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龍鳳呈祥 is often seen at weddings and other celebrations in China.
It suggests that the dragon and phoenix will bring you auspicious tidings.
The first character is dragon.
The second is phoenix.
The third is presents or brings.
And the last means auspicious, propitious, or luck.
Throughout China, the dragon and phoenix are symbols of good fortune. You will see these auspicious figures as decorative symbols on everything from buildings, furniture, wedding costumes, sculptures in public parks, to caskets and items used in ceremonies.
龍鳳 is the simplest way to express "Dragon and Phoenix" in Chinese and Japanese.
This title can be used to represent, "The emperor and empress," or a metaphor for an outstanding personage.
It should be noted that this is most often used as a given name "Ryuuhou" in Japanese. It may be read more as the name than by meaning in Japanese.
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your dragon and phoenix search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| lóng fèng / long2 feng4
ryuuhou / ryuho / りゅうほう
dragon and phoenix; Longfeng district of Daqing city 大慶|大庆[Da4 qing4], Heilongjiang
(given name) Ryuuhou
| lóng fèng chéng xiáng / long2 feng4 cheng2 xiang2
lung feng ch`eng hsiang / lung feng cheng hsiang
the dragon and phoenix are symbols of good fortune (idiom); auspicious; decorated with auspicious symbols such as the dragon and the phoenix
| sì líng / si4 ling2
four divinities; four divine emperors; four mythical creatures symbolic of propsperity and longevity, namely phoenix 鳳|凤[feng4], turtle 龜|龟[gui1], dragon 龍|龙[long2], Chinese unicorn 麒麟[qi2 lin2]; also 四象[si4 xiang4], the four division of the sky
| bān lóng fù fèng / ban1 long2 fu4 feng4
pan lung fu feng
hitching a ride to the sky on the dragon and phoenix (idiom); fig. currying favor with the rich and powerful in the hope of advancement
| lóng shēng lóng , fèng shēng fèng / long2 sheng1 long2 , feng4 sheng1 feng4
lung sheng lung , feng sheng feng
lit. dragon births dragon, phoenix births phoenix (idiom); fig. the apple doesn't fall far from the tree
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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|Dragon and Phoenix Brings Luck||龍鳳呈祥|
|lóng fèng chéng xiáng|
long2 feng4 cheng2 xiang2
long feng cheng xiang
|lung feng ch`eng hsiang
lung feng cheng hsiang
|Dragon and Phoenix||龍鳳|
|ryuu hou / ryuuhou / ryu ho / ryuho||lóng fèng|
|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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