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There are 36 total results for your seasons search.

Characters Pronunciation
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Mandarin sì jì / si4 ji4
Taiwan ssu chi
Japanese shiki / しき
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese four seasons, namely: spring 春, summer 夏, autumn 秋 and winter 冬
Japanese four seasons; (female given name) Yomogi; (surname, female given name) Shiki


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Mandarin chūn xià qiū dōng / chun1 xia4 qiu1 dong1
Taiwan ch`un hsia ch`iu tung / chun hsia chiu tung
Japanese shunkashuutou / shunkashuto / しゅんかしゅうとう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese the four seasons; spring, summer, autumn and winter
Japanese (n-adv,n-t) (yoji) spring, summer, autumn (fall) and winter; the four seasons; (personal name) Hitotose; (female given name) Hitotoki



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Mandarin sì shí / si4 shi2
Taiwan ssu shih
Japanese yoji / よじ    shiji / しじ
Chinese the four seasons, namely: spring 春, summer 夏, autumn 秋 and winter 冬
Japanese 4 o'clock; the four seasons
four seasons; four seasons

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Mandarin/ qi1
Taiwan ch`i / chi
Japanese ki / き
Chinese a period of time; phase; stage; classifier for issues of a periodical, courses of study; time; term; period; to hope; Taiwan pr. [qi2]
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) period; time; (2) {geol} age; (3) term (e.g. in office); period; (4) session (e.g. of parliament); (5) stage (e.g. disease); (surname) Ki
A set time; a limit of time; times, seasons; to expect.

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Mandarin/ za2
Taiwan tsa
Japanese zou / zo / ぞう    zatsu / ざつ
Chinese Japanese variant of 雜|杂
Japanese miscellany (classification of Japanese poetry unrelated to the seasons or to love); (adjectival noun) (1) rough; crude; sloppy; messy; (n-pref,adj-no,n) (2) miscellaneous; (surname) Saisaki


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Mandarin sān jì / san1 ji4
Taiwan san chi
Japanese miki / みき
Japanese (female given name) Miki
The "three seasons" of an Indian year— spring, summer, and winter; a year.


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Mandarin bā xiào / ba1 xiao4
Taiwan pa hsiao
Japanese hakkyō
are the opening days of the four seasons and the two solstices and two equinoxes during which similar investigations are made. See also 三覆八校.


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Japanese shiki / しき Japanese weather of the four seasons (warmth of spring, heat of summer, cool of autumn, and cold of winter)


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Japanese shijin / しじん Japanese (1) four gods said to rule over the four directions; (2) (in China) four gods said to rule over the four seasons



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Mandarin sì mén / si4 men2
Taiwan ssu men
Japanese yotsukado / よつかど
Japanese (surname) Yotsukado
The four doors, schools of thought, or theories: 有 is the phenomenal world real, or 空 unreal, or both, or neither ? According to the Tiantai school each of the four schools 四教 in discussing these four questions emphasizes one of them, i. e. 三藏教 that it is real 通教 unreal, 別通 both, 圓通 neither; v. 有 and 空, and each of the four schools. In esoteric symbolism the 四門 are four stages of initiation, development, enlightenment, and nirvana, and are associated with E., S., W., and N.; with the four seasons; with warmth, heat, coolness and cold, etc.


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Mandarin chí shuǐ / chi2 shui3
Taiwan ch`ih shui / chih shui
Japanese Jisui
Jātiṃdhara, a physician who adjusted prescriptions and diet to the seasons; reborn as Śuddhodana.



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Mandarin suì xù / sui4 xu4
Taiwan sui hsü
Chinese succession of seasons


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Mandarin bǎi bā / bai3 ba1
Taiwan pai pa
Japanese hyakuhachi / ひゃくはち
Japanese (numeric) (1) 108; one hundred and eight; (2) {Buddh} (See 煩悩・2) the number of kleshas, worldly thoughts and passions; (3) (See 七十二候,節気) the sum of 12 months, 24 seasons of the solar year, and 72 'climates' of one year; (given name) Hyakuhachi
108; one hundred and eight


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Japanese sekki / せっき Japanese 24 divisions of the solar year; 24 terms used to denote the changing of the seasons



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Mandarin lún huí / lun2 hui2
Taiwan lun hui
Japanese rinne
Chinese to reincarnate; reincarnation (Buddhism); (of the seasons etc) to follow each other cyclically; cycle; CL:個|个[ge4]
cyclic existence


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Japanese zassetsu / ざっせつ Japanese standard days signifying the changing of the seasons (i.e. setsubun, higan, etc.)



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Mandarin sān jì shí / san1 ji4 shi2
Taiwan san chi shih
Japanese san zaiji
The three Indian seasons, spring, summer, and winter, also styled熱, 雨, 寒時, the hot, rainy, and cold seasons; three seasons


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Mandarin bā wáng rì / ba1 wang2 ri4
Taiwan pa wang jih
Japanese hachi ō nichi
The eight royal days, i.e. the solstices, the equinoxes, and the first day of each of the four seasons.



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Mandarin jié bō shù / jie2 bo1 shu4
Taiwan chieh po shu
Japanese kōhaju
kalpataru A tree in Indra's garden bearing fruit according to the seasons; (Skt. kalpataru)


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Mandarin yè mó tiān / ye4 mo2 tian1
Taiwan yeh mo t`ien / yeh mo tien
Japanese yamaten / やまてん
Japanese {Buddh} (See 六欲天) heaven without fighting; one of the six heavens of the desire realm
Yamadeva; the third devaloka, which is also called 須夜摩 or 蘇夜摩, intp. as 時分 or 善時分 the place where the times, or seasons, are always good; the heaven of the god Yāma


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Japanese kisetsukan / きせつかん Japanese a sense of the seasons


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Japanese shigureki / しぐれき Japanese Matsuo Basho remembrance day (12th day of the 10th lunar month, associated with the change of the seasons)


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Japanese tsukiyukihana / つきゆきはな Japanese (See 雪月花) moon, snow and flowers; beauty of the four seasons (from a poem by Bai Juyi)



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Mandarin wú rè chí / wu2 re4 chi2
Taiwan wu je ch`ih / wu je chih
Japanese munetsu chi
The lake without heat, or cold lake, called Mānasarovara, or Mānasa-saro-vara, 'excellent mānasa lake,' or modern Manasarovar, 31° N., 81° 3 E., 'which overflows at certain seasons and forms one lake with' Rakas-tal, which is the source of the Sutlej. It is under the protection of the nāga-king Anavatapta and is also known by his name. It is said to lie south of the Gandha-mādana mountains, and is erroneously reputed as the source of the four rivers Ganges, Indus, Śītā (Tārīm River), and Oxus.


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Japanese setsugetsuka;setsugekka / せつげつか;せつげっか Japanese (See 月雪花・つきゆきはな) snow, moon, and flowers; beauty of the four seasons (from a poem by Bai Juyi); (female given name) Yudzuha


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Mandarin yī rì sān qiū / yi1 ri4 san1 qiu1
Taiwan i jih san ch`iu / i jih san chiu
Japanese ichijitsusanshuu;ichinichisanshuu / ichijitsusanshu;ichinichisanshu / いちじつさんしゅう;いちにちさんしゅう
Chinese a single day apart seems like three seasons (idiom)
Japanese (yoji) (waiting) impatiently; (spending) many a weary day; each moment seeming like an eternity


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Japanese shichijuunikou / shichijuniko / しちじゅうにこう Japanese (See 節気,候・こう) the 72 'climates' of the year based on the 24 solar seasons further divided into three


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Mandarin sì jì rú chūn / si4 ji4 ru2 chun1
Taiwan ssu chi ju ch`un / ssu chi ju chun
Chinese four seasons like spring; favorable climate throughout the year


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Mandarin sì jì dòu fu / si4 ji4 dou4 fu5
Taiwan ssu chi tou fu
Chinese four seasons beancurd



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Mandarin tiān zhú sān shí / tian1 zhu2 san1 shi2
Taiwan t`ien chu san shih / tien chu san shih
Japanese tenjiku sanji
(or 天竺三際). The three seasons of an Indian year: Grīṣma, the hot season, from first month, sixteenth day, to fifth month, fifteenth; Varṣākāla, the rainy season, fifth month, sixteenth, the to ninth month, fifteenth; Hemanta, the cold season, ninth month, sixteenth, to first month, fifteenth. These three are each divided into two, making six seasons, or six periods: Vasanta and grīṣma, varṣākāla and śarad, hemanta and śiśira. The twelve months are Caitra, Vaiśākha, Jyaiṣṭha, Āṣāḍha, Śrāvaṇa, Bhādrapada, Āśvavuja, Kārttika, Mārgaśīrṣa, Pauṣa, Māgha, and Phālguna; three seasons of the Indian year



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Mandarin tiān zhú sān jì / tian1 zhu2 san1 ji4
Taiwan t`ien chu san chi / tien chu san chi
Japanese tenjiku sansai
three seasons of the Indian year; three seasons of the Indian year



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Mandarin shùn yìng tiān shí / shun4 ying4 tian1 shi2
Taiwan shun ying t`ien shih / shun ying tien shih
Chinese going with nature and the seasons (TCM)


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Japanese nijuushisekki / nijushisekki / にじゅうしせっき Japanese 24 divisions of the solar year; 24 terms used to denote the changing of the seasons


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Japanese shikinoutsuroi / shikinotsuroi / しきのうつろい Japanese (exp,n) passage of the seasons; change of the four seasons


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Mandarin huì gū bù zhī chūn qiū / hui4 gu1 bu4 zhi1 chun1 qiu1
Taiwan hui ku pu chih ch`un ch`iu / hui ku pu chih chun chiu
Chinese lit. short-lived cicada does not know the seasons; fig. to see only a small piece of the big picture


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Japanese kisetsunoutsurikawari / kisetsunotsurikawari / きせつのうつりかわり Japanese (exp,n) (See 移り変わり・うつりかわり) changing seasons; season's transition; transition from one season to the next; turn of the seasons; turning of the seasons

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 36 results for "seasons" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

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