The name Yellow in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Yellow

  2. Yellow Dragon

  3. Huang Shan / Yellow Mountain

  4. Goldfish

  5. Equality

  6. Just as Liquor Turns a Face Red, Gold Turns a Heart Black

  7. Daisy


Yellow Color

 hon / kou
Yellow Scroll

黃 is the single character for the color yellow in Chinese.

This can be a Chinese surname Huang or a Korean surname Hwang.

In China, yellow is traditionally the color of the emperor. In fact, there was a time when only the emperor could wear yellow clothing or own yellow pet fish.
Note: Goldfish were bred originally in China for the emperor. When the perfect yellow fish was bred, all but the emperor were banned from owning any. Thus a more orange-colored goldfish dominated the market.

Notes: 黃 is not a common selection for a wall scroll. In certain contexts in China, yellow can refer to pornography or vice.

黄This character is written with a slight variation in Simplified Chinese and modern Japanese. Click on the image to the right if you want this alternate version.

Yellow Dragon

 huáng lóng
Yellow Dragon Scroll

黃龍 is a sophisticated or scholarly way to say “Yellow Dragon.” 黃龍 is the title you'd expect in ancient Chinese literature.

The first character means yellow.

The second character means dragon.

The Yellow Dragon represents a king that favorably hears all petitions of his subjects.

Note: This title can be the name of Huanglong county in Yan’an, located in Shaanxi province of China.

Huang Shan / Yellow Mountain

 huáng shān
Huang Shan / Yellow Mountain Scroll

黃山 is the title for Mt Huang, Yellow mountains, or Huangshan.

This refers to the Mountain(s) in south Anhui, a centuries-old tourist attraction.

 jīn yú
 kin gyo
Goldfish Scroll

金魚 is the title for goldfish in Chinese and Japanese.

There was a time in ancient China when only the Emperor could possess the actual yellow-gold colored fish. This is why alternate coloration such as orange, black, red, and white was bred. Many believe this is why colors other than yellow-gold are more common for “goldfish” in pet shops today.

 píng děng
 byou dou
Equality Scroll

In Chinese, 平等 is the word that describes equality among all humans.

Yes, this is equality that means equality no matter of religion, whether you are rich or poor, gay or straight, black white or yellow.

In Japanese and Korean, this can be defined as equality, impartiality, and evenness (basically the same as the Chinese meaning).

Just as Liquor Turns a Face Red, Gold Turns a Heart Black

 bái jiǔ hóng rén miàn huáng jīn hēi shì xīn
Just as Liquor Turns a Face Red, Gold Turns a Heart Black Scroll

白酒紅人面黃金黑世心 literally says: [Just as] white liquor makes people's faces turn red, [So] yellow gold makes people's hearts turn black.

This is a warning about the nature of greed. The suggestion is that one who lusts for gold and riches will eventually have a black heart (or become a heartless greedy bastard). As a wall scroll, this is a reminder and warning to keep yourself from following the greedy path.


The yellow flower

 chú jú
Daisy Scroll

雛菊 is how they write “daisy” in Chinese and Japanese.

This is a good choice if you love daisies, or your name is Daisy. If you translated it directly, this means “chick flower” (as in baby chickens) or “baby chrysanthemum.” Of course, when an Asian person reads this, they just think “daisy.”

If you're into botany, this title represents “Bellis Perennis.”

In Japanese, this can be the female given name, Hinagiku.

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(out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) (kana only) sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera); Indian lotus; lotus; (2) rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); (kana only) sacred lotus (Nelumbo nucifera); Indian lotus; lotus; (f,m,s) Ren
puṇḍarīka, the lotus, especially the white lotus, Numphoea alba; padma, especially the Nelumbium speciosum; utpala, the Nymphoea coerulea, the blue lotus; kumuda, Nymphoea esculenta, white lotus, or N. rubra, red lotus; nīlotpala, N. cyanea, a blue lotus. The first four are called white, red, blue, and yellow lotuses; but the white lotus is generally meant unless otherwise specified.

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Gold / Metal
gold; chemical element Au; generic term for lustrous and ductile metals; money; golden; highly respected; one of the eight categories of ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1]
(1) gold (metal); (2) (See 金色) gold (color); (3) gold (medal); first place (prize); (noun - becomes adjective with の) (4) something of great value; something golden (e.g. silence); (5) money; gold coin; (6) (written before an amount of money) sum (of money); (7) (abbreviation) (See 金曜) Friday; (n,ctr) (8) karat (measure of purity of gold); carat; (9) (See 五行・1) metal (fourth phase of Wu Xing); (10) (hist) Jin dynasty (of China; 1115-1234); Chin dynasty; Jurchen dynasty; (11) (abbreviation) {shogi} (See 金将) gold general; (12) (abbreviation) (colloquialism) (See 金玉) testicles; (surname) Kimu; Kim
hiraṇya, 伊爛拏 which means cold, any precious metal, semen, etc.; or 蘇伐刺 suvarṇa, which means "of a good or beautiful colour", "golden", "yellow", "gold", "a gold coin", etc. The Chinese means metal, gold, money.

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yellow; pornographic; to fall through

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(n,adj-no,adj-na) (See 黄色) yellow; (surname) Hon


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chī yóu
    chi1 you2
ch`ih yu
    chih yu
 shiyuu / shiyu

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God of Warcraft
Chiyou, legendary tribal leader who was defeated and killed by the Yellow Emperor 黃帝|黄帝[Huang2 di4]
(archaism) Chinese god of war



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huáng shān
    huang2 shan1
huang shan

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Huang Shan / Yellow Mountain
Mt Huang; Yellow mountains; Huangshan prefecture-level city centered around Huangshan Mountains in south Anhui

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mythical animal, said to have yellow body and white tail

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used in expressions that convey frustration and futility, such as 無奈|无奈[wu2 nai4] and 莫可奈何|莫可奈何[mo4 ke3 nai4 he2] (literary); used for its phonetic value in writing foreign words
(female given name) Nana
Remedy, alternative, how ? what ? a yellow plum.

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round yellow dirt mount (in the Northwest of China)

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yellow (archaic)

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Catalpa kaempferi; printing blocks
(1) (あずさ, アズサ only) (kana only) (See 夜糞峰榛) Japanese cherry birch (Betula grossa); (2) (あずさ, アズサ only) (See キササゲ) yellow catalpa (Catalpa ovata); (3) (あずさ, アズサ only) (See 赤芽柏・1) Japanese mallotus (Mallotus japonicus); (4) printing block; (5) (あずさ only) (abbreviation) (See 梓弓) catalpa bow; (6) (あずさ only) (abbreviation) (See 梓巫女) catalpa medium; (surname) Shin

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Catalpa; Mallotus japonicus
(archaism) unknown plant species (perhaps Catalpa ovata or Mallotus japonicus); (kana only) yellow catalpa (Catalpa ovata); Chinese catalpa; (female given name) Hisagi

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river; CL:條|条[tiao2],道[dao4]
{mahj} discarded tiles (chi:); discards; (surname) Ha
River (in north), canal (in south), especially the Yellow River in China and the Ganges 恒河in India.


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(yellow color)

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light yellow color

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yellow floating heart (Nymphoides peltatum)

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(See 黄砂・こうさ・1) loess; yellow sand; bai; dust from the Yellow River region (China)

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Chinese yellow eel

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a yellow color


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common yellow-toothed cavy (Galea musteloides); (personal name) Gui


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zhōng yuán
    zhong1 yuan2
chung yüan
Central Plain, the middle and lower regions of the Yellow river, including Henan, western Shandong, southern Shanxi and Hebei
middle of a field; middle of a country; field of contest; (surname) Nakaraha


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wǔ dì
    wu3 di4
wu ti
the Five Legendary Emperors, usually taken to be the Yellow Emperor 黃帝|黄帝[Huang2 di4], Zhuanxu 顓頊|颛顼[Zhuan1 xu1], Di Ku 帝嚳|帝喾[Di4 Ku4], Tang Yao 唐堯|唐尧[Tang2 Yao2] and Yu Shun 虞舜[Yu2 Shun4]
five emperors


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wǔ cǎi
    wu3 cai3
wu ts`ai
    wu tsai
 saaya / saya
five (main) colors (white, black, red, yellow, and blue); multicolored
the five colours: green, yellow, red, white and black; the five colors; five-coloured porcelain; five-colored porcelain; (female given name) Saaya


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wǔ sè
    wu3 se4
wu se
multicolored; the rainbow; garish
(1) five colors (usu. red, blue, yellow, white and black); five colours; (can be adjective with の) (2) many kinds; varied; (3) (See 瓜) melon; gourd; (place-name, surname) Goshiki
The five primary colors, also called 五正色 (or 五大色): 靑 blue, 黃 yellow, 赤 red, 白 white, 黑 black. The 五間色 or compound colors are 緋 crimson, 紅, scarlet, 紫 purple, 綠 green, 磂黃 brown. The two sets correspond to the cardinal points as follows: east, blue and green; west, white, and crimson; south, red and scarlet; north, black and purple; and center, yellow and brown. The five are permutated in various ways to represent various ideas.



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cāng jié
    cang1 jie2
ts`ang chieh
    tsang chieh
 souketsu / soketsu
Cang Jie, legendary scribe of the Yellow Emperor and creator of Chinese writing; Cangjie input method (computing)
(person) Cangjie (c. 2667-2596 BCE; supposed inventor of Chinese characters)


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jiàn tuó
    jian4 tuo2
chien t`o
    chien to
健杜; 健達 gandha, smell, scent; a tree producing incense; the first and last also mean (as do 乾陀 and 乾馱) kaṣāya, a colour composed of red and yellow, the monk's robe, but the sounds agree better with kanthā, the patch-robe. Also used for skandha, v. 塞建陀, the five constituents; also for gandharvas, v. 乾闥婆.



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nèi jīng
    nei4 jing1
nei ching
abbr. for 黃帝內經|黄帝内经[Huang2 di4 Nei4 jing1], The Yellow Emperor's Internal Canon, medical text c. 300 BC
inner scriptures



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liǎng hé
    liang3 he2
liang ho
the areas to the north and south of the Yellow River (in the Spring and Autumn Period); Mesopotamia
The 'two rivers', Nairañjanā, v. 尼, where Buddha attained enlightenment, and Hiraṇyavatī, see 尸, where he entered Nirvāṇa.


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xíng tiān
    xing2 tian1
hsing t`ien
    hsing tien
Xingtian, headless giant hero of Chinese mythology decapitated by the Yellow Emperor 黃帝|黄帝[Huang2 di4]

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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
hon / kou / hon / kohuáng / huang2 / huang
Yellow Dragon黃龍
huáng lóng
huang2 long2
huang long
huang lung
Huang Shan
Yellow Mountain
huáng shān
huang2 shan1
huang shan
kin gyo / kingyojīn yú / jin1 yu2 / jin yu / jinyuchin yü / chinyü
Equality平等byou dou / byoudou / byo dopíng děng
ping2 deng3
ping deng
p`ing teng
ping teng
Just as Liquor Turns a Face Red, Gold Turns a Heart Black白酒紅人面黃金黑世心
bái jiǔ hóng rén miàn huáng jīn hēi shì xīn
bai2 jiu3 hong2 ren2 mian4 huang2 jin1 hei1 shi4 xin1
bai jiu hong ren mian huang jin hei shi xin
pai chiu hung jen mien huang chin hei shih hsin
hinagikuchú jú / chu2 ju2 / chu ju / chujuch`u chü / chuchü / chu chü
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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