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There are 15 total results for your four seasons search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

四季

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Mandarin sì jì / si4 ji4
Taiwan ssu chi
Japanese shiki / しき
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese four seasons, namely: spring 春, summer 夏, autumn 秋 and winter 冬
Japanese four seasons; (female given name) Yomogi; (surname, female given name) Shiki

春夏秋冬

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Mandarin chūn xià qiū dōng / chun1 xia4 qiu1 dong1
Taiwan ch`un hsia ch`iu tung / chun hsia chiu tung
Japanese shunkashuutou / shunkashuto / しゅんかしゅうとう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese the four seasons; spring, summer, autumn and winter
Japanese (n-adv,n-t) (yoji) spring, summer, autumn (fall) and winter; the four seasons; (personal name) Hitotose; (female given name) Hitotoki

八校

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Mandarin bā xiào / ba1 xiao4
Taiwan pa hsiao
Japanese hakkyō
are the opening days of the four seasons and the two solstices and two equinoxes during which similar investigations are made. See also 三覆八校.

四時


四时

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Mandarin sì shí / si4 shi2
Taiwan ssu shih
Japanese yoji / よじ    shiji / しじ
Chinese the four seasons, namely: spring 春, summer 夏, autumn 秋 and winter 冬
Japanese 4 o'clock; the four seasons
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

四気

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Japanese shiki / しき Japanese weather of the four seasons (warmth of spring, heat of summer, cool of autumn, and cold of winter)

四神

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Japanese shijin / しじん Japanese (1) four gods said to rule over the four directions; (2) (in China) four gods said to rule over the four seasons

四門


四门

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Mandarin sì mén / si4 men2
Taiwan ssu men
Japanese yotsukado / よつかど
Japanese (surname) Yotsukado
The four doors, schools of thought, or theories: 有 is the phenomenal world real, or 空 unreal, or both, or neither ? According to the Tiantai school each of the four schools 四教 in discussing these four questions emphasizes one of them, i. e. 三藏教 that it is real 通教 unreal, 別通 both, 圓通 neither; v. 有 and 空, and each of the four schools. In esoteric symbolism the 四門 are four stages of initiation, development, enlightenment, and nirvana, and are associated with E., S., W., and N.; with the four seasons; with warmth, heat, coolness and cold, etc.

春秋

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Mandarin chūn qiū / chun1 qiu1
Taiwan ch`un ch`iu / chun chiu
Japanese shunjuu(p);haruaki / shunju(p);haruaki / しゅんじゅう(P);はるあき
Chinese spring and autumn; four seasons; year; a person's age; annals (used in book titles); Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC); Spring and Autumn Annals, chronicle of Lu State (722-481 BC)
Japanese (1) (See 五経) spring and autumn; spring and fall; months and years; (2) (しゅんじゅう only) the Chronicles of Lu or the Spring and Autumn Annals - one of the Five Classics; (surname) Haruaki; (given name) Shunjuu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

八王日

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Mandarin bā wáng rì / ba1 wang2 ri4
Taiwan pa wang jih
Japanese hachi ō nichi
The eight royal days, i.e. the solstices, the equinoxes, and the first day of each of the four seasons.

月雪花

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Japanese tsukiyukihana / つきゆきはな Japanese (See 雪月花) moon, snow and flowers; beauty of the four seasons (from a poem by Bai Juyi)

無熱池


无热池

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Mandarin wú rè chí / wu2 re4 chi2
Taiwan wu je ch`ih / wu je chih
Japanese munetsu chi
The lake without heat, or cold lake, called Mānasarovara, or Mānasa-saro-vara, 'excellent mānasa lake,' or modern Manasarovar, 31° N., 81° 3 E., 'which overflows at certain seasons and forms one lake with' Rakas-tal, which is the source of the Sutlej. It is under the protection of the nāga-king Anavatapta and is also known by his name. It is said to lie south of the Gandha-mādana mountains, and is erroneously reputed as the source of the four rivers Ganges, Indus, Śītā (Tārīm River), and Oxus.

雪月花

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Japanese setsugetsuka;setsugekka / せつげつか;せつげっか Japanese (See 月雪花・つきゆきはな) snow, moon, and flowers; beauty of the four seasons (from a poem by Bai Juyi); (female given name) Yudzuha

四季如春

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Mandarin sì jì rú chūn / si4 ji4 ru2 chun1
Taiwan ssu chi ju ch`un / ssu chi ju chun
Chinese four seasons like spring; favorable climate throughout the year

四季豆腐

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Mandarin sì jì dòu fu / si4 ji4 dou4 fu5
Taiwan ssu chi tou fu
Chinese four seasons beancurd

四季の移ろい

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Japanese shikinoutsuroi / shikinotsuroi / しきのうつろい Japanese (exp,n) passage of the seasons; change of the four seasons
This page contains 15 results for "four seasons" 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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