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Opera in Chinese / Japanese...

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gē jù
Opera 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

jīng jù
Beijing Opera 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

hóu wáng
Monkey King 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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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

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
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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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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jìng / jing4
 jō / じょう
Monkey King Scroll
clean; completely; only; net (income, exports etc); (Chinese opera) painted face male role
(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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bái / bai2
 haku / はく
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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
(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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jīng jù / jing1 ju4
ching chü
 kyougeki;keigeki / kyogeki;kegeki / きょうげき;けいげき
Monkey King Scroll
Beijing opera; CL:場|场[chang3],齣|出[chu1]
classical Chinese opera



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kǎ mén / ka3 men2
k`a men / ka men
Monkey King Scroll
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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gē jù / ge1 ju4
ko chü
 kageki / かげき
Monkey King Scroll
Western opera; CL:場|场[chang3],齣|出[chu1]
(See オペラ) opera



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wǔ shù / wu3 shu4
wu shu
 bujutsu / ぶじゅつ
Monkey King Scroll
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]
(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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/ ju4
 geki / げき
theatrical work (play, opera, TV series etc); dramatic (change, increase etc); acute; severe
(1) drama; play; (2) (abbreviation) (abbr of 劇薬) powerful drug

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

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/ mo4
 matsu / まつ
tip; end; final stage; latter part; inessential detail; powder; dust; opera role of old man
(n-suf,n) (1) the end (of); (suffix noun) (2) (See 粉末) powder; (surname, given name) Matsu
Branch, twig; end; dust; not; translit, ma, va, ba; cf. 摩; branch

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piào / piao4
p`iao / piao
 hyou / hyo / ひょう
ticket; ballot; banknote; CL:張|张[zhang1]; person held for ransom; amateur performance of Chinese opera; classifier for groups, batches, business transactions
(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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shì / shi4
 kazari / かざり
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
(surname, female given name) Kazari
To adorn; gloss over; pretend. 裝飾; to decorate


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


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sān xián / san1 xian2
san hsien
 sangen / さんげん
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
three-stringed instrument; samisen



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


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


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


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



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èr huáng / er4 huang2
erh huang
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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jīng xì / jing1 xi4
ching hsi
Beijing opera; CL:齣|出[chu1]


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


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liàng xiàng / liang4 xiang4
liang hsiang
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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dòng jù / dong4 ju4
tung chü
Dong opera



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


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


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


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


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



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nuó xì / nuo2 xi4
no hsi
Anhui local opera



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nèi chǎng / nei4 chang3
nei ch`ang / nei chang
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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quán běn / quan2 ben3
ch`üan pen / chüan pen
 zenmoto / ぜんもと
whole edition; whole performance (of Chinese opera)
(surname) Zenmoto

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