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Mandarin shēng / sheng1
Taiwan sheng
Japanese fu / ふ    nama / なま    sei;shou / se;sho / せい;しょう    ki / き    iku / いく
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese to be born; to give birth; life; to grow; raw; uncooked; student
Japanese (n,n-suf) (See 芝生) area of thick growth (of trees, grass, etc.); (adj-no,adj-na,n,n-pref) (1) raw; uncooked; fresh; (2) natural; as it is; unedited; unprocessed; (3) (colloquialism) unprotected (i.e. not wearing a condom); (4) live (i.e. not recorded); (5) inexperienced; unpolished; green; crude; (6) (abbreviation) (See 生意気) impudence; sauciness; (7) (abbreviation) (See 生ビール) unpasteurized beer; draft beer; draught beer; (prefix) (8) just a little; somehow; vaguely; partially; somewhat; half-; semi-; (9) irresponsibly; half-baked; (10) (archaism) cash; (11) (abbreviation) (See 生酔い) tipsiness; (1) life; living; (n,n-suf) (2) (せい only) (masculine speech) (humble language) I; me; myself; (n,pref) pure; undiluted; raw; crude; (prefix) (archaism) vital; virile; lively; (surname) Yanao; (given name) Yadoru; (female given name) Hayuru; (female given name) Hayu; (female given name) Naru; (surname, female given name) Sei; (given name) Susumu; (surname) Sakibu; (female given name) Ubumi; (female given name) Ubu; (female given name) Ibuki; (female given name) Izuru; (female given name) Ikuru; (surname) Ikusaki; (female given name) Iku; (female given name) Ari
jāti 惹多; life; utpāda means coming forth, birth, production; 生 means beget, bear, birth, rebirth, born, begin, produce, life, the living. One of the twelve nidānas, 十二因緣; birth takes place in four forms, catur yoni, v. 四生, in each case causing: a sentient being to enter one of the 六道 six gati, or paths of transmigration.

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Mandarin/ bi4
Taiwan pi
Japanese ao / あお
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese green jade; bluish green; blue; jade
Japanese (n,adj-no,adj-na) (1) blue; (2) green; (3) (abbreviation) green light; (4) black (horse coat color); (prefix) (5) immature; unripe; young; (personal name) Minemoto; (surname, female given name) Midori; (surname) Heki; (personal name) Fukumoto; (personal name) Fukumitsu; (personal name) Fukugita; (personal name) Fukukita; (female given name) Sango; (male given name) Kiyoshi; (surname, female given name) Aoi; (female given name) Ao; (female given name) Ai
Jade-green, or blue; blue-green

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Mandarin cuì / cui4
Taiwan ts`ui / tsui
Japanese midori / みどり
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese bluish-green; green jade
Japanese (adj-no,n) (1) green; (2) greenery (esp. fresh verdure); (female given name) Minami; (surname, female given name) Midori; (female given name) Mizuho; (surname) Misu; (female given name) Hisui; (female given name) Sui; (female given name) Asagi; (female given name) Akira

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Mandarin qīng / qing1
Taiwan ch`ing / ching
Japanese ao / あお
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese abbr. for 青海[Qing1 hai3], Qinghai Province
Japanese (n,adj-no,adj-na) (1) blue; (2) green; (3) (abbreviation) green light; (4) black (horse coat color); (prefix) (5) immature; unripe; young; (female given name) Haru; (given name) Seigai; (surname, female given name) Sei; (female given name) Jou; (given name) Shou; (surname) Aoyanagi; (surname) Aoyagi; (personal name) Aomine; (surname) Aozaki; (surname) Aosaki; (surname) Aogi; (surname, female given name) Aoi; (surname, female given name) Ao; (surname) Aeyagi


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Mandarin gé lín / ge2 lin2
Taiwan ko lin
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Green or Greene (name)


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Japanese aoao / あおあお
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (adv,adv-to) verdant; fresh and green; bright green; lush


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Mandarin qīng sè / qing1 se4
Taiwan ch`ing se / ching se
Japanese aoiro;seishoku(p) / aoiro;seshoku(p) / あおいろ;せいしょく(P)
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese cyan; blue-green
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) blue



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Mandarin lú huǒ chún qīng / lu2 huo3 chun2 qing1
Taiwan lu huo ch`un ch`ing / lu huo chun ching
Chinese lit. the stove fire has turned bright green (allusion to Daoist alchemy) (idiom); fig. (of an art, a technique etc) brought to the point of perfection



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Mandarin qīng méi zhú mǎ / qing1 mei2 zhu2 ma3
Taiwan ch`ing mei chu ma / ching mei chu ma
Chinese lit. green plums and hobby-horse (idiom); fig. innocent children's games; childhood sweethearts; a couple who grew up as childhood friends

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Mandarin cāng / cang1
Taiwan ts`ang / tsang
Japanese ao / あお
Chinese dark blue; deep green; ash-gray; surname Cang
Japanese (n,adj-no,adj-na) (1) blue; (2) green; (3) (abbreviation) green light; (4) black (horse coat color); (prefix) (5) immature; unripe; young; (personal name) Souji; (given name) Soukan; (surname, female given name) Sou; (given name) Shigeru; (female given name) Azuri; (surname, female given name) Aoi; (female given name) Ao
Azure; the heavens; grey, old.


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Mandarin mǒ chá / mo3 cha2
Taiwan mo ch`a / mo cha
Japanese maccha / まっちゃ
Chinese green tea powder (Japanese: matcha)
Japanese matcha; powdered green tea; (female given name) Maccha


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Mandarin yù lù / yu4 lu4
Taiwan yü lu
Japanese gyokuro / ぎょくろ
Chinese gyokuro (shaded Japanese green tea); (old) early-morning autumn dew; fine liquor
Japanese (1) (See 煎茶・2,番茶) high-quality green tea; (2) (orig. meaning) jewel-like dewdrop



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Mandarin lán zǎo / lan2 zao3
Taiwan lan tsao
Japanese ransou / ranso / らんそう
Chinese cyanobacteria (blue-green algae)
Japanese blue-green algae; cyanobacteria


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Mandarin qīng shān / qing1 shan1
Taiwan ch`ing shan / ching shan
Japanese seizan(p);aoyama / sezan(p);aoyama / せいざん(P);あおやま
Chinese green hills; (the good) life; Qingshan district of Wuhan city 武漢市|武汉市[Wu3 han4 shi4], Hubei; Qingshan district of Baotou city 包頭市|包头市[Bao1 tou2 shi4], Inner Mongolia
Japanese (1) lush mountain; green mountain; (2) (せいざん only) grave; burial place; (given name) Seizan; (place-name, surname) Aoyama; (surname) Aoki


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Mandarin qīng cài / qing1 cai4
Taiwan ch`ing ts`ai / ching tsai
Japanese aona / あおな
Chinese green vegetables; Chinese cabbage
Japanese greens; (female given name) Sena; (surname, female given name) Aona


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Mandarin qīng dòu / qing1 dou4
Taiwan ch`ing tou / ching tou
Japanese aomame / あおまめ
Chinese green soybean; green peas
Japanese (1) large green soybean; (2) (See グリーンピース・1) green peas; (surname) Aomame


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Mandarin cǎo qīng líng / cao3 qing1 ling2
Taiwan ts`ao ch`ing ling / tsao ching ling
Japanese kusakagerou / kusakagero / くさかげろう
Chinese green lacewing
Japanese (kana only) green lacewing (esp. species Chrysopa intima)

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Mandarin liàn / lian4
Taiwan lien
Japanese sendan / せんだん    ouchi / ochi / おうち
Chinese Melia japonica
Japanese (1) (kana only) chinaberry; Japanese bead tree (Melia azedarach); (2) Indian sandalwood (Santalum album); (1) (archaism) chinaberry; Japanese bead tree (Melia azedarach); (2) light purple outside, green inside; purple outside, light purple inside; type of garment layering color scheme, worn in April and May

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Mandarin chū / chu1
Taiwan ch`u / chu
Japanese ouchi / ochi / おうち
Chinese simaroubaceae
Japanese (1) (archaism) chinaberry; Japanese bead tree (Melia azedarach); (2) light purple outside, green inside; purple outside, light purple inside; type of garment layering color scheme, worn in April and May; (surname) Buna

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Mandarin cāng / cang1
Taiwan ts`ang / tsang
Japanese sougai / sogai / そうがい
Chinese blue-green or azure (of water); vast (of water); cold
Japanese (given name) Sougai

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Mandarin yáo / yao2
Taiwan yao
Japanese you / yo / よう
Chinese jade; precious stone; mother-of-pearl; nacre; precious; used a complementary honorific; Yao ethnic group of southwest China and southeast Asia; surname Yao
Japanese (female given name) You
Jasper (green), green crystal.


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Mandarin/ lu:4
Chinese green

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Mandarin/ lu:4
Japanese midori / みどり
Chinese Japanese variant of 綠|绿
Japanese (adj-no,n) (1) green; (2) greenery (esp. fresh verdure); (given name) Roku; (female given name) Ryoku; (p,s,f) Midori; (female given name) Gurin

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Mandarin fěi / fei3
Taiwan fei
Chinese green jade; kingfisher

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Mandarin qiān / qian1
Taiwan ch`ien / chien
Chinese green; luxuriant growth

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Mandarin tún / tun2
Taiwan t`un / tun
Chinese green sprout; foolish

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Mandarin rěn / ren3
Taiwan jen
Japanese shinobu / しのぶ
Chinese polemonium
Japanese (1) (kana only) squirrel's foot fern (Davallia mariesii); (2) (kana only) Lepisorus thunbergianus (species of fern); (3) color of clothing layers under one's overcoat (light green on blue); (4) (abbreviation) ancient women's hairstyle; (5) (abbreviation) clothing patterned using squirrel's foot fern

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Mandarin/ lu4
Taiwan lu
Chinese Arthraxon ciliare; green; rhodacene

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Japanese negi(p);ki(ok);negi / ねぎ(P);き(ok);ネギ Japanese (kana only) Welsh onion (Allium fistulosum); green onion; spring onion

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Mandarin cōng / cong1
Taiwan ts`ung / tsung
Chinese scallion; green onion
Japanese See:

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Mandarin/ qi2
Taiwan ch`i / chi
Chinese green-frog

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Mandarin táng / tang2
Taiwan t`ang / tang
Chinese variety of small cicada with a green back and a clear song (in ancient books)

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Mandarin guō / guo1
Taiwan kuo
Chinese small green cicada or frog (meaning unclear, possibly onom.); see 蟈蟈|蝈蝈 long-horned grasshopper

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Mandarin jié / jie2
Taiwan chieh
Chinese small green cicada

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Mandarin zhì / zhi4
Taiwan chih
Japanese kiji / きじ    kigisu / きぎす    kigishi / きぎし
Chinese ringed pheasant
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) green pheasant (Phasianus versicolor); Japanese pheasant; (surname) Kiji
A pheasant; a parapet.

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Mandarin chú / chu2
Taiwan ch`u / chu
Japanese hiyoko(p);hina(p);hiyokko;hina;hiyoko / ひよこ(P);ひな(P);ひよっこ;ヒナ;ヒヨコ
Chinese chick; young bird
Japanese (1) (kana only) young bird; chick; (2) (ひな only) hina doll; doll displayed during the Girls' Festival; (3) (ひよこ, ひよっこ only) green; wet behind the ears; juvenile; (female given name) Hinano; (surname, female given name) Hina; (female given name) Hiina; (female given name) Suu
A fledgling.

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Mandarin qīng / qing1
Taiwan ch`ing / ching
Japanese shō
Chinese variant of 青[qing1]
nīla, blue, dark-coloured; also green, black, or grey; clear.

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Mandarin yǒu / you3
Taiwan yu
Chinese black; dark green


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Japanese ocha / おちゃ Japanese (1) (polite language) tea (usu. green); (2) tea break (at work); (3) tea ceremony


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Japanese zaku / ざく Japanese {food} assorted vegetables for sukiyaki (esp. green onion)


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Japanese kiji / キジ Japanese (kana only) green pheasant (Phasianus versicolor); Japanese pheasant; (given name) Kiji


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Japanese negi / ネギ Japanese (kana only) Welsh onion (species of scallion, Allium fistulosum); green onion; spring onion


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Japanese banryoku / ばんりょく Japanese myriad green leaves


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Mandarin dān bì / dan1 bi4
Taiwan tan pi
Japanese tanpeki / たんぺき
Japanese red and green
red and blue painting


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Mandarin wǔ cǎi / wu3 cai3
Taiwan wu ts`ai / wu tsai
Japanese gosai / ごさい
Chinese five (main) colors (white, black, red, yellow, and blue); multicolored
Japanese the five colours: green, yellow, red, white and black; the five colors; five-coloured porcelain; five-colored porcelain; (female given name) Saaya; (personal name) Gosai


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Mandarin wǔ sè / wu3 se4
Taiwan wu se
Japanese goshiki;goshoku / ごしき;ごしょく
Chinese multi-colored; the rainbow; garish
Japanese (1) five colors (usu. red, blue, yellow, white and black); five colours; (can be adjective with の) (2) many kinds; varied; (3) (See 瓜) melon; gourd; (place-name, surname) Goshiki
The five primary colors, also called 五正色 (or 五大色): 靑 blue, 黃 yellow, 赤 red, 白 white, 黑 black. The 五間色 or compound colors are 緋 crimson, 紅, scarlet, 紫 purple, 綠 green, 磂黃 brown. The two sets correspond to the cardinal points as follows: east, blue and green; west, white, and crimson; south, red and scarlet; north, black and purple; and center, yellow and brown. The five are permutated in various ways to represent various ideas; five colors


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Japanese kabusecha / かぶせちゃ Japanese kabusecha; mild green tea which has been lightly screened from sunlight for 1-3 weeks before picking


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Japanese senburi;senburi / せんぶり;センブリ Japanese (1) (kana only) Japanese green gentian (Swertia japonica); (2) alderfly (esp. species Sialis japonica); alder fly; (female given name) Chifuru; (surname) Chifuri


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Japanese meicha / mecha / めいちゃ Japanese fine tea; brand-name tea; famous tea; choice tea; well-known brand of quality green tea



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Mandarin pǐn lǜ / pin3 lu:4
Taiwan p`in lü / pin lü
Chinese light green



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Mandarin mò lǜ / mo4 lu:4
Taiwan mo lü
Chinese dark green; forest green


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Mandarin yè mó / ye4 mo2
Taiwan yeh mo
Japanese yama
Yama, 'originally the Aryan god of the dead, living in a heaven above the world, the regent of the South; but Brahminism transferred his abode to hell. Both views have been retained by Buddhism.' Eitel. Yama in Indian mythology is ruler over the dead and judge in the hells, is 'grim in aspect, green in colour, clothed in red, riding on a buffalo, and holding a club in one hand and noose in the other': he has two four-eyed watch-dogs. M. W. The usual form is 閻摩 q. v; (Skt. yama)


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Mandarin dà fang // dà fāng / da4 fang5 // da4 fang1
Taiwan ta fang // ta
Japanese ookata / おおかた
Chinese generous; magnanimous; stylish; in good taste; easy-mannered; natural and relaxed; expert; scholar; mother earth; a type of green tea
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) large part; greater part; majority; (2) people in general; general public; public at large; (adverb) (3) mostly; for the most part; almost; nearly; (4) probably; maybe; perhaps; (place-name, surname) Oogata; (place-name, surname) Ookata



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Mandarin nèn lǜ / nen4 lu:4
Taiwan nen lü
Chinese tender green; soft green



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Mandarin jiāo cuì / jiao1 cui4
Taiwan chiao ts`ui / chiao tsui
Chinese tender green (shoots)


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Japanese kogamo;kogamo / こがも;コガモ Japanese (kana only) green-winged teal (species of duck, Anas crecca); (surname, female given name) Kogamo; (surname) Kokamo; (place-name, surname) Ogamo



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Mandarin ní luó / ni2 luo2
Taiwan ni lo
Japanese nairu(p);nairu / ナイル(P);ないる
Chinese the Nile
Japanese (kana only) Nile (river)
nila, dark blue or green; (Skt. nīla)



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Mandarin yōu lǜ / you1 lu:4
Taiwan yu lü
Chinese moss green; dark sea green


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Japanese ocha / おちゃ Japanese (1) (polite language) tea (usu. green); (2) tea break (at work); (3) tea ceremony


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Japanese hikicha / ひきちゃ Japanese powdered green tea (steamed and dried before being stone-ground)


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Japanese shinju / しんじゅ Japanese (See 新緑,若葉) tree covered in fresh green leaves; newly green trees of early Summer; (female given name) Niina; (surname, female given name) Shinju; (given name) Shinki; (given name) Araki


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Japanese shinryoku / しんりょく Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) fresh verdure; new green leaves; (given name) Shinroku; (given name) Shinryoku; (place-name) Shinmidori; (female given name) Ami


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Japanese anryoku / あんりょく Japanese dark green


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Mandarin wèi shú / wei4 shu2
Taiwan wei shu
Japanese mijuku / みじゅく
Chinese unripe
Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) (1) unripe; green; (2) inexperienced; immature; unskilled


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Mandarin mò chá / mo4 cha2
Taiwan mo ch`a / mo cha
Japanese maccha / まっちゃ
Chinese tea powder (matcha)
Japanese (irregular kanji usage) matcha; powdered green tea



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Mandarin guǒ lǐng / guo3 ling3
Taiwan kuo ling
Chinese green (golf) (loanword)


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Japanese edamame / えだまめ Japanese edamame (green soybeans); (personal name) Edamame


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Japanese gakuya / がくや Japanese (1) dressing room; green room; backstage; (2) (See 楽屋裏・がくやうら・2) behind the scenes; the inside; inside affairs



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Mandarin shā qīng / sha1 qing1
Taiwan sha ch`ing / sha ching
Chinese to put the last hand to (a book, a film etc); to finalize; to kill-green (a step in the processing of tea leaves)


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Mandarin máo chá / mao2 cha2
Taiwan mao ch`a / mao cha
Chinese unprocessed sun-dried tea leaves used to make black or green tea


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Mandarin máo dòu / mao2 dou4
Taiwan mao tou
Chinese immature green soy beans, either still in the pod (edamame) or removed from the pod


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Japanese marimo;marimo / まりも;マリモ Japanese (kana only) marimo (variety of algae, Cladophora aegagropila); round green alga; Cladophora ball; lake ball; moss ball; (surname, female given name) Marimo; (personal name) Tamamo


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Japanese miru / みる    suishou / suisho / すいしょう Japanese (kana only) stag seaweed (Codium fragile); green sea fingers; dead man's fingers; felty fingers; forked felt-alga; sponge seaweed; green sponge; green fleece; oyster thief; (female given name) Miru; (surname) Mizumatsu



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Mandarin shuǐ lǜ / shui3 lu:4
Taiwan shui lü
Chinese light green


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Japanese asamidori;senryoku / あさみどり;せんりょく Japanese light green


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Japanese miru / みる Japanese (kana only) stag seaweed (Codium fragile); green sea fingers; dead man's fingers; felty fingers; forked felt-alga; sponge seaweed; green sponge; green fleece; oyster thief; (surname, female given name) Miru



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Mandarin shēn lǜ / shen1 lu:4
Taiwan shen lü
Chinese dark green


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Japanese shinryoku;fukamidori / しんりょく;ふかみどり Japanese dark (deep) green; (surname) Fukamidori; (female given name) Fukami


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Mandarin qīng chá / qing1 cha2
Taiwan ch`ing ch`a / ching cha
Chinese green tea; only tea (without food)


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Japanese shibucha / しぶちゃ Japanese strong or bitter (green) tea


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Mandarin dī cuì / di1 cui4
Taiwan ti ts`ui / ti tsui
Japanese tekisui / てきすい
Chinese verdant; green
Japanese (given name) Tekisui


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Japanese komidori;nouryoku / komidori;noryoku / こみどり;のうりょく Japanese dark green; deep green


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Japanese sencha / せんちゃ Japanese (1) (See 抹茶) green tea; green leaf tea; non-powdered tea (as opposed to matcha); (2) (See 玉露・1,番茶) medium-grade green tea


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Mandarin zhū chá / zhu1 cha2
Taiwan chu ch`a / chu cha
Chinese gunpowder tea, Chinese green tea whose leaves are each formed into a small pellet


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Mandarin liú lí / liu2 li2
Taiwan liu li
Japanese ruri
vaiḍūrya, described as a green indestructible gem, one of the seven precious things. A mountain near Vārāṇaśī. Also 吠璢璃 (吠璢璃耶); 毘頭梨.


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Mandarin gān lù / gan1 lu4
Taiwan kan lu
Japanese kanro / かんろ
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) nectar; sweetness; (surname, female given name) Kanro
阿密哩多 (or 啞密哩多) (or 啞密哩達) amṛta, sweet dew, ambrosia, the nectar of immortality; tr. by 天酒 deva-wine, the nectar of the gods. Four kinds of ambrosia are mentioned— green, yellow, red, and white, all coming from 'edible trees' and known as 蘇陀 sudhā, or 蘇摩 soma.


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Japanese namaki / なまき Japanese (1) live tree; (2) green wood; unseasoned wood; (surname) Naruki; (surname) Namaki; (surname) Seiki; (surname) Ikuki


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Japanese kizuna / きずな Japanese (1) greensand (olive-green sandstone); (2) green sand; molding sand; (place-name) Ubusuna


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Japanese kimame;namamame / きまめ;なままめ Japanese green coffee bean


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Japanese tageri / たげり Japanese (kana only) northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus); green plover; pewit; peewit



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Mandarin zào fán / zao4 fan2
Taiwan tsao fan
Chinese green vitriol (ferrous sulfate FeSO4:7H2O)



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Mandarin yǎn hóng / yan3 hong2
Taiwan yen hung
Chinese to covet; envious; jealous; green with envy; infuriated; furious


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Japanese aoao / あおあお Japanese (out-dated kanji) (adv,adv-to) verdant; fresh and green; bright green; lush


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Japanese aoi / あおい Japanese (out-dated kanji) (adjective) blue; green; (surname) Aoi


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Japanese hekizan / へきざん Japanese green mountains; (given name) Hekizan; (surname) Aoyama


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Japanese hekisui / へきすい Japanese blue water; green water; (g,p) Hekisui; (female given name) Aomi


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Mandarin bì tán / bi4 tan2
Taiwan pi t`an / pi tan
Japanese hekitan / へきたん
Chinese green pool; Bitan or Green Pool on Xindian Creek 新店溪[Xin1 dian4 xi1], Taipei county, Taiwan
Japanese (given name) Hekitan
deep blue


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Mandarin bì wǎ / bi4 wa3
Taiwan pi wa
Chinese green; glazed tile



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Mandarin bì lǜ / bi4 lu:4
Taiwan pi lü
Chinese dark green


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Japanese hekishoku / へきしょく Japanese green; emerald


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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

Japanese Chinese Dictionary