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Dog in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Dog
  2. Akita Dog / Akitainu / Akita Inu
  3. Love the Flower, Love the Pot also
  4. Inuyasha
  5. Pug / Pekingese


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


(another version)
China quǎn
Japan inu
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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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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

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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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 provers:
Love me, love my dog.
Love for a person extends even to the crows on his roof.


China quǎn yè chà
Japan inu ya sha
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This is the title Inuyasha or Inu Yasha, a fictional character meaning "dog demon" from Japanese Manga. Also known by Manga-lovers in China.

Pug / Pekingese

China zhòng
Japan chin
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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".

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All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.

A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The scroll that I am holding in this picture is a "medium size"
4-character wall scroll.
As you can see, it is a great size to hang on your wall.
(We also offer custom wall scrolls in larger sizes)

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.

Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

Fighting Spirit
Good Luck
Great Ambitions
I Love You
Immovable Mind
Keep Fighting
Live for the Day
Open Mind

With so many searches, we had to upgrade to our own Linux server.
Of course, only one in 500 searches results in a purchase - Hey buy a wall scroll!!!

See: Our list of specifically Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls. And, check out Our list of specifically old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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

Romaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
inu / kugǒu
Akita Dog / Akitainu / Akita Inu秋田犬
aki ta inu
Love the Flower, Love the Pot also爱花连盆爱爱女疼女婿
n/aài huā lián pén ài ài nǚ téng nǚ xù
ai hua lian pen ai ai nv teng nv xu
ai hua lien p`en ai ai nü t`eng nü hsü
ai4 hua1 lian2 pen2 ai4 ai4 nv3 teng2 nv3 xu4
ai hua lien pen ai ai nü teng nü hsü
inu ya sha
quǎn yè chà
quan ye cha
ch`üan yeh ch`a
quan3 ye4 cha4
chüan yeh cha
Pug / Pekingese

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