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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ yi1
Taiwan i
Japanese ii / i / イー    hito(p);hi;hii / hito(p);hi;hi / ひと(P);ひ;ひい
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese one; 1; single; a (article); as soon as; entire; whole; all; throughout; "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1); also pr. [yao1] for greater clarity when spelling out numbers digit by digit
Japanese (numeric) one (chi: yī); (prefix) (1) (esp. ひと) (See 一・いち・1) one; (numeric) (2) (when counting aloud, usu. ひ or ひい) one; (female given name) Moto; (male given name) Makoto; (female given name) Hiyuu; (given name) Hitotsu; (male given name) Hitoshi; (female given name) Hito; (surname, female given name) Hajime; (male given name) Hajimu; (surname) Ninomae; (surname) Dekata; (m,f) Tsukasa; (given name) Susumu; (female given name) Kokoro; (female given name) Kazuha; (surname, female given name) Kazu; (given name) Osamu; (given name) Iru; (female given name) Itsu; (surname, given name) Ichi
eka. One, unity, monad, once, the same; immediately on (seeing, hearing, etc.).

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Mandarin dīng / ding1
Taiwan ting
Japanese tei;hinoto / te;hinoto / てい;ひのと    chou / cho / ちょう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese fourth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1]; fourth in order; letter "D" or roman "IV" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc; ancient Chinese compass point: 195°; butyl; cubes (of food); surname Ding
Japanese (1) 4th in rank; fourth sign of the Chinese calendar; (n,n-pref,n-suf) (2) (てい only) (abbreviation) (obscure) Denmark; (counter) (1) counter for sheets, pages, leaves, etc.; (2) counter for blocks of tofu; counter for servings in a restaurant; (3) (See 挺) counter for long and narrow things such as guns, scissors, spades, hoes, inksticks, palanquins, candles, jinrikishas, shamisen, oars, etc.; (4) (See 半・はん・3) even number; (5) (See 町・3) 109.09 m; (surname) Rei; (surname) Yoroi; (place-name) Yoro; (surname) Yoboro; (surname) Youro; (surname) Momoki; (surname, female given name) Hinoto; (personal name) Tou; (surname) Tei; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (surname) Chiyon; (surname) Choudei; (surname) Chou; (surname) Chiyun; (surname) Jiyon; (personal name) In; (personal name) Ataru

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Mandarin/ qi1
Taiwan ch`i / chi
Japanese chii / chi / チー
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese seven; 7
Japanese (numeric) seven (chi: qī); (female given name) Nano; (surname) Nana; (personal name) Na; (surname) Satoru
sapta, seven.

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Mandarin chǒu / chou3
Taiwan ch`ou / chou
Japanese ushi / うし
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese clown; 2nd earthly branch: 1-3 a.m., 12th solar month (6th January to 3rd February), year of the Ox; ancient Chinese compass point: 30°; surname Chou
Japanese second sign of Chinese zodiac (The Ox, 1am-3am, north-northeast, December); (personal name) Chuu; (personal name) Ushi

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Mandarin dān / dan1
Taiwan tan
Japanese ni / に
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Chinese red; pellet; powder; cinnabar
Japanese red earth (i.e. containing cinnabar or minium); vermilion; (given name) Makoto; (surname) Niwa; (female given name) Niho; (surname) Nii; (personal name) Tansou; (surname) Tansaki; (surname) Tami; (surname) Tana; (personal name) Unyuu; (personal name) Inoi; (personal name) Ii; (female given name) Akira; (surname, given name) Akashi; (surname) Akai; (surname, given name) Aka
Red, cinnabar color; a remedy, drug, elixir.

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Mandarin gān // qián / gan1 // qian2
Taiwan kan // ch`ien / kan // chien
Japanese ken / けん
Chinese dry; clean; in vain; dried food; foster; adoptive; to ignore; surname Gan; one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing heaven; male principle; ☰; ancient Chinese compass point: 315° (northwest); surname Qian
Japanese qian (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: heaven, northwest); (surname) Nukui; (male given name) Tsutomu; (personal name) Takeshi; (given name) Susumu; (surname, given name) Ken; (surname, given name) Kan; (surname) Kawaki; (surname) Kawai; (surname) Inute; (surname, female given name) Inui
Dry, dried up, clean; heaven, male, masculine, enduring, continual. Translit. gan and h.

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Mandarin èr / er4
Taiwan erh
Japanese aru / アル    futa / ふた    fuu / fu / ふう    fu / ふ    ni / に
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Chinese two; 2; (Beijing dialect) stupid
Japanese (numeric) two (chi: er); (numeric) two; (place-name) Futa; (given name) Tsudzuki; (given name) Tsuguru; (personal name) Tsugi; (given name) Tasuku; (given name) Susumu; (personal name) Jin'ichi; (surname) Shitanaga
Dvā, dvau. Two; dvitīya, second.

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Mandarin yún / yun2
Taiwan yün
Japanese shionuma / しおぬま    shiogami / しおがみ    un / うん    innoshou / innosho / いんのしょう
Chinese (classical) to say
Japanese (personal name) Shionuma; (personal name) Shiogami; (personal name) Un; (personal name) Innoshou
To say, speak.

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Mandarin/ wu3
Taiwan wu
Japanese uu / u / ウー
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese five; 5
Japanese (numeric) five (chi: wǔ); (surname) Go; (personal name) Itsuo; (personal name) Itsu; (given name) Atsumu
pañca, five.

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Mandarin rén / ren2
Taiwan jen
Japanese jin(p);nin / じん(P);にん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese humane; kernel
Japanese (1) (じん only) benevolence (esp. as a virtue of Confucianism); consideration; compassion; humanity; charity; (2) (じん only) human; (3) kernel; (4) (じん only) (See 核小体) nucleolus; (given name) Yasushi; (female given name) Megumi; (given name) Masushi; (given name) Masashi; (personal name) Masa; (given name) Makoto; (given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Hitomi; (male given name) Hitoshi; (given name) Hisashi; (personal name) Nin; (personal name) Tadashi; (personal name) Jinji; (given name) Jinkou; (surname, female given name) Jin; (female given name) Shinobu; (personal name) Shitoshi; (male given name) Satoshi; (given name) Atsushi
Kindness, benevolence, virtue; altruism

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Mandarin/ fo2
Taiwan fo
Japanese hotoke / ほとけ    butsu / ぶつ    futsu / ふつ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Japanese variant of 佛
Japanese (1) Buddha; merciful person; Buddhist image; (2) the dead; dead person; spirit of the dead; Buddha; Buddhism; (abbreviation) (See 仏蘭西) France; (surname) Hotokesaki; (surname) Hotoke; (place-name) Furansu; (place-name) Futsu; (personal name) Satoru

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Mandarin xiān / xian1
Taiwan hsien
Japanese sen / せん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese immortal
Japanese hermit; wizard; (personal name) Hisa; (personal name) Nori; (personal name) Sonhi; (personal name) Senji; (surname, female given name) Sen
僊 ṛṣi, 哩始 an immortal. 仙人; 人仙 the genī, of whom there is a famous group of eight 八仙; an ascetic, a man of the hills, a hermit; the Buddha. The 楞嚴經 gives ten kinds of immortals, walkers on the earth, fliers, wanderers at will, into space, into the deva heavens, transforming themselves into any form, etc. The names of ten ṛṣis, who preceded Śākyamuni, the first being 闍提首那? Jatisena; there is also a list of sixty-eight 大仙 given in the 大孔雀咒經下 A classification of five is 天仙 deva genī, 神仙 spirit genī, 人仙 human genī, 地仙 earth, or cavern genī, and 鬼仙 ghost genī.

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Mandarin dài / dai4
Taiwan tai
Japanese dai / だい    shiro / しろ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese to substitute; to act on behalf of others; to replace; generation; dynasty; age; period; (historical) era; (geological) eon
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) charge; cost; price; (2) generation; age; reign; (3) {geol} era; (4) (after someone's name or title) a representative of; on behalf of; for (someone); (5) (See 代表電話番号) used after a phone number to indicate that it is a switchboard number; (counter) (6) counter for decades of ages, eras, etc.; (7) counter for generations (of inheritors to a throne, etc.); (8) (abbreviation) (See 代理申請会社) proxy application company; (9) (abbreviation) (used in dictionaries, etc.) (See 代名詞・1) pronoun; (1) substitution; (2) material; (3) price; (4) margin (e.g. for stapling, etc.); area required for something; (5) (archaism) (See 反・たん・2) shiro (unit of land area equal to one-fiftieth of a tan; ~19.83 m.sq.); (surname) Daisaki; (surname) Dai; (surname) Takadai; (surname) Shiro; (surname) Sakishiro; (given name) Kawaru
Instead of, in place of, acting for, for; e. g. 代香 to offer incense in place of another; a generation, v. 世代.

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Japanese tai / たい
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Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) body; physique; posture; (2) shape; form; style; (3) substance; identity; reality; (4) {math} field; (counter) (5) counter for humanoid forms (e.g. dolls, statues, corpses, etc.); (n,n-suf) (6) typeface; type

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Mandarin/ fo2
Taiwan fo
Japanese hotoke / ほとけ    butsusaki / ぶつさき
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Buddha; Buddhism
Japanese (surname) Hotoke; (surname) Butsusaki
Buddha, from budh to "be aware of", "conceive", "observe", "wake"; also 佛陀; 浮圖; 浮陀; 浮頭; 浮塔; 勃陀; 勃馱; 沒馱; 母馱; 母陀; 部陀; 休屠. Buddha means "completely conscious, enlightened", and came to mean the enlightener. he Chinese translation is 覺 to perceive, aware, awake; and 智 gnosis, knowledge. There is an Eternal Buddha, see e.g. the Lotus Sutra, cap. 16, and multitudes of Buddhas, but the personality of a Supreme Buddha, an Ādi-Buddha, is not defined. Buddha is in and through all things, and some schools are definitely Pan-Buddhist in the pantheistic sense. In the triratna 三寳 commonly known as 三寳佛, while Śākyamuni Buddha is the first "person" of the Trinity, his Law the second, and the Order the third, all three by some are accounted as manifestations of the All-Buddha. As Śākyamuni, the title indicates him as the last of the line of Buddhas who have appeared in this world, Maitreya is to be the next. As such he is the one who has achieved enlightenment, having discovered the essential evil of existence (some say mundane existence, others all existence), and the way of deliverance from the constant round of reincarnations; this way is through the moral life into nirvana, by means of self-abnegation, the monastic life, and meditation. By this method a Buddha, or enlightened one, himself obtains Supreme Enlightenment, or Omniscience, and according to Māhāyanism leads all beings into the same enlightenment. He sees things not as they seem in their phenomenal but in their noumenal aspects, as they really are. The term is also applied to those who understand the chain of causality (twelve nidānas) and have attained enlightenment surpassing that of the arhat. Four types of the Buddha are referred to: (1) 三藏佛the Buddha of the Tripiṭaka who attained enlightenment on the bare ground under the bodhi-tree; (2) 通佛the Buddha on the deva robe under the bodhi-tree of the seven precious things; (3) 別佛the Buddha on the great precious Lotus throne under the Lotus realm bodhi-tree; and (4) 圓佛the Buddha on the throne of Space in the realm of eternal rest and glory where he is Vairocana. The Hīnayāna only admits the existence of one Buddha at a time; Mahāyāna claims the existence of many Buddhas at one and the same time, as many Buddhas as there are Buddha-universes, which are infinite in number.

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Mandarin lái / lai2
Taiwan lai
Japanese rai / らい    takagi / たかぎ    kuru / くる
Chinese to come; to arrive; to come round; ever since; next
Japanese (female given name) Rai; (surname) Takagi; (surname) Kuru
āgama; āgam-; āgata. Come, the coming, future.

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Mandarin shì / shi4
Taiwan shih
Japanese samurai / さむらい    saburai / さぶらい
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Chinese to serve; to attend upon
Japanese warrior (esp. of military retainers of daimyos in the Edo period); samurai; (1) warrior (esp. of military retainers of daimyos in the Edo period); samurai; (2) (archaism) man in attendance (on a person of high standing); retainer; (given name) Hito; (given name) Tsukou
Attend; wait on; attendant.

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Mandarin xìn / xin4
Taiwan hsin
Japanese shin / しん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese letter; mail; CL:封[feng1]; to trust; to believe; to profess faith in; truthful; confidence; trust; at will; at random
Japanese (1) honesty; sincerity; fidelity; (2) trust; reliance; confidence; (3) (religious) faith; devotion; (counter) (4) counter for received messages; (female given name) Yuki; (female given name) Michi; (female given name) Makoto; (personal name) Noburu; (personal name) Nobutsugu; (surname) Nobutaka; (personal name) Nobuji; (surname) Nobusaki; (personal name) Nobukatsu; (female given name) Nobu; (personal name) Shinji; (surname, female given name) Shin; (female given name) Shino; (female given name) Akira
śraddhā. Faith; to believe; belief; faith regarded as the faculty of the mind which sees, appropriates, and trusts the things of religion; it joyfully trusts in the Buddha, in the pure virtue of the triratna and earthly and transcendental goodness; it is the cause of the pure life, and the solvent of doubt. Two forms are mentioned: (1) adhimukti, intuition, tr. by self-assured enlightenment. (2) śraddhā, faith through hearing or being taught. For the Awakening of Faith, Śraddhotpāda, v. 起信論.

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Japanese yutaka / ゆたか    yasushi / やすし    masaru / まさる    hamaken / はまけん    tsuyoshi / つよし    tateshi / たてし    tatsuru / たつる    tatsu / たつ    takeru / たける    takeshi / たけし    take / たけ    takashi / たかし    sukoyaka / すこやか    jiin / jin / じぇん    kensou / kenso / けんそう    kenji / けんじ    kenshou / kensho / けんしょう    kenkichi / けんきち    ken / けん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese healthy; to invigorate; to strengthen; to be good at; to be strong in
Japanese (personal name) Yutaka; (given name) Yasushi; (given name) Masaru; (surname) Hamaken; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (personal name) Tateshi; (personal name) Tatsuru; (given name) Tatsu; (given name) Takeru; (given name) Takeshi; (surname) Take; (personal name) Takashi; (surname) Sukoyaka; (given name) Jen; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (given name) Kenkichi; (surname, female given name) Ken
Sturdy, strong, hard, bold; unwearied; translit. ga, gha.

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Mandarin sēng / seng1
Taiwan seng
Japanese sou / so / そう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese monk; Sangha, the Buddhist monastic order
Japanese monk; priest; (surname) Sou
僧伽 saṅgha, an assembly, collection, company, society. The corporate assembly of at least three (formerly four) monks under a chairman, empowered to hear confession, grant absolution, and ordain. The church or monastic order, the third member of the triratna. The term 僧 used alone has come to mean a monk, or monks in general. Also僧佉, 僧加, 僧企耶.; A fully ordained monk, i.e. a bhikṣu as contrasted with the śramaņa.

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Mandarin/ ru2
Taiwan ju
Japanese ju / じゅ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese scholar; Confucian
Japanese Confucianism; Confucianist; Chinese scholar
A scholar; learned. Confucian.

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Mandarin guāng / guang1
Taiwan kuang
Japanese hikari / ひかり
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese light; ray; CL:道[dao4]; bright; only; merely; to use up
Japanese (1) light; (2) illumination; ray; beam; gleam; glow; (3) happiness; hope; (4) influence; power; (5) vision; eyesight; (female given name) Rei; (female given name) Ruka; (female given name) Mitsuru; (personal name) Mitsumune; (personal name) Mitsutsugu; (personal name) Mitsuji; (personal name) Mitsushi; (surname) Mitsuzaki; (female given name) Mitsu; (given name) Hiroshi; (surname, female given name) Hikaru; (surname) Hikarizaki; (p,s,f) Hikari; (given name) Teru; (female given name) Tekari; (female given name) Sakae; (personal name) Kousou; (personal name) Kouji
光明 prabha, light, brightness, splendour, to illuminate.

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Mandarin/ tu4
Taiwan t`u / tu
Japanese usagi / うさぎ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese rabbit
Japanese (kana only) rabbit; hare; coney; cony; lagomorph (esp. leporids)
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin/ ba1
Taiwan pa
Japanese paa / pa / パー
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese eight; 8
Japanese (numeric) eight (chi: bā); (surname) Yatsuyanagi; (place-name) Ya; (given name) Hiraku; (surname) Hatsuzaki; (surname) Hatsusaki; (place-name) Ha; (surname) Hachiyanagi; (surname) Hachi; (surname) Takahachi
aṣṭa, eight.

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Mandarin bīng / bing1
Taiwan ping
Japanese hei / he / へい
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese soldiers; a force; an army; weapons; arms; military; warlike; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (1) (common) soldier; rank and file; (2) army; troops; (3) warfare; strategy; (personal name) Minetoshi; (surname) Hei; (personal name) Fukuwaka; (personal name) Fukumuro; (personal name) Fukumi; (personal name) Fukute; (personal name) Fukuju; (personal name) Fukuji; (surname) Hiyou; (surname) Hyou; (personal name) Takami

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Mandarin dōng / dong1
Taiwan tung
Japanese fuyu / ふゆ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese winter
Japanese (n-adv,n-t) winter; (female given name) Fuyu; (female given name) Natsu; (given name) Toumin; (personal name) Tou
hima; hemanta; winter.

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Mandarin bīng / bing1
Taiwan ping
Japanese hi / ひ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese ice; CL:塊|块[kuai4]; to chill something; (of an object or substance) to feel cold; (of a person) cold; unfriendly; (slang) methamphetamine
Japanese (1) (archaism) ice; (2) hail; (personal name) Hiyou; (personal name) Hyou
Ice, chaste.

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Mandarin lěng / leng3
Taiwan leng
Japanese rei / re / れい
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese cold; surname Leng
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) (obscure) cold; cool; (2) (abbreviation) (obscure) (See 冷酒・れいしゅ) cold sake; (surname, given name) Rei

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Mandarin huáng / huang2
Taiwan huang
Japanese ou / o / おう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese phoenix
Japanese (See 鳳凰,四霊) huang (female Chinese firebird); (female given name) Kou

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Mandarin kǎi / kai3
Taiwan k`ai / kai
Japanese tanoshi / たのし    katsuji / かつじ    kai / かい
Chinese triumphant; victorious; chi (Greek letter Χχ); surname Kai
Japanese (given name) Tanoshi; (personal name) Katsuji; (personal name) Kai

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

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A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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