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Pine

Pine or Fir Trees
China sōng
Japan matsu
Pine 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.

Pursuit of Happiness

China zhuī xún xìng fú
Pursuit of Happiness Wall Scroll

The first two characters mean "to pursue," "to track down," or "to search for."

The last two mean happiness, happy, or blessed.

追尋幸福 is the best way to translate the English phrase "pursuit of happiness" into Chinese.


See Also:  Follow Your Dreams

Pursuit of Happiness

Japan koufuku o motome te
Pursuit of Happiness Wall Scroll

幸福を求めて is "Pursuit of Happiness" or "In Search of Happiness" in Japanese..

Here's how the characters break down:
幸福 (koufuku) happiness; blessedness; joy; well-being.
を (o) particle
求め (motome) to want; to seek; to pursue; to request
て (te) particle


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


See Also:  Follow Your Dreams

Shotokan

China sōng tāo guǎn
Japan shou tou kan
Shotokan Wall Scroll

These Kanji characters make up the title for Shotokan.

This should be considered a Japanese-only title. It does make sense and is pronounceable in Chinese and Korean but only as a title for a building (perhaps a martial arts hall) surrounded by pine trees. Also, the first two characters were simplified in both Japanese and Chinese. The third character was simplified in Chinese but not Japanese.

Upon request, we can offer the fully traditional Chinese version but be sure you know what you are asking for.

Note: This would be understood in Chinese and Korean Hanja by a person from those cultures who is familiar with martial arts and various schools of Japanese karate.

Shotokan Karate-Do

China sōng tāo guǎn kōng shǒu dào
Japan shou tou kan kara te dou
Shotokan Karate-Do Wall Scroll

These Japanese Kanji make up the title for Shotokan Karate.

This should be considered a Japanese-only title. It does make sense and is pronounceable in Chinese and Korean but only as a title for a building (perhaps a martial arts hall) surrounded by pine trees - followed by the characters for "The empty hand method" (kong shou dao / Karate-do). Also, the first two characters were simplified in both Japanese and Chinese. The third character was simplified in Chinese but not Japanese.

Upon request, we can offer the fully traditional Chinese version but be sure you know what you are asking for.

Note: This would be understood in Chinese and Korean Hanja by a person from those cultures who is familiar with martial arts and various schools of Japanese karate.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin sōng / song1
Taiwan sung
Japanese matsu まつ
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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Pine

蒼龍


苍龙

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Mandarin cāng lóng / cang1 long2
Taiwan ts`ang lung / tsang lung
Japanese souryou / soryo そうりょう
 souryuu / soryu そうりゅう
Chinese Blue Dragon, other name of the Azure Dragon 青龍|青龙 (the seven mansions of the east sky)
Japanese (1) blue dragon; (2) Azure Dragon (god said to rule over the eastern heavens); (3) (astron) seven mansions (Chinese constellations) of the eastern heavens; (4) large horse with a bluish-leaden coat; (5) shape of an old pine tree; (given name) Souryuu
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アダン

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Japanese adan アダン
Japanese (kana only) screw pine (Pandanus fascicularis); pandanus palm; pandanus fruit
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Adan

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Japanese maki まき
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (kana only) yew plum pine (Podocarpus macrophyllus); (surname, female given name) Maki; (female given name) Kozue

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Japanese maki まき
Japanese (kana only) yew plum pine (Podocarpus macrophyllus); (surname, female given name) Maki; (personal name) Ten; (personal name) Shin; (female given name) Kozue

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Mandarin qiú / qiu2
Taiwan ch`iu / chiu
Japanese mari まり
 kasa かさ
 iga いが
Chinese ball
Japanese (1) ball (for sport, games, etc.); (2) kemari; type of football played by courtiers in ancient Japan; (bot) (kana only) cone (e.g. pine, hemlock); (bot) (kana only) burr (e.g. chestnut); bur; cupule; case; (female given name) Mari

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Mandarin/ ju4
Taiwan chü
Japanese taimatsu たいまつ
 kyo きょ
Chinese torch
Japanese (pine) torch; flambeau; torchlight

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Mandarin luó / luo2
Taiwan lo
Japanese koke こけ
 kage かげ
Chinese radish
Japanese (1) (kana only) moss; (2) (kana only) short plants resembling moss (incl. other bryophytes, lichens, very small spermatophytes, etc.); (archaism) running ground pine (species of club moss, Lycopodium clavatum); (surname) Tsuta
Creeping or climbing plants.

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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

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マキ

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Japanese maki マキ
Japanese (kana only) yew plum pine (Podocarpus macrophyllus); (female given name) Maki

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五果

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Mandarin wǔ guǒ / wu3 guo3
Taiwan wu kuo
Japanese goka ごか
Japanese (1) five fruits (peach, Japanese plum, apricot, jujube, Japanese chestnut); (2) (Buddhist term) five types of effect in cause-and-effect relationships; (3) (Buddhist term) five effects of ignorance and formations on one's current life
The five fruits, or effects; there are various groups, e. g. I. (1) 異熟果 fruit ripening divergently, e. g. pleasure and goodness are in different categories; present organs accord in pain or pleasure with their past good or evil deeds; (2) 等流果 fruit of the same order, e. g. goodness reborn from previous goodness; (3) 土用果 present position and function fruit, the rewards of moral merit in previous lives; (4) 增上果 superior fruit, or position arising from previous earnest endeavor and superior capacity: (5) 離繋果 fruit of freedom from all bonds, nirvana fruit. II. Fruit, or rebirth: (1) 識 conception (viewed psychologically); (2) 名色 formation mental and physical; (3) 六處 the six organs of perception complete; (4) 觸 their birth and contact with the world; (5) 受 consciousness. III. Five orders of fruit, with stones, pips, shells (as nuts), chaff-like (as pine seeds), and with pods; fivefold aspects of cause and effect

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五葉


五叶

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Mandarin wǔ shě / wu3 she3
Taiwan wu she
Japanese goyou / goyo ごよう
Japanese (abbreviation) Japanese white pine (favored for gardens and bonsai); goyoumatsu; (given name) Goyou; (female given name) Itsuha
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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侘ぶ

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Japanese wabu わぶ
Japanese (v2b-k,vi) (archaism) to be worried; to be grieved; to pine for

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古松

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Japanese koshou / kosho こしょう
Japanese (obscure) old pine; (surname) Furumatsu; (surname) Komatsu

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子忌

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Japanese neimi / nemi ねいみ
Japanese (obscure) collecting herbs and pulling out young pine trees by the roots (annual event held on the first Day of the Rat of the New Year)

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小松

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Japanese komatsu こまつ
Japanese small pine; young pine; (surname) Hide; (surname) Komatsuzaki; (surname) Komatsusaki; (p,s,f) Komatsu; (surname) Komazaki; (surname) Komasa; (surname) Omatsuzaki

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巨松

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Japanese kyoshou / kyosho きょしょう
Japanese (obscure) big pine tree; (given name) Kyoshou

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松仁

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Mandarin sōng rén / song1 ren2
Taiwan sung jen
Japanese matsuni まつに
Chinese pine nuts
Japanese (surname) Matsuni

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松子

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Mandarin sōng zǐ / song1 zi3
Taiwan sung tzu
Japanese matsuko まつこ
 sonjiya そんじや
 shoushi / shoshi しょうし
 shouko / shoko しょうこ
Chinese pine nut
Japanese (p,s,f) Matsuko; (personal name) Sonjiya; (female given name) Shoushi; (female given name) Shouko

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松原

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Mandarin sōng yuán / song1 yuan2
Taiwan sung yüan
Japanese matsubara まつばら
Chinese Songyuan prefecture level city in Jilin province 吉林省 in northeast China
Japanese pine grove; (place-name, surname) Matsuwara; (place-name, surname) Matsubara; (place-name, surname) Matsuhara; (surname) Machibara

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松樹


松树

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Mandarin sōng shù / song1 shu4
Taiwan sung shu
Japanese shouju / shoju しょうじゅ
Chinese pine; pine tree; CL:棵[ke1]
Japanese (obscure) pine tree; (surname, given name) Matsuki; (given name) Shouju

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松毬

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Japanese matsupokkuri まつぽっくり
 matsubokkuri まつぼっくり
 matsubokuri まつぼくり
 matsufuguri まつふぐり
 matsukasa まつかさ
Japanese pinecone; pine cone

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松涛

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Japanese shoutou / shoto しょうとう
Japanese sound of wind rustling in the pine needles (like waves); (surname) Matsunami; (place-name) Shoutou

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松濤

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Japanese shoutou / shoto しょうとう
Japanese sound of wind rustling in the pine needles (like waves); (surname) Matsunami; (g,p) Shoutou

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松木

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Mandarin sōng mù / song1 mu4
Taiwan sung mu
Japanese matsunoki まつのき
 matsugi まつぎ
 matsuki まつき
Chinese pine wood; deal; larch
Japanese (place-name) Matsunoki; (place-name, surname) Matsugi; (place-name, surname) Matsuki

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松柏

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Mandarin sōng bǎi / song1 bai3
Taiwan sung pai
Japanese matsukae まつかえ
 shouhaku / shohaku しょうはく
Chinese pine and cypress; fig. chaste and undefiled; fig. tomb
Japanese (1) evergreen tree; conifer; coniferous tree; (2) pine and cypress; (3) duty; constancy; faithfulness; (place-name) Matsukaya; (given name) Shouhaku

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松果

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Mandarin sōng guǒ / song1 guo3
Taiwan sung kuo
Chinese pine cone; strobile; strobilus

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松林

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Japanese matsubayashi まつばやし
Japanese pine forest; (place-name, surname) Matsubayashi; (surname) Matsuhayashi; (place-name, surname) Shourin

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松明

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Mandarin sōng míng / song1 ming2
Taiwan sung ming
Japanese taimatsu たいまつ
 shoumei / shome しょうめい
Chinese pine torch
Japanese (pine) torch; flambeau; torchlight; (surname) Matsumei; (place-name) Taimatsu

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松笠

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Japanese matsukasa まつかさ
Japanese pinecone; pine cone; (place-name, surname) Matsukasa

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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 / song sung
Pursuit of Happiness 追尋幸福
追寻幸福
zhuī xún xìng fú
zhui1 xun2 xing4 fu2
zhui xun xing fu
zhuixunxingfu
chui hsün hsing fu
chuihsünhsingfu
Pursuit of Happiness 幸福を求めてkoufuku o motome te
koufukuomotomete
kofuku o motome te
kofukuomotomete
Shotokan 鬆濤館
松涛館
shou tou kan
shoutoukan
sho to kan
shotokan
sōng tāo guǎn
song1 tao1 guan3
song tao guan
songtaoguan
sung t`ao kuan
sungtaokuan
sung tao kuan
Shotokan Karate-Do 鬆濤館空手道
松涛館空手道
shou tou kan kara te dou
shoutoukankaratedou
sho to kan kara te do
shotokankaratedo
sōng tāo guǎn kōng shǒu dào
song1 tao1 guan3 kong1 shou3 dao4
song tao guan kong shou dao
songtaoguankongshoudao
sung t`ao kuan k`ung shou tao
sungtaokuankungshoutao
sung tao kuan kung shou tao
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
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