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Browse terms in alphabetical order according to their Chinese Pinyin.

Chinese Pinyin: Jia Guan
Chinese: 加官
Name Of Image: May you get promoted
Description:

The saying ‘jia guan 加官’ is an abbreviated form of the saying ‘guan shang jia guan 官上加官’: ‘Guan 冠’ in the Chinese name ‘ji guan hua 鸡冠花’ for ‘cockscomb’ is a pun on ‘guan 官’, which means ‘high-ranking official’. The […]

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Chinese Pinyin: Jin Yu Man Tang
Chinese: 金玉满堂
Name Of Image: May your household be piled high with gold and jade
Description:

The accumulation of family wealth in traditional China was lauded as jin yu man tang 金玉满堂 – a household is piled high with gold and jade. This saying was visually expressed with a design of goldfish in a pond; jin […]

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Chinese Pinyin: Jiu An
Chinese: 久安
Name Of Image: May peace bless you forever
Description:

Pun Design: nine + quails Punning Details: The Chinese word ‘jiu 九’ for ‘nine’ puns on the word ‘jiu 久’ for ‘lasting’. The word ‘an 鹌’ in ‘an chun 鹌鹑’ for ‘quail’ makes a pun on ‘an 安’ for ‘peace’. […]

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Chinese Pinyin: Jiu An Chang Zhi
Chinese: 久安长治
Name Of Image: May the country be in peace and order forever
Description:

Pun Design: Quails + Long-tailed Pheasant Punning Details: The word ‘an 鹌’ in ‘an chun 鹌鹑’ for ‘quail’ makes a pun on ‘an 安’ for ‘peace’. The combination of the first and third words in ‘chang wei zhi 长尾雉’ for […]

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