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There are 35 total results for your sadness search.

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Characters Pronunciation
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Mandarin bēi āi / bei1 ai1
Taiwan pei ai
Japanese hiai / ひあい
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese grieved; sorrowful
Japanese sorrow; grief; sadness
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin bēi / bei1
Taiwan pei
Japanese hi / ひ
Chinese sad; sadness; sorrow; grief
Japanese {Buddh} karuna (compassion)
karuṇā; kṛpā. Sympathy, pity for another in distress and the desire to help him, sad.

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Mandarin/ li4
Taiwan li
Japanese rai
Chinese sorrowful
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Japanese ana / あな Japanese (interjection) (archaism) ah!; oh!; exclamation of happiness, sadness, anger, etc.


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Japanese betsui / べつい Japanese (1) different opinion; different thought; another intention; (2) regret at parting; sadness of parting


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Japanese aikyou / aikyo / あいきょう Japanese (noun/participle) crying loudly with sadness


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Japanese aijou / aijo / あいじょう Japanese sadness


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Mandarin āi chóu / ai1 chou2
Taiwan ai ch`ou / ai chou
Japanese aishuu / aishu / あいしゅう
Chinese sorrow; sadness; distressed; sorrowful
Japanese pathos; sorrow; grief


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Mandarin āi tàn / ai1 tan4
Taiwan ai t`an / ai tan
Japanese aitan
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Japanese aikan / あいかん Japanese joys and sorrows; happiness and sadness


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Mandarin āi qì / ai1 qi4
Taiwan ai ch`i / ai chi
Japanese aikyuu / aikyu / あいきゅう
Chinese to wail
Japanese (noun/participle) crying with sadness


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Mandarin bēi xīn / bei1 xin1
Taiwan pei hsin
Japanese hishin
A heart of pity, of sympathy, or sadness; compassion


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Mandarin bēi qì / bei1 qi4
Taiwan pei ch`i / pei chi
Japanese hikyuu / hikyu / ひきゅう
Chinese to weep with grief
Japanese (noun/participle) tears of grief; crying with sadness
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Japanese hirui / ひるい Japanese tears of sadness


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Mandarin bēi tòng / bei1 tong4
Taiwan pei t`ung / pei tung
Japanese hitsuu / hitsu / ひつう
Chinese grieved; sorrowful
Japanese (n,adj-na,adj-no) grief; sorrow; extreme sadness; heartbreak



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Mandarin yōu xǐ / you1 xi3
Taiwan yu hsi
Japanese u ki
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition



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Mandarin yōu mèn / you1 men4
Taiwan yu men
Japanese yuumon / yumon / ゆうもん
Chinese depressed; full of worries; feeling down
Japanese (noun/participle) anguish; mortification
愁悶 Distress, grief, sadness.


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Japanese kumoru / くもる    kugumoru / くぐもる Japanese (v5r,vi) (1) to get cloudy; to cloud over; to become overcast; (2) to cloud up; to fog up; to mist up; to become dim; (3) to be gloomy; to be clouded (expression); to be downcast; (4) (from 面曇る) (See 照る・てる・2) to look slightly downward (of a noh mask; indicating sadness, grief, etc.); (v5r,vi) (kana only) to mumble; to mutter


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Japanese namidaame / namidame / なみだあめ Japanese light rain; rain falling at a time of sadness


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Japanese shinyuu / shinyu / しんゆう Japanese deep sadness; great worry


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Japanese insan / いんさん Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) sadness and gloom


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Japanese kanashisa / かなしさ Japanese sadness; sorrow; grief


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Japanese kanashimi / かなしみ Japanese sadness; sorrow; grief



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Mandarin kū qiū fēng / ku1 qiu1 feng1
Taiwan k`u ch`iu feng / ku chiu feng
Chinese autumnal sadness


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Japanese kanashisa / かなしさ Japanese sadness; sorrow; grief


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Japanese kanashimi / かなしみ Japanese sadness; sorrow; grief


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Japanese kanashimi / かなしみ Japanese (1) sadness; sorrow; grief; (2) (archaism) affection; love


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Japanese soranaki / そらなき Japanese (noun/participle) false or crocodile tears; feigned sadness


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Japanese sakinitatsu / さきにたつ Japanese (exp,v5t,vi) (1) to lead; to take the initiative; (2) to take precedence (e.g. sadness taking precedence over anger); (3) to be most essential



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Mandarin àn rán xiāo hún / an4 ran2 xiao1 hun2
Taiwan an jan hsiao hun
Chinese overwhelming sadness (idiom); sorrow at parting


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Japanese kurefutagaru;kurefusagaru / くれふたがる;くれふさがる Japanese (Godan verb with "ru" ending) (1) to be shrouded by darkness; (2) to fall into deep sadness or despair


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Japanese fukouchuunosaiwai / fukochunosaiwai / ふこうちゅうのさいわい Japanese (expression) small mercy (from some misfortune); silver lining of a dark cloud; consolation in sadness; blessing in disguise


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Japanese kanashisa / かなしさ Japanese sadness; sorrow; grief


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Japanese kanashimi / かなしみ Japanese (1) sadness; sorrow; grief; (2) (愛しみ only) (archaism) affection; love


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Japanese ukaberu / うかべる Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to float; to set afloat; to launch; (2) to show on one's face (smile, sadness, etc.); (3) to recall; to call to mind; to imagine; to think of
This page contains 35 results for "sadness" 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

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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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