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Mr in Chinese / Japanese...

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The Whole Room Rocks With Laughter

The perfect scroll if you love humor or as a gift for the comedian in your life
hōng tāng dà xiào
The Whole Room Rocks With Laughter Scroll

In China, this proverb is used in response to a good joke or witty comment.

The story goes that Mr. Feng and Mr. He were both senior officials in the Song Dynasty (about a thousand years ago). One day, Mr. Feng walked into their shared office wearing a new pair of boots. The boots caught the eye of Mr. He who said, "New boots! - how much were they?". Mr. Feng lifted one of the boots off the ground as if to show it off and responded, "900 coins".
Astonished, Mr. Feng explained, "900? How can that be? - I paid 1800 coins for my boots!". Mr. Feng then lifted his other foot off the ground and said, "This boot was also 900 coins".

It is said that the whole room was shaking from the laughter of all that heard Mr. Feng's joke on Mr. He.

gāng
hagane
Steel Scroll

鋼 is the Chinese character and Japanese Kanji for steel (as in iron mixed with carbon and other elements to make it stronger).

This can also be the name Hagane in Japanese. Like Mr. Steel in English. It can also be pronounced as Tsuyoshi or Kou when used as personal or given names in Japan.

Golden Anniversary / 50th Wedding Anniversary

xìng fú jīn hūn
kou fuku kin kon
Golden Anniversary / 50th Wedding Anniversary Scroll

This means "Happy Golden Anniversary" and is a great gift for a couple who is celebrating 50 years together.

The first two characters mean happy, blessed, or happiness.

The last two characters mean, "couple's golden anniversary". It literally means "golden wedding" or "golden marriage" but this is only used for the 50-year-mark of a marriage (the same way we use gold to represent 50 years in the west).

This is a nice title to use with an inscription. You could request something like, "Happy 50th Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Smith", to be written down the side of this title, in smaller Chinese characters.


Please note: This can be pronounced and understood in Japanese but not as commonly used in Japan. Japanese people who read this will understand it but might tend to feel it’s of Chinese origin.

Lee / Plum

lee
ri / sumomo
Lee / Plum Scroll

李 is the most common Chinese character which sounds like "Lee" or "Li" and is used as a surname / family name in China.

李 actually means "Plum". So it's really Mr. Plum and Mrs. Plum if you translated the name instead of romanizing.

李 is not the only character in Chinese that can be romanized as "Lee" or "Li". If your family name is "Lee" or "Li" please be sure this is the correct character before you order this scroll (look at your grandparents' Chinese passports or other documents if you are an ABC and are trying to create a heritage wall scroll).

Famous people with this surname include Bruce Lee (Li Xiao-Long), Minister Li Peng, and famous Tang Dynasty poet Li Bai. In Korea, this is the original character for a surname that romanizes as "Yi".


Note: This also one version of Lee that is a common Korean surname. However, it’s often romanized as "Yi" and sometimes as "Ri" or "Rhee."


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
The Whole Room Rocks With Laughter哄堂大笑hōng tāng dà xiào
hong1 tang1 da4 xiao4
hong tang da xiao
hongtangdaxiao
hung t`ang ta hsiao
hungtangtahsiao
hung tang ta hsiao
Steel
haganegāng / gang1 / gangkang
Golden Anniversary
50th Wedding Anniversary
幸福金婚 / 倖福金婚
幸福金婚
kou fuku kin kon
koufukukinkon
ko fuku kin kon
kofukukinkon
xìng fú jīn hūn
xing4 fu2 jin1 hun1
xing fu jin hun
xingfujinhun
hsing fu chin hun
hsingfuchinhun
Lee
Plum
ri / sumomolǐ / li3 / 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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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jun / jun1
chün
 kun / くん
Lee / Plum Scroll
monarch; lord; gentleman; ruler
(suffix) Mr (junior); master; boy; (personal name) Kunji
Prince, noble, ideal man or woman; translit. kun.

先生

see styles
xiān sheng / xian1 sheng5
hsien sheng
 shiisan / shisan / シーサン
Lee / Plum Scroll
teacher; husband; doctor (dialect); CL:位[wei4]
(honorific or respectful language) boy (chi: xiānshēng); (surname) Senjou
Senior, sir, teacher, master, Mr.; a previous life; senior

殿

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diàn / dian4
tien
 dono / どの
palace hall
(suffix) (polite language) (form of address used for official letters and business letters, and in letters to inferiors) Mr.; Mrs.; Miss; Ms.; (surname) Tonosaki
A temple, hall, palace; rearguard.

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zhī / zhi1
chih
 shi / し
see 月氏[Yue4 zhi1] and 閼氏|阏氏[yan1 zhi1]
(suffix) (1) (honorific or respectful language) Mr; Mrs; Ms; Miss; (n,suf) (2) clan; (pronoun) (3) (honorific or respectful language) he; him; (counter) (4) (honorific or respectful language) counter for people; (surname) Hamauji

さん

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 san / さん (suffix) (1) (honorific or respectful language) (familiar language) (after a person's name (or position, etc.)) (See 様・さま・1) Mr.; Mrs.; Miss; Ms.; -san; (suffix) (2) (polite language) (usu. after a noun or sometimes na-adjective) politeness marker

はん

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 han / はん (suffix) (ksb:) (See さん・1) Mr; Mrs; Ms; -san; (female given name) Han

ヘル

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 heru / ヘル (1) hell; (2) Mr (ger: Herr); (place-name) Hel (Poland); Hell

何某

see styles
 nanibou / nanibo / なにぼう    nanigashi / なにがし (pn,adj-no) (1) (kana only) certain person; certain amount; Mr So-and-so; (2) (kana only) I (personal pronoun)

呂覽


吕览

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lǚ lǎn / lu:3 lan3
lü lan
"Mr Lü's Annals", same as 呂氏春秋|吕氏春秋[Lu:3 shi4 Chun1 qiu1]

左傳


左传

see styles
zuǒ zhuàn / zuo3 zhuan4
tso chuan
 Saden / さでん
Zuo Zhuan or Tsochuan, Mr Zuo's Annals or Mr Zuo's commentary on 春秋[Chun1 qiu1], early history c. 400 BC attributed to famous blind historian Zuo Qiuming 左丘明[Zuo3 Qiu1 ming2]
(surname) Saden
Zuo's Commentary

座下

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 zaka / ざか (1) nearby (one's seat); (by) one's side; (expression) (2) (epistolary style; after the name of the recipient) Dear (Mr.-Mrs.)

某氏

see styles
 boushi / boshi / ぼうし a certain person; unnamed person; Mr. So-and-so; a certain someone who shall remain unnamed

猿公

see styles
 etekou / eteko / えてこう (1) monkey; ape; (2) personification of a monkey (e.g. Mr. Monkey)

男神

see styles
nán shén / nan2 shen2
nan shen
 ogami / おがみ
Mr Perfect; Adonis; Prince Charming
male god; male deity; (place-name, surname) Ogami

誰某

see styles
 daresore / だれそれ (pn,adj-no) a certain someone; Mr So-and-so

公羊傳


公羊传

see styles
gōng yáng zhuàn / gong1 yang2 zhuan4
kung yang chuan
Mr Gongyang's Annals or commentary on 春秋[Chun1 qiu1], early history, probably written by multiple authors during Han dynasty, same as 公羊春秋[Gong1 yang2 Chun1 qiu1]

十三經


十三经

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shí sān jīng / shi2 san1 jing1
shih san ching
the Thirteen Confucian Classics, namely: Book of Songs 詩經|诗经[Shi1 jing1], Book of History 尚書|尚书[Shang4 shu1], Rites of Zhou 周禮|周礼[Zhou1 li3], Rites and Ceremonies 儀禮|仪礼[Yi2 li3], Classic of Rites 禮記|礼记[Li3 ji4], Book of Changes 易經|易经[Yi4 jing1], Mr Zuo's Annals 左傳|左传[Zuo3 Zhuan4], Mr Gongyang's Annals 公羊傳|公羊传[Gong1 yang2 Zhuan4], Mr Guliang's Annals 穀梁傳|谷梁传[Gu3 liang2 Zhuan4], The Analects 論語|论语[Lun2 yu3], Erya 爾雅|尔雅[Er3 ya3], Classic of Filial Piety 孝經|孝经[Xiao4 jing1], Mencius 孟子[Meng4 zi3]

德先生

see styles
dé xiān sheng / de2 xian1 sheng5
te hsien sheng
"Mr Democracy", phrase used during the May 4th Movement 五四運動|五四运动[Wu3 si4 Yun4 dong4]; abbr. for 德謨克拉西|德谟克拉西[de2 mo2 ke4 la1 xi1]; see also 賽先生|赛先生[Sai4 xian1 sheng5]

誰それ

see styles
 daresore / だれそれ (pn,adj-no) a certain someone; Mr So-and-so

賽先生


赛先生

see styles
sài xiān sheng / sai4 xian1 sheng5
sai hsien sheng
"Mr Science", phrase used during the May 4th Movement 五四運動|五四运动[Wu3 si4 Yun4 dong4]; abbr. for 賽因斯|赛因斯[sai4 yin1 si1]; see also 德先生[De2 xian1 sheng5]

那個人


那个人

see styles
nà gè rén / na4 ge4 ren2
na ko jen
lit. that person; fig. the person you have been looking for; Mr Right; the girl of one's dreams

革蘭氏


革兰氏

see styles
gé lán shì / ge2 lan2 shi4
ko lan shih
Mr Gram; Dr. Hans Christian Jaochim Gram (1953-1938), Danish doctor and inventor of the Gram stain 革蘭氏染色法|革兰氏染色法

高富帥


高富帅

see styles
gāo fù shuài / gao1 fu4 shuai4
kao fu shuai
"Mr Perfect" (i.e. tall, rich and handsome) (Internet slang)

ミスター

see styles
 misutaa / misuta / ミスター mister; Mr

ミスチル

see styles
 misuchiru / ミスチル (o) Mr. Children (abbreviation) (Japanese band)

何とやら

see styles
 nantoyara / なんとやら (adverb) (1) for some reason or other; somehow; (expression) (2) whatsitsname; what-you-call-it; Mr. so-and-so; (expression) (3) and so on; and you know the rest

公羊春秋

see styles
gōng yáng chūn qiū / gong1 yang2 chun1 qiu1
kung yang ch`un ch`iu / kung yang chun chiu
Mr Gongyang's Annals or commentary on 春秋[Chun1 qiu1], early history, probably written during Han dynasty, same as 公羊傳|公羊传[Gong1 yang2 Zhuan4]

呂氏春秋


吕氏春秋

see styles
lǚ shì chūn qiū / lu:3 shi4 chun1 qiu1
lü shih ch`un ch`iu / lü shih chun chiu
lit. “Mr. Lü's Spring and Autumn (Annals)”, compendium of the philosophies of the Hundred Schools of Thought 諸子百家|诸子百家[zhu1 zi3 bai3 jia1], compiled around 239 BC under the patronage of Qin Dynasty 秦代[Qin2 dai4] Chancellor Lü Buwei 呂不韋|吕不韦[Lu:3 Bu4 wei2]

太郎さん

see styles
 tarousan / tarosan / たろうさん (1) (slang) (used by restaurant staff) cockroach; (2) Mr Tarou

好好先生

see styles
hǎo hǎo xiān sheng / hao3 hao3 xian1 sheng5
hao hao hsien sheng
Mr Goody-goody; yes-man (sb who agrees with anything)

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