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Mandarin/ li4
Taiwan li
Japanese ryoku / りょく    riki / りき    chikara / ちから
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese power; force; strength; ability; strenuously; surname Li
Japanese (suffix) strength; power; proficiency; ability; (1) strength; power; proficiency; ability; (suffix noun) (2) (after a number of people) the strength of ... people; the strength of ... men; (1) force; strength; might; vigour (vigor); energy; (2) capability; ability; proficiency; capacity; faculty; (3) efficacy; effect; (4) effort; endeavours (endeavors); exertions; (5) power; authority; influence; good offices; agency; (6) (See 力になる) support; help; aid; assistance; (7) stress; emphasis; (8) means; resources; (given name) Riki; (given name) Teiriki; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (given name) Tsutome; (male given name) Tsutomu; (surname, female given name) Chikara; (surname) Takariki; (given name) Isamu; (given name) Isao
bala; power, strength, of which there are several categories: 二力 power of choice and of practice; 三力 the power of Buddha; of meditation (samādhi) and of practice. 五力 pañcabala, the five powers of faith, zeal, memory (or remembering), meditation, and wisdom. 六力 A child's power is in crying; a woman's in resentment; a king's in domineering; an arhat's in zeal (or progress); a Buddha's in mercy; and a bhikṣu's in endurance (of despite) . 十力 q.v. The ten powers of Buddhas and bodhisattvas.

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Mandarin néng / neng2
Taiwan neng
Japanese nou / no / のう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese can; to be able to; might possibly; ability; (physics) energy; surname Neng
Japanese (1) talent; gift; function; (2) noh (theatre); (surname) Nozaki; (surname) Nouzaki; (surname, female given name) Nou; (given name) Chikara; (surname) Takumi; (female given name) Kanae; (given name) Atou
śak. Able to, can; capability, power.


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Mandarin lì liang / li4 liang5
Taiwan li liang
Japanese rikiryou / rikiryo / りきりょう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese power; force; strength
Japanese (1) ability; capacity; capability; talent; (2) physical strength


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Mandarin cái zhì / cai2 zhi4
Taiwan ts`ai chih / tsai chih
Japanese saitomo / さいとも    saichi / さいち
Chinese ability and wisdom
Japanese wit and intelligence; (surname) Saitomo; (personal name) Saichi
exceptional ability and intelligence; exceptional ability and intelligence



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Mandarin jiāo lóng / jiao1 long2
Taiwan chiao lung
Japanese kouryuu / koryu / こうりゅう
Chinese legendary dragon with the ability to control rain and floods
Japanese (1) mizuchi; mythical dragon-like beast, believed to ascend to the heavens through rain; (2) unfulfilled genius; dormant talent; (given name) Kouryuu



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Mandarin cháng shòu / chang2 shou4
Taiwan ch`ang shou / chang shou
Japanese nagatoshi / ながとし
Chinese longevity; ability to live long; long lived; Changshou suburban district of Chongqing municipality, formerly in Sichuan
Japanese (personal name) Nagatoshi
Long life.


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Japanese shidouryoku / shidoryoku / しどうりょく Japanese leadership skill; leadership ability


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Mandarin chāo néng lì / chao1 neng2 li4
Taiwan ch`ao neng li / chao neng li
Japanese chounouryoku / chonoryoku / ちょうのうりょく
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese superpower; extrasensory perception
Japanese (1) extra-sensory perception; ESP; psi; psychic ability; (2) psychokinesis; PK



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Mandarin qiān lǜ yī dé / qian1 lu:4 yi1 de2
Taiwan ch`ien lü i te / chien lü i te
Japanese senryoittoku;senryonoittoku / せんりょいっとく;せんりょのいっとく
Chinese a thousand tries leads to one success (idiom, humble expr.); Even without any notable ability on my part, I may still get it right sometimes by good luck.
Japanese (expression) (yoji) Even a fool may sometimes come up with a good idea


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Japanese ouhennouryoku / ohennoryoku / おうへんのうりょく
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (yoji) ability to take proper steps to meet the situation; ability to adapt oneself to (the requirement of) the moment

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Mandarin cái / cai2
Taiwan ts`ai / tsai
Japanese sai / さい
Chinese ability; talent; sb of a certain type; a capable individual; only; only then; just now
Japanese (1) ability; gift; talent; aptitude; genius; (2) sai; traditional unit of volume, approx. 1.8 ml; (given name) Mitsu; (surname) Saisaki; (surname, female given name) Sai; (surname) Kashiko; (female given name) Arusu


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Mandarin dì lì / di4 li4
Taiwan ti li
Japanese chiryoku / ちりょく    jiriki / じりき
Chinese soil fertility; land capability
Japanese fertility; one's own potential; real ability; one's own strength
supporting power


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Mandarin shǒu wàn / shou3 wan4
Taiwan shou wan
Japanese shuwan / しゅわん
Chinese wrist; trickery; finesse; ability; skill
Japanese ability; capability; skill



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Mandarin cái gàn / cai2 gan4
Taiwan ts`ai kan / tsai kan
Japanese saikan / さいかん
Chinese ability; competence
Japanese ability; (given name) Toshimoto


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Mandarin cái néng / cai2 neng2
Taiwan ts`ai neng / tsai neng
Japanese sainou / saino / さいのう
Chinese talent; ability; capacity
Japanese talent; ability; (surname) Sainou


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Mandarin jì néng / ji4 neng2
Taiwan chi neng
Japanese ginou / gino / ぎのう
Chinese technical ability; skill
Japanese technical skill; ability; capacity



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Mandarin běn lǐng / ben3 ling3
Taiwan pen ling
Japanese honryou / honryo / ほんりょう
Chinese skill; ability; capability; CL:項|项[xiang4],個|个[ge4]
Japanese (1) characteristic quality; special character; one's real ability; one's specialty; (2) one's function; one's duty; (3) fief; inherited estate; (place-name) Honryou


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Mandarin néng lì / neng2 li4
Taiwan neng li
Japanese nouryoku / noryoku / のうりょく    nouriki / noriki / のうりき
Chinese capability; ability; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese ability; faculty; {Buddh} (See 寺男) low-ranking priest who does manual labour at a temple; male temple employee; (given name) Chikara



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Mandarin jì yì lì / ji4 yi4 li4
Taiwan chi i li
Japanese kiokuryoku / きおくりょく
Chinese faculty of memory; ability to remember
Japanese memory; ability to remember

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Mandarin/ ju4
Taiwan chü
Japanese gu / ぐ
Chinese tool; device; utensil; equipment; instrument; talent; ability; to possess; to have; to provide; to furnish; to state; classifier for devices, coffins, dead bodies
Japanese (1) tool; means; (2) ingredients (added to soup, rice, etc.); (counter) (3) counter for sets of armor, utensils, furniture, etc.; (female given name) Tomo; (surname) Tsubusa; (surname) Gu; (surname) Ku; (female given name) Ere
All; complete; to present; implements; translit. gh; endowed with

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Mandarin/ qi4
Taiwan ch`i / chi
Japanese ki / き    utsuwa / うつわ
Chinese device; tool; utensil; CL:臺|台[tai2]
Japanese (suffix) (1) device; instrument; (2) vessel; container; (1) bowl; vessel; container; (2) ability; capacity; calibre; caliber; (given name) Utsuwa
A vessel, utensil, tool; receptacle

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Mandarin shǒu / shou3
Taiwan shou
Japanese te / て
Chinese hand; (formal) to hold; person engaged in certain types of work; person skilled in certain types of work; personal(ly); convenient; classifier for skill; CL:雙|双[shuang1],隻|只[zhi1]
Japanese (1) (occ. pronounced た when a prefix) (See お手・おて・1) hand; arm; (2) (colloquialism) (See お手・おて・3) forepaw; foreleg; (3) handle; (4) hand; worker; help; (5) trouble; care; effort; (6) means; way; trick; move; technique; workmanship; (7) hand; handwriting; (8) kind; type; sort; (9) (See 手に入る) one's hands; one's possession; (10) (See 手に余る) ability to cope; (11) hand (of cards); (12) (See 山の手・1) direction; (n,n-suf,ctr) (13) move (in go, shogi, etc.); (surname) Tezaki; (surname) Tesaki; (place-name) Te; (personal name) Tasome; (surname) Takade
pāṇī; hasta; kara; hand, arm.

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Mandarin tóu / tou2
Taiwan t`ou / tou
Japanese tou / to / とう
Chinese to cast; to send; to throw oneself (into the river etc); to seek refuge; to place oneself into the hands of
Japanese (1) {baseb} pitching ability; (suf,ctr) (2) counter for pitches
To cast, throw into, surrender, tender.

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Mandarin cái / cai2
Taiwan ts`ai / tsai
Japanese zai / ざい
Chinese material; timber; ability; aptitude; a capable individual; coffin (old)
Japanese (n,suf) (1) (See 材木) wood; lumber; timber; (2) (See 有為の材) man of talent; (3) (See 材料・1) (raw) material; ingredients; (personal name) Motoki

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Mandarin jīng / jing1
Taiwan ching
Japanese sei / se / せい
Chinese essence; extract; vitality; energy; semen; sperm; mythical goblin spirit; highly perfected; elite; the pick of something; proficient (refined ability); extremely (fine); selected rice (archaic)
Japanese (1) spirit; sprite; nymph; (2) energy; vigor (vigour); strength; (3) fine details; (4) semen; (given name) Makoto; (male given name) Tsutomu; (given name) Tadashi; (personal name) Seiji; (surname) Seizaki; (surname, female given name) Sei; (personal name) Suguru; (place-name) Shirage; (given name) Kuwashi; (male given name) Kiyoshi; (given name) Akira
Cleaned rice, freed from the husk, pure; essential, essence, germinating principle, spirit; fine, best, finest.

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Mandarin wàn / wan4
Taiwan wan
Japanese ude / うで
Chinese wrist; (squid, starfish etc) arm
Japanese (1) arm; (2) skill; efforts; ability; (place-name) Ude
[upper] arm

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Mandarin jiāo / jiao1
Taiwan chiao
Japanese mitsuchi / みつち    mizuchi / みずち
Chinese a legendary dragon with the ability to control rain and floods; see also 蛟龍|蛟龙[jiao1 long2]
Japanese mizuchi; mythical dragon-like beast

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Mandarin/ xu1
Taiwan hsü
Chinese (literary) ability and wisdom; scheme; stratagem

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Mandarin xiǎn / xian3
Taiwan hsien
Japanese sen / せん
Chinese barefooted
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) barefoot; (suffix noun) (2) superior to (a professional, etc. in ability or achievement); (given name) Sen

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Mandarin quán / quan2
Taiwan ch`üan / chüan
Chinese limited (of talent or ability); (archaic) solid wheel (without spokes)

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Mandarin liàng // liáng / liang4 // liang2
Taiwan liang
Japanese ryou / ryo / りょう
Chinese capacity; quantity; amount; to estimate; abbr. for 量詞|量词[liang4 ci2], classifier (in Chinese grammar); measure word; to measure
Japanese (n,n-suf) quantity; amount; volume; portion (of food); (surname, female given name) Ryou; (given name) Hakaru; (surname) Hakari
pramāṇa. Measure, capacity, length, ability; to measure, deliberate; a syllogism in logic, v. 比量. A syllogism, consisting of 宗 pratijñā, proposition; 因 hetu, reason; 喩 udāharaṇa, example; but the syllogism varies in the number of its avayava, or members. There are other divisions from 2 to 6, e.g. 現量 and 比量 direct or sense inferences, and comparative or logical inferences; to these are added 聖教量 arguments based on authority; 譬喩量 analogy; 義准 postulation, or general assent; and 無體 negation, or non-existence.



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Mandarin sān xì / san1 xi4
Taiwan san hsi
Japanese sansai
The three refined, or subtle conceptions, in contrast with the 六麤 cruder or common concepts, in the Awakening of Faith 起信論. The three are 無明業相 "ignorance", or the unenlightened condition, considered as in primal action, the stirring of the perceptive faculty; 能見相 ability to perceive phenomena; perceptive faculties; 境界相 the object perceived, or the empirical world. The first is associated with the 體corpus or substance, the second and third with function, but both must have co-existence, e.g. water and waves. v. 六麤; three subtleties, three subtle marks



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Mandarin shàng dá / shang4 da2
Taiwan shang ta
Japanese joutatsu / jotatsu / じょうたつ
Chinese to reach the higher authorities
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) improvement (e.g. in skill, ability); advance; progress; (2) (See 上通) (ant: 下達) communication of opinions of the general populace to those of high rank; (given name) Joutatsu; (place-name) Kamitate; (surname) Uedatsu


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Mandarin èr gēn / er4 gen1
Taiwan erh ken
Japanese nikon
The two "roots" or natural powers. (1) (a) 利根 keen, able (in the religion); (b) 鈍根 dull. (2) (a) 正根; 勝義根The power or ability which uses the sense organs to discern the truth; (b) 扶根; 扶 (or浮) 塵根the sense organs 五根 as aids. (3) The male and female sexual organs; two faculties


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Japanese zuku / づく    tsuku / つく Japanese (suf,v5k) (See 付く・つく・14) to become (a state, condition, etc.); (v5k,vi) (1) to be attached; to be connected with; to adhere; to stick; to cling; (2) to remain imprinted; to scar; to stain; to dye; (3) to bear (fruit, interest, etc.); (4) to be acquired (of a habit, ability, etc.); to increase (of strength, etc.); (5) to take root; (6) to accompany; to attend; to follow; to study with; (7) to side with; to belong to; (8) (See 憑く) to possess; to haunt; (9) (See 点く・1) to be lit; to be lighted; (10) to be settled; to be resolved; to be decided; (11) to be given (of a name, price, etc.); (12) to be sensed; to be perceived; (13) (from 運がつく) to be lucky; (suf,v5k) (14) (after -masu stems, onomatopoeic and mimetic words) (See 付く・づく) to become (a state, condition, etc.)



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Mandarin jì liǎng / ji4 liang3
Taiwan chi liang
Japanese giryou / giryo / ぎりょう
Chinese trick; scheme; ploy; tactic; stratagem; gimmick; ruse; trickery; skill; also written 技倆|技俩
Japanese ability; competency; talent; skill; capacity


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Japanese ginou / gino / ぎのう Japanese (irregular kanji usage) technical skill; ability; capacity


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Mandarin xìn xíng / xin4 xing2
Taiwan hsin hsing
Japanese nobuyuki / のぶゆき    shinkou / shinko / しんこう    shingyou / shingyo / しんぎょう    shigyou / shigyo / しぎょう
Japanese (surname, given name) Nobuyuki; (given name) Shinkou; (surname, given name) Shingyou; (surname) Shigyou
Believing action; faith and practice. Action resulting from faith in another's teaching, in contrast with 法行 action resulting from direct apprehension of the doctrine; the former is found among the 鈍根, i.e. those of inferior ability, the latter among the 利根, i.e. the mentally acute.


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Japanese hataraki / はたらき Japanese (1) work; labor; labour; (2) achievement; performance; ability; talent; (3) salary; income; earnings; (4) action; activity; workings; function; operation; movement; motion; (5) {ling} (also written as 活) conjugation; inflection


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Japanese hattatsu / はったつ Japanese (noun/participle) (roads) running in all directions; convenient transportation; ability in any line


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Japanese sugoude / sugode / すごうで Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) go-getter; live wire; resourceful person; wizard; virtuoso; (2) remarkable ability; mastery; brilliant technique


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Japanese bonshu / ぼんしゅ Japanese mediocre ability; person of ordinary skills


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Japanese bonsai / ぼんさい Japanese (ant: 天才) mediocrity; ordinary ability



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Mandarin chu lai // chū lái / chu5 lai5 // chu1 lai2
Taiwan ch`u lai // ch`u / chu lai // chu
Japanese iderai / いでらい    ideki / いでき    izuki / いずき
Chinese (after a verb, indicates coming out, completion of an action, or ability to discern or detect); to come out; to appear; to arise
Japanese (personal name) Deki; (surname) Iderai; (surname) Ideki; (surname) Izuki



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Mandarin chū duì / chu1 dui4
Taiwan ch`u tui / chu tui
Japanese zuitai
outstanding, of outstanding ability, egregious, standing forth.


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Japanese kireaji / きれあじ Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (1) sharpness; cutting ability; (2) quickness (of wit); incisiveness; technical proficiency; skill; (3) peppiness (of a ball)


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Japanese rikiryou / rikiryo / りきりょう Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) ability; capacity; capability; talent; (2) physical strength


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Mandarin gōng néng / gong1 neng2
Taiwan kung neng
Japanese kouno / kono / こうの
Chinese function; capability
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) effect; efficacy; virtue; benefit; (surname) Kouno
Achieving power; ability, power; function



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Mandarin shì li / shi4 li5
Taiwan shih li
Japanese seiryoku / seryoku / せいりょく
Chinese power; (ability to) influence
Japanese influence; power; might; strength; potency; force; energy; (place-name, surname) Seiriki


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Mandarin yìn kě / yin4 ke3
Taiwan yin k`o / yin ko
Japanese inka / いんか
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) {Buddh} dharma transmission (formal confirmation of a student's awakening by his master); (2) certificate of proficiency (in flower arrangement, etc.)
Assuredly can, i. e. recognition of ability, or suitability; certification


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Mandarin shòu xìng / shou4 xing4
Taiwan shou hsing
Chinese inborn (ability, defect)



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Mandarin kě jìn / ke3 jin4
Taiwan k`o chin / ko chin
Chinese vigorously; to the utmost; to the best of one's ability


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Mandarin tóng néng / tong2 neng2
Taiwan t`ung neng / tung neng
Japanese dōnō
same ability; same ability


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Mandarin chàng shāng / chang4 shang1
Taiwan ch`ang shang / chang shang
Chinese one's ability to give a convincing performance of a song


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Japanese shousai / shosai / しょうさい Japanese business ability


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Mandarin qì wù / qi4 wu4
Taiwan ch`i wu / chi wu
Japanese kibutsu(p);utsuwamono / きぶつ(P);うつわもの
Chinese implement; utensil; article; object
Japanese (1) container; receptacle; (2) utensil; implement; furniture; (3) calibre; talent; ability; (4) (きぶつ only) {law} (See 器物損壊) personal property


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Mandarin qì liàng / qi4 liang4
Taiwan ch`i liang / chi liang
Japanese kiryou / kiryo / きりょう
Chinese tolerance
Japanese (1) looks; features; personal beauty; (2) ability; talent; calibre; caliber; capability; capacity; (3) dignity; credit; estimation


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Mandarin kān néng / kan1 neng2
Taiwan k`an neng / kan neng
Japanese tannou / tanno / たんのう    kannou / kanno / かんのう
Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (noun or adjectival noun) (1) proficient; skillful; (noun/participle) (2) enjoying; satisfaction; satiation; having one's fill (of); (noun or adjectival noun) (1) proficient; skillful; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) (Buddhist term) patience; perseverance; fortitude
Ability to bear, or undertake; capable


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Mandarin dà jiào / da4 jiao4
Taiwan ta chiao
Japanese daikyō
The great teaching. (1) That of the Buddha. (2) Tantrayāna. The mahātantra, yoga, yogacarya, or tantra school which claims Samantabhadra as its founder. It aims at ecstatic union of the individual soul with the world soul, Iśvara. From this result the eight great powers of Siddhi (aṣṭa-mahāsiddhi), namely, ability to (1) make one's body lighter (laghiman); (2) heavier (gaiman); (3) smaller (aṇiman); (4) larger (mahiman) than anything in the world ; (5) reach any place (prāpti) ; (6) assume any shape (prākāmya) ; (7) control all natural laws (īśitva) ; (8) make everything depend upon oneself; all at will (v.如意身 and 神足). By means of mystic formulas (Tantras or dhāraṇīs), or spells (mantras), accompanied by music and manipulation of the hands (mūdra), a state of mental fixity characterized neither by thought nor the annihilation of thought, can be reached. This consists of six-fold bodily and mental happiness (yoga), and from this results power to work miracles. Asaṅga compiled his mystic doctrines circa A.D. 500. The system was introduced into China A.D. 647 by Xuanzang's translation of the Yogācārya-bhūmi-śāstra 瑜伽師地論 ; v. 瑜. On the basis of this, Amoghavajra established the Chinese branch of the school A.D. 720 ; v. 阿目. This was popularized by the labours of Vajrabodhi A.D. 732 ; v. 金剛智.


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Mandarin qí néng / qi2 neng2
Taiwan ch`i neng / chi neng
Japanese kinou / kino / きのう
Chinese special ability
Japanese (surname) Kinou


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Japanese gakuryoku / がくりょく Japanese scholarly ability; scholarship; knowledge; literary ability


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Japanese gakusai / がくさい Japanese academic ability


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Mandarin guān néng / guan1 neng2
Taiwan kuan neng
Japanese kannou / kanno / かんのう
Chinese function; capability; sense (i.e. the five senses of sight 視|视, hearing 聽|听, smell 嗅, taste 味 and touch 觸|触); faculty (i.e. specific ability)
Japanese (1) the senses; (2) sensuality; carnality; (surname) Kanno


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Mandarin dìng lì / ding4 li4
Taiwan ting li
Japanese jouriki / joriki / じょうりき
Japanese (place-name) Jouriki
samādhibala. The power of abstract or ecstatic meditation, ability to overcome all disturbing thoughts, the fourth of the five bāla 五力; described also as 攝心 powers of mind-control; power of meditation


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Japanese jitsuryoku / じつりょく Japanese (1) (real) ability; true strength; merit; efficiency; competency; (2) (See 実力行使) arms; force


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Japanese taiou / taio / たいおう Japanese (noun/participle) (1) interaction; correspondence; coping with; dealing with; support; response; reception; (2) {comp} software support; ability of a computer system to run specific software; compatibility



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Mandarin zhuān cháng / zhuan1 chang2
Taiwan chuan ch`ang / chuan chang
Chinese specialty; special knowledge or ability



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Mandarin duì jī / dui4 ji1
Taiwan tui chi
Japanese taiki
To respond to the opportunity, or the capacity of hearers; [responding] according to the questioner's ability


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Japanese kotsubu / こつぶ Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) small grain; small stature or ability; (surname) Kotsubu



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Mandarin gàn cái / gan4 cai2
Taiwan kan ts`ai / kan tsai
Chinese ability; capable



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Mandarin gàn cái / gan4 cai2
Taiwan kan ts`ai / kan tsai
Chinese ability; capable


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Japanese biryoku / びりょく Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) poor ability


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Mandarin dé cái / de2 cai2
Taiwan te ts`ai / te tsai
Chinese ethics and ability; virtuous and talented


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Japanese kaiwan / かいわん Japanese (irregular kanji usage) remarkable ability; amazing ability


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Mandarin xìng néng / xing4 neng2
Taiwan hsing neng
Japanese seinou / seno / せいのう
Chinese function; performance
Japanese ability; performance; efficiency


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Japanese kaiwan / かいわん Japanese remarkable ability; amazing ability


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Japanese senryoku / せんりょく Japanese (1) war potential; military strength; fighting power; (2) ability (to compete); capabilities; valuable asset


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Japanese boujutsu / bojutsu / ぼうじゅつ Japanese (See 房中術) ability in the bedroom; art of lovemaking


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Mandarin cái fèn / cai2 fen4
Taiwan ts`ai fen / tsai fen
Japanese saibun / さいぶん
Chinese ability; talent; gift
Japanese disposition


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Japanese sairyoku / さいりょく Japanese ability; talent; (surname) Sairiki


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Japanese saimei / saime / さいめい Japanese fame; reputation for ability


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Japanese toshikata / としかた    saiki / さいき Japanese talent; ability; (personal name) Toshikata; (personal name) Saiki



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Mandarin cái xué / cai2 xue2
Taiwan ts`ai hsüeh / tsai hsüeh
Japanese zaigaku
Chinese talent and learning; scholarship
ability and learning; ability and learning


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Mandarin cái lüè / cai2 lu:e4
Taiwan ts`ai lu:e / tsai lu:e
Japanese sairyaku / さいりゃく
Chinese ability and sagacity
Japanese wise planning


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Japanese saiwan / さいわん Japanese skill; ability



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Mandarin cái shí / cai2 shi2
Taiwan ts`ai shih / tsai shih
Chinese ability and insight



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Mandarin jì liǎng / ji4 liang3
Taiwan chi liang
Japanese giryou / giryo / ぎりょう
Chinese trick; scheme; ploy; tactic; stratagem; gimmick; ruse; trickery; skill; usually written 伎倆|伎俩
Japanese ability; competency; talent; skill; capacity


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Japanese giryou / giryo / ぎりょう Japanese ability; competency; talent; skill; capacity


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Japanese furuu / furu / ふるう Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (transitive verb) (1) to swing; to wield (physically); to exert; (2) to exercise (e.g. power, ability); to exhibit; to display; to wield (metaphorically); (3) to flourish; to prosper; to thrive


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Japanese furuu / furu / ふるう Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to swing; to wield (physically); to exert; (2) to exercise (e.g. power, ability); to exhibit; to display; to wield (metaphorically); (3) to flourish; to prosper; to thrive


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Japanese binwan / びんわん Japanese (n,adj-na,adj-no) ability; capability; competence; skill


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Japanese kireaji / きれあじ Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (1) sharpness; cutting ability; (2) quickness (of wit); incisiveness; technical proficiency; skill; (3) peppiness (of a ball)


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Mandarin yǒu cái / you3 cai2
Taiwan yu ts`ai / yu tsai
Japanese aritoshi / ありとし    arikata / ありかた
Japanese (personal name) Aritoshi; (personal name) Arikata
has ability; has ability


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Mandarin yǒu néng / you3 neng2
Taiwan yu neng
Japanese yuunou / yuno / ゆうのう
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (ant: 無能・1) able; capable; competent; talented; efficient


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Mandarin běn shi // běn shì / ben3 shi5 // ben3 shi4
Taiwan pen shih // pen
Japanese honji
Chinese ability; skill; source material; original story
former matters


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Japanese honte / ほんて Japanese one's true ability; the right way; professional; (surname) Honte


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Japanese saiki / さいき Japanese talent; ability


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Mandarin gēn xìng / gen1 xing4
Taiwan ken hsing
Japanese konjou / konjo / こんじょう
Japanese (1) willpower; guts; determination; grit; spirit; (2) character; nature; disposition; personality
Nature and character; the nature of the powers of any sense; ability and nature



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Mandarin gēn jī / gen1 ji1
Taiwan ken chi
Japanese konki
Motive power, fundamental ability, opportunity; one's basic religious capacity



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Mandarin jí lì / ji2 li4
Taiwan chi li
Japanese kyokuryoku / きょくりょく
Chinese to make a supreme effort; at all costs
Japanese (adverb) to the utmost; to the best of one's ability

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


This page contains 100 results for "ability" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

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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.

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