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I Love You in Chinese / Japanese...

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I Love You

China wǒ ài nǐ
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This directly translates as "I love you" from English to Chinese characters. This "I love you" phrase is very commonly used between lovers in China.

Note: While the Japanese language uses the same characters, this phrase would not be spoken - it's kind of taboo in Japan. A man might tell a woman that he likes her with the phrase "Watashi wa anata ga suki-desu" (I regarding you have liking). If your audience is Japanese, avoid this "I love you" phrase. If you need something special, we have a Japanese translator on call.

I Love You

Japan ai shi te ru
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It's very uncommon (some will say taboo) to say, "I love you" in Japanese culture. It's especially awkward for a man to tell a woman this in Japanese. Everyone is more likely to say "Watashi wa anata ga suki desu" or "I like you" (literally, "I regarding you, have like."

If you have to say, "I love you" in Japanese, this selection of Kanji and Hiragana shown to the left is the way.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Live for What You Love

Japan jin sei ou ka
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人生謳歌 means, "live for what you love" in Japanese.

The first two characters mean "human life" or simply "living." The last two characters mean, "merit," "prosperity," or "what you enjoy." This phrase can suggest working or staying busy for your own goals (in your career).


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin mìng / ming4
Taiwan ming
Japanese mei / me めい
 mikoto みこと
 makoto まこと
 inochi いのち
 akira あきら
Chinese life; fate; order or command; to assign a name, title etc
Japanese (1) command; decree; (2) life; (3) destiny; (n-suf,n) (1) Lord; Highness; (pronoun) (2) (archaism) (derogatory term) you; (honorific or respectful language) the spoken words of the emperor or a noble; (1) life; life force; (2) lifetime; lifespan; (3) most important thing; foundation; core; (4) (archaism) paired tattoos of the "life" kanji on the upper arms of a man and woman (indicating unwavering love); (5) (archaism) fate; destiny; karma; (female given name) Mei; (female given name) Mikoto; (given name) Makoto; (surname, female given name) Inochi; (given name) Akira
jīvita . Life, vital, length of life, fate, decree.
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Destiny / Fate

愛してる

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Japanese aishiteru あいしてる
Japanese (expression) I love you
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千里も一里

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Japanese senrimoichiri せんりもいちり
Japanese (expression) (idiom) a journey of a thousand miles feels like only one mile (when going to see the one you love)

思召

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Japanese oboshimeshi おぼしめし
Japanese (1) (honorific or respectful language) thoughts; opinion; (one's) discretion; (2) however much money you wish to give (as alms, a fee at a museum, etc.); (3) fondness (for a significant other, etc.; often used teasingly); love; fancy; liking

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愛死天流

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Japanese aishiteru あいしてる
Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (expression) I love you

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愛羅武勇

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Japanese airabuyuu / airabuyu あいらぶゆう
Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (expression) (slang) (kana only) I love you

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愛老虎你


爱老虎你

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Mandarin ài lǎo hǔ nǐ / ai4 lao3 hu3 ni3
Taiwan ai lao hu ni
Chinese I love you (jocular transliteration from English)

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思し召し

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Japanese oboshimeshi おぼしめし
Japanese (1) (honorific or respectful language) thoughts; opinion; (one's) discretion; (2) however much money you wish to give (as alms, a fee at a museum, etc.); (3) fondness (for a significant other, etc.; often used teasingly); love; fancy; liking

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行行出狀元


行行出状元

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Mandarin háng háng chū zhuàng yuán / hang2 hang2 chu1 zhuang4 yuan2
Taiwan hang hang ch`u chuang yüan / hang hang chu chuang yüan
Chinese lit. in every trade, a master appears (idiom); fig. You can produce outstanding achievements in any task, provided you put it enough love and diligence

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金錢非萬能


金钱非万能

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Mandarin jīn qián fēi wàn néng / jin1 qian2 fei1 wan4 neng2
Taiwan chin ch`ien fei wan neng / chin chien fei wan neng
Chinese money is not omnipotent; money isn't everything; money can't buy you love

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アイラブユー

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Japanese airabuyuu / airabuyu アイラブユー
Japanese (expression) (slang) (kana only) I love you

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アイ・ラブ・ユー

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Japanese ai rabu yuu / ai rabu yu アイ・ラブ・ユー
Japanese (expression) (slang) (kana only) I love you

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可愛い子には旅をさせよ

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Japanese kawaiikonihatabiosaseyo / kawaikonihatabiosaseyo かわいいこにはたびをさせよ
Japanese (expression) (proverb) Spare the rod and spoil the child; If you love your children, send them out into the world

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かわいい子には旅をさせよ

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Japanese kawaiikonihatabiosaseyo / kawaikonihatabiosaseyo かわいいこにはたびをさせよ
Japanese (expression) (proverb) Spare the rod and spoil the child; If you love your children, send them out into the world

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
I Love You 我愛你
我爱你
wǒ ài nǐ
wo3 ai4 ni3
wo ai ni
woaini
I Love You 愛してるai shi te ru
aishiteru
Live for What You Love 人生謳歌jin sei ou ka
jinseiouka
jin sei o ka
jinseioka
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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A Life of Serenity
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Aikido
Alive
Allah
Always Faithful
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Army
Art of War
Autumn
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Balanced Life
Be Free
Beautiful Girl
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Beauty of Spirit
Beloved
Best
Bible
Bill
Bird
Birthday
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Bond
Bonsai
Book
Boxing
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Brave Warrior
Breath
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Bright Future
Broken Hearted
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Bujinkan
Bull
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Caring
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Charity
Chase
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Fire Dragon
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Honorable
Hope
Iaido
Illusion
Imagination
Immortality
Impermanence
Independence
Independent
Indomitable
Inner Peace and Serenity
Integrity
Invincible
Iron
Iron Fist
Isaac
Jeet Kune Do
Joyful
Jujitsu
Jujutsu
Kempo
Kendo
Kenjutsu
Kiss
Knight
Laughter
Leadership
Learning is Eternal
Leopard
Liberty
Life Force
Life Goes On
Life in Balance
Life is a Journey
Life is Short
Life of Happiness
Listen
Little Dragon
Live for the Day
Live for Today
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Live Strong
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Lost Soul
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Love
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Love Binds Us Together
Love Eternal

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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.


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