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There are 34 total results for your old school search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

先輩


先辈

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Mandarin xiān bèi / xian1 bei4
Taiwan hsien pei
Japanese senpai / せんぱい
Chinese elders; former generations
Japanese (See 後輩・こうはい) senior (at work or school); superior; elder; older graduate; progenitor; old-timer

復古


复古

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Mandarin fù gǔ / fu4 gu3
Taiwan fu ku
Japanese fukko / ふっこ
Chinese to return to old ways (a Confucian aspiration); to turn back the clock; neoclassical school during Tang and Song associated with classical writing 古文; retro (fashion style based on nostalgia, esp. for 1960s)
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) revival; restoration

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Mandarin xiāng / xiang1
Taiwan hsiang
Japanese sou / so / そう    shou / sho / しょう    ai / あい
Chinese appearance; portrait; picture; government minister; (physics) phase; (literary) to appraise (esp. by scrutinizing physical features); to read sb's fortune (by physiognomy, palmistry etc); each other; one another; mutually; surname Xiang
Japanese (1) appearance; look; countenance; (2) (See 女難の相) a 'seeming' that fortune-tellers relate to one's fortune; (3) {ling} aspect; (4) {physics} phase (e.g. solid, liquid and gaseous); (suffix) minister of state; (prefix) together; mutually; fellow; (given name) Tasuku; (surname) Aitaka; (personal name) Aiji; (surname, female given name) Ai
lakṣana 攞乞尖拏. Also, nimitta. A 'distinctive mark, sign', 'indication, characteristic', 'designation'. M. W. External appearance; the appearance of things; form; a phenomenon 有爲法 in the sense of appearance; mutual; to regard. The four forms taken by every phenomenon are 生住異滅 rise, stay, change, cease, i. e. birth, life, old age, death. The Huayan school has a sixfold division of form, namely, whole and parts, together and separate, integrate and disintegrate. A Buddha or Cakravartī is recognized by his thirty-two lakṣana , i. e. his thirty-two characteristic physiological marks.


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Mandarin guān / guan1
Taiwan kuan
Japanese kan
Chinese Taoist monastery; palace gate watchtower; platform; to look at; to watch; to observe; to behold; to advise; concept; point of view; outlook; surname Guan
vipaśyanā; vidarśanā. To look into, study, examine, contemplate; contemplation, insight; a study, a Taoist monastery; to consider illusion and discern illusion, or discern the seeming from the real; to contemplate and mentally enter into truth. 覺 is defined as awakening, or awareness, 觀 as examination or study. It is also an old tr. of the word Yoga; and cf. 禪 17. Guan is especially a doctrine of the Tiantai school as shown in the 止觀 q.v.

古文

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Mandarin gǔ wén / gu3 wen2
Taiwan ku wen
Japanese komon / こもん    kobun / こぶん
Chinese old language; the Classics; classical Chinese as a literary model, esp. in Tang and Song prose; classical Chinese as a school subject
Japanese (abbreviation) (obscure) kanji; (1) ancient writing (i.e. Edo-period or older); classical literature; (2) ancient Chinese character (pre-Qin period)

古流

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Japanese koryuu / koryu / こりゅう Japanese old manners; old style; old school (of art)

学閥

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Japanese gakubatsu / がくばつ Japanese alma mater clique; old school tie

學名


学名

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Mandarin xué míng / xue2 ming2
Taiwan hsüeh ming
Chinese scientific name; Latin name (of plant or animal); (according to an old system of nomenclature) on entering school life, a formal personal name given to new students
Japanese See: 学名

學堂


学堂

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Mandarin xué táng / xue2 tang2
Taiwan hsüeh t`ang / hsüeh tang
Chinese college; school (old)

官學


官学

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Mandarin guān xué / guan1 xue2
Taiwan kuan hsüeh
Chinese school or academic institution (old)
Japanese See: 官学

旧弊

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Japanese kyuuhei / kyuhe / きゅうへい Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) old-fashioned; conservatism; standing evil; the old school; antiquated

旧波

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Japanese kyuuha / kyuha / きゅうは Japanese old school; old style; conservative people

旧派

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Japanese kyuuha / kyuha / きゅうは Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) old school; old style

書會

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Mandarin shū huì / shu1 hui4
Taiwan shu hui
Chinese calligraphy society; village school (old); literary society (old)

村塾

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Mandarin cūn shú / cun1 shu2
Taiwan ts`un shu / tsun shu
Chinese (old) village school; rural school

正宗

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Mandarin zhèng zōng / zheng4 zong1
Taiwan cheng tsung
Japanese masamune / まさむね
Chinese orthodox school; fig. traditional; old school; authentic; genuine
Japanese (1) famous sword; sword blade by Masamune; (2) (colloquialism) sake; Japanese rice wine; brand of sake from Nada region during Tempo era (1830-1844); (surname, given name) Masamune
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

義學


义学

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Mandarin yì xué / yi4 xue2
Taiwan i hsüeh
Japanese gigaku
Chinese free school (old)
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

老牌

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Mandarin lǎo pái / lao3 pai2
Taiwan lao p`ai / lao pai
Chinese old, well-known brand; old style; old school; an old hand; experienced veteran

舊派

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Mandarin jiù pài / jiu4 pai4
Taiwan chiu p`ai / chiu pai
Chinese old school; conservative faction

館地

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Mandarin guǎn dì / guan3 di4
Taiwan kuan ti
Chinese school (old)

鼓篋

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Mandarin gǔ qiè / gu3 qie4
Taiwan ku ch`ieh / ku chieh
Chinese beginning-school ceremony (old usage); classical learning

出身校

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Japanese shusshinkou / shusshinko / しゅっしんこう Japanese one's old school or university; alma mater; the school or university one attended

同田貫

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Japanese doutanuki / dotanuki / どうたぬき Japanese (1) Eiroku-period swordsmithing school, named for a place in the old Higo province; (2) sword of the Dotanuki school, usually thicker and heavier than regular Japanese swords; (3) in fiction, a heavier variant of Japanese sword

回娘家

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Mandarin huí niáng jiā / hui2 niang2 jia1
Taiwan hui niang chia
Chinese (of a wife) to return to her parental home; (fig.) to return to one's old place, job, school etc

工讀生


工读生

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Mandarin gōng dú shēng / gong1 du2 sheng1
Taiwan kung tu sheng
Chinese student who also works part-time; (old) reform-school student

水鴎流

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Japanese suiouryuu / suioryu / すいおうりゅう Japanese old sword fighting; sword drawing style or school from Shizuoka prefecture

羅睺羅


罗睺罗

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Mandarin luó hóu luō / luo2 hou2 luo1
Taiwan lo hou lo
Japanese Ragora
Rāhula, the eldest son of Śākyamuni and Yaśodharā; also羅睺; 羅吼; 羅云; 羅雲; 曷怙羅 or 何怙羅 or 羅怙羅. He is supposed to have been in the womb for six years and born when his father attained buddhahood; also said to have been born during an eclipse, and thus acquired his name, though it is defined in other ways; his father did not see him till he was six years old. He became a disciple of the Hīnayāna, but is said to have become a Mahāyānist when his father preached this final perfect doctrine, a statement gainsaid by his being recognized as founder of the Vaibhāṣika school. He is to be reborn as the eldest son of every buddha, hence is sometimes called the son of Ānanda.

胴田貫

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Japanese doutanuki / dotanuki / どうたぬき Japanese (1) Eiroku-period swordsmithing school, named for a place in the old Higo province; (2) sword of the Dotanuki school, usually thicker and heavier than regular Japanese swords; (3) in fiction, a heavier variant of Japanese sword

華嚴經


华严经

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Mandarin huá yán jīng / hua2 yan2 jing1
Taiwan hua yen ching
Japanese Kegon kyō
Chinese Avatamsaka sutra of the Huayan school; also called Buddhavatamsaka-mahavaipulya Sutra, the Flower adornment sutra or the Garland sutra
Avataṃsaka-sūtra, also 大方廣佛華嚴經. Three tr. have been made: (1) by Buddhabhadra, who arrived in China A.D. 406, in 60 juan, known also as the 晉經 Jin sūtra and 舊經 the old sūtra; (2) by Śikṣānanda, about A.D. 700, in 80 juan, known also as the 唐經 Tang sūtra and 新經 the new sūtra; (3) by Prajñā about A.D. 800, in 40 juan. The treatises on this sūtra are very numerous, and the whole are known as the 華嚴部; they include the 華嚴音義 dictionary of the Classic by 慧苑 Huiyuan, about A.D. 700.

パイセン

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Japanese paisen / パイセン Japanese (slang) (See 先輩・せんぱい) senior (at work or school); superior; elder; older graduate; progenitor; old-timer

学閥意識

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Japanese gakubatsuishiki / がくばついしき Japanese (yoji) strong feelings of loyalty to one's old school; the old school tie

古義真言宗

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Japanese kogishingonshuu / kogishingonshu / こぎしんごんしゅう Japanese (See 新義真言宗) Kogi Shingon ("Old Shingon" school of Buddhism)

同田貫;胴田貫

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Japanese doutanuki / dotanuki / どうたぬき Japanese (1) Eiroku-period swordsmithing school, named for a place in the old Higo province; (2) sword of the Dotanuki school, usually thicker and heavier than regular Japanese swords; (3) in fiction, a heavier variant of Japanese sword

水鴎流;水鷗流

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Japanese suiouryuu / suioryu / すいおうりゅう Japanese old sword fighting; sword drawing style or school from Shizuoka prefecture
This page contains 34 results for "old school" 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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