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Fragrant Herb / Housou

housou
Fragrant Herb / Housou 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.

Fragrant / Good Smell

xiāng
ka / kou
Fragrant / Good Smell 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.

lán
ran
Orchid 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 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.




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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
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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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lán
    lan2
lan
 ran(p); ran(p)
    らん(P); ラン(P)
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orchid (蘭花|兰花 Cymbidium goeringii); fragrant thoroughwort (蘭草|兰草 Eupatorium fortunei); lily magnolia (木蘭|木兰)
(1) orchid; (2) (abbreviation) (See 阿蘭陀・オランダ) Netherlands; Holland; (surname, female given name) Ran
The epidendrum, orchid; scented, refined; pledged, sworn; translit. ra, ram, ran; abbrev. for 偸蘭遮 q.v.

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xiāng
    xiang1
hsiang
 kou; kori(ok) / ko; kori(ok)
    こう; こり(ok)
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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

芳草

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 housou / hoso
    ほうそう
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fragrant herb; (given name) Housou

菲菲

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fēi fēi
    fei1 fei1
fei fei
 fuifui
    ふいふい
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very fragrant; luxurious; beautiful
(female given name) Fuifui

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    bi4
pi
fragrant

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chán
    chan2
ch`an
    chan
sandalwood (Santalum album), a Nepalese tree producing valuable fragrant oil; comet

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zhī
    zhi1
chih
 shiba
    しば
Zoysia pungens
lawn; sod; turf; (personal name) Reishi
A felicitous plant; sesamum; fragrant iris

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fāng
    fang1
fang
 yoshiharu
    よしはる
fragrant
(personal name) Yoshiharu
fragrant

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    bi4
pi
 hitsu
(phonetic); fragrant
Fragrant; fragrant

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chén
    chen2
ch`en
    chen
fragrant plant; angelica

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quán
    quan2
ch`üan
    chüan
(fragrant plant)

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    pu2
p`u
    pu
 fukube
    ふくべ
Bodhisattva
(personal name) Fukube
A kind of fragrant grass; bo


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sūn
    sun1
sun
fragrant grass


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xūn
    xun1
hsün
 kun
sweet-smelling grass; Coumarouna odorata; tonka beans; coumarin
A fragrant plant which expels noxious influences; vāsanā, perfume, fumigate, becloud; to perfume

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lài
    lai4
lai
(fragrant labiate plant)

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fēi
    fei1
fei
fragrant

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yǎn
    yan3
yen
fragrant odor

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xīn
    xin1
hsin
 hajime
    はじめ
fragrant
(given name) Hajime

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nun
    nun2
nun
warm and fragrant

佩蘭


佩兰

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pèi lán
    pei4 lan2
p`ei lan
    pei lan
orchid; fragrant thoroughwort; (botany) Eupatorium fortunei; Herba Eupatorii (used in Chinese medicine)

匂う

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 niou / nio
    におう
(v5u,vi) (1) to be fragrant; to smell (good); (2) to stink; to smell (bad); (3) to glow; to be bright; (4) to smack of; to show hints of

匂桜

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 nioizakura; nioizakura
    においざくら; ニオイザクラ
(kana only) cherry tree with fragrant flowers

吸口

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xī kǒu
    xi1 kou3
hsi k`ou
    hsi kou
 suikuchi
    すいくち
sucker mouth
(1) mouthpiece; cigarette holder; cigarette filter (tip); (2) fragrant garnish (for soup)

噴香


喷香

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pèn xiāng
    pen4 xiang1
p`en hsiang
    pen hsiang
fragrant; delicious

好香

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hǎo xiāng
    hao3 xiang1
hao hsiang
 yoshiko
    よしこ
(female given name) Yoshiko
fragrant odor; fragrant odor

摩利

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mó lì
    mo2 li4
mo li
 mari
    まり
(female given name) Mari
mallikā, a fragrant flower variously described as jasmine, aloes, musk, etc. Name of the wife of king Prasenajit, also called 摩利室羅 Mālyaśrī ; (Skt. mallikā)

敷擧

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fū jǔ
    fu1 ju3
fu chü
 fuko
to rub the body with fragrant herbs or oils; to rub the body with fragrant herbs or oils

普熏

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pǔ xūn
    pu3 xun1
p`u hsün
    pu hsün
 fukun
universally fragrant; universally fragrant

木所

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 kidokoro
    きどころ
classification of fragrant woods used as incense; (surname) Kidokoro

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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 Herb
Housou
芳草housou / hoso
Fragrant
Good Smell
ka / kou / 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
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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