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Lover in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Lover / Spouse / Sweetheart
  2. Lover / Sweetheart
  3. Lover / Beloved
  4. You are always a beauty in your lover's eyes
  5. The Red String
  6. Longing for Lover


Lover / Spouse / Sweetheart

China ài ren
Japan ai jin
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<mark>Lover</mark> / Spouse / Sweetheart

This means lover, sweetheart, spouse, husband, wife, or beloved in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

The first character means "love" and the second means "person".

This title can be used a lot of different ways, depending on context. Husbands and wives may use this term for each other. But, if you change the context, this title could be used to mean "mistress". It's pretty similar to the way we can use "lover" in many different ways in English.

In modern Japan, this lover title has slipped into the definition of mistress, and is not good for a wall scroll.

Lover / Sweetheart

China qíng rén
Japan jou nin / jou jin
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<mark>Lover</mark> / Sweetheart

This means lover, sweetheart or beloved in Chinese and Japanese Kanji.

This term is gender-neutral, so anyone can use it.

Please note that this term can easily be read or used to mean "mistress" or the kind of lover that you have an affair with (especially in Japanese). The context in which this word is used affects the actual meaning. Husbands and wives or boyfriends and girlfriends can also use this term for each other with no ill-meaning.

Lover / Beloved

China liàn rén
Japan koi bito
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<mark>Lover</mark> / Beloved

This means lover, sweetheart or beloved in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This term is gender-neutral, so anyone can use it.


恋In modern Japan and China, the first character has been simplified. We suggest the traditional version, as shown above if your audience is Chinese or Korean. However, this generation of Japanese are more likely to recognize the simplified version. If you want this simple (modern Japanese) version, please click on the image shown to the right, instead of the button above.

You are always a beauty in your lover's eyes

China qíng rén yǎn lǐ chū xī shī
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You are always a beauty in your <mark>lover</mark>'s eyes

Any woman with affection for Asian art and you will love a gift of this Chinese proverb calligraphy on a wall scroll. She will melt in your arms as you tell her the meaning of these characters.

Contained in this phrase is a reference to the most beautiful woman in Chinese history. Her name was Xi Shi, and she was known to have good looks that need not fine robes or make up. Her charms were so powerful that she brought down an entire kingdom (in a successful effort to bring honor and pride back to her people).

This is a great way to express that the woman in your life is your one love.

The Red String

Thread of Lover's Destiny / Fate
Japan akai ito
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The Red String

This literally translates as, "the red string" in Japanese, but the real meaning is much deeper...

In Japanese culture, it's believed that fate, destiny, or karma joins lovers by an unseen string, tied around one little finger of each. This is how soul mates fine and are drawn to each other.

Longing for Lover

China sī liàn
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Longing for <mark>Lover</mark>

This is a term used for when you miss a lover. It suggests that you are separated (not by choice) and have longing for each other. It's a strong feeling of missing your lover.


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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
Lover / Spouse / Sweetheart爱人
愛人
ai jin
aijin
ài ren
ai ren
ai jen
ai4 ren
airen
Lover / Sweetheart情人
情人
jou nin / jou jin
jounin / joujin
jo nin / jo jin
qíng rén
qing ren
ch`ing jen
qing2 ren2
qingren
chingjen
ching jen
Lover / Beloved恋人
戀人
koi bito
koibito
liàn rén
lian ren
lien jen
lian4 ren2
lianren
You are always a beauty in your lover's eyes情人眼里出西施
情人眼裡出西施
n/aqíng rén yǎn lǐ chū xī shī
qing ren yan li chu xi shi
ch`ing jen yen li ch`u hsi shih
qing2 ren2 yan3 li3 chu1 xi1 shi1
qingrenyanlichuxishi
chingjenyenlichuhsishih
ching jen yen li chu hsi shih
The Red String赤い糸
赤い糸
akai ito
akaiito
n/a
Longing for Lover思恋
思戀
n/asī liàn
si lian
ssu lien
si1 lian4
silian

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