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There are 44 total results for your dreams search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ mo4
Taiwan mo
Japanese baku / ばく
Chinese variant of 貘[mo4]
Japanese (1) (kana only) tapir (Tapirus spp.); (2) mo; mythological Chinese chimera similar to a tapir, said to devour bad dreams; (surname, given name) Baku

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Mandarin/ mo4
Taiwan mo
Japanese baku / ばく
Chinese tapir
Japanese (1) (kana only) tapir (Tapirus spp.); (2) mo; mythological Chinese chimera similar to a tapir, said to devour bad dreams; (given name) Baku

バク

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Japanese baku / バク Japanese (1) (kana only) tapir (Tapirus spp.); (2) mo; mythological Chinese chimera similar to a tapir, said to devour bad dreams

七夢


七梦

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Mandarin qī mèng / qi1 meng4
Taiwan ch`i meng / chi meng
Japanese hiyu / ひゆ    nanayume / ななゆめ    nanamu / ななむ
Japanese (female given name) Hiyu; (female given name) Nayu; (female given name) Nanayume; (female given name) Nanamu
Ānanda's seven dreams, which are explained in the 七夢經.

五夢


五梦

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Mandarin wǔ mèng / wu3 meng4
Taiwan wu meng
Japanese itsumu / いつむ
Japanese (female given name) Itsumu
The five bad dreams of King Ajātaśatru on the night that Buddha entered nirvana— as the moon sank the sun arose from the earth. the stars fell like rain, seven comets appeared, and a great conflagration filling the sky fell on the earth; five dreams

凋む

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Japanese shibomu / しぼむ Japanese (v5m,vi) (kana only) to wither (e.g. flowers, dreams); to sag (e.g. balloon, grapes); to fade (away); to shrivel; to wilt; to deflate

周公

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Mandarin zhōu gōng / zhou1 gong1
Taiwan chou kung
Japanese shuukou / shuko / しゅうこう
Chinese Duke of Zhou (11th c. BC), son of King Wen of Zhou 周文王[Zhou1 Wen2 wang2], played an important role as regent in founding the Western Zhou 西周[Xi1 Zhou1], and is also known as the "God of Dreams"
Japanese (personal name) Shuukou

夢々

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Japanese yuyu / ゆゆ    mumu / むむ Japanese (adverb) (1) (not even) a little bit; (2) diligently; (3) dreams; (female given name) Yuyu; (female given name) Mumu

夢夢


梦梦

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Mandarin mèng mèng / meng4 meng4
Taiwan meng meng
Japanese mumu / むむ
Japanese (adverb) (1) (not even) a little bit; (2) diligently; (3) dreams; (female given name) Mumu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

夢幻


梦幻

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Mandarin mèng huàn / meng4 huan4
Taiwan meng huan
Japanese mugen(p);yumemaboroshi / むげん(P);ゆめまぼろし
Chinese dream; illusion; reverie
Japanese dreams; fantasy; visions; (personal name) Mugen
Dream and illusion, the characteristics of all phenomena.

夢枕

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Japanese yumemakura / ゆめまくら Japanese at the bedside where one dreams; (surname) Yumemakura

夢觀


梦观

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Mandarin mèng guān / meng4 guan1
Taiwan meng kuan
Japanese mu kan
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

夢鄉


梦乡

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Mandarin mèng xiāng / meng4 xiang1
Taiwan meng hsiang
Chinese the land of dreams; slumberland

幻夢


幻梦

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Mandarin huàn mèng / huan4 meng4
Taiwan huan meng
Japanese genmu / げんむ
Chinese fantasy; illusion; dream
Japanese dreams; visions; phantasms
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

幻滅


幻灭

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Mandarin huàn miè / huan4 mie4
Taiwan huan mieh
Japanese genmetsu / げんめつ
Chinese (of dreams, hopes etc) to vanish; to evaporate; (of a person) to become disillusioned; disillusionment
Japanese (noun/participle) disillusionment; (personal name) Genmetsu

甘夢

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Japanese kanmu / かんむ Japanese sweet (pleasant) dreams

舊夢

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Mandarin jiù mèng / jiu4 meng4
Taiwan chiu meng
Chinese old dreams

萎む

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Japanese shibomu / しぼむ Japanese (v5m,vi) (kana only) to wither (e.g. flowers, dreams); to sag (e.g. balloon, grapes); to fade (away); to shrivel; to wilt; to deflate

詳夢

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Mandarin xiáng mèng / xiang2 meng4
Taiwan hsiang meng
Chinese to analyze dreams (for fortune-telling)

七夢經


七梦经

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Mandarin qī mèng jīng / qi1 meng4 jing1
Taiwan ch`i meng ching / chi meng ching
Japanese Shichimukyō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

夢にも

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Japanese yumenimo / ゆめにも Japanese (adverb) not in the slightest; not in one's wildest dreams

夢判断

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Japanese yumehandan / ゆめはんだん Japanese (1) interpretation of dreams; dream reading; oneirocriticism; oneiroscopy; (2) The Interpretation of Dreams (book by Sigmund Freud, 1900)

心動女


心动女

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Mandarin xīn dòng nǚ / xin1 dong4 nu:3
Taiwan hsin tung nü
Chinese (coll.) the girl of your dreams

想得美

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Mandarin xiǎng dé měi / xiang3 de2 mei3
Taiwan hsiang te mei
Chinese in your dreams!; as if!; You wish!; I wish that were so

梁皇懺


梁皇忏

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Mandarin liáng huáng chàn / liang2 huang2 chan4
Taiwan liang huang ch`an / liang huang chan
Japanese Ryōkō sen
The litany of Liang Wudi for his wife, who became a large snake, or dragon, after her death, and troubled the emperor's dreams. After the litany was performed, she became a devi, thanked the emperor, and departed; litany of Liang [Wudi]

獏;貘

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Japanese baku;baku / ばく;バク Japanese (1) (kana only) tapir (Tapirus spp.); (2) mo; mythological Chinese chimera similar to a tapir, said to devour bad dreams

那個人

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Mandarin nà gè rén / na4 ge4 ren2
Taiwan na ko jen
Chinese lit. that person; fig. the person you have been looking for; Mr Right; the girl of one's dreams

魘れる

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Japanese osowareru / おそわれる Japanese (v1,vi) (kana only) to be tormented (by dreams); to have a nightmare

十緣生句


十缘生句

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Mandarin shí yuán shēng jù / shi2 yuan2 sheng1 ju4
Taiwan shih yüan sheng chü
Japanese jū enshō ku
Ten illusions arising from environmental conditions: sleight of hand; mirage; dreams; reflections or shadows; gandharva cities (or cities of the sirens, seen in the sea-mist); echoes; the moon reflected in water; floating bubbles; motes (muscae volitantes); fire-wheel (made by revolving a flare); ten kinds of illusions produced from conditions

南柯一夢


南柯一梦

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Mandarin nán kē yī mèng / nan2 ke1 yi1 meng4
Taiwan nan k`o i meng / nan ko i meng
Chinese lit. a dream of Nanke; fig. dreams of grandeur

同床異夢


同床异梦

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Mandarin tóng chuáng yì mèng / tong2 chuang2 yi4 meng4
Taiwan t`ung ch`uang i meng / tung chuang i meng
Japanese doushouimu / doshoimu / どうしょういむ
Chinese lit. to share the same bed with different dreams (idiom); ostensible partners with different agendas; strange bedfellows; marital dissension
Japanese (yoji) cohabiting but living in different worlds

夢の又夢

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Japanese yumenomatayume / ゆめのまたゆめ Japanese (expression) beyond one's wildest dreams; dream within a dream

夢寐以求


梦寐以求

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Mandarin mèng mèi yǐ qiú / meng4 mei4 yi3 qiu2
Taiwan meng mei i ch`iu / meng mei i chiu
Chinese to yearn for something even in one's dreams (idiom); to long for something day and night

春秋大夢


春秋大梦

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Mandarin chūn qiū dà mèng / chun1 qiu1 da4 meng4
Taiwan ch`un ch`iu ta meng / chun chiu ta meng
Chinese grand dreams; unrealistic ideas (idiom)

莊周夢蝶

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Mandarin zhuāng zhōu mèng dié / zhuang1 zhou1 meng4 die2
Taiwan chuang chou meng tieh
Chinese Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子 dreams of a butterfly (or is it the butterfly dreaming of Zhuangzi?)

重溫舊夢

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Mandarin chóng wēn jiù mèng / chong2 wen1 jiu4 meng4
Taiwan ch`ung wen chiu meng / chung wen chiu meng
Chinese to revive old dreams (idiom); to relive past experiences

魘われる

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Japanese osowareru / おそわれる Japanese (v1,vi) (kana only) to be tormented (by dreams); to have a nightmare

夢のまた夢

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Japanese yumenomatayume / ゆめのまたゆめ Japanese (expression) beyond one's wildest dreams; dream within a dream

にょきりにょきり

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Japanese nyokirinyokiri / にょきりにょきり Japanese (adverb taking the "to" particle) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) (See にょきにょき) feelings; memories; imagined items or dreams that sprout up one after the other

無有顧戀希望染著


无有顾恋希望染着

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Mandarin wú yǒu gù liàn xī wàng rǎn zhuó / wu2 you3 gu4 lian4 xi1 wang4 ran3 zhuo2
Taiwan wu yu ku lien hsi wang jan cho
Japanese muu koren gemō zenjaku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

魘われる;魘れる

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Japanese osowareru / おそわれる Japanese (v1,vi) (kana only) (See 魘される・1) to be tormented (by dreams); to have a nightmare

夢のまた夢;夢の又夢

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Japanese yumenomatayume / ゆめのまたゆめ Japanese (expression) beyond one's wildest dreams; dream within a dream

努努;夢夢;努々;夢々

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Japanese yumeyume / ゆめゆめ Japanese (adverb) (1) (努努, 努々 only) (usu. in expressions of prohibition) certainly; absolutely; (2) (usu. with negative verb forms) (not even) a little bit; (3) diligently; (4) (夢夢, 夢々 only) dreams

萎む(P);凋む(P)

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Japanese shibomu / しぼむ Japanese (v5m,vi) (kana only) to wither (e.g. flowers, dreams); to sag (e.g. balloon, grapes); to fade (away); to shrivel; to wilt; to deflate
This page contains 44 results for "dreams" 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.
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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).



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