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There are 83 total results for your mystery search.

Characters Pronunciation
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Mandarin miào / miao4
Taiwan miao
Japanese myou / myo / みょう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese clever; wonderful
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) strange; weird; odd; curious; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) wonder; mystery; miracle; excellence; (3) cleverness; adroitness; knack; skill; (surname) Myou; (female given name) Tae
su, sat, mañju, sūkṣma. Wonderful, beautiful, mystic, supernatural, profound, subtle, mysterious. su means good, excellent, surpassing, beautiful, fine, easy. sat means existing, real, good. mañju means beautiful, lovely, charming. Intp. in Chinese as 不可思議 beyond thought or discussion; 絕待 special, outstanding; 無比 incomparable; 精微深遠 subtle and profound; marvelous

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Mandarin mí // mèi / mi2 // mei4
Taiwan mi // mei
Japanese nazo / なぞ
Chinese see 謎兒|谜儿[mei4 r5], riddle
Japanese (1) riddle; puzzle; enigma; mystery; (can be adjective with の) (2) enigmatic; mysterious


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Mandarin sān mèi / san1 mei4
Taiwan san mei
Japanese sanmai;zanmai / さんまい;ざんまい
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Samadhi (Buddhist term)
Japanese (1) (さんまい only) {Buddh} samadhi (state of intense concentration achieved through meditation) (san:); (suffix noun) (2) (usu. ざんまい) being immersed in; being absorbed in; indulging in; doing to one's heart's content; (3) (usu. ざんまい) prone to; apt to; (given name) Sanmai
(三昧地) Samādhi, "putting together, composing the mind, intent contemplation, perfect absorption, union of the meditator with the object of meditation." (M. W.) Also 三摩地 (三摩提, 三摩帝, 三摩底). Interpreted by 定 or 正定, the mind fixed and undisturbed; by 正受 correct sensation of the object contemplated; by 調直定 ordering and fixing the mind; by 正心行處 the condition when the motions of the mind are steadied and harmonized with the object; by 息慮凝心 the cessation of distraction and the fixation of the mind; by 等持 the mind held in equilibrium; by 奢摩他, i.e. 止息 to stay the breathing. It is described as concentration of the mind (upon an object). The aim is 解脫, mukti, deliverance from all the trammels of life, the bondage of the passions and reincarnations. It may pass from abstraction to ecstasy, or rapture, or trance. Dhyāna 定 represents a simpler form of contemplation; samāpatti 三摩鉢底 a stage further advanced; and samādhi the highest stage of the Buddhist equivalent for Yoga, though Yoga is considered by some as a Buddhist development differing from samādhi. The 翻譯名義 says: 思專 when the mind has been concentrated, then 志一不分 the will is undivided; when 想寂 active thought has been put to rest, then 氣虛神朗 the material becomes etherealized and the spirit liberated, on which 智 knowledge, or the power to know, has free course, and there is no mystery into which it cannot probe. Cf. 智度論 5, 20, 23, 28; 止觀 2; 大乘義章 2, 9, 1 3, 20, etc. There are numerous kinds and degrees of samādhi.


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Mandarin shén mì / shen2 mi4
Taiwan shen mi
Japanese shinpi / しんぴ
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Chinese mysterious; mystery
Japanese (n,adj-na,adj-no) mystery; mysteriousness; secret; (female given name) Shinpi

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Mandarin guài / guai4
Taiwan kuai
Japanese kai / かい
Chinese bewildering; odd; strange; uncanny; devil; monster; to wonder at; to blame; quite; rather
Japanese mystery; wonder

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Mandarin/ ye4
Taiwan yeh
Japanese nue / ぬえ
Chinese a kind of bird similar to pheasant
Japanese (1) Japanese chimera; mythical creature with a monkey's head, tanuki's body, tiger's limbs, and a snake tail; (2) White's thrush (Zoothera dauma); (3) man of mystery; enigma; (female given name) Nue


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Mandarin yuán miào / yuan2 miao4
Taiwan yüan miao
Japanese ganmyō
The original or fundamental marvel or mystery, i. e. the conception of nirvana; primal mystery



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Mandarin yǎ mí / ya3 mi2
Taiwan ya mi
Chinese puzzle; mystery



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Mandarin yuán miào / yuan2 miao4
Taiwan yüan miao
Japanese enmyō
The mystery of the 'perfect' school, i.e. the complete harmony of 空假中 noumenon, phenomenon, and the middle way; perfectly sublime



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Mandarin tiān jī / tian1 ji1
Taiwan t`ien chi / tien chi
Japanese tenki / てんき
Chinese mystery known only to heaven (archaic); inscrutable twist of fate; fig. top secret
Japanese (1) secret of nature; profound secret; (2) disposition; character; nature; (3) emperor's health; emperor's well-being
Natural capacity; the nature bestowed by Heaven; natural abilities



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Mandarin ào mì / ao4 mi4
Taiwan ao mi
Chinese secret; mystery



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Mandarin ào jì / ao4 ji4
Taiwan ao chi
Chinese Holy mystery; Holy sacrament (of Orthodox church)



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Mandarin miào wú / miao4 wu2
Taiwan miao wu
Japanese myōmu
asat, the mystery of non-existence; profound non-existence


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Mandarin xīn fú / xin1 fu2
Taiwan hsin fu
Japanese shinbutsu
The Buddha within the heart: from mind is Buddha hood: the Buddha revealed in or to the mind; the mind is Buddha. 心佛及衆生, 是三無差別 The mind, Buddha, and all the living — there is no difference between the three. i. e. all are of the same order. This is an important doctrine of the 華嚴經 Huayan sutra, cf. its 夜摩天宮品; by Tiantai it is called 三法妙 the mystery of the three things.


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Mandarin guài shì / guai4 shi4
Taiwan kuai shih
Japanese kaiji / かいじ
Chinese strange thing; curious occurrence
Japanese mystery; strange event; mysterious affair



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Mandarin guài yì / guai4 yi4
Taiwan kuai i
Japanese kaii / kai / かいい
Chinese monstrous; strange; strange phenomenon
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) mystery; curiosity; strangeness; monstrosity; (2) ghost; monster; apparition; phantom; spectre; specter; goblin



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Mandarin xuán kuàng / xuan2 kuang4
Taiwan hsüan k`uang / hsüan kuang
Japanese genkō
Hanging and widespread, e.g. sun and sky, the mystery and extensiveness (or all-embracing character of buddha-truth).



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Mandarin tàn mì / tan4 mi4
Taiwan t`an mi / tan mi
Chinese to explore a mystery; to probe the unknown


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Mandarin tuī lǐ / tui1 li3
Taiwan t`ui li / tui li
Japanese suiri / すいり
Chinese reasoning; speculative; inference
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) reasoning; inference; deduction; (2) (See 推理小説) mystery or detective genre


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Mandarin míng lì / ming2 li4
Taiwan ming li
Japanese meiri / meri / めいり    akitoshi / あきとし    akari / あかり
Japanese (surname) Meiri; (male given name) Akitoshi; (female given name) Akari
Clear and keen (to penetrate all mystery); acuity



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Mandarin jí miào / ji2 miao4
Taiwan chi miao
Japanese gokumyō
Of utmost beauty, wonder, or mystery; most marvelous


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Japanese shoutai / shotai / しょうたい Japanese (1) true character; true form; true colors (colours); identity; truth (of a mystery, phenomenon, etc.); origin; (2) consciousness; one's senses



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Mandarin xuán ào / xuan2 ao4
Taiwan hsüan ao
Chinese abstruse; profound mystery; the mysteries of the universe


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Mandarin xuán xuán / xuan2 xuan2
Taiwan hsüan hsüan
Japanese gengen
mystery within mystery; mystery within mystery


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Mandarin xuán mì / xuan2 mi4
Taiwan hsüan mi
Chinese mystery; mysterious; occult; abstruse doctrine (e.g. religious)



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Mandarin xuán xū / xuan2 xu1
Taiwan hsüan hsü
Chinese deceitful trick; mystery; unfathomable



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Mandarin xuán yuǎn / xuan2 yuan3
Taiwan hsüan yüan
Chinese profound; abstruse mystery



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Mandarin yí tuán / yi2 tuan2
Taiwan i t`uan / i tuan
Japanese gidan
Chinese doubts and suspicions; a maze of doubts; puzzle; mystery
doubt mass


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Japanese jikiden / じきでん Japanese direct transmission (of mystery, skill, secret, etc.); initiation; (place-name) Jikiden


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Mandarin fú dài / fu2 dai4
Taiwan fu tai
Japanese fukubukuro / ふくぶくろ
Chinese fukubukuro or "lucky bag", Japanese New Year custom where merchants offer grab bags containing random products at a steep discount
Japanese lucky-dip bag; grab bag; mystery package (with a variety of articles possibly worth more than the purchase price); (surname) Fukubukuro


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Mandarin mì mì / mi4 mi4
Taiwan mi mi
Japanese himitsu / ひみつ
Chinese secret; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (n,adj-na,adj-no) (1) secret; secrecy; confidentiality; privacy; (2) mystery; (3) (See 秘訣) secret (e.g. to success); (4) {Buddh} esoteric teachings


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Japanese usuginu / うすぎぬ Japanese (1) thin or light silk; sheer silk; (2) veil (mystery)


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Japanese usuginu / うすぎぬ Japanese (1) thin or light silk; sheer silk; (2) veil (mystery)


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Japanese usugoromo / うすごろも    usuginu / うすぎぬ    usugi / うすぎ    usuki / うすき    usui / うすい Japanese (1) thin or light silk; sheer silk; (2) veil (mystery); (surname) Usugoromo; (place-name, surname) Usuginu; (surname) Usugi; (surname) Usuki; (surname) Usui



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Mandarin jiě kāi / jie3 kai1
Taiwan chieh k`ai / chieh kai
Chinese to untie; to undo; to solve (a mystery)



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Mandarin yǔ mì / yu3 mi4
Taiwan yü mi
Japanese gomitsu
mystery of speech; mystery of speech


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Mandarin shēn mì / shen1 mi4
Taiwan shen mi
Japanese shinmitsu
bodily mystery; bodily mystery



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Mandarin mí gōng / mi2 gong1
Taiwan mi kung
Japanese meikyuu / mekyu / めいきゅう
Chinese maze; labyrinth
Japanese (1) labyrinth; maze; (2) (See 迷宮入り・めいきゅういり) mystery


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Japanese inbi / いんび Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) obscurity; mystery; abstruseness


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Japanese reiki / reki / れいき Japanese mysterious presence; mysterious atmosphere; aura of mystery


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Japanese okunote / おくのて Japanese left hand; upper hand; secret skills; secret; mystery; last resort; trump card


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Japanese kaijiken / かいじけん Japanese mystery case



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Mandarin mèn hú lu / men4 hu2 lu5
Taiwan men hu lu
Chinese lit. closed gourd; fig. enigma; complete mystery; taciturn person


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Japanese shinpigeki / しんぴげき Japanese (See 聖史劇) mystery play; mystère


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Japanese seishigeki / seshigeki / せいしげき Japanese mystery play; mystère


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Japanese nazomeku / なぞめく Japanese (v5k,vi) to be enigmatic or puzzling; to be wrapped in mystery


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Japanese iyamisu / イヤミス Japanese (from イヤな汗 and ミステリー) (See 嫌・いや) iyamisu; mystery fiction subgenre dealing with grisly episodes and the dark side of human nature


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Japanese misuteri / ミステリ Japanese mystery



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Mandarin bù kě sī yì / bu4 ke3 si1 yi4
Taiwan pu k`o ssu i / pu ko ssu i
Japanese fukashigi / ふかしぎ
Chinese inconceivable (idiom); unimaginable; unfathomable
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) (yoji) (See 不思議) mystery; something inexplicable; wonder; miracle; (2) unfathomable (of a Buddha's abilities); (numeric) (3) 10^64 (or 10^80)
Beyond thought or description, v. 不思議; inconceivable


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Japanese kaichuunokai / kaichunokai / かいちゅうのかい Japanese mystery of mysteries


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Japanese kaikishousetsu / kaikishosetsu / かいきしょうせつ Japanese mystery novel


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Japanese suirisakka / すいりさっか Japanese mystery writer; detective fiction writer; crime author



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Mandarin tuī lǐ xiǎo shuō / tui1 li3 xiao3 shuo1
Taiwan t`ui li hsiao shuo / tui li hsiao shuo
Chinese murder mystery (novel); whodunit


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Japanese suirishousetsu / suirishosetsu / すいりしょうせつ Japanese mystery novel; detective novel; whodunit



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Mandarin wèi jiě zhī mí / wei4 jie3 zhi1 mi2
Taiwan wei chieh chih mi
Chinese unsolved mystery



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Mandarin běn jì xū xuán / ben3 ji4 xu1 xuan2
Taiwan pen chi hsü hsüan
Japanese honsai kogen
empty mystery of the original state; empty mystery of the original state


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Mandarin xuán zhī yòu xuán / xuan2 zhi1 you4 xuan2
Taiwan hsüan chih yu hsüan
Chinese mystery within a mystery; the mysteries of the Dao according to Laozi 老子



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Mandarin zhēn yán mì mì / zhen1 yan2 mi4 mi4
Taiwan chen yen mi mi
Japanese Shingon himitsu
The mystic nature of the mantras and dhāraṇīs; the esoteric things of Shingon; mystery of the mantra



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Mandarin shén mì mò cè / shen2 mi4 mo4 ce4
Taiwan shen mi mo ts`e / shen mi mo tse
Chinese mystery; unfathomable; enigmatic


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Japanese nazootoku / なぞをとく Japanese (exp,v5k) to solve a mystery


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Japanese zoukanomyou / zokanomyo / ぞうかのみょう Japanese the mystery of creation



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Mandarin gāo shēn mò cè / gao1 shen1 mo4 ce4
Taiwan kao shen mo ts`e / kao shen mo tse
Chinese profound mystery


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Japanese makafushigi / まかふしぎ Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) mysterious; profound mystery


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Japanese misuterii / misuteri / ミステリー Japanese mystery


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Japanese kaikimonogatari / かいきものがたり Japanese mystery story


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Japanese makafushigi / まかふしぎ Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) mysterious; profound mystery


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Japanese himotoku / ひもとく Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to read (a book); to open (a book) to read; (2) to unravel (e.g. a mystery); to discover (the truth)


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Japanese nue / ぬえ Japanese (1) Japanese chimera; mythical creature with a monkey's head, tanuki's body, tiger's limbs, and a snake tail; (2) (See 虎鶫) White's thrush (Zoothera dauma); (3) man of mystery; enigma


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Japanese usuginu;usugoromo(薄衣) / うすぎぬ;うすごろも(薄衣) Japanese (1) thin or light silk; sheer silk; (2) veil (mystery)


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Japanese kuroozudosaakuru / kuroozudosakuru / クローズドサークル Japanese closed circle (of suspects, in mystery fiction)


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Japanese misuteriisaakuru / misuterisakuru / ミステリーサークル Japanese crop circle (wasei: mystery circle)


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Japanese kuroozudo saakuru / kuroozudo sakuru / クローズド・サークル Japanese closed circle (of suspects, in mystery fiction)


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Japanese misuteriishoppaa / misuterishoppa / ミステリーショッパー Japanese mystery shopper


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Japanese misuterii saakuru / misuteri sakuru / ミステリー・サークル Japanese crop circle (wasei: mystery circle)


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Japanese misuterii shoppaa / misuteri shoppa / ミステリー・ショッパー Japanese mystery shopper


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Japanese makafushigi / まかふしぎ Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) profound mystery


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Japanese misuteri(p);misuterii(p) / misuteri(p);misuteri(p) / ミステリ(P);ミステリー(P) Japanese mystery


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Japanese kuroozudosaakuru;kuroozudo saakuru / kuroozudosakuru;kuroozudo sakuru / クローズドサークル;クローズド・サークル Japanese closed circle (of suspects, in mystery fiction)


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Japanese burakkusupottidobatafuraifisshu / ブラックスポッティドバタフライフィッシュ Japanese black-spotted butterflyfish (Chaetodon nigropunctatus); mystery butterflyfish


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Japanese misuteriisaakuru;misuterii saakuru / misuterisakuru;misuteri sakuru / ミステリーサークル;ミステリー・サークル Japanese crop circle (wasei: mystery circle)


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Japanese burakkusupottido batafuraifisshu / ブラックスポッティド・バタフライフィッシュ Japanese black-spotted butterflyfish (Chaetodon nigropunctatus); mystery butterflyfish


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Japanese misuteriishoppaa;misuterii shoppaa / misuterishoppa;misuteri shoppa / ミステリーショッパー;ミステリー・ショッパー Japanese mystery shopper


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Japanese burakkusupottidobatafuraifisshu;burakkusupottido batafuraifisshu / ブラックスポッティドバタフライフィッシュ;ブラックスポッティド・バタフライフィッシュ Japanese black-spotted butterflyfish (Chaetodon nigropunctatus); mystery butterflyfish

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 83 results for "mystery" 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

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