The Name China in Chinese / Japanese...

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zhōng guó
China Scroll

中國 is the Chinese name for the country of China.

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chuu goku
China Scroll

中國 is the country of China written in Japanese.

Flowers / Blooming / Splendid / China

Flowers / Blooming / Splendid / China Scroll

華 means blooming flowers or splendid China.

華 is really open to interpretation. 華 meant flowers or blooming in ancient China. It still has that meaning in Japanese, and Buddhist context.

In modern China, this means glorious, beautiful, splendid, magnificent, or the best part of something. It can also refer to the country of China or something Chinese (such as people - overseas Chinese are often called "hua ren"). 華 is also a surname in China.

In Japanese, this can be the female given name "Ririka". It's also the short name for a certain kind of playing cards in Japan.

In Korean, This can be the surname "Hwa". While it also means splendid, flowery, or the country of China in Korean.

The Great Wall of China

cháng chéng
chou jou
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長城 is the Chinese name for the Great Wall.

Built at the northern border of China to protect from Mongol attack.

In Japanese, this can be a surname Nagaki. Japanese often use a longer title for the Great Wall of China.
In Korean, this refers to Changsŏng (a city in Changsŏng-kun county, Chŏllanam-to province).

The Great Wall of China

ban ri no chou jou
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万里の長城 is the Japanese name for the Great Wall of China.

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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
zhōng guó
zhong1 guo2
zhong guo
chung kuo
chuu goku / chuugoku / chu goku / chugoku

ririkahuá / hua2 / hua
The Great Wall of China長城
chou jou / choujou / cho jo / chojocháng chéng
chang2 cheng2
chang cheng
ch`ang ch`eng
chang cheng
The Great Wall of China万里の長城ban ri no chou jou
ban ri no cho jo
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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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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 katana(p); tou / katana(p); to
    かたな(P); とう
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knife; blade; single-edged sword; cutlass; CL:把[ba3]; (slang) dollar (loanword); classifier for sets of one hundred sheets (of paper); classifier for knife cuts or stabs
(1) sword (esp. Japanese single-edged); katana; (2) (とう only) scalpel; (3) (とう only) (See 彫刻刀・ちょうこくとう) chisel; burin; graver; (4) (とう only) (See 刀銭) knife money (knife-shaped commodity money used in ancient China); (personal name) Tou

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 shuu / shu
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to make a circuit; to circle; circle; circumference; lap; cycle; complete; all; all over; thorough; to help financially
(1) Zhou dynasty (China, approx. 1046-256 BCE); Chou dynasty; (2) {math} perimeter; (n-suf,ctr) (3) counter for laps or circuits; (female given name) Meguru
Around, on every side, complete; to go around

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 tou / to
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to exaggerate; empty; in vain; old variant of 螗[tang2]
(1) Tang dynasty (China, 618-907); T'ang dynasty; (2) (archaism) China; foreign country; (surname) Touzaki
for nothing

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home; family; (polite) my (sister, uncle etc); classifier for families or businesses; refers to the philosophical schools of pre-Han China; noun suffix for a specialist in some activity, such as a musician or revolutionary, corresponding to English -ist, -er, -ary or -ian; CL:個|个[ge4]
(suffix) house (e.g. of Tokugawa); family; (surname) Karyuu
Family; home; school, sect; genus; house

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used in transliteration
Luoyang 洛陽, the ancient capital of China.

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clear; distinct; quiet; just and honest; pure; to settle or clear up; to clean up or purge
Qing dynasty (China, 1644-1912); Ch'ing dynasty; Manchu dynasty; (personal name) Seiji

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surname Qin; Qin dynasty (221-207 BC) of the first emperor 秦始皇[Qin2 Shi3 huang2]; abbr. for 陝西|陕西[Shan3 xi1]
Qin dynasty (China, 221-207 BCE); Ch'in dynasty; (surname) Yasushi
a fine strain of rice

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simple; uncomplicated; letter; to choose; to select; bamboo strips used for writing (old)
(1) (See 簡にして要を得る) simplicity; brevity; (2) letter; note; correspondence; (3) bamboo writing strip (in ancient China); (surname) Kan
A tablet, memorandum; to abridge; appoint; examine; abrupt, concise, direct; to choose

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magnificent; splendid; flowery
(1) flashiness; showiness; brilliance; splendor; (2) bloom; flowers; (female given name) Ririka
kusuma; puṣpa; padma; a flower, blossom; flowery; especially the lotus; also 花, which also means pleasure, vice; to spend, waste, profligate. 華 also means splendour, glory, ornate; to decorate; China.

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 dou / do
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road; path; CL:條|条[tiao2],股[gu3]; principle; truth; morality; reason; skill; method; Dao (of Daoism); to say; to speak; to talk; classifier for long thin things (rivers, cracks etc), barriers (walls, doors etc), questions (in an exam etc), commands, courses in a meal, steps in a process; (old) circuit (administrative division)
(1) (abbreviation) (See 道・みち・1) road; path; street; route; (2) (See 道・みち・5) way; set of practices; rules for conducting oneself; (3) Buddhist teachings; (4) Taoism; (5) modern administrative region of Japan (Hokkaido); (6) historical administrative region of Japan (Tokaido, Tosando, etc.); (7) province (Tang-era administrative region of China); (8) province (modern administrative region of Korea); (personal name) Wataru
mārga. A way, road; the right path; principle, Truth, Reason, Logos, Cosmic energy; to lead; to say. The way of transmigration by which one arrives at a good or bad existence; any of the six gati, or paths of destiny. The way of bodhi, or enlightenment leading to nirvāṇa through spiritual stages. Essential nirvāṇa, in which absolute freedom reigns. For the eightfold noble path v. 八聖道.; The two Ways: (1) (a) 無礙道 or 無間道 The open or unhindered way, or the way of removing all obstacles or intervention, i. e. all delusion; (b) 解脫道 the way of release, by realization of truth. (2) (a) 難行道 The hard way of "works", i. e. by the six pāramitā and the disciplines. (b) 易行道 the easy way salvation, by the invocation of Amitābha. (3) (a) 有漏道 The way of reincarnation or mortality; (b) 無漏 the enlightened way of escape from the miseries of transmigration. (4) (a) 教道 The way of instruction; (b) 證道 the way of realization. (5) The two lower excretory organs.

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gold; chemical element Au; generic term for lustrous and ductile metals; money; golden; highly respected; one of the eight categories of ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1]
(1) gold (Au); golden (color); gold (medal, cup); (adj-no,n) (2) valuable; of highest value; (3) money; gold coin; (4) (abbreviation) (See 金曜) Friday; (5) (See 五行・1) metal (fourth of the five elements); (6) Jin dynasty (China, 1115-1234); Chin dynasty; Jurchen dynasty; (n,n-suf) (7) (abbreviation) {shogi} (See 金将) gold general; (8) (abbreviation) (colloquialism) (See 金玉・きんたま) testicles; (suf,ctr) (9) karat; carat; (surname) Kimu; Kim
hiraṇya, 伊爛拏 which means cold, any precious metal, semen, etc.; or 蘇伐刺 suvarṇa, which means "of a good or beautiful colour", "golden", "yellow", "gold", "a gold coin", etc. The Chinese means metal, gold, money.

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to lay out; to exhibit; to display; to narrate; to state; to explain; to tell; old; stale
(1) Chen (ancient Chinese state, approx. 1045-479 BCE); Ch'en; (2) Chen dynasty (China, 557-589 BCE); Ch'en dynasty; (surname) You
Arrange, marshal, spread, state; old, stale; to tell

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neat; even; level with; identical; simultaneous; all together; to even something out
Qi (kingdom in China during the Spring and Autumn Period and the Period of the Warring States); Ch'i; (male given name) Hitoshi
Even, level, equal, uniform; complete, perfect; equalize; tranquillize; alike; all; at the same time, altogether; to adjust


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(1) three countries; (2) Japan, China and India; Japan, Korea and China; all the world; (3) (See 魏・ぎ・1,蜀・しょく・2,呉・ご・3) Three Kingdoms (in China, 220 CE-280 CE); (4) (See 新羅・しらぎ,百済・くだら,高句麗・こうくり) Three Kingdoms (in Korea, 57 BCE-668 CE); (p,s,f) Mikuni


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shàng hǎi
    shang4 hai3
shang hai
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Shanghai municipality, central east China, abbr. to 滬|沪[Hu4]
Shanghai (China); (place-name) Shanghai (China)


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 chuugoku(p); chuukoku / chugoku(p); chukoku
    ちゅうごく(P); ちゅうこく
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(1) (ちゅうごく only) (See 中華人民共和国) China; (2) (ちゅうごく only) (abbreviation) (See 中国地方) Chūgoku region of western Honshu (incl. Okayama, Hiroshima, Shimane, Tottori and Yamaguchi prefectures); (3) (ちゅうごく only) central part of a country; main region; (4) province of the second lowest rank (ritsuryo system); (surname) Nakakuni



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zhōng guó
    zhong1 guo2
chung kuo
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(surname) Nakaguni
Madhyadesa. 中天 (中天竺); 中梵 The middle kingdom, i. e. Central North India, v. 中印.



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dān dōng
    dan1 dong1
tan tung
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Dandong prefecture-level city in Liaoning province 遼寧省|辽宁省[Liao2 ning2 Sheng3] in northeast China
(place-name) Tanhigashi


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běi jīng
    bei3 jing1
pei ching
 pekin(p); peichin / pekin(p); pechin
    ペキン(P); ペイチン
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Beijing, capital of People's Republic of China; Peking; PRC government
Beijing (China); Peking; (place-name) Beijing (China); Peking


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nán jīng
    nan2 jing1
nan ching
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Nanjing subprovincial city on the Changjiang, capital of Jiangsu province 江蘇|江苏; capital of China at different historical periods
(1) Nanjing; Nanking; (2) (ksb:) (See カボチャ) pumpkin; squash; (prefix noun) (3) Chinese; Southeast Asian; foreign; (prefix noun) (4) rare; precious; cute; (place-name) Nanking (China); Nanjing


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yìn dù
    yin4 du4
yin tu
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(ateji / phonetic) (kana only) India; (place-name) India
印特伽; 身毒; 賢豆; 天竺 Indu (meaning 'moon' in Sanskrit), Hindu, Sindhu; see also 信度 and 閻浮 India in general. In the Tang dynasty its territory is described as extending over 90, 000 li in circuit, being bounded on three sides by the sea; north it rested on the Snow mountains 雪山, i. e. Himālayas; wide at the north, narrowing to the south, shaped like a half-moon; it contained over seventy kingdoms, was extremely hot, well watered and damp; from the centre eastwards to 震旦 China was 58, 000 li; and the same distance southwards to 金地國, westwards to 阿拘遮國, and northwards to 小香山阿耨達.


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sī tú
    si1 tu2
ssu t`u
    ssu tu
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minister of education (history); two-character surname Situ
(See 六卿) Minister of Civil Administration and Social Welfare (Zhou-dynasty China)



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sī mǎ
    si1 ma3
ssu ma
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Minister of War (official title in pre-Han Chinese states); two-character surname Sima
(See 六卿) Minister of War (Zhou-dynasty China); (given name) Shime



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zuò chán
    zuo4 chan2
tso ch`an
    tso chan
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to sit in meditation; to meditate
To sit in dhyāna, i.e. abstract meditation, fixed abstraction, contemplation; its introduction to China is attributed to Bodhidharma (though it came earlier), and its extension to Tiantai; sitting meditation


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ān xī
    an1 xi1
an hsi
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to rest; to go to sleep; to rest in peace; (history) Parthia
(noun/participle) rest; repose
(安息國) Parthia, 波斯 modern Persia, from which several monks came to China in the later Han dynasty, such as 安世高 An Shigao, 安玄 Anxuan, 曇無諦 Tan Wudi, 安法欽 An Faqin, 安淸 Anqing.; To rest; to be refreshed


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rì běn
    ri4 ben3
jih pen
 nihon(p); nippon
    にほん(P); にっぽん
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Japan; (surname) Yamatono
Japan. Buddhism was introduced there from Korea in the sixth century, and in the seventh from China.



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dōng jīng
    dong1 jing1
tung ching
 toukyou(p); toukei(ok) / tokyo(p); toke(ok)
    とうきょう(P); とうけい(ok)
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Tokyo, capital of Japan; Tonkin (northern Vietnam during the French colonial period)
Tokyo; (place-name) Luoyang, China


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yǒng píng
    yong3 ping2
yung p`ing
    yung ping
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Yongping county in Dali Bai autonomous prefecture 大理白族自治州[Da4 li3 Bai2 zu2 zi4 zhi4 zhou1], Yunnan
(place-name) Yongping (China)
eternal peace



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ào mén
    ao4 men2
ao men
 makao; makau; aomen(ok)
    マカオ; マカウ; アオメン(ok)
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Macao; Aomen; Macau
(kana only) Macao (China); Macau; (place-name) Macao



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bái hè
    bai2 he4
pai ho
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(bird species of China) Siberian crane (Grus leucogeranus)
(c) Hakutsuru (brand of sake)

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