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Graceful bird of longevity
gaku / tsuru
Crane Scroll

鶴 is a famous bird of China.

Known in China to be a very spiritual creature, the crane is a symbol of both longevity and the journey of souls and spirits of ancestors.

Note: 鶴 can mean crane or stork in Japanese.

White Crane

bái hè
White Crane Scroll

白鶴 means White Crane.

This title directly means "White Crane" in Chinese but in English, this particular crane is referred to as the "red-crowned crane" or "Grus Japonensis". This crane is mostly white with a red bill (crown).

Swan / White Crane

hakuchou / shirotori
Swan / White Crane Scroll

白鳥 is the Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja title for white swan (Cygnus Bechstein).

The title literally means white-feathered bird. This title can also be used to refer to a white crane.

This can also be the Japanese surname, Hakuchou.

White Crane Fist

bái hè quán
White Crane Fist Scroll

白鶴拳 is the title for White Crane Fist style of martial arts.

白鶴拳 is also known as "Baihequan" or "Fujian White Crane".

Construction Crane

qǐ zhòng jī
Construction Crane Scroll

This refers to the huge machine that lifts materials high into the air as crews construct huge buildings.

A customer requested this specifically after a bit of confusion over the bird by the same name.

In an odd twist, while they don't know this name in English sounds like a bird, the building crane is jokingly called "The real national bird of China" because of the accelerated level of construction in Beijing and elsewhere ever since preparations began for the 2008 Olympics. As of 2018, construction has barely slowed.

If you want the type of construction crane that drives down the road, please note that the word is totally different for that kind of "vehicle crane".

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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
gaku / tsuruhè / he4 / heho
White Crane白鶴
bái hè / bai2 he4 / bai he / baihepai ho / paiho
White Crane
白鳥hakuchou / shirotori
hakucho / shirotori
hakucho / shirotori
White Crane Fist白鶴拳
bái hè quán
bai2 he4 quan2
bai he quan
pai ho ch`üan
pai ho chüan
Construction Crane起重機
kijuuki / kijukiqǐ zhòng jī
qi3 zhong4 ji1
qi zhong ji
ch`i chung chi
chi chung chi
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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Simple Dictionary Definition

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/ he4
 tsuruhama / つるはま
Construction Crane Scroll
crane (any bird of the family Gruidae, esp. the red-crowned crane, Grus japonensis); (surname) Tsuruhama
The crane; the egret; translit. ha, ho; the crane



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bái hè / bai2 he4
pai ho
 hakutsuru / はくつる
Construction Crane Scroll
(bird species of China) Siberian crane (Grus leucogeranus)
(c) Hakutsuru (brand of sake)


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 gokeiken / gokeken / ごけいけん
Construction Crane Scroll
{MA} Wu Xing Fist; Five Form Fist (Dragon, Snake, Tiger, Crane, Leopard)



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bái hè quán / bai2 he4 quan2
pai ho ch`üan / pai ho chüan
Construction Crane Scroll
Baihequan (Fujian White Crane) martial art form



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qǐ zhòng jī / qi3 zhong4 ji1
ch`i chung chi / chi chung chi
 kijuuki / kijuki / きじゅうき
Construction Crane Scroll
crane; derrick

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/ li4
cry of a crane or wild goose

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sǒng / song3
respectful; horrified; to raise (one's shoulders); to stand on tiptoe; to crane

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kūn / kun1
k`un / kun
large bird, possibly related to crane or swan (archaic); mythical monstrous bird, cf Sinbad's roc

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kūn / kun1
k`un / kun
variant of 鵾|鹍, large bird, possibly related to crane or swan (archaic); mythical monstrous bird, cf Sinbad's roc

see styles
guàn / guan4
 kounotori;kou;kounotori / konotori;ko;konotori / こうのとり;こう;コウノトリ
crane; stork
(kana only) stork (esp. the Oriental stork, Ciconia boyciana)


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 tsuru / ツル crane (any bird of the family Gruidae, esp. the red-crowned crane, Grus japonensis); (female given name) Tsuru


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 tanchou;tanchou / tancho;tancho / たんちょう;タンチョウ (kana only) red-crowned crane; Japanese crane (Grus japonensis); (place-name, surname) Tanchou



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chéng hè / cheng2 he4
ch`eng ho / cheng ho
to fly on a crane; to die


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 senkaku / せんかく (1) (obscure) (See 仙人・1) immortal mountain wizard (in Taoism); (2) (See 鶴) crane



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xiān hè / xian1 he4
hsien ho
red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis)


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 kanmurizuru / かんむりづる crowned crane


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diào tǎ / diao4 ta3
tiao t`a / tiao ta
a tower crane



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diào jī / diao4 ji1
tiao chi
crane; hoist



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diào chē / diao4 che1
tiao ch`e / tiao che
hoist; crane; elevator



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diào yùn / diao4 yun4
tiao yün
to transport by crane; to convey


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tǎ diào / ta3 diao4
t`a tiao / ta tiao
tower crane


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 gaganbo;kaganbo;gaganbo / ががんぼ;かがんぼ;ガガンボ (kana only) crane fly; daddy longlegs (insect of family Tipulidae)



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tiān chē / tian1 che1
t`ien ch`e / tien che
gantry traveling crane



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cuī hào / cui1 hao4
ts`ui hao / tsui hao
Cui Hao (-754), Tang dynasty poet and author of poem Yellow Crane Tower 黃鶴樓|黄鹤楼



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yǐn lǐng / yin3 ling3
yin ling
to crane one's neck; to await eagerly; to lead; to show the way



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yǐn jǐng / yin3 jing3
yin ching
to crane one's neck; (fig.) with one's neck outstretched in expectation


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 oritsuru / おりつる folded paper crane; (surname) Oritsuru



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huī hè / hui1 he4
hui ho
(bird species of China) common crane (Grus grus)


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 zuichou / zuicho / ずいちょう auspicious bird (i.e. crane); (female given name) Midori


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 tazuru / たづる crane (any bird of the family Gruidae, esp. the red-crowned crane, Grus japonensis); (f,p) Tazuru

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