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Explore in Chinese / Japanese...

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China tàn xiǎn
Japan tanken
Adventure Vertical Wall Scroll

If you lead a life of adventure (like I do), a 探險 wall scroll is for you.

Alone, the first character can mean "to explore," "to search out," or "to scout." The second character holds the meanings of "dangerous" and "rugged." Together these two characters create the word that means "adventure" or "to explore."

探険 is a modern Japanese Kanji version, but it more precisely means exploration or expedition rather than adventure. 探險 is the old/ancient Japanese version used before WWII. Let us know if you want the modern Japanese version instead.

See Also:  Bon Voyage | Travel


Japan bou ken
Adventure Vertical Wall Scroll

冒険 is a common Japanese way to say "Adventure."

The first character can mean "to risk," "to defy" or "to dare." The second character means "inaccessible place" or "impregnable position." Together, you get the idea of why these two characters mean adventure when put them together in Japanese.

Note: The second character is a morphed Japanese Kanji. The original Chinese version is also available and holds the same root meaning.


China mào xiǎn
Adventure Vertical Wall Scroll

冒險 is another Chinese and Korean word for "Adventure."

冒險 is more of a "risk-taking" version of adventure.

The first character can mean "brave" and "bold." The second character means "dangerous" and "rugged." Together they can be defined as a word meaning "adventure" in Chinese and Korean.

Note: Some dictionaries translate these two characters as "take a risk."

Four Noble Truths: Desire and Attachment

China jí dì
Japan jittai
Four Noble Truths: Desire and Attachment Vertical Wall Scroll

At the core of suffering is often the concept of desire or attachment.

This can be carnal desire, monetary desire, or the attachment you have to something that you are unwilling to part with (such as a fancy car). 集諦 is a simplification of the second noble truth which is really and exploration into the root causes of suffering - it's deeper than I can go in a few sentences.

This term is exclusively used by devout Buddhists. It is not a common term, and is remains an unknown concept to most Chinese, Japanese and Korean people.

See Also:  Buddhism | Enlightenment

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Mandarin tàn xiǎn / tan4 xian3
Taiwan t`an hsien / tan hsien
Four Noble Truths: Desire and Attachment Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese to explore; to go on an expedition; adventure

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Mandarin tàn / tan4
Taiwan t`an / tan
Japanese motomu / もとむ    iku / いく    iori / いおり
Chinese to explore; to search out; to scout; to visit; to stretch forward
Japanese (given name) Motomu; (personal name) Iku; (personal name) Iori
To feel for, explore, investigate, search; to spy, inquire into.


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Mandarin kān chá / kan1 cha2
Taiwan k`an ch`a / kan cha
Chinese to reconnoiter; to explore; to survey


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Mandarin kān tàn / kan1 tan4
Taiwan k`an t`an / kan tan
Chinese to explore; to survey; to prospect (for oil etc); prospecting



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Mandarin xún mo / xun2 mo5
Taiwan hsün mo
Chinese to look for; to explore; to probe


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Japanese saguru / さぐる Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to feel around for; to fumble for; to grope for; to search for; to look for; (2) to investigate; to probe into; to spy on; to sound out; (3) to explore (parts unknown); to enjoy (natural beauty)


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Mandarin tàn kān / tan4 kan1
Taiwan t`an k`an / tan kan
Chinese to explore; to survey; to prospect (for oil etc); prospecting


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Mandarin tàn chá / tan4 cha2
Taiwan t`an ch`a / tan cha
Chinese to investigate; to observe; to scout; to seek out and examine; to explore



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Mandarin tàn xún / tan4 xun2
Taiwan t`an hsün / tan hsün
Chinese to search; to seek; to explore



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Mandarin tàn cè / tan4 ce4
Taiwan t`an ts`e / tan tse
Japanese tansoku / たんそく
Chinese to probe; to take readings; to explore; exploration
Japanese probing; sounding



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Mandarin tàn mì / tan4 mi4
Taiwan t`an mi / tan mi
Chinese to explore a mystery; to probe the unknown


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Mandarin tàn suǒ / tan4 suo3
Taiwan t`an so / tan so
Japanese tansaku / たんさく
Chinese to explore; to probe
Japanese (noun/participle) search; lookup; hunt; (item of) research; exploration; investigation


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Mandarin qiú suǒ / qiu2 suo3
Taiwan ch`iu so / chiu so
Japanese gusaku
Chinese to search for something; to seek; to quest; to explore
to seek out



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Mandarin fā jué / fa1 jue2
Taiwan fa chüeh
Chinese to excavate; to explore; (fig.) to unearth; to tap into


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Mandarin zhuī suǒ / zhui1 suo3
Taiwan chui so
Chinese to demand payment; to extort; to trace; to seek; to pursue; to explore



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Mandarin gōu jī / gou1 ji1
Taiwan kou chi
Chinese to explore; to investigate; to audit (accounts, books etc)

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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
探险 / 探険
tankentàn xiǎn / tan4 xian3 / tan xian / tanxiant`an hsien / tanhsien / tan hsien
Adventure冒険bou ken / bo ken
mào xiǎn / mao4 xian3 / mao xian / maoxianmao hsien / maohsien
Four Noble Truths: Desire and Attachment集諦
jittaijí dì / ji2 di4 / ji di / jidichi ti / chiti
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 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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