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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin zhú / zhu2
Taiwan chu
Japanese take / たけ
Chinese bamboo; CL:棵[ke1],支[zhi1],根[gen1]; Kangxi radical 118
Japanese (1) bamboo; (2) middle (of a three-tier ranking system); (surname) Chikusaki; (personal name) Takematsu; (personal name) Takehana; (surname) Taketaka; (personal name) Takesue; (surname) Takezaki; (surname) Takesaki; (p,s,f) Take
veṇu, bamboo.


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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Japanese kan / かん
Chinese simple; uncomplicated; letter; to choose; to select; bamboo strips used for writing (old)
Japanese brevity; simplicity; (surname) Kan; (given name) Isamu; (personal name) Ikufumi; (given name) Akira
A tablet, memorandum; to abridge; appoint; examine; abrupt, concise, direct; to choose

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Mandarin zhào / zhao4
Taiwan chao
Japanese zaru / ざる
Chinese loosely woven bamboo ladle
Japanese (1) (kana only) draining basket (traditionally made of bamboo); colander; strainer; sieve; (2) (abbreviation) (kana only) (See ざる蕎麦) zaru soba (soba served on a bamboo draining basket with dipping sauce); (3) (colloquialism) (kana only) strong drinker; someone who can drink like a fish; (surname) Zaru

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Mandarin quán / quan2
Taiwan ch`üan / chüan
Japanese ue;uke;sen;age(ok) / うえ;うけ;せん;あげ(ok)
Chinese bamboo fish trap
Japanese cylindrical bamboo fishing basket
A bamboo fishing-trap; bamboo fish trap

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Mandarin sǔn / sun3
Taiwan sun
Japanese takouna / takona / たこうな    takenoko / たけのこ    takanna / たかんな    takamuna / たかむな
Chinese bamboo shoot
Japanese (1) (kana only) bamboo shoot; (2) (abbreviation) (kana only) inexperienced doctor; quack; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) bamboo shoot

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Mandarin huáng / huang2
Taiwan huang
Japanese takemura / たけむら    takamura / たかむら    takashi / たかし
Chinese (bamboo); bamboo grove
Japanese bamboo grove; (surname) Takemura; (surname) Takamura; (male given name) Takashi

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Mandarin xiǎo / xiao3
Taiwan hsiao
Japanese shino;shinu / しの;しぬ
Chinese dwarf bamboo
Japanese (1) (See 篠竹・しのだけ) thin-culmed dwarf bamboo (growing in clusters); (2) (しの only) (abbreviation) (See 篠笛) Japanese transverse bamboo flute (high-pitched; usu. with seven holes); (3) (しの only) sliver (strand of loose fibers); (personal name) Tsuguo; (personal name) Tsugio; (surname) Jou; (surname) Shibasaki; (surname) Shinozaki; (surname) Shinosaki; (place-name, surname) Shino; (surname) Shishinozaki; (surname) Shishizaki; (surname) Sasa

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Mandarin yān / yan1
Taiwan yen
Japanese suzu / すず
Chinese black bamboo
Japanese (1) (archaism) Sasamorpha borealis (species of bamboo grass unique to Japan); (2) shoots of this plant

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Mandarin qiān / qian1
Taiwan ch`ien / chien
Japanese higo / ひご
Chinese inscribed bamboo stick (used in divination, gambling, drawing lots etc); small wood sliver; label; tag
Japanese (kana only) thin strip of bamboo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

竹刀

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Mandarin zhú dāo / zhu2 dao1
Taiwan chu tao
Japanese shinai / しない
Chinese shinai (bamboo sword for kendō)
Japanese {MA} bamboo sword (for kendo); bamboo fencing stick

竹林

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Mandarin zhú lín / zhu2 lin2
Taiwan chu lin
Japanese chikurin(p);takebayashi / ちくりん(P);たけばやし
Chinese bamboo forest
Japanese bamboo thicket; (surname) Chikurin; (place-name, surname) Takebayashi; (surname) Takehayashi
(竹林精舍 or竹林寺); 竹林園; 竹林苑 Veṇuvana, 'bamboo-grove,' a park called Karaṇḍaveṇuvana, near Rājagṛha, made by Bimbisāra for a group of ascetics, later given by him to Śākyamuni (Eitel), but another version says by the elder Karaṇḍa, who built there a vihāra for him.

竹筒

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Mandarin zhú tǒng / zhu2 tong3
Taiwan chu t`ung / chu tung
Japanese takezutsu / たけづつ
Chinese bamboo tube; bamboo pipe
Japanese bamboo pipe; (place-name) Taketou; (place-name) Takedzutsu

竹篦

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Mandarin zhú bì / zhu2 bi4
Taiwan chu pi
Japanese chikuhei / しっぺい
Chinese bamboo comb
Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (1) (Buddhist term) bamboo stick used to strike meditators into greater wakefulness (in Zen Buddhism); (2) (kana only) striking someone's wrist with one's index and middle finger
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

竹簡

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Mandarin zhú jiǎn / zhu2 jian3
Taiwan chu chien
Japanese chikukan / ちくかん
Chinese bamboo writing slips in ancient times (joined together to form whole scrolls)
Japanese bamboo writing strip

竹製

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Mandarin zhú zhì / zhu2 zhi4
Taiwan chu chih
Japanese takesei / takese / たけせい
Chinese made of bamboo
Japanese made of bamboo

箭竹

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Mandarin jiàn zhú / jian4 zhu2
Taiwan chien chu
Japanese yadake / やだけ    yatake / やたけ
Chinese bamboo (genus Fargesia)
Japanese (1) bamboo arrow shaft; (2) (kana only) arrow bamboo (Pseudosasa japonica); (surname) Yadake; (surname) Yatake

苦竹

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Mandarin kǔ zhú / ku3 zhu2
Taiwan k`u chu / ku chu
Japanese nigatake;kuchiku / にがたけ;くちく
Chinese bitter bamboo (Pleioblastus amarus)
Japanese (1) (See 真竹) Japanese timber bamboo (Phyllostachys bambsoides); giant timber bamboo; madake; (2) (にがたけ only) (See 女竹) Simon bamboo (Pleioblastus simonii); (place-name) Nigadake; (place-name, surname) Nigatake; (surname) Kuchiku

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Mandarin zhú / zhu2
Taiwan chu
Chinese "bamboo" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 118)


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Mandarin shāo / shao1
Taiwan shao
Chinese pot-scrubbing brush made of bamboo strips; basket (container) for chopsticks; variant of 筲[shao1]

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Mandarin suǎn / suan3
Taiwan suan
Chinese ancient utensil for washing rice (or being used as a plate); ancient bamboo container for hats

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Mandarin biǎn / bian3
Taiwan pien
Chinese horizontal rectangular inscribed tablet hung over a door or on a wall; shallow round woven bamboo basket

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Mandarin qiān / qian1
Taiwan ch`ien / chien
Chinese short slender pointed piece of metal, bamboo etc; skewer; prod used to extract samples from sacks of grain etc; (dialect) to stick in; to bolt (a door); to arrange (flowers in a vase); to graft (tree); to pedicure; to peel (an apple etc)

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Mandarin/ bi4
Taiwan pi
Chinese weapon handle of bamboo strips

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Mandarin guàng // guāng / guang4 // guang1
Taiwan kuang
Chinese woven wood and bamboo utensil; classifier for threads and strings; see 桄榔[guang1 lang2]

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Mandarin zhàn / zhan4
Taiwan chan
Japanese san / さん    etsuri / えつり
Chinese Japanese variant of 棧|栈[zhan4]
Japanese (1) frame (i.e. of a sliding door); (2) crosspiece; bar; (3) (See 猿・4) sliding wooden bolt (for holding a door or window shut); (4) rung (of a ladder); (1) (abbreviation) sheathing (under thatched roofing); (2) lath (used as a foundation for a mud plaster wall); (3) (See 桟竹) decorative rafters (of alternating wood and bamboo); (surname) Kakehashi

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Chinese bamboo conduit; wooden peg; spout; same as 筧|笕

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Mandarin zhàn / zhan4
Taiwan chan
Japanese kakebashi / かけばし    kakehashi / かけはし
Chinese a wooden or bamboo pen for sheep or cattle; wood or bamboo trestlework; a warehouse
Japanese (surname) Kakebashi; (surname) Kakehashi

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese material (such as rocks, earth, bamboo etc) used to hastily repair a dike; (literary) door bar (vertical bar used to prevent the horizontal movement of a door bolt)

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Mandarin chá / cha2
Taiwan ch`a / cha
Chinese a raft made of bamboo or wood; to fell trees; to hew

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Mandarin shàn / shan4
Taiwan shan
Chinese bamboo fish trap; used in names of places connected with Shantou 汕頭|汕头[Shan4 tou2]

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Mandarin pán // qiáng / pan2 // qiang2
Taiwan p`an // ch`iang / pan // chiang
Chinese classifier for strips of land or bamboo, shops, factories etc; slit bamboo or chopped wood (dialect); "piece of wood" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 90), mirror image of 片[pian4]

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Mandarin běn / ben3
Taiwan pen
Japanese fugo;mokko;mokkou;ishimi / fugo;mokko;mokko;ishimi / ふご;もっこ;もっこう;いしみ
Chinese a basket or pan used for earth; manure etc
Japanese implement for carrying heavy loads, generally made of bamboo and woven grass or rope

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Mandarin/ ba1
Taiwan pa
Japanese magaki / まがき
Chinese an article made of bamboo strips; fence
Japanese (1) (archaism) short roughly woven fence; (2) divider between boxes (i.e. for box seats) in a theatre, etc.; (surname) Magaki

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Mandarin qǐn / qin3
Taiwan ch`in / chin
Chinese smiling countenance; bamboo rope

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Japanese takanna / たかんな Japanese (1) (kana only) bamboo shoot; (2) (abbreviation) (kana only) inexperienced doctor; quack; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) bamboo shoot; (place-name) Takanna

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Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Chinese bamboo with black patches

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Mandarin chī / chi1
Taiwan ch`ih / chih
Japanese chi / ち
Chinese to whip with bamboo strips
Japanese (archaism) (See 五刑) light caning (10-50 times)

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Mandarin/ li4
Taiwan li
Japanese kasa / かさ
Chinese bamboo rain hat
Japanese (1) conical hat (East-Asian style); coolie hat; (2) (See 傘・かさ・2) something shaped like a conical hat or an umbrella; shade (of a lamp); mushroom cap; pileus; (personal name) Riyuu; (surname) Ryuu; (surname) Kasa

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Mandarin/ si4
Taiwan ssu
Chinese square bamboo container for food or clothing

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Mandarin/ da2
Taiwan ta
Chinese rough bamboo mat; surname Da

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Mandarin/ zi3
Taiwan tzu
Chinese bamboo mat; bed mat

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Mandarin líng / ling2
Taiwan ling
Chinese bamboo screen

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Mandarin fàn / fan4
Taiwan fan
Chinese bamboo mold

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Japanese sasazaki / ささざき    sasaki / ささき    sasa / ささ Japanese bamboo grass; generally smaller species of running bamboo that do not shed their sheaths (e.g. Sasa spp.); (surname) Sasazaki; (surname) Sasaki; (surname, female given name) Sasa

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Mandarin guì / gui4
Taiwan kuei
Chinese bamboo (archaic)

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Mandarin yīn / yin1
Taiwan yin
Chinese a kind of bamboo; old variant of 茵[yin1]

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Mandarin xiǎn / xian3
Taiwan hsien
Japanese sen / せん
Chinese bamboo brush for utensils
Japanese (surname) Sen

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Mandarin qióng / qiong2
Taiwan ch`iung / chiung
Chinese (in ancient texts) type of bamboo sometimes used as a staff

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Mandarin jiào // jiǎo / jiao4 // jiao3
Taiwan chiao
Chinese variant of 珓[jiao4]; bamboo rope

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Mandarin/ ru2
Taiwan ju
Chinese thin outside skin of bamboo

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Mandarin kuāng / kuang1
Taiwan k`uang / kuang
Japanese shou / sho / しょう    kobako / こばこ    kyou / kyo / きょう
Chinese basket; CL:隻|只[zhi1]
Japanese (1) box; case; chest; package; pack; crate; (2) car (of a train, etc.); (3) shamisen case; shamisen; (4) (colloquialism) public building; community building; (5) (archaism) man who carries a geisha's shamisen; (6) (archaism) receptacle for human waste; feces (faeces); (suf,ctr) (7) counter for boxes (or boxed objects); (archaism) fine-meshed bamboo basket; (personal name) Shou; (given name) Kobako; (personal name) Kyou

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Mandarin tǒng / tong3
Taiwan t`ung / tung
Japanese tsutsu / つつ
Chinese tube; cylinder; to encase in something cylindrical (such as hands in sleeves etc)
Japanese (1) pipe; tube; cylinder; (2) gun barrel; (3) gun; (surname) Tsutsusaki; (surname) Tsutsu; (surname) Takadzutsu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin/ da2
Taiwan ta
Japanese tō / こたえ
Chinese reply; answer; return; respond; echo; to answer; to agree
Japanese answer; reply; response; solution
A bamboo hawser, to draw out, to respond, reply, return thanks; to answer

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Mandarin/ ce4
Taiwan ts`e / tse
Japanese saku / さく
Chinese policy; plan; scheme; bamboo slip for writing (old); to whip (a horse); to encourage; riding crop with sharp spines (old); essay written for the imperial examinations (old); upward horizontal stroke in calligraphy; surname Ce
Japanese (n,n-suf) plan; policy; (given name) Tsukane; (given name) Shinsaku; (surname) Saku
A treatise, book, memo, tablet, card; a plan, scheme; question; whip; etc.

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Mandarin jun / jun1
Taiwan chün
Japanese in
Chinese skin of bamboo
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin láng / lang2
Taiwan lang
Chinese young bamboo

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Mandarin/ ju3
Taiwan chü
Japanese hakozaki / はこざき
Chinese round bamboo basket
Japanese (1) box; case; chest; package; pack; crate; (2) car (of a train, etc.); (3) shamisen case; shamisen; (4) (colloquialism) public building; community building; (5) (archaism) man who carries a geisha's shamisen; (6) (archaism) receptacle for human waste; feces (faeces); (suf,ctr) (7) counter for boxes (or boxed objects); (surname) Hakozaki

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Mandarin jiǎn / jian3
Taiwan chien
Japanese kakehi / かけひ
Chinese bamboo conduit; water pipe of bamboo
Japanese open water pipe; conduit; (surname) Ken; (surname) Kakehi; (surname) Kakeno; (surname) Kakei; (surname) Kake; (surname) Kakui

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Mandarin xiǎo / xiao3
Taiwan hsiao
Japanese shino / しの
Chinese dwarf bamboo; thin bamboo
Japanese (surname) Shino

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Mandarin tíng / ting2
Taiwan t`ing / ting
Chinese bamboo pole; spindle

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Mandarin yán / yan2
Taiwan yen
Japanese mushiro / むしろ    en / えん
Chinese bamboo mat for sitting
Japanese (1) woven mat (esp. one made of straw); (2) (archaism) seat

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Japanese kobako / こばこ Japanese (archaism) fine-meshed bamboo basket; (personal name) Kobako

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Mandarin lái / lai2
Taiwan lai
Chinese (bamboo)

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Japanese mineo / みねお    hera / へら    fukuroku / ふくろく    fukuo / ふくお Japanese spatula; (1) (archaism) shaft (of an arrow); (2) (archaism) arrow bamboo (Pseudosasa japonica); (personal name) Mineo; (surname) Hera; (personal name) Fukuroku; (personal name) Fukuo

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Mandarin/ yu1
Taiwan
Chinese bamboo with thin; wide leaves


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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Japanese sen / せん
Chinese letter; note-paper
Japanese (1) slip (of paper); (2) tag (usu. bamboo, wood, ivory, etc.); label
A tablet, slip.

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Mandarin chí / chi2
Taiwan ch`ih / chih
Chinese bamboo flute with 8 holes

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Mandarin qìng / qing4
Taiwan ch`ing / ching
Chinese to draw a bamboo bow or crossbow

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Mandarin/ bo2
Taiwan po
Japanese haku / はく
Chinese plaited matting (of rushes, bamboo etc); silkworm basket; metal foil; foil paper
Japanese (1) foil; (gold, etc.) leaf; (2) prestige

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Mandarin jun / jun4
Taiwan chün
Chinese bamboo shoots

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Mandarin/ gu1
Taiwan ku
Chinese (bamboo); trumpet for chariots

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Mandarin ruò / ruo4
Taiwan jo
Chinese (bamboo); skin of bamboo

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese bamboo flower; flowering bamboo

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Mandarin biān / bian1
Taiwan pien
Chinese bamboo sedan chair


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Mandarin jié / jie2
Taiwan chieh
Japanese yo / よ    bushi / ぶし    fushi / ふし    setsu / せつ
Chinese festival; holiday; node; joint; section; segment; part; to economize; to save; to abridge; moral integrity; classifier for segments, e.g. lessons, train wagons, biblical verses; CL:個|个[ge4]; see 節骨眼|节骨眼[jie1 gu5 yan3]
Japanese (archaism) space between two nodes (on bamboo, etc.); (suffix noun) characteristic way of speaking; (1) joint; knuckle; (2) tune; melody; (3) knot (in wood); node in a bamboo stem; (4) (See 思い当たるふしがある) part; notable characteristic; (1) occasion; time; (2) section (of a literary work); paragraph; verse; stanza; passage; (3) principle; integrity; (4) node (of a plant stem); (5) {ling} clause; (6) (taxonomical) section; (female given name) Misao (Misawo); (female given name) Misao; (given name) Makoto; (surname) Fushi; (female given name) Tomo; (personal name) Toki; (personal name) Tadashi; (male given name) Takashi; (personal name) Setsuyuki; (personal name) Setsuji; (female given name) Setsu; (given name) Sadame; (personal name) Sada
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin mèi / mei4
Taiwan mei
Chinese a kind of bamboo

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Mandarin piān / pian1
Taiwan p`ien / pien
Japanese hin / へん
Chinese sheet; piece of writing; bound set of bamboo slips used for record keeping (old); classifier for written items: chapter, article
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) compilation (of a text); editing; (n,n-suf,ctr) (2) volume (of a text); (3) completed literary work
A slip of bamboo, a slip, leaf, page, books; an article

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Mandarin ruò / ruo4
Taiwan jo
Chinese cuticle of bamboo plant

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Mandarin zhēng / zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Chinese bamboo

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Mandarin gōu / gou1
Taiwan kou
Japanese kagari / かがり
Chinese bamboo frame for drying clothes; bamboo cage
Japanese (1) iron basket for torches; cresset; brazier; (2) (abbreviation) (See 篝火・1) bonfire; (surname, female given name) Kagari

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Mandarin qiàn / qian4
Taiwan ch`ien / chien
Chinese luxuriant growth of bamboo

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Mandarin gōng / gong1
Taiwan kung
Chinese bamboo hat

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Mandarin/ bi4
Taiwan pi
Japanese hera / へら    no / の
Chinese fine-toothed comb; to comb
Japanese spatula; (1) (archaism) shaft (of an arrow); (2) (archaism) arrow bamboo (Pseudosasa japonica)

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Mandarin chú / chu2
Taiwan ch`u / chu
Chinese crude bamboo mat

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Mandarin chí / chi2
Taiwan ch`ih / chih
Chinese bamboo flute with 7 or 8 holes


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Mandarin zuǎn // zhuàn // suǎn / zuan3 // zhuan4 // suan3
Taiwan tsuan // chuan
Chinese variant of 纂[zuan3]; to compile; to compose; to compile; food; delicacies; ancient bamboo basket for food; variant of 匴[suan3]; bamboo container for hats

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Mandarin dōu / dou1
Taiwan tou
Chinese bamboo, rattan or wicker basket; sedan chair for mountain use (Cantonese)

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Mandarin miè / mie4
Taiwan mieh
Chinese bamboo splints for baskets

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Mandarin/ ze2
Taiwan tse
Japanese su;saku / す;さく
Chinese reed mat
Japanese mat (made of pieces of split bamboo or reeds tied together); (surname) Azeka

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Mandarin guǐ / gui3
Taiwan kuei
Chinese ancient bronze food vessel with a round mouth and two or four handles; round basket of bamboo

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Japanese sasara / ささら Japanese bamboo whisk; (surname, female given name) Sasara

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Mandarin dàng / dang4
Taiwan tang
Chinese (bamboo)

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Mandarin diàn / dian4
Taiwan tien
Japanese takamushiro / たかむしろ
Chinese fine woven grass mat
Japanese bamboo mat

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Mandarin dēng / deng1
Taiwan teng
Chinese large umbrella for stalls; an ancient kind of bamboo or straw hat


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Mandarin xiāo / xiao1
Taiwan hsiao
Japanese shou / sho / しょう
Chinese xiao, a free reed mouth organ with five or more pipes blown from the bottom; same as 排簫|排箫; also translated as pan pipes
Japanese (See 洞簫,排簫) xiao (vertical Chinese bamboo flute)
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin/ lu4
Taiwan lu
Chinese (bamboo)

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Mandarin pái / pai2
Taiwan p`ai / pai
Chinese bamboo raft

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Mandarin lián / lian2
Taiwan lien
Japanese ren / れん    misu / みす    sudare / すだれ
Chinese hanging screen or curtain
Japanese (1) (kana only) bamboo screen; rattan blind; (2) (kana only) bamboo mat (for rolling sushi); (female given name) Ren; (surname) Misu; (place-name) Sudare

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Mandarin/ ti4
Taiwan t`i / ti
Chinese long bamboo (for fishing rod)

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Mandarin tuò / tuo4
Taiwan t`o / to
Chinese sheath around joints of bamboo

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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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