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Cherry Blossom / Sakura

China yīng
Japan sakura
Cherry Blossom / Sakura

櫻 is the single-character (short) way to write "cherry blossom" or "cherry tree" in Chinese and traditional Japanese Kanji.


桜There is an alternate version of this character, which has become the standard for Japanese Kanji. If you want this version, instead of the one shown to the upper left, please click on the Kanji shown to the right instead of the button above. Although this is an alternate form in Chinese, most Chinese people will think this is just the Japanese version (Chinese people don't necessarily know the history and all alternate forms of Chinese characters from the past). Therefore, this version shown to the right is best if your audience is Japanese (though most Japanese will recognize the form shown in the upper left).

Cherry Blossom

China yīng huā
Japan ouka
Cherry Blossom

櫻花 is how to write "cherry blossom" in Chinese and traditional Japanese Kanji.

The first character means "cherry" or sometimes "cherry tree."
The second character means "flowers" or "blossoms."

Oddly, my Chinese dictionary also defines these two characters as "Japanese oriental cherry tree" or "Oriental cherry blossom." However, the first character is the only one that means "cherry," so it can refer to any cherry blossoms in the whole world (not just those in Asia).


桜There is an alternate version of the first character, which has become the standard for Japanese Kanji. If you want this version, instead of the one shown to the upper left, please click on the Kanji shown to the right instead of the button above. Although this is an alternate form in Chinese, most Chinese people will think this is just the Japanese version (Chinese people don't necessarily know the history and all alternate forms of Chinese characters from the past). Therefore, this version shown to the right is best if your audience is Japanese (though most Japanese will recognize the form shown in the upper left).

In Flowers the Cherry Blossom,
In Men the Samurai

Japan hana wa sakuragi hito wa bushi
In Flowers the Cherry Blossom, / In Men the Samurai

This Japanese proverb simply reads, "[In] Flowers it's Cherry Blossoms, [In] Men it's Warriors."

This is meant to say that of all the flowers in the world, the cherry blossom is the best. And of all men in the world, the Samurai or Warrior is the best

This proverb has been around for a long time. It's believed to have been composed sometime before the Edo Period in Japan (which started in 1603).

Some will drop one syllable and pronounce this, "hana wa sakura hito wa bushi." That's "sakura" instead of "sakuragi," which is like saying "cherry blossom" instead of "cherry tree."


The third character was traditionally written as 櫻. But in modern Japan, that became 桜. You may still see 櫻 used from time to time on older pieces of calligraphy. We can do either one, so just make a special request if you want 櫻.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin táo / tao2
Taiwan t`ao / tao
Japanese momo(p);momo / もも(P);モモ
Chinese peach
Japanese peach (Prunus persica); (surname) Momosaki; (female given name) Momo; (female given name) Pinku; (female given name) Sakura
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Peach / Peaches

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Mandarin yīng / ying1
Taiwan ying
Japanese takazakura / たかざくら    sakurazaki / さくらざき    sakura / さくら
Chinese cherry
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) cherry tree; cherry blossom; (2) decoy; fake buyer; shill; (3) hired applauder; (4) (colloquialism) horse meat; (surname) Takazakura; (surname) Sakurazaki; (surname, female given name) Sakura
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Cherry Blossom / Sakura

櫻花

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Mandarin yīng huā / ying1 hua1
Taiwan ying hua
Japanese sakura / さくら    ouka / oka / おうか
Chinese oriental cherry (Prunus serrulata or Prunus yedoensis), prized for its blossom; also known as sakura (Japanese) or Yoshino cherry
Japanese (female given name) Sakura; (female given name) Ouka
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Cherry Blossom

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Mandarin yīng / ying1
Taiwan ying
Japanese chieri / ちえり    sara / さら    sakurasaki / さくらさき    sakura / さくら    saku / さく    ou / o / おう
Chinese Japanese variant of 櫻|樱[ying1]
Japanese (1) cherry tree; cherry blossom; (2) decoy; fake buyer; shill; (3) hired applauder; (4) (colloquialism) horse meat; (female given name) Chieri; (female given name) Sara; (surname) Sakurasaki; (p,s,f) Sakura; (female given name) Saku; (female given name) Ou

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夕空

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Japanese yuuzora / yuzora / ゆうぞら Japanese evening sky; twilight sky; (female given name) Yura; (female given name) Yuura; (female given name) Sakura; (female given name) Kurea; (female given name) Akane

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春花

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Japanese shunka / しゅんか Japanese spring flowers; (surname) Haruhana; (female given name) Haruka; (female given name) Hana; (female given name) Sumire; (female given name) Shunna; (female given name) Shunka; (female given name) Sakura; (female given name) Kasuka

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桜花

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Japanese ouka(p);sakurabana / oka(p);sakurabana / おうか(P);さくらばな Japanese cherry blossom; (female given name) Honoka; (female given name) Haruka; (surname) Sakurabana; (surname, female given name) Sakurahana; (female given name) Sakuraka; (female given name) Sakura; (female given name) Sakuka; (female given name) Ouna; (surname, female given name) Ouka

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桜蝦

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Japanese sakuraebi / さくらえび Japanese sakura shrimp (Sergia lucens)

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秋桜

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Japanese akizakura / あきざくら Japanese (See コスモス) cosmos (flower); (female given name) Shuo; (personal name) Shuuou; (female given name) Sakura; (surname, female given name) Kosumosu; (female given name) Kosumo; (female given name) Akira; (female given name) Akisa; (female given name) Akiou; (female given name) Akio; (female given name) Aki; (female given name) Ao

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サクラ

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Japanese sakura / サクラ Japanese (1) cherry tree; cherry blossom; (2) decoy; fake buyer; shill; (3) hired applauder; (4) (colloquialism) horse meat; (p,s,g) Sakura

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早乙女

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Japanese sootome / そおとめ    soutome / sotome / そうとめ    sakura / さくら    saotome / さおとめ    sautome / さうとめ Japanese young female rice planter; young girl; (surname) Sootome; (place-name, surname) Soutome; (female given name) Sakura; (p,s,f) Saotome; (surname) Sautome

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桜えび

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Japanese sakuraebi / さくらえび Japanese sakura shrimp (Sergia lucens)

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桜エビ

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Japanese sakuraebi / さくらエビ Japanese sakura shrimp (Sergia lucens)

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桜海老

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Japanese sakuraebi / さくらえび Japanese sakura shrimp (Sergia lucens)

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サクラエビ

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Japanese sakuraebi / サクラエビ Japanese sakura shrimp (Sergia lucens)

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桜(P);櫻(oK)

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Japanese sakura(p);sakura / さくら(P);サクラ Japanese (1) cherry tree; cherry blossom; (2) (also 偽客) decoy; fake buyer; shill; (3) hired applauder; (4) (colloquialism) (See 桜肉) horse meat

桜海老;桜えび;桜エビ;桜蝦

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Japanese sakuraebi(桜海老,桜ebi,桜蝦);sakuraebi(桜ebi);sakuraebi / さくらえび(桜海老,桜えび,桜蝦);さくらエビ(桜エビ);サクラエビ Japanese sakura shrimp (Sergia lucens)

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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
Cherry Blossom
Sakura

樱 / 桜
sakurayīng / ying1 / ying
Cherry Blossom櫻花
樱花 / 桜花
ouka / okayīng huā / ying1 hua1 / ying hua / yinghua
In Flowers the Cherry Blossom, In Men the Samurai花は櫻木人は武士
花は桜木人は武士
hana wa sakuragi hito wa bushi
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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