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Kill / Massacre / Mass Killing

shā lù
satsuriku
Kill / Massacre / Mass Killing Vertical Wall Scroll

殺戮 is how to write "kill" or "massacre."

殺戮 is an absolutely shocking word to have on a wall scroll. It will bewilder, scare, and perhaps offend any Chinese, Korean or Japanese person who sees it. I do not in any way recommend this for a piece of calligraphy artwork. This entry is only here because our calligraphy search engine received so many requests for "kill" and "massacre."

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Nanjing

nán jīng
nankin
Nanjing Vertical Wall Scroll

南京 is the title of Nanking or Nanjing.

This literally means southern capital. Nanjing was, at various times in history, the capital of China.

Nanjing is currently the capital of Jiangsu province. During WWII, it was the site of a massacre by invading Japanese troops.


Nanking is just an alternate romanization of these characters, in the same way that Peking is the alternate for Beijing. The real pronunciation in Mandarin is closer to Nanjing than Nanking.

Police / Public Security Bureau

gōng ān
kou an
Police / Public Security Bureau Vertical Wall Scroll

公安 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja title for (The Ministry of) Public Security. 公安 can also generally mean public safety, public security, or public welfare. It is a positive term in Japan, were some even name their daughters "Kouan" (this title).

In China, this is the kinder name for the PSB or Public Security Bureau. It's really the national police of China - occasionally brutal, and seldom properly-trained or educated. Once in a while, you find a PSB officer who lives up to the title of 公安. Before the 1989 massacre, it was the PSB officers who refused to stop nor kill any of the protesting college students (so they're not all bad). The Chinese government had to call in soldiers from Inner-Mongolia to kill thousands of protesters.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Kill
Massacre
Mass Killing
殺戮
杀戮
satsurikushā lù / sha1 lu4 / sha lu / shalu
Nanjing南京nankinnán jīng / nan2 jing1 / nan jing / nanjingnan ching / nanching
Police
Public Security Bureau
公安kou an / kouan / ko an / koangōng ān / gong1 an1 / gong an / gongankung an / kungan
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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

殺戮


杀戮

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shā lù / sha1 lu4
sha lu
 setsuroku / さつりく
Police / Public Security Bureau Vertical Wall Scroll
to massacre; to slaughter
(noun/participle) slaughter; massacre
to slaughter

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/ tu2
t`u / tu
 to / とま
to slaughter (animals for food); to massacre
(personal name) Toma
to butcher

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áo / ao2
ao
 minagoroshi / みなごろし
violent fighting
massacre; annihilation; wholesale slaughter

夷戮

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yí lù / yi2 lu4
i lu
to massacre

夷滅


夷灭

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yí miè / yi2 mie4
i mieh
to massacre; to die out

屠る

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 hofuru / ほふる (transitive verb) to slaughter; to massacre; to defeat; to butcher

屠城

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tú chéng / tu2 cheng2
t`u ch`eng / tu cheng
to massacre everyone in a captured city

屠戮

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tú lù / tu2 lu4
t`u lu / tu lu
slaughter; massacre

屠殺


屠杀

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tú shā / tu2 sha1
t`u sha / tu sha
 tosatsu / とさつ
to massacre; massacre; bloodbath; carnage
(noun/participle) (sensitive word) slaughter (of animals for meat)

惨殺

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 zansatsu / ざんさつ (noun/participle) slaughter; massacre

慘案


惨案

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cǎn àn / can3 an4
ts`an an / tsan an
massacre; tragedy; CL:起[qi3]

殘殺


残杀

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cán shā / can2 sha1
ts`an sha / tsan sha
to massacre; to slaughter

濫殺


滥杀

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làn shā / lan4 sha1
lan sha
to kill indiscriminately; to massacre

虐殺


虐杀

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nüè shā / nu:e4 sha1
nu:e sha
 gyakusatsu / ぎゃくさつ
to kill (or assault) sadistically
(noun/participle) slaughter; massacre

血洗

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xuè xǐ / xue4 xi3
hsüeh hsi
blood purge; massacre

血浴

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 ketsuyoku / けつよく (See 虐殺) bloodbath; massacre

鏖殺

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 ousatsu / osatsu / おうさつ (noun/participle) massacre; extermination

大屠殺


大屠杀

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dà tú shā / da4 tu2 sha1
ta t`u sha / ta tu sha
massacre; Holocaust

大虐殺

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 daigyakusatsu / だいぎゃくさつ massacre; mass slaughter; genocide; holocaust

殺りく

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 satsuriku / さつりく (noun/participle) slaughter; massacre

皆殺し

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 minagoroshi / みなごろし massacre; annihilation; wholesale slaughter

刀光血影

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dāo guāng xuè yǐng / dao1 guang1 xue4 ying3
tao kuang hsüeh ying
massacre

南京事件

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 nankinjiken / ナンキンじけん (1) Nanking Incident (targeting of Nanking's foreign properties and residents by Kuomintang troops in March, 1927); (2) (See 南京大虐殺) Rape of Nanking (1937); Nanking Massacre

大量虐殺

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 tairyougyakusatsu / tairyogyakusatsu / たいりょうぎゃくさつ massacre; genocide

幼児虐殺

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 youjigyakusatsu / yojigyakusatsu / ようじぎゃくさつ Massacre of the Innocents; episode of infanticide by Herod that appears in the New Testament

自相殘殺


自相残杀

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zì xiāng cán shā / zi4 xiang1 can2 sha1
tzu hsiang ts`an sha / tzu hsiang tsan sha
to massacre one another (idiom); internecine strife

黒い九月

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 kuroikugatsu / くろいくがつ (o) Black September (Palestinian extremist group responsible for the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics)

黒い9月

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 kuroikugatsu / くろいくがつ (o) Black September (Palestinian extremist group responsible for the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics)

ソンミ事件

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 sonmijiken / ソンミじけん (See ソンミ村虐殺事件) My Lai Massacre; Son My Massacre

南京大屠殺


南京大屠杀

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nán jīng dà tú shā / nan2 jing1 da4 tu2 sha1
nan ching ta t`u sha / nan ching ta tu sha
the Nanjing Massacre of 1937-38

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