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Ken in Chinese / Japanese...

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Ken

masculine name
China kěn
knob
ribbon top
knob

This is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Ken

Ken

Japanese Katakana
Japan ken
knob
ribbon top
knob

This is the name Ken written in Katakana (phonetic Japanese).


This name is written in Katakana, a specifically-Japanese character set.
This selection MUST be written by our Japanese master calligrapher
(sorry, no standard calligraphy service/pricing for this selection).


Searching for Romanized Chinese?

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

Character Images Characters / Kanji
If shown, second row is Simplified Chinese
Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition
墾
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Mandarin kěn / ken3
Taiwan k`en / ken
Japanese hiraku ひらく
Chinese to reclaim (land); to cultivate
Japanese Hiraku (female given name)

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啃
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Mandarin kěn / ken3
Taiwan k`en / ken
Chinese to gnaw; to nibble; to bite

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掯
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Mandarin kèn / ken4
Taiwan k`en / ken
Chinese to push down; to make things difficult; to take by force

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懇
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Mandarin kěn / ken3
Taiwan k`en / ken
Japanese nengoro ねんごろ
 nemokoro ねもころ
Chinese earnest
Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (adjectival noun) (1) kind; courteous; hospitable; warmly respectful; (2) intimate; (noun/participle) (3) (archaism) becoming intimate; having an intimate relationship (sometimes esp. a homosexual relationship); (irregular okurigana usage) (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (adjectival noun) (1) kind; courteous; hospitable; warmly respectful; (2) intimate; (noun/participle) (3) (archaism) becoming intimate; having an intimate relationship (sometimes esp. a homosexual relationship)

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硍
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Mandarin kèn / ken4
Taiwan k`en / ken
Chinese rumbling of rolling stones

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裉
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Mandarin kèn / ken4
Taiwan k`en / ken
Chinese side seam in an upper garment

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肯
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Mandarin kěn / ken3
Taiwan k`en / ken
Japanese 
Chinese to agree; to consent; to be ready (to do something); willing
to affirm

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肎
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Mandarin kěn / ken3
Taiwan k`en / ken
Chinese old variant of 肯[ken3]

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齦
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Mandarin yín // kěn / yin2 // ken3
Taiwan yin // k`en / yin // ken
Japanese haguki はぐき
Chinese gums (of the teeth); variant of 啃[ken3]
Japanese (n,adj-no) gums; teethridge

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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.




If your search is not successful, just post your request on our forum, and we'll be happy to do research or translation for any reasonable request.

Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

A Vast Sky Full of Stars
Aikido
Autumn
Bamboo
Beautiful
Beautiful Princess
Beautiful Woman
Best Love
Bird
Black Belt
Black Eagle
Bless and Protect
Blessing
Blessings
Blossom
Bodhi Tree
Brotherly Love
Cause and Effect
Cherry Blossom
Confucius
Crane
Dante
Death Before Dishonor
Dharma
Double Happiness
Dragon
Dragon Tiger
Dream
Elizabeth
Ensosymbol
Eternal Life
Eternal Love
Family
Family First
Fight
Fire
Flowers
Forest
Forgiveness
Ghost
God is Always With You
God is Love
Gold Fish
Golden
Grace
Grace from Heaven
Great
Guan Gong
Happiness
Happy
Harmony
Horse
I Need You
Iron Fist
Jesus
Journey
Koi Fish
Life Energy Spiritual
Life is A Journey
Lina
Live for Today
Longevity
Lotus
Love
Love Forever
Love of My Life
Love You Forever
Luck
Military
Miss You
Money
Moon
My True Love
Never Give Up Japanese
Nick
One Life One Chance
One True Love
Passionate Love
Peace of Mind
Phil
Plum
Pure
Respect
Roxanne
Russell
Sakura
Scorpio
Sister Love
Sisterly Love
Snake
Speed
Spirit of Dragon
Strength
Strength Courage
Strength Power
Strong Hearted
Strong Woman
Sword
Taijutsu
The Saint
Tiger
Victory
Virtue
Warm
Warm Welcome
Warrior
Water
Wealth
Wolf
Woman Hero
Year of the Dragon
Yin Yang

With so many searches, we had to upgrade to our own Linux server.
Of course, only one in 500 searches results in a purchase - Hey buy a wall scroll!!!



See: Our list of specifically Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls. And, check out Our list of specifically old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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
Japanese Romaji
(Romanized Japanese)
Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Ken
n/akěn
ken
k`en
ken3
ken
ken
Kenケン
kenn/a

If you have not set up your computer to display Chinese, the characters in this table probably look like empty boxes or random text garbage.
This is why I spent hundreds of hours making images so that you could view the characters in the "ken" listings above.
If you want your Windows computer to be able to display Chinese characters you can either head to your Regional and Language options in your Win XP control panel, select the [Languages] tab and click on [Install files for East Asian Languages]. This task will ask for your Win XP CD to complete in most cases. If you don't have your Windows XP CD, or are running Windows 98, you can also download/run the simplified Chinese font package installer from Microsoft which works independently with Win 98, ME, 2000, and XP. It's a 2.5MB download, so if you are on dial up, start the download and go make a sandwich.

Some people may refer to this entry as Ken Kanji, Ken Characters, Ken in Mandarin Chinese, Ken Characters, Ken in Chinese Writing, Ken in Japanese Writing, Ken in Asian Writing, Ken Ideograms, Chinese Ken symbols, Ken Hieroglyphics, Ken Glyphs, Ken in Chinese Letters, Ken Hanzi, Ken in Japanese Kanji, Ken Pictograms, Ken in the Chinese Written-Language, or Ken in the Japanese Written-Language.

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