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Grandmother in Chinese / Japanese...

Buy a Grandmother calligraphy wall scroll here!

Start your custom "Grandmother" project by clicking the button next to your favorite "Grandmother" title below...

Quick links to words on this page...

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


Grandma / Grandmother

Japanese
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

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

Loving Grandmother

Paternal (Northern China)
China cí xiáng de nǎi nai
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This is "Loving Grandmother" in probably the most common way to refer to your father's mother (paternal grandmother) in northern China.

Loving Grandmother

Maternal (Southern China)
China cí xiáng de wài pó
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This is "Loving Grandmother" in a common way to refer to your mother's mother (maternal grandmother) in Southern China.

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.

Dear Grandmother

Maternal (Northern China)
China qín ài de lǎo lao
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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.

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.

Dear Grandmother

Maternal (Southern China)
China qín ài de wài pó
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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
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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
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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
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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.


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 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.

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

A Vast Sky Full of Stars
Aikido
Autumn
Ba Gua Zhang
Balance
Be True
Beautiful Princess
Beautiful Woman
Beauty
Benevolence
Bible
Bird
Black Belt
Bless and Protect
Blossom
Brian
Brotherly Love
Bujin
Cancer Zodiac Sign
Capricorn
Carpe Diem
Cause and Effect
Change
Cherry Blossom
Confucius
Dance
Dark
Debbie
Deborah
Disciple of Christ
Double Happiness
Dragon
Dragon Phoenix
Dragon Tiger
Drake
Eternal
Faith in God
Family Home
Filial Piety
Fire
Fish
Fist
Flower
Flowers
Forest
Forever in My Heart
God is Always With You
God is Love
Gold Fish
Golden
Golden Rule
Good Luck
Grace from Heaven
Great
Great Ambitions
Great Expectations
Guan Gong
Haley
Happiness
Harmony
Hunter
I Love Mother
I Need You
Invincible
Joshua
Kyokushinkai
Lawrence
Liberty
Libra
Light
Listen
Live for Today
Live Life
Live Life Love
Longevity
Lotus
Love With All My Heart
Love You Forever
Loyalty
Luck
Mark
Metal
Miss You
Money
Moon
My True Love
Never Give Up Japanese
Nick
One Life One Chance
One True Love
Pain
Peace
People
Pisces
Relax
Religious
Rose
Roxanne
Sagittarius
Scorpio Zodiac Symbol
Sexy
Sisterly Love
Spirit
Spirit of the Tiger
Spiritual Soul Mates
Talent
Tao Te Ching
Taurus
The Red String
Thunder
Tiger
Virgo
Walter
Warrior
Way of the Samurai
Wind
Winter
Wisdom
Wisdom from Hard Knocks
Wu Wei
Year of the Dragon
Yin Yang
Zachary
Zen Buddhism
Zhong Kui

With so many searches, we had to upgrade to our own Linux server.
Of course, only one in 500 searches results in a purchase - Hey buy a wall scroll!!!



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

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 "grandmother" 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.

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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