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Orange in Chinese / Japanese...

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China chéng
Japan daidai
Orange Vertical Wall Scroll

橙 is the single-character version of orange. This can refer to the color orange, or the fruit (Just like in English). Sometimes it can refer to a whole orange tree. In botany, it can refer to bitter orange (Citrus aurantium).

In Japanese, this is sometimes pronounced as Chen, and used as a female given name. When pronounced as Daidai or Kabuchi, it can be a surname in Japanese.


China jīn yú
Japan kin gyo
Goldfish Vertical Wall Scroll

金魚 is the title for goldfish in Chinese and Japanese.

There was a time in ancient China when only the Emperor could possess the true yellow-gold colored fish. 金魚 is why alternate coloration such as orange, black, red, and white were bred. Many believe this is why colors other than yellow-gold are more common for "goldfish" found in pet shops today.


Yellow Color
China huáng
Japan hon / kou
Yellow Vertical Wall Scroll

黃 is the single character for the color yellow in Chinese.

In China, yellow is traditionally the color of the emperor. In fact, there was a time when only the emperor could wear yellow clothing, or own yellow pet fish. Note: Goldfish were breed originally in China for the emperor. When the perfect yellow fish was breed, all but the emperor were banned from owning any. Thus a more orange-colored goldfish dominated the market.

黃 is not a common selection for a wall scroll. Even if your Chinese surname is Huang (Yellow) or your Korean surname is Hwang (yellow), it's still probably not appropriate.

黄This character is written with a slight variation in Simplified Chinese and modern Japanese. Click on the image to the right if you want this alternate version.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Japanese daidai;daidai / だいだい;ダイダイ
Yellow Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese orange tree; orange (color)
Japanese bitter orange (Citrus aurantium); (female given name) Chen

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Mandarin chì / chi4
Taiwan ch`ih / chih
Japanese shaku / せきざき
Yellow Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese red; scarlet; bare; naked
Japanese (1) red; crimson; scarlet; (2) red-containing colour (e.g. brown, pink, orange); (3) (colloquialism) Red (i.e. communist); (4) (abbreviation) red light; (5) (abbreviation) red ink (i.e. in finance or proof-reading); (in) the red; (adj-no,n-pref) (6) complete; total; perfect; obvious; (7) copper; (surname) Sekizaki
kaṣāya 袈沙野, red, hot; south; naked.

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Japanese yuzuru / ゆずる Japanese (1) bag; sack; pouch; (2) skin of an orange (and other like fruits); (3) dead end; (4) plot of land surrounded by water; (personal name) Yuzuru

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Mandarin zhū / zhu1
Taiwan chu
Japanese shu / しゅ
Chinese vermilion
Japanese (1) cinnabar; vermillion; red; slightly-orange red; (2) red pigment (and ink made from same); (3) red text (as used to correct documents); (female given name) Beni
Red, vermilion; red

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Mandarin zhǐ / zhi3
Taiwan chih
Japanese shi / からたち
Chinese (orange); hedge thorn
Japanese (kana only) trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata); hardy orange; (surname) Karatachi
Thorn, thorns; translit. ke, ki.

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Mandarin/ ju2
Taiwan chü
Japanese kitsu / たちばな(P);タチバナ
Chinese mandarin orange (Citrus reticulata); tangerine
Japanese tachibana (Citrus tachibana); (surname) Tachibanadaka
mandarin orange; mandarin orange

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Mandarin fēi / fei1
Taiwan fei
Japanese hi / ひ
Chinese dark red; purple silk
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) scarlet; red; (2) blood; (out-dated kanji) (1) red; crimson; scarlet; (2) red-containing colour (e.g. brown, pink, orange); (3) (colloquialism) Red (i.e. communist); (4) (abbreviation) red light; (5) (abbreviation) red ink (i.e. in finance or proof-reading); (in) the red; (adj-no,n-pref) (6) complete; total; perfect; obvious; (personal name) Hi

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Mandarin/ ti2
Taiwan t`i / ti
Chinese orange-red silk; orange-red colored

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Japanese kaya / かや
Chinese orange day-lily (Hemerocallis flava)
Japanese grass used for thatching; sedge used for thatching; (surname, female given name) Kaya


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Mandarin dān guì / dan1 gui4
Taiwan tan kuei
Chinese orange osmanthus


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Japanese hassaku / はっさく Japanese (1) Hassaku orange (Citrus hassaku); (2) 1st of August (lunar calendar); (female given name) Hozumi


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Japanese ponkan / ポンかん Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (kana only) ponkan orange (Citrus reticulata); tangerine



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Mandarin guǎng gān / guang3 gan1
Taiwan kuang kan
Chinese a variety of orange grown in Guangdong, Sichuan, Taiwan etc


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Mandarin nuǎn sè / nuan3 se4
Taiwan nuan se
Japanese danshoku / だんしょく
Chinese warm color (arch.); esp. yellow, orange or red
Japanese warm colour; warm color



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Mandarin zhǐ shí / zhi3 shi2
Taiwan chih shih
Chinese dried fruit of immature citron or trifoliate orange (used in TCM)


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Japanese gezu / げず Japanese (kana only) trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata); hardy orange; (surname) Gezu



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Mandarin zhǐ qiào / zhi3 qiao4
Taiwan chih ch`iao / chih chiao
Chinese bitter orange (Fructus aurantii) (used in TCM)


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Mandarin gōu jú / gou1 ju2
Taiwan kou chü
Japanese karatachi / からたち
Chinese trifoliate orange (Citrus trifoliata)
Japanese (kana only) trifoliate orange (Poncirus trifoliata); hardy orange


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Mandarin liǔ dīng / liu3 ding1
Taiwan liu ting
Japanese yanagichou / yanagicho / やなぎちょう
Chinese orange (fruit) (Tw)
Japanese (place-name) Yanagichou


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Mandarin liǔ chéng / liu3 cheng2
Taiwan liu ch`eng / liu cheng
Chinese orange (fruit)


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Mandarin pèng gān / peng4 gan1
Taiwan p`eng kan / peng kan
Japanese ponkan / ポンかん
Chinese ponkan, a variety of tangerine
Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (kana only) ponkan orange (Citrus reticulata); tangerine


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Mandarin jú gān / ju2 gan1
Taiwan chü kan
Chinese tangerine; orange



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Mandarin jú shù / ju2 shu4
Taiwan chü shu
Japanese tachibana / たちばな
Chinese orange tree
Japanese (surname) Tachibana



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Mandarin jú hóng / ju2 hong2
Taiwan chü hung
Chinese orange (color); orange peel (used in TCM)


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Mandarin jú sè / ju2 se4
Taiwan chü se
Chinese orange (color)



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Mandarin jú lù / ju2 lu4
Taiwan chü lu
Chinese classification of orange trees by 12th century Song dynasty botanist Han Yanzhi 韓彥直|韩彦直[Han2 Yan4 zhi2]



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Mandarin chéng jì / cheng2 ji4
Taiwan ch`eng chi / cheng chi
Chinese Agent Orange (herbicide)


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Mandarin chéng zi / cheng2 zi5
Taiwan ch`eng tzu / cheng tzu
Japanese toushi / toshi / とうし
Chinese orange
Japanese (given name) Toushi


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Mandarin chéng zhī / cheng2 zhi1
Taiwan ch`eng chih / cheng chih
Chinese orange juice; CL:瓶[ping2],杯[bei1],罐[guan4],盒[he2]


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Mandarin chéng pí / cheng2 pi2
Taiwan ch`eng p`i / cheng pi
Chinese orange peel

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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
Orangedaidaichéng / cheng2 / chengch`eng / cheng
kin gyo / kingyojīn yú / jin1 yu2 / jin yu / jinyuchin yü / chinyü
hon / kou / hon / ko / hon/kohuáng / huang2 / huang
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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