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寿

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Mandarin shòu / shou4
Taiwan shou
Japanese hisashi / ひさし    hisa / ひさ    toshinaga / としなが    suzaki / すざき    susaki / すさき    kotobuki / ことぶき
Chinese long life; old age; age; life; birthday; funerary; surname Shou
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) congratulations; felicitations; best wishes; (2) longevity; long life; (given name) Hisashi; (female given name) Hisa; (surname) Toshinaga; (surname) Suzaki; (surname) Susaki; (surname) Kotobuki
Long life, longevity, age, v. 耆婆 jīva.

寿

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Japanese yasushi / やすし    hitoshi / ひとし    hisashi / ひさし    hisae / ひさえ    hisa / ひさ    toshikatsu / としかつ    toshio / としお    tamotsu / たもつ    sumi / すみ    suzu / すず    suzaki / すざき    susaki / すさき    su / す    jufuku / じゅふく    ju / じゅ    satoshi / さとし    kotoho / ことほ    kotobuki / ことぶき
Japanese (1) congratulations; felicitations; best wishes; (2) longevity; long life; (personal name) Yasushi; (male given name) Hitoshi; (surname, given name) Hisashi; (female given name) Hisae; (female given name) Hisa; (given name) Toshikatsu; (personal name) Toshio; (surname, female given name) Toshi; (given name) Tamotsu; (female given name) Sumi; (given name) Suzu; (surname) Suzaki; (surname) Susaki; (surname) Su; (personal name) Jufuku; (surname, female given name) Ju; (given name) Satoshi; (female given name) Kotoho; (p,s,f) Kotobuki


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Mandarin qiáng / qiang2
Taiwan ch`iang / chiang
Japanese kyou / kyo / きょう
Chinese to force; to compel; to strive; to make an effort; strong; powerful; better; slightly more than; vigorous; violent; best in their category, e.g. see 百強|百强[bai3 qiang2]; stubborn; unyielding; surname Qiang
Japanese (suffix noun) (1) a little over; a little more than; (2) powerhouse; one of the biggest; one of the most powerful; (personal name) Tsuyomi; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (surname) Tsuyosaki; (personal name) Tsuyoi; (male given name) Tsutomu; (given name) Susumu; (personal name) Gouji; (personal name) Gou; (surname) Kowa; (personal name) Kyouji; (given name) Kyou
Strong, forceful, violent; to force; to strengthen.

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Mandarin wáng / wang2
Taiwan wang
Japanese ou / o / おう
Chinese to rule; to reign over; king or monarch; best or strongest of its type; grand; great; surname Wang
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) king; ruler; sovereign; monarch; (2) tycoon; magnate; champion; master; (3) (abbreviation) {shogi} (See 王将・おうしょう) king (of the senior player); (surname) Wan; (surname) Yuu; (surname) Chiyan; (surname) Taka; (surname) Shin; (surname) Kimi; (surname) Ki; (surname) On; (surname) Oo; (surname) Ou; (surname) Oi; (surname) O; (surname) Uon
rāja, king, prince, royal; to rule.

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Mandarin huā / hua1
Taiwan hua
Japanese ririka / りりか    manaka / まなか    peko / ぺこ    heren / へれん    furawa / ふらわ    hanna / はんな    haru / はる    hana / はな    kanna / かんな    kasumi / かすみ    aya / あや
Chinese flower; blossom; CL:朵[duo3],支[zhi1],束[shu4],把[ba3],盆[pen2],簇[cu4]; fancy pattern; florid; to spend (money, time); surname Hua
Japanese (1) flower; blossom; bloom; petal; (2) cherry blossom; (3) beauty; (4) blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms); (5) ikebana; (6) (abbreviation) Japanese playing cards; (7) (the) best; (female given name) Ririka; (female given name) Manaka; (female given name) Peko; (female given name) Heren; (female given name) Furawa; (female given name) Hanna; (female given name) Haru; (p,s,f) Hana; (female given name) Kanna; (personal name) Kasumi; (female given name) Aya
華 puṣpa, a flower, flowers; especially the lotus, and celestial flowers. 花座 The lotus throne on which buddhas and bodhisattvas sit.


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Mandarin huá / hua2
Taiwan hua
Japanese ririka / りりか    ran / らん    madoka / まどか    furooria / ふろーりあ    fua / ふあ    hikari / ひかり    hanna / はんな    haruka / はるか    haru / はる    hana / はな    teru / てる    kemeko / けめこ    kirara / きらら    kana / かな    kasumi / かすみ    kazashi / かざし    kaoru / かおる    ka / か    aki / あき
Chinese magnificent; splendid; flowery; old variant of 花[hua1]; flower; Mt Hua 華山|华山 in Shaanxi; surname Hua; abbr. for China
Japanese (1) flower; blossom; bloom; petal; (2) cherry blossom; (3) beauty; (4) blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms); (5) ikebana; (6) (abbreviation) Japanese playing cards; (7) (the) best; (female given name) Ririka; (female given name) Ran; (female given name) Madoka; (female given name) Furo-ria; (personal name) Fua; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Hanna; (female given name) Haruka; (female given name) Haru; (surname, female given name) Hana; (female given name) Teru; (female given name) Kemeko; (female given name) Kirara; (female given name) Kana; (personal name) Kasumi; (female given name) Kazashi; (m,f) Kaoru; (surname, given name) Ka; (female given name) Aki
kusuma; puṣpa; padma; a flower, blossom; flowery; especially the lotus; also 花, which also means pleasure, vice; to spend, waste, profligate. 華 also means splendour, glory, ornate; to decorate; China.


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Mandarin gòng / gong4
Taiwan kung
Japanese kou / ko / こう
Chinese to offer tribute; tribute; gifts; surname Gong
Japanese tribute; (given name) Mitsugu; (surname, given name) Mitsugi; (female given name) Tsugumi; (given name) Susumu; (given name) Kou
Tribute; best.

一番

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Mandarin yī fān / yi1 fan1
Taiwan i fan
Japanese ichiban / いちばん
Japanese (kana only) pair; couple; brace; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) number one; first; first place; (adverb) (2) best; most; (3) game; round; bout; (adverb) (4) as a test; as an experiment; by way of experiment; by way of trial; tentatively; (5) song (e.g. in noh); piece; (place-name) Ichiban
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

傑作


杰作

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Mandarin jié zuò / jie2 zuo4
Taiwan chieh tso
Japanese kessaku / けっさく
Chinese masterpiece
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) masterpiece; best work; (2) (with sarcastic tone) amusing blunder; funny mistake; boner

精華

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Mandarin jīng huá / jing1 hua2
Taiwan ching hua
Japanese seika / seka / せいか
Chinese best feature; most important part of an object; quintessence; essence; soul
Japanese flower; essence; glory; (f,p) Seika

精選

see styles
Mandarin jīng xuǎn / jing1 xuan3
Taiwan ching hsüan
Japanese seisen / sesen / せいせん
Chinese carefully chosen; handpicked; best of the bunch; choice (product); concentration (mining); to concentrate; to winnow
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) careful selection

至交

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Mandarin zhì jiāo / zhi4 jiao1
Taiwan chih chiao
Chinese best friend

少說為佳


少说为佳

see styles
Mandarin shǎo shuō wéi jiā / shao3 shuo1 wei2 jia1
Taiwan shao shuo wei chia
Chinese Few words are best.; Brevity is the soul of wit.

莫逆の友

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Japanese bakugyakunotomo / ばくぎゃくのとも
Japanese (expression) extremely good friends; best friends

花は桜木人は武士

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Japanese hanahasakuragihitohabushi / はなはさくらぎひとはぶし Japanese (expression) (proverb) the best flowers are the cherry blossoms, the best individuals are the samurai; as the cherry blossom is first among flowers, so is the samurai first among men

授人以魚不如授人以漁


授人以鱼不如授人以渔

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Mandarin shòu rén yǐ yú bù rú shòu rén yǐ yú / shou4 ren2 yi3 yu2 bu4 ru2 shou4 ren2 yi3 yu2
Taiwan shou jen i yü pu ju shou jen i yü
Chinese give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime; knowledge is the best charity

最善

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Mandarin zuì shàn / zui4 shan4
Taiwan tsui shan
Japanese saizen / さいぜん
Chinese optimal; the best
Japanese the very best

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Mandarin shàng / shang4
Taiwan shang
Japanese jou / jo / じょう    kami / かみ    uwa / うわ    ue / うえ
Chinese on top; upon; above; upper; previous; first (of multiple parts); to climb; to get onto; to go up; to attend (class or university); see 上聲|上声[shang3 sheng1]
Japanese (suffix noun) (1) from the standpoint of; as a matter of (e.g. fact); in the field of; being of the type of; (2) aboard (a ship or vehicle); on top of; on; above; (3) (See 下・げ・2,上巻) first volume (e.g. book); (n,pref) (4) superior quality; best; top; high class; (5) going up; (6) governmental; imperial; (7) presenting; showing; (prefix) (8) ana- (medical, biol.); (1) (ant: 下・しも・1) upper reaches (of a river); upper stream; (2) top; upper part; upper half (of the body); (3) long ago; (4) beginning; first; (5) (honorific or respectful language) (See 御上・1) person of high rank (e.g. the emperor); (6) government; imperial court; (7) (See 上方・かみがた) imperial capital (i.e. Kyoto); capital region (i.e. Kansai); region (or direction of) the imperial palace; (8) head (of a table); (9) (honorific or respectful language) wife; mistress (of a restaurant); (n,pref) upper; upward; outer; surface; top; (n,adj-no,n-adv,n-suf) (1) above; up; over; elder (e.g. daughter); (2) top; summit; (3) surface; on; (4) before; previous; (5) superiority; one's superior (i.e. one's elder); (6) on top of that; besides; what's more; (7) upon (further inspection, etc.); based on (and occurring after); (8) matters concerning...; as concerns ...; (9) (as ...上は) since (i.e. "for that reason"); (suffix noun) (10) (honorific or respectful language) (See 父上) suffix indicating higher social standing; (11) (archaism) place of one's superior (i.e. the throne); (12) (archaism) emperor; sovereign; shogun; daimyo; (13) (archaism) noblewoman (esp. the wife of a nobleman); (surname) Noboru; (given name) Takashi; (given name) Susumu; (surname) Jouji; (surname) Jou; (surname) Sakigami; (surname) Kouzaki; (surname) Kou; (place-name) Kamura; (surname) Kamiyanagi; (place-name) Kamino; (place-name, surname) Kami; (place-name) Kano; (surname) Kado; (place-name) Uwa; (surname) Ue
uttarā 嗢呾羅; above upper, superior; on; former. To ascend, offer to a superior.


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Mandarin bīn / bin1
Taiwan pin
Chinese best man; to entertain

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Mandarin guàn / guan4
Taiwan kuan
Japanese kanmuri(p);kan;kamuri;kanburi / かんむり(P);かん;かむり;かんぶり    kaburi;kouburi;kauburi;kagafuri / kaburi;koburi;kauburi;kagafuri / かぶり;こうぶり;かうぶり;かがふり
Chinese to put on a hat; to be first; to dub; hat; crown; crest; cap; surname Guan
Japanese (1) (See 衣冠,束帯) cap (esp. a traditional cap worn with sokutai or ikan clothing); crown; diadem; coronet; (2) (かんむり only) top kanji radical; (3) (かむり only) (See 俳諧・1) first verse of a haikai, etc.; (adj-t,adv-to) (4) (かん only) best; peerless; first; (archaism) order; rank; (given name) Masaru; (surname, female given name) Kanmuri; (given name) Kan; (surname) Kamori
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin/ yi1
Taiwan i
Japanese hito / ひと    hajime / はじめ    ichi / いち    i / い
Chinese Japanese variant of 壹[yi1]
Japanese (num,pref) (1) one; (adj-no,suf) (2) best; (can be adjective with の) (3) first; foremost; (4) beginning; start; (5) bottom string (on a shamisen, etc.); (personal name) Hito; (given name) Hajime; (female given name) Ichi; (given name) I

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Mandarin/ yi1
Taiwan i
Japanese ichi / いち
Chinese one (banker's anti-fraud numeral)
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (num,pref) (1) one; (adj-no,suf) (2) best; (can be adjective with の) (3) first; foremost; (4) beginning; start; (5) bottom string (on a shamisen, etc.)

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Mandarin/ yi1
Taiwan i
Japanese hajime / はじめ    seiichi / sechi / せいいち    ichi / いち
Chinese archaic variant of 壹 banker's anti-fraud numeral one
Japanese (num,pref) (1) one; (adj-no,suf) (2) best; (can be adjective with の) (3) first; foremost; (4) beginning; start; (5) bottom string (on a shamisen, etc.); (female given name) Hajime; (given name) Seiichi; (given name) Ichi

see styles
Mandarin cuì / cui4
Taiwan ts`ui / tsui
Japanese iki(p);sui / いき(P);すい
Chinese Japanese variant of 粹
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) (いき is also written as 意気) (ant: 野暮) chic; smart; stylish; tasteful; refined; sophisticated; worldly; (2) considerate; understanding; sympathetic; (noun or adjectival noun) (3) (すい only) essence; the best; the cream; (female given name) Sui; (male given name) Kiyoshi; (female given name) Inase

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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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Japanese ichi / いち Japanese (num,pref) (1) one; (adj-no,suf) (2) best; (can be adjective with の) (3) first; foremost; (4) beginning; start; (5) bottom string (on a shamisen, etc.)

ピン

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Japanese pin / ピン Japanese (1) pin (e.g. hairpin, bowling pin, golf pin, etc.); (2) one (on dice, in cards, etc.) (por: pinta); (3) (See キリ) beginning; best; (4) kickback; (personal name) Pin

一等

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Mandarin yī děng / yi1 deng3
Taiwan i teng
Japanese ittō / いっとう
Chinese first class; grade A
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) first-class; first-rank; A1; the most; the best
Equal, all equal; of the first stage; a grade, rank, step.

上々

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Japanese joujo / jojo / じょうじょ Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) the best; great; superb; (place-name) Joujo

上上

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Mandarin shàng shàng / shang4 shang4
Taiwan shang shang
Japanese jōjō / じょうじょう
Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) the best; great; superb
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

上乗

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Japanese jounori / jonori / じょうのり    uenori / うえのり Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) the best; great; superb; (surname) Jounori; (surname) Uenori

上乘

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Mandarin shàng chéng / shang4 cheng2
Taiwan shang ch`eng / shang cheng
Japanese jōjō
Chinese first-class; best quality; also pr. [shang4 sheng4]
Mahāyāna; also 上衍, 大乘 q. v; superior vehicle

上最

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Mandarin shàng zuì / shang4 zui4
Taiwan shang tsui
Japanese jōsai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

上玉

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Japanese joudama / jodama / じょうだま Japanese fine jewel; best article; pretty woman; (surname) Uetama

上策

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Japanese jousaku / josaku / じょうさく Japanese excellent plan; best policy

上者

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Mandarin shàng zhě / shang4 zhe3
Taiwan shang che
Japanese jouja / joja / じょうじゃ    uemono / うえもの
Japanese (surname) Jouja; (surname) Uemono
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

上計

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Japanese joukei / joke / じょうけい Japanese best policy; (place-name) Age

不力

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Mandarin bù lì / bu4 li4
Taiwan pu li
Chinese not to do one's best; not to exert oneself

伴郎

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Mandarin bàn láng / ban4 lang2
Taiwan pan lang
Chinese best man

佳境

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Mandarin jiā jìng / jia1 jing4
Taiwan chia ching
Japanese kakyou / kakyo / かきょう
Chinese the most pleasant or enjoyable stage
Japanese climax (story); best part; most interesting part

冠群

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Mandarin guàn qún / guan4 qun2
Taiwan kuan ch`ün / kuan chün
Japanese kangun
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

力求

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Mandarin lì qiú / li4 qiu2
Taiwan li ch`iu / li chiu
Chinese to make every effort to; striving to do one's best

可勁


可劲

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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

善処

see styles
Japanese zensho / ぜんしょ Japanese (noun/participle) handling carefully; tiding over; making best of; using discretion

善策

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Mandarin shàn cè / shan4 ce4
Taiwan shan ts`e / shan tse
Japanese zensaku / ぜんさく
Chinese wise policy; best policy
Japanese (given name) Zensaku

圧巻

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Japanese akkan / あっかん Japanese (1) highlight; best part; (adj-no,adj-na) (2) stunning; incredible; superb

圧観

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Japanese akkan / あっかん Japanese (irregular kanji usage) (1) highlight; best part; (adj-no,adj-na) (2) stunning; incredible; superb

完調

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Japanese kanchou / kancho / かんちょう Japanese one's best form

寒鮒

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Japanese kanbuna / かんぶな Japanese (best season for eating them) (See 鮒) crucian carp caught in midwinter

専一

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Japanese senichi;senitsu / せんいち;せんいつ Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) exclusively; (taking) best care; (given name) Sen'ichi

尖子

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Mandarin jiān zi / jian1 zi5
Taiwan chien tzu
Chinese best of its kind; cream of the crop

尖端

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Mandarin jiān duān / jian1 duan1
Taiwan chien tuan
Japanese sentan / せんたん
Chinese sharp pointed end; the tip; the cusp; tip-top; most advanced and sophisticated; highest peak; the best
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) pointed end; tip; fine point; spearhead; cusp; vanguard; advanced; leading edge; apex (of a curve)

屈指

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Mandarin qū zhǐ / qu1 zhi3
Taiwan ch`ü chih / chü chih
Japanese kusshi / くっし
Chinese to count on one's fingers
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) leading; foremost; preeminent; outstanding; one of the best

弥栄

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Japanese yasakae / やさかえ    yasaka / やさか    yaei / yae / やえい    yae / やえ    mie / みえ Japanese (1) prosperity; prospering; flourishing; (interjection) (2) best of luck; all the best; hurray; hoorah; (place-name) Yasakae; (p,s,f) Yasaka; (p,s,g) Yaei; (surname, female given name) Yae; (surname) Mie

彌榮

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Japanese yaei / yae / やえい Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) prosperity; prospering; flourishing; (interjection) (2) best of luck; all the best; hurray; hoorah; (surname) Yaei

徵選


征选

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Mandarin zhēng xuǎn / zheng1 xuan3
Taiwan cheng hsüan
Chinese to call for entries and select the best; to solicit (entries, submissions, applications etc); to select (the best candidate); contest; competition

恭祝

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Mandarin gōng zhù / gong1 zhu4
Taiwan kung chu
Chinese to congratulate respectfully; to wish good luck and success (esp. to a superior); with best wishes (in writing)

戲眼


戏眼

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Mandarin xì yǎn / xi4 yan3
Taiwan hsi yen
Chinese the best part (of a play etc)

拔擢

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Mandarin bá zhuó / ba2 zhuo2
Taiwan pa cho
Chinese select the best people for promotion

晴着

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Japanese haregi / はれぎ Japanese Sunday best (clothes)

暢銷


畅销

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Mandarin chàng xiāo / chang4 xiao1
Taiwan ch`ang hsiao / chang hsiao
Chinese to sell well; best seller; chart-topping

最上

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Mandarin zuì shàng / zui4 shang4
Taiwan tsui shang
Japanese saijou(p);mogami / saijo(p);mogami / さいじょう(P);もがみ
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) best; (surname) Motsugami; (place-name, surname) Mogami; (surname) Mokami; (surname) Saijou
Supreme, superlative; greatest

最佳

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Mandarin zuì jiā / zui4 jia1
Taiwan tsui chia
Chinese optimum; optimal; peak; best (athlete, movie etc)

最好

see styles
Mandarin zuì hǎo / zui4 hao3
Taiwan tsui hao
Chinese best; (you) had better (do what we suggest)

最良

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Japanese sairyou / sairyo / さいりょう Japanese (adj-no,adj-na,n) (ant: 最悪・1) the best; ideal

本場

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Japanese honba / ほんば Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) home; habitat; center; centre; best place; (2) authentic; genuine; (surname) Honba

極上


极上

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Mandarin jí shàng / ji2 shang4
Taiwan chi shang
Japanese gokujou / gokujo / ごくじょう
Japanese (adj-no,n,adj-na) first-rate; finest quality; the best
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

極力

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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

極品

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Mandarin jí pǐn / ji2 pin3
Taiwan chi p`in / chi pin
Chinese best quality; item of the highest quality; (slang) outrageous; annoying in the extreme; gross; person with these qualities

横綱

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Japanese yokozuna / よこづな Japanese (1) {sumo} yokozuna (highest rank in sumo); grand champion; (2) best in its field; crème de la crème; cream of the crop

次善

see styles
Japanese jizen / じぜん Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) second best

死黨

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Mandarin sǐ dǎng / si3 dang3
Taiwan ssu tang
Chinese best friends; inseparable sidekick; diehard followers

無上


无上

see styles
Mandarin wú shàng / wu2 shang4
Taiwan wu shang
Japanese mujou / mujo / むじょう
Chinese supreme
Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) best
anuttara. Unsurpassed, unexcelled, supreme, peerless; most

熱賣

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Mandarin rè mài / re4 mai4
Taiwan je mai
Chinese hot selling; best seller

爲上


为上

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Mandarin wéi shàng / wei2 shang4
Taiwan wei shang
Japanese ijō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

白眉

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Japanese hakubi / はくび Japanese fine example; the best; (given name) Hakubi

百撰

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Japanese hyakusen / ひゃくせん Japanese (out-dated kanji) (n-suf,n) top hundred; hundred best

百選

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Japanese hyakusen / ひゃくせん Japanese (n-suf,n) top hundred; hundred best

盛り

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Japanese sakari / さかり Japanese (n,suf) (1) (ざかり when used as a suffix) peak (e.g. of cherry blossom season); height (e.g. of summer); (2) prime (of one's life); one's best days; (3) rutting; being in heat

盛裝


盛装

see styles
Mandarin shèng zhuāng // chéng zhuāng / sheng4 zhuang1 // cheng2 zhuang1
Taiwan sheng chuang // ch`eng / sheng chuang // cheng
Chinese splendid clothes; rich attire; one's Sunday best; (of a receptacle etc) to contain
Japanese See: 盛装

祝好

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Mandarin zhù hǎo / zhu4 hao3
Taiwan chu hao
Chinese wish you all the best! (when signing off on a correspondence)

第一

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Mandarin dì yī / di4 yi1
Taiwan ti i
Japanese teiichi / techi / ていいち    daiichi / daichi / だいいち
Chinese first; number one; primary
Japanese (adv,n) first; foremost; number one; (given name) Teiichi; (surname, given name) Daiichi
The first, chief, prime, supreme; best

籌思

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Mandarin chóu sī / chou2 si1
Taiwan ch`ou ssu / chou ssu
Chinese to ponder a solution; to consider (the best move, how to find a way etc)

精々

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Japanese seizei / seze / せいぜい Japanese (adverb) (kana only) at the most; at best; to the utmost; as much (far) as possible

精精

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Japanese seizei / seze / せいぜい Japanese (adverb) (kana only) at the most; at best; to the utmost; as much (far) as possible

精銳

see styles
Mandarin jīng ruì / jing1 rui4
Taiwan ching jui
Chinese elite (e.g. troops); crack; best quality personnel

絶好

see styles
Japanese zekkou / zekko / ぜっこう Japanese (adj-no,adj-na,n) best; ideal; perfect

至好

see styles
Mandarin zhì hǎo / zhi4 hao3
Taiwan chih hao
Chinese best friend

至極

see styles
Mandarin zhì jí / zhi4 ji2
Taiwan chih chi
Japanese shigoku / しごく
Chinese very; extremely
Japanese (adv,n-suf) (1) very; extremely; exceedingly; quite; most; (adj-no,adj-na,n) (2) top; highest; best; (surname) Shigo

致意

see styles
Mandarin zhì yì / zhi4 yi4
Taiwan chih i
Chinese to send one's greetings; to send best regards; to devote attention to

舉用

see styles
Mandarin jǔ yòng / ju3 yong4
Taiwan chü yung
Chinese to select the best (for a job)

見頃

see styles
Japanese migoro / みごろ Japanese best time to see; (place-name) Migoro

討巧

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Mandarin tǎo qiǎo / tao3 qiao3
Taiwan t`ao ch`iao / tao chiao
Chinese to act cleverly to get what one desires; to get the best at least expense

謀慮

see styles
Mandarin móu lǜ / mou2 lu:4
Taiwan mou lü
Chinese to plan and consider; to reflect on one's best strategy

選拔

see styles
Mandarin xuǎn bá / xuan3 ba2
Taiwan hsüan pa
Chinese to select the best

閨蜜

see styles
Mandarin guī mì / gui1 mi4
Taiwan kuei mi
Chinese (a woman's) best friend; bosom friend; confidante

限り

see styles
Japanese kagiri / かぎり Japanese (n-adv,n) (1) limit; limits; bounds; (2) degree; extent; scope; (3) as far as possible; as much as possible; to the best of one's ability; very much; (4) unless (after neg. verb); (5) the end; the last; (suffix) (6) as long as; only

随一

see styles
Japanese zuiichi(p);zuiitsu(ik) / zuichi(p);zuitsu(ik) / ずいいち(P);ずいいつ(ik) Japanese best; greatest; first

隱情

see styles
Mandarin yǐn qíng / yin3 qing2
Taiwan yin ch`ing / yin ching
Chinese something one wishes to keep secret; ulterior motive; a subject best avoided

隱衷

see styles
Mandarin yǐn zhōng / yin3 zhong1
Taiwan yin chung
Chinese a secret; something best not told to anyone; confidential information

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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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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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