Rebel in Chinese / Japanese...

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Rebel / Insurgent

zéi
zoku
Rebel / Insurgent Scroll

People keep asking me for rebel in a single Chinese character, Korean Hanja, or Japanese Kanji.

The problem is, rebel is not really a good word in Asian culture (depending on the context in which it is used). This rebel symbol can also mean thief; traitor; evil; robber; burglar; insurgent; spoiler. Used as an adjective, it can mean wily or deceitful.

Rebel / Revolutionary

gé mìng zhě
kaku mei sha
Rebel / Revolutionary Scroll

革命者 is a noun, meaning a rebel or revolutionary in Chinese (rarely-used in Japanese Kanji).

The first two characters mean "revolution" (specifically a political revolution or revolt).
The third character means "person".

Renegade / Traitor / Rebel

nì zéi
gyakuzoku
Renegade / Traitor / Rebel Scroll

逆賊 is a popular way to write renegade, traitor, bandit, insurgent, or rebel in Chinese and Japanese.

Renegade / Traitor / Rebel

Alternate version
pàn zéi
han zoku
Renegade / Traitor / Rebel Scroll

叛賊 is yet another way to write renegade, traitor, or rebel in Chinese characters and Japanese Kanji.

Che Guevara

Latin American / Cuban Revolutionary
qiè gé wǎ lā
Che Guevara Scroll

切格瓦拉 is the name "Che Guevara", as written (transliterated) in Mandarin Chinese.

Che Guevara Once revered by Chinese people as a Socialist rebel, he's now just a historical figure that school children briefly learn about in China.

切格瓦拉 is because China used to be a truly-Communist/Socialist nation, and thus, other Communists and Socialists were heroes.

In modern China, with its free-market economy, those former heroes fade a little.

We are not offering the "Che" character alone, as few would associate it with Che Guevara, so you really need the full name to be clear (minus Ernesto, which is his real first name).


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Rebel
Insurgent

zokuzéi / zei2 / zeitsei
Rebel
Revolutionary
革命者kaku mei sha
kakumeisha
gé mìng zhě
ge2 ming4 zhe3
ge ming zhe
gemingzhe
ko ming che
komingche
Renegade
Traitor
Rebel
逆賊
逆贼
gyakuzokunì zéi / ni4 zei2 / ni zei / nizeini tsei / nitsei
Renegade
Traitor
Rebel
叛賊
叛贼
han zoku / hanzokupàn zéi / pan4 zei2 / pan zei / panzeip`an tsei / pantsei / pan tsei
Che Guevara切格瓦拉qiè gé wǎ lā
qie4 ge2 wa3 la1
qie ge wa la
qiegewala
ch`ieh ko wa la
chiehkowala
chieh ko wa la
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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zéi
    zei2
tsei
 zoku
    ぞく
Che Guevara Scroll
thief; traitor; wily; deceitful; evil; extremely
(1) thief; robber; burglar; (2) rebel; insurgent; traitor
A thief, robber, spoiler; to rob, steal, etc.

see styles

    ni4
ni
 gyaku
    ぎゃく
Che Guevara Scroll
contrary; opposite; backwards; to go against; to oppose; to betray; to rebel
(adj-no,adj-na,n) (1) reverse; opposite; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) converse (of a hypothesis, etc.); (prefix noun) (3) {math} inverse (function)
vāma. To go against, contrary, adverse, reverse, rebellious, oppose, resist; to disobey

叛賊


叛贼

see styles
pàn zéi
    pan4 zei2
p`an tsei
    pan tsei
 hanzoku
    はんぞく
Che Guevara Scroll
renegade; traitor
rebel

逆賊


逆贼

see styles
nì zéi
    ni4 zei2
ni tsei
 gyakuzoku
    ぎゃくぞく
Che Guevara Scroll
renegade; traitor and bandit
rebel; traitor; insurgent

see styles
fǎn
    fan3
fan
 han
    はん
contrary; in reverse; inside out or upside down; to reverse; to return; to oppose; opposite; against; anti-; to rebel; to use analogy; instead; abbr. for 反切[fan3 qie4] phonetic system
(prefix) (1) anti-; (2) (See 反定立) antithesis; (3) (abbreviation) (See 反切) fanqie; traditional Chinese spelling system in which two characters are used: the first one for the onset, the second one for rhyme and tone; (surname) Sori
To turn over, turn or send back; contrary; to rebel; to return

see styles
pàn
    pan4
p`an
    pan
 hikawa
    ひかわ
to betray; to rebel; to revolt
(personal name) Hikawa

亂黨


乱党

see styles
luàn dǎng
    luan4 dang3
luan tang
the rebel party

兇徒

see styles
 kyouto / kyoto
    きょうと
(out-dated kanji) outlaw; rebel; rioter

凶徒

see styles
 kyouto / kyoto
    きょうと
outlaw; rebel; rioter

匪穴

see styles
fěi xué
    fei3 xue2
fei hsüeh
bandit den; rebel stronghold

匪賊

see styles
 hizoku
    ひぞく
bandit; rebel

反叛

see styles
fǎn pàn
    fan3 pan4
fan p`an
    fan pan
to rebel; to revolt

反抗

see styles
fǎn kàng
    fan3 kang4
fan k`ang
    fan kang
 hankou / hanko
    はんこう
to resist; to rebel
(noun/participle) opposition; resistance; insubordination; defiance; hostility; rebellion

反賊

see styles
 hanzoku
    はんぞく
rebel

叛匪

see styles
pàn fěi
    pan4 fei3
p`an fei
    pan fei
rebel bandit

叛将

see styles
 hanshou / hansho
    はんしょう
rebel leader

叛徒

see styles
pàn tú
    pan4 tu2
p`an t`u
    pan tu
 hanto
    はんと
traitor; turncoat; rebel; renegade; insurgent
rebels; insurgents

叛軍


叛军

see styles
pàn jun
    pan4 jun1
p`an chün
    pan chün
 hangun
    はんぐん
rebel army
rebel army; mutinous troops

叛逆

see styles
pàn nì
    pan4 ni4
p`an ni
    pan ni
 hongyaku
    はんぎゃく
to rebel; to revolt; a rebel
(noun/participle) treason; treachery; mutiny; rebellion; insurrection
to turn against

吳廣


吴广

see styles
wú guǎng
    wu2 guang3
wu kuang
Wu Guang (died 208 BC), Qin dynasty rebel, leader of the Chen Sheng Wu Guang Uprising 陳勝吳廣起義|陈胜吴广起义[Chen2 Sheng4 Wu2 Guang3 Qi3 yi4]

国賊

see styles
 kokuzoku
    こくぞく
traitor; rebel

悖亂


悖乱

see styles
bèi luàn
    bei4 luan4
pei luan
to rebel; sedition; to delude; confused

招安

see styles
zhāo ān
    zhao1 an1
chao an
to enlist enemy or rebel soldiers by offering amnesty

招撫


招抚

see styles
zhāo fǔ
    zhao1 fu3
chao fu
to enlist enemy or rebel soldiers by offering amnesty; to bring to negotiated surrender

流寇

see styles
liú kòu
    liu2 kou4
liu k`ou
    liu kou
roving bandit; rebel band

渠魁

see styles
qú kuí
    qu2 kui2
ch`ü k`uei
    chü kuei
 kyokai
    きょかい
rebel leader; ringleader; bandit chieftain
ringleader; chief

篡逆

see styles
cuàn nì
    cuan4 ni4
ts`uan ni
    tsuan ni
to rebel; to revolt

變兵


变兵

see styles
biàn bīng
    bian4 bing1
pien ping
rebel soldier

賊名

see styles
 zokumei / zokume
    ぞくめい
(the stigma of) the name of "rebel"

賊子

see styles
 zokushi
    ぞくし
rebellious child; rebel; traitor

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

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Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.


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