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Beast / Animal

China shòu
Japan shishi
Beast / Animal Wall Scroll

獸 means beast, animal, brute, beastly, or bestial. A strange selection for a calligraphy wall scroll.

獸 is a very generic term for beast, so it can be one hunted for food (such as a deer or boar). It can also mean a great animal, or someone who acts like a beast.

Note: In Japanese, this can be the personal name Munetada.


獣 In modern Japan, they use the version of this character shown to the right. If your audience in Japanese, click this special Kanji instead of the button above.

Giraffe

China zhǎng jǐng lù
Giraffe Wall Scroll

長頸鹿 is the Chinese word for Giraffe (the animal).

Not to be confused with the mythical “kirin” or “qilin” beast.

Kirin / Giraffe / Mythical Creature

China qí lǐn
HK keilun
Japan kirin
Kirin / Giraffe / Mythical Creature Wall Scroll

This word is the title of a mythical beast of Asia.

The animal is thought to be related to the giraffe, and in some ways, it is a giraffe. However, it is often depicted with the horns of a dragon or deer and sometimes with the body like a horse but many variations exist.

In Japanese it is pronounced “Kirin” as in “Kirin Ichiban” beer.

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Notes:

1. 麒麟 is sometimes spelled as “kylin”.

2. In Japanese, this is the only Kanji word for giraffe. Therefore in Japan, this word needs context to know whether you are talking about the mythical creature or the long-necked giraffe of Africa.

3. Apparently, this was the first word used for regular giraffes in China (some were brought from Africa to China during the Ming Dynasty - probably around the year 1400). Though the mythical creature may have existed before, the name “qilin” was given to the “new giraffe”. 麒麟 is because, more than 600 years ago, giraffes somewhat matched the mythical creature's description when Chinese people saw them for the first time. Later, to avoid such an ambiguous title, a three-character word was devised to mean a “giraffe of Africa”. The characters for “qilin” shown here are only for the mythological version in modern Chinese.

4. More information about the qilin / kirin from Wikipedia.

5. This creature is sometimes translated as the “Chinese Unicorn”, even though it is generally portrayed with two horns. I think this is done more for the fantasy aspect of the unicorn and because most westerners don't know what a qilin or kirin is (this avoids a long explanation by the translator).

6. In Korean, this can mean kirin or simply giraffe (usually the mythological creature is what they would think of when seeing these characters alone on a wall scroll).


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin shòu / shou4
Taiwan shou
Japanese shū
Chinese beast; animal; beastly; bestial
An animal, a brute; an animal
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Beast / Animal

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Mandarin shòu / shou4
Taiwan shou
Japanese juu / ju じゅう
 shishi しし
 kemono けもの
 kedamono けだもの
Chinese Japanese variant of 獸|兽
Japanese (1) (archaism) beast (esp. one used for its meat, such as a boar or a deer); (2) (abbreviation) hunting (of animals such as boar, deer, etc.); beast; brute; animal; (personal name) Munetada; (personal name) Muneo; (personal name) Souya

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Mandarin/ ni2
Taiwan ni
Japanese gei
Chinese (mythical animal); lion
A fabulous beast like a lion, of extraordinary powers.

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Mandarin chái / chai2
Taiwan ch`ai / chai
Japanese yamainu やまいぬ
Chinese dog-like animal; ravenous beast; dhole (Cuon Alpinus); jackal
Japanese (1) Japanese wolf (Canis lupus hodophilax, extinct); (2) wild dog
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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使役

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Mandarin shǐ yì / shi3 yi4
Taiwan shih i
Japanese shieki しえき
Chinese to use (an animal or servant); working (animal); (beast) of burden; causative form of verbs (esp. in grammar of Japanese, Korean etc)
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) employing; using; setting to work; enslavement; (2) (linguistics terminology) causative (verb, etc.)

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役畜

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Mandarin yì chù / yi4 chu4
Taiwan i ch`u / i chu
Japanese ekichiku えきちく
Chinese draft animal; beast of burden
Japanese beasts of burden

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力畜

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Mandarin lì chù / li4 chu4
Taiwan li ch`u / li chu
Chinese draft animal; beast of burden

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獣人

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Japanese juujin / jujin じゅうじん
 kemonobito けものびと
Japanese (fictional) fusion of human and animal; therianthrope; furry; human beast

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獸術


兽术

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Mandarin shòu shù / shou4 shu4
Taiwan shou shu
Chinese animal training; skill with animals; shoushu - "Animal skill" or "Beast-fist" - Martial Art (esp. fictional)

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猛獣

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Japanese moujuu / moju もうじゅう
Japanese wild animal; beast of prey

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猛獸


猛兽

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Mandarin měng shòu / meng3 shou4
Taiwan meng shou
Chinese ferocious beast; fierce animal

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畜生

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Mandarin chù sheng / chu4 sheng5
Taiwan ch`u sheng / chu sheng
Japanese chikushou / chikusho ちくしょう
 chikishou / chikisho ちきしょう
Chinese domestic animal; brute; bastard
Japanese (1) beast (i.e. any animal other than man); (2) (Buddhist term) person reborn into the animal realm; (3) brute (i.e. a contemptible human being); (interjection) (4) son of a bitch; for Christ's sake; damn it
tiryagyoni, 底栗車; 傍生 'Born of or as an animal, ' rebirth as an animal; animals in general; especially domestic animals.

走獸


走兽

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Mandarin zǒu shòu / zou3 shou4
Taiwan tsou shou
Chinese (four-footed) animal; beast

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野獣

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Japanese yajuu / yaju やじゅう
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) beast; monster; wild animal

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野獸


野兽

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Mandarin yě shòu / ye3 shou4
Taiwan yeh shou
Chinese beast; wild animal

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犬畜生

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Japanese inuchikushou / inuchikusho いぬちくしょう
Japanese mangy cur; low animal; beast

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訓獸術


训兽术

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Mandarin xùn shòu shù / xun4 shou4 shu4
Taiwan hsün shou shu
Chinese animal training; taming wild beast (e.g. lion-taming)

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馭獸術


驭兽术

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Mandarin yù shòu shù / yu4 shou4 shu4
Taiwan yü shou shu
Chinese animal training; taming wild beast (e.g. lion-taming)

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ケダモノ

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Japanese kedamono ケダモノ
Japanese beast; brute; animal

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困獸猶鬥


困兽犹斗

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Mandarin kùn shòu yóu dòu / kun4 shou4 you2 dou4
Taiwan k`un shou yu tou / kun shou yu tou
Chinese a cornered beast will still fight (idiom); to fight like an animal at bay

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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
Beast
Animal

shishishòu / shou4 / shou
Giraffe 長頸鹿
长颈鹿
zhǎng jǐng lù
zhang3 jing3 lu4
zhang jing lu
zhangjinglu
chang ching lu
changchinglu
Kirin
Giraffe
Mythical Creature
麒麟kirinqí lǐn / qi2 lin3 / qi lin / qilin ch`i lin / chilin / chi lin
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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