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Marijuana / Weed / Pot

dà má
tai ma
Marijuana / Weed / Pot Scroll

大麻 is how to write marijuana, weed, pot, grass, cannabis or hemp in Chinese and Japanese Kanji. I never thought to add this but these terms were searched for more than 5000 times on our website.

I have not checked to see if our calligraphers might have any problem with writing this. In case you didn't know, using, selling, distributing pot in China is punishable by death. However, you can buy nice Lebanese hash at the hotel just down the way from the Lebanese Embassy in Beijing (I'm pretty sure it's brought in the country via diplomatic pouch).

This means "Cannabis Sativa" in Korean but they add a third Hanja character to specifically mean the marijuana species that you know and love.


má què
maa jan
Sparrow Scroll

麻雀 is the common and specific name for a hemp sparrow bird in Chinese.

This was also the original name for the game known commonly as Mahjong. You will still see boxes of Mahjong tiles with the title 麻雀 for sparrow instead of the modern 麻將 in Southern China. This title is also used for Mahjong in Japan.


Single character for brown color
Brown Scroll

褐 is the most simple way to express brown in Chinese.

It also means brown in Japanese but this character is not often written alone in Japanese (they would tend to write 褐色 (brown color) to refer to brown, or the color of tanned skin.

In some context, this can refer to gray or a dark color, or coarse hemp cloth.

In the Buddhist context, it can refer to a coarse serge (cheaply sewn clothing) hence poverty.

Note: In Taiwanese Mandarin, this is spoken with the 2nd or rising tone instead of the 4th or falling tone used in the mainland.

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
大麻tai ma / taimadà má / da4 ma2 / da ma / damata ma / tama
Sparrow麻雀maa jan / maajan / ma jan / majanmá què / ma2 que4 / ma que / maquema ch`üeh / machüeh / ma chüeh
Brownkatsuhè / he4 / heho

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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/ he4
 kachi;katsu;kachin(ok) / かち;かつ;かちん(ok)
Brown Scroll
brown; gray or dark color; coarse hemp cloth; Taiwan pr. [he2]
(1) (See 褐色) dark indigo (almost black); (2) coarse cloth
Coarse serge, hence poverty; coarse serge


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dà má / da4 ma2
ta ma
 taima(p);ooasa / たいま(P);おおあさ
Brown Scroll
hemp (Cannabis sativa); cannabis; marijuana
(1) hemp; (2) cannabis; marijuana; pot; hashish; (3) (たいま only) Shinto paper offerings; (place-name, surname) Taima

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juē / jue1
(old) hemp sandals; Taiwan pr. [jue2]

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/ xi3
male nettle-hemp

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zǒng / zong3
torch made from hemp straw (old)

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fǎng / fang3
 matsuyo / まつよ
to spin (cotton or hemp etc); fine woven silk fabric
(personal name) Matsuyo


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chī / chi1
ch`ih / chih
fine fibers of hemp; linen

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 moji / もじ hemp yarn or linen thread woven into a coarse cloth used for mosquito nets, summer clothes, etc.

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yùn / yun4
hemp; vague; mysterious

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cuī / cui1
ts`ui / tsui
mourning garments of coarse hemp

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/ ji4
 tsumugu / つむぐ
to spin (hemp etc); merit; accomplishment; Taiwan pr. [ji1]
(given name) Tsumugu

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/ lu2
hempen thread; to dress hemp

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dào / dao4
 tou / to / とう    onigashira / おにがしら
big banner; feather banner or fan
decorative black flagpole tassel made from tail hair (of a yak, horse, ox, etc.) or dyed hemp

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/ hu2
 ko / こ
non-Han people, esp. from central Asia; reckless; outrageous; what?; why?; to complete a winning hand at mahjong (also written 和[hu2])
barbarian tribes surrounding ancient China; (surname) Fu
How? Why? Hun; Turk; random; hemp; long-lived; pepper, etc.; translit. go, hu; how? why?

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qǐng / qing3
ch`ing / ching
Indian mallow (Abutilon theophrasti); Indian hemp (cannabis)

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zhù / zhu4
 o / お
Boehmeria nivea; Chinese grass
(kana only) ramie (Boehmeria nivea var. nipononivea); (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) cannabis (Cannabis sativa); hemp (plant); (2) hemp (fiber); linen; flax; jute; (place-name) O

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/ ju1
 kaishiki / かいしき
(hemp); sack cloth
leaf, branch with leaves, or paper placed under a serving dish or offering

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/ ge2
 kuzu(p);tsuzura;kuzu / くず(P);つづら;クズ
kudzu (Pueraria lobata); hemp cloth
(1) kudzu (Pueraria montana); Japanese arrowroot; (2) (つづら only) (See 葛藤・つづらふじ・1) Chinese moonseed (Sinomenium acutum); (surname, given name) Kuzu
The rambling, or creeping bean; arrowroot

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zhēng / zheng1
 jō / じょう
to evaporate; (of cooking) to steam; torch made from hemp stalks or bamboo (old); finely chopped firewood (old)
(surname) Jou
Twigs; to steam, vapour; twigs

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/ ma2
variant of 麻[ma2]; hemp

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fén / fen2
hemp seeds; luxurious; abundant

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/ bi4
 hei / まさき
Ficus pumila
(surname) Masaki
Wild hemp; translit. p, ve, vai; cf. 毘, 吠, 閉, etc; wild hemp

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/ ma2
 takama / たかま
generic name for hemp, flax etc; hemp or flax fiber for textile materials; sesame; CL:縷|缕[lu:3]; (of materials) rough or coarse; pocked; pitted; to have pins and needles or tingling; to feel numb
(out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) cannabis (Cannabis sativa); hemp (plant); (2) hemp (fiber); linen; flax; jute; (1) cannabis (Cannabis sativa); hemp (plant); (2) hemp (fiber); linen; flax; jute; (surname) Takama
Hemp, flax, linen, translit. ma, cf. 牟, 麽, etc; hemp

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zōu / zou1
hemp stem


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sān xìng / san1 xing4
san hsing
The three types of character 善, 惡, 無記 good, bad and undefinable, or neutral; v. 唯識論 5. Also, 徧依圓三性 the three aspects of the nature of a thing— partial, as when a rope is mistaken for a snake; only partly reliable, i.e. incomplete inference, as when it is considered as mere hemp; all around, or perfect, when content, form, etc., are all considered; three natures


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 joufu / jofu / じょうふ high-quality plain-woven hemp cloth; (surname) Uefu


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 kanshitsu / かんしつ (1) dried lacquer; (2) dry lacquer (technique); kanshitsu; technique for making objects (vessels, sculptures, statues, etc.) from many layers of hemp cloth soaked with lacquer


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 kirinusa / きりぬさ (archaism) thinly cut hemp or paper mixed with rice (scattered as an offering to the gods)


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 kirinusa / きりぬさ (archaism) thinly cut hemp or paper mixed with rice (scattered as an offering to the gods)



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jiàn má / jian4 ma2
chien ma
sisal hemp

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