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Chinese Charm Inscriptions

Listed below are many of the most common Chinese character (symbol) inscriptions (legends) found on Chinese charms.

The first column shows the inscription or legend that appears on the charm.

For reference purposes, the second column is the same inscription written in "simplied" Chinese.

The third column provides the pronunciation using the pinyin romanization system used in China.

The fourth column is the English translation.

For assistance in how to read inscriptions and legends on Chinese coins and charms, please see Guide to Reading Chinese Characters (Symbols).

Charm Inscription
Simplified Chinese
Pronunciation
Translation
金玉滿 堂 金玉满堂 jin yu man tang May gold and jade fill your house (halls)
金銀滿堂
金银满堂 jin yin man tang
May gold and silver fill your house (halls)
日入千金
長毋相忘
日入千金
长毋相忘
ri ru qian jin
chang wu xiang wang
Do not forget your friends when you earn much gold everyday
除凶去央
辟兵莫當
除凶去央
辟兵莫当
chu xiong qu yang
bi bing mo dang
Do away with evil and dispel calamity, avoid hostilities and ward off sickness
長命富貴
长命富贵 chang ming fu gui
Longevity, wealth and honor
福如東海
福如东海
fu ru dong hai
Fortune as vast as the East Sea
壽比南山 寿比南山 shou bi nan shan
Longevity as great as the South Mountain
花生不老
花生不老
hua sheng bu lao
The flower (mudan) grows without getting old
長生不老 长生不老 chang sheng bu lao
Long life without getting old
長 生保命
长生保命
chang sheng bao ming
Long life and protect life
長生無極
长生无极
chang sheng wu ji
Long life without limit
延年益壽
延年益寿
yan nian yi shou
May you prolong your days!
萬壽無疆
万寿无疆 wan shou wu jiang
Long life without limit
萬福來臨
万福来临
wan fu lai lin
May every happiness be present
天 下太平 天下太平 tian xia tai ping
Peace under heaven
太平如 意 太平如 意 tai ping ru yi
May you have peace according to your wishes
年年太平
年年太平
nian nian tai ping
May you have peace year after year
長命百歲
长命百岁
chang ming bai sui
Long life of 100 years
平安吉慶
平安吉庆 ping an ji qing
Peace and happiness
平安如意
平安如意
ping an ru yi
Peace as you desire
平安富貴
平安富贵
ping an fu gui
Peace, wealth and honor
四季平安
四季平安
si ji ping an
Peace throughout the four seasons
四時吉慶
四时吉庆
si shi ji qing
Happiness throughout the year
八節平安
八节平安
ba jie ping an
Peace throughout the year
時利世泰
时利世泰
shi li shi tai
The seasons in harmony and the world in peace
光 明世界
光明世界
guang ming shi jie
World of brightness
國泰民安
国泰民安
guo tai min an
The country is prosperous and the people are in peace
吉人天相
吉人天相
ji ren tian xiang
Heaven protects the good
富貴壽考
富贵寿考
fu gui shou kao
Wealth, honor and a long life
五子登科
五子登科 wu zi deng ke
May your five sons achieve great success in the imperial examinations
喜報三元
喜报三元 xi bao san yuan
Good news of a triple first in the imperial examinations
連中三元
连中三元
lian zhong san yuan
To be first three times in a row (in the imperial examinations)
嘉官進祿
嘉官进禄 jia guan jin lu
May office and salary be bestowed upon you
大位高升
大位高升
da wei gao sheng
May you be promoted to a high position
一品當朝
一品当朝
yi pin dang chao
(May you be) an official of the first degree at the imperial court
狀元及第
状元及第
zhuang yuan ji di
(May you be) the first rank at the examination for the Hanlin Academy
玉署升華 玉署升华
yu shu sheng hua
The Hanlin Academy promotion is glorious
獨 佔鰲頭
独占鳌头 du zhan ao tou
To stand alone on the head of the ao (Occupying alone the sea-monster's head)
一 色杏花紅十裡壯元歸去馬如飛
一色杏花红十里壮元归去马如飞 yi se xing hua hong shi li zhuang yuan gui qu ma ru yi
(A scholar who just achieved the honor of coming in first in the final Hanlin examination sees an expansive field of blossoming red apricot flowers which prompts him to make his horse gallop even faster on his way home)
付與仙朗第 一枝
付与仙朗第一 fu yu xian lang di yi zhi
To give to an immortal young gentleman the first branch
位列三台
位列三台
wei lie san tai
May you rank among the three highest offices of State
風 雲際會
金榜題名

风云际会
金榜题名
feng yun ji hui
jin bang ti ming
Meeting of wind and clouds -- of the familiarity of friendly intercourse
May your name appear on the list of successful candidates of the imperial examination
瑞靄華堂
瑞霭华堂
rui ai hua tang
May auspicious clouds envelop your house
天官賜福
天官赐福 tian guan ci fu
May the Ruler of Heaven bestow good fortune
天后座鎮
天后座镇
tian hou zuo zhen
The Goddess of Heaven (Mazu, Matzu, Goddess of the Sea) is on her throne warding off evil influences
同偕到老
同偕到老
tong xie dao lao
May you grow old together (as husband and wife)
妻財子祿
妻财子禄 qi cai zi lu
Wife, wealth, sons and emolument
子孫萬代
子孙万代
zi sun wan dai
Sons and grandsons 10,000 generations
多子多孫
多子多孙
duo zi duo sun
Many sons and many grandsons
文王百子
文王百子
wen wang bai zi
King Wen (of Zhou) had 100 sons
百子千孫
百子千孙
bai zi qian sun
A hundred sons and a thousand grandsons
千子萬孫
千子万孙
qian zi wan sun
A thousand sons and ten thousand grandsons
螽斯衍慶
螽斯衍庆
zhong si yan qing
May your children be as numerous as grasshoppers
琴瑟友之
琴瑟友之
qin se you zhi
With the qin and the se (musical instruments) be friendly to her (conjugal harmony)
麟趾呈祥
麟趾呈祥
lin zhi cheng xiang
May the unicorn's hoof bring you good luck (may you have many sons)
富貴昌樂
富贵昌乐 fu gui chang le
Riches and honor, prosperity and happiness
富貴長久
富贵长久
fu gui chang jiu
Wealth and honor for a long time
富貴連連
富贵连连 fu gui lian lian
Wealth and honor again and again
富貴雙全 富贵 fu gui shuang quan
Wealth and honor both complete
玉堂富貴
玉堂 yu tang fu gui
Jade Hall (Hanlin Academy), wealth and honor
指日高升
指日高升
zhi ri gao sheng
Rapid and lofty promotion
富隨在邇
富随在迩
fu sui zai er
Good fortune is near
丁財貴壽
丁财贵寿 ding cai gui shou
May you acquire wealth, honor (high rank) and longevity
福 壽
寿 fu shou
Happiness and longevity
雙全
shuang quan
Both complete
福壽雙全 寿 fu shou shuang quan
Happiness and longevity both complete
福壽同天
福寿同天
fu shou tong tian
Good fortune and longevity on the same day
福在眼前
福在眼前
fu zai yan qian
Good fortune is before your eyes
壽福富貴雙全
寿福富贵 shou fu fu gui shuang quan
(May you have) longevity and good fortune, and wealth and rank, both complete
多福多壽
多福多寿
duo fu duo shou
Much happiness and long life
宜室宜家
宜室宜家
yi shi yi jia
Ordering well her house and home (to act as becomes a wife)
四 喜娃
四喜娃 si xi wa
Four Happiness Boys
四 喜合局
四喜合局 si xi he ju
Four happinesses joined together
同 喜
同喜 tong xi
Shared happiness
福自天來
福自天来
fu zi tian lai
Good fortune (happiness) comes from heaven
喜從天降
喜从天降 xi cong tian jiang
Happiness falls from heaven
迎 福納吉
迎福纳吉 ying fu na ji
Beckoning and acquiring good fortune
元亨利貞
元亨利贞 yuan heng li zhen
Sign of the great sacrifice. Auspicious omen.
正德通寶
正德通宝 zheng de tong bao
Currency of correct virtue
福祿壽
福禄寿 fu lu shou
Happiness, emolument and longevity
福祿壽喜 福禄寿喜 fu lu shou xi
Good fortune, emolument (official salary), longevity and happiness
福壽康寧
福寿康宁
fu shou kang ning
Happiness, longevity, health and composure
壽福康寧 寿福康宁 shou fu kang ning
Longevity, happiness, health and composure
天長地久
天长地久 tian chang di jiu
As eternal and unchanging as the universe
招財進寶
招财进宝
zhao cai jin bao
Money and treasures will be plentiful.  Attracts wealth and treasure.
招財利市
招财利市
zhao cai li shi
Bring wealth and a good market
鎮 宅之寶
镇宅之宝
zhen zhai zhi bao
Treasure to rid a dwelling of evil spirits
寶泉永富
宝泉永富
bao quan yong fu
Treasures and coins forever wealthy
黄金万两 huang jin wan liang
Ten thousand tael of gold.
萬金萬兩
万金万两
wan jin wan liang
Riches on riches (myriads of gold and taels)
吉祥
吉祥
ji xiang
Auspicious wish (good fortune)
吉祥如意
吉祥如意 ji xiang ru yi
May your good fortune be according to your wishes
吉 慶如意
吉庆如意
ji qing ru yi
May your happiness be according to your wishes
生財如意
生财如意 sheng cai ru yi
Become wealthy according to your wishes
日有萬倍
日有万倍
ri you wan bei
May your (profits) increase ten-thousand fold daily
大吉
大吉
da ji
Good luck
大吉大利 大吉大利 da ji da li
Good luck
積慶有余
积庆有余
ji qing you yu
Accumulate a surplus of luck (such as comes to virtuous families)
積善余慶
积善余庆
ji shan yu qing
Accumulating virtuous conduct will bring overflowing happiness
逢凶化吉
逢凶化吉
feng xiong hua ji
May evil (bad luck) turn into good fortune
長命大吉
长命大吉 chang ming da ji
Longevity and good luck
上上大吉 上上大吉 shang shang da ji
The very best of good luck
一本萬利
一本万利
yi ben wan li
Small investment brings big (10,000 fold) profit
官煞消除
官煞消除
guan sha xiao chu
Dispel life's crises
去殃除凶
去殃除凶
qu yang chu xiong
Warding off disasters and evils
驅邪鎮凶
驱邪镇凶
qu xie zhen xiong
Expel noxious influences and guard against evil
驅邪遣煞
驱邪遣煞
qu xie qian sha
Expel and strike dead evil influences
萬災永滅
万灾永灭
wan zai yong mie
Ten thousand calamities eliminated forever
辟兵莫當
辟兵莫当
bi bing mo dang
Invulnerable to weapons
辟邪迎瑞
辟邪迎瑞
bi xie ying rui
Ward off evil influences and receive auspicious omens
驅邪辟惡
驱邪辟恶
qu xie bi e
Drive away evil spirits
發福生財
福生财 fa fu sheng cai
Be in good health and become wealthy
堆金積玉
堆金积玉
dui jin ji yu
Accumulate wealth. Pile up gold and jade.
大發財源
大发财源
da fa cai yuan
Grand source of wealth
日入千金
日入千金
ri ru qian jin
Earn a thousand gold daily
日進斗金
日进斗金
ri jin dou jin
Earn bushels of gold daily
錦上添花
锦上添花 jin shang tian hua
To add flowers to embroidery
花前月下 花前月下 hua qian yue xia
In front of the flowers and under the moon. (Falling in love among flowers in the moonlight)
風花雪月
风花雪月 feng hua xue yue
wind, flowers, snow, moon
風花宜人
风花宜人 feng hua yi ren
wind and flowers delight men
明皇御影
明皇御影 ming huang yu ying
Emperor Ming imperial shadow
梅占春魁 梅占春魁
mei zhan chun kui
The flowering plum stands first among spring flowers
梅開五福
梅开五福 mei kai wu fu
The plum blossoms with the Five Happinesses (Five Blessings)
春 風桃李 春风桃李 chun feng tao li "Peach trees and plum trees blossomed in the winds of spring". "Gone were the breezy spring days when the peach and plum trees were in bloom". (from a poem by Tang Dynasty poet Bai Juyi)
龜鶴齊壽
龟鹤齐寿
gui he qi shou
Live as long as the tortoise and the crane
龜齡鶴壽
龟龄鹤寿
gui ling he shou
Live as long as the tortoise and the crane
驅 邪降福
驱邪降福
qu xie jiang fu
Expel evil and send down good fortune
驅邪輔正
驱邪辅正
qu xie fu zheng
Expel evil and assist the upright (righteous)
寒山庇佑 寒山庇佑 han shan bi you
Hanshan ("Cold Mountain") protect.  Hanshan bless.
降福避邪 降福避邪 jiang fu bi xie
Send down good fortune and keep away evil
諸 神回避
诸神回避
zhu shen hui bi
Evade all the spirits
五日午時
五日午时 wu ri wu shi
Noon of the Fifth (5th) Day
出入平安
出入平安
chu ru ping an
May your coming and going be in peace
出入通泰
出入通泰 chu ru tong tai
May you be prosperous upon your return
水陸平安
水陆平安
shui lu ping an
May you have peace by land and water (I wish you a safe journey)
龍鳳呈祥
龙凤呈祥
long feng cheng xiang
Prosperity brought by the dragon and phoenix.  Dragon and phoenix become a good omen.  May you have excellent good fortune.
龍飛鳳翥
龙飞凤翥
long fei feng zhu
The dragon flies and the phoenix soars
老龍壽錢
老龙寿钱
lao long shou qian
Old dragon longevity coin
雙龍戲壽
双龙戏寿 shuang long xi shou
A pair of dragons play with longevity
順風大吉
顺风大吉 shun feng da ji
May you have a favorable wind and good luck
一帆 風順
一帆风顺
yi fan feng shun
May you have favorable winds in your sails
和合如意
和合如意
he he ru yi
May you have a harmonious union with all your wishes fulfilled
和合生才
和合生才
he he sheng cai
Harmony produces wealth
一團和氣
一团和气
yi tuan he qi
Unbroken harmony
事事如意
事事如意
shi shi ru yi
May things go as you wish
萬事如意
万事如意
wan shi ru yi
May things go as you wish.  May everything go smoothly.
有求必應
有求必应
you qiu bi ying
Ask and you shall receive
非禮非言
非礼非言
fei li fei yan
Do not speak without observing propriety
非禮非動
非礼非动
fei li fei dong
Do not act without observing propriety
君父子臣
君父子臣
jun fu zi chen
Prince, father, son, minister. (Refers to "The Analects" by Confucius where he speaks about the "rectification of names" and explains that "good government" is when the prince is the prince, the minister is the minister, the father is the father, and the son is the son.)
父慈子孝
父慈子孝
fu ci zi xiao
The father is kind and the son is filial
忠君孝親
忠君孝亲 zhong jun xiao qin
Be loyal to the sovereign and honor one's parents
敬兄愛第
敬兄爱第 jing xiong ai di
Revere older brothers and love younger brothers
花萼雙輝
花萼双辉 hua e shuang hui
Petals and sepals both shine
永安五男
永安五男
yong an wu nan
Perpetual peace to five sons
五男二女
五男二女
wu nan er nu
Five sons and two daughters
福延壽長
福延寿长
fu yan shou chang
Unbounded fortune and longevity.  Good fortune and longevity for a long time.
皇帝萬歲
皇帝万岁
huang di wan sui
May the Emperor live ten thousand years
重臣千秋
重臣千秋
zhong chen qian qiu
May the important officials live a thousand years
千秋萬歲
千秋万岁
qian qiu wan sui
A thousand autumns and ten thousand years
千祥雲集
千祥云集
qian xiang yun ji
May good luck accumulate like clouds
田蠶萬倍
田蚕万倍 tian can wan bei
May your (rice) fields and silkworms increase 10,000 times
人壽年豐
人寿年丰
ren shou nian feng
May the people enjoy a long life and may the harvests be bountiful
義出肺腑
义出肺腑 yi chu fei fu
Righteousness comes from the bottom of one's heart
祥慶榮華
祥庆荣华 xiang qing rong hua
Happiness and celebration, prosperity and high position
榮華富貴
荣华富贵
rong hua fu gui
High position and great wealth
厚德榮貴
厚德荣贵
hou de rong gui
Sincere virtue, glory and honor
雷霆號令
雷霆号令
lei ting hao ling
Thunderbolt command
永保壽考
永保寿考 yong bao shou kao
To protect eternally and to enjoy a long life
福壽延長
福寿延长 fu shou yan chang
Good fortune and longevity for a long time
福壽長生
福寿长生
fu shou chang sheng
Good fortune and longevity
福德長壽
福德长寿
fu de chang shou
Good fortune, virtue and a long life
本命星官
本命星官
ben ming xing guan
The Star Official of Dominant Vitality
本命星神
本命星神
ben ming xing shen
The Star God of Dominant Vitality
本命元神
本命元神
ben ming yuan shen
The Primal God of Dominant Vitality
吉星拱照
吉星拱照
ji xing gong zhao
May a lucky star protect and shine on me
福長德壽
福长德寿
fu chang de shou
Extensive fortune, virtue and longevity
元天上帝 元天上帝 yuan tian shang di
Supreme Lord of the Primal Heaven
玄元皇帝 玄元皇帝 xuan yuan huang di
Supreme Emperor of the Mystery Prime
張天師
张天师
zhang tian shi
The Celestial Master Zhang
生財有道
生财有道
sheng cai you dao
Knowing how to make money
日日生財
日日生财
ri ri sheng cai
Make money daily
阿彌陀佛
阿弥陀佛
a mi tuo fo (e mi tuo fo)
May Buddha protect
慈悲方寸 慈悲方寸 ci bei fang cun
Compassionate heart
且空藏棄
且空藏弃 qie kong zang qi
Ākāśagarbha Bodhisattva
同心合意
同心合意
tong xin he yi
Of one mind
身德心安
身德心安
shen de xin an
A virtuous character and peaceful mind
心安身健
心安身健
xin an shen jian
Peaceful mind and healthy body
南無阿彌陀佛
南无阿弥陀佛 nan wu a mi tuo fo
I put my trust in Amida Buddha
波羅揭諦
波罗揭谛
bo luo jie di
Gone beyond (gone to the other shore)
大宋金錢
大宋金钱 da song jin qian
Great Song (dynasty) metal (gold) money
秦將散騎
秦将散骑 qin jiang san qi
Followers of the Qin General (General Bai Qi)
唐將千裡
唐将千里 tang jiang qian li
Tang (dynasty) General 1,000 li
貞觀十驥
贞观十骥 zhen guan shi ji
10 thoroughbreds of Zhen Guan (reign of Tang Dynasty Emperor Taizong)
五福捧壽
五福捧寿
wu fu peng shou
Five fortunes surround longevity (usually 5 bats surround shou 寿)
五福臨門
五福临门
wu fu lin men
May the five fortunes arrive at your door
五福和合
五福和合
wu fu he he
May you have harmony and the five fortunes (usually 5 bats surround box 盒)
三陽開泰
三阳开泰
san yang kai tai
The opening of nature in spring. ("lucky", "happy")
三多九如
三多九如
san duo jiu ru
san duo:  May you have an abundance of blessings, abundance of years, and abundance of offspring.
jiu ru
:  May you be as the mountains and the hills, as the greater and the lesser heights, as the streams which flow in all directions, having the constancy of the moon, like the rising sun, with the longevity of the southern mountain, and the green luxuriance of the fir and the cypress.
福壽三多
福寿三多 fu shou san duo
May you have good fortune, longevity, and an abundance of blessings, years and offspring
松菊猶存
松菊犹存
song ju you cun
The pine tree and the chrysanthemum outlast (all things)
松鶴長春
松鹤长春
song he chang chun
May your longevity be like that of cranes and pines
松柏長青 松柏长青
song bai chang qing
The pine and cypress are forever green
早生貴子
早生贵子 zao sheng gui zi
May you soon give birth to an honorable son
桂子蘭孫
桂子兰孙
gui zi lan sun
Honorable sons and noble grandsons
麒 麟送子
麒麟送子
qi lin song zi
The qilin (Chinese unicorn) delivers sons
天仙送子
天仙送子
tian xian song zi
Celestial beings (who have attained to purity) deliver sons
喜生貴子和合如意
喜生贵子和合如意
xi sheng gui zi he he ru yi
Happiness in begetting sons who attain honors and may harmony be according to your wishes
己所不欲勿施於人
己所不欲勿施於人
ji suo bu yu wu shi yu ren
Do not do to others that which you do not wish to be done to yourself
三仙
三仙
san xian
Three Immortals
張 果老仙
张果老仙 zhang guo lao xian
The Immortal Zhang Guolao
關聖帝君
关圣帝君
guan sheng di jun
Saintly Emperor Guan (Guan Yu)
宋騎
宋骑 song qi
A rider of the Song (dynasty)
燕將樂毅 燕将乐毅
yan jiang yue yi
General Yue Yi of the State of Yan
渠黃
渠黄 qu huang
Great Yellow
綠耳
绿耳 lu er
Green Ear
驃裊
骠袅 piao niao
Fast and slender
烏騅
乌骓 wu zhui
Black spotted horse
訣波
诀波 jue bo
Bursting as a wave
千 裡
千里 qian li
1,000 li
千裡之馬
千里之马 qian li zhi ma
1,000 li horse
龍駒
龙驹 long ju
Dragon's Colt
雷霆雷霆殺鬼降精
斬妖辟邪永保
太上老君急如律令

雷霆雷霆杀鬼 降精
斩妖邪永保
太上老君急律 令
lei ting lei ting sha gui jiang jing
zhan yao bi xie yong bao
tai shang lao jun ji ru lu ling
God of Thunder thunderbolts, God of Thunder thunderbolts, kill the ghosts and send down purity.
Behead the demons, expel the evil and keep us eternally safe.
Receive this command from Lao Zi (Tai Shang Lao Jun) and let it be executed as fast as Lu Ling.
斬治邪鬼
斩治邪鬼 zhan zhi xie gui
Behead and punish the demons
為善最樂
为善最乐
wei shan zui le
To practice virtue is the greatest happiness
勝蛟起鳳
胜蛟起凤
sheng jiao qi feng
The springing dragon and rising phoenix (referring to literary fame)
萬福來朝
万福来朝
wan fu lai chao
May a myriad (10,000) of blessings come early
萬寶來朝
万宝来朝
wan bao lai chao
May a myriad (10,000) of treasures come early
百祿是荷
百禄是荷
bai lu shi he
I will be grateful for great prosperity
百福駢臻
百福骈臻
bai fu pian zhen
May every blessing rest here!
天子萬年
天子万年
tian zi wan nian
May the Emperor (Son of Heaven) live for a myriad (10,000) of years
八 斗之才
八斗之才
ba dou zhi cai
Eight bushels of talent. Eight decalitres of talent.
錢中之王
钱中之王
qian zhong zhi wang
King of cash coins
搖 錢樹
摇钱树 yao qian shu
A tree that sheds coins when shaken
同 福臨東江
宣原蘇薊昌
南寧河廣浙
台桂陝雲漳

同福临东江
宣原苏蓟昌
南宁河广浙
台桂陕云漳
tong fu lin dong jiang
xuan yuan su ji chang
nan ning he guang zhe
tai gui shan yun zhang
The names of 20 mints that cast coins during the reign of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing (Ch'ing) Dynasty that is a popular Chinese charm inscription.
九華名山
九华名山
jiu hua ming shan
The famous Mount Jiuhua
江 南大茅山
江南大茅山
jiang nan da mao shan
Mount Mao of Jiangnan (Kiang-nan)
泰山石敢當
泰山石敢当 tai shan shi gan dang
The stone of Taishan dares to resist evil and castastrophe
泰山在此
泰山在此 tai shan zai ci
Taishan is here
福星高照
福星高照 fu xing gao zhao
Let the five good fortunes shine brightly. The God of Luck brings fortune.
姜太公在 此
姜太公在此 jiang tai gong zai ci
The Protector Jiang Taigong is here
鳳凰在此
凤凰在此 feng huang zai ci
The male and female phoenix are both here
紫微高照
紫微高照 zi wei gao zhao
Let the purple polar star shine brightly
上天言好事
回宮降吉祥

上天言好事
回宫降吉祥
shang tian yan hao shi
hui gong jiang ji xiang
Ascend to heaven and speak of good deeds
Return to your palace and bring good fortune
四季平安
四季平安 si ji ping an
Peace for the four seasons
效法天地
效法天地 xiao fa tian di
Learn from the heavens and the earth
八卦六爻
八卦六爻 ba gua liu yao
The eight trigrams and the six stacked lines (which make up a hexagram)
長大成人
长大成人
zhang da cheng ren
Grow to manhood. Attain adulthood.
百無禁忌
百无禁忌
bai wu jin ji
Nothing to be superstitious about (no restrictions, no taboos, nothing to be avoided)
不可思議
不可思议
bu ke si yi
Inconceivable.  Unimaginable.  Difficult to understand.
阿彌陀佛 可彌陀佛
可爾陀佛 可爾它佛
可爾它弗
阿弥陀佛 可弥陀佛
可尔陀佛 可尔它佛
可尔它弗
a mi tuo fo
"A Wry Mouthed Monk Chants Scriptures Aimlessly" (歪嘴和尚瞎念经)
Refers to a person who does not implement policies or regulations the way they should be.
五福康寧九
五福康宁九
wu fu kang ning jiu
The Five Fortunes, health and composure, for a long time
千歲春秋八
千岁春秋八
qian sui chun qiu ba
A thousand years of springs and autumns and wealth.  A long and prosperous life.
家 給人足 家给人足 jia ji ren zu Wealthy homes and contented people. (a district where there are no poor.)
檀山順利
檀山顺利
tan shan shun li
May things go smoothly in Honolulu (Hawaii)
橫財順利
横财顺利
heng cai shun li
May windfall profits come easily
有志成人
有志成人
you zhi cheng ren
If you have the will you will succeed in life


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