Dreams in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Pursue Your Dreams

  2. Realize Your Dreams

  3. Dream / Dreams

  4. Dream Big / Big Dreams

  5. Pursuit of Happiness

  6. Zhong Kui

  7. All Hopes Fulfilled

  8. Never Give Up

  9. Tolerance

10. Flower in the Mirror, Moon on Water


Pursue Your Dreams

zhuī xún mèng xiǎng
Pursue Your Dreams Scroll

追尋夢想 means "pursue your dreams", "follow your dreams", or "chase your dreams" in Chinese.

The first two characters mean "to pursue", "to track down", or "to search for".

The last two mean dreams. This version of dreams refers to those with an element of reality (not the dreams you have when you sleep but rather your aspirations or goals in life).

This title will tell everyone that you want to make your dreams come true.


See Also:  Pursuit of Happiness

Pursue Your Dreams

yume wo oi tsudukeru
Pursue Your Dreams Scroll

夢を追い続ける is the Japanese way to express "pursue your dreams", "follow your dreams", or "chase your dreams".

If you have dreams that you want to pursue and make true, this is the phrase for you.

The first character is "dream" or "dreams". The rest of the characters establish the idea of chasing or pursuing.


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


See Also:  Pursuit of Happiness

Realize Your Dreams

shí xiàn nǐ de mèng xiǎng
Realize Your Dreams Scroll

實現你的夢想 means "realize your dreams" or "live your dreams" in Chinese.

實現 means to achieve, to implement, to realize, or to bring about.

The characters 你的 effectively mean "your".

夢想 means to dream, imagine, or have a vision.

Dream / Dreams

mèng
yume
Dream / Dreams Scroll

夢 is the very simple word for dreams in Chinese and Japanese.

It can also mean having a vision or simply an illusion.

Dream Big / Big Dreams

yuǎn dà mèng xiǎng
Dream Big / Big Dreams Scroll

遠大夢想 is a way to say "dream big" or "big dreams" in Mandarin Chinese.

Pursuit of Happiness

zhuī xún xìng fú
Pursuit of Happiness Scroll

追尋幸福 is the best way to translate the English phrase "pursuit of happiness" into Chinese.

The first two characters mean "to pursue", "to track down", or "to search for".

The last two mean happiness, happy, or blessed.

Pursuit of Happiness

koufuku o motome te
Pursuit of Happiness Scroll

幸福を求めて is "Pursuit of Happiness" or "In Search of Happiness" in Japanese.

Here's how the characters break down:
幸福 (koufuku) happiness; blessedness; joy; well-being.
を (o) particle
求め (motome) to want; to seek; to pursue; to request
て (te) particle


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

zhōng kuí
Zhong Kui Scroll

鐘馗 is the name Zhong Kui.

He is a mythological figure who is known to drive away evil spirits (especially from your dreams). Sometimes Zhong Kui is used figuratively to describe a person with the courage to fight against evil.

All Hopes Fulfilled

wàn shì rú yì
All Hopes Fulfilled Scroll

萬事如意 is a Chinese and old Korean proverb that means to have all one's wishes.

When spoken to someone, it's kind of a way to say best wishes, all the best, may all your hopes be fulfilled, or may everything go well.

On your wall as calligraphy, it's meant to inspire all your wishes, hopes, dreams, and life to go well or come true.

Never Give Up

yǒng bù fàng qì
Never Give Up Scroll

The first character means "eternal" or "forever", the second means "not" (together they mean "never"). The last two characters mean "give up" or "abandon". Altogether, you can translate this proverb as "never give up" or "never abandon".

Depending on how you want to read this, it is also a statement that you will never abandon your hopes, dreams, family or friends.


See Also:  Undaunted | No Fear | Hope

kuān róng
kanyou
Tolerance Scroll

Being tolerant is accepting differences. You don't expect others to think, look, speak or act just like you. You are free of prejudice, knowing that all people have feelings, needs, hopes and dreams. Tolerance is also accepting things you wish were different with patience and flexibility.

寬容 can also be translated as magnanimity, generosity, or leniency.

Note: There is a tiny deviation in the first character when written in Japanese. If you choose our Japanese master calligrapher, the little dot on the lower right of the first character will be omitted. With or without the dot, this can be read in Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean.


See Also:  Patience

Flower in the Mirror, Moon on Water

jìng huā shuǐ yuè
kyou ka sui getsu
Flower in the Mirror, Moon on Water Scroll

This old Asian proverb means "flowers in a mirror and the moon reflected in the lake" or "flowers reflected on a mirror and the moon reflected on the water's surface".

Literally, 鏡花水月 reads "Mirror Flower, Water Moon".

Figuratively this can be used to represent a lot of different ideas. It can be used to express an unrealistic rosy view or viewing things through rose-tinted spectacles. So you can use it to relay an idea about something that is visible but has no substance, something that can be seen but not touched, or something that is beautiful but unattainable such as dreams or a mirage.

This expression is used to describe things like the subtle and profound beauty of poems that cannot be described in words.

鏡 = Mirror (or lens)
花 = Flower(s)
水 = Water
月 = Moon


Can also be written 水月鏡花 (just a slight change in word/character order).




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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
Pursue Your Dreams追尋夢想
追寻梦想
zhuī xún mèng xiǎng
zhui1 xun2 meng4 xiang3
zhui xun meng xiang
zhuixunmengxiang
chui hsün meng hsiang
chuihsünmenghsiang
Pursue Your Dreams夢を追い続けるyume wo oi tsudukeru
yumewooitsudukeru
Realize Your Dreams實現你的夢想
实现你的梦想
shí xiàn nǐ de mèng xiǎng
shi2 xian4 ni3 de meng4 xiang3
shi xian ni de meng xiang
shixiannidemengxiang
shih hsien ni te meng hsiang
shihhsiennitemenghsiang
Dream
Dreams

yumemèng / meng4 / meng
Dream Big
Big Dreams
遠大夢想
远大梦想
yuǎn dà mèng xiǎng
yuan3 da4 meng4 xiang3
yuan da meng xiang
yuandamengxiang
yüan ta meng hsiang
yüantamenghsiang
Pursuit of Happiness追尋幸福
追寻幸福
zhuī xún xìng fú
zhui1 xun2 xing4 fu2
zhui xun xing fu
zhuixunxingfu
chui hsün hsing fu
chuihsünhsingfu
Pursuit of Happiness幸福を求めてkoufuku o motome te
koufukuomotomete
kofuku o motome te
Zhong Kui鐘馗
钟馗
zhōng kuí
zhong1 kui2
zhong kui
zhongkui
chung k`uei
chungkuei
chung kuei
All Hopes Fulfilled萬事如意
万事如意
wàn shì rú yì
wan4 shi4 ru2 yi4
wan shi ru yi
wanshiruyi
wan shih ju i
wanshihjui
Never Give Up永不放棄
永不放弃
yǒng bù fàng qì
yong3 bu4 fang4 qi4
yong bu fang qi
yongbufangqi
yung pu fang ch`i
yungpufangchi
yung pu fang chi
Tolerance寬容
宽容
kanyou / kanyokuān róng
kuan1 rong2
kuan rong
kuanrong
k`uan jung
kuanjung
kuan jung
Flower in the Mirror, Moon on Water鏡花水月
镜花水月
kyou ka sui getsu
kyoukasuigetsu
kyo ka sui getsu
jìng huā shuǐ yuè
jing4 hua1 shui3 yue4
jing hua shui yue
jinghuashuiyue
ching hua shui yüeh
chinghuashuiyüeh
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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Flower in the Mirror, Moon on Water Scroll
Flower in the Mirror, Moon on Water Scroll
Flower in the Mirror, Moon on Water Scroll
Flower in the Mirror, Moon on Water Scroll


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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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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.


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