生きる in Chinese / Japanese...

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Ikiru / To Live

ikiru
Ikiru / To Live Scroll

This Japanese title means, to live, to exist, to make a living, to subsist, to come to life, or to be enlivened.

生きる is also the title of a 1952 Japanese movie that uses the translated English title of, "To Live".

Note: This term, when used in the context of baseball, and some Japanese games such as "go" can mean "safe".


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

Live For The Day / Seize The Day

ima wo i ki ru
Live For The Day / Seize The Day Scroll

今を生きる is a Japanese phrase that can be translated as "live for the day", "live for the moment", "seize the day", or "make the most of the present".

You can think of this as the Japanese version of "Carpe Diem".


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

Live Strong

tsuyoku ikiru
Live Strong Scroll

強く生きる is, "Live Strong" in Japanese.

If you are a cancer survivor, or simply support Lance Armstrong's ideas, this is a nice selection for a wall scroll.


Note that we are in no way affiliated or connected to Lance, nor his foundation.


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

You Only Live Once

ichi do da ke i ki ru
You Only Live Once Scroll

This is the simplest Japanese phrase that means, "[you] only live once" or "only one [life] to live".

The first four characters create a word that means "only once".
The last three characters create a word that means, "to live" or "to exist".


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


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)
Ikiru
To Live
生きるikiru
Live For The Day
Seize The Day
今を生きるima wo i ki ru
imawoikiru
Live Strong強く生きるtsuyoku ikiru
tsuyokuikiru
You Only Live Once一度だけ生きるichi do da ke i ki ru
ichidodakeikiru


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

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

生きる

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 ikiru / いきる
You Only Live Once Scroll
(v1,vi) (1) to live; to exist; (2) to make a living; to subsist; (3) to be in effect; to be in use; to function; (4) to come to life; to be enlivened; (5) to be safe (in baseball, go, etc.)

今を生きる

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 imaoikiru / いまをいきる
You Only Live Once Scroll
(exp,v1) to make the most of the present; to live for the moment; to seize the day

生きる力

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 ikiruchikara / いきるちから (exp,n) zest for living; energy to live

生きる道

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 ikirumichi / いきるみち (exp,n) way of life

生きる(P);活きる

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 ikiru / いきる (v1,vi) (1) to live; to exist; (2) to make a living; to subsist; (3) to be in effect; to be in use; to function; (4) to come to life; to be enlivened; (5) to be safe (in baseball, go, etc.)

Many custom options...


You Only Live Once Scroll
You Only Live Once Scroll
You Only Live Once Scroll
You Only Live Once Scroll


And formats...

You Only Live Once Vertical Portrait
You Only Live Once Horizontal Wall Scroll
You Only Live Once Vertical Portrait
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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.
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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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