|What are the Chinese symbols for words like Love, Peace, Friendship, Strength, and Dragon? In case you're wondering, you've come to the right place.:-)
I've put together a list of Chinese symbols for words and categorized them according to type. These words were selected as they’re among the most searched Chinese symbols on the internet.
Some of my children's book readers have sent me pictures of these Chinese symbols or charcaters and asked me what they mean. So, I decided to start this section to highlight how some of the most searched for Chinese symbols evolve, what they mean and how they are used.
Many Chinese symbols for words written in calligraphic style have auspicious meanings like "good fortune", "strength", "happiness" and "long life" are featured on Chinese scrolls, paintings, jewelry and decorative items for the home.
Cool Chinese symbols for Chinese names, tattoo designs and calligraphy art
Because of their artistic value, Chinese calligraphy add an air of refinement to the person or home.
As such, Chinese characters or Kanji, are increasingly popular as body tattoos. Celebrities like Julia Roberts ("Erin Brockervich") and Sarah Michelle Gellar ("Buffy the Vampire") spot Chinese character tattoos.
Kanji are Chinese characters used in the Japanese language. Mostly, Kanji symbols are the same as Chinese symbols for words in the Chinese language but there are differences.
On to the Chinese characters...
Click on the Chinese symbols for words below to read a description.