風燭殘年 in Chinese / Japanese...

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Not Long for this World

fēng zhú cán nián
Not Long for this World Scroll

This phrase means "Old and ailing with little time left" or "Not long for this world".
There is a real suggestion here that someone will die soon.

This was added by special request of a customer, and is perhaps, not the most positive phrase that you could put on a wall scroll.

This would be the most offensive possible gift to give to an older person - please do not do that!


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

Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
Not Long for this World風燭殘年
风烛残年
fēng zhú cán nián
feng1 zhu2 can2 nian2
feng zhu can nian
fengzhucannian
feng chu ts`an nien
fengchutsannien
feng chu tsan nien
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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風燭殘年


风烛残年

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fēng zhú cán nián / feng1 zhu2 can2 nian2
feng chu ts`an nien / feng chu tsan nien
Not Long for this World Scroll
one's late days; to have one foot in the grave

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Not Long for this World Vertical Portrait
Not Long for this World Horizontal Wall Scroll
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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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single-character wall scroll.
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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.

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