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Gold / Metal

(One of the five elements)
China jīn
Japan kin
Gold / Metal Wall Scroll

金 is the symbol for metal (often means gold or money) in Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

In an interesting twist, in Japanese, this Kanji can also mean "Friday." I guess Friday is "the golden day" in Japan.


Gold / Metal is one of the five elements that ancient Chinese believed all things were composed of. These elements are also part of the cycle of Chinese astrology. Every person has both an animal sign, and one of the five elements according to the date of their birth. See also Five Elements and Chinese 12 Animals / Zodiac.

Five Elements

China jīn mù shuǐ huǒ tǔ
Five Elements Wall Scroll

金木水火土 is a list of the Chinese characters for the five elements in a comfortable order (meaning that they simply "feel right" to a Chinese person who views this arrangement).

The order is metal, wood, water, fire, earth.

Note that sometimes the metal element is translated as gold. And earth refers to soil versus the whole planet earth.

Golden Dragon

China jīn lóng
Japan kin ryuu
Golden Dragon Wall Scroll

金龍 is the Chinese title for "Golden Dragon."

The first character means, gold, golden, or metal.

The second character is dragon.


This title is also used in Japanese but usually in reference to a certain kind of noodle soup in Japan.

Money

China qián
Japan sen
Money Wall Scroll

錢 / 銭 is the simplest way to say "money" in Chinese. It can also mean cash, coins, or currency. It's also a surname in China.

銭 This also means coins in old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji (though they use a slightly alternate form in Japan as seen to the right). In both Japan and Korea, this can simply mean "one cent."

金 On the left side of this character is a radical which means "gold" (or metal depending on context).

戋 戔 On the right are two repeated radicals which currently mean "small" or "narrow" but used to kind of mean "tools" or "weapon."

It's a bit of a stretch but you could suggest that money = "gold weapons" or "gold tools" in Chinese. Many Chinese people would argue otherwise depending on what they know of or the way they understand the etymology of the right side radical. I've seen some who say it means "industrialized gold."

Words Have Enormous Weight
One Word Worth Nine Caldrons

China yī yán jiǔ dǐng
Words Have Enormous Weight / One Word Worth Nine Caldrons Wall Scroll

Highly-Valued Bronze Tripod Caldron 一言九鼎 is an ancient Chinese proverb used in modern times talk of profound or powerful words.

The literal meaning is, "one word [worth] nine [sacred] tripods." The tripod is a highly-prized three-legged (sometimes four-legged) metal pot or kettle of ancient China. They are often made of bronze, and the Emperor would have very large ones gilded in gold. See the image to the right for an example.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin jīn / jin1
Taiwan chin
Japanese kogane こがね
 kin きん
 kane かね
 kana かな
Chinese gold; chemical element Au; generic term for lustrous and ductile metals; money; golden; highly respected; one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1]; surname Jin; surname Kim (Korean); Jurchen Jin dynasty (1115-1234)
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) gold; (n,n-suf) (1) gold (Au); golden (color); gold (medal, cup); (adj-no,n) (2) valuable; of highest value; (3) gold coin; money; (4) (abbreviation) Friday; (5) metal (fourth of the five elements); (6) Jin (dynasty of China; 1115-1234 CE); (n,n-suf) (7) (shogi) (abbreviation) gold general; (8) (abbreviation) (colloquialism) testicles; (suf,ctr) (9) karat; carat; (1) money; (2) metal; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) money; (2) metal; (surname) Kimu; Kim; (surname) Yun; (personal name) Dzin; (personal name) Chin; (surname) Chiyon; (personal name) Jin; (surname) Jiyon; (surname) Jun; (surname) Jiyai; (surname) Kon; (surname) Kintaka; (personal name) Kinji; (surname, female given name) Kin; (surname) Kiyon; (personal name) Kaneyuki; (personal name) Kanenori; (surname) Kanetaka; (personal name) Kaneshi; (personal name) Kanekatsu; (surname) Kane
hiraṇya, 伊爛拏 which means cold, any precious metal, semen, etc.; or 蘇伐刺 suvarṇa, which means "of a good or beautiful colour", "golden", "yellow", "gold", "a gold coin", etc. The Chinese means metal, gold, money.
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Mandarin/ bo2
Taiwan po
Japanese haku はく
Chinese plaited matting (of rushes, bamboo etc); silkworm basket; metal foil; foil paper
Japanese (1) foil; (gold, etc.) leaf; (2) prestige

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五金

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Mandarin wǔ jīn / wu3 jin1
Taiwan wu chin
Chinese metal hardware (nuts and bolts); the five metals: gold, silver, copper, iron and tin 金銀銅鐵錫|金银铜铁锡

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含金

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Mandarin hán jīn / han2 jin1
Taiwan han chin
Chinese metal bearing (ore); gold bearing

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四輪


四轮

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Mandarin sì lún / si4 lun2
Taiwan ssu lun
Japanese yonrin よんりん
Japanese (can be adjective with の) four-wheeled
The four wheels or circles: (1) 大地四輪 the four on which the earth rests, wind (or air), water, metal, and space. (2) Four images with wheels, yellow associated with metal or gold, white with water, red with fire, and black with wind. (3) The four dhyāni-buddhas, 金剛輪 Akṣobhya; 寳輪 Ratnasaṃbhava; 法輪 Amitābha; 羯磨輪 Amoghasiddhi. (4) Also the four metals, gold, silver, copper, iron, of the cakravartin kings.

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生像

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Mandarin shēng xiàng / sheng1 xiang4
Taiwan sheng hsiang
Japanese shōzō
生似 Natural and similar, i. e. gold and silver, gold being the natural and perfect metal and colour; silver being next, though it will tarnish; the two are also called 生色 and 可染, i. e. the proper natural (unchanging) colour, and the tarnishable; natural and semblance

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蒔絵

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Japanese makie まきえ
Japanese gold or silver lacquer; lacquer decoration sprinkled with metal powder; (female given name) Makie

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黃金


黄金

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Mandarin huáng jīn / huang2 jin1
Taiwan huang chin
Japanese ōgon
Chinese gold; golden (opportunity); prime (time)
The yellow metal, i.e. gold.

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金人

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Mandarin jīn rén / jin1 ren2
Taiwan chin jen
Japanese kon nin
Buddha; an image of Buddha of metal or gold, also 金佛; gold figure

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金偏

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Japanese kanehen かねへん
Japanese (1) kanji "metal" or "gold" radical at left; (2) the metal industry

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金山

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Mandarin jīn shān / jin1 shan1
Taiwan chin shan
Japanese kinzan きんざん
 kanayama かなやま
Chinese Jinshan suburban district of Shanghai; Jinshan or Chinshan township in New Taipei City 新北市[Xin1 bei3 shi4], Taiwan
Japanese (gold) mine; (place-name) Kinzan; (place-name, surname) Kaneyama; (place-name, surname) Kanayama
Metal or golden mountain, i.e. Buddha, or the Buddha's body; gold mountain

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金輪


金轮

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Mandarin jīn lún / jin1 lun2
Taiwan chin lun
Japanese konrin こんりん
 kanawa かなわ
Japanese (1) (Buddhist term) gold wheel (highest of the three layered wheels that support the earth above the primordial void); (2) (Buddhist term) (abbreviation) gold wheel-turning sage king; (1) metal ring; metal hoop; metal band; (2) trivet; (place-name, surname) Kanawa
The metal circle on which the earth rests, above the water circle which is above the wind (or air) circle which rests on space. Also the cakra, wheel or disc, emblem of sovereignty, one of the seven precious possessions of a king; metal wheel

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點金成鐵


点金成铁

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Mandarin diǎn jīn chéng tiě / dian3 jin1 cheng2 tie3
Taiwan tien chin ch`eng t`ieh / tien chin cheng tieh
Chinese to transform gold into base metal (idiom); fig. to edit sb else's beautiful prose and ruin it

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斫迦羅伐辣底


斫迦罗伐辣底

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Mandarin zhuó jiā luō fá là dǐ / zhuo2 jia1 luo1 fa2 la4 di3
Taiwan cho chia lo fa la ti
Japanese shakarabaratei*
遮迦越羅; 轉輪王 Cakravartī-rāja, sovereign ruler, whose chariot wheels roll everywhere without hindrance: the extent of his realm and power are indicated by the quality of the metal, iron, copper, silver, or, for universality, gold. The highest cakravartī uses the wheel or thunder-bolt as a weapon and 'hurls his Tchakra into the midst of his enemies', but the Buddha 'meekly turns the wheel of doctrine and conquers every universe by his teaching'.

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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
Gold
Metal
kinjīn / jin1 / jin chin
Five Elements 金木水火土jīn mù shuǐ huǒ tǔ
jin1 mu4 shui3 huo3 tu3
jin mu shui huo tu
jinmushuihuotu
chin mu shui huo t`u
chinmushuihuotu
chin mu shui huo tu
Golden Dragon 金龍
金龙
kin ryuu / kinryuu / kin ryu / kinryujīn lóng / jin1 long2 / jin long / jinlong chin lung / chinlung
Money 錢 / 銭
senqián / qian2 / qian ch`ien / chien
Words Have Enormous Weight
One Word Worth Nine Caldrons
一言九鼎yī yán jiǔ dǐng
yi1 yan2 jiu3 ding3
yi yan jiu ding
yiyanjiuding
i yen chiu ting
iyenchiuting
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.

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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