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探求 means: to seek; to pursue; to investigate; quest; pursuit.
探求 is used in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
精進 is a wide-ranging word that is used in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
It can mean devotion, diligence, concentration, aggressive, enterprising, vigorous, energetic, purification, pushing, asceticism, assiduity, or virility. 精進 is deep, and these two characters can express ideas that take a full English phrase to describe such as, "concentration of mind," "to forge ahead vigorously," or "to dedicate oneself to progress."
Used in the context of Buddhism, it means, "making earnest efforts to cultivate virtue and get rid of evil," or "zeal in one's quest for enlightenment."
一帆風順 is just what you think it means. It suggests that you are on a trouble-free voyage through life, or literally on a sailing ship or sail boat. It is often used in China as a wish for good luck on a voyage or as you set out on a new quest or career in your life. Some may use this in lieu of "bon voyage."
The literal meaning is roughly, "Once you raise your sail, you will get the wind you need, and it will take you where you want to go." Another way to translate it is "Your sail and the wind follow your will."
一帆風順 is a great gift for a mariner, sailor, adventurer, or someone starting a new career.
Note: Can be understood in Korean Hanja but rarely used.
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your quest search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| tàn qiú / tan4 qiu2
t`an ch`iu / tan chiu
tankyuu / tankyu / たんきゅう
to seek; to pursue; to investigate
(noun/participle) search; quest; pursuit
| jīng jìn / jing1 jin4
shoujin(p);soujin(ok);shouji(ok);souji(ok) / shojin(p);sojin(ok);shoji(ok);soji(ok) / しょうじん(P);そうじん(ok);しょうじ(ok);そうじ(ok)
to forge ahead vigorously; to dedicate oneself to progress
(noun/participle) (1) concentration; diligence; devotion; (2) (See 六波羅蜜) asceticism; zeal in one's quest for enlightenment; (3) adherence to a vegetarian diet; (surname) Shoujin; (place-name) Shouji
vīrya, one of the seven bodhyaṅga; 'vigour,' 'valour, fortitude,' 'virility' (M.W.); 'welldoing' (Keith). The Chinese interpretation may be defined, as pure or unadulterated progress, i.e. 勤 zeal, zealous, courageously progressing in the good and eliminating the evil.; vīrya, zeal, unchecked progress; effort
| qǔ jīng / qu3 jing1
ch`ü ching / chü ching
to journey to India on a quest for the Buddhist scriptures; to learn by studying another's experience
| qiú suǒ / qiu2 suo3
ch`iu so / chiu so
to search for something; to seek; to quest; to explore
to seek out
|kuesuto / クエスト||
quest; pursuit; search
|sabukue / サブクエ||
(abbreviation) (See サブクエスト) subquest (in video game); sub quest
|sabukuesuto / サブクエスト||
subquest (in a video game); sub quest
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|探求||tankyuu / tankyu||tàn qiú / tan4 qiu2 / tan qiu / tanqiu||t`an ch`iu / tanchiu / tan chiu|
|shoujin / shojin||jīng jìn / jing1 jin4 / jing jin / jingjin||ching chin / chingchin|
|yī fán fēng shùn|
yi1 fan2 feng1 shun4
yi fan feng shun
|i fan feng shun
|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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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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