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Rooster / Chicken

Year of the Rooster / Zodiac Sign

Rooster / Chicken Scroll

鷄 or 雞 is the character for rooster or chicken in Chinese, old Korean, and Japanese.

If you were born in the year of the rooster (chicken), you . . .

Have a unique sense of color.
Are high principled and responsible.
Have persuasive power.
Are honest.
Have a great ability to communicate.

Common Chinese chicken Alternate Chinese chicken #1 Alternate Chinese chicken #2

Please note: There are a few different ways to write rooster / chicken as shown to the right. If you are particular about the form, please let us know when you place your order.

See also our Chinese Zodiac page.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Rooster / Chicken Scroll
bird; CL:隻|只[zhi1],群[qun2]; "bird" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 196); (dialect) to pay attention to; (intensifier) damned; goddamn
(1) bird; (2) bird meat (esp. chicken meat); fowl; poultry; (surname) Yanadori
A bird; a bird

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variant of 殼|壳[qiao4]
(n,n-pref) (1) (kana only) (See 鶏がら) chicken bones (e.g. for soup); chicken carcass; (2) (kana only) poor-quality coke (coal); (suffix) (3) (kana only) left-overs; remnants

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generic term for birds and animals; birds; to capture (old)
(1) bird; (2) bird meat (esp. chicken meat); fowl; poultry

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 himo(p); himo
    ひも(P); ヒモ
to turn; to wrench; button; nu (Greek letter Νν)
(1) (kana only) string; cord; (2) (kana only) (esp. ヒモ) man who is financially dependent on a woman; gigolo; pimp; (3) (kana only) restrictions; conditions; (4) (kana only) mantle (shellfish, etc.); (5) (kana only) {food} small intestine (beef, pork); oviduct meat (chicken)

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10th earthly branch: 5-7 p.m., 8th solar month (8th September-7th October), year of the Rooster; ancient Chinese compass point: 270° (west)
(1) the Rooster (tenth sign of the Chinese zodiac); the Cock; the Chicken; the Bird; (2) (obsolete) (See 酉の刻) hour of the Rooster (around 6pm, 5-7pm, or 6-8pm); (3) (obsolete) west; (4) (obsolete) eight month of the lunar calendar; (personal name) Yuu

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fowl; chicken; CL:隻|只[zhi1]; (slang) prostitute
kukkuṭa, a cock, fowl, chicken, hen; translit. ku, ke, go.

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 niwatori(p); tori; kake(ok); kutakake(ok); niwatori
    にわとり(P); とり; かけ(ok); くたかけ(ok); ニワトリ
Japanese variant of 雞|鸡
(1) chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus); domestic chicken; (2) (See 鶏肉・1) chicken meat


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(1) shear (wind, fluids); (2) (colloquialism) (abbreviation) (See 砂ずり・すなずり・1) chicken gizzard


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(abbreviation) {food} (See チキン・1) chicken; (female given name) Chiki


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sān shēng
    san1 sheng1
san sheng
the three sacrificial animals (originally cow, sheep and pig; later pig, chicken and fish)


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 sanchou / sancho
(1) {food} chicken, goose and pheasant; (2) (archaism) (orig. meaning) cuckoo, Japanese bush warbler and wagtail


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liù chù
    liu4 chu4
liu ch`u
    liu chu
six domestic animals, namely: pig, cow, sheep, horse, chicken and dog
The six animals likened to the six organs 六根, v. 六衆生.



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tǔ jī
    tu3 ji1
t`u chi
    tu chi
free-range chicken


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(1) nationally protected chicken breed; free-range local traditional pedigree chicken; chicken meat from same; (2) locally raised chicken


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nationally protected chicken breed; free-range local traditional pedigree chicken; chicken meat from same


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(irregular okurigana usage) pot of chicken or seafood, and vegetables in a dashi broth, usu. cooked at the table (traditionally a winter meal); seafood and vegetable stew or chowder


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 haikei / haike
culled chicken; spent hen


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 seikei / seke
adult chicken; mature fowl


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chicken wing


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chicken or fish meatloaf made with egg



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chái jī
    chai2 ji1
ch`ai chi
    chai chi
a variety of free-range chicken, small with furless legs, laying smaller eggs


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 shouniku / shoniku
meat (esp. chicken) without bones, skin or excess fat


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(irregular okurigana usage) (food term) food (esp. chicken and vegetables) boiled in plain water (or sometimes dashi, etc.) and served with dipping sauce (esp. ponzu)


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shuǐ dòu
    shui3 dou4
shui tou
 suitou / suito
chickenpox; Varicella zoster (med.)
(See 水疱瘡) chickenpox; chicken pox



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yóu jī
    you2 ji1
yu chi
a variety of chicken



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zhá jī
    zha2 ji1
cha chi
fried chicken



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wū jī
    wu1 ji1
wu chi
black-boned chicken; silky fowl; silkie; Gallus gallus domesticus Brisson



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kǎo jī
    kao3 ji1
k`ao chi
    kao chi
roast chicken


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yakitori; chicken pieces (or sometimes beef or pork offal) grilled on a skewer


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odd money; loose change; small (paltry) sum (of money); chicken feed; (mere) pittance

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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
鷄 or 雞
鸡 or 鶏
niwatorijī / ji1 / jichi
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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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

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A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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