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There are 35 total results for your courageous search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin yǒng / yong3
Taiwan yung
Japanese yuu / yu / ゆう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese brave
Japanese bravery; courage; heroism; (personal name) Yuuji; (surname) Yuuzaki; (s,m,f) Yuu; (personal name) Yan; (given name) Takeshi; (female given name) Isamu; (surname, female given name) Isami; (given name) Isao
Brave, bold, courageous, fearless.


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Mandarin yǒng gǎn / yong3 gan3
Taiwan yung kan
Japanese yuukan / yukan / ゆうかん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese brave; courageous
Japanese (adjectival noun) brave; heroic; gallant



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Mandarin wú wèi / wu2 wei4
Taiwan wu wei
Japanese mui / むい
Japanese (given name) Mui
abhaya. Fearless, dauntless, secure, nothing and nobody to fear; also vīra, courageous, bold; fearlessness



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Mandarin gǔ qì / gu3 qi4
Taiwan ku ch`i / ku chi
Chinese unyielding character; courageous spirit; integrity; moral backbone

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Mandarin xiàn / xian4
Taiwan hsien
Chinese courageous; valiant

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Mandarin guǒ / guo3
Taiwan kuo
Chinese courageous; resolute and daring


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Japanese kenage / けなげ Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) admirable; commendable; praiseworthy; laudable; brave; heroic; noble; courageous



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Mandarin yǒng jué / yong3 jue2
Taiwan yung chüeh
Japanese yuuketsu / yuketsu / ゆうけつ
Chinese decisive; brave
Japanese (noun/participle) decisiveness
courageous and decisive; courageous and decisive


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Japanese yuumai / yumai / ゆうまい Japanese (adjectival noun) heroic; courageous



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Mandarin hǎo hàn / hao3 han4
Taiwan hao han
Japanese koukan / kokan / こうかん
Chinese hero; strong and courageous person; CL:條|条[tiao2]
Japanese fine fellow


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Mandarin áng cáng / ang2 cang2
Taiwan ang ts`ang / ang tsang
Chinese tall and strongly built; stalwart; courageous


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Mandarin guǒ gǎn / guo3 gan3
Taiwan kuo kan
Japanese kakan / かかん
Chinese courageous; resolute and daring
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) resolute; determined; bold


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Japanese kijou / kijo / きじょう Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) stout-hearted; firm; courageous; brave; tough


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Japanese mousei;mouzei / mose;moze / もうせい;もうぜい Japanese (1) (archaism) (usu. もうせい) great strength; (2) (archaism) courageous army; valiant troops


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Japanese moushou / mosho / もうしょう Japanese brave general; brave warrior; courageous general; (given name) Moushou



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Mandarin dú dǎn / du2 dan3
Taiwan tu tan
Chinese individually courageous



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Mandarin yì yǒng / yi4 yong3
Taiwan i yung
Japanese giyuu / giyu / ぎゆう
Chinese courageous; righteous and courageous
Japanese heroism; loyalty and courage; (male given name) Yoshitoshi; (given name) Yoshitake; (given name) Yoshio; (personal name) Yoshiisa; (given name) Giyuu



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Mandarin dǎn qì / dan3 qi4
Taiwan tan ch`i / tan chi
Chinese courageous; bold


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Japanese tsuwamono / つわもの Japanese (1) (kana only) warrior; soldier; (2) (kana only) courageous person; strong person



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Mandarin yǒu dǎn liàng / you3 dan3 liang4
Taiwan yu tan liang
Chinese courageous


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Japanese kijoubu / kijobu / きじょうぶ Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) reassuring; (2) (See 気丈) stout-hearted; firm; courageous; brave; tough


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Japanese isamashii / isamashi / いさましい Japanese (adjective) (1) brave; valiant; gallant; courageous; (2) stirring; vigorous; rousing


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Mandarin kǒng wǔ yǒu lì / kong3 wu3 you3 li4
Taiwan k`ung wu yu li / kung wu yu li
Chinese courageous and strong (idiom); Herculean (physique etc)



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Mandarin gǎn zuò gǎn dāng / gan3 zuo4 gan3 dang1
Taiwan kan tso kan tang
Chinese daring to act and courageous enough to take responsibility for it; a true man has the courage to accept the consequences of his actions; the buck stops here



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Mandarin gǎn dǎ gǎn chōng / gan3 da3 gan3 chong1
Taiwan kan ta kan ch`ung / kan ta kan chung
Chinese courageous and daring



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Mandarin qì chōng xiāo hàn / qi4 chong1 xiao1 han4
Taiwan ch`i ch`ung hsiao han / chi chung hsiao han
Chinese (idiom) dauntless; courageous; spirited


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Mandarin qì chōng xiāo hàn / qi4 chong1 xiao1 han4
Taiwan ch`i ch`ung hsiao han / chi chung hsiao han
Chinese (idiom) dauntless; courageous; spirited



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Mandarin dú dǎn yīng xióng / du2 dan3 ying1 xiong2
Taiwan tu tan ying hsiung
Chinese bold and courageous hero (idiom)



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Mandarin bǐng xìng yǒng jué / bing3 xing4 yong3 jue2
Taiwan ping hsing yung chüeh
Japanese honshō yōketsu
courageous disposition; courageous disposition


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Japanese tandaishinshou / tandaishinsho / たんだいしんしょう Japanese (expression) (yoji) being bold and courageous, but also careful and meticulous


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Japanese tourounoono / toronoono / とうろうのおの Japanese courageous but doomed resistance


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Japanese kyuusonekookamu / kyusonekookamu / きゅうそねこをかむ Japanese (expression) (proverb) a cornered rat will bite a cat; despair turns cowards courageous



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Mandarin hǎo hàn zuò shì hǎo hàn dāng / hao3 han4 zuo4 shi4 hao3 han4 dang1
Taiwan hao han tso shih hao han tang
Chinese daring to act and courageous enough to take responsibility for it (idiom); a true man has the courage to accept the consequences of his actions; the buck stops here


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Japanese tsuwamono / つわもの Japanese (1) (kana only) warrior; soldier; (2) (kana only) (See 強者・きょうしゃ) courageous person; strong person


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Japanese yuukiomotsu / yukiomotsu / ゆうきをもつ Japanese (exp,v5t) to have (the) courage (to); to be courageous
This page contains 35 results for "courageous" 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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