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Hoshi in Chinese / Japanese...

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I Want You

Japan hoshii
I Want You Vertical Wall Scroll

Some people like to say, "I love you," if you want to say "I want you," here it is in Japanese...

This can be read as "I want you" or as a single word, "wanted," "wished for," "in need of," or "desired."

Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


China xīng
Japan hoshi
Star Vertical Wall Scroll

星 is how "star" is written in Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean.

Thousands of years ago, when this character was first developed, there was belief that you could see remnants of stars in everything. In fact, some early Chinese men of science suggested that all living things came from "stardust" or cosmic debris. This could explain why the upper portion of this character mans "sun" (a star itself) and the lower portion means "birth" or "life."

Oddly enough, modern-day scientists suggest that we are all made up of cosmic dust. Seems they were getting it right in China at a time when the western world thought the Earth was flat and the Church was claiming that the sun and all cosmic bodies revolved around the Earth.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin xīng / xing1
Taiwan hsing
Japanese sei / ほし
Star Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese star; heavenly body; satellite; small amount
Japanese (1) star (usu. not including the Sun); planet (usu. not including Earth); heavenly body; (2) star (glyph, symbol, shape); (3) star (actor, player, etc.); (4) small dot; spot; fleck; (5) star point (in go); hoshi; intersection marked with a dot; (6) (slang) (police slang) perp; perpetrator; mark; offender; suspect; (7) bullseye; (8) (See 九星) one's star (that determines one's fate); one's fortune; (9) {sumo} point; score; (surname) Hotsu
Tara, a star; the 25th constellation consisting of stars in Hydra; a spark.


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Mandarin dì qiú / di4 qiu2
Taiwan ti ch`iu / ti chiu
Japanese chikyuu / chikyu / ちきゅう
Star Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese the earth; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese Earth; the globe; (female given name) Hoshi


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Japanese hoshii / hoshi / ほしい
Star Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (adjective) (1) (See 欲しがる) wanted; wished for; in need of; desired; (auxiliary adjective) (2) (kana only) (after the -te form of a verb) I want (you) to

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Mandarin bèi / bei4
Taiwan pei
Japanese hoshii / hoshi / ほしい
Chinese food for a journey; cakes
Japanese dried boiled rice used mainly as provisions of samurai troops and travelers (travellers); (place-name, surname) Hoshii


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Japanese hoshi / ほし Japanese (n,n-pref) drying; dried


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Mandarin bǎo zhì / bao3 zhi4
Taiwan pao chih
Japanese Hōshi / やすじ
Japanese (surname) Yasuji


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Japanese houshi / hoshi / ほうし Japanese (personal name) Houshi


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Japanese houshi / hoshi / ほうし Japanese (noun/participle) (1) service; ministry; attendance; church work; (2) offering goods at a reduced price; providing a service for free


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Japanese houshi / hoshi / ほうし Japanese (noun/participle) inquiring about (one's health)



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Mandarin bǎo zhì / bao3 zhi4
Taiwan pao chih
Japanese Hōshi



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Mandarin bǎo zhì / bao3 zhi4
Taiwan pao chih
Japanese Hōshi / ほうし
Chinese Baozhi, or Pao-chih, Chinese monk (418–514), also known as 保誌|保志 or 誌公|志公
Japanese (personal name) Houshi


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Japanese hoshi / ほし Japanese (surname) Hoshi


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Japanese hoshi / ほし Japanese (female given name) Hoshi


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Japanese hoshi / ほし Japanese (female given name) Hoshi


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Japanese hoshi / ほし Japanese (female given name) Hoshi


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Japanese hoshi / ほし Japanese (n,n-pref) drying; dried


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Japanese hoshii / hoshi / ほしい Japanese (surname) Hoshii


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Japanese houshi / hoshi / ほうし Japanese (given name) Houshi


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Mandarin fàng zì / fang4 zi4
Taiwan fang tzu
Japanese hōshi / ほうし
Japanese (adjectival noun) licentious; self-indulgent


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Mandarin fàng sì / fang4 si4
Taiwan fang ssu
Japanese houshi / hoshi / ほうし
Chinese wanton; unbridled; presumptuous; impudent
Japanese (adjectival noun) licentious; self-indulgent


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Mandarin fāng shì / fang1 shi4
Taiwan fang shih
Japanese houshi;houji / hoshi;hoji / ほうし;ほうじ
Chinese alchemist; necromancer
Japanese (archaism) sorcerer (in ancient China); (hermit) wizard; (given name) Tsuneto


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Japanese hoshihajime / ほしはじめ Japanese (person) Hoshi Hajime (1873.12.25-1951.1.19)


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Japanese hoshii / hoshi / ほしい Japanese (surname) Hoshii


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Japanese hoshitouru / hoshitoru / ほしとうる Japanese (person) Hoshi Touru


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Japanese hoshimasaru / ほしまさる Japanese (person) Hoshi Masaru (1947.8.19-)


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Japanese hoshii / hoshi / ほしい Japanese (surname) Hoshii


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Japanese hoshitakashi / ほしたかし Japanese (person) Hoshi Takashi


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Mandarin xīng jì / xing1 ji4
Taiwan hsing chi
Japanese hoshi matsuri / ほしまつり
Japanese Star Festival (held in July or August); Tanabata
星供 To sacrifice, or pay homage to a star, especially one's natal star; sacrifice to one's natal star


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Japanese hoshimamoru / ほしまもる Japanese (person) Hoshi Mamoru


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Japanese hoshi / ほし Japanese (female given name) Hoshi

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Lookup Hoshi in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
I Want You欲しいhoshii / hoshi
Starhoshixīng / xing1 / xinghsing

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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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