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Buffalo in Chinese / Japanese...

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Ox / Bull / Cow

Year of the Ox / Bull - Zodiac Sign
China niú
Japan ushi
Ox  /  Bull / Cow

牛 is the character for bull, cow, ox, or bovine creature in Chinese, old Korean, and Japanese.

If you were born in the year of the ox / bull / cow, you . . .

Are dedicated to your work.
Are discrete, careful and conscientious.
Value work and family.

Note that in this Chinese character, there is no distinction between bull and cow. All bovine creatures fit into the definition of this character. To distinguish between male and female, another sex-designating character is added in front of this character. Therefore, in China, the energy drink "Red Bull" (Hong Niu) is often translated in the minds of Chinese people as "Red Cow" or even "Red Ox."


See also our Chinese Zodiac page.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

夜摩

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Mandarin yè mó / ye4 mo2
Taiwan yeh mo
Japanese yama
Yama, 'originally the Aryan god of the dead, living in a heaven above the world, the regent of the South; but Brahminism transferred his abode to hell. Both views have been retained by Buddhism.' Eitel. Yama in Indian mythology is ruler over the dead and judge in the hells, is 'grim in aspect, green in colour, clothed in red, riding on a buffalo, and holding a club in one hand and noose in the other': he has two four-eyed watch-dogs. M. W. The usual form is 閻摩 q. v; (Skt. yama)

水牛

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Mandarin shuǐ niú / shui3 niu2
Taiwan shui niu
Japanese suigyuu(p);suigyuu / suigyu(p);suigyu / すいぎゅう(P);スイギュウ
Chinese water buffalo
Japanese (1) water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis); domestic Asian water buffalo; (2) wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee); Asian water buffalo; (place-name) Zungyou

野牛

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Mandarin yě niú / ye3 niu2
Taiwan yeh niu
Japanese yagyuu / yagyu / やぎゅう
Chinese bison
Japanese buffalo; (surname) Yagiyuu; (place-name) Yagyuu; (place-name, surname) Noushi

アノア

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Japanese anoa / アノア Japanese anoa (either of two small African water buffalo of genus Bubalus)

布法羅


布法罗

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Mandarin bù fǎ luó / bu4 fa3 luo2
Taiwan pu fa lo
Chinese Buffalo, New York state

黒人兵

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Japanese kokujinhei / kokujinhe / こくじんへい Japanese black (i.e. African-American) soldier; buffalo soldier

インド水牛

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Japanese indosuigyuu / indosuigyu / インドすいぎゅう Japanese Indian buffalo

スイギュウ

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Japanese suigyuu / suigyu / スイギュウ Japanese (1) water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis); domestic Asian water buffalo; (2) wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee); Asian water buffalo

アフリカ水牛

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Japanese afurikasuigyuu;afurikasuigyuu / afurikasuigyu;afurikasuigyu / アフリカすいぎゅう;アフリカスイギュウ Japanese (kana only) African buffalo (Syncerus caffer); Cape buffalo

アメリカ野牛

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Japanese amerikayagyuu;amerikayagyuu / amerikayagyu;amerikayagyu / アメリカやぎゅう;アメリカヤギュウ Japanese (kana only) (See アメリカバイソン) American bison (Bison bison); buffalo

バッファロー

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Japanese baffaroo / バッファロー Japanese buffalo; (place-name) Buffalo

アメリカヤギュウ

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Japanese amerikayagyuu / amerikayagyu / アメリカヤギュウ Japanese (kana only) American bison (Bison bison); buffalo

アフリカスイギュウ

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Japanese afurikasuigyuu / afurikasuigyu / アフリカスイギュウ Japanese (kana only) African buffalo (Syncerus caffer); Cape buffalo

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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
Ox
Bull
Cow
ushiniú / niu2 / niu



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