Buy a wall scroll with many variations of the Rose Flower in Chinese or Japanese.

If your name is Rose, read this: Learn how the name Rose into Mandarin if you want your name, but it's problably better if you pick the meaning of Rose instead (more universal as you can find one that has a Rose meaning in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and even old Korean Hanja).

  1. Rose Flower

  2. Wild Rose

  3. Rose Flowers Given, Frangrance Remains on Hands of Giver

  4. Rose

  5. Thorns / Bramble / Briar Patch / Wild Rose

  6. Lily-Rose

Rose Flower

(The flower of love)
qiáng wēi
bara / shoubi
Rose Flower Scroll

薔薇 is the most universal way to write rose (as in the flower) because it is understood in both Chinese and Japanese (same characters in either language). 薔薇 is also a common way to write about roses in Asian poetry. This can be translated as "wild rose" if you are looking for that title.

薔薇 is also how to write "rose" in old Korean Hanja (though they now us Hangul and most Koreans of this generation will not be able to read this without a dictionary).

Rose Flower

(The flower of love)
méi guì
Rose Flower Scroll

玫瑰 is the most common way to write rose (as in the flower) in Chinese.

Wild Rose

yě méi guì
Wild Rose Scroll

野玫瑰 is the simplest way to write "wild rose" in Chinese.

The first word literally means wild. The second is the single-character form of rose or roses (plural or singular is not specified in Chinese characters). This can also be translated as "sweet briar".

Rose Flowers Given, Frangrance Remains on Hands of Giver

zèng rén méi guī shǒu liú yú xiāng
Rose Flowers Given, Frangrance Remains on Hands of Giver Scroll

This proverb has been translated several ways:

1. Roses given, fragrance in hand.

2. You present others roses, fragrance remains.

3. The fragrance of the rose always remains on the hand of those that bestow them.

4. A little bit of fragrance always clings to the hands which give the flowers

However, this literally translates as, "Give someone rose flowers, [your] hands keep [the] remaining fragrance".

luō sī
Rose Scroll

羅斯 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Rose.

羅斯 is meant to sound like the English word rose, but does not mean the rose flower. You might want the meaning, rather than this transliteration if your name is Rose.


(Name used in botany and some poems)
yě qiáng wēi
Rose Scroll

野薔薇 is both the technical term for rose in the science of botany. However, it also means wild rose and can be found in some forms of poetry as well.

If you are wondering, this word for rose sounds good in Chinese, not like a super-technical such as the Latin words we use for scientific terms in the west).

Rose Scroll

ローズ is the name Rose in Japanese.

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Thorns / Bramble / Briar Patch / Wild Rose

jīng jí
Thorns / Bramble / Briar Patch / Wild Rose Scroll

荊棘 is a Chinese and Japanese Kanji word that means: thistles and thorns; brambles; thorny undergrowth; wild rose; bramble; briar patch; briars; thicket; the bush.

Sometimes this term is used figuratively to refer to an obstacle or source of difficulty that makes your path difficult.


lì lì luó sī
Lily-Rose Scroll

莉莉羅斯 is a common Mandarin Chinese transliteration for the female name Lily-Rose.

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Rose Flower薔薇
bara / shoubi
bara / shobi
bara / shobi
qiáng wēi
qiang2 wei1
qiang wei
ch`iang wei
chiang wei
Rose Flower玫瑰méi guì / mei2 gui4 / mei gui / meiguimei kuei / meikuei
Wild Rose野玫瑰yě méi guì
ye3 mei2 gui4
ye mei gui
yeh mei kuei
Rose Flowers Given, Frangrance Remains on Hands of Giver贈人玫瑰手留余香
zèng rén méi guī shǒu liú yú xiāng
zeng4 ren2 mei2 gui1 shou3 liu2 yu2 xiang1
zeng ren mei gui shou liu yu xiang
tseng jen mei kuei shou liu yü hsiang
luō sī / luo1 si1 / luo si / luosilo ssu / lossu
nobarayě qiáng wēi
ye3 qiang2 wei1
ye qiang wei
yeh ch`iang wei
yeh chiang wei
Roseローズroozu / rozu
Briar Patch
Wild Rose
keikyokujīng jí / jing1 ji2 / jing ji / jingjiching chi / chingchi
lì lì luó sī
li4 li4 luo2 si1
li li luo si
li li lo ssu
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.

A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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.

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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