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  1. Precious
  2. Precious / Treasure
  3. Time is as Precious as Gold
  4. A Moment of Time...
  5. Treasure
  6. Jade


Precious

China zhēn guì de
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This is an adjective that means "precious" in Chinese.

Precious

Japan tattoi
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This Japanese word means precious, valuable, priceless, noble, exalted, or sacred.

Precious / Treasure

Japan ki chou hin
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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.

Time is as Precious as Gold

Cherish Time as if it was Gold
China xí shí rú jīn
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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).

A Moment of Time
is as Precious as Gold

Japanese
Japan shunshouikkoku
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This Japanese proverb means, "A moment of time in a spring evening (is worth a thousand pieces of gold)".

Treasure

China zhēn bǎo
Japan chin hou
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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.

Treasure

Single Character
China bǎo
Japan takara
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This character means precious thing or treasure. This can also mean precious, a gem, a pearl, or anything valuable.


宝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.

Treasure

China cái bǎo
Japan zaihou
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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.


宝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.

Jade

(precious stone)
China
Japan tama / gyoku
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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.


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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
Precious珍贵的
珍貴的
n/azhēn guì de
zhen gui de
chen kuei te
zhen1 gui4 de
zhenguide
Precious貴い
貴い
tattoin/a
Precious / Treasure貴重品
貴重品
ki chou hin
kichouhin
ki cho hin
n/a
Time is as Precious as Gold惜时如金
惜時如金
n/axí shí rú jīn
xi shi ru jin
hsi shih ju chin
xi2 shi2 ru2 jin1
xishirujin
A Moment of Time
is as Precious as Gold
春宵一刻
春宵一刻
shunshouikkoku
shunshoikoku
n/a
Treasure珍宝
珍寶
chin hou
chinhou
chin ho
zhēn bǎo
zhen bao
chen pao
zhen1 bao3
zhenbao
Treasure
takarabǎo
bao
pao
bao3
Treasure财宝
財寶
zaihou
zaiho
cái bǎo
cai bao
ts`ai pao
cai2 bao3
caibao
tsaipao
tsai pao
Jade
tama / gyoku
yu
yu4

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