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| 1. Heaven / Sky
2. Grace from Heaven / Grace from God
3. Voice of Heaven / Voices from Heaven
4. Oneness of Heaven and Humanity
5. Warrior of Heaven
6. Heaven and Earth
7. Blessed by Heaven
8. Kingdom of Heaven
9. Destiny Determined by Heaven
10. Warrior of the Heavenly Realm
|11. Angel / Messenger of Heaven|
12. One Family Under Heaven
13. Heaven Sent
14. Heaven Rewards Hard Work
15. Heaven Blesses the Diligent
16. Grace from Heaven...
17. God in the glorious center of Heaven
18. Archangel / Arch Angel
19. Blue Sky
This is the character which means "heaven" or "sky" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
Context of how this character is used determines if you are talking about heaven or the sky above (often they are the same concept anyway).
When combined with other characters, words like "today" and "tomorrow" are created. While sometimes the character for "sun" is used to mean "day", often "sky" represents "day" in Asian languages.
Example: "this sky" = "today", "next sky" = "tomorrow" in modern Chinese and Japanese (they also use "sun" in the same way - but the use of the "sun" character in words like today and tomorrow feels more ancient).
In Chinese culture, regardless of which religion, it's almost always assumed that God (and any other deities) live up above in the sky. This is probably how the idea of heaven being associated with this character began.
The equation goes something like this: God's domain is the sky, thus, the sky is heaven.
Note: As a single character, this is a little ambiguous, so you might want to choose our Kingdom of Heaven selection instead.
This is the deepest way to say "Heaven's Grace" or "God's Grace" in Chinese.
The first character means Heaven or sky (referring in this case to the domain of God).
The second character means grace, blessings, benevolence, favor / favour, acts of kindness, merits, or beneficial influence.
This title can also be defined as:
Blessings of Heaven, Favor of the Emperor, Divination's luckiest day, or blessings of nature. Note: When you see "Emperor" above, keep in mind that the Emperor, like the Pope is theoretically chosen by God, or seen as an emissary or conduit of God in ancient Asian culture. It would only be read that way in certain context such as, "The Emperor, in his mercy, bestowed upon him Heaven's Grace and the prisoner was set free".
Note: Technically, this is a Japanese word too (pronounced "ten-on"), but it's rarely-used in Japan anymore. Therefore this title is best if your audience is Chinese.
This title can be translated as either "voice of heaven" or "voices from heaven".
The first two characters mean heaven.
The third character is a possessive article (kind of like making heaven into heaven's).
The last character means voice, but can also mean sound.
Note: This can be pronounced in Korean, but it's not a commonly-used term.
This title represents the oneness of heaven and humanity. It conveys the idea that man is an integral part of nature.
You can also read this as "heaven and man in unity", or "nature and man in unity". The "man" is really "people" or "humans" and is not gender-specific in Chinese.
This means "Heavenly Warrior", or "Hero of Heaven", in Chinese, old Korean, and Japanese.
Often used in Buddhist context.
This is "Heaven and Earth" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja. This title is used for many different contexts. It can be a general term, but also used by Buddhists and in other religions.
This can also be used to refer to the universe, all of nature, the top and bottom, realm of life, or sphere of existence.
This means "Heaven's Blessing", "Blessings from Heaven", or "Blessed by Heaven" in Japanese Kanji.
Depending on the context in which this is used, it can also mean, "gift of nature", or even, "natural resources" (as in Heaven or God bestowed things like oil, iron, gold, and other natural resources upon mankind).
This is the very Christian way to refer to the "Kingdom of Heaven" in Chinese, old Korean and Japanese. This is also the translation for "paradise".
The first character means "Heaven". The second character means "kingdom", but in modern times has been extended to mean "country" (but no one will translate this particular character combination as "Heaven Country"). This is the ancient version of this word, as in modern times (after WWII) the second character was simplified in mainland China and Japan.
This is the same meaning and pronunciation as our other entry for "Kingdom of Heaven" but the second character was simplified in Japan and mainland China to this version. Choose the appearance that you like best (they will be somewhat universally understood - as most people are aware of this simplification in places where they still use all traditional characters - such as Taiwan and Hong Kong). You can consider the other version to be the "ancient version".
This is a way to express destiny in a slightly religious way. Literally this means "Heaven's Wish" or "Heaven's Desire" with the idea of fate and destiny being derived as well. It suggests that your destiny comes from God / Heaven and that your path has already been chosen by a higher power.
My Japanese dictionary defines this word as "divine will" or "providence" but it also holds the meaning of "the will of the emperor". Therefore I don't suggest this phrase if your audience is Japanese - it feels a little strange in Japanese anyway.
This means "warrior of the heavenly realm" in Chinese, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji.
This is also known as Narayana in Buddhism.
This is the meaning of Angel in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
The first character means heaven. The second means messenger. Together it makes sense that we are talking about angels as Heaven's Messengers.
If you are an "Angel Junkie", this may be the wall scroll for you.
I also think it's a great choice if your name happens to be Angel.
See Also... Angel
This proverb can also be translated as "The whole world is one family". It is used to mean that all humans are related under heaven.
The first two characters can be translated as "the world", "whole country", "descended from heaven", "earth under heaven", "the public" or "the ruling power".
The second two characters can mean "one family", "a household", "one's folks", "a house" or "a home". Usually this is read as "a family".
Note: This proverb can be understood in Japanese, though not commonly used.
This Chinese and Japanese title means: heavenly; divine; inspired; heaven sent.
This can also be the Japanese surname Tenrai or Japanese female given names Takara or Sora.
This inspirational Chinese proverb can be translated a few ways:
Heaven will not disappoint the person who tries.
If you try hard, you're bound to succeed eventually.
Heaven rewards diligent work.
Sincere/heartful effort reaps the grace of Heaven.
This can be interpreted a few different ways:
God blesses those who work hard.
It is the way of Heaven to smile on the diligent.
God will reward those that are worthy.
Heaven blesses those who are diligent.
Whichever translation you like, a scroll like this on your wall may serve as a reminder to work hard because your diligence will pay off both in this life and the next.
Note: This can be pronounced in Korean, but it's not a commonly-used term.
The first two characters act to create a word that means "divine", "God's", or "The Spirit's".
The last two Kanji mean grace, favor, favour, blessing, or benefit.
This is a phrase that was submitted by a customer. I do not have information on the origin of this phrase.
This is the title Archangel in Chinese characters, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
The first character means big or great (in this case, it means "arch").
The second means heaven (or sky).
The last means messenger.
The second and third characters together make the title for angel, which is literally "Heaven's Messenger".
This title would be understood as "The Chief of all Angels", or "The Great Angel". Some might even say it's the boss of Angels.
See Also... Angel
This is a poetic way to express "sky" in Chinese and Japanese Kanji.
It's like saying, "The blue dome of heaven", or a way to say "blue sky" within a poem.
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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.
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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
|Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Heaven / Sky||天|
|Grace from Heaven / Grace from God||天恩|
|Voice of Heaven / Voices from Heaven||天堂之音|
|n/a||tiān táng zhī yīn|
tian tang zhi yin
t`ien t`ang chih yin
|tian1 tang2 zhi1 yin1|
tien tang chih yin
|Oneness of Heaven and Humanity||天人合一|
|n/a||tiān rén hé yī|
tian ren he yi
t`ien jen ho i
|tian1 ren2 he2 yi1|
tien jen ho i
|Warrior of Heaven||天力士|
|ten riki shi|
|tiān lì shì|
tian li shi
t`ien li shih
|tian1 li4 shi4|
tien li shih
|Heaven and Earth||天地|
|Blessed by Heaven||天恵|
|Kingdom of Heaven||天国|
|Kingdom of Heaven||天国|
|Destiny Determined by Heaven||天意|
|Warrior of the Heavenly Realm||天界力士|
|ten kai riki shi|
|tiān jiè lì shì|
tian jie li shi
t`ien chieh li shih
|tian1 jie4 li4 shi4|
tien chieh li shih
|Angel / Messenger of Heaven||天使|
|One Family Under Heaven||天下一家|
|tiān xià yī jiā|
tian xia yi jia
t`ien hsia i chia
|tian1 xia4 yi1 jia1|
tien hsia i chia
|tenrai / takara / sora||n/a|
|Heaven Rewards Hard Work||皇天不负苦心人|
|n/a||huáng tiān bù fù kǔ xīn rén|
huang tian bu fu ku xin ren
huang t`ien pu fu k`u hsin jen
|huang2 tian1 bu4 fu4 ku3 xin1 ren2|
huang tien pu fu ku hsin jen
|Heaven Blesses the Diligent||天道酬勤|
|n/a||tiān dào chóu qín|
tian dao chou qin
t`ien tao ch`ou ch`in
|tian1 dao4 chou2 qin2|
tien tao chou chin
|Grace from Heaven|
Grace from God
|神の恩恵||kami no on kei|
|God in the glorious center of Heaven||天之御中主神|
|n/a||tiān zhī yù zhōng zhǔ shén|
tian zhi yu zhong zhu shen
t`ien chih yü chung chu shen
|tian1 zhi1 yu4 zhong1 zhu3 shen2|
tien chih yü chung chu shen
|Archangel / Arch Angel||大天使|
|dai ten shi |
|dà tiān shǐ|
da tian shi
ta t`ien shih
|da4 tian1 shi3|
ta tien shih
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