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Goldfish in Chinese / Japanese...

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Goldfish

China jīn yú
Japan kin gyo
Goldfish Wall Scroll

金魚 is the title for goldfish in Chinese and Japanese.

There was a time in ancient China when only the Emperor could possess the true yellow-gold colored fish. 金魚 is why alternate coloration such as orange, black, red, and white were bred. Many believe this is why colors other than yellow-gold are more common for "goldfish" found in pet shops today.

Yellow

Yellow Color
China huáng
Japan hon / kou
Yellow Wall Scroll

黃 is the single character for the color yellow in Chinese.

In China, yellow is traditionally the color of the emperor. In fact, there was a time when only the emperor could wear yellow clothing, or own yellow pet fish. Note: Goldfish were breed originally in China for the emperor. When the perfect yellow fish was breed, all but the emperor were banned from owning any. Thus a more orange-colored goldfish dominated the market.

黃 is not a common selection for a wall scroll. Even if your Chinese surname is Huang (Yellow) or your Korean surname is Hwang (yellow), it's still probably not appropriate.


黄This character is written with a slight variation in Simplified Chinese and modern Japanese. Click on the image to the right if you want this alternate version.


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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your goldfish search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

金魚


金鱼

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Mandarin jīn yú / jin1 yu2
Taiwan chin yü
Japanese kingyo きんぎょ
Chinese goldfish
Japanese goldfish; (surname, female given name) Kingyo
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ポイ

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Japanese poi ポイ
Japanese paper scoop used in goldfish scooping

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和金

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Japanese wakin わきん
Japanese Japanese wakin goldfish variety

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蝦尾

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Japanese ebio えびお
Japanese (1) goldfish with a shrimp-like tail; (2) head of a shamisen or lute (bent back like a shrimp's tail)

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蘭虫

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Japanese ranchuu / ranchu らんちゅう
Japanese (kana only) ranchu; variety of goldfish

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蘭鋳

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Japanese ranchuu / ranchu らんちゅう
Japanese (kana only) ranchu; variety of goldfish

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鉄魚

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Japanese tetsugyo てつぎょ
Japanese (kana only) comet goldfish

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ドラド

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Japanese dorado ドラド
Japanese (1) dorado (South American freshwater catfish, Salminus maxillosus); (2) dolphinfish; (3) (astron) Dorado (constellation); the Goldfish; the Swordfish; (place-name) Dorado

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出目金

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Japanese demekin でめきん
Japanese pop-eyed goldfish

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梶木座

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Japanese kajikiza かじきざ
Japanese (irregular kanji usage) Dorado (constellation); the Goldfish; the Swordfish

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海老尾

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Japanese kairoubi / kairobi かいろうび
 ebio えびお
Japanese head of a shamisen or lute (bent back like a shrimp's tail); (1) goldfish with a shrimp-like tail; (2) head of a shamisen or lute (bent back like a shrimp's tail)

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朱文金

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Japanese shubunkin しゅぶんきん
Japanese Japanese shubunkin goldfish variety

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旗魚座

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Japanese kajikiza かじきざ
Japanese Dorado (constellation); the Goldfish; the Swordfish

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煮頃鮒

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Japanese nigorobuna にごろぶな
Japanese (kana only) Carassius auratus grandoculis (subspecies of goldfish)

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金魚屋

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Japanese kingyoya きんぎょや
Japanese goldfish seller (vendor)

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金魚藻


金鱼藻

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Mandarin jīn yú zǎo / jin1 yu2 zao3
Taiwan chin yü tsao
Japanese kingyomo きんぎょも
Chinese hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
Japanese (1) (colloquialism) Eurasian water milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum); (2) aquatic plants such as hornwort that are commonly used in goldfish tanks, etc.

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金魚鉢

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Japanese kingyobachi きんぎょばち
Japanese goldfish bowl

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かじき座

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Japanese kajikiza かじきざ
Japanese Dorado (constellation); the Goldfish; the Swordfish

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テツギョ

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Japanese tetsugyo テツギョ
Japanese (kana only) comet goldfish

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ドラード

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Japanese doraado / dorado ドラード
Japanese (1) dorado (South American freshwater catfish, Salminus maxillosus); (2) dolphinfish; (3) (astron) Dorado (constellation); the Goldfish; the Swordfish

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世間の目

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Japanese sekennome せけんのめ
Japanese (exp,n) spotlight; public eye; public's attention; goldfish bowl

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似五郎鮒

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Japanese nigorobuna にごろぶな
Japanese (kana only) Carassius auratus grandoculis (subspecies of goldfish)

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金魚の糞

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Japanese kingyonofun きんぎょのふん
 kingyonounko / kingyononko きんぎょのうんこ
Japanese (exp,n) (idiom) person who tags along; hanger-on; person who follows someone around like a shadow; clingy person; goldfish feces

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金魚売り

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Japanese kingyouri / kingyori きんぎょうり
Japanese goldfish peddling; goldfish peddler

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金魚掬い

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Japanese kingyosukui きんぎょすくい
Japanese festival game in which participants try to catch goldfish in a shallow paper ladle

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ランチュウ

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Japanese ranchuu / ranchu ランチュウ
Japanese (kana only) ranchu; variety of goldfish

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ニゴロブナ

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Japanese nigorobuna ニゴロブナ
Japanese (kana only) Carassius auratus grandoculis (subspecies of goldfish)

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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
Goldfish 金魚
金鱼
kin gyo / kingyojīn yú / jin1 yu2 / jin yu / jinyu chin yü / chinyü
Yellow
hon / kou / hon / ko / hon/kohuáng / huang2 / huang
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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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 by 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 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.


Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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