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Characters Pronunciation
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Mandarin diàn / dian4
Taiwan tien
Japanese hikaru / ひかる    hikari / ひかり    touda / toda / とうだ    tousoe / tosoe / とうそえ    den / でん
Chinese electric; electricity; electrical
Japanese (out-dated kanji) lightning; flash of lightning; lightning bolt; (female given name) Hikaru; (personal name) Hikari; (personal name) Touda; (personal name) Tousoe; (surname, female given name) Den
Lightning, symbolizes the impermanent and transient.



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Mandarin dòng lì / dong4 li4
Taiwan tung li
Japanese douryoku / doryoku / どうりょく
Chinese power; motion; propulsion; force
Japanese (n,adj-f) (1) power; motive power; dynamic force; (2) {engr} (See 三相交流・さんそうこうりゅう) three-phase electricity; (personal name) Ichiriki


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Japanese denki / でんき
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (1) electricity; (2) (electric) light


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Mandarin diàn qì / dian4 qi4
Taiwan tien ch`i / tien chi
Chinese electricity; electric; electrical


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Mandarin jié diàn / jie2 dian4
Taiwan chieh tien
Japanese setsuden / せつでん
Chinese to save electricity; power saving
Japanese (noun/participle) conservation of electricity; brownout

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Mandarin chuán / chuan2
Taiwan ch`uan / chuan
Japanese fuu / fu / ふう    den / でん    tsutou / tsuto / つとう    tsutae / つたえ
Chinese biography; historical narrative; commentaries; relay station; to pass on; to spread; to transmit; to infect; to transfer; to circulate; to conduct (electricity)
Japanese (surname) Fuu; (surname) Den; (surname) Tsutou; (personal name) Tsutae
To transmit, pass on, hand down, promulgate, propagate; tradition; summon; interpret; record; the Abhidharma.


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Japanese ofu / オフ Japanese (noun/participle) (1) switching off (e.g. electricity); turning off (e.g. water); (2) (abbreviation) (See シーズンオフ) off-season; (3) (abbreviation) (See オフセット) offset; (4) (abbreviation) (See オフロード) off-road



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Mandarin chuàn lián / chuan4 lian2
Taiwan ch`uan lien / chuan lien
Chinese to establish ties or contact; in series connection (electricity)


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Japanese kyuuden / kyuden / きゅうでん Japanese (noun/participle) electricity cut-off


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Japanese dentatsu / でんたつ Japanese (noun/participle) transmission (e.g. news, chemical signals, electricity); communication; delivery; conveyance; transfer; relay; propagation; conduction


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Japanese isou / iso / いそう Japanese (1) {physics} phase (e.g. wave, electricity, moon); (2) {math} topology; (3) {ling} register



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Mandarin lái diàn / lai2 dian4
Taiwan lai tien
Japanese raiden / らいでん
Chinese incoming telegram or telephone call; your telegram, telephone call, or message; to send a telegram or make a telephone call here (i.e. to the speaker); to have instant attraction to sb; to have chemistry with sb; to come back (of electricity, after an outage)
Japanese (personal name) Raiden



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Mandarin gōng diàn / gong1 dian4
Taiwan kung tien
Chinese to supply electricity



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Mandarin tíng diàn / ting2 dian4
Taiwan t`ing tien / ting tien
Japanese teiden / teden / ていでん
Chinese power cut
Japanese (noun/participle) power outage; electricity outage; blackout; failure of electricity supply



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Mandarin chuán dǎo / chuan2 dao3
Taiwan ch`uan tao / chuan tao
Chinese to conduct (heat, electricity etc)


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Japanese juden / じゅでん Japanese (noun/participle) (1) receiving a telegram; (2) receiving electricity


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Japanese baiden / ばいでん Japanese selling electricity (e.g. domestic solar power to a power company)


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Mandarin dìng zǐ / ding4 zi3
Taiwan ting tzu
Japanese teishi / teshi / ていし    teiko / teko / ていこ    sadako / さだこ
Chinese stator (electricity)
Japanese (female given name) Teishi; (female given name) Teiko; (female given name) Sadako


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Japanese doutai / dotai / どうたい Japanese conductor (electricity)



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Mandarin dǎo diàn / dao3 dian4
Taiwan tao tien
Japanese douden / doden / どうでん
Chinese to conduct electricity
Japanese conduction



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Mandarin dǎo tǐ / dao3 ti3
Taiwan tao t`i / tao ti
Chinese conductor (of electricity or heat)



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Mandarin huàn xiàng / huan4 xiang4
Taiwan huan hsiang
Chinese commutation (electricity)


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Mandarin yǒu diàn / you3 dian4
Taiwan yu tien
Chinese electric (apparatus); electrified; having electricity supply (of a house)


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Mandarin zhèng diàn / zheng4 dian4
Taiwan cheng tien
Chinese positive charge (electricity)


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Mandarin shuǐ diàn / shui3 dian4
Taiwan shui tien
Chinese hydroelectric power; plumbing and electricity


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Japanese nagasu / ながす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) (See 涙を流す) to drain; to pour; to spill; to shed (blood, tears); (2) to wash away; (3) to distribute (e.g. electricity over wires, music over a PA system, etc.); to circulate; to broadcast; to beam; (4) to cruise (e.g. taxi); (5) to float; to set adrift; (6) to call off (a meeting, etc.)


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Mandarin liú liàng / liu2 liang4
Taiwan liu liang
Japanese ryuuryou / ryuryo / りゅうりょう
Chinese flow rate; rate; throughput; site traffic (Internet)
Japanese flow rate (esp. water or electricity); quantity of flow; capacity (of output or throughput per unit time)


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Japanese rouden / roden / ろうでん Japanese (noun/participle) short circuit; leakage (of electricity); electrical fault


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Japanese tsuku / つく Japanese (v5k,vi) (1) (kana only) to be lit (e.g. electricity comes on); to be lighted; (2) (kana only) (See 火がつく,付く・つく・9) to catch fire


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Mandarin fā diàn / fa1 dian4
Taiwan fa tien
Japanese hatsuden / はつでん
Chinese to generate electricity; to send a telegram
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (n,vs,adj-no) (1) generation (e.g. power); (noun/participle) (2) (obsolete) sending a telegram; telegraphing


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Japanese touden / toden / とうでん Japanese (noun/participle) stealing electricity


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Mandarin shěng diàn / sheng3 dian4
Taiwan sheng tien
Chinese to save electricity


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Mandarin duān zi / duan1 zi5
Taiwan tuan tzu
Japanese tanshi / たんし
Chinese terminal (electronics)
Japanese (1) terminal (electricity); (2) pin (on a semiconductor or microcontroller); (3) port (e.g. LAN port); (female given name) Mizuko; (female given name) Naoko


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Mandarin jué yuán / jue2 yuan2
Taiwan chüeh yüan
Chinese to have no contact with; to be cut off from; (electricity) to insulate


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Japanese kyuuden / kyuden / きゅうでん Japanese (noun/participle) supplying electricity


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Japanese chikuden / ちくでん Japanese (noun/participle) storage of electricity


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Japanese yuuden / yuden / ゆうでん Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) (1) induction; induced electricity; (can act as adjective) (2) dielectric; inductive


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Mandarin fù hè / fu4 he4
Taiwan fu ho
Japanese fuka / ふか
Chinese load; burden; charge
Japanese (noun/participle) burden; load (e.g. cpu time, electricity, etc.)


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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)


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Japanese kiden / きでん Japanese (noun/participle) generation of electricity


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Mandarin shū diàn / shu1 dian4
Taiwan shu tien
Chinese electricity transmission; to transmit electricity


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Mandarin zhuàn zǐ / zhuan4 zi3
Taiwan chuan tzu
Chinese rotor (electricity)


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Japanese kayou / kayo / かよう Japanese (v5u,vi) (1) to go to and from (a place); to go back and forth between; to run between (e.g. bus, train, etc.); to ply between; (2) to go to (school, work, etc.); to attend; to commute; to frequent; (3) (See 血が通う・1,心が通う) to circulate (e.g. blood, electricity); to be communicated (e.g. thought); (4) to resemble


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Mandarin tōng diàn / tong1 dian4
Taiwan t`ung tien / tung tien
Japanese tsuuden / tsuden / つうでん
Chinese to set up an electric circuit; to electrify; to switch on; to be connected to an electricity grid; open telegram
Japanese (noun/participle) the passage of electric current


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Japanese haiden / はいでん Japanese (noun/participle) distribution of electricity


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Mandarin kāi lù / kai1 lu4
Taiwan k`ai lu / kai lu
Chinese to open up a path; to make one's way through; to construct a road; (electricity) open circuit


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Japanese denkyuu / denkyu / でんきゅう Japanese (obscure) (See 休電) electricity cut-off


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Mandarin diàn jià / dian4 jia4
Taiwan tien chia
Chinese price of electricity


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Mandarin diàn xíng / dian4 xing2
Taiwan tien hsing
Chinese to torture sb using electricity; electrocution (capital punishment)


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Mandarin diàn lì / dian4 li4
Taiwan tien li
Japanese denryoku / でんりょく
Chinese electrical power; electricity
Japanese electric power


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Mandarin diàn tǎ / dian4 ta3
Taiwan tien t`a / tien ta
Chinese electricity pylon; transmission tower


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Mandarin diàn yuán / dian4 yuan2
Taiwan tien yüan
Japanese dengen / でんげん
Chinese electric power source
Japanese (1) source of electricity; electrical power; (2) power (button on TV, etc.)


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Mandarin diàn píng / dian4 ping2
Taiwan tien p`ing / tien ping
Chinese accumulator; battery (for storing electricity)


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Mandarin diàn zhàn / dian4 zhan4
Taiwan tien chan
Chinese a power station; an electricity generating plant


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Mandarin diàn huāng / dian4 huang1
Taiwan tien huang
Chinese shortage of electricity


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Japanese seiden / seden / せいでん Japanese (1) (abbreviation) (See 静電気) static electricity; (can act as adjective) (2) electrostatic


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Mandarin jìng diàn / jing4 dian4
Taiwan ching tien
Chinese static electricity


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Japanese ereki / エレキ Japanese (1) (abbreviation) (also written as 越歴 and 越歴機) (See エレキテル・2) electricity; (2) (abbreviation) (See エレキギター) electric guitar


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Japanese kyuudenbi / kyudenbi / きゅうでんび Japanese no-electricity day


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Japanese teidenbi / tedenbi / ていでんび Japanese no-electricity day


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Japanese kounetsuhi / konetsuhi / こうねつひ Japanese cost of fuel and lighting; cost of heat and electricity; energy bill; utility cost


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Japanese seidenki / sedenki / せいでんき Japanese positive electric charge; positive (static) charge; (sometimes called "positive electricity")


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Mandarin fǎ lā dì / fa3 la1 di4
Taiwan fa la ti
Chinese Faraday (name); Michael Faraday (1791-1867), British experimental physicist prominent in the development of electricity


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Mandarin liú liàng jì / liu2 liang4 ji4
Taiwan liu liang chi
Japanese ryuuryoukei / ryuryoke / りゅうりょうけい
Chinese flowmeter
Japanese flow meter (liquid); current meter (electricity)


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Mandarin fā diàn jī / fa1 dian4 ji1
Taiwan fa tien chi
Chinese electricity generator; dynamo


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Mandarin fā diàn zhàn / fa1 dian4 zhan4
Taiwan fa tien chan
Chinese electricity generating station; power station


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Japanese fudenki / ふでんき Japanese negative electricity; negative (static) charge; negative electric charge


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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)


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Japanese soudenmou / sodenmo / そうでんもう Japanese electricity supply network; transmission network; power grid


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Japanese indenki / いんでんき Japanese negative (static) charge; negative electric charge; (sometimes called "negative electricity")


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Japanese youdenki / yodenki / ようでんき Japanese positive electric charge; positive (static) charge; (sometimes called "positive electricity")


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Japanese denkyuubi / denkyubi / でんきゅうび Japanese (obscure) (See 休電日) no-electricity day


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Mandarin diàn dǎo tǐ / dian4 dao3 ti3
Taiwan tien tao t`i / tien tao ti
Chinese conductor of electricity


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Japanese denkiryou / denkiryo / でんきりょう Japanese (See 電荷・でんか) electric charge; quantity of electricity


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Japanese dengensha / でんげんしゃ Japanese (1) vehicle-mounted electricity generator (e.g. for filming, emergencies, etc.); (2) power-generating railway car (e.g. for air-conditioning on a non-electric train)


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Japanese seidenki / sedenki / せいでんき Japanese static electricity


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Mandarin fēi dǎo tǐ / fei1 dao3 ti3
Taiwan fei tao t`i / fei tao ti
Chinese nonconductor (of electricity, heat etc)


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Japanese baribari / ばりばり Japanese (adj-na,adv,n) (1) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) tearing; ripping; scratching; (2) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) crunching; munching; (3) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) stiff; starchy; crisp; (4) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) (working) hard; actively; vigorously; energetically; (5) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) making loud noises in succession (firing bullets, vehicle revving up, etc.); (6) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) crackling (electricity)


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Japanese baribari / バリバリ Japanese (adj-na,adv,n) (1) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) tearing; ripping; scratching; (2) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) crunching; munching; (3) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) stiff; starchy; crisp; (4) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) (working) hard; actively; vigorously; energetically; (5) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) making loud noises in succession (firing bullets, vehicle revving up, etc.); (6) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) crackling (electricity)



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Mandarin jiāo biàn diàn liú / jiao1 bian4 dian4 liu2
Taiwan chiao pien tien liu
Chinese alternating current (electricity)


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Japanese dentatsukaisha / でんたつかいしゃ Japanese (power, electricity) transmission company


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Mandarin duō gōng néng biǎo / duo1 gong1 neng2 biao3
Taiwan to kung neng piao
Chinese multifunction meter (e.g. for gas and electricity supply)


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Japanese taikidenryoku / たいきでんりょく Japanese standby electricity consumption; power use by devices on standby; phantom load


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Japanese mochibunshutsuryoku / もちぶんしゅつりょく Japanese (obscure) equity ownership in electricity output


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Japanese shouhidenryoku / shohidenryoku / しょうひでんりょく Japanese electricity consumption


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Japanese kuuchuudenki / kuchudenki / くうちゅうでんき Japanese atmospheric electricity


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Japanese denryokubusoku / でんりょくぶそく Japanese electricity shortage


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Japanese denryokukaisei / denryokukaise / でんりょくかいせい Japanese electricity regeneration


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Japanese denryokushouhi / denryokushohi / でんりょくしょうひ Japanese electricity consumption


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Japanese denkiryoukin / denkiryokin / でんきりょうきん Japanese electricity charges; power rates


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Japanese gotoujidenryoku / gotojidenryoku / ごとうじでんりょく Japanese locally produced electricity


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Japanese erekiteru / エレキテル Japanese (1) hand-operated electric generator (used in Edo-period medical treatment) (dut: elektriciteit); (2) (archaism) (orig. meaning) (See 電気・1) electricity


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Japanese genshiryokuhatsuden / げんしりょくはつでん Japanese nuclear power generation; nuclear electricity generation



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Mandarin fǎn yòng huàn liú qì / fan3 yong4 huan4 liu2 qi4
Taiwan fan yung huan liu ch`i / fan yung huan liu chi
Chinese inverter, device that converts AC electricity to DC and vice versa


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Japanese gotoujidenryoku / gotojidenryoku / ごとうじでんりょく Japanese locally produced electricity


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Mandarin qiáo shì zhěng liú qì / qiao2 shi4 zheng3 liu2 qi4
Taiwan ch`iao shih cheng liu ch`i / chiao shih cheng liu chi
Chinese bridge rectifier (electricity)


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Japanese kionkanoudo / kionkanodo / きおんかんおうど Japanese temperature sensitivity; sensitivity of the demand for electricity to a change of the atmospheric temperature


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Japanese denkideugoku / でんきでうごく Japanese (v5k,exp) to run by electricity


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Japanese seidenkiboushi / sedenkiboshi / せいでんきぼうし Japanese anti-static (electricity); static protection


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Japanese denkioobiru / でんきをおびる Japanese (exp,v1) to be charged with electricity


This page contains 100 results for "electricity" 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

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