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Bon Voyage

China yī lù píng ān
Japan ichiro heian
Bon Voyage

一路平安 is a wish for someone to have a pleasant journey. It's probably the closest way to translate "bon voyage" into Chinese.

The first two characters mean one road or one path. The second two characters mean "safe and sound" or "without mishap."

一路平安 means the same thing in Japanese but not the most common selection for a wall scroll.

Smooth Sailing

China yī fán fēng shùn
Smooth Sailing

一帆風順 is just what you think it means. It suggests that you are on a trouble-free voyage through life, or literally on a sailing ship or sail boat. It is often used in China as a wish for good luck on a voyage or as you set out on a new quest or career in your life. Some may use this in lieu of "bon voyage."

The literal meaning is roughly, "Once you raise your sail, you will get the wind you need, and it will take you where you want to go." Another way to translate it is "Your sail and the wind follow your will."

一帆風順 is a great gift for a mariner, sailor, adventurer, or someone starting a new career.

Note: Can be understood in Korean Hanja but rarely used.


See Also:  Adventure | Travel

Adventure

China tàn xiǎn
Japan tanken
Adventure

If you lead a life of adventure (like I do), a 探險 wall scroll is for you.

Alone, the first character can mean "to explore," "to search out," or "to scout." The second character holds the meanings of "dangerous" and "rugged." Together these two characters create the word that means "adventure" or "to explore."

探険 is a modern Japanese Kanji version, but it more precisely means exploration or expedition rather than adventure. 探險 is the old/ancient Japanese version used before WWII. Let us know if you want the modern Japanese version instead.


See Also:  Travel


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

一路平安

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Mandarin yī lù píng ān / yi1 lu4 ping2 an1
Taiwan i lu p`ing an / i lu ping an
Japanese ichiroheian / ichirohean / いちろへいあん
Chinese to have a pleasant journey; Bon voyage!
Japanese (wishing someone) bon voyage
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好去

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Mandarin hǎo qù / hao3 qu4
Taiwan hao ch`ü / hao chü
Chinese bon voyage; god speed

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好走

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Mandarin hǎo zǒu / hao3 zou3
Taiwan hao tsou
Japanese kousou / koso / こうそう
Chinese bon voyage; god speed
Japanese (noun/participle) good running

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順風

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Mandarin shùn fēng / shun4 feng1
Taiwan shun feng
Japanese junpuu / junpu / じゅんぷう
Chinese lit. tail wind; Bon voyage!
Japanese favourable wind; favorable wind; (surname) Junpuu; (female given name) Junka

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よい旅を

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Japanese yoitabio / よいたびを Japanese (expression) bon voyage!; have a nice trip!

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良い旅を

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Japanese yoitabio / よいたびを Japanese (expression) bon voyage!; have a nice trip!

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ご機嫌よう

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Japanese gokigenyou / gokigenyo / ごきげんよう Japanese (interjection) (1) (kana only) how do you do?; nice to meet you; (2) adieu; farewell; bon voyage

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よい旅行を

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Japanese yoiryokouo / yoiryokoo / よいりょこうを Japanese (expression) "Bon voyage!"; "Have a nice trip!"

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御機嫌よう

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Japanese gokigenyou / gokigenyo / ごきげんよう Japanese (interjection) (1) (kana only) how do you do?; nice to meet you; (2) adieu; farewell; bon voyage

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良い旅行を

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Japanese yoiryokouo / yoiryokoo / よいりょこうを Japanese (expression) "Bon voyage!"; "Have a nice trip!"

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道中ご無事に

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Japanese douchuugobujini / dochugobujini / どうちゅうごぶじに Japanese (expression) (See よい旅を) bon voyage; have a nice trip

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ボンボワイヤージュ

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Japanese bonbowaiyaaju / bonbowaiyaju / ボンボワイヤージュ Japanese (interjection) bon voyage (fre:); have a nice trip

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良い旅を;よい旅を

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Japanese yoitabio / よいたびを Japanese (expression) bon voyage!; have a nice trip!

ボン・ボワイヤージュ

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Japanese bon bowaiyaaju / bon bowaiyaju / ボン・ボワイヤージュ Japanese (interjection) bon voyage (fre:); have a nice trip

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ご機嫌よう;御機嫌よう

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Japanese gokigenyou / gokigenyo / ごきげんよう Japanese (interjection) (1) (kana only) how do you do?; nice to meet you; (2) adieu; farewell; bon voyage

良い旅行を;よい旅行を

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Japanese yoiryokouo / yoiryokoo / よいりょこうを Japanese (expression) "Bon voyage!"; "Have a nice trip!"

ボンボワイヤージュ;ボン・ボワイヤージュ

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Japanese bonbowaiyaaju;bon bowaiyaaju / bonbowaiyaju;bon bowaiyaju / ボンボワイヤージュ;ボン・ボワイヤージュ Japanese (interjection) (See よい旅を) bon voyage (fre:); have a nice trip

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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
Bon Voyage一路平安ichiro heian
ichiroheian
yī lù píng ān
yi1 lu4 ping2 an1
yi lu ping an
yilupingan
i lu p`ing an
ilupingan
i lu ping an
Smooth Sailing一帆風順
一帆风顺
yī fán fēng shùn
yi1 fan2 feng1 shun4
yi fan feng shun
yifanfengshun
i fan feng shun
ifanfengshun
Adventure探險
探险 / 探険
tankentàn xiǎn / tan4 xian3 / tan xian / tanxiant`an hsien / tanhsien / tan hsien
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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