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Live in the Moment in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Live In The Moment / Live In The Now
  2. Live Without Regret
  3. Live For The Day / Seize The Day
  4. Carpe Diem / Seize the Day
  5. Live For The Day


Live In The Moment / Live In The Now

China xiàn shì
Japan gen sei
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This is a very short way to write "live in the moment" or "live in the now" in Japanese.

This short word is open to interpretation. It's used in Japanese Buddhism to mean "the current epoch" or "the current age" (the current age is but a brief moment in the greater scope of existence). When used in that context, this is pronounced "utsushiyo" or "ustusiyo" in Japanese. Otherwise, it's pronounced "gensei" in Japanese.

Other translation possibilities include:
Live for now
Earthly world
This world
This life
Earthly life
Present life
Present generation
Present incarnation
Current age
This existence
This (momentary) reality


Note: This is also a word in Chinese and old Korean Hanja. While the meaning is more or less the same, this is not recommended for a wall scroll if your audience is Chinese or Korean. This selection is best if your audience is Japanese.

Live Without Regret

China shēng ér wú huǐ
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This is how to say "live without regrets" in Mandarin Chinese.


Note: There is some debate about whether this makes sense in Japanese. It would be read, "nama ji mu ke", and be understood in Japanese. But, a Japanese person will probably think it's Chinese (not Japanese).


See Also...  Live For Today

Live Without Regret

Japan jinsei kui nashi
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This is how to say "live without regrets" in Japanese.


See Also...  Live For Today

Live For The Day / Seize The Day

Japan ima wo i ki ru
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This Japanese phrase can be translated as "live for the day", "live for the moment", "seize the day", or "make the most of the present". You can think of this as the Japanese version of "Carpe Diem".

Carpe Diem / Seize the Day

China bǎ wò jīn rì
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This is the closest and most natural way to express this proverb in Chinese.

The first two characters mean "to seize" but can also be translated as "take control of".

The last two characters mean "today".

Live For The Day

China huó zài jīn tiān
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This is not really an eastern concept, so it does not translate into a phrase that seems natural on a wall scroll. However, if this is your philosophy, the characters shown here do capture your idea of living for today or living in the moment. These characters literally say "Live in today" and they are grammatically correct in Chinese.


Note: This kind of makes sense in Korean Hanja, but the grammar is Chinese, so it's not that natural in Korean.


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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.

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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
Romaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Live In The Moment / Live In The Now现世
現世
gen sei
gensei
xiàn shì
xian shi
hsien shih
xian4 shi4
xianshi
Live Without Regret生而无悔
生而無悔
n/ashēng ér wú huǐ
sheng er wu hui
sheng erh wu hui
sheng1 er2 wu2 hui3
shengerwuhui
Live Without Regret人生悔い無し
人生悔い無し
jinsei kui nashi
jinseikuinashi
n/a
Live For The Day / Seize The Day今を生きる
今を生きる
ima wo i ki ru
imawoikiru
n/a
Carpe Diem / Seize the Day把握今日
把握今日
n/abǎ wò jīn rì
ba wo jin ri
pa wo chin jih
ba3 wo4 jin1 ri4
bawojinri
Live For The Day活在今天
活在今天
n/ahuó zài jīn tiān
huo zai jin tian
huo tsai chin t`ien
huo2 zai4 jin1 tian1
huozaijintian
huotsaichintien
huo tsai chin tien

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