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Even The 100-Foot Bamboo Can Grow One More Foot

China bǎi chǐ gān tóu gèng jìng yī bù
Even The 100-Foot Bamboo Can Grow One More Foot Wall Scroll

This proverb literally translates as: [Even a] one-hundred foot [tall] bamboo [can] progress even one [more] step.

Figuratively, this means: After having achieved a fair degree of success, one should try to do still better.


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Mandarin/ yi1
Taiwan i
Japanese ii / i イー
 hitotsu ひとつ
 hito ひと
 hii / hi ひい
 icchi
 ichi いっち
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:); (irregular okurigana usage) (numeric) (1) one; (2) for one thing; (3) only; (4) (not) even; (adverbial noun) (5) just (e.g. "just try it"); (prefix) (1) one; (numeric) (2) one; (prefix) (1) one; (numeric) (2) one; (adverb) (archaism) most; (num,pref) (1) one; (adj-no,suf) (2) best; (can be adjective with の) (3) first; foremost; (4) beginning; start; (5) bottom string (on a shamisen, etc.); (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 dài / dai4
Taiwan tai
Japanese yo
 dai だい
 shiro しろ
Chinese to substitute; to act on behalf of others; to replace; generation; dynasty; age; period; (historical) era; (geological) eon
Japanese world; society; age; generation; (n,n-suf) (1) charge; cost; price; (2) generation; age; reign; (3) (geol) era; (4) a representative of; on behalf of; for (someone); (5) 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) proxy application company; (9) (abbreviation) pronoun; (1) substitution; (2) material; (3) price; (4) margin (e.g. for stapling, etc.); area required for something; (5) (archaism) 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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Dynasty

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Mandarin/ fo2
Taiwan fo
Japanese hotoke ほとけ
 butsusaki ぶつさき
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 wēi / wei1
Taiwan wei
Japanese ki
Chinese danger; to endanger; Taiwan pr. [wei2]; surname Wei
Japanese (1) danger; (2) (astron) Chinese "rooftop" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)
Perilous.
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Danger

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Mandarin jun / jun1
Taiwan chün
Japanese kun くん
 gimi ぎみ
 kinji きんじ
 kimi きみ
Chinese monarch; lord; gentleman; ruler
Japanese (n,suf) Mr (junior); master; boy; (suffix) (honorific or respectful language) suffix appended to somebody else's family members; (archaism) (colloquialism) you; (pn,adj-no) (1) (masculine speech) (familiar language) you; buddy; pal; (2) monarch; ruler; sovereign; (one's) master; (personal name) Kunji; (personal name) Kun; (personal name) Kiminori; (surname) Kimizaki; (surname, female given name) Kimi
Prince, noble, ideal man or woman; translit. kun.
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June

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Japanese sou / so そう
Chinese See:
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) vibrancy; strength; bravery; manliness; (2) (esp. of men) one's prime (approx. age 30); (personal name) Yuuki; (personal name) Minto; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (given name) Takeshi; (personal name) Souji; (surname, given name) Sou; (given name) Sakae

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Mandarin mèi / mei4
Taiwan mei
Japanese imouto / imoto いもうと
 imo いも
Chinese younger sister
Japanese (humble language) younger sister; (1) (archaism) (familiar language) darling (only of a woman); dear; honey; my betrothed; (2) (archaism) one's sister; (3) (archaism) (familiar language) (feminine speech) friend; (female given name) Mai; (surname) Sezaki; (place-name) Se; (place-name) Imoto
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Younger Sister

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Mandarin jiā / jia1
Taiwan chia
Japanese nchi んち
 ya
 ke
 ka
 uchi うち
 ie いえ
Chinese home; family; (polite) my (sister, uncle etc); classifier for families or businesses; refers to the philosophical schools of pre-Han China; noun suffix for a specialist in some activity, such as a musician or revolutionary, corresponding to English -ist, -er, -ary or -ian; CL:個|个[ge4]; surname Jia
Japanese (suf,exp) (kana only) (abbreviation) 's house; 's home; (suffix) (1) (something) shop; (2) somebody who sells (something) or works as (something); (3) somebody with a (certain) personality trait; (4) house; (5) roof; (suffix) house (e.g. of Tokugawa); family; (suffix) -ist (used after a noun indicating someone's occupation, pursuits, disposition, etc.); -er; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (kana only) house; home (one's own); (pn,adj-no) (2) (kana only) (one's) family; (one's) household; (1) house; residence; dwelling; (2) family; household; (3) lineage; family name; (surname) Karyuu; (personal name) Osuo; (personal name) Oshio; (place-name) Uchi; (surname) Ietoku; (personal name) Ietsugu; (surname) Ie
Family; home; school, sect; genus; house
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Family / Home

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Mandarin shàng / shang4
Taiwan shang
Japanese nao なお
Chinese still; yet; to value; to esteem; surname Shang
Japanese (adv,conj) (kana only) furthermore; still; yet; more; still more; in addition; greater; further; (personal name) Makoto; (given name) Hisashi; (female given name) Hisa; (personal name) Haruji; (personal name) Haru; (given name) Naoshi; (given name) Nao; (s,m) Takashi; (personal name) Shiyou; (personal name) Shouji; (personal name) Shouitsu; (personal name) Shouichi; (surname, given name) Shou; (personal name) Shunji; (personal name) Shun; (personal name) Katsuyasu; (personal name) Katsuya; (personal name) Katsuhito; (personal name) Katsu
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Shang

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Mandarin shān / shan1
Taiwan shan
Japanese yama やま
 mure むれ
 zan ざん
 san さん
Chinese mountain; hill; anything that resembles a mountain; CL:座[zuo4]; bundled straw in which silkworms spin cocoons; gable; surname Shan
Japanese (n,ctr) (1) mountain; hill; (2) mine (e.g. coal mine); (3) heap; pile; (4) crown (of a hat); thread (of a screw); tread (of a tire); protruding part of an object; (5) climax; peak; critical point; (6) guess; speculation; (7) criminal case; crime; (8) mountain climbing; mountaineering; (9) festival float (esp. one mounted with a decorative halberd); (10) (mahj) wall; wall tile; (11) (archaism) temple; temple grounds; (prefix noun) (12) wild; (archaism) mountain; hill; (suffix) (1) Mt.; Mount; (2) Mt.; Mount; (personal name) Yamamura; (personal name) Yamafuku; (surname) Yamataka; (personal name) Yamazumi; (personal name) Yamaji; (surname) Yamazaki; (surname) Yamasaki; (surname) Yamasa; (personal name) Yamakatsu; (surname) Yama; (surname) Noboru; (given name) Takashi; (surname) Taka; (surname) Sen; (place-name) San; (given name) Ganzan
A hill, mountain; a monastery.
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Mountain

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Mandarin píng / ping2
Taiwan p`ing / ping
Japanese hira ひら
Chinese flat; level; equal; to tie (make the same score); to draw (score); calm; peaceful; see also 平聲|平声[ping2 sheng1]; surname Ping
Japanese (1) something broad and flat; palm of the hand; (2) common; ordinary; (3) (abbreviation) low-ranking employee; freshman; novice; private; (surname) Yoshi; (surname) Yanagitaira; (given name) Yasushi; (personal name) Masaru; (personal name) Heiji; (surname) Hei; (personal name) Fukumori; (personal name) Fukumizu; (personal name) Fukujin; (personal name) Pin; (given name) Hiroshi; (surname) Hirayanagi; (surname) Hirayana; (surname) Hirayagi; (personal name) Hiramine; (surname) Hirahama; (surname) Hirataka; (surname) Hiraz
Even, level, tranquil; ordinary.
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Balance / Peace


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Mandarin zhāng / zhang1
Taiwan chang
Japanese chou / cho ちょう
Chinese to open up; to spread; sheet of paper; classifier for flat objects, sheet; classifier for votes; surname Zhang
Japanese (1) (astron) (archaism) Chinese "Extended Net" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (suf,ctr) (2) counter for objects with stretched strings (i.e. bows, kotos), curtains, papers, etc.; (given name) Miharu; (given name) Hiraku; (surname) Harisaki; (surname) Hari; (surname) Hara; (surname) Tsuan; (female given name) Chiriko; (surname) Chou; (surname) Cho; (surname) Chiyan; (surname) Chiyau; (surname) Chan; (surname) Chiongu; (surname) Chian; (surname) Sun; (surname) Jin; (surname) Jiyon; (surname) Jiyan; (surname) Zan; (personal name) San; (surname) Kin; (surname) G
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition
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Zhang


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Mandarin qiǎng // jiàng // qiáng / qiang3 // jiang4 // qiang2
Taiwan ch`iang // chiang / chiang // chiang
Japanese kyou / kyo きょう
Chinese to force; to compel; to strive; to make an effort; strong; powerful; better; slightly more than; vigorous; violent; best in their category, e.g. see 百強|百强[bai3 qiang2]; stubborn; unyielding; surname Qiang
Japanese (suffix noun) (1) a little over; a little more than; (2) powerhouse; one of the biggest; one of the most powerful; (personal name) Tsuyomi; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (surname) Tsuyosaki; (personal name) Tsuyoi; (male given name) Tsutomu; (given name) Susumu; (personal name) Gouji; (personal name) Gou; (surname) Kowa; (personal name) Kyouji; (given name) Kyou
Strong, forceful, violent; to force; to strengthen.
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Strong / Powerful / Force

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Mandarin yǐng / ying3
Taiwan ying
Japanese kage かげ
Chinese picture; image; film; movie; photograph; reflection; shadow; trace
Japanese (1) shadow; silhouette; figure; shape; (2) reflection; image; (3) ominous sign; (4) light (stars, moon); (5) trace; shadow (of one's former self); (surname) Kage; (personal name) Eiji; (given name) Ei
Shadow, picture, image, reflection, hint; one of the twelve 'colours'.
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Shadow

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Mandarin/ lu:4
Taiwan
Japanese ritsu りつ
Chinese law; surname Lü
Japanese (1) law (esp. ancient East Asian criminal code); regulation; (2) (Buddhist term) vinaya (rules for the monastic community); (3) (abbreviation) Ritsu (school of Buddhism); (4) (abbreviation) lushi (style of Chinese poem); (5) (musical) pitch; (6) six odd-numbered notes of the ancient chromatic scale; (7) (abbreviation) Japanese seven-tone gagaku scale, similar to Dorian mode (corresponding to: re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do); (n,n-suf,ctr) (8) (in traditional Eastern music) step (corresponding to a Western semitone); (personal name) Ritsuji; (female given name) Ritsu; (female given name) Rizumu; (given name) Hiroshi; (given name) Nori; (given name) Tadasu; (given name) Tadashi; (male given name) Takashi; (personal name) Osamu
vinaya, from vi-ni, to 1ead, train: discipline: v. 毘奈耶; other names are Prātimokṣa, śīla, and upalakṣa. The discipline, or monastic rules; one of the three divisions of the Canon, or Tripiṭaka, and said to have been compiled by Upāli.
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Mandarin rěn / ren3
Taiwan jen
Japanese nin にん
 shinobu しのぶ
Chinese to bear; to endure; to tolerate; to restrain oneself
Japanese (archaism) endurance; forbearance; patience; self-restraint; (1) (kana only) squirrel's foot fern (Davallia mariesii); (2) (kana only) Lepisorus thunbergianus (species of fern); (3) color of clothing layers under one's overcoat (light green on blue); (4) (abbreviation) ancient women's hairstyle; (5) (abbreviation) clothing patterned using squirrel's foot fern; (given name) Nin; (surname, female given name) Shinobu; (place-name) Shinobi; (female given name) Shino; (p,s,g) Oshi; (female given name) Azumi
kṣānti, 羼提 (or 羼底); patience, endurance, (a) in adverse circumstances, (b) in the religious state. There are groups of two, three, four, five, six, ten, and fourteen, indicating various forms of patience, equanimity, repression, forbearance, endurance, constancy, or "perseverance of the saints," both in mundane and spiritual things; to endure
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Ninja

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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese shin しん
 kokoro こころ
Chinese heart; mind; intention; center; core; CL:顆|颗[ke1],個|个[ge4]
Japanese (1) heart; mind; (n,suf) (2) spirit; vitality; inner strength; (3) (astron) Chinese "Heart" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (4) (archaism) friend; (1) mind; heart; spirit; (2) the meaning of a phrase (riddle, etc.); (personal name) Moto; (female given name) Misato; (female given name) Manaka; (given name) Makoto; (female given name) Haato; (female given name) Nozomi; (female given name) Naka; (female given name) Tenshi; (female given name) Shinba; (personal name) Shinji; (surname, female given name) Shin; (female given name) Shizuka; (female given name) Kokko; (female given name) Kokoro; (female given name) Koko; (female given name) Kiyo; (female given name) Ai
hṛd, hṛdaya 汗栗太 (or 汗栗馱); 紀哩馱 the heart, mind, soul; citta 質多 the heart as the seat of thought or intelligence. In both senses the heart is likened to a lotus. There are various definitions, of which the following are six instances: (1) 肉團心 hṛd, the physical heart of sentient or nonsentient living beings, e. g. men, trees, etc. (2) 集起心 citta, the ālayavijñāna, or totality of mind, and the source of all mental activity. (3) 思量心 manas, the thinking and calculating mind; (4) 緣慮心; 了別心; 慮知心; citta; the discriminating mind; (5) 堅實心 the bhūtatathatā mind, or the permanent mind; (6) 積聚精要心 the mind essence of the sutras.
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Heart / Mind / Spirit

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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/ tu3
Taiwan t`u / tu
Japanese ni
 do
 to
 tsuchi つち
Chinese earth; dust; clay; local; indigenous; crude opium; unsophisticated; one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1]; Tu (ethnic group); surname Tu
Japanese (archaism) soil (esp. reddish soil); (1) (abbreviation) Saturday; (2) earth (third of the five elements); (1) earth (third of the five elements); (n,n-pref,n-suf) (2) (abbreviation) Turkey; (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); (place-name) Do; (surname) Tsuchitaka; (personal name) Tsuchishio; (surname) Tsuchi
Bhū; bhūmi; pṛthivī. Earth, locality, local, vulgar.
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Earth

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Mandarin qiè // qiē / qie4 // qie1
Taiwan ch`ieh / chieh
Japanese setsu せつ
Chinese definitely; absolutely (not); (scoffing or dismissive interjection) Yeah, right.; Tut!; to grind; close to; eager; to correspond to; see also 反切[fan3 qie4]; to cut; to slice; tangent (math)
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) eager; earnest; ardent; kind; keen; acute
To cut, carve; a whole; urgent; the 反切 system of spelling, i. e. the combination of the initial sound of one Chinese word with the final sound of another to indicate the sound of a third, a system introduced by translators of Buddhist works; v. 反.
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Chae

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Mandarin dāo / dao1
Taiwan tao
Japanese tou / to とう
 katana かたな
Chinese knife; blade; single-edged sword; cutlass; CL:把[ba3]; (slang) dollar (loanword); classifier for sets of one hundred sheets (of paper); classifier for knife cuts or stabs; surname Dao
Japanese (1) (single-edged) sword; katana; (2) (archaism) dagger; knife; (3) (archaism) scalpel; (1) (single-edged) sword; katana; (2) (archaism) dagger; knife; (personal name) Tou; (surname) Katana
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Katana

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Mandarin qín / qin2
Taiwan ch`in / chin
Japanese tsutome つとめ
 tsutomu つとむ
 isoshi いそし
Chinese diligent; industrious; hardworking; frequent; regular; constant
Japanese (personal name) Tsutome; (male given name) Tsutomu; (given name) Isoshi
vīrya, energy, zeal, fortitude, virility; intp. also as 精進 one of the pāramitās; to strive
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Diligence

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Mandarin shā / sha1
Taiwan sha
Japanese suna すな
 sha しゃ
 isago いさご
Chinese granule; hoarse; raspy; sand; powder; CL:粒[li4]; abbr. for Tsar or Tsarist Russia; surname Sha
Japanese (numeric) one hundred-millionth; sand; grit; (female given name) Migiwa; (female given name) Mikiha; (female given name) Suna; (personal name) Sha; (personal name) Shi; (female given name) Sarara; (surname) Sa; (surname) Isago
bālukā. Sand; sands, e. g. of Ganges 恒河, implying countless; translit. s, ś, ṣ. Cf. 莎; (Skt. bālukā)
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Sand

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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/ mu4
Taiwan mu
Japanese moku もく
 ki
Chinese tree; wood; coffin; wooden; simple; numb; one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1]; surname Mu
Japanese (1) (abbreviation) Thursday; (2) wood (first of the five elements); (1) tree; shrub; bush; (2) wood; timber; (female given name) Moku; (given name) Bokukei; (female given name) Baumu; (surname) Tagaki; (personal name) Sunao; (personal name) Kimoto; (personal name) Kitsugi; (personal name) Kitsuki; (surname) Kidaka; (personal name) Kisuki; (surname) Ki
Wood; a tree; kāṣṭha, a piece of wood, wood, timber.
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Wood

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Mandarin běn / ben3
Taiwan pen
Japanese moto もと
 hon ほん
Chinese root; stem; origin; source; this; the current; original; inherent; originally; classifier for books, periodicals, files etc
Japanese (1) origin; source; (2) base; basis; foundation; root; (3) cause; (4) ingredient; material; (5) original cost (or capital, principal, etc.); (6) (plant) root; (tree) trunk; (7) first section of a waka; (counter) (8) counter for blades of grass, tree trunks, etc., and for falcons (in falconry); (9) handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.); grip; (1) book; volume; script; (prefix) (2) this; present; (3) main; head; (4) real; regular; (suf,ctr) (5) counter for long cylindrical things; counter for films, TV shows, etc.; counter for goals, home runs, etc.; counter for telephone calls; (surname) Yanakamoto; (surname) Motoyanagi; (personal name) Motomura; (surname) Motohama; (place-name) Motoichi; (place-name, surname) Moto; (personal name) Makoto; (surname) Pon; (surname) Hon'yanagi; (personal name) Honshou; (personal name) Honshio; (surname) Honzaki; (surname) Hon; (surname, given name) Hajime
Radical, fundamental, original, principal, one's own; the Buddha himself, contrasted with 蹟 chi, traces left by him among men to educate them; also a volume of a book; root
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Ben

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Mandarin liǔ / liu3
Taiwan liu
Japanese ryuu / ryu りゅう
 yanagi やなぎ
Chinese willow; surname Liu
Japanese (astron) Chinese "Willow" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (1) (kana only) willow (any tree of genus Salix); (2) (kana only) weeping willow (Salix babylonica); (surname) Riyou; (surname) Riyu; (surname, female given name) Ryuu; (surname, given name) Yuu; (surname) Yu; (surname) Yanagitaka; (p,s,f) Yanagi; (surname) Yanakaki; (surname) Yanai; (female given name) Nuriko; (surname) Teruo; (surname) Tama; (surname) Takayana
A willow.
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Willow

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Mandarin chūn / chun1
Taiwan ch`un / chun
Japanese haru はる
Chinese spring (time); gay; joyful; youthful; love; lust; life; surname Chun
Japanese (n-adv,n-t) (1) spring; springtime; (2) New Year; (3) prime (of one's life, etc.); (4) adolescence; puberty; (5) sexuality; (personal name) Haruji; (surname) Harusaki; (female given name) Haru; (female given name) Hajime; (given name) Nagoshi; (female given name) Toki; (personal name) Chiyun; (given name) Shunmin; (female given name) Shun; (female given name) Kazu; (female given name) Azuma
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Spring Season

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Mandarin xīng / xing1
Taiwan hsing
Japanese hoshi ほし
 sei / se せい
Chinese star; heavenly body; satellite; small amount
Japanese (1) star; any light-emitting (or reflecting) heavenly body (except for the sun and the moon); (2) (slang) offender; perpetrator; (3) star point (in go); hoshi; intersection marked with a dot; (4) circular symbol (said to be shaped like a shining star); (5) bullseye; (6) one's star (out of the nine stars); the star that determines one's fate; (7) small dot; spot; (8) (sumo) point; score; (1) (astron) Chinese "star" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (n,n-suf,n-pref) (2) Singapore; (surname) Hotsu; (surname) Hoshizaki; (surname) Hoshisaki; (surname, female given name) Hoshi; (female given name) Hikaru; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Tina; (female given name) Tiara; (personal name) Seiji; (surname, female given name) Sei; (personal name) Sumio; (female given name) Sutera; (personal name) Jou; (personal name) Shin; (female given name) Kirari; (female given name) Kirara; (female given name) Kirameki; (female given name) Kira; (female given name) Akari
Tara, a star; the 25th constellation consisting of stars in Hydra; a spark.
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Star



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

Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
Even The 100-Foot Bamboo Can Grow One More Foot 百尺竿頭更進一步
百尺竿头更进一步
bǎi chǐ gān tóu gèng jìng yī bù
bai3 chi3 gan1 tou2 geng4 jing4 yi1 bu4
bai chi gan tou geng jing yi bu
baichigantougengjingyibu
pai ch`ih kan t`ou keng ching i pu
pai chih kan tou keng ching i pu
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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Calm Mind
Cassie
Cheyenne
Chloe
Colin
Courage
Dillon
Dragon
Dylan
Empty
Ethan
Fighter
Fist
Flower
Freedom
Golden Dragon
Goldfish
Horse
Illusion
Independence
Indomitable Spirit
Inner Power
Inner Strength
Jack
Jerry
Jesus
Jesus Christ
Jose
Juliet
Katrina
Kirin
Kyokushinkai
Love
Mackenzie
Maddie
Markus
Marvin
Monkey
Never Give Up
Nothingness
Paladin
Peace
Rafael
Renee
Respect
River
Robin
Ronin
Saint
Sarah
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Susan
Tai Chi Chuan
Teacher
Three
Tyler
Water

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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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.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

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

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.


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