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Partner in Chinese / Japanese...

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Partnership: Marriage

China bàn lǚ
Japan hanryo
Partnership: Marriage Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean word expresses the kind of partnership in which a good marriage is founded.

伴侶 could also be translated as mates or companionship, or as a noun, to refer to a partner or companion.

This does not have to include a marriage but at least refers to a partnership with a deep relationship or bond.

Note that this is not the same as a business partner. Different words are used for various types business partnerships.

See Also:  Friendship

Soul Mates

China líng hún bàn lǚ
Japan reikon hanryo
Soul Mates Vertical Wall Scroll

靈魂伴侶 is the literal translation of "Soul Mates."

靈魂伴侶 is kind of the western way to express "soul mates" but translated into Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
The first two characters mean "soul" or "spirit."
The second two characters mean "mate," "companion" or "partner."

Although not the most common title, these characters have good meaning and will be received well in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. It's a universal title!

Sworn Friend / Ally

China méng yǒu
Japan meiyuu
Sworn Friend / Ally Vertical Wall Scroll

盟友 means a sworn friend or ally. If you stand on the same side of an issue with someone, and perhaps fight for the same cause together, this is the term you would use to describe such a partner.

There may not be a personal relationship, as this term is also used to describe whole countries that make a coalition, or fight against a common enemy.

This would be most appropriate if you are a high-level military officer, giving this wall scroll to an officer of another country as you join forces together, and go to war.

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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your partner search...


If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Japanese nekoma / ねこま    neko(p);neko / ねこ(P);ネコ
Sworn Friend / Ally Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (archaism) (See 猫・1) cat; (1) cat; (2) shamisen; (3) geisha; (4) (abbreviation) (See 猫車) wheelbarrow; (5) (abbreviation) (See 猫火鉢) clay bed-warmer; (6) (kana only) (colloquialism) (ant: タチ) bottom; submissive partner of a homosexual relationship; (surname) Nekozaki; (female given name) Neko



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Mandarin bàn lǚ / ban4 lu:3
Taiwan pan lü
Japanese hanryo(p);banryo / はんりょ(P);ばんりょ
Sworn Friend / Ally Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese companion; mate; partner
Japanese companion; partner; spouse
a companion

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Mandarin bàn / ban4
Taiwan pan
Japanese ban / ばん    han / はん    tomori / ともり    tomono / ともの    tomonai / ともない    tomona / ともな    tomo / とも
Chinese partner; companion; comrade; associate; to accompany
Japanese (noun/participle) companion; follower; attendant; retinue; (surname) Ban; (surname) Han; (surname) Tomori; (surname) Tomono; (personal name) Tomonai; (female given name) Tomona; (p,s,g) Tomo
Companion, associate; translit. pan, ban, van, cf. 畔伴僧 Associate or accompanying monks.

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Mandarin huǒ / huo3
Taiwan huo
Chinese many; numerous; companion; partner; group; classifier for groups of people; to combine; together

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Mandarin pào // pāo / pao4 // pao1
Taiwan p`ao / pao
Japanese awa / あわ    abuku / あぶく
Chinese bubble; foam; blister (i.e. skin bubble); to soak; to steep; to infuse; to dawdle; to shilly-shally; to hang about; to pick up (a girl); to get off with (a sexual partner); classifier for occurrences of an action; classifier for number of infusions; puffed; swollen; spongy; small lake (esp. in place names); classifier for urine or feces
Japanese bubble; foam; froth; head on beer
A bubble, a blister; to infuse; a water bubble


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Japanese tachi / タチ Japanese (colloquialism) (often abbr. 凸 on gay SNS sites) (See 攻め・2,受け・5) (ant: 猫・6) dominant partner of a homosexual relationship; (personal name) Tati


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Japanese neko / ネコ Japanese (1) cat; (2) shamisen; (3) geisha; (4) (abbreviation) wheelbarrow; (5) (abbreviation) clay bed-warmer; (6) (kana only) (colloquialism) bottom; submissive partner of a homosexual relationship; (personal name) Necho


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Japanese nakama / なかま Japanese (1) company; fellow; colleague; associate; comrade; mate; group; circle of friends; partner; (2) member of the same category; (surname) Bibiana; (place-name, surname) Nakama; (surname) Nakakado; (place-name) Nakaida; (place-name) Chuugen


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Mandarin huǒ bàn / huo3 ban4
Taiwan huo pan
Chinese partner; companion; comrade



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Mandarin huǒ ji / huo3 ji5
Taiwan huo chi
Chinese partner; fellow; mate; waiter; servant; shop assistant


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Mandarin bàn wǔ / ban4 wu3
Taiwan pan wu
Chinese to be a dancing partner to sb; to perform as a backup dancer; taxi dancer (hired dancing partner); escort


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Japanese dori / どり    tori / とり Japanese (suffix noun) (1) samurai receiving this much rice as a fee; (2) offering of rice cake containing this much rice; (3) (obsolete) person receiving this amount of money as a salary; (n,n-suf) (1) taking; taker; collecting; collector; remover; removal; (2) last performer of the day (usu. the star performer); last performance of the day; (3) active partner (e.g. in judo demonstration); (prefix) (4) emphatic or formal prefix


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Japanese uke / うけ Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) popularity; favour; favor; reception; (2) defense; defence; reputation; (3) agreement; (4) receiver of technique (e.g. in martial arts); (5) (kana only) (colloquialism) submissive partner of a homosexual relationship



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Mandarin tóng móu / tong2 mou2
Taiwan t`ung mou / tung mou
Chinese to conspire with sb; to plot; a conspirator; a partner in crime; an accomplice



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Mandarin tóng lèi / tong2 lei4
Taiwan t`ung lei / tung lei
Japanese dourui / dorui / どうるい
Chinese similar; same type; alike
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) the same kind; accomplice; partner
same class


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Mandarin jī yǒu / ji1 you3
Taiwan chi yu
Japanese mototomo / もととも
Chinese (slang) very close same-sex friend; gay partner
Japanese (personal name) Mototomo


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Japanese ninpu / にんぷ Japanese (1) (slang) (used by Boys' Love fans) male pregnancy; mpreg; (2) (See プレパパ) father-to-be; partner of pregnant woman


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Mandarin pīn fū / pin1 fu1
Taiwan p`in fu / pin fu
Chinese lover (of a woman); illicit partner; paramour


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Japanese konkatsu / こんかつ Japanese (noun/participle) (colloquialism) (abbreviation) searching for a marriage partner; marriage hunting; activities leading to marriage, e.g. dating, courtship, etc.


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Mandarin méi hé / mei2 he2
Taiwan mei ho
Chinese to match up (employers and jobseekers, men and women seeking a partner, blind people and guide dogs etc)



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Mandarin luán tóng / luan2 tong2
Taiwan luan t`ung / luan tung
Chinese catamite (boy as homosexual partner); kept man; gigolo



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Mandarin duì jiā / dui4 jia1
Taiwan tui chia
Chinese partner (in four person game); family of proposed marriage partner



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Mandarin duì xiàng / dui4 xiang4
Taiwan tui hsiang
Japanese taizō
Chinese target; object; partner; boyfriend; girlfriend; CL:個|个[ge4]


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Mandarin chuáng yǒu / chuang2 you3
Taiwan ch`uang yu / chuang yu
Chinese (slang) friend with benefits; casual sex partner



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Mandarin zhēng hūn / zheng1 hun1
Taiwan cheng hun
Chinese to look for a partner


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Mandarin xìng bàn / xing4 ban4
Taiwan hsing pan
Chinese sexual partner


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Japanese akuyuu / akuyu / あくゆう Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (See 良友) undesirable friend; bad company; bad companion; bad influence; (2) partner in crime (i.e. good friend); close friend; buddy


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Japanese uke / うけ Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) popularity; favour; favor; reception; (2) defense; defence; reputation; (3) agreement; (4) receiver of technique (e.g. in martial arts); (5) (kana only) (colloquialism) submissive partner of a homosexual relationship



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Mandarin pāi dàng / pai1 dang4
Taiwan p`ai tang / pai tang
Chinese partner


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Mandarin dā huǒ / da1 huo3
Taiwan ta huo
Chinese to join up with sb; to become partner; to take meals regularly in cafeteria

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Lookup Partner in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Partnership: Marriage伴侶
hanryobàn lǚ / ban4 lv3 / ban lv / banlvpan lü / panlü
Soul Mates靈魂伴侶
reikon hanryo
líng hún bàn lǚ
ling2 hun2 ban4 lv3
ling hun ban lv
ling hun pan lü
Sworn Friend
盟友meiyuu / meiyuméng yǒu / meng2 you3 / meng you / mengyoumeng yu / mengyu
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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