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Black Dragon

China xuān lóng
Black Dragon

玄龍 is a sophisticated or scholarly way to say, "Black Dragon." 玄龍 is the title you'd expect in ancient Chinese literature.

The first character means black or mysterious.

The second character means dragon.

This black dragon represents a king dwelling in the depths of the mystic waters.

Black Dragon

China hēi lóng
Japan koku ryuu
Black Dragon

黑龍 is a generic title for "Black Dragon."

The first character is black color.
The second means dragon.

Black Dragon

China mò lóng
Black Dragon

墨龍 is a cool way to say "Black Dragon."

墨龍 is literally "Ink Dragon." The ink part is black Chinese ink, the deepest, darkest ink available for thousands of years.

Home of the Black Dragon

China hēi lóng zhī jiā
Home of the Black Dragon

Added by special request of a customer. This phase is natural in Chinese but it is not a common or ancient title.

The first character is black.
The second is dragon.
The third is a possessive modifier (like making "dragon" into "dragon's").
The fourth character means home (but in some context can mean "family" - however, here it would generally be understood as "home").


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ li2
Taiwan li
Chinese black horse; jet steed; good horse; legendary black dragon

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四象

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Mandarin sì xiàng / si4 xiang4
Taiwan ssu hsiang
Japanese shishou / shisho / ししょう
Chinese four divisions (of the twenty-eight constellations 二十八宿[er4 shi2 ba1 xiu4] of the sky into groups of seven mansions), namely: Azure Dragon 青龍|青龙[Qing1 long2], White Tiger 白虎[Bai2 hu3], Vermilion Bird 朱雀[Zhu1 que4], Black Tortoise 玄武[Xuan2 wu3]
Japanese four images; four symbols; four emblems; four phenomena; four phases; (given name) Shishou

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烏龍

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Mandarin wū lóng / wu1 long2
Taiwan wu lung
Japanese uuron / uron / ううろん
Chinese black dragon; unexpected mistake or mishap; oolong (tea); udon (loanword from Japanese)
Japanese (abbreviation) (kana only) oolong (tea) (chi:); (place-name) Oolong (China)

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黒竜

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Japanese kokuryuu / kokuryu / こくりゅう Japanese black dragon

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黒龍

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Japanese kokuryuu / kokuryu / こくりゅう    kurotatsu / くろたつ Japanese black dragon; (surname) Kokuryuu; (surname) Kurotatsu

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迦梨迦

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Mandarin jiā lí jiā / jia1 li2 jia1
Taiwan chia li chia
Japanese Karika
(or 迦羅迦) Kālīyaka, a nāga inhabiting the Yamunā (Jumna), slain by Kṛṣṇa; intp. as a black dragon. Also Kālikā, a garment of diverse colours.

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倶利伽羅


倶利伽罗

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Mandarin jù lì jiā luō / ju4 li4 jia1 luo1
Taiwan chü li chia lo
Japanese kurikara / くりから
Japanese (place-name) Kurikara
A kind of black dragon; also 倶力迦 (倶力迦羅); 倶哩迦 (or 倶哩劒); 古力迦; 加梨加; 迦羅迦; 律迦, etc. It is one of the symbols of 不動明王, connected with his sword; kṛkāla

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探驪得珠


探骊得珠

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Mandarin tàn lí dé zhū / tan4 li2 de2 zhu1
Taiwan t`an li te chu / tan li te chu
Chinese to pluck a pearl from the black dragon (idiom, from Zhuangzi); fig. to pick out the salient points (from a tangled situation); to see through to the nub

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黒龍;黒竜

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Japanese kokuryuu / kokuryu / こくりゅう Japanese black dragon

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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
Black Dragon玄龍
玄龙
xuān lóng
xuan1 long2
xuan long
xuanlong
hsüan lung
hsüanlung
Black Dragon黑龍
黑龙
koku ryuu / kokuryuu / koku ryu / kokuryuhēi lóng / hei1 long2 / hei long / heilonghei lung / heilung
Black Dragon墨龍
墨龙
mò lóng / mo4 long2 / mo long / molongmo lung / molung
Home of the Black Dragon黑龍之家
黑龙之家
hēi lóng zhī jiā
hei1 long2 zhi1 jia1
hei long zhi jia
heilongzhijia
hei lung chih chia
heilungchihchia
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In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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