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Kanji Lion in Chinese / Japanese...

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Quick links to words on this page...

  1. Lion
  2. Lion Dance
  3. Lioness
  4. Lion Heart
  5. Leopard / Panther / Jaguar
  6. Leo


Lion

Chinese
China xióng shī
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This is how to write "lion" in Chinese.

Lion

Japanese / Korean
China shī zǐ
Japan shishi
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This is how to write "lion" in Japanese Kanji and Korean Hanja.

Lion Dance

Japan shi shi mai
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This is the Japanese title for lion dancing.

This refers to the Japanese version borrowed from traditional Chinese culture. The Japanese version almost always features a red-faced lion with a green cloak with a white pattern.

Lion Dance

China wǔ shī
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This is the Chinese title for "lion dance".

This is the traditional Chinese costumed dance seen at festivals (especially Chinese new years), ceremonies, and often at the beginning of Chinese martial arts events.

Lioness

China cí shī
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This is how to write "lioness" in Chinese.

Note: This is not a very common title for a wall scroll in China. Perhaps because lions are not indigenous to China. Though oddly enough, rarity of lions made them very prized - and lion dances are a popular festival attraction.
If you do see name of this species of animal written on a wall scroll, it's more likely to be the masculine form of "lion".

Lion Heart

China shī xīn
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This is "Lion Heart" in Chinese. The most famous use of this title would be "Richard the Lionheart" also known as King Richard I of England who lived 1189-1199 A.D.

Lion Heart

Nickname of King Richard I
Japan shi shi shin ou
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This is the Japanese version of the nickname for King Richard the First. It literally means "Lion Heart King". The full title is "リチャード獅子心王" in Japanese, or "Richard Lion Heart King".

If you want a special version of this or a related Lion Heart title, just contact me.

Leopard / Panther / Jaguar

China bào
Japan hyou
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This is the Chinese and Japanese word for the big cat known as a leopard, panther or Jaguar.

This can refer to most cats of the Panthera genus as well as the Puma genus (but this is not used for most kinds of lions, except smaller ones like the mountain lion).

Because Jaguars are not native to Asia, the characters for "American continent" is usually added before this character to specifically designate a Jaguar.

This also kind of means Panther or Leopard in Korean Hanja, but in modern Korean, they add a Hangul character to complete the word.

Leo Zodiac Symbol / Sign

China shī zǐ zuò
Japan shishi-za
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This is the Chinese and Japanese way to write Leo (lion) of western astrology.


See Also...  Chinese Zodiac


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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.




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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
Characters 
Simplified
Traditional
Japanese Romaji
(Romanized Japanese)
Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Lion雄狮
雄獅
n/axióng shī
xiong shi
hsiung shih
xiong2 shi1
xiongshi
Lion狮子
獅子
shishishī zǐ
shi zi
shih tzu
shi1 zi3
shizi
Lion Dance獅子舞
獅子舞
shi shi mai
shishimai
n/a
Lion Dance舞狮
舞獅
n/awǔ shī
wu shi
wu shih
wu3 shi1
wushi
Lioness雌狮
雌獅
n/ací shī
ci shi
tz`u shih
ci2 shi1
cishi
tzushih
tzu shih
Lion Heart狮心
獅心
n/ashī xīn
shi xin
shih hsin
shi1 xin1
shixin
Lion Heart狮子心王
獅子心王
shi shi shin ou
shishishinou
shi shi shin o
n/a
Leopard / Panther / Jaguar
hyou
hyo
bào
bao
pao
bao4
Leo Zodiac Symbol / Sign狮子座
獅子座
shishi-zashī zǐ zuò
shi zi zuo
shih tzu tso
shi1 zi3 zuo4
shizizuo

If you have not set up your computer to display Chinese, the characters in this table probably look like empty boxes or random text garbage.
This is why I spent hundreds of hours making images so that you could view the characters in the "kanji lion" listings above.
If you want your Windows computer to be able to display Chinese characters you can either head to your Regional and Language options in your Win XP control panel, select the [Languages] tab and click on [Install files for East Asian Languages]. This task will ask for your Win XP CD to complete in most cases. If you don't have your Windows XP CD, or are running Windows 98, you can also download/run the simplified Chinese font package installer from Microsoft which works independently with Win 98, ME, 2000, and XP. It's a 2.5MB download, so if you are on dial up, start the download and go make a sandwich.

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