Free Chinese & Japanese Online Dictionary

Include Japanese names (2-3 seconds longer).

If you enter English words, search is Boolean mode:
Enter fall to get just entries with fall in them.
Enter fall* to get results including "falling" and "fallen".
Enter +fall -season -autumn to make sure fall is included, but not entries with autumn or season.

Key:

Mandarin Mandarin Chinese information.
Wade Giles Old Wade-Giles romanization used only in Taiwan.
Japanese Japanese information.
Buddhist definition. Note: May not apply to all sects.
 Definition may be different outside of Buddhism.

There are 76 total results for your relax search.

If shown, 2nd row of characters is Simplified Chinese.

Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

see styles
Mandarin sōng / song1
Taiwan sung
Japanese su / す
Chinese loose; to loosen; to relax
Japanese (1) (kana only) cavity (in old root vegetables, tofu, metal casting, etc.); pore; hollow; bubble; blowhole; (can be adjective with の) (2) (kana only) porous; pithy; spongy

憩う

see styles
Japanese ikou / iko / いこう
Japanese (v5u,vi) to rest; to relax; to repose

放鬆


放松

see styles
Mandarin fàng sōng / fang4 song1
Taiwan fang sung
Chinese to loosen; to relax

気を楽にする

see styles
Japanese kiorakunisuru / きをらくにする
Japanese (exp,vs-i) to relax; to take it easy

弛緩


弛缓

see styles
Mandarin chí huǎn / chi2 huan3
Taiwan ch`ih huan / chih huan
Japanese shikan;chikan / しかん;ちかん
Chinese to relax; to slacken; relaxation (in nuclear magnetic resonance)
Japanese (noun/participle) relaxation (e.g. of muscles); becoming flaccid

see styles
Mandarin chí / chi2
Taiwan ch`ih / chih
Chinese to unstring a bow; to slacken; to relax; to loosen

see styles
Mandarin shū / shu1
Taiwan shu
Japanese su / す    jo / じょ    itoguchi / いとぐち
Chinese to stretch; to unfold; to relax; leisurely; surname Shu
Japanese (surname) Su; (given name) Jo; (surname) Itoguchi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

冷す

see styles
Japanese hiyasu / ひやす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to cool (from room temperature); to chill; to refrigerate; (2) to calm down; to cool off; to regain one's composure; to relax; (3) to be frightened (at); to be scared (of)

和緩


和缓

see styles
Mandarin hé huǎn / he2 huan3
Taiwan ho huan
Chinese mild; gentle; to ease up; to relax

寛ぐ

see styles
Japanese kutsurogu / くつろぐ Japanese (Godan verb with "gu" ending) (kana only) to relax; to feel at home

寬緩


宽缓

see styles
Mandarin kuān huǎn / kuan1 huan3
Taiwan k`uan huan / kuan huan
Chinese relieved; tensions relax

寬鬆


宽松

see styles
Mandarin kuān sōng / kuan1 song1
Taiwan k`uan sung / kuan sung
Chinese to relax (policy); relaxed

崩す

see styles
Japanese kuzusu / くずす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to destroy; to demolish; to pull down; to tear down; to level; (2) to disturb; to put into disorder; to throw off balance; to make shaky; (3) to relax (one's pose); to make oneself at ease; (4) (oft. 札を崩す, etc.) to break (a bill); to change; to make change; (5) (oft. as 字を崩す) to write in cursive style; to write in running style; (6) (as 顔を崩す, etc.) to break into a smile; to let off a smile; (7) to lower (a price)

弛む

see styles
Japanese tarumu(p);tayumu / たるむ(P);たゆむ Japanese (v5m,vi) (1) (kana only) to slacken; to loosen; to relax; to droop (e.g. loose or flabby skin); to sag (ceiling); (2) (kana only) to slack off (e.g. one's work, attention); to not put one's heart in

放寬


放宽

see styles
Mandarin fàng kuān / fang4 kuan1
Taiwan fang k`uan / fang kuan
Chinese to relax restrictions

放空

see styles
Mandarin fàng kōng / fang4 kong1
Taiwan fang k`ung / fang kung
Chinese to relax completely; to empty one's mind; (finance) to sell short; (of a commercial vehicle) to travel empty (no cargo or passengers); to deadhead

減壓

see styles
Mandarin jiǎn yā / jian3 ya1
Taiwan chien ya
Chinese to reduce pressure; to relax

疏散

see styles
Mandarin shū sàn / shu1 san4
Taiwan shu san
Chinese to scatter; to disperse; to evacuate; scattered; to relax

紓緩

see styles
Mandarin shū huǎn / shu1 huan3
Taiwan shu huan
Chinese to relax; relaxed

緩む

see styles
Japanese yurumu / ゆるむ Japanese (v5m,vi) (1) to become loose; to slacken (e.g. rope); (2) to become less tense; to relax; to let one's guard down; (3) to slacken (e.g. coldness, supervision); to become lax; (4) to become softer (e.g. ground, facial expression); (of ice) to partially melt; (5) to decrease (e.g. speed); (6) (of a market price) to go down slightly

舒張

see styles
Mandarin shū zhāng / shu1 zhang1
Taiwan shu chang
Chinese to relax and expand; (physiology) diastole

舒緩

see styles
Mandarin shū huǎn / shu1 huan3
Taiwan shu huan
Chinese to ease (tension); to relax; to cause something to relax; to alleviate; relaxed; easy and unhurried; leisurely; soothing; mild (slope)

解凍

see styles
Mandarin jiě dòng / jie3 dong4
Taiwan chieh tung
Japanese kaitou / kaito / かいとう
Chinese to melt; to thaw; to defrost; fig. to relax (repression, enmity etc)
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) thaw; defrosting; (2) {comp} decompression (e.g. of a file); unpacking; extracting; unzipping

輕鬆

see styles
Mandarin qīng sōng / qing1 song1
Taiwan ch`ing sung / ching sung
Chinese light; gentle; relaxed; effortless; uncomplicated; to relax; to take things less seriously

開素


开素

see styles
Mandarin kāi sù / kai1 su4
Taiwan k`ai su / kai su
Japanese kaiso
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

開葷


开荤

see styles
Mandarin kāi hūn / kai1 hun1
Taiwan k`ai hun / kai hun
Japanese kaikun
Chinese to resume a meat diet; to eat meat again after a period of fasting; fig. novel experience
開素 To abandon vegetarianism, as is permitted in case of sickness; to relax rules on prohibited food and drink

靜養

see styles
Mandarin jìng yǎng / jing4 yang3
Taiwan ching yang
Chinese to convalesce; to recuperate; to fully relax

鬆弛

see styles
Mandarin sōng chí / song1 chi2
Taiwan sung ch`ih / sung chih
Chinese to relax; relaxed; limp; lax

鬆快

see styles
Mandarin sōng kuai / song1 kuai5
Taiwan sung k`uai / sung kuai
Chinese less crowded; relieved; relaxed; to relax

鬆懈

see styles
Mandarin sōng xiè / song1 xie4
Taiwan sung hsieh
Chinese to relax; to relax efforts; to slack off; to take it easy; complacent; undisciplined

鬆散

see styles
Mandarin sōng san / song1 san5
Taiwan sung san
Chinese to relax; loose; not consolidated; not rigorous

鬆氣

see styles
Mandarin sōng qì / song1 qi4
Taiwan sung ch`i / sung chi
Chinese to relax one's efforts

お平に

see styles
Japanese otairani / おたいらに Japanese (expression) please make yourself comfortable; please relax your sitting position

休らう

see styles
Japanese yasurau / やすらう Japanese (Godan verb with "u" ending) to rest; to relax

冷やす

see styles
Japanese hiyasu / ひやす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to cool (from room temperature); to chill; to refrigerate; (2) to calm down; to cool off; to regain one's composure; to relax; (3) to be frightened (at); to be scared (of)

安らう

see styles
Japanese yasurau / やすらう Japanese (Godan verb with "u" ending) to rest; to relax

寛げる

see styles
Japanese kutsurogeru / くつろげる Japanese (transitive verb) (kana only) to loose; to ease; to relax

御平に

see styles
Japanese otairani / おたいらに Japanese (expression) please make yourself comfortable; please relax your sitting position

水茶屋

see styles
Japanese mizujaya;mizuchaya / みずぢゃや;みずちゃや Japanese (See 色茶屋,料理茶屋) (Edo-period) roadside teahouse where one would go to relax (in comparison with a restaurant style teahouse and teahouse offering sexual services); tea stall

空ける

see styles
Japanese utsukeru / うつける    akeru / あける Japanese (v1,vi) (1) to become empty (hollow); (2) to relax from a tense situation into a vacant or absent minded state; (transitive verb) (1) to empty; to remove; to make space; to make room; (2) to move out; to clear out; (3) to be away from (e.g. one's house); to leave (temporarily); (v1,vi) (4) to dawn; to grow light; (5) to end (of a period, season); (6) to begin (of the New Year); (7) to leave (one's schedule) open; to make time (for); (8) to make (a hole); to open up (a hole)

虚ける

see styles
Japanese utsukeru / うつける Japanese (v1,vi) (1) to become empty (hollow); (2) to relax from a tense situation into a vacant or absent minded state

解ぐす

see styles
Japanese hogusu / ほぐす Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (transitive verb) (1) (kana only) to unravel; to untie; to untangle; to loosen; (2) to break into small pieces (of fish, meat, etc.); (3) to relax; to ease

解解す

see styles
Japanese tokihogusu / ときほぐす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to disentangle; to unravel; (2) to relax someone

貧乏性

see styles
Japanese binboushou / binbosho / びんぼうしょう Japanese destined to poverty; parsimonious spirit; tendency to be frugal; poor person's mentality (e.g. inability to relax)

お平らに

see styles
Japanese otairani / おたいらに Japanese (expression) please make yourself comfortable; please relax your sitting position

力を抜く

see styles
Japanese chikaraonuku / ちからをぬく Japanese (exp,v5k) to relax; to release tension from one's muscles; to let go limp

御平らに

see styles
Japanese otairani / おたいらに Japanese (expression) please make yourself comfortable; please relax your sitting position

心を許す

see styles
Japanese kokorooyurusu / こころをゆるす Japanese (exp,v5s) to trust; to relax one's guard (around)

案兵束甲

see styles
Mandarin àn bīng shù jiǎ / an4 bing1 shu4 jia3
Taiwan an ping shu chia
Chinese to rest weapons and loosen armor (idiom); to relax from fighting

案甲休兵

see styles
Mandarin àn jiǎ xiū bīng / an4 jia3 xiu1 bing1
Taiwan an chia hsiu ping
Chinese to put down weapon and let soldiers rest (idiom); to relax from fighting

気が緩む

see styles
Japanese kigayurumu / きがゆるむ Japanese (exp,v5m) (1) to relax one's mind; to feel relaxed; (2) to become remiss; to cease paying careful attention

気を抜く

see styles
Japanese kionuku / きをぬく Japanese (exp,v5k) to lose focus; to let one's mind wander; to relax one's attention

解き解す

see styles
Japanese tokihogusu / ときほぐす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to disentangle; to unravel; (2) to relax someone

リラックス

see styles
Japanese rirakkusu / リラックス Japanese (noun/participle) relax

気を休める

see styles
Japanese kioyasumeru / きをやすめる Japanese (exp,v1) to ease up; to relax attention

気を緩める

see styles
Japanese kioyurumeru / きをゆるめる Japanese (exp,v1) to relax one's efforts; to let up; to let one's guard down

皺を伸ばす

see styles
Japanese shiwaonobasu / しわをのばす Japanese (exp,v5s) to smooth out; to straighten; to relax

解きほぐす

see styles
Japanese tokihogusu / ときほぐす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to disentangle; to unravel; (2) to relax someone

足をのばす

see styles
Japanese ashionobasu / あしをのばす Japanese (exp,v5s) (1) to (relax and) stretch one's legs out; (2) to go for a further walk

足を伸ばす

see styles
Japanese ashionobasu / あしをのばす Japanese (exp,v5s) (1) to (relax and) stretch one's legs out; (2) to go for a further walk

気をゆるめる

see styles
Japanese kioyurumeru / きをゆるめる Japanese (exp,v1) to relax one's efforts; to let up; to let one's guard down

肩の力をぬく

see styles
Japanese katanochikaraonuku / かたのちからをぬく Japanese (exp,v5k) to let the tension out of one's shoulders; to relax; to not take oneself too seriously

肩の力を抜く

see styles
Japanese katanochikaraonuku / かたのちからをぬく Japanese (exp,v5k) to let the tension out of one's shoulders; to relax; to not take oneself too seriously

警戒心を解く

see styles
Japanese keikaishinotoku / kekaishinotoku / けいかいしんをとく Japanese (exp,v5k) to let down one's guard; to relax one's guard

安らう;休らう

see styles
Japanese yasurau / やすらう Japanese (Godan verb with "u" ending) to rest; to relax

空ける;虚ける

see styles
Japanese utsukeru / うつける Japanese (v1,vi) (1) to become empty (hollow); (2) to relax from a tense situation into a vacant or absent minded state

緩む(P);弛む

see styles
Japanese yurumu / ゆるむ Japanese (v5m,vi) (1) to become loose; to slacken (e.g. rope); (2) to become less tense; to relax; to let one's guard down; (3) to slacken (e.g. coldness, supervision); to become lax; (4) to become softer (e.g. ground, facial expression); (of ice) to partially melt; (5) to decrease (e.g. speed); (6) (of a market price) to go down slightly

肩のちからをぬく

see styles
Japanese katanochikaraonuku / かたのちからをぬく Japanese (exp,v5k) to let the tension out of one's shoulders; to relax; to not take oneself too seriously

船到碼頭,車到站

see styles
Mandarin chuán dào mǎ tóu , chē dào zhàn / chuan2 dao4 ma3 tou2 , che1 dao4 zhan4
Taiwan ch`uan tao ma t`ou , ch`e tao chan / chuan tao ma tou , che tao chan
Chinese The ship has docked, the carriage has reached the station.; The job is over, it's time to relax. (idiom)

冷やす(P);冷す

see styles
Japanese hiyasu / ひやす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to cool (from room temperature); to chill; to refrigerate; (2) to calm down; to cool off; to regain one's composure; to relax; (3) to be frightened (at); to be scared (of)

解す;解ぐす(io)

see styles
Japanese hogusu;hogosu(解su);hotsusu(解su)(ok);hozusu(解su)(ok) / ほぐす;ほごす(解す);ほつす(解す)(ok);ほづす(解す)(ok) Japanese (transitive verb) (1) (kana only) to unravel; to untie; to untangle; to loosen; (2) to break into small pieces (of fish, meat, etc.); (3) to relax; to ease

足を伸ばす;足をのばす

see styles
Japanese ashionobasu / あしをのばす Japanese (exp,v5s) (1) to (relax and) stretch one's legs out; (2) to go for a further walk

気を緩める;気をゆるめる

see styles
Japanese kioyurumeru / きをゆるめる Japanese (exp,v1) to relax one's efforts; to let up; to let one's guard down

お平らに;お平に;御平に;御平らに

see styles
Japanese otairani / おたいらに Japanese (expression) please make yourself comfortable; please relax your sitting position

解きほぐす(P);解き解す;解解す

see styles
Japanese tokihogusu / ときほぐす Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to disentangle; to unravel; (2) to relax someone

肩の力を抜く;肩の力をぬく;肩のちからをぬく

see styles
Japanese katanochikaraonuku / かたのちからをぬく Japanese (exp,v5k) to let the tension out of one's shoulders; to relax; to not take oneself too seriously
This page contains 76 results for "relax" 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.

Just because a word appears here does not mean it is appropriate for a tattoo, your business name, etc. Please consult a professional before doing anything stupid with this data.

We do offer Chinese and Japanese Tattoo Services. We'll also be happy to help you translate something for other purposes.

No warranty as to the correctness, potential vulgarity, or clarity is expressed or implied. We did not write any of these definitions (though we occasionally act as a contributor/editor to the CC-CEDICT project). You are using this dictionary for free, and you get what you pay for.

The following titles are just to help people who are searching for an Asian dictionary to find this page.

Japanese Kanji Dictionary

Free Asian Dictionary

Chinese Kanji Dictionary

Chinese Words Dictionary

Chinese Language Dictionary

Japanese Chinese Dictionary