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Scarlet / Red / Crimson

China chì
Japan aka
Scarlet / Red / Crimson Vertical Wall Scroll

赤 can represent the color scarlet, red, or crimson.

In some special contexts, it can also mean naked, whole, total, perfect, obvious, or the Japanese surname, Sekizaki.

Red Dragon

China chì lóng
Red Dragon Vertical Wall Scroll

赤龍 is a generic title for "Red Dragon."

The first character can mean red, crimson, or scarlet.

The second character is dragon.


Japan akan bou
Baby Vertical Wall Scroll

This one way that Japanese people express "baby."

The Red String

Thread of Lover's Destiny / Fate
Japan akai ito
The Red String Vertical Wall Scroll

This literally translates as, "the red string" in Japanese but the real meaning is much deeper...

In Japanese culture, it's believed that fate, destiny, or karma joins lovers by an unseen string, tied around one little finger of each. 赤い糸 is how soul mates fine and are drawn to each other.


China méi lì chì ěr
Meritxell Vertical Wall Scroll

梅莉赤爾 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the Latin / Spanish name Meritxell

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin chì / chi4
Taiwan ch`ih / chih
Japanese aka / あか
Meritxell Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese red; scarlet; bare; naked
Japanese (1) red; crimson; scarlet; (2) red-containing colour (e.g. brown, pink, orange); (3) (colloquialism) Red (i.e. communist); (4) (abbreviation) red light; (5) (abbreviation) red ink (i.e. in finance or proof-reading); (in) the red; (adj-no,n-pref) (6) complete; total; perfect; obvious; (7) copper; (surname) Sekizaki; (surname) Seki; (personal name) Ka; (personal name) Akamine; (personal name) Akajio; (personal name) Akashio; (surname) Akazaki; (surname) Akasaki; (place-name) Aka
kaṣāya 袈沙野, red, hot; south; naked.


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Japanese akaiito / akaito / あかいいと
Meritxell Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (exp,n) red string of fate; in Chinese-Japanese folklore, fated lovers were said to be joined by an unseen red string, tied around one little finger of each


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Japanese akanbou(p);akanbo / akanbo(p);akanbo / あかんぼう(P);あかんぼ
Meritxell Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese baby; infant


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Japanese shichiseki / しちせき Japanese (See 九星) seventh of nine traditional astrological signs (corresponding to Venus and west)


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Japanese inseki / いんせき Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (obscure) (See 発赤) rubefaction (reddening of the skin)


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Japanese hosseki;hasseki / ほっせき;はっせき Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) rubefaction (reddening of the skin)


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Japanese maaka / maka / まあか Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) bright red; deep red; (female given name) Mako


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Japanese beniaka / べにあか Japanese (1) bright red tinged with yellow; (2) (See 川越芋) variety of sweet potato with red skin and sweet yellow flesh (product of the Kawagoe region)


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Japanese haraaka;haraaka;haraka;haraka / haraka;haraka;haraka;haraka / ハラアカ;はらあか;ハラカ;はらか Japanese (1) (obscure) trout; (2) (はらあか only) Japanese dace (Tribolodon hakonensis); (3) (はらか only) Nibe croaker (Nibea mitsukurii); (place-name) Haraka



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Mandarin shù chì / shu4 chi4
Taiwan shu ch`ih / shu chih
Chinese Jochi (name)


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Japanese akaaka / akaka / あかあか Japanese (adv,adv-to) bright red; bright


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Japanese akai / あかい Japanese (adjective) (1) red; (2) Red (i.e. communist)


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Japanese akami / あかみ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) reddish tinge; tinge of red; slight redness; blush


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Japanese akamu / あかむ Japanese (Godan verb with "mu" ending) (obscure) (See 赤み) to blush; to redden


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Japanese akani / あかに Japanese red


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Mandarin chì lǎo / chi4 lao3
Taiwan ch`ih lao / chih lao
Chinese (dialect) scoundrel; rascal


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Japanese akago / あかご Japanese baby; (given name) Akaji


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Japanese sekka / せっか Japanese (noun/participle) Sovietize; Sovietise; turning red; become communistic


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Mandarin chì fěi / chi4 fei3
Taiwan ch`ih fei / chih fei
Chinese red bandit (i.e. PLA soldier (during the civil war) or Chinese communist (Tw))


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Japanese shakkou;shakku;jakku;jakkou;sekiguchi / shakko;shakku;jakku;jakko;sekiguchi / しゃっこう;しゃっく;じゃっく;じゃっこう;せきぐち Japanese (See 六曜) unlucky for all activities, with only the period around noon being auspicious; (surname) Akakuchi


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Japanese akami / あかみ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) reddish tinge; tinge of red; slight redness; blush


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Japanese akatsuchi / あかつち Japanese red clay; tuff loam; dark-red paint; (surname) Sekido; (surname) Shiyakudo; (surname) Shakudo; (surname) Akado; (surname) Akato; (place-name) Akadzuchi; (place-name, surname) Akatsuchi


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Japanese akaji / あかじ Japanese red cloth; red background; (surname) Akadzi; (place-name, surname) Akachi; (place-name, surname) Akaji; (surname) Akaike


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Mandarin chì kǎn / chi4 kan3
Taiwan ch`ih k`an / chih kan
Chinese Chikan district of Zhanjiang city 湛江市[Zhan4 jiang1 shi4], Guangdong


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Mandarin chì chéng / chi4 cheng2
Taiwan ch`ih ch`eng / chih cheng
Japanese sekijou / sekijo / せきじょう    akajiro / あかじろ    akajou / akajo / あかじょう    akashiro / あかしろ    akagi / あかぎ    akaki / あかき
Chinese Chicheng county in Zhangjiakou 張家口|张家口[Zhang1 jia1 kou3], Hebei
Japanese (surname) Sekijou; (surname) Akajiro; (surname) Akajou; (place-name, surname) Akashiro; (place-name, surname) Akagi; (surname) Akaki


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Japanese akazumi / あかずみ Japanese (See 朱墨) vermillion stick; red ink


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Mandarin chì bì / chi4 bi4
Taiwan ch`ih pi / chih pi
Japanese akakabe / あかかべ
Chinese Chibi county level city in Xianning 咸宁市, Hubei; Chibi or Red Cliff in Huangzhou district 黃州區|黄州区 of Huanggang city 黄冈, Hubei, scene of the famous battle of Red Cliff of 208
Japanese (surname) Akakabe


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Japanese sekigai / せきがい Japanese (adj-na,adj-no) infrared


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Mandarin chì zǐ / chi4 zi3
Taiwan ch`ih tzu / chih tzu
Japanese sekishi / せきし
Chinese newborn baby; the people (of a country)
Japanese (1) (archaism) (See 赤子・あかご) baby; (2) (archaism) (metaphorically the Emperor's children) subject; people; (female given name) Sekishi; (female given name) Sekiko
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarin chì zì / chi4 zi4
Taiwan ch`ih tzu / chih tzu
Japanese akaji / あかじ
Chinese (financial) deficit; red letter
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) deficit; (being in or going into) the red; (2) red text; red letters; (3) corrections (by a teacher or proofreader) written in red

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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
akachì / chi4 / chich`ih / chih
Red Dragon赤龍
chì lóng / chi4 long2 / chi long / chilongch`ih lung / chihlung / chih lung
Baby赤ん坊akan bou / akanbou / akan bo / akanbo
The Red String赤い糸akai ito / akaiito
méi lì chì ěr
mei2 li4 chi4 er3
mei li chi er
mei li ch`ih erh
mei li chih erh
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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