The name Villa in Chinese / Japanese...

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別荘 is a Japanese word meaning villa or holiday house

This can also be the Japanese surname Bessho.

Mountain Villa

 shān zhuāng
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山莊 is a Chinese word that literally means “mountain villa.”

It can also be translated as a manor house or just a villa. 山莊 is used in hotel names and other fancy titles.

Mountain Villa

 yamajou / sansou
Mountain Villa Scroll

山荘 is a Japanese word that means mountain villa, mountain retreat, or mountain cottage.

This can also be a Japanese surname that romanizes as Yamajou, Yamajo, Sansou, or Sanso.

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(1) holiday house; vacation home; villa; (2) (colloquialism) prison; jail; (surname) Bessho


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 yamajou / yamajo

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mountain villa; mountain retreat; mountain cottage; (surname) Yamajō



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shān zhuāng
    shan1 zhuang1
shan chuang

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manor house; villa; (used in hotel names)

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 ryou / ryo
hut; shack; small window; variant of 僚[liao2]
(1) hostel; dormitory; (2) (archaism) (See 律令制) bureau (government department beneath a ministry under the ritsuryō system); (3) (archaism) (See 茶寮・1) tea-ceremony room; (4) (archaism) (See 別荘・1) villa; (surname, given name) Ryō
A hut, study, monastery; fellow-student.


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main building (of a villa, palace, etc.); (personal name) Tomono



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bié shù
    bie2 shu4
pieh shu
villa; CL:幢[zhuang4],座[zuo4]
(archaism) holiday home; country retreat



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bié yè
    bie2 ye4
pieh yeh
 betsugyou / betsugyo
villa; another line of work
Differentiated karma (the cause of different resultant conditions); cf. 總業.



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bié zhuāng
    bie2 zhuang1
pieh chuang


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 bettei / bette
secondary residence; vacation home; villa


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villa arranged appropriately for summer; mansion arranged appropriately for summer


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(See 築地・ついじ) roofed mud wall around a villa or temple; (surname) Ogaki


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shān jiā
    shan1 jia1
shan chia
mountain villa; house in the mountains; mountain retreat; (surname) Yanbe
The 'mountain school', the ' profounder ' interpretation of Tiantai doctrines developed by 四明 Ssu-ming; v. last entry.


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 kenkou / kenko
(1) (archaism) (See 総監) inspector; (2) temple administrator; shrine administrator; (3) (See 荘官・1) villa administrator; (4) (See 盲官) highest ranking blind court official; (surname) Kenkou



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zhuāng yuán
    zhuang1 yuan2
chuang yüan
manor; feudal land; villa and park


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(irregular okurigana usage) (1) stream (in a Japanese garden); narrow stream flowing through a traditional garden (esp. in a Heian period villa); (2) watering (potted plants, bonsai, etc.); (surname) Yarimizu



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lí gōng
    li2 gong1
li kung
 rikyuu / rikyu
detached palace; imperial villa
(n,n-suf) imperial villa; royal villa; detached palace; (place-name) Rikyū


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(given name) Vijay; (surname) Villa


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(personal name) Villa


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(hist) daimyo's residence on the outskirts of Edo; daimyo villa; (place-name, surname) Shimoyashiki


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 bessouban / bessoban
caretaker of a villa


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 goyoutei / goyote
imperial villa


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 katsurarikyuu / katsurarikyu
(place-name) Katsura Imperial Villa (in Kyoto)


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 shou; sou / sho; so
    しょう; そう
(n,n-suf) (usu. そう when a suffix) (See 荘園) manor; villa


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(1) stream (in a Japanese garden); narrow stream flowing through a traditional garden (esp. in a Heian period villa); (2) watering (potted plants, bonsai, etc.)


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 hashikakushi; hashigakushi
    はしかくし; はしがくし
(See 寝殿造り,向拝) pent roof built atop the stairs of a shrine or a building in a classic aristocratic villa


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(surname) Villa


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(place-name) Villa Bella



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huán xiù shān zhuāng
    huan2 xiu4 shan1 zhuang1
huan hsiu shan chuang
Mountain Villa with Embracing Beauty in Suzhou, Jiangsu


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 biyaaesu / biyaesu
(place-name) Villa Hayes

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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
Villa別荘bessho / besho
Mountain Villa山莊
shān zhuāng
shan1 zhuang1
shan zhuang
shan chuang
Mountain Villa山荘yamajou / sansou
yamajo / sanso
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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