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Fragrant / Good Smell

xiāng
ka / kou
Fragrant / Good Smell Vertical Wall Scroll

香 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja that means: fragrant; sweet smelling; aromatic; savory; appetizing; perfume; incense; aroma; fragrance; scent; good smell.

Fragrance or incense is known to be one of the Buddha's messengers to stimulate faith and devotion.

Orchid

lán
ran
Orchid Vertical Wall Scroll

蘭 is the character for orchid in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Also: Epidendrum.

蘭 is used in some context to mean fragrant, elegant, or refined.

蘭 can also be the Chinese family name romanized as, "Lan." However, it is not the only character that can be romanized as Lan.

In Japanese and Korean, this character means orchid but is also used as a suffix or short name for the Netherlands / Holland.

The farts of others stink, but one’s own smells sweet

bié rén pì chòu zì jiā xiāng
The farts of others stink, but one’s own smells sweet Vertical Wall Scroll

This literally translates as:
Other people's flatulence stinks, [but] one's own is fragrant.

Figuratively, this means:
Some people criticize as defects in others what they (seem to) treasure in themselves.

Rose Flowers Given, Frangrance Remains on Hands of Giver

zèng rén méi guī shǒu liú yú xiāng
Rose Flowers Given, Frangrance Remains on Hands of Giver Vertical Wall Scroll

This proverb has been translated several ways:

1. Roses given, fragrance in hand.

2. You present others roses, fragrance remains.

3. The fragrance of the rose always remains on the hand of those that bestow them.

4. A little bit of fragrance always clings to the hands which give the flowers

However, this literally translates as, "Give someone rose flowers, [your] hands keep [the] remaining fragrance."

Fragrant Herb / Housou

housou
Fragrant Herb / Housou Vertical Wall Scroll

In Japanese, this means fragrant herb, and is often used as a given name romanized as Housou or Hoso.

Note: Sometimes romanized as Yoshikusa.

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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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fēn / fen1
fen
 fun / ふん
Fragrant Herb / Housou Vertical Wall Scroll
perfume; fragrance
(n,n-pref,n-suf) (1) (abbreviation) (See 芬蘭・フィンランド) Finland; (adj-t,adv-to) (2) (archaism) fragrant; aromatic
Fragrant; confused; translit. puṇ in芬陀利 (or芬陁利) puṇḍarīka. The white lotus, v. 分陀利; fragrant

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xiāng / xiang1
hsiang
 kou;kori(ok) / ko;kori(ok) / こう;こり(ok)
Fragrant Herb / Housou Vertical Wall Scroll
fragrant; sweet smelling; aromatic; savory or appetizing; (to eat) with relish; (of sleep) sound; perfume or spice; joss or incense stick; CL:根[gen1]
(See 御香) incense; (female given name) Yuka
(竹; 象) Incense made in coils and burnt to measure the time; also 香盤; 香印.; gandha. Fragrance; incense; the sense of smell, i.e. one of the ṣaḍāyātana, six senses. Incense is one of the 使 Buddha's messengers to stimulate faith and devotion; scent

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fēn / fen1
fen
aromatic wood; perfume; fragrance

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xūn / xun1
hsün
 kun / くん
Japanese variant of 薰
(1) pleasant smell; aroma; fragrance; scent; (2) pleasant-smelling vegetation; (male given name) Tsutomu

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/ bi4
pi
fragrance of food

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/ bi4
pi
fragrance

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/ fu4
fu
 fuku / ふく
fragrance; scent; aroma
(given name) Fuku

余芳

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 yohou / yoho / よほう lingering fragrance; continuing fame (after death)

幽香

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yōu xiāng / you1 xiang1
yu hsiang
 yuukou / yuko / ゆうこう
delicate fragrance
fragrance; (female given name) Yuka

德香

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dé xiāng / de2 xiang1
te hsiang
 tokukō
The fragrance of virtue; fragrance of virtue

撲鼻


扑鼻

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pū bí / pu1 bi2
p`u pi / pu pi
to assail the nostrils (of fragrance and odors)

暗香

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àn xiāng / an4 xiang1
an hsiang
 ankou / anko / あんこう
subtle fragrance
scent of a flower floating about in the air; lingering scent of a flower in the darkness; (given name) Ankou

殘香


残香

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cán xiāng / can2 xiang1
ts`an hsiang / tsan hsiang
lingering fragrance
See: 残香

濃郁


浓郁

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nóng yù / nong2 yu4
nung yü
rich; strong; heavy (fragrance); dense; full-bodied; intense

濃香


浓香

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nóng xiāng / nong2 xiang1
nung hsiang
 noukou / noko / のうこう
strong fragrance; pungent
(surname) Noukou

異香


异香

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yì xiāng / yi4 xiang1
i hsiang
 ikyou;ikou / ikyo;iko / いきょう;いこう
rare perfume
(obscure) great fragrance; (personal name) Kotoka

聞く

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 kiku / きく (transitive verb) (1) to hear; (2) to listen (e.g. to music); (3) to ask; to enquire; to query; (4) to learn of; to hear about; (5) to follow (advice); to comply with; (6) to smell (esp. incense); to sample fragrance

聴く

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 kiku / きく (transitive verb) (1) to hear; (2) to listen (e.g. to music); (3) to ask; to enquire; to query; (4) to learn of; to hear about; (5) to follow (advice); to comply with; (6) to smell (esp. incense); to sample fragrance

芬香

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fēn xiāng / fen1 xiang1
fen hsiang
fragrance; fragrant

花香

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huā xiāng / hua1 xiang1
hua hsiang
 kakou / kako / かこう
fragrance of flowers
fragrance of flowers; (female given name) Michika

芳潤

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 hozumi / ほづみ (adjectival noun) mellow (flavor or fragrance, esp. alcohol); rich; full-bodied; superior; (female given name) Hozumi

芳醇

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 houjun / hojun / ほうじゅん (adjectival noun) mellow (flavor or fragrance, esp. alcohol); rich; full-bodied; superior

芳香

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fāng xiāng / fang1 xiang1
fang hsiang
 houkou / hoko / ほうこう
balmy; fragrant; aromatic (chemistry)
(noun - becomes adjective with の) perfume; fragrance; aroma; balm; sweet scent; (personal name) Yoshikou

薫り

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 kaori / かおり aroma; fragrance; scent; smell; (female given name) Kaori

薫香

see styles
 kunkou / kunko / くんこう incense; fragrance; (female given name) Yukika

藒車


藒车

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qiè chē / qie4 che1
ch`ieh ch`e / chieh che
a variety of aromatic herb used as a fragrance or bug repeller (old)

蘭香


兰香

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lán xiāng / lan2 xiang1
lan hsiang
 rankō / らんこう
(surname, given name) Rankou
Orchid fragrance, spring; orchid fragrance

頻婆


频婆

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pín pó / pin2 po2
p`in p`o / pin po
(頻婆羅) vimbara, differently stated as ten millions, and 100,000 billions, a 大頻婆羅 as a trillion; it is also intp, as a king of fragrance, or incense.; vimba; bimba; a bright red gourd, Momordica monadephia; a tree with red fruit; fruit of the Binba-tree; (Skt. vimba)

飄香


飘香

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piāo xiāng / piao1 xiang1
p`iao hsiang / piao hsiang
(of a fragrance) to waft about; (fig.) (of foods) to become popular in other places as well

香り

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 kaori / かをり aroma; fragrance; scent; smell; (female given name) Kaori (Kawori)

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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
Fragrant
Good Smell
ka / kou / ka / ko / ka / koxiāng / xiang1 / xianghsiang
Orchid
ranlán / lan2 / lan
The farts of others stink, but one’s own smells sweet別人屁臭自家香
别人屁臭自家香
bié rén pì chòu zì jiā xiāng
bie2 ren2 pi4 chou4 zi4 jia1 xiang1
bie ren pi chou zi jia xiang
bierenpichouzijiaxiang
pieh jen p`i ch`ou tzu chia hsiang
pieh jen pi chou tzu chia hsiang
Rose Flowers Given, Frangrance Remains on Hands of Giver贈人玫瑰手留余香
赠人玫瑰手留余香
zèng rén méi guī shǒu liú yú xiāng
zeng4 ren2 mei2 gui1 shou3 liu2 yu2 xiang1
zeng ren mei gui shou liu yu xiang
tseng jen mei kuei shou liu yü hsiang
Fragrant Herb
Housou
芳草housou / hoso
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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