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The Name Taiwan in Chinese / Japanese...

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China tái wān
Japan tai wan
Taiwan Vertical Wall Scroll

台灣 is the Chinese name for the Republic of China which is more commonly known as Taiwan.

The island of Taiwan is actually considered a renegade province of mainland China. It became the last holdout of the former government of China after Chairman Mao took power during the revolution that followed WWII.

Note: There are a few ways to write Taiwan: 台湾 / 薹灣 / 台灣.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin shèng / sheng4
Taiwan sheng
Japanese shō / しょう
Taiwan Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese victory; success; to beat; to defeat; to surpass; victorious; superior to; to get the better of; better than; surpassing; superb (of vista); beautiful (scenery); wonderful (view); (Taiwan pr. [sheng1]) able to bear; equal to (a task)
Japanese (1) win; victory; (2) beautiful scenery; scenic spot; (suf,ctr) (3) (ant: 敗・2) counter for wins; (surname, female given name) Masaru
jina, victorious, from ji, to overcome, surpass; superior

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Mandarin wéi / wei2
Taiwan wei
Japanese ki / き
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Chinese danger; to endanger; Taiwan pr. [wei2]
Japanese (1) danger; (2) {astron} (See 危宿,二十八宿,玄武・げんぶ・2) Chinese "rooftop" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
Perilous; perilous

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Mandarin/ ji2
Taiwan chi
Japanese jaku / じゃく;せき
Taiwan Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese silent; solitary; Taiwan pr. [ji2]
Japanese (1) (entering into) nirvana; (suffix noun) (2) (used after a date to indicate the death of a monk at that time) died; (adj-t,adv-to) (3) (usu. せき) silent; tranquil; (female given name) Yoshika
praśama; vivikta; śānti. Still, silent, quiet, solitary, calm, tranquil, nirvāṇa; to become quiet

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Mandarin tāo / tao1
Taiwan t`ao / tao
Japanese nami / なみ
Taiwan Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese big wave; Taiwan pr. [tao2]
Japanese wave; (surname, female given name) Nami

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Mandarin tīng / ting1
Taiwan t`ing / ting
Japanese chō
Taiwan Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese (literary pronunciation, still advocated in Taiwan) to rule; to sentence; to allow
To hear, listen, hearken; listen to, obey; to listen very well

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Mandarin wēi / wei1
Taiwan wei
Japanese zenmai;zenmai / ぜんまい;ゼンマイ
Taiwan Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Osmunda regalis, a species of fern; Taiwan pr. [wei2]
Japanese (kana only) royal fern (Osmunda japonica); flowering fern; osmund; fiddlehead fern; (personal name) Uei

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Mandarin/ he2
Taiwan ho
Japanese katsu
Taiwan Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese brown; gray or dark color; coarse hemp cloth; Taiwan pr. [he2]
Coarse serge, hence poverty; coarse serge


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Japanese taiwan / たいわん Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) Taiwan; (place-name) Taiwan


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Mandarin jí ān / ji2 an1
Taiwan chi an
Japanese kichian / よしやす
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Chinese Ji'an prefecture-level city in Jiangxi; also Ji'an County; Ji'an or Chi'an township in Hualien County 花蓮縣|花莲县[Hua1 lian2 Xian4], east Taiwan
Japanese (surname) Yoshiyasu
(a) fortunate and peaceful (state)



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Mandarin zhí niù / zhi2 niu4
Taiwan chih niu
Japanese shitsuyou / shitsuyo / しつよう    shitsuou / shitsuo / しつおう
Taiwan Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese stubborn; willful; pigheaded; Taiwan pr. [zhi2 ao4]
Japanese (adjectival noun) persistent; obstinate; tenacious; relentless; insistent; importunate; persevering; stubborn



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Mandarin shī fù / shi1 fu4
Taiwan shih fu
Japanese shifu / しふ
Chinese used for 師傅|师傅 (in Taiwan); master; qualified worker
Japanese fatherly master
a master


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Mandarin liú qiú / liu2 qiu2
Taiwan liu ch`iu / liu chiu
Japanese ryuukyuu / ryukyu / りゅうきゅう
Taiwan Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Ryūkyū; refers to the Ryūkyū Islands 琉球群島|琉球群岛[Liu2 qiu2 Qun2 dao3] stretching from Japan to Taiwan; Liuchiu township in Pingtung County 屏東縣|屏东县[Ping2 dong1 Xian4], Taiwan
Japanese (See 沖縄・1) Ryukyu; chain of southwestern Japanese islands comprising Okinawa Prefecture; (place-name) Ryuukyuu


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Mandarin zhú tián / zhu2 tian2
Taiwan chu t`ien / chu tien
Japanese chikuden / ちくでん
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Chinese Chutien township in Pingtung County 屏東縣|屏东县[Ping2 dong1 Xian4], Taiwan
Japanese (personal name) Chikuden


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Mandarin cǎo méi / cao3 mei2
Taiwan ts`ao mei / tsao mei
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Chinese strawberry; CL:顆|颗[ke1]; (Taiwan) hickey; love bite



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Mandarin tā shi / ta1 shi5
Taiwan t`a shih / ta shih
Taiwan Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese firmly-based; steady; steadfast; to have peace of mind; free from anxiety; Taiwan pr. [ta4 shi2]


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Mandarin ā lǐ shān / a1 li3 shan1
Taiwan a li shan
Taiwan Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Alishan, mountain range in Taiwan

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Mandarin líng / ling2
Taiwan ling
Japanese maru / まる
Chinese character used in Taiwan as a substitute for a real name (like "X" in English); variant of 〇[ling2]
Japanese (1) circle (sometimes used for zero); (2) 'correct' (when marking); (3) symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position, or because of censorship); (4) period; full stop; (5) maru mark; semivoiced sound; p-sound

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Mandarin/ ya4
Taiwan ya
Japanese a / つぐる
Chinese second; next to; inferior; sub-; Taiwan pr. [ya3]
Japanese (personal name) Tsuguru
Second, inferior; used in translit. as 阿 'a', e. g. 亞畧 Ārya; second

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Mandarin/ qi3
Taiwan ch`i / chi
Japanese kikuko / きくこ
Chinese to plan a project; to stand on tiptoe; Taiwan pr. [qi4]; abbr. for 企業|企业[qi3 ye4]
Japanese (female given name) Kikuko

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Mandarin/ fa2
Taiwan fa
Japanese batsu / いさお
Chinese to cut down; to fell; to dispatch an expedition against; to attack; to boast; Taiwan pr. [fa1]
Japanese (female given name) Isao
To cut down, chastise; a go-between; to make a display; translit. va; to strike

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Mandarin/ bi4
Taiwan pi
Japanese hi
Chinese to cause; to enable; phonetic bi; Taiwan pr. [bi4]
To cause, enable; to cause

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Mandarin shū / shu1
Taiwan shu
Chinese sudden; abrupt; Taiwan pr. [shu4]

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Mandarin zhuō / zhuo1
Taiwan cho
Japanese hiroshi / ひろし
Chinese noticeable; large; clear; distinct; Taiwan pr. [zhuo2]
Japanese (given name) Hiroshi

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Mandarin wěi / wei3
Taiwan wei
Japanese gi / ぎ
Chinese false; fake; forged; bogus; (prefix) pseudo-; Taiwan pr. [wei4]
Japanese (ant: 真・3) falseness (logic); falsehood

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Mandarin páng / pang2
Taiwan p`ang / pang
Japanese hō / ほうき
Chinese near; approaching; to depend on; (slang) to have an intimate relationship with sb; Taiwan pr. [pang2], [bang1], [bang4]
Japanese (1) (kana only) near; close; beside; vicinity; proximity; besides; while; (2) third person; (kana only) near; close; beside; vicinity; proximity; besides; while; (irregular okurigana usage) (adj-no,n-adv,n-t) (1) side; edge; beside; besides; nearby; (adverbial noun) (2) (kana only) while (doing); in addition to; at the same time; (personal name) Houki
Near, adjoining, side, dependent; second meaning

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Mandarin chǔ / chu3
Taiwan ch`u / chu
Japanese chiyo / ちよ
Chinese to store; to save; to have in reserve; heir; Taiwan pr. [chu2]
Japanese profit; earnings; (surname) Chiyo

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Mandarin/ tu1
Taiwan t`u / tu
Japanese totsu / とつ
Chinese to stick out; protruding; convex; male (connector etc); Taiwan pr. [tu2]
Japanese (adj-na,adj-no) convex; (given name) Takashi

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Mandarin xuē / xue1
Taiwan hsüeh
Japanese saku / さく
Chinese to pare; to reduce; to remove; Taiwan pr. [xue4]
Japanese plane; sharpen; whittle; pare; shave (leather); scrape off; crossout; reduce; curtail

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Mandarin pǒu / pou3
Taiwan p`ou / pou
Japanese bō / すえちか
Chinese to cut open; to analyze; Taiwan pr. [pou3]
Japanese (personal name) Suechika
to cut in two

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Mandarin piāo / piao1
Taiwan p`iao / piao
Chinese to rob; swift; nimble; Taiwan pr. [piao4]

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Lookup Taiwan in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Taiwan台湾 / 薹灣 / 台灣
tai wan / taiwantái wān / tai2 wan1 / tai wan / taiwant`ai wan / taiwan / tai wan
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 nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

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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