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Sword

China jiàn
Japan ken / tsurugi
knob
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Sword

This Character is pronounced "jian" in Chinese. When you say it, imagine that you are making the sound of a sword as it clashes with a metal shield. This might get you closer to the correct pronunciation in Chinese.

I actually wonder if this word came from the metallic ringing sounds of a sword in battle - but such knowledge is lost in history.

The sword is a symbol of a warrior. The one thing that a soldier in ancient China lived and died by. A warrior with his skills and sword proves himself of great value. A warrior who losses his sword instantly becomes worthless.

This is an excellent scroll for someone in the military (especially officers of all services - as well as enlisted NCO Marines since they still carry swords even if mainly for ceremonial purposes). Or perhaps someone who practices variations of kung fu or tai chi that involve weapons.

Please note that while this character is understood with the sword meaning in Japanese, you might be looking for the word "katana" which also means sword in Japanese, but means "knife" in Chinese.


There are other ways to write sword, and here are a few...
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We have a forum entry that addresses the many ways to write sword. You can find that here: 100 Ways to Write Sword - Deciphering Ancient Seal Script

Xishi / Xi Shi

China xī shī
Japan sei shi
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Xishi / Xi Shi

This is the Chinese title for Xishi, who lived around 450 BC. She was a famous Chinese beauty, perhaps the foremost of the Four Beauties (四大美女). She was given by King Gou Jian of the Yue Kingdom as a concubine to the King of Wu. This was part of an elaborate plan to destroy the Wu Kingdom - and it worked.

Note: In Japanese, this can be an unrelated given name, Seishi. Though the Xishi story is somewhat known in Japan.


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There are many Chinese characters that can romanize as jian. Below are dictionary results where the characters match this romanization.

Characters / Kanji
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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese kudan くだん
Chinese item; component; classifier for events, things, clothes etc
Japanese (n,ctr) matter; case; item; affair; subject; (this noun can take the genitive case particle "no") (1) (kana only) the aforementioned; the said; (man, incident, etc.) in question; the above-mentioned; the aforesaid; (2) the usual; passage; paragraph; (female given name) Kudan

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese short; shallow; thin plate

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese ken ゆたか
Chinese healthy; to invigorate; to strengthen; to be good at; to be strong in
Japanese (personal name) Yutaka; (given name) Yasushi; (given name) Masaru; (surname) Hamaken; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (personal name) Tateshi; (personal name) Tatsuru; (given name) Tatsu; (given name) Takeru; (given name) Takeshi; (surname) Take; (personal name) Takashi; (surname) Sukoyaka; (given name) Jen; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (given name) Kenkichi; (f,s) Ken
Sturdy, strong, hard, bold; unwearied; translit. ga, gha.
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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Chinese variant of 鹼|碱[jian3]; base; soda

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Japanese ken つよし
Chinese strong; solid; firm; unyielding; resolute
Japanese (1) (obscure) strength; solidity; firmness; (2) (obscure) armour; armor; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (given name) Takeshi; (personal name) Seiji; (personal name) Jen; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (given name) Ken; (male given name) Katsushi; (surname) Kata
dṛḍha. sthira : firm, firmly fixed, reliable.

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Japanese kan かん
Chinese wicked; crafty; traitor; variant of 姦|奸[jian1]
Japanese (n,adj-na) cunning and wickedness; cunning, wicked person

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Japanese kan かん
Chinese to fornicate; to defile; adultery; rape
Japanese (n,adj-na) cunning and wickedness; cunning, wicked person

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese variant of 姦|奸[jian1], adultery, villain

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Japanese sen とがり
Chinese point (of needle); sharp; shrewd; pointed
Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (kana only) diagonal move (in the game of go); (surname) Togari
to be pointed

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese kon やかた
Chinese to establish; to found; to set up; to build; to construct
Japanese (n,n-suf,n-pref) contract; commitment; (archaism) leader of a fearless tribe; (personal name) Yakata; (given name) Hajime; (personal name) Date; (personal name) Tateru; (surname) Tate; (given name) Tatsuru; (female given name) Tatsuno; (given name) Tatsu; (personal name) Tachi; (given name) Takeru; (given name) Takebi; (given name) Takeshi; (given name) Takashi; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (given name) Ken
To found, set up, establish, build.

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese ken つるぎ
Chinese double-edged sword; CL:口[kou3],把[ba3]; classifier for blows of a sword
Japanese (out-dated kanji) sword (originally esp. a doubled-edged sword); sabre; saber; blade; (out-dated kanji) (1) sword (originally esp. a doubled-edged sword); sabre; saber; blade; (2) bayonet; (3) swordsmanship; (4) stinger; ovipositor; dart
A sword, two-edged sword.
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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese tsurugi つるぎ
Chinese variant of 劍|剑[jian4]
Japanese (out-dated kanji) sword (originally esp. a doubled-edged sword); sabre; saber; blade; (out-dated kanji) (1) sword (originally esp. a doubled-edged sword); sabre; saber; blade; (2) bayonet; (3) swordsmanship; (4) stinger; ovipositor; dart; (surname) Tsurugi

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese to overstep one's authority; to usurp

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese to usurp

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Japanese ken
Chinese frugal; thrifty; needy
dearth

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Japanese gen
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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Japanese ken けんそう
Chinese double; twice; simultaneous; holding two or more (official) posts at the same time
Japanese (conjunction) cum (e.g. bedroom-cum-study); holding both roles (e.g. Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs); and; in addition; concurrently; at the same time; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (personal name) Ken; (given name) Kaneru; (male given name) Kaneyoshi; (personal name) Kaneyuki; (surname) Kanemura; (personal name) Kanenori; (personal name) Kaneshi; (surname) Kanezaki; (surname) Kanesaki; (f,s) Kane; (given name) Kanuru
Both; also; to unite, join, comprehend.

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese mayaka まやか
 tsurugi つるぎ
 kenzaki けんざき
 ken けん
Chinese Japanese variant of 劍|剑
Japanese sword (originally esp. a doubled-edged sword); sabre; saber; blade; (1) sword (originally esp. a doubled-edged sword); sabre; saber; blade; (2) bayonet; (3) swordsmanship; (4) stinger; ovipositor; dart; (female given name) Mayaka; (f,s) Tsurugi; (surname) Kenzaki; (given name) Ken
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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Chinese scissors; shears; clippers; CL:把[ba3]; to cut with scissors; to trim; to wipe out or exterminate; surname Jian

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Mandarin nān // jiǎn / nan1 // jian3
Taiwan nan // chien
Chinese variant of 囡[nan1]; child

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Taiwan chien
Japanese ken けん
Chinese Japanese variant of 儉|俭[jian3]
Japanese economizing; thriftiness; prudence; frugality; (given name) Ken

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Japanese soroi そろい
Chinese shear
Japanese (surname) Soroi

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Japanese ken
Chinese to choose; to pick; to sort out; to pick up
To pick, choose, select.

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese to pick up with chopsticks

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese magaki まがき
 seki せき
 koshirae こしらえ
 koshirai こしらい
 kayui かゆい
 kakoi かこい
Chinese fence; palisade
Japanese (surname) Magaki; (surname) Seki; (surname) Koshirae; (surname) Koshirai; (surname) Kayui; (surname) Kakoi

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Chinese bamboo conduit; wooden peg; spout; same as 筧|笕

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese (wooden) box; cup; old variant of 緘|缄[jian1]; letter

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese variant of 箋|笺[jian1]

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Taiwan chien
Japanese kenzaki けんざき
Chinese Japanese variant of 檢|检
Japanese (surname) Kenzaki

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese material (such as rocks, earth, bamboo etc) used to hastily repair a dike; (literary) door bar (vertical bar used to prevent the horizontal movement of a door bolt)

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Japanese ken
Chinese to check; to examine; to inspect; to exercise restraint
A case; rule; to collate; compose; pick up.

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Mandarin kǎn // jiàn / kan3 // jian4
Taiwan k`an // chien / kan // chien
Japanese ori おり
Chinese door sill; threshold; banister; balustrade; cage for animal or prisoner; to transport caged prisoner on a cart
Japanese cage; pen; jail cell; gaol cell

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese to annihilate; abbr. for 殲擊機|歼击机, fighter plane

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese shuttlecock

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese flowing water; successive

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Japanese gen げん
Chinese to lower; to decrease; to reduce; to subtract; to diminish
Japanese (suffix) reduction
减 Diminish, decrease, abate, reduce, abbreviate; opp. 增.

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese to wash; to redress (a wrong); name of a river

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese zen ぜん
Chinese gradual; gradually; to imbue
Japanese (adv,adj-f) (kana only) a little; partially; somewhat; slightly; semi-; -ish; on the ... side; a short time; a while; gradual progress; (given name) Zen; (given name) Susumu
Gradual, by degrees, to flow little by little.

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese uruoi うるおい
 ikuyo いくよ
 ikuzou / ikuzo いくぞう
Chinese mountain stream
Japanese (numeric) 10^36; undecillion; (surname) Uruoi; (personal name) Ikuyo; (personal name) Ikuzou

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese to splash

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Chinese bright (light)

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Chinese card; note; letter; old variant of 揀|拣[jian3]; abbr. for 柬埔寨[Jian3 pu3 zhai4], Cambodia

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Chinese carry to the utmost; to cut

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese narrow; small

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Japanese ken
Chinese to pick up; to collect; to gather
To check, revise, gather.

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese (jade)

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese variant of 澗|涧[jian4]

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Chinese variant of 鹼|碱, alkali

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese variant of 澗|涧[jian4]

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Taiwan chien
Japanese kakehi けん
 kakeno かけひ
 kakei / kake かけの
 kake かけい
 kakui かけ
Chinese bamboo conduit; water pipe of bamboo
Japanese open water pipe; conduit; (surname) Ken; (surname) Kakehi; (surname) Kakeno; (surname) Kakei; (surname) Kake; (surname) Kakui

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese sen やさき
Chinese arrow; CL:支[zhi1]
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) arrow; (2) wedge; chock; (surname) Yasaki
An arrow, dart.

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Japanese sen せん
Chinese letter; note-paper
Japanese (1) slip (of paper); (2) tag (usu. bamboo, wood, ivory, etc.); label
A tablet, slip.

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Japanese ken かん
Chinese simple; uncomplicated; letter; to choose; to select; bamboo strips used for writing (old)
Japanese brevity; simplicity; (surname) Kan; (given name) Isamu; (personal name) Ikufumi; (given name) Akira
A tablet, memorandum; to abridge; appoint; examine; abrupt, concise, direct.
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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese surname Jian

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese letters; to close; to seal

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese thick waterproof silk

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Japanese ken まゆら
Chinese cocoon; callus
Japanese cocoon; (female given name) Mayura; (female given name) Mayu; (female given name) Ayu
a cocoon

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Chinese variant of 剪[jian3]; surname Jian

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Japanese kon
Chinese bullock; castrated bull; to castrate livestock
A gelded bull, an ox; a creature half man, half leopard.

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese to spy

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Japanese mabuta まぶた
 manabuta まなぶた
Chinese eyelid
Japanese (kana only) eyelid; eyelids; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) eyelid; eyelids

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese to extinguish (of fire)

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Taiwan chien
Japanese sen せん
Chinese to pan fry; to sauté
Japanese (n,suf,ctr) infusing (tea); infusion; (given name) Sen
To simmer, fry.

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese to prop up

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese variant of 箋|笺[jian1]

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Taiwan chien
Japanese kan かんざき
Chinese supervisor; hard; strong; solid; firm; to supervise; to inspect; jail; prison
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) (archaism) special Nara-period administrative division for areas containing a detached palace (Yoshino and Izumi); (2) (archaism) secretary; third highest-ranking officials in the Dazaifu; (surname) Kanzaki
To survey, examine; a palace-eunuch; the Academy; to superintend, oversee; warden of a jail, warder, jail.

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese to arrive (of water)

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese Althaea rosea

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Taiwan chien
Japanese zuka ずか
 suge すげ
 suga すが
 kanzaki かんざき
 kan かん
Chinese (grass); Themeda forsbali
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) sedge (Cyperaceae spp., esp. members of genus Carex); (surname) Zuka; (place-name/surname) Suge; (place-name/surname) Suga; (surname) Kanzaki; (f,s) Kan

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Chinese variant of 繭|茧[jian3]

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Chinese folds

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Chinese variant of 襇|裥[jian3]

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese ken みる
Chinese to appear; also written 現|现[xian4]; to see; to meet; to appear (to be something); to interview
Japanese (n-suf,n) looking; viewing; view (of life, etc.); outlook; (female given name) Miru; (personal name) Mitomo; (personal name) Mishio; (surname) Mizaki; (surname) Misaki; (female given name) Mayumi; (female given name) Mamiyu; (female given name) Mamie; (female given name) Mana; (surname) Kenzaki; (surname) Kensaki; (given name) Ken
darśana, 捺喇捨曩; also dṛṣṭi; seeing, discerning, judgment, views, opinions; it is thinking, reasoning, discriminating, selecting truth, including the whole process of deducing conclusions from premises. It is commonly used in the sense of wrong or heterodox views or theories, i. e. 邪見 or 有見, especially such as viewing the seeming as real and the ego as real. There are groups of two, four, five, seven, ten and sixty-two kinds of 見.

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese kan いさむ
Chinese to remonstrate; to admonish; surname Jian
Japanese (personal name) Isamu
To admonish.

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Taiwan chien
Japanese isamu いさむ
 isasaki いささき
 isao いさお
Chinese variant of 諫|谏[jian4]
Japanese (given name) Isamu; (surname) Isasaki; (given name) Isao

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Chinese to speak out boldly

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Chinese shallow; stupid

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese variant of 豜[jian1]

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Chinese fully grown pig; 3-year old pig

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Taiwan chien
Japanese zen せん
Chinese inexpensive; lowly
Japanese (archaism) lowly person; lowliness; (1) (archaism) lowly person; lowliness; (2) (humble language) I (used by male entertainers)
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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Chinese callus (patch or hardened skin); corns (on the feet)

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Taiwan chien
Japanese sen
Chinese to fulfill (a promise); to tread; to walk
to tread on

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese somersault (in gymnastics or dance); head-over-heels; aerial flip; also written 踺子

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Taiwan chien
Japanese ken あしなえ
Chinese lame; cripple; unfortunate; slow; difficult; nag (inferior horse); donkey; lame horse; surname Jian
Japanese (kana only) (sensitive word) lameness; cripple
Halt, lame; unfortunate; proud; translit. ka, kha, ska.

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese susumu すすむ
Chinese to recommend; to offer sacrifice (arch.); grass; straw mat
Japanese (1) (abbreviation) woven straw mat (orig. made of wild rice leaves); (2) beggar; (3) (archaism) Manchurian wild rice (Zizania latifolia); (given name) Susumu

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese reed

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Japanese gen かた
Chinese shoulder; to shoulder (responsibilities etc)
Japanese shoulder; (surname) Kata
Shoulder.

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese orchid (same as 蘭草|兰草); Eupatorium (same as 蕑)

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Chinese Eupatorium chinensis; surname Jian

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Japanese ken けん
Chinese tendon; sinew
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Japanese kanji かんじ
 kan かん
 ikurou / ikuro いくろう
 ikuo いくお
Chinese warship
Japanese (n,n-suf) warship; (personal name) Kanji; (given name) Kan; (personal name) Ikurou; (personal name) Ikuo

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Japanese kan
Chinese difficult; hard; hardship
difficulty

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese old variant of 鑒|鉴[jian4]

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese ken けん
Chinese key (on a piano or computer keyboard); button (on a mouse or other device); chemical bond; linchpin
Japanese key (of a piano, etc.); (1) key; (2) lock; (given name) Ken; (surname) Ka
The bolt of a lock; to lock; translit. gha.

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Chinese ancient weapon like a long solid metal truncheon

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese old variant of 劍|剑[jian4]

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Chinese variant of 鐧|锏[jian3]

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese see 犂靬[Li2 jian1], Han dynasty name for countries in far West

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese hanamuke はなむけ
Chinese farewell dinner; preserves
Japanese farewell gift; parting gift; viaticum

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese to hang down (hair)

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Taiwan chien
Japanese katsuo かつお
Chinese bonito
Japanese skipjack tuna; bonito (Katsuwonus pelamis); (surname) Katsuo

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese flounder; flatfish

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese mythical bird with one eye and one wing; see also 鰈鶼|鲽鹣[die2 jian1]

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Japanese sachihiro さちひろ
Chinese Japanese variant of 鹼|碱[jian3]
Japanese (personal name) Sachihiro

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Chinese variant of 鹼|碱[jian3]

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Chinese base; alkali; soda (chemistry)

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese saddle blanket

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese variant of 韉|鞯[jian1]

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese a quiver on a horse; a store

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Mandarin xián // jiàn // jiān / xian2 // jian4 // jian1
Taiwan hsien // chien
Chinese variant of 閑|闲, idle; unoccupied; leisure; free time; variant of 間|间[jian4]; variant of 間|间[jian1]

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Taiwan chien
Japanese ken まみね
Chinese gap; to separate; to thin out (seedlings); to sow discontent; between; among; within a definite time or space; room; section of a room or lateral space between two pairs of pillars; classifier for rooms
Japanese space; room; time; pause; (1) 1.818 m (6 shaku); (counter) (2) counter used to number the gaps between pillars; (n,suf) (1) interval; period of time; (2) among; between; inter-; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (n-adv,n) (1) space (between); gap; interval; distance; (n-adv,n-t) (2) time (between); pause; break; (n-adv,n,n-t) (3) span (temporal or spatial); stretch; period (while); (n-adv,n) (4) relationship (between, among); (5) members (within, among); (n-adv,n) (1) space (between); gap; interval; distance; (n-adv,n-t) (2) time (between); pause; break; (n-adv,n,n-t) (3) span (temporal or spatial); stretch; period (while); (n-adv,n) (4) relationship (between, among); (5) members (within, among); (conjunction) (6) (archaism) due to; because of; (personal name) Mamine; (surname) Mazaki; (surname) Masaki; (surname) Hazama; (surname) Toi; (surname) Ken; (surname/given name) Kan; (surname) Aida
A crevice, interval, space, room; separate, intermission; between, during, in; to divide, interfere, intervene.

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese awl; sharp iron point

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese old variant of 鍵|键[jian4]

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese kan みる
Chinese example; mirror; to view; reflection; to reflect; to inspect; to warn; (ancient bronze mirror)
Japanese model; pattern; (female given name) Miru; (surname) Kan; (surname) Kagami; (given name) Akira
A mirror 明鑑; to note, survey, 鑑察.

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese kan かがみ
Chinese variant of 鑑|鉴[jian4]
Japanese model; pattern
to discriminate

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Taiwan chien
Chinese variant of 鑑|鉴[jian4]

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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 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 scroll that I am holding in this picture is a "medium size"
4-character wall scroll.
As you can see, it is a great size to hang on your wall.
(We also offer custom wall scrolls in larger sizes)

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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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

Title
Characters 
Simplified
Traditional
Romaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Sword
ken / tsurugijiàn
jian
chien
jian4
Xishi / Xi Shi西施
西施
sei shi
seishi
xī shī
xi shi
hsi shih
xi1 shi1
xishi

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