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Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ ma1
Taiwan ma
Japanese bo
Chinese ma; mom; mother
Nurse, mother.



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Mandarin kān hù / kan1 hu4
Taiwan k`an hu / kan hu
Japanese kango / かんご
Chinese to nurse; to look after; to watch over; (old) hospital nurse
Japanese (noun/participle) nursing; (army) nurse


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Mandarin rǔ mǔ / ru3 mu3
Taiwan ju mu
Japanese uba;menoto;onba;nyuubo;chiuba;chiomo;chimo;nyuumo;mama / uba;menoto;onba;nyubo;chiuba;chiomo;chimo;nyumo;mama / うば;めのと;おんば;にゅうぼ;ちうば;ちおも;ちも;にゅうも;まま
Chinese wet nurse
Japanese wet nurse; nursing mother; (surname) Uba
wet nurse; wet nurse



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Mandarin ā mā / a1 ma1
Taiwan a ma
Japanese ama / あま
Chinese grandma (paternal) (Tw); (dialect) mother; nurse; amah; (Manchu) father
Japanese (kana only) amah (foreign maid or nursemaid working in east Asia) (por: ama)

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Mandarin jiā / jia1
Taiwan chia
Japanese togi / とぎ
Chinese traditionally used as phonetic for ga; also pr. [ga1]; also pr. [qie2]
Japanese nursing; nurse; attending; attendant; entertainer; (personal name) Kasumi; (surname) Ka
Interchanged with 迦 q.v.; translit. ga, gha, ka, khya, g and in one case for ha; ga sound

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Mandarin bǎo / bao3
Taiwan pao
Chinese governess; nurse


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Mandarin wǔ dé / wu3 de2
Taiwan wu te
Japanese gotoku
The five virtues, of which there are various definitions. The five virtues required in a confessor at the annual confessional ending the rainy retreat are: freedom from predilections, from anger, from fear, not easily deceived, discernment of shirkers of confession. Another group is the five virtues for a nurse of the sick, and there are others.


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Japanese junkan / じゅんかん Japanese practical nurse


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Japanese itawaru / いたわる Japanese (transitive verb) (1) (kana only) to pity; to sympathize with; to sympathise with; to treat with sympathy; to console; to be kind to; to appreciate; (2) (kana only) to tend to (e.g. an injury); to care for; to nurse; to soothe


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Mandarin bǔ rǔ / bu3 ru3
Taiwan pu ju
Japanese honyuu / honyu / ほにゅう
Chinese breast feeding; to suckle; to nurse
Japanese lactation; suckling; mammal


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Japanese yotogi / よとぎ Japanese (noun/participle) (1) attending someone through the night (guard, nurse); (2) act of a woman sleeping with a man (at his bidding); (3) keeping overnight vigil over body before burial; (female given name) Yotogi


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Mandarin nǎi niáng / nai3 niang2
Taiwan nai niang
Chinese (dialect) wet nurse



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Mandarin nǎi mā / nai3 ma1
Taiwan nai ma
Chinese wet nurse


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Mandarin nǎi mǔ / nai3 mu3
Taiwan nai mu
Chinese wet nurse


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Japanese baaya / baya / ばあや Japanese wet nurse; old housekeeper


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Japanese fuchou / fucho / ふちょう Japanese head nurse



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Mandarin mó mo / mo2 mo5
Taiwan mo mo
Chinese (dialect) elderly lady; wet nurse; Catholic nun


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Mandarin shǒu hòu / shou3 hou4
Taiwan shou hou
Chinese to wait for; to expect; to keep watch; to watch over; to nurse


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Japanese moriyaku / もりやく Japanese nurse; nanny; guardian



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Mandarin huái hèn / huai2 hen4
Taiwan huai hen
Chinese to nurse hatred; to harbor a grudge; spiteful



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Mandarin liáo yǎng / liao2 yang3
Taiwan liao yang
Japanese ryouyou / ryoyo / りょうよう
Chinese to get well; to heal; to recuperate; to convalesce; convalescence; to nurse
Japanese (noun/participle) recuperation; medical treatment


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Japanese shirowani;shirowani / しろわに;シロワニ Japanese (kana only) sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus); gray nurse shark


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Mandarin kàn bìng / kan4 bing4
Taiwan k`an ping / kan ping
Japanese kanbyou / kanbyo / かんびょう
Chinese to visit a doctor; to see a patient
Japanese (noun/participle) nursing (a patient)
To nurse the sick; also to attend a patient medically.



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Mandarin tiáo shè / tiao2 she4
Taiwan t`iao she / tiao she
Chinese to nurse to health; to recuperate



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Mandarin tiáo lǐ / tiao2 li3
Taiwan t`iao li / tiao li
Japanese chouri / chori / ちょうり
Chinese to nurse one's health; to recuperate; to take care of; to look after; to discipline; to educate; to train; to prepare food; (dialect) to make fun of; (medicine) to opsonize
Japanese (noun/participle) cooking; food preparation



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Mandarin tiáo yǎng / tiao2 yang3
Taiwan t`iao yang / tiao yang
Chinese to take care of (sb's health); to nurse



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Mandarin hù shi / hu4 shi5
Taiwan hu shih
Chinese nurse; CL:個|个[ge4]



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Mandarin hù lǐ / hu4 li3
Taiwan hu li
Chinese to nurse; to tend and protect



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Mandarin yǐn hèn / yin3 hen4
Taiwan yin hen
Chinese to nurse a grievance; to harbor a grudge


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Japanese opekan / オペかん Japanese (abbreviation) (See オペ室,看護婦) operating room nurse


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Japanese naasu / nasu / ナース Japanese nurse; (personal name) Na-su


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Japanese kaigoshi / かいごし Japanese carer; nurse


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Japanese hokenfu / ほけんふ Japanese district health nurse; public health nurse


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Japanese hokenshi / ほけんし Japanese public health nurse


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Japanese itawaru / いたわる Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (transitive verb) (1) (kana only) to pity; to sympathize with; to sympathise with; to treat with sympathy; to console; to be kind to; to appreciate; (2) (kana only) to tend to (e.g. an injury); to care for; to nurse; to soothe


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Mandarin dà shēng zhǔ / da4 sheng1 zhu3
Taiwan ta sheng chu
Japanese Daishōshu
Mahāprajāpatī 摩訶波闍婆提, great "lady of the living", the older translation being 大愛道 the great way (or exemplar) of love; also 衆主 head of the community (of nuns), i.e. Gautami the aunt and nurse of Śākyamuni, the first nun. She is to be reborn as a Buddha named Sarvasattvapriyadarśanā.


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Japanese komorizame;komorizame / こもりざめ;コモリザメ Japanese (kana only) nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)



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Mandarin jiāo tán mí / jiao1 tan2 mi2
Taiwan chiao t`an mi / chiao tan mi
Japanese Kyōtonmi
憍答彌; 倶答彌 Gautamī, feminine of the patronymic Gautama, the family name of Śākyamuni. Gautamī is a name for Mahāprājapatī, his aunt and nurse, who in the Lotus Sūtra is predicted to become Buddha.


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Japanese mitoru / みとる Japanese (transitive verb) to care for (the sick); to nurse; to attend (someone's deathbed)


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Japanese kanbyounin / kanbyonin / かんびょうにん Japanese nurse


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Japanese kangonin / かんごにん Japanese nurse (male or female); personal care attendant


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Japanese kangohei / kangohe / かんごへい Japanese army nurse; medic


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Japanese kangosotsu / かんごそつ Japanese army nurse; medic


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Japanese kangoshi / かんごし Japanese nurse (may be male nurse)


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Japanese kangofu / かんごふ Japanese (female) nurse


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Japanese kangoshi / かんごし Japanese (hospital) nurse; registered nurse; RN


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Japanese kangochou / kangocho / かんごちょう Japanese chief nurse (in the army)



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Mandarin qú tán mí / qu2 tan2 mi2
Taiwan ch`ü t`an mi / chü tan mi
Japanese Gudonmi
Gautamī, the feminine of Gautama, especially applied to the aunt and nurse of Śākyamuni, who is also known as Mahāprājapatī, v. 摩.



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Mandarin bō luō rě / bo1 luo1 re3
Taiwan po lo je
Japanese Harasha
(鉢囉惹鉢多曳) Prājapati, 'lord of creatures,' 'bestower of progeny,' 'creator'; tr. as 生主 lord of life, or production, and intp. as Brahmā. Also, v. Mahāprajāpatī, name of the Buddha's aunt and nurse.


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Japanese imekura / イメクラ Japanese (abbreviation) (See イメージクラブ) sex establishment in which staff dress in costumes (schoolgirl, nurse, etc.) (wasei: image club)


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Japanese shirowani / シロワニ Japanese (kana only) sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus); gray nurse shark


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Japanese raundo / ラウンド Japanese round (esp. in sports, negotiations, etc.); rounds (e.g. nurse, security guard, etc.); (personal name) Round


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Japanese junkangofu / じゅんかんごふ Japanese practical nurse



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Mandarin bō dū bō tí / bo1 du1 bo1 ti2
Taiwan po tu po t`i / po tu po ti
Japanese Pajapadai
Prajāpatī, 波闍鉢提 (波邏闍鉢提) aunt and nurse of the Buddha, v. 摩訶.


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Japanese kangofuchou / kangofucho / かんごふちょう Japanese head nurse


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Japanese kangoshichou / kangoshicho / かんごしちょう Japanese head nurse


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Japanese yougokyouyu / yogokyoyu / ようごきょうゆ Japanese school nurse; nurse-teacher; health teacher


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Japanese komorizame / コモリザメ Japanese (kana only) nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)


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Japanese tsukisoifu / つきそいふ Japanese practical nurse



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Mandarin mó hē jiāo tán mí / mo2 he1 jiao1 tan2 mi2
Taiwan mo ho chiao t`an mi / mo ho chiao tan mi
Japanese Makakyōdonmi
Mahāgautamī, aunt and nurse of Śākyamuni. Cf. 憍; *Mahāgautamī


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Japanese hakuinotenshi / はくいのてんし Japanese nurse (trans: angel in white)


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Japanese houmonnaasu / homonnasu / ほうもんナース Japanese home healthcare nurse; visiting nurse; day nurse


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Japanese shinryoukangoshi / shinryokangoshi / しんりょうかんごし Japanese nurse practitioner


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Japanese ootonaasu / ootonasu / オートナース Japanese auto-nurse


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Japanese komorizameka / コモリザメか Japanese Ginglymostomatidae; family of carpet shark species containing three monotypic genera of nurse sharks


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Japanese naasukooru / nasukooru / ナースコール Japanese nurse call; a patient's call button in a hospital


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Japanese naasubanku / nasubanku / ナースバンク Japanese nurse bank


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Japanese shucchousaabisu / shucchosabisu / しゅっちょうサービス Japanese housecall (doctor, nurse); outcall (prostitute)



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Mandarin mó hē bō dū bō tí / mo2 he1 bo1 du1 bo1 ti2
Taiwan mo ho po tu po t`i / mo ho po tu po ti
Japanese Makapajapadai
Mahāprajāpatī, title of aunt and nurse of Śākyamuni; reputed as the first abbess; according to the Lotus she is to become a Buddha, under the title of Sarvasattva-priya-darśana. Also摩訶鉢剌闍鉢底; cf. 憍 Gautamī.


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Japanese imeejikurabu / イメージクラブ Japanese sex establishment in which staff dress in costumes (schoolgirl, nurse, etc.) (wasei: image club)


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Japanese naasushuuzu / nasushuzu / ナースシューズ Japanese comfortable low-heel shoes, suitable for nurses (wasei: nurse shoes)


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Japanese naasu kooru / nasu kooru / ナース・コール Japanese nurse call; a patient's call button in a hospital


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Japanese naasu banku / nasu banku / ナース・バンク Japanese nurse bank


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Japanese tsukisoikangofu / つきそいかんごふ Japanese private nurse


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Japanese imeeji kurabu / イメージ・クラブ Japanese sex establishment in which staff dress in costumes (schoolgirl, nurse, etc.) (wasei: image club)


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Japanese ootenjikuzame / オオテンジクザメ Japanese tawny nurse shark (Nebrius ferrugineus, species found in the Indo-Pacific)


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Japanese naasu shuuzu / nasu shuzu / ナース・シューズ Japanese comfortable low-heel shoes, suitable for nurses (wasei: nurse shoes)


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Japanese ootenjikuzamezoku / オオテンジクザメぞく Japanese Nebrius; genus of a single species of nurse shark in the family Ginglymostomatidae


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Japanese naasusuteeshon / nasusuteeshon / ナースステーション Japanese nurse station


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Japanese naasu suteeshon / nasu suteeshon / ナース・ステーション Japanese nurse station


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Japanese sandotaigaashaaku / sandotaigashaku / サンドタイガーシャーク Japanese sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus); gray nurse shark


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Japanese sando taigaa shaaku / sando taiga shaku / サンド・タイガー・シャーク Japanese sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus); gray nurse shark


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Japanese itawaru / いたわる Japanese (transitive verb) (1) (kana only) to pity; to sympathize with; to sympathise with; to treat with sympathy; to console; to be kind to; to appreciate; (2) (kana only) to tend to (e.g. an injury); to care for; to nurse; to soothe


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Japanese naasueido;naasu eido / nasuedo;nasu edo / ナースエイド;ナース・エイド Japanese nurse's aide


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Japanese naasukooru;naasu kooru / nasukooru;nasu kooru / ナースコール;ナース・コール Japanese nurse call; a patient's call button in a hospital


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Japanese naasubanku;naasu banku / nasubanku;nasu banku / ナースバンク;ナース・バンク Japanese nurse bank


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Japanese imeejikurabu;imeeji kurabu / イメージクラブ;イメージ・クラブ Japanese sex establishment in which staff dress in costumes (schoolgirl, nurse, etc.) (wasei: image club)


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Japanese naasushuuzu;naasu shuuzu / nasushuzu;nasu shuzu / ナースシューズ;ナース・シューズ Japanese comfortable low-heel shoes, suitable for nurses (wasei: nurse shoes)


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Japanese naasusuteeshon;naasu suteeshon / nasusuteeshon;nasu suteeshon / ナースステーション;ナース・ステーション Japanese nurse station


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Japanese sandotaigaashaaku;sando taigaa shaaku / sandotaigashaku;sando taiga shaku / サンドタイガーシャーク;サンド・タイガー・シャーク Japanese (See 白鰐・しろわに) sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus); gray nurse shark
This page contains 90 results for "nurse" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

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