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Swift Fierce and Daring

China piāo hàn
Japan hyoukan
Swift Fierce and Daring

This Chinese, Japanese, and Korean word means "swift and fierce," referring to one's fierceness, daring, and speed.

Furinkazan

military strategy
China fēng lín huǒ shān
Japan fuu rin ka zan
Furinkazan

風林火山 is the battle strategy and proverb of Japanese feudal lord Takeda Shingen (1521-1573 A.D.).

This came from the Art of War by Chinese strategist and tactician Sun Tzu (Sunzi).

You can think of this as a sort of abbreviation to remind officers and troops how to conduct battle.

風林火山 is literally a word list: Wind, Forest, Fire, Mountain.

The more expanded meaning is supposed to be...

"Swift as the wind, quiet as the forest, fierce as fire, and immovable as a mountain"

"As fast as the wind, as quiet as the forest, as daring as fire, and immovable as the mountain"

"Move as swift as the wind, stay as silent as a forest, attack as fierce as fire, undefeatable defense like a mountain"

"Move swiftly like the wind, stay silent like the forest, attack fiercely like fire, take tactical position on the mountain"


See Also:  Art of War


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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

剽悍

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Mandarin piāo hàn / piao1 han4
Taiwan p`iao han / piao han
Japanese hyoukan / hyokan / ひょうかん
Chinese swift and fierce
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) fierceness; daring
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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Swift Fierce and Daring剽悍hyoukan / hyokanpiāo hàn / piao1 han4 / piao han / piaohanp`iao han / piaohan / piao han
Furinkazan風林火山
风林火山
fuu rin ka zan
fuurinkazan
fu rin ka zan
furinkazan
fēng lín huǒ shān
feng1 lin2 huo3 shan1
feng lin huo shan
fenglinhuoshan
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In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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