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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
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Mandarin shí / shi2
Taiwan shih
Japanese minoru / みのる    makoto / まこと    hiroshi / ひろし    jitsu / じつ    sanesaki / さねさき    sane / さね
Chinese real; true; honest; really; solid; fruit; seed; definitely
Japanese (s,m) Minoru; (personal name) Makoto; (personal name) Hiroshi; (surname) Jitsu; (surname) Sane
Real, true, honest, sincere; solid; fixed; full; to fill; fruit, kernel, effects; verily, in fact; it is used for 眞, as in 一實 the supreme fact, or ultimate reality; also for bhūta.


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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Japanese masakatsu / まさかつ    masa / まさ    makoto / まこと    mako / まこ    makato / まかと    nobu / のぶ    tadashi / ただし    takashi / たかし    son / そん    seiji / seji / せいじ    sei / se / せい    sumito / すみと    sumitaka / すみたか    akira / あきら
Chinese honest; sincere; true
Japanese (adv,n) (1) truth; reality; (2) sincerity; honesty; integrity; fidelity; (3) (archaism) that's right (used when recalling forgotten information, suddenly changing the subject, etc.); (personal name) Masakatsu; (personal name) Masa; (surname, female given name) Makoto; (female given name) Mako; (given name) Makato; (given name) Nobu; (given name) Tadashi; (given name) Takashi; (given name) Son; (personal name) Seiji; (given name) Sei; (personal name) Sumito; (personal name) Sumitaka; (given name) Akira
Truthful, true, truth; real; sincere, sincerity.; See under Fourteen Strokes.

真心

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Mandarin zhēn xīn / zhen1 xin1
Taiwan chen hsin
Japanese magokoro(p);makokoro / まごころ(P);まこころ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese sincere; heartfelt; CL:片[pian4]
Japanese sincerity; devotion; (female given name) Mami; (female given name) Manami; (female given name) Manaka; (personal name) Masami; (female given name) Magokoro; (female given name) Makoro; (female given name) Makoko; (female given name) Mako; (female given name) Kokoro

真誠

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Mandarin zhēn chéng / zhen1 cheng2
Taiwan chen ch`eng / chen cheng
Japanese makoto / まこと
Chinese true; sincere; genuine
Japanese (personal name) Makoto

篤實


笃实

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Mandarin dǔ shí / du3 shi2
Taiwan tu shih
Japanese tokujitsu
Chinese loyal; sincere; sound
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

至誠


至诚

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Mandarin zhì chéng / zhi4 cheng2
Taiwan chih ch`eng / chih cheng
Japanese shisei / shise / しせい
Chinese sincere
Japanese sincerity; devotion; (given name) Yoshimasa; (personal name) Yukimasa; (g,p) Shisei; (given name) Shijou
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

誠実

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Japanese seijitsu / sejitsu / せいじつ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) sincere; honest; faithful; (female given name) Masami; (given name) Masachika; (female given name) Narumi; (personal name) Tomomi; (given name) Seijitsu; (given name) Joujitsu

シンシア

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Japanese shinshia / シンシア
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (can act as adjective) sincere; (female given name) Cynthia; Synthia; Shinshia

真摯

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Mandarin zhēn zhì / zhen1 zhi4
Taiwan chen chih
Japanese shinshi / しんし
Chinese sincere; sincerity
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (See 摯実) sincere; earnest

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Mandarin dǎn / dan3
Taiwan tan
Japanese makoto / まこと    kazuhiro / かずひろ
Chinese sincere; surname Dan
Japanese (given name) Makoto; (personal name) Kazuhiro

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Mandarin yǔn / yun3
Taiwan yün
Japanese yun / ゆん    yurusu / ゆるす    mitsuru / みつる    masa / まさ    makoto / まこと    tadashi / ただし    in / いん
Chinese just; fair; to permit; to allow
Japanese (female given name) Yun; (personal name) Yurusu; (given name) Mitsuru; (personal name) Masa; (given name) Makoto; (given name) Tadashi; (personal name) In
Sincere, true; to assent; genuine

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Mandarin xún / xun2
Taiwan hsün
Japanese yoshi / よし    makoto / まこと    jun / じゅん    shun / しゅん
Chinese sincere
Japanese (personal name) Yoshi; (given name) Makoto; (female given name) Jun; (given name) Shun

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Mandarin kǔn / kun3
Taiwan k`un / kun
Japanese makoto / まこと
Chinese sincere
Japanese (given name) Makoto

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Mandarin kōng / kong1
Taiwan k`ung / kung
Chinese simple-minded; sincere

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Mandarin/ bi4
Taiwan pi
Chinese melancholy; sincere

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Mandarin/ su4
Taiwan su
Chinese guileless; sincere

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Mandarin zào / zao4
Taiwan tsao
Japanese makoto / まこと    sou / so / そう
Chinese sincere
Japanese (given name) Makoto; (given name) Sou


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Mandarin zhì / zhi4
Taiwan chih
Japanese susumu / すすむ
Chinese sincere; surname Zhi
Japanese (given name) Susumu

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Japanese rei / re / れい    rai / らい    koishi / こいし
Chinese lumpy; rock pile; uneven; fig. sincere; open and honest
Japanese (personal name) Rei; (given name) Rai; (surname) Koishi

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Mandarin zhēn / zhen1
Taiwan chen
Chinese to receive blessings in a sincere spirit


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Mandarin/ du3
Taiwan tu
Japanese toku / とく    atsuyuki / あつゆき    atsunori / あつのり    atsuji / あつじ    atsushi / あつし    atsu / あつ
Chinese serious (illness); sincere; true
Japanese (surname) Toku; (personal name) Atsuyuki; (personal name) Atsunori; (personal name) Atsuji; (surname, given name) Atsushi; (given name) Atsu
Sincere; serious; consolidate; warm, hearty


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Mandarin chún / chun2
Taiwan ch`un / chun
Japanese jun / じゅん
Chinese pure; simple; unmixed; genuine
Japanese (adj-na,adj-t,adv-to) (1) innocent; chaste; naive; (prefix) (2) pure; genuine; (given name) Yasushi; (female given name) Megumi; (female given name) Masumi; (female given name) Makoto; (female given name) Pyua; (female given name) Tsunade; (given name) Tadashi; (surname, female given name) Sumi; (female given name) Sunao; (personal name) Junji; (place-name) Junshin; (female given name) Jun; (female given name) Kokoro; (male given name) Kiyoshi; (female given name) Kiito; (female given name) Ito; (female given name) Aya; (female given name) Adzu; (female given name) Atsumi; (given name) Atsushi
One-coloured, unadulterated, pure, sincere.

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Mandarin zhūn / zhun1
Taiwan chun
Japanese makoto / まこと    jun / じゅん    satoshi / さとし    itaru / いたる    atsushi / あつし
Chinese repeatedly (in giving advice); sincere; earnest; untiring
Japanese (given name) Makoto; (given name) Jun; (personal name) Satoshi; (given name) Itaru; (given name) Atsushi


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Mandarin chén / chen2
Taiwan ch`en / chen
Chinese faithful; sincere; surname Chen


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Mandarin yuàn / yuan4
Taiwan yüan
Japanese gan / がん
Chinese to hope; to wish; to desire; hoped-for; ready; willing; sincere
Japanese prayer; wish; vow; (female given name) Nozomi; (female given name) Negau; (f,p) Negai
praṇihita; praṇidhāna; resolve, will, desire, cf. 誓.

万謝

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Japanese bansha / ばんしゃ Japanese (noun/participle) many thanks; sincere apologies

切実

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Japanese setsujitsu / せつじつ Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) compelling; serious; severe; acute; earnest; sincere; pressing; urgent; keen; fervent; poignant

勤勤

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Mandarin qín qín / qin2 qin2
Taiwan ch`in ch`in / chin chin
Chinese attentive; solicitous; earnest; sincere

勤懇


勤恳

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Mandarin qín kěn / qin2 ken3
Taiwan ch`in k`en / chin ken
Chinese diligent and attentive; assiduous; sincere

厚道

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Mandarin hòu dao / hou4 dao5
Taiwan hou tao
Japanese atsumichi / あつみち
Chinese kind and honest; generous; sincere
Japanese (personal name) Atsumichi

可掬

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Mandarin kě jū / ke3 ju1
Taiwan k`o chü / ko chü
Chinese that one can grasp (of smile, anger); palpable; fig. sincere

實心


实心

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Mandarin shí xīn / shi2 xin1
Taiwan shih hsin
Japanese jisshin
Chinese sincere; solid
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

實意


实意

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Mandarin shí yì / shi2 yi4
Taiwan shih i
Chinese sincere

實誠


实诚

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Mandarin shí chéng / shi2 cheng2
Taiwan shih ch`eng / shih cheng
Chinese sincere; honest

心香

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Mandarin xīn xiāng / xin1 xiang1
Taiwan hsin hsiang
Japanese motoka / もとか    mika / みか    honoka / ほのか    konoka / このか    kokoka / ここか    kiyoka / きよか
Japanese (female given name) Motoka; (female given name) Mika; (female given name) Honoka; (female given name) Konoka; (female given name) Kokoka; (female given name) Kiyoka
The incense of the mind, or heart, i. e. sincere devotion; fragrance of the mind

忠信

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Mandarin zhōng xìn / zhong1 xin4
Taiwan chung hsin
Japanese chuushin / chushin / ちゅうしん
Chinese faithful and honest; loyal and sincere
Japanese faithfulness; devotion; (personal name) Yoshinobu; (given name) Chuushin; (surname, given name) Tadanobu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

忠言

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Mandarin zhōng yán / zhong1 yan2
Taiwan chung yen
Japanese chuugen / chugen / ちゅうげん
Chinese loyal advice; sincere advice
Japanese (good) advice; (given name) Tadanobu

懇切


恳切

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Mandarin kěn qiè / ken3 qie4
Taiwan k`en ch`ieh / ken chieh
Japanese konsetsu / こんせつ
Chinese earnest; sincere
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) kindness; cordiality; exhaustiveness

懇辭


恳辞

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Mandarin kěn cí / ken3 ci2
Taiwan k`en tz`u / ken tzu
Chinese to decline with sincere thanks

拳拳

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Mandarin quán quán / quan2 quan2
Taiwan ch`üan ch`üan / chüan chüan
Japanese kenken / けんけん
Chinese earnest; sincere
Japanese (adverb) respectfully; faithfully; seriously; reverently

摯切


挚切

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Mandarin zhì qiè / zhi4 qie4
Taiwan chih ch`ieh / chih chieh
Chinese sincere; fervent

摯実

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Japanese shijitsu / しじつ Japanese (adjectival noun) (obscure) (See 真摯) serious, sincere

摯誠


挚诚

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Mandarin zhì chéng / zhi4 cheng2
Taiwan chih ch`eng / chih cheng
Chinese sincere

敦厚

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Mandarin dūn hòu / dun1 hou4
Taiwan tun hou
Japanese tonkou / tonko / とんこう
Chinese genuine; honest and sincere
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) sincerity and kindheartedness; honesty and simplicity

明志

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Mandarin míng zhì / ming2 zhi4
Taiwan ming chih
Japanese meishi / meshi / めいし    akeshi / あけし    akiji / あきじ    akishi / あきし    akashi / あかし
Chinese to demonstrate one's sincere convictions
Japanese (given name) Meishi; (surname, given name) Akeshi; (personal name) Akiji; (personal name) Akishi; (personal name) Akashi

樸實

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Mandarin pǔ shí / pu3 shi2
Taiwan p`u shih / pu shih
Chinese plain; simple; guileless; down-to-earth; sincere and honest

深切

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Mandarin shēn qiè / shen1 qie4
Taiwan shen ch`ieh / shen chieh
Japanese shinsetsu / しんせつ
Chinese deeply felt; heartfelt; sincere; honest
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (noun or adjectival noun) kindness; gentleness

深厚

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Mandarin shēn hòu / shen1 hou4
Taiwan shen hou
Japanese shinkou / shinko / しんこう
Chinese deep; profound
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) benevolence; sincere
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

深謝

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Japanese shinsha / しんしゃ Japanese (noun/participle) deep appreciation or gratitude; sincere apology

満腔

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Japanese mankou;mankuu(ik) / manko;manku(ik) / まんこう;まんくう(ik) Japanese (adj-no,n) (kana only) (See 満身・2) heartfelt; sincere; wholehearted; in one's whole body

満腹

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Japanese manpuku / まんぷく Japanese (n,vs,adj-no,adj-na) (1) full stomach; filling one's stomach; eating one's fill; (can be adjective with の) (2) complete; total; full; heartfelt; sincere

率真

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Mandarin shuài zhēn / shuai4 zhen1
Taiwan shuai chen
Chinese frank and sincere; candid

由衷

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Mandarin yóu zhōng / you2 zhong1
Taiwan yu chung
Chinese heartfelt; sincere; unfeigned

直心

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Mandarin zhí xīn / zhi2 xin1
Taiwan chih hsin
Japanese naomi / なおみ    sugumoto / すぐもと
Japanese (female given name) Naomi; (personal name) Sugumoto
Straightforward, sincere, blunt; to mind characterized by straight forwardness

真切

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Mandarin zhēn qiè / zhen1 qie4
Taiwan chen ch`ieh / chen chieh
Chinese vivid; distinct; clear; sincere; honest

真率

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Mandarin zhēn shuài / zhen1 shuai4
Taiwan chen shuai
Japanese shinsotsu / しんそつ
Chinese sincere; genuine; straightforward
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) honesty; sincerity; frankness

篤厚

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Mandarin dǔ hòu / du3 hou4
Taiwan tu hou
Japanese tokkou / tokko / とっこう
Chinese honest and generous; magnanimous
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) helpful and sincere; kind and honest; (personal name) Tokuatsu

篤摯

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Mandarin dǔ zhì / du3 zhi4
Taiwan tu chih
Chinese sincere (in friendship); cordial

純眞


纯眞

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Mandarin chún zhēn / chun2 zhen1
Taiwan ch`un chen / chun chen
Japanese junshin
Sincere, true; name of a man who asked the Buddha questions which are replied to in a sutra.

純真

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Mandarin chún zhēn / chun2 zhen1
Taiwan ch`un chen / chun chen
Japanese junshin / じゅんしん
Chinese sincere
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) purity; sincerity; (female given name) Kokoro; (female given name) Ayami

老實

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Mandarin lǎo shi / lao3 shi5
Taiwan lao shih
Chinese honest; sincere; well-behaved; open and guileless; naive

虔誠

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Mandarin qián chéng / qian2 cheng2
Taiwan ch`ien ch`eng / chien cheng
Chinese pious; devout; sincere

誠心


诚心

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Mandarin chéng xīn / cheng2 xin1
Taiwan ch`eng hsin / cheng hsin
Japanese seishin / seshin / せいしん
Chinese sincerity
Japanese sincerity; (female given name) Mako
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

誠懇

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Mandarin chéng kěn / cheng2 ken3
Taiwan ch`eng k`en / cheng ken
Chinese sincere; honest; cordial

誠摯

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Mandarin chéng zhì / cheng2 zhi4
Taiwan ch`eng chih / cheng chih
Chinese sincere; cordial

誠樸

see styles
Mandarin chéng pǔ / cheng2 pu3
Taiwan ch`eng p`u / cheng pu
Chinese simple and sincere

誠篤

see styles
Mandarin chéng dǔ / cheng2 du3
Taiwan ch`eng tu / cheng tu
Chinese honest; sincere and serious

諄諄

see styles
Mandarin zhūn zhūn / zhun1 zhun1
Taiwan chun chun
Japanese junjun / じゅんじゅん
Chinese earnest; devoted; tireless; sincere; assiduous
Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) earnestly; repeatedly; patiently

謙誠

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Mandarin qiān chéng / qian1 cheng2
Taiwan ch`ien ch`eng / chien cheng
Japanese kenjou / kenjo / けんじょう
Chinese modest and sincere; humble
Japanese (given name) Kenjou

赤誠

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Mandarin chì chéng / chi4 cheng2
Taiwan ch`ih ch`eng / chih cheng
Japanese sekisei / sekise / せきせい
Chinese utterly sincere; wholly devoted
Japanese sincerity

めんご

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Japanese mengo / めんご Japanese (slang) (See 御免) sorry (not very sincere)

三益友

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Japanese sanekiyuu / sanekiyu / さんえきゆう Japanese (archaism) (See 益者三友) (ant: 三損友) three kinds of beneficial friends: straightforward, sincere, and well-informed ones (Confucius)

上輩觀


上辈观

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Mandarin shàng bèi guān / shang4 bei4 guan1
Taiwan shang pei kuan
Japanese jōhai kan
The fourteenth of the sixteen contemplations of the Amitābha school, with reference to those who seek the Pure Land with sincere, profound, and altruistic hearts; superior contemplation

至誠心


至诚心

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Mandarin zhì chéng xīn / zhi4 cheng2 xin1
Taiwan chih ch`eng hsin / chih cheng hsin
Japanese shijō shin
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

誠信言


诚信言

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Mandarin chéng xìn yán / cheng2 xin4 yan2
Taiwan ch`eng hsin yen / cheng hsin yen
Japanese jōshing on
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

一念業成


一念业成

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Mandarin yè chéng / ye4 cheng2
Taiwan yeh ch`eng / yeh cheng
Japanese ichinen gō jō
At one thought the work completed; karma complete in one thought. One repetition, or sincere thought of or faith in Amitābha's vow, and entrance into the Pure Land is assured.

三歸受法


三归受法

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Mandarin sān guī shòu fǎ / san1 gui1 shou4 fa3
Taiwan san kuei shou fa
Japanese sanki juhō
The receiving of the Law, or admission of a lay disciple, after recantation of his previous wrong belief and sincere repetition to the abbot or monk of the three refuges 三歸; receiving the dharma of the three refuges

不虛妄性


不虚妄性

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Mandarin bù xū wàng xìng / bu4 xu1 wang4 xing4
Taiwan pu hsü wang hsing
Japanese fu komō shō
Not of false or untrue nature; true, sincere; also 眞實性; nature that is not false

先言問訊


先言问讯

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Mandarin xiān yán wèn xùn / xian1 yan2 wen4 xun4
Taiwan hsien yen wen hsün
Japanese sengon monshin
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

剖肝瀝膽


剖肝沥胆

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Mandarin pōu gān lì dǎn / pou1 gan1 li4 dan3
Taiwan p`ou kan li tan / pou kan li tan
Chinese to be completely honest and sincere (idiom)

実のある

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Japanese minoaru / みのある    jitsunoaru / じつのある Japanese (exp,adj-f) solid; substantial; substantive; (expression) faithful; sincere

実の有る

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Japanese minoaru / みのある    jitsunoaru / じつのある Japanese (exp,adj-f) solid; substantial; substantive; (expression) faithful; sincere

実らしい

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Japanese jichirashii / jichirashi / じちらしい Japanese (adjective) honest (appearance); sincere (impression)

忠実やか

see styles
Japanese mameyaka / まめやか Japanese (adjectival noun) sincere; faithful; honest

恭敬合掌

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Mandarin gōng jìng hé zhǎng / gong1 jing4 he2 zhang3
Taiwan kung ching ho chang
Japanese kyōkyō gasshō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

我醉欲眠

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Mandarin wǒ zuì yù mián / wo3 zui4 yu4 mian2
Taiwan wo tsui yü mien
Chinese lit. I'm drunk and would like to sleep (idiom); (used to indicate one's sincere and straightforward nature)

温厚篤実

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Japanese onkoutokujitsu / onkotokujitsu / おんこうとくじつ Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (yoji) having a gentle and sincere personality

益者三友

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Japanese ekishasanyuu / ekishasanyu / えきしゃさんゆう Japanese (expression) (yoji) (ant: 損者三友・そんしゃさんゆう) three kinds of beneficial friends: straightforward, sincere, and well-informed ones (Confucius)

真心實意

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Mandarin zhēn xīn shí yì / zhen1 xin1 shi2 yi4
Taiwan chen hsin shih i
Chinese genuine and sincere (idiom); wholehearted

真情實意

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Mandarin zhēn qíng shí yì / zhen1 qing2 shi2 yi4
Taiwan chen ch`ing shih i / chen ching shih i
Chinese out of genuine friendship (idiom); sincere feelings

童叟無欺

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Mandarin tóng sǒu wú qī / tong2 sou3 wu2 qi1
Taiwan t`ung sou wu ch`i / tung sou wu chi
Chinese cheating neither old nor young (idiom); treating youngsters and old folk equally scrupulously; Our house offers sincere treatment to all and fair trade to old and young alike.

篤信好學

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Mandarin dǔ xìn hào xué / du3 xin4 hao4 xue2
Taiwan tu hsin hao hsüeh
Chinese sincere belief and diligent study

老少無欺

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Mandarin lǎo shào wú qī / lao3 shao4 wu2 qi1
Taiwan lao shao wu ch`i / lao shao wu chi
Chinese cheating neither old nor young; treating youngsters and old folk equally scrupulously; Our house offers sincere treatment to all and fair trade to old and young alike.

耳提面命

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Mandarin ěr tí miàn mìng / er3 ti2 mian4 ming4
Taiwan erh t`i mien ming / erh ti mien ming
Chinese to give sincere advice (idiom); to exhort earnestly

語重心長

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Mandarin yǔ zhòng xīn cháng / yu3 zhong4 xin1 chang2
Taiwan yü chung hsin ch`ang / yü chung hsin chang
Chinese meaningful and heartfelt words (idiom); sincere and earnest wishes

質実剛健

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Japanese shitsujitsugouken / shitsujitsugoken / しつじつごうけん Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (yoji) unaffected and sincere, with fortitude and vigor (vigour)

赤子之心

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Mandarin chì zǐ zhī xīn / chi4 zi3 zhi1 xin1
Taiwan ch`ih tzu chih hsin / chih tzu chih hsin
Chinese pure and innocent like the heart of a newborn; sincere

忠実忠実しい

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Japanese mamemameshii / mamemameshi / まめまめしい Japanese (adjective) (kana only) hardworking; painstaking; diligent; conscientious; sincere

実のある;実の有る

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Japanese minoaru / みのある    jitsunoaru / じつのある Japanese (exp,adj-f) (ant: 実のない) solid; substantial; substantive; (expression) faithful; sincere
This page contains 99 results for "sincere" 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.

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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.

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Japanese Kanji Dictionary

Free Asian Dictionary

Chinese Kanji Dictionary

Chinese Words Dictionary

Chinese Language Dictionary

Japanese Chinese Dictionary