Relentless in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Relentless / Ruthless

  2. Relentless / Stubborn

  3. Endurance

  4. Persistence

  5. Fortitude / Strength of Character

  6. Patience / Perseverance

  7. Perseverance

  8. Perseverance / Fortitude

  9. Tenacious / Tenacity

10. Perseverance

11. Perseverance / Indomitable / Invincible Fortitude

12. Perseverance / Fortitude

13. Patience / Perseverance / To Endure / Tolerant

14. Perseverance / Will-Power


Relentless / Ruthless

lěng kù
reikoku
Relentless / Ruthless Scroll

冷酷 means relentless or ruthless in Chinese, and Japanese Kanji.

It can also be translated as: grim; unfeeling; callous; cruel; cold hearted.


This is a rather negative word. it’s really inappropriate for a wall scroll, so please don’t order this unless you really want to shock Asian people who see it.

Relentless / Stubborn

zhí niù
shitsu you
Relentless / Stubborn Scroll

執拗 means relentless or stubborn in Chinese, Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja.

It can also be translated as: willful; pigheaded; persistent; obstinate; tenacious; insistent; importunate; persevering.


This is a rather negative word. it’s really inappropriate for a wall scroll, so please don’t order this unless you really want to shock Asian people who see it.

chí jiǔ
ji kyuu
Endurance Scroll

持久 means "to endure" or "lasting".

In some context, it can mean "persistent" or "persistence" (especially in Japanese and Korean).

gù zhí
koshuu
Persistence Scroll

固執 can also mean "opinionated" or "stubborn", in Chinese and Japanese but in the nicest way possible (still bad).

This just means "stubborn" in Korean (not a good scroll if your audience is Korean, in fact, we don't recommend this word at all). There are better ways to express this idea, such as tenacious or perseverance... ...see links below...


See Also:  Tenacious | Fortitude | Perseverance

Fortitude / Strength of Character

gāng yì
gouki
Fortitude / Strength of Character Scroll

This Japanese and Chinese word means, "resolute and firm", "fortitude", "firmness of character", "hardihood", "manliness" or "macho".


See Also:  Perseverance | Strength | Tenacity

Patience / Perseverance

rěn
nin
Patience / Perseverance Scroll

忍 contains the ideas of patience, equanimity, perseverance, forbearance, and endurance. Alone, this single character can be a bit ambiguous or flexible. It can also mean to endure, to bear, to put up with or to conceal. If you want to simply decide what this character means to you within the general meaning but keep it a mystery to others, this is a good choice.

If you want to be more direct, you may want to choose one of our other selections that mean perseverance or patience (you will see this character within those larger words/phrases).

There is a secondary meaning in Japanese, since this is the first character of the word ninja.

忍Note that when writing this as Kanji, Japanese will tend to write it in the form shown to the right. If you select our Japanese master calligrapher, please expect this Kanji form (yes, it's just one stroke that is slightly different in location, crossing another stroke in the Japanese Kanji form).


See Also:  Perseverance | Patience | Tenacious

Perseverance

see note
Perseverance Scroll

毅 is the simplest way to express perseverance in Chinese and Korean Hanja.
This single-character version leaves a bit of mystery about what kind of perseverance you might want to convey.

In Korean, this is usually associated with "strength of character".

In Japanese, this character can be pronounced about a dozen different ways (so we have left out the Japanese pronunciation guide that normally appears above). In Japanese this Kanji would usually be translated "strong" (perhaps strong-willed).


See Also:  Tenacity | Fortitude | Strength | Undaunted

Perseverance / Fortitude

jiān rèn
Perseverance / Fortitude Scroll

堅韌 is a short word meaning "fortitude", "steadfast" and "persistent".

Tenacious / Tenacity

wán qiáng
gan kyou
Tenacious / Tenacity Scroll

These two characters together mean "Tenacious", "Hard to Defeat", or "Dogged".

Alone, the first character means mischievous, obstinate or stubborn. But it loses some of the mischievous meaning when the second character is added.

The second character means strength, force, powerful or better.


See Also:  Determination | Dedication | Devotion | Never Give Up

Perseverance

jiān rèn bù bá
Perseverance Scroll

堅韌不拔 is about perseverance, being steadfast and persistent.

堅韌不拔 is a great phrase for you if you commit to your goals and overcome obstacles, no matter how long it takes.

The translation of this proverb literally means, "something so persistent or steadfast, that it is not uprootable / movable / surpassable".

Other translations include being firm and indomitable or tenacious and unyielding.


See Also:  Tenacious | Devotion | Persistence | Indomitable

Perseverance / Indomitable / Invincible Fortitude

jiān rěn bù bá
kenninfubatsu
Perseverance / Indomitable / Invincible Fortitude Scroll

This means determined, steadfast, unswerving, or unshakable in Japanese.

This is the Japanese version of an old Chinese 4-character perseverance proverb.
This would be understood in Chinese but it's not commonly written this way in Chinese.


忍Note that when writing this as Kanji, Japanese calligraphers sometimes write the second Kanji in the form shown to the right. Yes, it’s just one stroke that is slightly different in location, crossing another stroke in this alternate Japanese Kanji form. If you have a preference, let us know when you order.

Due to some odd computer coding conventions, these two character forms were combined/merged into the same code point - thus, you will not see Kanji images of more Japanese form as you select options for your scroll.

Perseverance / Fortitude

jiǎn rěn
ken nin
Perseverance / Fortitude Scroll

堅忍 means persistent, steadfast, fortitude, and/or perseverance.

The first character means "strong", "solid", "firm", "unyielding" or "resolute".
The second character means "to beat", "to endure", or "to tolerate".
Together they speak of the strength from within yourself. Some may also translate this as "long-suffering" in a more Biblical sense.

堅忍 is a common term in Chinese and Korean Hanja but a little less commonly used in modern Japanese Kanji. For that reason, this selection is best if your audience is Chinese or Korean.


忍忍 Note that when writing this as Kanji, Japanese will tend to write the second Kanji a little differently. If you select our Japanese master calligrapher, please expect the form where the little horizontal stroke crosses the vertical stroke. See differences in the images to the right. Technically, they are both the same character, and will be read the same in either language.

Patience / Perseverance / To Endure / Tolerant

rěn nài
nin tai
Patience / Perseverance / To Endure / Tolerant Scroll

Patience is quiet hope and trust that things will turn out right. You wait without complaining. You are tolerant and accepting of difficulties and mistakes. You picture the end in the beginning and persevere to meet your goals.

忍耐 can also mean "to endure", "restrain oneself", "forbearance", and in some context it can mean "perseverance" or "endurance".

忍耐 is also used as a tenet of Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do, and other Korean martial arts where it's titled "Endurance" and romanized as "In Neh".


忍Note that when writing this as Kanji, Japanese will tend to write the first character in the form shown to the right. If you select our Japanese master calligrapher, please expect this Kanji form (yes, it’s just one stroke that is slightly different in location, crossing another stroke in the Japanese Kanji form).


See Also:  Peace | Harmony | Perseverance

Perseverance / Will-Power

yì lì
Perseverance / Will-Power Scroll

These two characters are a way to express "perseverance" with the idea of "willpower" in Chinese and old Korean Hanja. It can also mean "strong willed".

The first character means "strong" and "persistent", while the second means "strength" and "power".


These search terms might bear more fruit: Indomitable / Unyielding | Relentless / Ruthless | Unswerving Determination / Firm and Persistent | You Must Endure a Harsh Winter to Appreciate the Warmth of Springtime

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Relentless
Ruthless
冷酷reikokulěng kù / leng3 ku4 / leng ku / lengkuleng k`u / lengku / leng ku
Relentless
Stubborn
執拗
执拗
shitsu you / shitsuyou / shitsu yozhí niù / zhi2 niu4 / zhi niu / zhiniuchih niu / chihniu
Endurance持久ji kyuu / jikyuu / ji kyuchí jiǔ / chi2 jiu3 / chi jiu / chijiuch`ih chiu / chihchiu / chih chiu
Persistence固執
固执
koshuu / koshugù zhí / gu4 zhi2 / gu zhi / guzhiku chih / kuchih
Fortitude
Strength of Character
剛毅
刚毅
gouki / gokigāng yì / gang1 yi4 / gang yi / gangyikang i / kangi
Patience
Perseverance
ninrěn / ren3 / renjen
Perseverancesee note / seenote / se noteyì / yi4 / yii
Perseverance
Fortitude
堅韌
坚韧
jiān rèn / jian1 ren4 / jian ren / jianrenchien jen / chienjen
Tenacious
Tenacity
頑強
顽强
gan kyou / gankyou / gan kyowán qiáng
wan2 qiang2
wan qiang
wanqiang
wan ch`iang
wanchiang
wan chiang
Perseverance堅韌不拔
坚韧不拔
jiān rèn bù bá
jian1 ren4 bu4 ba2
jian ren bu ba
jianrenbuba
chien jen pu pa
chienjenpupa
Perseverance
Indomitable
Invincible Fortitude
堅忍不抜 / 堅忍不拔
坚忍不拔
kenninfubatsujiān rěn bù bá
jian1 ren3 bu4 ba2
jian ren bu ba
jianrenbuba
chien jen pu pa
chienjenpupa
Perseverance
Fortitude
堅忍
坚忍
ken nin / kenninjiǎn rěn / jian3 ren3 / jian ren / jianrenchien jen / chienjen
Patience
Perseverance
To Endure
Tolerant
忍耐nin tai / nintairěn nài / ren3 nai4 / ren nai / rennaijen nai / jennai
Perseverance
Will-Power
毅力yì lì / yi4 li4 / yi li / yilii li / ili
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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Perseverance / Will-Power Scroll
Perseverance / Will-Power Scroll
Perseverance / Will-Power Scroll
Perseverance / Will-Power Scroll


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