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Chen / Chan / Yo / Jin

Surname
chén
chan
chin
Chen / Chan / Yo / Jin Vertical Wall Scroll

陳 is the most common character for a Chinese surname that romanizes as "Chen."

陳 is also a surname You or Yo in Japanese, though it can also be pronounced as Chin in Japanese.

In Korean, it is a surname romanized as Jin.

As a word, this character means: to lay out; to exhibit; to display; to narrate; to state; to explain; to tell.

The Chen clan or family was a small kingdom from 1046 BC to 479 BC. It was one of 12 small-but-powerful vassal states during the Spring and Autumn Period 770-475 BC. This name reappeared as the Chen Dynasty (陳朝) of the Southern dynasties from 557 AD to 589 AD.

Tran

Surname
chén
chan
chin
Tran Vertical Wall Scroll

陳 is the Chinese character that was the Vietnamese surname Trần before Vietnam romanized their language.

This can also refer to the Trần Dynasty of Vietnam (1225 to 1400).

陳 is also the Chinese surname Chen, Chin or Chan, Korean surname Jin, and Japanese Surname Yo or Chin.

Zhang / Cheung

zhāng
chou
Zhang / Cheung Vertical Wall Scroll

張 is a Chinese surname that romanizes as Zhang, but in Taiwan or old romanization can be Cheung.

This can also be the Japanese surnames Harisaki, Hari, Hara, Tsuan, Chou, Cho, Chiyan, Chiyau, Chan, Chian, Sun, Jin, Jiyon, Jiyan, Zan, San, or Kin.

The meaning of this character can be: to open up; to spread; sheet of paper; classifier for flat objects; sheet; classifier for votes.


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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
Chen
Chan
Yo
Jin

chinchén / chen2 / chench`en / chen
Tranchinchén / chen2 / chench`en / chen
Zhang
Cheung

chou / chozhāng / zhang1 / zhangchang
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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