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Ox / Bull / Cow

Year of the Ox / Bull - Zodiac Sign

 niú
 ushi
 
Ox  /  Bull / Cow Scroll

牛 is the character for bull, cow, ox, or bovine creature in Chinese, old Korean, and Japanese.

If you were born in the year of the ox/bull/cow, you . . .

Are dedicated to your work.
Are discrete, careful and conscientious.
Value work and family.

Note that in this Chinese character, there is no distinction between bull and cow. All bovine creatures fit into the definition of this character. To distinguish between male and female, another sex-designating character is added in front of this character. Therefore, in China, the energy drink “Red Bull” (Hong Niu) is often translated in the minds of Chinese people as “Red Cow” or even “Red Ox.”


See also our Chinese Zodiac page.

Awesome / Really Cool

Chinese Slang

 zhēn niú
Awesome / Really Cool Scroll

真牛 is Chinese slang for something really cool or awesome.

真牛 is probably not appropriate for a calligraphy wall scroll unless you have a specific reason.

This literally translates as “the real bull” or “the genuine cow.”

Taurus Zodiac Symbol / Sign

 jīn niú zuò
Taurus Zodiac Symbol / Sign Scroll

金牛座 is the Chinese way to write Taurus (bull) from western astrology.

Please note this version is only used in Chinese (see the other version if Japanese is your audience).


See Also:  Chinese Zodiac

Taurus Zodiac Symbol / Sign

 oushi-za
Taurus Zodiac Symbol / Sign Scroll

牡牛座 is the Japanese way to write Taurus (bull) from western astrology.

Please note this version is only used in Japanese (see the other version if Chinese is your audience).


See Also:  Chinese Zodiac


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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niú
    niu2
niu
 niu
    にう

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Ox / Bull / Cow
ox; cow; bull; CL:條|条[tiao2],頭|头[tou2]; newton (abbr. for 牛頓|牛顿[niu2 dun4]); (slang) awesome
(1) cattle (Bos taurus); cow; bull; ox; calf; (2) (usu. ぎゅう) (See 牛肉) beef; (3) (ぎゅう only) {astron} (See 二十八宿,玄武・げんぶ・2) Chinese "Ox" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (surname) Niu
go, gaus; ox, bull, bullock, etc. A term applied to the Buddha Gautama as in 牛王 king of bulls, possibly because of the derivation of his name; the phrase 騎牛來牛 (or 騎牛覔牛) to ride an ox, to seek an ox, means to use the Buddha to find the Buddha.


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kǔn
    kun3
k`un
    kun
 tsubo
    つぼ
    tsuho
    つほ
    tsufu
    つふ
palace corridor; fig. women's quarters; women
(irregular kanji usage) (1) jar; pot; vase; (2) dice cup; (3) depression (i.e. the basin of a waterfall); (4) (archaism) target (when aiming an arrow); (5) (kana only) (figurative) bull's-eye; (6) (kana only) key point (of a conversation, etc.); (7) (kana only) acupuncture point; moxibustion point; (8) (kana only) nodes on a fingerboard (of a shamisen, etc.); (irregular kanji usage) (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) jar; pot; vase; (2) dice cup; (3) depression (i.e. the basin of a waterfall); (4) (archaism) target (when aiming an arrow); (5) (kana only) (figurative) bull's-eye; (6) (kana only) key point (of a conversation, etc.); (7) (kana only) acupuncture point; moxibustion point; (8) (kana only) nodes on a fingerboard (of a shamisen, etc.)

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jiān
    jian1
chien
 kon
bullock; castrated bull; to castrate livestock
A gelded bull, an ox; a creature half man, half leopard; castrated man

暴牛

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 abareushi
    あばれうし
restive bull (esp. in bull riding)

牡牛

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mù niú
    mu4 niu2
mu niu
 oushi / oshi
    おうし
bull
bull; ox; steer

猛牛

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 mougyuu / mogyu
    もうぎゅう
raging bull; ferocious bull

暴れ牛

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 abareushi
    あばれうし
restive bull (esp. in bull riding)

蛇の目

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 jiyanome
    じやのめ
(1) bull's-eye (pattern); double ring (pattern); (2) (abbreviation) (See 蛇の目傘) umbrella with bull's-eye pattern; (surname) Jiyanome

大自在天

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dà zì zài tiān
    da4 zi4 zai4 tian1
ta tzu tsai t`ien
    ta tzu tsai tien
 daijizaiten
    だいじざいてん
{Buddh} Mahesvara (Shiva in the Buddhist pantheon)
Maheśvara, 摩醯首濕伐羅 or Śiva, lord of the present chiliocosm, or universe; he is described under two forms, one as the prince of demons, the other as divine, i.e. 毘舍闍 Piśācamaheśvara and 淨居 Śuddhāvāsa- or Śuddhodanamaheśvara. As Piśāca, head of the demons, he is represented with three eyes and eight arms, and riding on a white bull; a bull or a linga being his symbol. The esoteric school takes him for the transformation body of Vairocana, and as appearing in many forms, e.g. Viṣṇu, Nārāyana (i.e. Brahmā), etc. His wife (śakti) is Bhīmā, or 大自在天婦. As Śuddhāvāsa, or Pure dwelling, he is described as a bodhisattva of the tenth or highest degree, on the point of entering Buddhahood. There is dispute as to whether both are the same being, or entirely different. The term also means the sixth or highest of the six desire heavens; Mahêśvara

ジョンブル

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 jonburu
    ジョンブル
John Bull; prototypical Englishman; (person) John Bull

Variations:
暴れ牛
暴牛

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 abareushi
    あばれうし
restive bull (esp. in bull riding)

赤鬼

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chì guǐ
    chi4 gui3
ch`ih kuei
    chih kuei
 akaki
    あかき

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Red Demon
red-horned demon; red ogre; (surname) Akaki
The red demons of purgatory, one with the head of a bull, another with that of a horse, etc.

牡牛座

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 oushiza / oshiza
    おうしざ

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Taurus Zodiac Symbol / Sign
Taurus (constellation); the Bull

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 tsubosaki
    つぼさき
(out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) jar; pot; vase; (2) dice cup; (3) depression (i.e. the basin of a waterfall); (4) (archaism) target (when aiming an arrow); (5) (kana only) (figurative) bull's-eye; (6) (kana only) key point (of a conversation, etc.); (7) (kana only) acupuncture point; moxibustion point; (8) (kana only) nodes on a fingerboard (of a shamisen, etc.); hu (ancient Chinese vessel shaped like a vase, usually used to store alcohol); (surname) Tsubosaki


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    hu2
hu
 tsubosaki
    つぼさき
pot; classifier for bottled liquid
(out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) jar; pot; vase; (2) dice cup; (3) depression (i.e. the basin of a waterfall); (4) (archaism) target (when aiming an arrow); (5) (kana only) (figurative) bull's-eye; (6) (kana only) key point (of a conversation, etc.); (7) (kana only) acupuncture point; moxibustion point; (8) (kana only) nodes on a fingerboard (of a shamisen, etc.); hu (ancient Chinese vessel shaped like a vase, usually used to store alcohol); (surname) Tsubosaki

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māng
    mang1
mang
bull; see 牤牛[mang1 niu2]

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    te4
t`e
    te
 toku
special; unique; distinguished; especially; unusual; very; abbr. for 特克斯[te4 ke4 si1], tex
A bull, stallion; outstanding, special, alone.

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jiè
    jie4
chieh
castrated bull; bullock

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    ju2
chü
 mozu
    もず
a shrike
(1) (kana only) shrike (any bird of family Laniidae); (2) bull-headed shrike (Lanius bucephalus); butcher bird

ウシ

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 uji
    ウジ
(1) cattle (Bos taurus); cow; bull; ox; calf; (2) beef; (personal name) Uzi

ツボ

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 tsubo
    ツボ
(1) jar; pot; vase; (2) dice cup; (3) depression (i.e. the basin of a waterfall); (4) (archaism) target (when aiming an arrow); (5) (kana only) (figurative) bull's-eye; (6) (kana only) key point (of a conversation, etc.); (7) (kana only) acupuncture point; moxibustion point; (8) (kana only) nodes on a fingerboard (of a shamisen, etc.)

丑牛

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chǒu niú
    chou3 niu2
ch`ou niu
    chou niu
Year 2, year of the Bull or Ox (e.g. 2009)

公牛

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gōng niú
    gong1 niu2
kung niu
bull

十二

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shí èr
    shi2 er4
shih erh
 tooji
    とおじ
twelve; 12
12; twelve; (given name) Tooji
dvātriṃśa. Thirty-two. 三十二應 (or 三十二身) The thirty-two forms of Guanyin, and of Puxian, ranging from that of a Buddha to that of a man, a maid, a rakṣas; similar to the thirty-three forms named in the Lotus Sūtra. 三十二相三十二大人相 dvātriṃśadvaralakṣaṇa. The thirty-two lakṣaṇas, or physical marks of a cakravartī, or 'wheel-king', especially of the Buddha, i. e. level feet, thousand-spoke wheel-sign on feet, long slender fingers, pliant hands and feet, toes and fingers finely webbed, full-sized heels, arched insteps, thighs like a royal stag, hands reaching below the knees well-retracted male organ, height and stretch of arms equal, every hair-root dark coloured, body hair graceful and curly, golden-hued body, a 10 ft. halo around him, soft smooth skin, the 七處, i. e. two soles, two palms, two shoulders, and crown well rounded, below the armpits well-filled, lion-shaped body, erect, full shoulders, forty teeth, teeth white even and close, the four canine teeth pure white, lion-jawed, saliva improving the taste of all food, tongue long and broad, voice deep and resonant, eyes deep blue, eyelashes like a royal bull, a white ūrnā or curl between the eyebrows emitting light, an uṣṇīṣa or fleshy protuberance on the crown. These are from the 三藏法數 48, with which the 智度論 4, 涅盤經 28, 中阿含經, 三十ニ相經 generally agree. The 無量義經 has a different list. 三十二相經 The eleventh chapter of the 阿含經. 三十二相經願 The twenty-first of Amitābha's vows, v. 無量壽經. 三十三 trayastriṃśat. Thirty-three. 三十三天忉利天; 憺梨天, 多羅夜登陵舍; 憺利夜登陵奢; 憺利耶憺利奢 Trayastriṃśas. The Indra heaven, the second of the six heavens of form. Its capital is situated on the summit of Mt. Sumeru, where Indra rules over his thirty-two devas, who reside on thirty-two peaks of Sumeru, eight in each of the four directons. Indra's capital is called 殊勝 Sudarśana, 喜見城 Joy-view city. Its people are a yojana in height, each one's clothing weighs 六鐵 (1; 4 oz. ), and they live 1, 000 years, a day and night being equal to 100 earthly years. Eitel says Indra's heaven 'tallies in all its details with the Svarga of Brahminic mythology' and suggests that 'the whole myth may have an astronomical meaning', or be connected, with 'the atmosphere with its phenomena, which strengthens Koeppen's hypothesis explaining the number thirty-three as referring to the eight Vasus, eleven Rudras, twelve Ādityas, and two Aśvins of Vedic mythology'. In his palace called Vaijayanta 'Indra is enthroned with 1, 000 eyes with four arms grasping the vajra. There he revels in numberless sensual pleasures together with his wife Śacī... and with 119, 000 concubines with whom he associates by means of transformation'.; dvādaśa, twelve.

升市

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shēng shì
    sheng1 shi4
sheng shih
 masuichi
    ますいち
rising prices; bull market
(surname) Masuichi

印璽


印玺

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yìn xǐ
    yin4 xi3
yin hsi
 inji
    いんじ
official seal; imperial or royal seal; papal bull
imperial seal

図星

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 zuboshi
    ずぼし
bull's-eye; the mark

廃牛

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 haigyuu / haigyu
    はいぎゅう
(abbreviation) (See 廃用牛) culled cow; spent cow; spent bull

正鵠

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 seikoku; seikou / sekoku; seko
    せいこく; せいこう
bull's-eye; mark; point

牛市

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niú shì
    niu2 shi4
niu shih
 ushiichi / ushichi
    うしいち
bull market
(place-name) Ushiichi

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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Ox
Bull
Cow
ushiniú / niu2 / niu
Awesome
Really Cool
真牛zhēn niú / zhen1 niu2 / zhen niu / zhenniuchen niu / chenniu
Taurus Zodiac Symbol
Sign
金牛座jīn niú zuò
jin1 niu2 zuo4
jin niu zuo
jinniuzuo
chin niu tso
chinniutso
Taurus Zodiac Symbol
Sign
牡牛座oushi-za / oshi-za


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