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Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Japanese sonomi / そのみ    sonoe / そのえ    sono / その    en / えん
Chinese land used for growing plants; site used for public recreation; surname Yuan
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) garden (esp. man-made); orchard; park; plantation; (2) place; location; (female given name) Sonomi; (female given name) Sonoe; (surname, female given name) Sono; (surname, female given name) En
vihāra; place for walking about, pleasure-ground, garden, park.

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Mandarin kuài / kuai4
Taiwan k`uai / kuai
Japanese kai / かい
Chinese rapid; quick; speed; rate; soon; almost; to make haste; clever; sharp (of knives or wits); forthright; plainspoken; gratified; pleased; pleasant
Japanese pleasure; delight; enjoyment; (female given name) Yoshi; (personal name) Hayashi; (female given name) Haya; (female given name) Naoru; (female given name) Sayaka; (female given name) Kokoro; (female given name) Kai
Glad, joyful; quick, sharp; pleasure


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Mandarin huá / hua2
Taiwan hua
Japanese ririka / りりか    ran / らん    madoka / まどか    furooria / ふろーりあ    fua / ふあ    hikari / ひかり    hanna / はんな    haruka / はるか    haru / はる    hana / はな    teru / てる    kemeko / けめこ    kirara / きらら    kana / かな    kasumi / かすみ    kazashi / かざし    kaoru / かおる    ka / か    aki / あき
Chinese magnificent; splendid; flowery; old variant of 花[hua1]; flower; Mt Hua 華山|华山 in Shaanxi; surname Hua; abbr. for China
Japanese (1) flower; blossom; bloom; petal; (2) cherry blossom; (3) beauty; (4) blooming (esp. of cherry blossoms); (5) ikebana; (6) (abbreviation) Japanese playing cards; (7) (the) best; (female given name) Ririka; (female given name) Ran; (female given name) Madoka; (female given name) Furo-ria; (personal name) Fua; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Hanna; (female given name) Haruka; (female given name) Haru; (surname, female given name) Hana; (female given name) Teru; (female given name) Kemeko; (female given name) Kirara; (female given name) Kana; (personal name) Kasumi; (female given name) Kazashi; (m,f) Kaoru; (surname, given name) Ka; (female given name) Aki
kusuma; puṣpa; padma; a flower, blossom; flowery; especially the lotus; also 花, which also means pleasure, vice; to spend, waste, profligate. 華 also means splendour, glory, ornate; to decorate; China.

十法

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Mandarin shí fǎ / shi2 fa3
Taiwan shih fa
Japanese jippō
The ten 成就 perfect or perfecting Mahāyāna rules; i.e. in (1) right belief; (2) conduct; (3) spirit; (4) the joy of the bodhi mind; (5) joy in the dharma; (6) joy in meditation in it; (7) pursuing the correct dharma; (8) obedience to, or accordance with it; (9) departing from pride, etc.; (10) comprehending the inner teaching of Buddha and taking no pleasure in that of the śrāvaka and pratyeka-buddha order; ten completions of the great vehicle standards

花柳界

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Japanese karyuukai / karyukai / かりゅうかい
Japanese red-light district; pleasure quarters; world of the geisha; demimonde

吃喝玩樂


吃喝玩乐

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Mandarin chī hē wán lè / chi1 he1 wan2 le4
Taiwan ch`ih ho wan le / chih ho wan le
Chinese to eat, drink and be merry (idiom); to abandon oneself to a life of pleasure

苦は楽の種

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Japanese kuharakunotane / くはらくのたね
Japanese (expression) one cannot have pleasure without pain; no pain, no gain

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Mandarin/ xi1
Taiwan hsi
Japanese ureshi / うれし    uino / ういの
Chinese amusement
Japanese (surname, female given name) Ureshi; (female given name) Uino
Play, pleasure.


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Mandarin/ xi4
Taiwan hsi
Japanese ke
Chinese trick; drama; play; show; CL:出[chu1],場|场[chang3],臺|台[tai2]
khelā, krīḍā. Play, sport, take one's pleasure; theatricals, which are forbidden to a monk or nun; to play


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Mandarin shě / she3
Taiwan she
Japanese sha
Chinese to give up; to abandon; to give alms
upekṣā, neglect, indifference, abandoning, M.W. To relinquish, renounce, abandon, reject, give. One of the chief Buddhist virtues, that of renunciation, leading to a state of "indifference without pleasure or pain" (Keith), or independence of both. v. 舍. It is defined as the mind 平等 in equilibrium, i.e. above the distinction of things or persons, of self or others; indifferent, having abandoned the world and all things and having no affections or desires. One of the seven bodhyaṅgas. Translit. sa, śa, s(r); to abandon

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Mandarin huān / huan1
Taiwan huan
Japanese kan / かん
Chinese old variant of 歡|欢[huan1]
Japanese joy; enjoyment; delight; pleasure; (given name) Kan; (personal name) Ikuya; (personal name) Ikuma


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Mandarin xìng / xing4
Taiwan hsing
Japanese kyou / kyo / きょう
Chinese feeling or desire to do something; interest in something; excitement; to rise; to flourish; to become popular; to start; to encourage; to get up; (often used in the negative) to permit or allow (dialect); maybe (dialect); surname Xing
Japanese (1) interest; entertainment; pleasure; (2) (See 六義・1) implicit comparison (style of the Shi Jing); (given name) Hajime; (given name) Takashi; (given name) Suguru; (given name) Shoukou; (personal name) Koo; (personal name) Kouji; (personal name) Koua; (female given name) Kou; (personal name) Kyoua; (surname) Oki; (given name) Akira
abhyudaya. Rise, begin; prosper; elated; to raise

七情

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Mandarin qī qíng / qi1 qing2
Taiwan ch`i ch`ing / chi ching
Japanese shichijou / shichijo / しちじょう
Chinese seven emotional states; seven affects of traditional Chinese medical theory and therapy, namely: joy 喜[xi3], anger 怒[nu4], anxiety 憂|忧[you1], thought 思[si1], grief 悲[bei1], fear 恐[kong3], fright 驚|惊[jing1]; seven relations
Japanese (1) seven emotions (in The Book of Rites: joy, anger, sorrow, fear, love, hate, desire); seven emotions (in Buddhism: joy, anger, sorrow, pleasure, love, hate, desire); (2) seven effects (of a traditional Chinese medicine); (surname) Shichijou
The seven emotions : pleasure, anger, sorrow, joy, love, hate, desire.

三受

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Mandarin sān shòu / san1 shou4
Taiwan san shou
Japanese sanju
The three states of Vedanā, i. e. sensation, are divided into painful, pleasurable, and freedom from both 苦, 樂, 捨. When things are opposed to desire, pain arises; when accordant, there is pleasure and a desire for their continuance; when neither, one is detached or free. 倶舍論 1; three feelings

二受

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Mandarin èr shòu / er4 shou4
Taiwan erh shou
Japanese niju
The dual receptivity or karma of pleasure and pain, the physical and the mental, i.e. 身 and 心; two sensations

二因

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Mandarin èr yīn / er4 yin1
Taiwan erh yin
Japanese niin / nin / にいん
Japanese {Buddh} two causes
Two causes, of which there are various definitions: (1) 生因 The producing cause (of all good things); and 了因 the revealing or illuminating cause i.e. knowledge, or wisdom. (2) 能生因 The 8th 識 q. v.: the cause that is able to produce all sense and perceptions, also all good and evil; and 方便因 the environmental or adaptive cause, which aids the 8th 識, as water or earth does the seed, etc. (3) 習因 or 同類因 Practice or habit as cause e. g. desire causing desire; and 報因 or 果熟因 the rewarding cause, or fruit-ripening cause, e. g. pleasure or pain caused by good or evil deeds. (4) 正因 Correct or direct cause i.e. the Buddha-nature of all beings; and 緣因 the contributory cause, or enlightenment (see 了因 above) which evolves the 正因 or Buddha-nature by good works. (5) 近因 Immediate or direct cause and 遠因 distant or indirect cause or causes.

二果

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Mandarin èr guǒ / er4 guo3
Taiwan erh kuo
Japanese nika
Sakṛdāgāmin; v. 裟 and 斯. The second "fruit" of the four kinds of Hīnayāna arhats, who have only once more to return to mortality. Also the two kinds of fruit or karma: (a) 習氣果 The good or evil characteristics resulting from habit or practice in a former existence; (b) 報果the pain or pleasure resulting (in this life) from the practices of a previous life; second realization

二求

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Mandarin èr qiú / er4 qiu2
Taiwan erh ch`iu / erh chiu
Japanese nigu
The two kinds of seeking: 得求 seeking to get (e.g. pleasure) and 命求 seeking long life.

五受

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Mandarin wǔ shòu / wu3 shou4
Taiwan wu shou
Japanese goju
The five vedanas, or sensations; i. e. of sorrow, ofjoy; of pain, of pleasure; of freedom from them all; the first two are limited to mental emotions, the two next are of the senses, and the fifth of both; v. 唯識論 5; five sensations

五果

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Mandarin wǔ guǒ / wu3 guo3
Taiwan wu kuo
Japanese goka / ごか
Japanese (1) five fruits (peach, Japanese plum, apricot, jujube, Japanese chestnut); (2) (Buddhist term) five types of effect in cause-and-effect relationships; (3) (Buddhist term) five effects of ignorance and formations on one's current life
The five fruits, or effects; there are various groups, e. g. I. (1) 異熟果 fruit ripening divergently, e. g. pleasure and goodness are in different categories; present organs accord in pain or pleasure with their past good or evil deeds; (2) 等流果 fruit of the same order, e. g. goodness reborn from previous goodness; (3) 土用果 present position and function fruit, the rewards of moral merit in previous lives; (4) 增上果 superior fruit, or position arising from previous earnest endeavor and superior capacity: (5) 離繋果 fruit of freedom from all bonds, nirvana fruit. II. Fruit, or rebirth: (1) 識 conception (viewed psychologically); (2) 名色 formation mental and physical; (3) 六處 the six organs of perception complete; (4) 觸 their birth and contact with the world; (5) 受 consciousness. III. Five orders of fruit, with stones, pips, shells (as nuts), chaff-like (as pine seeds), and with pods; fivefold aspects of cause and effect

五海

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Mandarin wǔ hǎi / wu3 hai3
Taiwan wu hai
Japanese goumi / gomi / ごうみ
Japanese (surname) Goumi
The five 'seas' or infinities seen in a vision by Puxian, v. 舊華嚴經 3, viz., (1) all worlds, (2) all the living, (3) universal karma, (4) the roots of desire and pleasure of all the living, (5) all the Buddhas, past, present, and future; five seas

五識


五识

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Mandarin wǔ shí / wu3 shi2
Taiwan wu shih
Japanese goshiki
The five parijñānas, perceptions or cognitions; ordinarily those arising from the five senses, i. e. of form-and-color, sound, smell, taste, and touch. The 起信論 Awakening of Faith has a different set of five steps in the history of cognition; (1) 業識 initial functioning of mind under the influence of the original 無明 unenlightenment or state of ignorance; (2) 轉識 the act of turning towards the apparent object for its observation; (3) 現識 observation of the object as it appears; (4) 知識 the deductions derived from its appearance; (5) 相續識 the consequent feelings of like or dislike, pleasure or pain, from which arise the delusions and incarnations; five consciousnesses

五逆

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Mandarin wǔ nì / wu3 ni4
Taiwan wu ni
Japanese gogyaku
pañcānantarya; 五無間業 The five rebellious acts or deadly sins, parricide, matricide, killing an arhat, shedding the blood of a Buddha, destroying the harmony of the sangha, or fraternity. The above definition is common both to Hīnayāna and Mahāyāna. The lightest of these sins is the first; the heaviest the last. II. Another group is: (1) sacrilege, such as destroying temples, burning sutras, stealing a Buddha's or a monk's things, inducing others to do so, or taking pleasure therein; (2) slander, or abuse of the teaching of śrāvaka s, pratyekabuddhas, or bodhisattvas; (3) ill-treatment or killing of a monk; (4) any one of the five deadly sins given above; (5) denial of the karma consequences of ill deeds, acting or teaching others accordingly, and unceasing evil life. III. There are also five deadly sins, each of which is equal to each of the first set of five: (1) violation of a mother, or a fully ordained nun; (2) killing a bodhisattva in a sangha; (5) destroying a Buddha's stūpa. IV. The five unpardonable sin of Devadatta who (1) destroyed the harmony of the community; (2) injured Śākyamuni with a stone, shedding his blood; (3) induced the king to let loose a rutting elephant to trample down Śākyamuni; (4) killed a nun; (5) put poison on his finger-nails and saluted Śākyamuni intending to destroy him thereby; five heinous crimes

五食

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Mandarin wǔ shí / wu3 shi2
Taiwan wu shih
Japanese gojiki
The five kinds of spiritual food by which roots of goodness are nourished: correct thoughts; delight in the Law; pleasure in meditation; firm resolve, or vows of self-control; and deliverance from the karma of illusion; five kinds of nourishment

享受

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Mandarin xiǎng shòu / xiang3 shou4
Taiwan hsiang shou
Japanese kyouju / kyoju / きょうじゅ
Chinese to enjoy; to live it up; pleasure; CL:種|种[zhong3]
Japanese (noun/participle) reception; acceptance; enjoyment; being given
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

享楽

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Japanese kyouraku / kyoraku / きょうらく Japanese (noun/participle) enjoyment; pleasure

佚楽

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Japanese itsuraku / いつらく Japanese (noun/participle) pleasure

偷安

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Mandarin tōu ān / tou1 an1
Taiwan t`ou an / tou an
Chinese to shirk responsibility; thoughtless pleasure-seeking

六情

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Mandarin liù qíng / liu4 qing2
Taiwan liu ch`ing / liu ching
Japanese rokujou / rokujo / ろくじょう
Japanese the six emotions (joy, anger, sorrow, pleasure and love, and hatred)
The emotions arising from the six organs of sense 六根 for which term 六情 is the older interpretation; v. 六依.

六気

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Japanese rokki;rikki;rikuki / ろっき;りっき;りくき Japanese (1) yin, yang, wind, rain, darkness, light; (2) cold, heat, dryness, dampness, wind, fire; (3) six emotions (joy, anger, sorrow, pleasure, love, hate)

六麤


六粗

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Mandarin liù cū / liu4 cu1
Taiwan liu ts`u / liu tsu
Japanese rokuso
The six 'coarser' stages arising from the 三細 or three finer stages which in turn are produced by original 無明, the unenlightened condition of ignorance; v. Awakening of Faith 起信論. They are the states of (1) 智相 knowledge or consciousness of like and dislike arising from mental conditions; (2) 相續相 consciousness of pain and pleasure resulting from the first, causing continuous responsive memory; (3) 執取相 attachment or clinging, arising from the last; (4) 計名字相 assigning names according to the seeming and unreal with fixation of ideas); (5) 起業 the consequent activity with all the variety of deeds; (6) 業繋苦相 the suffering resulting from being tied to deeds and their karma consequences; six coarse marks

受樂


受乐

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Mandarin shòu lè / shou4 le4
Taiwan shou le
Japanese juraku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

叡慮

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Japanese eiryo / eryo / えいりょ Japanese the emperor's pleasure

合歓

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Japanese nemu / ねむ    goukan / gokan / ごうかん Japanese (See 合歓の木・ねむのき) silk tree (Albizia julibrissin); (noun/participle) enjoying pleasure together; (female given name) Nemu; (personal name) Nebu

哀楽

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Japanese airaku / あいらく Japanese grief and pleasure; (given name) Airaku

喜び

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Japanese yorokobi / よろこび Japanese joy; delight; rapture; pleasure; gratification; rejoicing; congratulations; felicitations; (female given name) Yorokobi

喜受

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Mandarin xǐ shòu / xi3 shou4
Taiwan hsi shou
Japanese ki ju
The sensation, or receptivity, of joy; to receive with pleasure; the feeling of joy

嘉納

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Japanese kanou / kano / かのう Japanese (noun/participle) accepting with pleasure; (surname) Yoshino; (surname) Yoshina; (surname) Kinou; (surname) Kinai; (surname) Kina; (place-name, surname) Kanou; (surname) Kano

四苑

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Mandarin sì yuàn / si4 yuan4
Taiwan ssu yüan
Japanese shion
The pleasure grounds outside 善見城 Sudarśana, the heavenly city of Indra: E. 衆車苑 Caitrarathavana, the park of chariots; S. 麤惡苑 Parūṣakavana, the war park; W. 雜林苑 Miśrakāvana, intp. as the park where all desires are fulfilled; N. 喜林苑 Nandanavana, the park of all delights. Also 四園; four gardens

園頭


园头

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Mandarin yuán tóu / yuan2 tou2
Taiwan yüan t`ou / yüan tou
Japanese sonogashira / そのがしら    endou / endo / えんどう
Japanese (surname) Sonogashira; (surname) Endou
A gardener, or head of a monastery-garden, either for pleasure, or for vegetables.

娯楽

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Japanese goraku / ごらく Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) pleasure; amusement

尋歡


寻欢

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Mandarin xún huān / xun2 huan1
Taiwan hsün huan
Chinese to seek pleasure (esp. sexual)

征途

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Mandarin zhēng tú / zheng1 tu2
Taiwan cheng t`u / cheng tu
Japanese seito / seto / せいと
Chinese long journey; trek; course of an expedition
Japanese (military or pleasure) expedition

得求

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Mandarin dé qiú / de2 qiu2
Taiwan te ch`iu / te chiu
Japanese tokugu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

御意

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Japanese gyoi / ぎょい Japanese (conj,int,n) your will; your pleasure

快事

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Japanese kaiji / かいじ Japanese pleasure; delight

快味

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Japanese kaimi / かいみ Japanese pleasure

快意

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Mandarin kuài yì / kuai4 yi4
Taiwan k`uai i / kuai i
Japanese kei
Chinese pleased; elated
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

快感

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Mandarin kuài gǎn / kuai4 gan3
Taiwan k`uai kan / kuai kan
Japanese kaikan / かいかん
Chinese pleasure; thrill; delight; joy; pleasurable sensation; a high
Japanese pleasant feeling

快楽

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Japanese kairaku(p);keraku / かいらく(P);けらく Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) pleasure; (surname) Kairaku

性樂


性乐

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Mandarin xìng lè / xing4 le4
Taiwan hsing le
Chinese sexual pleasure; orgasm

悦び

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Japanese yorokobi / よろこび Japanese (out-dated kanji) joy; delight; rapture; pleasure; gratification; rejoicing; congratulations; felicitations

悦楽

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Japanese etsuraku / えつらく Japanese (noun/participle) enjoyment; pleasure

愉楽

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Japanese yuraku / ゆらく Japanese pleasure

愛好


爱好

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Mandarin ài hào / ai4 hao4
Taiwan ai hao
Japanese aikou / aiko / あいこう
Chinese to like; to take pleasure in; keen on; fond of; interest; hobby; appetite for; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (noun/participle) love; adoration; (female given name) Mai; (female given name) Ako; (personal name) Aiyoshi

愛読

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Japanese aidoku / あいどく Japanese (noun/participle) reading with pleasure

慶び

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Japanese yorokobi / よろこび Japanese (out-dated kanji) joy; delight; rapture; pleasure; gratification; rejoicing; congratulations; felicitations

拝眉

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Japanese haibi / はいび Japanese (noun/participle) having the pleasure of seeing (a person)

捨受


舍受

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Mandarin shě shòu / she3 shou4
Taiwan she shou
Japanese shaju
The state of renunciation, or indifference to sensation; sensation of neither pleasure nor pain

揚屋

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Japanese ageya / あげや Japanese high-class Edo-period pleasure house (where outside prostitutes were hired to entertained guests); (place-name) Ageya

有請

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Mandarin yǒu qǐng / you3 qing3
Taiwan yu ch`ing / yu ching
Japanese ariuke / ありうけ
Chinese to request the pleasure of seeing sb; to ask sb in; to ask sb to do something (e.g. make a speech)
Japanese (surname) Ariuke

楽園

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Japanese rakuen / らくえん Japanese pleasure garden; paradise; (place-name) Rakuen

樂事


乐事

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Mandarin lè shì / le4 shi4
Taiwan le shih
Japanese rakuji
Chinese pleasure; Lay's (brand)
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

樂勝


乐胜

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Mandarin lè shèng / le4 sheng4
Taiwan le sheng
Japanese rakushō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

樂受


乐受

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Mandarin lè shòu / le4 shou4
Taiwan le shou
Japanese gakuju
The sensation, or perception of pleasure; sensation of pleasure

樂品


乐品

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Mandarin lè pǐn / le4 pin3
Taiwan le p`in / le pin
Japanese rakuhon
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

樂子

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Mandarin lè zi / le4 zi5
Taiwan le tzu
Japanese rakuko / らくこ
Chinese fun; pleasure; laughing matter
Japanese (female given name) Rakuko

樂於

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Mandarin lè yú / le4 yu2
Taiwan le yü
Chinese willing (to do something); to take pleasure in

樂根


乐根

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Mandarin lè gēn / le4 gen1
Taiwan le ken
Japanese rakukon
The organs of pleasure—eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and body; faculty of pleasure

樂欲


乐欲

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Mandarin lè yù / le4 yu4
Taiwan le yü
Japanese rakuyoku
Desire for the pleasant, or pleasure.

樂著


乐着

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Mandarin lè zhe / le4 zhe
Taiwan le che
Japanese rakujaku
The bond of pleasure binding to the phenomenal life; to enjoy and be attached to

樂趣

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Mandarin lè qù / le4 qu4
Taiwan le ch`ü / le chü
Chinese delight; pleasure; joy

樂道

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Mandarin lè dào / le4 dao4
Taiwan le tao
Chinese to take delight in talking about something; to find pleasure in following one's convictions

欣喜

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Mandarin xīn xǐ / xin1 xi3
Taiwan hsin hsi
Japanese kinki / きんき
Chinese happy
Japanese (noun/participle) pleasure; (given name) Kinki

欲樂


欲乐

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Mandarin yù lè / yu4 le4
Taiwan yü le
Japanese yokuraku
The joys of the five desires; pleasure

歓び

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Japanese yorokobi / よろこび Japanese joy; delight; rapture; pleasure; gratification; rejoicing; congratulations; felicitations

歓楽

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Japanese kanraku / かんらく Japanese pleasure; merriment

歡喜


欢喜

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Mandarin huān xǐ / huan1 xi3
Taiwan huan hsi
Japanese kanki
Chinese happy; joyous; delighted; to like; to be fond of
Pleased, glad; pleasure, gladness; happiness

歡娛

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Mandarin huān yú / huan1 yu2
Taiwan huan yü
Chinese to amuse; to divert; happy; joyful; pleasure; amusement

歡樂


欢乐

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Mandarin huān lè / huan1 le4
Taiwan huan le
Japanese kanraku
Chinese gaiety; gladness; glee; merriment; pleasure; happy; joyous; gay
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

求む

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Japanese motomu / もとむ Japanese (v2m-s,vt) (1) (often now as ...(を)求む) (See 求める・1) to want; to wish for; (2) (archaism) (See 求める・2) to request; to demand; (3) (archaism) (See 求める・3) to seek; to search for; to pursue (pleasure); to hunt (a job); (4) (polite language) (archaism) (See 求める・4) to purchase; to buy

漫遊

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Mandarin màn yóu / man4 you2
Taiwan man yu
Japanese manyuu / manyu / まんゆう
Chinese to travel around; to roam; (mobile telephony) roaming
Japanese (noun/participle) pleasure trip; tour; (given name) Man'yuu

玩賞

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Mandarin wán shǎng / wan2 shang3
Taiwan wan shang
Chinese to appreciate; to take pleasure in; to enjoy

用事

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Mandarin yòng shì / yong4 shi4
Taiwan yung shih
Japanese youji / yoji / ようじ
Japanese tasks; things to do; errand; business (to take care of); affairs; engagement
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

画舫

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Japanese gabou / gabo / がぼう Japanese (See 遊覧船) exquisitely decorated pleasure boat

畫舫

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Mandarin huà fǎng / hua4 fang3
Taiwan hua fang
Chinese decorated pleasure boat

異熟


异熟

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Mandarin yì shú / yi4 shu2
Taiwan i shu
Japanese ijuku
vipāka, different when cooked, or matured, i.e. the effect differing from the cause, e. g. pleasure differing from goodness its cause, and pain from evil. Also, maturing or producing its effects in another life; maturation; retribution

痛快

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Mandarin tòng kuài / tong4 kuai4
Taiwan t`ung k`uai / tung kuai
Japanese tsuukai / tsukai / つうかい
Chinese delighted; to one's heart's content; straightforward; also pr. [tong4 kuai5]
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) intense pleasure; thrilling

紫磨

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Mandarin zǐ mó / zi3 mo2
Taiwan tzu mo
Japanese shima
Pure gold, hence 紫磨金; also 紫磨忍辱 the Buddha's image in attitude of calmness and indifference to pleasure or pain.

耽楽

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Japanese tanraku / たんらく Japanese (noun/participle) (obscure) indulging in pleasure; giving oneself up to enjoyment

苦楽

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Japanese kuraku / くらく Japanese pleasure and pain; joys and sorrows

苦樂


苦乐

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Mandarin kǔ lè / ku3 le4
Taiwan k`u le / ku le
Japanese kuraku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

著樂


着乐

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Mandarin zhe lè / zhe le4
Taiwan che le
Japanese jakuraku
Attachment to bliss, or pleasure regarded as real and permanent.

行楽

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Japanese kouraku / koraku / こうらく Japanese outing; picnic; excursion; pleasure trip

觀賞

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Mandarin guān shǎng / guan1 shang3
Taiwan kuan shang
Chinese to look at something with pleasure; to watch (something marvelous); ornamental

觸樂


触乐

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Mandarin chù lè / chu4 le4
Taiwan ch`u le / chu le
Japanese sokuraku
The pleasure produced by touch.

逸楽

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Japanese itsuraku / いつらく Japanese (noun/participle) pleasure

逸樂

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Mandarin yì lè / yi4 le4
Taiwan i le
Chinese pleasure-seeking

逸豫

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Mandarin yì yù / yi4 yu4
Taiwan i yü
Chinese idleness and pleasure

遊ぶ

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Japanese asobu(p);asubu(ok) / あそぶ(P);あすぶ(ok) Japanese (v5b,vi) (1) to play; to enjoy oneself; to have a good time; (2) to mess about (with alcohol, gambling, philandery, etc.); (3) to be idle; to do nothing; to be unused; (4) (as 〜に遊ぶ) to go to (for pleasure or for study); (5) {baseb} to intentionally throw a ball to lower the batter's concentration

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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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