The name Stone in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Stone

  2. Stone / Rock

  3. Traveler / Wanderer / Vagabond / Rolling Stone

  4. Dripping Water Penetrates Stone

  5. Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success

  6. Jade

 sī tōng
Stone Scroll

斯通 is the name Stone in Chinese (Mandarin).

Stone Scroll

ストン is the name Stone in Japanese (Katakana).

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Stone / Rock

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, or traveling/travelling.

Dripping Water Penetrates Stone

 dī shuǐ chuān shí
Dripping Water Penetrates Stone Scroll

滴水穿石 is a Chinese proverb that means, dripping water penetrates stone.

The figurative meaning can be translated as:
Constant perseverance yields success.
You can achieve your aim if you try hard without giving up.
Persistent effort overcomes any difficulty.

While 滴水穿石 is the most common character order, you will likely see 水滴石穿, might see 滴水石穿, and will rarely see 小水穿石 in the wild.

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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Stone / Rock

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

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(1) (also formerly read as ごく) precious stone (esp. jade); (2) {food} (occ. ギョク) 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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Stone / Rock
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.

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 kei / ke

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chime stones, ancient percussion instrument made of stone or jade pieces hung in a row and struck as a xylophone
sounding stone; qing; ancient Chinese chime shaped like a chevron (inverted 'v'), orig. of stone, today often metal, in Japan primarily used at Buddhist temples; (given name) Kei
A piece of flat stone or metal, used as a gong, or for musical percussion.


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(noun - becomes adjective with の) gem; jewel; precious stone; (female given name) Tiara



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bǎo shí
    bao3 shi2
pao shih

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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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dī shuǐ chuān shí
    di1 shui3 chuan1 shi2
ti shui ch`uan shih
    ti shui chuan shih

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Dripping Water Penetrates Stone
dripping water penetrates the stone (idiom); constant perseverance yields success; You can achieve your aim if you try hard without giving up.; Persistent effort overcomes any difficulty.


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 shippaihaseikounomoto / shippaihasekonomoto

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Failure is the Origin of Success
(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) {met} (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.

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alabaster, jade-like stone

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(literary) lustrous precious 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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 yuu / yu
excellence; luster of gems
(personal name) Yu-
Lustre of gems; a beautiful stone; excellences, virtues; translit. yu, yoyo.

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 you / yo
jade; precious stone; mother-of-pearl; nacre; precious; used a complementary honorific
(female given name) Yō
Jasper (green), green crystal.

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(literary) jade-like stone

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Stone斯通sī tōng / si1 tong1 / si tong / sitongssu t`ung / ssutung / ssu tung
ishishí / shi2 / shishih
Rolling Stone
行旅kou ryo / kouryo / ko ryoxíng lǚ / xing2 lv3 / xing lv / xinglvhsing lü / hsinglü
Dripping Water Penetrates Stone滴水穿石dī shuǐ chuān shí
di1 shui3 chuan1 shi2
di shui chuan shi
ti shui ch`uan shih
ti shui chuan shih
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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