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Desire / Craving

China yù wàng
Japan yokubou
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The first character of this word means desire, longing, hunger, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, craving, or wish. The second character means to hope for, ambition, to desire, to aspire, to expect, to gaze (into the distance) or to look for something.

Together, they create a word that means strong desire, while some might translate it as "lust."

Desire / Longing / Craving

China
Japan yoku
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慾 means desire, longing, appetite, wish, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, avarice, and craving.

慾 is universal in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja.

The context in which this character is used, determines whether the meaning is good or bad. As a single character on a wall scroll, you get to decide what the definition is to you (hopefully more toward desire than greed).


Japanese DesirePlease note that Japanese use a simplified version of this character - it also happens to be the same simplification used in mainland China. Click on the character to the right if you want the Japanese/Simplified version of desire.

Lust / Desire / Passion

China qíng yù
Japan jouyoku
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情欲 can be defined as lust, sexual desire, sensual desire, carnal desire, carnal passions, sexual desire, and passion.

The first character means feeling, emotions, passionate, sympathy, affection, love, compassion, tender feelings, and sometimes circumstances or facts.

The second character means desire, longing, appetite, wish, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, and craving.

情欲 is universal in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja.

Desire

China kě wàng
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This Chinese word can mean desirous, wishful, or simply desire.

The first character means to thirst for [something], or to be thirsty. The second character means to hope for, to expect, to gaze (into the distance) or to look for something. The combined meaning of these two characters changes a bit but I think it's nice to know the individual meanings to give you a better understanding of where a word comes from.

Korean definitions of this word include craving, longing, and thirst for knowledge.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ yu4
Taiwan
Japanese yoku よく
Chinese to wish for; to desire; variant of 慾|欲[yu4]
Japanese greed; craving; desire; avarice; wants; (surname) Yoku
rājas, passion. Also kāma, desire, love. The Chinese word means to breathe after, aspire to, desire, and is also used as 慾 for lust, passion; it is inter alia intp. as 染愛塵 tainted with the dust (or dirt) of love, or lust. The three desires are for beauty, demeanour, and softness; the five are those of the five physical senses.

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Mandarin ài / ai4
Taiwan ai
Japanese rui るい
 rabu らぶ
 yoshimi よしみ
 yoshiki よしき
 yoshi よし
 yuki ゆき
 mezuru めづる
 mego めご
 megumu めぐむ
 megumi めぐみ
 megu めぐ
 mei / me めい
 manami まなみ
 manabu まなぶ
 mana まな
 madoka まどか
 hikari ひかり
 haato / hato はあと
 nozomi のぞみ
 naruko なるこ
 naru なる
 tsugumi つぐみ
 tsukumi つくみ
 chigiri ちぎり
 chikashi ちかし
 chika ちか
 saran さらん
 sara さら
 konomu このむ
 kokoro こころ
 kizuna きずな
 kanasa かなさ
 kanae かなえ
 kana かな
 erina えりな
 ui うい
 itoshi いとし
 ito いと
 itsumi いつみ
 izumi いずみ
 arisa ありさ
 ayu あゆ
 aya あや
 amika あみか
 azumi あづみ
 ako あこ
 aki あき
 aoi あおい
 aisu あいす
 aiji あいじ
 aika あいか
 aai / ai あい
Chinese to love; to be fond of; to like; affection; to be inclined (to do something); to tend to (happen)
Japanese (prefix) beloved; dear; (n,n-suf) (1) love; affection; care; (2) (Buddhist term) attachment; craving; desire; (female given name) Rui; (female given name) Rabu; (given name) Yoshimi; (female given name) Yoshiki; (female given name) Yoshi; (female given name) Yuki; (female given name) Medzuru; (female given name) Mego; (female given name) Megumu; (female given name) Megumi; (female given name) Megu; (female given name) Mei; (female given name) Manami; (female given name) Manabu; (female given name) Mana; (female given name) Madoka; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Haato; (female given name) Nozomi; (given name) Naruko; (female given name) Na
kāma; rāga. Love, affection, desire; also used for tṛṣṇā, thirst, avidity, desire, one of the twelve nidānas. It is intp. as 貪 coveting, and 染著 defiling attachment; also defined as defiling love like that toward wife and children, and undefiling love like that toward one's teachers and elders; to desire
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Mandarin/ yu4
Taiwan
Japanese yoku よく
Chinese desire; appetite; passion; lust; greed
Japanese greed; craving; desire; avarice; wants
Passion, inordinate desire, lust, v. 欲; to crave
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心願


心愿

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Mandarin xīn yuàn / xin1 yuan4
Taiwan hsin yüan
Japanese shingan しんがん
Chinese cherished desire; dream; craving; wish; aspiration
Japanese prayer; heartfelt wish
The will of the mind, resolve, vow; mental resolve

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欲情

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Mandarin yù qíng / yu4 qing2
Taiwan yü ch`ing / yü ching
Japanese yokujou / yokujo よくじょう
Japanese (noun/participle) passion; passions; (sexual) desire; craving
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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欲貪


欲贪

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Mandarin yù tān / yu4 tan1
Taiwan yü t`an / yü tan
Japanese yokuton
Desire and coveting, or coveting as the result of passion; craving; desire, sensual passion

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渇愛


渇爱

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Mandarin kě ài / ke3 ai4
Taiwan k`o ai / ko ai
Japanese katsuai かつあい
Japanese thirst; craving; desire
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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慾望


欲望

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Mandarin yù wàng / yu4 wang4
Taiwan yü wang
Japanese yokubou / yokubo よくぼう
Chinese desire; longing; appetite; craving
Japanese (irregular kanji usage) desire; appetite; lust

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生願


生愿

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Mandarin shēng yuàn / sheng1 yuan4
Taiwan sheng yüan
Chinese desire to exist (in Buddhism, tanhā); craving for rebirth

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物欲

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Mandarin wù yù / wu4 yu4
Taiwan wu yü
Japanese butsuyoku ぶつよく
Chinese material desire; craving for material things
Japanese greed; worldly or materialistic desires

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貪愛


贪爱

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Mandarin tān ài / tan1 ai4
Taiwan t`an ai / tan ai
Japanese donai どんあい
 tonnai とんない
 tonai とんあい
Japanese (noun/participle) (Buddhist term) attachment; craving
Desire, cupidity.

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苦集

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Mandarin kǔ jí / ku3 ji2
Taiwan k`u chi / ku chi
Japanese ku shu
samudaya, arising, coming together, collection, multitude. The second of the four axioms, that of 'accumulation', that misery is intensified by craving or desire and the passions, which are the cause of reincarnation; the origination of suffering

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十二因緣


十二因缘

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Mandarin shí èr yīn yuán / shi2 er4 yin1 yuan2
Taiwan shih erh yin yüan
Japanese jūni innen
Dvādaśaṅga pratītyasamutpāda; the twelve nidānas; v. 尼 and 因; also 十二緣起; 因緣有支; 因緣率連; 因緣棘園; 因緣輪; 因緣重城; 因緣觀; 支佛觀. They are the twelve links in the chain of existence: (1) 無明avidyā, ignorance, or unenlightenment; (2) 行 saṃskāra, action, activity, conception, "dispositions," Keith; (3) 識 vijñāna, consciousness; (4) 名色 nāmarūpa, name and form; (5) 六入 ṣaḍāyatana, the six sense organs, i.e. eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, and mind; (6) 觸 sparśa, contact, touch; (7) 受 vedanā, sensation, feeling; (8) 愛 tṛṣṇā, thirst, desire, craving; (9) 取 upādāna, laying hold of, grasping; (10) 有 bhava, being, existing; (11) 生 jāti, birth; (12) 老死 jarāmaraṇa, old age, death. The "classical formula" reads "By reason of ignorance dispositions; by reason of dispositions consciousness", etc. A further application of the twelve nidānas is made in regard to their causaton of rebirth: (1) ignorance, as inherited passion from the beginningless past ; (2) karma, good and evil, of past lives; (3) conception as a form of perception; (4) nāmarūpa, or body and mind evolving (in the womb); (5) the six organs on the verge of birth; (6) childhood whose intelligence is limited to sparśa, contact or touch; (7) receptivity or budding intelligence and discrimination from 6 or 7 years; (8) thirst, desire, or love, age of puberty; (9) the urge of sensuous existence; (10) forming the substance, bhava, of future karma; (11) the completed karma ready for rebirth; (12) old age and death. The two first are associated with the previous life, the other ten with the present. The theory is equally applicable to all realms of reincarnation. The twelve links are also represented in a chart, at the centre of which are the serpent (anger), boar (ignorance, or stupidity), and dove (lust) representing the fundamental sins. Each catches the other by the tail, typifying the train of sins producing the wheel of life. In another circle the twelve links are represented as follows: (1) ignorance, a blind woman; (2) action, a potter at work, or man gathering fruit; (3) consciousness, a restless monkey; (4) name and form, a boat; (5) sense organs, a house; (6) contact, a man and woman sitting together; (7) sensation, a man pierced by an arrow; (8) desire, a man drinking wine; (9) craving, a couple in union; (10) existence through childbirth; (11) birth, a man carrying a corpse; (12) disease, old age, death, an old woman leaning on a stick. v. 十二因緣論 Pratītya-samutpāda śāstra; twelve limbs of dependent origination

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食指が動く

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Japanese shokushigaugoku しょくしがうごく
Japanese (exp,v5k) have an itch to; to have a craving for; to have an urge to; to have a desire for; to be eager to; to want to

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Search for Desire Craving in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary


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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Desire
Craving
欲望yokubou / yokuboyù wàng / yu4 wang4 / yu wang / yuwang yü wang / yüwang
Desire
Longing
Craving

yokuyù / yu4 / yu
Lust
Desire
Passion
情欲jouyoku / joyokuqíng yù / qing2 yu4 / qing yu / qingyu ch`ing yü / chingyü / ching yü
Desire 渴望kě wàng / ke3 wang4 / ke wang / kewang k`o wang / kowang / ko wang
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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