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zhào
chou
Zhao Scroll

In Chinese, this is Zhao, one of the seven states during the Warring States Period (476-220 B.C.). 趙 is a different period than the Former Zhao 前趙 (304-329 A.D.) and Later Zhao 後趙 (319-350 A.D.) of the Sixteen Kingdoms.

趙 is also a surname in Chinese.

In Japanese, this can be the surname Hiyon or Chou (there are a few other possible pronunciations and names in Japanese).

Chow / Zhou

Surname
zhōu
shuu
Chow / Zhou Scroll

周 originally represents the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BC) of ancient China.

It has become a surname in China that romanizes as Zhou from Mandarin, Chou in Taiwan, and often written as Chow from Cantonese.

The actual meaning is circle, circumference, lap, cycle, all, thorough, or perimeter. It is used in Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja with that meaning - though it can also be used as a name in those languages as well.

Zhang / Cheung

zhāng
chou
Zhang / Cheung Scroll

張 is a Chinese surname that romanizes as Zhang, but in Taiwan or old romanization can be Cheung.

This can also be the Japanese surnames Harisaki, Hari, Hara, Tsuan, Chou, Cho, Chiyan, Chiyau, Chan, Chian, Sun, Jin, Jiyon, Jiyan, Zan, San, or Kin.

The meaning of this character can be: to open up; to spread; sheet of paper; classifier for flat objects; sheet; classifier for votes.

Butterfly

dié
chou
Butterfly Scroll

蝶 is the simplest way to write "butterfly" in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

If you are looking at the Chinese pronunciation and Romanization, please note this is not pronounced like the English "die".
It actually sounds like "dee-ah". (Chinese Romanization does not exactly follow English or Latin pronunciation of Roman letters).

chāo
chou
Super Scroll

超 is "super" in Chinese and Japanese Kanji.

It can also mean: to exceed; to overtake; to surpass; to transcend; to pass; to cross; to jump over. It can also be a suffix like ultra- hyper- super-

From Sanskrit, this can be the Buddhist "vikrama", meaning to leap over; surpass; exempt from; to save.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Zhao
chou / chozhào / zhao4 / zhaochao
Chow
Zhou
shuu / shuzhōu / zhou1 / zhouchou
Zhang
Cheung

chou / chozhāng / zhang1 / zhangchang
Butterflychou / chodié / die2 / dietieh
Superchou / chochāo / chao1 / chaoch`ao / chao
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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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chǒu
    chou3
ch`ou
    chou
 ushi
    うし
Super Scroll
clown; 2nd earthly branch: 1-3 a.m., 12th solar month (6th January to 3rd February), year of the Ox; ancient Chinese compass point: 30°
(1) the Ox (second sign of the Chinese zodiac); (2) (obsolete) (See 丑の刻) hour of the Ox (around 2am, 1-3am, or 2-4am); (3) (obsolete) north-northeast; (4) (obsolete) twelfth month of the lunar calendar; (personal name) Chuu

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zhōu
    zhou1
chou
 shuu / shu
    しゅう
Super Scroll
to make a circuit; to circle; circle; circumference; lap; cycle; complete; all; all over; thorough; to help financially
(1) Zhou dynasty (China, approx. 1046-256 BCE); Chou dynasty; (2) {math} perimeter; (n-suf,ctr) (3) counter for laps or circuits; (female given name) Meguru
Around, on every side, complete; to go around

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zhòu
    zhou4
chou
 chuu / chu
    ちゅう
Super Scroll
eternity; (geology) eon
(1) space; air; midair; (2) (See 空・そら・5) (from) memory; (by) heart; (male given name) Hiroshi

亞洲


亚洲

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yà zhōu
    ya4 zhou1
ya chou
Super Scroll
Asia; abbr. for 亞細亞洲|亚细亚洲[Ya4 xi4 ya4 Zhou1]

宇宙

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yǔ zhòu
    yu3 zhou4
chou
 uchuu / uchu
    うちゅう
Super Scroll
universe; cosmos
universe; cosmos; space; (given name) Hiroshi
universe

宙斯

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zhòu sī
    zhou4 si1
chou ssu
Super Scroll
Zeus

復仇


复仇

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chóu
    fu4 chou2
fu ch`ou
    fu chou
 fukkyuu; fukukyuu / fukkyu; fukukyu
    ふっきゅう; ふくきゅう
Super Scroll
to avenge; vengeance
(noun/participle) reprisal; revenge

方舟

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fāng zhōu
    fang1 zhou1
fang chou
 houshuu / hoshu
    ほうしゅう
Super Scroll
ark
ark (i.e. Noah's); (given name) Houshuu

歐洲


欧洲

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ōu zhōu
    ou1 zhou1
ou chou
Super Scroll
Europe; abbr. for 歐羅巴洲|欧罗巴洲[Ou1 luo2 ba1 Zhou1]
See: 欧洲

滿洲


满洲

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mǎn zhōu
    man3 zhou1
man chou
Super Scroll
Manchuria

神舟

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shén zhōu
    shen2 zhou1
shen chou
 shenchou / shencho
    シェンチョウ
Super Scroll
Shenzhou (spacecraft); Hasee (computer manufacturer)
Shenzhou (spacecraft)

綠洲


绿洲

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lǜ zhōu
    lu:4 zhou1
chou
Super Scroll
oasis

非洲

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fēi zhōu
    fei1 zhou1
fei chou
Super Scroll
Africa; abbr. for 阿非利加洲[A1 fei1 li4 jia1 Zhou1]

大洋洲

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dà yáng zhōu
    da4 yang2 zhou1
ta yang chou
Super Scroll
Oceania

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chóu
    chou2
ch`ou
    chou
variant of 仇[chou2]


see styles
zhòu
    zhou4
chou
(old) beautiful; clever

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chǒu
    chou3
ch`ou
    chou
variant of 醜|丑[chou3]

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zhōu
    zhou1
chou
to conceal; to cover

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chǒu
    chou3
ch`ou
    chou
to stare at


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chóu
    chou2
ch`ou
    chou
 chū
    ひとし
comrades; friends; companions
(male given name) Hitoshi
a companion

see styles
zhòu
    zhou4
chou
 kabuto
    かぶと
variant of 胄[zhou4]
helmet (of armor, armour); headpiece

see styles
chǒu
    chou3
ch`ou
    chou
(onom.)


see styles
zhòu
    zhou4
chou
 ju
    じゅ
variant of 咒[zhou4]
(1) spell; curse; (2) (Buddhist term) dharani; mantra; (archaism) spell; curse
(Skt. mantra)

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zhòu
    zhou4
chou
 ju
    じゅ
incantation; magic spell; curse; malediction; to revile; to put a curse on sb
(1) spell; curse; (2) (Buddhist term) dharani; mantra
dhāraṇī 陀羅尼; mantra; an incantation, spell, oath, curse; also a vow with penalties for failure. Mystical, or magical, formulae employed in Yoga. In Lamaism they consist of sets of Tibetan words connected with Sanskrit syllables. In a wider sense dhāraṇī is a treatise with mystical meaning, or explaining it; a mystical invocation

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zhòu
    zhou4
chou
beak of bird; peck at

see styles
zhōu
    zhou1
chou
twittering of birds

see styles
zhōu
    zhou1
chou
syllable

see styles
zhóu
    zhou2
chou
see 妯娌[zhou2 li5]

see styles
zhōu
    zhou1
chou
(feminine name)

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chóu
    chou2
ch`ou
    chou
(archaic) used in ladies' names

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