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Enthusiasm in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Devotion / Enthusiasm

  2. Diligence

  3. Easter

  4. Dynamic Energy / Enthusiasm

  5. Enthusiasm

  6. Enthusiasm / Warm-Hearted

  7. Hot / Heat

  8. Inspired

  9. Motivation

10. Never Forget Your First Resolution

11. Enthusiasm / Passion for a Cause


Devotion / Enthusiasm

 rè chéng
 nessei
Devotion / Enthusiasm Scroll

熱誠 is universal in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

It can mean earnestness, enthusiasm, ardor, zeal, devotion, spirit, or fervor.

 qín miǎn
 kinben
Diligence Scroll

勤勉 can be translated as diligence, industrious, assiduity, assiduous, diligent, or sedulity.

Diligence is working hard and doing your absolute best. You take special care by doing things step by step. Diligence helps you to get things done with excellence and enthusiasm. Diligence leads to success.


See Also:  Hard Work | Tenacity | Commitment | Passion for a Cause

 qín
 kin
 
Diligence Scroll

勤 is a single character that means diligence or “sense of duty” in Chinese and Korean (also understood in Japanese but not commonly seen as a stand-alone Kanji).

As a single character on a wall scroll, this will only be seen with this meaning. However, it can also mean industrious, hardworking, frequent, regular, constant, energy, zeal, fortitude, or virility.

In Buddhism, this can represent vīrya (viriya), the idea of energy, diligence, enthusiasm, or effort. It can be defined as an attitude of gladly engaging in wholesome activities, and it functions to cause one to accomplish wholesome or virtuous actions. Some Buddhists may even define this as “manliness” (a definition from a hundred years ago, before equality).

If you or someone you know is a hard worker (or needs a reminder to be diligent), then this is the wall scroll to have in your/their office.


See Also:  Tenacity | Undaunted

 fù huó jié
Easter Scroll

復活節 is the Chinese and old Korean way to write Easter.

Easter is not a well-known holiday in China, but Chinese Christians tend to follow the American tradition of the Easter egg ritual, etc. Non-Christians may think it's a celebration of rabbits that can lay eggs.

South Korea has a higher percentage of Christians than any other Asian country, so they celebrate Easter with plenty of enthusiasm.

Dynamic Energy / Enthusiasm

 huó lì
 katsuryoku
Dynamic Energy / Enthusiasm Scroll

活力 is a Chinese, Japanese, and Korean word that can be defined as energy, vitality, vigor, vital force, enthusiasm, energetic, or dynamism.

Dynamic Energy / Enthusiasm

 huó lì sì shè
Dynamic Energy / Enthusiasm Scroll

活力四射 is a Chinese word that can be defined as dynamic; enthusiastic; energetic; vitality.

This is the more robust 4-character version of this word. The short version consists of the first two characters: 活力. This 4-character version is commonly used only in Chinese.

 rè qíng
Enthusiasm Scroll

熱情 is a Chinese and Korean word for enthusiasm that can also be translated as passion (for a cause), ardency, ardor/ardour, enthusiasm, or zeal.

Enthusiasm is being warm, cheerful, happy, and full of spirit. It is doing something wholeheartedly and eagerly. When you are enthusiastic, you have a positive attitude.

In some contexts, this could mean being extremely fond of something or having a fondness for a cause or person.


This Chinese word can also be translated as "sincere and warm" or literally "warm sentiment / affection."


See Also:  Motivation | Passion | Commitment | Tenacity

Enthusiasm / Warm-Hearted

 rè xīn
 nesshin
Enthusiasm / Warm-Hearted Scroll

熱心 literally means “warm-hearted” (can also mean warm-spirited or warm-souled).

This is one of a few ways to say Enthusiasm in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

熱心 is also used to express the ideas of earnestness or eagerness.

Can mean “zeal” in Japanese.

 rè
 netsu
 
Hot / Heat Scroll

熱 means hot in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This can also be translated as: to warm up; to heat up; hot weather; fervent; fever; (high) temperature.

In some contexts, it can mean zeal, passion, enthusiasm, craze, or rage.

 gǎn fèn
 kanpun
Inspired Scroll

感奮 is a Chinese and Japanese word that means, moved and inspired, fired with enthusiasm, stirred up, moved to action, or state of being inspired.

 dòng lì
 douryoku
Motivation Scroll

動力 can be used for motivation - it can also mean power/motion/propulsion/force. It can be anything internal or external that keeps you going.

動力 is the safest way to express motivation in Chinese. If your audience is Japanese, please see the other entry for motivation. 動力 is a word in Japanese and Korean, but it means “motive power” or “kinetic energy” (without the motivation meaning that you are probably looking for).


See Also:  Passion

 yaruki
Motivation Scroll

やる気 means motivation in Japanese.

It also can be translated as willingness (e.g., to do something), eagerness, inspiration, determination, totally willing, fully motivated, and high aspirations.


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


See Also:  Passion

Never Forget Your First Resolution

Never Lose Your Beginner's Spirit

 sho shin wasu ru be ka ra zu
Never Forget Your First Resolution Scroll

初心忘るべからず is an old Japanese proverb that suggests you try to never forget the enthusiasm you had as a child when you try new things (or even face the day-to-day). Basically, avoid having the mundane attitude that many people get with age.

You'll find this Japanese proverb translated in a few different ways. Here are some of them:
Don't forget your first resolution.
Never forget your childlike enthusiasm.
Forget not the beginner's mind.
Try never to lose your initial enthusiasm (freshness of attitude).


Note: This is sometimes written as 初心忘る可からず. The one shown above is used about 10x more often. There’s only one character difference between the two versions.


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

Enthusiasm / Passion for a Cause

 qíng rè
 jou netsu
Enthusiasm / Passion for a Cause Scroll

情熱 is the Japanese word that means enthusiasm or “passion for a cause.”

In some contexts, this could mean being extremely fond of something or having a fondness for a cause or person.

Can also be translated as passion, zeal, ardor/ardour, or fervor.

Note: This word (or character order) is not natural in Chinese. However, a typical Chinese person can guess this is a Japanese or Korean word and understand the intended meaning. This selection is best if your audience is Japanese or old-school Korean.


See Also:  Persistence | Devotion | Tenacity | Commitment | Motivation


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Devotion
Enthusiasm
熱誠
热诚
nessei / neseirè chéng / re4 cheng2 / re cheng / rechengje ch`eng / jecheng / je cheng
Diligence勤勉kinbenqín miǎn / qin2 mian3 / qin mian / qinmianch`in mien / chinmien / chin mien
Diligencekinqín / qin2 / qinch`in / chin
Easter復活節
复活节
fù huó jié
fu4 huo2 jie2
fu huo jie
fuhuojie
fu huo chieh
fuhuochieh
Dynamic Energy
Enthusiasm
活力katsuryokuhuó lì / huo2 li4 / huo li / huoli
Dynamic Energy
Enthusiasm
活力四射huó lì sì shè
huo2 li4 si4 she4
huo li si she
huolisishe
huo li ssu she
huolissushe
Enthusiasm熱情
热情
rè qíng / re4 qing2 / re qing / reqingje ch`ing / jeching / je ching
Enthusiasm
Warm-Hearted
熱心
热心
nesshin / neshinrè xīn / re4 xin1 / re xin / rexinje hsin / jehsin
Hot
Heat

netsurè / re4 / reje
Inspired感奮
感奋
kanpungǎn fèn / gan3 fen4 / gan fen / ganfenkan fen / kanfen
Motivation動力
动力
douryoku / doryokudòng lì / dong4 li4 / dong li / donglitung li / tungli
Motivationやる気yaruki
Never Forget Your First Resolution初心忘るべからず / 初心忘る可からず
初心忘るべからず
sho shin wasu ru be ka ra zu
shoshinwasurubekarazu
Enthusiasm
Passion for a Cause
情熱
情热
jou netsu / jounetsu / jo netsuqíng rè / qing2 re4 / qing re / qingrech`ing je / chingje / ching je
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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