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Encourage in Chinese / Japanese...

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Encourage Scroll

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 that 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.

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 ro / haropò làng / po4 lang4 / po lang / polangp`o lang / polang / po lang
Devotion to your Profession
從事 / 従事
jyuu ji / jyuuji / jyu ji / jyujicóng 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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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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/ li4
 hagemi / はげみ
to encourage; to urge
(surname) Hagemi

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/ ce4
ts`e / tse
 saku / さく
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; (given name) Tsukane
A treatise, book, memo, tablet, card; a plan, scheme; question; whip; etc.

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zhāo / zhao1
to encourage; to cut; to strain


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hù miǎn / hu4 mian3
hu mien
to encourage each other


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 unagasu / うながす (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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 sesshi / せっし (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
 jochou / jocho / じょちょう
to encourage; to foster; to foment
(noun/participle) (1) promotion; encouragement; fostering; furtherance; (2) unwanted help (usu. unintentionally harmful); unnecessary help; (surname) Sukenaga



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miǎn lì / mian3 li4
mien li
to encourage
to strive



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lì zhì / li4 zhi4
li chih
to encourage; encouragement



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


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 sesshi / せっし (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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 kakegoe / かけごえ (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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 gekisu / げきす (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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zì miǎn / zi4 mian3
tzu mien
to encourage oneself
to persevere on one's own initiative



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guī miǎn / gui1 mian3
kuei mien
to advise and encourage



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yòu dǎo / you4 dao3
yu tao
 yuudou / yudo / ゆうどう
to induce; to encourage; to provide guidance; (medicine, chemistry) induction
(noun/participle) guidance; leading; induction; introduction; incitement; inducement



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yòu yè / you4 ye4
yu yeh
to help and encourage



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huì yín / hui4 yin2
hui yin
to stir up lust; to promote sex; to encourage licentiousness


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biān cè / bian1 ce4
pien ts`e / pien tse
to spur on; to urge on; to encourage sb (e.g. to make progress)



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yǎng lián / yang3 lian2
yang lien
to encourage honesty; to discourage corruption



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yǎng zhí / yang3 zhi2
yang chih
 youshoku / yoshoku / ようしょく
to cultivate; cultivation; to further; to encourage
(noun/participle) aquaculture; culture; cultivation; raising



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gǔ lì / gu3 li4
ku li
to encourage



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gǔ qì / gu3 qi4
ku ch`i / ku chi
to puff up; to swell up; to inflate; to blow air into something; (fig.) to encourage; to support

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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.

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A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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