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There are 26 total results for your new start search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin chū rèn / chu1 ren4
Taiwan ch`u jen / chu jen
Chinese to take up a post; to start in a new job


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Japanese hajime / はじめ    zome / ぞめ Japanese (n-t,n-adv) (1) beginning; start; outset; opening; (2) first (in line, etc.); (3) origin; (4) (kana only) such as ...; not to mention ...; (suffix) first doing of ... (ever, in one's life, in the new year, etc.)



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Mandarin lìng kāi / ling4 kai1
Taiwan ling k`ai / ling kai
Chinese to break up; to divide property and live apart; to start on a new (path)


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Mandarin gēng shǐ / geng1 shi3
Taiwan keng shih
Japanese koushi / koshi / こうし
Chinese to make a new start; to regenerate
Japanese (noun/participle) renewal; reform


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Japanese hakkan / はっかん Japanese (noun/participle) publish; start (new) publication


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Mandarin fù rèn / fu4 ren4
Taiwan fu jen
Japanese funin / ふにん
Chinese to travel to take up a new post
Japanese (noun/participle) moving to a different location to start a new job; (proceeding to) new appointment


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Japanese hiraku / ひらく Japanese (v5k,vi,vt) (1) to open; to undo; to unseal; to unpack; (2) to bloom; to unfold; to spread out; (3) to open (for business, e.g. in the morning); (4) to be wide (gap, etc.); to widen; (transitive verb) (5) to hold (meeting, etc.); to give; to open; (6) to found (nation, dynasty, sect, etc.); to open (a new business); to set up; to establish; to start; (7) to open (ports, borders, etc.); (8) to open (an account); (9) (See 拓く) to open up (new land, path, etc.); to clear; to develop; (10) {comp} to open (a file, etc.); (11) {math} to extract (root); to reduce (equation); (12) {food} (as 魚を開く) to cut open (fish); (13) to change (kanji into hiragana); (v5k,vi) (14) to flare (e.g. skirt); (15) {sports} (as 体が開く, 肩が開く, etc.) to slacken (into a poor posture)



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Mandarin kāi xué / kai1 xue2
Taiwan k`ai hsüeh / kai hsüeh
Chinese foundation of a University or College; school opening; the start of a new term



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Mandarin kāi jiǎng / kai1 jiang3
Taiwan k`ai chiang / kai chiang
Japanese kaikou / kaiko / かいこう
Chinese to begin a lecture; to start on a story
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) holding a course (of lectures); offering a course; (2) beginning a series of one's lectures; starting a new course



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Mandarin bǎi dì tān / bai3 di4 tan1
Taiwan pai ti t`an / pai ti tan
Chinese lit. to set up a stall on the ground; fig. to start up a new business



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Mandarin bié kāi shēng miàn / bie2 kai1 sheng1 mian4
Taiwan pieh k`ai sheng mien / pieh kai sheng mien
Chinese to start something new or original (idiom); to break a new path; to break fresh ground



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Mandarin lìng qǐ lú zào / ling4 qi3 lu2 zao4
Taiwan ling ch`i lu tsao / ling chi lu tsao
Chinese lit. to set up a separate kitchen (idiom); to start from scratch; back to square one; to start of on a new path



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Mandarin xián yù wéi xīn / xian2 yu4 wei2 xin1
Taiwan hsien yü wei hsin
Chinese everyone participates in reforms (idiom); to replace the old with new; to reform and start afresh


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Japanese nenmatsunenshi / ねんまつねんし Japanese (yoji) New Year's holiday; period encompassing the close of the old year and the start of the New Year


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Japanese shinkiitten / shinkitten / しんきいってん Japanese (noun/participle) (yoji) changing one's attitude; turning over a new leaf; getting a fresh start


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Japanese shinkiitten / shinkitten / しんきいってん Japanese (irregular kanji usage) (noun/participle) (yoji) changing one's attitude; turning over a new leaf; getting a fresh start



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Mandarin huǐ guò zì xīn / hui3 guo4 zi4 xin1
Taiwan hui kuo tzu hsin
Chinese to repent and start afresh (idiom); to turn over a new leaf



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Mandarin gǎi guò zì xīn / gai3 guo4 zi4 xin1
Taiwan kai kuo tzu hsin
Japanese kaikajishin / かいかじしん
Chinese to reform and start afresh (idiom); to turn over a new leaf
Japanese changing one's attitude or conduct and making a new start; turning over a new leaf



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Mandarin biāo xīn qǔ yì / biao1 xin1 qu3 yi4
Taiwan piao hsin ch`ü i / piao hsin chü i
Chinese to start on something new and different (idiom); to display originality



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Mandarin biāo xīn jìng yì / biao1 xin1 jing4 yi4
Taiwan piao hsin ching i
Chinese to start on something new and different (idiom); to display originality


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Mandarin chóng xīn zuò rén / chong2 xin1 zuo4 ren2
Taiwan ch`ung hsin tso jen / chung hsin tso jen
Chinese to start a new life; to make a fresh start


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Japanese hataoageru / はたをあげる Japanese (exp,v1) (1) to raise (hoist) a flag; (2) to raise an army; (3) to start a new business


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Japanese gyouoaratameru / gyooaratameru / ぎょうをあらためる Japanese (exp,v1) to start a new paragraph



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Mandarin yǒu yì dì jiǔ tiān cháng / you3 yi4 di4 jiu3 tian1 chang2
Taiwan yu i ti chiu t`ien ch`ang / yu i ti chiu tien chang
Chinese Auld Lang Syne, Scottish song with lyrics by Robert Burns 羅伯特·伯恩斯|罗伯特·伯恩斯[Luo2 bo2 te4 · Bo2 en1 si1], sung to mark the start of a new year or as a farewell; also rendered 友誼萬歲|友谊万岁[You3 yi4 wan4 sui4] or 友誼天長地久|友谊天长地久[You3 yi4 tian1 chang2 di4 jiu3]


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Japanese denaosu / でなおす Japanese (v5s,vi) (1) to make a fresh start; to turn over a new leaf; (2) to call again; to visit again; to come again


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Japanese shinkiitten / shinkitten / しんきいってん Japanese (noun/participle) (yoji) changing one's attitude; turning over a new leaf; getting a fresh start

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

This page contains 26 results for "new start" 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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