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There are 48 total results for your curious search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin zhēn / zhen1
Taiwan chen
Japanese chin / ちん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese precious thing; treasure; culinary delicacy; rare; valuable; to value highly
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) rare; curious; strange; (surname) Mezurashi; (female given name) Mezura; (surname) Chin; (personal name) Jinhyaku
Precious; rare.

好奇

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

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Mandarin biàn / bian4
Taiwan pien
Japanese hen / へん
Chinese Japanese variant of 變|变[bian4]
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) strange; odd; peculiar; weird; curious; queer; eccentric; funny; suspicious; fishy; (2) unexpected; (3) change; (4) incident; disturbance; disaster; accident; (prefix noun) (5) (music) flat


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Mandarin biàn / bian4
Taiwan pien
Japanese hen / へん
Chinese to change; to become different; to transform; to vary; rebellion
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (noun or adjectival noun) (1) strange; odd; peculiar; weird; curious; queer; eccentric; funny; suspicious; fishy; (2) unexpected; (3) change; (4) incident; disturbance; disaster; accident; (prefix noun) (5) (music) flat
To change, alter, transmute, transform.

可怪

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Mandarin kě guài / ke3 guai4
Taiwan k`o kuai / ko kuai
Japanese ka ke
Chinese strange; curious; surprising
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

奇体

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Japanese kitai / きたい Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) strange; curious; odd

奇妙

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Mandarin qí miào / qi2 miao4
Taiwan ch`i miao / chi miao
Japanese kimyou / kimyo / きみょう
Chinese fantastic; wonderful
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) strange; queer; curious
Beautiful, or wonderful beyond compare; marvelous

奇態

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Japanese kitai / きたい Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) strange; curious; odd

好事

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Mandarin hǎo shì / hao3 shi4
Taiwan hao shih
Japanese kouji;kouzu / koji;kozu / こうじ;こうず
Chinese to be meddlesome; good action, deed, thing or work (also sarcastic, "a fine thing indeed"); charity; happy occasion; Daoist or Buddhist ceremony for the souls of the dead
Japanese fortune; good deed; curious
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

怪事

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Mandarin guài shì / guai4 shi4
Taiwan kuai shih
Japanese kaiji / かいじ
Chinese strange thing; curious occurrence
Japanese mystery; strange event; mysterious affair

珍問

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Japanese chinmon / ちんもん Japanese strange question; offbeat question; odd question; funny question; curious question

珍奇

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Mandarin zhēn qí / zhen1 qi2
Taiwan chen ch`i / chen chi
Japanese chinki / ちんき
Chinese rare; strange
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) strange; rare; novel; curious

珍案

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Japanese chinan / ちんあん Japanese odd idea; unusual idea; curious proposal

珍聞

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Mandarin zhēn wén / zhen1 wen2
Taiwan chen wen
Japanese chinbun / ちんぶん
Chinese oddity; news tidbits; strange and interesting item
Japanese curious or extraordinary story or piece of news

異聞

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Japanese ibun / いぶん Japanese strange tale; curious report; strange report

たがる

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Japanese tagaru / たがる Japanese (aux-v,v5r) (not used in the first person, combination of ~tai and ~garu) (See たい・1,がる・1) wanting to ...; eager to ...; curious to ...

やじ馬

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Japanese yajiuma / やじうま Japanese (sensitive word) curious onlookers; rubbernecks

ヤジ馬

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Japanese yajiuma / ヤジうま Japanese (sensitive word) curious onlookers; rubbernecks

事珍し

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Japanese kotomezurashi / ことめずらし Japanese (adj-shiku) (archaism) unusual; rare; curious

床しい

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Japanese yukashii / yukashi / ゆかしい Japanese (adjective) (1) admirable; charming; refined; (2) nostalgic; (3) (kana only) curious; eager to know (or see, experience, etc.)

弥次馬

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Japanese yajiuma / やじうま Japanese (sensitive word) curious onlookers; rubbernecks

懐しい

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Japanese yukashii / yukashi / ゆかしい Japanese (adjective) (1) admirable; charming; refined; (2) nostalgic; (3) (kana only) curious; eager to know (or see, experience, etc.)

珍しい

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Japanese mezurashii / mezurashi / めずらしい Japanese (adjective) (1) unusual; rare; curious; (2) new; novel; (3) fine (e.g. gift)

野次馬

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Japanese yajiuma / やじうま Japanese (sensitive word) curious onlookers; rubbernecks

ひょんな

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Japanese hyonna / ひょんな Japanese (pre-noun adjective) (See 思いがけない) strange; unexpected; (by) chance; unusual; curious

有好奇心

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Mandarin yǒu hào qí xīn / you3 hao4 qi2 xin1
Taiwan yu hao ch`i hsin / yu hao chi hsin
Chinese curious

気になる

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Japanese kininaru / きになる Japanese (exp,vi,v5r) (1) to be on one's mind; to worry one; to care about; to be bothered by; to feel uneasy; to be anxious; to be curious about; (2) to feel like; to feel inclined to; (3) to fancy; to like; to catch one's eye

物珍しい

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Japanese monomezurashii / monomezurashi / ものめずらしい Japanese (adjective) curious

珍らしい

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Japanese mezurashii / mezurashi / めずらしい Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (adjective) (1) unusual; rare; curious; (2) new; novel; (3) fine (e.g. gift)

異聞奇譚

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Japanese ibunkitan / いぶんきたん Japanese (yoji) strange stories and curious tales

神差鬼使

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Mandarin shén chāi guǐ shǐ / shen2 chai1 gui3 shi3
Taiwan shen ch`ai kuei shih / shen chai kuei shih
Chinese the work of gods and devils (idiom); unexplained event crying out for a supernatural explanation; curious coincidence

興味津々

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Japanese kyoumishinshin / kyomishinshin / きょうみしんしん Japanese (adj-no,adj-t,adv-to) (yoji) very interesting; of absorbing interest; having a keen interest (in); being immensely curious (about)

興味津津

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Japanese kyoumishinshin / kyomishinshin / きょうみしんしん Japanese (adj-no,adj-t,adv-to) (yoji) very interesting; of absorbing interest; having a keen interest (in); being immensely curious (about)

鬼使神差

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Mandarin guǐ shǐ shén chāi / gui3 shi3 shen2 chai1
Taiwan kuei shih shen ch`ai / kuei shih shen chai
Chinese demons and gods at work (idiom); unexplained event crying out for a supernatural explanation; curious coincidence

不思議がる

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Japanese fushigigaru / ふしぎがる Japanese (v5r,vi) to be curious; to wonder; to marvel

不思議な縁

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Japanese fushiginaen / ふしぎなえん Japanese (exp,n) quirk of fate; curious coincidence; happy chance

奇態;奇体

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Japanese kitai / きたい Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) strange; curious; odd

妙ちきりん

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Japanese myouchikirin / myochikirin / みょうちきりん Japanese (adjectival noun) (See 妙ちくりん) weird; odd; bizarre; curious

無巧不成書

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Mandarin wú qiǎo bù chéng shū / wu2 qiao3 bu4 cheng2 shu1
Taiwan wu ch`iao pu ch`eng shu / wu chiao pu cheng shu
Chinese curious coincidence

物珍しげに

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Japanese monomezurashigeni / ものめずらしげに Japanese (adverb) with curious eyes; curiously

聞きたがる

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Japanese kikitagaru / ききたがる Japanese (Godan verb with "ru" ending) to be curious; to be inquisitive; to want to hear

興味しんしん

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Japanese kyoumishinshin / kyomishinshin / きょうみしんしん Japanese (adj-no,adj-t,adv-to) (yoji) very interesting; of absorbing interest; having a keen interest (in); being immensely curious (about)

風の吹き回し

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Japanese kazenofukimawashi / かぜのふきまわし Japanese (exp,n) chance; stroke of luck; (curious) turn of events

床しい;懐しい

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Japanese yukashii / yukashi / ゆかしい Japanese (adjective) (1) admirable; charming; refined; (2) nostalgic; (3) (kana only) curious; eager to know (or see, experience, etc.)

変(P);變(oK)

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Japanese hen / へん Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) strange; odd; peculiar; weird; curious; queer; eccentric; funny; suspicious; fishy; (2) unexpected; (3) change; (4) incident; disturbance; disaster; accident; (prefix noun) (5) {music} (See 変ロ短調) flat

珍しい(P);珍らしい(io)

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Japanese mezurashii / mezurashi / めずらしい Japanese (adjective) (1) unusual; rare; curious; (2) new; novel; (3) fine (e.g. gift)

野次馬;やじ馬;ヤジ馬;弥次馬

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Japanese yajiuma(野次馬,yaji馬,弥次馬);yajiuma(yaji馬) / やじうま(野次馬,やじ馬,弥次馬);ヤジうま(ヤジ馬) Japanese (sensitive word) curious onlookers; rubbernecks

興味津々;興味津津;興味しんしん

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Japanese kyoumishinshin / kyomishinshin / きょうみしんしん Japanese (adj-no,adj-t,adv-to) (yoji) very interesting; of absorbing interest; having a keen interest (in); being immensely curious (about)
This page contains 48 results for "curious" 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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