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Foster in Chinese / Japanese...

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Japan fosutaa
Foster Vertical Wall Scroll

フォスター is the name Foster written in Katakana (phonetic Japanese).

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


China Fó shǐ té ěr
Foster Vertical Wall Scroll

佛史特爾 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Foster.

Riko / Yuriko / Noriko / Satoshi

Japan riko / yuriko / noriko / satoshi / satoko
Riko / Yuriko / Noriko / Satoshi Vertical Wall Scroll

This can be the Japanese female given names Riko, Yuriko, Noriko, or Satoshi.

A little awkwardly, when pronounced as Satoko, this means foster child.

Literally, the characters mean "village child."

Forever Family

China yǒng yuǎn de jiā
Forever Family Vertical Wall Scroll

永遠的家 is a special phrase that we composed for a "family by adoption" or "adoptive family."

It's the dream of every orphan and foster child to be formally adopted and find their "forever family."

The first two characters mean forever, eternal, eternity, perpetuity, immortality, and/or permanence. The third character connects this idea with the last character which means "family" and/or "home."

See Also:  Family


China gān qián
Japan ken
Qian Vertical Wall Scroll

This can be the Chinese ancient surname Gan or current surname Qian. In Japanese, it can be the surname Nukui, Susumu, Ken, Kan, Kawaki, Kawai, Inute, or Inui.

The meaning of this character varies a lot depending on context. These meanings include dry, clean, foster, adoptive, heaven, male, masculine, enduring, or continual.

The "Gan" version of this character was converted to Simplified Chinese as 干 in 1965. However, the "Qian" pronunciation is not associated with 干. Though to add to the confusion, there is an unrelated Simplified Chinese character 千 that romanizes as "Qian" and is also a surname.

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Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin gān // qián / gan1 // qian2
Taiwan kan // ch`ien / kan // chien
Japanese ken / けん
Chinese dry; clean; in vain; dried food; foster; adoptive; to ignore; surname Gan; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing heaven; male principle; ☰; ancient Chinese compass point: 315° (northwest); surname Qian
Japanese qian (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: heaven, northwest); (surname) Nukui; (male given name) Tsutomu; (personal name) Takeshi; (given name) Susumu; (surname, given name) Ken; (surname, given name) Kan; (surname) Kawaki; (surname) Kawai; (surname) Inute; (surname, female given name) Inui
Dry, dried up, clean; heaven, male, masculine, enduring, continual. Translit. gan and h.

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Mandarin/ yi4
Taiwan i
Japanese gi / ぎ
Chinese justice; righteousness; meaning; foster (father etc); adopted; artificial (tooth, limb etc); relationship; friendship; surname Yi; (Tw) abbr. for 義大利|义大利[Yi4 da4 li4], Italy
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) morality; righteousness; justice; honour (honor); (2) meaning; (3) {Buddh} teachings; doctrine; (n,n-pref) (4) nonconsanguineous relationship (i.e. of in-laws); (5) prosthesis; (surname) Yoshimura; (given name) Yoshimi; (given name) Yoshihiro; (given name) Yoshinori; (personal name) Yoshitsugu; (personal name) Yoshikatsu; (surname) Yoshi; (given name) Makoto; (given name) Nori; (male given name) Tsutomu; (given name) Tadashi; (given name) Gi
The right, proper, righteous; loyal; public-spirited, public; meaning, significance. It is used for the Skt. artha, object, purpose, meaning, etc.; also for abhidheya.


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Japanese satogo / さとご
Qian Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (See 里親) foster child; (female given name) Riko; (female given name) Yuriko; (female given name) Noriko; (given name) Satoshi; (surname, female given name) Satoko

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Mandarin/ ji4
Taiwan chi
Japanese yorizaki / よりざき    yorisaki / よりさき    yadorigi / やどりぎ    yadoriki / やどりき    hamayori / はまより    takayori / たかより
Chinese to send; to mail; to entrust; to depend on; to attach oneself to; to live (in a house); to lodge; foster (son etc)
Japanese (surname) Yorizaki; (surname) Yorisaki; (surname) Yori; (personal name) Yadorigi; (place-name) Yadoriki; (surname) Hamayori; (surname) Takayori
To go or put under cover, lodge, confide to, deliver, convey, transfer; to enter, put in a list; a basis

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Mandarin/ xu4
Taiwan hsü
Chinese to foster; to bear


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Mandarin fú mǔ / fu2 mu3
Taiwan fu mu
Japanese butsubo
(1) The mother of the Buddha, Mahāmāyā, 摩耶 Māyā, or Mātṛkā. (2) His aunt who was his foster-mother. (3) The Dharma or Law which produced him. (4) The prajñā-pāramitā, mother or begetter of all Buddhas. (5) Other "Buddha-mothers", e.g. 准提佛母; 孔雀佛母, etc. Cf. 佛眼.



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Mandarin zhù zhǎng / zhu4 zhang3
Taiwan chu chang
Japanese jochou / jocho / じょちょう
Chinese to encourage; to foster; to foment
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) promotion; encouragement; fostering; furtherance; (2) unwanted help (usu. unintentionally harmful); unnecessary help; (surname) Sukenaga


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Mandarin bǔ yù / bu3 yu4
Taiwan pu yü
Japanese hoiku / ほいく
Chinese to feed; to nurture; to foster
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) nursing; nurturing; rearing; lactation; suckling


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Japanese tsuchikau / つちかう Japanese (transitive verb) to cultivate; to foster



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Mandarin péi yǎng / pei2 yang3
Taiwan p`ei yang / pei yang
Japanese baiyou / baiyo / ばいよう
Chinese to cultivate; to breed; to foster; to nurture; to educate; to groom (for a position); education; fostering; culture (biology)
Japanese (noun/participle) cultivation; nurture; culture



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Mandarin ān yǎng / an1 yang3
Taiwan an yang
Japanese anyou / anyo / あんよう
Chinese to foster; to provide care (esp. for the elderly)
Japanese (surname) An'you


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Mandarin jì nǚ / ji4 nu:3
Taiwan chi nü
Chinese foster daughter


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Mandarin jì zǐ / ji4 zi3
Taiwan chi tzu
Japanese yoriko / よりこ    ayako / あやこ
Chinese foster son
Japanese (female given name) Yoriko; (female given name) Ayako


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Mandarin jì mǔ / ji4 mu3
Taiwan chi mu
Chinese foster mother


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Mandarin jì fù / ji4 fu4
Taiwan chi fu
Chinese foster father



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Mandarin jì yǎng / ji4 yang3
Taiwan chi yang
Chinese to place in the care of sb (a child, pet etc); to foster; to board out


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Mandarin mì qiè / mi4 qie4
Taiwan mi ch`ieh / mi chieh
Chinese close; familiar; intimate; closely (related); to foster close ties; to pay close attention


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Mandarin fú zhí / fu2 zhi2
Taiwan fu chih
Japanese fushoku / ふしょく
Chinese to foster; to support
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) implantation; (2) support; establishment



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Mandarin fú yǎng / fu2 yang3
Taiwan fu yang
Japanese fuyou / fuyo / ふよう
Chinese to foster; to bring up; to raise
Japanese (noun/participle) support (e.g. of one's dependents); maintenance


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Mandarin tí qiè / ti2 qie4
Taiwan t`i ch`ieh / ti chieh
Japanese teiketsu
Chinese to hold by the hand; fig. to nurture; to foster; to bring up; to support



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Mandarin fǔ yù / fu3 yu4
Taiwan fu yü
Japanese buiku / ぶいく
Chinese to nurture; to raise; to foster; to tend
Japanese (noun/participle) care; tending



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Mandarin fǔ yǎng / fu3 yang3
Taiwan fu yang
Japanese muyou / muyo / むよう    muya / むや    buyou / buyo / ぶよう    fuyou / fuyo / ふよう    nayou / nayo / なよう
Chinese to foster; to bring up; to raise
Japanese (surname) Muyou; (place-name, surname) Muya; (surname) Buyou; (surname) Fuyou; (surname) Nayou



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Mandarin yì mǔ / yi4 mu3
Taiwan i mu
Japanese gibo / ぎぼ
Chinese adoptive mother
Japanese (1) mother-in-law; (2) foster mother; (3) step mother



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Mandarin yì fù / yi4 fu4
Taiwan i fu
Japanese gifu / ぎふ
Chinese adoptive father
Japanese (1) father-in-law; (2) foster father; (3) stepfather


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Japanese hagukumu / はぐくむ Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to raise; to bring up; to rear; (2) to cultivate; to foster; to nurture


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Japanese oyakata(p);oyagata / おやかた(P);おやがた Japanese (1) (おやかた only) (honorific or respectful language) (See 子方・こかた・2) master; boss; chief; foreman; supervisor; (2) (おやかた only) (honorific or respectful language) {sumo} stable master; (3) (おやかた only) (honorific or respectful language) craftsman; artisan; (4) (archaism) foster parent; (personal name) Oyakata


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Japanese satooya / さとおや Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (See 里子) foster parent; foster parents


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Japanese yashinau / やしなう Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to support; to maintain; to provide for; (2) to bring up; to raise; to rear; to feed; (3) to adopt (a child); (4) to cultivate (a habit, a quality, etc.); to develop; to build up; to foster; (5) to recuperate (from injury, illness, etc.)



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Mandarin yǎng nǚ / yang3 nu:3
Taiwan yang nü
Japanese youjo / yojo / ようじょ
Chinese adopted daughter
Japanese adopted daughter; foster daughter



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Mandarin yǎng zǐ / yang3 zi3
Taiwan yang tzu
Japanese youshi / yoshi / ようし
Chinese adopted son; foster son
Japanese adopted child (usu. male); son-in-law; (female given name) Youko; (female given name) Kiyoko

Search for Foster in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Fosterフォスターfosutaa / fosuta
Fó shǐ té ěr
Fo2 shi3 te2 er3
Fo shi te er
Fo shih t`e erh
Fo shih te erh
里子riko / yuriko / noriko / satoshi / satoko
Forever Family永遠的家
yǒng yuǎn de jiā
yong3 yuan3 de jia1
yong yuan de jia
yung yüan te chia
kengān qián
gan1 / qian2
gan / qian
kan ch`ien
kan chien
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