Winter in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Winter Season

  2. You must endure a harsh winter to appreciate the warmth of springtime

  3. Autumn / Fall Season

  4. The Four Seasons

  5. Apple

  6. To Know Hardship, One Must Experience It


Winter Season

dōng
fuyu
Winter Season Scroll

冬 is the word/character used to describe the Winter season in Chinese and Japanese.

It also means winter in Korean Hanja, though a second character is usually added in Korean.

You must endure a harsh winter to appreciate the warmth of springtime

You must know hardship to appreciate happiness

bù jīng dōng hán bù zhī chūn nuǎn
You must endure a harsh winter to appreciate the warmth of springtime Scroll

This literally translates as: Without having experienced the cold of winter, one cannot appreciate the warmth of spring.

Figuratively, this means: One cannot truly appreciate happiness without having gone through hardship.

There are many contrasts in life. One simply cannot fully know what joy is without having experienced misery, difficulty, and pain. How could you explain "light" if you did not have "darkness" to compare it to?

Embrace hardship, as it makes the good times seem even better.

Autumn / Fall Season

qiū
aki
Autumn / Fall Season Scroll

秋 is the word/character used to describe the Autumn or Fall season in Chinese and Japanese.


See Also:  Spring | Summer | Four Seasons

The Four Seasons

chūn xià qiū dōng
shunkashuutou
The Four Seasons Scroll

春夏秋冬 is one way to express "The Four Seasons " or "All Year Round ".

The characters here represent Spring, Summer, Autumn (Fall) and Winter.

píng guǒ
Apple Scroll

蘋果 is the Chinese word for Apple.

This red or green fruit tree grows well in the cool winter climates of northern China.

In the context of computers and smartphones, this can refer to Apple Computers.

To Know Hardship, One Must Experience It

bù dāng hé shàng bù zhī tóu lěng
To Know Hardship, One Must Experience It Scroll

This Chinese proverb literally translates as: [One who has] not been a monk [does] not know [the feeling of a] cold head.
I need to explain that a Chinese Buddhist monk always has a shaved head, and thus a cold head in winter.

Figuratively, this means: One cannot know the true meaning of hardship until one has experienced it oneself.


This is an idiom in Chinese, so the figurative meaning is what people perceive when they hear or read this phrase. Just as in English, when someone says, "The grass is always greener," one will think about the idea of jealousy, rather than the quality of one’s lawn.




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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
Winter Seasonfuyudōng / dong1 / dongtung
You must endure a harsh winter to appreciate the warmth of springtime不經冬寒不知春暖
不经冬寒不知春暖
bù jīng dōng hán bù zhī chūn nuǎn
bu4 jing1 dong1 han2 bu4 zhi1 chun1 nuan3
bu jing dong han bu zhi chun nuan
pu ching tung han pu chih ch`un nuan
pu ching tung han pu chih chun nuan
Autumn
Fall Season
akiqiū / qiu1 / qiuch`iu / chiu
The Four Seasons春夏秋冬shunkashuutou
shunkashuto
chūn xià qiū dōng
chun1 xia4 qiu1 dong1
chun xia qiu dong
chunxiaqiudong
ch`un hsia ch`iu tung
chunhsiachiutung
chun hsia chiu tung
Apple蘋果
苹果
píng guǒ / ping2 guo3 / ping guo / pingguop`ing kuo / pingkuo / ping kuo
To Know Hardship, One Must Experience It不當和尚不知頭冷
不当和尚不知头冷
bù dāng hé shàng bù zhī tóu lěng
bu4 dang1 he2 shang4 bu4 zhi1 tou2 leng3
bu dang he shang bu zhi tou leng
pu tang ho shang pu chih t`ou leng
pu tang ho shang pu chih tou leng
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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