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Matsu in Chinese / Japanese...

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Pine

Pine or Fir Trees
China sōng
Japan matsu
Pine Vertical Wall Scroll

If you love pine trees or pine forests, this character is for you. Also used to refer to fir trees.


鬆Sometimes you'll see a complex alternate version of this character. The meaning is still primarily pine but it can also have other meanings. If you want this special version, click on the character to the right instead of the button above.

枩There's another rare alternate version of this character as shown to the right. In this case, the character's radicals are arranged vertically instead of horizontally.


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

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin sōng / song1
Taiwan sung
Japanese matsu(p);matsu / まつ(P);マツ
Pine Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese pine; CL:棵[ke1]; surname Song
Japanese (1) pine tree (Pinus spp.); (2) highest (of a three-tier ranking system); (personal name) Yoshiaki; (surname) Matsuyanagi; (personal name) Matsumune; (personal name) Matsumine; (surname) Matsutaka; (personal name) Matsusue; (surname) Matsuzaki; (surname) Matsusaki; (surname, female given name) Matsu; (personal name) Shousuke; (personal name) Katsumasa; (personal name) Katsuhisa; (personal name) Katsuhata; (personal name) Katsunuma; (personal name) Katsusuke; (personal name) Katsu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin/ mo3
Taiwan mo
Japanese matsu
Chinese to plaster; to go around; to skirt; to wipe
Rub out or on, efface; to stroke

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Mandarin/ mo4
Taiwan mo
Japanese matsu / まつ    sue / すえ    ure / うれ    ura / うら
Chinese tip; end; final stage; latter part; inessential detail; powder; dust; opera role of old man
Japanese (n-adv,n) (1) the end of; (2) powder; (1) (See 末・うら) tip; top; (temporal noun) (2) end; close (e.g. close of the month); (noun - becomes adjective with の) (3) (See 末っ子) youngest child; (4) (esp. 〜の末) descendants; offspring; posterity; (temporal noun) (5) future; (6) finally; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (7) trivialities; (archaism) new shoots; new growth (of a tree); (archaism) top end; tip; (surname, given name) Matsu; (given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Tome; (surname) Suezaki; (surname) Suesaki; (surname, female given name) Sue
Branch, twig; end; dust; not; translit, ma, va, ba; cf. 摩.

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Mandarin/ mo4
Taiwan mo
Japanese matsu / あわ
Chinese foam; suds
Japanese bubble; foam; froth; head on beer
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin/ mo4
Taiwan mo
Japanese marika / まりか    matsu / まつ    ma / ま    asuka / あすか
Chinese jasmine
Japanese (female given name) Marika; (personal name) Matsu; (personal name) Ma; (female given name) Asuka

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Mandarin/ xu1
Taiwan hsü
Japanese motome / もとめ    motomu / もとむ    matsu / まつ
Chinese to require; to need; to want; necessity; need
Japanese (given name) Motome; (given name) Motomu; (given name) Matsu


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Mandarin/ xu1
Taiwan hsü
Japanese motomu / もとむ    mochi / もち    matsu / まつ    suzu / すず    suzaki / すざき    susaki / すさき    su / す    shu / しゅ
Chinese must; to have to; to wait
Japanese (given name) Motomu; (personal name) Mochi; (personal name) Matsu; (personal name) Suzu; (surname) Suzaki; (surname) Susaki; (personal name) Su; (personal name) Shu
To expect, wait for, wait on; necessary, must; moment, small, translit. for su; cf. 蘇.

マツ

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Japanese matsu / マツ Japanese (1) pine tree (Pinus spp.); (2) highest (of a three-tier ranking system); (female given name) Matsu

俟つ

see styles
Japanese matsu / まつ Japanese (v5t,vt,vi) (1) to await; to look forward to; to anticipate; (2) to depend on; to need

加減

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Japanese kagen / かげん Japanese (n,adj-na,n-suf) (1) degree; extent; just right amount of; (n,n-suf) (2) condition; state of health; (noun/participle) (3) adjustment; moderation; (4) addition and subtraction; (personal name) Matsu; (surname) Kagen

北竿

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Mandarin běi gān / bei3 gan1
Taiwan pei kan
Chinese Peikan Island, one of the Matsu Islands; Peikan township in Lienchiang county 連江縣|连江县[Lian2 jiang1 xian4], Taiwan

南竿

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Mandarin nán gān / nan2 gan1
Taiwan nan kan
Chinese Nankan Island, one of the Matsu Islands; Nankan or Nangan township in Lienchiang county 連江縣|连江县[Lian2 jiang1 xian4], Taiwan

天后

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Mandarin tiān hòu / tian1 hou4
Taiwan t`ien hou / tien hou
Japanese tenkou / tenko / てんこう
Chinese Tin Hau, Empress of Heaven, another name for the goddess Matsu 媽祖|妈祖[Ma1 zu3]; Tin Hau (Hong Kong area around the MTR station with same name)
Japanese queen of heaven
Queen of Heaven, v. 摩利支.

媽祖


妈祖

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Mandarin mā zǔ / ma1 zu3
Taiwan ma tsu
Japanese maso / まそ
Chinese Matsu, name of a sea goddess still widely worshipped on the SE China coast and in SE Asia
Japanese Mazu; Chinese goddess of the sea

待つ

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Japanese matsu / まつ Japanese (v5t,vt,vi) (1) to wait; (2) to await; to look forward to; to anticipate; (3) to depend on; to need

東引

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Mandarin dōng yǐn / dong1 yin3
Taiwan tung yin
Chinese Tungyin Island, one of the Matsu Islands; Tungyin township in Lienchiang county 連江縣|连江县[Lian2 jiang1 xian4], Taiwan

枝末

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Mandarin zhī mò / zhi1 mo4
Taiwan chih mo
Japanese shi matsu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

莒光

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Mandarin jǔ guāng / ju3 guang1
Taiwan chü kuang
Chinese Chukuang Island, one of the Matsu Islands; Chukuang township in Lienchiang county 連江縣|连江县[Lian2 jiang1 xian4], Taiwan

連江

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Mandarin lián jiāng / lian2 jiang1
Taiwan lien chiang
Chinese Lianjiang county in Fuzhou 福州[Fu2 zhou1], Fujian; Lienchiang county of Taiwan, i.e. the Matsu Islands 馬祖列島|马祖列岛[Ma3 zu3 Lie4 dao3]

馬祖


马祖

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Mandarin mǎ zǔ / ma3 zu3
Taiwan ma tsu
Japanese baso / ばそ
Chinese Matsu Islands off Fujian, administered by Taiwan
Japanese (personal name) Baso
Ma Tsu, founder of the Southern Peak school of the Ch'an or Intuitional sect in Kiangsi, known as 江西道一.

北竿鄉


北竿乡

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Mandarin běi gān xiāng / bei3 gan1 xiang1
Taiwan pei kan hsiang
Chinese Peikan township in Lienchiang county 連江縣|连江县[Lian2 jiang1 xian4] i.e. the Matsu Islands, Taiwan

南竿鄉


南竿乡

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Mandarin nán gān xiāng / nan2 gan1 xiang1
Taiwan nan kan hsiang
Chinese Nankan or Nangan township in Lienchiang county 連江縣|连江县[Lian2 jiang1 xian4] i.e. the Matsu Islands, Taiwan

東引鄉

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Mandarin dōng yǐn xiāng / dong1 yin3 xiang1
Taiwan tung yin hsiang
Chinese Tungyin township in Lienchiang county 連江縣|连江县[Lian2 jiang1 xian4] i.e. the Matsu Islands, Taiwan

正像末

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Mandarin zhèng xiàng mò / zheng4 xiang4 mo4
Taiwan cheng hsiang mo
Japanese shō zō matsu
The three periods of correct law, semblance law, and decadence, or finality; cf. 正法; true, semblance, and degenerating

莒光鄉

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Mandarin jǔ guāng xiāng / ju3 guang1 xiang1
Taiwan chü kuang hsiang
Chinese Chukuang township in Lienchiang county 連江縣|连江县[Lian2 jiang1 xian4] i.e. the Matsu Islands, Taiwan

連江縣

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Mandarin lián jiāng xiàn / lian2 jiang1 xian4
Taiwan lien chiang hsien
Chinese Lianjiang county in Fuzhou 福州[Fu2 zhou1], Fujian; Lienchiang county of Taiwan, i.e. the Matsu Islands 馬祖列島|马祖列岛[Ma3 zu3 Lie4 dao3]

攝末歸本


摄末归本

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Mandarin shè mò guī běn / she4 mo4 gui1 ben3
Taiwan she mo kuei pen
Japanese shō matsu ki hon
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

馬祖列島

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Mandarin mǎ zǔ liè dǎo / ma3 zu3 lie4 dao3
Taiwan ma tsu lieh tao
Chinese Matsu Islands

待つ(P);俟つ

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Japanese matsu / まつ Japanese (v5t,vt,vi) (1) (待つ only) to wait; (2) to await; to look forward to; to anticipate; (3) (usu. in negative form) to depend on; to need

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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
Pine
matsusōng / song1 / songsung
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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