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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ xu4
Taiwan hsü
Japanese tsutomu / つとむ
Chinese exhort; stimulate
Japanese (male given name) Tsutomu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarin/ li4
Taiwan li
Japanese hagemi / はげみ
Chinese to encourage; to urge; surname Li
Japanese (surname) Hagemi

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Mandarin wěn // mǐn // mín / wen3 // min3 // min2
Taiwan wen // min
Chinese disorderly; messy; chaotic; ancient variant of 暋[min3]; to encourage oneself

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Mandarin/ ce4
Taiwan ts`e / tse
Japanese saku / さく
Chinese policy; plan; scheme; bamboo slip for writing (old); to whip (a horse); to encourage; riding crop with sharp spines (old); essay written for the imperial examinations (old); upward horizontal stroke in calligraphy; surname Ce
Japanese (n,n-suf) plan; policy; (given name) Tsukane; (given name) Shinsaku; (surname) Saku
A treatise, book, memo, tablet, card; a plan, scheme; question; whip; etc.


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Mandarin xìng / xing4
Taiwan hsing
Japanese kyou / kyo / きょう
Chinese feeling or desire to do something; interest in something; excitement; to rise; to flourish; to become popular; to start; to encourage; to get up; (often used in the negative) to permit or allow (dialect); maybe (dialect); surname Xing
Japanese (1) interest; entertainment; pleasure; (2) (See 六義・1) implicit comparison (style of the Shi Jing); (given name) Hajime; (given name) Takashi; (given name) Suguru; (given name) Shoukou; (personal name) Koo; (personal name) Kouji; (personal name) Koua; (female given name) Kou; (personal name) Kyoua; (surname) Oki; (given name) Akira
abhyudaya. Rise, begin; prosper; elated; to raise

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Mandarin zhāo / zhao1
Taiwan chao
Chinese to encourage; to cut; to strain

互勉

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Mandarin hù miǎn / hu4 mian3
Taiwan hu mien
Chinese to encourage each other

切枝

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Japanese sesshi / せっし Japanese (noun/participle) pruning tree branches to encourage new growth

助威

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Mandarin zhù wēi / zhu4 wei1
Taiwan chu wei
Chinese to cheer for; to encourage; to boost the morale of

助長


助长

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Mandarin zhù zhǎng / zhu4 zhang3
Taiwan chu chang
Japanese jochou / jocho / じょちょう
Chinese to encourage; to foster; to foment
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) promotion; fostering; (2) unwanted help (usu. unintentionally harmful); unnecessary help; (surname) Sukenaga

勉勵


勉励

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Mandarin miǎn lì / mian3 li4
Taiwan mien li
Japanese benrei
Chinese to encourage
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

勵志


励志

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Mandarin lì zhì / li4 zhi4
Taiwan li chih
Chinese to encourage; encouragement

勸他


劝他

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Mandarin quàn tā / quan4 ta1
Taiwan ch`üan t`a / chüan ta
Japanese kanta
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

勸勉


劝勉

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Mandarin quàn miǎn / quan4 mian3
Taiwan ch`üan mien / chüan mien
Japanese kanben
Chinese to advise; to encourage
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

勸善


劝善

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Mandarin quàn shàn / quan4 shan4
Taiwan ch`üan shan / chüan shan
Japanese kanzen
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

勸授


劝授

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Mandarin quàn shòu / quan4 shou4
Taiwan ch`üan shou / chüan shou
Japanese kanju
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

勸止


劝止

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Mandarin quàn zhǐ / quan4 zhi3
Taiwan ch`üan chih / chüan chih
Japanese kanshi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

勸物


劝物

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Mandarin quàn wù / quan4 wu4
Taiwan ch`üan wu / chüan wu
Japanese kanmotsu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

勸獎


劝奖

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Mandarin quàn jiǎng / quan4 jiang3
Taiwan ch`üan chiang / chüan chiang
Japanese kanshō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

勸率


劝率

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Mandarin quàn shuài / quan4 shuai4
Taiwan ch`üan shuai / chüan shuai
Japanese kanshutsu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

勸課


劝课

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Mandarin quàn kè / quan4 ke4
Taiwan ch`üan k`o / chüan ko
Chinese to encourage and supervise (esp. state officials promoting agriculture)

勸道


劝道

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Mandarin quàn dào / quan4 dao4
Taiwan ch`üan tao / chüan tao
Japanese kandō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

建發


建发

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Mandarin jiàn fā / jian4 fa1
Taiwan chien fa
Japanese kenhotsu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

截枝

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Japanese sesshi / せっし Japanese (noun/participle) pruning tree branches to encourage new growth

打氣


打气

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Mandarin dǎ qì / da3 qi4
Taiwan ta ch`i / ta chi
Chinese to inflate; to pump up; fig. to encourage; to boost morale

拍馬


拍马

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Mandarin pāi mǎ / pai1 ma3
Taiwan p`ai ma / pai ma
Chinese to urge on a horse by patting its bottom; fig. to encourage; same as 拍馬屁|拍马屁, to flatter or toady

掛声

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Japanese kakegoe / かけごえ Japanese (noun/participle) yell used to time or encourage activity (e.g. "Heave ho!", "On three ... One, two, three!" in English); enthusiastic shout from the audience (e.g. in kabuki); shouting (in concerts)

激す

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Japanese gekisu / げきす Japanese (Godan verb with "su" ending) (1) (See 激する) to intensify; (2) to be excited; to fly into a rage; to get into a passion; (3) to dash against; (4) to encourage

激勵

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Mandarin jī lì / ji1 li4
Taiwan chi li
Chinese to encourage; to urge; motivation; incentive

策勵


策励

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Mandarin cè lì / ce4 li4
Taiwan ts`e li / tse li
Japanese sakurei
Chinese to encourage; to urge; to impel; to spur sb on
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

自勉

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Mandarin zì miǎn / zi4 mian3
Taiwan tzu mien
Japanese jiben
Chinese to encourage oneself
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

規勉

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Mandarin guī miǎn / gui1 mian3
Taiwan kuei mien
Chinese to advise and encourage

誘導


诱导

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Mandarin yòu dǎo / you4 dao3
Taiwan yu tao
Japanese yuudou / yudo / ゆうどう
Chinese to induce; to encourage; to provide guidance; (medicine, chemistry) induction
Japanese (noun/participle) guidance; leading; induction; introduction; incitement; inducement
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

誘掖

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Mandarin yòu yè / you4 ye4
Taiwan yu yeh
Chinese to help and encourage

誨淫

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Mandarin huì yín / hui4 yin2
Taiwan hui yin
Chinese to stir up lust; to promote sex; to encourage licentiousness

鞭策

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Mandarin biān cè / bian1 ce4
Taiwan pien ts`e / pien tse
Chinese to spur on; to urge on; to encourage sb (e.g. to make progress)

養廉

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Mandarin yǎng lián / yang3 lian2
Taiwan yang lien
Chinese to encourage honesty; to discourage corruption

養殖

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Mandarin yǎng zhí / yang3 zhi2
Taiwan yang chih
Japanese youshoku / yoshoku / ようしょく
Chinese to cultivate; cultivation; to further; to encourage
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no,n-suf) aquaculture (e.g. fish, shellfish, seaweed); culture (e.g. pearls); raising; cultivation

鼓勵

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Mandarin gǔ lì / gu3 li4
Taiwan ku li
Chinese to encourage

鼓氣

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Mandarin gǔ qì / gu3 qi4
Taiwan ku ch`i / ku chi
Chinese to puff up; to swell up; to inflate; to blow air into something; (fig.) to encourage; to support

かけ声

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Japanese kakegoe / かけごえ Japanese (noun/participle) yell used to time or encourage activity (e.g. "Heave ho!", "On three ... One, two, three!" in English); enthusiastic shout from the audience (e.g. in kabuki); shouting (in concerts)

励ます

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Japanese hagemasu / はげます Japanese (transitive verb) to encourage; to cheer; to raise (the voice)

勧める

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Japanese susumeru / すすめる Japanese (transitive verb) to recommend; to advise; to encourage; to offer (wine)

奨める

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Japanese susumeru / すすめる Japanese (transitive verb) to recommend; to advise; to encourage; to offer (wine)

強い肴

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Japanese shiizakana / shizakana / しいざかな Japanese (See 懐石料理・1) side dish served in order to encourage the consumption of alcohol (kaiseki cuisine)

掛け声

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Japanese kakegoe / かけごえ Japanese (noun/participle) yell used to time or encourage activity (e.g. "Heave ho!", "On three ... One, two, three!" in English); enthusiastic shout from the audience (e.g. in kabuki); shouting (in concerts)

激する

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Japanese gekisuru / げきする Japanese (suru verb) (1) to intensify; (2) to be excited; to fly into a rage; to get into a passion; (3) to dash against; (4) to encourage

能開示


能开示

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Mandarin néng kāi shì / neng2 kai1 shi4
Taiwan neng k`ai shih / neng kai shih
Japanese nō kaiji
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

薦める

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Japanese susumeru / すすめる Japanese (transitive verb) to recommend; to advise; to encourage; to offer (wine)

鞭打つ

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Japanese muchiutsu / むちうつ Japanese (transitive verb) to whip; to lash; to give the rod; to spur on; to encourage

むち打つ

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Japanese muchiutsu / むちうつ Japanese (transitive verb) to whip; to lash; to give the rod; to spur on; to encourage

力づける

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Japanese chikarazukeru / ちからづける Japanese (transitive verb) to encourage (someone); to cheer (someone) up; to give someone a charge; to empower

力付ける

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Japanese chikarazukeru / ちからづける Japanese (transitive verb) to encourage (someone); to cheer (someone) up; to give someone a charge; to empower

力尽ける

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Japanese chikarazukeru / ちからづける Japanese (out-dated kanji) (transitive verb) to encourage (someone); to cheer (someone) up; to give someone a charge; to empower

勸令修習


劝令修习

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Mandarin quàn lìng xiū xí / quan4 ling4 xiu1 xi2
Taiwan ch`üan ling hsiu hsi / chüan ling hsiu hsi
Japanese kanryō shushū
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

勸修諸善


劝修诸善

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Mandarin quàn xiū zhū shàn / quan4 xiu1 zhu1 shan4
Taiwan ch`üan hsiu chu shan / chüan hsiu chu shan
Japanese kanshu shozen
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

勸善懲惡


劝善惩恶

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Mandarin quàn shàn chéng è / quan4 shan4 cheng2 e4
Taiwan ch`üan shan ch`eng o / chüan shan cheng o
Chinese to encourage virtue and punish evil (idiom); fig. poetic justice; you get what's coming to you

勸止諸惡


劝止诸恶

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Mandarin quàn zhǐ zhū è / quan4 zhi3 zhu1 e4
Taiwan ch`üan chih chu o / chüan chih chu o
Japanese kanshi shoaku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

尻を叩く

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Japanese shiriotataku / しりをたたく Japanese (exp,v5k) (1) (idiom) to encourage to do (something); to urge a person on; to demand action; (2) to spank; to give a spanking; to hit someone on the bottom; to beat someone's backside

廣開言路


广开言路

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Mandarin guǎng kāi yán lù / guang3 kai1 yan2 lu4
Taiwan kuang k`ai yen lu / kuang kai yen lu
Chinese to encourage the free airing of views (idiom)

推波助瀾


推波助澜

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Mandarin tuī bō zhù lán / tui1 bo1 zhu4 lan2
Taiwan t`ui po chu lan / tui po chu lan
Chinese to push the wave and add to the billows (idiom); to add momentum; to encourage something to get bigger; to add fuel to the fire

油を注ぐ

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Japanese aburaososogu / あぶらをそそぐ Japanese (exp,v5g) (1) to pour oil on (something); to anoint with oil; (2) to turn up; to add fuel (e.g. to a dispute); to rev up; to encourage

發起悅可


发起悦可

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Mandarin fā qǐ yuè kě / fa1 qi3 yue4 ke3
Taiwan fa ch`i yüeh k`o / fa chi yüeh ko
Japanese hokki etsuka
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

力をつける

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Japanese chikaraotsukeru / ちからをつける Japanese (exp,v1) (1) to build up one's strength; to get stronger; (2) to give (someone) strength; to cheer (someone) up; to encourage (someone)

力を付ける

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Japanese chikaraotsukeru / ちからをつける Japanese (exp,v1) (1) to build up one's strength; to get stronger; (2) to give (someone) strength; to cheer (someone) up; to encourage (someone)

勇気づける

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Japanese yuukizukeru / yukizukeru / ゆうきづける Japanese (transitive verb) to encourage; to cheer

勇気付ける

see styles
Japanese yuukizukeru / yukizukeru / ゆうきづける Japanese (transitive verb) to encourage; to cheer

喝を入れる

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Japanese katsuoireru / かつをいれる Japanese (irregular kanji usage) (exp,v1) (1) to apply the art of resuscitation (in judo, etc.); (2) to breathe life into; to stimulate; to encourage someone; to give someone a pep talk

尻をたたく

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Japanese shiriotataku / しりをたたく Japanese (exp,v5k) (1) (idiom) to encourage to do (something); to urge a person on; to demand action; (2) to spank; to give a spanking; to hit someone on the bottom; to beat someone's backside

截枝;切枝

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Japanese sesshi / せっし Japanese (noun/participle) pruning tree branches to encourage new growth

気を持たす

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Japanese kiomotasu / きをもたす Japanese (exp,v5s) (See 気を持たせる・きをもたせる) to encourage someone to expect something; to raise someone's hopes

油をそそぐ

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Japanese aburaososogu / あぶらをそそぐ Japanese (exp,v5g) (1) to pour oil on (something); to anoint with oil; (2) to turn up; to add fuel (e.g. to a dispute); to rev up; to encourage

活を入れる

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Japanese katsuoireru / かつをいれる Japanese (exp,v1) (1) to apply the art of resuscitation (in judo, etc.); (2) to breathe life into; to stimulate; to encourage someone; to give someone a pep talk

お見知りおき

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Japanese omishirioki / おみしりおき Japanese (expression) pleased to make your acquaintance (formal phrase used on first meeting someone to encourage them to remember you)

お見知り置き

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Japanese omishirioki / おみしりおき Japanese (expression) pleased to make your acquaintance (formal phrase used on first meeting someone to encourage them to remember you)

元気を付ける

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Japanese genkiotsukeru / げんきをつける Japanese (exp,v1) to encourage; to give courage to

弾みをつける

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Japanese hazumiotsukeru / はずみをつける Japanese (exp,v1) to provide momentum; to give a boost to; to encourage; to spur; to stimulate

弾みを付ける

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Japanese hazumiotsukeru / はずみをつける Japanese (exp,v1) to provide momentum; to give a boost to; to encourage; to spur; to stimulate

拍車がかかる

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Japanese hakushagakakaru / はくしゃがかかる Japanese (exp,v5r) to expedite; to encourage; to spur (on)

拍車が掛かる

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Japanese hakushagakakaru / はくしゃがかかる Japanese (exp,v5r) to expedite; to encourage; to spur (on)

拍車をかける

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Japanese hakushaokakeru / はくしゃをかける Japanese (exp,v1) to spur (on); to expedite; to encourage

拍車を掛ける

see styles
Japanese hakushaokakeru / はくしゃをかける Japanese (exp,v1) to spur (on); to expedite; to encourage

気を持たせる

see styles
Japanese kiomotaseru / きをもたせる Japanese (exp,v1) to encourage someone to expect something; to raise someone's hopes

出る釘は打たれる

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Japanese derukugihautareru / でるくぎはうたれる Japanese (exp,v1) (See 出る杭は打たれる) the nail which sticks out gets hammered down (used to encourage conformity)

鞭打つ;むち打つ

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Japanese muchiutsu / むちうつ Japanese (transitive verb) to whip; to lash; to give the rod; to spur on; to encourage

尻をたたく;尻を叩く

see styles
Japanese shiriotataku / しりをたたく Japanese (exp,v5k) (1) (idiom) to encourage to do (something); to urge a person on; to demand action; (2) to spank; to give a spanking; to hit someone on the bottom; to beat someone's backside

油を注ぐ;油をそそぐ

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Japanese aburaososogu / あぶらをそそぐ Japanese (exp,v5g) (1) (See 火に油を注ぐ・ひにあぶらをそそぐ) to pour oil on (something); to anoint with oil; (2) to turn up; to add fuel (e.g. to a dispute); to rev up; to encourage

力をつける;力を付ける

see styles
Japanese chikaraotsukeru / ちからをつける Japanese (exp,v1) (1) to build up one's strength; to get stronger; (2) to give (someone) strength; to cheer (someone) up; to encourage (someone)

勇気づける;勇気付ける

see styles
Japanese yuukizukeru / yukizukeru / ゆうきづける Japanese (transitive verb) to encourage; to cheer

お見知り置き;お見知りおき

see styles
Japanese omishirioki / おみしりおき Japanese (expression) pleased to make your acquaintance (formal phrase used on first meeting someone to encourage them to remember you)

弾みをつける;弾みを付ける

see styles
Japanese hazumiotsukeru / はずみをつける Japanese (exp,v1) to provide momentum; to give a boost to; to encourage; to spur; to stimulate

拍車がかかる;拍車が掛かる

see styles
Japanese hakushagakakaru / はくしゃがかかる Japanese (exp,v5r) (See 拍車を掛ける・はくしゃをかける) to expedite; to encourage; to spur (on)

拍車を掛ける;拍車をかける

see styles
Japanese hakushaokakeru / はくしゃをかける Japanese (exp,v1) to spur (on); to expedite; to encourage

掛け声(P);掛声;かけ声

see styles
Japanese kakegoe / かけごえ Japanese (noun/participle) yell used to time or encourage activity (e.g. "Heave ho!", "On three ... One, two, three!" in English); enthusiastic shout from the audience (e.g. in kabuki); shouting (in concerts)

活を入れる;喝を入れる(iK)

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Japanese katsuoireru / かつをいれる Japanese (exp,v1) (1) (See 活・2) to apply the art of resuscitation (in judo, etc.); (2) (See 喝) to breathe life into; to stimulate; to encourage someone; to give someone a pep talk

勧める(P);薦める(P);奨める

see styles
Japanese susumeru / すすめる Japanese (transitive verb) to recommend; to advise; to encourage; to offer (wine)

力づける;力付ける;力尽ける(oK)

see styles
Japanese chikarazukeru / ちからづける Japanese (transitive verb) (See 力をつける・2,力づく) to encourage (someone); to cheer (someone) up; to give someone a charge; to empower
This page contains 97 results for "encourage" 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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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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