Dependable in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Dependable

  2. The Warrior’s Word, Dependable as Gold and Steel

  3. Realistic / Practical

  4. Integrity: Sincere Honest and Faithful

  5. Realistic / Practical

  6. Loyalty / Devotion

 jiān yì kě kào
Dependable Scroll

The first two characters mean resolute with firm determination.
The second two characters mean reliable.

Together, this creates a 4-character expression that means dependable.

The Warrior’s Word, Dependable as Gold and Steel

 bushi no ichigon kintetsu no gotoshi
The Warrior’s Word, Dependable as Gold and Steel Scroll

武士の一言金鉄の如し is an old Japanese proverb about the value of the word of a warrior.

Here are a couple of versions of how this can be translated:

A warrior's single word is as unchanging and reliable as gold and steel.
A warrior's promise is as dependable as gold, and his [scabbard contains] untarnished steel (a sword).

Note: Sometimes this phrase is written as 男子の一言、金鉄の如し (danshi no ichigon kintetsu no gotoshi)

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

Realistic / Practical

 genjitsu shugi / genjisu syugi
Realistic / Practical Scroll

現実主義 means realistic or practical in Japanese.

If you need a reminder to remain grounded in your life, this is a great way to do that.

Integrity: Sincere Honest and Faithful

 sei jitsu
Integrity: Sincere Honest and Faithful Scroll

誠実 is the Japanese version of integrity which can also be defined as a combination of “sincere, honest, and faithful.”

Some may also define this as “loyal” or “loyalty.” In some contexts, it can mean “genuine.” Yes, all of this meaning in just one Japanese word!

Realistic / Practical

 tā shí
Realistic / Practical Scroll

踏實 means realistic or practical.

If you need a reminder to remain grounded in your life, this is a great way to do that. 踏實 also can have the meanings of “at ease,” “down to earth,” “to have peace of mind,” “free from anxiety,” steady, or steadfast.

Loyalty / Devotion

 zhōng yì
 chuu gi
Loyalty / Devotion Scroll

忠義 is another form of loyalty or devotion.

In Chinese, this is more specifically about being loyal and devoted to your friends.

In Japanese, this is more often used to mean loyalty to your country or nation.

Except for the slight difference noted above between Japanese and Chinese, this word is understood universally in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja. It can also be used to describe devotion or fidelity.

It should be noted that this Kanji combination is being used less and less in modern Japan (this is a better choice if your audience is Chinese, though any Japanese person will clearly understand it).

These search terms might be related to Dependable:

Confidence / Faithful Heart

Devout / Godly / Faithful

Faithful / Honorable / Trustworthy / Fidelity / Loyalty

Fortitude / Steadfast

Integrity: Sincere Honest and Faithful

Loyalty / Faithful / Devoted

Semper Fidelis / Always Faithful

Smooth and Steady

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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your dependable search...


If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition


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(adjective) (1) strong; potent; competent; domineering; tough; (adjective) (2) strong; brawny; powerful; healthy; rugged; (adjective) (3) good (at); skilled; knowledgeable; (adjective) (4) (as 〜に強い) being able to handle; know how to deal (with); durable (against); resistant (to); resilient; (adjective) (5) firm; rigid; solid; (adjective) (6) intense; strong; fierce; high; (adjective) (7) dependable; trustworthy



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shí zài
    shi2 zai4
shih tsai
really; actually; indeed; true; real; honest; dependable; (philosophy) reality
to truly exist



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zhōng zhēn
    zhong1 zhen1
chung chen
 chuutei / chute
loyal and dependable
(surname) Chuutei



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bǎ wěn
    ba3 wen3
pa wen
trustworthy; dependable


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(noun or adjectival noun) quiet; dependable; uniform; (politically) moderate



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wěn tuǒ
    wen3 tuo3
wen t`o
    wen to


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xiāng cǎo
    xiang1 cao3
hsiang ts`ao
    hsiang tsao
aromatic herb; vanilla; alternative name for Eupatorium fortunei; (fig.) loyal and dependable person (old)
herb; fragrant grass; (female given name) Minto
(Skt. turuṣka)


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(exp,v5r) (See 力・ちから・6) to be helpful; to be dependable; to stand by (someone)



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láo kào tuǒ dàng
    lao2 kao4 tuo3 dang4
lao k`ao t`o tang
    lao kao to tang
reliable; solid and dependable


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(exp,adj-f) authentic; credible; creditworthy; dependable; reliable; sound; staunch; trustworthy


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 ateninaru; ateninaru
    あてになる; アテになる
(exp,v5r) (See 当てにならない) reliable; dependable; trustworthy; sure


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(v1,vi) to be dependable; to be reliable


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(v1,vi) to be dependable; to be reliable


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(v1,vi) (See 頼りになる) to be dependable; to be reliable

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
jiān yì kě kào
jian1 yi4 ke3 kao4
jian yi ke kao
chien i k`o k`ao
chien i ko kao
The Warrior’s Word, Dependable as Gold and Steel武士の一言、金鉄の如しbushi no ichigon kintetsu no gotoshi
現実主義genjitsu shugi / genjisu syugi
Integrity: Sincere Honest and Faithful誠實
sei jitsu / seijitsu
tā shí / ta1 shi2 / ta shi / tashit`a shih / tashih / ta shih
chuu gi / chuugi / chu gizhōng yì / zhong1 yi4 / zhong yi / zhongyichung i / chungi
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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Loyalty / Devotion Scroll
Loyalty / Devotion Scroll
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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.

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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

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