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藏龍臥虎 in Chinese / Japanese...

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Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger

Undiscovered persons of exceptional ability
cáng lóng wò hǔ
Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger Vertical Wall Scroll

The meaning of 藏龍臥虎 is that both the tiger and dragon have amazing talents, but if they are out of view, you may not have discovered them.

This old Chinese idiom/proverb is appropriate for someone with amazing ability that keeps that ability hidden.

You might think this title is in reverse, but actually, this is the original Chinese proverb.
The movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon popularized this alternate version.


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

Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger藏龍臥虎
藏龙卧虎
cáng lóng wò hǔ
cang2 long2 wo4 hu3
cang long wo hu
canglongwohu
ts`ang lung wo hu
tsanglungwohu
tsang lung wo hu
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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藏龍臥虎


藏龙卧虎

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cáng lóng wò hǔ / cang2 long2 wo4 hu3
ts`ang lung wo hu / tsang lung wo hu
Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger Vertical Wall Scroll
lit. hidden dragon, crouching tiger (idiom); fig. talented individuals in hiding; concealed talent

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Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger Vertical Wall Scroll
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Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger Vertical Wall Scroll
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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.

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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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