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Mandarin shàng jìn / shang4 jin4
Taiwan shang chin
Japanese joushin / joshin / じょうしん
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Chinese to make progress; to do better; fig. ambitious to improve oneself; to move forwards
Japanese (noun/participle) progress; advance; (given name) Joushin



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Mandarin yuǎn dà / yuan3 da4
Taiwan yüan ta
Japanese endai / えんだい
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese far-reaching; broad; ambitious; promising
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) grand; far-reaching; ambitious


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Japanese shounenyotaishioidake / shonenyotaishioidake / しょうねんよたいしをいだけ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (expression) (proverb) (quote by William Smith Clark) Boys, be ambitious



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Mandarin bā chán / ba1 chan2
Taiwan pa ch`an / pa chan
Japanese hachiden
The eight entanglements, or evils: to be without shame; without a blush; envious; mean; unregretful; sleepy (or indolent); ambitious; stupid (or depressed); eight fetters


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Japanese yuuto / yuto / ゆうと Japanese ambitious undertaking


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Japanese souto / soto / そうと Japanese ambitious undertaking; grand scheme


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Japanese soukyo / sokyo / そうきょ Japanese ambitious (heroic) undertaking; daring enterprise; grand scheme


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Japanese souto / soto / そうと Japanese ambitious undertaking



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Mandarin diào jǔ / diao4 ju3
Taiwan tiao chü
Japanese jōko
Chinese restlessness (Buddhism)
Ambitious, unsettled; restlessness


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Mandarin yǒu zhì / you3 zhi4
Taiwan yu chih
Japanese yuushi / yushi / ゆうし
Chinese to be ambitious
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) voluntary; volunteer; sympathizer; sympathiser; (personal name) Yuuji; (personal name) Yuushi; (surname) Arishi



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Mandarin xiāo xióng / xiao1 xiong2
Taiwan hsiao hsiung
Japanese kyouyuu / kyoyu / きょうゆう
Chinese ambitious and ruthless character; formidable person
Japanese ringleader; accomplished villain



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Mandarin yuǎn móu / yuan3 mou2
Taiwan yüan mou
Japanese enbou / enbo / えんぼう
Chinese a long-term plan; an ambitious strategy
Japanese foresight; forethought


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Japanese yuuto / yuto / ゆうと Japanese ambitious plan (enterprise); grand project



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Mandarin xióng zhǎng / xiong2 zhang3
Taiwan hsiung chang
Japanese ochou / ocho / おちょう
Chinese fierce and ambitious character; formidable person
Japanese (surname) Ochou



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Mandarin qǐ tú xīn / qi3 tu2 xin1
Taiwan ch`i t`u hsin / chi tu hsin
Chinese ambition; ambitious


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Japanese iyokuteki / いよくてき Japanese (adjectival noun) (See 意欲) ambitious; motivated; willful


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Mandarin wén tuó jié / wen2 tuo2 jie2
Taiwan wen t`o chieh / wen to chieh
Japanese Bundaketsu
Mūrdhajāta, Māndhātṛ, i. e. 頂生王 born from his mother's head, a reputed previous incarnation of the Buddha, who still ambitious, despite his universal earthly sway, his thousand sons, etc., few to Indra's heaven, saw the 天上玉女 celestial devī, but on the desire arising to rule there on Indra's death, he was hurled to earth; v. 文陀竭王經.



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Mandarin yǒu zhì qì / you3 zhi4 qi4
Taiwan yu chih ch`i / yu chih chi
Chinese ambitious


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Mandarin yǒu xióng xīn / you3 xiong2 xin1
Taiwan yu hsiung hsin
Chinese ambitious


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Japanese ryouzanpaku / ryozanpaku / りょうざんぱく Japanese place of assemblage for the bold and ambitious; (place-name) Ryouzanpaku


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Japanese yashinka / やしんか Japanese ambitious person


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Japanese yashinteki / やしんてき Japanese (adjectival noun) ambitious; enterprising



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Mandarin zhēng qiáng hào shèng / zheng1 qiang2 hao4 sheng4
Taiwan cheng ch`iang hao sheng / cheng chiang hao sheng
Chinese competitive; ambitious and aggressive; to desire to beat others


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Mandarin kōng fù gāo xīn / kong1 fu4 gao1 xin1
Taiwan k`ung fu kao hsin / kung fu kao hsin
Chinese ambitious despite a lack of talent (idiom)



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Mandarin qióng dāng yì jiān / qiong2 dang1 yi4 jian1
Taiwan ch`iung tang i chien / chiung tang i chien
Chinese poor but ambitious (idiom); hard-pressed but determined; the worse one's position, the harder one must fight back



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Mandarin jù yíng yìng xuě / ju4 ying2 ying4 xue3
Taiwan chü ying ying hsüeh
Chinese lit. to collect fireflies and study by their light (idiom); fig. ambitious student from impoverished background; burning the midnight oil


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Japanese yashinmanman / やしんまんまん Japanese (adj-no,adj-t,adv-to) (yoji) burning with ambition; highly ambitious


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Japanese yashinmanman / やしんまんまん Japanese (adj-no,adj-t,adv-to) (yoji) burning with ambition; highly ambitious



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Mandarin cháng fēng pò làng / chang2 feng1 po4 lang4
Taiwan ch`ang feng p`o lang / chang feng po lang
Chinese lit. to ride the wind and crest the waves; to be ambitious and unafraid (idiom)


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Mandarin xióng xīn bó bó / xiong2 xin1 bo2 bo2
Taiwan hsiung hsin po po
Chinese aggressive and grand (idiom); ambitious; pushy


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Japanese anbishasu / アンビシャス Japanese (adj-no,adj-na) ambitious


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Japanese fuuunnijouzuru / fuunnijozuru / ふううんにじょうずる Japanese (exp,vz) (obscure) to take advantage of the troubled times (of an ambitious adventurer)


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Japanese yashinmanman / やしんまんまん Japanese (adj-no,adj-t,adv-to) (yoji) burning with ambition; highly ambitious


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Japanese shounenyotaishioidake / shonenyotaishioidake / しょうねんよたいしをいだけ Japanese (expression) (proverb) (quote by William Smith Clark) boys, be ambitious

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 34 results for "Ambitious" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

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Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).

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