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Hell

China dì yù
Japan jigoku
Hell

地獄 is the way that hell is written in modern Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

There's more than one way to express hell but this is the one that has stood the test of time.

The first character refers to the ground or the earth.
The second character means jail or prison.

You can also translate this word as infernal, inferno, Hades, or underworld.

It should be noted that this is a somewhat terrible selection for a wall scroll. Hanging this in your home is like telling the world that your home is hell. Oddly, a lot of people search for this on our website, so I added it for reference.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

火湖

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Mandarin huǒ hú / huo3 hu2
Taiwan huo hu
Chinese burning lake; lake of burning sulfur; inferno (in Christian mythology)

烈火

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Mandarin liè huǒ / lie4 huo3
Taiwan lieh huo
Japanese rekka / れっか
Chinese raging inferno; blaze
Japanese raging fire; conflagration; (female given name) Retsuka; (female given name) Rekka

陰曹

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Mandarin yīn cáo / yin1 cao2
Taiwan yin ts`ao / yin tsao
Chinese hell; the inferno

烈火乾柴

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Mandarin liè huǒ gān chái / lie4 huo3 gan1 chai2
Taiwan lieh huo kan ch`ai / lieh huo kan chai
Chinese lit. intense fire to dry wood (idiom); inferno in a woodpile; fig. consuming passion between lovers

焦熱地獄


焦热地狱

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Mandarin jiāo rè dì yù / jiao1 re4 di4 yu4
Taiwan chiao je ti yü
Japanese shounetsujigoku / shonetsujigoku / しょうねつじごく
Japanese (yoji) burning hell; inferno
Tapana, the sixth of the eight hot hells; the 焦熱大焦熱 is the seventh, i.e. Pratāpana; scorching hot hell

インフェルノ

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Japanese inferuno / インフェルノ Japanese inferno

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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
Hell地獄
地狱
jigokudì yù / di4 yu4 / di yu / diyuti yü / tiyü
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 nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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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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