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Guan Yu

China guān yǔ
Guan Yu

關羽 is the name Guan Yu, Army General for the Kingdom of Shu.

He is also known as Guan Gong (like saying Duke Guan or Sir Guan)

He was immortalized in the novel, "Romance of the Three Kingdoms."

He was a fearsome fighter, also famous for his virtue and loyalty. He is worshiped by some modern-day soldiers and has the title "Warrior Saint" in China. Some believe he offers safety and protection for military servicemen.

Guan Yu lived until 219 A.D.

Guan Gong / Warrior Saint

China guān gōng
Guan Gong / Warrior Saint

Guan Gong Warrior Saint This Chinese title, Guan Gong means, Lord Guan (The warrior saint of ancient China).

While his real name was Guan Yu / 關羽, he is commonly known by this title of Guan Gong / 關公.

Some Chinese soldiers still pray to Guan Gong for protection. They would especially do this before going into battle. Statues of Guan Gong are seen throughout China.

Warrior Saint / Saint of War

China wǔ shèng
Warrior Saint / Saint of War

This Chinese title, Wusheng means, Saint of War.

武聖 is usually a reference to Guan Yu (關羽), also known as Guan Gong (關公).

Some Chinese soldiers still pray to Wusheng for protection. They would especially do this before going into battle.


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武聖

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Mandarin wǔ shèng / wu3 sheng4
Taiwan wu sheng
Chinese the Saint of War (i.e. the deified Guan Yu 關羽|关羽[Guan1 Yu3])
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關羽

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Mandarin guān / guan1 yu3
Taiwan kuan yü
Chinese Guan Yu (-219), general of Shu and blood-brother of Liu Bei in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, fearsome fighter famous for virtue and loyalty; posomethingumously worshipped and identified with the guardian Bodhisattva Sangharama
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龐德

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Mandarin páng dé / pang2 de2
Taiwan p`ang te / pang te
Chinese Pang De (-219), general of Cao Wei at the start of the Three Kingdoms period, victor over Guan Yu 關羽|关羽; Pound (name); Ezra Pound (1885-1972), American poet and translator

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五虎将

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Mandarin wǔ hǔ jiàng / wu3 hu3 jiang4
Taiwan wu hu chiang
Chinese Liu Bei's five great generals in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, namely: Guan Yu 關羽|关羽, Zhang Fei 張飛|张飞, Zhao Yun 趙雲|赵云, Ma Chao 馬超|马超, Huang Zhong 黃忠|黄忠

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桃園三結義

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Mandarin táo yuán sān jié yì / tao2 yuan2 san1 jie2 yi4
Taiwan t`ao yüan san chieh i / tao yüan san chieh i
Chinese Oath of the Peach Garden, sworn by Liu Bei 劉備|刘备[Liu2 Bei4], Zhang Fei 張飛|张飞[Zhang1 Fei1] and Guan Yu 關羽|关羽[Guan1 Yu3] at the start of the Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义[San1 guo2 Yan3 yi4]

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Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
Guan Yu關羽
关羽
guān yǔ / guan1 yu3 / guan yu / guanyukuan yü / kuanyü
Guan Gong
Warrior Saint
關公
关公
guān gōng
guan1 gong1
guan gong
guangong
kuan kung
kuankung
Warrior Saint
Saint of War
武聖
武圣
wǔ shèng / wu3 sheng4 / wu sheng / wusheng
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In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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