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創造


创造

see styles
Mandarin chuàng zào / chuang4 zao4
Taiwan ch`uang tsao / chuang tsao
Japanese souzou / sozo / そうぞう
Chinese to create; to bring about; to produce; to set (a record)
Japanese (noun/participle) creation; (given name) Souzou

成就

see styles
Mandarin chéng jiù / cheng2 jiu4
Taiwan ch`eng chiu / cheng chiu
Japanese jouju / joju / じょうじゅ
Chinese accomplishment; success; achievement; CL:個|个[ge4]; to achieve (a result); to create; to bring about
Japanese (n,vs,n-suf) fulfillment; fulfilment; realization; realisation; completion; (given name) Jouju; (given name) Shigenari
siddhi: accomplishment, fulfillment, completion, to bring to perfection; achieved

see styles
Mandarin zuò / zuo4
Taiwan tso
Japanese saku / さく
Chinese to do; to grow; to write or compose; to pretend; to regard as; to feel; writings or works; worker; workshop; (slang) troublesome; high-maintenance (person)
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) (See 作品) work (e.g. of art); production; (2) harvest; cultivation; farming; crop; yield; (3) technique; (personal name) Masaya; (given name) Tsukuru; (surname) Tsukuri; (personal name) Sakuji; (surname, given name) Saku
To make, do, act, be; arise; create


see styles
Mandarin chái / chai2
Taiwan ch`ai / chai
Japanese bara / ばら    tomogara / ともがら
Chinese a class; a company; companion
Japanese (suffix noun) suffixed to words indicating a class of people to create a plural (esp. in impolite contexts); comrade; fellow

see styles
Mandarin chuàng / chuang4
Taiwan ch`uang / chuang
Chinese establish, create; knife cut


see styles
Mandarin chuàng // chuāng / chuang4 // chuang1
Taiwan ch`uang / chuang
Japanese motomu / もとむ    hajime / はじめ    hajimu / はじむ    tsukuru / つくる    souji / soji / そうじ    sou / so / そう
Chinese to begin; to initiate; to inaugurate; to start; to create; a wound; cut; injury; trauma
Japanese (1) wound; injury; cut; gash; bruise; scratch; scrape; scar; (2) chip; crack; scratch; nick; (3) flaw; defect; weakness; weak point; (4) stain (on one's reputation); disgrace; dishonor; dishonour; (5) (emotional) hurt; hurt feelings; (personal name) Motomu; (female given name) Hajime; (given name) Hajimu; (female given name) Tsukuru; (personal name) Souji; (female given name) Sou

see styles
Mandarin zào / zao4
Taiwan tsao
Chinese see 羅唣|罗唣, to create a disturbance; to make trouble; to harass

see styles
Mandarin zào / zao4
Taiwan tsao
Japanese raizou / raizo / らいぞう    tsukuru / つくる    tsukuri / つくり    zouzou / zozo / ぞうぞう    itaru / いたる
Chinese to make; to build; to manufacture; to invent; to fabricate; to go to; party (in a lawsuit or legal agreement); crop; classifier for crops
Japanese (given name) Raizou; (personal name) Tsukuru; (surname) Tsukuri; (personal name) Zouzou; (given name) Itaru
Create, make, build. Hurried, careless.

九星

see styles
Japanese kyuusei / kyuse / きゅうせい Japanese (See 陰陽道,一白・いっぱく・1,二黒・じこく,三碧・さんぺき,四緑・しろく,五黄・ごおう,六白・ろっぱく,七赤・しちせき,八白・はっぱく,九紫・きゅうし) nine traditional astrological signs in Onmyōdō, each corresponding to the year of a person's birth and used to create a horoscope; (surname) Kuboshi; (given name) Kyuusei

人頭


人头

see styles
Mandarin rén tóu / ren2 tou2
Taiwan jen t`ou / jen tou
Japanese hitogashira / ひとがしら    jintou;nintou / jinto;ninto / じんとう;にんとう
Chinese person; number of people; (per) capita; (a person's) head; (Tw) person whose identity is used by sb else (e.g. to create a bogus account)
Japanese (1) skull; cranium; (2) (See 人屋根) kanji "person" radical at top; (1) the number of people; population; (2) (じんとう only) human head; (place-name) Hitogashira

作る

see styles
Japanese tsukuru / つくる Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to make; to produce; to manufacture; to build; to construct; (2) to prepare (food term); to brew (alcohol); (3) to raise; to grow; to cultivate; to train; (4) to till; (5) to draw up (a document); to make out; to prepare; to write; (6) to create (an artistic work, etc.); to compose; (7) to coin (a phrase); to organize; to organise; to establish; to found; (8) to have (a child); (9) to make up (one's face, etc.); (10) to fabricate (an excuse, etc.); (11) to form (a line, etc.); (12) to set (a record); (13) to commit (a sin, etc.)

作心

see styles
Mandarin zuò xīn / zuo4 xin1
Taiwan tso hsin
Japanese sashin
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

側筆

see styles
Japanese sokuhitsu / そくひつ Japanese (See 直筆・ちょくひつ・1) painting with the body of a brush's bristles (to create a thicker line than possible with the tip)

別作


别作

see styles
Mandarin bié zuò / bie2 zuo4
Taiwan pieh tso
Japanese betsusaku / べつさく
Japanese (place-name) Betsusaku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

創る

see styles
Japanese tsukuru / つくる Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to make; to produce; to manufacture; to build; to construct; (2) to prepare (food term); to brew (alcohol); (3) to raise; to grow; to cultivate; to train; (4) to till; (5) to draw up (a document); to make out; to prepare; to write; (6) to create (an artistic work, etc.); to compose; (7) to coin (a phrase); to organize; to organise; to establish; to found; (8) to have (a child); (9) to make up (one's face, etc.); (10) to fabricate (an excuse, etc.); (11) to form (a line, etc.); (12) to set (a record); (13) to commit (a sin, etc.)

創作


创作

see styles
Mandarin chuàng zuò / chuang4 zuo4
Taiwan ch`uang tso / chuang tso
Japanese sousaku / sosaku / そうさく
Chinese to create; to produce; to write; creative work; creation; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) production; literary creation; work; (personal name) Sousaku

創練


创练

see styles
Mandarin chuàng liàn / chuang4 lian4
Taiwan ch`uang lien / chuang lien
Chinese to form and train (a military unit); to create and practice (a martial art); to train oneself (by real-life experience)

創製


创制

see styles
Mandarin chuàng zhì / chuang4 zhi4
Taiwan ch`uang chih / chuang chih
Japanese sousei / sose / そうせい
Chinese to create; to inaugurate; to contrive; to build (a mechanism)
Japanese (noun/participle) invention; origination; discovery

創設


创设

see styles
Mandarin chuàng shè / chuang4 she4
Taiwan ch`uang she / chuang she
Japanese sousetsu / sosetsu / そうせつ
Chinese to establish; to found; to create (a good environment)
Japanese (noun/participle) establishment; founding; organization; organisation

化作

see styles
Mandarin huà zuò / hua4 zuo4
Taiwan hua tso
Japanese kesa
Chinese to change into; to turn into; to become
To transform (into), create, make; to create with supernormal power

同人

see styles
Mandarin tóng rén / tong2 ren2
Taiwan t`ung jen / tung jen
Japanese doujin(p);dounin / dojin(p);donin / どうじん(P);どうにん
Chinese people from the same workplace or profession; co-worker; colleague; pop culture enthusiasts who create fan fiction etc
Japanese (1) same person; (2) said person; the person in question; (3) coterie; clique; fraternity; kindred spirits; comrade; colleague; (4) (どうじん only) dōjin; doujin; Japanese fans or hobbyists who produce their owns magazines, manga, software, etc.

土筆

see styles
Japanese tsukushi / つくし Japanese (1) fertile shoot of field horsetail; (2) wooden stick with a burned tip (used to create underdrawings); (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) fertile shoot of field horsetail; (gikun reading) fertile shoot of field horsetail; (surname, female given name) Tsukushi

導致


导致

see styles
Mandarin dǎo zhì / dao3 zhi4
Taiwan tao chih
Chinese to lead to; to create; to cause; to bring about

成業


成业

see styles
Mandarin chéng yè / cheng2 ye4
Taiwan ch`eng yeh / cheng yeh
Japanese seigyou / segyo / せいぎょう
Japanese (noun/participle) completion of one's work
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

打造

see styles
Mandarin dǎ zào / da3 zao4
Taiwan ta tsao
Chinese to create; to build; to develop; to forge (of metal)

拿捏

see styles
Mandarin ná niē / na2 nie1
Taiwan na nieh
Chinese to grasp; (dialect) affecting shyness; coy; to create difficulties

擾攘


扰攘

see styles
Mandarin rǎo rǎng / rao3 rang3
Taiwan jao jang
Chinese bustling; to create trouble; to disturb

放火

see styles
Mandarin fàng huǒ / fang4 huo3
Taiwan fang huo
Japanese houka / hoka / ほうか
Chinese to set on fire; to commit arson; to create a disturbance
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) arson; setting fire

暈染


晕染

see styles
Mandarin yùn rǎn / yun4 ran3
Taiwan yün jan
Chinese to smudge (become smeared); to smudge (create a blurred effect); shading (wash painting technique)

樹立

see styles
Mandarin shù lì / shu4 li4
Taiwan shu li
Japanese juritsu / じゅりつ
Chinese to set up; to establish
Japanese (noun/participle) establish; create; (female given name) Kodachi

滋生

see styles
Mandarin zī shēng / zi1 sheng1
Taiwan tzu sheng
Japanese shigemi / しげみ    shigefu / しげふ    shigeo / しげお
Chinese to breed; to flourish; to cause; to provoke; to create
Japanese (female given name) Shigemi; (given name) Shigefu; (male given name) Shigeo

焼筆

see styles
Japanese yakifude / やきふで Japanese wooden stick with a burned tip (used to create underdrawings)

燧鉄

see styles
Japanese hiuchigane / ひうちがね Japanese striker (triangular piece of steel used with flint to create sparks)

生礙


生碍

see styles
Mandarin shēn gài / shen1 gai4
Taiwan shen kai
Japanese shōge
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

留難


留难

see styles
Mandarin liú nán / liu2 nan2
Taiwan liu nan
Japanese runan
Chinese to make something difficult; to create obstacles
The difficulty of one's good deeds being hindered by evil spirits; the difficulty of good behavior being hindered by evil

直筆

see styles
Mandarin zhí bǐ / zhi2 bi3
Taiwan chih pi
Japanese chokuhitsu / ちょくひつ    jikihitsu / じきひつ
Chinese a straightforward honest account
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) (1) (See 側筆) writing with an upright brush (using just the tip to create a narrower stroke); (2) (See 曲筆) frank writing; writing the bare facts; (noun - becomes adjective with の) one's own handwriting; autograph

窗體

see styles
Mandarin chuāng tǐ / chuang1 ti3
Taiwan ch`uang t`i / chuang ti
Chinese form (used in programming languages such as Visual Basic and Delphi to create a GUI window)

締造

see styles
Mandarin dì zào / di4 zao4
Taiwan ti tsao
Chinese to found; to create

編織

see styles
Mandarin biān zhī / bian1 zhi1
Taiwan pien chih
Chinese to weave; to knit; to plait; to braid; (fig.) to create (something abstract, e.g. a dream, a lie etc)

置床

see styles
Japanese okidoko / おきどこ Japanese portable dais used to create a removable tokonoma

羅唣

see styles
Mandarin luó zào / luo2 zao4
Taiwan lo tsao
Chinese to create a disturbance; to make trouble; to harass

羅皂

see styles
Mandarin luó zào / luo2 zao4
Taiwan lo tsao
Chinese to create a disturbance; to make trouble; to harass

聳動

see styles
Mandarin sǒng dòng / song3 dong4
Taiwan sung tung
Chinese to shake (a part of one's body); to shrug (shoulders); to create a sensation; to incite

肈建

see styles
Mandarin zhào jiàn / zhao4 jian4
Taiwan chao chien
Chinese to build (for the first time); to create (a building)

自創

see styles
Mandarin zì chuàng / zi4 chuang4
Taiwan tzu ch`uang / tzu chuang
Chinese to create; to come up with (an idea etc)

自炊

see styles
Japanese jisui / じすい Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) (1) cooking for oneself; cooking one's own food; doing one's own cooking; making food oneself; self-catering; (2) scanning a book or magazine to create an ebook by oneself

親造


亲造

see styles
Mandarin qīn zào / qin1 zao4
Taiwan ch`in tsao / chin tsao
Japanese shinzou / shinzo / しんぞう
Japanese (personal name) Shinzou
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

起す

see styles
Japanese okosu / おこす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to raise; to raise up; to set up; to pick up; (2) to wake; to wake up; to waken; to awaken; (3) to cause; to bring about; to lead to; to trigger; to give rise to; to create; to generate (e.g. heat, electricity); to produce; (4) to start; to begin; to launch; to establish; to found; to set up; to open; (5) to plough; to plow; to till; (6) to fall ill with; (7) to transcribe; to write down (what is spoken); (8) to turn over (a card)

起鬨

see styles
Mandarin qǐ hòng / qi3 hong4
Taiwan ch`i hung / chi hung
Chinese to heckle; rowdy jeering; to create a disturbance

轟動

see styles
Mandarin hōng dòng / hong1 dong4
Taiwan hung tung
Chinese to cause a sensation; to create a stir in (a place); commotion; controversy

造る

see styles
Japanese tsukuru / つくる Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to make; to produce; to manufacture; to build; to construct; (2) to prepare (food term); to brew (alcohol); (3) to raise; to grow; to cultivate; to train; (4) to till; (5) to draw up (a document); to make out; to prepare; to write; (6) to create (an artistic work, etc.); to compose; (7) to coin (a phrase); to organize; to organise; to establish; to found; (8) to have (a child); (9) to make up (one's face, etc.); (10) to fabricate (an excuse, etc.); (11) to form (a line, etc.); (12) to set (a record); (13) to commit (a sin, etc.)

造化

see styles
Mandarin zào huà / zao4 hua4
Taiwan tsao hua
Japanese zouka / zoka / ぞうか
Chinese good luck; Nature (as the mother of all things)
Japanese creation; nature; the Universe
To create; to make and transform.

造字

see styles
Mandarin zào zì / zao4 zi4
Taiwan tsao tzu
Chinese to create Chinese characters; cf Six Methods of forming Chinese characters 六書|六书[liu4 shu1]

造成

see styles
Mandarin zào chéng / zao4 cheng2
Taiwan tsao ch`eng / tsao cheng
Japanese zousei / zose / ぞうせい
Chinese to bring about; to create; to cause
Japanese (noun/participle) creation; clearing; reclamation

開例

see styles
Mandarin kāi lì / kai1 li4
Taiwan k`ai li / kai li
Chinese to create a precedent

雪釣

see styles
Japanese yukizuri / ゆきづり    yukitsuri / ゆきつり Japanese (archaism) game in which children use a piece of charcoal on a string to create and lift up snowballs; (irregular kanji usage) placing ropes or wires around trees to protect them from the snow; ropes stretched from the top of a tree to the lower branches to prevent their breaking under heavy snow

題寫

see styles
Mandarin tí xiě / ti2 xie3
Taiwan t`i hsieh / ti hsieh
Chinese to create a work of calligraphy for display in a prominent place (typically, a sign)

首創

see styles
Mandarin shǒu chuàng / shou3 chuang4
Taiwan shou ch`uang / shou chuang
Chinese to create; original creation; to be the first to do something

騷亂

see styles
Mandarin sāo luàn / sao1 luan4
Taiwan sao luan
Chinese disturbance; riot; to create a disturbance

鬧事

see styles
Mandarin nào shì / nao4 shi4
Taiwan nao shih
Chinese to cause trouble; to create a disturbance

鬧場

see styles
Mandarin nào chǎng / nao4 chang3
Taiwan nao ch`ang / nao chang
Chinese gongs and drums overture to a Chinese opera; to create a disturbance

鬧騰

see styles
Mandarin nào teng / nao4 teng5
Taiwan nao t`eng / nao teng
Chinese to disturb; to create confusion; to make a din

ものか

see styles
Japanese monoka / ものか Japanese (particle) (masculine speech) used to create a form of question indicating that the speaker actually believes the opposite is true; emphasizes a determination not to do something, e.g. "Like hell I will!"

もんか

see styles
Japanese monka / もんか Japanese (particle) (masculine speech) used to create a form of question indicating that the speaker actually believes the opposite is true; emphasizes a determination not to do something, e.g. "Like hell I will!"

バンド

see styles
Japanese bando / バンド Japanese (1) band; (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) (2) to perform in a band; to create a (pop) band; (3) The Bund (Shanghai, China)

作功德

see styles
Mandarin zuò gōng dé / zuo4 gong1 de2
Taiwan tso kung te
Japanese sa kudoku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

作義利


作义利

see styles
Mandarin zuò yì lì / zuo4 yi4 li4
Taiwan tso i li
Japanese sagiri
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

作障礙


作障碍

see styles
Mandarin zuò zhàn gài / zuo4 zhan4 gai4
Taiwan tso chan kai
Japanese sa shōge
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

作隨意


作随意

see styles
Mandarin zuò suí yì / zuo4 sui2 yi4
Taiwan tso sui i
Japanese sazuii
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

彩なす

see styles
Japanese ayanasu / あやなす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to decorate with many bright colours (colors); to create a beautiful variegated pattern; (2) to manipulate skillfully

惹麻煩


惹麻烦

see styles
Mandarin rě má fan / re3 ma2 fan5
Taiwan je ma fan
Chinese to create difficulties; to invite trouble; to be troublesome

湊熱鬧

see styles
Mandarin còu rè nao / cou4 re4 nao5
Taiwan ts`ou je nao / tsou je nao
Chinese to join in the fun; to get in on the action; (fig.) to butt in; to create more trouble

火打金

see styles
Japanese hiuchigane / ひうちがね Japanese striker (triangular piece of steel used with flint to create sparks)

焼き筆

see styles
Japanese yakifude / やきふで Japanese wooden stick with a burned tip (used to create underdrawings)

綾なす

see styles
Japanese ayanasu / あやなす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to decorate with many bright colours (colors); to create a beautiful variegated pattern; (2) to manipulate skillfully

置き床

see styles
Japanese okidoko / おきどこ Japanese portable dais used to create a removable tokonoma

設ける

see styles
Japanese moukeru / mokeru / もうける Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to prepare ahead of time; (2) to create; to establish

起こす

see styles
Japanese okosu / おこす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to raise; to raise up; to set up; to pick up; (2) to wake; to wake up; to waken; to awaken; (3) to cause; to bring about; to lead to; to trigger; to give rise to; to create; to generate (e.g. heat, electricity); to produce; (4) to start; to begin; to launch; to establish; to found; to set up; to open; (5) to plough; to plow; to till; (6) to fall ill with; (7) to transcribe; to write down (what is spoken); (8) to turn over (a card)

追落し

see styles
Japanese oiotoshi / おいおとし Japanese (1) chasing down; pushing down; deposing; ousting; (2) sacrificing to create a shortage of liberties, then capturing (in the game of go)

造輿論

see styles
Mandarin zào yú lùn / zao4 yu2 lun4
Taiwan tsao yü lun
Chinese to build up public opinion; to create a fuss

雪つり

see styles
Japanese yukitsuri / ゆきつり Japanese (archaism) game in which children use a piece of charcoal on a string to create and lift up snowballs

雪釣り

see styles
Japanese yukizuri / ゆきづり    yukitsuri / ゆきつり Japanese (archaism) game in which children use a piece of charcoal on a string to create and lift up snowballs; (irregular kanji usage) placing ropes or wires around trees to protect them from the snow; ropes stretched from the top of a tree to the lower branches to prevent their breaking under heavy snow

驚かす

see styles
Japanese odorokasu / おどろかす Japanese (transitive verb) to surprise; to frighten; to create a stir

鬧翻天

see styles
Mandarin nào fān tiān / nao4 fan1 tian1
Taiwan nao fan t`ien / nao fan tien
Chinese to create a big disturbance

うみ出す

see styles
Japanese umidasu / うみだす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to create; to bring forth; to produce; (2) to invent; to think up and bring into being; (3) to give birth to; to bear

作りだす

see styles
Japanese tsukuridasu / つくりだす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to manufacture; to produce; to raise (crops); (2) to invent; to dream up; to create

作り出す

see styles
Japanese tsukuridasu / つくりだす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to manufacture; to produce; to raise (crops); (2) to invent; to dream up; to create

冬トピア

see styles
Japanese fuyutopia / ふゆトピア Japanese (kana only) Fuyutopia (government program to help create a winter living environment in northern Hokkaido)

創りだす

see styles
Japanese tsukuridasu / つくりだす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to manufacture; to produce; to raise (crops); (2) to invent; to dream up; to create

創り出す

see styles
Japanese tsukuridasu / つくりだす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to manufacture; to produce; to raise (crops); (2) to invent; to dream up; to create

創作意欲

see styles
Japanese sousakuiyoku / sosakuiyoku / そうさくいよく Japanese (yoji) will (urge) to create; creative urge; appetite for writing

嵐を呼ぶ

see styles
Japanese arashioyobu / あらしをよぶ Japanese (exp,v5b) to cause a commotion; to create a big stir; to invoke a storm

巻き起す

see styles
Japanese makiokosu / まきおこす Japanese (Godan verb with "su" ending) to create (a sensation); to give rise to (controversy)

恩を売る

see styles
Japanese onouru / onoru / おんをうる Japanese (exp,v5r) to demand gratitude; to do something for someone in order to create an obligation of gratitude from that person

火打ち金

see styles
Japanese hiuchigane / ひうちがね Japanese striker (triangular piece of steel used with flint to create sparks)

烟に巻く

see styles
Japanese kemurinimaku / けむりにまく    kemunimaku / けむにまく Japanese (exp,v5k) to confuse someone; to befuddle someone; to create a smokescreen

無中生有

see styles
Mandarin wú zhōng shēng yǒu / wu2 zhong1 sheng1 you3
Taiwan wu chung sheng yu
Chinese to create something from nothing (idiom)

煙に巻く

see styles
Japanese kemurinimaku / けむりにまく    kemunimaku / けむにまく Japanese (exp,v5k) to confuse someone; to befuddle someone; to create a smokescreen

生みだす

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Japanese umidasu / うみだす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to create; to bring forth; to produce; (2) to invent; to think up and bring into being; (3) to give birth to; to bear

生み出す

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Japanese umidasu / うみだす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to create; to bring forth; to produce; (2) to invent; to think up and bring into being; (3) to give birth to; to bear

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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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Japanese Kanji Dictionary

Free Asian Dictionary

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Chinese Language Dictionary

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