We've carefully transliterated the name France into Mandarin Chinese and Japanese Katakana. Click a button below to see many custom calligraphy artwork options for France.
法 is the simple way to write "law" or in a Buddhist context "Dharma."
This can also mean method, way or Buddhist teaching. It's also an abbreviation for the country of France.
The Buddhist context exists in Chinese and Korean Hanja but I have not yet confirmed that this means more than "law" when used alone in Japanese.
This is the Chinese name for French Polynesia (overseas territory of France).
See Also: South America
瓜德羅普島 is the Chinese name for Guadeloupe (overseas department of France).
See Also: North America
馬提尼克島 is the Chinese name for Martinique (overseas department of France).
See Also: Oceania
This is the Chinese name for the country of New Caledonia (overseas territory of France).
See Also: North America
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Barrie||巴里||pa ri / pari||bā lǐ / ba1 li3 / ba li / bali||pa li / pali|
|法||hou / ho||fǎ / fa3 / fa|
|fú lǎng sī|
fu2 lang3 si1
fu lang si
|fu lang ssu
|France||フランス||fu ran su / furansu|
|fǎ shǔ bō lì ní xī yà|
fa3 shu3 bo1 li4 ni2 xi1 ya4
fa shu bo li ni xi ya
|fa shu po li ni hsi ya
|guā dé luō pǔ dǎo|
gua1 de2 luo1 pu3 dao3
gua de luo pu dao
|kua te lo p`u tao
kua te lo pu tao
|mǎ tí ní kè dǎo|
ma3 ti2 ni2 ke4 dao3
ma ti ni ke dao
|ma t`i ni k`o tao
ma ti ni ko tao
|xīn kǎ lǐ duō ní yà|
xin1 ka3 li3 duo1 ni2 ya4
xin ka li duo ni ya
|hsin k`a li to ni ya
hsin ka li to ni ya
|Paris||巴黎||bā lí / ba1 li2 / ba li / bali||pa li / pali|
|Paris||巴里||pa ri / pari|
|Paris||帕里斯||pà lǐ sī|
pa4 li3 si1
pa li si
|p`a li ssu
pa li ssu
|Switzerland||瑞士||ruì shì / rui4 shi4 / rui shi / ruishi||jui shih / juishih|
|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.
All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.
When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.
Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!
When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.
The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.
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.
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.
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.