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There are 12 total results for your bushi search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin wǔ shì / wu3 shi4
Taiwan wu shih
Japanese mononofu / もののふ    bushi / ぶし    takehito / たけひと    takeshi / たけし
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese warrior; samurai
Japanese warrior; samurai; (place-name) Mononofu; (place-name, surname) Bushi; (given name) Takehito; (p,s,g) Takeshi

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Mandarin jié // jiē / jie2 // jie1
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


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Japanese busshi / ぶっし    bukko / ぶっこ    bushi / ぶし Japanese (g,p) Busshi; (surname) Bukko; (place-name, surname) Bushi


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Japanese busu / ぶす    bushi / ぶし    fushi / ふし Japanese dried aconite root; sumac gallnut


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Japanese bushi / ぶし Japanese (given name) Bushi


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Japanese bushi / ぶし Japanese club journal; club notebook


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Mandarin fù zǐ / fu4 zi3
Taiwan fu tzu
Japanese busu / ぶす    bushi / ぶし    fushi / ふし
Chinese monkshood (Aconitum carmichaelii)
Japanese dried aconite root; sumac gallnut


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Japanese buushi / bushi / ブーシ Japanese (place-name) Bush (Arab Union)


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Japanese naniwabushiteki / なにわぶしてき Japanese (adjectival noun) (See 浪花節) of the old feeling of naniwa-bushi; marked by the dual themes of obligation and compassion that distinguish the naniwa-bushi ballads


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Japanese miyakobushionkai / みやこぶしおんかい Japanese miyako-bushi scale (characteristic Japanese hemitonic pentatonic scale: mi, fa, la, ti, do)


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Japanese bushi;busu / ぶし;ぶす Japanese dried aconite root


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Japanese bushi(武士)(p);bufu(武夫);mononofu(武士) / ぶし(武士)(P);ぶふ(武夫);もののふ(武士) Japanese warrior; samurai

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

This page contains 12 results for "bushi" 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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