Bear in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Bear

  2. White Bear / Polar Bear

  3. Polar Bear

  4. Panda Bear

  5. Wolverine

  6. Use Hard Work to Overcome Adversity

  7. The Big Dipper / Ursa Major

  8. Giant Panda

  9. Win / Victory

10. Realize Your Ambitions / Embrace Your Ambition


xióng
kuma
Bear Scroll

熊 is the way to write "bear" (as in the animal) in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

If you are a bear fanatic, this is the wall scroll for you.

熊 is not specific to species, such as panda bear, polar bear, brown bear, etc.


If you need a more specific title, just post a contact me.


See Also:  Panda

White Bear / Polar Bear

bái xióng
haguma / shirokuma
White Bear / Polar Bear Scroll

This literally means "white bear".

白熊 is a way to say "polar bear" (Ursus maritimus) in Chinese and Japanese.

This can also be the Japanese surname Shirokuma.

běi jí xióng
hokkyokuguma
Polar Bear Scroll

北極熊 means polar bear (Ursus maritimus), in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

xióng māo
Panda Bear Scroll

熊貓 is how to write "panda" in Chinese. 熊貓 is kind of a generic term that is applied to all pandas. When most people think of panda bears, they are really thinking of the "giant panda" which has black and white fur.

The literal meaning of these characters are "bear cat". Chinese do, in fact, think of pandas as "cat-like bears".

pan da
Panda Bear Scroll

パンダ is how to write "panda" in Japanese.

It's a phonetic title, written in Katakana that sounds almost exactly like the English word Panda.


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

diāo xióng
kuzuri
Wolverine Scroll

These are the Chinese characters and Japanese Kanji for wolverine.

Also known as "gulo gulo", glutton, carcajou, skunk bear, or quickhatch. The wolverine is the largest land-dwelling species of the family Mustelidae (weasel family).

Use Hard Work to Overcome Adversity

kè kǔ nài láo
Use Hard Work to Overcome Adversity Scroll

This Chinese proverb suggests that you should always bear hardships and work hard.

Some will translate it as a suggestion to be assiduous and long-suffering.

My favorite is to use this to remind myself to be hard-working and capable of overcoming adversity.

The Big Dipper / Ursa Major

běi dǒu qī xīng
hoku to shichi sei
The Big Dipper / Ursa Major Scroll

北斗七星 is a Chinese, Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja title for Ursa Major, The Big Dipper, or The Great She-Bear.

You will also see the shorter title of 北斗星 and sometimes just 斗 is used to refer to the dipper when the astrological context is established.

dà xióng māo
Giant Panda Scroll

大熊貓 is how to write "giant panda" in Chinese.

大熊貓 is specific to the "giant panda" which has black and white fur. Not to be confused with other types of smaller pandas in China.

The literal meaning of these characters is "great/big bear cat". Chinese do, in fact, think of pandas as "cat-like bears".


Note: In Japanese, they only express Giant Panda in Katakana, which is ジャイアント パンダ” (Jaianto Panda). So we have not included that for wall scroll orders.

Win / Victory

shèng
shou
Win / Victory Scroll

This single character means to win or be victorious.

This can also be translated: To overcome; success; to beat; to defeat; to surpass; superior to; to get the better of; better than; surpassing; superb.

In other context, this can mean: Beautiful (scenery); scenic spot; scenic beauty.

In Taiwanese Mandarin, this can be pronounced with the first tone (sheng1) and mean: Able to bear; equal to (a task).

In Japan, this can also be the name Masaru.

In Korea, this has the same meaning but can also be the surname Sŭng.

Realize Your Ambitions / Embrace Your Ambition

taishi wo Idaku
Realize Your Ambitions / Embrace Your Ambition Scroll

This Japanese proverb suggests that you should embrace, pursue, and realize your ambitions.

The first part means ambitions or aspirations.

The last part means to embrace, or to hold in your arms.

Here's the character breakdown:
大志 (taishi) ambition; aspiration.
を (o) particle
抱く (idaku) to embrace; to hold in the arms (e.g. a baby); to hug; to harbor (harbour); to bear (e.g. a grudge); to entertain (e.g. suspicion); to sleep with; to sit on eggs.


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


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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
Bearkumaxióng / xiong2 / xionghsiung
White Bear
Polar Bear
白熊haguma / shirokumabái xióng
bai2 xiong2
bai xiong
baixiong
pai hsiung
paihsiung
Polar Bear北極熊
北极熊
hokkyokuguma
hokyokuguma
běi jí xióng
bei3 ji2 xiong2
bei ji xiong
beijixiong
pei chi hsiung
peichihsiung
Panda Bear熊貓
熊猫
xióng māo
xiong2 mao1
xiong mao
xiongmao
hsiung mao
hsiungmao
Panda Bearパンダpan da / panda
Wolverine貂熊kuzuridiāo xióng
diao1 xiong2
diao xiong
diaoxiong
tiao hsiung
tiaohsiung
Use Hard Work to Overcome Adversity刻苦耐勞
刻苦耐劳
kè kǔ nài láo
ke4 ku3 nai4 lao2
ke ku nai lao
kekunailao
k`o k`u nai lao
kokunailao
ko ku nai lao
The Big Dipper
Ursa Major
北斗七星hoku to shichi sei
hokutoshichisei
běi dǒu qī xīng
bei3 dou3 qi1 xing1
bei dou qi xing
beidouqixing
pei tou ch`i hsing
peitouchihsing
pei tou chi hsing
Giant Panda大熊貓
大熊猫
dà xióng māo
da4 xiong2 mao1
da xiong mao
daxiongmao
ta hsiung mao
tahsiungmao
Win
Victory

shou / shoshèng / sheng4 / sheng
Realize Your Ambitions
Embrace Your Ambition
大志を抱くtaishi wo Idaku
taishiwoIdaku
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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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

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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