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Romanization
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Mandarin gòu / gou4
Taiwan kou
Chinese enough (sufficient); enough (too much); (coll.) (before adj.) really; (coll.) to reach by stretching out

see styles
Mandarin gòu / gou4
Taiwan kou
Chinese to draw a bow to the full; the range of a bow and arrow; old variant of 夠|够[gou4], enough

see styles
Mandarin/ fu1
Taiwan fu
Japanese shiki / しき    osamu / おさむ
Chinese to spread; to lay out; to apply (powder, ointment etc); sufficient (to cover); enough
Japanese (suffix) suffix indicating room size (following a number of tatami mats and a counter); (n-suf,n-pref,n) (1) spreading; laying out; covering; (2) (abbreviation) security deposit; (3) (abbreviation) Japanese mattress; (surname) Shiki; (given name) Osamu
Diffuse, spread, promulgate, announce.

see styles
Mandarin mǎn / man3
Taiwan man
Japanese man / まん
Chinese Japanese variant of 滿|满
Japanese (n,pref) (1) full (years, etc.); (2) whole; all; (3) fully enough; not lacking; (4) (abbreviation) (See 満州) Manchuria; (personal name) Minoru; (m,f) Mitsuru; (surname) Mitsuzaki; (surname) Mitsu; (female given name) Michiru; (personal name) Michi; (female given name) Man

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Mandarin jīng / jing1
Taiwan ching
Japanese uru;uruchi / うる;うるち
Chinese round-grained nonglutinous rice (Japonica rice); Taiwan pr. [geng1]
Japanese (うるち refers only to rice) (See 糯) nonglutinous grain (not sticky enough to make mochi rice cakes)

see styles
Mandarin nuò / nuo4
Taiwan no
Japanese mochi / もち
Chinese glutinous rice; sticky rice
Japanese (See 粳) mochi (glutinous rice or other grain, sticky enough to make mochi rice cakes)


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Mandarin shàn / shan4
Taiwan shan
Japanese sen
Chinese to support; to provide for
To supply; supplied, enough; translit. jam.

see styles
Mandarin/ zu2
Taiwan tsu
Japanese soku / そく
Chinese foot; to be sufficient; ample; excessive
Japanese (suf,ctr) counter for pairs (of socks, shoes, etc.); (given name) Mitsuru; (personal name) Tannu; (place-name) Taru; (surname) Ashitaka
Foot, leg; enough, full.; A man's two legs, compared to goodness and wisdom, 福 being counted as the first five of the pāramitās, 智 as the sixth; v. 六度. 二足尊 The honoured one among bipeds or men, i. e. a Buddha; cf. 兩足.

一端

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Mandarin yī duān / yi1 duan1
Taiwan i tuan
Japanese ippashi / いっぱし    ittan / いったん
Japanese (adv,adj-no) (kana only) competent enough; pretty good; like other people; (1) one end; an end; (2) part; fragment
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

上口

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Mandarin shàng kǒu / shang4 kou3
Taiwan shang k`ou / shang kou
Japanese jouguchi / joguchi / じょうぐち    kamiguchi / かみぐち    kamikuchi / かみくち    uwaguchi / うわぐち    ueguchi / うえぐち    uekuchi / うえくち
Chinese to be able to read aloud fluently; to be suitable (easy enough) for reading aloud
Japanese (place-name, surname) Jouguchi; (place-name, surname) Kamiguchi; (surname) Kamikuchi; (surname) Uwaguchi; (surname) Ueguchi; (place-name, surname) Uekuchi

不夠


不够

see styles
Mandarin bù gòu / bu4 gou4
Taiwan pu kou
Chinese not enough; insufficient; inadequate

不足

see styles
Mandarin bù zú / bu4 zu2
Taiwan pu tsu
Japanese fusoku / ふそく
Chinese insufficient; lacking; deficiency; not enough; inadequate; not worth; cannot; should not
Japanese (adj-na,n,vs) (ant: 満足・2) insufficiency; shortage; deficiency; lack; dearth
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

保苗

see styles
Mandarin bǎo miáo / bao3 miao2
Taiwan pao miao
Chinese to protect young plants, ensuring that enough survive to produce a good crop

倦る

see styles
Japanese akiru / あきる Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (v1,vi) to get tired of; to lose interest in; to have enough

充分

see styles
Mandarin chōng fèn / chong1 fen4
Taiwan ch`ung fen / chung fen
Japanese juubun / jubun / じゅうぶん
Chinese ample; sufficient; adequate; full; fully; to the full
Japanese (adjectival noun) (1) plenty; enough; sufficient; satisfactory; adequate; (adverb) (2) perfectly; thoroughly; fully; in full

勇於


勇于

see styles
Mandarin yǒng yú / yong3 yu2
Taiwan yung yü
Chinese to dare to; to be brave enough to

勉強


勉强

see styles
Mandarin miǎn qiǎng / mian3 qiang3
Taiwan mien ch`iang / mien chiang
Japanese benkyou / benkyo / べんきょう
Chinese to do with difficulty; to force sb to do something; reluctant; barely enough
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) study; (2) diligence; (3) discount; reduction

十分

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Mandarin shí fēn / shi2 fen1
Taiwan shih fen
Japanese juppun / じゅっぷん    juubun / jubun / じゅうぶん    jippun / じっぷん
Chinese very; completely; utterly; extremely; absolutely; hundred percent; to divide into ten equal parts
Japanese (adjectival noun) (1) plenty; enough; sufficient; satisfactory; adequate; (noun/participle) (2) division into ten; (adverb) (3) perfectly; thoroughly; fully; in full; 10 minutes

厭足


厌足

see styles
Mandarin yàn zú / yan4 zu2
Taiwan yen tsu
Japanese onsoku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

取足

see styles
Mandarin qǔ zú / qu3 zu2
Taiwan ch`ü tsu / chü tsu
Japanese shusoku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

受夠


受够

see styles
Mandarin shòu gòu / shou4 gou4
Taiwan shou kou
Chinese to have had enough of; to be fed up with; to have had one's fill of

受盡


受尽

see styles
Mandarin shòu jìn / shou4 jin4
Taiwan shou chin
Japanese ju jin
Chinese to suffer enough from; to suffer all kinds of; to have one's fill of
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

啞羊


哑羊

see styles
Mandarin yǎ yáng / ya3 yang2
Taiwan ya yang
Japanese ayō
(啞羊僧) A dumb sheep (monk), stupid, one who does not know good from bad, nor enough to repent of sin.

夠嗆


够呛

see styles
Mandarin gòu qiàng / gou4 qiang4
Taiwan kou ch`iang / kou chiang
Chinese unbearable; terrible; enough; unlikely

已足

see styles
Mandarin yǐ zú / yi3 zu2
Taiwan i tsu
Japanese i soku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

年頃

see styles
Japanese toshigoro / としごろ Japanese (adv,n) (1) approximate age; apparent age; (2) marriageable age (esp. of a woman); age of independence; age of adulthood; (3) appropriate age (to ...); old enough (to ...); (n,n-adv) (4) (archaism) for some years

得了

see styles
Mandarin dé liǎo / de2 liao3
Taiwan te liao
Japanese tokuryō
Chinese (emphatically, in rhetorical questions) possible; all right!; that's enough!
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

復讀


复读

see styles
Mandarin fù dú / fu4 du2
Taiwan fu tu
Chinese to return to the same school and repeat a course from which one has already graduated, as a result of failing to get good enough results to progress to one's desired higher-level school

成了

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Mandarin chéng le / cheng2 le5
Taiwan ch`eng le / cheng le
Chinese to be done; to be ready; that's enough!; that will do!

敷衍

see styles
Mandarin fū yǎn / fu1 yan3
Taiwan fu yen
Japanese fuen / ふえん
Chinese to elaborate (on a theme); to expound (the classics); perfunctory; to skimp; to botch; to do something half-heartedly or just for show; barely enough to get by
Japanese (noun/participle) expatiation; amplification (upon); elaboration

断金

see styles
Japanese dankin / だんきん Japanese close friendship (i.e. strong enough to cut metal)

是迄

see styles
Japanese koremade / これまで Japanese (exp,adj-no) (1) (kana only) so far; up to now; hitherto; (expression) (2) (kana only) that's enough (for today); it ends here

果然

see styles
Mandarin guǒ rán / guo3 ran2
Taiwan kuo jan
Japanese kazen / かぜん
Chinese really; sure enough; as expected; if indeed
Japanese (adverb) as was expected
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

果真

see styles
Mandarin guǒ zhēn / guo3 zhen1
Taiwan kuo chen
Japanese hatami / はたみ    hatamasa / はたまさ
Chinese really; as expected; sure enough; if indeed...; if it's really...
Japanese (personal name) Hatami; (personal name) Hatamasa

欠佳

see styles
Mandarin qiàn jiā / qian4 jia1
Taiwan ch`ien chia / chien chia
Chinese suboptimal; subpar; not good enough

正好

see styles
Mandarin zhèng hǎo / zheng4 hao3
Taiwan cheng hao
Japanese masayoshi / まさよし    seikou / seko / せいこう    shoukou / shoko / しょうこう
Chinese just (in time); just right; just enough; to happen to; to chance to; by chance; it just so happens that
Japanese (s,m) Masayoshi; (given name) Seikou; (given name) Shoukou

沙彌


沙弥

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Mandarin shā mí / sha1 mi2
Taiwan sha mi
Japanese shami
Chinese novice Buddhist monk
śrāmaṇera, 室羅摩拏洛迦; 室末那伊洛迦; 室羅摩尼羅 The male religious novice, who has taken vows to obey the ten commandments. The term is explained by 息惡行慈 one who ceases from evil and does works of mercy, or lives altruistically; 勤策男 a zealous man; 求寂 one who seeks rest; 求涅槃寂 one who seeks the peace of nirvāṇa. Three kinds are recognized according to age, i. e. 7 to 13 years old, old enough to 驅鳥 'drive away crows'; 14 to 19, called 應法 able to respond to or follow the doctrine; 20 to 70.

沢山

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Japanese dakusan / だくさん    takusan / たくさん Japanese (suffix) (kana only) (after a noun) (See 沢山・たくさん・3) enough; too many; too much; (adj-no,adj-na,n,n-adv) (1) (kana only) a lot; lots; plenty; many; a large number; much; a great deal; a good deal; (2) (kana only) enough; sufficient; (suffix noun) (3) (kana only) (after a noun; usu. read as だくさん) (See 沢山・だくさん) enough; too many; too much; (place-name, surname) Sawayama

浮貼

see styles
Mandarin fú tiē / fu2 tie1
Taiwan fu t`ieh / fu tieh
Chinese to glue something lightly enough that it can be removed later

湊足

see styles
Mandarin còu zú / cou4 zu2
Taiwan ts`ou tsu / tsou tsu
Chinese to scrape together enough (people, money etc)

湊錢

see styles
Mandarin còu qián / cou4 qian2
Taiwan ts`ou ch`ien / tsou chien
Chinese to raise enough money to do something; to pool money; to club together (to do something)

満喫

see styles
Japanese mankitsu / まんきつ Japanese (noun/participle) (1) having enough of (food, drink, etc.); having one's fill; (2) fully enjoying

満足

see styles
Japanese michitari / みちたり    manzoku / まんぞく    mansoku / まんそく Japanese (adj-na,n,vs) (1) satisfaction; contentment; complacency; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) sufficient; enough; adequate; proper; (personal name) Michitari; (surname) Manzoku; (surname) Mansoku

溫飽

see styles
Mandarin wēn bǎo / wen1 bao3
Taiwan wen pao
Chinese to have enough food and warm clothes; adequately provided

滿足


满足

see styles
Mandarin mǎn zú / man3 zu2
Taiwan man tsu
Japanese manzoku / まんぞく
Chinese to satisfy; to meet (the needs of); satisfied; content
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (adj-na,n,vs) (1) satisfaction; contentment; complacency; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) sufficient; enough; adequate; proper
Full, complete; fulfillment

知足

see styles
Mandarin zhī zú / zhi1 zu2
Taiwan chih tsu
Japanese tomotaru / ともたる    tomotari / ともたり    chitaru / ちたる    chisoku / ちそく
Chinese content with one's situation; to know contentment (hence happiness)
Japanese (personal name) Tomotaru; (surname, given name) Tomotari; (given name) Chitaru; (g,p) Chisoku
Complete knowledge; satisfaction; be aware that one has had enough

碌に

see styles
Japanese rokuni / ろくに Japanese (adverb) (kana only) well; enough; sufficiently

結構


结构

see styles
Mandarin jié gòu / jie2 gou4
Taiwan chieh kou
Japanese kekkou / kekko / けっこう
Chinese structure; composition; makeup; architecture; CL:座[zuo4],個|个[ge4]
Japanese (adj-na,n-adv,n) (1) splendid; nice; wonderful; delicious; sweet; (adjectival noun) (2) sufficient; fine (in the sense of "I'm fine"); (by implication) no thank you; (3) well enough; OK; tolerable; (adverb) (4) quite; reasonably; fairly; tolerably; (5) (archaism) construction; architecture
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

絶學

see styles
Mandarin jué xué / jue2 xue2
Taiwan chüeh hsüeh
To cease study, beyond the need of study, a hint being enough.

興盡

see styles
Mandarin xìng jìn / xing4 jin4
Taiwan hsing chin
Chinese to have lost interest; to have had enough

足る

see styles
Japanese taru / たる Japanese (v5r,vi) to be sufficient; to be enough; to be worthy of

足夠

see styles
Mandarin zú gòu / zu2 gou4
Taiwan tsu kou
Chinese enough; sufficient

迄も

see styles
Japanese mademo / までも Japanese (expression) (1) (kana only) (more emphatic than まで) (See 迄・まで・3) to (an extent); up to; so far as; even; (2) (kana only) (usu. as 〜までもない) doesn't amount to doing ...; not significant enough to require ...; (3) (kana only) (usu. as 〜ないまでも) even if ...

長食


长食

see styles
Mandarin zhǎng shí / zhang3 shi2
Taiwan chang shih
Japanese chōjiki
Ample supplies of food, i.e. for a long time; food enough for a long time

陸に

see styles
Japanese rokuni / ろくに Japanese (adverb) (kana only) well; enough; sufficiently

驅烏

see styles
Mandarin qū wū / qu1 wu1
Taiwan ch`ü wu / chü wu
Scarecrow, term for an acolyte of from seven to thirteen years of age, he being old enough to drive away crows.

いけ年

see styles
Japanese ikedoshi / いけどし Japanese (archaism) old enough (to know better, etc.)

お仕舞

see styles
Japanese oshimai / おしまい Japanese (1) (kana only) (polite language) the end; closing; being done for; (expression) (2) (kana only) That's it; That's enough; That's all

お終い

see styles
Japanese oshimai / おしまい Japanese (1) (kana only) (polite language) the end; closing; being done for; (expression) (2) (kana only) That's it; That's enough; That's all

くらい

see styles
Japanese kurai / くらい Japanese (suf,prt) (1) approximately; about; around; or so; (2) to (about) the extent that; (almost) enough that; so ... that ...; at least; (3) as ... as ...; like

ぐらい

see styles
Japanese gurai / ぐらい Japanese (suf,prt) (1) approximately; about; around; or so; (2) to (about) the extent that; (almost) enough that; so ... that ...; at least; (3) as ... as ...; like

これ迄

see styles
Japanese koremade / これまで Japanese (exp,adj-no) (1) (kana only) so far; up to now; hitherto; (expression) (2) (kana only) that's enough (for today); it ends here

來不及


来不及

see styles
Mandarin lái bu jí / lai2 bu5 ji2
Taiwan lai pu chi
Chinese there's not enough time (to do something); it's too late (to do something)

倦きる

see styles
Japanese akiru / あきる Japanese (v1,vi) to get tired of; to lose interest in; to have enough

十二分

see styles
Mandarin shí èr fēn / shi2 er4 fen1
Taiwan shih erh fen
Japanese juunibun / junibun / じゅうにぶん
Chinese exceedingly; hundred percent; everything and more
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (See 十分・じゅうぶん・1) more than enough; more than ample; exhaustive

厭きる

see styles
Japanese akiru / あきる Japanese (v1,vi) to get tired of; to lose interest in; to have enough

差不多

see styles
Mandarin chà bu duō / cha4 bu5 duo1
Taiwan ch`a pu to / cha pu to
Chinese almost; nearly; more or less; about the same; good enough; not bad

年ごろ

see styles
Japanese toshigoro / としごろ Japanese (adv,n) (1) approximate age; apparent age; (2) marriageable age (esp. of a woman); age of independence; age of adulthood; (3) appropriate age (to ...); old enough (to ...); (n,n-adv) (4) (archaism) for some years

廣長舌


广长舌

see styles
Mandarin guǎng cháng shé / guang3 chang2 she2
Taiwan kuang ch`ang she / kuang chang she
Japanese kōchō zetsu
A broad and long tongue, one of the thirty-two marks of a Buddha, big enough to cover his face; it is also one of the 'marvels' in the Lotus Sūtra.

待期者

see styles
Japanese taikisha / たいきしゃ Japanese deferred pensioner; retired person who is not yet old enough to receive their pension

御仕舞

see styles
Japanese oshimai / おしまい Japanese (1) (kana only) (polite language) the end; closing; being done for; (expression) (2) (kana only) That's it; That's enough; That's all

御終い

see styles
Japanese oshimai / おしまい Japanese (1) (kana only) (polite language) the end; closing; being done for; (expression) (2) (kana only) That's it; That's enough; That's all

懲りる

see styles
Japanese koriru / こりる Japanese (v1,vi) (1) to learn by experience; to learn one's lesson; to learn the hard way; (2) to have enough (of); to be disgusted with

抓功夫

see styles
Mandarin zhuā gōng fu / zhua1 gong1 fu5
Taiwan chua kung fu
Chinese to maximize one's time; to catch some time out; to find enough time; (also 抓工夫)

抓工夫

see styles
Mandarin zhuā gōng fu / zhua1 gong1 fu5
Taiwan chua kung fu
Chinese to maximize one's time; to catch some time out; to find enough time; (also 抓功夫)

有余る

see styles
Japanese ariamaru / ありあまる Japanese (v5r,vi) to be superfluous; to be in excess; to be more than enough

果して

see styles
Japanese hatashite / はたして Japanese (adverb) (1) as was expected; just as one thought; sure enough; as a result; (2) really? (in questions); ever?

案の上

see styles
Japanese annojou / annojo / あんのじょう Japanese (irregular kanji usage) (exp,adv) just as one thought; as usual; sure enough

案の定

see styles
Japanese annojou / annojo / あんのじょう Japanese (exp,adv) just as one thought; as usual; sure enough

案の条

see styles
Japanese annojou / annojo / あんのじょう Japanese (irregular kanji usage) (exp,adv) just as one thought; as usual; sure enough

此れ迄

see styles
Japanese koremade / これまで Japanese (exp,adj-no) (1) (kana only) so far; up to now; hitherto; (expression) (2) (kana only) that's enough (for today); it ends here

満きつ

see styles
Japanese mankitsu / まんきつ Japanese (noun/participle) (1) having enough of (food, drink, etc.); having one's fill; (2) fully enjoying

茅蓋頭


茅盖头

see styles
Mandarin máo gài tóu / mao2 gai4 tou2
Taiwan mao kai t`ou / mao kai tou
Japanese bōkaizu
A handful of thatch to cover one's head, a hut, or simple monastery; thatch enough to cover one's head

趕不及

see styles
Mandarin gǎn bù jí / gan3 bu4 ji2
Taiwan kan pu chi
Chinese not enough time (to do something); too late (to do something)

足りる

see styles
Japanese tariru / たりる Japanese (v1,vi) (1) (in the form verb に足りる) (See 取るに足りない) to be sufficient; to be enough; (2) to be worth doing; to be worthy; (3) to be sufficient; to answer; to do

長記性

see styles
Mandarin zhǎng jì xing / zhang3 ji4 xing5
Taiwan chang chi hsing
Chinese (coll.) to learn one's lesson; to have enough brains to learn from one's mistakes

食べ頃

see styles
Japanese tabegoro / たべごろ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) good for eating; ripe enough for eating; in season

飲みで

see styles
Japanese nomide / のみで Japanese more than enough (to drink)

飲み出

see styles
Japanese nomide / のみで Japanese more than enough (to drink)

飽きる

see styles
Japanese akiru / あきる Japanese (v1,vi) to get tired of; to lose interest in; to have enough

馬鹿穴

see styles
Japanese bakaana / bakana / ばかあな Japanese clearance hole (hole for a bolt, screw, etc., which is large enough to allow the thread, etc. to pass through)

お仕舞い

see styles
Japanese oshimai / おしまい Japanese (1) (kana only) (polite language) the end; closing; being done for; (expression) (2) (kana only) That's it; That's enough; That's all

お疲れ様

see styles
Japanese otsukaresama / おつかれさま Japanese (expression) (1) thank you; many thanks; much appreciated; (2) that's enough for today

ひたひた

see styles
Japanese hitahita / ひたひた Japanese (adv-to,adv) (1) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) lapping (e.g. of waves against the shore); (2) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) steadily (advancing); gradually (approaching); (adj-no,adj-na) (3) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) (often used adverbially as ひたひたに) sufficient (of the amount of liquid needed to cover a submerged object); just enough; (adv-to,adv) (4) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) (archaism) speedily; promptly; quickly; smoothly; (5) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) (archaism) closely; exactly

まに合う

see styles
Japanese maniau / まにあう Japanese (Godan verb with "u" ending) (1) to be in time for; (2) to serve (suit, meet) the purpose; to be good enough; to be enough

よく言う

see styles
Japanese yokuiu / よくいう Japanese (Godan verb with "u" ending) (1) to say enough (as much as required); to say plenty; (2) to say well; to say cleverly; to say elegantly; (3) to say often; to say frequently; (4) to say without shame; to say impudently

一之為甚


一之为甚

see styles
Mandarin yī zhī wéi shèn / yi1 zhi1 wei2 shen4
Taiwan i chih wei shen
Chinese Once is enough (idiom)

一夔已足

see styles
Mandarin yī kuí yǐ zú / yi1 kui2 yi3 zu2
Taiwan i k`uei i tsu / i kuei i tsu
Chinese one talented person is enough for the job (idiom)

人給家足


人给家足

see styles
Mandarin rén jǐ jiā zú / ren2 ji3 jia1 zu2
Taiwan jen chi chia tsu
Chinese lit. each household provided for, enough for the individual (idiom); comfortably off

人艱不拆


人艰不拆

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Mandarin rén jiān bù chāi / ren2 jian1 bu4 chai1
Taiwan jen chien pu ch`ai / jen chien pu chai
Chinese life is hard enough as it is; don't burst my bubble (Internet slang)

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This page contains 100 results for "enough" 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

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