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Soul Mate in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Soul Mates
  2. Spiritual Soul Mates
  3. Eternal Friendship / Friends Forever
  4. Best Friends / Buddies
  5. Eternal Friendship...
  6. The Red String
  7. Fate / Chance Meeting
  8. Best Friends / Closest Friend
  9. Best Friends
10. Most Sincere Friend / Honest Friend / Real Friend / Best Friend

Soul Mates

Japan tamashii no tomo
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Soul Mates

This is one of a few ways to write "Soul Mates" in Japanese.

The first Kanji means soul, spirit, ghost, immortal soul, the mind, or conscious mind. From Sanskrit it's Vijñāna.

The middle character is a Japanese Hiragana connecting or possessive article that links the two ideas together.

The last Kanji means friends or friendship.

Soul Mates

China tiān shēng yí duì
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Soul Mates

It was tough to find the best way to say "soul mates" in Chinese. We settled on this old way to say "A couple selected by heaven".

The first two characters together mean "natural" or "innate". Separated, they mean "heaven" and "born". The last two characters mean "couple". So this can be translated as "A couple that is together by nature", or "A couple brought together by heaven's decree", with a slight stretch, you could say "A couple born together from heaven".

It's a struggle to find the best way to describe this idea in English, but trust me, it is pretty cool and it is a great way to say "soulmates".

If you're in a happy relationship or marriage and think you have found your soul mate, this would be a wonderful wall scroll to hang in your home.

Soul Mates

China líng hún bàn lǚ
Japan reikon hanryo
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Soul Mates

This is the literal translation of "Soul Mates".

This is kind of the western way to express "soul mates", but translated into Chinese, Japanese Kanji,and old Korean Hanja.
The first two characters mean "soul" or "spirit".
The second two characters mean "mate", "companion" or "partner".

Although not the most common title, these characters have good meaning and will be received well in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. It's a universal title!

Soul Mates

Japan reikon no nakama tachi
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Soul Mates

This is a Japanese-only title for soulmates.

The first half means "of the soul" or "spiritual".

The second half means "eminent mates" or "eminent partners".

Spiritual Soul Mates

China jīng shén bàn lǚ
Japan sei shin han ryo
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Spiritual Soul Mates

This is title means "Spiritual Soul Mates". The first two characters mean "spiritual" or "soul". The second two characters mean "mates", "companions" or "partners".

This is more about the spiritual connection between partners rather than a "fate-brought-us-together" kind of soul mates.

Both halves of this title have meaning in Japanese, but I've not yet confirmed that this is a commonly-used title in Japan.

Eternal Friendship / Friends Forever

China yǒng yuǎn de péng yǒu
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Eternal Friendship / Friends Forever

This is exactly what the title suggests. This means friends that are eternal or a friendship that will last forever - you will remain the best of friends as long as you live.

The first two characters mean forever, eternal, eternity, perpetuity, immortality, and/or permanence.

The middle character links the words (it's a possessive article).

The last two characters represent friendship, or simply "friends".

Best Friends / Buddies

China qīn yǒu
Japan shin yuu
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Best Friends / Buddies

This is the Japanese way to say "best friend".

The first character can mean "relative" or sometimes "parents". The second character means "friend". Think about the close relationship that Japanese people have with their parents and relatives, and this starts to mean "close friends".

Some Japanese-English dictionaries also translate this as "bosom friend", "old friend", "intimate friend", "buddy", "crony" or "chum".

Note that in Chinese, this has the meaning of "relatives and friends". It's a good meaning in Chinese, but it's not quite the same as "best friends".

Eternal Friendship
Friends Forever

Japan ei en no yuu
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Eternal Friendship<br>Friends Forever

The first two characters mean eternal, eternity, perpetuity, forever, immortality, and permanence.

The third character is a possessive article which sort of makes this selection mean "Love, of the eternal kind".

The last character is "friend" or "Friendship".

See Also...  Best Friends

The Red String

Thread of Lover's Destiny / Fate
Japan akai ito
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The Red String

This literally translates as, "the red string" in Japanese, but the real meaning is much deeper...

In Japanese culture, it's believed that fate, destiny, or karma joins lovers by an unseen string, tied around one little finger of each. This is how soul mates fine and are drawn to each other.

Fate / Chance Meeting

China yuán fèn
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Fate / Chance Meeting

These two characters contain the ideas of fate. But this is specifically the fate or destiny that brings two people together.

This is like the chance meeting of two people that leads some time later to marriage.

This could also be the chance meeting of two business people, who become partners and build a huge and successful company.

Basically, this is an idea often associated with a fateful meeting leading to good fortune.

Some will define this word as, "The destiny brings you two together", or "Meant to be".

分 Note: Second character can also be written without the left radical, as shown to the right. If you have a preference, please let use know in the special instructions for your project. There is no difference in meaning or pronunciation, just two (alternate) ways to write the same character.

See Also...  Soulmates | Good Fortune

Best Friends / Closest Friend

China zhì yǒu
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Best Friends / Closest Friend

This one way to say best friend in Chinese.

The first character can mean "most", "extreme" or "best".
The second character means "friend" or "friends" (plural forms work differently in China).

Can also be translated as "close friend" or "most intimate friend".

See Also...  Friendship | Soulmates

Best Friends

China zhì jiāo
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Best Friends

This an alternate way to say best friend in Chinese.

The first character can mean "most", "extreme" or "best". The second character means "making friends" or "building friendship". There's sort of a suggestion with the second character that fate caused you to intersect in life and become friends (that character can mean intersection in some context).

This can also mean "most intimate friend", "very good friend of long standing", or "closest friend".

See Also...  Friendship | Soulmates

Most Sincere Friend / Honest Friend / Real Friend / Best Friend

China zhì yǒu
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Most Sincere Friend / Honest Friend / Real Friend / Best Friend

This one way to say best friend in Chinese.

The first character can mean "honest" or "most sincere". The second character means "friend" or "friends" (plural forms work differently in Chinese).

See Also...  Friendship | Soulmates

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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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Soul Mates 魂の友tamashii no tomo
tamashi no tomo
Soul Mates 天生一對
tiān shēng yí duì
tian1 sheng1 yi2 dui4
tian sheng yi dui
t`ien sheng i tui
tien sheng i tui
Soul Mates 靈魂伴侶
reikon hanryo
líng hún bàn lǚ
ling2 hun2 ban4 lv3
ling hun ban lv
ling hun pan lü
Soul Mates 霊魂の仲間達reikon no nakama tachi
Spiritual Soul Mates 精神伴侶
sei shin han ryo
jīng shén bàn lǚ
jing1 shen2 ban4 lv3
jing shen ban lv
ching shen pan lü
Eternal Friendship / Friends Forever 永遠的朋友
yǒng yuǎn de péng yǒu
yong3 yuan3 de peng2 you3
yong yuan de peng you
yung yüan te p`eng yu
yung yüan te peng yu
Best Friends / Buddies 親友
shin yuu / shinyuu / shin yu / shinyuqīn yǒu / qin1 you3 / qin you / qinyou ch`in yu / chinyu / chin yu
Eternal Friendship
Friends Forever
永遠の友ei en no yuu
ei en no yu
The Red String 赤い糸akai ito / akaiito
Fate / Chance Meeting 緣份 / 緣分
缘份 / 缘分
yuán fèn / yuan2 fen4 / yuan fen / yuanfen yüan fen / yüanfen
Best Friends / Closest Friend 至友zhì yǒu / zhi4 you3 / zhi you / zhiyou chih yu / chihyu
Best Friends 至交zhì jiāo / zhi4 jiao1 / zhi jiao / zhijiao chih chiao / chihchiao
Most Sincere Friend / Honest Friend / Real Friend / Best Friend 摯友
zhì yǒu / zhi4 you3 / zhi you / zhiyou chih yu / chihyu

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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