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Fortunate in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Good Luck

  2. Happiness / Fortune / Lucky

  3. Happiness

  4. Shili / Shiri / Sri

  5. Survivor

  6. Serendipity / Lucky Coincidence

  7. Eternal Happiness


xìng yùn
kou un
Good Luck Scroll

This can be translated as "good luck", "fortunate", "lucky" and/or "good fortune" in Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

Occasionally, this is also translated as a type of happiness or a short way to write serendipity.

Happiness / Fortune / Lucky

xìng
saki / sachi / rei / rē
Happiness / Fortune / Lucky Scroll

幸 can mean happiness, good fortune, good luck, and in the old days, good harvest or bounty.

Note: From Japanese, this character is sometimes romanized as "sachi", and is often pronounced "kou" or sometimes "rei" when used in compound words with other Kanji.

xìng fú
koufuku
Happiness Scroll

幸福 is a general state of "happiness" which can also be translated as truly-blessed, welfare, well-being, or fortunate.

Shili / Shiri / Sri

shì lì
shiri
Shili / Shiri / Sri Scroll

室利 is a Buddhist term or title that comes from the Sanskrit śrī.

The meaning is fortunate, lucky, prosperous, wealth, or beauty. This can be a sort of suffix for certain deities or respected people in Buddhism.

xìng cún zhě
Survivor Scroll

倖存者 is the most common way to express "survivor" in Chinese. It literally means "lucky/fortunate surviving person".

倖存者 is kind of an odd selection for a wall scroll but there is no better way to say survivor in Chinese calligraphy.

Serendipity / Lucky Coincidence

kou un na guu zen
Serendipity / Lucky Coincidence Scroll

幸運な偶然 is one of many ways to express serendipity in Japanese.

The first two Kanji mean fortunate, lucky, fortune, or good luck.

In the middle is a Japanese Hiragana character that serves to connect these words/ideas together.

The last two Kanji mean incidentally, by chance, randomly, unexpectedly, suddenly, accident, fortuity, or by coincidence.

Eternal Happiness

ei en no kou fuku
Eternal Happiness Scroll

永遠の幸福 means "eternal happiness" in Japanese.

永遠 means eternal, eternity, perpetuity, forever, immortality, and permanence.

の is a possessive article which sort of makes this selection mean "happiness, of the eternal kind".

幸福 means happiness, though this word can also be translated as truly blessed, joy, happy, welfare, well-being, or fortunate.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Good Luck幸運
幸运
kou un / kouun / ko unxìng yùn / xing4 yun4 / xing yun / xingyunhsing yün / hsingyün
Happiness
Fortune
Lucky
saki / sachi / rei / rēxìng / xing4 / xinghsing
Happiness幸福koufuku / kofukuxìng fú / xing4 fu2 / xing fu / xingfuhsing fu / hsingfu
Shili
Shiri
Sri
室利shirishì lì / shi4 li4 / shi li / shilishih li / shihli
Survivor倖存者
幸存者
xìng cún zhě
xing4 cun2 zhe3
xing cun zhe
xingcunzhe
hsing ts`un che
hsingtsunche
hsing tsun che
Serendipity
Lucky Coincidence
幸運な偶然kou un na guu zen
kouunnaguuzen
ko un na gu zen
Eternal Happiness永遠の幸福ei en no kou fuku
eiennokoufuku
ei en no ko fuku
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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Eternal Happiness Scroll
Eternal Happiness Scroll
Eternal Happiness Scroll
Eternal Happiness Scroll


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