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There are 8 total results for your white crane search.

Characters Pronunciation
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Mandarin bái hè quán / bai2 he4 quan2
Taiwan pai ho ch`üan / pai ho chüan
Chinese Baihequan (Fujian White Crane) martial art form


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Japanese manazuru / まなづる    manatsuru / まなつる    mazuru / まづる    matsuru / まつる Japanese (kana only) white-naped crane (Grus vipio); (place-name, surname) Manadzuru; (place-name, surname) Manatsuru; (surname, female given name) Madzuru; (female given name) Matsuru


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Mandarin hè lín / he4 lin2
Taiwan ho lin
Japanese tsurubayashi / つるばやし
Japanese (surname) Tsurubayashi
鶴樹 Crane grove, a name for the place where Śākyamuni died, when the trees burst into white blossom resembling a flock of white cranes.



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Mandarin bái zhěn hè / bai2 zhen3 he4
Taiwan pai chen ho
Chinese (bird species of China) white-naped crane (Grus vipio)



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Mandarin bái hè liáng / bai2 he4 liang2
Taiwan pai ho liang
Chinese White Crane Ridge at Fuling, Sichuan on the Changjiang River, that used to show above the water at dry periods, with famous carvings


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Japanese manazuru / まなづる Japanese (kana only) white-naped crane (Grus vipio)


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Japanese manazuru / マナヅル Japanese (kana only) white-naped crane (Grus vipio)


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Japanese manazuru;manazuru / まなづる;マナヅル Japanese (kana only) white-naped crane (Grus vipio)

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

This page contains 8 results for "white crane" 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.
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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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