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Faith in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Faith
  2. Believe / Faith / Trust
  3. Religious Devotion / Faith in God
  4. Religious Faith
  5. Trust in God / Faith in God
  6. Faithful / Honorable...
  7. Trust / To Have Faith
  8. Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark
  9. Believe
10. Trust in God / Belief in God
11. Trust in God
12. Faith Hope Love
13. Faith Love Peace
14. Trust in God / In God We Trust
15. Good Intentions / Good Will...
16. Firm Belief...
17. Sincerity and Devotion
18. Believe in Yourself


Faith

China xìn niàn
Japan shinnen
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These characters express the idea of "having a belief", or "trusting in the unseen".

This word could also be translated as beliefs or convictions.


Note: Also considered to be one of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.


See Also...  Devotion | Dedication | Trust

Believe / Faith / Trust

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China xìn
Japan shin
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This single character is often part of other words with similar meanings. Alone, this character can mean to believe, truth, faith, fidelity, sincerity, trust and confidence in Chinese, old Korean Hanja and Japanese Kanji.

It is one of the five basic tenets of Confucius.

In Chinese, it sometimes has the secondary meaning of a letter (as in the mail) depending on context, but it will not be read that way when seen on a wall scroll.


See Also...  Trust | Confucius

Religious Devotion / Faith in God

China xìn yǎng
Japan shin kou
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This means firm belief, faith, persuasion, conviction, and sometimes religion or creed in Chinese, Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja.

This word clearly fits religious connotation of the English word "devotion".

Japanese people will often translate this as "faith in God" or "trust in God".

It should be noted that this word is a little strange alone on a wall scroll.


While this can be pronounced in Japanese, it's not a great selection for a wall scroll if your audience is Japanese.


See Also...  Trust

Religious Faith

China xìn yǎng
Japan shinkou
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This is the more religious form of "faith". It has this same meaning in Chinese, Korean Hanja and Japanese Kanji. This is often used to refer to a person of faith or a religious person. Can be directly translated as "firm belief", "creed", "conviction" or simply as "religious" depending on context.

Some will also use this to mean "trust in God" in Japanese (though the term for God is not actually in this title).


See Also...  Devotion | Trust | Trust In God

Trust in God / Faith in God

Japanese
Japan kami wo shin ze yo
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This is a way to express, "Trust in God" in Japanese.

The first character is "God".

The second character is a particle that links the ideas here.

The last three characters are a word that means, "to believe", "to believe in", "to place trust in", "to confide in", "to have faith in".

Basically, this is the Japanese phrase for, "Have faith in God", "Believe in God", or "Trust in God".

Faithful / Honorable
Trustworthy / Fidelity / Loyalty

China xìn yì
Japan shingi
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This is a word that is often used to describe a person with an honest and loyal reputation. To put it simply, this applies to somebody you can trust (with your life).

In Chinese, this is often defined as good faith, honor, trust and justice.
In Korean, this word means fidelity, truthfulness, or faithfulness.
In Japanese: faith, fidelity and loyalty. It's also a Japanese male given name when pronounced "Nobuyoshi".

Trust / To Have Faith

China xìn lài
Japan shinrai
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Trust is having faith in someone or something. It is a positive attitude about life. You are confident that the right thing will happen without trying to control it or make it happen. Even when difficult things happen, trust helps us to find the gift or lesson in it.

This word can also be translated as confidence, reliance, or dependence; thus it can also mean "to rely on" or "to depend on".


頼There is a slight deviation in the Japanese Kanji form of the second character. If you want the modern Japanese version, please click on the special Kanji shown to the right instead of the button above. Note that the traditional Chinese form is still readable and understood by Japanese people.


See Also...  Confidence | Truth | Honor

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark

China xìn niǎn shì zài lí míng qián de hēn àn zhōng néng gǎn dào guāng míng de niǎo
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This is a philosophical poem/quote from Indian Poet and Philosopher, Rabindranath Tagore.

Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore, 1915


This quote is not sourced, and therefore several variations exist in English. Some suggest the original was in the Bengali language.

This of course is the Chinese translation which has the meaning of, "Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark".

Believe

China xiāng xìn
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This is the Chinese way to say believe.

This specifically means to be convinced that something is true or to accept something as true or real.

This can also be translated as "convinced of", "have trust in", "have faith in"

Trust in God / Belief in God

Japanese
Japan kami no shin kou
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This is the simplest way to express, "Trust in God" in Japanese.

The first character means God, deity, divinity, or spirit (in this case, it will be read as God).

The second character is a particle that links the ideas.

The last two characters mean faith, belief, or creed, in religious context.

Trust in God

China xìn kào shàng dì
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This means "Trust in God", "Faith in God", "Rely upon God" and/or "Believe in God".

Faith Hope Love

China xìn wàng ài
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This is a Chinese list of words meaning faith, hope, and love.

This is not a typical phrase in Chinese, but rather just random words strung together. There's no bad meaning, it's just not typical Chinese grammar.

Faith Hope Love

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Japan shinkou to kibou to ai
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This is a Japanese list of words (not really a phrase) meaning faith, hope, and love. Some have associated this word list with Corinthians 13:13, though there is no specific religious connotations in this word list, and it's not directly from that Japanese Bible verse.

Faith Love Peace

China xìn ài hé
Japan shin ai wa
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This is a word list that reads, "Faith Love Peace". This is not a natural phrase in Chinese or Japanese, as it lacks a subject, verb, and object. But if this is what you want, here it is.

Trust in God / In God We Trust

China xiāng xìn shàng dì
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This means exactly what the title suggests. The first two characters mean "trust" or "believe" and the second two mean "God" (as in the God of Abraham and the God of Zion).

This is also how the American phrase "In God We Trust" as seen on U.S. Currency would be translated into Chinese. It would also be correct to say that this means "Believe in God", though in this arrangement/context, one would be more likely to interpret it as "trust".

Good Intentions / Good Will
Good Faith

China shàn yì
Japan zen i
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This is a word that means good intentions, good will, or to things done in good faith in Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean Hanja. It's sort of the reason you do good deeds, or the desire you have inside yourself to do the right thing.

This can also be translated as: benevolence; kindness; virtuous mind; positive mindset; favorable sense.

This word is also used in legal context for things done in good faith (regardless of out

In Japanese, this can be the personal name Yoshi or Yoshii.

Firm Belief
Strong Faith

China jiān xìn
Japan ken shin
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This word means: to believe firmly; firm faith; without any doubt.

Japanese Christians sometimes use this term to mean the rite of confirmation.

This can also be the Japanese given name, Kenshin.

Sincerity and Devotion

China zhì chéng
Japan shisei
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This is the idea that you enter into something with the utmost sincerity and fidelity. Ideas such as devotion, honesty, and "one's true heart" are also contained in this word.

This is a universal word as the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja are all identical.

Believe in Yourself

Japanese only
Japan jibun o shinjiru
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This means, "believe in yourself", "have faith in yourself", or "believe in myself" (can be myself or yourself depending in if you're saying it to yourself or someone else).

Believe in Yourself

China xiāng xìn zì jǐ
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This means, "believe in yourself" in Chinese.


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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.

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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
Faith信念
信念
shinnenxìn niàn
xin nian
hsin nien
xin4 nian4
xinnian
Believe / Faith / Trust
shinxìn
xin
hsin
xin4
Religious Devotion / Faith in God信仰
信仰
shin kou
shinkou
shin ko
xìn yǎng
xin yang
hsin yang
xin4 yang3
xinyang
Religious Faith信仰
信仰
shinkou
shinko
xìn yǎng
xin yang
hsin yang
xin4 yang3
xinyang
Trust in God / Faith in God神を信ぜよ
神を信ぜよ
kami wo shin ze yo
kamiwoshinzeyo
n/a
Faithful / Honorable / Trustworthy / Fidelity / Loyalty信义
信義
shingixìn yì
xin yi
hsin i
xin4 yi4
xinyi
Trust / To Have Faith信赖
信賴
shinraixìn lài
xin lai
hsin lai
xin4 lai4
xinlai
Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark信念是在黎明前的黑暗中能感到光明的鸟
信唸是在黎明前的黑闇中能感到光明的鳥
n/axìn niǎn shì zài lí míng qián de hēn àn zhōng néng gǎn dào guāng míng de niǎo
xin nian shi zai li ming qian de hen an zhong neng gan dao guang ming de niao
hsin nien shih tsai li ming ch`ien te hen an chung neng kan tao kuang ming te niao
xin4 nian3 shi4 zai4 li2 ming2 qian2 de hen1 an4 zhong1 neng2 gan3 dao4 guang1 ming2 de niao3
hsin nien shih tsai li ming chien te hen an chung neng kan tao kuang ming te niao
Believe相信
相信
n/axiāng xìn
xiang xin
hsiang hsin
xiang1 xin4
xiangxin
Trust in God / Belief in God神の信仰
神の信仰
kami no shin kou
kaminoshinkou
kami no shin ko
n/a
Trust in God信靠上帝
信靠上帝
n/axìn kào shàng dì
xin kao shang di
hsin k`ao shang ti
xin4 kao4 shang4 di4
xinkaoshangdi
hsinkaoshangti
hsin kao shang ti
Faith Hope Love信望爱
信望愛
n/axìn wàng ài
xin wang ai
hsin wang ai
xin4 wang4 ai4
xinwangai
Faith Hope Love信仰と希望と愛
信仰と希望と愛
shinkou to kibou to ai
shinkoutokiboutoai
shinko to kibo to ai
n/a
Faith Love Peace信爱和
信愛和
shin ai wa
shinaiwa
xìn ài hé
xin ai he
hsin ai ho
xin4 ai4 he2
xinaihe
Trust in God / In God We Trust相信上帝
相信上帝
n/axiāng xìn shàng dì
xiang xin shang di
hsiang hsin shang ti
xiang1 xin4 shang4 di4
xiangxinshangdi
Good Intentions / Good Will / Good Faith善意
善意
zen i
zeni
shàn yì
shan yi
shan i
shan4 yi4
shanyi
Firm Belief
Strong Faith
坚信
堅信
ken shin
kenshin
jiān xìn
jian xin
chien hsin
jian1 xin4
jianxin
Sincerity and Devotion至诚
至誠
shiseizhì chéng
zhi cheng
chih ch`eng
zhi4 cheng2
zhicheng
chihcheng
chih cheng
Believe in Yourself自分を信じる
自分を信じる
jibun o shinjiru
jibunoshinjiru
n/a
Believe in Yourself相信自己
相信自己
n/axiāng xìn zì jǐ
xiang xin zi ji
hsiang hsin tzu chi
xiang1 xin4 zi4 ji3
xiangxinziji

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 "faith" 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.

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