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Exploration in Chinese / Japanese...

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Adventure

China tàn xiǎn
Japan tanken
Adventure Vertical Wall Scroll

If you lead a life of adventure (like I do), a 探險 wall scroll is for you.

Alone, the first character can mean "to explore," "to search out," or "to scout." The second character holds the meanings of "dangerous" and "rugged." Together these two characters create the word that means "adventure" or "to explore."

探険 is a modern Japanese Kanji version, but it more precisely means exploration or expedition rather than adventure. 探險 is the old/ancient Japanese version used before WWII. Let us know if you want the modern Japanese version instead.


See Also:  Bon Voyage | Travel

Adventure

Japan bou ken
Adventure Vertical Wall Scroll

冒険 is a common Japanese way to say "Adventure."

The first character can mean "to risk," "to defy" or "to dare." The second character means "inaccessible place" or "impregnable position." Together, you get the idea of why these two characters mean adventure when put them together in Japanese.

Note: The second character is a morphed Japanese Kanji. The original Chinese version is also available and holds the same root meaning.

Adventure

China mào xiǎn
Adventure Vertical Wall Scroll

冒險 is another Chinese and Korean word for "Adventure."

冒險 is more of a "risk-taking" version of adventure.

The first character can mean "brave" and "bold." The second character means "dangerous" and "rugged." Together they can be defined as a word meaning "adventure" in Chinese and Korean.

Note: Some dictionaries translate these two characters as "take a risk."

Four Noble Truths: Desire and Attachment

Samudaya
China jí dì
Japan jittai
Four Noble Truths: Desire and Attachment Vertical Wall Scroll

At the core of suffering is often the concept of desire or attachment. This can be carnal desire, monetary desire, or the attachment you have to something that you are unwilling to part with (such as a fancy car). 集諦 is a simplification of the second noble truth which is really and exploration into the root causes of suffering - it's deeper than I can go in a few sentences.


This term is exclusively used by devout Buddhists. It is not a common term, and is remains an unknown concept to most Chinese, Japanese and Korean people.


See Also:  Buddhism | Enlightenment


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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your exploration search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

探月

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Mandarin tàn yuè / tan4 yue4
Taiwan t`an yüeh / tan yüeh
Chinese lunar exploration

探検

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Japanese tanken / たんけん Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) exploration; expedition

探測


探测

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Mandarin tàn cè / tan4 ce4
Taiwan t`an ts`e / tan tse
Japanese tansoku / たんそく
Chinese to probe; to take readings; to explore; exploration
Japanese probing; sounding

探索

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Mandarin tàn suǒ / tan4 suo3
Taiwan t`an so / tan so
Japanese tansaku / たんさく
Chinese to explore; to probe
Japanese (noun/participle) search; lookup; hunt; (item of) research; exploration; investigation
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

探鉱

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Japanese tankou / tanko / たんこう Japanese mineral exploration

探険

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Japanese tanken / たんけん Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) exploration; expedition

科考

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Mandarin kē kǎo / ke1 kao3
Taiwan k`o k`ao / ko kao
Chinese preliminary round of imperial examinations; abbr. for 科學考察|科学考察[ke1 xue2 kao3 cha2], scientific exploration

診査

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Japanese shinsa / しんさ Japanese (noun/participle) diagnostic examination; exploration

詮索

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Japanese sensaku / せんさく Japanese (noun/participle) inquiry into; enquiry into; prying (into); investigation; search; exploration

踏査

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Japanese tousa / tosa / とうさ Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) survey; exploration; field investigation

探検隊

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Japanese tankentai / たんけんたい Japanese exploration party

李四光

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Mandarin lǐ sì guāng / li3 si4 guang1
Taiwan li ssu kuang
Chinese Li Siguang (1889-1971), Mongol-born, Japanese trained geologist, prominent in early PRC oil exploration

科考隊

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Mandarin kē kǎo duì / ke1 kao3 dui4
Taiwan k`o k`ao tui / ko kao tui
Chinese scientific exploration team; expedition

南極観測

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Japanese nankyokukansoku / なんきょくかんそく Japanese Antarctic exploration

地震探鉱

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Japanese jishintankou / jishintanko / じしんたんこう Japanese seismic mineral exploration

太空探索

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Mandarin tài kōng tàn suǒ / tai4 kong1 tan4 suo3
Taiwan t`ai k`ung t`an so / tai kung tan so
Chinese space exploration

宇宙探査

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Japanese uchuutansa / uchutansa / うちゅうたんさ Japanese space exploration

惑星探査

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Japanese wakuseitansa / wakusetansa / わくせいたんさ Japanese planetary exploration

石油探査

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Japanese sekiyutansa / せきゆたんさ Japanese oil exploration

大航海時代

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Japanese daikoukaijidai / daikokaijidai / だいこうかいじだい Japanese Age of Discovery; Age of Exploration

殊域周咨錄

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Mandarin shū yù zhōu zī lù / shu1 yu4 zhou1 zi1 lu4
Taiwan shu yü chou tzu lu
Chinese Ming dynasty record (1574) of exploration and foreign relations

中石油川東鑽探公司


中石油川东钻探公司

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Mandarin zhōng shí yóu chuān dōng zuàn tàn gōng sī / zhong1 shi2 you2 chuan1 dong1 zuan4 tan4 gong1 si1
Taiwan chung shih yu ch`uan tung tsuan t`an kung ssu / chung shih yu chuan tung tsuan tan kung ssu
Chinese Chuandong Oil Drilling & Exploration Company (CODEC)

探検(P);探険(P)

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Japanese tanken / たんけん Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) exploration; expedition

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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
Adventure探險
探险 / 探険
tankentàn xiǎn / tan4 xian3 / tan xian / tanxiant`an hsien / tanhsien / tan hsien
Adventure冒険bou ken / bo ken
Adventure冒險
冒险
mào xiǎn / mao4 xian3 / mao xian / maoxianmao hsien / maohsien
Four Noble Truths: Desire and Attachment集諦
集谛
jittaijí dì / ji2 di4 / ji di / jidichi ti / chiti
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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