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Shang Vertical Wall Scroll

尚 is the most common character for the Chinese surname that romanizes as Shang. 尚 is also a name, "Makato" in Japanese and "Sang" in Korean.

尚 is also a word meaning: still; yet; to value; to esteem; furthermore; in addition; greater; further.


shàng hǎi
shan hai
Shanghai Vertical Wall Scroll

上海 is the Chinese and Japanese name for Shanghai, China.

When pronounced as, Joukai, it can be a surname in Japanese.

Nguyen / Ruan

Min / Gen
Nguyen / Ruan Vertical Wall Scroll

阮 / 阮 is the original Chinese character that represented the Vietnamese surname Nguyễn before Vietnam stopped using Chinese characters and romanized their language. It is probably the most common surname in all of Vietnam. While romanized as Nguyen, it sounds more like the English word "Win" or "When". 阮 / 阮 can also represent the Nguyen Dynasty in Vietnam which lasted from 1802 to 1945.

阮 / 阮 is also the Chinese surname Ruan, most Chinese with this surname have ancestors from a small state named Ruan during the Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC) located in the southeast of modern-day Gansu Province.

In Japanese, this can be the rare surnames pronounced Min, Gen, Ken, Gan, or En.

Besides a surname, this character also represents an ancient musical instrument.

Ocean / Sea

Ocean / Sea Vertical Wall Scroll

海 is the character often used for sea or ocean in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja. In some context, this can refer to the beach, or an area near the sea, such as "Shanghai" (same hai is the second character of Shanghai).

If you are looking for a universal word for ocean or sea - or can't decide which character for ocean or sea that you want, pick this one!

海 is also a common female given name in Japan - also a good name for a restaurant as "Umi Sushi" would mean "Ocean Sushi Restaurant".

海Please note that our Japanese master calligrapher will tend to write this character in the form shown to the right (a line instead of two dots). Both versions are correct, and can be read in either language. Let us know if you have a preference when you order.

xī zàng
Tibet Vertical Wall Scroll

西藏 is the Chinese name for the Tibet autonomous region. It is a vast area in southwest China for which the Chinese government has little control (except in the capital of Llasa). During your travels in Tibet (outside of Llasa) you will find it's rough country full of ruthless bandits and honorable and upright Living Buddhas. There are about 2000 Living Buddhas in Tibet, and at least 10 times more bandits ready to ambush you on the road or trail.

On the eastern frontier of Tibet, you will find the place designated to be Shangri-la. It's a friendly village of Tibetans and is the gateway to greater Tibet.

See Also:  China | Nepal | Asia

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Shangnaoshàng / shang4 / shang
Shanghai上海shan hai / shanhaishàng hǎi
shang4 hai3
shang hai
阮 / 阮
Min / Genruǎn / ruan3 / ruanjuan
umihǎi / hai3 / hai
Tibet西藏xī zàng / xi1 zang4 / xi zang / xizanghsi tsang / hsitsang
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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shàng / shang4
 shō / まこと
Tibet Vertical Wall Scroll
still; yet; to value; to esteem
(adv,conj) (kana only) furthermore; still; yet; more; still more; in addition; greater; further; (personal name) Makoto
to beg


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shàng/ shang4 di4
shang ti
 joutei;shoutei / jote;shote / じょうてい;しょうてい
Tibet Vertical Wall Scroll
(1) Shangdi (creator deity in Chinese folk religion); (2) God (in Christianity)


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shàng hǎi / shang4 hai3
shang hai
 shanhai / シャンハイ
Tibet Vertical Wall Scroll
Shanghai municipality, central east China, abbr. to 滬|沪[Hu4]
Shanghai (China); (place-name) Shanghai (China)


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shàng děng / shang4 deng3
shang teng
 joutou / joto / じょうとう
Tibet Vertical Wall Scroll
highest quality; top-notch
(adj-no,adj-na,n) (1) superior; first-class; excellent; top quality; (interjection) (2) (that's) just fine!; bring it on!; (surname) Uera



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shàng jìn / shang4 jin4
shang chin
 joushin / joshin / じょうしん
Tibet Vertical Wall Scroll
to make progress; to do better; fig. ambitious to improve oneself; to move forwards
(noun/participle) progress; advance; (given name) Joushin


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tiān shàng / tian1 shang4
t`ien shang / tien shang
 tenjou / tenjo / てんじょう
Tibet Vertical Wall Scroll
celestial; heavenly
(n,vs,adj-no) the heavens; (given name) Tenjou
The heavens above, i. e. the six devalokas 六欲天 of the region of desire and the rupalokas andarupalokas, i. e. 色 and 無色界; heavenly realm



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bēi shāng / bei1 shang1
pei shang
 hishou / hisho / ひしょう
Tibet Vertical Wall Scroll
sad; sorrowful
(noun/participle) grief

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shàng / shang4
old variant of 上[shang4]

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shàng / shang4
 jou / jo / じょう
on top; upon; above; upper; previous; first (of multiple parts); to climb; to get onto; to go up; to attend (class or university)
(suffix noun) (1) from the standpoint of; as a matter of (e.g. fact); in the field of; being of the type of; (2) aboard (a ship or vehicle); on top of; on; above; (3) (See 下・げ・2,上巻) first volume (e.g. book); (n,pref) (4) superior quality; best; top; high class; (5) going up; (6) governmental; imperial; (7) presenting; showing; (prefix) (8) ana- (medical, biol.); (surname) Noboru
uttarā 嗢呾羅; above upper, superior; on; former. To ascend, offer to a superior.

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shāng / shang1
 shō / きず
to injure; injury; wound
(1) wound; injury; cut; gash; bruise; scratch; scrape; scar; (2) chip; crack; scratch; nick; (3) flaw; defect; weakness; weak point; (4) stain (on one's reputation); disgrace; dishonor; dishonour; (5) (emotional) hurt; hurt feelings
To injure, wound, hurt, harm, distress, A tr. of yakṣa; a wound

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shāng / shang1
 shou / sho / しょう
commerce; merchant; dealer; to consult; 2nd note in pentatonic scale; quotient (as in 智商[zhi4 shang1], intelligence quotient)
(n,n-suf) (1) {math} (See 積・1) quotient; (2) dealing; dealer; store; (3) (See 五音) second degree (of the Japanese and Chinese pentatonic scale); (4) (See 殷) Shang dynasty (China, approx. 1600-1046 BCE); Yin dynasty; (surname) Shouzaki
To consult arrange; trade, a merchant; translit. śaṇ, saṃ, śa, śā; to consult

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shǎng / shang3
unit of land area (equivalent to 10 or 15 mǔ 畝|亩[mu3] in parts of northeast China, but only 3 or 5 mǔ in northwest China)

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shāng / shang1
plowed earth; soil moisture; furrow

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shàng / shang4
variant of 尚, still; yet; to value; to esteem

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shǎng / shang3
part of the day; midday

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shāng / shang1
to die in childhood; war dead

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shāng / shang1
old variant of 湯|汤[shang1]

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shāng / shang1
entropy (physics)

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shàng / shang4
to sole a shoe

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shàng / shang4
Cerambyx rugicollis

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shāng / shang1
 sakazuki / さかづき
feast; goblet
sake cup; cup for alcoholic beverages

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shāng / shang1
to consult; to deliberate; commerce

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shǎng / shang3
 shou / sho / しょう
to bestow (a reward); to give (to an inferior); to hand down; a reward (bestowed by a superior); to appreciate (beauty)
(n,n-suf) prize; award; (given name) Masaru
to reward, award


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shàng sān / shang4 san1
shang san
 jōsan / うえさん
(surname) Uesan
the above three


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shàng shàng / shang4 shang4
shang shang
 jōjō / じょうじょう
(adj-na,n,adj-no) the best; great; superb
best of the best


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shàng xià / shang4 xia4
shang hsia
 jouge / joge / じょうげ
up and down; top and bottom; old and new; length; about
(1) top and bottom; high and low; above and below; upper and lower ends; up and down; (noun/participle) (2) going up and down; rising and falling; fluctuating; (3) going and coming back; (4) upper and lower classes; ruler and ruled; the government and the people; (5) first and second volumes; (place-name, surname) Jouge
above and below


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shàng zhōng / shang4 zhong1
shang chung
 jōchū / つじなか
(surname) Tsujinaka
superior and middle-level


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shàng chéng / shang4 cheng2
shang ch`eng / shang cheng
first-class; best quality; also pr. [shang4 sheng4]
Mahāyāna; also 上衍, 大乘 q. v; superior vehicle


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shàng jiāo / shang4 jiao1
shang chiao
to hand over to; to give to higher authority; to seek connections in high places


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shàng rén / shang4 ren2
shang jen
 shounin / shonin / しょうにん
holy priest; saint; (place-name) Shounin
A man of superior wisdom, virtue, and conduct, a term applied to monks during the Tang dynasty; excellent personage

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