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2. Big Wave
12. No Limitations
This is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Beau.
This Chinese character means “wave.”
濤 is the Chinese character for “Big Wave.”
It suggests a wave unlike most, strong and powerful.
濤 is technically also a Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja but it's not commonly used in those Asian languages. Pronunciation in Japanese and Korean is provided above for reference only. Just order this if your audience is Chinese.
靑濤館 is the Korean martial arts style, Chung Do Kwan, meaning “Blue Wave School.”
If you want this in modern Korean Hangul characters, click on the Hangul next to the Korean flag above instead of the button above.
Also Romanized as “Cheong Do Gwan” or “Ch'ŏng Do Kwan.”
靈感 is the Chinese word closest to hitting the mark for the English word inspiration.
In a more extended context, I have even seen this translated as “brain wave.”
The first character means alert, departed soul, efficacious, quick, effective, or intelligent.
The second character means to feel, to move, to touch, or to affect.
The combined meaning of these two characters changes a bit, but I think it's nice to know the individual meanings to give you a better understanding of where a word comes from.
You could describe this word as “the thought that pops into your head just before you patent the greatest widget ever invented that everyone in the world will want.”
At least, that's the idea.
This term can also mean “intelligent thought” if you translate it directly from each character. If you are looking for inspiration or need to be inspired, this is the word for you.
When the first character was absorbed into Japanese from Chinese, an alternate form became the standard in Japan. The Kanji shown to the right is the form currently used in Japan. This is still considered an alternate form in China to this day. it’s readable by both Chinese and Japanese people but if your audience is Japanese, I recommend the Kanji shown to the right - just click on that Kanji to order that version.
風暴 is the Chinese word for storm.
If the meaning of storm is somehow important or significant to you, these are the characters you want.
The first character means wind, and the second means violent or sudden.
Note: This would be understood in Korean Hanja, however, Koreans would generally use these characters in reverse order.
Best for Japanese audience
暴風 is the Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja word for storm (can also mean gale, tempest, typhoon, hurricane, gale, violent wind, or windstorm - especially in Korean and Chinese).
If the meaning of storm is somehow significant to you, these are the Kanji you want.
The first Kanji means violent or sudden. The second Kanji means wind.
This also means storm in Chinese but more in regards to a wind storm than a general storm. It's about the same for this word in Korean.
前赴後繼 is a Chinese proverb that figuratively means “to advance dauntlessly in wave upon wave.”
It suggests that you should or can carry on and have the strength to keep going.
While this proverb is a little bit militaristic, it suggests that despite a fallen comrade (or perhaps a loved one), you should keep going and work towards the goal they intended.
If you like to ride a surfboard, and/or “The Way of the Wave” is your life, 波浪 could be the scroll for you.
The additional meanings contained in these characters include ripple, storm, surge, breaker, wandering, and unrestrained.
波 is the most simple way to express wave in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja.
This single character means wave. In Japanese, this is pronounced “nami” which is the same “nami” as used in the word “tsunami” (harbor wave).
The Tao of the Waves
波の道 is the simple way to write “The Way of the Wave” in Japanese.
I added this at the request of several customers. 波の道 is not a very common Japanese phrase.
波 = Wave
の = Of
道 = Way
The word order is the opposite of English. Most Japanese phrases that end in “の道” are translated to English as “The Way of...”
Technically, you could write “波道” as a shorter version of “The Way of the Wave.” However, without context, 波道 can mean channel or suggest a path to redirect ocean flow.
漫瀾 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for “Having no boundaries or limitations.”
This literally talks of the vastness of an ocean or river.
漫 = free; unrestrained; to inundate; overflowing; boundless.
澜 = swelling water; large wave.
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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Romaji (Romanized Japanese)
|Various forms of Romanized Chinese
|bō / bo1 / bo
|tāo / tao1 / tao
|t`ao / tao
|Chung Do Kwan
|qīng tāo quǎn
qing1 tao1 quan3
qing tao quan
|ch`ing t`ao ch`üan
ching tao chüan
|líng gǎn / ling2 gan3 / ling gan / linggan
|ling kan / lingkan
|yǔ / yu3 / yu
|fēng bào / feng1 bao4 / feng bao / fengbao
|feng pao / fengpao
|baku fuu / bou fuu / arashi
baku fu / bo fu / arashi
|bào fēng / bao4 feng1 / bao feng / baofeng
|pao feng / paofeng
|hǎi xiào / hai3 xiao4 / hai xiao / haixiao
|hai hsiao / haihsiao
|jīn làng / jin1 lang4 / jin lang / jinlang
|chin lang / chinlang
|Carry On, Undaunted
|qián fù hòu jì
qian2 fu4 hou4 ji4
qian fu hou ji
|ch`ien fu hou chi
chien fu hou chi
|harou / haro
|bō làng / bo1 lang4 / bo lang / bolang
|po lang / polang
|bō / bo1 / bo
|The Way of the Wave
|làng zhī dào
lang4 zhi1 dao4
lang zhi dao
|lang chih tao
|The Way of the Wave
|nami no michi
|man ran / manran
|màn lán / man4 lan2 / man lan / manlan
|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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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.
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.
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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