The name Wild Rose in Chinese / Japanese...

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 yě méi guì
Wild Rose Scroll

野玫瑰 is the simplest way to write “wild rose” in Chinese.

The first word literally means wild. The second is the single-character form of rose or roses (plural or singular is not specified in Chinese characters). This can also be translated as “sweet briar.”

Thorns / Bramble / Briar Patch / Wild Rose

 jīng jí
Thorns / Bramble / Briar Patch / Wild Rose Scroll

荊棘 is a Chinese and Japanese Kanji word that means: thistles and thorns; brambles; thorny undergrowth; wild rose; bramble; briar patch; briars; thicket; the bush.

Sometimes this term is used figuratively to refer to an obstacle or source of difficulty that makes your path difficult.


(Name used in botany and some poems)

 yě qiáng wēi
Rose Scroll

野薔薇 is both the technical term for rose in the science of botany. However, it also means wild rose and can be found in some forms of poetry as well.

If you are wondering, this word for rose sounds good in Chinese, not like a super-technical such as the Latin words we use for scientific terms in the west).

Rose Flower

(The flower of love)

 qiáng wēi
 bara / shoubi
Rose Flower Scroll

薔薇 is the universal way to write rose (as in the flower) because it is understood in both Chinese and Japanese (same characters in either language). 薔薇 is also a common way to write about roses in Asian poetry. This can be translated as “wild rose” if you are looking for that title.

薔薇 is also how to write “rose” in old Korean Hanja (though they now use Hangul, and most Koreans of this generation will not be able to read this without a dictionary).

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition



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jīng jí
    jing1 ji2
ching chi
 keikyoku; bara / kekyoku; bara
    けいきょく; ばら
thistles and thorns; brambles; thorny undergrowth
(1) wild rose; bramble; (2) briar patch; (3) (idiom) obstacle; source of difficulty; thorn


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(1) (kana only) wild rose; (2) (kana only) multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora); (kana only) multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora); (female given name) Nobara

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(1) thorn; spine; prickle; (2) splinter (esp. lodged in one's flesh); hard sharp item (esp. lodged in one's throat, e.g. fish bone); (3) biting words; (noun or adjectival noun) briars; thicket; the bush; (1) thorny shrub; (2) wild rose; briar; (3) thorn; (4) (archit) cusp; (surname) Natsume

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Caltrop or puncture vine (Tribulus terrestris); to thatch (a roof)
(1) thorny shrub; (2) wild rose; briar; (3) thorn; (4) (archit) cusp; (surname, female given name) Ibara

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 kei / ke
chaste tree or berry (Vitex agnus-castus); alternative name for the Zhou Dynasty state of Chu 楚國|楚国[Chu3 guo2]
(1) thorny shrub; (2) wild rose; briar; (3) thorn; (4) (archit) cusp; (surname) Kei

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 shouji / shoji
wild rose
(personal name) Shouji


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(1) thorny shrub; (2) wild rose; briar; (3) thorn; (4) (archit) cusp; (place-name) Ibarra (Ecuador)


see styles
 ibara; ibara
    いばら; イバラ
(1) thorny shrub; (2) (often written 薔薇) wild rose; briar; (3) thorn; (4) {archit} cusp


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 nobara(野bara, 野薔薇); nobara(野bara); nobara
    のばら(野ばら, 野薔薇); のバラ(野バラ); ノバラ
(1) (kana only) wild rose; briar; (2) (kana only) (See 野茨) multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora); baby rose; Japanese rose

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Wild Rose野玫瑰yě méi guì
ye3 mei2 gui4
ye mei gui
yeh mei kuei
Briar Patch
Wild Rose
keikyokujīng jí / jing1 ji2 / jing ji / jingjiching chi / chingchi
nobarayě qiáng wēi
ye3 qiang2 wei1
ye qiang wei
yeh ch`iang wei
yeh chiang wei
Rose Flower薔薇
bara / shoubi
bara / shobi
qiáng wēi
qiang2 wei1
qiang wei
ch`iang wei
chiang wei
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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