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Angel in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Angel / Messenger of Heaven
  2. Archangel / Arch Angel
  3. Angel
  4. Dark Angel
  5. Fallen Angel
  6. Guardian Angel

Angel / Messenger of Heaven

China tiān shǐ
Japan ten shi
Angel / Messenger of Heaven

天使 is the meaning of Angel in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

The first character means heaven. The second means messenger. Together it makes sense that we are talking about angels as Heaven's Messengers.

If you are an "Angel Junkie," this may be the wall scroll for you.
I also think it's a great choice if your name happens to be Angel.

Archangel / Arch Angel

China dà tiān shǐ
Japan dai ten shi
Archangel / Arch Angel

大天使 is the title Archangel in Chinese characters, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

The first character means big or great (in this case, it means "arch").
The second means heaven (or sky).
The last means messenger.

The second and third characters together make the title for angel, which is literally "Heaven's Messenger."

This title would be understood as "The Chief of all Angels," or "The Great Angel." Some might even say it's the boss of Angels.

Angel

(Name Version 1)
China ān qí ér
Angel

安琪兒 is the most common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Angel.
It is supposed to sound like Angel but to be honest, this one misses the mark.

I would go with the meaning of Angel if I were you.

Angel

(Name - Version 2)
China ān hè ěr
Angel

安赫爾 is another common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Angel.

This one misses the mark too - It uses a hard "H" sound to simulate the "J" sound of the "G" in this name. I don't know who transliterated these first and how it became the standard.
Again, I recommend using the meaning of Angel above.

If anything, this is the more masculine form of Angel. 安赫爾 is also the form commonly used for the masculine Latin name Ángel.

Angel

Japan anheru
Angel

アンヘル is the name Angel written in Katakana (phonetic Japanese). This sounds like "Angel" but does not mean "Angel."


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Dark Angel

China hēi àn tiān shǐ
Dark Angel

黑暗天使 means, "Dark Angel," in Chinese.

The first character means black, but the second means dark by itself, so this can also be written with the first character dropped.

Dark Angel

China àn tiān shǐ
Dark Angel

暗天使 is the shortest way to write, "Dark Angel," in Chinese.

This literally reads, "dark heaven's messenger."

天使 means "heaven's messenger" but is always understood as "angel".


This would be pronounced "kura tenshi" in Japanese. This has the same meaning in Japanese, but a very uncommon title. If you manage to find dark angel written in Japan, it would probably be ダーク エンジェル (Dāku Enjeru), which is a transliteration of the English title into Japanese.

Fallen Angel

Japan datenshi
Fallen Angel

堕天使 is the Japanese title for a fallen angel.

This can also refer to a demon or Satan.

Guardian Angel

China shǒu hù tiān shǐ
Japan shu go ten shi
Guardian Angel

守護天使 is the title used for guardian angel in Chinese and Japanese Kanji. It's used in the same way that we use this title in the west - such as a guardian angel watching out for you, and allowing you to survive a disaster or accident.

The first two characters mean to guard and protect. The second two mean "angel" (literally "Heaven's messenger").

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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
Angel
Messenger of Heaven
天使ten shi / tenshitiān shǐ / tian1 shi3 / tian shi / tianshit`ien shih / tienshih / tien shih
Archangel
Arch Angel
大天使dai ten shi
daitenshi
dà tiān shǐ
da4 tian1 shi3
da tian shi
datianshi
ta t`ien shih
tatienshih
ta tien shih
Angel安琪兒
安琪儿
ān qí ér
an1 qi2 er2
an qi er
anqier
an ch`i erh
anchierh
an chi erh
Angel安赫爾
安赫尔
ān hè ěr
an1 he4 er3
an he er
anheer
an ho erh
anhoerh
Angelアンヘルanheru
Dark Angel黑暗天使hēi àn tiān shǐ
hei1 an4 tian1 shi3
hei an tian shi
heiantianshi
hei an t`ien shih
heiantienshih
hei an tien shih
Dark Angel暗天使àn tiān shǐ
an4 tian1 shi3
an tian shi
antianshi
an t`ien shih
antienshih
an tien shih
Fallen Angel堕天使datenshi
Guardian Angel守護天使
守护天使
shu go ten shi
shugotenshi
shǒu hù tiān shǐ
shou3 hu4 tian1 shi3
shou hu tian shi
shouhutianshi
shou hu t`ien shih
shouhutienshih
shou hu tien shih
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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