Long in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Longevity / Long Life

  2. Longevity / Long Life Wishes

  3. Changquan / Long Fist

  4. Not Long for this World

  5. High Mountain Long River

  6. Longing for Lover

  7. Longevity / Long Life Wishes

  8. Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice

  9. Forever Young / Long Life

10. Fear not long roads; Fear only short ambition

11. Freedom from Anger and Worry Yields Longevity

12. Goddess of Mercy and Compassion

13. Goddess of Compassion


Longevity / Long Life

cháng shòu
chouju
Longevity / Long Life Scroll

Used as a noun, this word means "longevity" or "the ability to live long".

It can also be an adjective meaning "long lived".


Japanese LongevityPlease note that Japanese use a simplified version of the second character of longevity - it also happens to be the same simplification used in mainland China. Click on the character to the right if you want the Japanese/Simplified version of this two-character longevity calligraphy.

Longevity / Long Life

shòu
ju / kotobuki
Longevity / Long Life Scroll

壽 can be defined as "long life" or "longevity" in the simplest form.


Japanese LongevityPlease note that Japanese use a simplified version of this character - it also happens to be the same simplification used in mainland China. Click on the character to the right if you want the Japanese/Simplified version.

Longevity / Long Life Wishes

nan zan no jyu
Longevity / Long Life Wishes Scroll

南山之壽 is a wish for long life for someone. The first part of this Japanese phrase is, "Nan Zan", which literally means "south mountain". This mountain is one of good wishes, good fortune, and prosperity. The title is often used as a salutation of good wishes.

The third Kanji is just a connector, and the last Kanji means long life or longevity.

I guess you could translate this phrase as "May your life be as long as Nan Zan is tall".

Changquan / Long Fist

cháng quán
Changquan / Long Fist Scroll

長拳 is the title for Changquan or Chang Quan, meaning Long Fist.

This style comes from the 北少林 (Northern Shaolin). Changquan belongs to the Northern Chinese School of Martial Arts.

Not Long for this World

fēng zhú cán nián
Not Long for this World Scroll

This phrase means "Old and ailing with little time left" or "Not long for this world".
There is a real suggestion here that someone will die soon.

This was added by special request of a customer, and is perhaps, not the most positive phrase that you could put on a wall scroll.

This would be the most offensive possible gift to give to an older person - please do not do that!

High Mountain Long River

shān gāo shuǐ cháng
High Mountain Long River Scroll

This Chinese idiom means, "high as the mountain and long as the river".

It figuratively means, "noble and far-reaching".


Not sure this is valid or commonly used in Korean. It probably was borrowed into Korean a few hundred years ago but is obscure now.

Longing for Lover

sī liàn
Longing for Lover Scroll

思戀 is a term used for when you miss a lover.

It suggests that you are separated (not by choice) and have longing for each other. It's a strong feeling of missing your lover.

Longevity / Long Life Wishes

A wish for a long and prosperous life

fú rú dōng hǎi shòu bǐ nán shān
Longevity / Long Life Wishes Scroll

This is a phrase that means "May you have good fortune as great as the eastern oceans, and may your life last as long as the southern mountains".

In ancient Chinese mythology, the eastern oceans and southern mountains are where God resides (basically it is the same as saying "heaven"). So it's like saying, "May your good fortune and life be as vast as the heavens".

There is also a longer, 14-character version of this phrase. Also, this can be cut into two scrolls (with half the phrase on each side - great for hanging on either side of a doorway). Just let me know if you'd like a special version (there is an additional cost).

Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice

Ability is more important than looks

bù guǎn hēi māo bái māo néng zhuō zhe lǎo shǔ de jiù shì hǎo mǎo
Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice Scroll

This literally translates as: It doesn't matter [if a] cat [is] black [or] white, [as long as it] can catch mice, it's a good cat.

This proverb was either composed or made famous by Deng XiaoPing in 1961 when he exclaimed, "I don't care if it's a white cat or a black cat. It's a good cat so long as it catches mice" when his critics pointed out that his ideas were Capitalistic (free market). The response was meant to say, "It does not matter if it's Communist or Capitalist, as long as it works".

This Chinese proverb can be used to suggest one should disregard looks or a person's race, as long as they can do the job. It can also be used as a metaphor for many other situations.


Deng XiaoPing probably saved China from collapse (as the Soviet Union experienced). He changed China’s economy from pure Communism to a hybrid where the free market (Capitalism) is encouraged. More about Deng XiaoPing

Forever Young / Long Life

fu rou chou ju
Forever Young / Long Life Scroll

This Japanese phrase means "perpetual youth and longevity".

It contains the ideas of never getting old and eternal life.

Fear not long roads; Fear only short ambition

bú pà lù yuǎn zhǐ pà zhì duǎn
Fear not long roads; Fear only short ambition Scroll

This Chinese proverb literally translates as, "Fear not a long roads; fear only short ambition", or "Don't fear that the road is long, only fear that your will/ambition/aspiration is short".

Figuratively, this means: However difficult the goal is, one can achieve it as long as one is determined to do so.

Others may translate the meaning as, "Don't let a lack of willpower stop you from pressing onwards in your journey".

Freedom from Anger and Worry Yields Longevity

bù qì bù chóu huó dào bái tóu
Freedom from Anger and Worry Yields Longevity Scroll

This Chinese proverb means, "Without anger or worry, you will have a long life, until after all your hair is white".

It more literally reads, "Don't get angry or worried [and you will] live [long] till [all your] hair [becomes] white".

Goddess of Mercy and Compassion

This is the long or more formal version of this title

guān shì yīn
Goddess of Mercy and Compassion Scroll

觀世音 is the longer, and perhaps more formal title for the Buddhist deity known as the Goddess of Mercy or Bodhisattva of Compassion.

The longer title of this bodhisattva is Romanized in the following ways:
Mandarin Chinese: Guanshi Yin, Kuan-shih Yin.
Japanese: Kanzeon.
Sanskrit: Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.
Korean: Gwan-se-eum.
Vietnamese: Quan Thế Âm.
Thai: Prah Mae Kuan Eim.
English: Bodhisattva of Mercy and Salvation, Goddess of Compassion, Buddha of Mercy, et al.

Please view our more common and shorter version "Guan Yin" before you make a decision. Also, note that the first character has a slight variation in Japanese. If your audience is specifically Japanese, you may want to select that version.


See Also:  Buddhism | Goddess

Goddess of Compassion

Long or more formal Japanese version of this title

guān shì yīn
kan ze on
Goddess of Compassion Scroll

観世音 is the longer and more formal Japanese version of Bodhisattva of Compassion or Guan Yin.

In Japanese, this is pronounced Kanzeon. The Chinese version is a bit more common in Asia but in Japanese they use a slight variation of the first character. Choose this version only if your intended audience is specifically Japanese.




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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
Longevity
Long Life
長壽
长寿
chouju / chojucháng shòu
chang2 shou4
chang shou
changshou
ch`ang shou
changshou
chang shou
Longevity
Long Life

寿
ju / kotobukishòu / shou4 / shou
Longevity
Long Life Wishes
南山之壽
南山之寿
nan zan no jyu
nanzannojyu
Changquan
Long Fist
長拳
长拳
cháng quán
chang2 quan2
chang quan
changquan
ch`ang ch`üan
changchüan
chang chüan
Not Long for this World風燭殘年
风烛残年
fēng zhú cán nián
feng1 zhu2 can2 nian2
feng zhu can nian
fengzhucannian
feng chu ts`an nien
fengchutsannien
feng chu tsan nien
High Mountain Long River山高水長
山高水长
shān gāo shuǐ cháng
shan1 gao1 shui3 chang2
shan gao shui chang
shangaoshuichang
shan kao shui ch`ang
shankaoshuichang
shan kao shui chang
Longing for Lover思戀
思恋
sī liàn / si1 lian4 / si lian / silianssu lien / ssulien
Longevity
Long Life Wishes
福如東海壽比南山
福如东海寿比南山
fú rú dōng hǎi shòu bǐ nán shān
fu2 ru2 dong1 hai3 shou4 bi3 nan2 shan1
fu ru dong hai shou bi nan shan
furudonghaishoubinanshan
fu ju tung hai shou pi nan shan
fujutunghaishoupinanshan
Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice不管黑貓白貓能捉著老鼠的就是好貓
不管黑猫白猫能捉着老鼠的就是好猫
bù guǎn hēi māo bái māo néng zhuō zhe lǎo shǔ de jiù shì hǎo mǎo
bu4 guan3 hei1 mao1 bai2 mao1 neng2 zhuo1 zhe lao3 shu3 de jiu4 shi4 hao3 mao3
bu guan hei mao bai mao neng zhuo zhe lao shu de jiu shi hao mao
pu kuan hei mao pai mao neng cho che lao shu te chiu shih hao mao
Forever Young
Long Life
不老長壽
不老長寿
fu rou chou ju
furouchouju
fu ro cho ju
furochoju
Fear not long roads; Fear only short ambition不怕路遠隻怕志短
不怕路远只怕志短
bú pà lù yuǎn zhǐ pà zhì duǎn
bu2 pa4 lu4 yuan3 zhi3 pa4 zhi4 duan3
bu pa lu yuan zhi pa zhi duan
bupaluyuanzhipazhiduan
pu p`a lu yüan chih p`a chih tuan
pu pa lu yüan chih pa chih tuan
Freedom from Anger and Worry Yields Longevity不氣不愁活到白頭
不气不愁活到白头
bù qì bù chóu huó dào bái tóu
bu4 qi4 bu4 chou2 huo2 dao4 bai2 tou2
bu qi bu chou huo dao bai tou
buqibuchouhuodaobaitou
pu ch`i pu ch`ou huo tao pai t`ou
puchipuchouhuotaopaitou
pu chi pu chou huo tao pai tou
Goddess of Mercy and Compassion觀世音
观世音
guān shì yīn
guan1 shi4 yin1
guan shi yin
guanshiyin
kuan shih yin
kuanshihyin
Goddess of Compassion観世音kan ze on / kanzeonguān shì yīn
guan1 shi4 yin1
guan shi yin
guanshiyin
kuan shih yin
kuanshihyin
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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

see styles
lóng
    long2
lung
 ryou / ryo
    りょう
Goddess of Compassion Scroll
Japanese variant of 龍|龙
(1) dragon (esp. a Chinese dragon); (2) naga; semi-divine human-cobra chimera in Hindu and Buddhist mythology; (surname, female given name) Ryou


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lóng
    long2
lung
 riyou / riyo
    りよう
Goddess of Compassion Scroll
dragon; CL:條|条[tiao2]; imperial
(out-dated kanji) (1) dragon (esp. a Chinese dragon); (2) naga; semi-divine human-cobra chimera in Hindu and Buddhist mythology; (personal name) Riyou
A dragon, dragon-like, imperial; tr. for nāga, which means snake, serpent; also elephant, elephantine, serpent-like, etc., cf. 那.

小龍


小龙

see styles
xiǎo lóng
    xiao3 long2
hsiao lung
Goddess of Compassion Scroll
snake (as one of the 12 Chinese zodiac animals 生肖[sheng1 xiao4])

恐龍


恐龙

see styles
kǒng lóng
    kong3 long2
k`ung lung
    kung lung
 kyouryuu / kyoryu
    きょうりゅう
Goddess of Compassion Scroll
dinosaur; CL:頭|头[tou2]; (slang) ugly person
dinosaur

成龍


成龙

see styles
chéng lóng
    cheng2 long2
ch`eng lung
    cheng lung
 jakkiichiin / jakkichin
    じゃっきーちぇん
Goddess of Compassion Scroll
to succeed in life; to become somebody
(personal name) Jakki-chen

火龍


火龙

see styles
huǒ lóng
    huo3 long2
huo lung
Goddess of Compassion Scroll
fiery dragon

科隆

see styles
lóng
    ke1 long2
k`o lung
    ko lung
Goddess of Compassion Scroll
Cologne, Germany or Colon, Panama

興隆


兴隆

see styles
xīng lóng
    xing1 long2
hsing lung
 kouryuu / koryu
    こうりゅう
Goddess of Compassion Scroll
prosperous; thriving; flourishing
(noun/participle) rise; prosperity; (given name) Kouryuu

蒼龍


苍龙

see styles
cāng lóng
    cang1 long2
ts`ang lung
    tsang lung
 souryuu / soryu
    そうりゅう
Goddess of Compassion Scroll
Blue Dragon, other name of the Azure Dragon 青龍|青龙 (the seven mansions of the east sky)
(1) blue dragon; (2) Azure Dragon (god said to rule over the eastern heavens); (3) (astron) seven mansions (Chinese constellations) of the eastern heavens; (4) large horse with a bluish-leaden coat; (5) shape of an old pine tree; (given name) Souryuu

蛟龍


蛟龙

see styles
jiāo lóng
    jiao1 long2
chiao lung
 kouryuu / koryu
    こうりゅう
Goddess of Compassion Scroll
legendary dragon with the ability to control rain and floods
(1) mizuchi; mythical dragon-like beast, believed to ascend to the heavens through rain; (2) unfulfilled genius; dormant talent; (given name) Kouryuu

蟠龍


蟠龙

see styles
pán lóng
    pan2 long2
p`an lung
    pan lung
 hanryou / hanryo
    はんりょう
Goddess of Compassion Scroll
coiled dragon
coiled dragon; dragon coiled on the earth, which has not yet ascended to the sky

靑龍


靑龙

see styles
qīng lóng
    qing1 long2
ch`ing lung
    ching lung
Goddess of Compassion Scroll
Blue or Green dragon; blue dragon

黃龍


黄龙

see styles
huáng lóng
    huang2 long2
huang lung
 Ōryū
Goddess of Compassion Scroll
Huanglong county in Yan'an 延安[Yan2 an1], Shaanxi
Huanglong; Huanglong

龍神


龙神

see styles
lóng shén
    long2 shen2
lung shen
 ryuujin / ryujin
    りゅうじん
Goddess of Compassion Scroll
(1) dragon god; dragon king; (2) (Buddhist term) naga; (place-name, surname) Ryuujin
A dragon-god, or spirit; dragon-spirit

龍鳳


龙凤

see styles
lóng fèng
    long2 feng4
lung feng
 ryuuhou / ryuho
    りゅうほう
Goddess of Compassion Scroll
dragon and phoenix
(given name) Ryuuhou

喀麥隆


喀麦隆

see styles
kā mài lóng
    ka1 mai4 long2
k`a mai lung
    ka mai lung
Goddess of Compassion Scroll
Cameroon

布隆迪

see styles
lóng
    bu4 long2 di2
pu lung ti
Goddess of Compassion Scroll
Burundi

李小龍


李小龙

see styles
lǐ xiǎo lóng
    li3 xiao3 long2
li hsiao lung
Goddess of Compassion Scroll
Bruce Lee (1940-1973), Hong Kong actor and martial arts expert

see styles
lǒng
    long3
lung
rude; barbarous

see styles
lòng
    long4
lung
to sing or chirp (of birds); music sound


see styles
lóng
    long2
lung
throat


see styles
lǒng
    long3
lung
 oka
    おか
ridge between fields; row of crops; grave mound
hill; height; knoll; rising ground


see styles
lǒng
    long3
lung
ridge between fields; row of crops; grave mound; old variant of 壟|垄

see styles
lóng
    long2
lung
steep; precipitous (of mountain)


see styles
lǒng
    long3
lung
to gather together; to collect; to approach; to draw near to; to add; to sum up; to comb (hair)


see styles
lóng
    long2
lung
twilight; approaching light of dawn; dim


see styles
lóng
    long2
lung
 oboro
    おぼろ
rising moon
(adjectival noun) (1) (kana only) hazy; dim; faint; (2) (kana only) minced meat; minced fish; (surname, female given name) Oboro


see styles
lóng
    long2
lung
bar; cage; gratings

see styles
lóng
    long2
lung
 hayase
    はやせ
Japanese variant of 瀧|泷[long2]
(1) waterfall; (2) (archaism) rapids; (female given name) Hayase


see styles
lóng
    long2
lung
 tatsu
    たつ
rapids; waterfall; torrential (rain)
(out-dated kanji) (1) waterfall; (2) (archaism) rapids; (surname) Tatsu

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