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China gē jù
Japan kageki
Opera Vertical Wall Scroll

歌劇 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for opera.

This term applies in almost all cases to western opera versus Asian operas or musical plays.

Beijing Opera

China jīng jù
Japan Kyougeki
Beijing Opera Vertical Wall Scroll

京劇 is the title for "Beijing Opera."

Because it's the opera of the capital, this is seen as the national opera of China. Therefore, this title can also be translated as, "Classical Chinese Opera."

Monkey King

China hóu wáng
Monkey King Vertical Wall Scroll

猴王 is the short title for "Monkey King." This can refer to the character made famous by the ancient novel, Journey to the West.

This literally reads "Monkey King." However, this title is open to interpretation, and could be used for someone who is the boss of the primate exhibit at the zoo, or certain characters in Chinese opera.

See Also:  Monkey Fist | Drunken Monkey

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

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Mandarin jìng / jing4
Taiwan ching
Japanese jō / じょう
Monkey King Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese clean; completely; only; net (income, exports etc); (Chinese opera) painted face male role
Japanese (female given name) Jou
vimala. Clean, pure; to cleanse, purify; chastity. In Buddhism it also has reference to the place of cleansing, the latrine, etc. Also 浄 and 净; clear

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Mandarin bái / bai2
Taiwan pai
Japanese byaku / はく
Monkey King Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese white; snowy; pure; bright; empty; blank; plain; clear; to make clear; in vain; gratuitous; free of charge; reactionary; anti-communist; funeral; to stare coldly; to write wrong character; to state; to explain; vernacular; spoken lines in opera
Japanese (1) white; (2) (See 鯔・ぼら・1) striped mullet fry (Mugil cephalus); (3) (See せりふ) speech; one's lines; (4) {mahj} white dragon tile; (5) {mahj} winning hand with a pung (or kong) of white dragon tiles; (6) (abbreviation) (archaism) (See 白人・1) white person; Caucasian; (n-pref,n-suf,n) (7) (abbreviation) (obscure) (See ベルギー) Belgium; (female given name) Yuki
White, pure, clear; make clear, inform; white



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Mandarin jīng jù / jing1 ju4
Taiwan ching chü
Japanese kyougeki;keigeki / kyogeki;kegeki / きょうげき;けいげき
Monkey King Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Beijing opera; CL:場|场[chang3],齣|出[chu1]
Japanese classical Chinese opera



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Mandarin kǎ mén / ka3 men2
Taiwan k`a men / ka men
Monkey King Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Carmen (name); Carmen, 1875 opera by Georges Bizet 比才 based on novel by Prosper Mérimée 梅里美[Mei2 li3 mei3]



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Mandarin gē jù / ge1 ju4
Taiwan ko chü
Japanese kageki / かげき
Monkey King Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Western opera; CL:場|场[chang3],齣|出[chu1]
Japanese (See オペラ) opera



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Mandarin wǔ shù / wu3 shu4
Taiwan wu shu
Japanese bujutsu / ぶじゅつ
Monkey King Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese military skill or technique (in former times); all kinds of martial art sports (some claiming spiritual development); self-defense; tradition of choreographed fights from opera and film (recent usage); also called kungfu 功夫; CL:種|种[zhong3]
Japanese (1) {MA} martial arts; military arts; (2) (See 武術太極拳) wushu; modern sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts

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Mandarin/ ju4
Taiwan chü
Japanese geki / げき
Chinese theatrical work (play, opera, TV series etc); dramatic (change, increase etc); acute; severe
Japanese (1) drama; play; (2) (abbreviation) (abbr of 劇薬) powerful drug

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Mandarin dàn / dan4
Taiwan tan
Japanese tan / はじむ
Chinese dawn; morning; daybreak; day; dan, female roles in Chinese opera (traditionally played by specialized male actors)
Japanese (given name) Hajimu
Dawn; dawn

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Mandarin/ mo4
Taiwan mo
Japanese matsu / まつ
Chinese tip; end; final stage; latter part; inessential detail; powder; dust; opera role of old man
Japanese (n-adv,n) (1) the end of; (2) powder; (surname, given name) Matsu
Branch, twig; end; dust; not; translit, ma, va, ba; cf. 摩; branch

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Mandarin piào / piao4
Taiwan p`iao / piao
Japanese hyou / hyo / ひょう
Chinese ticket; ballot; banknote; CL:張|张[zhang1]; person held for ransom; amateur performance of Chinese opera; classifier for groups, batches, business transactions
Japanese (n,n-suf,ctr) (1) (sometimes びょう, ぴょう as a suffix) vote; ballot; (n-suf,n) (2) label; ticket; tag; stub

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Mandarin shì / shi4
Taiwan shih
Japanese kazari / かざり
Chinese decoration; ornament; to decorate; to adorn; to hide; to conceal (a fault); excuse (to hide a fault); to play a role (in opera); to impersonate
Japanese (surname, female given name) Kazari
To adorn; gloss over; pretend. 裝飾; to decorate


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Mandarin o s / o s
Taiwan o s
Chinese (in a soap opera or movie) voice-over that makes a character's unspoken thoughts audible to the audience


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Mandarin sān xián / san1 xian2
Taiwan san hsien
Japanese sangen / さんげん
Chinese sanxian, large family of 3-stringed plucked musical instruments, with snakeskin covered wooden soundbox and long neck, used in folk music, opera and Chinese orchestra
Japanese three-stringed instrument; samisen



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Mandarin shàng chǎng / shang4 chang3
Taiwan shang ch`ang / shang chang
Japanese joujou / jojo / じょうじょう
Chinese on stage; to go on stage; to take the field
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) listing (on the stock exchange, etc.); taking a company public; (2) (See 上演) presentation (e.g. of a play, opera); performance; (surname) Kanba


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Mandarin shàng yǎn / shang4 yan3
Taiwan shang yen
Japanese jouen / joen / じょうえん
Chinese to screen (a movie); to stage (a play); a screening; a staging
Japanese (noun/participle) performance (of a play, opera, etc.); staging; presentation


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Mandarin chǒu jué / chou3 jue2
Taiwan ch`ou chüeh / chou chüeh
Chinese clown role in opera; clown; buffoon


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Mandarin qián dàn / qian2 dan4
Taiwan ch`ien tan / chien tan
Chinese male actor playing the female role (Chinese opera)



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Mandarin èr huáng / er4 huang2
Taiwan erh huang
Chinese one of the two chief types of music in Chinese opera; Peking opera; also written 二簧[er4 huang2]; see also 西皮[xi1 pi2]



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Mandarin jīng xì / jing1 xi4
Taiwan ching hsi
Chinese Beijing opera; CL:齣|出[chu1]


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Mandarin jīng hú / jing1 hu2
Taiwan ching hu
Japanese kyouko / kyoko / きょうこ
Chinese jinghu, a smaller, higher-pitched erhu 二胡 (two-stringed fiddle) used to accompany Chinese opera; also called 京二胡
Japanese jinghu (2-stringed Chinese instrument played with a bow); (female given name) Kyouko


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Mandarin liàng xiàng / liang4 xiang4
Taiwan liang hsiang
Chinese to strike a pose (Chinese opera); (fig.) to make a public appearance; to come out in public (revealing one's true personality, opinions etc); (of a product) to appear on the market or at a trade show etc



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Mandarin dòng jù / dong4 ju4
Taiwan tung chü
Chinese Dong opera



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Mandarin dǎo cāng / dao3 cang1
Taiwan tao ts`ang / tao tsang
Chinese to transfer grain from a store (e.g. to sun it); voice breaking (of male opera singer in puberty)


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Mandarin dǎo sǎng / dao3 sang3
Taiwan tao sang
Chinese (of a singer) to lose one's voice; (male opera singer's) voice change (at puberty)


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Mandarin jiǎ sǎng / jia3 sang3
Taiwan chia sang
Chinese falsetto (in opera)


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Mandarin zuò gōng / zuo4 gong1
Taiwan tso kung
Chinese to act (in opera); stage business


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Mandarin zuò pài / zuo4 pai4
Taiwan tso p`ai / tso pai
Chinese way of doing something; behavior; to act in an affected manner; mannerism; gestures in opera



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Mandarin nuó xì / nuo2 xi4
Taiwan no hsi
Chinese Anhui local opera



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Mandarin nèi chǎng / nei4 chang3
Taiwan nei ch`ang / nei chang
Chinese inner area (of a place that has an outer area); the kitchen of a restaurant (as opposed to the dining area); infield (baseball etc); (Chinese opera) the area behind the table on the stage


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Mandarin quán běn / quan2 ben3
Taiwan ch`üan pen / chüan pen
Japanese zenmoto / ぜんもと
Chinese whole edition; whole performance (of Chinese opera)
Japanese (surname) Zenmoto

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
kagekigē jù / ge1 ju4 / ge ju / gejuko chü / kochü
Beijing Opera京劇
Kyougeki / Kyogekijīng jù / jing1 ju4 / jing ju / jingjuching chü / chingchü
Monkey King猴王hóu wáng / hou2 wang2 / hou wang / houwang
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