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There are 18 total results for your brotherhood search.

Characters Pronunciation
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Mandarin bó ài / bo2 ai4
Taiwan po ai
Japanese hakuai / はくあい
Chinese universal fraternity (or brotherhood); universal love; Bo'ai county in Jiaozuo 焦作[Jiao1 zuo4], Henan
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) charity; benevolence; philanthropy; (love for) humanity; fraternity; brotherhood; brotherly love; love of fellow man; (male given name) Hiroyoshi; (given name) Hirochika; (female given name) Hiroe; (given name) Hakuai
to love universally without discrimination



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Mandarin yī shì tóng rén / yi1 shi4 tong2 ren2
Taiwan i shih t`ung jen / i shih tung jen
Japanese isshidoujin / isshidojin / いっしどうじん
Chinese to treat everyone equally favorably (idiom); not to discriminate between people
Japanese (yoji) loving every human being with impartiality; universal brotherhood; universal benevolence


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Mandarin méng xiōng / meng2 xiong1
Taiwan meng hsiung
Chinese senior partner in sworn brotherhood


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Mandarin méng dì / meng2 di4
Taiwan meng ti
Chinese junior partner in sworn brotherhood



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Mandarin jié yì / jie2 yi4
Taiwan chieh i
Chinese to swear brotherhood



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Mandarin yì qì / yi4 qi4
Taiwan i ch`i / i chi
Chinese spirit of loyalty and self-sacrifice; code of brotherhood; also pr. [yi4 qi5]



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Mandarin jīn lán / jin1 lan2
Taiwan chin lan
Chinese profound friendship; sworn brotherhood



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Mandarin mù ěr xī / mu4 er3 xi1
Taiwan mu erh hsi
Chinese Morsi, Mursi or Morsy (name); Mohamed Morsi (1951-), Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood politician, president of Egypt 2012-2013


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Japanese tariika / tarika / タリーカ Japanese tariqa (ara: tarīqah); tariqah; tariqat; Sufi religious brotherhood or its doctrines on spiritual learning


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Japanese isshidoujin / isshidojin / いっしどうじん Japanese (yoji) loving every human being with impartiality; universal brotherhood; universal benevolence


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Mandarin bā bài zhī jiāo / ba1 bai4 zhi1 jiao1
Taiwan pa pai chih chiao
Chinese sworn brotherhood; intimate friendship


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Japanese hakkouichiu / hakkoichiu / はっこういちう Japanese (exp,n) (yoji) (WWII political slogan often seen as implying Japanese world domination) universal brotherhood; all eight corners of the world under one roof



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Mandarin gē páo duàn yì / ge1 pao2 duan4 yi4
Taiwan ko p`ao tuan i / ko pao tuan i
Chinese to rip one's robe as a sign of repudiating a sworn brotherhood (idiom); to break all friendly ties


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Japanese shikaikeitei / shikaikete / しかいけいてい Japanese (expression) (yoji) people in the whole world being all brothers; universal brotherhood


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Japanese shikaidouhou / shikaidoho / しかいどうほう Japanese (yoji) universal brotherhood



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Mandarin táo yuán jié yì / tao2 yuan2 jie2 yi4
Taiwan t`ao yüan chieh i / tao yüan chieh i
Chinese to make a pact of brotherhood (from “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” 三國演義|三国演义[San1 guo2 Yan3 yi4]) (idiom)


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Japanese rafaeruzenpa / ラファエルぜんぱ Japanese Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood


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Japanese isshidoujin / isshidojin / いっしどうじん Japanese (yoji) loving every human being with impartiality; universal brotherhood; universal benevolence

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

This page contains 18 results for "brotherhood" 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.
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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).

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

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