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Ash

China huī
Japan hai
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灰 is the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean word for ash or ashes.

This can also refer to dust, lime, or gray. When speaking of emotions in Chinese, it can refer to being discouraged or dejected.

In Japanese, this can be the surname, Hai.

Phoenix Rise from the Ashes

China fèng huáng niè pán
Phoenix Rise from the Ashes Wall Scroll

This proverb suggests "Legendary Phoenix rises from the ashes." Literally, it means, "Legendary Phoenix [reaches] Nirvana."

There is a legend in China of a great bird which is reborn once every 500 years. This bird gathers all the ill-will, suffering, desire, and other negative things of the whole world. The bird then plunges into the fire to burn away all negative things, sacrificing itself in the process (achieving Nirvana, or perhaps allowing others the opportunity to reach Nirvana).

500 years later, the phoenix is reborn from the ashes again, and the cycle repeats.

Gray

China huī
Japan kai
Gray Wall Scroll

灰 is the color Gray Mandarin Chinese. You can use this to represent your name if your given or surname happens to be Gray. This also means ash or lime (the mineral) depending on context.

Gray Color

China huī sè
Japan haiiro
Gray Color Wall Scroll

灰色 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for the color gray.

This can also mean ash gray, grizzly, pessimistic, gloomy, dispirited, ambiguous (not black and white), and the alternate spelling, grey.

Legendary Phoenix

China fèng huáng
Japan houou
Legendary Phoenix Wall Scroll

鳳凰 is the word that translates as "Legendary Phoenix" in Chinese. This refers to the bird that according to Chinese folklore, rose from the fiery ashes.

The phoenix and dragon are by far the most famous creatures in Chinese mythology.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
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Mandarin huī / hui1
Taiwan hui
Japanese hai はい
Chinese ash; dust; lime; gray; discouraged; dejected
Japanese ash; ashes; (surname) Hai
Ash; lime; hot or fiery as ashes.
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タモ

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Japanese tamo タモ
Japanese Japanese ash (Fraxinus mandshurica var. japonica)
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灰色

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Mandarin huī sè / hui1 se4
Taiwan hui se
Japanese haiiro / hairo はいいろ
Chinese gray; ash gray; grizzly; pessimistic; gloomy; dispirited; ambiguous
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) grey; gray; ashen
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Mandarin wèi / wei4
Taiwan wei
Japanese i
Chinese military officer; surname Wei
Japanese (1) (archaism) inspector (third highest of the four administrative ranks of the ritsuryo system); (2) (noh) old man; (3) white ash (of charcoal); (surname) I

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Mandarin chén / chen2
Taiwan ch`en / chen
Chinese Chinese ash (Fraxinus chinensis)

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Mandarin lí // chī / li2 // chi1
Taiwan li // ch`ih / li // chih
Chinese rowan or mountain ash (genus Sorbus); manjack or cordia (genus Cordia)

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Mandarin cāng / cang1
Taiwan ts`ang / tsang
Japanese souji / soji そうじ
 soukan / sokan そうかん
 sou / so そう
 shigeru しげる
 azuri あずり
 aoi あおい
 ao あお
Chinese dark blue; deep green; ash-gray; surname Cang
Japanese (n,adj-no,adj-na) (1) blue; (2) green; (3) (abbreviation) green light; (4) black (horse coat color); (prefix) (5) immature; unripe; young; (personal name) Souji; (given name) Soukan; (surname, female given name) Sou; (given name) Shigeru; (female given name) Azuri; (surname, female given name) Aoi; (female given name) Ao
Azure; the heavens; grey, old.

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たも

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Japanese tamo たも
Japanese Japanese ash (Fraxinus mandshurica var. japonica); (abbreviation) (kana only) hand net; dip net; scoop net

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コラ

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Japanese kora コラ
Japanese (1) (slang) (abbreviation) photomontage; manipulated photo; photoshopped picture; (2) kora (West-African instrument); (3) (geol) kora layer; layer formed from volcanic ash on the southern part of the Satsuma Peninsula; (conj,int) (1) hey!; interjection meant to scold or reprove someone; (2) hey!; interjection to call out to someone; (place-name) Kola; Cora

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塵灰

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Japanese jinkai じんかい
Japanese dust and ash

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大乘

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Mandarin dà chéng / da4 cheng2
Taiwan ta ch`eng / ta cheng
Japanese oonori おおのり
Chinese Mahayana, the Great Vehicle; Buddhism based on the Mayahana sutras, as spread to Central Asia, China and beyond; also pr. [Da4 cheng2]
Japanese (surname) Oonori
Mahāyāna; also called 上乘; 妙乘; 勝乘; 無上乘; 無上上乘; 不惡乘; 無等乘, 無等等乘; 摩訶衍 The great yāna, wain, or conveyance, or the greater vehicle in comparison with the 小乘 Hīnayāna. It indicates universalism, or Salvation for all, for all are Buddha and will attain bodhi. It is the form of Buddhism prevalent in Tibet, Mongolia, China, Korea, Japan, and in other places in the Far East. It is also called Northern Buddhism. It is interpreted as 大教 the greater teaching as compared with 小教 the smaller, or inferior. Hīnayāna, which is undoubtedly nearer to the original teaching of the Buddha, is unfairly described as an endeavour to seek nirvana through an ash-covered body, an extinguished intellect, and solitariness; its followers are sravakas and pratyekabuddhas (i.e. those who are striving for their own deliverance through ascetic works). Mahāyāna, on the other hand, is described as seeking to find and extend all knowledge, and, in certain schools, to lead all to Buddhahood. It has a conception of an Eternal Buddha, or Buddhahood as Eternal (Adi-Buddha), but its especial doctrines are, inter alia, (a) the bodhisattvas 菩薩 , i.e. beings who deny themselves final Nirvana until, according to their vows, they have first saved all the living; (b) salvation by faith in, or invocation of the Buddhas or bodhisattvas; (c) Paradise as a nirvana of bliss in the company of Buddhas, bodhisattvas, saints, and believers. Hīnayāna is sometimes described as 自利 self-benefiting, and Mahāyāna as 自利利他 self-benefit for the benefit of others, unlimited altruism and pity being the theory of Mahāyāna. There is a further division into one-yana and three-yanas: the trīyāna may be śrāvaka, pratyeka-buddha, and bodhisattva, represented by a goat, deer, or bullock cart; the one-yāna is that represented by the Lotus School as the one doctrine of the Buddha, which had been variously taught by him according to the capacity of his hearers, v. 方便. Though Mahāyāna tendencies are seen in later forms of the older Buddhism, the foundation of Mahāyāna has been attributed to Nāgārjuna 龍樹. "The characteristics of this system are an excess of transcendental speculation tending to abstract nihilism, and the substitution of fanciful degrees of meditation and contemplation (v. Samādhi and Dhyāna) in place of the practical asceticism of the Hīnayāna school."[Eitel 68-9.] Two of its foundation books are the 起信論and the 妙法蓮華經 but a larnge numberof Mahāyāna sutras are ascribed to the Buddha。; great vehicle

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山梨

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Mandarin shān lí / shan1 li2
Taiwan shan li
Japanese yamanashi やまなし
 sari さり
Chinese rowan or mountain-ash (genus Sorbus)
Japanese wild nashi (Pyrus pyrifolia var. pyrifolia); wild Japanese pear; (place-name, surname) Yamanashi; (female given name) Sari

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山椒

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Japanese sanshou / sansho さんしょう
 sansho さんしょ
Japanese (kana only) Japanese pepper (species of Sichuan pepper, Zanthoxylum piperitum); Japanese prickly ash

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劫灰

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Mandarin jié huī / jie2 hui1
Taiwan chieh hui
Japanese kōkai
kalpa-ash, the ashes after the fire kalpa of destruction; ashes remaining after the kalpa-ending conflagration

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冬瓜

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Mandarin dōng guā / dong1 gua1
Taiwan tung kua
Japanese tougan / togan とうがん
 touga / toga とうが
Chinese wax gourd (Cucurbitaceae, Benincasa hispida); white gourd; white hairy melon; Chinese squash
Japanese wax gourd (Benincasa hispida); ash gourd; white gourd; winter melon

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梣樹


梣树

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Mandarin chén shù / chen2 shu4
Taiwan ch`en shu / chen shu
Chinese Chinese ash (Fraxinus chinensis)

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灰匙

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Japanese haisaji はいさじ
Japanese ash scoop (tea ceremony)

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灰分

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Japanese kaibun かいぶん
Japanese (1) ash; (2) (nutritional) mineral content

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灰器

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Japanese haiki はいき
Japanese ash box (used in tea ceremony)

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灰篩

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Japanese haifurui はいふるい
Japanese ash strainer

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灰猫

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Japanese haineko はいねこ
Japanese (1) gray cat; grey cat; (2) ash-covered cat

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灰燼


灰烬

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Mandarin huī jìn / hui1 jin4
Taiwan hui chin
Japanese kaijin かいじん
Chinese ashes
Japanese ash; embers; complete destruction
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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灰白

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Mandarin huī bái / hui1 bai2
Taiwan hui pai
Japanese kaihaku かいはく
Chinese colored; ash-colored
Japanese gray; grey; griseous

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灰釉

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Japanese haigusuri はいぐすり
Japanese ash glaze (type of fundamental glaze used in ancient times made from the ashes of raw materials such as unhulled rice, straw, oak and pine)

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秦皮

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Japanese toneriko とねりこ
Japanese ash tree (Fraxinus mandshurica)

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純鹼


纯碱

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Mandarin chún jiǎn / chun2 jian3
Taiwan ch`un chien / chun chien
Chinese sodium carbonate Na2CO3; soda ash; same as 碳酸鈉|碳酸钠

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紙灰


纸灰

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Mandarin zhǐ huī / zhi3 hui1
Taiwan chih hui
Chinese ash from burnt paper

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翼果

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Japanese yokka よっか
 yokuka よくか
Japanese samara; winged seed (ash, maple, etc.)

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煙灰


烟灰

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Mandarin yān huī / yan1 hui1
Taiwan yen hui
Chinese cigarette ash

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花椒

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Mandarin huā jiāo / hua1 jiao1
Taiwan hua chiao
Japanese kashou / kasho かしょう
Chinese Sichuan pepper; Chinese prickly ash
Japanese Sichuan pepper (tree) (Zanthoxylum bungeanum); Chinese prickly-ash

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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
Ash haihuī / hui1 / hui
Phoenix Rise from the Ashes 鳳凰涅磐
凤凰涅磐
fèng huáng niè pán
feng4 huang2 nie4 pan2
feng huang nie pan
fenghuangniepan
feng huang nieh p`an
fenghuangniehpan
feng huang nieh pan
Gray kaihuī / hui1 / hui
Gray Color 灰色haiiro / hairohuī sè / hui1 se4 / hui se / huise
Legendary Phoenix 鳳凰
凤凰
houou / hofèng huáng
feng4 huang2
feng huang
fenghuang
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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Learning is Eternal
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Mother and Son
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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.

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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