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Year of the Monkey in Chinese / Japanese...

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Monkey

Year of the Monkey / Zodiac Sign
China hóu
Monkey Vertical Wall Scroll

猴 is the character for monkey in Chinese.
猴 means ape in Japanese due to a error made long ago as Japan absorbed Chinese characters.

If you were born in the year of the monkey, you . . .

Are smart, brave, active and competitive.
Like new things.
Have a good memory.
Are quick to respond
Have an easy time winning people's trust.
Are however, not very patient.


See also our Chinese Zodiac page.

Note: This character does have the meaning of monkey in Korean Hanja but is not used very often.

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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your year of the monkey search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin shēn / shen1
Taiwan shen
Japanese saru / さる
Chinese to extend; to state; to explain; 9th earthly branch: 3-5 p.m., 7th solar month (7th August-7th September), year of the Monkey; ancient Chinese compass point: 240°; old name for Shanghai 上海[Shang4 hai3]; surname Shen
Japanese ninth sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Monkey, 3pm-5pm, west-southwest, July); (surname) Suu; (surname, given name) Shin; (personal name) Shigeru; (place-name) Saru
To draw out, stretch, extend, expand; notify, report: quote.

猴年

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Mandarin hóu nián / hou2 nian2
Taiwan hou nien
Chinese Year of the Monkey (e.g. 2004)

申年

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Japanese sarudoshi / さるどし Japanese year of the monkey

申猴

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Mandarin shēn hóu / shen1 hou2
Taiwan shen hou
Chinese Year 9, year of the Monkey (e.g. 2004)

さる年

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Japanese sarudoshi / さるどし Japanese year of the monkey

申年;さる年

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Japanese sarudoshi / さるどし Japanese year of the monkey

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Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
Monkeyhóu / hou2 / hou



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