Resilience in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Resilience / Flexibility

  2. Resilience / Restoration / Recovery

  3. Fortitude / Strength of Character

  4. Perseverance / Fortitude

  5. Indomitable / Persistence / Fortitude

  6. Perseverance / Fortitude

  7. Flexibility

  8. Fortitude / Steadfast

  9. Indomitable / Unyielding

10. Flexibility Overcomes Strength

11. Perseverance / Indomitable / Invincible Fortitude


Resilience / Flexibility

dan ryoku sei
Resilience / Flexibility Scroll

弾力性 means elasticity, flexibility, adaptability, or resilience in Japanese Kanji.

Resilience / Flexibility

tán xìng
Resilience / Flexibility Scroll

彈性 means resilience, flexibility, or elasticity in Chinese characters and old Korean Hanja.

Resilience / Restoration / Recovery

huī fù lì
Resilience / Restoration / Recovery Scroll

This title suggests having the power to recover, restore, rehabilitate. This can refer to yourself, someone else, or even to something, like rehabilitating a burned forest. 恢復力 is the essence of resilience in life.

The first two characters are a word that means to reinstate, to resume, to restore, to recover, to regain, to rehabilitate, restoration, rehabilitation, recovery, return, improvement, recovery (from an illness), recuperation, or convalescence.

The last character means strength or power.


See Also:  Tenacity | 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

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.

Indomitable / Persistence / Fortitude

bù qū
fukutsu
Indomitable / Persistence / Fortitude Scroll

不屈 is the short form of a longer Chinese word, and also a word used in Korean and Japanese to express the idea of being indomitable. It literally means, "will not bend", "will not crouch", "will not yield", "will not flinch", or "will not submit".

Note: Some will translate this as "indomitable spirit"; however, technically, there is no character to suggest the idea of "spirit" in this word.


See Also:  Tenacity | Fortitude | Strength | Undaunted

Perseverance / Fortitude

jiān rèn
Perseverance / Fortitude Scroll

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

líng huó xìng
Flexibility Scroll

靈活性 is a Chinese and Korean word that means flexibility or being open to change.

You consider others' ideas and feelings and don't insist on your own way. Flexibility gives you creative new ways to get things done. Flexibility helps you to keep changing for the better. 靈活性 could also be defined as "flexible nature".


See Also:  Cooperation

Flexibility

Alternate / Japanese version

róu ruǎn xìng
junansei
Flexibility Scroll

柔軟性 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji and Korean Hanja word that means "flexibility".

It can also mean "compatibility", "pliability", "softness" and "elasticity".


See Also:  Flexibility | Cooperation

Fortitude / Steadfast

ganbaru
Fortitude / Steadfast Scroll

頑張る is a Japanese word that means to persevere, to persist, to keep at it, to hang on, to hold out, or to do one's best.

Depending on the context, it can suggest being stubborn or set on one's ways but generally has positive connotations.

Indomitable / Unyielding

bù qū bù náo
fukutsu futou
Indomitable / Unyielding Scroll

不屈不撓 means "Indomitable" or "Unyielding".

不屈不撓 is a long word by Chinese standards. At least, it is often translated as a single word into English. It's actually a proverb in Chinese.

If you want to break it down, you can see that the first and third characters are the same. Both meaning "not" (they work as a suffix to make a negative or opposite meaning to whatever character follows).

The second character means "bendable".

The last means "scratched" or "bothered".

So this really means "Won't be bent, can't be bothered". I have also seen it written as "Will not crouch, will not submit". This comes from the fact that the second character can mean, "to crouch" and the last can mean "to submit" (as in "to give in" such as "submitting to the rule of someone else"). This may explain better why these four characters mean "indomitable".

Notes:
Some will translate this as "indomitable spirit"; however, technically, there is no character to suggest the idea of "spirit" in this word.
The first two characters can be a stand-alone word in Chinese.
In Japanese, this is considered to be two words (with very similar meanings).
The same characters are used in Korean, but the 2nd and 4th characters are swapped to create a word pronounced "불요불굴" in Korean.
Just let me know if you want the Korean version, which will also make sense in Japanese, and though not as natural, will also make sense in Chinese as well.


See Also:  Tenacity | Fortitude | Strength | Undaunted

Flexibility Overcomes Strength

Softness Overcomes Hardness

yǐ róu kè gāng
Flexibility Overcomes Strength Scroll

This can be translated as "Softness Overcomes Hardness", "Flexibility Overcomes Power", "Flexibility Overcomes Strength", "Overcoming Powerful Strength with Flexibility", or "Use Softness to Conquer Strength".

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.


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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
Resilience
Flexibility
弾力性dan ryoku sei
danryokusei
Resilience
Flexibility
彈性
弹性
tán xìng / tan2 xing4 / tan xing / tanxingt`an hsing / tanhsing / tan hsing
Resilience
Restoration
Recovery
恢復力
恢复力
huī fù lì
hui1 fu4 li4
hui fu li
huifuli
Fortitude
Strength of Character
剛毅
刚毅
gouki / gokigāng yì / gang1 yi4 / gang yi / gangyikang i / kangi
Perseverance
Fortitude
堅忍
坚忍
ken nin / kenninjiǎn rěn / jian3 ren3 / jian ren / jianrenchien jen / chienjen
Indomitable
Persistence
Fortitude
不屈fukutsubù qū / bu4 qu1 / bu qu / buqupu ch`ü / puchü / pu chü
Perseverance
Fortitude
堅韌
坚韧
jiān rèn / jian1 ren4 / jian ren / jianrenchien jen / chienjen
Flexibility靈活性
灵活性
líng huó xìng
ling2 huo2 xing4
ling huo xing
linghuoxing
ling huo hsing
linghuohsing
Flexibility柔軟性
柔软性
junanseiróu ruǎn xìng
rou2 ruan3 xing4
rou ruan xing
rouruanxing
jou juan hsing
joujuanhsing
Fortitude
Steadfast
頑張るganbaru
Indomitable
Unyielding
不屈不撓
不屈不挠
fukutsu futou
fukutsufutou
fukutsu futo
bù qū bù náo
bu4 qu1 bu4 nao2
bu qu bu nao
buqubunao
pu ch`ü pu nao
puchüpunao
pu chü pu nao
Flexibility Overcomes Strength以柔克剛
以柔克刚
yǐ róu kè gāng
yi3 rou2 ke4 gang1
yi rou ke gang
yiroukegang
i jou k`o kang
ijoukokang
i jou ko kang
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
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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