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There are 33 total results for your ambitious search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

上進


上进

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Mandarin shàng jìn / shang4 jin4
Taiwan shang chin
Japanese joushin / joshin / じょうしん
Chinese to make progress; to do better; fig. ambitious to improve oneself; to move forwards
Japanese (noun/participle) progress; advance; (given name) Joushin
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

遠大

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

少年よ大志を抱け

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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

八纏


八缠

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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

勇図

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Japanese yuuto / yuto / ゆうと Japanese ambitious undertaking

壮図

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

壮挙

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

壮途

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Japanese souto / soto / そうと Japanese ambitious undertaking

掉擧


掉举

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

有志

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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
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

梟雄

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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

遠謀

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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

雄図

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

雄長

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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

企圖心


企图心

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

意欲的

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

文陀竭

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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.

有志氣

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

有雄心

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

梁山泊

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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

野心家

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Japanese yashinka / やしんか Japanese ambitious person

野心的

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

爭強好勝

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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

空腹高心

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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)

窮當益堅

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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

聚螢映雪

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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

野心満々

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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

野心満満

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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

長風破浪

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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)

雄心勃勃

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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

アンビシャス

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

風雲に乗ずる

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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)

野心満々;野心満満

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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
This page contains 33 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

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
EDICT data is the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and is used in conformance with the Group's license.

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).



Combined, these cover 355,969 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, and short phrases.

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