Foster in Chinese / Japanese...

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Foster Scroll

フォスター is the name Foster in Japanese.

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

Fó shǐ té ěr
Foster Scroll

佛史特爾 is the name Foster in Chinese (Mandarin).

Riko / Yuriko / Noriko / Satoshi

riko / yuriko / noriko / satoshi / satoko
Riko / Yuriko / Noriko / Satoshi 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

yǒng yuǎn de jiā
Forever Family 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

gān qián
Qian 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.

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
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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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Qian Scroll
dry; clean; in vain; dried food; foster; adoptive; to ignore
qian (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: heaven, northwest); (surname) Nukui
Dry, dried up, clean; heaven, male, masculine, enduring, continual. Translit. gan and h; dry

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Qian Scroll
justice; righteousness; meaning; foster (father etc); adopted; artificial (tooth, limb etc); relationship; friendship
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) morality; righteousness; justice; honour (honor); (noun - becomes adjective with の) (2) meaning; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (3) {Buddh} teachings; doctrine; (n,n-pref) (4) nonconsanguineous relationship (i.e. of in-laws); (n,n-pref) (5) prosthesis; (surname) Yoshimura
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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Qian Scroll
(1) (See 里親・1) foster child; (2) adopted animal (e.g. pet); (female given name) Riko


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 fosutaa / fosuta
Qian Scroll
(personal name) Foster

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to send; to mail; to entrust; to depend on; to attach oneself to; to live (in a house); to lodge; foster (son etc)
(surname) Yorizaki
To go or put under cover, lodge, confide to, deliver, convey, transfer; to enter, put in a list; a basis

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to foster; to bear


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fó mǔ
    fo2 mu3
fo mu
(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; buddha mother



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


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bǔ yù
    bu3 yu4
pu yü
to feed; to nurture; to foster
(n,vs,adj-no) nursing; nurturing; rearing; lactation; suckling


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(transitive verb) to cultivate; to foster



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



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ān yǎng
    an1 yang3
an yang
to foster; to provide care (esp. for the elderly)
(surname) An'you


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jì nǚ
    ji4 nu:3
chi nü
foster daughter


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jì zǐ
    ji4 zi3
chi tzu
foster son
(female given name) Yoriko


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jì mǔ
    ji4 mu3
chi mu
foster mother


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jì fù
    ji4 fu4
chi fu
foster father



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


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


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fú zhí
    fu2 zhi2
fu chih
to foster; to support
(noun/participle) (1) implantation; (noun/participle) (2) support; establishment



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


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



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fǔ yù
    fu3 yu4
fu yü
to nurture; to raise; to foster; to tend
(noun/participle) care; tending



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fǔ yǎng
    fu3 yang3
fu yang
 muyou / muyo
to foster; to bring up; to raise
(surname) Muyou



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yì mǔ
    yi4 mu3
i mu
adoptive mother
(1) mother-in-law; (2) foster mother; (3) step mother



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yì fù
    yi4 fu4
i fu
adoptive father
(1) father-in-law; (2) foster father; (3) stepfather


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(transitive verb) (1) to raise; to bring up; to rear; (2) to cultivate; to foster; to nurture


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 oyakata(p); oyagata
    おやかた(P); おやがた
(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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(1) (See 里子・1) foster parent; foster parents; (2) (pet) caretaker


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



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yǎng nǚ
    yang3 nu:3
yang nü
 youjo / yojo
adopted daughter
adopted daughter; foster daughter

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