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望 holds the ideas of ambition, hope, desire, aspiring to, expectations, looking towards, to gaze (into the distance), and in some contexts, full moon rising.
望 is one of those single characters that is vague but in that vagueness, it also means many things.
望 is a whole word in Chinese and old Korean but is seldom seen alone in Japanese. Still, it holds the meanings noted above in all three languages.
鴻鵠之誌 is a Chinese proverb that implies that having grand ambitions also means that others will not understand your great expectations and ideas.
Though the actual words come from a longer saying of Confucius, which goes, “The little swallows living under the eaves wouldn't understand the lofty ambitions of a swan (who flies far and wide).”
This Confucius quote has led to this idiomatic expression in China that means “think big.” What you'd be saying is “The lofty ambitions of a swan.”
Note that Chinese people sometimes refer to the little swallow as one who does not “think big” but is, instead, stuck in a rut or just leading a mundane life. Therefore, it's a compliment to be called a swan but not a good thing to be called a swallow.
Quote from William S. Clark in Japan
少年よ大志を抱け was a sort of motto or proverb invoked by William Clark after being hired by the Emperor of Japan in 1876 to establish a university in Hokkaido, Japan.
This phrase has been famous across all generations of Japan since that time.
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Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.
大望 is one of a few ways to write “dream big” in Japanese.
This is a good title if you want that to inspire ambition or high aspirations. 大望 is also a way to say “great expectations.”
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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your great expectations search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| hòu wàng
great hopes; great expectations
| zhòng wàng
renowned; prestigious; great hopes; expectations
(personal name) Shigemochi
|(transitive verb) (1) (form) (See 嘱する・1) to entrust (someone) with; to pin one's hopes on (someone's future); to have great expectations for; (transitive verb) (2) (form) (See 嘱する・2) to have (someone) deliver (a letter, etc.); to leave (a message); to send word|
|(vs-s,vt) (1) (form) to entrust (someone) with; to pin one's hopes on (someone's future); to have great expectations for; (vs-s,vt) (2) (form) to have (someone) deliver (a letter, etc.); to leave (a message); to send word|
|(n,vs,vi) (1) (form) paying attention to; taking note of; observing; watching; having great expectations for; (n,vs,vi) (2) (form) catching one's eye|
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji (Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Great Expectations||望||bou / nozomi|
bo / nozomi
|wàng / wang4 / wang|
|hóng hú zhī zhì|
hong2 hu2 zhi1 zhi4
hong hu zhi zhi
|hung hu chih chih
|大志を抱||tai shi wo idaku|
|Boys be Ambitious||少年よ大志を抱け||shou nen yo tai shi o ida ke|
sho nen yo tai shi o ida ke
|大望||tai mou / taimou / tai mo|
|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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