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Wukong / Goku

Monkey King
wù kōng
go kuu
Wukong / Goku Scroll

悟空 is the short name or given name of, Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, from the ancient Chinese novel Journey to the West.

This title is also known as the given name of the Monkey King in Japanese. This can also be Goku, short for Son Goku, a fictional character of the Dragon Ball Japanese manga series (also based loosely on the Monkey King).

Sun Wukong / Son Goku

Monkey King
sūn wù kōng
son go kuu
Sun Wukong / Son Goku Scroll

孫悟空 is the name, Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King. He is a main character with supernatural powers in the ancient Chinese novel Journey to the West.

This title is also known as the real name of the Monkey King in Japanese. This can also be the Son Goku better known as simply Goku, a fictional character of the Dragon Ball Japanese manga series.

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
悟空go kuu / gokuu / go ku / gokuwù kōng / wu4 kong1 / wu kong / wukongwu k`ung / wukung / wu kung
Sun Wukong
Son Goku
son go kuu / songokuu / son go ku / songokusūn wù kōng
sun1 wu4 kong1
sun wu kong
sun wu k`ung
sun wu kung
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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wù kōng
    wu4 kong1
wu k`ung
    wu kung
 gokuu / goku
Sun Wukong / Son Goku Scroll
Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, character with supernatural powers from the novel Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记[Xi1 You2 Ji4]
(surname, given name) Gokuu



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sūn wù kōng
    sun1 wu4 kong1
sun wu k`ung
    sun wu kung
 songokuu / songoku
Sun Wukong / Son Goku Scroll
Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, character with supernatural powers in the novel Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记[Xi1 you2 Ji4]; Son Goku, the main character in Dragon Ball 七龍珠|七龙珠[Qi1 long2 zhu1]
(person) Sun Wukong; Monkey King (character in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West)

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jail; gaol; prison; (surname) Dake
Litigation, law-case; a prison; 地獄 q.v. Earth-prison, the hells.

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fine silk gauze
a veil


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(place-name) Goku


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wǔ kōng
    wu3 kong1
wu k`ung
    wu kung
(given name) Gokuu
five kinds of emptiness


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wǔ kǔ
    wu3 ku3
wu k`u
    wu ku
The five forms of suffering: I. (1) Birth, age, sickness, death; (2) parting with those loved; (3) meeting with the hated or disliked; (4) inability to obtain the desired; (5) the five skandha sufferings, mental and physical. II. Birth, age, sickness, death, and the shackles (for criminals). III. The sufferings of the hells, and as hungry ghosts, animals, asuras, and human beings; five kinds of suffering


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(surname) Goku


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wǔ gōng
    wu3 gong1
wu kung
The noon offering (of incense).



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hòu kǔ
    hou4 ku3
hou k`u
    hou ku
subsequent pain



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yè kǔ
    ye4 ku3
yeh k`u
    yeh ku
 gouku / goku
karmic suffering
Karmaic suffering; karmic suffering


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(irregular okurigana usage) (adverb) (kana only) quite; very



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jí jìng
    ji2 jing4
chi ching
extremely pure



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jí shuō
    ji2 shuo1
chi shuo
 goku setsu
full explanation [of the buddhadharma]



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yǔ jù
    yu3 ju4
yü chü
(noun - becomes adjective with の) words; phrases


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(n,adv-to) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) gulp; gulping


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 gouku / goku
(place-name) Gowk


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(n,adv-to) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) gulp; gulping


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(personal name) Protector of the Stables (title given to Son Goku (in the novel "Saiyuuki") when he is given a job in Heaven)



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jí xià liè
    ji2 xia4 lie4
chi hsia lieh
 goku geretsu



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jí xià jiàn
    ji2 xia4 jian4
chi hsia chien
 goku gezen
totally miserable



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jí shàn lái
    ji2 shan4 lai2
chi shan lai
 goku zenrai
most welcome



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jí yuán mǎn
    ji2 yuan2 man3
chi yüan man
 goku enman
completely filled



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jí jí jìng
    ji2 ji2 jing4
chi chi ching
 goku jakujō
total tranquility (tranquilization)



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jí wēi xì
    ji2 wei1 xi4
chi wei hsi
 goku misai
extremely subtle



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jí jiāo zuì
    ji2 jiao1 zui4
chi chiao tsui
 goku kyōsui
to be utterly intoxicated



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jí tuī xún
    ji2 tui1 xun2
chi t`ui hsün
    chi tui hsün
 goku suijin
detailed selective examination



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jí sǔn nǎo
    ji2 sun3 nao3
chi sun nao
 goku sonnō
extreme injury



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jí huān xǐ
    ji2 huan1 xi3
chi huan hsi
 goku kanki
ultimate bliss



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jí qīng jìng
    ji2 qing1 jing4
chi ch`ing ching
    chi ching ching
 goku shōjō
completely purified

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