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Dog in Chinese / Japanese...

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Year of the Dog / Zodiac Sign
China gǒu
Japan inu / ku
Dog Vertical Wall Scroll

狗 is the character for dog, canine or hound in Chinese.

If you were born in the year of the dog, you . . .

Are strong-willed
Loyal to your friends and mate.
Never compromise when you think you are right.

Note: Can be pronounced, and means dog in Japanese but feels like a very old word (see our other dog if you need a Japanese dog).

See also our Chinese Zodiac page.


(another version)
China quǎn
Japan inu
Dog Vertical Wall Scroll

犬 is another way to write dog in Chinese and Japanese.

Just like we have dog, hound, pooch, canine and other words in English. However, this is NOT the character used to express "Year of the Dog."

Although it is the most common way to say/write "dog" in Japanese.

See also our Chinese Zodiac page.

Akita Dog / Akitainu / Akita Inu

Japan aki ta inu
Akita Dog / Akitainu / Akita Inu Vertical Wall Scroll

鞦田犬 is the Japanese title of the breed of dog known as an Akita.

Technically, the title above means "Akita hound" or "Akita Dog." The literal translation of these characters is "autumn field dog."

Note: This title is Japanese only. In China, this breed of dog is referred to as "The Japanese breed" (literally: Japanese hound).

Chinese title: 日本犬

Fu Dog / Foo Dog

China shí shī zi
Fu Dog / Foo Dog Vertical Wall Scroll

While known in the west as fu dogs or foo dogs, these are actually guardian lions.

These are the lion statues traditionally placed at the entrance of Chinese imperial palaces, imperial tombs, temples, and high-ranking officials' homes. These days, you are more likely to see them at the entrance to a fancy Chinese restaurant.

This title actually means, "stone lion(s)".

Love the Flower, Love the Pot also

Love Me, Love My Dog
China ài huā lián pén ài ài nǚ téng nǚ xù
Love the Flower, Love the Pot also Vertical Wall Scroll

This proverb literally translates as, "If one loves a flower, [one will] love it's pot; [if one really] loves [one's] daughter, [one will also] love [one's] son-in-law."

Figuratively, is similar to the English proverbs:
Love me, love my dog.
Love for a person extends even to the crows on his roof.

Not the results for dog that you were looking for?

Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your dog search...


If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin quǎn / quan3
Taiwan ch`üan / chüan
Japanese inuhashi / いぬはし    inu / いぬ
Love the Flower, Love the Pot also Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese dog
Japanese (1) dog (Canis (lupus) familiaris); (2) snoop (i.e. a detective, a spy, etc.); (3) (derogatory term) loser; asshole; (prefix noun) (4) counterfeit; inferior; useless; wasteful; (personal name) Inuhashi; (surname) Inu

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Mandarin gǒu / gou3
Taiwan kou
Japanese enokoro / えのころ    enoko / えのこ    enu / えぬ    inu / いぬ
Love the Flower, Love the Pot also Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese dog; CL:隻|只[zhi1],條|条[tiao2]
Japanese (archaism) puppy; (1) dog (Canis (lupus) familiaris); (2) snoop (i.e. a detective, a spy, etc.); (3) (derogatory term) loser; asshole; (prefix noun) (4) counterfeit; inferior; useless; wasteful
A dog.

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Japanese mujina / むじな
Love the Flower, Love the Pot also Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (1) (kana only) badger; (2) (kana only) raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides)


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Mandarin gou  / gou3 
Taiwan gou 
Japanese tengu / てんぐ
Love the Flower, Love the Pot also Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (1) tengu; long-nosed goblin; (2) (idiom) bragging; braggart; (surname) Tengu
ulkā, 憂流迦the 'heavenly dog' i. e. a meteor. Also 'a star in Argo' according to Williams.



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Mandarin shī zi // shī zǐ / shi1 zi5 // shi1 zi3
Taiwan shih tzu // shih
Japanese chishi / ちし    shishizaki / ししざき    shishi / しし
Chinese lion; CL:隻|只[zhi1],頭|头[tou2]; Leo (star sign); Shihtzu township in Pingtung County 屏東縣|屏东县[Ping2 dong1 Xian4], Taiwan
Japanese (1) lion; (2) left-hand guardian dog at a Shinto shrine; (place-name) Chishi; (surname) Shishizaki; (place-name, surname) Shishi


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Japanese riido / rido / リード
Love the Flower, Love the Pot also Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) lead; leading; taking the lead; (2) lead (of a newspaper, etc.); lede; (3) lead (wire); (4) lead (e.g. dog); leash; (5) reed (of a woodwind, etc.); (6) (See リート) lied (ger: Lied); German song, usu. for solo voice & piano; (noun/participle) (7) read; reading; (place-name) Lead; Reade; Read; Reed; Ried


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Mandarin shǐ nǔ bǐ / shi3 nu3 bi3
Taiwan shih nu pi
Love the Flower, Love the Pot also Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Snoopy (comic strip pet dog)


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Japanese akitaken;akitainu / あきたけん;あきたいぬ
Love the Flower, Love the Pot also Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese Akita (breed of dog)



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Mandarin ài wū jí wū / ai4 wu1 ji2 wu1
Taiwan ai wu chi wu
Chinese lit. love the house and its crow (idiom); involvement with sb and everyone connected; Love me, love my dog.

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Mandarin gěng / geng3
Taiwan keng
Chinese fierce dog

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Mandarin/ fu2
Taiwan fu
Japanese fuse / ふせ    fushi / ふし    fuku / ふく
Chinese to lean over; to fall (go down); to hide (in ambush); to conceal oneself; to lie low; hottest days of summer; to submit; to concede defeat; to overcome; to subdue; volt; surname Fu
Japanese (surname) Fuse; (place-name) Fushi; (surname) Fuku
Prostrate; humble; suffer, bear; ambush; dog-days; hatch; it is used for control, under control, e. g. as delusion; 斷 is contrasted with it as complete extirpation, so that no delusive thought arises; to subdue

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Mandarin diāo / diao1
Taiwan tiao
Chinese to hold with one's mouth (as a smoker with a cigarette or a dog with a bone)

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Mandarin fèi / fei4
Taiwan fei
Japanese noriyasu / のりやす    suegara / すえがら    suekane / すえかね
Chinese to bark
Japanese (personal name) Noriyasu; (personal name) Suegara; (personal name) Suekane
To bark (as a dog); translit. ve, vi, vai; cf. 毘; 鞞; 衞; 別.

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Mandarin hǎ // hā / ha3 // ha1
Taiwan ha
Japanese ha / は
Chinese a Pekinese; a pug; (dialect) to scold; (interj.) ha!; (onom. for laughter); (slang) to be infatuated with; to adore; abbr. for 哈士奇[ha1 shi4 qi2], husky (dog); abbr. for 哈薩克斯坦|哈萨克斯坦[Ha1 sa4 ke4 si1 tan3], Kazakhstan; abbr. for 哈爾濱|哈尔滨[Ha1 er3 bin1], Harbin
Japanese (surname) Ha

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Mandarin ái / ai2
Taiwan ai
Chinese to growl (of dog); to bare fangs

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Mandarin máng // páng / mang2 // pang2
Taiwan mang // p`ang / mang // pang
Japanese muku / むく
Chinese old variant of 龐|庞[pang2]; huge; enormous; shaggy dog; striped; surname Pang
Japanese (1) shaggy hair; (2) (abbreviation) (See 尨犬) shaggy dog; (given name) Bou

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Mandarin xū // qu / xu1 // qu5
Taiwan hsü // ch`ü / hsü // chü
Japanese inu / いぬ
Chinese 11th earthly branch: 7-9 p.m., 9th solar month (8th October-6th November), year of the Dog; ancient Chinese compass point: 300°; see 屈戌兒|屈戌儿[qu1 qu5 er5]
Japanese eleventh sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Dog, 7pm-9pm, west-northwest, September); (given name) Mamoru; (place-name) Inu
The hour from 7-9 p. m.; translit. śū, śu; 7-9 p.m.

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Mandarin kàng / kang4
Taiwan k`ang / kang
Chinese fierce dog

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Mandarin shān / shan1
Taiwan shan
Chinese (archaic) vicious dog; beast resembling a wolf

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Mandarin shòu / shou4
Taiwan shou
Japanese kari / かり
Chinese to hunt; to go hunting (as winter sport in former times); hunting dog; imperial tour
Japanese (1) hunting; (n,n-suf) (2) harvesting (e.g. berries, fruit); picking; gathering; (surname) Kari

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Mandarin/ li2
Taiwan li
Japanese tanuki / たぬき
Chinese raccoon dog; fox-like animal
Japanese (1) (kana only) tanuki (Nyctereutes procyonoides); raccoon dog; (2) (kana only) sly dog; sly old fox; sly fox; cunning devil; craftiness; sly person; someone who makes evil plans without ever breaking their poker face

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Mandarin/ ba4
Taiwan pa
Chinese dog with short shinbone

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Mandarin zhì / zhi4
Taiwan chih
Chinese mad dog

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Mandarin zōng / zong1
Taiwan tsung
Chinese dog giving birth to three puppies

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Mandarin xiē // hè / xie1 // he4
Taiwan hsieh // ho
Chinese short-snout dog; frightened; terrified

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Mandarin sōu / sou1
Taiwan sou
Chinese dog (dial.); to hunt

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Mandarin tóng // zhuàng / tong2 // zhuang4
Taiwan t`ung // chuang / tung // chuang
Chinese name of a variety of dog; wild tribes in South China; old variant of 壯|壮, Zhuang ethnic group of Guangxi

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Mandarin xiāo / xiao1
Taiwan hsiao
Chinese dog

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Mandarin xiǎn / xian3
Taiwan hsien
Chinese a kind of dog with a long snout; see 獫狁|猃狁[Xian3 yun3]

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Mandarin nòu / nou4
Taiwan nou
Chinese angry dog

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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
Doginu / kugǒu / gou3 / goukou
Doginuquǎn / quan3 / quanch`üan / chüan
Akita Dog
Akita Inu
aki ta inu / akitainu
Fu Dog
Foo Dog
shí shī zi
shi2 shi1 zi5
shi shi zi
shih shih tzu
Love the Flower, Love the Pot also愛花連盆愛愛女疼女婿
ài huā lián pén ài ài nǚ téng nǚ xù
ai4 hua1 lian2 pen2 ai4 ai4 nv3 teng2 nv3 xu4
ai hua lian pen ai ai nv teng nv xu
ai hua lien p`en ai ai nü t`eng nü hsü
ai hua lien pen ai ai nü teng nü hsü
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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