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Ox / Bull / Cow

Year of the Ox / Bull - Zodiac Sign
China niú
Japan ushi
Ox  /  Bull / Cow

牛 is the character for bull, cow, ox, or bovine creature in Chinese, old Korean, and Japanese.

If you were born in the year of the ox / bull / cow, you . . .


Are dedicated to your work.
Are discrete, careful and conscientious.
Value work and family.

Note that in this Chinese character, there is no distinction between bull and cow. All bovine creatures fit into the definition of this character. To distinguish between male and female, another sex-designating character is added in front of this character. Therefore, in China, the energy drink "Red Bull" (Hong Niu) is often translated in the minds of Chinese people as "Red Cow" or even "Red Ox."


See also our Chinese Zodiac page.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
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Mandarin niú / niu2
Taiwan niu
Japanese niu にう
 giyuu / giyu ぎゆう
 gyuutetsu / gyutetsu ぎゅうてつ
 gyuu / gyu ぎゅう
 ushimatsu うしまつ
 ushibori うしぼり
 ushihori うしほり
 ushihama うしはま
 ushi うし
Chinese ox; cow; bull; CL:條|条[tiao2],頭|头[tou2]; (slang) awesome; surname Niu
Japanese (1) cattle (Bos taurus); cow; ox; oxen; (2) beef; (3) (astron) Chinese "Ox" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (1) cattle (Bos taurus); cow; ox; oxen; (2) beef; (surname) Niu; (surname) Giyuu; (given name) Gyuutetsu; (surname) Gyuu; (personal name) Ushimatsu; (personal name) Ushibori; (personal name) Ushihori; (surname) Ushi
go, gaus; ox, bull, bullock, etc. A term applied to the Buddha Gautama as in 牛王 king of bulls, possibly because of the derivation of his name; the phrase 騎牛來牛 (or 騎牛覔牛) to ride an ox, to seek an ox, means to use the Buddha to find the Buddha.
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Ox
Bull
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ushiniú / niu2 / niu

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