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Frugal

China jié yuē
Japan setsu yaku
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節約 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja meaning to economize, to conserve (resources), economical, frugal, or saving.

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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

節約


节约

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Mandarin jié yuē / jie2 yue1
Taiwan chieh yüeh
Japanese setsuyaku せつやく
Chinese to economize; to conserve (resources); economy; frugal
Japanese (noun/participle) economising; saving
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Frugal


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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Japanese ken
Chinese frugal; thrifty; needy
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin/ xi4
Taiwan hsi
Japanese hoso ほそ
 sazare さざれ
 sazara さざら
 saza さざ
 sasara ささら
 sai さい
 isara いさら
 isasa いささ
Chinese thin or slender; finely particulate; thin and soft; fine; delicate; trifling; (of a sound) quiet; frugal
Japanese (1) (abbreviation) fine thread; hempen cord; (prefix noun) (2) slender; narrow; weak; (suffix noun) (3) narrowness; (prefix) (1) (kana only) small; little; fine; (2) (abbreviation) pebble; (prefix) (kana only) small; little; fine; (prefix) (1) (kana only) small; little; fine; (2) (archaism) fine pattern; (prefix) small; little; detail; details; (prefix) (kana only) (archaism) small; little; (surname) Hososaki; (surname) Hoso; (surname) Takaboso; (female given name) Sasara
Fine, small, minute, in detail: careful; subtle

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吝い

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Japanese shiwai しわい
Japanese (adjective) (kana only) stingy; cheap; very frugal

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儉用


俭用

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Mandarin jiǎn yòng / jian3 yong4
Taiwan chien yung
Chinese to skimp; to be frugal

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勤儉


勤俭

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Mandarin qín jiǎn / qin2 jian3
Taiwan ch`in chien / chin chien
Chinese hardworking and frugal

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勤樸


勤朴

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Mandarin qín pǔ / qin2 pu3
Taiwan ch`in p`u / chin pu
Chinese simple and industrious; hardworking and frugal

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慳儉


悭俭

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Mandarin qiān jiǎn / qian1 jian3
Taiwan ch`ien chien / chien chien
Chinese to be frugal

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節儉


节俭

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Mandarin jié jiǎn / jie2 jian3
Taiwan chieh chien
Chinese frugal; economical

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粗食

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Japanese sojiki そじき
 soshoku そしょく
Japanese (noun/participle) simple diet; plain food; simple food; frugal meal

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省儉


省俭

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Mandarin shěng jiǎn / sheng3 jian3
Taiwan sheng chien
Chinese frugal; economic; to scrimp and save

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麁食

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Japanese sojiki そじき
 soshoku そしょく
Japanese (noun/participle) simple diet; plain food; simple food; frugal meal

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一揣食

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Mandarin yī chuāi shí / yi1 chuai1 shi2
Taiwan i ch`uai shih / i chuai shih
Japanese ittan jiki
A ball (or handful) of food; one helping; a frugal meal, the sixth of the 12 dhūtas; also called 節量食 and 一摶食; a handful of food

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吝しむ

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Japanese oshimu おしむ
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (transitive verb) (1) to be frugal; to be sparing; (2) to value; to hold dear; (3) to regret (e.g. a loss); to feel sorry (for); (4) to be unwilling; to be reluctant

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惜しむ

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Japanese oshimu おしむ
Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to be frugal; to be sparing; (2) to value; to hold dear; (3) to regret (e.g. a loss); to feel sorry (for); (4) to be unwilling; to be reluctant

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愛しむ

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Japanese itoshimu おしむ
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (transitive verb) (1) to be frugal; to be sparing; (2) to value; to hold dear; (3) to regret (e.g. a loss); to feel sorry (for); (4) to be unwilling; to be reluctant; (transitive verb) (kana only) to love; to be attached to; to cherish; to caress

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節約家

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Japanese setsuyakuka せつやくか
Japanese pennypincher; saver; frugal person

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約やか

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Japanese tsuzumayaka つづまやか
Japanese (adjectival noun) (1) concise; brief; (2) humble; frugal; (3) modest; discrete

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経済家

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Japanese keizaika / kezaika けいざいか
Japanese frugal person

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貧乏性

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Japanese binboushou / binbosho びんぼうしょう
Japanese destined to poverty; parsimonious spirit; tendency to be frugal; poor person's mentality (e.g. inability to relax)

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奢入儉難


奢入俭难

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Mandarin shē rù jiǎn nán / she1 ru4 jian3 nan2
Taiwan she ju chien nan
Chinese it is hard to become frugal after becoming accustomed to luxury (idiom)

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土階茅屋


土阶茅屋

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Mandarin tǔ jiē máo wū / tu3 jie1 mao2 wu1
Taiwan t`u chieh mao wu / tu chieh mao wu
Chinese lit. earthen steps and a small cottage; frugal living conditions (idiom)

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土階茅茨


土阶茅茨

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Mandarin tǔ jiē máo cí / tu3 jie1 mao2 ci2
Taiwan t`u chieh mao tz`u / tu chieh mao tzu
Chinese lit. earthen steps and a thatched hut; frugal living conditions (idiom)

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克勤克儉


克勤克俭

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Mandarin kè qín kè jiǎn / ke4 qin2 ke4 jian3
Taiwan k`o ch`in k`o chien / ko chin ko chien
Chinese to be industrious and frugal (idiom)

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治喪從儉


治丧从俭

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Mandarin zhì sàng cóng jiǎn / zhi4 sang4 cong2 jian3
Taiwan chih sang ts`ung chien / chih sang tsung chien
Chinese to be frugal in attending to funeral rites (idiom)

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枕石漱流

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Mandarin zhěn shí shù liú / zhen3 shi2 shu4 liu2
Taiwan chen shih shu liu
Chinese to live a hermit's life (in seclusion); a frugal life (idiom)

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粗衣粗食

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Japanese soisoshoku そいそしょく
Japanese (yoji) simple life; frugal life

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疏水簞瓢


疏水箪瓢

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Mandarin shū shuǐ dān piáo / shu1 shui3 dan1 piao2
Taiwan shu shui tan p`iao / shu shui tan piao
Chinese little water and few utensils; to live a frugal life (idiom)

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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
Frugal 節約
节约
setsu yaku / setsuyakujié yuē / jie2 yue1 / jie yue / jieyue chieh yüeh / chiehyüeh
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

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.

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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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