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Silk Cloth

China juàn
Japan kinu
Silk Cloth

絹 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for thin, tough silk fabric, or silk cloth.

This can also be the Japanese female given name, Masami.

Luo

Surname
China luō
Japan ra
Luo

羅 is a character that can be the Chinese surname Luo.

This can also be the Japanese surname Ra, Ami, Ai, Rou, or Ro (and a few others).

The meaning is to collect, to gather, to catch, or to sift. It may also refer to gauze, a lightweight fabric, or thin silk.

Silk

China
Japan shi / ito
Silk

絲 is the simplest way to write silk in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This can also mean thread, and it used as parts of words like "silk fabric" or "silk scarf."

In Japanese, this can be the surname Ito.

絲 is used far more in Chinese for silk (silk comes from China) than Japanese.

Earth

(Used in Japanese version of five elements)
China
Japan chi / ji / tsushi / tsuchi
Earth

地 is the single-character element and title of the planet Earth in Chinese, old Korean Hanja and Japanese Kanji.

Because this is a single-character, the definition is a little ambiguous, and can have many meanings depending on the context in which it is used. These meanings include: earth, ground, land, soil, dirt, place, territory, bottom (of a package, book, etc.), earth (one of the Japanese five elements), the region in question, the local area, skin, texture, fabric, material, weave, base, background, one's true nature, narrative (i.e. descriptive part of a story), real life, actuality, etc.

In Japanese, this Kanji can be pronounced several ways, including chi, ji, tsushi, or tsuchi.
地 is also an element of the Japanese version of the five elements (the original Chinese version uses a different version of earth).


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
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Mandarin de / de
Taiwan te
Japanese chi / ち    ji / じ
Chinese earth; ground; field; place; land; CL:片[pian4]; -ly; structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) earth; ground; land; soil; (2) place; (3) territory; (4) (See 天地無用) bottom (of a package, book, etc.); (5) (See 五大・1,土・ど・2) earth (one of the five elements); (1) (abbreviation) ground; land; earth; soil; (2) the region in question; the local area; (3) skin; (4) texture; fabric; material; weave; (5) base; background; (6) one's true nature; (7) narrative (i.e. descriptive part of a story); (8) real life; actuality; (9) (in the game of go) captured territory; (10) (See 地謡) noh chorus; (11) (in Japanese dance) accompaniment music; (12) (in Japanese music) basic phrase (usu. repetitive); (13) base part (of multiple shamisens); (surname) Hamadzi; (surname) Chitoku; (surname) Chizaki; (surname) Chi; (surname) Shouchi; (surname) Koochi
pṛthivī, 鉢里體尾 the earth, ground; bhūmi, 歩弭 the earth, place, situation; talima, 託史麽 (or 託吏麽) ground, site; explained by 土地 earth, ground; 能生 capable of producing; 所依 that on which things rely. It is also the spiritual rank, position, or character attained by a Bodhisattva as a result of 住 remaining and developing in a given state in order to attain this 地 rank; v. 十住; 住位 and 十地.
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Mandarin juàn / juan4
Taiwan chüan
Japanese kinu / きぬ
Chinese thin, tough silk fabric
Japanese silk; (female given name) Masami; (female given name) Shiruku; (female given name) Kinu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition
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Mandarin luō / luo1
Taiwan lo
Japanese rou / ro / ろう    ro / ろ    ran / らん    ra / ら    nao / なお    na / な    ami / あみ    ai / あい
Chinese gauze; to collect; to gather; to catch; to sift; surname Luo
Japanese (1) lightweight fabric or clothing; silk gauze; thin silk; (2) (abbreviation) Latin (language); lightweight fabric or clothing; silk gauze; thin silk; (surname) Rou; (surname) Ro; (surname) Ran; (surname, given name) Ra; (surname) Nao; (surname) Na; (surname, female given name) Ami; (surname) Ai
A net (for catching birds), gauze, open work; sieve; to arrange in order; translit. la and ra sounds, e.g. 南羅 S. Lāra; Lāḍa; Lāṭa, in Gujarāt; 北羅 N. Lāra, Valabhī, on the western coast of Gujarāt.
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Japanese poora / ポーラ Japanese (can act as adjective) (1) polar; (2) (obscure) poral (type of 'summer' fabric with large 'pores'); (personal name) Paula; Pola
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Mandarin liǎng / liang3
Taiwan liang
Japanese ryou / ryo / りょう
Chinese Japanese variant of 兩|两
Japanese (n,pref) (1) both (e.g. both shoulders, etc.); (2) ryo (obsolete unit of currency); (3) (See 斤・1) 41-42 g (one sixteenth of a kin); (4) (See 反・たん・1) 2 tan (measure of fabric size); (counter) (5) (also written 輛 and 輌) counter for carriages (e.g. in a train); counter for vehicles; (place-name) Ryou

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Mandarin/ ru4
Taiwan ju
Japanese shio / しお
Chinese to enter; to go into; to join; to become a member of; to confirm or agree with; abbr. for 入聲|入声[ru4 sheng1]
Japanese (suf,ctr) (archaism) counter for soakings (of fabric in a dye); (surname) Kaeru; (place-name, surname) Iri
To enter, entry, entrance; come, bring or take in; at home; awaken to the truth; begin to understand; to relate the mind to reality and thus evolve knowledge.

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Mandarin chī / chi1
Taiwan ch`ih / chih
Chinese (onom.) giggling; breathing; tearing of paper, ripping of fabric etc

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Mandarin zhān / zhan1
Taiwan chan
Chinese felt (fabric)

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Mandarin píng / ping2
Taiwan p`ing / ping
Chinese wash; bleach (fabric)

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Mandarin zhòu / zhou4
Taiwan chou
Japanese shibo;sabi / しぼ;さび
Chinese to wrinkle; wrinkled; to crease
Japanese (1) (See 烏帽子) bumpy texture of a material (esp. woven fabric); (2) creases in an eboshi hat
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Mandarin duān / duan1
Taiwan tuan
Japanese hashi(p);haji;hana / はし(P);はじ;はな    tan / たん
Chinese end; extremity; item; port; to hold something level with both hands; to carry; regular
Japanese (1) end (e.g. of street); tip; point; edge; margin; (2) beginning; start; first; (3) odds and ends; scrap; odd bit; least; (1) origin; (2) (See 反・たん・1) variable measure of fabric (28.8 cm in width); for kimonos: at least 10 m in length; for haori: at least 7.27 m in length; for other clothes: at least 6.06 m in length; (suffix) (3) tip; extremity; (female given name) Mizuki; (surname) Heri; (surname) Han; (surname) Hamahashi; (surname, female given name) Hana; (surname) Hata; (given name) Hajime; (surname) Hashisaki; (surname) Hashi; (surname) Tanabe; (given name) Tadasu; (male given name) Tadashi; (surname) Takahashi; (personal name) Inogari; (personal name) Inokari; (personal name) Inokai; (personal name) Igari; (personal name) Ikari
Beginning, coming forth, elementary principles; a point either beginning or end; straight, proper; starting point

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Mandarin fǎng / fang3
Taiwan fang
Japanese matsuyo / まつよ    houmura / homura / ほうむら    noriyo / のりよ    norimura / のりむら    tsumugu / つむぐ    tsumugi / つむぎ    suemura / すえむら    suetaka / すえたか    suezou / suezo / すえぞう    sueshiro / すえしろ    suezawa / すえざわ    suesawa / すえさわ
Chinese to spin (cotton or hemp etc); fine woven silk fabric
Japanese (personal name) Matsuyo; (personal name) Houmura; (personal name) Noriyo; (personal name) Norimura; (personal name) Tsumugu; (female given name) Tsumugi; (personal name) Suemura; (personal name) Suetaka; (personal name) Suezou; (personal name) Sueshiro; (personal name) Suezawa; (personal name) Suesawa

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Mandarin/ xi4
Taiwan hsi
Chinese coarse hempen fabric

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Mandarin/ qi3
Taiwan ch`i / chi
Japanese ki;kanhata;kanbata;kanihata / き;かんはた;かんばた;かにはた
Chinese beautiful; open-work silk
Japanese (archaism) thin twilled silk fabric; (female given name) Kirara; (female given name) Aya
A kind of open-work variegated silk.

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Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Japanese heri / へり    fuchi / ふち
Chinese Japanese variant of 緣|缘
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) (kana only) (sometimes べり as a suffix) edge (of a river, woods, etc.); shoulder (of a road); (2) (kana only) rim; brim; hem; margin; fringe; selvage; (3) (kana only) fabric border (of a tatami mat, etc.); edging; rim; brim; edge; brink; (female given name) Yori; (female given name) Yukari; (female given name) Yuka; (female given name) Chinami; (female given name) Enishi

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Mandarin lán / lan2
Taiwan lan
Japanese ran / らん    susotsuki / すそつき
Chinese full length gown (old)
Japanese horizontally-wrapped fabric forming the bottom part of some traditional Japanese clothing

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お召

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Japanese omeshi / おめし Japanese (1) (honorific or respectful language) summoning; calling; riding; wearing; dressing; clothing; (2) (abbreviation) (high-quality) silk crepe (fabric)

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ゴア

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Japanese goa / ゴア Japanese (See ゴアードスカート) gore; triangular piece of fabric, used for making skirts, umbrellas, etc.; (place-name) Goa (India); Gore

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モス

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Japanese mosu / モス Japanese (1) (abbreviation) (See モスリン) mousseline de laine; light woollen fabric; muslin de laine; delaine; (2) moth; (3) (See 苔・1) moss; (place-name) Moss

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上前

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Mandarin shàng qián / shang4 qian2
Taiwan shang ch`ien / shang chien
Japanese uwamae / うわまえ
Chinese to advance; to step forward
Japanese (1) (See 下前) part of the fabric that is wrapped farthest from the skin when wearing a garment that is wrapped in front of one (such as a kimono); (2) (See 上米・うわまい・1) percentage; commission; (surname) Kamimae; (surname) Uwamae; (surname) Uemae; (surname) Uesaki

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上色

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Mandarin shàng shǎi // shàng sè / shang4 shai3 // shang4 se4
Taiwan shang shai // shang se
Chinese to color (a picture etc); to dye (fabric etc); to stain (furniture etc); top-quality; top-grade

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下前

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Japanese shitamae / したまえ Japanese (See 上前・1) part of the fabric that is tucked closest to the skin when wearing a garment that is wrapped in front of one (such as a kimono); (place-name, surname) Shimomae; (surname) Shimosaki; (place-name, surname) Shitamae

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亀綾

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Japanese kameaya / かめあや Japanese (1) (See 羽二重) high-quality glossy white habutai silk; (2) raw silk twill fabric with fine diamond pattern

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八反

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Japanese hatsutan / はつたん    hattan / はったん Japanese (abbreviation) twilled fabric; (place-name, surname) Hatsutan; (place-name) Hattan

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八段

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Japanese hachidan / はちだん Japanese (abbreviation) twilled fabric; (surname) Hachidan

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八目

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Japanese yatsume / やつめ    hachime / はちめ Japanese (1) (abbreviation) eighth (place, position, etc.); (2) having eight eyes; having many eyes; (3) (of a fabric) having a loose knit; (4) lamprey; (5) eight-holed arrow whistle; (surname) Yatsume; (place-name) Hachime

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八端

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Japanese hachihashi / はちはし Japanese (abbreviation) twilled fabric; (surname) Hachihashi

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切地

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Japanese kirichi / きりち Japanese cloth; fabric; (surname) Kirichi

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刷る

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Japanese suru / する Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to print; (2) to color or pattern fabric using a wooden mold

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厚手

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Japanese atsude / あつで Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) thick (paper, fabric, etc.)

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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
Silk Cloth
kinujuàn / juan4 / juanchüan
Luo
raluō / luo1 / luolo
Silk
shi / itosī / si1 / sissu
Earthchi / ji / tsushi / tsuchidì / di4 / diti
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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Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
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There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

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