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Talent in Chinese / Japanese...

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Geisha of Unequaled Talent

(Danger: Can mean prostitute!)
míng jì
mei gi
Geisha of Unequaled Talent Scroll

In Japanese, this means "distinguished/talented/beautiful geisha".

The meaning in Chinese (and the deeper meaning in Japanese) would be "distinguished/talented/beautiful prostitute".

I am not sure that our master calligrapher will even write this, so please note that fact if you decide to place the order. Of course, we'll refund your money if he refuses.

Strength / Vigor / Energy

Physical Strength
qì lì
Strength / Vigor / Energy Scroll

氣力 can mean any of the words in the title above, and in some context, can also mean, effort, will-power, or talent.

氣力 refers mostly to physical strength (as opposed to mental or spiritual).

気In modern Japan, they use a simplified first character for this word. If you want to order this title with that special Japanese version, click on the character to the right instead of the button above.

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

wò hǔ cáng lóng
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Scroll

臥虎藏龍 is the movie title of the Kung Fu epic that was very popular in the west a few years back.

臥虎藏龍 is actually a re-ordering of an ancient Chinese proverb that refers to undiscovered talents.

The movie was one of the most popular Chinese foreign films to ever debut in the USA but received a lukewarm reception in China.

Note: This can be pronounced in Korean but it's not a commonly used term.


hakkou ryuu
Hakko-Ryu Scroll

八光流 (Hakkō-Ryū) is a style of jujutsu associated with Daito-Ryu.

The title Hakko-Ryu comes from the Japanese phrase which translates as "The Style of the Eighth Light", or more literally "Eighth Light Style".

The 光 character is associated with brightness or brilliance. It can be a used to describe someone of great talent or potential. So the meaning goes far beyond just light.

Intelligence / Intellect

zhì néng
Intelligence / Intellect Scroll

These two characters mean intelligence or intelligent.

The first character means wisdom, intellect or knowledge.

The second means ability, talent, skill, capacity, capable, able, and can even mean competent.

Together, the compound word can mean "capacity for wisdom", "useful knowledge", or even "mental power". Obviously this translates more clearly into English as "intelligence".

Note: 智能 / 知能 is not the same word used to mean "military intelligence". See our other entry for that.

知In modern Japan, they tend to use a version of the first character without the bottom radical. If your audience for this artwork is Japanese, please click on the Kanji to the right instead of the button above.

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Geisha of Unequaled Talent名妓mei gi / meigimíng jì / ming2 ji4 / ming ji / mingjiming chi / mingchi
气力 / 気力
kiryokuqì lì / qi4 li4 / qi li / qilich`i li / chili / chi li
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon臥虎藏龍
wò hǔ cáng lóng
wo4 hu3 cang2 long2
wo hu cang long
wo hu ts`ang lung
wo hu tsang lung
Hakko-Ryu八光流hakkou ryuu
hako ryu
智能 / 知能
chinou / chinozhì néng / zhi4 neng2 / zhi neng / zhinengchih neng / chihneng
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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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your talent search...


If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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néng / neng2
 nou / no / のう
Intelligence / Intellect Scroll
can; to be able to; might possibly; ability; (physics) energy
(1) talent; gift; function; (2) noh (theatre); (surname) Nozaki
śak. Able to, can; capability, power; able to


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lì liang / li4 liang5
li liang
 rikiryou / rikiryo / りきりょう
Intelligence / Intellect Scroll
power; force; strength
(1) ability; capacity; capability; talent; (2) physical strength



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qì lì / qi4 li4
ch`i li / chi li
Intelligence / Intellect Scroll
strength; energy; vigor; talent



see styles
jiāo lóng / jiao1 long2
chiao lung
 kouryuu / koryu / こうりゅう
Intelligence / Intellect Scroll
legendary dragon with the ability to control rain and floods
(1) mizuchi; mythical dragon-like beast, believed to ascend to the heavens through rain; (2) unfulfilled genius; dormant talent; (given name) Kouryuu



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wò hǔ cáng lóng / wo4 hu3 cang2 long2
wo hu ts`ang lung / wo hu tsang lung
Intelligence / Intellect Scroll
lit. hidden dragon, crouching tiger (idiom); fig. talented individuals in hiding; concealed talent



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cáng lóng wò hǔ / cang2 long2 wo4 hu3
ts`ang lung wo hu / tsang lung wo hu
Intelligence / Intellect Scroll
lit. hidden dragon, crouching tiger (idiom); fig. talented individuals in hiding; concealed talent

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rén / ren2
 hito(p);hito / ひと(P);ヒト
man; person; people; CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]
(1) man; person; (2) human being; mankind; people; (3) (kana only) human (Homo sapiens); humans as a species; (4) character; personality; (5) man of talent; true man; (6) another person; other people; others; (7) adult; (surname) Hitotaka
manuṣya; nara; puruṣa; pudgala. Man, the sentient thinking being in the desire-realm, whose past deeds affect his present condition; human being

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/ ji4
 gi / たくみ
artistry; talent; skill; (in ancient times) female entertainer
(irregular kanji usage) technique; art; skill; (personal name) Takumi
Skill; 伎巧; 伎藝; skill

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/ ju4
 gu / ぐ
tool; device; utensil; equipment; instrument; talent; ability; to possess; to have; to provide; to furnish; to state; classifier for devices, coffins, dead bodies
(1) tool; means; (2) ingredients (added to soup, rice, etc.); (counter) (3) counter for sets of armor, utensils, furniture, etc.; (female given name) Tomo
All; complete; to present; implements; translit. gh; endowed with

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/ du4
to envy (success, talent); jealous

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cái / cai2
ts`ai / tsai
 sai / さい
ability; talent; sb of a certain type; a capable individual; then and only then; just now; (before an expression of quantity) only
(1) ability; gift; talent; aptitude; genius; (2) sai; traditional unit of volume, approx. 1.8 ml; (given name) Mitsu

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cái / cai2
ts`ai / tsai
 zai / ざい
material; timber; ability; aptitude; a capable individual; coffin (old)
(n,n-suf) (1) (See 材木) wood; lumber; timber; (2) (See 材料・1) (raw) material; stuff; ingredients; (3) talent; ability; capable person; (personal name) Motoki

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quán / quan2
ch`üan / chüan
limited (of talent or ability); (archaic) solid wheel (without spokes)


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 suji / スジ (1) muscle; tendon; sinew; (2) vein; artery; (3) fiber; fibre; string; (4) line; stripe; streak; (5) reason; logic; (6) plot; storyline; (7) lineage; descent; (8) school (e.g. of scholarship or arts); (9) aptitude; talent; (10) source (of information, etc.); circle; channel; (11) well-informed person (in a transaction); (12) logical move (in go, shogi, etc.); (13) (shogi) ninth vertical line; (14) seam on a helmet; (15) (abbreviation) gristly fish paste (made of muscle, tendons, skin, etc.); (16) (archaism) social position; status; (n-suf,n,adj-no) (17) on (a river, road, etc.); along; (suf,ctr) (18) counter for long thin things; counter for roads or blocks when giving directions; (19) (archaism) (Edo period) counter for hundreds of mon (obsolete unit of currency); (given name) Suji


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 hito / ヒト (1) man; person; (2) human being; mankind; people; (3) (kana only) human (Homo sapiens); humans as a species; (4) character; personality; (5) man of talent; true man; (6) another person; other people; others; (7) adult


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 ichigei / ichige / いちげい an art; one talent


see styles
bù cái / bu4 cai2
pu ts`ai / pu tsai
 fusai / ふさい
untalented; I; me (humble)
lack of talent; incompetency


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bù mǐn / bu4 min3
pu min
 fubin / ふびん
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) slowness; inertness; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) inability; lack of talent; dullness; stupidity
not clever


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zhōng rén / zhong1 ren2
chung jen
 chuunin;chuujin / chunin;chujin / ちゅうにん;ちゅうじん
go-between; mediator; intermediary
(1) child in elementary or middle school; (2) (See 仲人・ちゅうにん・1) go-between; intermediary; middleman; mediator; intercessor; (3) (ちゅうじん only) (archaism) person of middling talent, strength, etc.; (4) (ちゅうじん only) (archaism) middle-class person; bourgeois person; (surname) Nakahito



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rén jié / ren2 jie2
jen chieh
 jinketsu / じんけつ
outstanding talent; wise and able person; illustrious individual
great person; outstanding talent; hero


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rén cái / ren2 cai2
jen ts`ai / jen tsai
 jinsai / じんさい
talent; talented person; looks; attractive looks
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (See 人材・1) capable person; talented person; (given name) Jinsai



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jì liǎng / ji4 liang3
chi liang
 giryou / giryo / ぎりょう
trick; scheme; ploy; tactic; stratagem; gimmick; ruse; trickery; skill; also written 技倆|技俩
ability; competency; talent; skill; capacity



see styles
bó lè / bo2 le4
po le
Bo Le (horse connoisseur during Spring and Autumn Period); a good judge of talent; talent scout



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jun jié / jun4 jie2
chün chieh
 shunketsu / しゅんけつ
elite; outstanding talent; genius
hero; genius; (personal name) Toshitake


see styles
 shunsai / しゅんさい prodigy; talented person; person of exceptional talent; genius


see styles
 shungou / shungo / しゅんごう talent; man of outstanding learning and virtue; (given name) Toshitake



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wěi qì / wei3 qi4
wei ch`i / wei chi
 takeki / たけき
great talent
(personal name) Takeki


see styles
 isai / いさい genius; prodigy; (person of) great talent; remarkable person


see styles
 izai / いざい extraordinary talent; genius


see styles
piān cái / pian1 cai2
p`ien ts`ai / pien tsai
talent in a particular area

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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

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