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Gassho

China hé zhǎng
Japan gasshou
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合掌 is the act of greeting someone (can also be done when departing) with hands brought together in a prayerful manner.

In India, this would be accompanied by the verbal greeting and blessing of "Namaste." In China, Japan, and Korea, this is how Buddhists will greet each other. Sometimes done by people who are not devout Buddhists in China, Japan, and Korea to show respect, reverence or great thanks to someone for a gift, forgiveness, or some honor that has been bestowed.

In Japan, this is almost always associated with a deep bow. In China where bowing is not an everyday occurrence, there may be a shallow bow but the act will be done with deep feeling. Korean culture seems to have more bowing than China but less than Japan.


See Also:  Namaste


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Characters

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Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

合掌

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Mandarin hé zhǎng / he2 zhang3
Taiwan ho chang
Japanese gasshou / gassho がっしょう
Chinese to clasp hands; to put one's palms together (in prayer)
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) pressing one's hands together in prayer; (2) triangular frame of a thatched roof; (3) Yours sincerely; Yours truly; Sincerely yours; (surname) Gasshou
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition
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Gassho

合従

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Japanese gasshou / gassho がっしょう
Japanese (noun/participle) alliance (esp. originally of the Six Kingdoms against the Qin dynasty)

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合唱

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Mandarin hé chàng / he2 chang4
Taiwan ho ch`ang / ho chang
Japanese gasshou / gassho がっしょう
Chinese chorus; to chorus
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) chorus; singing in a chorus

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合焦

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Japanese goushou / gosho ごうしょう
 gasshou / gassho がっしょう
Japanese (noun/participle) being in focus (in photography); bringing into focus

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Gassho 合掌gasshou / gashohé zhǎng / he2 zhang3 / he zhang / hezhang ho chang / hochang

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