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11. Solomon Islands
島 means island in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
There are a few variants of this 島 character.
嶌 is sometimes used in Japan for place names. 嶋 is another variant that used to refer to the zone or area of operation of an organized crime gang or prostitution ring.
Be careful which character you use. But don’t worry, we’ll only write a proper island Kanji for you.
諾福克島 is the Chinese name for Norfolk Island.
Note: Sometimes written with one more character that means "ocean" making it Norfolk Ocean Island in Chinese.
See Also: Oceania
所羅門群島 is the Chinese name for the country of Solomon Islands.
See Also: Oceania
英屬維爾斯群島 is the Chinese name for the British Virgin Islands (overseas territory of the United Kingdom).
See Also: North America
This is the Chinese name for the United States Virgin Islands (overseas territory of the United States).
See Also: North America
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji (Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|tou / to||dǎo / dao3 / dao||tao|
|nuò fú kè dǎo|
nuo4 fu2 ke4 dao3
nuo fu ke dao
|no fu k`o tao
no fu ko tao
|pí tè kè ēn dǎo|
pi2 te4 ke4 en1 dao3
pi te ke en dao
|p`i t`e k`o en tao
pi te ko en tao
|The Hawaiian Islands||夏威夷島|
|xià wēi yí dǎo|
xia4 wei1 yi2 dao3
xia wei yi dao
|hsia wei i tao
|fǎ luō dǎo|
fa3 luo1 dao3
fa luo dao
|fa lo tao
|kāi màn qún dǎo|
kai1 man4 qun2 dao3
kai man qun dao
|k`ai man ch`ün tao
kai man chün tao
|fú kè lán qún dǎo|
fu2 ke4 lan2 qun2 dao3
fu ke lan qun dao
|fu k`o lan ch`ün tao
fu ko lan chün tao
|suǒ luó mén qún dǎo|
suo3 luo2 men2 qun2 dao3
suo luo men qun dao
|so lo men ch`ün tao
so lo men chün tao
|British Virgin Islands||英屬維爾斯群島|
|yīng shǔ wéi ěr sī qún dǎo|
ying1 shu3 wei2 er3 si1 qun2 dao3
ying shu wei er si qun dao
|ying shu wei erh ssu ch`ün tao
ying shu wei erh ssu chün tao
|U.S. Virgin Islands||美屬維爾斯群島|
|měi shǔ wéi ěr sī qún dǎo|
mei3 shu3 wei2 er3 si1 qun2 dao3
mei shu wei er si qun dao
|mei shu wei erh ssu ch`ün tao
mei shu wei erh ssu chün tao
|Solomon Islands||ソロモンしょとう||so ro mon shotou|
so ro mon shoto
|Turks and Caicos Islands||特克斯和凱克斯群島|
|tè kè sī huò kǎi kè sī qún dǎo|
te4 ke4 si1 huo4 kai3 ke4 si1 qun2 dao3
te ke si huo kai ke si qun dao
|t`e k`o ssu huo k`ai k`o ssu ch`ün tao
te ko ssu huo kai ko ssu chün tao
|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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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.
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.
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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