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Good Health in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Good Health
  2. Good Health / Healthy / Vigor
  3. Peace and Good Health
  4. Vitality
  5. Wellness
  6. Robust / Sturdy
  7. Strong / Healthy
  8. Healthy Living


Good Health

China jiàn kāng
Japan kenkou
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This is the best way to express good health in Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

These characters also suggest the ideas of being solid, strong, sound, wholesome and at peace.

Can also be used to express "healthy", "vitality", or "well-being".


See Also...  Health | Vitality | Wellness

Good Health / Healthy / Vigor

Also suggests being at peace
China kāng
Japan kou
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This is a single character that means good health or vigor in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This character can also mean peaceful, at ease, or abundant in some contexts.

Please note that this is rarely seen alone in Japanese Kanji. In Japanese, it is used both for health-related compound words and to denote the kouhou through koushou eras of Japan.

In Korean, this can also be the family name "Kang" (caution: not the only family name romanized as Kang in Korean).


See Also...  Health | Vitality | Wellness

Peace and Good Health

China ān kāng
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This means just what it says. It's a word that expresses both the idea of being at peace and healthy at the same time.

Note: This is a bona-fide word in Chinese and Korean, and the characters will at least make sense in Japanese.

Vitality

China shēng mìng lì
Japan seimeiryoku
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This word can mean "vitality" or "libido". The first two characters mean "life" or "life force". The last character is a common word that means "strength". So together you get the meaning "life strength" which is the essence of vitality. Some will also translate this word as "good health".


See Also...  Life Force | Health

Wellness

China shēn tǐ jiàn kāng
Japan shin tai ken kou
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This is how to express "wellness" in Chinese. The meaning is not much different than the idea of "good health". In fact, the first two characters alone are often translated as "health". Some will also translate this title as "physical health".

If you want to fill your room with a feeling of wellness, this is the wall scroll for you.

This is also the ancient way to express wellness in Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja. The modern Japanese form is only different on the second Kanji, but Koreans have completely changed their common writing system in the last 100 years.


See Also...  Health | Vitality

Robust / Sturdy

China qiáng jiàn
Japan kyouken
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This means robustness or sturdiness in regards to being healthy and fit. This can also be used to say "persistently good health".

Strong / Healthy

China jiàn
Japan ken
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This "strong" character is the more "healthy" version of strong. This is the "strong" that is appropriate for an athlete.

Beyond "healthy", it can also mean strength, persistence, vigorous or invigorated.

Strong / Healthy

Japan sukoyaka
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This is a verbose way to say strong and healthy in Japanese. This is the "strong" that is appropriate for an athlete.

Beyond "healthy", it can also mean strength, persistence, vigorous or invigorated.

Japanese also use the first Kanji to mean the same thing. This version just adds two hiragana which serve to emphasize or amplify the word and clarify the meaning.

Healthy Living

China jiàn kāng shēng huó
Japan kenkou seikatsu
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If you are into healthy living, this might be a great selection for a wall scroll to hang in your home. The first two characters speak of health, vitality, vigor and being of sound body. The second two mean living or life (daily existence).


See Also...  Strength | Vitality | Health


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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.




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Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

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With so many searches, we had to upgrade to our own Linux server.
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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
Good Health健康
健康
kenkou
kenko
jiàn kāng
jian kang
chien k`ang
jian4 kang1
jiankang
chienkang
chien kang
Good Health / Healthy / Vigor
kou
ko
kāng
kang
k`ang
kang1
kang
kang
Peace and Good Health安康
安康
n/aān kāng
an kang
an k`ang
an1 kang1
ankang
ankang
an kang
Vitality生命力
生命力
seimeiryokushēng mìng lì
sheng ming li
sheng1 ming4 li4
shengmingli
Wellness身体健康
身體健康
shin tai ken kou
shintaikenkou
shin tai ken ko
shēn tǐ jiàn kāng
shen ti jian kang
shen t`i chien k`ang
shen1 ti3 jian4 kang1
shentijiankang
shentichienkang
shen ti chien kang
Robust / Sturdy强健
強健
kyouken
kyoken
qiáng jiàn
qiang jian
ch`iang chien
qiang2 jian4
qiangjian
chiangchien
chiang chien
Strong / Healthy
kenjiàn
jian
chien
jian4
Strong / Healthy健やか
健やか
sukoyakan/a
Healthy Living健康生活
健康生活
kenkou seikatsu
kenkouseikatsu
kenko seikatsu
jiàn kāng shēng huó
jian kang sheng huo
chien k`ang sheng huo
jian4 kang1 sheng1 huo2
jiankangshenghuo
chienkangshenghuo
chien kang sheng huo

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 "good health" 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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