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There are 11 total results for your mountain and river search.

If shown, 2nd row of characters is Simplified Chinese.

Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin chuān / chuan1
Taiwan ch`uan / chuan
Japanese sakigawa / さきがわ    gawa / がわ    kawayanagi / かわやなぎ    kawataka / かわたか    kawazumi / かわずみ    kawasumi / かわすみ    kawazaki / かわざき    kawasaki / かわさき    kawakatsu / かわかつ    kawa / かわ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese river; creek; plain; an area of level country; abbr. for Sichuan Province 四川[Si4 chuan1] in southwest China
Japanese (suffix) the .... river; (suffix used with the names of rivers); (1) river; stream; (suffix) (2) the .... river; (suffix used with the names of rivers); (surname) Sakigawa; (place-name) Gawa; (surname) Kawayanagi; (surname) Kawataka; (personal name) Kawazumi; (personal name) Kawasumi; (surname) Kawazaki; (surname) Kawasaki; (personal name) Kawakatsu; (surname) Kawa
A stream, a mountain stream; Ssu-ch'uan province; rivers

連綿


连绵

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Mandarin lián mián / lian2 mian2
Taiwan lien mien
Japanese renmen / れんめん
Chinese continuous; unbroken; uninterrupted; extending forever into the distance (of mountain range, river etc)
Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) unbroken; uninterrupted; on and on; continuous
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

山高水長


山高水长

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Mandarin shān gāo shuǐ cháng / shan1 gao1 shui3 chang2
Taiwan shan kao shui ch`ang / shan kao shui chang
Chinese high as the mountain and long as the river (idiom); fig. noble and far-reaching

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Mandarin tào / tao4
Taiwan t`ao / tao
Chinese to cover; to encase; cover; sheath; to overlap; to interleave; to model after; to copy; formula; harness; loop of rope; (fig.) to fish for; to obtain slyly; classifier for sets, collections; bend (of a river or mountain range, in place names); tau (Greek letter Ττ)

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Mandarin chà / cha4
Taiwan ch`a / cha
Chinese fork in road; bifurcation; branch in road, river, mountain range etc; to branch off; to turn off; to diverge; to stray (from the path); to change the subject; to interrupt; to stagger (times)

吊樓


吊楼

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Mandarin diào lóu / diao4 lou2
Taiwan tiao lou
Chinese a building supported on pillars projecting over a river; a mountain hut supported on pillars

秦嶺

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Mandarin qín lǐng / qin2 ling3
Taiwan ch`in ling / chin ling
Chinese Qinling mountain range in Shaanxi forming natural barrier between Guanzhong plain 關中平原|关中平原[Guan1 zhong1 ping2 yuan2] and Han River 漢水|汉水[Han4 shui3] valley

象頭山


象头山

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Mandarin xiàng tóu shān / xiang4 tou2 shan1
Taiwan hsiang t`ou shan / hsiang tou shan
Japanese zouzusan / zozusan / ぞうずさん
Japanese (personal name) Zouzusan
Gayāśiras, tr. as elephant-head mountain, name of two mountains, one near Gayā, the other said to be near the river Nairañjanā, 150 li away; Gayāśirsa

山窮水盡


山穷水尽

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Mandarin shān qióng shuǐ jìn / shan1 qiong2 shui3 jin4
Taiwan shan ch`iung shui chin / shan chiung shui chin
Chinese mountain and river exhausted (idiom); at the end of the line; nowhere to go

巴顏喀拉


巴颜喀拉

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Mandarin bā yán kā lā / ba1 yan2 ka1 la1
Taiwan pa yen k`a la / pa yen ka la
Chinese Bayankala mountain range in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, watershed of 黄河 Huang He river

秦嶺山脈

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Mandarin qín lǐng shān mài / qin2 ling3 shan1 mai4
Taiwan ch`in ling shan mai / chin ling shan mai
Chinese Qinling mountain range in Shaanxi forming natural barrier between Guanzhong plain 關中平原|关中平原 and Han River 汉水 valley
This page contains 11 results for "mountain and river" 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).



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