Hao in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Hao

  2. Hello / Ni Hao

  3. Anhao

  4. Howe

  5. Curious / Inquisitive

  6. Friendliness

  7. Good Intentions

  8. Haugen

  9. Havoc

10. Heroic Spirit / Heroism

11. Howie

12. Jaume

13. Michał

14. Pride

15. Harold

16. Jazmin

17. Jorge

18. 100 Years of Happy Marriage

19. Family and Friends

20. God is Good

21. Life is Good / Life is Beautiful

22. Life is Good

23. The Good Life / Beautiful Life

24. Life is Good

25. Gay Pride

26. Good Good Study, Day Day Up

27. No Place Like Home

28. Learning leads to Knowledge, Study leads to Benevolence, Shame leads to Courage

29. Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice


hǎo
Hao Scroll

郝 is an ancient place name in China and also a surname that romanizes as Hao.

hào
hiroshi
Hao Scroll

昊 means vast and limitless or the vast sky.

昊 is also a Chinese surname that romanizes as Hao.

In Japanese, this can be the given names Hiroshi, Takashi, Sora, or Atsushi.

Hello / Ni Hao

hǎo
Hello / Ni Hao Scroll

你好 is the day to day way to say hello in Chinese.

The characters literally mean, "You good?" It's sort of the equivalent of "What's up?" in English, where nobody expects an actual answer.

This explanation is here for educational purposes only. 你好 is an oral word which is not appropriate for a scroll (not a bad meaning, just very odd for a wall scroll).

ān háo
Anhao Scroll

安豪 is the name Anhao in Chinese (Mandarin).

háo
Howe Scroll

豪 is the name Howe in Chinese (Mandarin).

Curious / Inquisitive

hào
kouki
Curious / Inquisitive Scroll

好奇 means curiosity or inquisitive in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

It is a rather positive word in all three languages - though not as commonly used in Japanese.

yǒu hǎo
yuukou
Friendliness Scroll

友好 is a Japanese, Chinese, and old Korean word that means friendliness.

友好 can also be defined as "amity", "friendly", and "outgoing".

This can be a Japanese given name Yuukou or Yuko. It can also be a Japanese surname that romanizes as Tomoyoshi.


See Also:  Friendship

Good Intentions

hǎo
kou i
Good Intentions Scroll

好意 is how to write good intentions in Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean Hanja.

This can also be translated as: kindness; good will; favor; favour; courtesy; good wishes; friendliness; amity.

háo gēn
Haugen Scroll

豪根 is the name Haugen in Chinese (Mandarin).

hào jié
Havoc Scroll

This Chinese word means havoc, as in a calamity, catastrophe, or apocalypse.

Heroic Spirit / Heroism

háo
Heroic Spirit / Heroism Scroll

豪氣 is heroic spirit or heroism in Chinese and old Korean Hanja.

This might come across as a bit arrogant to hang on your wall.

háo
Howie Scroll

豪伊 is the name Howie in Chinese (Mandarin).

háo méi
Jaume Scroll

豪梅 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the Latin / Spanish name Jaume.

háo
Michał Scroll

米豪 is a common Mandarin Chinese transliteration for the male Polish name Michał or Michal.

háo
Pride Scroll

自豪 is used to convey "feeling a sense of pride".

This can be the pride you feel in yourself, or the sense of pride in belonging to a certain group, team or organization.

ā háo
Harold Scroll

阿豪德 is the name Harold in Chinese (Mandarin).

háo sī mín
Jazmin Scroll

豪斯民 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the Latin / Spanish name Jazmin.

háo ěr hè
Jorge Scroll

豪爾赫 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the Latin / Spanish name Jorge.

100 Years of Happy Marriage

bǎi nián hǎo
100 Years of Happy Marriage Scroll

百年好合 is a wish or greeting, often heard at Chinese weddings, for a couple to have 100 good years together.

Some will translate this more naturally into English as: "May you live a long and happy life together".

The character breakdown:
百 = 100
年 = Years
好 = Good (Happy)
合 = Together

Family and Friends

qīn péng hǎo yǒu
Family and Friends Scroll

This Chinese title simply means "family and friends", or "kith and kin".

If you read each character more literally, it's like, "relatives, friends, [and] good/close friends".

shén zhēn měi hǎo
God is Good Scroll

神真美好 means, "God is good", in Chinese.

You can also translate this as, "God is really good" or "God is so good".

The last two characters are a version of good that suggests a very strong goodness. The characters literally read, "beautifully good".

Life is Good / Life is Beautiful

shēng huó měi hǎo
Life is Good / Life is Beautiful Scroll

生活美好 means "life is good" in Chinese.

The first two characters mean "life" or "living".

The last two characters mean "good" or "beautiful".

rén shēng liáng hǎo
jin sei ryou kou
Life is Good Scroll

人生良好 means "life is good" in Japanese.

The first two characters mean "life" (as in your or a human lifespan).

The last two characters mean "good".

This also makes sense in Chinese but it reads more like, "life is all right".

The Good Life / Beautiful Life

měi hǎo de shēng huó
The Good Life / Beautiful Life Scroll

In Chinese, this means "Beautiful Life", or "The Good Life".

shēng huó shì měi hǎo de
Life is Good Scroll

This is "Life is Good" in Mandarin Chinese.

tóng xìng liàn zì háo gǎn
Gay Pride Scroll

Gay Pride is kind of a new idea in China. In fact, it's so new, that we may have just started the movement by translating this phrase.

If they ever do start having gay pride parades in China, my best guess is that these 6 characters will constitute the term they use to title the parade / movement.

Who knows, maybe in 10 years they will have a pride parade march straight past Tian'anmen Square on Chang An Street (the main drag in Beijing).

Good Good Study, Day Day Up

hǎo hǎo xué xí tiān tiān xiàng shàng
Good Good Study, Day Day Up Scroll

好好學習天天向上 is a famous proverb by Chairman Mao Zedong that sounds really strange when directly translated into English.

I include it in our database of phrases to illustrate how different the construction and grammar can be between Chinese and English. The direct translation is "Good Good Study, Day Day Up". In Chinese, a repeated character/word can often serve to reinforce the idea (like saying "very" or suggesting "a lot of"). So "good good" really means "a lot of good". While "day day" can be better translated as "day in day out". The idea of "up" has a meaning in China of "rising above" or "improving".

After understanding all of this, we come up with a slightly better translation of "With lot of good study, day in day out, we raise above".

The more natural translation of this proverb would be something like, "study hard, and keep improving".

No Place Like Home

zài jiā qiān rì hǎo chū mén yì shí nán
No Place Like Home Scroll

This Chinese proverb literally means, "At home, one can spend a thousand days in comfort but spending a day away from home can be challenging".

Figuratively, this means, "There's no place like home", or roughly a Chinese version of "Home sweet home".

Learning leads to Knowledge, Study leads to Benevolence, Shame leads to Courage

hào xué jìn hū zhī lì xíng jìn hū rén zhī chǐ jìn hū yǒng
Learning leads to Knowledge, Study leads to Benevolence, Shame leads to Courage Scroll

This is a Saying from Confucius which relates certain actions to virtues.

A more verbose translation:
To love learning is akin to knowledge,
to study diligently is akin to benevolence,
to know shame is akin to courage.

Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice

Ability is more important than looks
bù guǎn hēi māo bái māo néng zhuō zhe lǎo shǔ de jiù shì hǎo mǎo
Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice Scroll

This literally translates as: It doesn't matter [if a] cat [is] black [or] white, [as long as it] can catch mice, it's a good cat.

This proverb was either composed or made famous by Deng XiaoPing in 1961 when he exclaimed, "I don't care if it's a white cat or a black cat. It's a good cat so long as it catches mice" when his critics pointed out that his ideas were Capitalistic (free market). The response was meant to say, "It does not matter if it's Communist or Capitalist, as long as it works".

This Chinese proverb can be used to suggest one should disregard looks or a person's race, as long as they can do the job. It can also be used as a metaphor for many other situations.


Deng XiaoPing probably saved China from collapse (as the Soviet Union experienced). He changed China’s economy from pure Communism to a hybrid where the free market (Capitalism) is encouraged. More about Deng XiaoPing


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Haohǎo / hao3 / hao
Haohiroshihào / hao4 / hao
Hello
Ni Hao
你好hǎo / ni3 hao3 / ni hao / nihao
Anhao安豪ān háo / an1 hao2  / an hao  / anhao an
Howeháo / hao2  / hao 
Curious
Inquisitive
好奇kouki / kokihào qí / hao4 qi2 / hao qi / haoqihao ch`i / haochi / hao chi
Friendliness友好yuukou / yukoyǒu hǎo / you3 hao3 / you hao / youhaoyu hao / yuhao
Good Intentions好意kou i / koui / ko i / koihǎo yì / hao3 yi4 / hao yi / haoyihao i / haoi
Haugen豪根háo gēn / hao2 gen1 / hao gen / haogenhao ken / haoken
Havoc浩劫hào jié / hao4 jie2 / hao jie / haojiehao chieh / haochieh
Heroic Spirit
Heroism
豪氣
豪气
háo qì / hao2 qi4 / hao qi / haoqihao ch`i / haochi / hao chi
Howie豪伊háo yī / hao2 yi1 / hao yi / haoyihao i / haoi
Jaume豪梅háo méi / hao2 mei2 / hao mei / haomei
Michał米豪háo / mi3 hao2 / mi hao / mihao
Pride自豪háo / zi4 hao2 / zi hao / zihaotzu hao / tzuhao
Harold阿豪德ā háo
a1 hao2 de2
a hao de
ahaode
a hao te
ahaote
Jazmin豪斯民háo sī mín
hao2 si1 min2
hao si min
haosimin
hao ssu min
haossumin
Jorge豪爾赫
豪尔赫
háo ěr hè
hao2 er3 he4
hao er he
haoerhe
hao erh ho
haoerhho
100 Years of Happy Marriage百年好合bǎi nián hǎo
bai3 nian2 hao3 he2
bai nian hao he
bainianhaohe
pai nien hao ho
painienhaoho
Family and Friends親朋好友
亲朋好友
qīn péng hǎo yǒu
qin1 peng2 hao3 you3
qin peng hao you
qinpenghaoyou
ch`in p`eng hao yu
chinpenghaoyu
chin peng hao yu
God is Good神真美好shén zhēn měi hǎo
shen2 zhen1 mei3 hao3
shen zhen mei hao
shenzhenmeihao
shen chen mei hao
shenchenmeihao
Life is Good
Life is Beautiful
生活美好shēng huó měi hǎo
sheng1 huo2 mei3 hao3
sheng huo mei hao
shenghuomeihao
Life is Good人生良好jin sei ryou kou
jinseiryoukou
jin sei ryo ko
jinseiryoko
rén shēng liáng hǎo
ren2 sheng1 liang2 hao3
ren sheng liang hao
renshenglianghao
jen sheng liang hao
jenshenglianghao
The Good Life
Beautiful Life
美好的生活měi hǎo de shēng huó
mei3 hao3 de sheng1 huo2
mei hao de sheng huo
meihaodeshenghuo
mei hao te sheng huo
meihaoteshenghuo
Life is Good生活是美好的shēng huó shì měi hǎo de
sheng1 huo2 shi4 mei3 hao3 de
sheng huo shi mei hao de
shenghuoshimeihaode
sheng huo shih mei hao te
shenghuoshihmeihaote
Gay Pride同性戀自豪感
同性恋自豪感
tóng xìng liàn zì háo gǎn
tong2 xing4 lian4 zi4 hao2 gan3
tong xing lian zi hao gan
tongxinglianzihaogan
t`ung hsing lien tzu hao kan
tunghsinglientzuhaokan
tung hsing lien tzu hao kan
Good Good Study, Day Day Up好好學習天天向上
好好学习天天向上
hǎo hǎo xué xí tiān tiān xiàng shàng
hao3 hao3 xue2 xi2 tian1 tian1 xiang4 shang4
hao hao xue xi tian tian xiang shang
hao hao hsüeh hsi t`ien t`ien hsiang shang
hao hao hsüeh hsi tien tien hsiang shang
No Place Like Home在家千日好出門一時難
在家千日好出门一时难
zài jiā qiān rì hǎo chū mén yì shí nán
zai4 jia1 qian1 ri4 hao3 chu1 men2 yi4 shi2 nan2
zai jia qian ri hao chu men yi shi nan
tsai chia ch`ien jih hao ch`u men i shih nan
tsai chia chien jih hao chu men i shih nan
Learning leads to Knowledge, Study leads to Benevolence, Shame leads to Courage好學近乎知力行近乎仁知恥近乎勇
好学近乎知力行近乎仁知耻近乎勇
hào xué jìn hū zhī lì xíng jìn hū rén zhī chǐ jìn hū yǒng
hao4 xue2 jin4 hu1 zhi1 li4 xing2 jin4 hu1 ren2 zhi1 chi3 jin4 hu1 yong3
hao xue jin hu zhi li xing jin hu ren zhi chi jin hu yong
hao hsüeh chin hu chih li hsing chin hu jen chih ch`ih chin hu yung
hao hsüeh chin hu chih li hsing chin hu jen chih chih chin hu yung
Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice不管黑貓白貓能捉著老鼠的就是好貓
不管黑猫白猫能捉着老鼠的就是好猫
bù guǎn hēi māo bái māo néng zhuō zhe lǎo shǔ de jiù shì hǎo mǎo
bu4 guan3 hei1 mao1 bai2 mao1 neng2 zhuo1 zhe lao3 shu3 de jiu4 shi4 hao3 mao3
bu guan hei mao bai mao neng zhuo zhe lao shu de jiu shi hao mao
pu kuan hei mao pai mao neng cho che lao shu te chiu shih hao mao
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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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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hào
    hao4
hao
 hiroshi
    ひろし
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vast and limitless; the vast sky
(given name) Hiroshi

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háo
    hao2
hao
 
    まさる
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grand; heroic
(n,n-pref,n-suf) (abbreviation) Australia; (n,adj-f) strong; hard; manly; (prefix) tremendous; huge; (given name) Masaru
strong

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hǎo
    hao3
hao
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ancient place name; surname Hao

你好

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hǎo
    ni3 hao3
ni hao
 niihao / nihao
    ニーハオ
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hello; hi
(interjection) (kana only) hello (chi: nǐ hǎo)

友好

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yǒu hǎo
    you3 hao3
yu hao
 yuukou / yuko
    ゆうこう
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friendly; amicable; close friend
friendship; (given name) Yuukou

好奇

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hào
    hao4 qi2
hao ch`i
    hao chi
 kouki / koki
    こうき
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inquisitive; curious; inquisitiveness; curiosity
inquisitiveness; (surname) Kouki

好意

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hǎo
    hao3 yi4
hao i
 koui / koi
    こうい
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good intention; kindness
(1) kindness; favor; favour; friendliness; (2) goodwill; affection; liking (for someone); love

浩劫

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hào jié
    hao4 jie2
hao chieh
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calamity; catastrophe; apocalypse

自豪

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háo
    zi4 hao2
tzu hao
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proud (of one's achievements etc)

豪氣


豪气

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háo
    hao2 qi4
hao ch`i
    hao chi
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heroic spirit; heroism

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háo
    hao2 ke4
hao k`o
    hao ko
milligram (old); single-character equivalent of 毫克[hao2 ke4]

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háo
    hao2
hao
to howl (like a wolf)


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háo
    hao2
hao
variant of 嗥[hao2]

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hāo
    hao1
hao
sound; noise

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háo
    hao2
hao
howl; bawl

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háo
    hao2
hao
 hori
    ほり
moat; (military) trench
(1) moat; fosse; (2) canal; ditch; (1) moat; fosse; trench; ditch; (2) underground air-raid shelter; dugout; (surname) Hori

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hào
    hao4
hao
 kou / ko
    こう
to be fond of; to have a tendency to; to be prone to
(prefix) good; (female given name) Raiku
Good, well; to like, be fond of, love; good

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hào
    hao4
hao
to desire

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hào
    hao4
hao
variant of 昊[hao4]


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hào
    hao4
hao
variant of 皓[hao4]
See:

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háo
    hao2
hao
 gō
hair; drawing brush; (in the) least; one thousandth; currency unit, 0.1 yuan
Down, soft hair; minute, trifling, tiny; long, very fine hair

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hào
    hao4
hao
 
    ゆたか
grand; vast (water)
(given name) Yutaka
Vast, great; vast

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hào
    hao4
hao
grand; vast (of water)

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háo
    hao2
hao
 hori
    ほり
trench
(1) moat; fosse; (2) canal; ditch; (n,n-pref,n-suf) (abbreviation) Australia; moat; fosse; trench; ditch; (surname) Hori


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hào
    hao4
hao
vast (of water)


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háo
    hao2
hao
old variant of 嗥[hao2]

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háo
    hao2 wa3
hao wa
milliwatt (old); single-character equivalent of 毫瓦[hao2 wa3]

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hào
    hao4
hao
 kyō
    ひろし
bright; luminous; white (esp. bright white teeth of youth or white hair of old age)
(given name) Hiroshi
white


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hào
    hao4
hao
variant of 皓[hao4]; spotlessly white
See:

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hào
    hao4
hao
bright; brilliant

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