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In Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja, 克服 means “overcome” (as in overcoming hardships, etc.). It can also mean to conquer, to put up with, or to endure.
This can be a conquest over a problem, disease, handicap, poverty, or illness. Other definitions include overcoming, bringing under control, subjugation, or victory over something.
This can be used as an inspirational wall scroll to remind someone to try to overcome difficulties that may arise in life.
打たれ強い is often used as a martial arts term.
It means being able to take a lot of punishment or being able to take a hit. In Japanese baseball, it can also refer to the pitcher's ability to keep his cool when the batter gets a hit. 打たれ強い is generally about being resilient and strong in the face of criticism or adversity.
Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.
The first four characters are often translated as “Go ahead as planned regardless of the weather” or, “[Overcome] despite the rain and wind.” The last four characters can mean “Stick together” but literally means “Take the same boat [together].”
風雨無阻同舟共濟 is a Chinese proverb that suggests that you are willing (or should be willing) to overcome any adversity, and accomplish your task at hand. The second part (last four characters) is sometimes left off but this second part strongly suggests that you should overcome that adversity together.
風雨無阻 is a proverb that is often translated as “Go ahead as planned regardless of the weather” or, “[Overcome] despite the rain and wind.”
This is a Chinese proverb that suggests that you are willing (or should be willing) to overcome any adversity, and accomplish your task at hand.
There is a second/optional part to this phrase that suggests that you should do this together with someone (see our other 8-character version if you want the full phrase).
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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
|(transitive verb) (1) to weather (a storm, rough seas); to ride across; to sail across; (transitive verb) (2) to get through (adversity); to weather; to get over; to tide over; to overcome; to survive; (v5r,vi) (3) to load completely (e.g. books on a shelf, people or luggage in a car)|
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji (Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Use Hard Work to Overcome Adversity||刻苦耐勞|
|kè kǔ nài láo|
ke4 ku3 nai4 lao2
ke ku nai lao
|k`o k`u nai lao
ko ku nai lao
|Overcome||克服 / 剋服|
|koku fuku / kokufuku||kè fú / ke4 fu2 / ke fu / kefu||k`o fu / kofu / ko fu|
|Resilient in the Face of Adversity||打たれ強い||u ta re tsuyo i|
|Regardless of the Weather, We Overcome Troubles Together||風雨無阻同舟共濟|
|fēng yǔ wú zǔ tóng zhōu gòng jì|
feng1 yu3 wu2 zu3 tong2 zhou1 gong4 ji4
feng yu wu zu tong zhou gong ji
|feng yü wu tsu t`ung chou kung chi
feng yü wu tsu tung chou kung chi
|Overcome: Regardless of the Rain and Wind||風雨無阻|
|fēng yǔ wú zǔ|
feng1 yu3 wu2 zu3
feng yu wu zu
|feng yü wu tsu
|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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