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Grandmother in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Grandma / Grandmother
  2. Loving Grandmother
  3. Dear Grandmother
  4. Honor for Ancestors


Grandma / Grandmother

Japan so bo
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This is a generic Japanese title for grandmother.

Note: This is an uncommon title for a wall scroll.

Loving Grandmother

Maternal (Northern China)
China cí xiáng de lǎo lao
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This is "Loving Grandmother" in the common way to refer to your mother's mother (maternal grandmother) in Northern China.

Loving Grandmother

Maternal (Southern China)
China cí xiáng de wài pó
Mockup of Calligraphy Artwork

This is "Loving Grandmother" in a common way to refer to your mother's mother (maternal grandmother) in Southern China.

Loving Grandmother

Maternal (Southern China - formal)
China cí xiáng de wài zǔ mǔ
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This is "Loving Grandmother" in the formal way to refer to your mother's mother (maternal grandmother) in Southern China.

Loving Grandmother

Paternal (Northern China)
China cí xiáng de nǎi nai
Mockup of Calligraphy Artwork

This is "Loving Grandmother" in probably the most common way to refer to your father's mother (paternal grandmother) in northern China.

Loving Grandmother

Paternal (Southern China)
China cí xiáng de zǔ mǔ
Mockup of Calligraphy Artwork

This is "Loving Grandmother" in the most common way to refer to your father's mother (paternal grandmother) in Southern China.

Dear Grandmother

Maternal (Northern China)
China qín ài de lǎo lao
Mockup of Calligraphy Artwork

This is the common way to refer to your mother's mother (maternal grandmother) in Northern China with the adjective/title "Dear" on the front.

Dear Grandmother

Maternal (Southern China)
China qín ài de wài pó
Mockup of Calligraphy Artwork

This is a common way to refer to your mother's mother (maternal grandmother) in Southern China with the adjective/title "Dear" on the front.

Dear Grandmother

Maternal (Southern China - formal)
China qín ài de wài zǔ mǔ
Mockup of Calligraphy Artwork

The formal way to refer to your mother's mother (maternal grandmother) in Southern China with the adjective/title "Dear" on the front.

Dear Grandmother

Paternal (Northern China)
China qín ài de nǎi nai
Mockup of Calligraphy Artwork

This is probably the most common way to refer to your father's mother (paternal grandmother) in northern China with the adjective/title "Dear" on the front.

Dear Grandmother

Paternal (Southern China)
China qín ài de zǔ mǔ
Mockup of Calligraphy Artwork

The most common way to refer to your father's mother (paternal grandmother) in Southern China with the adjective/title "Dear" on the front.

Honor for Ancestors

China zǔ xiān chóng bài
Japan so sen suu hai
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This means "Appreciation and honor of your ancestors." This can refer to anyone from your grandparents and beyond.

The first two characters mean ancestors or forefathers.

The last two characters mean adore, worship, adoration, or admiration.

This is the kind of wall scroll that a filial son or daughter in China or Japan would hang to honor their ancestors who paved the way for the new generation.


拝Japanese use a slight variation on the last Kanji. If you want this specifically Japanese version, just click on the Kanji image to the right (instead of the button above). Note that Japanese people would easily be able to identify the original Chinese form of that Kanji anyway.

They also have a similar phrase in old Korean but the first two characters are reversed - just let me know if you want that version when you place your order.


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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.




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 CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Grandma / Grandmother 祖母so bo / sobo
Loving Grandmother 慈祥的姥姥cí xiáng de lǎo lao
ci2 xiang2 de lao3 lao
ci xiang de lao lao
cixiangdelaolao
tz`u hsiang te lao lao
tzuhsiangtelaolao
tzu hsiang te lao lao
Loving Grandmother 慈祥的外婆cí xiáng de wài pó
ci2 xiang2 de wai4 po2
ci xiang de wai po
cixiangdewaipo
tz`u hsiang te wai p`o
tzuhsiangtewaipo
tzu hsiang te wai po
Loving Grandmother 慈祥的外祖母cí xiáng de wài zǔ mǔ
ci2 xiang2 de wai4 zu3 mu3
ci xiang de wai zu mu
cixiangdewaizumu
tz`u hsiang te wai tsu mu
tzuhsiangtewaitsumu
tzu hsiang te wai tsu mu
Loving Grandmother 慈祥的奶奶cí xiáng de nǎi nai
ci2 xiang2 de nai3 nai
ci xiang de nai nai
cixiangdenainai
tz`u hsiang te nai nai
tzuhsiangtenainai
tzu hsiang te nai nai
Loving Grandmother 慈祥的祖母cí xiáng de zǔ mǔ
ci2 xiang2 de zu3 mu3
ci xiang de zu mu
cixiangdezumu
tz`u hsiang te tsu mu
tzuhsiangtetsumu
tzu hsiang te tsu mu
Dear Grandmother 親愛的姥姥
亲爱的姥姥
qín ài de lǎo lao
qin2 ai4 de lao3 lao
qin ai de lao lao
qinaidelaolao
ch`in ai te lao lao
chinaitelaolao
chin ai te lao lao
Dear Grandmother 親愛的外婆
亲爱的外婆
qín ài de wài pó
qin2 ai4 de wai4 po2
qin ai de wai po
qinaidewaipo
ch`in ai te wai p`o
chinaitewaipo
chin ai te wai po
Dear Grandmother 親愛的外祖母
亲爱的外祖母
qín ài de wài zǔ mǔ
qin2 ai4 de wai4 zu3 mu3
qin ai de wai zu mu
qinaidewaizumu
ch`in ai te wai tsu mu
chinaitewaitsumu
chin ai te wai tsu mu
Dear Grandmother 親愛的奶奶
亲爱的奶奶
qín ài de nǎi nai
qin2 ai4 de nai3 nai
qin ai de nai nai
qinaidenainai
ch`in ai te nai nai
chinaitenainai
chin ai te nai nai
Dear Grandmother 親愛的祖母
亲爱的祖母
qín ài de zǔ mǔ
qin2 ai4 de zu3 mu3
qin ai de zu mu
qinaidezumu
ch`in ai te tsu mu
chinaitetsumu
chin ai te tsu mu
Honor for Ancestors 祖先崇拜
祖先崇拜 / 祖先崇拝
so sen suu hai
sosensuuhai
so sen su hai
sosensuhai
zǔ xiān chóng bài
zu3 xian1 chong2 bai4
zu xian chong bai
zuxianchongbai
tsu hsien ch`ung pai
tsuhsienchungpai
tsu hsien chung pai

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.

Some people may refer to this entry as Grandmother Kanji, Grandmother Characters, Grandmother in Mandarin Chinese, Grandmother Characters, Grandmother in Chinese Writing, Grandmother in Japanese Writing, Grandmother in Asian Writing, Grandmother Ideograms, Chinese Grandmother symbols, Grandmother Hieroglyphics, Grandmother Glyphs, Grandmother in Chinese Letters, Grandmother Hanzi, Grandmother in Japanese Kanji, Grandmother Pictograms, Grandmother in the Chinese Written-Language, or Grandmother in the Japanese Written-Language.










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