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There are 2 total results for your life is beautiful search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

清風明月

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Mandarin qīng fēng míng yuè / qing1 feng1 ming2 yue4
Taiwan ch`ing feng ming yüeh / ching feng ming yüeh
Japanese seifuumeigetsu / sefumegetsu / せいふうめいげつ
Chinese lit. cool breeze and bright moon (idiom); fig. peaceful and clear night; (allusively) living a solitary and quiet life
Japanese (yoji) refreshing breeze and the bright moon; a beautiful nocturnal scene with a full moon

士為知己者死,女為悅己者容


士为知己者死,女为悦己者容

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Mandarin shì wèi zhī jǐ zhě sǐ , nǚ wèi yuè jǐ zhě róng / shi4 wei4 zhi1 ji3 zhe3 si3 , nu:3 wei4 yue4 ji3 zhe3 rong2
Taiwan shih wei chih chi che ssu , nü wei yüeh chi che jung
Chinese a true gentleman will sacrifice his life for a friend who understands him, as a woman makes herself beautiful for her sweetheart
This page contains 2 results for "life is beautiful" 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.

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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.

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