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Peach / Peaches

China táo
Japan momo
Peach / Peaches Vertical Wall Scroll

桃 means peach or peaches (Prunus persica) in Chinese, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji.

In Chinese culture, the peach represents longevity or long life.

This can also be the Japanese surname, Momosaki.

Monkey Stealing Peaches

Martial arts term
China hóu tōu táo
Monkey Stealing Peaches Vertical Wall Scroll

猴子偷桃 is a martial arts term that I find hilarious. I thought Stephen Chow had just made this up for his Monkey King movie. After some research, it turns out to be real.

This can be translated as "monkey stealing peaches" or "monkey steals the peach." It refers to distracting an opponent with one hand and seizing his testicles with the other.

In colloquial Chinese speech, this can refer to grabbing somebody by the balls (without any martial arts technique to the grabbing).

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Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin táo / tao2
Taiwan t`ao / tao
Japanese momo(p);momo / もも(P);モモ
Monkey Stealing Peaches Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese peach
Japanese peach (Prunus persica); (surname) Momosaki; (female given name) Momo; (female given name) Pinku; (female given name) Sakura


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Mandarin hóu zi tōu táo / hou2 zi5 tou1 tao2
Taiwan hou tzu t`ou t`ao / hou tzu tou tao
Monkey Stealing Peaches Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese "monkey steals the peach" (martial arts), distracting an opponent with one hand and seizing his testicles with the other; (coll.) grabbing sb by the balls


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Japanese komomo / こもも Japanese (female given name) Komomo


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Mandarin xiān táo / xian1 tao2
Taiwan hsien t`ao / hsien tao
Chinese the peaches of immortality of Goddess Xi Wangmu 西王母; Xiantao sub-prefecture level city in Hubei


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Japanese hikarimomo / ひかりもも    tsubakimomo / づばいもも    zubaimomo / つばきもも Japanese (obscure) nectarine; (female given name) Komomo


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Mandarin fēn táo / fen1 tao2
Taiwan fen t`ao / fen tao
Chinese homosexual


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Japanese karamomo;karamomo / からもも;カラモモ Japanese (1) (kana only) apricot (Prunus armeniaca); (2) (See 寿星桃) Prunus persica var. densa (Chinese variety of peach)



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Mandarin shòu táo / shou4 tao2
Taiwan shou t`ao / shou tao
Chinese (myth.) peaches of immortality, kept by Xi Wangmu; fresh or confectionery peaches offered as a birthday gift


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Japanese yamamomo;yamamomo / やまもも;ヤマモモ Japanese (kana only) wax myrtle (Myrica rubra); asian bog myrtle


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Mandarin biǎn táo / bian3 tao2
Taiwan pien t`ao / pien tao
Japanese hentou / hento / へんとう
Chinese almond tree; almond; flat peach
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) sweet almond (Prunus dulcis); (2) tonsil


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Japanese gettou;gettou / getto;getto / げっとう;ゲットウ Japanese (kana only) shell ginger (Alpinia zerumbet)


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Mandarin hé tao / he2 tao5
Taiwan ho t`ao / ho tao
Chinese walnut; CL:個|个[ge4],棵[ke1]


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Mandarin táo rén / tao2 ren2
Taiwan t`ao jen / tao jen
Japanese toni / とに
Chinese peach kernel, used in Chinese medicine
Japanese (female given name) Toni



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Mandarin táo yuán / tao2 yuan2
Taiwan t`ao yüan / tao yüan
Japanese momozono / ももぞの
Chinese Taoyuan city and county in Taiwan
Japanese peach orchard; (place-name, surname) Momozono; (place-name) Momosono; (given name) Touen


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Mandarin táo chéng / tao2 cheng2
Taiwan t`ao ch`eng / tao cheng
Japanese momoshiro / ももしろ
Chinese Taocheng district of Hengshui city 衡水市[Heng2 shui3 shi4], Hebei
Japanese (surname) Momoshiro


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Mandarin táo zi / tao2 zi5
Taiwan t`ao tzu / tao tzu
Japanese moyuko / もゆこ    momokko / ももっこ    momoko / ももこ    momo / もも    touko / toko / とうこ    asuka / あすか
Chinese peach
Japanese (female given name) Moyuko; (female given name) Momokko; (surname, female given name) Momoko; (female given name) Momo; (female given name) Touko; (female given name) Asuka


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Japanese momojiri / ももじり Japanese (1) somebody who is bad at horse-riding; (2) a fidgety, restless person


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Mandarin táo shān / tao2 shan1
Taiwan t`ao shan / tao shan
Japanese momoyama / ももやま    touzan / tozan / とうざん
Chinese peach mountain; Taoshan district of Qitaihe city 七台河[Qi1 tai2 he2], Heilongjiang
Japanese (place-name, surname) Momoyama; (given name) Touzan


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Mandarin táo xīn / tao2 xin1
Taiwan t`ao hsin / tao hsin
Japanese momomi / ももみ
Chinese heart symbol ♥
Japanese (female given name) Momomi


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Japanese touri / tori / とうり Japanese (1) peach and plum; (2) (See 桃李もの言わざれども下自ら蹊を成す) person of one's recommendation; (female given name) Momori; (female given name) Momoki; (female given name) Touri; (given name) Touki


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Japanese tourin / torin / とうりん Japanese peach grove; peach garden; peach orchard; (surname) Momobayashi



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Mandarin táo shù / tao2 shu4
Taiwan t`ao shu / tao shu
Japanese momoki / ももき    moju / もじゅ
Chinese peach tree; CL:株[zhu1]
Japanese (surname) Momoki; (female given name) Moju


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Mandarin táo xùn / tao2 xun4
Taiwan t`ao hsün / tao hsün
Chinese spring flood (at peach-blossom time)


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Mandarin táo jiāng / tao2 jiang1
Taiwan t`ao chiang / tao chiang
Japanese momoe / ももえ    toukou / toko / とうこう
Chinese Taojiang county in Yiyang 益陽|益阳[Yi4 yang2], Hunan
Japanese (surname, female given name) Momoe; (given name) Toukou


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Mandarin táo yuán / tao2 yuan2
Taiwan t`ao yüan / tao yüan
Japanese tougen / togen / とうげん
Chinese see 花源[tao2 hua1 yuan2]; Taoyuan county in Changde 常德[Chang2 de2], Hunan; Taoyuan township in Kaohsiung county 高雄縣|高雄县[Gao1 xiong2 xian4], southwest Taiwan
Japanese Shangri-La; paradise on earth; (given name) Tougen



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Mandarin táo hóng / tao2 hong2
Taiwan t`ao hung / tao hung
Japanese toukou / toko / とうこう    touko / toko / とうこ
Chinese pink
Japanese (female given name) Touko


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Japanese momokan / ももかん Japanese canned peaches


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Mandarin táo sè / tao2 se4
Taiwan t`ao se / tao se
Japanese momoiro / ももいろ
Chinese pink; peach color; illicit love; sexual
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) pink (colour, color); colour of peach (flowers)


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Mandarin táo huā / tao2 hua1
Taiwan t`ao hua / tao hua
Japanese touka / toka / とうか
Chinese peach blossom; (fig.) love affair
Japanese (obscure) peach blossom; (female given name) Momoka; (female given name) Momo; (female given name) Moka; (female given name) Mooka; (female given name) Pinku; (female given name) Touka


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Japanese outou / oto / おうとう Japanese (See 西洋実桜,梅桃) cherry (tree; esp. sweet cherry or Nanking cherry); (female given name) Yusura; (female given name) Chieri; (female given name) Sakuranbo; (surname) Oto

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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
momotáo / tao2 / taot`ao / tao
Monkey Stealing Peaches猴子偷桃hóu tōu táo
hou2 zi5 tou1 tao2
hou zi tou tao
hou tzu t`ou t`ao
hou tzu tou tao

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