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Choice / Choose / Select

China xuǎn
Japan sen
Choice / Choose / Select Wall Scroll

This single Chinese character, old Korean Hanja and Japanese Kanji means: to choose; to pick; to select; to elect; selection; choice; choosing; picking; election.

In Japanese, it can also be the male given name Hitoshi.

In Buddhist context, it means to choose, or a myriad.

Xuan

Chinese Surname
China xuān
Xuan Wall Scroll

禤 is the most common character for a Chinese surname that romanizes as Xuan.

禤 is also a name in Korean that romanizes as Hwon or Hweon.


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Mandarin xuān // sòng / xuan1 // song4
Taiwan hsüan // sung
Chinese variant of 喧[xuan1]; variant of 訟|讼[song4]

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Mandarin xuán / xuan2
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese beautiful; fine

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Mandarin xuān // qióng // huán / xuan1 // qiong2 // huan2
Taiwan hsüan // ch`iung // huan / hsüan // chiung // huan
Chinese see 便嬛[pian2 xuan1]; alone; solitary; (used in names)

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Japanese yoshihiro よしひろ
 noboru のぼる
 noburu のぶる
 nobu のぶ
 tooru とおる
 son そん
 senji せんじ
 sen せん
 shimesu しめす
 akira あきら
Chinese to declare (publicly); to announce; surname Xuan
Japanese (personal name) Yoshihiro; (given name) Noboru; (given name) Noburu; (given name) Nobu; (given name) Tooru; (surname) Son; (personal name) Senji; (surname, female given name) Sen; (given name) Shimesu; (given name) Akira
Proclaim; spread abroad; widespread. 宣流; 宣說; tell

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Japanese ken
Chinese clamor; noise
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin xuǎn / xuan3
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese glorious; sob; weep

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese ingenious; frivolous

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese to roll up one's sleeves; to slap with the palm

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Mandarin xuàn / xuan4
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese (wooden) shoe last; variant of 楦[xuan4]

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Mandarin xuàn / xuan4
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese to block (a hat); to stretch (a shoe)

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Mandarin xuàn / xuan4
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese weep

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Mandarin xuàn / xuan4
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese wash (color)

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Mandarin xuán / xuan2
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese whirlpool; eddy; also pr. [xuan4]

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Japanese hinata ひなた
Chinese genial and warm
Japanese (surname) Hinata
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Mandarin xuàn / xuan4
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese long day; extended; relaxed

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Mandarin xuán / xuan2
Taiwan hsüan
Japanese sen
Chinese to whirl; immediately; variant of 鏇|镟[xuan4]; to revolve; a loop; a circle
Revolve, turn round, whirl; to go around

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Japanese yutaka ゆたか
 ken けん
Chinese well-being
Japanese (given name) Yutaka; (given name) Ken

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Mandarin xuán / xuan2
Taiwan hsüan
Japanese kakeru かける
 kakesaki かけさき
 kake かけ
Chinese to hang or suspend; to worry; public announcement; unresolved; baseless; without foundation
Japanese (suf,adj-no) (1) -clad; (2) (kana only) in the midst of; (3) tenths (e.g. wholesale price, as tenths of retail price); (4) times (i.e. multiplied by); (5) able-to-seat (of a chair, etc.); (1) (abbreviation) credit; (2) money owed on an account; bill; (3) (abbreviation) (kana only) hot noodles in broth; (n,n-suf) (4) proportion (of wholesale price, as tenths of list price); (suffix) (5) in the midst of; (6) rest; rack; hanger; (personal name) Kakeru; (surname) Kake
Suspend, hang; to hang; to attach to

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese light of the sun; to dry in the sun

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Mandarin xuán / xuan2
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese beautiful jade; star

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese surname Xuan
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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese bamboo flower; flowering bamboo

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Mandarin xuàn / xuan4
Taiwan hsüan
Japanese jun じゅん
 kensou / kenso けんそう
 kenji けんじ
 kenshou / kensho けんしょう
 ken けん
 aya あや
 ami あみ
 aki あき
Chinese adorned; swift; gorgeous; brilliant; variegated
Japanese (female given name) Jun; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (given name) Ken; (female given name) Aya; (personal name) Ami; (personal name) Aki

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese flirtatious; short flight

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Mandarin xuàn / xuan4
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Japanese ken
Chinese dazzling; brilliant; dazzled; dizzy
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin xuàn / xuan4
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese dazzled; dizzy

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Mandarin xuán / xuan2
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese jadelike precious stone; jade-colored

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Japanese fukashi ふかし
 hiroshi ひろし
 hyon ひょん
 hikaru ひかる
 haruka はるか
 hajime はじめ
 takashi たかし
 shizuka しずか
 sachimi さちみ
 gensou / genso げんそう
 genji げんじ
 gen げん
 kurou / kuro くろう
Chinese black; mysterious
Japanese (given name) Fukashi; (given name) Hiroshi; (surname) Hyon; (given name) Hikaru; (surname, female given name) Haruka; (given name) Hajime; (personal name) Takashi; (female given name) Shizuka; (personal name) Sachimi; (personal name) Gensou; (personal name) Genji; (surname) Gen; (surname) Kurou
Dark, sombre, black; abstruse, obscure, deep, profound; hence it is used to indicate Daoism, and was afterwards adopted by the Buddhists.

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Mandarin xuǎn / xuan3
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese brilliant

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese ornamental piece of jade

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Mandarin xuán / xuan2
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese variant of 璇[xuan2]

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Mandarin xuán / xuan2
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese (jade)

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Mandarin xuàn / xuan4
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese to dazzle; to boast; to show off; (slang) cool; awesome

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese variant of 暄[xuan1]

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Mandarin xuǎn / xuan3
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese ringworm; Taiwan pr. [xian3]

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Japanese kaya かや
Chinese orange day-lily (Hemerocallis flava)
Japanese grass used for thatching; sedge used for thatching; (surname, female given name) Kaya

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese old variant of 萱[xuan1]

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Mandarin xuàn / xuan4
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese variant of 炫[xuan4]; (literary) to boast; to show off

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Taiwan hsüan
Japanese mitsugu みつぐ
Chinese variant of 喧[xuan1]; old variant of 諼|谖[xuan1]
Japanese (personal name) Mitsugu

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese to deceive; to forget

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese usually used in a name; clever; intelligent

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Taiwan hsüan
Japanese noki のき
 inken いんけん
Chinese pavilion with a view; high; tall; high fronted, curtained carriage (old); surname Xuan
Japanese (1) eaves; (2) narrow aisle surrounding the core of a temple building; (suf,ctr) (1) counter for buildings (esp. houses); (suffix) (2) suffix for a pen name, stage name, etc.; (surname) Noki; (given name) Inken

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese old variant of 萱[xuan1]

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Taiwan hsüan
Chinese old variant of 萱[xuan1]

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese a kind of smelly water plant

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Mandarin xuàn / xuan4
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese (herb)

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese old variant of 萱[xuan1]

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Mandarin xuǎn / xuan3
Taiwan hsüan
Japanese hitoshi ひとし
 tatsumi たつみ
 sen せん
 suguru すぐる
 eri えり
Chinese to choose; to pick; to select; to elect
Japanese (n,n-suf) selection; choice; choosing; picking; election; (male given name) Hitoshi; (surname) Tatsumi; (given name) Sen; (personal name) Suguru; (female given name) Eri
To choose; a myriad.
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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese spade; hoe

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Mandarin xuàn / xuan4
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese to shape on a lathe; to peel with a knife; to turn in (a screw)

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Mandarin xuàn / xuan4
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese gray

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
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Chinese soar

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Mandarin xuàn / xuan4
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Chinese fine

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Japanese gen げん
Chinese stick-like implement inserted into the handles of a tripod cauldron in ancient times in order to lift the cauldron; commonly used in Korean names, transcribed as "hyun"
Japanese (1) bowstring; (2) string (of shamisen, guitar, violin, etc.); (3) bail (arched pot handle); (4) diagonal levelling wire across the top of a masu; (personal name) Gen

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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
Choice
Choose
Select

senxuǎn / xuan3 / xuan hsüan
Xuan xuān / xuan1 / xuan hsüan
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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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Achieve
Adapt and Overcome
Aikido
Always Faithful
Ambitious
America
April
Aquarius
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Awareness
Balanced Life
Beautiful Woman
Beloved
Best
Bible
Bird
Blessing
Bond
Book
Breath
Bright
Bruce Lee
Bull
Bushido
Butterfly
Caring
Chance
Charity
Cherish
Chicken
Christian
Clarity
Contentment
Courtesy
Create
Danger
Daruma
Death Before Surrender
Determination to Achieve
Determined
Dharma
Diamond
Dignity
Diligence
Divine
Doctor
Dragon
Dragon and Phoenix
Dragon Fly
Dragon Spirit
Dragonfly
Effort
Elegant
Elements
Emptiness
Equilibrium
Eternal Life
Family
Family Over Everything
Fear No Evil
Fierce
Five Tenets of Confucius
Follow Your Heart
Forgiven
Four Noble Truths
Frog
Furinkazan
Fury
Future
Geisha
Ghost
Glory
Goat
God Give Me Strength
God is Always With You
Grace
Grandfather
Green
Hapkido
Hawk
Healthy
Heart and Soul
Heart of a Warrior
Heart Sutra
Hero
Honor and Respect
Hope
Horse
Iaido
Illusion
Imagination
Independence
Independent
Iron
Isaac
Jeet Kune Do
Joyful
Judo
Jujitsu
Kendo
Kenjutsu
Knight
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Laughter
Legendary Turtle
Liberty
Life Force
Life Goes On
Life in Balance
Life is Short
Listen
Live for the Day
Live for Today
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Live Laugh Love
Live Strong
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Namo Amitabha Buddha
Never Give In
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No Worries
Once in a Lifetime
Opportunity
Passionate
Path
Peace and Tranquility
Peaceful Heart
Perfect
Phoenix
Pisces
Pleasure
Princess
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Pursuit of Happiness
Queen
Rabbit
Reason
Rebel
Resilience
Rooster
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Saifa
Samurai Virtues
Scorpio
Seize the Day
Self-Control
Sheep
Shinobi
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Sincerity
Spirit of a Fighter
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Spiritual Energy
Stone
Strong
Strong Heart
Strong Hearted
Strong Mind Strong Body
Strong Will
Survive
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Tang Soo Do
Tao Te Ching
Teach
Tenacity
The Way
Tiger
Tolerance
Treasure
Trust in God
Trust No Man

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

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Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

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A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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