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Lust / Desire / Passion

China qíng yù
Japan jouyoku
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This word can be defined as lust, sexual desire, sensual desire, carnal desire, carnal passions, sexual desire, and passion.

The first character means feeling, emotions, passionate, sympathy, affection, love, compassion, tender feelings, and sometimes circumstances or facts.

The second character means desire, longing, appetite, wish, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, and craving.

This word is universal in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja.

Desire / Craving

China yù wàng
Japan yokubou
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The first character of this word means desire, longing, hunger, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, craving, or wish. The second character means to hope for, ambition, to desire, to aspire, to expect, to gaze (into the distance) or to look for something.

Together, they create a word that means strong desire, while some might translate it as "lust".

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Character Images Characters / Kanji
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Mandarin/ fu2
Taiwan fu
Japanese toriko とりこ
Chinese to take prisoner; prisoner of war
Japanese (1) captive; prisoner; (2) victim (of love, etc.); slave (to one's lust, etc.)

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Mandarin xiè / xie4
Taiwan hsieh
Chinese to lust for

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Mandarin/ yu4
Japanese yoku よく
Chinese to wish for; to desire; variant of 慾|欲[yu4]
Japanese greed; craving; desire; avarice; wants; Yoku (surname)
rājas, passion. Also kāma, desire, love. The Chinese word means to breathe after, aspire to, desire, and is also used as 慾 for lust, passion; it is inter alia intp. as 染愛塵 tainted with the dust (or dirt) of love, or lust. The three desires are for beauty, demeanour, and softness; the five are those of the five physical senses.

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Mandarin rǎn / ran3
Taiwan jan
Japanese some そめ
Chinese to dye; to catch (a disease); to acquire (bad habits etc); to contaminate; to add color washes to a painting
Japanese dyeing; printing; Riyou (surname)
To dye, infect, contaminate, pollute; lust.

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Mandarin chūn / chun1
Taiwan ch`un / chun
Japanese haru はる
Chinese spring (time); gay; joyful; youthful; love; lust; life; surname Chun
Japanese (n-adv,n-t) (1) spring; springtime; (2) New Year; (3) prime (of one's life, etc.); (4) adolescence; puberty; (5) sexuality; Haruji (personal name)
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Mandarin qín / qin2
Taiwan ch`in / chin
Japanese toriko とりこ
Chinese to capture
Japanese (1) captive; prisoner; (2) victim (of love, etc.); slave (to one's lust, etc.)

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Mandarin/ yu4
Japanese yoku よく
Chinese desire; appetite; passion; lust; greed
Japanese greed; craving; desire; avarice; wants
Passion, inordinate desire, lust, v. 欲.
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Mandarin shǎi // sè / shai3 // se4
Taiwan shai // se
Japanese shoku しょく
 shiki しき
 iro いろ
Chinese color; dice; color; CL:種|种[zhong3]; look; appearance; sex
Japanese (counter) counter for colours; (1) (Buddhist term) rupa (form); (2) visible objects (i.e. color and form); (1) colour; color; (2) complexion; (3) appearance; look; (4) love; lust; sensuality; love affair; lover; (5) kind; type; variety; Shiki (female given name)
rūpa, outward appearance, form, colour, matter, thing; the desirable, especially feminine attraction. It is defined as that which has resistance; or which changes and disappears, i. e. the phenomenal; also as 顯, 形 and 表色 colour and quality, form or the measurable, and mode or action. There are divisions of two, i. e. inner and outer, as the organs and objects of sense; also colour and form; of three, i. e. the visible object, e. g. colour, the invisible object, e. g. sound, the invisible and immaterial; of eleven, i. e. the five organs and five objects of sense and the immaterial object; of fourteen, the five organs and five objects of sense and the four elements, earth, water, fire, air. rūpa is one of the six bāhya-āyatana, the 六塵; also one of the five skandhas, 五蘊, i. e. the 色身. Keith refers to rūpa as 'material form or matter which is underived (no-utpādā) and which is derived (utpādā)', the underived or independent being the tangible; the derived or dependent being the senses, e. g. of hearing; most of their objects, e. g. sound; the qualities or faculties of feminity, masculinity, vitality; intimation by act and speech, space; qualities of matter, e. g. buoyancy and physical nutriment.

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Mandarin/ lu3
Taiwan lu
Japanese toriko とりこ
Chinese prisoner of war; to capture; to take prisoner
Japanese (1) captive; prisoner; (2) victim (of love, etc.); slave (to one's lust, etc.)

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Mandarin fēng / feng1
Taiwan feng
Japanese furi ふり
 fuu / fu ふう
 kaze かぜ
Chinese wind; news; style; custom; manner; CL:陣|阵[zhen4],絲|丝[si1]
Japanese (n,ctr) (1) swing; shake; wave; swinging; (2) (kana only) appearance; behaviour; (3) (kana only) pretence (pretense); show; pretending (to); (n,adj-no) (4) (kana only) going to restaurant, hotel etc. without a reservation or introduction; (5) move (dance); postures; (6) (kana only) lea; (adj-na,n,n-suf) (1) method; manner; way; style; (2) appearance; air; (3) tendency; (4) folk song (genre of the Shi Jing); (5) wind (one of the five elements); (1) wind; breeze; draught; draft; (n,n-pref) (2) manner; behaviour; behavior; (3) cold; influenza; Fuwari (female given name)
vāyu. Wind, air; rumour, repute; custom; temper, lust.
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三因 Mandarin sān yīn / san1 yin1
Taiwan san yin
Japanese sanin さんいん
Japanese (Buddhist term) three causes of Buddha nature; Miyori (place-name)
The six "causes" of the Abhidharma Kośa 倶舍論 as reduced to three in the Satyasiddhi śāstra 成實論, i.e. 生因 producing cause, as good or evil deeds cause good or evil karma; 習因 habit cause, e.g. lust breeding lust; 依因 dependent or hypostatic cause, e.g. the six organs 六根 and their objects 六境 causing the cognitions 六識.

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三病 Mandarin sān bìng / san1 bing4
Taiwan san ping
Japanese san byō
The three ailments: (1) (a) 貪 lust, for which the 不淨觀 meditation on uncleanness is the remedy; (b) 瞋 anger, or hate, remedy 慈悲觀 meditation on kindness and pity; (c) 癡 stupidity, or ignorance, remedy 因緣觀 meditation on causality. (2) (a) 謗 Slander of Mahāyāna; (b) 五逆罪 the five gross sins; (c) to be a "heathen" or outsider; the forms recorded seem to be icchantika, ecchantika, and aicchantika. Cf. 三毒.

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三界 Mandarin sān jiè / san1 jie4
Taiwan san chieh
Japanese sangai さんがい
Japanese (1) (Buddhist term) the three realms of existence; (2) (Buddhist term) (abbreviation) the whole universe (of a billion worlds) that Buddha enlightened; (3) (Buddhist term) past, present and future existences; (suffix) (4) far-off ...; distant ...; Mikai (surname)
Trailokya or Triloka; the three realms; also 三有. It is the Buddhist metaphysical equivalent for the Brahmanic cosmological bhuvanatraya, or triple world of bhūr, bhuvaḥ, and svar, earth, atmosphere, and heaven. The Buddhist three are 欲, 色, and 無色界, i.e. world of sensuous desire, form, and formless world of pure spirit. (a) 欲界 Kāmadhātu is the realm of sensuous desire, of 婬 and 食 sex and food; it includes the six heavens of desire, the human world, and the hells. (b) 色界 Rūpadhātu is the realm of form, meaning 質礙 that which is substantial and resistant: it is above the lust-world and contains (so to speak) bodies, palaces, things, all mystic and wonderful一a semi-material conception like that in Revelation; it is represented in the 四禪天, or Brahmalokas. (c) 無色界 Arūpadhātu, or ārūpyadhātu, is the formless realm of pure spirit, where there are no bodies, places, things, at any rate none to which human terms would apply, but where the mind dwells in mystic contemplation; its extent is indefinable, but it is, conceived of in four stages, i,e. 四空處 the four "empty" regions, or regions of space in the immaterial world, which are 四無色 the four "formless" realms, or realms beyond form; being above the realm of form, their bounds cannot be defined. v. 倶舍論世間品.

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三舉 The three exposures, i,e. the three sins of a monk each entailing his unfrocking— willful non-confession of sin, unwillingness to repent, claiming that lust is not contrary to the doctrine.

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多淫 Japanese tain たいん
Japanese (n,adj-na) lubriciousness; lust; wantonness; lasciviousness; lechery; lewdness

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女色 Mandarin nǚ sè / nu:3 se4
Taiwan nü se
Japanese nyoshoku にょしょく
 joshoku じょしょく
 joshiki じょしき
Chinese female charms; femininity
Japanese woman's beauty or charms; love affair with a woman; lust for women
Female beauty— is a chain, a serious delusion, a grievous calamity. The 智度論 14 says it is better to burn out the eyes with a red-hot iron than behold woman with unsteady heart.

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好色 Mandarin hào sè / hao4 se4
Taiwan hao se
Japanese koushoku / koshoku こうしょく
Chinese to want sex; given to lust; lecherous; lascivious; horny
Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) lust; sensuality; lewdness;
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Mandarin yín luó / yin2 luo2
Taiwan yin lo
Japanese inra
net of lust

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劣情 Japanese retsujou / retsujo れつじょう
Japanese animal passions; carnal desire; lust

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Mandarin shì yù / shi4 yu4
Taiwan shih yü
Chinese lust

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四欲 Mandarin sì yù / si4 yu4
Taiwan ssu yü
Japanese shiyoku
The four desires or passions: 情 sexual love; 色 sexual beauty or attractiveness; 食 food; 婬 lust.

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Mandarin yù qì / yu4 qi4
Taiwan yü ch`i / yü chi
Japanese yokuke
Desire-breath, passion-influence, the spirit or influence of desire, lust.

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欲河 Mandarin yù hé / yu4 he2
Taiwan yü ho
Japanese yokuga
The river of desire, or lust (which drowns).

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欲泥 Mandarin yù ní / yu4 ni2
Taiwan yü ni
Japanese yokuni
The mire of desire, or lust.

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欲海 Mandarin yù hǎi / yu4 hai3
Taiwan yü hai
Japanese yokukai
Chinese ocean of lust (Buddhist term); worldly desires
The ocean of desire, so called because of its extent and depth.

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欲望 Mandarin yù wàng / yu4 wang4
Taiwan yü wang
Japanese yokubou / yokubo よくぼう
Japanese desire; appetite; lust;
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欲想 Mandarin yù xiǎng / yu4 xiang3
Taiwan yü hsiang
Japanese yokusō

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欲箭 Mandarin yù jiàn / yu4 jian4
Taiwan yü chien
Japanese yokusen
The arrows of desire, or lust. Also the darts of the bodhisattva 欲金剛, who hooks and draws all beings to Buddha.

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欲魔 Mandarin yù mó / yu4 mo2
Taiwan yü mo
Japanese yokuma
The evil demon of lust.

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Mandarin xiè yù / xie4 yu4
Taiwan hsieh yü
Chinese to sate one's lust

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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

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The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese

Romaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Lust / Desire / Passion情欲
qíng yù
qing yu
ch`ing yü
qing2 yu4
ching yü
Desire / Craving欲望
yù wàng
yu wang
yü wang
yu4 wang4

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