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Revenge

Japan fukushuu / fukushyuu
Revenge

This can be translated as revenge, avenge, reprisal or vengeance in Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja.

復讐 is actually a very odd selection for a calligraphy scroll. This would be unusual, if not shocking, to a Japanese or Korean person that views such calligraphy artwork.

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Revenge

China fù chóu
Japan fukukyuu
Revenge

These two characters can be translated as revenge, avenge, reprisal or vengeance.

復仇 is actually a very odd selection for a calligraphy scroll. This would be unusual, if not shocking, to a Japanese or Chinese person that views such calligraphy artwork. Also, my Japanese translator has indicated this word is rather obscure in modern Japanese (see our Japanese version of this bad word).

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Tooth for a tooth

China yǐ yá huán yá
Tooth for a tooth

This phase often goes with "An eye for an eye," even in Chinese. Revenge seems to cross all languages, cultures, and even species (animals are known to take revenge too).

If a Chinese person uses just one part of the full proverb, it will be this "tooth for a tooth" one. Although, we are more likely to say "eye for an eye" alone in English.

Chinese people may also read this with a meaning of "Bite me and I will bite you back." However, it literally means "tooth for a tooth" or "you take my tooth, I take yours."

Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth

China yǐ yá huán yá yǐ yǎn huán yǎn
Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth

Here's the full proverb, with the first and second parts.

However, in Chinese, it's more natural to put the "tooth" part first, so this more accurately reads "Tooth for a tooth, eye for an eye."

If revenge is important to you, I suppose this is the phase you want on your wall.

Eye for an eye

China yǐ yǎn huán yǎn
Eye for an eye

This same proverb seems to be used in virtually every language and culture around the world. Whether you are Arab, Persian, Jewish, European, British, Asian, or American, this proverb is well known as the "original form of justice."


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

復仇


复仇

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Mandarin fù chóu / fu4 chou2
Taiwan fu ch`ou / fu chou
Japanese fukkyuu;fukukyuu / fukkyu;fukukyu / ふっきゅう;ふくきゅう
Chinese to avenge; vengeance
Japanese (noun/participle) reprisal; revenge
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復讐

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Japanese fukushuu / fukushu / ふくしゅう Japanese (noun/participle) revenge
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Mandarin chóu // qiú / chou2 // qiu2
Taiwan ch`ou // ch`iu / chou // chiu
Japanese kiyuu / kiyu / きゆう
Chinese spouse; companion; hatred; animosity; enmity; foe; enemy; to feel animosity toward (the wealthy, foreigners etc); surname Qiu
Japanese (n-suf,n) (1) rival; opponent; adversary; competitor; enemy (esp. one with which there is longstanding enmity); foe; (2) revenge; (3) (archaism) spouse; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) foe; enemy; rival; (2) resentment; enmity; grudge; (3) harm; injury; (surname) Kiyuu

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Mandarin bào / bao4
Taiwan pao
Japanese hou / ho / ほう
Chinese to announce; to inform; report; newspaper; recompense; revenge; CL:份[fen4],張|张[zhang1]
Japanese (n,n-suf) information; news; report; (given name) Mitsugi
Recompense, retribution, reward, punishment, tell.

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仇怨

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Mandarin chóu yuàn / chou2 yuan4
Taiwan ch`ou yüan / chou yüan
Chinese hatred and desire for revenge

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仇討

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Japanese adauchi / あだうち Japanese vengeance; revenge; retaliation

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仇讎

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Japanese kyuushuu / kyushu / きゅうしゅう Japanese revenge; bitter enemy

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報仇


报仇

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Mandarin bào chóu / bao4 chou2
Taiwan pao ch`ou / pao chou
Chinese to take revenge; to avenge

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報復


报复

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Mandarin bào fù / bao4 fu4
Taiwan pao fu
Japanese houfuku / hofuku / ほうふく
Chinese to make reprisals; to retaliate; revenge; retaliation
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) retribution; revenge; retorsion
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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報怨


报怨

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Mandarin bào yuàn / bao4 yuan4
Taiwan pao yüan
Chinese to pay back a score; to get revenge; to requite; (old) variant of 抱怨[bao4 yuan4]

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復讎

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Japanese fukushuu / fukushu / ふくしゅう Japanese (noun/participle) revenge

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意趣

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Mandarin yì qù / yi4 qu4
Taiwan i ch`ü / i chü
Japanese ishu / いしゅ
Chinese interest; point of particular charm and interest
Japanese (1) grudge; malice; spite; (2) intention; (3) disposition; obstinacy; (4) reason; (5) (See 意趣返し・いしゅがえし) revenge
The direction of the mind, or will.

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挨拶

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Japanese aisatsu / あいさつ Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) (1) greeting; greetings; salutation; salute; polite set phrase used when meeting or parting from somebody; (2) polite set phrase used to express apology, sympathy, congratulations, etc.; (3) speech (congratulatory or appreciative); address; (4) reply; response; (5) (slang) revenge; retaliation; (expression) (6) (See 御挨拶・2) a fine thing to say (used as part of a sarcastic response to a rude remark); (7) (orig. meaning) (See 一挨一拶) dialoging (with another Zen practitioner to ascertain their level of enlightenment)

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敵討

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Japanese katakiuchi / かたきうち Japanese vengeance; revenge; retaliation

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濯ぐ

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Japanese yusugu / ゆすぐ    sosogu / そそぐ    susugu / すすぐ Japanese (transitive verb) (kana only) to rinse; to wash out; (transitive verb) (1) (kana only) to rinse; to wash out; (2) (kana only) to have one's revenge; to wipe out a disgrace

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算帳

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Mandarin suàn zhàng / suan4 zhang4
Taiwan suan chang
Chinese to reckon (accounting); to balance an account; fig. to settle an account; to get one's revenge

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腹癒

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Japanese haraise / はらいせ Japanese retaliation; revenge

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雪ぐ

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Japanese sosogu / そそぐ    susugu / すすぐ Japanese (transitive verb) (1) (kana only) to rinse; to wash out; (2) (kana only) to have one's revenge; to wipe out a disgrace

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雪恥

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Mandarin xuě chǐ / xue3 chi3
Taiwan hsüeh ch`ih / hsüeh chih
Chinese to take revenge for a past insult; to expunge a disgrace or humiliation

雪辱

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Japanese setsujoku / せつじょく Japanese (noun/participle) vindication of honour; vindication of honor; making up for loss; revenge

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お返し

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Japanese okaeshi / おかえし Japanese (noun/participle) (1) return gift; return favour (favor); (2) revenge; (3) change (in a cash transaction)

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仇なす

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Japanese adanasu / あだなす Japanese (exp,v5s) (1) to do (someone) a wrong; to do (someone) an ill turn; to take revenge; (2) to resent; to bear a grudge

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仇成す

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Japanese adanasu / あだなす Japanese (exp,v5s) (1) to do (someone) a wrong; to do (someone) an ill turn; to take revenge; (2) to resent; to bear a grudge

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仇討ち

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Japanese adauchi / あだうち Japanese vengeance; revenge; retaliation

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仕返し

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Japanese shikaeshi / しかえし Japanese (noun/participle) being even with; reprisal; tit for tat; retaliation; revenge

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倍返し

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Japanese baigaeshi / ばいがえし Japanese (noun/participle) (1) payment of a sum twice the original; giving back a gift double the value of the one received; repaying twofold; (2) inflicting a revenge twice as hurtful (painful, costly, etc.) as the original misdeed

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出口氣


出口气

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Mandarin chū kǒu qì / chu1 kou3 qi4
Taiwan ch`u k`ou ch`i / chu kou chi
Chinese to take one's revenge; to score off sb

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報いる

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Japanese mukuiru / むくいる Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to reward; to recompense; to repay; (2) to retaliate; to get revenge

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御返し

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Japanese okaeshi / おかえし Japanese (noun/participle) (1) return gift; return favour (favor); (2) revenge; (3) change (in a cash transaction)

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復讐劇

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Japanese fukushuugeki / fukushugeki / ふくしゅうげき Japanese revenge tragedy

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Search for Revenge in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Revenge復讐
复讐
fukushuu / fukushyuu
fukushu / fukushyu
fukushu/fukushyu
Revenge復仇
复仇
fukukyuu / fukukyufù chóu / fu4 chou2 / fu chou / fuchoufu ch`ou / fuchou / fu chou
Tooth for a tooth以牙還牙
以牙还牙
yǐ yá huán yá
yi3 ya2 huan2 ya2
yi ya huan ya
yiyahuanya
i ya huan ya
iyahuanya
Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth以牙還牙以眼還眼
以牙还牙以眼还眼
yǐ yá huán yá yǐ yǎn huán yǎn
yi3 ya2 huan2 ya2 yi3 yan3 huan2 yan3
yi ya huan ya yi yan huan yan
yiyahuanyayiyanhuanyan
i ya huan ya i yen huan yen
iyahuanyaiyenhuanyen
Eye for an eye以眼還眼
以眼还眼
yǐ yǎn huán yǎn
yi3 yan3 huan2 yan3
yi yan huan yan
yiyanhuanyan
i yen huan yen
iyenhuanyen
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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