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Christian

China kè lǐ sī dì ān
Christian

克里斯蒂安 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the given name Christian.

Christian Friend

China jiào yǒu
Christian Friend

Depending on context, this word can mean Christian or "friend of the same religion." While technically it could be any religion, this is used mostly within the Christian faith. You can also translate this as "Christian friend" and in some cases "Church member."

Christian / Disciple of Christ

China jī dū tú
Japan kirisuto
Christian / Disciple of Christ

基督徒 is a very strong and direct word in Chinese for "Christian."

The literal translation of the first two characters is "Christ." The last character means apprentice, follower, or disciple. Altogether these three characters mean "Christ's Disciple" or "Christ's Apprentice." 基督徒 is a pretty cool title to hang on your wall if you are a devout Christian.

Also used by Japanese Christians (but may be unfamiliar to non-Christian Japanese people).


See Also:  Jesus Christ | God of Abraham

Christianity / Christian

China jī dū jiào
Japan kirisutokyou
Christianity / Christian

基督教 is the Chinese, Japanese and Korean word for "Christianity." Just as in English, this word is often used to mean "Protestant" but includes Catholics in the true definition.

It is the word used to refer to the whole "Christian religion" or "Christian Faith" and therefore, it can be translated as "Christianity." However, used as an adjective in regards to a person, it would translate as "Christian." But more like saying "His religion is Christianity" rather than a noun form.

If you break it apart, the characters mean Base/Foundation Leading/Supervising Religion/Teaching. It makes more sense in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean. The first two characters together are translated as "Christ." So you can also say this means "Christ's Religion" or "Christ's Teachings" when directly translated, or in reverse, "The Religion of Christ" or "The Teaching of Christ."

Notes: The last character has a slight difference in one stroke - however, in calligraphic form, this will not be apparent. This entry can easily be read by any Korean person who knows Hanja characters (Chinese characters used in Korean).


See Also:  Jesus Christ | God of Abraham


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

堅信


坚信

see styles
Mandarin jiān xìn / jian1 xin4
Taiwan chien hsin
Japanese kenshin / けんしん
Chinese to believe firmly; without any doubt
Japanese (Christian rite of) confirmation; (personal name) Kenshin
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

基督徒

see styles
Mandarin jī dū tú / ji1 du1 tu2
Taiwan chi tu t`u / chi tu tu
Christianity / Christian
Chinese Christian

基督教

see styles
Mandarin jī dū jiào / ji1 du1 jiao4
Taiwan chi tu chiao
Japanese kirisutokyou / kirisutokyo / きりすときょう
Christianity / Christian
Chinese Christianity; Christian
Japanese Christianity

神の子

see styles
Japanese kaminoko / かみのこ
Christianity / Christian
Japanese (expression) Son of God (i.e. Jesus Christ or a Christian)

西里爾

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Mandarin xī lǐ ěr / xi1 li3 er3
Taiwan hsi li erh
Chinese Cyril (name); Saint Cyril, 9th century Christian missionary; Cyrillic

基督教徒

see styles
Mandarin jī dū jiào tú / ji1 du1 jiao4 tu2
Taiwan chi tu chiao t`u / chi tu chiao tu
Christianity / Christian
Chinese a Christian

克里斯蒂安

see styles
Mandarin kè lǐ sī dì ān / ke4 li3 si1 di4 an1
Taiwan k`o li ssu ti an / ko li ssu ti an
Christianity / Christian
Chinese Kristian or Christian (name)

クリスチャン

see styles
Japanese kurisuchan / クリスチャン
Christianity / Christian
Japanese Christian; (personal name) Christien; Kristian

see styles
Mandarin zhǔ / zhu3
Taiwan chu
Japanese nushi / ぬし    nishi;noshi / にし;のし    shu(p);shuu(ok) / shu(p);shu(ok) / しゅ(P);しゅう(ok)
Chinese owner; master; host; individual or party concerned; God; Lord; main; to indicate or signify; trump card (in card games)
Japanese (1) head (of a household, etc.); leader; master; (2) owner; proprietor; proprietress; (3) subject (of a rumour, etc.); doer (of a deed); (4) guardian spirit (e.g. long-resident beast, usu. with mystical powers); long-time resident (or employee, etc.); (5) husband; (pronoun) (6) (familiar language) (See おぬし) you; (pronoun) (archaism) (familiar language) (See 主・ぬし・6) you; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (one's) master; (2) (しゅ only) Lord (Christian ref. to Jesus or God); (3) (しゅ only) (See 主たる,主として) the main thing; the majority; the primary concern; (given name) Mamoru; (surname) Nushi; (given name) Tsukasa; (personal name) Chikara; (personal name) Suzu; (given name) Aruji
Chief, lord, master; to control.

see styles
Mandarin zhèng / zheng4
Taiwan cheng
Japanese shou / sho / しょう    satoshi / さとし    katsuhata / かつはた    isamu / いさむ    akira / あきら    akashi / あかし
Chinese to admonish; variant of 證|证[zheng4]
Japanese (1) mark; sign; (2) symbol; emblem; (3) badge; crest; flag; (4) evidence; proof; (5) (kana only) token (of gratitude, affection, etc.); (1) proof (e.g. of love, of innocence); evidence; testimony; vindication (of innocence); (suffix noun) (2) license; membership card; permit; (1) proof (e.g. of love, of innocence); evidence; testimony; vindication (of innocence); (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) (2) to testify (usu. Christian religious context); (given name) Shou; (male given name) Satoshi; (personal name) Katsuhata; (given name) Isamu; (given name) Akira; (female given name) Akashi

亞伯


亚伯

see styles
Mandarin yà bó / ya4 bo2
Taiwan ya po
Chinese Abe (short form for Abraham); Abel, a figure of Jewish, Christian and Muslim mythologies

佛龕


佛龛

see styles
Mandarin fó kān / fo2 kan1
Taiwan fo k`an / fo kan
Chinese niche for statue (esp. Buddhist, Christian etc)

修院

see styles
Mandarin xiū yuàn / xiu1 yuan4
Taiwan hsiu yüan
Japanese shuuin / shuin / しゅういん
Chinese seminary (Christian college)
Japanese friary

光輪

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Japanese kourin / korin / こうりん Japanese (See 頭光) halo (esp. in Christian art); nimbus

入満

see styles
Japanese iruman / イルマン Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (archaism) (kana only) non-ordained Christian monk (por:)

公元

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Mandarin gōng yuán / gong1 yuan2
Taiwan kung yüan
Japanese kinmoto / きんもと
Chinese CE (Common Era); Christian Era; AD (Anno Domini)
Japanese (given name) Kinmoto

召天

see styles
Japanese shouten / shoten / しょうてん Japanese (noun/participle) (See 帰天) death (of a Christian)

喇沙

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Mandarin lǎ shā / la3 sha1
Taiwan la sha
Chinese laksa, spicy noodle soup of Southeast Asia; La Salle (used in the names of schools etc); Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (1651-1719), French priest, founder of the Brothers of the Christian Schools

團契


团契

see styles
Mandarin tuán qì / tuan2 qi4
Taiwan t`uan ch`i / tuan chi
Chinese Christian association; fellowship

堅振


坚振

see styles
Mandarin jiān zhèn / jian1 zhen4
Taiwan chien chen
Japanese kenshin / けんしん
Chinese confirmation (Christian ceremony)
Japanese (Christian rite of) confirmation

小乘

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Mandarin xiǎo chéng / xiao3 cheng2
Taiwan hsiao ch`eng / hsiao cheng
Japanese shōjō
Chinese Hinayana, the Lesser Vehicle; Buddhism in India before the Mayahana sutras; also pr. [Xiao3 cheng2]
Hīnayāna 希那衍. The small, or inferior wain, or vehicle; the form of Buddhism which developed after Śākyamuni's death to about the beginning of the Christian era, when Mahāyāna doctrines were introduced. It is the orthodox school and more in direct line with the Buddhist succession than Mahāyānism which developed on lines fundamentally different. The Buddha was a spiritual doctor, less interested in philosophy than in the remedy for human misery and perpetual transmigration. He "turned aside from idle metaphysical speculations; if he held views on such topics, he deemed them valueless for the purposes of salvation, which was his goal" (Keith). Metaphysical speculations arose after his death, and naturally developed into a variety of Hīnayāna schools before and after the separation of a distinct school of Mahāyāna. Hīnayāna remains the form in Ceylon, Burma, and Siam, hence is known as Southern Buddhism in contrast with Northern Buddhism or Mahāyāna, the form chiefly prevalent from Nepal to Japan. Another rough division is that of Pali and Sanskrit, Pali being the general literary language of the surviving form of Hīnayāna, Sanskrit of Mahāyāna. The term Hīnayāna is of Mahāyānist origination to emphasize the universalism and altruism of Mahāyāna over the narrower personal salvation of its rival. According to Mahāyāna teaching its own aim is universal Buddhahood, which means the utmost development of wisdom and the perfect transformation of all the living in the future state; it declares that Hīnayāna, aiming at arhatship and pratyekabuddhahood, seeks the destruction of body and mind and extinction in nirvāṇa. For arhatship the 四諦Four Noble Truths are the foundation teaching, for pratyekabuddhahood the 十二因緣 twelve-nidānas, and these two are therefore sometimes styled the two vehicles 二乘. Tiantai sometimes calls them the (Hīnayāna) Tripiṭaka school. Three of the eighteen Hīnayāna schools were transported to China: 倶舍 (Abhidharma) Kośa; 成實 Satya-siddhi; and the school of Harivarman, the律 Vinaya school. These are described by Mahāyānists as the Buddha's adaptable way of meeting the questions and capacity of his hearers, though his own mind is spoken of as always being in the absolute Mahāyāna all-embracing realm. Such is the Mahāyāna view of Hīnayāna, and if the Vaipulya sūtras and special scriptures of their school, which are repudiated by Hīnayāna, are apocryphal, of which there seems no doubt, then Mahāyāna in condemning Hīnayāna must find other support for its claim to orthodoxy. The sūtras on which it chiefly relies, as regards the Buddha, have no authenticity; while those of Hīnayāna cannot be accepted as his veritable teaching in the absence of fundamental research. Hīnayāna is said to have first been divided into minority and majority sections immediately after the death of Śākyamuni, when the sthāvira, or older disciples, remained in what is spoken of as "the cave", some place at Rājagṛha, to settle the future of the order, and the general body of disciples remained outside; these two are the first 上坐部 and 大衆部 q. v. The first doctrinal division is reported to have taken place under the leadership of the monk 大天 Mahādeva (q.v.) a hundred years after the Buddha's nirvāṇa and during the reign of Aśoka; his reign, however, has been placed later than this by historians. Mahādeva's sect became the Mahāsāṅghikā, the other the Sthāvira. In time the two are said to have divided into eighteen, which with the two originals are the so-called "twenty sects" of Hīnayāna. Another division of four sects, referred to by Yijing, is that of the 大衆部 (Arya) Mahāsaṅghanikāya, 上座部 Āryasthavirāḥ, 根本說一切有部 Mūlasarvāstivādaḥ, and 正量部 Saṃmatīyāḥ. There is still another division of five sects, 五部律. For the eighteen Hīnayāna sects see 小乘十八部.

布道

see styles
Mandarin bù dào / bu4 dao4
Taiwan pu tao
Chinese to preach (the Christian gospel)

帰天

see styles
Japanese kiten / きてん Japanese (noun/participle) (See 召天) death of a Christian (in Catholicism)

御名

see styles
Japanese mina / みな    gyomei / gyome / ぎょめい Japanese name of God (esp. in Christian contexts); name of Christ; name of the emperor; (personal name) Mina; (place-name) Gomyou

提多

see styles
Mandarin tí duō / ti2 duo1
Taiwan t`i to / ti to
Chinese Titus (1st century AD), Christian missionary, disciple of St. Paul

携挙

see styles
Japanese keikyo / kekyo / けいきょ Japanese Rapture (Christian theology)

救い

see styles
Japanese sukui / すくい Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) help; aid; relief; (religious) salvation; (Christian) grace; providence

教會


教会

see styles
Mandarin jiào huì / jiao4 hui4
Taiwan chiao hui
Japanese kyōe
Chinese Christian church; to show; to teach
An assembly, for instruction; a congregation; a church; a meeting for teaching

教案

see styles
Mandarin jiào àn / jiao4 an4
Taiwan chiao an
Japanese kyouan / kyoan / きょうあん
Chinese lesson plan; teaching plan; a "missionary case" (a dispute over Christian missionaries during the late Qing)
Japanese lesson or teaching plan

木魚


木鱼

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Mandarin mù yú / mu4 yu2
Taiwan mu yü
Japanese mokugyo / もくぎょ
Chinese mokugyo; wooden fish (percussion instrument)
Japanese (Buddhist term) fish gong; fish wood block; temple block; round, hollow, wood block (vaguely fish-shaped, usu. with scales), struck while chanting sutras
The wooden fish; there are two kinds, one round for use to keep time in chanting, the other long for calling to meals. The origin of the use of a fish is unkজxample to monks to be watchful: there is no evidence of connection with the Christian ίχθύς.ί 木馬 Wooden horse, a symbol of emancipation.

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Christian克里斯蒂安kè lǐ sī dì ān
ke4 li3 si1 di4 an1
ke li si di an
kelisidian
k`o li ssu ti an
kolissutian
ko li ssu ti an
Christian Friend教友jiào yǒu / jiao4 you3 / jiao you / jiaoyouchiao yu / chiaoyu
Christian
Disciple of Christ
基督徒kirisutojī dū tú / /
Christianity
Christian
基督教kirisutokyou
kirisutokyo
jī dū jiào
ji1 du1 jiao4
ji du jiao
jidujiao
chi tu chiao
chituchiao



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