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Protection in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Protection

  2. Blessings and Protection

  3. Divine Protection

  4. Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint

  5. God Bless You / God Be With You

  6. Goshin-Do

  7. Love and Protect

  8. Shield

  9. Divine Blessing

10. Soldier of the Gods

11. God Bless You / May God Protect You

12. Warrior Saint / Saint of War

13. Protector

14. Guan Yu

15. Guan Gong / Warrior Saint


Protection

bì hù
hi go
Protection Scroll

庇護 is not the most common word for a wall scroll but this is the word for protection in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

庇護 is the non-religious, non-superstitious form of protection.

庇護 can be translated as shelter, shield, defend, safeguard, take under one's wing, to put under protection. In certain context, it means to grant asylum or give refuge and sanctuary.


See Also:  Guardian Angel

Blessings and Protection

bǎo yòu
Blessings and Protection Scroll

保佑 / 保祐 is the more religious and sometimes superstitious word for protection in Chinese. It's sort of a blessing of protection, and is often translated as "bless and protect", "blessing", or "to bless".

This would be used the protection or blessing that a deity (such as God) would bestow upon you. It is not religion-specific in the same way that a language itself cannot be specific to any religion.


祐Note: Sometimes the second character is written in the form shown to the right. Let us know if you have a preference when you place your order.


See Also:  Guardian Angel

Blessings and Protection

shukufuku to hogo
Blessings and Protection Scroll

祝福と保護 means, "blessings and protection", in Japanese.

Divine Protection

jiā hù
ka go
Divine Protection Scroll

加護 is Japanese for "divine protection" or "the saving grace of God".

Please consider this blessing to be Japanese only. This can have the same meaning in the context of Buddhism in Chinese but it's also a nickname for "intensive care" at Chinese hospitals.

Note: My Japanese translator says this is not very commonly used in Japanese. I added this because a customer asked for it. There is not really a better Japanese phrase to express this idea - so this is it if you want it.

Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint

shén lóng bì hù
Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint Scroll

神龍庇護 is not the most common thing to say in Chinese but it is grammatically correct and a cool title.

The first character means "supernatural or saintly". The second is "dragon". The last two mean protection. You could also translate this as something like "Protected by the Dragon God" or more closely "Holy Dragon".

God Bless You / God Be With You

kami sa ma ga mamo ru you ni
God Bless You / God Be With You Scroll

This is about as close as you can get to, "God Bless You" in Japanese.

This literally means, "[May] God Protect [You]". It can also mean, "God is Always With You", as the word in this phrase that means "protect" can also mean to follow or be with. In fact, the Japanese dictionary entry for that word reads like this: to protect; to guard; to defend; to keep (i.e. a promise); to abide; to observe; to follow.


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

Goshin-Do

hù shēn dào
gou shin dou
Goshin-Do Scroll

護身道 is the title for the school of martial arts known as Goshin-Do.

The literal translation of these three characters is something like "self-protection way" or "protection of the body way".

To put this in context, the term 護身 is often used for charms or amulets that are meant to protect the wearer from harm.


Note: This phrase is pronounceable in Chinese, but it not commonly known in China.

Love and Protect

ài hù
ai go
Love and Protect Scroll

愛護 is the Chinese and Japanese Kanji for: to cherish, to treasure, to take care of, to love and protect, provide loving protection, or tender care.

Shield

dùn
tate
Shield Scroll

盾 is the single character for "shield" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This can also be translated as escutcheon, protection, buckler, or aegis.

Divine Blessing

bì yòu
Divine Blessing Scroll

庇佑 / 庇祐 is a Chinese way to say "divine blessing".

This can also mean: to bless; to protect; divine protection.

Also written as 庇祐 (variant second character).

Soldier of the Gods

shén bīng
shin pei
Soldier of the Gods Scroll

神兵 is a Japanese, Chinese, and Korean title that means "soldier dispatched by a god", or "soldier under the protection of the gods".

神兵 is used more in Japanese (especially in animation) than the other languages.

God Bless You / May God Protect You

shàng dì bǎo yòu
God Bless You / May God Protect You Scroll

上帝保佑 is a blessing exchanged between Chinese Christians.

The first two characters literally mean God (The God of Zion). The second two characters express the idea of giving protection. Another way to translate this is "May God protect you".


See Also:  Guardian Angel

Warrior Saint / Saint of War

wǔ shèng
Warrior Saint / Saint of War Scroll

This Chinese title, Wusheng means, Saint of War.

武聖 is usually a reference to Guan Yu (關羽), also known as Guan Gong (關公).

Some Chinese soldiers still pray to Wusheng for protection. They would especially do this before going into battle.

Protector

shǒu hù zhě
shu go sha
Protector Scroll

守護者 is a Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja title for a protector, watcher, or keeper.

The character breakdown:
守護 = to guard; to protect; protection; safeguard.
者 = person; someone of that nature; someone doing that work, the one [who, which].

From this breakdown, you can translate this as, "The one who protects", "Someone who safeguards", or "guardian".

Guan Yu

guān yǔ
Guan Yu Scroll

關羽 is the name Guan Yu, Army General for the Kingdom of Shu.

He is also known as Guan Gong (like saying Duke Guan or Sir Guan)

He was immortalized in the novel, "Romance of the Three Kingdoms".

He was a fearsome fighter, also famous for his virtue and loyalty. He is worshiped by some modern-day soldiers and has the title "Warrior Saint" in China. Some believe he offers safety and protection for military servicemen.

Guan Yu lived until 219 A.D.

Guan Gong / Warrior Saint

guān gōng
Guan Gong / Warrior Saint Scroll

This Chinese title, Guan Gong means, Lord Guan (The warrior saint of ancient China).

Guan Gong Warrior Saint While his real name was Guan Yu / 關羽, he is commonly known by this title of Guan Gong / 關公.

Some Chinese soldiers still pray to Guan Gong for protection. They would especially do this before going into battle. Statues of Guan Gong are seen throughout China.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Protection庇護
庇护
hi go / higobì hù / bi4 hu4 / bi hu / bihupi hu / pihu
Blessings and Protection保佑 / 保祐
保佑
bǎo yòu / bao3 you4 / bao you / baoyoupao yu / paoyu
Blessings and Protection祝福と保護shukufuku to hogo
shukufukutohogo
Divine Protection加護
加护
ka go / kagojiā hù / jia1 hu4 / jia hu / jiahuchia hu / chiahu
Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint神龍庇護
神龙庇护
shén lóng bì hù
shen2 long2 bi4 hu4
shen long bi hu
shenlongbihu
shen lung pi hu
shenlungpihu
God Bless You
God Be With You
神さまが守るようにkami sa ma ga mamo ru you ni
kamisamagamamoruyouni
kami sa ma ga mamo ru yo ni
kamisamagamamoruyoni
Goshin-Do護身道
护身道
gou shin dou
goushindou
go shin do
goshindo
hù shēn dào
hu4 shen1 dao4
hu shen dao
hushendao
hu shen tao
hushentao
Love and Protect愛護
爱护
ai go / aigoài hù / ai4 hu4 / ai hu / aihu
Shieldtatedùn / dun4 / duntun
Divine Blessing庇佑 / 庇祐
庇佑
bì yòu / bi4 you4 / bi you / biyoupi yu / piyu
Soldier of the Gods神兵shin pei / shinpeishén bīng
shen2 bing1
shen bing
shenbing
shen ping
shenping
God Bless You
May God Protect You
上帝保佑shàng dì bǎo yòu
shang4 di4 bao3 you4
shang di bao you
shangdibaoyou
shang ti pao yu
shangtipaoyu
Warrior Saint
Saint of War
武聖
武圣
wǔ shèng / wu3 sheng4 / wu sheng / wusheng
Protector守護者
守护者
shu go sha / shugoshashǒu hù zhě
shou3 hu4 zhe3
shou hu zhe
shouhuzhe
shou hu che
shouhuche
Guan Yu關羽
关羽
guān yǔ / guan1 yu3 / guan yu / guanyukuan yü / kuanyü
Guan Gong
Warrior Saint
關公
关公
guān gōng
guan1 gong1
guan gong
guangong
kuan kung
kuankung
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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