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山高水長 in Chinese / Japanese...

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High Mountain Long River

shān gāo shuǐ cháng
High Mountain Long River Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese idiom means, "high as the mountain and long as the river."

It figuratively means, "noble and far-reaching."


Not sure this is valid or commonly used in Korean. It probably was borrowed into Korean a few hundred years ago but is obscure now.


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

Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
High Mountain Long River山高水長
山高水长
shān gāo shuǐ cháng
shan1 gao1 shui3 chang2
shan gao shui chang
shangaoshuichang
shan kao shui ch`ang
shankaoshuichang
shan kao shui chang
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.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
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山高水長


山高水长

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shān gāo shuǐ cháng / shan1 gao1 shui3 chang2
shan kao shui ch`ang / shan kao shui chang
High Mountain Long River Vertical Wall Scroll
high as the mountain and long as the river (idiom); fig. noble and far-reaching

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High Mountain Long River Vertical Wall Scroll
High Mountain Long River Vertical Wall Scroll
High Mountain Long River Vertical Wall Scroll
High Mountain Long River Vertical Wall Scroll


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High Mountain Long River Vertical Portrait
High Mountain Long River Horizontal Wall Scroll
High Mountain Long River Vertical Portrait
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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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single-character wall scroll.
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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.

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A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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