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Smooth Sailing

jun puu man pan
Smooth Sailing Vertical Wall Scroll

順風満帆 means "smooth sailing" in Japanese.

The Kanji literally mean, "Favorable wind, full sail."

This title can also suggest having great ambitions.

Smooth Sailing

yī fán fēng shùn
Smooth Sailing Vertical Wall Scroll

一帆風順 is just what you think it means. It suggests that you are on a trouble-free voyage through life, or literally on a sailing ship or sail boat. It is often used in China as a wish for good luck on a voyage or as you set out on a new quest or career in your life. Some may use this in lieu of "bon voyage."

The literal meaning is roughly, "Once you raise your sail, you will get the wind you need, and it will take you where you want to go." Another way to translate it is "Your sail and the wind follow your will."

一帆風順 is a great gift for a mariner, sailor, adventurer, or someone starting a new career.

Note: Can be understood in Korean Hanja but rarely used.


See Also:  Bon Voyage | Adventure | Travel

Brave the Waves

pò làng
ha rou
Brave the Waves Vertical Wall Scroll

This can be translated from Chinese as "braving the waves" or "bravely setting sail." It literally means: "break/cleave/cut [the] waves."

破浪 is a great title to encourage yourself or someone else not to be afraid of problems or troubles.

Because of the context, this is especially good for sailors or yachtsmen and surfers too.

Note: While this can be understood in Japanese, it's not commonly used in Japan. Therefore, please consider this to be primarily a Chinese proverb.


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Smooth Sailing順風満帆jun puu man pan
junpuumanpan
jun pu man pan
junpumanpan
Smooth Sailing一帆風順
一帆风顺
yī fán fēng shùn
yi1 fan2 feng1 shun4
yi fan feng shun
yifanfengshun
i fan feng shun
ifanfengshun
Brave the Waves破浪ha rou / harou / ha ro / haropò làng / po4 lang4 / po lang / polangp`o lang / polang / po lang
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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

破浪

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pò làng / po4 lang4
p`o lang / po lang
Brave the Waves Vertical Wall Scroll
to set sail; to brave the waves

see styles
fān / fan1
fan
 ho / ほ
sail; Taiwan pr. [fan2], except 帆布[fan1 bu4] canvas
sail; (surname) Hosaki
a sail; a sail

see styles
péng / peng2
p`eng / peng
 toma / とま
sail
woven mat (of sedge, hay, etc.)

see styles
háng / hang2
hang
 wataru / わたる
boat; ship; craft; to navigate; to sail; to fly
(female given name) Wataru


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jià / jia4
chia
 ga / が
to harness; to draw (a cart etc); to drive; to pilot; to sail; to ride; your good self; prefixed word denoting respect (polite 敬辞)
vehicle; horse-drawn carriage; (place-name) Kago
[horse] carriage


see styles
shǐ / shi3
shih
to gallop; speedily; to proceed to; to pilot (ship, plane etc); to sail

上る

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 noboru / のぼる    agaru / あがる (v5r,vi) (1) to ascend; to go up; to climb; (2) to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the sun); to rise; (3) to go to (the capital); (4) to be promoted; (5) to add up to; (6) to advance (in price); (7) to swim up (a river); to sail up; (8) to come up (on the agenda); (irregular okurigana usage) (v5r,vi) (1) to rise; to go up; to come up; to ascend; to be raised; (2) to enter (esp. from outdoors); to come in; to go in; (3) to enter (a school); to advance to the next grade; (4) to get out (of water); to come ashore; (5) to increase; (6) to improve; to make progress; (7) to be promoted; to advance; (8) to be made (of profit, etc.); (9) to occur (esp. of a favourable result); (10) to be adequate (to cover expenses, etc.); (11) to be finished; to be done; to be over; (12) (of rain) to stop; to lift; (13) to stop (working properly); to cut out; to give out; to die; (14) to win (in a card game, etc.); (15) to be spoken loudly; (16) to get stage fright; (17) to be offered (to the gods, etc.); (18) (humble language) to go; to visit; (19) (honorific or respectful language) to eat; to drink; (20) to be listed (as a candidate); (21) to serve (in one's master's home); (22) to go north; (suf,v5r) (23) indicates completion

主帆

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 shuhan / しゅはん main sail; (female given name) Kimiho

出帆

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 shuppan / しゅっぱん (noun/participle) setting sail; departure (from a port); (female given name) Ideho

出港

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chū gǎng / chu1 gang3
ch`u kang / chu kang
 shukkou / shukko / しゅっこう
to leave harbor; departure (at airport)
(noun/participle) (See 入港) departure from a port; leaving port; setting sail

出航

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chū háng / chu1 hang2
ch`u hang / chu hang
 shukkou / shukko / しゅっこう
to set out (on a trip)
(noun/participle) departure (of a boat, plane); setting sail; leaving port; putting out to sea; takeoff

出船

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 defune;debune;shussen / でふね;でぶね;しゅっせん (noun/participle) (1) departure of a ship (from a port); setting sail; (2) (でふね, でぶね only) (also いでぶね) (See 入り船) outgoing ship; ship leaving port; (surname) Defune

啟航


启航

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qǐ háng / qi3 hang2
ch`i hang / chi hang
(of a ship) to set sail; (of an aeroplane) to take off; also written 起航[qi3 hang2]

展帆

see styles
zhǎn fān / zhan3 fan1
chan fan
to unfurl (a sail)

帆影

see styles
 hokage / ほかげ sight of a sail (in the distance); (surname, female given name) Hokage

帆桁

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 hogeta / ほげた (sail) yard; boom

帆脚

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 hoashi / ほあし rope that ties the lower end of the sail to the hull (on a Japanese-style ship)

帆足

see styles
 hoharu / ほはる rope that ties the lower end of the sail to the hull (on a Japanese-style ship); (surname) Hoharu

帰帆

see styles
 kihan / きはん (noun/participle) returning sailboat; setting sail for home port; (place-name) Kihan

抜錨

see styles
 batsubyou / batsubyo / ばつびょう (noun/participle) weighing anchor; setting sail

揚帆


扬帆

see styles
yáng fān / yang2 fan1
yang fan
 akiho / あきほ
to set sail
(female given name) Akiho

昇る

see styles
 noboru / のぼる (v5r,vi) (1) to ascend; to go up; to climb; (2) to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the sun); to rise; (3) to go to (the capital); (4) to be promoted; (5) to add up to; (6) to advance (in price); (7) to swim up (a river); to sail up; (8) to come up (on the agenda)

横帆

see styles
 ouhan / ohan / おうはん square sail

滿帆


满帆

see styles
mǎn fān / man3 fan1
man fan
under full sail; going as fast as possible

片帆

see styles
 kataho / かたほ close-haul; reach; reefed sail; (female given name) Kataho

登る

see styles
 noboru / のぼる (v5r,vi) (1) to ascend; to go up; to climb; (2) to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the sun); to rise; (3) to go to (the capital); (4) to be promoted; (5) to add up to; (6) to advance (in price); (7) to swim up (a river); to sail up; (8) to come up (on the agenda)

白帆

see styles
 shiraho / しらほ white sail; (f,p) Shiraho

皮剥

see styles
 kawahagi / かわはぎ (1) (kana only) thread-sail filefish (Stephanolepis cirrhifer); (2) skinning (an animal); stripping (a tree of its bark); barking; skinner; barker

真帆

see styles
 maho / まほ spread-out sail; full sail; (sailing) downwind; (female given name) Miho

縦帆

see styles
 juuhan / juhan / じゅうはん fore-and-aft sail

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