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Archer

Modern Chinese Version
China gōng jiàn shǒu
Archer Wall Scroll

弓箭手 is how to write "archer" in modern Chinese.

These characters mean "bow arrow hand."

There are other ways to write "archer" in Chinese, but this is probably the most common title for modern China. The other, less-common version of archer, is also more universal, in that it has the same meaning in Japanese (this one is not used in Japan).

Archer

Ancient title for Archer
China yì rén
Japan yokujin
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弋人 is the ancient way to write archer in both Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

If you carried a bow into battle in an army of ancient Asia, this would be your title.

Note: 弋人 is an antiquated term that is rarely used in modern Chinese, Korean or Japanese. Beyond archer, this can also mean a ceremonial hunter in Japanese.


Note: This title is so old, that most Asian people will not recognize this as a normal word. It has not been in regular use for many generations.

Archer

China shè shǒu
Japan i te / sha shu
Archer Wall Scroll

射手 means archer, shooter, or marksman in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Depending on context, it can also mean "goal getter" in Chinese. This would also be the word for bowman.

This word is kind of modern in Asia, meaning that it's only been in use for a few hundred years. However, the more ancient version of archer is often not even recognized by the current generation of Chinese and Japanese people.

The first character means "shoot" or "fire" (in the context of a gun or bow). It's also a suffix for radioactive things (in the context of chemistry) - radioactive things "fire off" electrons. In Japanese, that first Kanji is a short name and suffix for archery.

The second character means "hand" but hand can also mean a person, in the same way, that "farmhand" is a person in English.

Archer

China ā chè
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阿徹 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Archer.

However, I suggest you use a word that means archer rather than this transliteration that only sounds like Archer.

Sagittarius Zodiac Symbol / Sign

China shè shǒu zuò
Japan ite-za
Sagittarius Zodiac Symbol / Sign Wall Scroll

射手座 is the Chinese and Japanese way to write Sagittarius (archer) of western astrology.


See Also:  Chinese Zodiac


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

射手

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Mandarin shè shǒu / she4 shou3
Taiwan she shou
Japanese shashu しゃしゅ
 ite いて
Chinese archer; shooter; marksman; (football etc) striker
Japanese archer; shooter; bowman; (surname) Ide; (surname) Ite
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Archer

弋人

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Japanese yokujin よくじん
Japanese hunter; archer
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射手座

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Mandarin shè shǒu zuò / she4 shou3 zuo4
Taiwan she shou tso
Japanese iteza いてざ
Chinese Sagittarius (constellation and sign of the zodiac); popular variant of 人馬座|人马座[Ren2 ma3 zuo4]
Japanese Sagittarius (constellation); the Archer
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弓箭手

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Mandarin gōng jiàn shǒu / gong1 jian4 shou3
Taiwan kung chien shou
Chinese archer
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羿

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Mandarin/ yi4
Taiwan i
Chinese surname Yi; name of legendary archer; also written 后羿[Hou4 Yi4]

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Mandarin huán / huan2
Taiwan huan
Japanese wa
 tamaki たまき
 kan かん
Chinese ring; hoop; loop; (chain) link; classifier for scores in archery etc; to surround; to encircle; to hem in; surname Huan
Japanese (1) ring; circle; loop; (2) hoop; (3) wheel; (4) circle (e.g. of friends); (1) (archaism) bracelet (made of stringed jewels or bells and worn at the elbow); (2) bracer (for the elbow of an archer); (1) ring; band; rim; (2) (mathematics term) (chem) ring; (prefix noun) (3) circum-; (female given name) Tamami; (surname, female given name) Tamaki; (female given name) Kururi; (personal name) Kanji; (given name) Kan
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin huán / huan2
Taiwan huan
Japanese tamaki たまき
 kan かん
Chinese (ancient weight); metal ring
Japanese (1) (archaism) bracelet (made of stringed jewels or bells and worn at the elbow); (2) bracer (for the elbow of an archer); (1) ring; link; (2) open spirals of heavy metal wire twisted into a kettle and used to lift it (tea ceremony); (given name) Tamaki
A metal ring; a ring.

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Mandarin gōu / gou1
Taiwan kou
Chinese archer's arm guard

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Mandarin shè / she4
Taiwan she
Chinese archer's thumb ring

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Japanese tomo とも
Japanese archer's left-wrist protector; (given name) Tomoe; (p,s,g) Tomo

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后羿

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Mandarin hòu yì / hou4 yi4
Taiwan hou i
Chinese Houyi, mythological Chinese archer whose wife was Chang'e

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弩兵

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Mandarin nǔ bīng / nu3 bing1
Taiwan nu ping
Chinese archer; infantry armed with crossbow

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弓懸

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Japanese yugake ゆがけ
Japanese archer's glove (with a groove for pulling the string)

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手纏

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Japanese tamaki たまき
Japanese (1) (archaism) bracelet (made of stringed jewels or bells and worn at the elbow); (2) bracer (for the elbow of an archer)

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いて座

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Japanese iteza いてざ
Japanese Sagittarius (constellation); the Archer

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人馬宮

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Japanese jinbakyuu / jinbakyu じんばきゅう
Japanese Sagittarius (9th zodiacal sign); the Archer

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射籠手

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Japanese igote いごて
Japanese (obscure) archer's bracer; archer's armguard

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弓掛け

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Japanese yugake ゆがけ
Japanese archer's glove (with a groove for pulling the string)

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弓懸け

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Japanese yugake ゆがけ
Japanese archer's glove (with a groove for pulling the string)

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弓籠手

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Japanese yugote ゆごて
Japanese (obscure) archer's bracer; archer's armguard

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科尔沁

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Mandarin kē ěr qìn / ke1 er3 qin4
Taiwan k`o erh ch`in / ko erh chin
Chinese Horqin or Xorchin, famous Mongolian archer; Horqin district or Xorchin raion of Tongliao city 通遼市|通辽市[Tong1 liao2 shi4], Inner Mongolia

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騎射宮

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Japanese kishakyuu / kishakyu きしゃきゅう
Japanese (obscure) Sagittarius (9th zodiacal sign); the Archer

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アーチャ

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Japanese aacha / acha アーチャ
Japanese archer

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アーチャー

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Japanese aachaa / acha アーチャー
Japanese archer; (surname) Archer

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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
Archer 弓箭手gōng jiàn shǒu
gong1 jian4 shou3
gong jian shou
gongjianshou
kung chien shou
kungchienshou
Archer 弋人yokujinyì rén / yi4 ren2 / yi ren / yiren i jen / ijen
Archer 射手i te / sha shu
ite / shashu
shè shǒu / she4 shou3 / she shou / sheshou
Archer 阿徹
阿彻
ā chè / a1 che4 / a che / ache a ch`e / ache / a che
Sagittarius Zodiac Symbol
Sign
射手座ite-zashè shǒu zuò
she4 shou3 zuo4
she shou zuo
sheshouzuo
she shou tso
sheshoutso
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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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

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Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

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