The Name Ascend in Chinese / Japanese...

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shàng shēng
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上昇 means to rise up, to go up, or to ascend in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

If you are rising, ascending, or climbing, this is the word for you.

In the older Buddhist context, this means to ascend, with the implication that the destination is the heavenly realm.

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アセンド is the name Ascend in Japanese Katakana.

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

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shàng shēng
    shang4 sheng1
shang sheng
 joushou / josho
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to rise; to go up; to ascend
(n,vs,vi,adj-no) rising; ascending; climbing
to ascend [to the heavenly realm]; to ascend [to the heavenly realm]



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jiāo lóng
    jiao1 long2
chiao lung
 kouryuu / koryu
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legendary dragon with the ability to control rain and floods
(1) mizuchi; mythical dragon-like beast, believed to ascend to the heavens through rain; (2) unfulfilled genius; dormant talent; (given name) Kouryū

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 jou / jo
on top; upon; above; upper; previous; first (of multiple parts); to climb; to get onto; to go up; to attend (class or university)
(suffix noun) (1) from the standpoint of; as a matter of (e.g. fact); in the field of; being of the type of; (suffix noun) (2) aboard (a ship or vehicle); on top of; on; above; (3) (See 下・げ・2,上巻) first volume (e.g. book); (n,pref) (4) superior quality; best; top; high class; (n,pref) (5) going up; (n,pref) (6) governmental; imperial; (n,pref) (7) presenting; showing; (prefix) (8) {med;biol} ana-; (surname) Noboru
uttarā 嗢呾羅; above upper, superior; on; former. To ascend, offer to a superior.

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 shou / sho
to ascend; to rise to the rank of; to promote; to hoist; liter; measure for dry grain equal to one-tenth dou 斗[dou3]
shō; traditional unit of volume, approx. 1.8 litres; (personal name) Minoru

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variant of 升[sheng1]; to ascend; to rise in rank
(personal name) Monoboru
to climb

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to scale (a height); to ascend; to mount; to publish or record; to enter (e.g. in a register); to press down with the foot; to step or tread on; to put on (shoes or trousers) (dialect); to be gathered and taken to the threshing ground (old)
(given name) Minoru
Ascend, advance, start; attain, ripen; to note, fix; to climb

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to go up (esp. in rank); to rise; to ascend

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variant of 升[sheng1]
(given name) Noboru
To ascend: rise, raise; to ascend

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to advance; to ascend; to promote
(given name) Wataru

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rank or step; stairs
(n,n-suf) (1) storey; story; floor; (2) (See 階・きざはし・1) stairs; (n,n-suf) (3) stage (in chronostratigraphy); (counter) (4) counter for storeys and floors of a building; (surname) Shina
to ascend; to ascend


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(See 庚申待) the three worms (in Taoism); worms that inhabit the human gut and, on the eve of the 57th day of the sexagenary cycle, ascend to heaven during one's sleep to report on one's wrongdoings


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(v5r,vi) (1) to ascend; to go up; to climb; (2) to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the sun); to rise; (3) to go to (the capital); (4) to be promoted; (5) to add up to; (6) to advance (in price); (7) to swim up (a river); to sail up; (8) to come up (on the agenda); (irregular okurigana usage) (v5r,vi) (1) to rise; to go up; to come up; to ascend; to be raised; (2) to enter (esp. from outdoors); to come in; to go in; (3) to enter (a school); to advance to the next grade; (4) to get out (of water); to come ashore; (5) to increase; (6) to improve; to make progress; (7) to be promoted; to advance; (8) to be made (of profit, etc.); (9) to occur (esp. of a favourable result); (10) to be adequate (to cover expenses, etc.); (11) to be finished; to be done; to be over; (12) (of rain) to stop; to lift; (13) to stop (working properly); to cut out; to give out; to die; (14) to win (in a card game, etc.); (15) to be spoken loudly; (16) to get stage fright; (17) to be offered (to the gods, etc.); (18) (humble language) to go; to visit; (19) (honorific or respectful language) to eat; to drink; (20) to be listed (as a candidate); (21) to serve (in one's master's home); (22) to go north; (suf,v5r) (23) indicates completion


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shàng táng
    shang4 tang2
shang t`ang
    shang tang
 kamidou / kamido
(place-name) Kamidou
To go into the hall to expound the doctrine; to go to a temple for the purpose of worship, or bearing presents to the monks; to go to the refectory for meals; to ascend to the hall


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shàng tiān
    shang4 tian1
shang t`ien
    shang tien
 jouten / joten
Heaven; Providence; God; the day before; the sky above; to fly to the sky; to take off and fly into space; to die; to pass away
(1) (See 下土) sky; the heavens; (2) God; the Lord; the Creator; the Supreme Being; (3) ascension (into heaven); (surname) Jōten
to ascend to heaven; to ascend to heaven


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shēng tiān
    sheng1 tian1
sheng t`ien
    sheng tien
lit. to ascend to heaven; to die



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shēng téng
    sheng1 teng2
sheng t`eng
    sheng teng
to rise; to ascend; to leap up


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(Godan verb with "ku" ending) to ascend (the throne); to accede


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(Godan verb with "ku" ending) (1) to ascend (the throne); to accede; (2) to take (seat, position, course, etc.); to assume; (3) to start (on a journey); to commence; to depart; (4) to study (under teacher); to be an apprentice


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zhuó shēng
    zhuo2 sheng1
cho sheng
to promote (sb); to upgrade; to ascend


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(v5r,vi) (1) to ascend; to go up; to climb; (2) to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the sun); to rise; (3) to go to (the capital); (4) to be promoted; (5) to add up to; (6) to advance (in price); (7) to swim up (a river); to sail up; (8) to come up (on the agenda)


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shēng shàng
    sheng1 shang4
sheng shang
to ascend; to ascend


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shēng tiān
    sheng1 tian1
sheng t`ien
    sheng tien
 shouten / shoten
(n,vs,vi) (1) {Christn} ascension (into heaven); the Ascension; (n,vs,vi) (2) {Christn} death; (n,vs,vi) (3) rising to heaven
ascend to heaven; ascend to heaven



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shēng gāo
    sheng1 gao1
sheng kao
 shoutaka / shotaka
to raise; to ascend
(surname) Shoutaka


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pá shēng
    pa2 sheng1
p`a sheng
    pa sheng
to rise; to ascend; to climb (airplane etc); to go up (sales figures etc); to gain promotion


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(v5r,vi) (1) to ascend; to go up; to climb; (2) to ascend (as a natural process, e.g. the sun); to rise; (3) to go to (the capital); (4) to be promoted; (5) to add up to; (6) to advance (in price); (7) to swim up (a river); to sail up; (8) to come up (on the agenda)


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dēng shàng
    deng1 shang4
teng shang
 toue / toe
to climb over; to ascend onto; to mount
(surname) Toue


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dēng jī
    deng1 ji1
teng chi
to ascend the throne
(female given name) Toki


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dēng tiān
    deng1 tian1
teng t`ien
    teng tien
ascend to heaven; ascend to heaven


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dēng zuò
    deng1 zuo4
teng tso
To ascend the throne, or pulpit, etc; to ascend to the [high] seat



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dēng jí
    deng1 ji2
teng chi
 toukyoku / tokyoku
to ascend the throne
(n,vs,vi) (Imperial) accession
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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
joushou / joshoshàng shēng
shang4 sheng1
shang sheng
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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