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Spiritual Strength / Strength of Spirit

China jīng shén lì liàng
Japan seishin rikiryou
Spiritual Strength / Strength of Spirit Vertical Wall Scroll

This title speaks of one's soul or spirit, and the capacity or strength that soul possesses.

The first two characters mean mind, heart, spirit, and/or soul.

The last two characters mean strength, capacity, or ability.

Note: Separately, these are two words in Japanese, and can be pronounced but this does not make a natural title in Japanese (best if your audience is Chinese).

Indomitable / Persistence / Fortitude

China bù qū
Japan fukutsu
Indomitable / Persistence / Fortitude Vertical Wall Scroll

不屈 is the short form of a longer Chinese word, and also a word used in Korean and Japanese to express the idea of being indomitable. It literally means, "will not bend," "will not crouch," "will not yield," "will not flinch," or "will not submit."

Note: Some will translate this as "indomitable spirit"; however, technically, there is no character to suggest the idea of "spirit" in this word.


See Also:  Tenacity | Fortitude | Strength | Undaunted

Indomitable / Unyielding

China bù qū bù náo
Japan fukutsu futou
Indomitable / Unyielding Vertical Wall Scroll

不屈不撓 means "Indomitable" or "Unyielding."

不屈不撓 is a long word by Chinese standards. At least, it is often translated as a single word into English. It's actually a proverb in Chinese.

If you want to break it down, you can see that the first and third characters are the same. Both meaning "not" (they work as a suffix to make a negative or opposite meaning to whatever character follows).

The second character means "bendable."

The last means "scratched" or "bothered."

So this really means "Won't be bent, can't be bothered." I have also seen it written as "Will not crouch, will not submit." This comes from the fact that the second character can mean, "to crouch" and the last can mean "to submit" (as in "to give in" such as "submitting to the rule of someone else"). This may explain better why these four characters mean "indomitable."

Notes:
Some will translate this as "indomitable spirit"; however, technically, there is no character to suggest the idea of "spirit" in this word.
The first two characters can be a stand-alone word in Chinese.
In Japanese, this is considered to be two words (with very similar meanings).
The same characters are used in Korean, but the 2nd and 4th characters are swapped to create a word pronounced "불요불굴" in Korean.
Just let me know if you want the Korean version, which will also make sense in Japanese, and though not as natural, will also make sense in Chinese as well.


See Also:  Tenacity | Fortitude | Strength | Undaunted

Dragon

Year of the Dragon / Zodiac Sign
China lóng
Japan ryuu / tatsu
Dragon Vertical Wall Scroll

龍 is the character for dragon in Chinese, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji.

The dragon is the creature of myth and legend that dominates Chinese, Japanese, and even European folklore. In China, the dragon is the symbol of the Emperor, strength and power, and the Chinese dragon is known as the god of water.

From the Chinese Zodiac, if you were born in the year of the Dragon, you . . .

Have a strong body and spirit.
Are full of energy.
Have vast goals.
Have a deep level of self-awareness.
Will do whatever you can to "save face."


See also our Chinese Zodiac or Dragon Calligraphy pages.

Hapkido

Korean Martial Art of re-directing force
China hé qì dào
Japan ai ki do
Hapkido Vertical Wall Scroll

Hapkido is a mostly-defensive martial art of Korea. It has some connection to Aikido of Japan. In fact, they are written with the same characters in both languages. However, it should be noted that the Korean Hanja characters shown here are the traditional Chinese form - but in modern Japan, the middle character was slightly simplified.
Note: You can consider this to be the older Japanese written form of Aikido. Titles on older books and signs about Aikido use this form.

The connection between Japanese Aikido and Korean Hapkido is a bit muddled in history. 合氣道 is probably due to the relationship between the two countries - especially during WWII when many Koreans became virtual slaves for the Japanese (many Koreans are still bitter about that, so many things were disassociated from having any Japanese origin).

Looking at the characters, the first means "union" or "harmony."
The second character means "universal energy" or "spirit."
The third means "way" or "method."
One way to translate this into English is "Harmonizing Energy Method." This makes since, as Hapkido has more to do with redirecting energy, rather that fighting with strength against strength.

More Hapkido info

More notes:
1. Sometimes Hapkido is Romanized as "hap ki do," "hapki-do" "hab gi do" or "hapgido."

2. Korean Hanja characters are actually Chinese characters that usually hold the same meaning in both languages. There was a time when these characters were the standard and only written form of Korean. The development of modern Korean Hangul characters is a somewhat recent event in the greater scope of history. There was a time when Chinese characters were the written form of many languages in places known in modern times as North Korea, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China, and a significant portion of Malaysia. Even today, more people in the world can read Chinese characters than can read English.

3. While these Korean Hanja characters can be pronounced in Chinese, this word is not well-known in China and is not considered part of the Chinese lexicon.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese shin / しん    kokoro / こころ
Hapkido Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese heart; mind; intention; center; core; CL:顆|颗[ke1],個|个[ge4]
Japanese (1) heart; mind; (n,suf) (2) (See 愛郷心) spirit; vitality; inner strength; (3) {astron} (See 二十八宿,蒼竜・そうりょう・3) Chinese "Heart" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (4) (archaism) friend; (1) mind; heart; spirit; (2) the meaning of a phrase (riddle, etc.); (personal name) Moto; (female given name) Misato; (female given name) Manaka; (given name) Makoto; (female given name) Haato; (female given name) Nozomi; (female given name) Naka; (female given name) Tenshi; (female given name) Shinba; (personal name) Shinji; (surname, female given name) Shin; (female given name) Shizuka; (female given name) Kokko; (female given name) Kokoro; (female given name) Koko; (female given name) Kiyo; (female given name) Ai
hṛd, hṛdaya 汗栗太 (or 汗栗馱); 紀哩馱 the heart, mind, soul; citta 質多 the heart as the seat of thought or intelligence. In both senses the heart is likened to a lotus. There are various definitions, of which the following are six instances: (1) 肉團心 hṛd, the physical heart of sentient or nonsentient living beings, e. g. men, trees, etc. (2) 集起心 citta, the ālayavijñāna, or totality of mind, and the source of all mental activity. (3) 思量心 manas, the thinking and calculating mind; (4) 緣慮心; 了別心; 慮知心; citta; the discriminating mind; (5) 堅實心 the bhūtatathatā mind, or the permanent mind; (6) 積聚精要心 the mind essence of the sutras.


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Mandarin jìng // jìn / jing4 // jin4
Taiwan ching // chin
Japanese tsuyoshi / つよし    takeshi / たけし    kei / ke / けい
Chinese stalwart; sturdy; strong; powerful; strength; energy; enthusiasm; spirit; mood; expression; interest; CL:把[ba3]
Japanese (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (personal name) Takeshi; (given name) Kei

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Mandarin jīng / jing1
Taiwan ching
Japanese sei / se / せい
Chinese essence; extract; vitality; energy; semen; sperm; mythical goblin spirit; highly perfected; elite; the pick of something; proficient (refined ability); extremely (fine); selected rice (archaic)
Japanese (1) spirit; sprite; nymph; (2) energy; vigor (vigour); strength; (3) fine details; (4) semen; (given name) Makoto; (male given name) Tsutomu; (given name) Tadashi; (personal name) Seiji; (surname) Seizaki; (surname, female given name) Sei; (personal name) Suguru; (place-name) Shirage; (given name) Kuwashi; (male given name) Kiyoshi; (given name) Akira
Cleaned rice, freed from the husk, pure; essential, essence, germinating principle, spirit; fine, best, finest.

満身

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Japanese manshin / まんしん Japanese (1) the whole body; (can be adjective with の) (2) all one's (strength, anger, spirit, etc.); (surname) Mitsumi

漑ぐ

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Japanese sosogu / そそぐ Japanese (Godan verb with "gu" ending) (1) to pour (into); to fill; (2) to sprinkle on from above; to shed (e.g. tears); (3) to concentrate one's spirit (strength, attention) on; (v5g,vi) (4) to fall onto (of rain, snow)

潅ぐ

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Japanese sosogu / そそぐ Japanese (Godan verb with "gu" ending) (1) to pour (into); to fill; (2) to sprinkle on from above; to shed (e.g. tears); (3) to concentrate one's spirit (strength, attention) on; (v5g,vi) (4) to fall onto (of rain, snow)

濺ぐ

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Japanese sosogu / そそぐ Japanese (Godan verb with "gu" ending) (1) to pour (into); to fill; (2) to sprinkle on from above; to shed (e.g. tears); (3) to concentrate one's spirit (strength, attention) on; (v5g,vi) (4) to fall onto (of rain, snow)

灌ぐ

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Japanese sosogu / そそぐ Japanese (Godan verb with "gu" ending) (1) to pour (into); to fill; (2) to sprinkle on from above; to shed (e.g. tears); (3) to concentrate one's spirit (strength, attention) on; (v5g,vi) (4) to fall onto (of rain, snow)

力づく

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Japanese chikarazuku / ちからづく Japanese (Godan verb with "ku" ending) to recover one's strength; to recover one's spirit; to revive; to be refreshed; to be invigorated; to be encouraged

力付く

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Japanese chikarazuku / ちからづく Japanese (Godan verb with "ku" ending) to recover one's strength; to recover one's spirit; to revive; to be refreshed; to be invigorated; to be encouraged

精疲力盡

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Mandarin jīng pí lì jìn / jing1 pi2 li4 jin4
Taiwan ching p`i li chin / ching pi li chin
Chinese spirit weary, strength exhausted (idiom); spent; drained; washed out

精疲力竭

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Mandarin jīng pí lì jié / jing1 pi2 li4 jie2
Taiwan ching p`i li chieh / ching pi li chieh
Chinese spirit weary, strength exhausted (idiom); spent; drained; washed out

養精蓄銳

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Mandarin yǎng jīng xù ruì / yang3 jing1 xu4 rui4
Taiwan yang ching hsü jui
Chinese to preserve and nurture one's spirit (idiom); honing one's strength for the big push

意気に感じる

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Japanese ikinikanjiru / いきにかんじる Japanese (exp,v1) to be positively affected by someone's strength of spirit

力付く;力づく

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Japanese chikarazuku / ちからづく Japanese (Godan verb with "ku" ending) to recover one's strength; to recover one's spirit; to revive; to be refreshed; to be invigorated; to be encouraged

心有餘而力不足


心有余而力不足

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Mandarin xīn yǒu yú ér lì bù zú / xin1 you3 yu2 er2 li4 bu4 zu2
Taiwan hsin yu yü erh li pu tsu
Chinese the will is there, but not the strength (idiom); the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

心有餘,力不足


心有余,力不足

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Mandarin xīn yǒu yú , lì bù zú / xin1 you3 yu2 , li4 bu4 zu2
Taiwan hsin yu yü , li pu tsu
Chinese The will is there, but not the strength (idiom, from Confucian Analects).; I really want to do it, but don't have the resources.; The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

注ぐ(P);灌ぐ;潅ぐ;濺ぐ;漑ぐ

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Japanese sosogu / そそぐ Japanese (Godan verb with "gu" ending) (1) (See 注ぐ・つぐ) to pour (into); to fill; (2) to sprinkle on from above; to shed (e.g. tears); (3) to concentrate one's spirit (strength, attention) on; (v5g,vi) (4) to fall onto (of rain, snow)

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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
Spiritual Strength
Strength of Spirit
精神力量seishin rikiryou
seishinrikiryou
seishin rikiryo
seishinrikiryo
jīng shén lì liàng
jing1 shen2 li4 liang4
jing shen li liang
jingshenliliang
ching shen li liang
chingshenliliang
Indomitable
Persistence
Fortitude
不屈fukutsubù qū / bu4 qu1 / bu qu / buqupu ch`ü / puchü / pu chü
Indomitable
Unyielding
不屈不撓
不屈不挠
fukutsu futou
fukutsufutou
fukutsu futo
fukutsufuto
bù qū bù náo
bu4 qu1 bu4 nao2
bu qu bu nao
buqubunao
pu ch`ü pu nao
puchüpunao
pu chü pu nao
Dragon
ryuu / tatsu
ryu / tatsu
ryu/tatsu
lóng / long2 / longlung
Hapkido合氣道
合气道
ai ki do / aikidohé qì dào
he2 qi4 dao4
he qi dao
heqidao
ho ch`i tao
hochitao
ho chi tao
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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