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There are 15 total results for your love life search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin mìng / ming4
Taiwan ming
Japanese mei / me / めい    inochi / いのち
Chinese life; fate; order or command; to assign a name, title etc
Japanese (1) command; decree; (2) life; (3) destiny; (1) (sometimes written as 生命) (See 生命) life; life force; (2) lifetime; lifespan; (3) most important thing; foundation; core; (4) (archaism) paired tattoos of the "life" kanji on the upper arms of a man and woman (indicating unwavering love); (5) (archaism) fate; destiny; karma; (female given name) Mei; (female given name) Mikoto; (given name) Makoto; (surname, female given name) Inochi; (given name) Akira
jīvita . Life, vital, length of life, fate, decree.

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Mandarin chūn / chun1
Taiwan ch`un / chun
Japanese haru / はる
Chinese spring (time); gay; joyful; youthful; love; lust; life; surname Chun
Japanese (n-adv,n-t) (1) spring; springtime; (2) New Year; (3) prime (of one's life, etc.); (4) adolescence; puberty; (5) sexuality; (personal name) Haruji; (surname) Harusaki; (female given name) Haru; (female given name) Hajime; (given name) Nagoshi; (female given name) Toki; (personal name) Chiyun; (given name) Shunmin; (female given name) Shun; (female given name) Kazu; (female given name) Azuma

好生

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Mandarin hào shēng / hao4 sheng1
Taiwan hao sheng
Japanese yoshimi / よしみ    yoshio / よしお
Chinese (dialect) very; quite; properly; well; thoroughly
Japanese (female given name) Yoshimi; (male given name) Yoshio
Love of life; love of the living; to love life

潤生


润生

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Mandarin rùn shēng / run4 sheng1
Taiwan jun sheng
Japanese mitsuo / みつお    masumi / ますみ    shigeo / しげお
Japanese (male given name) Mitsuo; (male given name) Masumi; (given name) Shigeo
The fertilization of the natural conditions which produce rebirth, especially those of the three kinds of attachment in the hour of death, love of body, of home, and of life; nourishment

貪欲


贪欲

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Mandarin tān yù / tan1 yu4
Taiwan t`an yü / tan yü
Japanese tonyoku / どんよく
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) avarice; greed; covetousness; (2) (Buddhist term) raga (desire)
Desire for and love of (the things of this life).

第二春

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Mandarin dì èr chūn / di4 er4 chun1
Taiwan ti erh ch`un / ti erh chun
Chinese (lit.) second spring; (fig.) falling in love for the second time; a new lease of life; rebirth

黃昏戀

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Mandarin huáng hūn liàn / huang2 hun1 lian4
Taiwan huang hun lien
Chinese fig. romantic relationship between an elderly couple; falling in love in the autumn of one's life

十二因緣


十二因缘

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Mandarin shí èr yīn yuán / shi2 er4 yin1 yuan2
Taiwan shih erh yin yüan
Japanese jūni innen
Dvādaśaṅga pratītyasamutpāda; the twelve nidānas; v. 尼 and 因; also 十二緣起; 因緣有支; 因緣率連; 因緣棘園; 因緣輪; 因緣重城; 因緣觀; 支佛觀. They are the twelve links in the chain of existence: (1) 無明avidyā, ignorance, or unenlightenment; (2) 行 saṃskāra, action, activity, conception, "dispositions," Keith; (3) 識 vijñāna, consciousness; (4) 名色 nāmarūpa, name and form; (5) 六入 ṣaḍāyatana, the six sense organs, i.e. eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, and mind; (6) 觸 sparśa, contact, touch; (7) 受 vedanā, sensation, feeling; (8) 愛 tṛṣṇā, thirst, desire, craving; (9) 取 upādāna, laying hold of, grasping; (10) 有 bhava, being, existing; (11) 生 jāti, birth; (12) 老死 jarāmaraṇa, old age, death. The "classical formula" reads "By reason of ignorance dispositions; by reason of dispositions consciousness", etc. A further application of the twelve nidānas is made in regard to their causaton of rebirth: (1) ignorance, as inherited passion from the beginningless past ; (2) karma, good and evil, of past lives; (3) conception as a form of perception; (4) nāmarūpa, or body and mind evolving (in the womb); (5) the six organs on the verge of birth; (6) childhood whose intelligence is limited to sparśa, contact or touch; (7) receptivity or budding intelligence and discrimination from 6 or 7 years; (8) thirst, desire, or love, age of puberty; (9) the urge of sensuous existence; (10) forming the substance, bhava, of future karma; (11) the completed karma ready for rebirth; (12) old age and death. The two first are associated with the previous life, the other ten with the present. The theory is equally applicable to all realms of reincarnation. The twelve links are also represented in a chart, at the centre of which are the serpent (anger), boar (ignorance, or stupidity), and dove (lust) representing the fundamental sins. Each catches the other by the tail, typifying the train of sins producing the wheel of life. In another circle the twelve links are represented as follows: (1) ignorance, a blind woman; (2) action, a potter at work, or man gathering fruit; (3) consciousness, a restless monkey; (4) name and form, a boat; (5) sense organs, a house; (6) contact, a man and woman sitting together; (7) sensation, a man pierced by an arrow; (8) desire, a man drinking wine; (9) craving, a couple in union; (10) existence through childbirth; (11) birth, a man carrying a corpse; (12) disease, old age, death, an old woman leaning on a stick. v. 十二因緣論 Pratītya-samutpāda śāstra.

嗜酒如命

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Mandarin shì jiǔ rú mìng / shi4 jiu3 ru2 ming4
Taiwan shih chiu ju ming
Chinese to love wine as one's life (idiom); fond of the bottle

天須菩提


天须菩提

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Mandarin tiān xū pú tí / tian1 xu1 pu2 ti2
Taiwan t`ien hsü p`u t`i / tien hsü pu ti
Japanese Ten Shubodai
Deva Subhūti, one of three Subhūtis, disciples of the Buddha; said to have been so called because of his love of fine clothing and purity of life.

愛之如命


爱之如命

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Mandarin ài zhī rú mìng / ai4 zhi1 ru2 ming4
Taiwan ai chih ju ming
Chinese inordinately fond of something; lit. to love it as one's life

愛著生死


爱着生死

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Mandarin ài zhe shēng sǐ / ai4 zhe sheng1 si3
Taiwan ai che sheng ssu
Japanese aijaku shōji
bondage to rebirth and mortality by love of life, and to be rid of this love is essential to deliverance; bondage to rebirth by attachment

愛財如命


爱财如命

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Mandarin ài cái rú mìng / ai4 cai2 ru2 ming4
Taiwan ai ts`ai ju ming / ai tsai ju ming
Chinese lit. to love money as much as one's own life (idiom); fig. avaricious; tightfisted

男出入り

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Japanese otokodeiri / otokoderi / おとこでいり Japanese woman with a turbulent love life; woman always having man trouble

風花雪月

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Mandarin fēng huā xuě yuè / feng1 hua1 xue3 yue4
Taiwan feng hua hsüeh yüeh
Chinese wind, flower, snow and moon, trite poetry subject (idiom); effete language without substance; love affair; romance is in the air; dissipated life
This page contains 15 results for "love life" 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.

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