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Archer

China shè shǒu
Japan i te / sha shu
Archer

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.

射手 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

Ancient title for Archer
China yì rén
Japan yokujin
Archer

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

Modern Chinese Version
China gōng jiàn shǒu
Archer

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

弓箭手 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).

Alert / On Guard

Zanshin
Japan zan shin
Alert / On Guard

残心 is a Japanese Kanji word meaning: continued alertness; unrelaxed alertness; remaining on one's guard; being prepared for a counterstrike. This context is used in martial arts, which is probably why you are looking up this word.

In archery and golf, it can be the follow-through.

In the context of love and relationships, it can be: lingering affection; attachment; regret; regrets; reluctance.


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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your archery search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

残心

see styles
Japanese zanshin / ざんしん
Alert / On Guard
Japanese (1) continued alertness; unrelaxed alertness; remaining on one's guard; being prepared for a counterstroke; (2) follow-through (e.g. in archery); (3) (orig. meaning) lingering affection; attachment; regret; regrets; reluctance

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Mandarin péng / peng2
Taiwan p`eng / peng
Japanese azuchi / あづち
Chinese target in archery
Japanese mound on which targets are placed (in archery); firing mound; (place-name) Aduchi

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Mandarin shè / she4
Taiwan she
Japanese sha / しゃ
Chinese to shoot; to launch; to allude to; radio- (chemistry)
Japanese (1) (See 弓術) archery; (2) mapping; (3) {math} map; morphism; arrow; (personal name) Tsugutoshi; (personal name) Tsuguo; (personal name) Tsugio
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin gōng / gong1
Taiwan kung
Japanese yumi(p);yu / ゆみ(P);ゆ    kyuu / kyu / きゅう
Chinese a bow (weapon); CL:張|张[zhang1]; to bend; to arch (one's back etc); surname Gong
Japanese (1) (ゆ is usu. a prefix) bow (and arrow); (2) archery; (3) bow (for a violin, etc.); (1) bow (and arrow); (2) unit of distance to an archery target (approx. six feet); (3) unit of distance for land surveying (approx. eight feet); (surname, female given name) Yumi; (personal name) Yuge; (personal name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Kyuu
Dhanus. A bow; a bow's length, i. e. the 4, 000th part of a yojana. Seven grains of wheat 麥 make 1 finger-joint 指節; 24 finger-joints make 1 elbow or cubit 肘; 4 cubits make 1 bow; or 1 foot 5 inches make 1 elbow or cubit: 4 cubits make 1 bow; 300 bows make 1 li; but the measures are variously given.


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Mandarin huán / huan2
Taiwan huan
Japanese 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; band; rim; (2) {math;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 hú // gǔ / hu2 // gu3
Taiwan hu // ku
Japanese kugui;kukui(ok) / くぐい;くくい(ok)
Chinese swan; center or bull's eye of an archery target (old); goal; target
Japanese (archaism) (See 白鳥・はくちょう・1) swan; (place-name) Kugui

六藝


六艺

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Mandarin liù yì / liu4 yi4
Taiwan liu i
Chinese the Confucian Six Arts, namely: rites or etiquette 禮|礼[li3] (禮儀|礼仪[li3 yi2]), music 樂|乐[yue3] (音樂|音乐[yin1 yue4]), archery 射[she4] (射箭[she4 jian4]), charioteering 御[yu4] (駕車|驾车[jia4 che1]), calligraphy or literacy 書|书[shu1] (識字|识字[shi2 zi4]), mathematics or reckoning 數|数[shu4] (計算|计算[ji4 suan4]); another name for the Six Classics 六經|六经[Liu4 jing1]

出居

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Japanese idei;dei / ide;de / いでい;でい Japanese (1) (archaism) sitting outdoors; (2) (See 寝殿造り) room that served both as a reception room and as a living room in a Heian-period mansion; (3) temporary sitting place installed in the garden at the imperial court, used on the occasion of archery or sumo ceremonies; (surname) Dei; (surname) Idei

安土

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Mandarin ān tǔ / an1 tu3
Taiwan an t`u / an tu
Japanese yasudo / やすど    yasutsuchi / やすつち    andou / ando / あんどう    ando / あんど    anzuchi / あんづち    antsuchi / あんつち    azuchima / あづちま    azuchi / あづち
Japanese mound on which targets are placed (in archery); firing mound; (surname) Yasudo; (surname) Yasutsuchi; (personal name) Andou; (surname) Ando; (surname) Andzuchi; (personal name) Antsuchi; (place-name) Adzuchima; (p,s,f) Adzuchi; (surname, given name) Azuchi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

射儀

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Japanese shagi / しゃぎ Japanese archery ceremony; ceremony related to archery

射場

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Japanese shajou;iba / shajo;iba / しゃじょう;いば Japanese (1) archery range; archery ground; (2) (しゃじょう only) (See 射撃場・しゃげきじょう) shooting range; firing range; shooting gallery; (3) (いば only) position where an archer is standing; (4) (See 発射場・はっしゃじょう) launch site (e.g. for rockets, missiles, etc.); (surname) Matoba; (surname) Sekiba; (surname) Shaba; (surname) Uchiba; (surname) Iba; (personal name) Iha; (surname) Itoba

射法

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Mandarin shè fǎ / she4 fa3
Taiwan she fa
Japanese shahou / shaho / しゃほう
Japanese archery
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

射箭

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Mandarin shè jiàn / she4 jian4
Taiwan she chien
Chinese archery; to shoot an arrow

射芸

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Japanese shagei / shage / しゃげい Japanese archery

射藝

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Japanese shagei / shage / しゃげい Japanese archery

射術


射术

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Mandarin shè shù / she4 shu4
Taiwan she shu
Japanese shajutsu / しゃじゅつ
Japanese (See 弓術,射芸) archery
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

弓具

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Japanese kyuugu / kyugu / きゅうぐ Japanese things used in archery

弓場

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Japanese yunba / ゆんば    yumiba / ゆみば    yumijou / yumijo / ゆみじょう    yuuba / yuba / ゆば    komiba / ゆうば    kyuuba / kyuba / こみば Japanese (archaism) archery ground; archery gallery; (surname) Yunba; (surname) Yumiba; (surname) Yumijou; (surname) Yuba; (surname) Yuuba; (surname) Komiba; (surname) Kyuuba

弓庭

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Japanese yuminiwa / ゆみにわ    yuba / ゆば Japanese (archaism) archery ground; archery gallery; (surname) Yuminiwa; (surname) Yuba

弓術

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Japanese kyuujutsu / kyujutsu / きゅうじゅつ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (Japanese) archery

弓道

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Japanese kyuudou / kyudo / きゅうどう Japanese (Japanese) archery; (place-name) Yudou

弓馬

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Japanese kyuuba / kyuba / きゅうば Japanese archery and horsemanship; (surname) Yumima

押手

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Japanese oshite / おして Japanese (1) (archaism) seal; stamp; (2) depressing the string of a zither with one's left hand; (3) (in archery) left hand; (4) obstinacy; stubbornness; (place-name, surname) Oshite

洋弓

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Japanese youkyuu / yokyu / ようきゅう Japanese Western-style archery; (small) Western-style bow

的場

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Japanese matoba / まとば Japanese (See 的・まと) target area (e.g archery); range (e.g. rifle, firing); (surname) Motoba; (place-name, surname) Matoba; (surname) Tekiba; (personal name) Ikuwaba; (personal name) Ikuhaba

皆中

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Japanese kaichuu / kaichu / かいちゅう Japanese {sports} hitting all the targets (archery)

矢取

see styles
Japanese yatori / やとり Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) arrow collector (at an archery range); collecting arrows; (surname) Yatori

矢場

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Japanese yaba / やば Japanese (1) archery range; (2) (See 楊弓場) brothel (covering up as an archery range); (place-name, surname) Yaba

矢庭

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Japanese yaniwa / やにわ Japanese (archaism) archery range; (surname) Yaniwa

薬煉

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Japanese kusune / くすね Japanese boiled pine pitch and oil (traditionally used as a glue in archery, etc.)

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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射手i te / sha shu
ite / shashu
shè shǒu / she4 shou3 / she shou / sheshou
Archer弋人yokujinyì rén / yi4 ren2 / yi ren / yireni jen / ijen
Archer弓箭手gōng jiàn shǒu
gong1 jian4 shou3
gong jian shou
gongjianshou
kung chien shou
kungchienshou
Alert
On Guard
残心zan shin / zanshin



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