The Name Vermillion in Chinese / Japanese...

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Red Dragon / Vermillion Dragon

zhū lóng
Red Dragon / Vermillion Dragon Scroll

朱龍 is a sophisticated or scholarly way to say, "Red Dragon". 朱龍 is the title you'd expect in ancient Chinese literature.

The first character means red, cinnabar, or vermillion.

The second character means dragon.

It is said that the Vermillion Dragon represents kings that bestow blessings on lakes or bodies of water. This makes more sense in an ancient Chinese context.

zhū
Gee
shu
Vermillion Scroll

朱 means vermilion or cinnabar - a reddis or slightly orange-red color.

朱 is also a surname Zhu in Mandarin and Gee in Cantonese. However, choose carefully, as this is not the only Zhu/Gee surname.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Red Dragon
Vermillion Dragon
朱龍
朱龙
zhū lóng / zhu1 long2 / zhu long / zhulongchu lung / chulung
Vermillionshuzhū / zhu1 / zhuchu
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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zhū
    zhu1
chu
 shu
    しゅ
Vermillion Scroll
vermilion
(1) cinnabar; vermillion; red; slightly-orange red; (2) red pigment (and ink made from same); (3) red text (as used to correct documents); (female given name) Beni
Red, vermilion; red

丹塗

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 ninuri
    にぬり
(n,adj-no,vs) painting red; vermillion lacquering

朱塗

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 shunuri
    しゅぬり
(n,adj-no,vs) painting something vermillion; lacquering something vermillion; vermillion-lacquered object

朱肉

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 shuniku
    しゅにく
thick red ink (used for signature seals); red ink pad; vermillion ink; cinnabar ink

紅楼

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 kourou / koro
    こうろう
(1) family or brothel with a beautiful woman; (2) (orig. meaning) vermillion-lacquered mansion; (personal name) Kourou

赤墨

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 akazumi
    あかずみ
(See 朱墨) vermillion stick; red ink

丹塗り

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 ninuri
    にぬり
(n,adj-no,vs) painting red; vermillion lacquering

朱塗り

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 shunuri
    しゅぬり
(n,adj-no,vs) painting something vermillion; lacquering something vermillion; vermillion-lacquered object

Variations:
枯茶
唐茶

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 karacha
    からちゃ
tawny brown; dark vermillion

Variations:
丹塗り
丹塗

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 ninuri
    にぬり
(n,adj-no,vs) painting red; vermillion lacquering

Variations:
朱塗り
朱塗

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 shunuri
    しゅぬり
(n,adj-no,vs) painting something vermillion; lacquering something vermillion; vermillion-lacquered object

Variations:
赤い(P)
紅い(P)
朱い(oK)
緋い(oK)
赭い(oK)
丹い(iK)

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 akai
    あかい
(adjective) (1) (紅い is esp. for scarlet) red; crimson; scarlet; vermilion; vermillion; (adjective) (2) Red; communist; (adjective) (3) (archaism) beautiful

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