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Religious in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Religious Devotion / Faith in God / Religious Faith
  2. Religious Seeker
  3. Christian Friend
  4. Blessings and Protection
  5. Islam
  6. True Religion / Buddha Truth

Religious Devotion / Faith in God / Religious Faith

China xìn yǎng
Japan shin kou
Religious Devotion / Faith in God / Religious Faith

信仰 means firm belief, faith, persuasion, conviction, and sometimes religion or creed in Chinese, Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja.

信仰 clearly fits religious connotation of the English word "devotion."

信仰 is often used to refer to a person of faith or a religious person.

This can be directly translated as "firm belief," "creed," "conviction" or simply as "religious" depending on context.

Some will also use this to mean "trust in God" in Japanese (though the term for God is not actually in this title).

It should be noted that this word is a little strange alone on a wall scroll.


While this can be pronounced in Japanese, it's not a great selection for a wall scroll if your audience is Japanese.


See Also:  Faith | Trust | Devotion | Trust | Trust in God

Religious Seeker

China qǐ qiú zhě
Japan kotsugusha
Religious Seeker

乞求者 is a rare Buddhist-only term for a seeker (one who seeks religion or enlightenment).

Christian Friend

China jiào yǒu
Christian Friend

Depending on context, this word can mean Christian or "friend of the same religion." While technically it could be any religion, this is used mostly within the Christian faith. You can also translate this as "Christian friend" and in some cases "Church member."

Blessings and Protection

China bǎo yòu
Blessings and Protection

保佑 / 保祐 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

Islam

Religion of the Hui People
China huí jiào
Japan kai kyou
Islam

回教 means "Hui Religion" in Chinese.

It refers specifically to the Hui people (Huizu) who have typical Oriental looks but are Muslim (practice the religion of Islam). Hui people can be found throughout China, often establishing Muslim neighborhoods in many cities.

My Japanese dictionary lists this as the all Kanji way to write Islam as well.

In Korean, the first character is used as a short name to say Muslim.

True Religion / Buddha Truth

The way of the truth
China shí dào
Japan jitsu dou
True Religion / Buddha Truth

This Buddhist title means, "The true way," "The true religion," "The way of the truth," or "The absolute Buddha-truth."

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Religious Devotion
Faith in God
Religious Faith
信仰shin kou / shinkou / shin ko / shinkoxìn yǎng / xin4 yang3 / xin yang / xinyanghsin yang / hsinyang
Religious Seeker乞求者kotsugushaqǐ qiú zhě
qi3 qiu2 zhe3
qi qiu zhe
qiqiuzhe
ch`i ch`iu che
chichiuche
chi chiu che
Christian Friend教友jiào yǒu / jiao4 you3 / jiao you / jiaoyouchiao yu / chiaoyu
Blessings and Protection保佑 / 保祐
保佑
bǎo yòu / bao3 you4 / bao you / baoyoupao yu / paoyu
Islam回教kai kyou / kaikyou / kai kyo / kaikyohuí jiào / hui2 jiao4 / hui jiao / huijiaohui chiao / huichiao
True Religion
Buddha Truth
實道
实道
jitsu dou / jitsudou / jitsu do / jitsudoshí dào / shi2 dao4 / shi dao / shidaoshih tao / shihtao
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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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

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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