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The Year of the Fire Dragon
火龍 is Fire Dragon in Chinese.
In the Chinese zodiac and sexagenary (60-year) cycle, this combination occurs in years that include 1916, 1976, 2036, and 2096.
In the sexagenary cycle, this year is represented by 丙辰.
See Also: Dragon
鳳凰 is the word that translates as “Legendary Phoenix” in Chinese.
This refers to the bird that, according to Chinese folklore, rose from the fiery ashes.
The phoenix and dragon are by far the most famous creatures in Chinese mythology.
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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your fire dragon search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| bǐng chén
hinoetatsu; heishin / hinoetatsu; heshin
fifty-third year C5 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1976 or 2036
(See 干支・1) Fire Dragon (53rd term of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1916, 1976, 2036)
| shén biàn
Supernatural influences causing the changes in natural events; miracles; miraculous transformations, e.g. the transforming powers of a Buddha, both in regard to himself and others; also his miraculous acts, e.g. unharmed by poisonous snakes, unburnt by dragon fire, etc. Tantra, or Yogācāra.
| lóng hǔ
ryuuko / ryuko
outstanding people; water and fire (in Daoist writing)
dragon and tiger; two mighty rivals; (surname, female given name) Ryūko
| kokouonogareteryuuketsuniiru / kokoonogareteryuketsuniru
(exp,v5r) (proverb) out of the frying pan into the fire; out of the tiger's mouth into the dragon's den
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji (Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|huǒ lóng / huo3 long2 / huo long / huolong||huo lung / huolung|
|hi ryuu / hiryuu / hi ryu||huǒ lóng / huo3 long2 / huo long / huolong||huo lung / huolung|
|houou / ho||fèng huáng|
|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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There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.
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