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The name Unique in Chinese / Japanese...

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Best / Number One

 ichi ban
Best / Number One Scroll

一番 is often used to mean “best” or “the best” in Japanese.

It actually means “number one” in Japanese.

Once in a Lifetime

 yī qī yī huì
 ichigo ichie
Once in a Lifetime Scroll

This Japanese title can be translated as “for this time only,” “chance meeting,” “one meeting, one opportunity,” “never again,” or “one chance in a lifetime.”

The characters literally mean “one time one meeting” - of course, the Kanji characters have meaning far beyond a direct translation like this.

Some might use this proverb to talk of an opportunity that presents itself just once in your life. It could also be a one-and-only chance meeting with your true soul mate. An expression of any event that might happen once in a lifetime.

This is primarily a Japanese title, however, there is also a Traditional Chinese (and old Korean) version of this proverb. Just the last character is different.
會The traditional form was used in Japan before WWII and in Korea prior to 1900. This title is somewhat known in China.

If you want the older traditional form, just click on the character to the right.

 dú tè
Unique Scroll

獨特 means unique, distinct, or “having special characteristics.”

独Modern Japanese use a simplified version of the first character of "unique." it’s the same simplified version currently used in mainland China, so understood by most Chinese and all Japanese people. Click on the character to the right if you want the simplified/Japanese version.

You Only Live Once

 shēng mìng zhǐ yǒu yí cì
You Only Live Once Scroll

生命隻有一次 is the translation to Chinese of the popular English phrase, “You only live once.”

This is a more modern idea for Chinese people. The reason is, most Chinese people were taught quite the opposite idea from Buddhism.

You Only Live Once

 ichi do da ke i ki ru
You Only Live Once Scroll

一度だけ生きる is the simplest Japanese phrase that means “[you] only live once” or “only one [life] to live.”

The first four characters create a word that means “only once.”
The last three characters create a word that means “to live” or “to exist.”

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

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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your unique search...


If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition


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yī liú
    yi1 liu2
i liu

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Top Quality / First Class
top quality; front ranking
(adj-no,n) (1) first-class; top grade; foremost; top-notch; leading; (adj-no,n) (2) characteristic; peculiar; unique; (3) school (e.g. of a performance art); (4) (also written as 一旒) one flag; one banner; one streamer; (female given name) Itsuru
In one, or the same flow; of the same class.


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Alone / A Lone Person
(adj-no,adj-na,n) (1) original; unique; distinctive; characteristic; peculiar; (adj-no,adj-na,n) (2) independent; one's own; personal



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dú tè
    du2 te4
tu t`e
    tu te

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unique; distinctive
See: 独特

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different; unique; special; very; (classical) to behead; to die; to cut off; to separate; to surpass
(n,adj-na,n-pref) (1) (archaism) difference (from one another); different thing; other; (adjectival noun) (2) unusual; extraordinary; (adjectival noun) unusual; extraordinary
To kill, exterminate; different; very.

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special; unique; distinguished; especially; unusual; very; abbr. for 特克斯[te4 ke4 si1], tex
A bull, stallion; outstanding, special, alone.

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black bamboo
(1) (archaism) Sasamorpha borealis (species of bamboo grass unique to Japan); (2) shoots of this plant


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yī yì
    yi1 yi4
i i
 ichii / ichi
focus; with complete devotion; stubbornly
(1) one meaning; one thought; (adverb) (2) (See 一意専心) wholeheartedly; single-mindedly; devotedly; (adj-no,adj-na) (3) {comp} unique; (personal name) Hitoi


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(kana only) Sasamorpha borealis (species of bamboo grass unique to Japan)


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(n,vs,vi) unique; unsurpassed; ranking foremost



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bié zhì
    bie2 zhi4
pieh chih
unusual; unique


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wéi yī
    wei2 yi1
wei i
 yuiitsu(p); yuitsu(p); yuuitsu(ik) / yuitsu(p); yuitsu(p); yuitsu(ik)
    ゆいいつ(P); ゆいつ(P); ゆういつ(ik)
only; sole
(adj-no,n,adv) only; sole; unique; (given name) Yūichi
only one



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wéi dú
    wei2 du2
wei tu
only; just (i.e. it is only that...); all except; unique


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qí zhēn
    qi2 zhen1
ch`i chen
    chi chen
a rare treasure; something priceless and unique


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(kana only) Sasamorpha borealis (species of bamboo grass unique to Japan)


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(adjective) (1) (kana only) nonexistent; not being (there); (adjective) (2) unowned; not had; unpossessed; (adjective) (3) (See またとない) unique; (adjective) (4) (as ...ことがない, etc.; indicates negation, inexperience, unnecessariness or impossibility) not; impossible; won't happen; (adj-i,aux-adj) (5) (after the ren'yōkei form of an adjective) (See ない・1) not; (adj-i,aux-adj) (6) (after the -te form of a verb) to not be; to have not



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wú shuāng
    wu2 shuang1
wu shuang
incomparable; matchless; unique


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tè zhì
    te4 zhi4
t`e chih
    te chih
special; unique


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tè shū
    te4 shu1
t`e shu
    te shu
special; particular; unusual; extraordinary
(adj-na,adj-no,n) (ant: 一般・2,普遍) special; particular; peculiar; unique



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tè yì
    te4 yi4
t`e i
    te i
exceptionally good; excellent; clearly outstanding; distinctive; peculiar; unique
(noun or adjectival noun) unique; peculiar; singular


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 doppo; dokuho(ok)
    どっぽ; どくほ(ok)
(n,vs,vi) (1) walking alone; walking without assistance; (n,vs,vi) (2) self-reliance; being independent; (can be adjective with の) (3) unique; matchless; unparalleled; unequaled; unrivaled; unchallenged; peerless; (given name) Doppo



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dú yī
    du2 yi1
tu i
only; unique



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dú jù
    du2 ju4
tu chü
to have unique (talent, insight etc)



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dú yǒu
    du2 you3
tu yu
to own exclusively; unique to; specific; there is only



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yì běn
    yi4 ben3
i pen
(1) variant edition (of a book); alternative version; different manuscript; (2) (See 珍本) strange book; rare book; unique book
variant edition


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(adj-no,adj-na,n) (1) unique; distinctive; novel; singular; unusual; special; (2) different color (colour)



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yǐng yì
    ying3 yi4
ying i
highly intelligent; original and unique


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 suzutake; suzutake
    すずたけ; スズタケ
(kana only) Sasamorpha borealis (species of bamboo grass unique to Japan); (surname) Shinodake



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jué shì
    jue2 shi4
chüeh shih
unique; exceptional



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jué hòu
    jue2 hou4
chüeh hou
to have no offspring; never to be seen again; unique



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jué zhāo
    jue2 zhao1
chüeh chao
unique skill; unexpected tricky move (as a last resort); masterstroke; finishing blow

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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
Number One
一番ichi ban / ichiban
Once in a Lifetime一期一會
ichigo ichie
yī qī yī huì
yi1 qi1 yi1 hui4
yi qi yi hui
i ch`i i hui
i chi i hui
dokutokudú tè / du2 te4 / du te / dutetu t`e / tute / tu te
You Only Live Once生命隻有一次
shēng mìng zhǐ yǒu yí cì
sheng1 ming4 zhi3 you3 yi2 ci4
sheng ming zhi you yi ci
sheng ming chih yu i tz`u
sheng ming chih yu i tzu
You Only Live Once一度だけ生きるichi do da ke i ki ru
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

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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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