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Crane in Chinese / Japanese...

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Graceful bird of longevity
Japan gaku / tsuru
Crane Vertical Wall Scroll

鶴 is a famous bird of China. Known in China to be a very spiritual creature, the crane is a symbol of both longevity, and the journey of souls and spirits of ancestors.

Note: 鶴 can mean crane or stork in Japanese.

White Crane

China bái hè
White Crane Vertical Wall Scroll

白鶴 means White Crane.

This title directly means "White Crane" in Chinese but in English, this particular crane is referred to as the "red-crowned crane" or "Grus Japonensis." This crane is mostly white with a red bill (crown).

Swan / White Crane

Japan hakuchou / shirotori
Swan / White Crane Vertical Wall Scroll

白鳥 is the Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja title for white swan (Cygnus Bechstein).

The title literally means white-feathered bird. This title can also be used to refer to a white crane.

This can also be the Japanese surname, Hakuchou.

White Crane Fist

China bái hè
White Crane Fist Vertical Wall Scroll

白鶴拳 is the title for White Crane Fist style of martial arts. 白鶴拳 is also known as "Baihequan" or "Fujian White Crane."

Construction Crane

China qǐ zhòng jī
Japan kijuuki
Construction Crane Vertical Wall Scroll

A customer requested this specifically after a bit of confusion over the bird by the same name. This refers to the huge machine that lifts materials high into the air as crews construct huge buildings.

In an odd twist, while they don't know this name in English sounds like a bird, the building crane is jokingly called "The real national bird of China" because of the accelerated level of construction in Beijing and elsewhere ever since preparations began for the 2008 Olympics. As of 2018, construction has barely slowed.

If you want the type of construction crane that drives down the road, please note that the word is totally different for that kind of "vehicle crane."

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ he4
Taiwan ho
Japanese tsuru / つる    tazu / たず
Chinese crane
Japanese crane (any bird of the family Gruidae, esp. the red-crowned crane, Grus japonensis); (surname) Tsuruhama; (surname) Tsuruzaki; (surname) Tsurusaki; (surname, female given name) Tsuru; (personal name) Gaku; (personal name) Kakuyuki; (surname) Kaku
The crane; the egret; translit. ha, ho.



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Mandarin bái hè / bai2 he4
Taiwan pai ho
Japanese hakutsuru / はくつる    shiratsuru / しらつる
Chinese (bird species of China) Siberian crane (Grus leucogeranus)
Japanese (c) Hakutsuru (brand of sake); (surname) Shiratsuru


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Japanese gokeiken / gokeken / ごけいけん
Construction Crane Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese {MA} Wu Xing Fist; Five Form Fist (Dragon, Snake, Tiger, Crane, Leopard)



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Mandarin bái hè quán / bai2 he4 quan2
Taiwan pai ho ch`üan / pai ho chüan
Chinese Baihequan (Fujian White Crane) martial art form



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Mandarin qǐ zhòng jī / qi3 zhong4 ji1
Taiwan ch`i chung chi / chi chung chi
Japanese kijuuki / kijuki / きじゅうき
Chinese crane
Japanese crane; derrick

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Mandarin/ li4
Taiwan li
Chinese cry of a crane or wild goose

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Mandarin sǒng / song3
Taiwan sung
Chinese respectful; horrified; to raise (one's shoulders); to stand on tiptoe; to crane

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese large bird, possibly related to crane or swan (archaic); mythical monstrous bird, cf Sinbad's roc

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese variant of 鵾|鹍, large bird, possibly related to crane or swan (archaic); mythical monstrous bird, cf Sinbad's roc

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Mandarin guàn / guan4
Taiwan kuan
Japanese kounotori;kou;kounotori / konotori;ko;konotori / こうのとり;こう;コウノトリ
Chinese crane; stork
Japanese (kana only) stork (esp. the Oriental stork, Ciconia boyciana)


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Japanese tsuru / ツル Japanese crane (any bird of the family Gruidae, esp. the red-crowned crane, Grus japonensis); (female given name) Tsuru


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Japanese tanchou;tanchou / tancho;tancho / たんちょう;タンチョウ Japanese (kana only) red-crowned crane; Japanese crane (Grus japonensis); (place-name, surname) Tanchou



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Mandarin chéng hè / cheng2 he4
Taiwan ch`eng ho / cheng ho
Chinese to fly on a crane; to die


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Japanese senkaku / せんかく Japanese (1) (obscure) (See 仙人) immortal mountain wizard (in Taoism); (2) (See 鶴) crane



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Mandarin xiān hè / xian1 he4
Taiwan hsien ho
Chinese red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis)


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Japanese kanmurizuru / かんむりづる Japanese crowned crane


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Mandarin diào tǎ / diao4 ta3
Taiwan tiao t`a / tiao ta
Chinese a tower crane



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Mandarin diào chē / diao4 che1
Taiwan tiao ch`e / tiao che
Chinese hoist; crane; elevator



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Mandarin diào yùn / diao4 yun4
Taiwan tiao yün
Chinese to transport by crane; to convey


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Mandarin tǎ diào / ta3 diao4
Taiwan t`a tiao / ta tiao
Chinese tower crane


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Japanese gaganbo;kaganbo;gaganbo / ががんぼ;かがんぼ;ガガンボ Japanese (kana only) crane fly; daddy longlegs (insect of family Tipulidae)



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Mandarin tiān chē / tian1 che1
Taiwan t`ien ch`e / tien che
Chinese gantry traveling crane



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Mandarin cuī hào / cui1 hao4
Taiwan ts`ui hao / tsui hao
Chinese Cui Hao (-754), Tang dynasty poet and author of poem Yellow Crane Tower 黃鶴樓|黄鹤楼



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Mandarin yǐn lǐng / yin3 ling3
Taiwan yin ling
Chinese to crane one's neck; to await eagerly; to lead; to show the way



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Mandarin yǐn jǐng / yin3 jing3
Taiwan yin ching
Chinese to crane one's neck; (fig.) with one's neck outstretched in expectation


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Japanese orizuru / おりづる Japanese folded paper crane; (surname) Oritsuru



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Mandarin huī hè / hui1 he4
Taiwan hui ho
Chinese (bird species of China) common crane (Grus grus)


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Japanese zuichou / zuicho / ずいちょう Japanese auspicious bird (i.e. crane); (female given name) Midori


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Japanese tazu / たず Japanese crane (any bird of the family Gruidae, esp. the red-crowned crane, Grus japonensis); (f,p) Tadzuru; (surname, female given name) Tadzu; (surname) Tatsuru; (given name) Tazuru; (female given name) Tazu


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Japanese manazuru / まなづる Japanese (kana only) white-naped crane (Grus vipio); (place-name, surname) Manadzuru; (place-name, surname) Manatsuru; (surname, female given name) Madzuru; (female given name) Matsuru

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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
gaku / tsuruhè / he4 / heho
White Crane白鶴
bái hè / bai2 he4 / bai he / baihepai ho / paiho
White Crane
白鳥hakuchou / shirotori
hakucho / shirotori
White Crane Fist白鶴拳
bái hè
bai2 he4 quan2
bai he quan
pai ho ch`üan
pai ho chüan
Construction Crane起重機
kijuuki / kijukiqǐ zhòng jī
qi3 zhong4 ji1
qi zhong ji
ch`i chung chi
chi chung chi
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
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