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This Chinese proverb implies that having great ambitions also means that others will not understand your great expectations and ideas.
Though the actual words come from a longer saying of Confucius which goes, "The little swallows living under the eaves wouldn't understand the lofty ambitions of a swan (who flies far and wide)."
This Confucius quote has led to this idiomatic expression in China that means "think big." What you'd really be saying is "The lofty ambitions of a swan."
Note that Chinese people sometimes refer to the little swallow, as one who does not "think big" but is, instead, stuck in a rut, or just leading a mundane life. Therefore, it's a compliment to be called a swan but not a good thing to be called a swallow.
This character holds the ideas of ambition, hope, desire, aspiring to, expectations, looking towards, to gaze (into the distance), and in some context full moon rising.
望 is one of those single characters that is vague but in that vagueness, in also means many things.
望 is a whole word in Chinese and old Korean but is seldom seen alone in Japanese. Still, it holds the meanings noted above in all three languages.
大望 is one of a few ways to write "dream big" in Japanese.
大望 is a good title if you want that to inspire ambition or high aspirations. 大望 is also a way to say "great expectations."
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your great aspiration search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| xióng xīn / xiong2 xin1
yuushin / yushin ゆうしん
| great ambition; lofty aspiration
heroic spirit; aspiration; (surname) Yuushin
More info / calligraphy:
Heroic Spirit / Great Ambition
| zhuàng zhì / zhuang4 zhi4
| great goal; magnificent aspiration
| hóng yuàn / hong2 yuan4
| great aspiration; great ambition
| xī qiú / xi1 qiu2
hsi ch`iu / hsi chiu
kikyuu / kikyu ききゅう
| (noun/participle) longing; great desire; aspiration; (female given name) Motomu; (female given name) Nozomu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition
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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|hóng hú zhī zhì
hong2 hu2 zhi1 zhi4
hong hu zhi zhi
|hung hu chih chih
|大志を抱||tai shi wo idaku|
|雄心||yuushin / yushin||xióng xīn
|Great Expectations||望||bou / nozomi|
bo / nozomi
|wàng / wang4 / wang|
|大望||tai mou / taimou / tai mo / taimo|
|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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We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.
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.
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.
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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