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Chinese or Korean Army General

China jiāng jūn
Japan shougun
Chinese or Korean Army General

There is a slight variation in the way the first character is written. 將軍 is the more Chinese and Korean Hanja version. So if you want to specifically refer to a Chinese or Korean General, this is the way. Japanese people would still easily identify this as "shogun."

Note: This term is also used for Admiral in Korean in certain context (if you need a better title for Admiral, just let me know).

Maintain An Army For 1000 Days, Use It For An Hour

China yǎng bīng qiān rì, yàng bīng yì shí
Maintain An Army For 1000 Days, Use It For An Hour

Nothing could be more true. When I was in the Marine Corps, we trained for years for combat that often lasts only hours.

This Chinese proverb also reminds me of a common phrase used in the military to describe combat: "Weeks of total boredom, punctuated with five minutes of shear terror."

This may have some roots in Sun Tzu's The Art of War. Though I can not find this passage in his writings.

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Army / Military

China jūn
Japan gun
Army / Military

軍 means army, military, or arms.

軍 is also a character used in the compound word that means "army general." It's the "gun" in the well-known Japanese title "Shogun" which means general.


See Also:  Shogun | Navy | Marine | Military


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
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Mandarin bīng / bing1
Taiwan ping
Japanese hei / he / へい
Chinese soldiers; a force; an army; weapons; arms; military; warlike; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (1) (common) soldier; rank and file; (2) army; troops; (3) warfare; strategy; (personal name) Minetoshi; (surname) Hei; (personal name) Fukuwaka; (personal name) Fukumuro; (personal name) Fukumi; (personal name) Fukute; (personal name) Fukuju; (personal name) Fukuji; (surname) Hiyou; (surname) Hyou; (personal name) Takami
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Mandarin/ lu:3
Taiwan
Japanese ryo / りょ    tabi / たび
Chinese trip; travel; to travel; brigade (army)
Japanese 500-man battalion (Zhou-dynasty Chinese army); (noun/participle) travel; trip; journey; (surname) Taya
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Journey / Travel


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Mandarin jun / jun1
Taiwan chün
Japanese gun / ぐん
Chinese army; military; arms; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (n,n-suf) army; force; troops; (personal name) Susumu; (personal name) Jin; (personal name) Gunji; (personal name) Gun; (personal name) Kunji
An army; military; martial; translit. kuṇ, cf. 君.
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看護

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Mandarin kān hù / kan1 hu4
Taiwan k`an hu / kan hu
Japanese kango / かんご
Chinese to nurse; to look after; to watch over; (old) hospital nurse
Japanese (noun/participle) nursing; (army) nurse
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Mandarin shī / shi1
Taiwan shih
Japanese shi / し
Chinese teacher; master; expert; model; army division; (old) troops; to dispatch troops; surname Shi
Japanese (1) teacher; master; one's mentor; (n,suf) (2) religious leader; (suffix) (3) specialist; (4) (archaism) five-battalion brigade comprising 2500 men (Zhou-dynasty Chinese army); (surname) Morosaki; (surname) Moro; (given name) Tsukasa; (personal name) Shiwasu
A host, army; a leader, preceptor, teacher, model; tr. of upādhyāya, an 'under-teacher', generally intp. as a Buddhist monk.

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Mandarin róng / rong2
Taiwan jung
Japanese munemori / むねもり    munehito / むねひと    muneto / むねと    souya / soya / そうや    souto / soto / そうと    juu / ju / じゅう    shuuya / shuya / しゅうや    shuumi / shumi / しゅうみ    kai / かい    ebesu / えべす    ebisu / えびす    ebizaki / えびざき
Chinese generic term for weapons (old); army (matters); military affairs; surname Rong
Japanese Ebisu; god of fishing and commerce; (1) (archaism) peoples formerly of northern Japan with distinct language and culture (i.e. the Ainu); (2) provincial (i.e. a person who lives far from the city); (3) brutish, unsophisticated warrior (esp. used by Kyoto samurai to refer to samurai from eastern Japan); (4) (derogatory term) foreigner; barbarian; (personal name) Munemori; (personal name) Munehito; (personal name) Muneto; (personal name) Souya; (personal name) Souto; (surname) Juu; (personal name) Shuuya; (personal name) Shuumi; (surname) Kai; (personal name) Ebesu; (surname) Ebisu; (surname) Ebizaki

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Mandarin zhī / zhi1
Taiwan chih
Japanese shi / し
Chinese to support; to sustain; to erect; to raise; branch; division; to draw money; classifier for rods such as pens and guns, for army divisions and for songs or compositions; surname Zhi
Japanese (abbreviation) (obsolete) (See 支那) China; (surname) Shi; (personal name) Zai; (personal name) Sasafu; (given name) Sasae
A branch; to branch, put off, pay, advance; branch off

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Mandarin/ ji1
Taiwan chi
Chinese ox-horns; wing of an army

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Mandarin/ du1
Taiwan tu
Japanese masaru / まさる    toku / とく    tadasu / ただす    tadashi / ただし    susumu / すすむ    osamu / おさむ
Chinese to supervise and direct; army title (archaic)
Japanese (personal name) Masaru; (given name) Toku; (given name) Tadasu; (given name) Tadashi; (given name) Susumu; (given name) Osamu

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Mandarin jiū // jiǔ / jiu1 // jiu3
Taiwan chiu
Japanese rei / re / れい    tadasu / ただす    tadashi / ただし
Chinese old variant of 糾|纠[jiu1]; army (used during the Liao, Jin and Yuan dynasties)
Japanese (female given name) Rei; (place-name, surname) Tadasu; (given name) Tadashi

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Mandarin shè / she4
Taiwan she
Japanese sha / しゃ
Chinese Japanese variant of 舍
Japanese (suffix noun) (1) hut; house; (2) (archaism) (in the ancient Chinese army) one day's march (approx. 12.2 km); (surname) Sha

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ロ軍

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Japanese rogun / ロぐん Japanese (abbreviation) (See ロシア軍隊) Russian army

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一軍

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Japanese ichigun / いちぐん Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) one army; whole army; (2) {sports} (See 二軍) first string players

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七事

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Mandarin qī shì / qi1 shi4
Taiwan ch`i shih / chi shih
Japanese shichiji / しちじ
Chinese the Seven Duties of a sovereign, namely: offering sacrifice 祭祀, giving audience 朝覲|朝觐, administering jointly 會同|会同, receiving guests 賓客|宾客, running army 軍旅|军旅, attending to farm work 田役, mourning ceremonial 喪荒|丧荒
Japanese (abbreviation) (See 七事式・しちじしき) seven tea ceremony procedures of the Senke school

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三舎

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Japanese sansha / さんしゃ Japanese (archaism) (in the ancient Chinese army) three days' march (approx. 36.5 km)

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三軍


三军

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Mandarin sān jun / san1 jun1
Taiwan san chün
Japanese sangun / さんぐん
Chinese (in former times) upper, middle and lower army; army of right, center and left; (in modern times) the three armed services: Army, Navy and Air Force
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) great army; mighty host; whole army

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上校

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Mandarin shàng xiào / shang4 xiao4
Taiwan shang hsiao
Chinese high ranking officer in Chinese army; colonel

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下士

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Mandarin xià shì / xia4 shi4
Taiwan hsia shih
Japanese kashi / かし
Chinese lowest-ranked noncommissioned officer (e.g. corporal in the army or petty officer, third class in the navy)
Japanese noncommissioned officer
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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中尉

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Mandarin zhōng wèi / zhong1 wei4
Taiwan chung wei
Japanese chuui / chui / ちゅうい
Chinese lieutenant (navy); first lieutenant (army); subaltern
Japanese first lieutenant; lieutenant junior grade

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中校

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Mandarin zhōng xiào / zhong1 xiao4
Taiwan chung hsiao
Chinese middle ranking officer in Chinese army; lieutenant colonel; commander

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丹瑞

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Mandarin dān ruì / dan1 rui4
Taiwan tan jui
Chinese General Than Shwe (1933-), Myanmar army officer and politician, leader of the military junta 1992-2011

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主力

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Mandarin zhǔ lì / zhu3 li4
Taiwan chu li
Japanese shuryoku / しゅりょく
Chinese main force; main strength of an army
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) main force; chief object; mainline

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俄軍


俄军

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Mandarin é jun / e2 jun1
Taiwan o chün
Chinese Russian army

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倭軍


倭军

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Mandarin wō jun / wo1 jun1
Taiwan wo chün
Chinese Japanese army (derog.) (old)

值星

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Mandarin zhí xīng / zhi2 xing1
Taiwan chih hsing
Chinese (of army officers) to be on duty for the week

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偽軍


伪军

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Mandarin wěi jun / wei3 jun1
Taiwan wei chün
Chinese puppet army

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元帥


元帅

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Mandarin yuán shuài / yuan2 shuai4
Taiwan yüan shuai
Japanese gensui / げんすい
Chinese marshal (in the army)
Japanese (field) marshal; (fleet) admiral; general of the army

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元軍


元军

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Mandarin yuán jun / yuan2 jun1
Taiwan yüan chün
Japanese gengun / げんぐん
Chinese Mongol army; army of Yuan dynasty
Japanese (obscure) Yuan-Dynasty Chinese-Mongolian military

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充軍


充军

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Mandarin chōng jun / chong1 jun1
Taiwan ch`ung chün / chung chün
Chinese to banish (to an army post, as a punishment)

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入伍

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Mandarin rù wǔ / ru4 wu3
Taiwan ju wu
Chinese to enter the army; to enlist

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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
Chinese or Korean Army General將軍
将军
shougun / shogunjiāng jūn
jiang1 jun1
jiang jun
jiangjun
chiang chün
chiangchün
Maintain An Army For 1000 Days, Use It For An Hour養兵千日用兵一時
养兵千日用兵一时
yǎng bīng qiān rì, yàng bīng yì shí
yang3 bing1 qian1 ri4 yang4 bing1 yi4 shi2
yang bing qian ri yang bing yi shi
yang ping ch`ien jih yang ping i shih
yang ping chien jih yang ping i shih
Army
Military

gunjūn / jun1 / junchün
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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