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Precious in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Precious
  2. Precious / Treasure
  3. Time is as Precious as Gold
  4. A Moment of Time...
  5. Treasure
  6. Jade

Precious

China zhēn guì de
Precious

珍貴的 is an adjective that means "precious" in Chinese.

Precious

Japan tattoi
Precious

This Japanese word means precious, valuable, priceless, noble, exalted, or sacred.

Precious / Treasure

Japan ki chou hin
Precious / Treasure

貴重品 means precious or treasured as an adjective or as a noun, valuables or treasures in Japanese.

貴重品 exists in the Korean dictionary but is rarely if ever used in Korea.

Time is as Precious as Gold

China xí shí rú jīn
Time is as Precious as Gold

This proverb can be translated as "Cherish Time as if it was Gold," or "Time is as Valuable as Gold."

This basically suggests that time is gold, and you should value the time you have (and use it well).

A Moment of Time
is as Precious as Gold

Japan shunshouikkoku
A Moment of Time / is as Precious as Gold

This Japanese proverb means, "A moment of time in a spring evening (is worth a thousand pieces of gold)".

Treasure

China bǎo
Japan takara
Treasure

寶 means precious thing or treasure. This can also mean precious, a gem, a pearl, or anything valuable.


宝The version of this character shown to the left is the traditional Chinese and ancient/traditional Japanese version. In modern Japan and China, this character has been simplified. This simplified version is shown to the right. If you want this modern Japanese/simplified version, just click the Kanji on the right, instead of the button above. If your audience is Chinese or Korean, I recommend the ancient/traditional form. Only consider the simplified form if your audience is younger Japanese people.

Treasure

China zhēn bǎo
Japan chin hou
Treasure

In Chinese this word meaning treasure, something you value highly, or something very precious to you.

In Japanese, this has a meaning like "rare treasure."

The first character can mean precious thing or treasure. The second character can mean a jewel or gem, a treasure or simply precious. Together these two characters reinforce each other into a word that clearly means treasure.

Treasure

China cái bǎo
Japan zaihou
Treasure

財寶 is the Japanese word meaning "treasure" or "money and valuables."

The first character means "property," "money," "wealth" or "assets." The second character means "treasure," "wealth" or "valuables" in Japanese. Together these two characters reinforce each other into a word that clearly means treasure in Japanese.

財寶 is also a word meaning "money and valuables" in Chinese but more of a daily use word - not as appropriate for a wall scroll if your audience is Chinese.


宝The second character shown to the left is the ancient/traditional Japanese version. In modern Japan, this character has been simplified. This simplified version is shown to the right. If you want this modern Japanese/simplified version, just click the Kanji on the right, instead of the button above.

Jade

(precious stone)
China
Japan tama / gyoku
Jade

玉 is how to write jade in Chinese, Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji. This refers to the semi-precious stone that can be almost white or a vivid green.

Note: In Japanese, this character can mean jewel, ball, sphere or coin depending on context.

If your name is Jade, you may want to choose this to represent your name by meaning rather than pronunciation.

Search for Precious 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
Precious珍貴的
珍贵的
zhēn guì de
zhen1 gui4 de
zhen gui de
zhenguide
chen kuei te
chenkueite
Precious貴いtattoi
Precious
Treasure
貴重品ki chou hin
kichouhin
ki cho hin
kichohin
Time is as Precious as Gold惜時如金
惜时如金
xí shí rú jīn
xi2 shi2 ru2 jin1
xi shi ru jin
xishirujin
hsi shih ju chin
hsishihjuchin
A Moment of Time
is as Precious as Gold
春宵一刻shunshouikkoku
shunshoikoku
Treasure
takarabǎo / bao3 / baopao
Treasure珍寶
珍宝
chin hou / chinhou / chin ho / chinhozhēn bǎo / zhen1 bao3 / zhen bao / zhenbaochen pao / chenpao
Treasure財寶
财宝
zaihou / zaihocái bǎo / cai2 bao3 / cai bao / caibaots`ai pao / tsaipao / tsai pao
Jadetama / gyokuyù / yu4 / yu
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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