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Honesty / Fidelity

China xìn
Japan shin
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This is another character that expresses the idea of honesty. It can also mean truth, faith, believe in, fidelity, sincerity, trust and/or confidence.

Some have included this in the list for the Bushido, although "makoto" is probably more common/popular.

Note: In some context, this character can mean letter; news or envoy. However, alone, it will generally be read with the honesty-meaning.


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See Also...  Loyalty Trustworthiness Trustworthy

Believe / Faith / Trust

(single character)
China xìn
Japan shin
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This single character is often part of other words with similar meanings. Alone, this character can mean to believe, truth, faith, fidelity, sincerity, trust and confidence in Chinese, old Korean Hanja and Japanese Kanji.

It is one of the five basic tenets of Confucius.

In Chinese, it sometimes has the secondary meaning of a letter (as in the mail) depending on context, but it will not be read that way when seen on a wall scroll.


See Also...  Faith | Trust | Confucius

Heart / Mind / Spirit

China xīn
Japan kokoro
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This word would often be translated as “heart”. However, because it was believed in Chinese culture thousands of years that your consciousness and thoughts came from the big red organ in the middle of your chest, it also means “mind” or “spirit” and sometimes even “soul”.

In Korean, beyond heart, mind, and spirit, this character can mean moral, nature, mind, affections, intentions, core, and center. In fact, it is used in Chinese to mean "center" as well, but only with another character in front of it. For instance, "medical center" or even "shopping center". Separately and alone, it will not be read with that "center" meaning unless thought of as "the center of your soul".

Happy

China xīn
Japan kin
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This is the type of happiness that you feel on the inside. It is the feeling of being released and delighted as well as being in a state of contentment. This is a more internal happiness that perhaps only shows by the smile on your face. It can also be translated as "to take pleasure in" or "to rejoice".

Note: This character is often used in compound words - especially in Korean Hanja.
As Japanese Kanji, this is so rare, that most Japanese people are not aware of its existence.


See Also...  Happiness


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There are many Chinese characters that can romanize as xin. Below are dictionary results where the characters match this romanization.

Character Images Characters / Kanji
If shown, second row is Simplified Chinese
Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition
伈
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Mandarin xǐn / xin3
Taiwan hsin
Chinese nervous; fearful

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信
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Mandarin xìn / xin4
Taiwan hsin
Japanese shin しん
Chinese letter; mail; CL:封[feng1]; to trust; to believe; to profess faith in; truthful; confidence; trust; at will; at random
Japanese (adv,n) (1) honesty; fidelity; (2) trust; reliance; (3) (religious) faith; (counter) (4) counter for received messages; Yuki (female given name)
śraddhā. Faith; to believe; belief; faith regarded as the faculty of the mind which sees, appropriates, and trusts the things of religion; it joyfully trusts in the Buddha, in the pure virtue of the triratna and earthly and transcendental goodness; it is the cause of the pure life, and the solvent of doubt. Two forms are mentioned: (1) adhimukti, intuition, tr. by self-assured enlightenment. (2) śraddhā, faith through hearing or being taught. For the Awakening of Faith, Śraddhotpāda, v. 起信論.
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Believe / Faith / Trust
廞
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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Chinese to prepare horses and chariots for battle

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忻
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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese kon
Chinese happy
Delight, joy.

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心
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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese shin しん
 kokoro こころ
Chinese heart; mind; intention; center; core; CL:顆|颗[ke1],個|个[ge4]
Japanese (1) heart; mind; (n,suf) (2) spirit; vitality; inner strength; (3) (astron) Chinese "Heart" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (4) (archaism) friend; (1) mind; heart; spirit; (2) the meaning of a phrase (riddle, etc.); Moto (personal name)
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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Heart / Mind / Spirit
囟
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Mandarin xìn / xin4
Taiwan hsin
Chinese fontanel (gap between the bones of an infant's skull)

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欣
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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese gon よし
Chinese happy
Japanese Yoshi (personal name)
Joyful, elated, elevated.
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Happy
歆
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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Chinese pleased; moved

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昕
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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Chinese dawn

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新
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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese nii / ni にい
 shin しん
 sara さら
 ara あら
Chinese new; newly; meso- (chemistry); abbr. for Xinjiang 新疆[Xin1 jiang1] or Singapore 新加坡[Xin1 jia1 po1]; surname Xin
Japanese (n-pref,n,n-suf) (1) new; neo-; (2) (abbreviation) Gregorian calendar; (3) Xin (dynasty of China); (n,adj-no) (1) (kana only) (ksb:) new; unused; (prefix) (2) new; (prefix) new; Waka (surname)
New, newly, just, opposite of 奮 old.

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炘
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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Chinese mid-day glare; heat

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焮
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Mandarin xìn / xin4
Taiwan hsin
Chinese heat; flame; inflammation

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訢
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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Chinese pleased; delighted; happy; variant of 欣

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辛
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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese shin しん
 kanoto かのと
Chinese (of taste) hot or pungent; hard; laborious; suffering; eighth in order; eighth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1]; letter "H" or roman "VIII" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc; octa; surname Xin
Japanese 8th in rank; eighth sign of the Chinese calendar; Shinkou (surname)
sharp

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芯
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Mandarin xìn // xīn / xin4 // xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese shin しん
Chinese core; lamp pith; wick
Japanese (1) wick; marrow; staple (for stapler); (pencil) lead; stuffing; pith; (2) core; heart; centre; center; Shin (female given name)

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莘
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Mandarin xīn // shēn / xin1 // shen1
Taiwan hsin // shen
Chinese Asarum; Wild ginger; also 細辛|细辛[xi4 xin1]; long; numerous; surname Shen

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舋
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Mandarin xìn / xin4
Taiwan hsin
Chinese variant of 釁|衅; quarrel; dispute; a blood sacrifice (arch.)

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薪
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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese maki まき
 takigi たきぎ
Chinese fuel; salary
Japanese (1) firewood; kindling; fuel; (2) piece(surname) of firewood; Maki (s,f)
Fuel, firewood; wages.

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馨
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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese hajime はじめ
Chinese fragrant
Japanese Hajime (given name)

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鈊
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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Chinese cadolinium

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鑫
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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Chinese (used in names of people and shops, symbolizing prosperity)

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鄩
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Mandarin xín / xin2
Taiwan hsin
Chinese surname Xin; place name

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釁
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Mandarin xìn / xin4
Taiwan hsin
Chinese quarrel; dispute; a blood sacrifice (arch.)

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鋅
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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Chinese zinc (chemistry)

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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.




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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
Characters 
Simplified
Traditional
Romaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Honesty / Fidelity
shinxìn
xin
hsin
xin4
Believe / Faith / Trust
shinxìn
xin
hsin
xin4
Heart / Mind / Spirit
kokoroxīn
xin
hsin
xin1
Happy
kinxīn
xin
hsin
xin1

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