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This means precious or treasured as an adjective or as a noun, valuables or treasures in Japanese.
This word exists in the Korean dictionary but is rarely if ever used in Korea.
This proverb can be translated as "Cherish Time as if it was Gold", or "Time is as Valuable as Gold".
This basically suggests that time is gold, and you should value the time you have (and use it well).
This Japanese proverb means, "A moment of time in a spring evening (is worth a thousand pieces of gold)".
In Chinese this word meaning treasure, something you value highly, or something very precious to you.
In Japanese, this has a meaning like "rare treasure".
The first character can mean precious thing or treasure. The second character can mean a jewel or gem, a treasure or simply precious. Together these two characters reinforce each other into a word that clearly means treasure.
This character means precious thing or treasure. This can also mean precious, a gem, a pearl, or anything valuable.
The version of this character shown to the left is the traditional Chinese and ancient/traditional Japanese version. In modern Japan and China, this character has been simplified. This simplified version is shown to the right. If you want this modern Japanese/simplified version, just click the Kanji on the right, instead of the button above. If your audience is Chinese or Korean, I recommend the ancient/traditional form. Only consider the simplified form if your audience is younger Japanese people.
This is the Japanese word meaning "treasure" or "money and valuables".
The first character means "property", "money", "wealth" or "assets". The second character means "treasure", "wealth" or "valuables" in Japanese. Together these two characters reinforce each other into a word that clearly means treasure in Japanese.
This is also a word meaning "money and valuables" in Chinese, but more of a daily use word - not as appropriate for a wall scroll if your audience is Chinese.
The second character shown to the left is the ancient/traditional Japanese version. In modern Japan, this character has been simplified. This simplified version is shown to the right. If you want this modern Japanese/simplified version, just click the Kanji on the right, instead of the button above.
This is how to write jade in Chinese, Korean Hanja and Japanese Kanji. This refers to the semi-precious stone that can be almost white or a vivid green.
Note: In Japanese, this character can mean jewel, ball, sphere or coin depending on context.
If your name is Jade, you may want to choose this to represent your name by meaning rather than pronunciation.
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)
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.
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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
|Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|n/a||zhēn guì de|
zhen gui de
chen kuei te
|zhen1 gui4 de|
|Precious / Treasure||貴重品|
|ki chou hin|
ki cho hin
|Time is as Precious as Gold||惜时如金|
|n/a||xí shí rú jīn|
xi shi ru jin
hsi shih ju chin
|xi2 shi2 ru2 jin1|
|A Moment of Time|
is as Precious as Gold
|tama / gyoku||yù|
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