Disappointed in Chinese / Japanese...

Buy a Disappointed calligraphy wall scroll here!

Personalize your custom “Disappointed” project by clicking the button next to your favorite “Disappointed” title below...

Broken Hearted

shī liàn
Broken Hearted Scroll

In Chinese, this can mean to lose one's love; to break up (in a romantic relationship); to feel jilted.

In Japanese Kanji, this means disappointed love, broken heart, unrequited love, or being lovelorn.

失戀 is also valid in old Korean Hanja, where is means unrequited love, unreturned love, a disappointment in love, or a broken heart.

Note: In modern Japan, they will tend to write the more simple 失恋 form instead of 失戀. If you order this from the Japanese master calligrapher, expect the more simple modern version to be written (unless you give us instructions to use the older or more traditional version).

Better to be Happy than Rich

ān pín lè dào
Better to be Happy than Rich Scroll

安貧樂道 means "It's better to be happy than rich" in Chinese.

Even if you are poor, you should still feel satisfied in your life...

...Satisfaction, happiness, and the meaning of your life come from within yourself and not from money or riches of the world.

In Chinese, there are a lot of four-character proverbs which express some very old philosophies.
Though there are only four characters on this scroll, in Chinese the meanings often surpass the dictionary definition of each character.

In this case, you should not set your expectations too high for the amount to money or riches you wish to have. One who sets their expectations too high is almost always disappointed. Instead, you should cherish what you have, and seek to improve yourself from within, and not measure your personal worth by the size of your bank account.

See Also:  A Sly Rabbit Will Have Three Openings to Its Den

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Broken Hearted失戀
shitsurenshī liàn / shi1 lian4 / shi lian / shilianshih lien / shihlien
Better to be Happy than Rich安貧樂道
ān pín lè dào
an1 pin2 le4 dao4
an pin le dao
an p`in le tao
an pin le tao
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.

Not the results for disappointed that you were looking for?

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


If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition


see styles
(noun/participle) disappointed love; broken heart; unrequited love; being lovelorn

see styles
 mo(p); sou / mo(p); so
    も(P); そう
to lose something abstract but important (courage, authority, one's life etc); to be bereaved of (one's spouse etc); to die; disappointed; discouraged
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) mourning; (2) (も only) (archaism) calamity; misfortune
Mourning. To lose; destroy; funeral rites


see styles

see styles
disappointed; flurried; indistinct
(given name) Kou

see styles
forlorn; vexed; disappointed

see styles
disappointed; perplexed

see styles
disappointed; listless; frightened; also pr. [tang3]

see styles

disappointed; startled


see styles
(adj-t,adv-to,n) discouraged; disappointed; hopeless; astonished


see styles
shī yì
    shi1 yi4
shih i
disappointed; frustrated
(noun - becomes adjective with の) disappointment; despair; despondency; broken heart; adversity


see styles
shī wàng
    shi1 wang4
shih wang
 shitsubou / shitsubo
disappointed; to lose hope; to despair
(noun/participle) disappointment; despair
To lose hope; to lose hope


see styles
hán xīn
    han2 xin1
han hsin
disillusioned; bitterly disappointed; terrified
(noun/participle) deplorable; alarming


see styles
xīn hán
    xin1 han2
hsin han
bitterly disappointed; frightened


see styles
blighted love; disappointed love



see styles
chàng rán
    chang4 ran2
ch`ang jan
    chang jan
disappointed and frustrated


see styles
chǎng huǎng
    chang3 huang3
ch`ang huang
    chang huang
hurt and disappointed; blurry and unclear


see styles
(adj-t,adv-to,n) discouraged; disappointed; hopeless; astonished



see styles
sǎo xìng
    sao3 xing4
sao hsing
to have one's spirits dampened; to feel disappointed



see styles
bài xìng
    bai4 xing4
pai hsing


see styles
(adj-t,adv-to) (1) dark; gloomy; black; unclear; (2) doleful; discouraged; disappointed; tearful; dispirited


see styles
liáo dǎo
    liao2 dao3
liao tao
disappointed; frustrated; dejected


see styles
(See 失恋) disappointed love; broken heart; unrequited love; being lovelorn


see styles
(adj-t,adv-to) (1) dark; gloomy; black; unclear; (2) doleful; discouraged; disappointed; tearful; dispirited



see styles
tuí rán
    tui2 ran2
t`ui jan
    tui jan
decrepit; ruined; disappointed


see styles
àn rán
    an4 ran2
an jan
dim; sad
(adj-t,adv-to) (1) dark; gloomy; black; unclear; (2) doleful; discouraged; disappointed; tearful; dispirited



see styles
chàng chàng rán
    chang4 chang4 ran2
ch`ang ch`ang jan
    chang chang jan


see styles
(v1,vi) (1) to lose strength; to become weak; to disappear (of energy, drive, etc.); (v1,vi) (2) to wither; to droop; to wilt; (v1,vi) (3) (colloquialism) to feel demotivated; to lose interest; to become disappointed


see styles
 hanajiromu; hanajiramu(ik)
    はなじろむ; はなじらむ(ik)
(v5m,vi) to look daunted; to look embarrassed; to be disappointed


see styles
(adv,n,vs,adv-to) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) feel disappointed; dejected; lose heart; feel emotionally drained; feel let down


see styles
(adv,n,vs,adv-to) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) heartbroken; crestfallen; dejected; disappointed

Many custom options...

Better to be Happy than Rich Scroll
Better to be Happy than Rich Scroll
Better to be Happy than Rich Scroll
Better to be Happy than Rich Scroll

And formats...

Better to be Happy than Rich Vertical Portrait
Better to be Happy than Rich Horizontal Wall Scroll
Better to be Happy than Rich Vertical Portrait

Lookup Disappointed in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

7 VirtuesA Journey of a Thousand MilesA Moment of Time is as Precious as GoldAaliyahAbbiAbbyAbhishekAcupunctureAdamAdamsAddieAdnanAdvance Bravely Indomitable SpiritAftabAidenAikaAiki JujutsuAikoAileenAireenAiriAishaAishuAkariAkashAkemiAkilaAkitaAkita Dog Akitainu Akita InuAkshayAkumaAlanaAlexAlexaAlexanderAlexandraAlexisAlfiAliaAliceAlinaAllahAlphonseAltarAltheaAlvaroAlways and ForeverAlways FaithfulAlways Striving for Inner StrengthAlyssaAmalAmanAmarAmazing GraceAmeliaAmenAmirAmitAmonAnaliaAnandAnarchyAndieAndreaAndreiAndrewAngelaAngelicaAngelinaAnilAnkitAnkitaAnnalynAntonAnuragAnyaAquinoArchangelArcherAreebAriaAriesArisaArjunArmaanArmanArt of WarArtemArthurArturoArunArunaArvinAryanAshaAshantiAsuraAuroraAustinAwakeningAyakaAyanAzuraBaguaBaileyBalanceBalance EquilibriumBanzaiBastiBe HappyBe True to YourselfBe Water My FriendBeautiful SpiritBelenBelovedBeloved OneBentleyBernadineBest Friends ForeverBetelgeuseBhavyaBibleBlacksmithBless This HouseBlessed by GodBlessed by HeavenBlessingsBloodless VictoryBloomingBlue DragonBody and Earth in UnityBoldBondBonesBoundlessBoxingBrandonBrave the WavesBrave WarriorBraveryBravery CourageBreatheBroken SoulBrother and Sister BondBrotherhoodBrotherly LoveBrysonBuddhaBuddyBudoBuffaloBujinBujinkanBujutsuBushidoBushido CodeCainCalebCalm MindCamilleCancer Zodiac Symbol SignCandyCao CaoCaraCarinCarloCarlsonCarolynCarpe DiemCarsonCeliaCesarChaosCharanCharismaCharlieChelseaChen SurnameCherry BlossomCherry Blossom ProverbCheyenneChi EnergyChienChosen 1ChrisChristopherCindyClareClear MindCliffCliffordCliftonCocoCodyColeenColinCollaborationCompassionConfuciusConnie

All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.

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.

Some people may refer to this entry as Disappointed Kanji, Disappointed Characters, Disappointed in Mandarin Chinese, Disappointed Characters, Disappointed in Chinese Writing, Disappointed in Japanese Writing, Disappointed in Asian Writing, Disappointed Ideograms, Chinese Disappointed symbols, Disappointed Hieroglyphics, Disappointed Glyphs, Disappointed in Chinese Letters, Disappointed Hanzi, Disappointed in Japanese Kanji, Disappointed Pictograms, Disappointed in the Chinese Written-Language, or Disappointed in the Japanese Written-Language.

5 people have searched for Disappointed in Chinese or Japanese in the past year.
Disappointed was last searched for by someone else on Oct 10th, 2021