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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin qín / qin2
Taiwan ch`in / chin
Japanese tsutome / つとめ    tsutomu / つとむ    isoshi / いそし
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese diligent; industrious; hardworking; frequent; regular; constant
Japanese (personal name) Tsutome; (male given name) Tsutomu; (given name) Isoshi
vīrya, energy, zeal, fortitude, virility; intp. also as 精進 one of the pāramitās; to strive


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Mandarin qiáng / qiang2
Taiwan ch`iang / chiang
Japanese kyou / kyo / きょう
Chinese to force; to compel; to strive; to make an effort; strong; powerful; better; slightly more than; vigorous; violent; best in their category, e.g. see 百強|百强[bai3 qiang2]; stubborn; unyielding; surname Qiang
Japanese (suffix noun) (1) a little over; a little more than; (2) powerhouse; one of the biggest; one of the most powerful; (personal name) Tsuyomi; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (surname) Tsuyosaki; (personal name) Tsuyoi; (male given name) Tsutomu; (given name) Susumu; (personal name) Gouji; (personal name) Gou; (surname) Kowa; (personal name) Kyouji; (given name) Kyou
Strong, forceful, violent; to force; to strengthen.


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Mandarin zhēng / zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Japanese ikadeka
Chinese to strive for; to vie for; to argue or debate; deficient or lacking (dialect); how or what (literary)
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

努力

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Mandarin nǔ lì / nu3 li4
Taiwan nu li
Japanese doryoku / どりょく
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese great effort; to strive; to try hard
Japanese (noun/participle) great effort; exertion; endeavour; endeavor; effort; (surname) Nuriki
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

勤求

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Mandarin qín qiú / qin2 qiu2
Taiwan ch`in ch`iu / chin chiu
Japanese gongu / ごんぐ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese inquiring the Buddha way
To seek diligently (after the good); to strive for

求道

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Mandarin qiú dào / qiu2 dao4
Taiwan ch`iu tao / chiu tao
Japanese kyuudou;gudou / kyudo;gudo / きゅうどう;ぐどう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese seeking for truth; (personal name) Motomichi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

自強

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Mandarin zì qiáng / zi4 qiang2
Taiwan tzu ch`iang / tzu chiang
Japanese jikyou / jikyo / じきょう
Chinese to strive for self-improvement
Japanese (noun/participle) strenuous effort

安貧樂道


安贫乐道

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Mandarin ān pín lè dào / an1 pin2 le4 dao4
Taiwan an p`in le tao / an pin le tao
Chinese to be content with poverty and strive for virtue (idiom)

自強不息

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Mandarin zì qiáng bù xī / zi4 qiang2 bu4 xi1
Taiwan tzu ch`iang pu hsi / tzu chiang pu hsi
Chinese to strive unremittingly; self-improvement

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Mandarin/ nu3
Taiwan nu
Japanese yume / ゆめ
Chinese to exert; to strive
Japanese (adverb) (kana only) (archaism) never; by no means; (male given name) Tsutomu


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Mandarin/ wu4
Taiwan wu
Japanese tsutomu / つとむ    tsukasa / つかさ    takamu / たかむ
Chinese affair; business; matter; to be engaged in; to attend to; by all means
Japanese (male given name) Tsutomu; (given name) Tsukasa; (surname) Takamu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarin duó / duo2
Taiwan to
Japanese datsu
Chinese to seize; to take away forcibly; to wrest control of; to compete or strive for; to force one's way through; to leave out; to lose
Snatch, carry off, take by force; decide; to snatch


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Mandarin qín / qin2
Taiwan ch`in / chin
Japanese gon
Chinese variant of 勤[qin2]; industrious; solicitous
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarin zhèng // zhēng / zheng4 // zheng1
Taiwan cheng
Chinese to struggle to get free; to strive to acquire; to make (money); see 掙扎|挣扎[zheng1 zha2]


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Mandarin yíng / ying2
Taiwan ying
Japanese ei / e / えい
Chinese camp; barracks; battalion; to build; to operate; to manage; to strive for
Japanese (surname) Ei
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

不爭


不争

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Mandarin bù zhēng / bu4 zheng1
Taiwan pu cheng
Chinese widely known; incontestable; undeniable; to not strive for; to not contend for

企及

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Mandarin qǐ jí / qi3 ji2
Taiwan ch`i chi / chi chi
Japanese kikyuu / kikyu / ききゅう
Chinese to hope to reach; to strive for
Japanese (noun/participle) attempt

住果

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Mandarin zhù guǒ / zhu4 guo3
Taiwan chu kuo
Japanese sumika / すみか
Japanese (personal name) Sumika
Abiding in the fruit; e.g. śrāvakas and pratyekabuddhas who rest satisfied in their attainments and do not strive for Buddhahood; they are known as住果緣覺 or住果羅漢.

創優


创优

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Mandarin chuàng yōu / chuang4 you1
Taiwan ch`uang yu / chuang yu
Chinese to strive for excellence

力圖


力图

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Mandarin lì tú / li4 tu2
Taiwan li t`u / li tu
Chinese to try hard to; to strive to

力精

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Mandarin lì jīng / li4 jing1
Taiwan li ching
Japanese rikishō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

励む

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Japanese hagemu / はげむ Japanese (Godan verb with "mu" ending) to strive; to endeavour; to endeavor; to make an effort; to be zealous

勉力

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Mandarin miǎn lì / mian3 li4
Taiwan mien li
Chinese to strive; to make an effort; to exert oneself

勉勵


勉励

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Mandarin miǎn lì / mian3 li4
Taiwan mien li
Japanese benrei
Chinese to encourage
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

図る

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Japanese hakaru / はかる Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to plan; to attempt; to devise; (2) to plot; to conspire; to scheme; (3) to aim for; to strive for; to work towards; to seek

奔頭


奔头

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Mandarin bèn tou / ben4 tou5
Taiwan pen t`ou / pen tou
Chinese something to strive for; prospect

奮力


奋力

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Mandarin fèn lì / fen4 li4
Taiwan fen li
Chinese to do everything one can; to spare no effort; to strive

奮鬥


奋斗

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Mandarin fèn dòu / fen4 dou4
Taiwan fen tou
Chinese to strive; to struggle

希求

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Mandarin xī qiú / xi1 qiu2
Taiwan hsi ch`iu / hsi chiu
Japanese motomu / もとむ    nozomu / のぞむ
Japanese (noun/participle) longing; great desire; aspiration; (female given name) Motomu; (female given name) Nozomu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

殫力

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Mandarin dān lì / dan1 li4
Taiwan tan li
Chinese to strive; endeavor

求取

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Mandarin qiú qǔ / qiu2 qu3
Taiwan ch`iu ch`ü / chiu chü
Japanese gushu
Chinese to seek after; to strive for
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

營求

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Mandarin yíng qiú / ying2 qiu2
Taiwan ying ch`iu / ying chiu
Chinese to seek; to strive for

營謀

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Mandarin yíng móu / ying2 mou2
Taiwan ying mou
Chinese to do business; to manage; to strive for; to use every possible means (toward a goal)

爭光

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Mandarin zhēng guāng / zheng1 guang1
Taiwan cheng kuang
Chinese to win an honor; to strive to win a prize

爭取

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Mandarin zhēng qǔ / zheng1 qu3
Taiwan cheng ch`ü / cheng chü
Chinese to fight for; to strive for; to win over

爭寵

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Mandarin zhēng chǒng / zheng1 chong3
Taiwan cheng ch`ung / cheng chung
Chinese to strive for favor

爭得

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Mandarin zhēng dé / zheng1 de2
Taiwan cheng te
Chinese to obtain by an effort; to strive to get something

爭衡

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Mandarin zhēng héng / zheng1 heng2
Taiwan cheng heng
Chinese to struggle for mastery; to strive for supremacy

爭鋒

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Mandarin zhēng fēng / zheng1 feng1
Taiwan cheng feng
Chinese to strive

盡力


尽力

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Mandarin jìn lì / jin4 li4
Taiwan chin li
Japanese jinriki
Chinese to strive one's hardest; to spare no effort
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

謀取

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Mandarin móu qǔ / mou2 qu3
Taiwan mou ch`ü / mou chü
Chinese to seek; to strive for; to obtain; see also 牟取[mou2 qu3]

謀求

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Mandarin móu qiú / mou2 qiu2
Taiwan mou ch`iu / mou chiu
Chinese to seek; to strive for

謀食

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Mandarin móu shí / mou2 shi2
Taiwan mou shih
Chinese to make a living; to strive to earn a living

講求

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Mandarin jiǎng qiú / jiang3 qiu2
Taiwan chiang ch`iu / chiang chiu
Chinese to stress; to emphasize; particular about something; to strive for

鵬摶

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Mandarin péng tuán / peng2 tuan2
Taiwan p`eng t`uan / peng tuan
Chinese to strive for greatness

力める

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Japanese tsutomeru / つとめる Japanese (transitive verb) to endeavor (endeavour); to try; to strive; to make an effort; to exert oneself; to be diligent; to be committed (to doing something)

努める

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Japanese tsutomeru / つとめる Japanese (transitive verb) to endeavor (endeavour); to try; to strive; to make an effort; to exert oneself; to be diligent; to be committed (to doing something)

勉める

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Japanese tsutomeru / つとめる Japanese (transitive verb) to endeavor (endeavour); to try; to strive; to make an effort; to exert oneself; to be diligent; to be committed (to doing something)

取組む

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Japanese torikumu / とりくむ    tokkumu / とっくむ Japanese (v5m,vi) to tackle; to wrestle with; to engage in a bout; to come to grips with; to make effort; to strive for; to deal with

力爭上游


力争上游

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Mandarin lì zhēng shàng yóu / li4 zheng1 shang4 you2
Taiwan li cheng shang yu
Chinese to strive for mastery (idiom); aiming for the best result; to have high ambitions

勤修方便

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Mandarin qín xiū fāng biàn / qin2 xiu1 fang1 bian4
Taiwan ch`in hsiu fang pien / chin hsiu fang pien
Japanese gonshu hōben
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

取っ組む

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Japanese tokkumu / とっくむ Japanese (v5m,vi) to tackle; to wrestle with; to engage in a bout; to come to grips with; to make effort; to strive for; to deal with

取り組む

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Japanese torikumu / とりくむ Japanese (v5m,vi) to tackle; to wrestle with; to engage in a bout; to come to grips with; to make effort; to strive for; to deal with

好大喜功

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Mandarin hào dà xǐ gōng / hao4 da4 xi3 gong1
Taiwan hao ta hsi kung
Chinese to rejoice in grandiose deeds; to strive to achieve extraordinary things

子マダム

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Japanese komadamu / こマダム Japanese wealthy women who strive to follow the fashions exactly and be seen in all the right place

求好心切

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Mandarin qiú hǎo xīn qiè / qiu2 hao3 xin1 qie4
Taiwan ch`iu hao hsin ch`ieh / chiu hao hsin chieh
Chinese to demand the highest standards of sb (or oneself) (idiom); to strive to achieve the best possible results; to be a perfectionist

盡力而為

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Mandarin jìn lì ér wéi / jin4 li4 er2 wei2
Taiwan chin li erh wei
Chinese to try one's utmost; to strive

自強自立

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Mandarin zì qiáng zì lì / zi4 qiang2 zi4 li4
Taiwan tzu ch`iang tzu li / tzu chiang tzu li
Chinese to strive for self-improvement

自立自強

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Mandarin zì lì zì qiáng / zi4 li4 zi4 qiang2
Taiwan tzu li tzu ch`iang / tzu li tzu chiang
Chinese to strive for self-improvement

タッグを組む

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Japanese tagguokumu / タッグをくむ Japanese (exp,v5m) to work together; to strive together; to form a tag team

相互理解を図る

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Japanese sougorikaiohakaru / sogorikaiohakaru / そうごりかいをはかる Japanese (exp,v5r) to strive for mutual understanding

人往高處走,水往低處流


人往高处走,水往低处流

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Mandarin rén wǎng gāo chù zǒu , shuǐ wǎng dī chù liú / ren2 wang3 gao1 chu4 zou3 , shui3 wang3 di1 chu4 liu2
Taiwan jen wang kao ch`u tsou , shui wang ti ch`u liu / jen wang kao chu tsou , shui wang ti chu liu
Chinese man seeks his way up just as water seeks its way down (idiom); one should constantly strive to make progress

図る(P);謀る(P)

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Japanese hakaru / はかる Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to plan; to attempt; to devise; (2) (esp. 謀る) to plot; to conspire; to scheme; (3) (図る only) to aim for; to strive for; to work towards; to seek; (4) (謀る only) to deceive; to trick; to take in

努める(P);勉める;力める

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Japanese tsutomeru / つとめる Japanese (transitive verb) to endeavor (endeavour); to try; to strive; to make an effort; to exert oneself; to be diligent; to be committed (to doing something)

取り組む(P);取っ組む;取組む

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Japanese torikumu(取ri組mu,取組mu)(p);tokkumu(取組mu,取組mu) / とりくむ(取り組む,取組む)(P);とっくむ(取っ組む,取組む) Japanese (v5m,vi) to tackle; to wrestle with; to engage in a bout; to come to grips with; to make effort; to strive for; to deal with
This page contains 65 results for "strive" 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).



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