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Willow

China liǔ
Japan ryuu / yanagi
Willow Vertical Wall Scroll

柳 is the Chinese, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji for willow (as in willow tree).

In ancient Chinese astronomy/astrology, this can refer to the "Willow" constellation (one of the 28 mansions).

If you want to get scientific, this can refer to any tree of genus Salix including the weeping willow (Salix babylonica).


Notes:
In Chinese, this can be the surname Liu.
In Japanese, it can be the surname Yanagi. It can also be pronounced other ways for different rare surnames. Some Japanese use this as a female given name.
In Korean, this can be the surname Yu, though most of the time it's pronounced ryu in Korean.

The Geisha’s World

China huā liǔ jiè
Japan karyuukai
The Geisha’s World Vertical Wall Scroll

This literally means "Flower Willow World/Kingdom." In Japanese, this means "The Realm of the Geisha" or "World of the Geisha." I suppose there is a presumption that the Geisha are surrounded by flowers in their residence. In Chinese and Korean, this pretty much has colloquially come to mean "The Red Light District" or to refer to pimps, prostitutes and johns as a group.

Ludmilla

China liǔ dé mǐ lā
Ludmilla Vertical Wall Scroll

柳德米拉 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Ludmilla.

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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin liǔ / liu3
Taiwan liu
Japanese ryuu / ryu / りゅう
Ludmilla Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese willow; surname Liu
Japanese {astron} (See 二十八宿,朱雀・すざく・2) Chinese "Willow" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (surname) Riyou; (surname) Riyu; (surname, female given name) Ryuu; (surname, given name) Yuu; (surname) Yu; (surname) Yanagitaka; (p,s,f) Yanagi; (surname) Yanakaki; (surname) Yanai; (female given name) Nuriko; (surname) Teruo; (surname) Tama; (surname) Takayana
A willow.

花柳界

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Japanese karyuukai / karyukai / かりゅうかい
Ludmilla Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese red-light district; pleasure quarters; world of the geisha; demimonde


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Mandarin liǔ / liu3
Taiwan liu
Chinese old variant of [liu3]
Japanese See:


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Mandarin liǔ / liu3
Taiwan liu
Chinese old variant of [liu3]
Japanese See:

垂柳

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Mandarin chuí liǔ / chui2 liu3
Taiwan ch`ui liu / chui liu
Japanese tareyanagi / たれやなぎ
Chinese weeping willow (Salix babylonica)
Japanese (place-name, surname) Tareyanagi

川柳

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Japanese senryuu / senryu / せんりゅう    kawayagi / かわやぎ Japanese senryu; comic haiku; humorous seventeen-syllable poem; (archaism) (See 川柳・かわやなぎ・1) riverside willow; (given name) Senryuu; (place-name, surname) Kawayanagi

庭柳

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Japanese niwayanagi;niwayanagi / にわやなぎ;ニワヤナギ Japanese (kana only) (See 道柳) knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare)

春柳

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Mandarin chūn liǔ / chun1 liu3
Taiwan ch`un liu / chun liu
Japanese haruyanagi / はるやなぎ
Chinese Spring Willow Society, pioneering Chinese theatrical company set up in Tokyo in 1906, part of New Culture Movement 新文化運動|新文化运动[Xin1 Wen2 hua4 Yun4 dong4], continued in China from 1912 as 新劇同志會|新剧同志会[Xin1 ju4 Tong2 zhi4 hui4]
Japanese (surname) Haruyanagi

柳び

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Japanese ryuubi / ryubi / りゅうび Japanese beautiful eyebrows

柳丁

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Mandarin liǔ dīng / liu3 ding1
Taiwan liu ting
Japanese yanagichou / yanagicho / やなぎちょう
Chinese orange (fruit) (Tw)
Japanese (place-name) Yanagichou

柳刃

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Japanese yanagiba / やなぎば Japanese kitchen knife for sashimi

柳北

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Mandarin liǔ běi / liu3 bei3
Taiwan liu pei
Japanese ryuuhoku / ryuhoku / りゅうほく    yanakita / やなきた
Chinese Liubei district of Liuzhou city 州市[Liu3 zhou1 shi4], Guangxi
Japanese (given name) Ryuuhoku; (surname) Yanakita

柳南

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Mandarin liǔ nán / liu3 nan2
Taiwan liu nan
Chinese Liunan district of Liuzhou city 州市[Liu3 zhou1 shi4], Guangxi

柳園


柳园

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Mandarin liǔ yuán / liu3 yuan2
Taiwan liu yüan
Japanese yanagisono / やなぎその
Chinese Liuyuan town in Guazhou county 瓜州縣|瓜州县[Gua1 zhou1 xian4] in Jiuquan 酒泉, Gansu
Japanese (surname) Yanagisono

柳城

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Mandarin liǔ chéng / liu3 cheng2
Taiwan liu ch`eng / liu cheng
Japanese ryuujou / ryujo / りゅうじょう    yanashiro / やなしろ
Chinese Liucheng county in Liuzhou 州[Liu3 zhou1], Guangxi
Japanese (given name) Ryuujou; (place-name) Yanashiro

柳宿

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Mandarin liǔ sù / liu3 su4
Taiwan liu su
Japanese nurikoboshi / ぬりこぼし
Japanese Chinese "Willow" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
(Skt. Aśleṣā)

柳州

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Mandarin liǔ zhōu / liu3 zhou1
Taiwan liu chou
Chinese Liuzhou prefecture-level city in Guangxi

柳杉

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Mandarin liǔ shān / liu3 shan1
Taiwan liu shan
Chinese Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica)

柳杞

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Mandarin liǔ qǐ / liu3 qi3
Taiwan liu ch`i / liu chi
Chinese willow

柳条

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Japanese ryuujou / ryujo / りゅうじょう Japanese willow twig; (given name) Ryuujou

柳林

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Mandarin liǔ lín / liu3 lin2
Taiwan liu lin
Japanese yanagibayashi / やなぎばやし
Chinese Liulin county in Lüliang 呂梁|吕梁[Lu:3 liang2], Shanxi 山西
Japanese (place-name, surname) Yanagibayashi

柳枝

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Mandarin liǔ zhī / liu3 zhi1
Taiwan liu chih
Japanese ryuushi / ryushi / りゅうし    yanaeda / やなえだ
Japanese (given name) Ryuushi; (surname) Yanaeda
Willow branches put in clean water to keep away evil spirits.

柳條


柳条

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Mandarin liǔ tiáo / liu3 tiao2
Taiwan liu t`iao / liu tiao
Chinese willow; willow branches; wicker (material for basketwork)
Japanese See: 柳条

柳樹


柳树

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Mandarin liǔ shù / liu3 shu4
Taiwan liu shu
Chinese willow

柳樽

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Japanese yanagidaru / やなぎだる Japanese box-shaped, lacquered liquor cask

柳橙

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Mandarin liǔ chéng / liu3 cheng2
Taiwan liu ch`eng / liu cheng
Chinese orange (fruit)

柳永

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Mandarin liǔ yǒng / liu3 yong3
Taiwan liu yung
Chinese Liu Yong (987-1053), Song poet

柳江

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Mandarin liǔ jiāng / liu3 jiang1
Taiwan liu chiang
Japanese yanae / やなえ
Chinese Liujiang county in Liuzhou 州[Liu3 zhou1], Guangxi
Japanese (surname) Yanae

柳河

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Mandarin liǔ hé / liu3 he2
Taiwan liu ho
Japanese yanagawa / やながわ    yanakawa / やなかわ
Chinese Liuhe county in Tonghua 通化, Jilin
Japanese (place-name, surname) Yanagawa; (place-name) Yanakawa

柳營


柳营

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Mandarin liǔ yíng / liu3 ying2
Taiwan liu ying
Chinese Liuying township in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县[Tai2 nan2 xian4], Taiwan

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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
Willow ryuu / yanagi
ryuu / yanagi
ryu / yanagi
ryu/yanagi
liǔ / liu3 / liu
The Geisha’s World花柳界karyuukai / karyukaihuā liǔ jiè
hua1 liu3 jie4
hua liu jie
hualiujie
hua liu chieh
hualiuchieh
Ludmilla柳德米拉liǔ dé mǐ lā
liu3 de2 mi3 la1
liu de mi la
liudemila
liu te mi la
liutemila



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