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Kun

Sea Creature
China kūn
Japan kon
Kun

A 鲲 (Kun) is a famous sea monster, often associated or used interchangeably with a 鵬 (Peng).

鯤 is comparable to Leviathan or Jonah's whale.

In Chinese mythology, the Kun is a giant fish said to be able to turn into a bird.

鯤 and the mythological creature is also known in Japanese and Korean. However, in some context, this character can refer to fry (fish babies).

A Bright Future

Incredible 10,000-Mile Flight of the Peng
China péng chéng wàn lǐ
A Bright Future

鵬程萬里 is an ancient Chinese proverb used in modern times to wish someone a long and successful career.

It's really about the 10,000 Flight of the Peng (Peng, also known as Roc is a mythical fish that can turn into a bird and take flight).

Zhuangzi

庄子 - Zhuangzi

Breaking down each character:
1. Peng or Roc (a kind of bird).
2. Journey (in this case, a flight).
3. 10,000 (Ten Thousand).
4. Li is a unit of distance often referred to as a "Chinese Mile," though the real distance is about half a kilometer.

Direct Translation: "Peng's Journey [of] 10,000 Li."
Literal meaning: "The 10,000-Li Flying Range Of The Roc."
Perceived meaning: "To have a bright future" or "To go far."

This proverb/idiom comes from the book of Zhuangzi. It tells the tale of a huge fish which could turn into a gigantic bird. This bird was called "peng" and was many miles long. This legendary size allowed the Peng to fly from the Northern Sea to the Southern Sea in a single bound.

Wishing someone "a Peng's Journey of 10,000 Li," will imply that they will be able to travel far without stopping, and will have great success, a long career, and a prosperous future.


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Characters

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Mandarin shù // gǔn / shu4 // gun3
Taiwan shu // kun
Chinese see 豎筆|竖笔[shu4 bi3]; radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 2)

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乾坤

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Mandarin qián kūn / qian2 kun1
Taiwan ch`ien k`un / chien kun
Japanese kenkon けんこん
Chinese Heaven and earth; Yin and Yang; The Universe
Japanese heaven and earth; universe

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二節棍


二节棍

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Mandarin èr jié gùn / er4 jie2 gun4
Taiwan erh chieh kun
Chinese nunchaku (weapon with two rods joined by a short chain, used in martial arts)

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交困

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Mandarin jiāo kùn / jiao1 kun4
Taiwan chiao k`un / chiao kun
Chinese beset with difficulties

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令閫


令阃

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Mandarin lìng kǔn / ling4 kun3
Taiwan ling k`un / ling kun
Chinese your wife (honorific)

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使困擾


使困扰

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Mandarin shǐ kùn rǎo / shi3 kun4 rao3
Taiwan shih k`un jao / shih kun jao
Chinese to harass

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光棍

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Mandarin guāng gùn / guang1 gun4
Taiwan kuang kun
Chinese gangster; hoodlum; a single person; bachelor

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光棍兒


光棍儿

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Mandarin guāng gùn r / guang1 gun4 r5
Taiwan kuang kun r
Chinese single person; bachelor

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光棍節


光棍节

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Mandarin guāng gùn jié / guang1 gun4 jie2
Taiwan kuang kun chieh
Chinese Singles' Day, celebrated on November 11 (11⁄11)

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兩節棍


两节棍

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Mandarin liǎng jié gùn / liang3 jie2 gun4
Taiwan liang chieh kun
Chinese nunchaku

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冰棍

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Mandarin bīng gùn / bing1 gun4
Taiwan ping kun
Chinese popsicle; ice lolly; CL:根[gen1]

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冰棍兒


冰棍儿

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Mandarin bīng gùn r / bing1 gun4 r5
Taiwan ping kun r
Chinese ice lolly; popsicle

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危困

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Mandarin wēi kùn / wei1 kun4
Taiwan wei k`un / wei kun
Chinese grave situation

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受困

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Mandarin shòu kùn / shou4 kun4
Taiwan shou k`un / shou kun
Chinese trapped; stranded

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Mandarin kùn / kun4
Taiwan k`un / kun
Japanese kon
Chinese to trap; to surround; hard-pressed; stranded; destitute
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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困乏

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Mandarin kùn/ kun4 fa2
Taiwan k`un fa / kun fa
Japanese konbō
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困倦

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Mandarin kùn juàn / kun4 juan4
Taiwan k`un chüan / kun chüan
Chinese tired; weary

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困劣

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Mandarin kùn liè / kun4 lie4
Taiwan k`un lieh / kun lieh
Japanese konretsu
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困厄

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Mandarin kùn è / kun4 e4
Taiwan k`un o / kun o
Japanese konyaku こんやく
Chinese in deep water; difficult situation
Japanese (noun/participle) (archaism) distress; disaster
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困境

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Mandarin kùn jìng / kun4 jing4
Taiwan k`un ching / kun ching
Chinese predicament; plight

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困守

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Mandarin kùn shǒu / kun4 shou3
Taiwan k`un shou / kun shou
Chinese to stand a siege; trapped in a besieged city

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困局

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Mandarin kùn/ kun4 ju2
Taiwan k`un chü / kun chü
Chinese dilemma; predicament; difficult situation

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困惑

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Mandarin kùn huò / kun4 huo4
Taiwan k`un huo / kun huo
Japanese konwaku こんわく
Chinese bewildered; perplexed; confused; difficult problem; perplexity
Japanese (noun/participle) bewilderment; perplexity; embarrassment; discomfiture; bafflement

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困惱


困恼

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Mandarin kùn nǎo / kun4 nao3
Taiwan k`un nao / kun nao
Japanese konnō
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困擾


困扰

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Mandarin kùn rǎo / kun4 rao3
Taiwan k`un jao / kun jao
Chinese to perplex; to disturb; to cause complications

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困窘

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Mandarin kùn jiǒng / kun4 jiong3
Taiwan k`un chiung / kun chiung
Chinese embarrassment

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困苦

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Mandarin kùn/ kun4 ku3
Taiwan k`un k`u / kun ku
Japanese konku こんく
Chinese deprivation; distressed; miserable
Japanese (noun/participle) privation; hardship
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困難


困难

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Mandarin kùn nan / kun4 nan5
Taiwan k`un nan / kun nan
Japanese konnan こんなん
Chinese difficult; challenging; straitened circumstances; difficult situation
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) difficulty; distress

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困頓


困顿

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Mandarin kùn dùn / kun4 dun4
Taiwan k`un tun / kun tun
Chinese fatigued; exhausted; poverty-stricken; in straitened circumstances

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圍困


围困

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Mandarin wéi kùn / wei2 kun4
Taiwan wei k`un / wei kun
Chinese to besiege

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圓滾滾


圆滚滚

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Mandarin yuán gǔn gǔn / yuan2 gun3 gun3
Taiwan yüan kun kun
Chinese plump

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地滾球


地滚球

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Mandarin dì gǔn qiú / di4 gun3 qiu2
Taiwan ti kun ch`iu / ti kun chiu
Chinese ten-pin bowling; bowling ball; (baseball etc) ground ball

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坎昆

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Mandarin kǎn kūn / kan3 kun1
Taiwan k`an k`un / kan kun
Chinese Cancún

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Japanese kon こん
Chinese one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦[ba1 gua4], symbolizing earth; female principle; ☷; ancient Chinese compass point: 225° (southwest)
Japanese kun (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: earth, southwest); (given name) Mamoru
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坤甸

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Mandarin kūn diàn / kun1 dian4
Taiwan k`un tien / kun tien
Chinese Pontianak city, capital of West Kalimantan, Indonesia

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese variant of 坤[kun1]
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Mandarin kǔn / kun3
Taiwan k`un / kun
Japanese tsubo つぼ
 tsuho つほ
 tsufu つふ
Chinese palace corridor; fig. women's quarters; women
Japanese (irregular kanji usage) (1) jar; pot; vase; (2) dice cup; (3) depression (i.e. the basin of a waterfall); (4) (archaism) target (when aiming an arrow); (5) (kana only) (figurative) bull's-eye; (6) (kana only) key point (of a conversation, etc.); (7) (kana only) acupuncture point; moxibustion point; (8) (kana only) nodes on a fingerboard (of a shamisen, etc.); (irregular kanji usage) (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) jar; pot; vase; (2) dice cup; (3) depression (i.e. the basin of a waterfall); (4) (archaism) target (when aiming an arrow); (5) (kana only) (figurative) bull's-eye; (6) (kana only) key point (of a conversation, etc.); (7) (kana only) acupuncture point; moxibustion point; (8) (kana only) nodes on a fingerboard (of a shamisen, etc.)

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多爾袞


多尔衮

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Mandarin duō ěr gǔn / duo1 er3 gun3
Taiwan to erh kun
Chinese Dorgon (1612-1651), fourteenth son of Nurhaci 努爾哈赤|努尔哈赤, successful general, instrumental in Manchu conquest of China, ruled China as regent 1644-1650 for his nephew Emperor Shunzhi 順治帝

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大苦惱


大苦恼

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Mandarinkǔn ǎo / da4 kun3 ao3
Taiwan ta k`un ao / ta kun ao
Japanese dai kunō
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夾棍


夹棍

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Mandarin jiā gùn / jia1 gun4
Taiwan chia kun
Chinese leg vise (torture instrument)

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對苯醌


对苯醌

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Mandarin duì běn kūn / dui4 ben3 kun1
Taiwan tui pen k`un / tui pen kun
Chinese 1,4-benzoquinone (chemistry); para-benzoquinone

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese variant of 崑|昆[kun1]
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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Japanese kon こん
Chinese used in place names, notably Kunlun Mountains 崑崙|昆仑[Kun1 lun2]; (also used for transliteration)
Japanese (given name) Kon

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崑劇


昆剧

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Mandarin kūn/ kun1 ju4
Taiwan k`un chü / kun chü
Chinese see 崑曲|昆曲[Kun1 qu3]

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崑士蘭


昆士兰

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Mandarin kūn shì lán / kun1 shi4 lan2
Taiwan k`un shih lan / kun shih lan
Chinese Queensland, northeast Australian state

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崑山


昆山

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Mandarin kūn shān / kun1 shan1
Taiwan k`un shan / kun shan
Chinese Kunshan county level city in Suzhou 蘇州|苏州[Su1 zhou1], Jiangsu

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崑山市


昆山市

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Mandarin kūn shān shì / kun1 shan1 shi4
Taiwan k`un shan shih / kun shan shih
Chinese Kunshan county level city in Suzhou 蘇州|苏州[Su1 zhou1], Jiangsu

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崑崙


昆仑

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Mandarin kūn lún / kun1 lun2
Taiwan k`un lun / kun lun
Japanese konron こんろん
Chinese Kunlun (Karakorum) mountain range in Xinjiang
Japanese (place-name) Kunlun mountains
Kunlun, or Pulo Condore Island, or islands generally in the southern seas, hence崑崙子 or崑崙奴 is a native of those islands of black colour, and崑崙國 is described as Java, Sumatra, etc.

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崑崙山


昆仑山

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Mandarin kūn lún shān / kun1 lun2 shan1
Taiwan k`un lun shan / kun lun shan
Japanese konronzan こんろんざん
Chinese Kunlun Mountain range
Japanese (personal name) Konronzan
The Kunlun range north of Tibet, the 香山 dhamādana.

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崑曲


昆曲

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Mandarin kūn/ kun1 qu3
Taiwan k`un ch`ü / kun chü
Chinese Kunqu opera, influential musical theater originating in Kunshan, Jiangsu province in Yuan times

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崑腔


昆腔

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Mandarin kūn qiāng / kun1 qiang1
Taiwan k`un ch`iang / kun chiang
Chinese see 崑曲|昆曲[Kun1 qu3]

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巴里坤

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Mandarin bā lǐ kūn / ba1 li3 kun1
Taiwan pa li k`un / pa li kun
Chinese Barkol Kazakh autonomous county or Barköl Qazaq aptonom nahiyisi in Kumul prefecture 哈密地區|哈密地区[Ha1 mi4 di4 qu1], Xinjiang

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後搖滾


后摇滚

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Mandarin hòu yáo gǔn / hou4 yao2 gun3
Taiwan hou yao kun
Chinese post-rock (music genre)

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Mandarin kǔn / kun3
Taiwan k`un / kun
Japanese makoto まこと
Chinese sincere
Japanese (given name) Makoto

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惡棍


恶棍

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Mandarin è gùn / e4 gun4
Taiwan o kun
Chinese scoundrel; rogue; bully; villain

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打光棍

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Mandarin dǎ guāng gùn / da3 guang1 gun4
Taiwan ta kuang kun
Chinese to live as bachelor

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打棍子

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Mandarin dǎ gùn zi / da3 gun4 zi5
Taiwan ta kun tzu
Chinese to bludgeon; to hit with a big stick

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打滾


打滚

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Mandarin dǎ gǔn / da3 gun3
Taiwan ta kun
Chinese to roll about

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拐棍

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Mandarin guǎi gùn / guai3 gun4
Taiwan kuai kun
Chinese cane; walking stick

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Mandarin kǔn / kun3
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese a bunch; to tie together; bundle

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捆綁


捆绑

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Mandarin kǔn bǎng / kun3 bang3
Taiwan k`un pang / kun pang
Chinese to bind

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捆縛


捆缚

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Mandarin kǔn/ kun3 fu4
Taiwan k`un fu / kun fu
Chinese bondage

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搖滾


摇滚

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Mandarin yáo gǔn / yao2 gun3
Taiwan yao kun
Chinese rock 'n' roll (music); to rock; to fall off

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搖滾樂


摇滚乐

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Mandarin yáo gǔn yuè / yao2 gun3 yue4
Taiwan yao kun yüeh
Chinese rock music; rock 'n roll

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撥火棍


拨火棍

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Mandarin bō huǒ gùn / bo1 huo3 gun4
Taiwan po huo kun
Chinese poker

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撬棍

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Mandarin qiào gùn / qiao4 gun4
Taiwan ch`iao kun / chiao kun
Chinese crowbar

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Japanese kon こん
Chinese descendant; elder brother; a style of Chinese poetry
Japanese (surname) Kon

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昆仲

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Mandarin kūn zhòng / kun1 zhong4
Taiwan k`un chung / kun chung
Chinese (literary) brothers; elder and younger brother

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昆勒

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Mandarin kūn lēi / kun1 lei1
Taiwan k`un lei / kun lei
Japanese konroku
piṭaka, also 蜫勒 defined as the śāstras; a misprint for 毘; (Skt. piṭaka)

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昆卡

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Mandarin kūn/ kun1 ka3
Taiwan k`un k`a / kun ka
Chinese Cuenca

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昆布

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Mandarin kūn/ kun1 bu4
Taiwan k`un pu / kun pu
Japanese konbu こんぶ
Chinese kelp
Japanese kombu (usu. Saccharina japonica) (ain:); konbu; kelp; any edible species from the family Laminariaceae; (place-name, surname) Konbu

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昆廷

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Mandarin kūn tíng / kun1 ting2
Taiwan k`un t`ing / kun ting
Chinese Quentin (name)

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昆明

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Mandarin kūn míng / kun1 ming2
Taiwan k`un ming / kun ming
Chinese Kunming prefecture level city and capital of Yunnan province in southwest China

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昆明市

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Mandarin kūn míng shì / kun1 ming2 shi4
Taiwan k`un ming shih / kun ming shih
Chinese Kunming, prefecture-level city and capital of Yunnan province in southwest China

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昆明湖

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Mandarin kūn míng hú / kun1 ming2 hu2
Taiwan k`un ming hu / kun ming hu
Chinese Kunming Lake

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昆汀

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Mandarin kūn tīng / kun1 ting1
Taiwan k`un t`ing / kun ting
Chinese Quentin (name); Quentin Tarantino (1963-), American film director
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昆蟲


昆虫

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Mandarin kūn chóng / kun1 chong2
Taiwan k`un ch`ung / kun chung
Chinese insect; CL:隻|只[zhi1],群[qun2],堆[dui1]
Japanese See: 昆虫

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昆蟲學


昆虫学

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Mandarin kūn chóng xué / kun1 chong2 xue2
Taiwan k`un ch`ung hsüeh / kun chung hsüeh
Chinese entomology
Japanese See: 昆虫学

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昆都侖


昆都仑

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Mandarin kūn dū lún / kun1 du1 lun2
Taiwan k`un tu lun / kun tu lun
Chinese Kundulun district of Baotou city 包頭市|包头市[Bao1 tou2 shi4], Inner Mongolia

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昆陽


昆阳

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Mandarin kūn yáng / kun1 yang2
Taiwan k`un yang / kun yang
Japanese konyou / konyo こんよう
 koya こや
Chinese Kunyang town and former county in Yunnan
Japanese (surname) Kon'you; (place-name, surname) Koya

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春困

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Mandarin chūn kùn / chun1 kun4
Taiwan ch`un k`un / chun kun
Chinese spring fatigue; spring fever

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese descendant; elder brother

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曲棍

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Mandarin qū gùn / qu1 gun4
Taiwan ch`ü kun / chü kun
Chinese bent stick; hockey stick

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曲棍球

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Mandarin qū gùn qiú / qu1 gun4 qiu2
Taiwan ch`ü kun ch`iu / chü kun chiu
Chinese field hockey

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曹錕

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Mandarin cáo kūn / cao2 kun1
Taiwan ts`ao k`un / tsao kun
Chinese Cao Kun (1862-1938), one of the Northern Warlords

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木棍

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Mandarin mù gùn / mu4 gun4
Taiwan mu kun
Chinese wooden stick

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Mandarin kǔn / kun3
Taiwan k`un / kun
Japanese kori こり
Chinese movable door sill
Japanese (n,n-suf,ctr) (1) wrapped package; bale; (2) (See 行李) portmanteau; wicker trunk; luggage; baggage

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Mandarin gùn / gun4
Taiwan kun
Chinese stick; rod; truncheon

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棍子

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Mandarin gùn zi / gun4 zi5
Taiwan kun tzu
Japanese tsueko つえこ
Chinese stick; rod
Japanese (female given name) Tsueko

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棍杖

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Mandarin gùn zhàng / gun4 zhang4
Taiwan kun chang
Chinese staff; rod

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棍棒

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Mandarin gùn bàng / gun4 bang4
Taiwan kun pang
Japanese konbou / konbo こんぼう
Chinese club; staff; stick
Japanese stick; club; cudgel; bludgeon

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楊尚昆

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Mandarin yáng shàng kūn / yang2 shang4 kun1
Taiwan yang shang k`un / yang shang kun
Japanese youshoukon / yoshokon ようしょうこん
Chinese Yang Shangkun (1907-1998), former president of PRC and military leader
Japanese (personal name) Youshoukon

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法棍

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Mandarin fǎ gùn / fa3 gun4
Taiwan fa kun
Chinese baguette (bread)

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淫棍

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Mandarin yín gùn / yin2 gun4
Taiwan yin kun
Chinese dirty old man; lecher

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游錫堃

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Mandarin yóu xī kūn / you2 xi1 kun1
Taiwan yu hsi k`un / yu hsi kun
Chinese Yu Shyi-kun (1948-) Taiwanese politician

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Mandarin gǔn / gun3
Taiwan kun
Chinese to boil; to roll; to take a hike; Get lost!

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滾刀塊

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Mandarin gǔn dāo kuài / gun3 dao1 kuai4
Taiwan kun tao k`uai / kun tao kuai
Chinese chunks obtained by repeatedly cutting a vegetable diagonally and rotating the vegetable after each cut

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滾刀肉

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Mandarin gǔn dāo ròu / gun3 dao1 rou4
Taiwan kun tao jou
Chinese annoying person; troublemaker; pain in the neck

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滾動

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Mandarin gǔn dòng / gun3 dong4
Taiwan kun tung
Chinese to roll; (to do something) in a loop; to scroll (computing); to progressively expand (economics); to rumble (of thunder)

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滾動條

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Mandarin gǔn dòng tiáo / gun3 dong4 tiao2
Taiwan kun tung t`iao / kun tung tiao
Chinese scrollbar (computing)

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滾圓

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Mandarin gǔn yuán / gun3 yuan2
Taiwan kun yüan
Chinese as round as a ball

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滾奏

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Mandarin gǔn zòu / gun3 zou4
Taiwan kun tsou
Chinese drum roll

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滾子

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Mandarin gǔn zi / gun3 zi5
Taiwan kun tzu
Chinese roller

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滾床單

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Mandarin gǔn chuáng dān / gun3 chuang2 dan1
Taiwan kun ch`uang tan / kun chuang tan
Chinese (coll.) to have sex

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滾彩蛋

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Mandarin gǔn cǎi dàn / gun3 cai3 dan4
Taiwan kun ts`ai tan / kun tsai tan
Chinese egg rolling (rolling of decorated, hard-boiled eggs down hillsides by children at Easter)

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滾水

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Mandarin gǔn shuǐ / gun3 shui3
Taiwan kun shui
Chinese boiling water

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滾沸

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Mandarin gǔn fèi / gun3 fei4
Taiwan kun fei
Chinese (of a liquid) to boil

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滾滾


滚滚

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Mandarin gǔn gǔn / gun3 gun3
Taiwan kun kun
Japanese konkon こんこん
Chinese to surge on; to roll on; nickname for a panda
Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) copious (flowing)

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滾燙

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Mandarin gǔn tàng / gun3 tang4
Taiwan kun t`ang / kun tang
Chinese boiling; scalding

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滾犢子

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Mandarin gǔn dú zi / gun3 du2 zi5
Taiwan kun tu tzu
Chinese (dialect) Beat it!; Scram!; Fuck off!

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滾珠

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Mandarin gǔn zhū / gun3 zhu1
Taiwan kun chu
Chinese bearing ball

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滾球

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Mandarin gǔn qiú / gun3 qiu2
Taiwan kun ch`iu / kun chiu
Chinese lawn bowls; bocce; pétanque; bowling ball

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滾筒

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Mandarin gǔn tǒng / gun3 tong3
Taiwan kun t`ung / kun tung
Chinese roller; cylinder (machine part); drum

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滾筒刷

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Mandarin gǔn tǒng shuā / gun3 tong3 shua1
Taiwan kun t`ung shua / kun tung shua
Chinese paint roller

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滾落

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Mandarin gǔn luò / gun3 luo4
Taiwan kun lo
Chinese to tumble

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滾蛋

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Mandarin gǔn dàn / gun3 dan4
Taiwan kun tan
Chinese get out of here!; beat it!

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滾邊

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Mandarin gǔn biān / gun3 bian1
Taiwan kun pien
Chinese (of a dress etc) border, edging

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滾開

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Mandarin gǔn kāi / gun3 kai1
Taiwan kun k`ai / kun kai
Chinese to boil (of liquid); boiling hot; Get out!; Go away!; fuck off (rude)

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese brilliant

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese variant of 焜[kun1]

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犯睏

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Mandarin fàn kùn / fan4 kun4
Taiwan fan k`un / fan kun
Chinese (coll.) to get sleepy

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球棍

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Mandarin qiú gùn / qiu2 gun4
Taiwan ch`iu kun / chiu kun
Chinese (sport) club; bat

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese (jade)

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疲困

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Mandarinkùn / pi2 kun4
Taiwan p`i k`un / pi kun
Chinese fatigued

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發睏

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Mandarinkùn / fa1 kun4
Taiwan fa k`un / fa kun
Chinese to get sleepy

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Mandarin kùn / kun4
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese sleepy; tired

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睏覺

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Mandarin kùn jiào / kun4 jiao4
Taiwan k`un chiao / kun chiao
Chinese (dialect) to sleep

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石玉昆

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Mandarin shí yù kūn / shi2 yu4 kun1
Taiwan shih yü k`un / shih yü kun
Chinese Shi Yukun (probably c. 1810-c. 1871), Qing pinghua 評話|评话 master storyteller

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石磙

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Mandarin shí gǔn / shi2 gun3
Taiwan shih kun
Chinese stone roller

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Mandarin gǔn / gun3
Taiwan kun
Chinese roller; to level with a roller

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Mandarin kǔn / kun3
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese full

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窮困

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Mandarin qióng kùn / qiong2 kun4
Taiwan ch`iung k`un / chiung kun
Chinese destitute; wretched poverty

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紓困

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Mandarin shū kùn / shu1 kun4
Taiwan shu k`un / shu kun
Chinese to provide financial relief; to bail out (financially); financial relief; bailout

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Mandarin kǔn / kun3
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese variant of 捆[kun3]

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Mandarin gǔn / gun3
Taiwan kun
Chinese cord; embroidered sash; to sew

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緄邊

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Mandarin gǔn biān / gun3 bian1
Taiwan kun pien
Chinese (of a dress etc) border, edging

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翻滾

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Mandarin fān gǔn / fan1 gun3
Taiwan fan kun
Chinese to roll; to boil

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苦惱事


苦恼事

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Mandarin kǔn ǎo shì / kun3 ao3 shi4
Taiwan k`un ao shih / kun ao shih
Japanese kunō ji
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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苦惱依


苦恼依

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Mandarin kǔn ǎo yī / kun3 ao3 yi1
Taiwan k`un ao i / kun ao i
Japanese kunō e
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苦惱患


苦恼患

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Mandarin kǔn ǎo huàn / kun3 ao3 huan4
Taiwan k`un ao huan / kun ao huan
Japanese kunōkan
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苦難


苦难

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Mandarin kǔn án / kun3 an2
Taiwan k`un an / kun an
Japanese kunan くなん
Chinese suffering
Japanese suffering; distress; hardship; trial
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese beautiful jade; bamboo

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萘醌

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Mandarin nài kūn / nai4 kun1
Taiwan nai k`un / nai kun
Chinese naphthoquinone (chemistry)

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蒽醌

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Mandarin ēn kūn / en1 kun1
Taiwan en k`un / en kun
Chinese anthraquinone (chemistry)

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Mandarin gǔn / gun3
Taiwan kun
Chinese to bank up the roots of plants

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Japanese kon
Insects, creeping things.

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蜫勒

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Mandarin kūn/ kun1 le4
Taiwan k`un le / kun le
Japanese konroku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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蜫蟲


蜫虫

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Mandarin kūn chóng / kun1 chong2
Taiwan k`un ch`ung / kun chung
Japanese konchū
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Mandarin gǔn / gun3
Taiwan kun
Chinese imperial robe

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Mandarin kǔn / kun3
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese a border or band on the edge of a dress

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Japanese mitsu みつ
Chinese pants (old)
Japanese (1) T-shaped section of a loincloth; (2) {sumo} (See 回し・まわし・1) mawashi

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警棍

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Mandarin jǐng gùn / jing3 gun4
Taiwan ching kun
Chinese police truncheon

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貧困

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Mandarin pín kùn / pin2 kun4
Taiwan p`in k`un / pin kun
Japanese hinkon ひんこん
Chinese impoverished; poverty
Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) (1) poor; needy; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) lacking; meagre; meager

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貧困率

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Mandarin pín kùn lǜ / pin2 kun4 lu:4
Taiwan p`in k`un lü / pin kun
Chinese poverty rate

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賭棍

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Mandarin dǔ gùn / du3 gun4
Taiwan tu kun
Chinese hardened gambler; professional gambler

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軋輥

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Mandarin zhá gǔn / zha2 gun3
Taiwan cha kun
Chinese (steelmaking) roll; roller; CL:根[gen1]

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Mandarin gǔn / gun3
Taiwan kun
Chinese to revolve; stone roller

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鄰苯醌

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Mandarin lín běn kūn / lin2 ben3 kun1
Taiwan lin pen k`un / lin pen kun
Chinese 1,2-benzoquinone (chemistry); ortho-benzoquinone

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese quinone (chemistry)

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese steel sword

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長棍

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Mandarin cháng gùn / chang2 gun4
Taiwan ch`ang kun / chang kun
Chinese baguette

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閨閫

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Mandarin guī kǔn / gui1 kun3
Taiwan kuei k`un / kuei kun
Chinese women's quarters

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Mandarin kǔn / kun3
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese threshold; inner appartments; woman; wife (honorific)

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閫奧

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Mandarin kǔn ào / kun3 ao4
Taiwan k`un ao / kun ao
Chinese innermost room; (fig.) heart

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閫寄

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Mandarin kǔn/ kun3 ji4
Taiwan k`un chi / kun chi
Chinese military command

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閫範

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Mandarin kǔn fàn / kun3 fan4
Taiwan k`un fan / kun fan
Chinese model of feminine virtues

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雙截棍

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Mandarin shuāng jié gùn / shuang1 jie2 gun4
Taiwan shuang chieh kun
Chinese variant of 雙節棍|双节棍[shuang1 jie2 gun4]

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雙節棍

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Mandarin shuāng jié gùn / shuang1 jie2 gun4
Taiwan shuang chieh kun
Chinese nunchaku

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電警棍

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Mandarin diàn jǐng gùn / dian4 jing3 gun4
Taiwan tien ching kun
Chinese stun baton

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese fine horse

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese variant of 髡[kun1]

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
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Chinese scalping; to make the head bald (as corporal punishment)

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese old variant of 髡[kun1]

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Mandarin gǔn / gun3
Taiwan kun
Chinese variant of 鯀|鲧[Gun3]

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Mandarin gǔn / gun3
Taiwan kun
Japanese kon こん
Chinese Gun, mythical father of Yu the Great 大禹[Da4 Yu3]
Japanese (personal name) Kon

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Japanese kon こん
Chinese fry (newly hatched fish); legendary giant fish that could transform into a giant bird 鵬|鹏[Peng2]
Japanese (archaism) (See 鵬) kun (in Chinese mythology, giant fish said to be able to turn into a bird)
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Kun

鯤鵬

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Mandarin kūn péng / kun1 peng2
Taiwan k`un p`eng / kun peng
Chinese kun 鯤|鲲[kun1] and peng 鵬|鹏[Peng2], mythological beasts; peng, a gigantic bird transformed from the kun

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese large bird, possibly related to crane or swan (archaic); mythical monstrous bird, cf Sinbad's roc

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鵾弦

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Mandarin kūn xián / kun1 xian2
Taiwan k`un hsien / kun hsien
Chinese pipa strings, made from sinews of large crane or swan 鵾雞|鹍鸡[kun1 ji1]

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鵾雞

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Mandarin kūn/ kun1 ji1
Taiwan k`un chi / kun chi
Chinese large bird, possibly related to crane or swan (archaic); mythical monstrous bird, cf Sinbad's roc

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鵾雞曲

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Mandarin kūn jī qǔ / kun1 ji1 qu3
Taiwan k`un chi ch`ü / kun chi chü
Chinese long poem by 韓信|韩信[Han2 Xin4] (-196 BC)

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Chinese variant of 鵾|鹍, large bird, possibly related to crane or swan (archaic); mythical monstrous bird, cf Sinbad's roc

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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
Kun
konkūn / kun1 / kunk`un / kun
A Bright Future鵬程萬里
鹏程万里
péng chéng wàn lǐ
peng2 cheng2 wan4 li3
peng cheng wan li
pengchengwanli
p`eng ch`eng wan li
pengchengwanli
peng cheng wan li
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.

Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

Animals
Bamboo
Blessed by Heaven
Bushido
Bushido Code
Carpe Diem
Christian
Code of the Samurai
Enso
Family
Four Noble Truths
Harmony
Health
Immortal
Jesus Christ
Karate
Kendo
Live in the Moment
Live the Moment
Love
Mind Body Spirit
Ninja
River
Shotokan Karate
Shotokan Karate-Do
Snow
Sword
Taekwondo
Truth

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When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.


A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

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.


Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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