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China qián
Japan sen
Money Vertical Wall Scroll

錢 is the simplest way to say "money" in Chinese.

It can also mean cash, coins, or currency. It's also a surname, Qian, in China.

銭 This also means coins in old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji (though they use a slightly alternate form in Japan as seen to the right). In both Japan and Korea, this can simply mean "one cent."

金 On the left side of this character is a radical which means "gold" (or metal depending on context).

戋 戔 On the right are two repeated radicals which currently mean "small" or "narrow" but used to kind of mean "tools" or "weapon."

It's a bit of a stretch but you could suggest that money = "gold weapons" or "gold tools" in Chinese. Many Chinese people would argue otherwise depending on what they know of or the way they understand the etymology of the right side radical. I've seen some who say it means "industrialized gold" but I take that to mean "raw gold turned into coins."

Money / Wealth

China jīn qián
Japan kin sen
Money / Wealth Vertical Wall Scroll

金錢 / 金銭 means money, cash, currency or wealth in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Literally, it means "gold coins" but has come to be used to mean money in general, as well as the idea of wealth.

銭The second character of this word is written in a variant form in Japan. The more common version in Japan is shown to the right. Click on the Kanji to the right instead of the button above if you want this Japanese variant in your calligraphy.

Time is Money

Japan toki wa kane nari
Time is Money Vertical Wall Scroll

時は金なり is the Japanese phrase meaning, "Time is Money."

It matches the use and meaning of the same idiom as used in English.

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


China cái bǎo
Japan zaihou
Treasure Vertical Wall Scroll

財寶 is the Japanese word meaning "treasure" or "money and valuables."

The first character means "property," "money," "wealth" or "assets." The second character means "treasure," "wealth" or "valuables" in Japanese. Together these two characters reinforce each other into a word that clearly means treasure in Japanese.

財寶 is also a word meaning "money and valuables" in Chinese but more of a daily use word - not as appropriate for a wall scroll if your audience is Chinese.

宝The second character shown to the left is the ancient/traditional Japanese version. In modern Japan, this character has been simplified. This simplified version is shown to the right. If you want this modern Japanese/simplified version, just click the Kanji on the right, instead of the button above.


Japanese Currency
China yuán
Japan yen
Yen Vertical Wall Scroll

円 / 圓 is Yen, the Japanese currency.

円 / 圓 is actually the Japanese variant of the original Chinese 圓 or 圆. It means circle, entirety, whole, full, or complete. It was actually the slang usage that became money, dough, or moola.

Occasionally, this is used as a given name, or other interesting uses. This version of the character is almost never used in Chinese, unless referring to Japanese money.

Unless you have a specific reason to request it, this is a strange selection for a wall scroll.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin dāo / dao1
Taiwan tao
Japanese katana(p);tou / katana(p);to / かたな(P);とう
Yen Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese knife; blade; single-edged sword; cutlass; CL:把[ba3]; (slang) dollar (loanword); classifier for sets of one hundred sheets (of paper); classifier for knife cuts or stabs; surname Dao
Japanese (1) (single-edged) sword; katana; (2) dagger; knife; (3) (とう only) scalpel; (4) (とう only) (See 彫刻刀・ちょうこくとう) chisel; burin; graver; (5) (とう only) (See 刀銭) knife money; knife-shaped commodity money used in Zhou dynasty China; (personal name) Tou; (surname) Katana

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Mandarin huā / hua1
Taiwan hua
Japanese ririka / りりか    manaka / まなか    peko / ぺこ    heren / へれん    furawa / ふらわ    hanna / はんな    haru / はる    hana / はな    kanna / かんな    kasumi / かすみ    aya / あや
Yen Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese flower; blossom; CL:朵[duo3],支[zhi1],束[shu4],把[ba3],盆[pen2],簇[cu4]; fancy pattern; florid; to spend (money, time); surname Hua
Japanese (1) flower; blossom; bloom; petal; (2) cherry blossom; (3) beauty; (4) blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms); (5) ikebana; (6) (abbreviation) Japanese playing cards; (7) (the) best; (female given name) Ririka; (female given name) Manaka; (female given name) Peko; (female given name) Heren; (female given name) Furawa; (female given name) Hanna; (female given name) Haru; (p,s,f) Hana; (female given name) Kanna; (personal name) Kasumi; (female given name) Aya
華 puṣpa, a flower, flowers; especially the lotus, and celestial flowers. 花座 The lotus throne on which buddhas and bodhisattvas sit.

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Mandarin jīn / jin1
Taiwan chin
Japanese kin / きん
Yen Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese gold; chemical element Au; generic term for lustrous and ductile metals; money; golden; highly respected; one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1]; surname Jin; surname Kim (Korean); Jurchen Jin dynasty (1115-1234)
Japanese (n,n-suf,adj-no) (1) gold (Au); golden (color); gold (medal, cup); (adj-no,n) (2) valuable; of highest value; (3) money; gold coin; (4) (abbreviation) (See 金曜) Friday; (5) (See 五行・1) metal (fourth of the five elements); (6) Jin (dynasty of China; 1115-1234 CE); (n,n-suf) (7) (abbreviation) {shogi} (See 金将) gold general; (8) (abbreviation) (colloquialism) (See 金玉・きんたま) testicles; (suf,ctr) (9) karat; carat; (personal name) Jin; (surname) Jiyon; (surname) Jun; (surname) Jiyai; (surname) Kon; (surname) Kintaka; (personal name) Kinji; (surname, female given name) Kin; (surname) Kiyon; (personal name) Kaneyuki; (personal name) Kanenori; (surname) Kanetaka; (personal name) Kaneshi; (personal name) Kanekatsu; (surname) Kane; (personal name) Kanuchi; (surname) Kanaya; (surname) Kanataka; (surname) Kanazaki; (surname) Kanasaki; (place-name, surname) Kana
hiraṇya, 伊爛拏 which means cold, any precious metal, semen, etc.; or 蘇伐刺 suvarṇa, which means "of a good or beautiful colour", "golden", "yellow", "gold", "a gold coin", etc. The Chinese means metal, gold, money.

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Mandarin yín / yin2
Taiwan yin
Japanese ginji / ぎんじ    ginsaki / ぎんさき    gin / ぎん
Yen Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese silver; silver-colored; relating to money or currency
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) silver (Ag); (2) silver coin; money; (3) silver medal; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (4) silver colour; silver color; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) silver (Ag); (2) silver coin; money; (3) silver medal; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (4) silver colour; silver color; (5) (shogi) (abbreviation) silver general; (out-dated kanji) (1) money; (2) metal; (personal name) Ginji; (surname) Ginsaki; (surname, female given name) Gin
rūpya. Silver; money.



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Mandarin hóng bāo / hong2 bao1
Taiwan hung pao
Yen Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese money wrapped in red as a gift; bonus payment; kickback; bribe



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Mandarin cái bǎo / cai2 bao3
Taiwan ts`ai pao / tsai pao
Japanese zaihō
Yen Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese money and valuables


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Mandarin yī kè qiān jīn / yi1 ke4 qian1 jin1
Taiwan i k`o ch`ien chin / i ko chien chin
Japanese ikkokusenkin / いっこくせんきん
Yen Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese time is gold; every minute counts
Japanese (expression) (yoji) every moment is precious; time is money; precious time


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Japanese tokihakanenari / ときはかねなり
Yen Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (expression) time is money

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Mandarin/ ye3
Taiwan yeh
Japanese nari / なり
Chinese also; too; (in Classical Chinese) final particle implying affirmation; surname Ye
Japanese (auxiliary verb) (1) (kana only) (archaism) (affirmative; meaning 〜だ、〜である) to be; (2) (kana only) (archaism) (meaning 〜にある、〜にいる; usu. なる) (See なる・1) to be (location); (n,suf) (3) (indcates exact sum on a receipt, envelope, etc.) sum of money; (personal name) Mata; (female given name) Nari

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Mandarin jiāo / jiao1
Taiwan chiao
Japanese yoshimi / よしみ
Chinese to hand over; to deliver; to pay (money); to turn over; to make friends; to intersect (lines); variant of 跤[jiao1]
Japanese (adverb) (kana only) alternately; in succession; (personal name) Yoshimi
Interlock, intersect; crossed; mutual; friendship; to hand over, pay; to intersect

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Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Japanese meguru / めぐる    mitsu / みつ    maroshi / まろし    maroka / まろか    maru / まる    madoka / まどか    nodoka / のどか    tsubura / つぶら    en / えん
Chinese yen (Japanese currency); Japanese variant of 圓|圆
Japanese (1) circle; (n,n-pref) (2) entirety; whole; full; complete; (3) (slang) money; dough; moola; (4) enclosure inside a castle's walls; (5) (ksb:) soft-shelled turtle; (suffix) (6) suffix for ship names; suffix for names of people (esp. infants); suffix for names of swords, armour, musical instruments, etc.; suffix for names of dogs, horses, etc.; (1) yen; Japanese monetary unit; (2) circle; (female given name) Meguru; (female given name) Mitsu; (given name) Maroshi; (female given name) Maroka; (surname, given name) Maru; (surname, female given name) Madoka; (female given name) Nodoka; (surname, female given name) Tsubura; (surname, female given name) En

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Mandarin fèn // fēn / fen4 // fen1
Taiwan fen
Japanese bun / ぶん    bu / ぶ    fun / ふん
Chinese part; share; ingredient; component; to divide; to separate; to distribute; to allocate; to distinguish (good and bad); part or subdivision; fraction; one tenth (of certain units); unit of length equivalent to 0.33 cm; minute (unit of time); minute (angular measurement unit); a point (in sports or games); 0.01 yuan (unit of money)
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) (See 分の) part; segment; share; ration; (2) rate; (3) (See 身分) degree; one's lot; one's status; relation; duty; kind; lot; (suffix noun) (4) relationship; connection; correspondence; (n,n-suf) (5) in proportion to; just as much as; (numeric) (1) one-tenth; one percent (one-tenth of a wari); 3 mm (one-tenth of a sun); 2.4 mm (one-tenth of a mon, a traditional unit used to measure shoe sizes); 0.1 degree (one-tenth of a do, used to measure body temperature on any temperature scale); (2) one-quarter of a ryou (obsolete unit of currency); (3) thickness; (4) advantageous circumstances; (5) (See 匁・もんめ) one-tenth of a monme of silver; (1) minute (unit of time); (2) fun (one tenth of a monme, 5.787 grains); (surname) Wake
To divide. separate; a fractional part: a share: a duty; branch

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Mandarin juàn // juǎn / juan4 // juan3
Taiwan chüan
Japanese kan
Chinese scroll; book; volume; chapter; examination paper; classifier for books, paintings: volume, scroll; to roll up; roll; classifier for small rolled things (wad of paper money, movie reel etc)

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Mandarin kǒu / kou3
Taiwan k`ou / kou
Japanese kuchi / くち    ku;kou / ku;ko / く;こう
Chinese mouth; classifier for things with mouths (people, domestic animals, cannons, wells etc); classifier for bites or mouthfuls
Japanese (1) mouth; (2) opening; hole; gap; orifice; (3) mouth (of a bottle); spout; nozzle; mouthpiece; (4) gate; door; entrance; exit; (5) (See 口を利く・1) speaking; speech; talk (i.e. gossip); (6) (See 口に合う) taste; palate; (7) mouth (to feed); (8) (See 働き口) opening (i.e. vacancy); available position; (9) (See 口がかかる) invitation; summons; (10) kind; sort; type; (11) opening (i.e. beginning); (suf,ctr) (12) counter for mouthfuls, shares (of money), and swords; (1) (く only) {Buddh} mouth; speech; (suf,ctr) (2) (usu. こう) counter for people or implements; (surname) Hamanoguchi; (surname) Sakikuchi; (personal name) Kuchida; (surname) Kuchi
mukha, the mouth, especially as the organ of speech. 身, 口, 意 are the three media of corruption, body or deed , mouth or word, and mind or thought.

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Mandarin náng / nang2
Taiwan nang
Japanese nō
Chinese sack; purse; pocket (for money)
A bag, sack, purse; translit. na.

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Mandarin kuài / kuai4
Taiwan k`uai / kuai
Japanese saikachi / さいかち    kaito / かいと
Chinese lump (of earth); chunk; piece; classifier for pieces of cloth, cake, soap etc; (coll.) classifier for money and currency units
Japanese (1) lump; mass; bundle; clump; clod; cluster; (2) group; crowd; (3) embodiment (of an idea, quality, feeling etc.); personification; (surname) Saikachi; (female given name) Kaito
a clod

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Mandarin diàn / dian4
Taiwan tien
Chinese pad; cushion; mat; to pad out; to fill a gap; to pay for sb; to advance (money)

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Mandarin/ bi4
Taiwan pi
Japanese mai / まい    hei;nusa / he;nusa / へい;ぬさ
Chinese money; coins; currency; silk
Japanese (archaism) reward; present; gift; offering to the gods; {Shinto} staff with plaited paper streamers; (personal name) Minematsu; (surname) Hei; (personal name) Fukumatsu; (personal name) Fukuba; (personal name) Fukugi; (personal name) Fukuue; (surname) Nusa; (surname) Shide

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Mandarin xuán / xuan2
Taiwan hsüan
Japanese kakeru / かける    kakesaki / かけさき    kake / かけ
Chinese to hang or suspend; to worry; public announcement; unresolved; baseless; without foundation
Japanese (suf,adj-no) (1) -clad; (2) (kana only) in the midst of; (3) tenths (e.g. wholesale price, as tenths of retail price); (4) times (i.e. multiplied by); (5) able-to-seat (of a chair, etc.); (1) (abbreviation) credit; (2) money owed on an account; bill; (3) (abbreviation) (kana only) hot noodles in broth; (n,n-suf) (4) proportion (of wholesale price, as tenths of list price); (suffix) (5) in the midst of; (6) rest; rack; hanger; (personal name) Kakeru; (surname) Kake
Suspend, hang; to hang; to attach to

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Mandarin jiè / jie4
Taiwan chieh
Japanese kai;ingoto(ok) / かい;いんごと(ok)
Chinese to guard against; to exhort; to admonish or warn; to give up or stop doing something; Buddhist monastic discipline; ring (for a finger)
Japanese (1) (かい only) {Buddh} admonition; commandment; (2) sila (precept)
śīla, 尸羅. Precept, command, prohibition, discipline, rule; morality. It is applied to the five, eight, ten, 250, and other commandments. The five are: (1) not to kill; (2 ) not to steal; (3) not to commit adultery; (4) not to speak falsely; (5) not to drink wine. These are the commands for lay disciples; those who observe them will be reborn in the human realm. The Sarvāstivādins did not sanction the observance of a limited selection from them as did the 成實宗 Satyasiddhi school. Each of the five precepts has five guardian spirits, in all twenty-five, 五戒二十五神. The eight for lay disciples are the above five together with Nos. 7, 8, and 9 of the following; the ten commands for the ordained, monks and nuns, are the above five with the following: (6) not to use adornments of flowers, nor perfumes; (7) not to perform as an actor, juggler, acrobat, or go to watch and hear them; (8) not to sit on elevated, broad, and large divans (or beds); (9) not to eat except in regulation hours; (10) not to possess money, gold or silver, or precious things. The 具足戒full commands for a monk number 250, those for a nun are 348, commonly called 500. Śīla is also the first of the 五分法身, i.e. a condition above all moral error. The Sutra of Brahma's Net has the following after the first five: (6) not to speak of the sins of those in orders; (7) not to vaunt self and depreciate others; (8) not to be avaricious; (9) not to be angry; (10) not to slander the triratna.

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Mandarin děng / deng3
Taiwan teng
Chinese small steelyard for weighing money

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Mandarin kòu / kou4
Taiwan k`ou / kou
Chinese to fasten; to button; button; buckle; knot; to arrest; to confiscate; to deduct (money); discount; to knock; to smash, spike or dunk (a ball); to cover (with a bowl etc); fig. to tag a label on sb

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Mandarin lún // lūn / lun2 // lun1
Taiwan lun
Chinese to select; to swing (one's arms, a heavy object); to wave (a sword, one's fists); to fling (money)

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Mandarin zhèng // zhēng / zheng4 // zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Chinese to struggle to get free; to strive to acquire; to make (money); see 掙扎|挣扎[zheng1 zha2]

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Mandarin guà / gua4
Taiwan kua
Japanese kake / かけ
Chinese to hang or suspend (from a hook etc); to hang up (the phone); (of a line) to be dead; to be worried or concerned; to make a phone call (dialect); to register or record; classifier for sets or clusters of objects; (slang) to kill; to die; to be finished; to fail (an exam)
Japanese (suf,adj-no) (1) -clad; (2) (kana only) in the midst of; (3) tenths (e.g. wholesale price, as tenths of retail price); (4) times (i.e. multiplied by); (5) able-to-seat (of a chair, etc.); (suffix) charge; duty; person in charge; official; clerk; (1) (abbreviation) credit; (2) money owed on an account; bill; (3) (abbreviation) (kana only) hot noodles in broth; (n,n-suf) (4) proportion (of wholesale price, as tenths of list price); (suffix) (5) in the midst of; (6) rest; rack; hanger; (surname) Kake
To hang, suspend.

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Mandarin lǒu // lōu / lou3 // lou1
Taiwan lou
Chinese to hug; to embrace; to hold in one's arms; to draw towards oneself; to gather; to gather up (one's gown, sleeves etc); to grab (money); to extort

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Mandarin/ bo1
Taiwan po
Japanese bachi / ばち
Chinese to push aside with the hand, foot, a stick etc; to dial; to allocate; to set aside (money); to poke (the fire); to pluck (a string instrument); to turn round; classifier: group, batch
Japanese (1) plectrum; pick; (2) drumstick for Japanese drums (e.g. taiko)
To spread, open out, scatter, disseminate, detach, uproot; to deny

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Mandarin zhī / zhi1
Taiwan chih
Japanese shi / し
Chinese to support; to sustain; to erect; to raise; branch; division; to draw money; classifier for rods such as pens and guns, for army divisions and for songs or compositions; surname Zhi
Japanese (abbreviation) (obsolete) (See 支那) China; (surname) Shi; (personal name) Zai; (personal name) Sasafu; (given name) Sasae
A branch; to branch, put off, pay, advance; branch off

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Mandarin zhá / zha2
Taiwan cha
Japanese sane / さね    satsu / さつ
Chinese thin piece of wood used a writing tablet (in ancient China); a kind of official document (in former times); letter; note
Japanese armor platelet; (n,n-suf) note; paper money; (place-name) Fuda; (surname) Nusa; (surname) Satsu
slip of wood

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Mandarin zhù / zhu4
Taiwan chu
Japanese chuu / chu / ちゅう
Chinese to inject; to pour into; to concentrate; to pay attention; stake (gambling); classifier for sums of money; variant of 註|注[zhu4]
Japanese (noun/participle) annotation; explanatory note; comment; (given name) Chuu
Fix, record; flow; to write a commentary

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Money錢 / 銭
senqián / qian2 / qianch`ien / chien
金錢 / 金銭
kin sen / kinsenjīn qián / jin1 qian2 / jin qian / jinqianchin ch`ien / chinchien / chin chien
Time is Money時は金なりtoki wa kane nari
zaihou / zaihocái bǎo / cai2 bao3 / cai bao / caibaots`ai pao / tsaipao / tsai pao
Yen円 / 圓
円 / 圆
yenyuán / yuan2 / yuanyüan
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