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ryuu / yanagi
Willow Scroll

柳 is the Chinese, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji for willow (as in willow tree).

In ancient Chinese astronomy/astrology, this can refer to the "Willow" constellation (one of the 28 mansions).

If you want to get scientific, this can refer to any tree of genus Salix including the weeping willow (Salix babylonica).

In Chinese, this can be the surname Liu.
In Japanese, it can be the surname Yanagi. It can also be pronounced other ways for different rare surnames. Some Japanese use this as a female given name.
In Korean, this can be the surname Yu, though most of the time it’s pronounced ryu in Korean.

The Geisha’s World

huā liǔ jiè
The Geisha’s World Scroll

This literally means "Flower Willow World/Kingdom".

In Japanese, this means "The Realm of the Geisha" or "World of the Geisha". I suppose there is a presumption that the Geisha are surrounded by flowers in their residence. In Chinese and Korean, this pretty much has colloquially come to mean "The Red Light District" or to refer to pimps, prostitutes, and johns as a group.


mǎ liǔ shí
Mariusz Scroll

馬柳什 is a common Mandarin Chinese transliteration for the male Polish name Mariusz.


liǔ dé mǐ lā
Ludmilla Scroll

柳德米拉 is the name Ludmilla in Chinese (Mandarin).

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Willow ryuu / yanagi
ryuu / yanagi
ryu / yanagi
ryu / yanagi
liǔ / liu3 / liu
The Geisha’s World花柳界karyuukai / karyukaihuā liǔ jiè
hua1 liu3 jie4
hua liu jie
hua liu chieh
mǎ liǔ shí
ma3 liu3 shi2
ma liu shi
ma liu shih
Ludmilla柳德米拉liǔ dé mǐ lā
liu3 de2 mi3 la1
liu de mi la
liu te mi la
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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Simple Dictionary Definition

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liǔ / liu3
 ryuu / ryu / りゅう
Ludmilla Scroll
{astron} (See 二十八宿,朱雀・すざく・2) Chinese "Willow" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (surname) Riyou
A willow.

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liǔ / liu3
old variant of 柳[liu3]

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liǔ / liu3
old variant of 柳[liu3]

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liǔ / liu3
skein; tuft; lock

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liǔ / liu3
creel; fish basket

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liǔ / liu3
old variant of 罶[liu3]


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chuí liǔ / chui2 liu3
ch`ui liu / chui liu
 tareyanagi / たれやなぎ
weeping willow (Salix babylonica)
(place-name, surname) Tareyanagi


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chūn liǔ / chun1 liu3
ch`un liu / chun liu
 haruyanagi / はるやなぎ
Spring Willow Society, pioneering Chinese theatrical company set up in Tokyo in 1906, part of New Culture Movement 新文化運動|新文化运动[Xin1 Wen2 hua4 Yun4 dong4], continued in China from 1912 as 新劇同志會|新剧同志会[Xin1 ju4 Tong2 zhi4 hui4]
(surname) Haruyanagi


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liǔ dīng / liu3 ding1
liu ting
 yanagichou / yanagicho / やなぎちょう
orange (fruit) (Tw)
(place-name) Yanagichou


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liǔ běi / liu3 bei3
liu pei
 ryuuhoku / ryuhoku / りゅうほく
Liubei district of Liuzhou city 柳州市[Liu3 zhou1 shi4], Guangxi
(given name) Ryuuhoku


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liǔ nán / liu3 nan2
liu nan
Liunan district of Liuzhou city 柳州市[Liu3 zhou1 shi4], Guangxi



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liǔ yuán / liu3 yuan2
liu yüan
 yanagisono / やなぎその
Liuyuan town in Guazhou county 瓜州縣|瓜州县[Gua1 zhou1 xian4] in Jiuquan 酒泉, Gansu
(surname) Yanagisono


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liǔ chéng / liu3 cheng2
liu ch`eng / liu cheng
 ryuujou / ryujo / りゅうじょう
Liucheng county in Liuzhou 柳州[Liu3 zhou1], Guangxi
(given name) Ryuujou


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liǔ/ liu3 su4
liu su
 Ryūshuku / ぬりこぼし
Chinese "Willow" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
(Skt. Aśleṣā)


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liǔ zhōu / liu3 zhou1
liu chou
Liuzhou prefecture-level city in Guangxi


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liǔ shān / liu3 shan1
liu shan
Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica)


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liǔ/ liu3 qi3
liu ch`i / liu chi


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liǔ lín / liu3 lin2
liu lin
 yanagibayashi / やなぎばやし
Liulin county in Lüliang 呂梁|吕梁[Lu:3 liang2], Shanxi 山西
(place-name, surname) Yanagibayashi


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liǔ zhī / liu3 zhi1
liu chih
 ryūshi / りゅうし
(given name) Ryuushi
Willow branches put in clean water to keep away evil spirits; willow branches



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liǔ tiáo / liu3 tiao2
liu t`iao / liu tiao
willow; willow branches; wicker (material for basketwork)
See: 柳条



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liǔ shù / liu3 shu4
liu shu


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liǔ chéng / liu3 cheng2
liu ch`eng / liu cheng
orange (fruit)


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liǔ yǒng / liu3 yong3
liu yung
Liu Yong (987-1053), Song poet


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liǔ jiāng / liu3 jiang1
liu chiang
 yanae / やなえ
Liujiang county in Liuzhou 柳州[Liu3 zhou1], Guangxi
(surname) Yanae


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liǔ/ liu3 he2
liu ho
 yanagawa / やながわ
Liuhe county in Tonghua 通化, Jilin
(place-name, surname) Yanagawa



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liǔ yíng / liu3 ying2
liu ying
Liuying township in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县[Tai2 nan2 xian4], Taiwan


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liǔ qín / liu3 qin2
liu ch`in / liu chin
liuqin lute, smaller version of the pipa 琵琶, with holes in the soundbox, and range similar to that of a violin


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liǔ méi / liu3 mei2
liu mei
 ryuubi / ryubi / りゅうび
long, shapely eyebrows
beautiful eyebrows


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liǔ qīng / liu3 qing1
liu ch`ing / liu ching
Liu Qing (1916-1978), writer



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liǔ/ liu3 ti3
liu t`i / liu ti
calligraphic style of Liu Gongquan

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