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  1. Mother
  2. Grandma / Grandmother
  3. Holy Mother / Saint Mary
  4. Loving Mother
  5. Mother and Daughter
  6. Mother and Son
  7. A Mother’s Love
  8. Afemo
  9. Loving Grandmother
10. Dear Grandmother
11. Loving Grandmother
12. Dear Grandmother
13. Experience is the Mother of Wisdom
14. Failure is the Mother of Success
15. Five Codes of Tang Soo Do

Mother

China
Japan haha
Mother

母 is a way to say mother in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This can also be an honorary title for an elderly female relative.

Sometimes this can refer to the origin or source of something. Examples: A spring might be the mother of a river, or experience could be the mother of success.

Grandma / Grandmother

Japan so bo
Grandma / Grandmother

祖母 is a generic Japanese title for grandmother.

Note: 祖母 is an uncommon title for a wall scroll.

Holy Mother / Saint Mary

China shèng mǔ
Japan seibo
Holy Mother / Saint Mary

聖母 is the title for the Holy Mother, Madonna, or Virgin Mary as used by Catholic Chinese, Korean, and Japanese people. I think this would be a very cool wall scroll for a devout Catholic who also appreciates Asian artwork and language.

Note: Koreans often put a third character after these two which creates a title that means "Hail Mary," however, this character is not added, or used in the same way in Japanese or Chinese. If you want that Korean title, just let me know, and we'll add that character for you. The two-character title shown to the left is universal, so I think it's the best choice.

Loving Mother

China cí mǔ
Japan ji bo
Loving Mother

慈母 create the title of loving mother, affectionate mother, or merciful mother. A great gift for your mom.


See Also:  Family

Mother and Daughter

China mǔ nǚ
Mother and Daughter

This simply means "mother and daughter" kind of as a unit, or as if mother and daughter are a whole together.

母女 is an unusual selection for a calligraphy wall scroll, and can be read many different ways. Your native Asian friends might wonder what you are trying to say. They might even read it as meaning "a mother and daughter without a dad."

This entry was added to our database for a customer's special request. It has the same meaning in Chinese Characters and Korean Hanja.


See Also:  Mother and Son

Mother and Daughter

Japan haha musume
Mother and Daughter

This simply means "mother and daughter" in Japanese Kanji.

母娘 is an unusual selection for a calligraphy wall scroll, and can be read many different ways. Your native Japanese friends might wonder what you are trying to say.


Note: This will not make sense in Chinese.


See Also:  Mother and Son

Mother and Son

China mǔ zǐ
Japan bo shi
Mother and Son

This simply means "mother and son," or the essence of the relationship and bond between mother and son.

母子 is really a single word that expresses this idea (showing how important or significant this bond is).

母子 is not the most common choice for a wall scroll, it is acceptable if you feel this term is important to you.


See Also:  Mother and Daughter

A Mother’s Love

China mǔ ài
A Mother’s Love

母愛 is a way to write a mother's love in Chinese.

Breaking down the characters:
母 means mother.
愛 means love.

Afemo

China ài fèi mǔ
Afemo

艾費母 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Afemo.

Loving Grandmother

Paternal (Southern China)
China cí xiáng de zǔ mǔ
Loving Grandmother

慈祥的祖母 is "Loving Grandmother" in the most common way to refer to your father's mother (paternal grandmother) in Southern China.

Dear Grandmother

Paternal (Southern China)
China qín ài de zǔ mǔ
Dear Grandmother

The most common way to refer to your father's mother (paternal grandmother) in Southern China with the adjective/title "Dear" on the front.

Loving Grandmother

Maternal (Southern China - formal)
China cí xiáng de wài zǔ mǔ
Loving Grandmother

This is "Loving Grandmother" in the formal way to refer to your mother's mother (maternal grandmother) in Southern China.

Dear Grandmother

Maternal (Southern China - formal)
China qín ài de wài zǔ mǔ
Dear Grandmother

The formal way to refer to your mother's mother (maternal grandmother) in Southern China with the adjective/title "Dear" on the front.

Experience is the Mother of Wisdom

China jīng yàn shì zhì huì zhī mǔ
Experience is the Mother of Wisdom

It's been said that wisdom comes from good judgment, and good judgment comes from experience, while experience comes from a series of times when you used bad judgment.

This Chinese proverb makes the simplest connection between experience and wisdom.


See Also:  Failure Is the Mother of Success | Wisdom | Learn From Wisdom

Failure is the Mother of Success

China shī bài shì chéng gōng zhī mǔ
Failure is the Mother of Success

This Chinese and Korean proverb means, "Every failure that you experience is a chance to learn from it and find success."

Knowing what does not work is just as important as finding out what does work.


See Also:  Experience Is the Mother of Wisdom

Failure is the Mother of Success

Japan shippai wa seikou no haha
Failure is the Mother of Success

This Japanese proverb means exactly what you think.

Every failure that you experience is a chance to learn from it and find success.

Knowing what does not work is just as important as finding out what does work.


Note: This is the Japanese version of an ancient Chinese proverb.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


See Also:  Experience Is the Mother of Wisdom

Five Codes of Tang Soo Do

China guó jiā zhōng chéng fù mǔ xiào dào péng yǒu yǒu xìn shā shēng yǒu zé lín zhàn wú tuì
Five Codes of Tang Soo Do

These are the five codes of Tang Soo Do.

I suggest you have this arranged in five columns when you get to the options page for your custom calligraphy wall scroll.

Here are my translations of each of the five codes:
國家忠誠 Be loyal to your country.
父母孝道 In regards to parents, behave in a filial way.
朋友有信 Be faithful in friendship.
殺生有擇 When fighting for life and death, make noble choices.
臨戰無退 No retreat in battle.

Note: "Tang Soo Do" is a romanization of 唐手道. It's 당수도 in Korean Hangul. It can also be romanized as "Tangsudo" or "Dangsudo."


Not the results for 母 that you were looking for?

Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

see styles
Mandarin/ mu3
Taiwan mu
Japanese haha(p);hawa(ok);kaka(ok);omo(ok);iroha(ok);amo(ok) / はは(P);はわ(ok);かか(ok);おも(ok);いろは(ok);あも(ok)
Five Codes of Tang Soo Do
Chinese mother; elderly female relative; origin; source; (of animals) female
Japanese (humble language) (かか was used by children) (See 父) mother
mātṛ, a mother.

慈母

see styles
Mandarin cí mǔ / ci2 mu3
Taiwan tz`u mu / tzu mu
Japanese jibo / じぼ
Five Codes of Tang Soo Do
Chinese warm, caring mother
Japanese affectionate mother

母女

see styles
Mandarin mǔ nǚ / mu3 nu:3
Taiwan mu nü
Five Codes of Tang Soo Do
Chinese mother-daughter

母子

see styles
Mandarin mǔ zǐ / mu3 zi3
Taiwan mu tzu
Japanese boshi / ぼし
Five Codes of Tang Soo Do
Chinese mother and child; parent and subsidiary (companies); principal and interest
Japanese mother and child; (place-name) Moushi; (place-name) Hahako

母愛

see styles
Mandarin mǔ ài / mu3 ai4
Taiwan mu ai
Chinese maternal love

祖母

see styles
Mandarin zǔ mǔ / zu3 mu3
Taiwan tsu mu
Japanese sobo(p);baba;ooba;oba;uba / そぼ(P);ばば;おおば;おば;うば
Five Codes of Tang Soo Do
Chinese father's mother; paternal grandmother
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (See 婆・1) grandmother

聖母

see styles
Mandarin shèng mǔ / sheng4 mu3
Taiwan sheng mu
Japanese seibo / sebo / せいぼ
Chinese Holy Mother; goddess; the Virgin Mary
Japanese (1) holy mother; birth mother of a holy man (or woman); (2) Virgin Mary; (female given name) Maria; (female given name) Madonna

失敗是成功之母


失败是成功之母

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Mandarin shī bài shì chéng gōng zhī mǔ / shi1 bai4 shi4 cheng2 gong1 zhi1 mu3
Taiwan shih pai shih ch`eng kung chih mu / shih pai shih cheng kung chih mu
Chinese Failure is the mother of success.

お母

see styles
Japanese ofukuro / おふくろ Japanese (irregular kanji usage) (colloquialism) (kana only) one's mother

丈母

see styles
Mandarin zhàng mǔ / zhang4 mu3
Taiwan chang mu
Japanese joubo / jobo / じょうぼ
Chinese wife's mother; mother-in-law
Japanese (See しゅうとめ) wife's mother; mother-in-law

乳母

see styles
Mandarin rǔ mǔ / ru3 mu3
Taiwan ju mu
Japanese uba;menoto;onba;nyuubo;chiuba;chiomo;chimo;nyuumo;mama / uba;menoto;onba;nyubo;chiuba;chiomo;chimo;nyumo;mama / うば;めのと;おんば;にゅうぼ;ちうば;ちおも;ちも;にゅうも;まま
Chinese wet nurse
Japanese wet nurse; nursing mother; (surname) Uba
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

亡母

see styles
Mandarin wáng mǔ / wang2 mu3
Taiwan wang mu
Japanese boubo / bobo / ぼうぼ
Chinese deceased mother
Japanese (See 亡父) deceased mother; late mother

代母

see styles
Japanese daibo / だいぼ Japanese godmother

伯母

see styles
Mandarin bó mǔ / bo2 mu3
Taiwan po mu
Japanese uba / うば
Chinese wife of father's elder brother; aunt; (polite form of address for a woman who is about the age of one's mother); CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese aunt; (surname) Uba

佛母

see styles
Mandarin fú mǔ / fu2 mu3
Taiwan fu mu
Japanese butsubo
(1) The mother of the Buddha, Mahāmāyā, 摩耶 Māyā, or Mātṛkā. (2) His aunt who was his foster-mother. (3) The Dharma or Law which produced him. (4) The prajñā-pāramitā, mother or begetter of all Buddhas. (5) Other "Buddha-mothers", e.g. 准提佛; 孔雀佛, etc. Cf. 佛眼.

保母

see styles
Mandarin bǎo mǔ / bao3 mu3
Taiwan pao mu
Japanese yasubo / やすぼ    homo / ほも    hobo / ほぼ
Chinese variant of 保姆[bao3 mu3]
Japanese day-care worker in a kindergarten, nursery school, etc.; (surname) Yasubo; (surname) Homo; (surname) Hobo

分母

see styles
Mandarin fēn mǔ / fen1 mu3
Taiwan fen mu
Japanese bunbo / ぶんぼ
Chinese denominator of a fraction
Japanese {math} denominator

印母

see styles
Mandarin yìn mǔ / yin4 mu3
Taiwan yin mu
Japanese inmo
añjali; the two hands with palms and fingers together— the 'mother' of all manual signs; (Skt. añjali)

叔母

see styles
Mandarin shū mǔ / shu1 mu3
Taiwan shu mu
Japanese shukubo / しゅくぼ    oba / おば
Chinese aunt; wife of father's younger brother
Japanese aunt

同母

see styles
Japanese doubo / dobo / どうぼ Japanese (See 異母) same mother

国母

see styles
Japanese kokubo / こくぼ Japanese empress; empress dowager; (place-name, surname) Kokubo

声母

see styles
Japanese seibo / sebo / せいぼ Japanese {ling} (See 韻母・いんぼ) initial (part of Chinese syllable)

女母

see styles
Mandarin nǚ mǔ / nv3 mu3
Taiwan nü mu
Japanese nyomo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

奶母

see styles
Mandarin nǎi mǔ / nai3 mu3
Taiwan nai mu
Chinese wet nurse

姑母

see styles
Mandarin gū mǔ / gu1 mu3
Taiwan ku mu
Chinese father's sister; paternal aunt

姨母

see styles
Mandarin yí mǔ / yi2 mu3
Taiwan i mu
Chinese mother's sister; maternal aunt

嬸母


婶母

see styles
Mandarin shěn mǔ / shen3 mu3
Taiwan shen mu
Chinese wife of father's younger brother; aunt

字母

see styles
Mandarin zì mǔ / zi4 mu3
Taiwan tzu mu
Japanese jibo / じぼ
Chinese letter (of the alphabet); CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (1) letter (of an alphabet); syllabic character; (2) matrix; printing type
The Sanskrit alphabet of 42, 47, or 50 letters, the 'Siddham' 悉曇 consisting of 35 體文 consonants and 12 摩多 vowels. The 字表 deals with the alphabet in 1 juan. The 字品 is an abbreviation of 文殊問經字品.

完母

see styles
Japanese kanbo / かんぼ Japanese (abbreviation) (See 完全母乳・かんぜんぼにゅう) feeding an infant solely with breast milk (i.e. no formula)

実母

see styles
Japanese jitsubo / じつぼ Japanese real (own) mother; (female given name) Bibo

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Motherhahamǔ / mu3 / mu
Grandma
Grandmother
祖母so bo / sobo
Holy Mother
Saint Mary
聖母
圣母
seiboshèng mǔ / sheng4 mu3 / sheng mu / shengmu
Loving Mother慈母ji bo / jibocí mǔ / ci2 mu3 / ci mu / cimutz`u mu / tzumu / tzu mu
Mother and Daughter母女mǔ nǚ / mu3 nv3 / mu nv / munvmu nü / munü
Mother and Daughter母娘haha musume
hahamusume
Mother and Son母子bo shi / boshimǔ zǐ / mu3 zi3 / mu zi / muzimu tzu / mutzu
A Mother’s Love母愛
母爱
mǔ ài / mu3 ai4 / mu ai / muai
Afemo艾費母
艾费母
ài fèi mǔ
ai4 fei4 mu3
ai fei mu
aifeimu
Loving Grandmother慈祥的祖母cí xiáng de zǔ mǔ
ci2 xiang2 de zu3 mu3
ci xiang de zu mu
cixiangdezumu
tz`u hsiang te tsu mu
tzuhsiangtetsumu
tzu hsiang te tsu mu
Dear Grandmother親愛的祖母
亲爱的祖母
qín ài de zǔ mǔ
qin2 ai4 de zu3 mu3
qin ai de zu mu
qinaidezumu
ch`in ai te tsu mu
chinaitetsumu
chin ai te tsu mu
Loving Grandmother慈祥的外祖母cí xiáng de wài zǔ mǔ
ci2 xiang2 de wai4 zu3 mu3
ci xiang de wai zu mu
cixiangdewaizumu
tz`u hsiang te wai tsu mu
tzuhsiangtewaitsumu
tzu hsiang te wai tsu mu
Dear Grandmother親愛的外祖母
亲爱的外祖母
qín ài de wài zǔ mǔ
qin2 ai4 de wai4 zu3 mu3
qin ai de wai zu mu
qinaidewaizumu
ch`in ai te wai tsu mu
chinaitewaitsumu
chin ai te wai tsu mu
Experience is the Mother of Wisdom經驗是智慧之母
经验是智慧之母
jīng yàn shì zhì huì zhī mǔ
jing1 yan4 shi4 zhi4 hui4 zhi1 mu3
jing yan shi zhi hui zhi mu
jingyanshizhihuizhimu
ching yen shih chih hui chih mu
Failure is the Mother of Success失敗是成功之母
失败是成功之母
shī bài shì chéng gōng zhī mǔ
shi1 bai4 shi4 cheng2 gong1 zhi1 mu3
shi bai shi cheng gong zhi mu
shibaishichenggongzhimu
shih pai shih ch`eng kung chih mu
shih pai shih cheng kung chih mu
Failure is the Mother of Success失敗は成功の母shippai wa seikou no haha
shippaiwaseikounohaha
shipai wa seiko no haha
shipaiwaseikonohaha
Five Codes of Tang Soo Do國家忠誠父母孝道朋友有信殺生有擇臨戰無退
国家忠诚父母孝道朋友有信杀生有择临战无退
guó jiā zhōng chéng fù mǔ xiào dào péng yǒu yǒu xìn shā shēng yǒu zé lín zhàn wú tuì
guo2 jia1 zhong1 cheng2 fu4 mu3 xiao4 dao4 peng2 you3 you3 xin4 sha1 sheng1 you3 ze2 lin2 zhan4 wu2 tui4
guo jia zhong cheng fu mu xiao dao peng you you xin sha sheng you ze lin zhan wu tui
kuo chia chung ch`eng fu mu hsiao tao p`eng yu yu hsin sha sheng yu tse lin chan wu t`ui
kuo chia chung cheng fu mu hsiao tao peng yu yu hsin sha sheng yu tse lin chan wu tui
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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A nice Chinese calligraphy 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.

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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