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Dog in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Dog
  2. Akita Dog / Akitainu / Akita Inu
  3. Fu Dog / Foo Dog
  4. Love the Flower, Love the Pot also
  5. Tengu
  6. Inuyasha
  7. There's No Place Like Home
  8. Badger
  9. Pug / Pekingese
10. Snoopy


Dog

Year of the Dog / Zodiac Sign
China gǒu
Japan inu / ku
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Dog

This is the character for dog, canine or hound in Chinese.

If you were born in the year of the dog, you . . .


Are strong-willed
Loyal to your friends and mate.
Never compromise when you think you are right.

Note: Can be pronounced, and means dog in Japanese but feels like a very old word (see our other dog if you need a Japanese dog).


See also our Chinese Zodiac page.

Dog

(another version)
China quǎn
Japan inu
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Dog

This is another way to write dog in Chinese and Japanese. Just like we have dog, hound, pooch, canine and other words in English. However, this is NOT the character used to express "Year of the Dog." Although it is the most common way to say/write "dog" in Japanese.


See also our Chinese Zodiac page.

Akita Dog / Akitainu / Akita Inu

Japan aki ta inu
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Akita Dog / Akitainu / Akita Inu

This is the Japanese title of the breed of dog known as an Akita. Technically, the title above means "Akita hound" or "Akita Dog." The literal translation of these characters is "autumn field dog."


Note: This title is Japanese only. In China, this breed of dog is referred to as "The Japanese breed" (literally: Japanese hound).

Chinese title: 日本犬

Fu Dog / Foo Dog

China shí shī zi
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Fu Dog / Foo Dog

While known in the west as fu dogs or foo dogs, these are actually guardian lions.

These are the lion statues traditionally placed at the entrance of Chinese imperial palaces, imperial tombs, temples, and high-ranking officials' homes. These days, you are more likely to see them at the entrance to a fancy Chinese restaurant.

This title actually means, "stone lion(s)".

Love the Flower, Love the Pot also

Love Me, Love My Dog
China ài huā lián pén ài ài nǚ téng nǚ xù
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Love the Flower, Love the Pot also

This proverb literally translates as, "If one loves a flower, [one will] love it's pot; [if one really] loves [one's] daughter, [one will also] love [one's] son-in-law."

Figuratively, is similar to the English proverbs:
Love me, love my dog.
Love for a person extends even to the crows on his roof.

Tengu

China tiān gǒu
Japan ten gu
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Tengu

This is the Japanese title for Tengu, which roughly translates as, "heavenly dog."

Tengu are a type of legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion and are also considered a type of Shinto god (kami) or yōkai (supernatural beings).

The origin is Chinese, though this term is seldom used in Chinese any more. It was a dog-like Chinese demon (Tiangou)

Although the title contains the word "dog," the tengu are often depicted with human and bird-like characteristics. Sometimes they have large noses or beaks like birds.

Inuyasha

China quǎn yè chà
Japan inu ya sha
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Inuyasha

This is the title Inuyasha or Inu Yasha, a fictional character meaning "dog demon" from Japanese Manga. Also known by Manga-lovers in China.

There's No Place Like Home

China jīn wō yín wō bù rú zì jǐ de gǒu wō
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There's No Place Like Home

This Chinese slang proverb means: Golden house, [or a] silver house, not as good as my own dog house.

It's basically saying that even a house made of gold or silver is not as good as my own home (which may only be suitable for a dog but it's mine).

Badger

China
Japan mujina
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Badger

This is a Japanese word that means badger or "raccoon dog" (Nyctereutes procyonoides).

I have included the Chinese and Korean pronunciation above. However, this character is rarely used character in modern Chinese and Korean.

Pug / Pekingese

China zhòng
Japan chin
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Pug / Pekingese

This is the shortest way to title the Pekingese, Japanese Spaniel, or Pug breed of dog. This title is a little ambiguous.

This is also sometimes romanized as "chung."

Snoopy

China shǐ nǔ bǐ
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Snoopy

This is the most common way to write Snoopy (comic strip pet dog) in Mandarin Chinese.

Snoopy

Japan sunuupii
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Snoopy

This is how to write Snoopy (comic strip pet dog) in Japanese Katakana.



Note: Because this is all Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


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The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
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.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

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.




If your search is not successful, just post your request on our forum, and we'll be happy to do research or translation for any reasonable request.

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The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Dog inu / kugǒu / gou3 / gou kou
Dog inuquǎn / quan3 / quan ch`üan / chüan
Akita Dog / Akitainu / Akita Inu 鞦田犬
秋田犬
aki ta inu / akitainu
Fu Dog / Foo Dog 石獅子
石狮子
shí shī zi
shi2 shi1 zi5
shi shi zi
shishizi
shih shih tzu
shihshihtzu
Love the Flower, Love the Pot also 愛花連盆愛愛女疼女婿
爱花连盆爱爱女疼女婿
ài huā lián pén ài ài nǚ téng nǚ xù
ai4 hua1 lian2 pen2 ai4 ai4 nv3 teng2 nv3 xu4
ai hua lian pen ai ai nv teng nv xu
ai hua lien p`en ai ai nü t`eng nü hsü
ai hua lien pen ai ai nü teng nü hsü
Tengu 天狗ten gu / tengutiān gǒu / tian1 gou3 / tian gou / tiangou t`ien kou / tienkou / tien kou
Inuyasha 犬夜叉inu ya sha / inuyashaquǎn yè chà
quan3 ye4 cha4
quan ye cha
quanyecha
ch`üan yeh ch`a
chüanyehcha
chüan yeh cha
There's No Place Like Home 金窩銀窩不如自己的狗窩
金窝银窝不如自己的狗窝
jīn wō yín wō bù rú zì jǐ de gǒu wō
jin1 wo1 yin2 wo1 bu4 ru2 zi4 ji3 de5 gou3 wo1
jin wo yin wo bu ru zi ji de gou wo
chin wo yin wo pu ju tzu chi te kou wo
Badger mujinahé / he2 / he ho
Pug / Pekingese chinzhòng / zhong4 / zhong chung
Snoopy 史努比shǐ nǔ bǐ
shi3 nu3 bi3
shi nu bi
shinubi
shih nu pi
shihnupi
Snoopy スヌーピーsunuupii / sunupi

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.

Some people may refer to this entry as Dog Kanji, Dog Characters, Dog in Mandarin Chinese, Dog Characters, Dog in Chinese Writing, Dog in Japanese Writing, Dog in Asian Writing, Dog Ideograms, Chinese Dog symbols, Dog Hieroglyphics, Dog Glyphs, Dog in Chinese Letters, Dog Hanzi, Dog in Japanese Kanji, Dog Pictograms, Dog in the Chinese Written-Language, or Dog in the Japanese Written-Language.

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