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Dan

China dān
Dan Vertical Wall Scroll

丹 is the most common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Dan.

Dan

Japan dan
Dan Vertical Wall Scroll

ダン is the name Dan written in Katakana (phonetic Japanese).


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Nidan

Japan ni dan
Nidan Vertical Wall Scroll

二段 is a Japanese Kanji word that literally means, "second degree."

二段 is the second black belt rank in Japanese martial arts.

The first Kanji means two or second in Japanese.

The second Kanji means step, grade, rank, or level.


二段 can also be written as 弐段. This version just uses a more complicated Kanji for the number two.

Sandan

Japan san dan
Sandan Vertical Wall Scroll

This Japanese Kanji word literally means, "third degree." 三段 is the third black belt rank in Japanese martial arts.

The first Kanji means three or third in Japanese.

The second Kanji means step, grade, rank, or level.


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Dandān / dan1 / dantan
Danダンdan
Nidan二段ni dan / nidan
Sandan三段san dan / sandan
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.