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Brown

Japan buraun
Brown

ブラウン is the name Brown written in Katakana (phonetic Japanese). Please note: This sounds like the English word brown using Japanese pronunciation. It does not mean the color brown at all in Japanese.


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Brown

Single character for brown color
China
Japan katsu
Brown

褐 is the most simple way to express brown in Chinese. It also means brown in Japanese but this character is not often written alone in Japanese (they would tend to write 褐色 (brown color) to refer to brown, or the color of tanned skin.

In some context, this can refer to gray or a dark color, or coarse hemp cloth.

In Buddhist context, it can refer to a coarse serge (cheaply sewn clothing) hence poverty.


Note: In Taiwanese Mandarin, this is spoken with the 2nd or rising tone instead of the 4th or falling tone used in the mainland.

Brown

China bù lǎng
Brown

佈朗 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Brown


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Characters

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Mandarin/ hu2
Taiwan hu
Japanese kitsune(p);ketsune;kitsu(ok);kitsune / きつね(P);けつね;きつ(ok);キツネ
Chinese fox
Japanese (1) (kana only) fox (esp. the red fox, Vulpes vulpes); (2) (kana only) fox (i.e. a sly person); (3) (kana only) (See 狐うどん・きつねうどん) soba or udon topped with deep-fried tofu; (4) (abbreviation) (kana only) (See きつね色) light brown; (surname) Kitsunezaki; (person) Kitsune
A fox; seems to be used also for a jackal.
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Mandarin chá / cha2
Taiwan ch`a / cha
Japanese cha / ちゃ
Chinese tea; tea plant; CL:杯[bei1],壺|壶[hu2]
Japanese (1) (See お茶・1) tea; (2) tea plant (Camellia sinensis); (3) (See 茶道) tea preparation; making tea; (4) (abbreviation) (See 茶色) brown; (noun or adjectival noun) (5) (archaism) (See 茶化す) mockery; (surname, given name) Cha
Tea; tea-leaves; translit. ja, jha.
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Mandarin/ he4
Taiwan ho
Japanese katsu
Chinese brown; gray or dark color; coarse hemp cloth; Taiwan pr. [he2]
Coarse serge, hence poverty.
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Mandarin chì / chi4
Taiwan ch`ih / chih
Japanese sekizaki / せきざき    seki / せき    akamine / あかみね    akajio / あかじお    akashio / あかしお    akazaki / あかざき    akasaki / あかさき    aka / あか
Chinese red; scarlet; bare; naked
Japanese (1) red; crimson; scarlet; (2) red-containing colour (e.g. brown, pink, orange); (3) (colloquialism) Red (i.e. communist); (4) (abbreviation) red light; (5) (abbreviation) red ink (i.e. in finance or proof-reading); (in) the red; (adj-no,n-pref) (6) complete; total; perfect; obvious; (7) copper; (surname) Sekizaki; (surname) Seki; (personal name) Ka; (personal name) Akamine; (personal name) Akajio; (personal name) Akashio; (surname) Akazaki; (surname) Akasaki; (place-name) Aka
kaṣāya 袈沙野, red, hot; south; naked.
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Scarlet / Red / Crimson

布朗

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Mandarin bù lǎng / bu4 lang3
Taiwan pu lang
Chinese Brown (name); Gordon Brown (1951-), UK politician, prime minister 2007-2010

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ブラウン

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Japanese buraun / ブラウン Japanese brown; (surname) Braun; Brown
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Mandarin zōng / zong1
Taiwan tsung
Chinese palm; palm fiber; coir (coconut fiber); brown

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Mandarin fēi / fei1
Taiwan fei
Japanese hi / ひ    akai / あかい    aka / あか
Chinese dark red; purple silk
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) scarlet; red; (2) blood; (out-dated kanji) (1) red; crimson; scarlet; (2) red-containing colour (e.g. brown, pink, orange); (3) (colloquialism) Red (i.e. communist); (4) (abbreviation) red light; (5) (abbreviation) red ink (i.e. in finance or proof-reading); (in) the red; (adj-no,n-pref) (6) complete; total; perfect; obvious; (personal name) Hi; (female given name) Akai; (personal name) Aka

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Mandarin/ pi2
Taiwan p`i / pi
Japanese higuma;hi(ok);shikuma(ok);shiguma(ok);higuma / ひぐま;ひ(ok);しくま(ok);しぐま(ok);ヒグマ
Chinese brown bear
Japanese (kana only) brown bear (Ursus arctos)
A bear.

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Mandarin zhě / zhe3
Taiwan che
Japanese sha
Chinese ocher
Ochre, brown; translit. cha.

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Mandarin/ yi2
Taiwan i
Japanese tagane / たがね    ame / あめ
Chinese syrup
Japanese (archaism) confection (e.g. candy, mochi); sweet; (1) {food} (hard) candy; toffee; (2) {food} rice-sugar; sugar made from the starch of rice, potatoes, etc.; (3) (abbreviation) (See 飴色) amber; yellowish-brown; (surname) Ame; (personal name) Ami; (personal name) Ako

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Mandarin tiě / tie3
Taiwan t`ieh / tieh
Chinese dark brown horse

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Mandarin tuí / tui2
Taiwan t`ui / tui
Chinese Japanese brown bear

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Mandarin diāo / diao1
Taiwan tiao
Japanese tai(p);tai(p) / たい(P);タイ(P)
Chinese porgy; pagrus major
Japanese (1) (kana only) sea bream (Sparidae); porgy; (2) tai (species of reddish-brown Pacific sea bream, Pagrus major); (personal name) Chou; (surname) Tai

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Japanese ou / o / おう    uguisu / うぐいす Japanese (1) (kana only) Japanese bush warbler (Horornis diphone); Japanese nightingale; (2) (abbreviation) greenish brown; (prefix noun) (3) having a beautiful voice; (personal name) Ou; (surname) Uguisu

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Mandarin bēi / bei1
Taiwan pei
Japanese hiyodori / ひよどり
Chinese the Pycnonotidae or bulbul family of birds
Japanese (kana only) brown-eared bulbul (Hypsipetes amaurotis); (place-name) Hiyodori

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Mandarin yīng / ying1
Taiwan ying
Japanese uguisu / うぐいす
Chinese oriole or various birds of the Sylvidae family including warblers
Japanese (1) (kana only) Japanese bush warbler (Horornis diphone); Japanese nightingale; (2) (abbreviation) greenish brown; (prefix noun) (3) having a beautiful voice; (surname) Uguisu

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五色

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Mandarin wǔ sè / wu3 se4
Taiwan wu se
Japanese goshiki;goshoku / ごしき;ごしょく
Chinese multi-colored; the rainbow; garish
Japanese (1) five colors (usu. red, blue, yellow, white and black); five colours; (can be adjective with の) (2) many kinds; varied; (3) (See 瓜) melon; gourd; (place-name, surname) Goshiki
The five primary colors, also called 五正色 (or 五大色): 靑 blue, 黃 yellow, 赤 red, 白 white, 黑 black. The 五間色 or compound colors are 緋 crimson, 紅, scarlet, 紫 purple, 綠 green, 磂黃 brown. The two sets correspond to the cardinal points as follows: east, blue and green; west, white, and crimson; south, red and scarlet; north, black and purple; and center, yellow and brown. The five are permutated in various ways to represent various ideas; five colors

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亜炭

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Japanese atan / あたん Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) lignite; brown coal

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加沙

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Mandarin jiā shā / jia1 sha1
Taiwan chia sha
Japanese kasha
Chinese Gaza; same as 加沙地帶|加沙地带[Jia1 sha1 di4 dai4], the Gaza strip
迦沙; 袈裟 kaṣāya, a colour composed of red and yellow, i. e. brown, described as a mixed colour, but 加沙野 is defined as 赤 red.

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劫比

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Mandarin jié bǐ / jie2 bi3
Taiwan chieh pi
Japanese Kōhi
(劫比羅) kapila; also 劫畢羅; 迦比羅 (or 迦毗羅) The meaning is 'brown', but it is chiefly used for 'the sage Kapila, founder of the classical Sāṃkhya' philosophy and the school of that name.

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北枕

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Mandarin běi zhěn / bei3 zhen3
Taiwan pei chen
Japanese kitamakura;kitamakura / きたまくら;キタマクラ
Japanese (1) lying with one's head to the north (trad. position for dead bodies; taboo for sleeping); (2) (kana only) brown-lined puffer (species of pufferfish, Canthigaster rivulata)
The northern pillow, i. e. Śākyamuni, when dying, pillowed his head to the north, pointing the way for the extension of his doctrine.

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和布

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Japanese wabu / わぶ    wafu / わふ    mera / めら    kazuho / かずほ Japanese (kana only) wakame (species of edible brown seaweed, Undaria pinnatifida); (place-name) Wabu; (surname) Wafu; (place-name) Mera; (female given name) Kazuho

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嘗糞


尝粪

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Mandarin cháng fèn / chang2 fen4
Taiwan ch`ang fen / chang fen
Japanese shoufun / shofun / しょうふん
Chinese to taste a patient's excrement (a form of medical examination, seen as an act of loyalty or filial piety); to suck up to sb; to kiss ass
Japanese shamelessly flattering; brown-nosing; licking excrement

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四獣

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Japanese shijuu / shiju / しじゅう Japanese (1) four beasts (tiger, leopard, black bear, and brown bear); (2) (See 四神) four gods said to rule over the four directions

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壞色


坏色

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Mandarin huài sè / huai4 se4
Taiwan huai se
Japanese ejiki
kaṣāya, cf. 袈 a brown colour; but it is described as a neutral colour through the dyeing out of the other colours, i.e. for the monk's 壞色衣 or 壞衲 rag-robe.

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幇間

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Japanese houkan / hokan / ほうかん    taikomochi / たいこもち Japanese (1) professional jester; professional entertainer; comedian; buffoon; (2) flatterer; sycophant; brown-noser

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搗布

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Japanese kajime;kajime / かじめ;カジメ Japanese (kana only) (See 野呂搗布) Ecklonia cava (species of brown alga)

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搗精

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Japanese tousei / tose / とうせい Japanese rice polishing (removing the shell of brown rice to leave white rice)

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支謙


支谦

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Mandarin zhī qiān / zhi1 qian1
Taiwan chih ch`ien / chih chien
Japanese shiken / しけん
Japanese (personal name) Shiken
Chih-ch'ien; name of a Yueh-chih monk said to have come to Loyang at the end of the Han dynasty and under the Wei; tall, dark, emaciated, with light brown eyes; very learned and wise; Zhi Qian

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Brownブラウンburaun
Brownkatsuhè / he4 / heho
Brown佈朗
布朗
bù lǎng / bu4 lang3 / bu lang / bulangpu lang / pulang
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