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  1. Ash

  2. Fire

  3. Fire Dragon

  4. Fire Horse

  5. Fire Snake

  6. Fire and Water Have No Mercy

  7. Firefly / Glow Worm

  8. Fire Tiger

  9. Five Elements

10. Put out a burning wood cart with a cup of water

11. Green Fire

12. Phoenix Rise from the Ashes

13. Red Panda / Firefox

14. Sacred Fire

15. Will of Fire

16. Earth Fire Water Air

17. Fire Tiger

18. Fire Rabbit

19. Fire Rat

20. Fire Ox/Bull

21. Fire Dog

22. Fire Pig/Boar

23. Fire Monkey

24. Fire Rooster

25. Fire Horse

26. Fire Goat/Sheep

27. Fire Dragon

28. Fire Snake


 huī
 hai
 
Ash Scroll

灰 is the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean word for ash or ashes.

This can also refer to dust, lime, or gray. When speaking of emotions in Chinese, it can refer to being discouraged or dejected.

In Japanese, this can be the surname, Hai.

Fire

(One of the five elements)

 huǒ
 hi
 
Fire Scroll

火 is the symbol for fire, flame, or blaze in Chinese, Korean and Japanese.


Fire is one of the five elements that ancient Chinese believed all things were composed of. These elements are also part of the cycle of Chinese astrology. Every person has both an animal sign, and one of the five elements according to the date of their birth. See also Five Elements and Chinese 12 Animals / Zodiac.


See Also:  Five Elements

 huǒ lóng
 hi ryuu
Fire Dragon Scroll

火龍 is how to write “Fire Dragon” in Chinese and Japanese Kanji.

This title is used more often in Chinese, a little lesser known in Japanese.

 huǒ mǎ
 oma hi
Fire Horse Scroll

火馬 is the title, “Fire Horse.”

火馬 is not a common title for calligraphy. You might be looking for 丙午, the 43rd year of the sexagenary cycle (the year of the Fire Horse, renowned for disasters and the birth of women destined to kill their husbands).

 huǒ shé
 hi hebi
Fire Snake Scroll

火蛇 is the Chinese and Japanese title for “fire snake” or “blazing serpent.”

Fire and Water Have No Mercy

 shuǐ huǒ wú qíng
Fire and Water Have No Mercy Scroll

水火無情 is a Chinese proverb that means “fire [and] water have-not mercy.”

This serves to remind us that the forces of nature are beyond human control.

Some may also translate this as “implacable fate.”

Firefly / Glow Worm

 yíng
 hotaru
 
Firefly / Glow Worm Scroll

螢 is the Chinese, older Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja way to write firefly, lightning bug, or glow worm (Luciola cruciata).


蛍Note: After post WWII language reforms in Japan, they started using a more simple version of this Kanji. This version is shown to the right. If you want this modern Japanese version, please click on the Kanji to the right instead of the button above.

 huǒ hǔ
 hi tora
Fire Tiger Scroll

火虎 is the Chinese and Japanese title for “fire tiger.”

If you were born between 9 Feb 1986 and 28 Jan 1987, or between 13 Feb 1926 and 1 Feb 1927, you are a fire tiger according to the Chinese Zodiac.

There are 12 animals and 5 elements in the cycle. Therefore, the fire tiger comes around once every 60 years. The next will be in 2046.

The branch of the zodiac for tiger is written 寅 when dating ancient documents and artwork, but 虎 is the way to write the character for an actual tiger.

Five Elements

 jīn mù shuǐ huǒ tǔ
Five Elements Scroll

金木水火土 is a list of the Chinese characters for the five elements in a comfortable order (meaning that they “feel right” to a Chinese person who views this arrangement).

The order is metal, wood, water, fire, and earth.

Note that sometimes the metal element is translated as gold. And earth refers to soil versus the whole planet earth.

Five Elements

 chi sui ka fuu kuu
Five Elements Scroll

地水火風空 is the specifically-Japanese version of the five elements.

This is a little different than the ancient or original Chinese version.

The elements are written in this order:
1. Earth / Terra / Ground
2. Water
3. Fire
4. Wind / Air
5. Sky / Emptiness / Void / Ether

Note: This set of Kanji can also be romanized as “ji sui ka fuu kuu,” “jisuikafuukuu,” or “jisuikafuku.”


These can also be written in the order 地火風水空 (chi ka sui fuu kuu). Let me know when you place your order if you want the Kanji to be in this character order.

Put out a burning wood cart with a cup of water

An utterly inadequate measure

 bēi shuǐ chē xīn
Put out a burning wood cart with a cup of water Scroll

杯水車薪 is a warning against a futile effort.

This proverb literally refers to one who is “trying to put out a burning cart of wood with a cup of water,” or “throw a cup of water on a cartload of wood.” The lesson to be learned is about using the right measure or tool for the job and not wasting your effort if you are inadequately equipped for the task at hand - in other words the postscript should be “go get a bucket or a fire hose.”

 lú huǒ chún qīng
Green Fire Scroll

爐火純青 means “[The] furnace fire [has become] pure green.

This is an allusion to Daoist alchemy. figuratively, this speaks of an art or technique brought to the point of perfection.

Phoenix Rise from the Ashes

 fèng huáng niè pán
Phoenix Rise from the Ashes Scroll

鳳凰涅磐 is a proverb that suggests “Legendary Phoenix rises from the ashes.” It means “Legendary Phoenix [reaches] Nirvana.”

There is a legend in China of a great bird reborn once every 500 years. This bird gathers all the ill will, suffering, desire, and other negative things of the world. The bird then plunges into the fire to burn away all negative things, sacrificing itself in the process (achieving Nirvana, or perhaps allowing others the opportunity to reach Nirvana).

500 years later, the phoenix is reborn from the ashes again, and the cycle repeats.

Red Panda / Firefox

 hóng xióng māo
Red Panda / Firefox Scroll

紅熊貓 is the Chinese title for the red panda or firefox.

Some also call this the lesser Panda.

 shèng huǒ
 seika
Sacred Fire Scroll

聖火 is a Chinese, Japanese and Korean term that applies to the sacred fire of the ancient Greek Olympic torch or games.

This could also apply to other sacred or holy fires, as it can be a somewhat generic term.

Will of Fire

 hi no ishi
Will of Fire Scroll

火の意志 or the “Will of Fire” is an element from the Naruto series.

The word order in Japanese makes this more like “Fire's Will.”

火 is fire.

の is a possessive article.

意志 means will, volition, intention, or intent.

Earth Fire Water Air

 yondaigenso
Earth Fire Water Air Scroll

四大元素 is the title for the four classical chemical elements (fire, earth, air, and water) in Japanese.

四大 = four great/big. 元素 = elements. So 四大元素 literally means “Four Great Elements.”

Fire Tiger

The Year of the Fire Tiger

 huǒ hǔ
Fire Tiger Scroll

火虎 is Fire Tiger in Chinese.

In the Chinese zodiac and sexagenary (60-year) cycle, this combination occurs in years that include 1866, 1926, 1986, and 2046.

In the sexagenary cycle, this year is represented by 丙寅.


See Also:  Tiger

Fire Rabbit

The Year of the Fire Rabbit

 huǒ tù
Fire Rabbit Scroll

火兔 is Fire Rabbit in Chinese.

In the Chinese zodiac and sexagenary (60-year) cycle, this combination occurs in years that include 1867, 1927, 1987, and 2047.

In the sexagenary cycle, this year is represented by 丁卯.


See Also:  Rabbit

Fire Rat

The Year of the Fire Rat

 huǒ shǔ
Fire Rat Scroll

火鼠 is Fire Rat in Chinese.

In the Chinese zodiac and sexagenary (60-year) cycle, this combination occurs in years that include 1876, 1936, 1996, and 2056.

In the sexagenary cycle, this year is represented by 丙子.


See Also:  Rat

Fire Ox/Bull

The Year of the Fire Ox/Bull

 huǒ niú
Fire Ox/Bull Scroll

火牛 is Fire Ox/Bull in Chinese.

In the Chinese zodiac and sexagenary (60-year) cycle, this combination occurs in years that include 1877, 1937, 1997, and 2057.

In the sexagenary cycle, this year is represented by 丁丑.


See Also:  Ox/Bull

Fire Dog

The Year of the Fire Dog

 huǒ gǒu
Fire Dog Scroll

火狗 is Fire Dog in Chinese.

In the Chinese zodiac and sexagenary (60-year) cycle, this combination occurs in years that include 1886, 1946, 2006, and 2066.

In the sexagenary cycle, this year is represented by 丙戌.


See Also:  Dog

Fire Pig/Boar

The Year of the Fire Pig/Boar

 huǒ zhū
Fire Pig/Boar Scroll

火豬 is Fire Pig/Boar in Chinese.

In the Chinese zodiac and sexagenary (60-year) cycle, this combination occurs in years that include 1887, 1947, 2007, and 2067.

In the sexagenary cycle, this year is represented by 丁亥.


See Also:  Pig/Boar

Fire Monkey

The Year of the Fire Monkey

 huǒ hóu
Fire Monkey Scroll

火猴 is Fire Monkey in Chinese.

In the Chinese zodiac and sexagenary (60-year) cycle, this combination occurs in years that include 1896, 1956, 2016, and 2076.

In the sexagenary cycle, this year is represented by 丙申.


See Also:  Monkey

Fire Rooster

The Year of the Fire Rooster

 huǒ jī
Fire Rooster Scroll

火雞 is Fire Rooster in Chinese.

In the Chinese zodiac and sexagenary (60-year) cycle, this combination occurs in years that include 1897, 1957, 2017, and 2077.

In the sexagenary cycle, this year is represented by 丁酉.


See Also:  Rooster

Fire Horse

The Year of the Fire Horse

 huǒ mǎ
Fire Horse Scroll

火馬 is Fire Horse in Chinese.

In the Chinese zodiac and sexagenary (60-year) cycle, this combination occurs in years that include 1906, 1966, 2026, and 2086.

In the sexagenary cycle, this year is represented by 丙午.


See Also:  Horse

Fire Goat/Sheep

The Year of the Fire Goat/Sheep

 huǒ yáng
Fire Goat/Sheep Scroll

火羊 is Fire Goat/Sheep in Chinese.

In the Chinese zodiac and sexagenary (60-year) cycle, this combination occurs in years that include 1907, 1967, 2027, and 2087.

In the sexagenary cycle, this year is represented by 丁未.


See Also:  Goat/Sheep

Fire Dragon

The Year of the Fire Dragon

 huǒ lóng
Fire Dragon Scroll

火龍 is Fire Dragon in Chinese.

In the Chinese zodiac and sexagenary (60-year) cycle, this combination occurs in years that include 1916, 1976, 2036, and 2096.

In the sexagenary cycle, this year is represented by 丙辰.


See Also:  Dragon

Fire Snake

The Year of the Fire Snake

 huǒ shé
Fire Snake Scroll

火蛇 is Fire Snake in Chinese.

In the Chinese zodiac and sexagenary (60-year) cycle, this combination occurs in years that include 1917, 1977, 2037, and 2097.

In the sexagenary cycle, this year is represented by 丁巳.


See Also:  Snake




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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
Ashhaihuī / hui1 / hui
Firehihuǒ / huo3 / huo
Fire Dragon火龍
火龙
hi ryuu / hiryuu / hi ryuhuǒ lóng / huo3 long2 / huo long / huolonghuo lung / huolung
Fire Horse火馬
火马
oma hi / omahihuǒ mǎ / huo3 ma3 / huo ma / huoma
Fire Snake火蛇hi hebi / hihebihuǒ shé / huo3 she2 / huo she / huoshe
Fire and Water Have No Mercy水火無情
水火无情
shuǐ huǒ wú qíng
shui3 huo3 wu2 qing2
shui huo wu qing
shuihuowuqing
shui huo wu ch`ing
shuihuowuching
shui huo wu ching
Firefly
Glow Worm

hotaruyíng / ying2 / ying
Fire Tiger火虎hi tora / hitorahuǒ hǔ / huo3 hu3 / huo hu / huohu
Five Elements金木水火土jīn mù shuǐ huǒ tǔ
jin1 mu4 shui3 huo3 tu3
jin mu shui huo tu
jinmushuihuotu
chin mu shui huo t`u
chinmushuihuotu
chin mu shui huo tu
Five Elements地水火風空
地水火风空
chi sui ka fuu kuu
chisuikafuukuu
chi sui ka fu ku
Put out a burning wood cart with a cup of water杯水車薪
杯水车薪
bēi shuǐ chē xīn
bei1 shui3 che1 xin1
bei shui che xin
beishuichexin
pei shui ch`e hsin
peishuichehsin
pei shui che hsin
Green Fire爐火純青
炉火纯青
lú huǒ chún qīng
lu2 huo3 chun2 qing1
lu huo chun qing
luhuochunqing
lu huo ch`un ch`ing
luhuochunching
lu huo chun ching
Phoenix Rise from the Ashes鳳凰涅磐
凤凰涅磐
fèng huáng niè pán
feng4 huang2 nie4 pan2
feng huang nie pan
fenghuangniepan
feng huang nieh p`an
fenghuangniehpan
feng huang nieh pan
Red Panda
Firefox
紅熊貓
红熊猫
hóng xióng māo
hong2 xiong2 mao1
hong xiong mao
hongxiongmao
hung hsiung mao
hunghsiungmao
Sacred Fire聖火
圣火
seikashèng huǒ
sheng4 huo3
sheng huo
shenghuo
Will of Fire火の意志hi no ishi / hinoishi
Earth Fire Water Air四大元素yondaigenso
Fire Tiger火虎huǒ hǔ / huo3 hu3 / huo hu / huohu
Fire Rabbit火兔huǒ tù / huo3 tu4 / huo tu / huotuhuo t`u / huotu / huo tu
Fire Rat火鼠huǒ shǔ / huo3 shu3 / huo shu / huoshu
Fire Ox/Bull火牛huǒ niú / huo3 niu2 / huo niu / huoniu
Fire Dog火狗huǒ gǒu / huo3 gou3 / huo gou / huogouhuo kou / huokou
Fire Pig/Boar火豬
火猪
huǒ zhū / huo3 zhu1 / huo zhu / huozhuhuo chu / huochu
Fire Monkey火猴huǒ hóu / huo3 hou2 / huo hou / huohou
Fire Rooster火雞
火鸡
huǒ jī / huo3 ji1 / huo ji / huojihuo chi / huochi
Fire Horse火馬
火马
huǒ mǎ / huo3 ma3 / huo ma / huoma
Fire Goat/Sheep火羊huǒ yáng / huo3 yang2 / huo yang / huoyang
Fire Dragon火龍
火龙
huǒ lóng / huo3 long2 / huo long / huolonghuo lung / huolung
Fire Snake火蛇huǒ shé / huo3 she2 / huo she / huoshe
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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