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Captain in Chinese / Japanese...

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duì zhǎng
Captain Scroll

This Chinese and Japanese word means captain, team leader, or commanding officer.

隊長 is an odd title for a calligraphy wall scroll, so it's really here for educational purposes only.

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
taichou / taichoduì zhǎng
dui4 zhang3
dui zhang
tui chang
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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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition



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duì zhǎng / dui4 zhang3
tui chang
 taichou / taicho / たいちょう
Captain Scroll
captain; team leader; CL:個|个[ge4]
commanding officer


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 ichii / ichi / いちい captain (JSDF)


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shàng wèi / shang4 wei4
shang wei
captain (military rank)


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 shushou / shusho / しゅしょう (1) commander-in-chief; supreme commander; (2) {sports} captain (of a team); (personal name) Kazumasa


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 tone / とね (1) {Shinto} (used at certain shrines, e.g. Ise, Kamo) priest; (2) (archaism) (See 四等官) member of one of the four administrative ranks in the ritsuryo system; (3) (archaism) government official in charge of a town, esp. in Heian Kyoto; (4) (archaism) prominent member of a town; (5) river boatman; captain of a riverboat; (6) (archaism) (medieval) harbor manager; (7) (archaism) bandit leader; head of a gang of brigands; (surname) Tone


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 fukushou / fukusho / ふくしょう (1) second in command (of an army); (2) {sports} vice-captain; (3) (See 先鋒・せんぽう・2) fourth athlete to compete in a 5-on-5 team competition (kendo, judo, etc.)


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 taisa(p);daisa / たいさ(P);だいさ (だいさ used by Imperial Japanese Navy) colonel; (navy) captain; (place-name, surname) Oosa


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dà wèi / da4 wei4
ta wei
 taii(p);daii / tai(p);dai / たいい(P);だいい
captain (army rank); senior captain
(pron. だいい in ref. to the old Japanese navy) captain (Army, U.S. Marine Corps, USAF); lieutenant (Navy); flight lieutenant (RAF, RAAF, RNZAF, etc.)



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kù kè / ku4 ke4
k`u k`o / ku ko
Cook (name); Captain James Cook (1728-1779), British navigator and explorer



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jī zhǎng / ji1 zhang3
chi chang
 kichou / kicho / きちょう
captain; chief pilot
captain (of an aircraft)


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 kuui / kui / くうい (Self Defense Force's Air Force) captain (defence); lieutenant


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lǎo dà / lao3 da4
lao ta
old age; very; eldest child in a family; leader of a group; boss; captain of a boat; leader of a criminal gang


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chuán zhǔ / chuan2 zhu3
ch`uan chu / chuan chu
 senshu(p);funanushi / せんしゅ(P);ふなぬし
ship's captain; owner of ship



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chuán shī / chuan2 shi1
ch`uan shih / chuan shih
Captain, i.e. the Buddha as captain of salvation, ferrying across to the nirvāṇa shore.



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chuán zhǎng / chuan2 zhang3
ch`uan chang / chuan chang
 senchou(p);funaosa / sencho(p);funaosa / せんちょう(P);ふなおさ
captain (of a boat); skipper
(1) ship's captain; skipper; (2) (せんちょう only) length of a ship; (3) (ふなおさ only) boatman; (surname) Funanaga



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jiàn zhǎng / jian4 zhang3
chien chang
 kanchou / kancho / かんちょう
commander; captain (of a warship)
captain (of a warship)



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lǐng duì / ling3 dui4
ling tui
to lead a group; leader of a group; captain (of sports squad)


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 jieichou / jiecho / じえいちょう captain of the guard


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 sensotsuchou / sensotsucho / せんそつちょう captain of a thousand



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dà chuán shī / da4 chuan2 shi1
ta ch`uan shih / ta chuan shih
 dai senshi
The captain of the great ship of salvation, Buddha; captain of the great ship


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bō tí fá / bo1 ti2 fa2
po t`i fa / po ti fa
Potiphar, the captain of the pharaoh's guard (in the account of Joseph in the Book of Genesis)


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láng wēi lǐ / lang2 wei1 li3
lang wei li
Captain William M Lang (1843-), British adviser to the Qing north China navy 北洋水師|北洋水师 during the 1880s


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 kapitan / カピタン (obsolete) captain (por:)


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 kapitan / カピタン (obsolete) captain (por:)


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 senchoushitsu / senchoshitsu / せんちょうしつ captain's cabin


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 kyappu / キャップ (1) cap (headwear); (2) cap (of a bottle, pen, etc.); (3) (from 'captain') leader; chief; head; (personal name) Capp; Kapp


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 sukippu / スキップ (noun/participle) (1) skip (bounding forward with alternate hops on each foot); (2) skipping (over); (3) skip (captain of a curling team); skipper; (personal name) Skipp; Skip


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 ittoukaisa / ittokaisa / いっとうかいさ captain (in the Maritime Self Defence Force)



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kù kè chuán zhǎng / ku4 ke4 chuan2 zhang3
k`u k`o ch`uan chang / ku ko chuan chang
Captain James Cook (1728-1779), British navigator and explorer



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hǎi jun shàng xiào / hai3 jun1 shang4 xiao4
hai chün shang hsiao
captain (= UK and US Navy equivalent)

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