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| 1. Lucky / Auspicious
2. Happiness / Fortune / Lucky
3. Good Luck
4. Good Luck / Good Fortune
5. Dragon and Phoenix Brings Luck
6. Opportunity / Good Luck
8. Soldier of Fortune
9. Five Red Bats
10. Boar / Pig
|11. Personal Fate or Destiny|
12. Double Happiness
13. Destiny / Fate
14. Word of God / The Gospel
15. Destiny / Fate
16. House of Good Fortune
17. Home of the Auspicious Golden Dragon
18. Smooth Sailing
19. Red Color
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Lucky / Auspicious
A simple way to express the state of being lucky. Also used in conversation to hope that all is well with someone. This is more often seen as part of a compound word with a lucky association (especially in Korean).
Not as often used in Japanese, but still means "good luck" but can also mean "joy" in Japanese.
See Also... Good Luck
Happiness / Fortune / Lucky
saki / sachi / rei / rē
This can mean happiness, good fortune, good luck, and in the old days, good harvest or bounty.
This can be translated as "good luck", "fortunate", "lucky" and/or "good fortune" in Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Occasionally, this is also translated as a type of happiness.
Good Luck / Good Fortune
This Character is pronounced "fu" in Chinese.
This is often seen at weddings and other celebrations in China. It suggests that he dragon and phoenix will bring you auspicious tidings.
Opportunity / Good Luck
This is the kind of opportunity that comes via good luck or good fortune.
See Also... Good Luck
This is the most common way to express "survivor" in Chinese. It literally means "lucky/fortunate surviving person".
This is "soldier of fortune" in Japanese. It can also be read as, "lucky adventurer" or "adventurer who takes advantage of troubled times".
This is kind of a play on words in Chinese because of some homophones.
Boar / Pig
Year of the Pig / Zodiac Sign
This is the character for boar, pig, or swine in Chinese and old Korean.
The character shown to the right is the Japanese Kanji for "wild boar".
Personal Fate or Destiny
These two characters can be reversed (written in either order) and yield roughly the same meaning. Either way it's about your "fate", "destiny", "fortune" and "luck".
This is a common gift for Chinese couples getting married or newly married couples.
See Also... Happiness
Destiny / Fate
These two characters contain the ideas of "fate", "destiny", "fortune" and "luck" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja. This is often defined as "a person's fate" in various dictionaries.
Word of God / The Gospel
This is the Chinese, Korean and Japanese word for "Gospel" or "Word of God". This is a specifically Christian word in Asia (not used for any other religion).
These two characters contain the ideas of "fate", "destiny", "fortune" and "luck". You can also say that it means "what life throws at you" or "your lot in life" because the first character contains the idea of "life" or "living".
House of Good Fortune
Perhaps the Chinese equivalent of "This blessed house" or perhaps "home sweet home". This phrase literally means "Good fortune house" or "Good luck household". It makes any Chinese person who sees it feel that good things happen in the home in which this calligraphy is hung.
Home of the Auspicious Golden Dragon
jīn ruì xiáng lóng zhī jiā
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Note: Korean pronunciation is included above, but this has not been reviewed by a Korean translator.
yī fán fēng shùn
This is just what you think it means. It suggests that you are on a trouble-free voyage through life, or literally on a sailing ship or sail boat. It is often used in China as a wish for good luck on a voyage or as you set out on a new quest or career in your life. Some may use this in lieu of "bon voyage".
This is a single character that means red in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
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As you can see, it is a great size to hang on your wall.
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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.
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.
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...
Feet On the Ground
Forgive Me of My Sins
Kanji Symbol for Peace
Love Without Reason
Mind Like Water
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!!!
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
|Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Lucky / Auspicious||吉|
|Happiness / Fortune / Lucky||幸|
|saki / sachi / rei / rē||xìng|
|Good Luck / Good Fortune||福|
|Dragon and Phoenix Brings Luck||龙凤呈祥|
|n/a||lóng fèng chéng xiáng|
long feng cheng xiang
lung feng ch`eng hsiang
|long2 feng4 cheng2 xiang2|
lung feng cheng hsiang
|Opportunity / Good Luck||机遇|
|n/a||xìng cún zhě|
xing cun zhe
hsing ts`un che
|xing4 cun2 zhe3|
hsing tsun che
|Soldier of Fortune||風雲児|
|fuu un ji|
fu un ji
|Five Red Bats||红五蝠|
|n/a||hóng wǔ fú|
hong wu fu
hung wu fu
|hong2 wu3 fu2|
|Boar / Pig||猪|
|Personal Fate or Destiny||运命|
|Destiny / Fate||运命|
|Word of God / The Gospel||福音|
|Destiny / Fate||命运|
|House of Good Fortune||福宅|
|Home of the Auspicious Golden Dragon||金瑞祥龙之家|
|n/a||jīn ruì xiáng lóng zhī jiā|
jin rui xiang long zhi jia
chin jui hsiang lung chih chia
|jin1 rui4 xiang2 long2 zhi1 jia1|
|n/a||yī fán fēng shùn|
yi fan feng shun
i fan feng shun
|yi1 fan2 feng1 shun4|
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 "lucky" 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.
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