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  1. Winter Season
  2. You must endure a harsh winter...
  3. The Four Seasons
  4. Autumn / Fall Season
  5. Apple
  6. To Know Hardship, One Must Experience It

Winter Season

China dōng
Japan fuyu
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<mark>Winter</mark> Season

This is the word/character used to describe the Winter season in Chinese and Japanese. It also means winter in Korean Hanja, though a second character is usually added in Korean.

You must endure a harsh winter
to appreciate the warmth of springtime

You must know hardship to appreciate happiness
China bù jīng dōng hán bù zhī chūn nuǎn
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You must endure a harsh <mark>winter</mark><br>to appreciate the warmth of springtime

This literally translates as: Without having experienced the cold of winter, one cannot appreciate the warmth of spring.

Figuratively, this means: One cannot truly appreciate happiness without having gone through hardship.

There are many contrasts in life. One simply cannot fully know what joy is without having experienced misery, difficulty, and pain. How could you explain "light" if you did not have "darkness" to compare it to?

Embrace hardship, as it makes the good times seem even better.

The Four Seasons

China chūn xià qiū dōng
Japan shunkashuutou
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The Four Seasons

This is one way to express "The Four Seasons " or "All Year Round ".

The characters here represent Spring, Summer, Autumn (Fall) and Winter.

Autumn / Fall Season

China qiū
Japan aki
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Autumn / Fall Season

This is the word/character used to describe the Autumn or Fall season in Chinese and Japanese.

See Also...  Spring | Summer | Four Seasons


China píng guǒ
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This is the Chinese word for Apple. This red or green fruit tree grows well in the cool winter climates of northern China.

In the context of computers and smartphones, this can refer to Apple Computers.

To Know Hardship, One Must Experience It

China bù dāng hé shàng bù zhī tóu lěng
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To Know Hardship, One Must Experience It

This Chinese proverb literally translates as: [One who has] not been a monk [does] not know [the feeling of a] cold head.
I need to explain that a Chinese Buddhist monk always has a shaved head, and thus a cold head in winter.

Figuratively, this means: One cannot know the true meaning of hardship until one has experienced it oneself.

This is an idiom in Chinese, so the figurative meaning is what people perceive when they hear or read this phrase. Just as in English, when someone says, "The grass is always greener", one will think about the idea of jealousy, rather than the quality of one's lawn.

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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.
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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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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

Romaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Winter Season
You must endure a harsh winter
to appreciate the warmth of springtime
n/abù jīng dōng hán bù zhī chūn nuǎn
bu jing dong han bu zhi chun nuan
pu ching tung han pu chih ch`un nuan
bu4 jing1 dong1 han2 bu4 zhi1 chun1 nuan3
pu ching tung han pu chih chun nuan
The Four Seasons春夏秋冬
chūn xià qiū dōng
chun xia qiu dong
ch`un hsia ch`iu tung
chun1 xia4 qiu1 dong1
chun hsia chiu tung
Autumn / Fall Season
n/apíng guǒ
ping guo
p`ing kuo
ping2 guo3
ping kuo
To Know Hardship, One Must Experience It不当和尚不知头冷
n/abù dāng hé shàng bù zhī tóu lěng
bu dang he shang bu zhi tou leng
pu tang ho shang pu chih t`ou leng
bu4 dang1 he2 shang4 bu4 zhi1 tou2 leng3
pu tang ho shang pu chih tou leng

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