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Mandarin/ de2
Taiwan te
Japanese toku
Chinese virtue; goodness; morality; ethics; kindness; favor; character; kind; Germany; German; abbr. for 德國|德国[De2 guo2]
Virtue, moral excellence, moral power, power; also translates guṇa; translit. ta; attribute, merit
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Moral and Virtuous

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Mandarin dì // de / di4 // de5
Taiwan ti // te
Japanese tsuchi つち
 tsushi つし
 chi
 ji
Chinese earth; ground; field; place; land; CL:片[pian4]; -ly; structural particle: used before a verb or adjective, linking it to preceding modifying adverbial adjunct
Japanese (1) earth; soil; dirt; clay; mud; (2) the earth (historically, esp. as opposed to the heavens); the ground; the land; (3) low-quality torinoko-gami (containing mud); (4) (period of) refraining from construction in the direction of the god of the earth (in Onmyodo); (n,n-suf) (1) earth; ground; land; soil; (2) place; (3) territory; (4) bottom (of a package, book, etc.); (5) earth (one of the five elements); (1) (abbreviation) ground; land; earth; soil; (2) the region in question; the local area; (3) skin; (4) texture; fabric; material; weave; (5) base; background; (6) one's true nature; (7) narrative (i.e. descriptive part of a story); (8) real life; actuality; (9) (in the game of go) captured territory; (10) noh chorus; (11) (in Japanese dance) accompaniment music; (12) (in Japanese music) basic phrase (usu. repetitive); (13) base part (of multiple shamisens); (surname) Hamadzi; (surname) Chitoku; (surname) Chizaki; (surname) Chi; (surname) Shouchi; (surname) Koochi
pṛthivī, 鉢里體尾 the earth, ground; bhūmi, 歩弭 the earth, place, situation; talima, 託史麽 (or 託吏麽) ground, site; explained by 土地 earth, ground; 能生 capable of producing; 所依 that on which things rely. It is also the spiritual rank, position, or character attained by a Bodhisattva as a result of 住 remaining and developing in a given state in order to attain this 地 rank; v. 十住; 住位 and 十地.
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Earth


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Mandarin/ ye4
Taiwan yeh
Japanese waza わざ
 gou / go ごう
 gyou / gyo ぎょう
Chinese line of business; industry; occupation; job; employment; school studies; enterprise; property; (Buddhism) karma; deed; to engage in; already; surname Ye
Japanese deed; act; work; performance; (Buddhist term) karma (i.e. actions committed in a former life); (n,suf) (1) work; business; company; agency; (2) study; (personal name) Hajime; (surname) Gyou
karman, karma, "action, work, deed"; "moral duty"; "product, result, effect." M.W. The doctrine of the act; deeds and their effects on the character, especially in their relation to succeeding forms of transmigration. The 三業 are thought, word, and deed, each as good, bad, or indifferent. Karma from former lives is 宿業, from present conduct 現業. Karma is moral action that causes future retribution, and either good or evil transmigration. It is also that moral kernel in which each being survives death for further rebirth or metempsychosis. There are categories of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 10; the 六業 are rebirth in the hells, or as animals, hungry ghosts, men, devas, or asuras: v. 六趣; activity
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Karma

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Mandarin/ fa3
Taiwan fa
Japanese hou / ho ほう
Chinese law; method; way; Buddhist teaching; Legalist; France; French; abbr. for 法國|法国[Fa3 guo2]; Taiwan pr. [Fa4]
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) law; act; principle; (2) method; (3) (linguistics terminology) mood; (4) (Buddhist term) dharma; (female given name) Minori; (given name) Houshou; (surname) Housaki; (given name) Hakaru; (surname) Nori; (given name) Sadamu
Dharma, 達磨; 曇無 (or 曇摩); 達摩 (or 達謨) Law, truth, religion, thing, anything Buddhist. Dharma is 'that which is held fast or kept, ordinance, statute, law, usage, practice, custom'; 'duty'; 'right'; 'proper'; 'morality'; 'character'. M. W. It is used in the sense of 一切 all things, or anything small or great, visible or invisible, real or unreal, affairs, truth, principle, method, concrete things, abstract ideas, etc. Dharma is described as that which has entity and bears its own attributes. It connotes Buddhism as the perfect religion; it also has the second place in the triratna 佛法僧, and in the sense of 法身 dharmakāya it approaches the Western idea of 'spiritual'. It is also one of the six media of sensation, i. e. the thing or object in relation to mind, v. 六塵.
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Dharma / The Law

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Mandarin/ yu4
Taiwan
Japanese tama たま
 gyoku ぎょく
Chinese jade
Japanese (1) ball; sphere; globe; orb; (2) bead (of sweat, dew, etc.); drop; droplet; (3) ball (in sports); (4) pile (of noodles, etc.); (5) bullet; (6) bulb (i.e. a light bulb); (7) lens (of glasses, etc.); (8) bead (of an abacus); (9) (slang) (abbreviation) ball (i.e. a testicle); (10) gem; jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively); pearl; (11) female entertainer (e.g. a geisha); (12) (derogatory term) person (when commenting on their nature); character; (13) item, funds or person used as part of a plot; (n,n-suf) (14) egg; (suffix noun) (15) coin; (16) precious; beautiful; excellent; (1) precious stone (esp. jade); (2) (food term) egg (sometimes esp. as a sushi topping); (3) stock or security being traded; product being bought or sold; (4) position (in finance, the amount of a security either owned or owed by an investor or dealer); (5) geisha; (6) (abbreviation) time charge for a geisha; (7) (shogi) (abbreviation) king; (female given name) Hikaru; (surname) Tamazaki; (surname) Tamasaki; (female given name) Tama; (surname) Giyoku; (surname) Oku
Jade, a gem; jade-like, precious; you, your.
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Jade

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Mandarin bái / bai2
Taiwan pai
Japanese haku はく
 shiro しろ
 shira しら
Chinese white; snowy; pure; bright; empty; blank; plain; clear; to make clear; in vain; gratuitous; free of charge; reactionary; anti-communist; funeral; to stare coldly; to write wrong character; to state; to explain; vernacular; spoken lines in opera; surname Bai
Japanese (1) white; (2) striped mullet fry (Mugil cephalus); (3) speech; one's lines; (4) (abbreviation) (archaism) white person; Caucasian; (n-pref,n-suf,n) (5) (abbreviation) (obscure) Belgium; (1) white; (2) innocence; innocent person; (3) blank space; (4) white go stone; (5) (mahj) white dragon tile; (6) (food term) skewered grilled pig intestine; (prefix) (1) white; (2) unseasoned; undyed; unaltered; (3) very much; precisely; (4) playing dumb; (noun or adjectival noun) (5) unfeigned; honest; diligent; (female given name) Yuki; (female given name) Mashiro; (surname) Peku; (surname) Beku; (surname) Pai; (surname) Bai; (surname, female given name) Haku; (surname) Tsukumo; (surname) Shiroyanagi; (surname) Shirotsuru; (given name) Shiroshi; (surname) Shirayanagi; (surname) Shirayagi; (surname) Shirahama; (surname) Shirazaki; (surname) Shirasaki; (personal name) Shirai; (personal name) Shira
White, pure, clear; make clear, inform.
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White


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Mandarin shèng / sheng4
Taiwan sheng
Japanese hijiri ひじり
 sei / se せい
Chinese holy; sacred; saint; sage
Japanese (1) highly virtuous monk; (2) (honorific or respectful language) monk; (3) Buddhist solitary; (4) Buddhist missionary; (5) saint (i.e. a virtuous person); (6) (archaism) (honorific or respectful language) emperor; (7) master; expert; (n,n-pref) (1) Saint; St.; S.; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) sacred; holy; pure; (female given name) Mina; (female given name) Maria; (female given name) Mari; (female given name) Makoto; (surname, female given name) Hijiri; (personal name) Tooru; (female given name) Chika; (personal name) Takeshi; (female given name) Takara; (given name) Takashi; (female given name) Sofi-; (surname) Seitoku; (personal name) Seiji; (female given name) Seika; (surname, female given name) Sei; (personal name) Sumizou; (personal name) Sumiko; (personal name) Sumie; (given name) Satoru; (female given name) Satom
ārya; sādhu; a sage; wise and good; upright, or correct in all his character; sacred, holy, saintly.
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The Saint


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Mandarin xián / xian2
Taiwan hsien
Japanese ken けん
 kashiko かしこ
Chinese worthy or virtuous person; honorific used for a person of the same or a younger generation
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (archaism) intelligence; genius; scholarship; virtue; (expression) (kana only) (feminine speech) yours sincerely (used to sign off on letters); respectfully yours; (male given name) Masaru; (male given name) Makoto; (given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Hyongoru; (personal name) Takeshi; (given name) Takashi; (personal name) Suguru; (given name) Satoru; (male given name) Satoshi; (female given name) Sato; (given name) Sakashi; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (male given name) Ken; (female given name) Kata; (given name) Kashiko
Wise and virtuous, sage, second rank to a 聖 saint; good, excellent in character, virtuous; intelligent
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Wise and Virtuous

ルビ

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Japanese rubi ルビ
Japanese (1) ruby; (2) ruby character; small hiragana or katakana readings of kanji usually above or to the side of the kanji (esp. used by printers and in ref. to printed material)
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Ruby

人柄

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Japanese hitogara ひとがら
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) personality; character; personal appearance; gentility
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Character

司徒

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Mandarin sī tú / si1 tu2
Taiwan ssu t`u / ssu tu
Japanese shito しと
Chinese minister of education (history); two-character surname Situ
Japanese Minister of Civil Administration and Social Welfare (Zhou-dynasty China)
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Stu

女傑


女杰

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Mandarin nǚ jié / nu:3 jie2
Taiwan nü chieh
Japanese joketsu じょけつ
Chinese woman of distinction; a woman to be admired or respected
Japanese brave woman; heroine; lady of character; Amazon
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Woman of Strong Character
Woman Hero

傑物

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Japanese ketsubutsu けつぶつ
Japanese great man; heroic figure; remarkable character
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Man of Remarkable Character
Hero

剛毅


刚毅

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Mandarin gāng yì / gang1 yi4
Taiwan kang i
Japanese gouki / goki ごうき
Chinese resolute; steadfast; stalwart
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) fortitude; firmness of character; hardihood; manliness; (personal name) Tsuyotake; (personal name) Tsuyoki; (given name) Takeki; (personal name) Takaki; (given name) Gouki; (given name) Kouki
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition
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Fortitude / Strength of Character

四大

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Mandarin sì dà / si4 da4
Taiwan ssu ta
Japanese yondai よんだい
 shidai しだい
Chinese the four elements: earth, water, fire, and wind (Buddhism); the four freedoms: speaking out freely, airing views fully, holding great debates, and writing big-character posters, 大鳴大放|大鸣大放[da4 ming2 da4 fang4], 大辯論|大辩论[da4 bian4 lun4], 大字報|大字报[da4 zi4 bao4] (PRC)
Japanese university or college offering four-year programs; (1) (Buddhist term) the four elements (earth, water, fire, wind); (2) the human body; (3) Tao, heaven, earth and king
mahābhūta, 四界; 四大界. The four elements of which all things are made; or the four realms; i. e. earth, water, fire, and wind (or air); they represent 堅, 濕, 煖, and 動 solid, liquid, heat, and motion; motion produces and maintains life. As 實 active or formative forces they are styled 四界 (四大界) ; as 假 passive or material objects they are 四大; but the 成實論 Satyasiddhi śāstra disputes the 實 and recognizes only the 假; four great elements
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Shidai / Sida / Mahabhuta

悟空

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Mandarin wù kōng / wu4 kong1
Taiwan wu k`ung / wu kung
Japanese gokuu / goku ごくう
Chinese Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, character with supernatural powers from the novel Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记[Xi1 You2 Ji4]
Japanese (surname, given name) Gokuu
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Wukong / Goku

猴王

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Mandarin hóu wáng / hou2 wang2
Taiwan hou wang
Chinese Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, character with supernatural powers in the novel Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记[Xi1 you2 Ji4]
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Monkey King

無我


无我

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Mandarin wú wǒ / wu2 wo3
Taiwan wu wo
Japanese muga むが
Chinese anatta (Buddhist concept of "non-self")
Japanese (1) selflessness; self-effacement; self-renunciation; (2) (Buddhist term) anatta; anatman; doctrine that states that humans do not possess souls; (female given name) Muga
anātman; nairātmya; no ego, no soul (of an independent and self-contained character), impersonal, no individual independent existence (of conscious or unconscious beings, anātmaka). The empirical ego is merely an aggregation of various elements, and with their disintegration it ceases to exist; therefore it has nm ultimate reality of its own, but the Nirvāṇa Sūtra asserts the reality of the ego in the transcendental realm. The non-Buddhist definition of ego is that it has permanent individuality 常一之體 and is independent or sovereign 有主宰之用. When applied to men it is 人我, when to things it is 法我. Cf. 常 11; no-self
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Selflessness

見性


见性

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Mandarin jiàn xìng / jian4 xing4
Taiwan chien hsing
Japanese kenshou / kensho けんしょう
Japanese self-awareness; consciousness of one's own character
To behold the Buddha-nature within oneself, a common saying of the Chan (Zen) or Intuitive School; to see the (buddha-)nature
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Kensho - Initial Enlightenment

耀西

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Mandarin yào xī / yao4 xi1
Taiwan yao hsi
Chinese Yoshi (Nintendo video game character)
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Yoshi

骨氣


骨气

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Mandarin gǔ qì / gu3 qi4
Taiwan ku ch`i / ku chi
Chinese unyielding character; courageous spirit; integrity; moral backbone
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Courageous Spirit

人格者

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Japanese jinkakusha じんかくしゃ
Japanese person of character; man of character
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Person of Character

大丈夫

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Mandarin dà zhàng fu / da4 zhang4 fu5
Taiwan ta chang fu
Japanese daijoubu / daijobu だいじょぶ
 daijoufu / daijofu だいじょうぶ
Chinese a manly man; a man of character
Japanese (adjectival noun) (1) safe; all right; alright; OK; okay; sure; (adverb) (2) certainly; surely; undoubtedly; (3) (archaism) great man; fine figure of a man; great man; fine figure of a man; (given name) Masurao
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition
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Man of Character

孫悟空


孙悟空

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Mandarin sūn wù kōng / sun1 wu4 kong1
Taiwan sun wu k`ung / sun wu kung
Japanese songokuu / songoku そんごくう
Chinese Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, character with supernatural powers in the novel Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记[Xi1 you2 Ji4]; Son Goku, the main character in Dragon Ball 七龍珠|七龙珠[Qi1 long2 zhu1]
Japanese (personal name) Sun Wukong; Monkey King (character in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West)
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Sun Wukong / Son Goku

犬夜叉

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Mandarin quǎn yè chà / quan3 ye4 cha4
Taiwan ch`üan yeh ch`a / chüan yeh cha
Japanese inuyasha いぬやしゃ
Chinese Inuyasha, fictional character
Japanese (personal name) Inu Yasha (dog demon in a manga)
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Inuyasha

狂戰士


狂战士

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Mandarin kuáng zhàn shì / kuang2 zhan4 shi4
Taiwan k`uang chan shih / kuang chan shih
Chinese berserker (Norse warrior or fantasy role-playing character)
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Berserker

腳踏實地


脚踏实地

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Mandarin jiǎo tà shí dì / jiao3 ta4 shi2 di4
Taiwan chiao t`a shih ti / chiao ta shih ti
Chinese to have one's feet firmly planted on the ground (idiom); realistic without flights of fancy; steady and serious character
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Keep Your Feet on the Ground

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Japanese nakapotsu なかポツ
 nakaguro なかぽつ
Japanese middle dot (typographical symbol used between parallel terms, names in katakana, etc.); full-stop mark at mid-character height; interpoint (interword separation)

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