The name Violet in Chinese / Japanese...

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 zǐ luó lán
Violet Scroll

紫羅蘭 is the Chinese title for the flower we refer to as the violet in English.

Some may call it the gillyflower.

Violet Scroll

ヴァイオレット is the name Violet in Japanese.

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


English name

 wéi ào lì tè
Violet Scroll

This is the Mandarin Chinese transliteration for the name Violet.

Violet Scroll

菫 is the Japanese Kanji for violet.

This can refer to any flower of genus Viola, esp. the Fuji dawn, Viola mandshurica.

This can also be the Japanese name Sumire. 菫 is also commonly written in Katakana as スミレ.

菫 is a variant of the Chinese character 堇 (jin3) which has the same meaning.

Purple / Violet

(2 character version)

 zǐ sè
Purple / Violet Scroll

紫色 is the two-character Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean title for the color violet/purple.

The second character means “color,” so this literally means “violet color.”

It's more common to add the “color character” in Asian languages than to say “color” after the name of the color in English. Therefore, this is a natural way to express “violet” in Asian languages.

Purple / Violet

Purple / Violet Scroll

紫 is the single-character Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean title for the color violet/purple.

The difference between violet and purple is not really distinguished in Asian languages. However, sometimes a character for “light” is added to the front of this one, which might be closer to the meaning of violet.

Violet Color

Violet Color Scroll

紺 is a slightly-rare Chinese and old Korean title for the color violet or purple.

In Japanese, this refers to a very deep blue color.

These search terms might be related to Violet:

Blue / Indigo

Blue Dragon

Blue Dragon / Azure Dragon

Blue Lotus

Blue Sky

Clear Blue Sky

Green Dragon / Blue Dragon

Purple / Violet

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

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Purple / Violet
purple; violet
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) purple; violet; (2) (kana only) purple gromwell (Lithospermum erythrorhizon); red gromwell; red-root gromwell; (3) (See 醤油) soy sauce; (female given name) Yukari
Purple, dark red.

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Violet Color
violet or purple
(noun - becomes adjective with の) navy blue; deep blue; (surname) Konsaki
A violet or purplish colour, a blend of blue and red; also called紺靑 and紺璢璃, the colour of the roots紺髮 or 紺頂 of the Buddha's hair.

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variant of 堇[jin3]; violet
(kana only) violet (any flower of genus Viola, esp. the Fuji dawn, Viola mandshurica); (surname, female given name) Sumire


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zǐ sè
    zi3 se4
tzu se
 shiiro / shiro

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Purple / Violet
purple; violet (color)
(noun - becomes adjective with の) purple; violet; (female given name) Shiiro



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zǐ luó lán
    zi3 luo2 lan2
tzu lo lan

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(botany) common stock; gillyflower (Matthiola incana); (botany) violet


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violet; (female given name) Violet

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clay; old variant of 僅|仅[jin3]; violet (plant)


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 nioisumire; nioisumire
    においすみれ; ニオイスミレ
(kana only) sweet violet (Viola odorata)


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jǐn sè
    jin3 se4
chin se
violet (color)


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jǐn cài
    jin3 cai4
chin ts`ai
    chin tsai
violet (botany)


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 katakuri; katakuri
    かたくり; カタクリ
(kana only) dogtooth violet (Erythronium japonicum)


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jiǎ zǐ
    jia3 zi3
chia tzu
gentian violet


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zǐ mó
    zi3 mo2
tzu mo
Pure gold, hence 紫磨金; also 紫磨忍辱 the Buddha's image in attitude of calmness and indifference to pleasure or pain.



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gàn jié
    gan4 jie2
kan chieh
The Buddha's violet or red-blue eyebrows.



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gàn dǐng
    gan4 ding3
kan ting
violet hair



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gàn fǎ
    gan4 fa3
kan fa
violet hair


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Violaceae; violet family of plants


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 sumireiro / sumirero
(noun - becomes adjective with の) violet (colour)


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(archaism) Fuji dawn (species of violet, Viola mandshurica)


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variegated Spanish violet; Yucca Aloifolia


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 eizansumire; eizansumire / ezansumire; ezansumire
    えいざんすみれ; エイザンスミレ
(kana only) Viola eizanensis (flower in the violet family)


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red-cheeked myna (Sturnus phillippensis); violet-backed starling


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 asagaogai; asagaogai
    あさがおがい; アサガオガイ
(kana only) common purple snail (Janthina janthina); common purple sea snail; violet snail; purple bubble raft snail; janthina


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(joc) (archaism) (See 紫・1) purple; violet


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(noun - becomes adjective with の) (See 京紫) bluish-violet; royal purple


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(1) potato starch; (2) starch of dogtooth violet


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zǐ mó jīn
    zi3 mo2 jin1
tzu mo chin
 shima gon
pure gold with a violet tinge


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 murasakihanana; murasakihanana
    むらさきはなな; ムラサキハナナ
(kana only) (See オオアラセイトウ) Chinese violet cress (Orychophragmus violaceus)



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zǐ jīn juān
    zi3 jin1 juan1
tzu chin chüan
(bird species of China) violet cuckoo (Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus)


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(archaism) (See 紫色) violet

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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
zǐ luó lán
zi3 luo2 lan2
zi luo lan
tzu lo lan
wéi ào lì tè
wei2 ao4 li4 te4
wei ao li te
wei ao li t`e
wei ao li te
Violetsumirejǐn / jin3 / jinchin
zǐ sè / zi3 se4 / zi se / zisetzu se / tzuse
murasakizǐ / zi3 / zitzu
Violet Color
kongàn / gan4 / gankan
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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