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Kun

Sea Creature
kūn
kon
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A 鲲 (Kun) is a famous sea monster, often associated or used interchangeably with a 鵬 (Peng).

鯤 is comparable to Leviathan or Jonah's whale.

In Chinese mythology, the Kun is a giant fish said to be able to turn into a bird.

鯤 and the mythological creature is also known in Japanese and Korean. However, in some context, this character can refer to fry (fish babies).

A Bright Future

Incredible 10,000-Mile Flight of the Peng
péng chéng wàn lǐ
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鵬程萬里 is an ancient Chinese proverb used in modern times to wish someone a long and successful career.

It's really about the 10,000 Flight of the Peng (Peng, also known as Roc is a mythical fish that can turn into a bird and take flight).

Zhuangzi

庄子 - Zhuangzi

Breaking down each character:
1. Peng or Roc (a kind of bird).
2. Journey (in this case, a flight).
3. 10,000 (Ten Thousand).
4. Li is a unit of distance often referred to as a "Chinese Mile," though the real distance is about half a kilometer.

Direct Translation: "Peng's Journey [of] 10,000 Li."
Literal meaning: "The 10,000-Li Flying Range Of The Roc."
Perceived meaning: "To have a bright future" or "To go far."

This proverb/idiom comes from the book of Zhuangzi. It tells the tale of a huge fish which could turn into a gigantic bird. This bird was called "peng" and was many miles long. This legendary size allowed the Peng to fly from the Northern Sea to the Southern Sea in a single bound.

Wishing someone "a Peng's Journey of 10,000 Li," will imply that they will be able to travel far without stopping, and will have great success, a long career, and a prosperous future.

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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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kūn / kun1
k`un / kun
 kon / こん
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fry (newly hatched fish); legendary giant fish that could transform into a giant bird 鵬|鹏[Peng2]
(archaism) (See 鵬) kun (in Chinese mythology, giant fish said to be able to turn into a bird)

昆汀

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kūn tīng / kun1 ting1
k`un t`ing / kun ting
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Quentin (name); Quentin Tarantino (1963-), American film director

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kùn / kun4
k`un / kun
 kon
to trap; to surround; hard-pressed; stranded; destitute
distress

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kūn / kun1
k`un / kun
 kon / こん
one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing earth; female principle; ☷; ancient Chinese compass point: 225° (southwest)
kun (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: earth, southwest); (given name) Mamoru
earth


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kūn / kun1
k`un / kun
variant of 坤[kun1]
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kǔn / kun3
k`un / kun
 tsubo / つぼ    tsuho / つほ    tsufu / つふ
palace corridor; fig. women's quarters; women
(irregular kanji usage) (1) jar; pot; vase; (2) dice cup; (3) depression (i.e. the basin of a waterfall); (4) (archaism) target (when aiming an arrow); (5) (kana only) (figurative) bull's-eye; (6) (kana only) key point (of a conversation, etc.); (7) (kana only) acupuncture point; moxibustion point; (8) (kana only) nodes on a fingerboard (of a shamisen, etc.); (irregular kanji usage) (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) jar; pot; vase; (2) dice cup; (3) depression (i.e. the basin of a waterfall); (4) (archaism) target (when aiming an arrow); (5) (kana only) (figurative) bull's-eye; (6) (kana only) key point (of a conversation, etc.); (7) (kana only) acupuncture point; moxibustion point; (8) (kana only) nodes on a fingerboard (of a shamisen, etc.)


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kūn / kun1
k`un / kun
variant of 崑|昆[kun1]
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kūn / kun1
k`un / kun
 kon / こん
used in place names, notably Kunlun Mountains 崑崙|昆仑[Kun1 lun2]; (also used for transliteration)
(given name) Kon

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kǔn / kun3
k`un / kun
 makoto / まこと
sincere
(given name) Makoto

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kǔn / kun3
k`un / kun
a bunch; to tie together; bundle

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kūn / kun1
k`un / kun
 kon / こん
descendant; elder brother; a style of Chinese poetry
(surname) Kon

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kūn / kun1
k`un / kun
descendant; elder brother

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kǔn / kun3
k`un / kun
 kori / こり
movable door sill
(n,n-suf,ctr) (1) wrapped package; bale; (2) (See 行李) portmanteau; wicker trunk; luggage; baggage

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gùn / gun4
kun
stick; rod; truncheon


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gǔn / gun3
kun
to boil; to roll; to take a hike; Get lost!

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kūn / kun1
k`un / kun
brilliant

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kūn / kun1
k`un / kun
variant of 焜[kun1]

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kūn / kun1
k`un / kun
(jade)


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kùn / kun4
k`un / kun
sleepy; tired
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gǔn / gun3
kun
roller; to level with a roller

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kǔn / kun3
k`un / kun
full


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kǔn / kun3
k`un / kun
variant of 捆[kun3]


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gǔn / gun3
kun
cord; embroidered sash; to sew

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kūn / kun1
k`un / kun
beautiful jade; bamboo

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gǔn / gun3
kun
to bank up the roots of plants

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kūn / kun1
k`un / kun
 kon
Insects, creeping things; insects


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gǔn / gun3
kun
imperial robe

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kǔn / kun3
k`un / kun
a border or band on the edge of a dress


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kūn / kun1
k`un / kun
 mitsu / みつ
pants (old)
(1) T-shaped section of a loincloth; (2) {sumo} (See 回し・まわし・1) mawashi


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gǔn / gun3
kun
to revolve; stone roller

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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
Kun
konkūn / kun1 / kunk`un / kun
A Bright Future鵬程萬里
鹏程万里
péng chéng wàn lǐ
peng2 cheng2 wan4 li3
peng cheng wan li
pengchengwanli
p`eng ch`eng wan li
pengchengwanli
peng cheng wan li
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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