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Ox / Bull / Cow

Year of the Ox / Bull - Zodiac Sign
Ox  /  Bull / Cow Scroll

牛 is the character for bull, cow, ox, or bovine creature in Chinese, old Korean, and Japanese.

If you were born in the year of the ox / bull / cow, you . . .

Are dedicated to your work.
Are discrete, careful and conscientious.
Value work and family.

Note that in this Chinese character, there is no distinction between bull and cow. All bovine creatures fit into the definition of this character. To distinguish between male and female, another sex-designating character is added in front of this character. Therefore, in China, the energy drink "Red Bull" (Hong Niu) is often translated in the minds of Chinese people as "Red Cow" or even "Red Ox".

See also our Chinese Zodiac page.

Awesome / Really Cool

Chinese Slang
zhēn niú
Awesome / Really Cool Scroll

真牛 is Chinese slang for something really cool or awesome.

真牛 is probably not appropriate for a calligraphy wall scroll unless you have a specific reason.

This literally translates as "the real bull" or "the genuine cow".

Taurus Zodiac Symbol / Sign

jīn niú zuò
Taurus Zodiac Symbol / Sign Scroll

金牛座 is the Chinese way to write Taurus (bull) of western astrology.

Please note this version is only used in Chinese (see other version if Japanese is your audience).

See Also:  Chinese Zodiac

Taurus Zodiac Symbol / Sign

Taurus Zodiac Symbol / Sign Scroll

牡牛座 is the Japanese way to write Taurus (bull) of western astrology.

Please note this version is only used in Japanese (see other version if Chinese is your audience).

See Also:  Chinese Zodiac

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
ushiniú / niu2 / niu
Really Cool
真牛zhēn niú / zhen1 niu2 / zhen niu / zhenniuchen niu / chenniu
Taurus Zodiac Symbol
金牛座jīn niú zuò
jin1 niu2 zuo4
jin niu zuo
chin niu tso
Taurus Zodiac Symbol
牡牛座oushi-za / oshi-za

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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.

Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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