Hello in Chinese / Japanese...

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haroo
Hello Scroll

ハロー is the English "hello" transliterated into Japanese Katakana.


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Hello / Ni Hao

nǐ hǎo
Hello / Ni Hao Scroll

你好 is the day to day way to say hello in Chinese.

The characters literally mean, "You good?" It's sort of the equivalent of "What's up?" in English, where nobody expects an actual answer.

This explanation is here for educational purposes only. 你好 is an oral word which is not appropriate for a scroll (not a bad meaning, just very odd for a wall scroll).

Konichiwa

konichiwa
Konichiwa Scroll

This colloquial Japanese greeting means hello, or good day.

こにちわ is the common greeting for daytime or afternoon (after morning, before the sun sets).


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Hiragana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Namaste - Greeting

hé shí
gou juu
Namaste - Greeting Scroll

The word namaste comes from Sanskrit and is a common greeting in the Hindi and Nepali languages exchanged by devout Hindu or Buddhist people in Southern Asia (especially India).

Here you can see the Chinese form (and Japanese but not well-known in Japan) of this word which is used describe a Buddhist (or Hindu) greeting with palms closed together in a prayerful manner, generally at chest level. However, this selection of characters describes the act, and is not a word spoken during the greeting. In fact, words or a greeting is seldom spoken when two Chinese or Japanese Buddhists meet. The greeting is silent, and respectful but composed completely of body language.

Note that the greeting namaste as well as the act of placing palms together are used both as a hello and goodbye (kind of like the word aloha in Hawaiian).


If you are looking for a welcoming hello and goodbye, you may want to consider gassho or a simple welcome.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Helloハローharoo / haro
Hello
Ni Hao
你好nǐ hǎo / ni3 hao3 / ni hao / nihao
Konichiwaこにちわkonichiwa
Namaste - Greeting合十gou juu / goujuu / go ju / gojuhé shí / he2 shi2 / he shi / heshiho shih / hoshih


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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your hello search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

你好

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nǐ hǎo
    ni3 hao3
ni hao
 niihao / nihao
    ニーハオ
Namaste - Greeting Scroll
hello; hi
(interjection) (kana only) hello (chi: nǐ hǎo)

ハロー

see styles
 haroo
    ハロー
Namaste - Greeting Scroll
(1) halo; (2) hello; hallo; hullo; (3) harrow; (place-name) Harrow (Britain)

こにちわ

see styles
 konichiwa
    こにちわ
Namaste - Greeting Scroll
(ik) (interjection) (colloquialism) hello; good day (daytime greeting)

エロ

see styles
 ero
    エロ
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) (abbreviation) (See エロチック,エロチシズム) erotic; pornographic; obscene; (prefix noun) (2) perverted; horny; dirty; (personal name) Hello

午安

see styles
wǔ ān
    wu3 an1
wu an
Good afternoon!; Hello (daytime greeting)

哈嘍


哈喽

see styles
hā lóu
    ha1 lou2
ha lou
hello (loanword)

哈囉


哈啰

see styles
hā luō
    ha1 luo1
ha lo
hello (loanword)

哈羅


哈罗

see styles
hā luó
    ha1 luo2
ha lo
hello (loanword)

問好


问好

see styles
wèn hǎo
    wen4 hao3
wen hao
to say hello to; to send one's regards to

您好

see styles
nín hǎo
    nin2 hao3
nin hao
hello (polite)

招呼

see styles
zhāo hu
    zhao1 hu5
chao hu
to call out to; to greet; to say hello to; to inform; to take care of; to take care that one does not

どうも

see styles
 doumo / domo
    どうも
(interjection) (1) (abbreviation) (See どうも有難う) thank you; thanks; (adverb) (2) much (thanks); very (sorry); quite (regret); (adverb) (3) quite; really; mostly; (adverb) (4) somehow; (adverb) (5) (See どうしても・1) in spite of oneself; try as one might; no matter how hard one may try (to, not to); (interjection) (6) greetings; hello; goodbye

今日は

see styles
 konnichiha
    こんにちは
(interjection) (kana only) (は is pronounced as わ; used during daytime) hello; good day; good afternoon

今日わ

see styles
 konnichiwa
    こんにちわ
(interjection) (colloquialism) (kana only) (daytime greeting; phonetic spelling of こんにちは) (See 今日は) hello; good day; good afternoon

凱蒂貓


凯蒂猫

see styles
kǎi dì māo
    kai3 di4 mao1
k`ai ti mao
    kai ti mao
Hello Kitty

こにちは

see styles
 konichiha
    こにちは
(ik) (interjection) (colloquialism) hello; good day (daytime greeting)

はいさい

see styles
 haisai
    はいさい
(interjection) (rkb:) hello; hi

はいはい

see styles
 haihai
    はいはい
(interjection) (1) (colloquialism) (See はい・2) yeah, yeah; whatever; sure; (interjection) (2) (colloquialism) yes; sure; gotcha; (interjection) (3) (on phone, as a reply to もしもし) hello; (interjection) (4) (said to a horse) (See はい・3) giddy-up; gee-up; giddap

ほいほい

see styles
 hoihoi
    ほいほい
(adv,adv-to,vs) (1) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) recklessly; thoughtlessly; carelessly; readily; blithely; willingly; easily; (2) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) pamperingly; indulgently; carefully (not angering); (interjection) (3) shoo!; (4) heave-ho; (5) hallo; hello; (6) (archaism) novice; beginner

もしもし

see styles
 moshimoshi
    もしもし
(interjection) (1) hello (e.g. on phone); (interjection) (2) excuse me! (when calling out to someone)

ニーハオ

see styles
 niihao / nihao
    ニーハオ
(interjection) hello (chi: nihao)

ハイサイ

see styles
 haisai
    ハイサイ
(interjection) (rkb:) hello; hi

ホイホイ

see styles
 hoihoi
    ホイホイ
(adv,adv-to,vs) (1) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) recklessly; thoughtlessly; carelessly; readily; blithely; willingly; easily; (2) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) pamperingly; indulgently; carefully (not angering); (interjection) (3) shoo!; (4) heave-ho; (5) hallo; hello; (6) Hui (people); (7) (archaism) novice; beginner

ポケハロ

see styles
 pokeharo
    ポケハロ
(abbreviation) "pocket Hello Kitty" that combines a pedometer and a tamagotchi

こんにちわ

see styles
 konnichiwa
    こんにちわ
(ik) (interjection) (colloquialism) hello; good day (daytime greeting)

アニョハセヨ

see styles
 anyohaseyo
    アニョハセヨ
hello (kor: annyeonghaseyo); hi

キティちゃん

see styles
 kitichan
    キティちゃん
(product name) (colloquialism) Hello Kitty (Sanrio product line)

ハローキティ

see styles
 harookiti
    ハローキティ
(product name) Hello Kitty

ハローページ

see styles
 haroopeeji
    ハローページ
Hello Page (NTT white pages)

ハローワーク

see styles
 haroowaaku / haroowaku
    ハローワーク
(n-pr) (colloquialism) Hello Work (wasei:); Public Employment Security Office

Many custom options...


Namaste - Greeting Scroll
Namaste - Greeting Scroll
Namaste - Greeting Scroll
Namaste - Greeting Scroll


And formats...

Namaste - Greeting Vertical Portrait
Namaste - Greeting Horizontal Wall Scroll
Namaste - Greeting Vertical Portrait
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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

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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