Birthday in Chinese / Japanese...

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Happy Birthday

shuku tan jou bi
Happy Birthday Scroll

祝誕生日 is the shortest way to write "Happy Birthday" in Japanese.

The first Kanji means "wish" or "express good wishes", and the last three characters mean "birthday".

Because a birthday only lasts one day per year, we strongly suggest that you find an appropriate and personal calligraphy gift that can be hung in the recipient's home year-round.

Happy Birthday

tan jou bi o me de tou
Happy Birthday Scroll

誕生日おめでとう is a verbose way to write "Happy Birthday" in Japanese.

The first part says "birthday" and the last 5 Kanji mean "congratulations".


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

Happy Birthday

shēng rì kuài lè
Happy Birthday Scroll

生日快樂 is how to write "Happy Birthday" in Chinese.

The first two characters mean "birthday", and the second two characters mean "happiness", or rather a wish for happiness.

Because a birthday only lasts one day per year, we strongly suggest that you find an appropriate and personal calligraphy gift that can be hung in the recipient's home year-round.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Happy Birthday祝誕生日shuku tan jou bi
shukutanjoubi
shuku tan jo bi
shukutanjobi
Happy Birthday誕生日おめでとうtan jou bi o me de tou
tanjoubiomedetou
tan jo bi o me de to
tanjobiomedeto
Happy Birthday生日快樂
生日快乐
shēng rì kuài lè
sheng1 ri4 kuai4 le4
sheng ri kuai le
shengrikuaile
sheng jih k`uai le
shengjihkuaile
sheng jih kuai le
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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


寿

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shòu
    shou4
shou
 ju
    ひさし
Happy Birthday Scroll
long life; old age; age; life; birthday; funerary
(out-dated kanji) (1) congratulations; felicitations; best wishes; (2) longevity; long life; (given name) Hisashi
Long life, longevity, age, v. 耆婆 jīva; long life

聖誕


圣诞

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shèng dàn
    sheng4 dan4
sheng tan
 shōtan
Happy Birthday Scroll
Christmas; birthday of reigning Emperor; Confucius' birthday
emperor's birthday; emperor's birthday

生日快樂


生日快乐

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shēng rì kuài lè
    sheng1 ri4 kuai4 le4
sheng jih k`uai le
    sheng jih kuai le
Happy Birthday Scroll
Happy birthday

see styles
zuì
    zui4
tsui
1st birthday of a child


see styles
dàn
    dan4
tan
 tan
    ひろし
birth; birthday; brag; boast; to increase
(given name) Hiroshi
A birthday; to bear, produce; wide, boastful; deception

上寿

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 jouju / joju
    じょうじゅ
100th birthday

丸裸

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 maruhadaka
    まるはだか
(noun or adjectival noun) nude; utterly stark naked; wearing only one's birthday suit

做壽


做寿

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zuò shòu
    zuo4 shou4
tso shou
to celebrate a birthday (of an elderly person)

傘寿

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 sanju
    さんじゅ
80th birthday

內齋


内斋

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nèi zhāi
    nei4 zhai1
nei chai
 naisai
Buddhist ceremonies in the palace on the emperor's birthday, v. 內道塲; ceremonies within the court

力餅

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 chikaramochi
    ちからもち
(1) fortifying mochi; mochi that improves one's strength; (2) (See 汁の餅) mochi received from one's parents after giving birth; (3) mochi given to a toddler on its first birthday

千秋

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qiān qiū
    qian1 qiu1
ch`ien ch`iu
    chien chiu
 senshuu / senshu
    せんしゅう
a thousand years; your birthday (honorific)
thousand years; many years; (female given name) Chitose

卆寿

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 sotsuju
    そつじゅ
90th birthday

卒寿

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 sotsuju
    そつじゅ
90th birthday

及笄

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jí jī
    ji2 ji1
chi chi
to reach marriageable age (a girl's fifteenth birthday)

古希

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 koki
    こき
70th birthday

古稀

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gǔ xī
    gu3 xi1
ku hsi
 koki
    こき
seventy years old
70th birthday

周晬

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zhōu zuì
    zhou1 zui4
chou tsui
one full year (e.g. on child's first birthday); same as 週歲|周岁[zhou1 sui4]

周祥

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zhōu xiáng
    zhou1 xiang2
chou hsiang
 shū shō
The anniversary of Buddha's birthday; anniversary of Buddha's birthday

喜壽


喜寿

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xǐ shòu
    xi3 shou4
hsi shou
77th birthday (honorific, archaic or Japanese term)
See: 喜寿

喜寿

see styles
 kiju
    きじゅ
(a variant of 喜 looks like 七十七 (77)) 77th birthday; (given name) Yoshihisa

壽堂


寿堂

see styles
shòu táng
    shou4 tang2
shou t`ang
    shou tang
mourning hall; a hall for a birthday celebration

壽星


寿星

see styles
shòu xīng
    shou4 xing1
shou hsing
god of longevity; elderly person whose birthday is being celebrated

壽桃


寿桃

see styles
shòu táo
    shou4 tao2
shou t`ao
    shou tao
(myth.) peaches of immortality, kept by Xi Wangmu; fresh or confectionery peaches offered as a birthday gift

壽禮


寿礼

see styles
shòu lǐ
    shou4 li3
shou li
birthday present (for an old person)

壽筵


寿筵

see styles
shòu yán
    shou4 yan2
shou yen
birthday banquet

壽糕


寿糕

see styles
shòu gāo
    shou4 gao1
shou kao
birthday cake

壽辰


寿辰

see styles
shòu chén
    shou4 chen2
shou ch`en
    shou chen
birthday (of an old person)

壽麵


寿面

see styles
shòu miàn
    shou4 mian4
shou mien
birthday noodles (for longevity)

大壽


大寿

see styles
dà shòu
    da4 shou4
ta shou
(polite) birthday making the beginning of new decade of life for an older person, especially over 50 years old (e.g. 60th or 70th birthday)

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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.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

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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