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There are 72 total results for your fist search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin quán / quan2
Taiwan ch`üan / chüan
Japanese kobushi / こぶし    ken / けん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese fist; boxing
Japanese fist; (See じゃん拳) hand game (e.g. rock, paper, scissors); (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (male given name) Tsutomu; (given name) Ken

泰拳

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Mandarin tài quán / tai4 quan2
Taiwan t`ai ch`üan / tai chüan
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Muay Thai - "Thai fist" - Martial Art

猴拳

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Mandarin hóu quán / hou2 quan2
Taiwan hou ch`üan / hou chüan
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Hou Quan - "Monkey Fist" - Martial Art

猿拳

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Japanese saruken / さるけん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese {MA} Monkey Fist; Monkey-Style kung-fu

詠春

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Mandarin yǒng chūn / yong3 chun1
Taiwan yung ch`un / yung chun
Chinese Wing Chun; same as 詠春拳|咏春拳[yong3 chun1 quan2]; Yongchun - "Singing Spring Fist" (Chinese martial art)

酔拳

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Japanese suiken / すいけん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese {MA} Drunken Fist; Drunken Boxing

五形拳

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Japanese gokeiken / gokeken / ごけいけん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese {MA} Wu Xing Fist; Five Form Fist (Dragon, Snake, Tiger, Crane, Leopard)

八極拳


八极拳

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Mandarin bā jí quán / ba1 ji2 quan2
Taiwan pa chi ch`üan / pa chi chüan
Japanese hakkyokuken / はっきょくけん
Chinese Ba Ji Quan "Eight Extremes Fist" - Martial Art
Japanese {MA} Eight Extremities Fist

太極拳


太极拳

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Mandarin tài jí quán / tai4 ji2 quan2
Taiwan t`ai chi ch`üan / tai chi chüan
Japanese taikyokuken / たいきょくけん
Chinese shadowboxing or Taiji, T'aichi or T'aichichuan; traditional form of physical exercise or relaxation; a martial art
Japanese {MA} grand ultimate fist; Tai Chi Chuan

形意拳

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Mandarin xíng yì quán / xing2 yi4 quan2
Taiwan hsing i ch`üan / hsing i chüan
Japanese keiiken / keken / けいいけん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Xingyiquan (Chinese martial art)
Japanese {MA} shape-of-the-mind fist; Hsing I Chuan

截拳道

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Mandarin jié quán dào / jie2 quan2 dao4
Taiwan chieh ch`üan tao / chieh chüan tao
Japanese jiikundoo / jikundoo / ジークンドー
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Jeet Kun Do or Way of the Intercepting Fist, a fusion of Eastern and Western martial arts led by Bruce Lee 李小龍|李小龙[Li3 Xiao3 long2]
Japanese {MA} Jeet Kune Do; Way of the Intercepting Fist (martial art founded by Bruce Lee)

詠春拳

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Mandarin yǒng chūn quán / yong3 chun1 quan2
Taiwan yung ch`un ch`üan / yung chun chüan
Chinese Yongchun - "Singing Spring Fist" (Chinese martial art)

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Mandarin chuí / chui2
Taiwan ch`ui / chui
Japanese sui
Chinese to beat with the fist; to hammer; to cudgel
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin/ wo4
Taiwan wo
Japanese nigiri / にぎり
Chinese to hold; to grasp; to clench (one's fist); to master; classifier: a handful
Japanese (place-name) Nigiri

グー

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Japanese guu / gu / グー Japanese (adjectival noun) (1) good; (2) goo; (3) (See じゃん拳,ぐう・1) rock (in rock, paper, scissors game); (4) (colloquialism) fist; (personal name) Gout

力拳

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Japanese chikarakobushi / ちからこぶし Japanese clenched fist

南拳

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Mandarin nán quán / nan2 quan2
Taiwan nan ch`üan / nan chüan
Chinese Nanquan - "Southern Fist" (Chinese Martial Art)

師拳


师拳

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Mandarin shī quán / shi1 quan2
Taiwan shih ch`üan / shih chüan
Japanese shiken
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

抱拳

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Mandarin bào quán / bao4 quan2
Taiwan pao ch`üan / pao chüan
Chinese to cup one fist in the other hand (as a sign of respect)

拳固

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Japanese genko / げんこ Japanese fist

拳棒

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Mandarin quán bàng / quan2 bang4
Taiwan ch`üan pang / chüan pang
Chinese martial arts; lit. fist and staff

拳腳


拳脚

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Mandarin quán jiǎo / quan2 jiao3
Taiwan ch`üan chiao / chüan chiao
Chinese Chinese boxing; fist and feet; punching and kicking

拳頭


拳头

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Mandarin quán tou / quan2 tou5
Taiwan ch`üan t`ou / chüan tou
Chinese fist; clenched fist; CL:個|个[ge4]; competitive (product)

拳骨

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Japanese genkotsu / げんこつ Japanese (noun/participle) (kana only) (clenched) fist; knuckles

提起

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Mandarin tí qǐ / ti2 qi3
Taiwan t`i ch`i / ti chi
Japanese teiki / teki / ていき
Chinese to mention; to speak of; to lift; to pick up; to arouse; to raise (a topic, a heavy weight, one's fist, one's spirits etc)
Japanese (noun/participle) bring suit; file a claim; raise a question
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

握拳

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Mandarin wò quán / wo4 quan2
Taiwan wo ch`üan / wo chüan
Chinese to make a fist

查拳

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Mandarin chá quán / cha2 quan2
Taiwan ch`a ch`üan / cha chüan
Chinese Cha Quan - "Cha Fist" - Martial Art

毆鬥

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Mandarin ōu dòu / ou1 dou4
Taiwan ou tou
Chinese to have a fist fight; fist fight; brawl

狂拳

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Japanese kyouken / kyoken / きょうけん Japanese crazy fist (dragonball technique)

狗拳

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Mandarin gǒu quán / gou3 quan2
Taiwan kou ch`üan / kou chüan
Chinese Gou Quan - "Dog Fist" - Martial Art

獸術

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Mandarin shòu shù / shou4 shu4
Taiwan shou shu
Chinese animal training; skill with animals; shoushu - "Animal skill" or "Beast-fist" - Martial Art (esp. fictional)

禪卷

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Mandarin chán juǎn / chan2 juan3
Taiwan ch`an chüan / chan chüan
The meditation fist (muṣti), the sign of meditation shown by the left fist, the right indicating wisdom.

禪拳


禅拳

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Mandarin chán quán / chan2 quan2
Taiwan ch`an ch`üan / chan chüan
Japanese zenken
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

空拳

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Mandarin kōng quán / kong1 quan2
Taiwan k`ung ch`üan / kung chüan
Japanese kuuken / kuken / くうけん
Japanese with bare hands; with or from nothing
riktamuṣṭi; empty fist, i.e. deceiving a child by pretending to have something for it in the closed hand; not the Buddha's method; (Skt. riktamuṣṭi)

華拳

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Mandarin huá quán / hua2 quan2
Taiwan hua ch`üan / hua chüan
Chinese Hua Quan - "Flowery Fist? Magnificent Fist?" - Martial Art

豹拳

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Mandarin bào quán / bao4 quan2
Taiwan pao ch`üan / pao chüan
Chinese Bao Quan - "Leopard Fist" - Martial Art

鉄拳

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Japanese tekken / てっけん Japanese fist; (product name) Tekken (lit: Iron Fist) (video game series)

鐵腕

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Mandarin tiě wàn / tie3 wan4
Taiwan t`ieh wan / tieh wan
Chinese iron fist (of the state)

パンチ

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Japanese panchi / パンチ Japanese (noun/participle) (1) punch (a strike with the fist); (2) punch (a hole); punch (a ticket); a hole punch; a hole puncher; (3) punch (a drink)

佉吒迦


佉咤迦

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Mandarin qū zhā jiā / qu1 zha1 jia1
Taiwan ch`ü cha chia / chü cha chia
Japanese kataka
khaṭaka; a manual sign, wrists together, fingers half-closed; M. W. says "the half-closed hand; the doubled fist of wrestlers or boxers"; (Skt. khaṭaka)

劈掛拳


劈挂拳

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Mandarin pī guà quán / pi1 gua4 quan2
Taiwan p`i kua ch`üan / pi kua chüan
Chinese Piguaquan "Chop-Hanging Fist" (Chinese Martial Art)

固める

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Japanese katameru / かためる Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to harden; to freeze; to strengthen; to solidify; to make (a fist); to tramp down (snow, dirt); (2) to put together; to collect; to gather; to consolidate; (3) to make secure; to stabilize; to settle down; to strengthen (belief, resolution, etc.); to establish (evidence); (4) to fortify; to reinforce; to support; (5) to wear for a specific purpose (armor, coat, etc.); (6) to swear; to resolutely vow; to sincerely promise; (7) to tie tightly; to fasten; (8) to hold a bow fully drawn

地躺拳

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Mandarin dì tǎng quán / di4 tang3 quan2
Taiwan ti t`ang ch`üan / ti tang chüan
Chinese Di Tang Quan - "Ground-Prone Fist"; "Ground Tumbling Boxing" - Martial Art

堅める

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Japanese katameru / かためる Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to harden; to freeze; to strengthen; to solidify; to make (a fist); to tramp down (snow, dirt); (2) to put together; to collect; to gather; to consolidate; (3) to make secure; to stabilize; to settle down; to strengthen (belief, resolution, etc.); to establish (evidence); (4) to fortify; to reinforce; to support; (5) to wear for a specific purpose (armor, coat, etc.); (6) to swear; to resolutely vow; to sincerely promise; (7) to tie tightly; to fasten; (8) to hold a bow fully drawn

握り拳

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Japanese nigirikobushi / にぎりこぶし Japanese clenched fist

梅花拳

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Mandarin méi huā quán / mei2 hua1 quan2
Taiwan mei hua ch`üan / mei hua chüan
Chinese Meihua Quan - "Plum Blossom Fist" (Chinese Martial Art)

燕青拳

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Japanese enseiken / enseken / えんせいけん Japanese {MA} Yangqingquan; Yangqing Fist

米利堅

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Japanese meriken / メリケン Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (n,adj-f) (1) (kana only) America; American; (2) fist

翻子拳

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Mandarin fān zi quán / fan1 zi5 quan2
Taiwan fan tzu ch`üan / fan tzu chüan
Chinese Fanziquan - "Overturning Fist" - Martial Art

虎燕拳

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Japanese koenken / こえんけん Japanese {MA} Tiger Swallow Fist

金剛拳


金刚拳

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Mandarin jīn gāng quán / jin1 gang1 quan2
Taiwan chin kang ch`üan / chin kang chüan
Japanese kongō ken
vajra-fist, the hands doubled together on the breast; adamantine fists

黑虎拳

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Mandarin hēi hǔ quán / hei1 hu3 quan2
Taiwan hei hu ch`üan / hei hu chüan
Chinese Hei Hu Quan - "Black Tiger Fist" - Martial Art

龍形拳

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Mandarin lóng xíng quán / long2 xing2 quan2
Taiwan lung hsing ch`üan / lung hsing chüan
Chinese Long Xing Quan - "Dragon Fist" - Martial Art

ぽんこつ

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Japanese ponkotsu / ぽんこつ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) piece of junk (esp. dismantled or broken down car); worn-out article; (2) hitting (with fist); striking

グーパン

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Japanese guupan / gupan / グーパン Japanese (noun/participle) (colloquialism) (See グー・4,パンチ・1) punch (with a fist)

ポンコツ

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Japanese ponkotsu / ポンコツ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) piece of junk (esp. dismantled or broken down car); worn-out article; (2) hitting (with fist); striking

拳を握る

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Japanese kobushionigiru / こぶしをにぎる Japanese (exp,v5r) to make a fist; to clench one's fist

殴り合い

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Japanese naguriai / なぐりあい Japanese fist fight

綿裡藏針

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Mandarin mián lǐ cáng zhēn / mian2 li3 cang2 zhen1
Taiwan mien li ts`ang chen / mien li tsang chen
Chinese lit. a needle concealed in silk floss (idiom); fig. ruthless character behind a gentle appearance; a wolf in sheep's clothing; an iron fist in a velvet glove

花拳繡腿

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Mandarin huā quán xiù tuǐ / hua1 quan2 xiu4 tui3
Taiwan hua ch`üan hsiu t`ui / hua chüan hsiu tui
Chinese flowery of fist with fancy footwork (idiom); highly embellished and ineffectual; fancy but impractical skills; all show and no go; pugilistic wankery

赤手空拳

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Mandarin chì shǒu kōng quán / chi4 shou3 kong1 quan2
Taiwan ch`ih shou k`ung ch`üan / chih shou kung chüan
Japanese sekishukuuken / sekishukuken / せきしゅくうけん
Chinese empty hand, empty fist (idiom); having nothing to rely on; unarmed and defenseless
Japanese (yoji) barehanded; having no wealth or position to rely on (aside from one's own resourcefulness) (when embarking on something)

飽以老拳

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Mandarin bǎo yǐ lǎo quán / bao3 yi3 lao3 quan2
Taiwan pao i lao ch`üan / pao i lao chüan
Chinese to thump repeatedly with one's fist

握りこぶし

see styles
Japanese nigirikobushi / にぎりこぶし Japanese clenched fist

迷蹤羅漢拳

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Mandarin mí zōng luó hàn quán / mi2 zong1 luo2 han4 quan2
Taiwan mi tsung lo han ch`üan / mi tsung lo han chüan
Chinese Mizongyi, Mizong, My Jhong Law Horn - "Lost Track Fist" (Chinese Martial Art)

君子動口不動手


君子动口不动手

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Mandarin jun zǐ dòng kǒu bù dòng shǒu / jun1 zi3 dong4 kou3 bu4 dong4 shou3
Taiwan chün tzu tung k`ou pu tung shou / chün tzu tung kou pu tung shou
Chinese a gentleman uses his mouth and not his fist

フィストファック

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Japanese fisutofakku / フィストファック Japanese (vulgar) fist-fucking

フィスト・ファック

see styles
Japanese fisuto fakku / フィスト・ファック Japanese (vulgar) fist-fucking

ポンコツ;ぽんこつ

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Japanese ponkotsu;ponkotsu / ポンコツ;ぽんこつ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) piece of junk (esp. dismantled or broken down car); worn-out article; (2) hitting (with fist); striking

握り拳;握りこぶし

see styles
Japanese nigirikobushi / にぎりこぶし Japanese clenched fist

固める(P);堅める

see styles
Japanese katameru / かためる Japanese (transitive verb) (1) (See 土を固める・つちをかためる) to harden; to freeze; to strengthen; to solidify; to make (a fist); to tramp down (snow, dirt); (2) to put together; to collect; to gather; to consolidate; (3) (See 身を固める・みをかためる・1) to make secure; to stabilize; to settle down; to strengthen (belief, resolution, etc.); to establish (evidence); (4) (See 国境を固める・こっきょうをかためる,嘘で固める・うそでかためる) to fortify; to reinforce; to support; (5) (in the form に身をかためる) to wear for a specific purpose (armor, coat, etc.); (6) to swear; to resolutely vow; to sincerely promise; (7) to tie tightly; to fasten; (8) to hold a bow fully drawn

米利堅(ateji)

see styles
Japanese meriken / メリケン Japanese (n,adj-f) (1) (kana only) America; American; (2) (See 拳骨) fist

フィストファック;フィスト・ファック

see styles
Japanese fisutofakku;fisuto fakku / フィストファック;フィスト・ファック Japanese (vulgar) fist-fucking
This page contains 72 results for "fist" 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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