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Discovery in Chinese / Japanese...

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Serendipity / Chance Discovery

guuzen no hakken
Serendipity / Chance Discovery Scroll

偶然の発見 is a way to express serendipity in Japanese. This title is more about discovery by chance like the melting candy bar in a Bell radar/communications laboratory that led to the invention of the microwave oven.

The first two Kanji mean incidentally, by chance, randomly, unexpectedly, suddenly, accident, fortuity, or by coincidence.

In the middle is a possessive article that connects these words/ideas together.

The last two Kanji mean discovery, detection, or finding.

Shaolin Temple

shào lín sì
shou rin ji
Shaolin Temple Scroll

少林寺 is the full title of the Shaolin Temple.

This refers to the Buddhist monastery famous for its kung fu monks.

少林寺 is also known in Japanese where they use the same characters but romanize it as Shourinji or Shōrinji.

Some believe this monastery and temple represent the place where Bodhidharma sat with his face to a wall for nine years leading to his discovery of enlightenment and establishment of Buddhism.

Animal Kingdom

dòng wù wáng guó
doubutsu oukoku
Animal Kingdom Scroll

動物王國 is literally what it says.

There is even a TV show in China that is similar to Wild Kingdom or what you would currently see on the Discovery Channel that has this same title.

For your information: In the Chinese way of thinking, the Tiger is the king of the animal kingdom (lions are not native to China, so the tiger took the role that we have given to the lion in our western way of thinking).

The Japanese version has a slight variation on the last character. Let me know if your audience is Japanese, and we will have it written in that form for you.

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Chance Discovery
偶然の発見guuzen no hakken
guzen no haken
Shaolin Temple少林寺shou rin ji
sho rin ji
shào lín sì
shao4 lin2 si4
shao lin si
shao lin ssu
Animal Kingdom動物王國
doubutsu oukoku
dobutsu okoku
dòng wù wáng guó
dong4 wu4 wang2 guo2
dong wu wang guo
tung wu wang kuo
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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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your discovery search...


If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition


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to wear; to put on; to dress; to bore through; to pierce; to perforate; to penetrate; to pass through; to thread
(female given name) Haku
To bore, pierce; to thread; to don, put on. To bore a well and gradually discover water, likened to the gradual discovery of the Buddha-nature; to bore


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 souyaku / soyaku
drug discovery; drug design; development of new drugs



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chuàng zhì
    chuang4 zhi4
ch`uang chih
    chuang chih
 sousei / sose
to create; to inaugurate; to contrive; to build (a mechanism)
(noun/participle) invention; origination; discovery



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xún sì
    xun2 si4
hsün ssu
vitarka and vicāra, two conditions in dhyāna discovery and analysis of principles; vitarka 毘擔迦 a dharma which tends to increase, and vicāra 毘遮羅one which tends to diminish, definiteness and clearness in the stream of consciousness; cf. 中間定; discursive thought and investigation


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(noun/participle) (1) excavation; exhumation; (noun/participle) (2) discovery (e.g. new talent)


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(noun/participle) discovery; detection; finding


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(noun/participle) detection (of a plot, fraud, etc.); discovery; coming to light; being uncovered



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nì guān
    ni4 guan1
ni kuan
The inverse method in meditation; order of discovery


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(noun/participle) discovery; detection; exposure; (personal name) Romi


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(noun/participle) discovery; detection; exposure


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(noun/participle) discovery; detection; exposure



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chuàng jiàn xìng
    chuang4 jian4 xing4
ch`uang chien hsing
    chuang chien hsing
original (idea, discovery etc)


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breakthrough; great discovery


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 shinhatsumei / shinhatsume
new invention (discovery)


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new discovery; new invention


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new development; new discovery; (place-name) Shinkaihotsu



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fā xiàn hào
    fa1 xian4 hao4
fa hsien hao
Space Shuttle Discovery



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qī miè zhēng fǎ
    qi1 mie4 zheng1 fa3
ch`i mieh cheng fa
    chi mieh cheng fa
 shichi metsujō hō
saptādhikaraṇa-śamatha. Seven rules given in the Vinaya for settling disputes among the monks. Disputes arise from causes : from arguments; from discovery of misconduct; judgment and punishment of such; the correctness or otherwise of a religious observance. The seven rules are : 現前毘尼 saṃmukha-vinaya, face to face evidence, or appeal to the law; 憶念毘尼 smṛti-vinaya, witness or proof; 不痴毘尼 amūḍha-vinaya, irresponsibility, e.g. lunacy; 自言毘尼 tatsvabhavaiṣīya-vinaya, voluntary confession; 多語毘尼 pratijñākāraka-vinaya, decision by majority vote; 罪處所毘尼 yadbhūyasikīya-vinaya, condemnation of unconfessed sin by the 白四 or jñapticaturthin method, i.e. to make a statement and ask thrice for judgment; 草覆地毘尼 tṛṇastāraka-vinaya. , i.e. covering the mud with straw, i.e. in protracted disputes the appointment by each side of an elder to spread the straw of the law over the mud of the dispute; seven rules for settling disputes


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 zenjinmitou / zenjinmito
(noun or adjectival noun) (yoji) untrodden (region, field of study, etc.); unprecedented (discovery, achievement, etc.)


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 zenjinmitou / zenjinmito
(noun or adjectival noun) (yoji) untrodden (region, field of study, etc.); unprecedented (discovery, achievement, etc.)


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 jouhoukaiji / johokaiji
information discovery; disclosure of information


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(1) exposure by washing away; washing out; washout; (2) exposed aggregate (finish); exposed aggregate concrete; (3) revealing the grain of cedar boards by washing and scrubbing; (4) finding out (after an extensive search or investigation); discovery; seeking out; bringing to light


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(obscure) (See 大航海時代) Age of Discovery


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finding oneself; self-discovery; journey of self-discovery; search for self



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suí xún suí sì
    sui2 xun2 sui2 si4
sui hsün sui ssu
 zuijin zuishi
pursue discovery and examination; pursue discovery and examination


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 genomusouyaku / genomusoyaku
genomic drug discovery


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 daikoukaijidai / daikokaijidai
Age of Discovery; Age of Exploration


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scientific discovery


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 disukabarii / disukabari
discovery; (place-name) Discovery


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(obscure) (See ピルトダウン人) Piltdown hoax (1912 discovery of a fossilized ape-human missing-link skull, later revealed to be fraudulent)

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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.

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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