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Lei

China léi
Lei Wall Scroll

This word means rope, to bind together, or to twist around. It's also a Chinese surname Lei (one of several versions of Lei).

Lei

Surname
China léi
Lei Wall Scroll

嫘 is one Chinese surname that romanizes as Lei.

There are other characters that romanize as Lei, and are surnames. Make sure you get the right one.

I believe this is also a surname in Korean, where it's written as 루 and pronounced like "Ru" or "Lu" in modern Korean.

Thunder

China léi
Japan rai / kaminari
Thunder Wall Scroll

This can mean thunder, lightning, thunderbolt, mine (weapon), or slang for something terrifying or a fit of anger.

Some will say it is the symbol of the god of thunder or god of lightning.

雷 is also a Chinese surname that romanizes as Lei.

Flying Squirrel

China lěi
Flying Squirrel Wall Scroll

鸓 is the Chinese character for flying squirrel.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Japanese rui るい
 toride とりで
Chinese Japanese variant of 壘|垒
Japanese (1) (baseb) base; bag; sack; (2) fortress; stronghold; fort; fortress; stronghold; fortification; (female given name) Rui; (female given name) Kasane

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Chinese rampart; base (in baseball); to build with stones, bricks etc

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Chinese surname Lei
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Lei

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Mandarin lei / lei5
Taiwan lei
Chinese sentence-final particle similar to 了[le5], but carrying a tone of approval

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Chinese to injure; puppet

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Chinese lazy; tired out, worn fatigued

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Mandarin lēi // lè / lei1 // le4
Taiwan lei // le
Japanese roku
Chinese to strap tightly; to bind; to rein in; to compel; to force; to carve; to engrave; (literary) to command; to lead; lux (unit of illumination); (literary) bridle
Rein; extort, force; a left stroke; to draw in; bridle

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Chinese mountain-climbing shoes

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Chinese logs rolled down in defense of city

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Chinese sedan

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Mandarin lèi / lei4
Taiwan lei
Japanese nanda なんだ
 namida なみだ
 nada なだ
Chinese Japanese variant of 淚|泪[lei4]
Japanese (1) tear; tears; lachrymal secretion; (2) sympathy; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) tear; tears; lachrymal secretion; (2) sympathy; (female given name) Rui; (female given name) Namida; (female given name) Shizuku

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Mandarin lèi / lei4
Taiwan lei
Japanese rui
Chinese tears
Tears.

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Mandarin lèi // léi / lei4 // lei2
Taiwan lei
Chinese to beat (a drum); beat; to grind

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Chinese old variant of 擂[lei2]; to beat

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Chinese a heap of stones; boulders

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Japanese rei / re れい
 rai らい
 koishi こいし
Chinese lumpy; rock pile; uneven; fig. sincere; open and honest
Japanese (personal name) Rei; (given name) Rai; (surname) Koishi

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Mandarin lèi / lei4
Taiwan lei
Chinese roll stone down hill; stone pile

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Mandarin lèi / lei4
Taiwan lei
Chinese see 礌石[lei4 shi2]

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Mandarin lèi // lěi / lei4 // lei3
Taiwan lei
Japanese rui るい
Chinese tired; weary; to strain; to wear out; to work hard; to accumulate; to involve or implicate (Taiwan pr. [lei4]); continuous; repeated
Japanese trouble; evil influence; implication; involvement; (female given name) Rui; (female given name) Kasane
To tie; accumulate; repeatedly; to implicate, involve; fetters

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Chinese variant of 累[lei3], to accumulate

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Chinese bind; bond

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Chinese rope; to bind together; to twist around; surname Lei
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Mandarin lèi / lei4
Taiwan lei
Chinese flaw; knot

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Japanese motai もたい
Chinese large earthenware wine jar
Japanese (surname) Motai

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Japanese rui るい
Chinese entangled; lean
Japanese (obscure) weakness; weakening; tiring
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Chinese fields divided by dikes

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Japanese rui るい
Chinese to eulogize the dead; eulogy
Japanese (female given name) Rui

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Chinese bud; creeper; bramble

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Mandarin lèi / lei4
Taiwan lei
Japanese abara あばら
Chinese rib; Taiwan pr. [le4]
Japanese (kana only) (abbreviation) boned rib (esp. of pork or beef); (abbreviation) rib; rib cage; (personal name) Hasunuma

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Chinese basket for carrying earth

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Japanese tsubomi つぼみ
Chinese bud
Japanese (1) bud; flower bud; (2) promising young person; budding beauty; (surname, female given name) Tsubomi

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Japanese raisuki らいすき
Chinese plow
Japanese kanji "plow" or "three-branch tree" radical; (surname) Rai

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Chinese creeper; bramble; dirt-basket

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Chinese radium (chemistry)

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Chinese old variant of 雷[lei2]

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Mandarin lèi / lei4
Taiwan lei
Japanese rui るい
 tagui たぐい
Chinese kind; type; class; category; similar; like; to resemble
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) kind; sort; type; class; genus; order; family; (2) similar example; parallel; the like; (1) (kana only) kind; sort; type; (2) equal; match; peer; (given name) Rui; (given name) Tagui
Class, species; to classify.

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Chinese flying squirrel
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Mandarin lèi / lei4
Taiwan lei
Chinese pour out libation; sprinkle

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Japanese rai らい
 narukami なるかみ
 kaminari かみなり
 ikazuchi いかづち
Chinese thunder; mine (weapon); (Internet slang) terrifying; terrific; surname Lei
Japanese (archaism) thunder; (1) lightning; thunder; thunderbolt; (2) god of thunder; god of lightning; (3) anger; fit of anger; lightning; thunder; thunderbolt; (surname, female given name) Rai; (personal name) Kaminari; (surname) Ikadzuchi; (place-name) Ikatsuchi; (surname) Ikazuchi; (female given name) Azuma
garjita, thunder, thundering.
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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
Lei
léi / lei2 / lei
Lei léi / lei2 / lei
Thunder rai / kaminariléi / lei2 / lei
Flying Squirrel lěi / lei3 / lei
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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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.
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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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