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Christmas in Chinese / Japanese...

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ku ri su ma su
Christmas Scroll

クリスマス is Christmas in Japanese.

This sounds like the English title Christmas, using Japanese sounds. This can also be used to represent the surname Christmas.

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


shèng dàn
Christmas Scroll

聖誕 is how to write Christmas in Chinese.

The original meaning was the Emperor's Birthday (and sometimes Confucius' birthday) but in modern times, this is almost exclusively used to refer to the western religious holiday of Christmas.

Merry Christmas

shèng dàn kuài lè
Merry Christmas Scroll

聖誕快樂 is "Merry Christmas" in Chinese.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Scroll

This is "Merry Christmas" in Japanese Katakana.

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

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Christmasクリスマスku ri su ma su
shèng dàn
sheng4 dan4
sheng dan
sheng tan
Merry Christmas聖誕快樂
shèng dàn kuài lè
sheng4 dan4 kuai4 le4
sheng dan kuai le
sheng tan k`uai le
sheng tan kuai le
Merry Christmasメリークリスマスmeriikurisumasu
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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shèng dàn / sheng4 dan4
sheng tan
Merry Christmas Scroll
Christmas; birthday of reigning Emperor; Confucius' birthday
emperor's birthday


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 noeru / ノエル
Merry Christmas Scroll
Christmas (fre: Noël); (female given name) Noeru; Noelle; (male given name) Noel



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shèng dàn kuài lè / sheng4 dan4 kuai4 le4
sheng tan k`uai le / sheng tan kuai le
Merry Christmas Scroll
Merry Christmas


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 kurisumasu / クリスマス
Merry Christmas Scroll
Christmas; (personal name) Christmas


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 meriikurisumasu / merikurisumasu / メリークリスマス
Merry Christmas Scroll
(expression) Merry Christmas


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 ibu / イブ eve (esp. Christmas Eve); the night before; (female given name) Eve; (personal name) Ib; (female given name) Ibu; (male given name) Yves


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 iii / ii / イヴ eve (esp. Christmas Eve); the night before; (male given name) Yves; (female given name) Eve


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qián yè / qian2 ye4
ch`ien yeh / chien yeh
 zenya / ぜんや
the eve; the night before
(n-adv,n-t) (1) last night; the previous night; (n-adv,n-t) (2) night before (Christmas, etc.); eve (of festival, major event, etc.)


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 seiya / seya / せいや (1) (See クリスマスイブ) Christmas Eve; (2) holy night; (female given name) Miya


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 seiju / seju / せいじゅ (1) holy tree; sacred tree; (2) (See クリスマスツリー) Christmas tree; (given name) Masaki


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 seika / seka / せいか (obscure) (See クリスマスケーキ・1) Christmas cake



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shuāng dàn / shuang1 dan4
shuang tan
Christmas and New Year's Day


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 kuripa / クリパ (abbreviation) (See クリスマスパーティー) Christmas party


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 tsurii / tsuri / ツリー (1) tree (e.g. Christmas); (2) (See ツリー構造・ツリーこうぞう) tree structure; tree diagram; (personal name) Treer


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 nataru / ナタル (archaism) (early Japanese Christian term) (See 降誕祭・1) Christmas (por: Natal); Nativity


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 yuuru / yuru / ユウル Yule; Christmas period


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 yuuru / yuru / ユール Yule; Christmas period; (personal name) Yule


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 zenyasai / ぜんやさい the eve (of a festival) (e.g. Christmas Eve)


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píng ān yè / ping2 an1 ye4
p`ing an yeh / ping an yeh
Silent Night (Christmas carol); Christmas Eve


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 akashigata;akashigata / あかしがた;アカシガタ (kana only) Camellia sasanqua 'Akasigata' (cultivar of Christmas camellia); (surname) Akashigata


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jié lǐ rì / jie2 li3 ri4
chieh li jih
Boxing Day, holiday on 26th December (the day after Christmas Day) in some countries



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yē dàn jié / ye1 dan4 jie2
yeh tan chieh
Christmas (Tw)



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shèng dàn kǎ / sheng4 dan4 ka3
sheng tan k`a / sheng tan ka
Christmas card



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shèng dàn dǎo / sheng4 dan4 dao3
sheng tan tao
Christmas Island, Australia



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shèng dàn shù / sheng4 dan4 shu4
sheng tan shu
Christmas tree


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 seitansai / setansai / せいたんさい (1) (See クリスマス) Christmas; (2) holy birthday



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shèng dàn jié / sheng4 dan4 jie2
sheng tan chieh
Christmas time; Christmas season; Christmas



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shèng dàn sòng / sheng4 dan4 song4
sheng tan sung
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens



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jiàng lín jié / jiang4 lin2 jie2
chiang lin chieh
Advent (Christian period of 4 weeks before Christmas)


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 koutansai / kotansai / こうたんさい (1) (See キリスト降誕祭・キリストこうたんさい) Christmas; Nativity; (2) celebration of the birthday of a saint or great man

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