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China guā dé luō pǔ dǎo
Guadeloupe Vertical Wall Scroll

瓜德羅普島 is the Chinese name for Guadeloupe (overseas department of France).

gua1 de2 luo2 pu3 dao3

See Also:  North America


China mǎ tí ní kè dǎo
Martinique Vertical Wall Scroll

馬提尼克島 is the Chinese name for Martinique (overseas department of France).

See Also:  Oceania


China qíng bào
Japan jouhou
Intelligence / Information-Gathering Vertical Wall Scroll

If you are a government spy, engaged in business espionage, or in some military intelligence department, this is both the title of what you are doing and what you are collecting about your enemy.

It is suggestive by itself of military intelligence but applies to corporate intelligence if you are keeping an eye on your competition in business.

A Traditional Warm Welcome

China huān yíng guāng lín
A Traditional Warm Welcome Vertical Wall Scroll

This would be the ultimate Chinese "welcome mat." Except it will be on your wall, and people will not step on it.

In a somewhat literal translation, you could say it means, "I feel happiness as I welcome you, as you have brought a shining light to this place with your arrival" or in a more simple way, "I am happy you've come as your presents really brightens up the place."

It has become common for this greeting to be announced by the staff upon the arrival of any customer in to a fancy store in China. You will also see these characters on the "welcome mats" in front of 4 and 5 star hotels in China.

Having this on a wall scroll is an extra nice touch. I have seen a few horizontal scrolls with this phrase on the wall behind the reception desk of better hotels, or near the front door of fine shops. At the most fancy department stores and restaurants in China, several greeters (almost always young women) will stand by the front door all wearing sashes with this phrase embroidered on them. As you walk in, they will bow and say "huan ying guang lin" to welcome you to the establishment.

Note: The first two and last two characters do make words in Korean Hanja but seldom used as a sentence like this in Korean.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin bǎi // bà / bai3 // ba4
Taiwan pai // pa
Japanese haku / はく
Chinese one hundred (old); variant of 霸[ba4]
Japanese (1) count; earl; (2) (See 神祇官・2) chief official of the Department of Worship; (3) (archaism) eldest brother; (n,n-pref,n-suf) (4) (abbreviation) (See 伯剌西爾・ブラジル) Brazil; Brazilian; (surname, given name) Haku; (female given name) Tsukasa
eldest brother (?)

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Mandarin/ si1
Taiwan ssu
Japanese shi / し
Chinese to take charge of; to manage; department (under a ministry); surname Si
Japanese (archaism) (See 律令制) office (government department beneath a bureau under the ritsuryo system); (given name) Mamoru; (male given name) Tsutomu; (surname, female given name) Tsukasa; (surname) Shi; (given name) Osamu

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Mandarin liáo / liao2
Taiwan liao
Japanese ryou / ryo / りょう
Chinese hut; shack; small window; variant of 僚[liao2]; Laos
Japanese (1) hostel; dormitory; (2) (archaism) (See 律令制) bureau (government department beneath a ministry under the ritsuryo system); (surname, given name) Ryou
A hut, study, monastery; fellow-student; a small house

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Mandarin/ ju2
Taiwan chü
Japanese tsubone / つぼね    kyoku / きょく
Chinese office; situation; classifier for games: match, set, round etc
Japanese (1) court lady; lady-in-waiting (Heian period); (2) (See 曹司・1) separate room in a palace (esp. for a lady) (Heian period); (3) room for a very low class prostitute; (4) (See 局女郎) very low class prostitute; (n,n-suf) (1) bureau; department; (2) (abbreviation) (See 郵便局,放送局) office (e.g. post, telephone); broadcasting station (e.g. television, radio); channel; exchange; (3) affair; situation; (n,n-suf,ctr) (4) game (of go, shogi, etc.); (surname, female given name) Tsubone

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Mandarin zhōu / zhou1
Taiwan chou
Japanese su / す    shuu / shu / しゅう
Chinese prefecture; (old) province; (old) administrative division; state (e.g. of US); oblast (Russia); canton (Switzerland)
Japanese sandbank; sandbar; (n,n-suf) (1) state; province; county; oblast; department (of ancient China); (2) continent; (suffix) (3) (archaism) dear; (given name) Toushuu; (surname) Suzaki; (surname) Susaki; (personal name) Shuu; (female given name) Shima; (personal name) Kuni; (personal name) Atsumu
a region

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Mandarin tīng / ting1
Taiwan t`ing / ting
Japanese chou / cho / ちょう
Chinese (reception) hall; living room; office; provincial government department
Japanese (surname) Chou

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Mandarin biàn / bian4
Taiwan pien
Japanese ben / べん
Chinese (old) cap (garment); military officer of low rank (in former times); preceding
Japanese (1) speech; tongue; talk; eloquence; (suffix noun) (2) dialect; brogue; accent; (3) (abbreviation) bento; Japanese box lunch; (4) petal; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (5) valve; (6) Oversight Department; division of the daijokan under the ritsuryo system responsible for controlling central and provincial governmental offices; (given name) Wakachi; (surname) Benzaki; (surname, given name) Ben; (male given name) Hitoshi; (given name) Satoru; (given name) Satosu

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Mandarin cáo / cao2
Taiwan ts`ao / tsao
Japanese tsukasa / つかさ    tsuao / つあお    chou / cho / ちょう    tao / たお    sou / so / そう    so / そ
Chinese class or grade; generation; plaintiff and defendant (old); government department (old); surname Cao; Zhou Dynasty vassal state
Japanese (surname) Tsukasa; (personal name) Tsuao; (surname) Chou; (surname) Tao; (surname) So
Company, class; used as the plural of pronouns, etc.

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Mandarin shěng / sheng3
Taiwan sheng
Japanese shou / sho / しょう
Chinese to save; to economize; to do without; to omit; to leave out; province; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) ministry; department; (2) province (of China); (prefix noun) (3) (See 省スペース) saving; conserving; (female given name) Mitsumu; (given name) Fumisu; (given name) Habuku; (personal name) Seiji; (given name) Sei; (personal name) Shouhei; (personal name) Shousuke; (given name) Shou; (given name) Satoru; (male given name) Satoshi; (personal name) Katsumine; (personal name) Katsube; (personal name) Katsuhira; (personal name) Katsunami; (personal name) Katsusuke; (given name) Akira
Look into minutely, inspect, examine; arouse; spare, save; an inspectorate, hence a province.

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Mandarin/ ke1
Taiwan k`o / ko
Japanese ka / か
Chinese branch of study; administrative section; division; field; branch; stage directions; family (taxonomy); rules; laws; to mete out (punishment); to levy (taxes etc); to fine sb; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) department; section; faculty; school; arm; (2) course (of study); branch of study; specialization; (3) (taxonomical) family; (personal name) Ke
A class, lesson, examination; gist

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Mandarin/ xi4
Taiwan hsi
Japanese kei / ke / けい
Chinese system; department; faculty
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) system; lineage; group; (2) {math} corollary; (3) {geol} system (range of strata that correspond to a particular time period); (4) (taxonomical) series; (personal name) Kei; (surname) Ito; (female given name) Ai

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Mandarin zhí / zhi2
Taiwan chih
Japanese shoku(p);soku(ok) / しょく(P);そく(ok)    shiki / しき
Chinese office; duty
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) job; work; employment; occupation; position; (2) duties; (3) trade; skill; (See 律令制) agency (government department between a ministry and a bureau under the ritsuryo system)
To record, oversee, direct; office, official duty.

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Mandarin/ gu3
Taiwan ku
Japanese momo / もも    mata / また
Chinese thigh; part of a whole; portion of a sum; (stock) share; strand of a thread; low-level administrative unit, translated as "section" or "department" etc, ranked below 科[ke1]; classifier for long winding things like ropes, rivers etc; classifier for smoke, smells etc: thread, puff, whiff; classifier for bands of people, gangs etc; classifier for sudden forceful actions
Japanese (1) thigh; (can be adjective with の) (2) femoral; (1) crotch; crutch; groin; thigh; (2) fork (in a tree, road, river, etc.); tines (of a fork)

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Mandarin chù // chǔ / chu4 // chu3
Taiwan ch`u / chu
Japanese tokoro / ところ
Chinese place; location; spot; point; office; department; bureau; respect; classifier for locations or items of damage: spot, point; to reside; to live; to dwell; to be in; to be situated at; to stay; to get along with; to be in a position of; to deal with; to discipline; to punish
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (n,suf) (1) place; spot; scene; site; (2) (kana only) address; (3) (kana only) district; area; locality; (4) (kana only) one's house; (5) (kana only) point; aspect; side; facet; (6) (kana only) passage (in text); part; (7) (kana only) space; room; (8) (kana only) thing; matter; (9) (kana only) whereupon; as a result; (10) (kana only) about to; on the verge of; (11) (kana only) was just doing; was in the process of doing; have just done; just finished doing; (surname) Tokoro
To dwell, abide; fix, decide, punish; a place, state. āyatana, 阿耶怛那, also tr. 入, place or entrance of the sense, both the organ and the sensation, or sense datum; hence the 十二處 twelve āyatana, i. e. six organs, and six sense data that enter for discrimination.

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Mandarin/ ke4
Taiwan k`o / ko
Japanese ka / か
Chinese subject; course; CL:門|门[men2]; class; lesson; CL:堂[tang2],節|节[jie2]; to levy; tax; form of divination
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) lesson; (2) section (in an organization); division; department; (counter) (3) counter for lessons and chapters (of a book)

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Mandarin biàn / bian4
Taiwan pien
Japanese ben / べん
Chinese to distinguish; to recognize
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) (abbreviation) bento; Japanese box lunch; (2) Oversight Department; division of the daijokan under the ritsuryo system responsible for controlling central and provincial governmental offices; (surname) Ben
Discriminate, distinguish; v. 辯21; to discern

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Mandarin/ bu4
Taiwan pu
Japanese be / べ    bu / ぶ
Chinese ministry; department; section; part; division; troops; board; classifier for works of literature, films, machines etc
Japanese hereditary occupational group (Yamato period); (n,n-suf) (1) (higher than a 課) department (in an organization); division; bureau; (2) club; (3) part; component; element; (4) category; (counter) (5) counter for copies of a newspaper or magazine; (surname) Takanabe
A group, tribe, class, division, section; a board, office; school, sect; a work in volumes, a heading or section of a work; a part


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Japanese yoka / よか Japanese preparatory course; preparatory department


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Japanese naika / ないか Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (See 外科・1) internal medicine, i.e. treatment by medical procedures rather than surgical procedures; (2) department of internal medicine (hospital, etc.)


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Japanese bunka / ぶんか Japanese department; section; branch; course; school (e.g. of learning)


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Japanese ika / いか Japanese medical science; medical department


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Japanese kakubu / かくぶ Japanese all parts; various parts; every department


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Mandarin shāng chéng / shang1 cheng2
Taiwan shang ch`eng / shang cheng
Chinese shopping center; department store; see 商城縣|商城县[Shang1 cheng2 xian4]



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Mandarin shāng chǎng / shang1 chang3
Taiwan shang ch`ang / shang chang
Chinese shopping mall; shopping center; department store; emporium; CL:家[jia1]; the business world


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Mandarin shāng kē / shang1 ke1
Taiwan shang k`o / shang ko
Japanese shouka / shoka / しょうか
Chinese business studies; Shangke corporation, PRC IT company (since 1994)
Japanese commerce (field of study); department of commerce (at a university)


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Mandarin wài kē / wai4 ke1
Taiwan wai k`o / wai ko
Japanese geka / げか
Chinese surgery (branch of medicine)
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (See 内科・1) surgery; (2) department of surgery (hospital, etc.)


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Mandarin dà fù / da4 fu4
Taiwan ta fu
Japanese taifu / たいふ
Chinese substantially; by a big amount
Japanese (archaism) (See 大輔・たいふ) ranking vice-minister in the Department of Worship (ritsuryo system); deputy minister; (surname) Oozoe; (surname) Oozoi; (surname) Oosono; (surname) Oosoe; (place-name) Oosoi; (surname) Oosuke


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Japanese gakka / がっか Japanese (1) study subject; course of study; (2) department (university, etc.)


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Japanese gakubu / がくぶ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) department of a university; (can act as adjective) (2) undergraduate (course, program, etc.)



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Mandarin tīng zhǎng / ting1 zhang3
Taiwan t`ing chang / ting chang
Chinese head of provincial PRC government department

Search for Department in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
guā dé luō pǔ dǎo
gua1 de2 luo1 pu3 dao3
gua de luo pu dao
kua te lo p`u tao
kua te lo pu tao
mǎ tí ní kè dǎo
ma3 ti2 ni2 ke4 dao3
ma ti ni ke dao
ma t`i ni k`o tao
ma ti ni ko tao
jouhou / johoqíng bào / qing2 bao4 / qing bao / qingbaoch`ing pao / chingpao / ching pao
A Traditional Warm Welcome歡迎光臨
huān yíng guāng lín
huan1 ying2 guang1 lin2
huan ying guang lin
huan ying kuang lin
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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

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

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