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The Force in Chinese / Japanese...

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The Force

China yuán lì
The Force Vertical Wall Scroll

原力 is how "The Force" is written in Chinese.

This regards "The Force" is referred to in the Star Wars universe and fandom in China. The characters can be literally translated as "prime power."

The Force

Japan foosu
The Force Vertical Wall Scroll

フォース is how Japanese will write The Force, as in Star Wars.

フォース is phonetic, so it's meant to sound like the English word "force" rather than mean force in Japanese.

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

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Mandarin bīng / bing1
Taiwan ping
Japanese hei / he / へい
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Chinese soldiers; a force; an army; weapons; arms; military; warlike; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (1) (common) soldier; rank and file; (2) army; troops; (3) warfare; strategy

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Mandarin/ li4
Taiwan li
Japanese ryoku / りょく
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Chinese power; force; strength; ability; strenuously; surname Li
Japanese (suffix) strength; power; proficiency; ability
bala; power, strength, of which there are several categories: 二力 power of choice and of practice; 三力 the power of Buddha; of meditation (samādhi) and of practice. 五力 pañcabala, the five powers of faith, zeal, memory (or remembering), meditation, and wisdom. 六力 A child's power is in crying; a woman's in resentment; a king's in domineering; an arhat's in zeal (or progress); a Buddha's in mercy; and a bhikṣu's in endurance (of despite) . 十力 q.v. The ten powers of Buddhas and bodhisattvas.

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Japanese kyou / kyo / きょう
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Chinese to force; to compel; to strive; to make an effort; strong; powerful; better; slightly more than; vigorous; violent; best in their category, e.g. see 百強|百强[bai3 qiang2]; stubborn; unyielding; surname Qiang
Japanese (suffix noun) (1) (ant: 弱・1) a little over; a little more than; (2) powerhouse; one of the biggest; one of the most powerful
Strong, forceful, violent; to force; to strengthen.

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Mandarin/ wu3
Taiwan wu
Japanese bu / ぶ
Chinese martial; military; surname Wu
Japanese (1) (archaism) the art of war; martial arts; military arts; (2) military force; the sword; (3) valor; bravery; (4) military officer; military man

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Mandarin kòng // kōng / kong4 // kong1
Taiwan k`ung / kung
Japanese kuu / ku / くう
Chinese to empty; vacant; unoccupied; space; leisure; free time; empty; air; sky; in vain
Japanese (1) empty air; sky; (2) {Buddh} shunyata; emptiness; the lack of an immutable intrinsic nature within any phenomenon; (3) (abbreviation) (See 空軍) air force; (noun or adjectival noun) (4) fruitlessness; meaninglessness; (5) (See 五大・1) void (one of the five elements); (can be adjective with の) (6) {math} empty (e.g. set)
śūnya, empty, void, hollow, vacant, nonexistent. śūnyatā, 舜若多, vacuity, voidness, emptiness, non-existence, immateriality, perhaps spirituality, unreality, the false or illusory nature of all existence, the seeming 假 being unreal. The doctrine that all phenomena and the ego have no reality, but are composed of a certain number of skandhas or elements, which disintegrate. The void, the sky, space. The universal, the absolute, complete abstraction without relativity. There are classifications into 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 16, and 18 categories. The doctrine is that all things are compounds, or unstable organisms, possessing no self-essence, i.e. are dependent, or caused, come into existence only to perish. The underlying reality, the principle of eternal relativity, or non-infinity, i.e. śūnya, permeates all phenomena making possible their evolution. From this doctrine the Yogācārya school developed the idea of the permanent reality, which is Essence of Mind, the unknowable noumenon behind all phenomena, the entity void of ideas and phenomena, neither matter nor mind, but the root of both.

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Mandarin jun / jun1
Taiwan chün
Japanese gun / ぐん
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Chinese army; military; arms; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (n,n-suf) army; force; troops
An army; military; martial; translit. kuṇ, cf. 君.


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Mandarin lì liang / li4 liang5
Taiwan li liang
Japanese rikiryou / rikiryo / りきりょう
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Chinese power; force; strength
Japanese (1) ability; capacity; capability; talent; (2) physical strength



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Mandarin dòng lì / dong4 li4
Taiwan tung li
Japanese douryoku / doryoku / どうりょく
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Chinese motive power; force; (fig.) motivation; impetus
Japanese (n,adj-f) (1) power; motive power; dynamic force; (2) {engr} (See 三相交流・さんそうこうりゅう) three-phase electricity


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Chinese pulling force; (fig.) allure; (materials testing) tensile strength; (loanword) rally


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Mandarin tuī shǒu / tui1 shou3
Taiwan t`ui shou / tui shou
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Chinese promoter; advocate; driving force; pushing hands (two-person training routine esp. in t'ai chi)



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Mandarin bào fēng / bao4 feng1
Taiwan pao feng
Japanese boufuu(p);arashi(gikun) / bofu(p);arashi(gikun) / ぼうふう(P);あらし(gikun)
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Chinese storm wind; storm (force 11 wind)
Japanese storm; windstorm; gale


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Mandarin huó lì / huo2 li4
Taiwan huo li
Japanese katsuryoku / かつりょく
The Force Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese energy; vitality; vigor; vital force
Japanese vitality; energy; dynamism



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Mandarin niú dùn / niu2 dun4
Taiwan niu tun
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Chinese newton (SI unit of force); Newton (name); Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), British mathematician and physicist



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Mandarin kōng jun / kong1 jun1
Taiwan k`ung chün / kung chün
Japanese kuugun / kugun / くうぐん
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Chinese air force
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) air force


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Japanese hakuryoku / はくりょく
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Japanese impressiveness; impact; force; intensity; appeal; strength; punch; edge; vigor


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Japanese hanpatsuryoku / はんぱつりょく
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Japanese repellent force; resiliency; elasticity


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Mandarin shēng mìng lì / sheng1 ming4 li4
Taiwan sheng ming li
Japanese seimeiryoku / semeryoku / せいめいりょく
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Chinese vitality
Japanese vitality; (one's) life force


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Japanese foosu / フォース
The Force Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (1) force; (2) (computer terminology) FORTH; (personal name) Force


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Japanese nyuuton / nyuton / ニュートン
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Japanese (1) newton (N) (SI unit of force); (2) Newton (Sir Isaac); (place-name, surname) Newton

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Mandarin ging / ging1
Taiwan ging
Chinese uptight; obstinate; to awkwardly force oneself to do something; (Taiwanese, POJ pr. [gēng], often written as ㄍㄧㄥ, no generally accepted hanzi form); (onom.) pew! (sound of a bullet fired from a gun); also pr. [biu4]

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Japanese ze / ぜ Japanese (particle) (1) (masculine speech) (familiar language) (used at sentence end; adds light force or emphasis to a sentence) I can tell you; (2) (masculine speech) (at sentence end; used to make a sentence threating or ironic) heh

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Japanese zo / ぞ Japanese (particle) (masculine speech) (used at sentence end) adds force or indicates command

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Mandarin jié / jie2
Taiwan chieh
Japanese kou;gou;kou / ko;go;ko / こう;ごう;コウ
Chinese to rob; to plunder; to seize by force; to coerce; calamity; abbr. for kalpa 劫波[jie2 bo1]
Japanese (1) (こう, ごう only) {Buddh} kalpa (eon, aeon); (2) (kana only) (usu. コウ) ko (in go); position that allows for eternal capture and recapture of the same stones
刧 A kalpa, aeon, age; also translit. ka; 'a fabulous period of time, a day of Brahmā or 1, 000 Yugas, a period of four hundred and thirty-two million years of mortals, measuring the duration of the world; (a month of Brahmā is supposed to contain thirty such kalpas; according to the Mahābhārata twelve months of Brahmā constitute his year, and one hundred such years his lifetime; fifty years of Brahmā are supposed to have elapsed... ).' M. W. An aeon of incalculable time, therefore called a 大時節 great time-node. v. 劫波.; The three asaṃkhyeya kalpas, the three countless aeons, the period of a bodhisattva's development; also the past 莊嚴劫, the present 賢劫, and the future 星宿劫 kalpas. There are other groups. 三劫三千佛 The thousand Buddhas in each of the three kalpas.

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Mandarin lēi / lei1
Taiwan lei
Japanese roku / ろく
Chinese to strap tightly; to bind; to rein in; to compel; to force; to carve; to engrave; (literary) to command; to lead; bridle; (physics) abbr. for 勒克斯[le4 ke4 si1], lux
Japanese (1) bit (horse mouthpiece); (2) (See 永字八法) second stroke in the Eight Principles of Yong; rightward stroke
Rein; extort, force; a left stroke; to draw in; bridle

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Mandarin/ ya1
Taiwan ya
Japanese atsu / あつ
Chinese Japanese variant of 壓|压
Japanese (See 圧力・1) pressure; force

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Mandarin duó / duo2
Taiwan to
Japanese datsu
Chinese to seize; to take away forcibly; to wrest control of; to compete or strive for; to force one's way through; to leave out; to lose
Snatch, carry off, take by force; decide; to snatch

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Japanese tsuyoshi / つよし Chinese variant of 強|强[qiang3]; variant of 強|强[qiang2]; variant of 強|强[jiang4]
Strong, violent; to force; idem 強.

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Japanese ryaku / りゃく Chinese to take over by force; to rob; to plunder; to brush over; to skim; to sweep
Japanese (See 永字八法) sixth principle of the Eight Principles of Yong; tapering thinning curve, usually concave left
to rob

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Chinese to push down; to make things difficult; to take by force

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Mandarin/ ji3
Taiwan chi
Chinese to crowd in; to cram in; to force others aside; to press; to squeeze; to find (time in one's busy schedule)

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
The Force原力yuán lì / yuan2 li4 / yuan li / yuanliyüan li / yüanli
The Forceフォースfoosu / fosu

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