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There are 13 total results for your dependable search.

If shown, 2nd row of characters is Simplified Chinese.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition



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Mandarin shí zài / shi2 zai4
Taiwan shih tsai
Japanese jitsuzai
Chinese really; actually; indeed; true; real; honest; dependable; (philosophy) reality
to truly exist


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Japanese tsuyoi / つよい    kowai / こわい Japanese (adjective) (1) strong; potent; competent; domineering; tough; (2) strong; brawny; powerful; healthy; rugged; (3) good (at); skilled; knowledgeable; (4) (as 〜に強い) being able to handle; know how to deal (with); durable (against); resistant (to); resilient; (5) firm; rigid; solid; (6) intense; strong; fierce; high; (7) dependable; trustworthy; (adjective) (1) tough; stiff; hard; (2) inflexible; obstinate; stubborn



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Mandarin zhōng zhēn / zhong1 zhen1
Taiwan chung chen
Japanese chuutei / chute / ちゅうてい    tadatsura / ただつら
Chinese loyal and dependable
Japanese (surname) Chuutei; (given name) Tadatsura



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Mandarin bǎ wěn / ba3 wen3
Taiwan pa wen
Chinese trustworthy; dependable


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Japanese onken / おんけん Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) quiet; dependable; uniform; (politically) moderate



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Mandarin wěn tuǒ / wen3 tuo3
Taiwan wen t`o / wen to
Chinese dependable


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Mandarin xiāng cǎo / xiang1 cao3
Taiwan hsiang ts`ao / hsiang tsao
Japanese kousou / koso / こうそう
Chinese aromatic herb; vanilla; alternative name for Eupatorium fortunei; (fig.) loyal and dependable person (old)
Japanese herb; fragrant grass; (female given name) Minto; (given name) Kousou; (f,p) Kagusa


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Japanese chikaraninaru / ちからになる Japanese (exp,v5r) (See 力・ちから・6) to be helpful; to be dependable; to stand by (someone)



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Mandarin láo kào tuǒ dàng / lao2 kao4 tuo3 dang4
Taiwan lao k`ao t`o tang / lao kao to tang
Chinese reliable; solid and dependable


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Japanese shinrainitaru / しんらいにたる Japanese (exp,adj-f) authentic; credible; creditworthy; dependable; reliable; sound; staunch; trustworthy


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Japanese tayorinidekiru / たよりにできる Japanese (v1,vi) to be dependable; to be reliable


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Japanese tayorinidekiru / たよりにできる Japanese (v1,vi) to be dependable; to be reliable


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Japanese tayorinidekiru / たよりにできる Japanese (v1,vi) (See 頼りになる) to be dependable; to be reliable
This page contains 13 results for "dependable" 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.

Just because a word appears here does not mean it is appropriate for a tattoo, your business name, etc. Please consult a professional before doing anything stupid with this data.

We do offer Chinese and Japanese Tattoo Services. We'll also be happy to help you translate something for other purposes.

No warranty as to the correctness, potential vulgarity, or clarity is expressed or implied. We did not write any of these definitions (though we occasionally act as a contributor/editor to the CC-CEDICT project). You are using this dictionary for free, and you get what you pay for.

The following titles are just to help people who are searching for an Asian dictionary to find this page.

Japanese Kanji Dictionary

Free Asian Dictionary

Chinese Kanji Dictionary

Chinese Words Dictionary

Chinese Language Dictionary

Japanese Chinese Dictionary