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Prayer

China dǎo gào
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This is the noun that describes the act of praying to God. This term generally applies only to western religions that pray to the God of Abraham (Christians, Jews, and Muslims).

Prayer / Praying

China qǐ dǎo
Japan kitou
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This is a second way to write "prayer". It is a little more formal than "dao gao", but the general meaning is the same. This Chinese/Japanese/Korean word can be translated as "to pray", "to say one's prayers" or simply "prayer". Like the other common term for prayer, this term generally applies only to western religions that pray to the God of Abraham (Christians, Jews, and Muslims).

Serenity Prayer

Chinese
China shàng dì cì wǒ píng jìng qù jiē shòu wǒ suǒ bù néng gǎi biàn de wǒ yǒng qì qù gǎi biàn wǒ suǒ néng gǎi biàn de bìng wǒ zhì huì qù fēn biàn zhè liǎng zhě
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This is the serenity prayer, as used by many 12-step programs and support groups.

In Chinese, this says:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Serenity Prayer

Japanese
Japan kamisama ha watashi ni kaeru koto no deki nai mono o ukeireru odayaka sa to kaeru koto no dekiru yuuki to sono chigai o shiru kenmei sa o ataeru
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This is a Japanese version of the serenity prayer, as used by many 12-step programs and support groups.

In Japanese, this says:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

God Give Me Strength

China yuàn shàng dì gěi wǒ lì liàng
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This is a wish or a prayer that you might call out at a desperate time.

Translated by us for a military serviceman in Iraq - obviously he may have a need to use this phrase often, though I am not sure where he's going to find a place to hang a wall scroll.


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Character Images Characters / Kanji
If shown, second row is Simplified Chinese
Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition
唵
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Mandarin ǎn / an3
Taiwan an
Japanese on
Chinese syllable
oṃ; auṃ; 'a word of solemn affirmation and respectful assent (sometimes translated by yes, verily, so be it, and in this sense compared with Amen). 'M. W. It is 'the mystic name for the Hindu triad', and has other significations. It was adopted by Buddhists, especially by the Tantric school, as a mystic spell, and as an object of meditation. It forms the first syllable of certain mystical combinations, e. g. 唵?呢叭 061971 吽 oṃ maṇi padme huṃ, which is a formula of the Lamaistic branch, said to be a prayer to Padmapani; each of the six syllables having its own mystic power of salvation from the lower paths of transmigration, etc.; the formula is used in sorcery, auguries, etc.; other forms of it are 唵?呢鉢頭迷吽; 唵麽抳鉢訥銘吽.

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梵
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Mandarin fàn / fan4
Taiwan fan
Japanese bon ぼん
Chinese abbr. for 梵教[Fan4 jiao4] Brahmanism; abbr. for Sanskrit 梵語|梵语[Fan4 yu3] or 梵文[Fan4 wen2]; abbr. for 梵蒂岡|梵蒂冈[Fan4 di4 gang1], the Vatican
Japanese (1) Brahman; Brahma; ultimate reality of the universe (in Hinduism); (2) Brahma; Hindu creator god; Bon (given name)
Brahman (from roots bṛh, vṛh, connected with bṛṃh, "religious devotion," "prayer," "a sacred text," or mantra, "the mystic syllable om"; "sacred learning," "the religious life," "the Supreme Being regarded as impersonal," "the Absolute," "the priestly or sacerdotal class," etc. M.W. Translit.

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祈
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Mandarin/ qi2
Taiwan ch`i / chi
Japanese ki もとむ
Chinese to implore; to pray; to request
Japanese Motomu (given name)
yācñā. Pray; prayer is spoken of as absent from Hīnayāna, and only known in Mahāyāna, especially in the esoteric sect.

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禱
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Mandarin dǎo / dao3
Taiwan tao
Chinese prayer; pray; supplication

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禂
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Mandarin dǎo / dao3
Taiwan tao
Chinese to pray; prayer

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願
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Mandarin yuàn / yuan4
Taiwan yüan
Japanese gan がん
Chinese to hope; to wish; to desire; hoped-for; ready; willing; sincere
Japanese prayer; wish; vow; Nozomi (female given name)
praṇihita; praṇidhāna; resolve, will, desire, cf. 誓.

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一念
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一念 Mandarin yī niàn / yi1 nian4
Taiwan i nien
Japanese ichinen いちねん
Japanese (1) determined purpose; (2) (Buddhist term) an incredibly short span of time (i.e. the time occupied by a single thought); (3) (Buddhist term) a single repetition of a prayer (esp. in Jodo-shu); Kazune (personal name)
A kṣaṇa, or thought; a concentration of mind; a moment; the time of a thought, of which there are varying measurements from 60 kṣaṇa upwards; the Fan-yi-ming-yi makes it one kṣaṇa. A reading. A repetition (especially of Amitābha's name). The Pure-land sect identify the thought of Buddha with Amitābha's vow, hence it is an assurance of salvation.

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來應
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來應
来应
Mandarin lái yìng / lai2 ying4
Taiwan lai ying
Japanese raiō
To come in response to an invitation; to answer prayer (by a miracle).

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修法
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修法 Mandarin xiū fǎ / xiu1 fa3
Taiwan hsiu fa
Japanese zuhou / zuho ずほう
 suhou / suho すほう
 shuhou / shuho しゅほう
Japanese (Buddhist term) prayer and austerities
[esoteric] ritual

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参籠
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参籠 Japanese sanrou / sanro さんろう
Japanese (noun/participle) retirement (to a temple of shrine) for prayer

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合十
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合十 Mandarin hé shí / he2 shi2
Taiwan ho shih
Japanese gōjū
Chinese to put one's palms together (in prayer or greeting)
合爪; 合掌 To bring the ten fingers or two palms together; a monk's salutation.
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Namaste - Greeting
合掌
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合掌 Mandarin hé zhǎng / he2 zhang3
Taiwan ho chang
Japanese gasshou / gassho がっしょう
Chinese to clasp hands; to put one's palms together (in prayer)
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) pressing one's hands together in prayer; (2) triangular frame of a thatched roof; (3) Yours sincerely; Yours truly; Sincerely yours; Gasshou (surname)
the gesture of joining one's palms and putting them to the breast as an expression of reverence
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合手
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合手 Mandarin hé shǒu / he2 shou3
Taiwan ho shou
Chinese to put one's palms together (in prayer or greeting); to work with a common purpose; harmonious; convenient (to use)

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增息
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增息 Mandarin zēng xī / zeng1 xi1
Taiwan tseng hsi
Japanese zōsoku
Increasing (power of prayer for) cessation of calamity.

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引導
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引導
引导
Mandarin yǐn dǎo / yin3 dao3
Taiwan yin tao
Japanese indou / indo いんどう
Chinese to guide; to lead (around); to conduct; to boot; introduction; primer
Japanese requiem; prayer for dead; dismissal
To lead men into Buddha-truth); also a phrase used at funerals implying the leading of the dead soul to the other world, possibly arising from setting alight the funeral pyre.

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念仏
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念仏 Japanese nenbutsu ねんぶつ
Japanese (noun/participle) Buddhist prayer; prayer to Amitabha; Nenbutsu (place-name/surname)

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念珠
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念珠 Mandarin niàn zhū / nian4 zhu1
Taiwan nien chu
Japanese nenju ねんじゅ
Chinese prayer beads; CL:串[chuan4]
Japanese (Buddhist) rosary
To tell beads.

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心願
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心願
心愿
Mandarin xīn yuàn / xin1 yuan4
Taiwan hsin yüan
Japanese shingan しんがん
Chinese cherished desire; dream; craving; wish; aspiration
Japanese prayer; heartfelt wish
The will of the mind, resolve, vow.

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加持
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加持 Mandarin jiā chí / jia1 chi2
Taiwan chia ch`ih / chia chih
Japanese kaji かじ
Japanese (noun/participle) faith-healing; incantation; Kamochi (place-name/surname)
地瑟娓曩 adhiṣṭhāna, to depend upon, a base, rule. It is defined as dependence on the Buddha, who 加 confers his strength on all (who seek it), and 持 upholds them; hence it implies prayer, because of obtaining the Buddha's power and transferring it to others; in general it is to aid, support.

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利益
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利益 Mandarin lì yì / li4 yi4
Taiwan li i
Japanese riyaku りやく
 rieki りえき
Chinese benefit; (in sb's) interest; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) profit; gains; (2) benefit; advantage; interest (of the public, etc.); (3) grace (of God, Buddha, etc.) (esp. as attained through rightful actions, prayer, adherence to one's faith, etc.); blessing; miracle; (noun/participle) (1) profit; gains; (2) benefit; advantage; interest (of the public, etc.); Toshimasu (personal name)
Benefit, aid, to bless; hence 利益妙 the wonder of Buddha's blessing, in opening the minds of all to enter the Buddha-enlightenment.

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呪う
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呪う Japanese majinau まじなう
 norou / noro のろう
Japanese (Godan verb with "u" ending) (1) (archaism) to pray that one avoids disaster or illness; to pray; (2) to pray for the death or misfortune of another; to curse; (3) to treat illness with prayer; (v5u,vt) to curse; to put a curse on; to detest intensely;

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唸珠
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唸珠
念珠
Mandarin niàn zhū / nian4 zhu1
Taiwan nien chu
Chinese prayer beads

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勅願
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勅願 Japanese chokugan ちょくがん
Japanese imperial prayer

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槵子
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槵子 Mandarin huàn zǐ / huan4 zi3
Taiwan huan tzu
Chinese fruit of the Sapindus trees (used for Buddhist prayer beads)

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朝珠
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朝珠 Mandarin cháo zhū / chao2 zhu1
Taiwan ch`ao chu / chao chu
Chinese court beads (derived from Buddhist prayer beads)

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柏手
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柏手 Japanese hakushu はくしゅ
 kashiwade かしわで
Japanese clapping one's hands in prayer (at a shrine); Kashiwade (surname)

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斎言
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斎言 Japanese iwaigoto いわいごと
Japanese congratulatory words; prayer for happiness

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数珠
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数珠 Japanese zuzu ずず
 juzu じゅず
 juju じゅじゅ
Japanese (Buddhist term) rosary; string of prayer beads

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數珠
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數珠
数珠
Mandarin shù zhū / shu4 zhu1
Taiwan shu chu
Japanese zu zu
Chinese rosary; prayer beads
A rosary; to tell beads, which consist of various numbers, generally 108.

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拍手
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拍手 Mandarin pāi shǒu / pai1 shou3
Taiwan p`ai shou / pai shou
Japanese hakushu はくしゅ
 kashiwade かしわで
Chinese to clap one's hands
Japanese (noun/participle) clapping hands; applause; clapping one's hands in prayer (at a shrine)
clapping hands

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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4-character wall scroll.
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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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Title
Characters 
Simplified
Traditional
Romaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Prayer祷告
禱告
n/adǎo gào
dao gao
tao kao
dao3 gao4
daogao
Prayer / Praying祈祷
祈禱
kitou
kito
qǐ dǎo
qi dao
ch`i tao
qi3 dao3
qidao
chitao
chi tao
Serenity Prayer上帝赐给我平静去接受我所不能改变的给我勇气去改变我所能改变的并给我智慧去分辨这两者
上帝賜給我平靜去接受我所不能改變的給我勇氣去改變我所能改變的並給我智慧去分辨這兩者
n/ashàng dì cì wǒ píng jìng qù jiē shòu wǒ suǒ bù néng gǎi biàn de wǒ yǒng qì qù gǎi biàn wǒ suǒ néng gǎi biàn de bìng wǒ zhì huì qù fēn biàn zhè liǎng zhě
shang di ci gei wo ping jing qu jie shou wo suo bu neng gai bian de gei wo yong qi qu gai bian wo suo neng gai bian de bing gei wo zhi hui qu fen bian zhe liang zhe
shang ti tz`u kei wo p`ing ching ch`ü chieh shou wo so pu neng kai pien te kei wo yung ch`i ch`ü kai pien wo so neng kai pien te ping kei wo chih hui ch`ü fen pien che liang che
shang4 di4 ci4 gei3 wo3 ping2 jing4 qu4 jie1 shou4 wo3 suo3 bu4 neng2 gai3 bian4 de gei3 wo3 yong3 qi4 qu4 gai3 bian4 wo3 suo3 neng2 gai3 bian4 de bing4 gei3 wo3 zhi4 hui4 qu4 fen1 bian4 zhe4 liang3 zhe3
shang ti tzu kei wo ping ching chü chieh shou wo so pu neng kai pien te kei wo yung chi chü kai pien wo so neng kai pien te ping kei wo chih hui chü fen pien che liang che
Serenity Prayer神様は私に変える事の出来ない物を受け入れる穏やかさと変える事の出来る勇気とその違いを知る賢明さを与える
神様は私に変える事の出来ない物を受け入れる穏やかさと変える事の出来る勇気とその違いを知る賢明さを与える
kamisama ha watashi ni kaeru koto no deki nai mono o ukeireru odayaka sa to kaeru koto no dekiru yuuki to sono chigai o shiru kenmei sa o ataeru
kamisama ha watashi ni kaeru koto no deki nai mono o ukeireru odayaka sa to kaeru koto no dekiru yuki to sono chigai o shiru kenmei sa o ataeru
n/a
God Give Me Strength愿上帝给我力量
願上帝給我力量
n/ayuàn shàng dì gěi wǒ lì liàng
yuan shang di gei wo li liang
yüan shang ti kei wo li liang
yuan4 shang4 di4 gei3 wo3 li4 liang4
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