Stone in Chinese / Japanese...

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Stone / Rock Scroll

石 is the character that means rock or stone in both Chinese and Japanese.

Alone, this will be read as "stone" in Japanese but in some context, it is a unit of measure for the volume of about five bushels.

This can also refer to a gem or jewel.

This can also be the Japanese surnames that romanize as Ishi, Tsuruishi, Soku, Seki, Shi, Kazu, Iso, Ishizaki, Ishisaki or Koku.

Traveler / Wanderer / Vagabond / Rolling Stone

xíng lǚ
kou ryo
Traveler / Wanderer / Vagabond / Rolling Stone Scroll

行旅 is a Chinese and Japanese title meaning traveler / traveller, wanderer, vagabond, rolling stone, traveling, or travelling.

Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success

sittpai wa seikou no moto
Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success Scroll

This Japanese proverb literally reads, "failures/mistakes/blunders are the yeast-starter/yeast-mash of success".

Basically, it suggests that failures are a necessary part of success; Just as bread or beer requires yeast to successfully rise or brew/ferment.

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


(precious stone)
tama / gyoku
Jade Scroll

玉 is how to write jade in Chinese, Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji. This refers to the semi-precious stone that can be almost white or a vivid green.

Note: In Japanese, this character can mean jewel, ball, sphere or coin depending on context.

If your name is Jade, you may want to choose this to represent your name by meaning rather than pronunciation.

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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
ishishí / shi2 / shishih
Rolling Stone
行旅kou ryo / kouryo / ko ryo / koryoxíng lǚ / xing2 lv3 / xing lv / xinglvhsing lü / hsinglü
Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success失敗は成功のもとsittpai wa seikou no moto
sittpai wa seiko no moto
Jadetama / gyokuyù / yu4 / yu

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Jade Scroll
(1) (also formerly read as ごく) precious stone (esp. jade); (2) {food} egg (sometimes esp. as a sushi topping); (3) stock or security being traded; product being bought or sold; (4) (See 建玉) position (in finance, the amount of a security either owned or owed by an investor or dealer); (5) geisha; (6) (abbreviation) (See 玉代) time charge for a geisha; (7) (abbreviation) {shogi} (See 玉将) king (of the junior player); (female given name) Hikaru
Jade, a gem; jade-like, precious; you, your.

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Jade Scroll
rock; stone; stone inscription; one of the eight categories of ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1]
(counter) (1) counter for jewels in a watch; (counter) (2) counter for transistors, diodes, etc. in an electronic product; (surname) Tsuruishi
Stone, rock; stone


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 houseki / hoseki
Jade Scroll
(noun - becomes adjective with の) gem; jewel; precious stone; (female given name) Tiara



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bǎo shí
    bao3 shi2
pao shih
Jade Scroll
precious stone; gem; CL:枚[mei2],顆|颗[ke1]
See: 宝石


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xíng lǚ
    xing2 lu:3
hsing lü
 kouryo / koryo
traveler; wanderer; vagabond; rolling stone
(noun/participle) (1) traveling; travelling; (noun/participle) (2) traveler; traveller


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 ruusu / rusu
Jade Scroll
(See 裸石) loose stone; unset jewel; (given name) Ruth; Rooth


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 shippaihaseikounomoto / shippaihasekonomoto
Jade Scroll
(expression) (idiom) failure teaches success; failure is a stepping-stone to success


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 shippaihaseikounomoto / shippaihasekonomoto
(expression) (idiom) failure teaches success; failure is a stepping-stone to success

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old stone or mineral, possibly related to antimony Sb 銻|锑[ti1]

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to strike; to run against; to throw, as a stone

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pit; stone; nucleus; nuclear; to examine; to check; to verify
(1) stone (of a fruit); pit; pip; (2) core (of an organization, team, etc.); nucleus; heart; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (3) (See 核兵器) nuclear weapons; (4) {physics} (See 原子核) nucleus (of an atom); (5) {biol} (See 細胞核) nucleus (of a cell); (6) (See 凝結核) condensation nucleus; (7) {astron} (planetary) core; (8) {chem} ring (in a cyclic compound); (9) {math} kernel; core; (10) nucleus (of a cultured pearl); (surname) Sane

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(n,n-pref) (1) Korea (esp. the Goguryeo kingdom or the Goryeo dynasty); (2) (stone) guardian lion-dogs at Shinto shrine; (surname, female given name) Koma

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semiprecious stone; a kind of jade

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jadelike precious stone; jade-colored

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jade-like stone
White jade shell; translit. k, khr; white jade shell

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alabaster, jade-like stone

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 roukan / rokan
jade-like stone; clean and white; tinkling of pendants
(given name) Roukan

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precious stone
(female given name) Run

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precious stone; gem

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curio; valuable stone

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(stone which resembles jade)

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excellence; luster of gems
(personal name) Yu-
Lustre of gems; a beautiful stone; excellences, virtues; translit. yu, yoyo; glimmer of a gem

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jade; precious stone; mother-of-pearl; nacre; precious; used a complementary honorific
(female given name) You
Jasper (green), green crystal; jasper (green)

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(semiprecious stone); extraordinary

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a black stone like jade; jet

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stone similar to jade

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ancient stone ornament
(female given name) Tamaki

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(red stone)

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jade-like stone

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(a kind of stone)

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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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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