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No one knows a son better than the father

China zhī zǐ mò ruò fù
No one knows a son better than the father Wall Scroll

This can be translated as "No one knows a son better than his father."

This idiom is based on the idea that after spending many years together, family members know everything about each other. Better than anyone else, a father knows the qualities and shortcomings of his son.

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知子莫若父 is the original proverb (very old) but others have been composed about various combinations of mothers, sons, daughters, and fathers.

Father and Son

Japan chichi musuko
Father and Son Wall Scroll

父息子 is "father and son" in Japanese.

Father and Son

China fù yù zǐ
Father and Son Wall Scroll

父與子 is the simple term for "Father and Son." However, we like some of our other tribute phrases to fathers better than this one.

Bond

China bàn
Japan kizuna
Bond Wall Scroll

This Kanji represents a bond, as in the bond between mother and daughter, father and son, family ties, or a family bond.

絆 is the kind of character that says, no matter what happens (difficult times), we have this bond that cannot be broken.

If you go to the Japanese dictionary, the definition is: bonds (between people); (emotional) ties; relationship; connection; link; tether; fetters.



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This Kanji is best if your audience is Japanese. While this is also a Chinese character, it has a completely different meaning in Chinese (it means to hinder or stumble in Chinese). It's a very rare character in Korean Hanja but does mean bond in Korean (used in Korean words for certain kinds of glue and sticking plaster).


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

父慈子孝

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Mandarin fù cí zǐ xiào / fu4 ci2 zi3 xiao4
Taiwan fu tz`u tzu hsiao / fu tzu tzu hsiao
Chinese benevolent father, filial son (idiom); natural love between parents and children
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Love Between Child and Parents

知子莫若父

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Mandarin zhī zǐ mò ruò fù / zhi1 zi3 mo4 ruo4 fu4
Taiwan chih tzu mo jo fu
Chinese nobody understands one's son better than his father (idiom)

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Mandarin céng // zēng / ceng2 // zeng1
Taiwan ts`eng // tseng / tseng // tseng
Japanese hii / hi ひい
 hi
 sou / so そう
Chinese great-grand (father, child etc); once; already; ever (in the past); former; previously; (past tense marker used before verb or clause); surname Zeng
Japanese (prefix) great (i.e. great-grandson, great-grandmother); (surname) Son; (surname) Sou; (surname) Ai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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三位

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Mandarin sān wèi / san1 wei4
Taiwan san wei
Japanese sanmi さんみ
 sani さんい
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) third rank (in the Japanese court system); (2) trinity (Christianity); the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; (surname) Mitsui; (surname) Mii
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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三從


三从

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Mandarin sān cóng / san1 cong2
Taiwan san ts`ung / san tsung
Japanese san shō
A woman's three subordinations, to father, husband, and son; stated in several sūtras, e.g. 四十華嚴經28.

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三綱


三纲

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Mandarin sān gāng / san1 gang1
Taiwan san kang
Japanese sangou / sango さんごう
 sankou / sanko さんこう
Japanese (Buddhist term) three monastic positions with management roles at a temple; three bonds (in Confucianism: master & servant, father & son, husband & wife); (given name) Sankou
The three bonds, i.e. directors of a monastery: (a) 上座 sthavira, elder, president; (b) 寺主vihārasvāmin, v. 毘 the abbot who directs the temporal affairs; (c) 維那 karmadāna, v. 羯 who directs the monks. Another meaning: (a) 上座; (b) 維那; (c) 典座 vihārapāla, v. 毘director of worship. The three vary in different countries; three cords

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亞所


亚所

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Mandarin yà suǒ / ya4 suo3
Taiwan ya so
Chinese Azor (son of Eliakim and father of Zadok in Matthew 1:13-14)

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五常

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Mandarin wǔ cháng / wu3 chang2
Taiwan wu ch`ang / wu chang
Japanese gojou / gojo ごじょう
Chinese five constant virtues of Confucianism, namely: benevolence 仁, righteousness 義|义, propriety 禮|礼, wisdom 智 and fidelity 信; five cardinal relationships of Confucianism (between ruler and subject, father and son, husband and wife, brothers, friends); five phases of Chinese philosophy: water 水, fire 火, wood 木, metal 金, earth 土; Wuchang county level city in Harbin 哈爾濱|哈尔滨, Heilongjiang
Japanese the five cardinal Confucian virtues (justice, politeness, wisdom, fidelity and benevolence); (place-name) Gojou
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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五倫


五伦

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Mandarin wǔ lún / wu3 lun2
Taiwan wu lun
Japanese gorin ごりん
Chinese the five Confucian relationships (ruler-subject, father-son, brother-brother, husband-wife, friend-friend)
Japanese the five Confucian filial-piety relationships

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大閤

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Japanese taikou / taiko たいこう
Japanese (honorific or respectful language) taiko; title for a regent, later for the grand chancellor, also for the father of an Imperial adviser (advisor) who passed the role to his son

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太閤

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Japanese taikou / taiko たいこう
Japanese (honorific or respectful language) taiko; title for a regent, later for the grand chancellor, also for the father of an Imperial adviser (advisor) who passed the role to his son; (place-name) Taikou

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姑爺


姑爷

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Mandarin gū ye / gu1 ye5
Taiwan ku yeh
Chinese son-in-law (used by wife's family); uncle (husband of father's sister)

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家兒


家儿

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Mandarin jiā ér / jia1 er2
Taiwan chia erh
Chinese (old) child, particularly referring to the son who resembles his father

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撒督

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Mandarin sǎ dū / sa3 du1
Taiwan sa tu
Chinese Zadok (son of Azor and father of Achim in Matthew 1:13)

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翁婿

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Mandarin wēng xù / weng1 xu4
Taiwan weng hsü
Chinese father-in-law (wife's father) and son-in-law

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父子

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Mandarin fù zǐ / fu4 zi3
Taiwan fu tzu
Japanese fushi ふし
Chinese father and son
Japanese father and child (son); (place-name) Chichi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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表叔

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Mandarin biǎo shū / biao3 shu1
Taiwan piao shu
Chinese son of grandfather's sister; son of grandmother's brother or sister; father's younger male cousin; (Hong Kong slang) mainlander

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貴賤


贵贱

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Mandarin guì jiàn / gui4 jian4
Taiwan kuei chien
Japanese kisen きせん
Chinese noble and lowly; high versus low social hierarchy of ruler to people, father to son, husband to wife in Confucianism
Japanese high and low; all ranks
Dear and cheap; noble and base; your and my.

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至沙

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Mandarin zhì shā / zhi4 sha1
Taiwan chih sha
Japanese Shisha
帝沙 Tiṣya, an ancient Buddha. The father of Śāriputra. A son of Śuklodana.

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馬但


马但

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Mandarin mǎ dàn / ma3 dan4
Taiwan ma tan
Chinese Matthan, son of Eleazar and father of Jakob in Matthew 1.15

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毘璢璃


毗璢璃

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Mandarin pí liú lí / pi2 liu2 li2
Taiwan p`i liu li / pi liu li
Japanese Biruri
Virūḍhaka. Known as Crystal king, and as 惡生王 Ill-born king. (1) A king of Kośala (son of Prasenajit), destroyer of Kapilavastu. (2) Ikṣvāku, father of the four founders of Kapilavastu. (3) One of the four mahārājas, guardian of the south, king of kumbhāṇḍas, worshipped in China as one of the twenty-four deva āryas; colour blue. Also, 毘璢王; 流離王; 婁勒王 (毘婁勒王); 樓黎王 (維樓黎王); 毘盧釋迦王 (or 毘盧宅迦王); 鼻溜茶迦, etc.

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羅睺羅


罗睺罗

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Mandarin luó hóu luō / luo2 hou2 luo1
Taiwan lo hou lo
Japanese Ragora
Rāhula, the eldest son of Śākyamuni and Yaśodharā; also羅睺; 羅吼; 羅云; 羅雲; 曷怙羅 or 何怙羅 or 羅怙羅. He is supposed to have been in the womb for six years and born when his father attained buddhahood; also said to have been born during an eclipse, and thus acquired his name, though it is defined in other ways; his father did not see him till he was six years old. He became a disciple of the Hīnayāna, but is said to have become a Mahāyānist when his father preached this final perfect doctrine, a statement gainsaid by his being recognized as founder of the Vaibhāṣika school. He is to be reborn as the eldest son of every buddha, hence is sometimes called the son of Ānanda.

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白飯王


白饭王

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Mandarin bái fàn wáng / bai2 fan4 wang2
Taiwan pai fan wang
Japanese Byakuhan ō
Śuklodana-rāja, a prince of Kapilavastu, second son of Siṃhahanu, father of Tiṣya 帝沙, devadatta 調達, and Nandika 難提迦. Eitel; Śuklôdana-rāja

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補羯娑


补羯娑

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Mandarin bǔ jié suō / bu3 jie2 suo1
Taiwan pu chieh so
Japanese fukasha
paulkasa, an aboriginal, or the son 'of a śūdra father and of a kshatryā mother' (M.W.); intp. as low caste, scavenger, also an unbeliever (in the Buddhist doctrine of 因果 or retribution); (Skt. pukkasa)

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補羯婆


补羯婆

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Mandarin bǔ jié pó / bu3 jie2 po2
Taiwan pu chieh p`o / pu chieh po
[Note: 婆 should probably be 娑] paulkasa, an aboriginal, or the son 'of a śūdra father and of a kshatryā mother' (M.W.); intp. as low caste, scavenger, also an unbeliever (in the Buddhist doctrine of 因果 or retribution).

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阿闍世


阿阇世

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Mandarin ā dū shì / a1 du1 shi4
Taiwan a tu shih
Japanese ajase あじゃせ
Japanese (surname) Ajase
Ajātaśatru, 阿闍貰; 阿闍多設咄路; 未生怨 'Enemy before birth'; a king of Magadha whose father, Bimbisāra, is said to have sought to kill him as ill-omened. When grown up he killed his father and ascended the throne. At first inimical to Śākyamuni, later he was converted and became noted for his liberality; died circa 519 B.C. Also called 'Broken fingers' and Kṣemadarśin. His son and successor was Udāyi; and a daughter was ? Aśu-dharā. According to a Tibetan legend an infant son of Ajātaśatru was kidnapped, or exposed, and finally became king of Tibet named ~Na-khri-btsan-po.

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三從四德


三从四德

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Mandarin sān cóng sì dé / san1 cong2 si4 de2
Taiwan san ts`ung ssu te / san tsung ssu te
Chinese Confucian moral injunctions for women, namely: obey in turn three men father, husband and son, plus the four virtues of morality 德, physical charm 容, propriety in speech 言 and efficiency in needlework 功

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三綱五常


三纲五常

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Mandarin sān gāng wǔ cháng / san1 gang1 wu3 chang2
Taiwan san kang wu ch`ang / san kang wu chang
Chinese three principles and five virtues (idiom); the three rules (ruler guides subject, father guides son and husband guides wife) and five constant virtues of Confucianism (benevolence 仁, righteousness 義|义, propriety 禮|礼, wisdom 智 and fidelity 信)

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五障三從


五障三从

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Mandarin wǔ zhàng sān cóng / wu3 zhang4 san1 cong2
Taiwan wu chang san ts`ung / wu chang san tsung
Japanese goshō sanshō
The five hindrances to woman, see above, and her three subordinations, i. e. to father, husband. and son; five hindrances and three subordinates

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以利亞敬


以利亚敬

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Mandarin yǐ lì yà jìng / yi3 li4 ya4 jing4
Taiwan i li ya ching
Chinese Eliakim (name, Hebrew: God will raise up); Eliakim, servant of the Lord in Isaiah 22:20; Eliakim, son of Abiud and father of Azor in Matthew 1:13

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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
No one knows a son better than the father 知子莫若父zhī zǐ mò ruò fù
zhi1 zi3 mo4 ruo4 fu4
zhi zi mo ruo fu
zhizimoruofu
chih tzu mo jo fu
chihtzumojofu
Father and Son 父息子chichi musuko
chichimusuko
Father and Son 父與子
父与子
fù yù zǐ
fu4 yu4 zi3
fu yu zi
fuyuzi
fu yü tzu
fuyützu
Bond
kizunabàn / ban4 / ban pan
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
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