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Crane in Chinese / Japanese...

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Crane

Graceful bird of longevity
China
Japan gaku / tsuru
Crane Wall Scroll

鶴 is a famous bird of China. Known in China to be a very spiritual creature, the crane is a symbol of both longevity, and the journey of souls and spirits of ancestors.

Note: 鶴 can mean crane or stork in Japanese.

White Crane

China bái hè
White Crane Wall Scroll

白鶴 means White Crane.

This title directly means "White Crane" in Chinese but in English, this particular crane is referred to as the "red-crowned crane" or "Grus Japonensis." This crane is mostly white with a red bill (crown).

Swan / White Crane

Japan hakuchou / shirotori
Swan / White Crane Wall Scroll

白鳥 is the Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja title for white swan (Cygnus Bechstein).

The title literally means white-feathered bird. This title can also be used to refer to a white crane.

This can also be the Japanese surname, Hakuchou.

White Crane Fist

China bái hè
White Crane Fist Wall Scroll

白鶴拳 is the title for White Crane Fist style of martial arts. 白鶴拳 is also known as "Baihequan" or "Fujian White Crane."

Construction Crane

China qǐ zhòng jī
Japan kijuuki
Construction Crane Wall Scroll

A customer requested this specifically after a bit of confusion over the bird by the same name. This refers to the huge machine that lifts materials high into the air as crews construct huge buildings.

In an odd twist, while they don't know this name in English sounds like a bird, the building crane is jokingly called "The real national bird of China" because of the accelerated level of construction in Beijing and elsewhere ever since preparations began for the 2008 Olympics. As of 2014, construction has barely slowed.

If you want the type of construction crane that drives down the road, please note that the word is totally different for that kind of "vehicle crane."


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin/ he4
Taiwan ho
Japanese tsuruhama つるはま
 tsuruzaki つるざき
 tsurusaki つるさき
 tsuru つる
 gaku がく
 kakuyuki かくゆき
 kaku かく
Chinese crane
Japanese crane (any bird of the family Gruidae, esp. the red-crowned crane, Grus japonensis); (surname) Tsuruhama; (surname) Tsuruzaki; (surname) Tsurusaki; (surname, female given name) Tsuru; (personal name) Gaku; (personal name) Kakuyuki; (surname) Kaku
The crane; the egret; translit. ha, ho; the crane
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白鶴


白鹤

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Mandarin bái hè / bai2 he4
Taiwan pai ho
Japanese hakutsuru はくつる
 shiratsuru しらつる
Chinese (bird species of China) Siberian crane (Grus leucogeranus)
Japanese (c) Hakutsuru (brand of sake); (surname) Shiratsuru
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White Crane

五形拳

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Japanese gokeiken / gokeken ごけいけん
Japanese (martial arts term) Wu Xing Fist; Five Form Fist (Dragon, Snake, Tiger, Crane, Leopard)
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Wu Xing Fist

白鶴拳


白鹤拳

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Mandarin bái hè quán / bai2 he4 quan2
Taiwan pai ho ch`üan / pai ho chüan
Chinese Baihequan (Fujian White Crane) martial art form
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White Crane Fist

起重機


起重机

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Mandarin qǐ zhòng jī / qi3 zhong4 ji1
Taiwan ch`i chung chi / chi chung chi
Japanese kijuuki / kijuki きじゅうき
Chinese crane
Japanese crane; derrick
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Construction Crane

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Mandarin/ li4
Taiwan li
Chinese cry of a crane or wild goose

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Mandarin sǒng / song3
Taiwan sung
Chinese respectful; horrified; to raise (one's shoulders); to stand on tiptoe; to crane

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese large bird, possibly related to crane or swan (archaic); mythical monstrous bird, cf Sinbad's roc

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese variant of 鵾|鹍, large bird, possibly related to crane or swan (archaic); mythical monstrous bird, cf Sinbad's roc

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Mandarin guàn / guan4
Taiwan kuan
Japanese kounotori / konotori こうのとり
 kou / ko こう
Chinese crane; stork
Japanese (kana only) stork (esp. the Oriental stork, Ciconia boyciana)

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ツル

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Japanese tsuru ツル
Japanese crane (any bird of the family Gruidae, esp. the red-crowned crane, Grus japonensis); (female given name) Tsuru

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丹頂

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Japanese tanchou / tancho たんちょう
Japanese (kana only) red-crowned crane; Japanese crane (Grus japonensis); (place-name, surname) Tanchou

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乘鶴


乘鹤

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Mandarin chéng hè / cheng2 he4
Taiwan ch`eng ho / cheng ho
Chinese to fly on a crane; to die

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仙客

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Japanese senkaku せんかく
Japanese (1) (obscure) immortal mountain wizard (in Taoism); (2) crane

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仙鶴


仙鹤

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Mandarin xiān hè / xian1 he4
Taiwan hsien ho
Chinese red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis)

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吊塔

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Mandarin diào tǎ / diao4 ta3
Taiwan tiao t`a / tiao ta
Chinese a tower crane

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吊車


吊车

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Mandarin diào chē / diao4 che1
Taiwan tiao ch`e / tiao che
Chinese hoist; crane; elevator

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吊運


吊运

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Mandarin diào yùn / diao4 yun4
Taiwan tiao yün
Chinese to transport by crane; to convey

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塔吊

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Mandarin tǎ diào / ta3 diao4
Taiwan t`a tiao / ta tiao
Chinese tower crane

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大蚊

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Japanese gaganbo ががんぼ
 kaganbo かがんぼ
Japanese (kana only) crane fly; daddy longlegs (insect of family Tipulidae)

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天車


天车

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Mandarin tiān chē / tian1 che1
Taiwan t`ien ch`e / tien che
Chinese gantry traveling crane

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崔顥


崔颢

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Mandarin cuī hào / cui1 hao4
Taiwan ts`ui hao / tsui hao
Chinese Cui Hao (-754), Tang dynasty poet and author of poem Yellow Crane Tower 黃鶴樓|黄鹤楼

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引頸


引颈

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Mandarin yǐn jǐng / yin3 jing3
Taiwan yin ching
Chinese to crane one's neck; (fig.) with one's neck outstretched in expectation

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引領


引领

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Mandarin yǐn lǐng / yin3 ling3
Taiwan yin ling
Chinese to crane one's neck; to await eagerly; to lead; to show the way

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冠鶴

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Japanese kanmurizuru かんむりづる
Japanese crowned crane

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折鶴

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Japanese oritsuru おりつる
Japanese folded paper crane; (surname) Oritsuru

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灰鶴


灰鹤

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Mandarin huī hè / hui1 he4
Taiwan hui ho
Chinese (bird species of China) common crane (Grus grus)

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紙鶴


纸鹤

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Mandarin zhǐ hè / zhi3 he4
Taiwan chih ho
Chinese paper crane

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真鶴

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Japanese manazuru まなづる
 manatsuru まなつる
 mazuru まづる
 matsuru まつる
Japanese (kana only) white-naped crane (Grus vipio); (place-name, surname) Manadzuru; (place-name, surname) Manatsuru; (surname, female given name) Madzuru; (female given name) Matsuru

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瑞鳥

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Japanese midori みどり
Japanese auspicious bird (i.e. crane); (female given name) Midori

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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
Crane
gaku / tsuruhè / he4 / he ho
White Crane 白鶴
白鹤
bái hè / bai2 he4 / bai he / baihe pai ho / paiho
Swan
White Crane
白鳥hakuchou / shirotori
hakucho / shirotori
hakucho/shirotori
White Crane Fist 白鶴拳
白鹤拳
bái hè
bai2 he4 quan2
bai he quan
baihequan
pai ho ch`üan
paihochüan
pai ho chüan
Construction Crane 起重機
起重机
kijuuki / kijukiqǐ zhòng jī
qi3 zhong4 ji1
qi zhong ji
qizhongji
ch`i chung chi
chichungchi
chi chung chi
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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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

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Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

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Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.


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