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Diligence

qín
kin
Diligence Vertical Wall Scroll

This single-character 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

Always with a Book in Hand

shǒu bù shì juàn
Always with a Book in Hand Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb literally means, "always with a book in hand."

It's a proverb said of a hardworking scholar or student.

This may refer to a student or scholar who is diligent and hardworking. It's a great gift for a student or scholar who loves books.

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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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qín / qin2
ch`in / chin
 gon / つとめ
Always with a Book in Hand Vertical Wall Scroll
diligent; industrious; hardworking; frequent; regular; constant
(personal name) Tsutome
vīrya, energy, zeal, fortitude, virility; intp. also as 精進 one of the pāramitās; to strive

刻苦

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kè kǔ / ke4 ku3
k`o k`u / ko ku
 kokku / こっく
Always with a Book in Hand Vertical Wall Scroll
hardworking; assiduous
(noun/participle) hard work
to work hard

忠実

see styles
 mame / まめ
Always with a Book in Hand Vertical Wall Scroll
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) (kana only) diligent; hardworking; conscientious; sincere; (2) (kana only) healthy; fit; (3) (archaism) (See 忠実・ちゅうじつ) faithful; devoted; (given name) Chuujitsu

手不釋卷


手不释卷

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shǒu bù shì juàn / shou3 bu4 shi4 juan4
shou pu shih chüan
Always with a Book in Hand Vertical Wall Scroll
lit. always with a book in hand (idiom); fig. (of a student or scholar) diligent and hardworking

see styles
mào / mao4
mao
 tsutomu / つとむ
to be hardworking; luxuriant; splendid
(male given name) Tsutomu

勤儉


勤俭

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qín jiǎn / qin2 jian3
ch`in chien / chin chien
hardworking and frugal

勤力

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qín lì / qin2 li4
ch`in li / chin li
hardworking; diligent

勤勞


勤劳

see styles
qín láo / qin2 lao2
ch`in lao / chin lao
 gonrō
hardworking; industrious; diligent
exertion

勤奮


勤奋

see styles
qín fèn / qin2 fen4
ch`in fen / chin fen
hardworking; diligent

勤快

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qín kuài / qin2 kuai4
ch`in k`uai / chin kuai
diligent; hardworking

勤樸


勤朴

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qín pǔ / qin2 pu3
ch`in p`u / chin pu
simple and industrious; hardworking and frugal

勤苦

see styles
qín kǔ / qin2 ku3
ch`in k`u / chin ku
 gonku / きんく
hardworking; assiduous
(noun/participle) toil and hardship
Devoted and suffering, zealously suffering; to suffer

孜孜

see styles
zī zī / zi1 zi1
tzu tzu
 shishi / しし
diligent; hardworking; industrious; assiduous
(adj-t,adv-to) assiduously; diligently

辛勤

see styles
xīn qín / xin1 qin2
hsin ch`in / hsin chin
hardworking; industrious

働き者

see styles
 hatarakimono / はたらきもの hard worker; hardworking person

努力家

see styles
 doryokuka / どりょくか hard worker; hardworking person

勉強熱心

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 benkyounesshin / benkyonesshin / べんきょうねっしん (adjectival noun) hardworking; studious

勤儉務實


勤俭务实

see styles
qín jiǎn wù shí / qin2 jian3 wu4 shi2
ch`in chien wu shih / chin chien wu shih
hardworking, thrifty and pragmatic

勤儉持家


勤俭持家

see styles
qín jiǎn chí jiā / qin2 jian3 chi2 jia1
ch`in chien ch`ih chia / chin chien chih chia
hardworking and thrifty in running one's household

勤儉樸實


勤俭朴实

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qín jiǎn pǔ shí / qin2 jian3 pu3 shi2
ch`in chien p`u shih / chin chien pu shih
hardworking, thrifty, plain, and honest (idiom)

勤儉樸素


勤俭朴素

see styles
qín jiǎn pǔ sù / qin2 jian3 pu3 su4
ch`in chien p`u su / chin chien pu su
hardworking, thrifty, plain, and simple (idiom)

吃苦耐勞


吃苦耐劳

see styles
chī kǔ nài láo / chi1 ku3 nai4 lao2
ch`ih k`u nai lao / chih ku nai lao
hardworking and enduring hardships (idiom)

艱苦樸素


艰苦朴素

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jiān kǔ pǔ sù / jian1 ku3 pu3 su4
chien k`u p`u su / chien ku pu su
leading a plain, hardworking life (idiom)

忠実忠実しい

see styles
 mamemameshii / mamemameshi / まめまめしい (adjective) (kana only) hardworking; painstaking; diligent; conscientious; sincere

日出而作,日入而息

see styles
rì chū ér zuò , rì rù ér xī / ri4 chu1 er2 zuo4 , ri4 ru4 er2 xi1
jih ch`u erh tso , jih ju erh hsi / jih chu erh tso , jih ju erh hsi
lit. to get up at sunrise and work until sunset (proverb); fig. to lead a plain and hardworking life

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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
Diligencekinqín / qin2 / qinch`in / chin
Always with a Book in Hand手不釋卷
手不释卷
shǒu bù shì juàn
shou3 bu4 shi4 juan4
shou bu shi juan
shoubushijuan
shou pu shih chüan
shoupushihchüan
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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