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There are 43 total results for your cherish search.

Characters Pronunciation
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Mandarin ài hù / ai4 hu4
Taiwan ai hu
Japanese aigo / あいご
Chinese to cherish; to treasure; to take care of; to love and protect
Japanese (noun/participle) protection; tender care; (personal name) Aigo
to love and protect



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Mandarin zhēn ài / zhen1 ai4
Taiwan chen ai
Chinese to cherish



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Mandarin zì ài / zi4 ai4
Taiwan tzu ai
Japanese jiai / じあい
Chinese self-respect; self-love; self-regard; regard for oneself; to cherish one's good name; to take good care of one's health
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) taking care of oneself (esp. used as an epistolary imperative); (2) self-love
Self-love, cause of all pursuit or seeking, which in turn causes all suffering. All Buddhas put away self-love and all pursuit, or seeking, such elimination being nirvāṇa.

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Mandarin hán / han2
Taiwan han
Japanese gon
Chinese to keep; to contain; to suck (keep in your mouth without chewing)
To hold in the mouth: cherish: restrain; to contain

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Mandarin/ xi1
Taiwan hsi
Japanese suminori / すみのり
Chinese to cherish; to begrudge; to pity; Taiwan pr. [xi2]
Japanese (adverb) (kana only) alas; regrettably; to my great regret; tragically; (personal name) Suminori
To care for, regard, compassionate, pity; spare; be sparing of


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Mandarin huái / huai2
Taiwan huai
Japanese futokoro / ふところ
Chinese surname Huai
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) bosom; bust; (2) (breast) pocket; purse; handbag
To carry in the bosom, mind, or heart; to embrace, cherish; the bosom; yearning

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Mandarin bào / bao4
Taiwan pao
Japanese kakae / かかえ
Chinese to hold; to carry (in one's arms); to hug; to embrace; to surround; to cherish
Japanese (surname) Kakae
Embrace, enfold, cherish.

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Mandarin xié // jiā / xie2 // jia1
Taiwan hsieh // chia
Japanese kyō
Chinese to clasp under the arm; to coerce; old variant of 夾|夹[jia1]
To clasp under the arm; to cherish; to presume on; to grab under the arm

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Mandarin jīn / jin1
Taiwan chin
Japanese eri / えり
Chinese lapel; overlap of Chinese gown; fig. bosom (the seat of emotions); to cherish (ambition, desires, honorable intentions etc) in one's bosom
Japanese (1) collar; lapel; neckband; neck; (2) nape of the neck; scruff of the neck; (female given name) Eri



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Mandarin hē hù / he1 hu4
Taiwan ho hu
Chinese to bless; to cherish; to take good care of; to conserve


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Japanese aibo / あいぼ Japanese cherish the memory of; yearn for



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Mandarin shàn cái / shan4 cai2
Taiwan shan ts`ai / shan tsai
Japanese zenzai / ぜんざい
Chinese to cherish wealth
Japanese (surname) Zenzai



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Mandarin xīn huái / xin1 huai2
Taiwan hsin huai
Japanese shine
Chinese to harbor (thoughts); to cherish; to entertain (illusions)
to harbor in one's mind



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Mandarin niàn jiù / nian4 jiu4
Taiwan nien chiu
Chinese to remember old friends; to cherish old friendships; for old time's sake


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Mandarin sī mù / si1 mu4
Taiwan ssu mu
Japanese shibo / しぼ
Chinese to cherish the memory of sb; to think of with respect
Japanese (noun/participle) yearning; longing for; deep affection
longing for



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Mandarin ài niàn / ai4 nian4
Taiwan ai nien
Japanese ainen / あいねん
Japanese (archaism) affection; strong feeling of love
to cherish; to cherish



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Mandarin ài xī / ai4 xi1
Taiwan ai hsi
Japanese aiseki;aijaku / あいせき;あいじゃく
Chinese to cherish; to treasure; to use sparingly
Japanese (noun/participle) missing someone; loathing to part
Love and care for; to be unwilling to giving up; sparing; sorrow of parting


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Mandarin wèi yù / wei4 yu4
Taiwan wei yü
Japanese iyu
to love and cherish; to love and cherish



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Mandarin huái gǔ / huai2 gu3
Taiwan huai ku
Chinese to recall the past; to cherish the memory of past events; to reminisce; nostalgic



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Mandarin huái niàn / huai2 nian4
Taiwan huai nien
Chinese to cherish the memory of; to think of; reminisce



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Mandarin huái bào / huai2 bao4
Taiwan huai pao
Chinese to hug; to cherish; within the bosom (of the family); to embrace (also fig. an ideal, aspiration etc)


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Mandarin zhēn xī / zhen1 xi1
Taiwan chen hsi
Chinese to treasure; to value; to cherish


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Mandarin téng xī / teng2 xi1
Taiwan t`eng hsi / teng hsi
Chinese to cherish; to dote on



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Mandarin jīn ài / jin1 ai4
Taiwan chin ai
Japanese kōai
to cherish; to cherish


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Mandarin xī han / xi1 han5
Taiwan hsi han
Chinese rare; uncommon; rarity; to value as a rarity; to cherish; Taiwan pr. [xi1 han3]



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Mandarin xiōng huái / xiong1 huai2
Taiwan hsiung huai
Chinese one's bosom (the seat of emotions); breast; broad-minded and open; to think about; to cherish



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Mandarin hù xí / hu4 xi2
Taiwan hu hsi
Japanese goshaku
to cherish; to cherish



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Mandarin xī cùn yīn / xi1 cun4 yin1
Taiwan hsi ts`un yin / hsi tsun yin
Chinese to cherish every moment; to make good use of one's time


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Japanese itoshimu / いとしむ Japanese (transitive verb) (kana only) (See 愛おしむ) to love; to be attached to; to cherish; to caress



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Mandarin shàn cái nán shě / shan4 cai2 nan2 she3
Taiwan shan ts`ai nan she / shan tsai nan she
Chinese to cherish wealth and find it hard to give up (idiom); refusing to contribute to charity; skinflint; miserly



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Mandarin zūn lǎo ài yòu / zun1 lao3 ai4 you4
Taiwan tsun lao ai yu
Chinese respect the old and cherish the young


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Japanese itooshimu / いとおしむ Japanese (transitive verb) (kana only) to love; to be attached to; to cherish; to caress


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Japanese itoshigaru / いとしがる Japanese (transitive verb) to treat with love; to pity; to cherish



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Mandarin ài niàn jiù hù / ai4 nian4 jiu4 hu4
Taiwan ai nien chiu hu
Japanese ainen kugo
cherish and protect; cherish and protect



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Mandarin bào cán shǒu quē / bao4 can2 shou3 que1
Taiwan pao ts`an shou ch`üeh / pao tsan shou chüeh
Chinese to cherish the outmoded and preserve the outworn (idiom); conservative; stickler for tradition



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Mandarin héng dāo duó ài / heng2 dao1 duo2 ai4
Taiwan heng tao to ai
Chinese to rob sb of something they cherish (idiom)



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Mandarin yǎng yōng yí huàn / yang3 yong1 yi2 huan4
Taiwan yang yung i huan
Chinese lit. to foster an ulcer and bequeath a calamity (idiom); tolerating budding evil can only lead to disaster; to cherish a viper in one's bosom



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Mandarin yǎng yōng yí huàn / yang3 yong1 yi2 huan4
Taiwan yang yung i huan
Chinese lit. to foster an ulcer and bequeath a calamity (idiom); tolerating budding evil can only lead to disaster; to cherish a viper in one's bosom



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Mandarin yǎng hǔ shāng shēn / yang3 hu3 shang1 shen1
Taiwan yang hu shang shen
Chinese Rear a tiger and court disaster. (idiom); fig. if you're too lenient with sb, he will damage you later; to cherish a snake in one's bosom



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Mandarin yǎng hǔ yí huàn / yang3 hu3 yi2 huan4
Taiwan yang hu i huan
Chinese Rear a tiger and court disaster. (idiom); fig. if you're too lenient with sb, he will damage you later; to cherish a snake in one's bosom


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Japanese taisetsunisuru / たいせつにする Japanese (exp,vs-i) (1) to cherish; to treasure; to prize; to set a high value on; (2) to take good care of; to look after


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Japanese itooshigaru / いとおしがる Japanese (kana only) (See 愛しがる・いとしがる,愛おしむ・いとおしむ) to dote upon; to pity; to cherish; to think tenderly of



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Mandarin lǎo jì fú lì , zhì zài qiān lǐ / lao3 ji4 fu2 li4 , zhi4 zai4 qian1 li3
Taiwan lao chi fu li , chih tsai ch`ien li / lao chi fu li , chih tsai chien li
Chinese lit. an old steed in the stable still aspires to gallop 1000 miles (idiom); fig. old people may still cherish high aspirations

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

This page contains 43 results for "cherish" 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

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