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Meeting in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Fate / Chance Meeting

  2. Once in a Lifetime

  3. Opportunity

  4. Fraternity

  5. Until We Meet Again

  6. Opportunity / Good Luck

  7. Fate / Opportunity / Chance

  8. The Mysterious Bond Between People


Fate / Chance Meeting

China yuán fèn
Fate / Chance Meeting Vertical Wall Scroll

These two characters contain the ideas of fate. But this is specifically the fate or destiny that brings two people together.

緣份 / 緣分 is like the chance meeting of two people that leads some time later to marriage.

This could also be the chance meeting of two business people, who become partners and build a huge and successful company.

Basically, this is an idea often associated with a fateful meeting leading to good fortune.

Some will define this word as, "The destiny brings you two together," or "Meant to be."


分 Note: The second character can also be written without the left radical, as shown to the right. If you have a preference, please let use know in the special instructions for your project. There is no difference in meaning or pronunciation, just two (alternate) ways to write the same character.


See Also:  Soulmates | Good Fortune

Once in a Lifetime

China yī qī yī huì
Japan ichigoichie
Once in a Lifetime Vertical Wall Scroll

This Japanese title can be translated as "for this time only," "chance meeting," "one meeting, one opportunity," "never again," or "one chance in a lifetime."

The characters literally mean "one time one meeting" - of course, the Kanji characters have meaning far beyond a direct translation like this.

Some might use this proverb to talk of an opportunity that presents itself just once in your life. It could also be the single chance-meeting with your true soul mate. Basically an expression for any event that might happen once in a lifetime.


This is primarily a Japanese title, however, there is also a Traditional Chinese (and old Korean) version of this proverb. Just the last character is different.
會The traditional form was used in Japan before WWII and in Korea prior to 1900. This title is somewhat known in China.

If you want the older traditional form, just click on the character to the right.

Opportunity

China jī huì
Japan kikai
Opportunity Vertical Wall Scroll

機會 is a common way to express "opportunity" in Japanese. The first character means "chance" and the second can be translated as "meeting." So in Japanese business a "chance meeting" represents a real "opportunity."

Note that this also means opportunity in Chinese but it's more an oral or informal word in Mandarin. Also, the second Kanji is the same as the simplified version of the hui Chinese character.

Fraternity

University Brotherhood / House
China xiōng dì huì
Fraternity Vertical Wall Scroll

兄弟會 is the word in Chinese for a college fraternity or some other kind of fraternal order. Literally, these characters mean "Elder brother younger brother association." The last character can also be translated as a group, union, gathering, assembly, meeting, or conference.

Until We Meet Again

China zài huì
Japan saie
Until We Meet Again Vertical Wall Scroll

In Chinese, this means to meet again, until we meet again, or goodbye.

In Japanese, this may be understood as reunion or meeting again.

Opportunity / Good Luck

China jī yù
Opportunity / Good Luck Vertical Wall Scroll

機遇 is the kind of opportunity that comes via good luck or good fortune.

機遇 is sometimes translated as "stroke of good luck."

While there are other ways to express "opportunity," I think this version is best for a calligraphy wall scroll or portrait.

Note: In Korean Hanja, this would also mean "Meeting someone under strange circumstances."


See Also:  Good Luck

Fate / Opportunity / Chance

Buddhist idea of Fate
China yīn yuán
Japan in nen
Fate / Opportunity / Chance Vertical Wall Scroll

因緣 is the Buddhist concept of a chance meeting or an opportunity that presents itself by fate.

Sometimes this is used to describe a cosmic chain of events or cause and effect.

It also is used to describe predestined relationships between people - and sometimes married couples (although if you want one about marriage, try this: Fate / Destiny of Lovers.

因緣 can also be translated as origin, karma, destiny, affinity, connection, and relation. This all depends on context - seen alone on a wall scroll, this will be read with a "fate / chance" meaning by a Chinese person, or a Korean person who can read Hanja.

The more complex definition of this word would be, "Direct causes and indirect conditions, which underlie the actions of all things."

This concept is known as nidana in the original Sanskrit. Also sometimes presented as hetupratyaya (or "hetu and prataya") which I believe is Pali.


Note: Japanese will tend to use this version of the second Kanji: 縁
If you order this from the Japanese master calligrapher, expect that you'll get this version. However, this word often carries a negative connotation in Japanese (bad things happen), as it is used that way in a certain Japanese idiom. Therefore, this may not be the best choice if Japanese is your target language.


See Also:  Buddhism | Opportunity

The Mysterious Bond Between People

The invisible force that brings people together forever
China yuán
Japan en
The Mysterious Bond Between People Vertical Wall Scroll

緣 / 縁 is a complicated single character. It can mean a lot of different things depending on how you read it.

In Japanese, it can mean fate; destiny; a mysterious force that binds two people together; a relationship between two people; bond; link; connection; family ties; affinity; opportunity; chance (to meet someone and start a relationship). It can also mean "someone to rely on," relative, reminder, memento, or the female given name, Yori.

It's basically the same in Chinese, where it's defined as cause, reason, karma, fate, or predestined affinity.

In Buddhist context, it's Pratyaya. 緣 / 縁 is the concept of indirect conditions, as opposed to direct causes. It's when something happens (meeting someone) by circumstance, or a contributing environment. Instead of a direct cause or act, it is a conditioning cause without direct input or action by the involved people.

Occasionally, this character is used in a facetious way to say hem, seam, or edge of clothing. In this case, it's the seam that brings or holds the clothing together.


縁Note: Japanese will tend to use the variant of this Kanji shown to the right. If you want this version (and are ordering this from the Japanese master calligrapher), click on the Kanji at the right instead of the button above.

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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
Fate
Chance Meeting
緣份 / 緣分
缘份 / 缘分
yuán fèn / yuan2 fen4 / yuan fen / yuanfenyüan fen / yüanfen
Once in a Lifetime一期一會
一期一会
ichigoichieyī qī yī huì
yi1 qi1 yi1 hui4
yi qi yi hui
yiqiyihui
i ch`i i hui
ichiihui
i chi i hui
Opportunity機會
机会
kikaijī huì / ji1 hui4 / ji hui / jihuichi hui / chihui
Fraternity兄弟會
兄弟会
xiōng dì huì
xiong1 di4 hui4
xiong di hui
xiongdihui
hsiung ti hui
hsiungtihui
Until We Meet Again再會
再会
saiezài huì / zai4 hui4 / zai hui / zaihuitsai hui / tsaihui
Opportunity
Good Luck
機遇
机遇
jī yù / ji1 yu4 / ji yu / jiyuchi yü / chiyü
Fate
Opportunity
Chance
因緣
因缘 / 因縁
in nen / innenyīn yuán / yin1 yuan2 / yin yuan / yinyuanyin yüan / yinyüan
The Mysterious Bond Between People緣 / 縁
enyuán / yuan2 / yuanyüan
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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