The Name Great Britain in Japanese/Chinese on a Custom-Made Wall Scroll.

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  1. Great Britain

  2. Great Aspirations / Ambition

  3. Big Dream / Great Hope

  4. The Great Wall of China

  5. Great Lord / Tycoon

  6. Great Sea

  7. United Kingdom

  8. Great Aspirations / Ambition

  9. Great Expectations

10. Boys be Ambitious

11. Daimyo / Great Name

12. Door of Great Wisdom

13. Great Endeavor / To Strive

14. England

15. Falkland Islands

16. Gibraltar

17. The Great Wall of China

18. Grand Master / Great Teacher

19. Heroic Spirit / Great Ambition

20. Hong Kong

21. Ireland

22. Northern Ireland

23. Great Wisdom

24. Great Ambitions

25. Scotland

26. United Kingdom

27. Great Peace

28. Great Wisdom

29. Great Illumination of Wisdom

30. Great Power

31. Great Responsibility

32. Great Lotus Wisdom - Samadhi Wisdom

33. The Great Path has No Gate


Great Britain

 dà bù liè diān
Great Britain Scroll

This is the Chinese name for Great Britain.


See Also:  England | United Kingdom | Scotland | Ireland | Europe

Great Britain

 ei koku
Great Britain Scroll

This is Great Britain written in Japanese.

Great Aspirations / Ambition

 tai shi wo idaku
Great Aspirations / Ambition Scroll

大志を抱 is a single Japanese word that kind of reads like a short proverb.

It suggests that you should have “high aims,” “ambitions,” or “aspirations” in your life.

Big Dream / Great Hope

 tai mou
Big Dream / Great Hope Scroll

大望 is one of a few ways to write “dream big” in Japanese.

This is a good title if you want that to inspire ambition or high aspirations. 大望 is also a way to say “great expectations.”

The Great Wall of China

 ban ri no chou jou
The Great Wall of China Scroll

万里の長城 is the Japanese name for the Great Wall of China.

Great Lord / Tycoon

 tai kun
Great Lord / Tycoon Scroll

大君 is the Japanese word Taikun. It's defined directly as liege, lord, or an alternate title for a shogunate.

The sound of this Japanese word entered the English lexicon by the 1800s but took the spelling of “tycoon.” Even President Lincoln was referred to as a Tycoon in the 1860s.

In Japan, this is still understood as “Great Lord” or “Big Boss.” In America, it means “Bill Gates” and “Warren Buffet.”

 dà yáng
 tai you
Great Sea Scroll

This is a rarely-used word for ocean in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. This is here mostly for reference - please order a different ocean for your custom calligraphy wall scroll.

The first character means “big” or “great.”
The second means “ocean” or “body of water” (it can sometimes mean “foreign” but not in this case).
The first character designates that you are talking about a great or huge body of water (certainly a major ocean and not a smaller sea).

United Kingdom

 rengououkoku / rengookoku
United Kingdom Scroll

This is the most common Japanese name for the United Kingdom.


See Also:  Great Britain | England | Scotland | Ireland | Europe

Great Aspirations / Ambition

 hóng hú zhī zhì
Great Aspirations / Ambition Scroll

鴻鵠之誌 is a Chinese proverb that implies that having grand ambitions also means that others will not understand your great expectations and ideas.

Though the actual words come from a longer saying of Confucius, which goes, “The little swallows living under the eaves wouldn't understand the lofty ambitions of a swan (who flies far and wide).”

This Confucius quote has led to this idiomatic expression in China that means “think big.” What you'd be saying is “The lofty ambitions of a swan.”

Note that Chinese people sometimes refer to the little swallow as one who does not “think big” but is, instead, stuck in a rut or just leading a mundane life. Therefore, it's a compliment to be called a swan but not a good thing to be called a swallow.

Great Expectations

 wàng
 bou / nozomi
 
Great Expectations Scroll

望 holds the ideas of ambition, hope, desire, aspiring to, expectations, looking towards, to gaze (into the distance), and in some contexts, full moon rising.

望 is one of those single characters that is vague but in that vagueness, it also means many things.

望 is a whole word in Chinese and old Korean but is seldom seen alone in Japanese. Still, it holds the meanings noted above in all three languages.

Boys be Ambitious

Quote from William S. Clark in Japan

 shou nen yo tai shi o ida ke
Boys be Ambitious Scroll

少年よ大志を抱け was a sort of motto or proverb invoked by William Clark after being hired by the Emperor of Japan in 1876 to establish a university in Hokkaido, Japan.

This phrase has been famous across all generations of Japan since that time.

More about William S. Clark's adventures in Japan.


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

Daimyo / Great Name

 dà míng
 dai myou
Daimyo / Great Name Scroll

大名 is the title Daimyō in Japanese, which means “lord” or “great name.”

This has the same meaning in Chinese as “great name,” or “your distinguished name.” In ancient Japan, this referred to a feudal lord.

Also sometimes romanized from Japanese as Daimio, Daimyou, Oomiyou, or Oomyou.

Door of Great Wisdom

 dà zhì huì mén
 dai chi e mon
Door of Great Wisdom Scroll

大智慧門 is the title for “The Great Wisdom Door,” or “The Gate to Great Wisdom.”

This refers to a portal to all wisdom and knowledge in Buddhism.

Great Endeavor / To Strive

 nǔ lì
 doryoku
Great Endeavor / To Strive Scroll

努力 means great effort; to strive; to try hard; great effort; great exertion; great endeavor (endeavour); great effort; to strive.

This “striving endeavor” word is valid in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

 yīng guó
England Scroll

This is the Chinese name for the country of England.


See Also:  Great Britain | United Kingdom | Ireland | Scotland | Northern Ireland | Europe

Falkland Islands

 fú kè lán qún dǎo
Falkland Islands Scroll

This is the Chinese name for the Falkland Islands (overseas territory of the United Kingdom).


See Also:  Great Britain | United Kingdom | Africa

 zhí bù luō tuó
Gibraltar Scroll

This is the Chinese name for Gibraltar (territory of the United Kingdom but also claimed by Spain).


See Also:  Great Britain | Spain | Europe

The Great Wall of China

 cháng chéng
 chou jou
The Great Wall of China Scroll

長城 is the Chinese name for the Great Wall.

Built at the northern border of China to protect from Mongol attack.


Notes:
In Japanese, this can be a surname Nagaki. Japanese often use a longer title for the Great Wall of China.
In Korean, this refers to Changsŏng (a city in Changsŏng-kun county, Chŏllanam-to province).

Grand Master / Great Teacher

 dà shī
 daishi
Grand Master / Great Teacher Scroll

大師 is a way to title a great master, grand master, or great teacher.

This can be used in the context of martial arts or a Buddhist teacher. Thus, it can be used to title a living Buddha, Bodhisattva, or high-ranking monk.

Heroic Spirit / Great Ambition

 xióng xīn
 yuushin
Heroic Spirit / Great Ambition Scroll

雄心 are the Chinese characters and Japanese Kanji for great ambition, lofty aspiration, or heroic spirit.

 xiāng gǎng
 hoeng1 gong2
 hon kon
Hong Kong Scroll

This is the Chinese and Japanese name for the Special Administrative Region (SAR) of The Peoples Republic of China known as Hong Kong (formerly a British administrated territory).

The romanization “Hong Kong” is probably a British approximation of the Cantonese pronunciation for this land.


See Also:  Great Britain | China | Macao | Taiwan | Singapore | Japan | Vietnam | Korea | Asia

 ài ěr lán
Ireland Scroll

This is the Chinese name for the country of Ireland.


See Also:  Northern Ireland | Great Britain | England | Scotland | United Kingdom | Europe

Northern Ireland

 běi ài ěr lán
Northern Ireland Scroll

This is the Chinese name for the country of Northern Ireland.


See Also:  Ireland | United Kingdom | Great Britain | Europe

Great Wisdom

Prajñā

 bō rě
 hannya
Great Wisdom  Scroll

般若 means great wisdom or wondrous knowledge.

In the Buddhist context, this is prajna or prajñā, to know, to understand, to have the wisdom required to attain enlightenment.

Since this is a wisdom that transcends the realm of logic, the pure, absolute wisdom beyond the reach of words and concepts, it is not obtained through learning but is realized for the first time through a religious experience.

Great Ambitions

Brave the wind and the waves

 chéng fēng pò làng
Great Ambitions Scroll

乘風破浪 is a Chinese proverb that represents having great ambitions.

The British might say “to plough through.” Another way to understand it is “surmount all difficulties and forge ahead courageously.”

This can also be translated as “braving the wind and waves,” “to brave the wind and the billows,” “to ride the wind and crest the waves,” or “to be ambitious and unafraid.”

Literally, it reads: “ride (like a chariot) [the] wind [and] break/cleave/cut [the] waves,” or “ride [the] wind [and] slash [through the] waves.”

乘風破浪 is a great proverb to encourage yourself or someone else not to be afraid of problems or troubles, and when you have a dream, just go for it.

There is an alternate version, 長風破浪, but 乘風破浪 is far more common.

 sū gé lán
Scotland Scroll

蘇格蘭 is the Chinese name for Scotland.


See Also:  Great Britain | United Kingdom | England | Northern Ireland | Ireland | Europe

United Kingdom

 dài yīng lián hé wáng guó
United Kingdom Scroll

大英聯合王國 is the Chinese name for the United Kingdom.


See Also:  Great Britain | England | Scotland | Ireland | Europe

 daiannon
Great Peace Scroll

大安穏 means great peace, great repose, nirvanic peace, or great tranquility.

Great Wisdom

 dà zhì
 daichi
Great Wisdom Scroll

大智 is a Zen Buddhist title that means supreme wisdom, great wisdom, Buddha-wisdom, omniscience, or transcendental wisdom.

Great Illumination of Wisdom

 dà zhì míng
 dai chi myou
Great Illumination of Wisdom Scroll

大智明 is a Zen Buddhist title that means the great illumination of wisdom.

This refers to wisdom so bright that it shines through obviously to all in its presence.

 dà lì
 dai riki
Great Power Scroll

大力 can mean immense physical strength or great power.

This can also act as an adjective for expressing how energetically or vigorously something is.

This can also be a given name, Dairiki, in Japanese.

Great Responsibility

 zhòng dàn
 juu tan
Great Responsibility Scroll

重擔 means heavy burden, difficult task, heavy load, or great responsibility.

Great Lotus Wisdom - Samadhi Wisdom

 dà lián huá zhì huì sān mó dì zhì

 dai renge chie sanmajichi
Great Lotus Wisdom - Samadhi Wisdom Scroll

大蓮華智慧三摩地智 is the title for “The wisdom of the great lotus, samādhi-wisdom.”

This is also the penetrating wisdom of Amitābha.

The Great Path has No Gate

 dà dào wú mén
 dai dou mu mon
The Great Path has No Gate Scroll

大道無門 is a Buddhist proverb that means “The Great Way has no entrance,” “The Great Way is gateless,” or “The Great Path lacks a gate.”

This can be translated in many other ways.

This concept was authored within a long sacred text by 無門慧開 (known as Wúmén Huìkāi in Chinese or Mumon Ekai in Japanese). He was a Chinese Chan Master (in Japanese, a Zen Master) who lived between 1183 and 1260 AD. His most famous work was a 48-koan collection titled “The Gateless Barrier” or “The Gateless Gate” (無門關 Wú Mén Guān in Chinese, or 無門関 Mu Mon Kan in Japanese). This calligraphy title is a notable line from this collection.


I like this reference to the source of this proverb: The Gateless Gate 無門關




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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
Great Britain大不列顛
大不列颠
dà bù liè diān
da4 bu4 lie4 dian1
da bu lie dian
dabuliedian
ta pu lieh tien
tapuliehtien
Great Britain英國
英国
ei koku / eikoku
Great Aspirations
Ambition
大志を抱tai shi wo idaku
taishiwoidaku
Big Dream
Great Hope
大望tai mou / taimou / tai mo
The Great Wall of China万里の長城ban ri no chou jou
banrinochoujou
ban ri no cho jo
Great Lord
Tycoon
大君tai kun / taikun
Great Sea大洋tai you / taiyou / tai yodà yáng / da4 yang2 / da yang / dayangta yang / tayang
United Kingdom連合王國
連合王国
rengououkoku / rengookoku
rengokoku / rengokoku
Great Aspirations
Ambition
鴻鵠之誌
鸿鹄之志
hóng hú zhī zhì
hong2 hu2 zhi1 zhi4
hong hu zhi zhi
honghuzhizhi
hung hu chih chih
hunghuchihchih
Great Expectationsbou / nozomi
bo / nozomi
wàng / wang4 / wang
Boys be Ambitious少年よ大志を抱けshou nen yo tai shi o ida ke
shounenyotaishioidake
sho nen yo tai shi o ida ke
Daimyo
Great Name
大名dai myou / daimyou / dai myodà míng / da4 ming2 / da ming / damingta ming / taming
Door of Great Wisdom大智慧門
大智慧门
dai chi e mon
daichiemon
dà zhì huì mén
da4 zhi4 hui4 men2
da zhi hui men
dazhihuimen
ta chih hui men
tachihhuimen
Great Endeavor
To Strive
努力doryoku / doryokunǔ lì / nu3 li4 / nu li / nuli
England英國
英国
yīng guó / ying1 guo2 / ying guo / yingguoying kuo / yingkuo
Falkland Islands福克蘭群島
福克兰群岛
fú kè lán qún dǎo
fu2 ke4 lan2 qun2 dao3
fu ke lan qun dao
fukelanqundao
fu k`o lan ch`ün tao
fukolanchüntao
fu ko lan chün tao
Gibraltar直布羅陀
直布罗陀
zhí bù luō tuó
zhi2 bu4 luo1 tuo2
zhi bu luo tuo
zhibuluotuo
chih pu lo t`o
chihpuloto
chih pu lo to
The Great Wall of China長城
长城
chou jou / choujou / cho jocháng chéng
chang2 cheng2
chang cheng
changcheng
ch`ang ch`eng
changcheng
chang cheng
Grand Master
Great Teacher
大師
大师
daishidà shī / da4 shi1 / da shi / dashita shih / tashih
Heroic Spirit
Great Ambition
雄心yuushin / yushinxióng xīn
xiong2 xin1
xiong xin
xiongxin
hsiung hsin
hsiunghsin
Hong Kong香港hon kon / honkonxiāng gǎng
xiang1 gang3
xiang gang
xianggang
hsiang kang
hsiangkang
Ireland愛爾蘭
爱尔兰
ài ěr lán
ai4 er3 lan2
ai er lan
aierlan
ai erh lan
aierhlan
Northern Ireland北愛爾蘭
北爱尔兰
běi ài ěr lán
bei3 ai4 er3 lan2
bei ai er lan
beiaierlan
pei ai erh lan
peiaierhlan
Great Wisdom 般若hannyabō rě / bo1 re3 / bo re / borepo je / poje
Great Ambitions乘風破浪
乘风破浪
chéng fēng pò làng
cheng2 feng1 po4 lang4
cheng feng po lang
chengfengpolang
ch`eng feng p`o lang
chengfengpolang
cheng feng po lang
Scotland蘇格蘭
苏格兰
sū gé lán
su1 ge2 lan2
su ge lan
sugelan
su ko lan
sukolan
United Kingdom大英聯合王國
大英联合王国
dài yīng lián hé wáng guó
dai4 ying1 lian2 he2 wang2 guo2
dai ying lian he wang guo
daiyinglianhewangguo
tai ying lien ho wang kuo
taiyinglienhowangkuo
Great Peace大安穏daiannon
Great Wisdom大智daichidà zhì / da4 zhi4 / da zhi / dazhita chih / tachih
Great Illumination of Wisdom大智明dai chi myou
daichimyou
dai chi myo
dà zhì míng
da4 zhi4 ming2
da zhi ming
dazhiming
ta chih ming
tachihming
Great Power大力dai riki / dairikidà lì / da4 li4 / da li / dalita li / tali
Great Responsibility重擔
重担
juu tan / juutan / ju tanzhòng dàn
zhong4 dan4
zhong dan
zhongdan
chung tan
chungtan
Great Lotus Wisdom - Samadhi Wisdom大蓮華智慧三摩地智
大莲华智慧三摩地智
dai renge chie sanmajichi
dairengechiesanmajichi
dà lián huá zhì huì sān mó dì zhì
da4 lian2 hua2 zhi4 hui4 san1 mo2 di4 zhi4
da lian hua zhi hui san mo di zhi
ta lien hua chih hui san mo ti chih
The Great Path has No Gate大道無門
大道无门
dai dou mu mon
daidoumumon
dai do mu mon
dà dào wú mén
da4 dao4 wu2 men2
da dao wu men
dadaowumen
ta tao wu men
tataowumen
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.


Dictionary

Lookup Great Britain in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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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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