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Japan manga
Manga Vertical Wall Scroll

漫画 is the Japanese word for cartoon, comic, caricature or comic strip.

The older traditional form is 漫畫 and is sometimes still used in Taiwan and China (and occasionally in Japan) when referring specifically to Japanese comics.

You'll see the same 漫画 used in Mainland China as well since 画 is not just the modern Japanese form, but also the Simplified Chinese version of the original 畫.


China quǎn yè chà
Japan inu ya sha
Inuyasha Vertical Wall Scroll

犬夜叉 is the title Inuyasha or Inu Yasha, a fictional character meaning "dog demon" from Japanese Manga.

Also known by Manga-lovers in China.


Japan hen tai
Hentai Vertical Wall Scroll

変態 is a Japanese word that originally means transformation, metamorphosis, abnormality, or pervert.

In English, this has come to be the name for a genre of Japanese anime and manga pornography. However, in Japan, it remains a short word to describe any perverse or bizarre sexual desires or acts.

Sun Wukong / Son Goku

Monkey King
China sūn wù kōng
Japan son go kuu
Sun Wukong / Son Goku Vertical Wall Scroll

孫悟空 is the name, Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King. He is a main character with supernatural powers in the ancient Chinese novel Journey to the West.

This title is also known as the real name of the Monkey King in Japanese. This can also be the Son Goku better known as simply Goku, a fictional character of the Dragon Ball Japanese manga series.

Wukong / Goku

Monkey King
China wù kōng
Japan go kuu
Wukong / Goku Vertical Wall Scroll

悟空 is the short name or given name of, Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, from the ancient Chinese novel Journey to the West.

This title is also known as the given name of the Monkey King in Japanese. This can also be Goku, short for Son Goku, a fictional character of the Dragon Ball Japanese manga series (also based loosely on the Monkey King).

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Japanese manga(p);manga(p) / まんが(P);マンガ(P)
Wukong / Goku Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese cartoon; comic; comic strip


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Mandarin quǎn yè chà / quan3 ye4 cha4
Taiwan ch`üan yeh ch`a / chüan yeh cha
Japanese inuyasha / いぬやしゃ
Wukong / Goku Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Inuyasha, fictional character
Japanese (wk) Inuyasha (manga series)


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Japanese kosu / コス Japanese (abbreviation) (slang) (See コスプレ) cosplay (dressing in costume, esp. as a manga character, etc.); (personal name) Kos


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Japanese chibi / チビ Japanese (1) (kana only) (sensitive word) small child; pipsqueak; small fry; small, cute versions of manga, anime, etc. characters, typically with oversized heads; (2) (sensitive word) (kana only) short person; midget; dwarf; (3) small animal; runt; (prefix) (4) worn down (pencil, etc.)


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Japanese manga / まんが Japanese (surname) Manga


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Japanese manga / まんが Japanese (place-name, surname) Manga



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Mandarin rén shè / ren2 she4
Taiwan jen she
Chinese the design of a character (in games, manga etc) (abbr. for 人物設定|人物设定); (fig.) (a celebrity or other public figure's) image in the eyes of the public; public persona


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Mandarin tóng rén / tong2 ren2
Taiwan t`ung jen / tung jen
Japanese doujin(p);dounin / dojin(p);donin / どうじん(P);どうにん
Chinese people from the same workplace or profession; co-worker; colleague; pop culture enthusiasts who create fan fiction etc
Japanese (1) same person; (2) said person; the person in question; (3) coterie; clique; fraternity; kindred spirits; comrade; colleague; (4) (どうじん only) dōjin; doujin; Japanese fans or hobbyists who produce their owns magazines, manga, software, etc.


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Mandarin nà nà / na4 na4
Taiwan na na
Chinese Nana (name); Nana (1880 novel by Émile Zola); Nana (Japanese manga series)


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Mandarin màn wǒ / man4 wo3
Taiwan man wo
Japanese manga
inherently arisen self



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Mandarin jī jiǎ / ji1 jia3
Taiwan chi chia
Japanese kikou / kiko / きこう
Chinese mecha (human-operated robots in Japanese manga)
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) armour (e.g. tank); armor


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Japanese mankitsu / まんきつ Japanese (abbreviation) (See 漫画喫茶) manga cafe; coffee shop with a manga library (usu. has Internet facilities and charges by the hour)



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Mandarin màn huà / man4 hua4
Taiwan man hua
Chinese caricature; cartoon; Japanese manga
Japanese See: 漫画


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Japanese manken / まんけん Japanese (1) (abbreviation) (See 漫画研究会・1) society for the study of manga; (2) (See 漫画研究会・2) manga club


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Japanese manpu / まんぷ Japanese (slang) signs, symbols and characters used in manga to represent actions, emotions, etc.


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Japanese chibi(p);chibi / ちび(P);チビ Japanese (1) (kana only) (sensitive word) small child; pipsqueak; small fry; small, cute versions of manga, anime, etc. characters, typically with oversized heads; (2) (sensitive word) (kana only) short person; midget; dwarf; (3) small animal; runt; (prefix) (4) worn down (pencil, etc.)



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Mandarin jié jiè / jie2 jie4
Taiwan chieh chieh
Japanese kekkai / けっかい
Japanese (1) {Buddh} (fixing) boundaries for religious practices; (2) {Buddh} prohibition (of items, people, spirits, etc. that would hinder Buddhist practice); (3) {Buddh} fence between inner and outer sanctums in a temple; (4) (archaism) (See 帳場格子) short two or three-fold lattice around the front desk of a store; (5) (colloquialism) (esp. in games, manga, etc.) barrier; dimensional barrier; containment zone; containment barrier; mystical barrier
A fixed place, or territory; a definite area; to fix a place for a monastery, or an altar; a determined number, e.g. for an assembly of monks; a limit. It is a term specially used by the esoteric sects for an altar and its area, altars being of five different shapes; a zone


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Japanese moe / もえ Japanese (1) sprouting; budding; (n,int) (2) (slang) (also written 萌ゑ) crush (esp. on an imaginary character in manga, etc.); fascination; infatuation; (female given name) Moe


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Japanese manga / まんが Japanese (surname) Manga


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Japanese renga / れんが Japanese (abbreviation) sequential art or pictures (type of printed, graphic storytelling, differentiated from manga by its liberal use of page space, often only one panel per page, and sparing use of dialogue)


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Japanese ganmu / がんむ Japanese (wk) Battle Angel Alita (manga and anime)


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Japanese dennou / denno / でんのう Japanese (1) {comp} (primarily Chinese usage) computer; (2) (orig. from the manga "Ghost in the Shell") cyberbrain; digital brain


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Japanese onyu / おんゆ Japanese mimetic word (esp. in manga); onomatopoeic word


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Japanese maguwa;manga;umaguwa / まぐわ;まんが;うまぐわ Japanese harrow; rake


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Japanese shiipii / shipi / シーピー Japanese (1) (See コマーシャルペーパー) commercial paper; CP; (2) (See 共産党) communist party; CP; (3) (See 脳性麻痺) cerebral palsy; cerebral paralysis; CP; (4) (See カウンターパーチェス) counterpurchase; (5) (See クリーナープロダクション) cleaner production; (6) (See コンプライアンスプログラム) compliance program; (7) {physics} charge parity; C parity; CP; (8) (See カップリング・2) shipping; pairing of characters in a romantic relationship (in fan fiction, manga, etc.)


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Japanese yaoi / やおい Japanese manga on the theme of male homosexual love


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Japanese neemu / ネーム Japanese (1) name; (2) (abbreviation) (See ネームプレート) nameplate; (3) caption; (4) storyboard (esp. of manga, etc.)


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Japanese manga / マンガ Japanese cartoon; comic; comic strip


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Japanese yaoi / ヤオイ Japanese manga on the theme of male homosexual love


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Japanese shichihenge;shichihenge / しちへんげ;シチヘンゲ Japanese (1) (kana only) (See ランタナ) lantana (plant, flower); (2) (See アジサイ) hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla); (3) kabuki dance in which the dancer quickly changes his clothes seven times; (personal name) character from Cutie Honey (anime); Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge (anime, manga title); Shichihenge Tanuki Goten (1954 movie)

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Wukong / Goku Vertical Wall Scroll
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Wukong / Goku Vertical Portrait

Lookup Manga in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Inuyasha犬夜叉inu ya sha / inuyashaquǎn yè chà
quan3 ye4 cha4
quan ye cha
ch`üan yeh ch`a
chüan yeh cha
Hentai変態hen tai / hentai
Sun Wukong
Son Goku
son go kuu / songokuu / son go ku / songokusūn wù kōng
sun1 wu4 kong1
sun wu kong
sun wu k`ung
sun wu kung
悟空go kuu / gokuu / go ku / gokuwù kōng / wu4 kong1 / wu kong / wukongwu k`ung / wukung / wu kung
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.

Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

Bless This House
Carpe Diem
Death Before Dishonor
Destiny Determined by Heaven
Fall Down Seven Times Get Up Eight
Forever in My Heart
Free Spirit
Happy Birthday
Honor and Integrity
Inner Peace
Peaceful Warrior
Seize the Day
Serenity and Peace
Strong Will
Warrior Essence
Warrior Spirit

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.

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