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There are 25 total results for your curiosity search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin hào qí / hao4 qi2
Taiwan hao ch`i / hao chi
Japanese kouki / koki / こうき
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Chinese inquisitive; curious; inquisitiveness; curiosity
Japanese inquisitiveness; (surname) Kouki


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Mandarin hào qí xīn / hao4 qi2 xin1
Taiwan hao ch`i hsin / hao chi hsin
Japanese koukishin / kokishin / こうきしん
Chinese interest in something; curiosity; inquisitive
Japanese curiosity; inquisitiveness


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Japanese kika / きか Japanese (1) curiosity; rare item; rarity; (2) (See 好機) rare opportunity which could be beneficial



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Mandarin guài yì / guai4 yi4
Taiwan kuai i
Japanese kaii / kai / かいい
Chinese monstrous; strange; strange phenomenon
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) mystery; curiosity; strangeness; monstrosity; (2) ghost; monster; apparition; phantom; spectre; specter; goblin


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Mandarin wàng shèng / wang4 sheng4
Taiwan wang sheng
Japanese ousei / ose / おうせい
Chinese vigorous; exuberant
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) lively; vigorous; energetic; healthy; avid (e.g. desire); rich (e.g. imagination); (n-suf,adj-na) (2) full of (energy, appetite, curiosity, etc.); brimming with



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Mandarin xìng wèi / xing4 wei4
Taiwan hsing wei
Japanese kyoumi / kyomi / きょうみ
Chinese interest; taste
Japanese interest (in something); curiosity (about something); zest (for)


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Japanese monozuki / ものずき Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (idle) curiosity; whimsical; (having) strange tastes


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Japanese monozuki / ものずき Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (idle) curiosity; whimsical; (having) strange tastes


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Japanese ryoukiteki / ryokiteki / りょうきてき Japanese (adjectival noun) (1) curiosity-seeking; (2) bizarre (crime, etc.); grotesque; abnormal


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Japanese monozuki / ものずき Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (idle) curiosity; whimsical; (having) strange tastes


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Japanese monomidakai / ものみだかい Japanese (adjective) burning curiosity


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Japanese mezurashigaru / めずらしがる Japanese (transitive verb) to think (it) a curiosity


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Japanese kyoumihoni / kyomihoni / きょうみほんい Japanese (adj-na,adj-no) (yoji) (just) out of curiosity; (just) in order to satisfy one's curiosity; aimed chiefly at amusing; sensational (e.g. magazine)


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Japanese koukishinousei / kokishinose / こうきしんおうせい Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) brimming with curiosity


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Japanese yajiumakonjou / yajiumakonjo / やじうまこんじょう Japanese the spirit of curiosity


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Japanese chitekikoukishin / chitekikokishin / ちてきこうきしん Japanese intellectual curiosity; out of curiosity; inquisitiveness


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Japanese yajiumakonjou / yajiumakonjo / やじうまこんじょう Japanese the spirit of curiosity


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Japanese takaminokenbutsu / たかみのけんぶつ Japanese (expression) being a spectator; observing (out of curiosity) as a disinterested party


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Japanese mionoridasu / みをのりだす Japanese (exp,v5s) to bend oneself forward (esp. in curiosity or excitement); to hang out (e.g. over a balcony)


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Japanese koukishinnekookorosu / kokishinnekookorosu / こうきしんねこをころす Japanese (expression) (proverb) curiosity killed the cat


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Japanese kyurioshitii / kyurioshiti / キュリオシティー Japanese curiosity


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Japanese koukishinhanekoomokorosu / kokishinhanekoomokorosu / こうきしんはねこをもころす Japanese (expression) (proverb) (See 好奇心猫を殺す) curiosity killed the cat


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Japanese yajiumakonjou / yajiumakonjo / やじうまこんじょう Japanese the spirit of curiosity


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Japanese kusuguru / くすぐる Japanese (transitive verb) (1) (kana only) to tickle; (2) (kana only) to tickle (one's curiosity, vanity, etc.); to arouse; to appeal to; to flatter; (3) (kana only) to make laugh; to amuse; to entertain


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Japanese monozuki / ものずき Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (idle) curiosity; fancifulness; whimsy; (having) strange tastes
This page contains 25 results for "curiosity" 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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