiwú xiàn ài
wu2 xian4 ai4
wu xian ai
wuxianai
wu hsien ai
wuhsienai
The Sea of Knowledge Has No Limits 學海無涯
学海无涯
xué hǎi wú yá
xue2 hai3 wu2 ya2
xue hai wu ya
xuehaiwuya
hsüeh hai wu ya
hsüehhaiwuya
River of Literacy, Sea of Learning 文江學海
文江学海
wén jiāng xué hǎi
wen2 jiang1 xue2 hai3
wen jiang xue hai
wenjiangxuehai
wen chiang hsüeh hai
wenchianghsüehhai

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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