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Open the Minds of the Next Generation To Stimulate Thinking

China qǐ dí
Open the Minds of the Next Generation To Stimulate Thinking Vertical Wall Scroll

啟迪 is often used to describe the idea of opening the minds of the young or the new generation.

See Also:  Wisdom | Learning Is Eternal | Learn From Wisdom

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Mandarin dài / dai4
Taiwan tai
Japanese dai / だい    shiro / しろ
Open the Minds of the Next Generation To Stimulate Thinking Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese to substitute; to act on behalf of others; to replace; generation; dynasty; age; period; (historical) era; (geological) eon
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) charge; cost; price; (2) generation; age; reign; (3) {geol} era; (4) (after someone's name or title) a representative of; on behalf of; for (someone); (5) (See 代表電話番号) 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) (See 代理申請会社) proxy application company; (9) (abbreviation) (used in dictionaries, etc.) (See 代名詞・1) pronoun; (1) substitution; (2) material; (3) price; (4) margin (e.g. for stapling, etc.); area required for something; (5) (archaism) (See 反・たん・2) 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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Mandarin xián / xian2
Taiwan hsien
Japanese ken / けん
Chinese worthy or virtuous person; honorific used for a person of the same or a younger generation
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (archaism) intelligence; genius; scholarship; virtue; (male given name) Masaru; (male given name) Makoto; (given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Hyongoru; (personal name) Takeshi; (given name) Takashi; (personal name) Suguru; (given name) Satoru; (male given name) Satoshi; (female given name) Sato; (given name) Sakashi; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (male given name) Ken; (female given name) Kata; (given name) Kashiko
Wise and virtuous, sage, second rank to a 聖 saint; good, excellent in character, virtuous; intelligent

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Mandarin shì / shi4
Taiwan shih
Japanese sei / se / せい
Chinese life; age; generation; era; world; lifetime; epoch; descendant; noble; surname Shi
Japanese (counter) (1) counter for generations; (suffix noun) (2) {geol} epoch; (personal name) Toki; (personal name) Seze; (personal name) Seshime; (female given name) Sei; (personal name) Sea
yuga. An age, 1, 000th part of a kalpa.loka, the world. 世 originally meant a human generation, a period of thirty years; it is used in Buddhism both foryuga, a period of time ever flowing, andloka, the world, worldly, earthly. The world is that which is to be destroyed; it is sunk in the round of mortality, or transmigration; and conceals, or is a veil over reality.

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Mandarin zūn / zun1
Taiwan tsun
Japanese son / そん
Chinese senior; of a senior generation; to honor; to respect; honorific; classifier for cannons and statues; ancient wine vessel
Japanese (1) zun (ancient Chinese wine vessel, usu. made of bronze); (prefix) (2) (archaism) (honorific or respectful language) honorific prefix referring to the listener; (suf,ctr) (3) counter for buddhas; (female given name) Mikoto; (personal name) Makoto; (female given name) Takeru; (given name) Takeshi; (given name) Takashi; (given name) Son
To honour. ārya; honoured, honourable; to honor

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Mandarin cáo / cao2
Taiwan ts`ao / tsao
Japanese tsukasa / つかさ    tsuao / つあお    chou / cho / ちょう    tao / たお    sou / so / そう    so / そ
Chinese class or grade; generation; plaintiff and defendant (old); government department (old); surname Cao; Zhou Dynasty vassal state
Japanese (surname) Tsukasa; (personal name) Tsuao; (surname) Chou; (surname) Tao; (surname) So
Company, class; used as the plural of pronouns, etc.

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Mandarin bèi / bei4
Taiwan pei
Japanese hai / はい
Chinese lifetime; generation; group of people; class; classifier for generations; (literary) classifier for people
Japanese group; gang; bunch


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Mandarin yī shì / yi1 shi4
Taiwan i shih
Japanese issei / isse / いっせい    isse / いっせ
Chinese generation; period of 30 years; one's whole lifetime; lifelong; age; era; times; the whole world; the First (of numbered European kings)
Japanese (1) generation; lifetime; (2) the age; the day; (n,n-suf) (3) (after the name of a king, etc.) the First; (4) issei; first-generation Japanese (or Korean, etc.); (1) {Buddh} one generation (past, present, or future); (2) a lifetime; (female given name) Hitoyo; (female given name) Hitose; (female given name) Kazuyo; (male given name) Kazutoshi; (personal name) Kazuse; (female given name) Iyo; (personal name) Itsutoshi; (personal name) Itsuse; (given name) Issei; (given name) Isse; (surname, female given name) Ichiyo; (personal name) Ichinose; (surname) Ichise
one life


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Mandarin yī dài / yi1 dai4
Taiwan i tai
Japanese ichidai / いちだい
Chinese generation
Japanese generation; lifetime; age; (female given name) Kazuyo; (given name) Kazushiro; (female given name) Ichiyo; (personal name) Ichidai; (surname) Ichishiro
A human lifetime; especially the lifetime of Śākyamuni on earth; one age


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Mandarin yī shēng / yi1 sheng1
Taiwan i sheng
Japanese isshou / issho / いっしょう
Chinese all one's life; throughout one's life
Japanese (n-adv,n-t,adj-no) (1) whole life; a lifetime; all through life; one existence; a generation; an age; the whole world; the era; (can be adjective with の) (2) (the only, the greatest, etc.) of one's life; (given name) Motonaru; (given name) Hajime; (female given name) Kazumi; (personal name) Kazunari; (given name) Kazutaka; (personal name) Kazuki; (given name) Kazuomi; (given name) Kazuoki; (given name) Kazuo; (personal name) Kazuumi; (female given name) Kazui; (personal name) Itsuki; (surname, given name) Issei; (given name) Isshou; (female given name) Ichio
All one's life, a whole life time; a life


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Mandarin sān shì / san1 shi4
Taiwan san shih
Japanese sanze;miyo(ok) / さんぜ;みよ(ok)    sansei / sanse / さんせい
Chinese the Third (of numbered kings)
Japanese (1) {Buddh} past, present and future existences; (2) (さんぜ only) three generations; (1) three generations; (2) third generation (immigrant, monarch, etc.); sansei; (female given name) Miyo; (surname, female given name) Mitsuyo; (personal name) Mitsuse; (personal name) Mise; (given name) Sansei; (personal name) Sanse
The three periods, 過去, 現在, 未來or 過, 現, 未, past, present, and future. The universe is described as eternally in motion, like flowing stream. Also 未生, 巳生,後滅, or 未, 現, 過 unborn, born, dead The 華嚴經 Hua-yen sūtra has a division of ten kinds of past, present, and future i.e. the past spoken of as past, present, and future, the present spoken of in like manner, the future also, with the addition of the present as the three periods in one instant. Also 三際; three times


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Mandarin sān dài / san1 dai4
Taiwan san tai
Japanese sandai / さんだい
Chinese three generations of a family; the three earliest dynasties (Xia, Shang and Zhou)
Japanese (1) three generations; three periods; (2) third generation; (personal name) Miyotsugu; (surname) Miyoshi; (female given name) Miyo,; (surname, female given name) Mitsuyo; (surname) Mitsudai; (surname) Mitsushiro; (surname) Michiyo; (surname) Midai; (place-name) Mijiro; (place-name, surname) Mishiro; (surname) Mikawari; (surname) Sandai


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Mandarin shàng dài / shang4 dai4
Taiwan shang tai
Japanese joudai;uwadai / jodai;uwadai / じょうだい;うわだい
Chinese previous generation
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) ancient times; (2) (nominal) retail price; (surname) Joudai; (surname) Kamiyo; (place-name, surname) Kamidai; (surname) Kamishiro; (surname) Kajiro; (place-name) Uwadai; (surname) Uedai; (surname) Ueshiro


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Mandarin xià shì / xia4 shi4
Taiwan hsia shih
Japanese shimoyo / しもよ    shimose / しもせ
Chinese to die; future incarnation; next life; to be born; to come into the world; future generation
Japanese (surname) Shimoyo; (personal name) Shimose



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Mandarin xià bèi / xia4 bei4
Taiwan hsia pei
Japanese kahai;gehai / かはい;げはい
Chinese offspring; future generations; younger generation of a family; junior members of a group
Japanese inferior; low-class person
inferior group


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Japanese yoyo / よよ Japanese (n-adv,n-t) for generations; hereditary; generation after generation; (female given name) Yoyo


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Mandarin shì shì / shi4 shi4
Taiwan shih shih
Japanese yoyo / よよ
Chinese from age to age
Japanese (n-adv,n-t) for generations; hereditary; generation after generation
age after age


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Mandarin shì dài / shi4 dai4
Taiwan shih tai
Japanese sedai / せだい
Chinese for many generations; generation; era; age
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) generation; the world; the age; (female given name) Yoyo; (surname) Sedai
A generation, a lifetime; the world.


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Mandarin èr shì / er4 shi4
Taiwan erh shih
Japanese nisei / nise / にせい    nise / にせ
Chinese the Second (of numbered kings); second generation (e.g. Chinese Americans)
Japanese (1) nisei; second-generation Japanese (or Korean, etc.); foreigner of Japanese parentage; (n,n-suf,n-pref) (2) the Second (king, etc. of the same name); second generation; junior; (3) (colloquialism) son; {Buddh} two existences; the present and the future; (female given name) Futase; (given name) Nisei
This life and the hereafter; two worlds


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Japanese yoyo / よよ    daidai / だいだい Japanese (n-adv,n-t) for generations; hereditary; generation after generation; (surname) Yoyo


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Mandarin dài dài / dai4 dai4
Taiwan tai tai
Japanese yoyo / よよ    daidai / だいだい
Chinese from generation to generation; generation after generation
Japanese (n-adv,n-t) for generations; hereditary; generation after generation



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Mandarin dài gōu / dai4 gou1
Taiwan tai kou
Chinese generation gap


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Japanese densei / dense / でんせい Japanese (noun/participle) transmission from generation to generation



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Mandarin chuán dài / chuan2 dai4
Taiwan ch`uan tai / chuan tai
Japanese dendai / でんだい
Chinese to pass to the next generation
Japanese (surname) Dendai


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Japanese sendai / せんだい Japanese (1) previous generation (e.g. one's parents); family predecessor; (2) predecessor; (3) previous age; (female given name) Sakiyo


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Mandarin xiān gōng / xian1 gong1
Taiwan hsien kung
Japanese senkou / senko / せんこう
Chinese deceased father; deceased senior male figure
Japanese (1) (slang) (derogatory term) teacher; (2) previous ruler; previous lord; lord of the previous generation


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Japanese shodai / しょだい Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) first generation; founder; (female given name) Hatsuyo; (surname) Hatsushiro


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Mandarin chū zǔ / chu1 zu3
Taiwan ch`u tsu / chu tsu
Japanese shoso / しょそ
Japanese (obscure) the first generation of a family; school (of thought) or religious sect; (surname) Hatsuso


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Japanese zendai / ぜんだい Japanese previous generation; former ages; (surname) Maeshiro



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Mandarin qián bèi / qian2 bei4
Taiwan ch`ien pei / chien pei
Chinese senior; older generation; precursor


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Japanese soushutsu / soshutsu / そうしゅつ Japanese (noun/participle) creation; generation

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Open the Minds of the Next Generation To Stimulate Thinking啟迪
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