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Baby Steps Learning Chinese : ANSTG – 4 Biggest Underworld Group Names

Four Biggest Underworld Group in ANSTG and Azurro two cents ^^

Last time when I posted the meaning of ANSTG Character names, it showed positive. So this time I want to share about Four Underworld groups name in A Naive Short Tempered Girl which swept by Yu Ao Tian within two years, right after he returned to China.

If you have been following the story of A Naive Short Tempered Girl, you knew that Yu Ao Tian is the founder of Yu Long Group, one of biggest underworld group in Japan and then at the time he decided to move to China by transferring half of his men aside expanding Berson Group that he acquired within two years.

In China, Yu Ao Tian known as new tycoon, business man, owner of Berson Group. But his background was Underworld emperor when he was still staying in Japan.

I noticed, the four mafias name in this story has similarity characters with the Japanese’s Protector Gods or Four Benevolent Animals in Chinese.

Let’s start:

赤龙帮 Chi Long Bang

Chi Long Bang (赤龙帮) literally translated as Red Dragon Group. In A Naive Short Tempered Girl, this is the first group that wiped off by Yu Ao Tian.

赤 Chi : Red (a noun), Scarlet
龙 Long : Dragon
帮 Bang : Group

Azurro’s explanation:
Before Chi Long Bang destroyed by Yu Ao Tian, this group is owned Southern Area which suddenly reminded me with the Japanese’s Protector Gods or Four Benevolent Animals in Chinese that supposed to be Azure Dragon (Blue Dragon) in Japanese named Seiryu or Qing Long (Chinese). But in this story, it seemed that the author preferred to used 赤 Chi (red) instead of 红 which means red. Just like Qing (青) blue instead 蓝 (blue).

青虎帮 Qing Hu Bang

Then the second target that taken care by Yu Ao Tian is Qing Hu Bang ( 青虎帮 ). Before I translated this as Blue Tiger Group but actually this can be translated as White Tiger Group too. Because 青 Qing this word can be translated in many ways, if it referred to color then it can be translated as Blue, Green, Black or nature’s color.

青 Qing : Blue, Green, Indigo, Black, Cyan. But it also can mean white pale (青白).
虎 Hu : Tiger

Azurro’s explanation:
Qing Hu Bang is the group that owned the West area in A Naive Short Tempered Girl which I think it name was taken from Byaku or Bai Hu /White Tiger in Japanese or Chinese.

朱雀帮 Zhu Que Bang

The Third group that crashed by Yu Ao Tian is Zhu Que Group (朱雀帮) which owned by Shang Yun Yin’s father. Shang Yu yin herself is also madly in love with Yu Ao Tian but her life just ended so ironic after she almost put Yao Yao in the dangerous situation. This literally translated as Vermilion Bird or Phoenix.
朱 Zhu : Vermilion
雀 Que : Small Bird
This word usually not separated, 朱雀 means Vermilion Bird.

Azurro’s explanation:
Zhu Que Group is the group which owned South area in A Naive Short Tempered Girl story. In Japanese, Zhu Que is translated as Suzaku, or Vermilion Bird/Phoenix translated in Chinese.

玄武帮 Xuan Wu Group

The Fourth group in A Naive Short Tempered Girl is Xuan Wu Group which owned by Ou Yang Zi Xuan’s mother, perhaps this is the only group that still exist until now. Group that haven’t touch by Yu Ao Tian. Because this group haven’t done anything that offended Yu Long Group and Yu Ao Tian.
玄 Xuan : Mysterious, Black
武 Wu:  Chinese Surname, martial, military
But in here, 玄武 is translated as Black tortoise in Chinese, Genbu in Japanese.

御龙帮 Yu Long Group

This is the group that owned by Yu Ao Tian. In A Naive Short Tempered Girl, Yu Long Group is the biggest in Japan and also in China after three groups wiped off.

Yu Long is coming from Yu Ao Tian, Yu (御) and Long (龙) dragon. Rough translation, it can be translated as The Imperial Dragon.

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