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Army / Military

China jūn
Japan gun
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Army / Military

This character means army, military, or arms.

This is also a character used in the compound word that means "army general". It's the "gun" in the well-known Japanese title "Shogun" which means general.

See Also...  Shogun | Navy | Marine | Military

Maintain An Army For 1000 Days, Use It For An Hour

China yǎng bīng qiān rì, yàng bīng yì shí
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Maintain An Army For 1000 Days, Use It For An Hour

Nothing could be more true. When I was in the Marine Corps, we trained for years for combat that often lasts only hours.

This Chinese proverb also reminds me of a common phrase used in the military to describe combat: "Weeks of total boredom, punctuated with five minutes of shear terror".

This may have some roots in Sun Tzu's The Art of War. Though I can not find this passage in his writings.

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Chinese or Korean Army General

China jiāng jūn
Japan shougun
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Chinese or Korean Army General

There is a slight variation in the way the first character is written. This is the more Chinese and Korean Hanja version. So if you want to specifically refer to a Chinese or Korean General, this is the way. Japanese people would still easily identify this as "shogun".

Note: This term is also used for Admiral in Korean in certain context (if you need a better title for Admiral, just let me know).

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Characters / Kanji
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Mandarin shī / shi1
Taiwan shih
Japanese shi もろさき
Chinese teacher; master; expert; model; army division; (old) troops; to dispatch troops; surname Shi
Japanese (1) teacher; master; one's mentor; (n,suf) (2) religious leader; (suffix) (3) specialist; (4) (archaism) five-battalion brigade comprising 2500 men (Zhou-dynasty Chinese army); (surname) Morosaki; (surname) Moro; (given name) Tsukasa; (personal name) Shiwasu
A host, army; a leader, preceptor, teacher, model; tr. of upādhyāya, an 'under-teacher', generally intp. as a Buddhist monk.

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Mandarin bīng / bing1
Taiwan ping
Japanese minetoshi みねとし
 hei / he へい
 fukuwaka ふくわか
 fukumuro ふくむろ
 fukumi ふくみ
 fukute ふくて
 fukuju ふくじゅ
 fukuji ふくじ
 hiyou / hiyo ひよう
 hyou / hyo ひょう
 takami たかみ
Chinese soldiers; a force; an army; weapons; arms; military; warlike; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (1) (common) soldier; rank and file; (2) army; troops; (3) warfare; strategy; (1) (kana only) warrior; soldier; (2) (kana only) courageous person; strong person; (1) war; battle; campaign; fight; (2) (archaism) troops; forces; (personal name) Minetoshi; (surname) Hei; (personal name) Fukuwaka; (personal name) Fukumuro; (personal name) Fukumi; (personal name) Fukute; (personal name) Fukuju; (personal name) Fukuji; (surname) Hiyou; (surname) Hyou; (personal name) Takami
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Mandarin róng / rong2
Taiwan jung
Japanese munemori むねもり
 munehito むねひと
 muneto むねと
 souya / soya そうや
 souto / soto そうと
 juu / ju じゅう
 shuuya / shuya しゅうや
 shuumi / shumi しゅうみ
 kai かい
 ebesu えべす
 ebisu えびす
 ebizaki えびざき
Chinese generic term for weapons (old); army (matters); military affairs; surname Rong
Japanese Ebisu; god of fishing and commerce; (1) (archaism) peoples formerly of northern Japan with distinct language and culture (i.e. the Ainu); (2) provincial (i.e. a person who lives far from the city); (3) brutish, unsophisticated warrior (esp. used by Kyoto samurai to refer to samurai from eastern Japan); (4) (derogatory term) foreigner; barbarian; (personal name) Munemori; (personal name) Munehito; (personal name) Muneto; (personal name) Souya; (personal name) Souto; (surname) Juu; (personal name) Shuuya; (personal name) Shuumi; (surname) Kai; (personal name) Ebesu; (surname) Ebisu; (surname) Ebizaki

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Mandarin/ lu:3
Japanese taya たや
Chinese trip; travel; to travel; brigade (army)
Japanese 500-man battalion (Zhou-dynasty Chinese army); (noun/participle) travel; trip; journey; (surname) Taya
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Mandarin zhī / zhi1
Taiwan chih
Japanese shi
Chinese to support; to sustain; to erect; to raise; branch; division; to draw money; classifier for rods such as pens and guns, for army divisions and for songs or compositions; surname Zhi
Japanese (surname) Shi; (personal name) Zai; (personal name) Sasafu; (given name) Sasae
A branch; to branch, put off, pay, advance.

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Mandarin/ du1
Taiwan tu
Japanese masaru まさる
 toku とく
 tadasu ただす
 tadashi ただし
 susumu すすむ
 osamu おさむ
Chinese to supervise and direct; army title (archaic)
Japanese (personal name) Masaru; (given name) Toku; (given name) Tadasu; (given name) Tadashi; (given name) Susumu; (given name) Osamu

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Mandarin jiū // jiǔ / jiu1 // jiu3
Taiwan chiu
Japanese rei / re れい
 tadasu ただす
 tadashi ただし
Chinese old variant of 糾|纠[jiu1]; army (used during the Liao, Jin and Yuan dynasties)
Japanese (female given name) Rei; (place-name/surname) Tadasu; (given name) Tadashi

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Mandarin/ ji1
Taiwan chi
Chinese ox-horns; wing of an army

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Mandarin jun / jun1
Taiwan chün
Japanese gun すすむ
Chinese army; military; arms; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (n,n-suf) army; force; troops; (1) war; battle; campaign; fight; (2) (archaism) troops; forces; (personal name) Susumu; (personal name) Jin; (personal name) Gunji; (personal name) Gun; (personal name) Kunji
An army; military; martial; translit. kuṇ, cf. 君.
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Army / Military

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Mandarin shè / she4
Taiwan she
Japanese sha しゃ
Chinese Japanese variant of 舍
Japanese (suffix noun) (1) hut; house; (2) (archaism) (in the ancient Chinese army) one day's march (approx. 12.2 km); (surname) Sha

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Japanese rogun ロぐん
Japanese (abbreviation) Russian army

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Mandarin zhōng wèi / zhong1 wei4
Taiwan chung wei
Japanese chuui / chui ちゅうい
Chinese lieutenant (navy); first lieutenant (army); subaltern
Japanese first lieutenant; lieutenant junior grade

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Mandarin zhōng xiào / zhong1 xiao4
Taiwan chung hsiao
Chinese middle ranking officer in Chinese army; lieutenant colonel; commander

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Mandarin dān ruì / dan1 rui4
Taiwan tan jui
Chinese General Than Shwe (1933-), Myanmar army officer and politician, president of Myanmar (Burma) from 1992

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Mandarin zhǔ lì / zhu3 li4
Taiwan chu li
Japanese shuryoku しゅりょく
Chinese main force; main strength of an army
Japanese (n,adj-no) main force; chief object; mainline

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Mandarin shàng xiào / shang4 xiao4
Taiwan shang hsiao
Chinese high ranking officer in Chinese army; colonel

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Mandarin qī shì / qi1 shi4
Taiwan ch`i shih / chi shih
Japanese shichiji しちじ
Chinese the Seven Duties of a sovereign, namely: offering sacrifice 祭祀, giving audience 朝覲|朝觐, administering jointly 會同|会同, receiving guests 賓客|宾客, running army 軍旅|军旅, attending to farm work 田役, mourning ceremonial 喪荒|丧荒
Japanese (abbreviation) seven tea ceremony procedures of the Senke school

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Mandarin sān jun / san1 jun1
Taiwan san chün
Japanese sangun さんぐん
Chinese (in former times) upper, middle and lower army; army of right, center and left; (in modern times) the three armed services: Army, Navy and Air Force
Japanese (n,adj-no) great army; mighty host; whole army

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Japanese sansha さんしゃ
Japanese (archaism) (in the ancient Chinese army) three days' march (approx. 36.5 km)

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Japanese ichigun いちぐん
Japanese (n,adj-no) (1) one army; whole army; (2) (sports) first string players

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Mandarin é jun / e2 jun1
Taiwan o chün
Chinese Russian army

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Mandarin wěi jun / wei3 jun1
Taiwan wei chün
Chinese puppet army

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Mandarin cān jun / can1 jun1
Taiwan ts`an chün / tsan chün
Chinese to join the army

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Japanese sanmei / sanme さんめい
Japanese imperial army order

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Mandarin pàn jun / pan4 jun1
Taiwan p`an chün / pan chün
Japanese hangun はんぐん
Chinese rebel army
Japanese rebel army; mutinous troops

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Mandarin hé biān / he2 bian1
Taiwan ho pien
Chinese to compile in collaboration with; to merge and reorganize (army units etc)

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Mandarin shì zú / shi4 zu2
Taiwan shih tsu
Japanese shisotsu しそつ
Chinese soldier; private (army)
Japanese officers and soldiers; soldiers

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Mandarin dà wèi / da4 wei4
Taiwan ta wei
Japanese daii / dai だいい
 taii / tai たいい
Chinese captain (army rank); senior captain
Japanese captain (Army, U.S. Marine Corps, USAF); lieutenant (Navy); flight lieutenant (RAF, RAAF, RNZAF, etc.)

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Japanese daihyou / daihyo だいひょう
 taihei / taihe たいへい
Japanese (1) of great build or stature; (2) great number of soldiers; great army

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Mandarin dà xiào / da4 xiao4
Taiwan ta hsiao
Chinese senior ranking officer in Chinese army; senior colonel

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

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Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.

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The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Army / Military
gunjūn / jun1 / jun chün
Maintain An Army For 1000 Days, Use It For An Hour 養兵千日用兵一時
yǎng bīng qiān rì, yàng bīng yì shí
yang3 bing1 qian1 ri4 yang4 bing1 yi4 shi2
yang bing qian ri yang bing yi shi
yang ping ch`ien jih yang ping i shih
yang ping chien jih yang ping i shih
Chinese or Korean Army General 將軍
shougun / shogunjiāng jūn
jiang1 jun1
jiang jun
chiang chün

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.

Some people may refer to this entry as Army Kanji, Army Characters, Army in Mandarin Chinese, Army Characters, Army in Chinese Writing, Army in Japanese Writing, Army in Asian Writing, Army Ideograms, Chinese Army symbols, Army Hieroglyphics, Army Glyphs, Army in Chinese Letters, Army Hanzi, Army in Japanese Kanji, Army Pictograms, Army in the Chinese Written-Language, or Army in the Japanese Written-Language.

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