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Standing in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Outstanding
  2. Do not fear being slow, fear standing still
  3. Standing by Oneself / Walking by Oneself
  4. Impartial and Fair to the...
  5. Glory and Honor
  6. Best Friends
  7. Keep Your Feet on the Ground
  8. Loyalty


Outstanding

China chū lèi bá cuì
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This means "one who stands out from his/her peers", "stand out from the crowd", or "standing out from others". It can also mean, "leaving your peers behind".

A great way to tell yourself that you are outstanding (or give it to a friend that you want to encourage to excel).

Do not fear being slow, fear standing still

China bú pà màn jiù pà zhàn
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This Chinese proverb literally translates as: Don't worry about being slow; only worry about standing still.

Figuratively, this means: A slow progress holds some promise, but to stand still promises failure.

Standing by Oneself / Walking by Oneself

Japan do kuritsu do ppo
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This Japanese proverb, Dokuritsu-Doppo, is an indication of your independence, self-reliance, standing on one's own two feet, or making one's own way in life.

Impartial and Fair to the
Brotherhood and Sisterhood of the World

AKA: Universal Benevolence
China yí shì tóng rén
Japan isshidoujin
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This is how to write "universal benevolence". This is also how to express the idea that you see all people the same.

If you are kind and charitable to all people, this is the best way to state that virtue. It is the essence of being impartial to all mankind, regardless of social standing, background, race, sex, etc. You do not judge others, but rather you see them eye to eye on the same level with you.


See Also...  Benevolence | Compassion | Equality | Justice | Right Decision | Selflessness | Work Unselfishly For The Common

Glory and Honor

China róng
Japan ei
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This character relates to giving someone a tribute or praise. It's a little odd as a gift, so this may not be the best selection for a wall scroll.

I've made this entry just because this character is often misused as "honorable" or "keeping your honor". It's not quite the same meaning, as this usually refers to a tribute or giving an honor to someone.

This is often found in tattoo books incorrectly listed as the western idea of personal honor or being honorable. Check with us before you get a tattoo that does not match the meaning you are really looking for. As a tattoo, this suggests that you either have a lot of pride in yourself or that you have a wish for prosperity for you and/or your family.

栄In modern Japanese Kanji, glory and honor looks like the image to the right.

There is a lot of confusion about this character, so here are some alternate translations for this character: prosperous, flourishing, blooming (like a flower), glorious beauty, proud, praise, rich, or it can be the family name "Rong". The context in which the character is used can change the meaning between these various ideas.

In the old days, this could be an honor paid to someone by the Emperor (basically a designation by the Emperor that a person has high standing).

To sum it up: This character has a positive meaning, however, it's a different flavor than the idea of being honorable and having integrity.

Best Friends

China zhì jiāo
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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

Keep Your Feet on the Ground

Be Down-to-Earth
China jiǎo tà shí dì
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This four-character proverb suggests that you should be practical, realistic, and grounded. Some translate this as a suggestion to be down-to-earth.

The first character means "feet".
The second means "step on" or "stand".
The third means "solid", "real", or "true".
The last character means "ground", "earth", or "terra".

Literally this means, "[keep your] Feet Standing [on] Solid Ground".

Loyalty

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China zhōng chéng
Japan chuu sei
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Loyalty is staying true to someone. It is standing up for something you believe in without wavering. It is being faithful to your family, country, school, friends or ideals, when the going gets tough as well as when things are good. With loyalty, you build relationships that last forever.

Notes:
1. This written form of loyalty is universal in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

2. There is also a Japanese version that is part of the Bushido Code which may be more desirable depending on whether your intended audience is Japanese or Chinese.

3. This version of loyalty is sometimes translated as devotion, sincerity, fidelity, or allegiance.


See Also...  Honor | Trust | Integrity | Sincerity


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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
Alina
Autumn
Ba Gua Zhang
Balance
Balanced Life
Bamboo
Beautiful
Beautiful Princess
Beautiful Virtue
Beautiful Woman
Beauty
Best Love
Bird
Black
Black Belt
Black Eagle
Bless and Protect
Blessings
Blossom
Bodhi
Brotherly Love
Buddhism
Bushido
Cause and Effect
Cecilia
Cherry Blossom
Children
Christopher
Divine Protection
Double Happiness
Dragon
Dragon Tiger
Erin
Eternal Life
Faith in God
Fate
Felix
Fish
Flower
Flowers
Focus
Fortitude
Fortune
Friendship
God Child
God is Always With You
God is Love
God of Abraham
Gold
Gold Fish
Good Luck
Grace from Heaven
Great
Guan Gong
Happy
Harmony
Heart and Soul
Heart of A Lion
Honor
Hope
I Need You
Indestructable
Infinity
Integrity
Iris Flower
Jasmine Flower
Jordan
Kitten
Koi Fish
Life Goes On
Like
Live for the Day
Live for the Moment
Live for Today
Live Love Die
Live Love Laugh
Long Life
Longevity
Lotus
Lotus Flower
Love
Love and Devotion
Love You Forever
Luck
Moon
Mountain
Mugen
Namo Amitabha Buddha
Never Forget
New Beginning New Life
No Regrets
Peace
People
Plum
Prosperity
Pure
Remember
Rose
Serenity
Strength
Strong
Thankfulness
The Ease of the Scholar
Three
Tiger
Understanding
United
Warrior
White
Wisdom
Wisdom from Hard Knocks
Year of the Dragon

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
Outstanding出类拔萃
出類拔萃
n/achū lèi bá cuì
chu lei ba cui
ch`u lei pa ts`ui
chu1 lei4 ba2 cui4
chuleibacui
chuleipatsui
chu lei pa tsui
Do not fear being slow, fear standing still不怕慢就怕站
不怕慢就怕站
n/abú pà màn jiù pà zhàn
bu pa man jiu pa zhan
pu p`a man chiu p`a chan
bu2 pa4 man4 jiu4 pa4 zhan4
bupamanjiupazhan
pupamanchiupachan
pu pa man chiu pa chan
Standing by Oneself / Walking by Oneself独立独步
獨立獨步
do kuritsu do ppo
dokuritsudoppo
do kuritsu do po
n/a
Impartial and Fair to the
Brotherhood and Sisterhood of the World
一视同仁
一視同仁
isshidoujin
ishidojin
yí shì tóng rén
yi shi tong ren
i shih t`ung jen
yi2 shi4 tong2 ren2
yishitongren
ishihtungjen
i shih tung jen
Glory and Honor荣 / 栄
eiróng
rong
jung
rong2
Best Friends至交
至交
n/azhì jiāo
zhi jiao
chih chiao
zhi4 jiao1
zhijiao
Keep Your Feet on the Ground脚踏实地
腳踏實地
n/ajiǎo tà shí dì
jiao ta shi di
chiao t`a shih ti
jiao3 ta4 shi2 di4
jiaotashidi
chiaotashihti
chiao ta shih ti
Loyalty忠诚
忠誠
chuu sei
chuusei
chu sei
zhōng chéng
zhong cheng
chung ch`eng
zhong1 cheng2
zhongcheng
chungcheng
chung cheng

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 "standing" 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.

Some people may refer to this entry as Standing Kanji, Standing Characters, Standing in Mandarin Chinese, Standing Characters, Standing in Chinese Writing, Standing in Japanese Writing, Standing in Asian Writing, Standing Ideograms, Chinese Standing symbols, Standing Hieroglyphics, Standing Glyphs, Standing in Chinese Letters, Standing Hanzi, Standing in Japanese Kanji, Standing Pictograms, Standing in the Chinese Written-Language, or Standing in the Japanese Written-Language.

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