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Chow / Zhou

Surname
China zhōu
Japan shuu
Chow / Zhou

周 originally represents the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BC) of ancient China.

It has become a surname in China that romanizes as Zhou from Mandarin, Chou in Taiwan, and often written as Chow from Cantonese.

The actual meaning is circle, circumference, lap, cycle, all, thorough, or perimeter. It is used in Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja with that meaning - though it can also be used as a name in those languages as well.

Jobin

China zhōu bīn
Jobin

周斌 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Jobin.

Note if you are looking at the Romanization above: The "zh" is actually the Romanization for a soft "J" sound. And "ou" is like the English "oh".

Jodi

China zhōu dí
Jodi

This Mandarin Chinese transliteratation of the name Jodi sounds the closest to the original English pronunciation.

Shaolin Generational Poem

China sōng shān shào lín sì cáo dòng zhèng zōng chuán xù qī shí zì bèi jué fú huì zhì zǐ jiào běn yuán kě wù zhōu hóng pǔ guǎng zōng dào qìng tóng xuán zǔ qīng jìng zhēn rú hǎi zhàn jì chún zhēn sù dé xíng yǒng yán héng miào tǐ cháng jiān gù xīn lǎng zhào yōu shēn xìng míng jiàn chóng zuò zhōng zhēng shàn xǐ xiáng jǐn zhì yuán jì dù xuě tíng wéi dǎo shī yǐn rǔ guī xuàn lù
Shaolin Generational Poem

This is a poem, including title, that celebrates the tactics and virtues of the Shaolin Kung Fu Monks for future generations.


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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin zhōu / zhou1
Taiwan chou
Japanese shuu / shu / しゅう
Shaolin Generational Poem
Chinese to make a circuit; to circle; circle; circumference; lap; cycle; complete; all; all over; thorough; to help financially; surname Zhou; Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BC)
Japanese (1) Zhou (dynasty of China); Chou; (2) {geom} perimeter; (n-suf,ctr) (3) counter for laps or circuits; (female given name) Meguru; (female given name) Meguri; (given name) Makoto; (personal name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Tsukashi; (given name) Chikashi; (female given name) Chika; (surname) Suzaki; (surname) Susaki; (personal name) Juu; (surname) Shiyu; (given name) Shuutei; (personal name) Shuuji; (personal name) Shuukichi; (given name) Shuuki; (surname, given name) Shuu; (surname) Shu; (surname) Kane; (personal name) Osamu; (given name) I
Around, on every side, complete; to go around

一周

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Mandarin yī zhōu / yi1 zhou1
Taiwan i chou
Japanese kazumasa / かずまさ
Chinese one week; all the way around; a whole cycle
Japanese (noun/participle) once around; a revolution; a lap; a turn; a round; one full year; (personal name) Kazumasa

三周

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Mandarin sān zhōu / san1 zhou1
Taiwan san chou
Japanese san shū
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

上周

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Mandarin shàng zhōu / shang4 zhou1
Taiwan shang chou
Chinese last week

下周

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Mandarin xià zhōu / xia4 zhou1
Taiwan hsia chou
Japanese ge shū
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

下週


下周

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Mandarin xià zhōu / xia4 zhou1
Taiwan hsia chou
Chinese next week
Japanese See: 下周

不周

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Mandarin bù zhōu / bu4 zhou1
Taiwan pu chou
Japanese fu shū
Chinese not satisfactory; thoughtless; inconsiderate
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

中周

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Mandarin zhōng zhōu / zhong1 zhou1
Taiwan chung chou
Japanese chū shū
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

兆周

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Mandarin zhào zhōu / zhao4 zhou1
Taiwan chao chou
Chinese megacycle (MC), equals 1,000,000 Hz

円周

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Japanese enshuu / enshu / えんしゅう Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) circumference

分周

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Japanese bunshuu / bunshu / ぶんしゅう Japanese division

初周

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Mandarin chū zhōu / chu1 zhou1
Taiwan ch`u chou / chu chou
Japanese sho shū
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

北周

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Mandarin běi zhōu / bei3 zhou1
Taiwan pei chou
Japanese kitaamane / kitamane / きたあまね
Chinese the Northern Zhou Dynasty (557-581); one of the Northern Dynasties
Japanese (surname) Kitaamane

千周

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Mandarin qiān zhōu / qian1 zhou1
Taiwan ch`ien chou / chien chou
Chinese kilocycle (KC), equals to 1,000 Hz

半周

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Japanese hanshuu / hanshu / はんしゅう Japanese (1) semicircle; hemicycle; half globe; (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) (2) to go halfway round (e.g. the earth)

周く

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Japanese amaneku / あまねく Japanese (adverb) (kana only) widely; generally; universally; far and wide

周り

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Japanese mawari / まわり Japanese (1) (See 回り・まわり・1) circumference; girth; (2) surroundings; neighbourhood; neighborhood; vicinity

周代

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Mandarin zhōu dài / zhou1 dai4
Taiwan chou tai
Japanese noriyo / のりよ    chikayo / ちかよ    kayo / かよ
Chinese Zhou dynasty (1046-221 BC)
Japanese (female given name) Noriyo; (female given name) Chikayo; (female given name) Kayo

周備


周备

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Mandarin zhōu bèi / zhou1 bei4
Taiwan chou pei
Japanese shūbi
Chinese thorough; carefully prepared
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

周全

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Mandarin zhōu quán / zhou1 quan2
Taiwan chou ch`üan / chou chüan
Japanese shuuzen / shuzen / しゅうぜん
Chinese thorough; to bring one's help; to assist
Japanese (personal name) Shuuzen

周公

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Mandarin zhōu gōng / zhou1 gong1
Taiwan chou kung
Japanese shuukou / shuko / しゅうこう
Chinese Duke of Zhou (11th c. BC), son of King Wen of Zhou 文王[Zhou1 Wen2 wang2], played an important role as regent in founding the Western Zhou 西[Xi1 Zhou1], and is also known as the "God of Dreams"
Japanese (personal name) Shuukou

周利

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Mandarin zhōu lì / zhou1 li4
Taiwan chou li
Japanese shuuri / shuri / しゅうり    kanetoshi / かねとし
Japanese (given name) Shuuri; (personal name) Kanetoshi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

周到

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Mandarin zhōu dào / zhou1 dao4
Taiwan chou tao
Japanese shuutou / shuto / しゅうとう
Chinese thoughtful; considerate; attentive; thorough; also pr. [zhou1 dao5]
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) scrupulous; meticulous; careful

周勃

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Mandarin zhōu bó / zhou1 bo2
Taiwan chou po
Japanese shuubotsu / shubotsu / しゅうぼつ
Chinese Zhou Bo (?-169 BC), military man and politician at the Qin-Han transition, a founding minister of Western Han
Japanese (personal name) Shuubotsu

周匝

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Mandarin zhōu zā / zhou1 za1
Taiwan chou tsa
Japanese susai / すさい
Japanese (place-name) Susai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

周口

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Mandarin zhōu kǒu / zhou1 kou3
Taiwan chou k`ou / chou kou
Chinese prefecture level city in east Henan 河南

周回

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Japanese shuukai / shukai / しゅうかい Japanese (noun/participle) (1) going around; orbiting; circling; (2) circumference; girth; surroundings

周囲

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Japanese shuui / shui / しゅうい Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) surroundings; environs; (2) circumference

周圍


周围

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Mandarin zhōu wéi / zhou1 wei2
Taiwan chou wei
Japanese shūi
Chinese surroundings; environment; to encompass
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

周圓


周圆

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Mandarin zhōu yuán / zhou1 yuan2
Taiwan chou yüan
Japanese shūen
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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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
Chow
Zhou
shuu / shuzhōu / zhou1 / zhouchou
Jobin周斌zhōu bīn / zhou1 bin1 / zhou bin / zhoubinchou pin / choupin
Jodi周迪zhōu dí / zhou1 di2 / zhou di / zhoudichou ti / chouti
Shaolin Generational Poem嵩山少林寺曹洞正宗傳續七十字輩訣福慧智子覺了本圓可悟周洪普廣宗道慶同玄祖清靜真如海湛寂淳貞素德行永延恆妙體常堅固心朗照幽深性明鑒崇祚忠正善禧祥謹志原濟度雪庭為導師引汝歸鉉路
嵩山少林寺曹洞正宗传续七十字辈诀福慧智子觉了本圆可悟周洪普广宗道庆同玄祖清静真如海湛寂淳贞素德行永延恒妙体常坚固心朗照幽深性明鉴崇祚忠正善禧祥谨志原济度雪庭为导师引汝归铉路
sōng shān shào lín sì cáo dòng zhèng zōng chuán xù qī shí zì bèi jué fú huì zhì zǐ jiào běn yuán kě wù zhōu hóng pǔ guǎng zōng dào qìng tóng xuán zǔ qīng jìng zhēn rú hǎi zhàn jì chún zhēn sù dé xíng yǒng yán héng miào tǐ cháng jiān gù xīn lǎng zhào yōu shēn xìng míng jiàn chóng zuò zhōng zhēng shàn xǐ xiáng jǐn zhì yuán jì dù xuě tíng wéi dǎo shī yǐn rǔ guī xuàn lù
song1 shan1 shao4 lin2 si4 cao2 dong4 zheng4 zong1 chuan2 xu4 qi1 shi2 zi4 bei4 jue2 fu2 hui4 zhi4 zi3 jiao4 le5 ben3 yuan2 ke3 wu4 zhou1 hong2 pu3 guang3 zong1 dao4 qing4 tong2 xuan2 zu3 qing1 jing4 zhen1 ru2 hai3 zhan4 ji4 chun2 zhen1 su4 de2 xing2 yong
song shan shao lin si cao dong zheng zong chuan xu qi shi zi bei jue fu hui zhi zi jiao le ben yuan ke wu zhou hong pu guang zong dao qing tong xuan zu qing jing zhen ru hai zhan ji chun zhen su de xing yong
sung shan shao lin ssu ts`ao tung cheng tsung ch`uan hsü ch`i shih tzu pei chüeh fu hui chih tzu chiao le pen yüan k`o wu chou hung p`u kuang tsung tao ch`ing t`ung hsüan tsu ch`ing ching chen ju hai chan chi ch`un chen su te hsing yung
sung shan shao lin ssu tsao tung cheng tsung chuan hsü chi shih tzu pei chüeh fu hui chih tzu chiao le pen yüan ko wu chou hung pu kuang tsung tao ching tung hsüan tsu ching ching chen ju hai chan chi chun chen su te hsing yung
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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