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Characters Pronunciation
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Mandarin/ bo1
Taiwan po
Japanese po / ぽ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese wave; ripple; storm; surge; Poland; Polish; abbr. for 波蘭|波兰[Bo1 lan2]
Japanese (n,n-suf,n-pref) (abbreviation) Poland; (personal name) Bo; (given name) Ha; (surname, female given name) Nami
taraṅga. A wave, waves; to involve; translit. p, b, v; cf. 婆; 般; 鉢 etc.

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Mandarin tāo / tao1
Taiwan t`ao / tao
Japanese nami / なみ
Chinese big wave; Taiwan pr. [tao2]
Japanese wave; (surname, female given name) Nami; (personal name) Dou; (personal name) Tou


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Mandarin bō làng / bo1 lang4
Taiwan po lang
Japanese harou / haro / はろう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese wave
Japanese waves; billows; surge; (female given name) Harou
taraṅga, a wave, waves.


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Japanese tsunami / つなみ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese tsunami; tidal wave; (surname) Tsuwa; (surname) Tsuba; (place-name, surname) Tsuha; (surname, female given name) Tsunami


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Mandarin jīn làng / jin1 lang4
Taiwan chin lang
Japanese tsunami / つなみ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese tsunami; same as 海嘯|海啸
Japanese tsunami; tidal wave; (surname) Tsuba; (surname) Tsuha; (place-name) Tsunami



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Mandarin hǎi xiào / hai3 xiao4
Taiwan hai hsiao
Japanese kaishou / kaisho / かいしょう
Chinese tsunami
Japanese (1) (See 感潮河川) tidal bore; eagre; (2) rumbling noise that accompanies a tidal bore; (3) (obsolete) (See 津波) tsunami; tidal wave



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Mandarin qián fù hòu jì / qian2 fu4 hou4 ji4
Taiwan ch`ien fu hou chi / chien fu hou chi
Chinese to advance dauntlessly in wave upon wave (idiom)

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Mandarin làng / lang4
Taiwan lang
Japanese nami / なみ
Chinese wave; breaker; unrestrained; dissipated
Japanese wave; (surname) Rou; (personal name) Hasuoka; (personal name) Namio; (surname) Nami


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Mandarin zhōng bō / zhong1 bo1
Taiwan chung po
Japanese chuuha / chuha / ちゅうは
Chinese medium wave (radio frequency range); Chinese-Polish
Japanese medium wave; (place-name, surname) Nakanami


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Mandarin guāng bō / guang1 bo1
Taiwan kuang po
Japanese kouha / koha / こうは
Chinese light wave
Japanese light waves; (female given name) Minami; (female given name) Mitsuha; (surname) Mitsunami; (given name) Kouha; (female given name) Kanami



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Mandarin bō dòng / bo1 dong4
Taiwan po tung
Japanese hadou / hado / はどう
Chinese to undulate; to fluctuate; wave motion; rise and fall
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) wave motion; undulation; surge; (2) {physics} wave


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Mandarin bō xíng / bo1 xing2
Taiwan po hsing
Japanese namigata;hakei / namigata;hake / なみがた;はけい
Chinese wave form
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) wavy form; ripply shape; (2) (はけい only) waveform; (surname) Namigata; (surname) Namikata


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Mandarin bō miàn / bo1 mian4
Taiwan po mien
Japanese hamen / はめん
Chinese wave front
Japanese wave surface; wave-front


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Mandarin duǎn bō / duan3 bo1
Taiwan tuan po
Japanese tanpa / たんぱ
Chinese shortwave (radio)
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) short wave



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Mandarin zǒu shí / zou3 shi2
Taiwan tsou shih
Japanese souji / soji / そうじ
Chinese (of a watch or clock) to keep time; (physics) propagation time; travel time (of a wave)
Japanese travel time (esp. of waves, earthquake shocks, etc.)



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Mandarin cháng bō / chang2 bo1
Taiwan ch`ang po / chang po
Japanese chouha / choha / ちょうは
Chinese longwave (radio)
Japanese long wave; (place-name) Osaba



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Mandarin diàn bō / dian4 bo1
Taiwan tien po
Japanese denpa(p);demupa;denpa / でんぱ(P);デムパ;デンパ
Chinese electric wave; alternating current
Japanese (1) (でんぱ only) (See 電磁波) electromagnetic wave; radio wave; reception; signal; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) (slang) (See 電波な奴,電波系・でんぱけい) saying strange things


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Mandarin yīn bō / yin1 bo1
Taiwan yin po
Japanese onpa / おんぱ
Chinese sound wave
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) sound wave; (female given name) Otowa; (female given name) Otoha



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Mandarin fēng làng / feng1 lang4
Taiwan feng lang
Japanese fuurou / furo / ふうろう
Chinese wind and waves; stormy sea
Japanese wind and wave; rough seas



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Mandarin jīng bō / jing1 bo1
Taiwan ching po
Japanese toki / とき    geiha / geha / げいは
Chinese huge wave or breaker
Japanese battle cry; war cry; (1) raging waves; (2) battle cry; war cry; (place-name, surname) Kujiranami


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Mandarin dì zhèn bō / di4 zhen4 bo1
Taiwan ti chen po
Japanese jishinha / じしんは
Chinese seismic wave
Japanese seismic wave


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Mandarin píng miàn bō / ping2 mian4 bo1
Taiwan p`ing mien po / ping mien po
Japanese heimenha / hemenha / へいめんは
Chinese a plane wave
Japanese plane wave


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Mandarin zhèng xián bō / zheng4 xian2 bo1
Taiwan cheng hsien po
Japanese seigenha / segenha / せいげんは
Chinese sine wave; simple harmonic vibration
Japanese sine wave


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Mandarin chāo duǎn bō / chao1 duan3 bo1
Taiwan ch`ao tuan po / chao tuan po
Japanese choutanpa / chotanpa / ちょうたんぱ
Chinese ultra short wave (radio); UHF
Japanese ultrashort-wave; very high frequency


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Mandarin chāo yīn bō / chao1 yin1 bo1
Taiwan ch`ao yin po / chao yin po
Japanese chouonpa / choonpa / ちょうおんぱ
Chinese ultrasound; ultrasonic wave
Japanese (n,n-pref) ultrasonic waves; ultrasound



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Mandarin diàn cí bō / dian4 ci2 bo1
Taiwan tien tz`u po / tien tzu po
Japanese denjiha / でんじは
Chinese electromagnetic wave
Japanese {physics} (See 電波・1) electromagnetic waves

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Mandarin/ ji2
Taiwan chi
Japanese zoku
Chinese variant of 即[ji2]; promptly
To draw up to, or near; approach; forthwith; to be; i.e. alias; if, even if; 就是. It is intp. as 和融 united together; 不二not two, i.e. identical; 不離 not separate, inseparable. It resembles implication, e.g. the afflictions or passions imply, or are, bodhi; births-and-deaths imply, or are, nirvana; the indication being that the one is contained in or leads to the other. Tiantai has three definitions: (1) The union, or unity, of two things, e.g. 煩惱 and 菩提, i.e. the passions and enlightenment, the former being taken as the 相 form, the latter 性 spirit, which two are inseparable; in other words, apart from the subjugation of the passions there is no enlightenment. (2) Back and front are inseparables; also (3) substance and quality, e.g. water and wave; to become one

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Mandarin lún // lūn / lun2 // lun1
Taiwan lun
Chinese to select; to swing (one's arms, a heavy object); to wave (a sword, one's fists); to fling (money)

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Mandarin huī / hui1
Taiwan hui
Chinese to wave; to brandish; to command; to conduct; to scatter; to disperse

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Mandarin biào // biāo / biao4 // biao1
Taiwan piao
Chinese to bind tightly; to link (arms); to hang around with; to stick close to (sb); to compete; (literary) to beat; (literary) to wave away; to discard

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Mandarin lán / lan2
Taiwan lan
Japanese ran
Chinese swelling water

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Mandarin/ yu4
Chinese (obscure) variant of 鬱|郁[yu4]; rich; great wave

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Mandarin zhèn / zhen4
Taiwan chen
Japanese jin / じん
Chinese disposition of troops; wave; spate; burst; spell; short period of time; classifier for events or states of short duration
Japanese (1) (See 背水の陣) battle formation; (2) (See 陣を張る) camp; encampment; position; (n,n-suf) (3) (See 報道陣) group; gang; party; corps; (4) (See 大坂夏の陣) war; battle; campaign; (given name) Noburu; (surname) Nobu; (personal name) Jinji; (surname) Jinsaki; (surname, female given name) Jin
a file of soldiers


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Japanese arufaha / アルファは Japanese alpha wave


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Japanese beetaha / ベータは Japanese beta wave


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Mandarin sān jù / san1 ju4
Taiwan san chü
Japanese sanku
Three cryptic questions of 雲門 Yunmen, founder of the Yunmen Chan School. They are: (1) 截斷衆流 What is it that stops all flow (of reincarnation) ? The reply from the 起信論 is 一心, i. e. the realization of the oneness of mind, or that all is mind. (2) 函蓋乾坤 What contains and includes the universe? The 眞如. (3) 隨波逐浪 One wave following another— what is this? Birth and death 生死, or transmigration, phenomenal existence; three phrases



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Mandarin jiāo biàn / jiao1 bian4
Taiwan chiao pien
Chinese half-period of a wave motion; alternation


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Japanese hitonami / ひとなみ Japanese surging crowd; wave of humanity; stampede


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Japanese isou / iso / いそう Japanese (1) {physics} phase (e.g. wave, electricity, moon); (2) {math} topology; (3) {ling} register


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Japanese henpa / へんぱ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) polarisation; polarization; polarised wave; polarized wave


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Japanese zenpa / ぜんぱ Japanese (See オールウエーブ) all-wave (receiver); full wave


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Japanese reiki / reki / れいき Japanese cold; chill; cold weather; cold wave; cold air



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Mandarin shí mén / shi2 men2
Taiwan shih men
Japanese jūmon
The ten "doors" or connections between事 and 理; 事 is defined as 現象 form and 理 as 本體 substance; the common illustration of wave and water indicates the idea thus expressed. The 理事無礎十門 means that in ten ways form and substance are not separate, unconnected entities. (1) li the substance is always present with shih the phenomena; (2) shih is always present with li; (3) shih depends on li for its existence; (4) the shih can reveal the li; (5) the shih (mere form, which is unreal) can disappear in the li;(6) the shih can conceal the li; (7) the true li is the shih; (8) the shih is li; (9) the true li (or reality) is not the shih; (10) the shih is not the (whole) li; v. 華嚴大疏 2. 周遍含容觀十門 The fifth of the five 觀 meditations of the 華嚴宗, i.e. on li and shih, e.g. (1) the li is as the shih; (2) the shih is as the li; 理如事, 事如理 and so on. The 止觀十門 in the 宗鏡録35, also deals with li and shih chiefly for purposes of meditation. Another group, the 華嚴釋經十門, treats of the Canon and the schools.


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Mandarin tóng xiàng / tong2 xiang4
Taiwan t`ung hsiang / tung hsiang
Japanese dousou / doso / どうそう
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) the said (cabinet) minister; (2) in-phase (component of a wave); (3) homeomorphism



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Mandarin tóng tǐ / tong2 ti3
Taiwan t`ung t`i / tung ti
Japanese dōtei
Of the same body, or nature, as water and wave, but同體慈悲 means fellow-feeling and compassion, looking on all sympathetically as of the same nature as oneself.


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Mandarin zhōu bō / zhou1 bo1
Taiwan chou po
Japanese shuuha / shuha / しゅうは
Chinese cycle (physics)
Japanese cycle; wave; frequency


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Mandarin huí bō / hui2 bo1
Taiwan hui po
Chinese echo (e.g. radar); returning wave



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Mandarin yuán róng / yuan2 rong2
Taiwan yüan jung
Japanese enyū
Chinese accommodating; (Buddhism) completely integrated
Complete combination; the absolute in the relative and vice versa; the identity of apparent contraries; perfect harmony among all differences, as in water and waves, passion and enlightenment, transmigration and nirvāṇa, or life and death, etc.; all are of the same fundamental nature, all are bhūtatathatā, and bhūtatathatā is all; waves are one with waves, and water is one with water, and water and wave are one; completely interpenetrated


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Mandarin jī bō / ji1 bo1
Taiwan chi po
Chinese fundamental (wave)


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Mandarin miào jiǎ / miao4 jia3
Taiwan miao chia
Japanese myōke
The profound meaning of phenomena of Tiantai, that they are the bhūtatathatā (e.g. water and wave) as distinguished from the 別教 view; cf. 妙中; marvelous provisional


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Mandarin dìng xíng / ding4 xing2
Taiwan ting hsing
Japanese teikei / teke / ていけい
Chinese to finalize (a design etc); stereotype; permanent wave or perm (hairdressing)
Japanese fixed form; regular shape; stereotyped


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Japanese yosenami / よせなみ Japanese incoming wave; surf; swash; comber; beachcomber


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Japanese kanpa / かんぱ Japanese cold wave; (surname) Samunami


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Mandarin hán cháo / han2 chao2
Taiwan han ch`ao / han chao
Chinese cold wave; CL:股[gu3]



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Mandarin shè diàn / she4 dian4
Taiwan she tien
Chinese radio wave (astronomy)


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Japanese kyoha / きょは Japanese billow; large wave


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Japanese hikinami / ひきなみ Japanese (1) backwash; rip current; undertow; (2) stern wave; (3) drawback (of a tsunami, i.e. when a wave trough reaches land before a crest); (surname) Hikinami



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Mandarin è làng / e4 lang4
Taiwan o lang
Chinese violent wave; fierce billow; fig. depraved force


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Japanese oshinami / おしなみ Japanese leading wave (of a tsunami, i.e. when a wave crest reaches land before a trough)


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Japanese maneku / まねく Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to invite; to ask; (2) to beckon; to wave someone in; to gesture to; (3) to call in; to send for; to summon; (4) to bring on oneself; to cause; to incur; to lead to; to result in


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Mandarin zhāo shǒu / zhao1 shou3
Taiwan chao shou
Chinese to wave; to beckon


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Japanese buru / ぶる    furu / ふる Japanese (suf,v5r) (1) (kana only) (after noun, adjectival noun or adj-stem) to assume the air of ...; to behave like ...; (Godan verb with "ru" ending) (2) (colloquialism) (kana only) to put on airs; to be self-important; (transitive verb) (1) to wave; to shake; to swing; (2) to sprinkle; to throw (dice); (3) to cast (actor); to allocate (work); (4) to turn down (somebody); to reject; to jilt; to dump; (5) to abandon; to give up; to ruin; (6) (See 振り仮名) to add kana indicating a reading of a word; (7) to slightly change headings; to change directions; (8) to extract by broiling; to prepare an infusion of; to decoct; (9) to carry with great vigor (e.g. a portable shrine); (10) to bring up a topic; to lead to a topic; (11) to replace; to substitute; (12) to set up a joke for somebody else



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Mandarin huī dòng / hui1 dong4
Taiwan hui tung
Chinese to wave something; to brandish



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Mandarin huī shǒu / hui1 shou3
Taiwan hui shou
Chinese to wave (one's hand)



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Mandarin huī wǔ / hui1 wu3
Taiwan hui wu
Chinese to brandish; to wave something



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Mandarin yáo shǒu / yao2 shou3
Taiwan yao shou
Japanese yō shu
Chinese to wave the hand (to say goodbye, or in a negative gesture); crank handle
trembling hands



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Mandarin bǎi shǒu / bai3 shou3
Taiwan pai shou
Chinese to wave one's hand; to gesture with one's hand (beckoning, waving good-bye etc); to swing one's arms



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Mandarin bào rè / bao4 re4
Taiwan pao je
Chinese to trend; to get popular quickly; a sudden heat wave (weather)


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Japanese yokonami / よこなみ Japanese side (transverse) wave; broadside sea; (place-name) Yokonami



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Mandarin héng bō / heng2 bo1
Taiwan heng po
Chinese transverse wave
Japanese See: 横波


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Mandarin shuǐ bō / shui3 bo1
Taiwan shui po
Japanese minami / みなみ    mizuba / みずば    mizunami / みずなみ
Chinese wave; (water) ripple
Japanese (female given name) Minami; (surname) Mizuba; (surname) Mizunami
Waves of water; the wave and the water are two yet one— an illustration of the identity of differences; water and waves


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Japanese okinami / おきなみ Japanese offing wave; deep water wave; (place-name, surname) Okinami


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Japanese okinami / おきなみ Japanese offing wave; deep water wave; (surname) Okinami


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Japanese haryoku / はりょく Japanese wave power; wave force


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Mandarin bō fēng / bo1 feng1
Taiwan po feng
Chinese wave crest


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Japanese hasuu / hasu / はすう Japanese {physics} wave number; wavenumber



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Mandarin bō shù / bo1 shu4
Taiwan po shu
Chinese wave number (reciprocal of frequency)
Japanese See: 波数


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Mandarin bō duàn / bo1 duan4
Taiwan po tuan
Chinese wave band



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Mandarin bō zhuàng / bo1 zhuang4
Taiwan po chuang
Chinese wave-shaped
Japanese See: 波状


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Japanese hashoku / はしょく Japanese wave erosion


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Mandarin bō sù / bo1 su4
Taiwan po su
Chinese wave velocity


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Japanese namigashira;hatou / namigashira;hato / なみがしら;はとう Japanese wave crest; whitecaps; (surname) Hatou


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Japanese hashoku / はしょく Japanese wave erosion; (surname) Hashoku


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Japanese hakou / hako / はこう Japanese wave height


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Mandarin làng cháo / lang4 chao2
Taiwan lang ch`ao / lang chao
Chinese wave; tides



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Mandarin làng tāo / lang4 tao1
Taiwan lang t`ao / lang tao
Chinese ocean wave; billows



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Mandarin làng gǔ / lang4 gu3
Taiwan lang ku
Chinese trough of a wave; (fig.) low point; lowest level



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Mandarin làng shí / lang4 shi2
Taiwan lang shih
Chinese wave erosion



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Mandarin làng tou / lang4 tou5
Taiwan lang t`ou / lang tou
Chinese wave


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Mandarin hǎi bō / hai3 bo1
Taiwan hai po
Japanese shiぃna / しぃな    kanami / かなみ    kana / かな    kainami / かいなみ    unnami / うんなみ    uminami / うみなみ    umi / うみ
Chinese hypo (loanword); sodium thiosulfate Na2S2O3 used in fixing photos (formerly hyposulfite); wave (sea)
Japanese (female given name) Minami; (female given name) Shiina; (female given name) Kanami; (female given name) Kana; (surname) Kainami; (personal name) Unnami; (surname) Uminami; (female given name) Umi


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Mandarin hǎi làng / hai3 lang4
Taiwan hai lang
Japanese enami / えなみ
Chinese sea wave
Japanese (surname) Enami



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Mandarin cāng làng / cang1 lang4
Taiwan ts`ang lang / tsang lang
Japanese sourou / soro / そうろう
Chinese Canglang district of Suzhou city 蘇州市|苏州市[Su1 zhou1 shi4], Jiangsu
Japanese (1) blue waves; blue wave; (2) hair that has lost its shine due to ageing; (male given name) Sourou


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Mandarin jī bō / ji1 bo1
Taiwan chi po
Chinese shock wave


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Japanese ensho / えんしょ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) heat wave; intense heat



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Mandarin rè pěng / re4 peng3
Taiwan je p`eng / je peng
Chinese a craze; a popular wave; a hit with the public


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Japanese neppa / ねっぱ Japanese heat wave


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Japanese bakufuu / bakufu / ばくふう Japanese bomb blast; blast (from an explosion); shock wave


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Japanese mousho / mosho / もうしょ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) heat wave; fierce heat


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Mandarin lǐ shì / li3 shi4
Taiwan li shih
Japanese riji / りじ
Chinese member of council
Japanese director; trustee
Noumena and phenomena, principle and practice, absolute and relative, real and empirical, cause and effect, fundamental essence and external activity, potential and actual; e.g. store and distribution, ocean and wave, static and kinetic; principle and phenomena


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Mandarin xiāng jí / xiang1 ji2
Taiwan hsiang chi
Japanese sōsoku
Phenomenal identity, e. g. the wave is water and water the wave; identification


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