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Advance in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Advance Bravely...

  2. Bajutsu

  3. Fix roof before the rain;...

  4. Have a Walking Stick at the Ready Before You Stumble

  5. Progress / Ambition

  6. Ambitious / To Improve Oneself

  7. Carry On, Undaunted


Advance Bravely
Indomitable Spirit

China yǒng wǎng zhí qián
Advance Bravely / Indomitable Spirit Vertical Wall Scroll

This proverb creates an image of a warrior bravely advancing against an enemy regardless of the odds.

This proverb can also be translated as "indomitable spirit" or "march fearlessly onward."


See Also:  Indomitable | Fortitude

Bajutsu

Japan ba ju tsu
Bajutsu Vertical Wall Scroll

馬術 (Bajutsu) is a Japanese form of military equestrianism.

Bajutsu involves techniques of swordsmanship, tactical advance, archery and even the care of horses.

Fix roof before the rain;
Dig the well before you are thirsty

China bǔ lòu chèn tiān qíng wèi kě xiān jué jǐng
Fix roof before the rain; / Dig the well before you are thirsty Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb literally translates as: Mend the roof while the weather is fine, [and when you are] not yet thirsty, dig the well beforehand.

In simple terms, this means: Always be prepared in advance.


See Also:  Have a Walking Stick at the Ready Before You Stumble

Have a Walking Stick at the Ready Before You Stumble

Japan koro ba nu saki no tsue
Have a Walking Stick at the Ready Before You Stumble Vertical Wall Scroll

This Japanese proverb literally translates as: Have a walking stick ready before stumbling.

This is similar to the English idiom, "A stitch in time saves nine."

In simple terms, this means: Always be prepared in advance.


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


See Also:  Fix Roof Before the Rain; Dig the Well Before You Are Thirsty

Progress / Ambition

China shàng jìn
Japan joushin
Progress / Ambition Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese and Japanese word means to make progress, to do better, ambition to improve oneself, to move forward, to advance.

This should be romanized as Joushin but is often written Joshin from Japanese. It can also be a given name in Japanese.

Ambitious / To Improve Oneself

Advance and Progress
China shàng jìn
Japan jou shin
Ambitious / To Improve Oneself Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese and Japanese Kanji word means to advance; to make progress; to do better; ambitious; to improve oneself; to move forwards.

This can refer to a single person, general things (such as a work project), or a whole country.

In Japanese, this is sometimes used as the given name Joushin.

Carry On, Undaunted

China qián fù hòu jì
Carry On, Undaunted Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb figuratively means, "to advance dauntlessly in wave upon wave."

It suggests that you should or can carry on, and have the strength to keep going.

While this proverb is a little bit militaristic, it suggests that in spite of a fallen comrade (or perhaps a loved one), you should keep going and work towards the goal they intended.

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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
Advance Bravely
Indomitable Spirit
勇往直前yǒng wǎng zhí qián
yong3 wang3 zhi2 qian2
yong wang zhi qian
yongwangzhiqian
yung wang chih ch`ien
yungwangchihchien
yung wang chih chien
Bajutsu馬術ba ju tsu / bajutsu
Fix roof before the rain; Dig the well before you are thirsty補漏趁天晴未渴先掘井
补漏趁天晴未渴先掘井
bǔ lòu chèn tiān qíng wèi kě xiān jué jǐng
bu3 lou4 chen4 tian1 qing2 wei4 ke3 xian1 jue2 jing3
bu lou chen tian qing wei ke xian jue jing
pu lou ch`en t`ien ch`ing wei k`o hsien chüeh ching
pu lou chen tien ching wei ko hsien chüeh ching
Have a Walking Stick at the Ready Before You Stumble転ばぬ先の杖koro ba nu saki no tsue
korobanusakinotsue
Progress
Ambition
上進
上进
joushin / joshinshàng jìn
shang4 jin4
shang jin
shangjin
shang chin
shangchin
Ambitious
To Improve Oneself
上進
上进
jou shin / joushin / jo shin / joshinshàng jìn
shang4 jin4
shang jin
shangjin
shang chin
shangchin
Carry On, Undaunted前赴後繼
前赴后继
qián fù hòu jì
qian2 fu4 hou4 ji4
qian fu hou ji
qianfuhouji
ch`ien fu hou chi
chienfuhouchi
chien fu hou chi
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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