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Chow / Zhou

Surname
China zhōu
Japan shuu
Chow / Zhou

周 originally represents the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BC) of ancient China.

It has become a surname in China that romanizes as Zhou from Mandarin, Chou in Taiwan, and often written as Chow from Cantonese.

The actual meaning is circle, circumference, lap, cycle, all, thorough, or perimeter. It is used in Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja with that meaning - though it can also be used as a name in those languages as well.

Monkey Stealing Peaches

Martial arts term
China hóu tōu táo
Monkey Stealing Peaches

猴子偷桃 is a martial arts term that I find hilarious. I thought Stephen Chow had just made this up for his Monkey King movie. After some research, it turns out to be real.

This can be translated as "monkey stealing peaches" or "monkey steals the peach." It refers to distracting an opponent with one hand and seizing his testicles with the other.

In colloquial Chinese speech, this can refer to grabbing somebody by the balls (without any martial arts technique to the grabbing).


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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your chow search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

南派螳螂

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Mandarin nán pài táng láng / nan2 pai4 tang2 lang2
Taiwan nan p`ai t`ang lang / nan pai tang lang
Monkey Stealing Peaches
Chinese Chow Gar - "Southern Praying Mantis" - Martial Art

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Mandarin chī / chi1
Taiwan ch`ih / chih
Japanese chii / chi / チー
Chinese to eat; to consume; to eat at (a cafeteria etc); to eradicate; to destroy; to absorb; to suffer; to stammer (Taiwan pr. for this sense is [ji2])
Japanese (kana only) {mahj} said when taking a tile discarded by the player to one's left to form a chow (chi:)
To eat; to stutter.

一盃

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Japanese iipee / ipee / イーペー Japanese (abbreviation) {mahj} (See 一盃口・イーペーコー) pure double chow; winning hand containing two identical chows (i.e. same numbers and same suit); (place-name) Ippai

三色

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Mandarin sān sè / san1 se4
Taiwan san se
Japanese sanshoku / さんしょく
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) three colours; three colors; (2) (abbreviation) {mahj} (See 三色同順) triple run; winning hand containing the same chow in each of the three suits; (3) (abbreviation) {mahj} (See 三色同刻) triple pung; winning hand containing the same pung in each of the three suits
The three kinds of rūpa or form-realms: the five organs (of sense), their objects, and invisible perceptions, or ideas. Cf. 三種色; three kinds of form

両面

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Japanese ryanmen / リャンメン    ryoumen / ryomen / りょうめん Japanese {mahj} (See 両面待ち・リャンメンまち) double-sided wait (for one's last tile); wait for either of two different tiles to complete a chow which will finish one's hand; (noun - becomes adjective with の) both sides; two sides; double-sided

塔子

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Japanese taatsu / tatsu / ターツ Japanese {mahj} (See 順子・シュンツ) chow missing one tile (chi:); (given name) Toushi; (female given name) Touko

嵌張

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Japanese kanchan / カンチャン Japanese {mahj} (See 嵌張待ち・カンチャンまち) wait for the middle tile of a chow which will finish one's hand (chi:)

炒麵

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Mandarin chǎo miàn / chao3 mian4
Taiwan ch`ao mien / chao mien
Chinese stir-fried noodles; "chow mein"

炒麺

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Japanese chaamen;chaomien;chaomiェn / chamen;chaomien;chaomiェn / チャーメン;チャオミエン;チャオミェン Japanese (kana only) {food} chow mein (chi:); fried noodles

順子

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Mandarin shùn zi / shun4 zi5
Taiwan shun tzu
Japanese shuntsu;juntsu / シュンツ;じゅんツ
Chinese a straight (poker, mahjong)
Japanese {mahj} chow (chi:); three-in-a-row; (female given name) Yoriko; (female given name) Yoshiko; (female given name) Yukiko; (female given name) Michiko; (female given name) Masako; (female given name) Noriko; (female given name) Nobuko; (female given name) Naoko; (female given name) Toshiko; (personal name) Junshi; (female given name) Junko; (female given name) Itoko; (female given name) Ayako

一盃口

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Japanese iipeekoo / ipeekoo / イーペーコー Japanese {mahj} pure double chow; winning hand containing two identical chows (i.e. same numbers and same suit)

周一嶽


周一岳

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Mandarin zhōu yī yuè / zhou1 yi1 yue4
Taiwan chou i yüeh
Chinese York Chow or Chow Yat-ngok (1947-), Hong Kong doctor and politician, Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food since 2004

周星馳


周星驰

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Mandarin zhōu xīng chí / zhou1 xing1 chi2
Taiwan chou hsing ch`ih / chou hsing chih
Japanese choushinchii / choshinchi / ちょうしんちー
Chinese Stephen Chow (1962-), Hong Kong actor, comedian, screenwriter and film director, known for his mo lei tau 無厘頭|无厘头[wu2 li2 tou2] movies
Japanese (personal name) Choushinchi-

周潤發


周润发

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Mandarin zhōu rùn fā / zhou1 run4 fa1
Taiwan chou jun fa
Japanese chouyunfa / choyunfa / ちょうゆんふぁ
Chinese Chow Yun-Fat (1955-), Hong Kong TV and film star
Japanese (personal name) Chouyunfa

鬆獅犬

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Mandarin sōng shī quǎn / song1 shi1 quan3
Taiwan sung shih ch`üan / sung shih chüan
Chinese Chow Chow (dog breed)

一色二順

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Japanese isshokuryanjun / いっしょくリャンじゅん Japanese {mahj} (See 一盃口・イーペーコー) pure double chow; winning hand containing two identical chows (i.e. same numbers and same suit)

一色同順

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Japanese isshokudoujun / isshokudojun / いっしょくどうじゅん Japanese {mahj} (See 一盃口・イーペーコー) pure double chow; winning hand containing two identical chows (i.e. same numbers and same suit)

三色同順

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Japanese sanshokudoujun / sanshokudojun / さんしょくどうじゅん Japanese {mahj} triple run; winning hand containing the same chow in each of the three suits

両面待ち

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Japanese ryanmenmachi / リャンメンまち Japanese {mahj} double-sided wait (for one's last tile); wait for either of two different tiles to complete a chow which will finish one's hand

周梁淑怡

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Mandarin zhōu liáng shū yí / zhou1 liang2 shu1 yi2
Taiwan chou liang shu i
Chinese Selina Chow (Chow Liang Shuk-yee) (1945-), Hong Kong politician

食事をとる

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Japanese shokujiotoru / しょくじをとる Japanese (exp,v5r) to take a meal; to have a meal; to catch a meal; to get grub; to grub; to break bread; to chow down; to eat dinner; to have a bite; to strap on a feed-bag

食事を取る

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Japanese shokujiotoru / しょくじをとる Japanese (exp,v5r) to take a meal; to have a meal; to catch a meal; to get grub; to grub; to break bread; to chow down; to eat dinner; to have a bite; to strap on a feed-bag

食事を摂る

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Japanese shokujiotoru / しょくじをとる Japanese (exp,v5r) to take a meal; to have a meal; to catch a meal; to get grub; to grub; to break bread; to chow down; to eat dinner; to have a bite; to strap on a feed-bag

チャウチャウ

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Japanese chauchau / チャウチャウ Japanese (expression) (1) (osb:) That's not true!; (2) chow chow (dog)

がんがん食べる

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Japanese gangantaberu / がんがんたべる Japanese (exp,v1) (slang) to pig out; to chow down

ガンガン食べる

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Japanese gangantaberu / ガンガンたべる Japanese (exp,v1) (slang) to pig out; to chow down

ちゃうちゃう;チャウチャウ

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Japanese chauchau;chauchau / ちゃうちゃう;チャウチャウ Japanese (expression) (1) (osb:) (See ちゃう・1) That's not true!; (2) (チャウチャウ only) chow chow (dog)

ガンガン食べる;がんがん食べる

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Japanese gangantaberu(gangan食beru);gangantaberu(gangan食beru) / ガンガンたべる(ガンガン食べる);がんがんたべる(がんがん食べる) Japanese (exp,v1) (slang) to pig out; to chow down

食事を取る;食事をとる;食事を摂る

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Japanese shokujiotoru / しょくじをとる Japanese (exp,v5r) to take a meal; to have a meal; to catch a meal; to get grub; to grub; to break bread; to chow down; to eat dinner; to have a bite; to strap on a feed-bag

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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
Chow
Zhou
shuu / shuzhōu / zhou1 / zhouchou
Monkey Stealing Peaches猴子偷桃hóu tōu táo
hou2 zi5 tou1 tao2
hou zi tou tao
houzitoutao
hou tzu t`ou t`ao
houtzutoutao
hou tzu tou tao



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