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Daoism / Taoism

Literally: The Way or Road
China dào
Japan michi / -do
Daoism / Taoism

道 is the character "dao" which is sometimes written as "tao" but pronounced like "dow" in Mandarin.

道 is the base of what is known as "Taoism." If you translate this literally, it can mean "the way" or "the path."

Dao is believed to be that which flows through all things, and keeps them in balance. It incorporates the ideas of yin and yang (e.g. there would be no love without hate, no light without dark, no male without female.)

The beginning of Taoism can be traced to a mystical man named
Lao Zi (604-531 BC), who followed, and added to the teachings of Confucius.

More about Taoism / Daoism here.

Note that this is pronounced "dou" and sometimes "michi" when written alone in Japanese but pronounced "do" in word compounds such as Karate-do and Bushido. It's also "do" in Korean.

Alternate translations and meanings: road, way, path; truth, principle province.

Important Japanese note: In Japanese, this will generally be read with the road, way, or path meaning. Taoism is not as popular or well-known in Japan, so that Daoist/Taoist philosophy is not the first thing a Japanese person will think of then they read this character.


See our Taoism Page

Animal Kingdom

China dòng wù wáng guó
Japan doubutsu oukoku
Animal Kingdom

動物王國 is literally what it says.

There is even a TV show in China that is similar to Wild Kingdom or what you would currently see on the Discovery Channel that has this same title.

For your information: In the Chinese way of thinking, the Tiger is the king of the animal kingdom (lions are not native to China, so the tiger took the role that we have given to the lion in our western way of thinking).

The Japanese version has a slight variation on the last character. Let me know if your audience is Japanese, and we will have it written in that form for you.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ ju2
Taiwan chü
Japanese tsubone / つぼね    kyoku / きょく
Chinese office; situation; classifier for games: match, set, round etc
Japanese (1) court lady; lady-in-waiting (Heian period); (2) (See 曹司・1) separate room in a palace (esp. for a lady) (Heian period); (3) room for a very low class prostitute; (4) (See 局女郎) very low class prostitute; (n,n-suf) (1) bureau; department; (2) (abbreviation) (See 郵便局,放送局) office (e.g. post, telephone); broadcasting station (e.g. television, radio); channel; exchange; (3) affair; situation; (n,n-suf,ctr) (4) game (of go, shogi, etc.); (surname, female given name) Tsubone
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin cáo / cao2
Taiwan ts`ao / tsao
Japanese sou / so / そう    uke / うけ
Chinese trough; manger; groove; channel; (Tw) (computing) hard drive
Japanese (See 琵琶) body (of a biwa); (archaism) basin; tub
A trough, manger, channel.

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Mandarin cáo / cao2
Taiwan ts`ao / tsao
Japanese sō
Chinese transport by water; watercourse; canal
A channel, canal; transport, especially by the 漕河 Grand Canal.

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Japanese rei / re / れい    mio / みお Japanese (1) waterway; channel; (2) wake (of a ship); (female given name) Rei; (female given name) Mio


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Mandarin jīng / jing1
Taiwan ching
Japanese tsune / つね    tate / たて    kyou / kyo / きょう
Chinese classics; sacred book; scripture; to pass through; to undergo; to bear; to endure; warp (textile); longitude; menstruation; channel (TCM); abbr. for economics 經濟|经济[jing1 ji4]; surname Jing
Japanese (female given name) Tsune; (surname) Tate; (surname) Kyou
A warp, that which runs lengthwise; to pass through or by, past; to manage, regulate; laws, canons, classics. Skt. sūtras; threads, threaded together, classical works. Also called 契經 and 經本. The sūtras in the Tripiṭaka are the sermons attributed to the Buddha; the other two divisions are 律 the Vinaya, and 論 the śāstras, or Abhidharma; cf. 三藏. Every sūtra begins with the words 如是我聞 'Thus did I hear', indicating that it contains the words of Śākyamuni.

スジ

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Japanese suji / スジ Japanese (1) muscle; tendon; sinew; (2) vein; artery; (3) fiber; fibre; string; (4) line; stripe; streak; (5) reason; logic; (6) plot; storyline; (7) lineage; descent; (8) school (e.g. of scholarship or arts); (9) aptitude; talent; (10) source (of information, etc.); circle; channel; (11) well-informed person (in a transaction); (12) logical move (in go, shogi, etc.); (13) (shogi) ninth vertical line; (14) seam on a helmet; (15) (abbreviation) gristly fish paste (made of muscle, tendons, skin, etc.); (16) (archaism) social position; status; (n-suf,n,adj-no) (17) on (a river, road, etc.); along; (suf,ctr) (18) counter for long thin things; counter for roads or blocks when giving directions; (19) (archaism) (Edo period) counter for hundreds of mon (obsolete unit of currency); (given name) Suji

堀切

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Japanese horizetsu / ほりぜつ    horisetsu / ほりせつ    horigiri / ほりぎり    horikiri / ほりきり    horiki / ほりき    hokkiri / ほっきり Japanese (archaism) man-made water channel (e.g. round a castle); artificial trench; moat; (surname) Horizetsu; (surname) Horisetsu; (place-name, surname) Horigiri; (place-name, surname) Horikiri; (surname) Horiki; (place-name) Hokkiri

導入


导入

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Mandarin dǎo rù / dao3 ru4
Taiwan tao ju
Japanese dounyuu / donyu / どうにゅう
Chinese to introduce into; to channel; to lead; to guide into; to import (data)
Japanese (noun/participle) introduction; bringing in; leading in; installation

引水

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Mandarin yǐn shuǐ / yin3 shui3
Taiwan yin shui
Japanese hikimizu / ひきみず    hikinomizu / ひきのみず
Chinese to pilot a ship; to channel water; to draw water (for irrigation)
Japanese (surname) Hikimizu; (place-name) Hikinomizu

引河

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Mandarin yǐn hé / yin3 he2
Taiwan yin ho
Chinese irrigation channel

径路

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Japanese keiro / kero / けいろ Japanese (1) course; route; path; channel; (2) process; means

歸經

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Mandarin guī jīng / gui1 jing1
Taiwan kuei ching
Chinese channel tropism (TCM)

水尾

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Japanese mizunoo / みづお    mizuo / みずのお    mio / みずお    suibi / みお Japanese (1) waterway; channel; (2) wake (of a ship); (surname) Midzuo; (surname) Mizunoo; (place-name, surname) Mizuo; (surname, female given name) Mio; (given name) Suibi

水路

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Mandarin shuǐ lù / shui3 lu4
Taiwan shui lu
Japanese suiro / すいろ
Chinese waterway
Japanese (1) waterway; canal; channel; watercourse; aqueduct; (2) swimming pool lane; (surname) Mizumichi

河槽

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Mandarin hé cáo / he2 cao2
Taiwan ho ts`ao / ho tsao
Chinese river bed; channel

河道

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Mandarin hé dào / he2 dao4
Taiwan ho tao
Japanese kadou / kado / かどう
Chinese river course; river channel
Japanese river channel; floodway; (surname) Koudou; (surname) Kawamichi

流路

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Japanese ryuuro / ryuro / りゅうろ Japanese channel; duct; passage; watercourse; flow channel

海峡

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Japanese kaikyou / kaikyo / かいきょう Japanese channel (e.g. between two land masses); strait; (surname) Kaikyou

海峽

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Mandarin hǎi xiá / hai3 xia2
Taiwan hai hsia
Chinese channel; strait

海門


海门

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Mandarin hǎi mén / hai3 men2
Taiwan hai men
Japanese kaimon / かいもん
Chinese Haimen county level city in Nantong 南通[Nan2 tong1], Jiangsu
Japanese strait; channel; (place-name) Kaimon
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

渠道

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Mandarin qú dào / qu2 dao4
Taiwan ch`ü tao / chü tao
Chinese irrigation ditch; (fig.) channel; means

溝川

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Japanese mizogawa / みぞがわ    mizokawa / みぞかわ    dobugawa / どぶがわ Japanese ditch with running water; drainage channel; (surname) Mizogawa; (place-name, surname) Mizokawa; (place-name) Dobugawa

溝渠

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Mandarin gōu qú / gou1 qu2
Taiwan kou ch`ü / kou chü
Japanese koukyo / kokyo / こうきょ
Chinese channel; moat; irrigation canal
Japanese ditch; sewer; canal

溪徑

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Mandarin xī jìng / xi1 jing4
Taiwan hsi ching
Chinese path; way through; channel

澤西

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Mandarin zé xī / ze2 xi1
Taiwan tse hsi
Japanese sawanishi / さわにし
Chinese Jersey (Channel Islands)
Japanese (surname) Sawanishi

澪標

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Japanese miotsukushi;reihyou / miotsukushi;rehyo / みおつくし;れいひょう Japanese marks in a water channel

瀬戸

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Japanese seto / せと Japanese strait; channel; (place-name, surname) Sedo; (surname) Setozaki; (p,s,f) Seto

灌渠

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Mandarin guàn qú / guan4 qu2
Taiwan kuan ch`ü / kuan chü
Chinese irrigation channel

灌輸

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Mandarin guàn shū / guan4 shu1
Taiwan kuan shu
Chinese to imbue with; to inculcate; to instill into; to teach; to impart; to channel water to another place

疏挖

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Mandarin shū wā / shu1 wa1
Taiwan shu wa
Chinese to dredge; to dig out (a channel)

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Daoism
Taoism
michi / -dodào / dao4 / daotao
Animal Kingdom動物王國
动物王国
doubutsu oukoku
doubutsuoukoku
dobutsu okoku
dobutsuokoku
dòng wù wáng guó
dong4 wu4 wang2 guo2
dong wu wang guo
dongwuwangguo
tung wu wang kuo
tungwuwangkuo
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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