The name Encourage in Chinese / Japanese...

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勸 is the simplest Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja word for encouragement or the act of encouraging someone.

This can also mean: to advise; to urge; to try to persuade; to exhort; to console; to soothe.

 chū lèi bá cuì
Outstanding Scroll

出類拔萃 means “one who stands out from his/her peers,” “stand out from the crowd,” or “standing out from others.” It can also mean “leaving your peers behind.”

A great way to tell yourself that you are outstanding (or give it to a friend you want to encourage to excel).

Brave the Waves

 pò làng
 ha rou
Brave the Waves Scroll

破浪 can be translated from Chinese as “braving the waves” or “bravely setting sail.”

It literally means: “break/cleave/cut [the] waves.”

破浪 is a great title to encourage yourself or someone else not to be afraid of problems or troubles.

Because of the context, this is especially good for sailors or yachtsmen and surfers too.

Note: While this can be understood in Japanese, it's not commonly used in Japan. Therefore, please consider this to be primarily a Chinese proverb.

Devotion to your Profession / Career

 cóng shì
 jyuu ji
Devotion to your Profession / Career Scroll

從事/従事 is often used to describe the devotion someone has to their profession - However, it can just mean career, depending on context.

We don't highly recommend this selection for a wall scroll.

In more simple terms, this word also means undertake / to deal with / to handle / to do. It does not have to refer to a career issue, as it could be used to encourage someone that is beginning their university studies etc.

This kind of makes sense in Japanese, however, there is a slight deviation in the way they write the first Kanji in Japanese.

Japanese for Devotion to ProfessionPlease note that Japanese use an alternate version of the first character. Click on the character to the right if you want the Japanese version of this two-character Devotion-to-your-Profession calligraphy.

Great Ambitions

Brave the wind and the waves

 chéng fēng pò làng
Great Ambitions Scroll

乘風破浪 is a Chinese proverb that represents having great ambitions.

The British might say “to plough through.” Another way to understand it is “surmount all difficulties and forge ahead courageously.”

This can also be translated as “braving the wind and waves,” “to brave the wind and the billows,” “to ride the wind and crest the waves,” or “to be ambitious and unafraid.”

Literally, it reads: “ride (like a chariot) [the] wind [and] break/cleave/cut [the] waves,” or “ride [the] wind [and] slash [through the] waves.”

乘風破浪 is a great proverb to encourage yourself or someone else not to be afraid of problems or troubles, and when you have a dream, just go for it.

There is an alternate version, 長風破浪, but 乘風破浪 is far more common.

These search terms might be related to Encourage:

Advance Bravely / Indomitable Spirit

Push or Knock

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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exhort; stimulate
(male given name) Tsutomu
to encourage

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to encourage; to urge
(surname) Hagemi

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policy; plan; scheme; bamboo slip for writing (old); to whip (a horse); to encourage; riding crop with sharp spines (old); essay written for the imperial examinations (old); upward horizontal stroke in calligraphy
(n,n-suf) (1) plan; policy; means; measure; stratagem; scheme; (2) (See 永字八法) fifth principle of the Eight Principles of Yong; right upward flick; (male given name) Hakaru
A treatise, book, memo, tablet, card; a plan, scheme; question; whip; etc.

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to encourage; to cut; to strain


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hù miǎn
    hu4 mian3
hu mien
to encourage each other


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(transitive verb) (1) to urge; to encourage; to press; to prompt; to draw (attention to); (transitive verb) (2) to stimulate (e.g. growth); to hasten (e.g. development); to quicken; to accelerate; to promote


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(noun/participle) pruning tree branches to encourage new growth


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zhù wēi
    zhu4 wei1
chu wei
to cheer for; to encourage; to boost the morale of



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zhù zhǎng
    zhu4 zhang3
chu chang
to encourage; to foster; to foment
(noun, transitive verb) (1) promotion; encouragement; fostering; furtherance; (noun, transitive verb) (2) unwanted help (usu. unintentionally harmful); unnecessary help; disservice; (surname) Sukenaga



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miǎn lì
    mian3 li4
mien li
to encourage
to strive



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quàn tā
    quan4 ta1
ch`üan t`a
    chüan ta
to encourage others



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quàn miǎn
    quan4 mian3
ch`üan mien
    chüan mien
to advise; to encourage
to cause to fully undertake



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quàn shàn
    quan4 shan4
ch`üan shan
    chüan shan
to encourage goodness



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quàn shòu
    quan4 shou4
ch`üan shou
    chüan shou
to encourage and bestow



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quàn zhǐ
    quan4 zhi3
ch`üan chih
    chüan chih
to encourage to stop



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quàn wù
    quan4 wu4
ch`üan wu
    chüan wu
to encourage others



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quàn jiǎng
    quan4 jiang3
ch`üan chiang
    chüan chiang
to encourage



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quàn shuài
    quan4 shuai4
ch`üan shuai
    chüan shuai
to encourage and guide



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quàn kè
    quan4 ke4
ch`üan k`o
    chüan ko
to encourage and supervise (esp. state officials promoting agriculture)



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quàn dào
    quan4 dao4
ch`üan tao
    chüan tao
to encourage and guide



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jiàn fā
    jian4 fa1
chien fa
to encourage to aspire towards



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sǒng yǒng
    song3 yong3
sung yung
to instigate; to incite; to urge; to encourage


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(noun/participle) pruning tree branches to encourage new growth



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dǎ qì
    da3 qi4
ta ch`i
    ta chi
to inflate; to pump up; (fig.) to encourage; to boost morale



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pāi mǎ
    pai1 ma3
p`ai ma
    pai ma
to urge on a horse by patting its bottom; fig. to encourage; same as 拍馬屁|拍马屁, to flatter or toady


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(noun/participle) yell used to time or encourage activity (e.g. "Heave ho!", "On three ... One, two, three!" in English); enthusiastic shout from the audience (e.g. in kabuki); shouting (in concerts)


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(Godan verb with "su" ending) (1) (See 激する) to intensify; (Godan verb with "su" ending) (2) to be excited; to fly into a rage; to get into a passion; (Godan verb with "su" ending) (3) to dash against; (Godan verb with "su" ending) (4) to encourage



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jī lì
    ji1 li4
chi li
to encourage; to urge; motivation; incentive
See: 激励



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dǐ lì
    di3 li4
ti li
whetstone; (fig.) to hone; to temper; to encourage



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cè lì
    ce4 li4
ts`e li
    tse li
to encourage; to urge; to impel; to spur sb on

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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
kanquàn / quan4 / quanch`üan / chüan
chū lèi bá cuì
chu1 lei4 ba2 cui4
chu lei ba cui
ch`u lei pa ts`ui
chu lei pa tsui
Brave the Waves破浪ha rou / harou / ha ropò làng / po4 lang4 / po lang / polangp`o lang / polang / po lang
Devotion to your Profession
從事 / 従事
jyuu ji / jyuuji / jyu jicóng shì / cong2 shi4 / cong shi / congshits`ung shih / tsungshih / tsung shih
Great Ambitions乘風破浪
chéng fēng pò làng
cheng2 feng1 po4 lang4
cheng feng po lang
ch`eng feng p`o lang
cheng feng po lang
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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A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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