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Genesis

First Book of the Bible
China chuàng shì jì
Japan sou sei ki
Genesis

創世記 is the Japanese and Chinese for Genesis, the first book of Moses in the Bible.

Create / Creation

China chuàng zào
Japan sou zou
Create / Creation

The first character here means to create, genesis, or origin.
The second means to make or build.
Together they mean to create, to bring about, to produce or simply creative or creation.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

創世記


创世记

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Mandarin chuàng shì jì / chuang4 shi4 ji4
Taiwan ch`uang shih chi / chuang shih chi
Japanese souseiki / soseki そうせいき
Chinese Book of Genesis; First Book of Moses
Japanese Genesis (book of the Bible)
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Mandarin/ qi3
Taiwan ch`i / chi
Japanese hajime はじめ
 tatsuru たつる
 tatsu たつ
 okoshi おこし
 oki おき
Chinese to rise; to raise; to get up; to set out; to start; to appear; to launch; to initiate (action); to draft; to establish; to get (from a depot or counter); verb suffix, to start; starting from (a time, place, price etc); classifier for occurrences or unpredictable events: case, instance; classifier for groups: batch, group
Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) source; origin; cause; beginning; genesis; (female given name) Hajime; (personal name) Tatsuru; (given name) Tatsu; (place-name, surname) Okoshi; (surname) Oki
To rise, raise, start, begin; uprising; tr. utpada; to arise

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創世


创世

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Mandarin chuàng shì / chuang4 shi4
Taiwan ch`uang shih / chuang shih
Japanese sousei / sose そうせい
Chinese the creation (in mythology and Genesis 1-2); the first foundational steps
Japanese creation of the world; (personal name) Sousei

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発端

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Japanese hottan ほったん
Japanese origin; genesis; opening; start; beginning

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発生

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Japanese hassei / hasse はっせい
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) (1) outbreak; spring forth; occurrence; incidence; (2) generation (e.g. of power or heat); genesis; origin; (3) ontogeny; development of complex multicellular structures from cell(surname) in a simple state

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起り

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Japanese mukuri むくり
 okori おこり
Japanese (kana only) camber; source; origin; cause; beginning; genesis

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巴別塔


巴别塔

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Mandarin bā bié tǎ / ba1 bie2 ta3
Taiwan pa pieh t`a / pa pieh ta
Chinese Tower of Babel, in Genesis 11:5-foll.

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創世紀


创世纪

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Mandarin chuàng shì jì / chuang4 shi4 ji4
Taiwan ch`uang shih chi / chuang shih chi
Chinese creation myth; Genesis (first book of the Bible)

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起こり

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Japanese okori おこり
Japanese source; origin; cause; beginning; genesis

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メガドライブ

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Japanese megadoraibu メガドライブ
Japanese Mega Drive (Sega); (product name) (Sega) Mega Drive; (product name) MD (US equiv: Genesis)

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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
Genesis 創世記
创世记
sou sei ki / souseiki / so sei ki / soseikichuàng shì jì
chuang4 shi4 ji4
chuang shi ji
chuangshiji
ch`uang shih chi
chuangshihchi
chuang shih chi
Create
Creation
創造
创造
sou zou / souzou / so zo / sozochuàng zào
chuang4 zao4
chuang zao
chuangzao
ch`uang tsao
chuangtsao
chuang tsao
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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