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Island in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Island
  2. Norfolk Island
  3. Pitcairn Island
  4. The Hawaiian Islands
  5. Faroe Islands
  6. Cayman Islands
  7. Falkland Islands
  8. Solomon Islands
  9. U.S. Virgin Islands
10. British Virgin Islands
11. Solomon Islands
12. Turks and Caicos Islands


Island

China dǎo
Japan tou
Island Wall Scroll

島 means island in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.


There are a few variants of this 島 character.
嶌 is sometimes used in Japan for place names. 嶋 is another variant that used to refer to the zone or area of operation of an organized crime gang or prostitution ring.
Be careful which character you use. But don't worry, we'll only write a proper island Kanji for you.

Norfolk Island

China nuò fú kè dǎo
Norfolk Island Wall Scroll

諾福克島 is the Chinese name for Norfolk Island.
Note: Sometimes written with one more character that means "ocean" making it Norfolk Ocean Island in Chinese.


See Also:  Oceania

Pitcairn Island

China pí tè kè ēn dǎo
Pitcairn Island Wall Scroll

皮特克恩島 is the Chinese name for the country of the Pitcairn Island (overseas territory of the United Kingdom).


See Also:  Asia | United Kingdom

The Hawaiian Islands

China xià wēi yí dǎo
The Hawaiian Islands Wall Scroll

夏威夷島 is how to write "The Hawaiian Islands" or "The Island of Hawaii" in Mandarin Chinese.

The island character in this title can be singular or plural.

Faroe Islands

China fǎ luō dǎo
Faroe Islands Wall Scroll

法羅島 is the Chinese name for the country of the Faroe Islands (overseas territory of Denmark).


fa3 luo2 dao3


See Also:  Denmark | South America

Cayman Islands

China kāi màn qún dǎo
Cayman Islands Wall Scroll

開曼群島 is the Chinese name for the Cayman Islands (overseas territory of the United Kingdom and a great place to hide money).


See Also:  North America | United Kingdom

Falkland Islands

China fú kè lán qún dǎo
Falkland Islands Wall Scroll

福克蘭群島 is the Chinese name for the Falkland Islands (overseas territory of the United Kingdom).


See Also:  Great Britain | United Kingdom | Africa

Solomon Islands

China suǒ luó mén qún dǎo
Solomon Islands Wall Scroll

所羅門群島 is the Chinese name for the country of Solomon Islands


See Also:  Oceania

U.S. Virgin Islands

China měi shǔ wéi ěr sī qún dǎo
U.S. Virgin Islands Wall Scroll

This is the Chinese name for the United States Virgin Islands (overseas territory of the United States).


See Also:  North America

British Virgin Islands

China yīng shǔ wéi ěr sī qún dǎo
British Virgin Islands Wall Scroll

This is the Chinese name for the British Virgin Islands (overseas territory of the United Kingdom).


See Also:  North America

Solomon Islands

Japan so ro mon shotou
Solomon Islands Wall Scroll

This is Solomon Islands in Japanese Katakana.


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Hiragana and Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Turks and Caicos Islands

China tè kè sī huò kǎi kè sī qún dǎo
Turks and Caicos Islands Wall Scroll

This is the Chinese name for the Turks and Caicos Islands (overseas territory of the United Kingdom).

Note: Sometimes a different fourth character is used.


See Also:  Asia | United Kingdom

Search for Island in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary


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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Island
tou / todǎo / dao3 / dao tao
Norfolk Island 諾福克島
诺福克岛
nuò fú kè dǎo
nuo4 fu2 ke4 dao3
nuo fu ke dao
nuofukedao
no fu k`o tao
nofukotao
no fu ko tao
Pitcairn Island 皮特克恩島
皮特克恩岛
pí tè kè ēn dǎo
pi2 te4 ke4 en1 dao3
pi te ke en dao
pitekeendao
p`i t`e k`o en tao
pitekoentao
pi te ko en tao
The Hawaiian Islands 夏威夷島
夏威夷岛
xià wēi yí dǎo
xia4 wei1 yi2 dao3
xia wei yi dao
xiaweiyidao
hsia wei i tao
hsiaweiitao
Faroe Islands 法羅島
法罗岛
fǎ luō dǎo
fa3 luo1 dao3
fa luo dao
faluodao
fa lo tao
falotao
Cayman Islands 開曼群島
开曼群岛
kāi màn qún dǎo
kai1 man4 qun2 dao3
kai man qun dao
kaimanqundao
k`ai man ch`ün tao
kaimanchüntao
kai man chün tao
Falkland Islands 福克蘭群島
福克兰群岛
fú kè lán qún dǎo
fu2 ke4 lan2 qun2 dao3
fu ke lan qun dao
fukelanqundao
fu k`o lan ch`ün tao
fukolanchüntao
fu ko lan chün tao
Solomon Islands 所羅門群島
所罗门群岛
suǒ luó mén qún dǎo
suo3 luo2 men2 qun2 dao3
suo luo men qun dao
suoluomenqundao
so lo men ch`ün tao
solomenchüntao
so lo men chün tao
U.S. Virgin Islands 美屬維爾斯群島
美属维尔斯群岛
měi shǔ wéi ěr sī qún dǎo
mei3 shu3 wei2 er3 si1 qun2 dao3
mei shu wei er si qun dao
meishuweiersiqundao
mei shu wei erh ssu ch`ün tao
meishuweierhssuchüntao
mei shu wei erh ssu chün tao
British Virgin Islands 英屬維爾斯群島
英属维尔斯群岛
yīng shǔ wéi ěr sī qún dǎo
ying1 shu3 wei2 er3 si1 qun2 dao3
ying shu wei er si qun dao
yingshuweiersiqundao
ying shu wei erh ssu ch`ün tao
yingshuweierhssuchüntao
ying shu wei erh ssu chün tao
Solomon Islands ソロモンしょとうso ro mon shotou
soromonshotou
so ro mon shoto
soromonshoto
Turks and Caicos Islands 特克斯和凱克斯群島
特克斯和凯克斯群岛
tè kè sī huò kǎi kè sī qún dǎo
te4 ke4 si1 huo4 kai3 ke4 si1 qun2 dao3
te ke si huo kai ke si qun dao
tekesihuokaikesiqundao
t`e k`o ssu huo k`ai k`o ssu ch`ün tao
te ko ssu huo kai ko ssu chün tao
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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All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.


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.


Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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