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dà mèng
daimu
Big Dream Scroll

大夢 means “Big Dream” in Chinese and Japanese.

大夢 is primarily a Buddhist term referring to the great dream that represents a long and winding life that feels like a dream (since reality is an illusion anyway in Buddhism).

This can also be a female given name, Hiromu, or Oomu, in Japanese. Also, more rare unisex given names Daimu or Taimu.

Dream Big / Big Dreams

yuǎn dà mèng xiǎng
Dream Big / Big Dreams Scroll

遠大夢想 is a way to say “dream big” or “big dreams” in Mandarin Chinese.

Big Dream / Great Hope

tai mou
Big Dream / Great Hope Scroll

大望 is one of a few ways to write “dream big” in Japanese.

This is a good title if you want that to inspire ambition or high aspirations. 大望 is also a way to say “great expectations.”

Great Aspirations / Ambition

hóng hú zhī zhì
Great Aspirations / Ambition Scroll

鴻鵠之誌 is a Chinese proverb that implies that having grand ambitions also means that others will not understand your great expectations and ideas.

Though the actual words come from a longer saying of Confucius, which goes, “The little swallows living under the eaves wouldn't understand the lofty ambitions of a swan (who flies far and wide).”

This Confucius quote has led to this idiomatic expression in China that means “think big.” What you'd be saying is “The lofty ambitions of a swan.”

Note that Chinese people sometimes refer to the little swallow as one who does not “think big” but is, instead, stuck in a rut or just leading a mundane life. Therefore, it's a compliment to be called a swan but not a good thing to be called a swallow.

Great Aspirations / Ambition

tai shi wo idaku
Great Aspirations / Ambition Scroll

大志を抱 is a single Japanese word that kind of reads like a short proverb.

It suggests that you should have “high aims,” “ambitions,” or “aspirations” in your life.




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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

老驥


老骥

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lǎo jì
    lao3 ji4
lao chi
old thoroughbred; fig. aged person with great aspirations

老馬嘶風


老马嘶风

see styles
lǎo mǎ sī fēng
    lao3 ma3 si1 feng1
lao ma ssu feng
old horse sniffs the wind (idiom); fig. aged person with great aspirations

老驥伏櫪


老骥伏枥

see styles
lǎo jì fú lì
    lao3 ji4 fu2 li4
lao chi fu li
lit. an old steed in the stable still aspires to gallop 1000 miles (idiom); fig. aged person with great aspirations

老驥嘶風


老骥嘶风

see styles
lǎo jì sī fēng
    lao3 ji4 si1 feng1
lao chi ssu feng
old steed sniffs the wind (idiom); fig. aged person with great aspirations

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Big Dream大夢daimudà mèng / da4 meng4 / da meng / damengta meng / tameng
Dream Big
Big Dreams
遠大夢想
远大梦想
yuǎn dà mèng xiǎng
yuan3 da4 meng4 xiang3
yuan da meng xiang
yuandamengxiang
yüan ta meng hsiang
yüantamenghsiang
Big Dream
Great Hope
大望tai mou / taimou / tai mo
Great Aspirations
Ambition
鴻鵠之誌
鸿鹄之志
hóng hú zhī zhì
hong2 hu2 zhi1 zhi4
hong hu zhi zhi
honghuzhizhi
hung hu chih chih
hunghuchihchih
Great Aspirations
Ambition
大志を抱tai shi 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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