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China xiān bèi
Japan sen pai
Senpai Vertical Wall Scroll

先輩 is a Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean word or title that means elders, senior (at work or school), superior, older graduate, progenitor, or old-timer.

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Mandarin xiān bèi / xian1 bei4
Taiwan hsien pei
Japanese senpai / せんぱい
Chinese elders; former generations
Japanese (See 後輩・こうはい) senior (at work or school); superior; elder; older graduate; progenitor; old-timer


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Japanese senpai / せんぱい Japanese defeat in war


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Mandarin xǐ pái / xi3 pai2
Taiwan hsi p`ai / hsi pai
Japanese shiipai;senpai / shipai;senpai / シーパイ;せんパイ
Chinese to shuffle cards
Japanese (1) {mahj} shuffling of tiles; (2) (せんパイ only) cleaning mahjong tiles

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
sen pai / senpaixiān bèi / xian1 bei4 / xian bei / xianbeihsien pei / hsienpei
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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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

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.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

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.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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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