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Protector in Chinese / Japanese...

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Quick links to words on this page...

  1. Protector
  2. Guardian Angel
  3. Soldier of the Gods
  4. Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint
  5. Protection
  6. Guardian / Defender
  7. God Bless You...
  8. Divine Protection
  9. God Bless You / May God Protect You
10. Guan Yu
11. Divine Blessing
12. Blessings and Protection
13. Shield
14. Warrior Saint / Saint of War


Protector

China bǎo hù zhě
Japan hogosha
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This is the universal word for protector in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

The first character means to defend, to protect, to insure or guarantee, to maintain, hold or keep, or to guard.

The second character means to protect.

Together the first and second characters create a word that means to defend, to protect, or to safeguard.

The last character means person.

Add all three characters together, and you have a word that means "protector", one who will protect, guard, and keep you safe.

Some will also translate this word as guardian or patron.


Note: Not a common selection for a wall scroll in Asia.


See Also...  Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel

China shǒu hù tiān shǐ
Japan syu go ten shi
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This is the title used for guardian angel in Chinese and Japanese Kanji. It's used in the same way that we use this title in the west - such as a guardian angel watching out for you, and allowing you to survive a disaster or accident.

The first two characters mean to guard and protect. The second two mean "angel" (literally "Heaven's messenger").

Soldier of the Gods

China shén bīng
Japan shin pei
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This is a Japanese, Chinese, and Korean title that means "soldier dispatched by a god", or "soldier under the protection of the gods".

This is used more in Japanese (especially in animation) than the other languages.

Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint

China shén lóng bì hù
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This is not the most common thing to say in Chinese, but it is grammatically correct and a cool title.

The first character means "supernatural or saintly". The second is "dragon". The last two mean protection. You could also translate this as something like "Protected by the Dragon God" or more closely "Holy Dragon".

Protection

China bì hù
Japan hi go
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This is not the most common word for a wall scroll, but this is the word for protection in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This is the non-religious, non-superstitious form of protection.

This word can be translated as shelter, shield, defend, safeguard, take under one's wing, to put under protection. In certain context, it means to grant asylum or give refuge and sanctuary.


See Also...  Guardian Angel

Guardian / Defender

China wèi shì
Japan eishi
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This is a Chinese title that means guardian or defender.

This is also used in Japanese to refer to soldiers of the Ritsuryo system that were guardians of the gates of the imperial palace / court or guards posted at the grand shrine.

God Bless You
God Be With You

Japan kami sa ma ga mamo ru you ni
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This is about as close as you can get to, "God Bless You" in Japanese.

This literally means, "[May] God Protect [You]". It can also mean, "God is Always With You", as the word in this phrase that means "protect" can also mean to follow or be with. In fact, the Japanese dictionary entry for that word reads like this: to protect; to guard; to defend; to keep (i.e. a promise); to abide; to observe; to follow.

Between the protect word that can also mean to keep a promise, and the fact we're talking about God, the "always" is implied.

Divine Protection

Japanese Only
China jiā hù
Japan ka go
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This is Japanese for "divine protection" or "the saving grace of God".

Please consider this blessing to be Japanese only. This can have the same meaning in the context of Buddhism in Chinese, but it's also a nickname for "intensive care" at Chinese hospitals.

Note: My Japanese translator says this is not very commonly-used in Japanese. I added this because a customer asked for it. There is not really a better Japanese phrase to express this idea - so this is it if you want it.

God Bless You / May God Protect You

China shàng dì bǎo yòu
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This is a blessing exchanged between Chinese Christians.

The first two characters literally mean God (The God of Zion). The second two characters express the idea of giving protection. Another way to translate this is "May God protect you".


See Also...  Guardian Angel

Guan Yu

China guān yǔ
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This is the name Guan Yu, Army General for the Kingdom of Shu. He is also known as Guan Gong (like saying Duke Guan or Sir Guan)

He was immortalized in the novel, "Romance of the Three Kingdoms".

He was a fearsome fighter, also famous for his virtue and loyalty. He is worshipped by some modern-day soldiers and has the title "Warrior Saint" in China. Some believe he offers safety and protection for military servicemen.

Guan Yu lived until 219 A.D.

Divine Blessing

China bì yòu
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This is a Chinese way to say "divine blessing".

This can also mean: to bless; to protect; divine protection.

Also written as 庇祐 (variant second character).

Blessings and Protection

China bǎo yòu
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This is the more religious and sometimes superstitious word for protection in Chinese. It's sort of a blessing of protection, and is often translated as "bless and protect", "blessing", or "to bless".

This would be used the protection or blessing that a deity (such as God) would bestow upon you. It is not religion-specific in the same way that a language itself cannot be specific to any religion.


祐Note: Sometimes the second character is written in the form shown to the right. Let us know if you have a preference when you place your order.


See Also...  Guardian Angel

Shield

China dùn
Japan tate
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This is the single character for "shield" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This can also be translated as escutcheon, protection, buckler, or aegis.

Warrior Saint / Saint of War

China wǔ shèng
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This Chinese title, Wusheng means, Saint of War.

This is usually a reference to Guan Yu (關羽), also known as Guan Gong (關公).

Some Chinese soldiers still pray to Wusheng for protection. They would especially do this before going into battle.


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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.

Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

A Vast Sky Full of Stars
Aikido
Autumn
Bamboo
Beautiful
Beautiful Princess
Beautiful Woman
Best Love
Bird
Black Belt
Black Eagle
Bless and Protect
Blessing
Blessings
Blossom
Bodhi Tree
Brotherly Love
Cause and Effect
Cherry Blossom
Confucius
Crane
Death Before Dishonor
Dharma
Dragon
Dragon Tiger
Dream
Elizabeth
Ensosymbol
Eternal
Eternal Life
Eternal Love
Family
Family First
Fight
Fire
Flowers
Forest
Forever
Forgiveness
Ghost
God is Always With You
God is Love
Gold Fish
Golden
Good Luck
Grace
Grace from Heaven
Great
Guan Gong
Happiness
Happy
Harmony
Horse
I Need You
Iron Fist
Jesus
Journey
Koi Fish
Life Energy Spiritual
Life is A Journey
Lina
Live for Today
Longevity
Lotus
Love Forever
Love of My Life
Love You Forever
Luck
Military
Miss You
Money
Moon
Mother
Mother and Son
My True Love
Never Give Up Japanese
Nick
One True Love
Passionate Love
Peace of Mind
Phil
Plum
Pure
Reason
Respect
Roxanne
Russell
Sakura
Scorpio
Sister Love
Sisterly Love
Snake
Speed
Spirit of Dragon
Strength
Strength Courage
Strength Power
Strong Hearted
Strong Woman
Sword
Taijutsu
The Saint
Tiger
Trust
Victory
Virtue
Warm
Warm Welcome
Warrior
Water
Wealth
Wolf
Woman
Year of the Dragon
Yin Yang

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!!!



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
Japanese Romaji
(Romanized Japanese)
Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Protector保护者
保護者
hogoshabǎo hù zhě
bao hu zhe
pao hu che
bao3 hu4 zhe3
baohuzhe
Guardian Angel守护天使
守護天使
syu go ten shi
syugotenshi
shǒu hù tiān shǐ
shou hu tian shi
shou hu t`ien shih
shou3 hu4 tian1 shi3
shouhutianshi
shouhutienshih
shou hu tien shih
Soldier of the Gods神兵
神兵
shin pei
shinpei
shén bīng
shen bing
shen ping
shen2 bing1
shenbing
Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint神龙庇护
神龍庇護
n/ashén lóng bì hù
shen long bi hu
shen lung pi hu
shen2 long2 bi4 hu4
shenlongbihu
Protection庇护
庇護
hi go
higo
bì hù
bi hu
pi hu
bi4 hu4
bihu
Guardian / Defender卫士
衛士
eishiwèi shì
wei shi
wei shih
wei4 shi4
weishi
God Bless You
God Be With You
神さまが守るように
神さまが守るように
kami sa ma ga mamo ru you ni
kamisamagamamoruyouni
kami sa ma ga mamo ru yo ni
n/a
Divine Protection加护
加護
ka go
kago
jiā hù
jia hu
chia hu
jia1 hu4
jiahu
God Bless You / May God Protect You上帝保佑
上帝保佑
n/ashàng dì bǎo yòu
shang di bao you
shang ti pao yu
shang4 di4 bao3 you4
shangdibaoyou
Guan Yu关羽
關羽
n/aguān yǔ
guan yu
kuan yü
guan1 yu3
guanyu
Divine Blessing庇佑
庇佑 / 庇祐
n/abì yòu
bi you
pi yu
bi4 you4
biyou
Blessings and Protection保佑
保佑 / 保祐
n/abǎo yòu
bao you
pao yu
bao3 you4
baoyou
Shield
tatedùn
dun
tun
dun4
Warrior Saint / Saint of War武圣
武聖
n/awǔ shèng
wu sheng
wu3 sheng4
wusheng

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 "protector" 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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