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Kanji Lion in Chinese / Japanese...

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Quick links to words on this page...

  1. Lion
  2. Lioness
  3. Lion Dance
  4. Lion King
  5. Lion Heart
  6. Leopard / Panther / Jaguar
  7. Fu Dog / Foo Dog
  8. Griffin / Gryphon
  9. Leo


Lion

China xióng shī
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Lion

This is how to write "lion" in Chinese.

Lion

China shī zǐ
Japan shishi
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Lion

This is how to write "lion" in Japanese Kanji and Korean Hanja.

Lioness

China cí shī
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Lioness

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 Dance

China wǔ shī
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Lion Dance

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.

Lion Dance

Japan shi shi mai
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Lion Dance

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 King

China shī zǐ wáng
Japan shi shi ou
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Lion King

This is the Chinese title for "The Lion King" (also associated with the Disney movie).

This has the "Lion King" meaning in Japanese however, not in association with the movie you are thinking of. This is also a Japanese surname that romanizes as Shishiou.

Lion Heart

China shī xīn
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Lion Heart

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

Japan shi shi shin ou
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Lion Heart

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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Leopard / Panther / Jaguar

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.

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)".

Griffin / Gryphon

China yīng tóu shī
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Griffin / Gryphon

Griffin This is the Chinese title for a Griffin.

This refers to the legendary creature with the head, talons, and wings of an eagle and the body of a lion. Sometimes also spelled Gryphon or Griffon. From the Greek γρύφων or γρύπων, or Latin Gryphus.

This Chinese title, 鷹頭獅, literally means, "Eagle Head Lion."

Leo Zodiac Symbol / Sign

China shī zǐ zuò
Japan shishi-za
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Leo Zodiac Symbol<br>Sign

This is the Chinese and Japanese way to write Leo (lion) of western astrology.


See Also:  Chinese Zodiac


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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.




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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
Lion 雄獅
雄狮
xióng shī
xiong2 shi1
xiong shi
xiongshi
hsiung shih
hsiungshih
Lion 獅子
狮子
shishishī zǐ / shi1 zi3 / shi zi / shizi shih tzu / shihtzu
Lioness 雌獅
雌狮
cí shī / ci2 shi1 / ci shi / cishi tz`u shih / tzushih / tzu shih
Lion Dance 舞獅
舞狮
wǔ shī / wu3 shi1 / wu shi / wushi wu shih / wushih
Lion Dance 獅子舞shi shi mai
shishimai
Lion King 獅子王
狮子王
shi shi ou / shishiou / shi shi o / shishioshī zǐ wáng
shi1 zi3 wang2
shi zi wang
shiziwang
shih tzu wang
shihtzuwang
Lion Heart 獅心
狮心
shī xīn / shi1 xin1 / shi xin / shixin shih hsin / shihhsin
Lion Heart 獅子心王
狮子心王
shi shi shin ou
shishishinou
shi shi shin o
shishishino
Leopard / Panther / Jaguar hyou / hyobào / bao4 / bao pao
Fu Dog / Foo Dog 石獅子
石狮子
shí shī zi
shi2 shi1 zi5
shi shi zi
shishizi
shih shih tzu
shihshihtzu
Griffin / Gryphon 鷹頭獅
鹰头狮
yīng tóu shī
ying1 tou2 shi1
ying tou shi
yingtoushi
ying t`ou shih
yingtoushih
ying tou shih
Leo Zodiac Symbol / Sign 獅子座
狮子座
shishi-zashī zǐ zuò
shi1 zi3 zuo4
shi zi zuo
shizizuo
shih tzu tso
shihtzutso

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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