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Kill / Massacre / Mass Killing

China shā lù
Japan satsuriku
Kill / Massacre / Mass Killing

殺戮 is how to write "kill" or "massacre."

殺戮 is an absolutely shocking word to have on a wall scroll. It will bewilder, scare, and perhaps offend any Chinese, Korean or Japanese person who sees it. I do not in any way recommend this for a piece of calligraphy artwork. This entry is only here because our calligraphy search engine received so many requests for "kill" and "massacre."

You are all a bunch of sick puppies!

Nanjing

China nán jīng
Japan nankin
Nanjing

南京 is the title of Nanking or Nanjing.

This literally means southern capital. Nanjing was, at various times in history, the capital of China.

Nanjing is currently the capital of Jiangsu province. During WWII, it was the site of a massacre by invading Japanese troops.


Nanking is just an alternate romanization of these characters, in the same way that Peking is the alternate for Beijing. The real pronunciation in Mandarin is closer to Nanjing than Nanking.

Police / Public Security Bureau

China gōng ān
Japan kou an
Police / Public Security Bureau

公安 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja title for (The Ministry of) Public Security. 公安 can also generally mean public safety, public security, or public welfare. It is a positive term in Japan, were some even name their daughters "Kouan" (this title).

In China, this is the kinder name for the PSB or Public Security Bureau. It's really the national police of China - occasionally brutal, and seldom properly-trained or educated. Once in a while, you find a PSB officer who lives up to the title of 公安. Before the 1989 massacre, it was the PSB officers who refused to stop nor kill any of the protesting college students (so they're not all bad). The Chinese government had to call in soldiers from Inner-Mongolia to kill thousands of protesters.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

殺戮


杀戮

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Mandarin shā lù / sha1 lu4
Taiwan sha lu
Japanese setsuroku / さつりく
Chinese to massacre; to slaughter
Japanese (noun/participle) slaughter; massacre
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin/ tu2
Taiwan t`u / tu
Japanese touma / toma / とま    to / とうま    tagima / と    taima / たぎま
Chinese to slaughter (animals for food); to massacre; surname Tu
Japanese (personal name) Toma; (personal name) Touma; (surname) To; (personal name) Tagima; (personal name) Taima
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin áo / ao2
Taiwan ao
Japanese minagoroshi / みなごろし
Chinese violent fighting
Japanese massacre; annihilation; wholesale slaughter

夷戮

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Mandarin yí lù / yi2 lu4
Taiwan i lu
Chinese to massacre

夷滅


夷灭

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Mandarin yí miè / yi2 mie4
Taiwan i mieh
Chinese to massacre; to die out

屠る

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Japanese hofuru / ほふる Japanese (transitive verb) to slaughter; to massacre; to defeat; to butcher

屠城

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Mandarin tú chéng / tu2 cheng2
Taiwan t`u ch`eng / tu cheng
Chinese to massacre everyone in a captured city

屠戮

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Mandarin tú lù / tu2 lu4
Taiwan t`u lu / tu lu
Chinese slaughter; massacre

屠殺


屠杀

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Mandarin tú shā / tu2 sha1
Taiwan t`u sha / tu sha
Japanese tosatsu / とさつ
Chinese to massacre; massacre; bloodbath; carnage
Japanese (noun/participle) (sensitive word) slaughter (of animals for meat)

惨殺

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Japanese zansatsu / ざんさつ Japanese (noun/participle) slaughter; massacre

慘案


惨案

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Mandarin cǎn àn / can3 an4
Taiwan ts`an an / tsan an
Chinese massacre; tragedy; CL:起[qi3]

殘殺

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Mandarin cán shā / can2 sha1
Taiwan ts`an sha / tsan sha
Chinese to massacre; to slaughter

濫殺

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Mandarin làn shā / lan4 sha1
Taiwan lan sha
Chinese to kill indiscriminately; to massacre

血洗

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Mandarin xuè xǐ / xue4 xi3
Taiwan hsüeh hsi
Chinese blood purge; massacre

血浴

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Japanese ketsuyoku / けつよく Japanese (obscure) bloodbath; massacre

鏖殺

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Japanese ousatsu / osatsu / おうさつ Japanese (noun/participle) massacre; extermination

大屠殺


大屠杀

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Mandarin dà tú shā / da4 tu2 sha1
Taiwan ta t`u sha / ta tu sha
Chinese massacre; Holocaust

大虐殺

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Japanese daigyakusatsu / だいぎゃくさつ Japanese mass killing; genocide; massacre

殺りく

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Japanese satsuriku / さつりく Japanese (noun/participle) slaughter; massacre

皆殺し

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Japanese minagoroshi / みなごろし Japanese massacre; annihilation; wholesale slaughter

刀光血影

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Mandarin dāo guāng xuè yǐng / dao1 guang1 xue4 ying3
Taiwan tao kuang hsüeh ying
Chinese massacre

南京事件

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Japanese nankinjiken / ナンキンじけん Japanese (1) Nanking Incident (targeting of Nanking's foreign properties and residents by Kuomintang troops in March, 1927); (2) (See 南京大虐殺) Rape of Nanking (1937); Nanking Massacre

大量虐殺

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Japanese tairyougyakusatsu / tairyogyakusatsu / たいりょうぎゃくさつ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) massacre; genocide

幼児虐殺

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Japanese youjigyakusatsu / yojigyakusatsu / ようじぎゃくさつ Japanese Massacre of the Innocents; episode of infanticide by Herod that appears in the New Testament

自相殘殺

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Mandarin zì xiāng cán shā / zi4 xiang1 can2 sha1
Taiwan tzu hsiang ts`an sha / tzu hsiang tsan sha
Chinese to massacre one another (idiom); internecine strife

ソンミ事件

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Japanese sonmijiken / ソンミじけん Japanese (See ソンミ村虐殺事件) My Lai Massacre; Son My Massacre

南京大屠殺


南京大屠杀

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Mandarin nán jīng dà tú shā / nan2 jing1 da4 tu2 sha1
Taiwan nan ching ta t`u sha / nan ching ta tu sha
Chinese the Nanjing Massacre of 1937-38

南京大虐殺

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Japanese nankindaigyakusatsu / ナンキンだいぎゃくさつ Japanese (sensitive word) (See 南京事件・2) Nanking Massacre; Rape of Nanking

四一二慘案


四一二惨案

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Mandarin sì yī èr cǎn àn / si4 yi1 er4 can3 an4
Taiwan ssu i erh ts`an an / ssu i erh tsan an
Chinese the massacre of 12th Mar 1927; the Shanghai coup of 12th Mar 1927 by Chiang Kai-shek against the communists

大屠殺事件


大屠杀事件

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Mandarin dà tú shā shì jiàn / da4 tu2 sha1 shi4 jian4
Taiwan ta t`u sha shih chien / ta tu sha shih chien
Chinese massacre; Holocaust

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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
Kill
Massacre
Mass Killing
殺戮
杀戮
satsurikushā lù / sha1 lu4 / sha lu / shalu
Nanjing南京nankinnán jīng / nan2 jing1 / nan jing / nanjingnan ching / nanching
Police
Public Security Bureau
公安kou an / kouan / ko an / koangōng ān / gong1 an1 / gong an / gongankung an / kungan
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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