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Running in Chinese / Japanese...

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...a race, a marathon, in competition
China sài pǎo

賽跑 is the sport of running. This title suggests that this is running in a competition (not strictly for health).


Japan ranningu

ランニング is how the sport of running is often written in Japanese. ランニング is Katakana, which is meant to sound like the English word "running."

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Mandarin bō bō / bo1 bo1
Taiwan po po
Japanese Haha
Running hither and thither. Also, Pāvā, a place near Rājagṛha.
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Mandarin sài pǎo / sai4 pao3
Taiwan sai p`ao / sai pao
Chinese race (running); to race (running)
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Japanese ranningu ランニング
Japanese (1) running; (2) tank top; (personal name) Lanning
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Mandarin gèng / geng4
Taiwan keng
Japanese wataru わたる
 hiroshi ひろし
Chinese extending all the way across; running all the way through
Japanese (given name) Wataru; (given name) Hiroshi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin lòu / lou4
Taiwan lou
Japanese ro
Chinese to leak; to divulge; to leave out by mistake; waterclock or hourglass (old)
āsrava, 'flowing, running, discharge; distress, pain, affliction.' M.W. It is defined as another term for 煩惱 q.v.; also as the discharge, or outflow, from the organs of sense, wherever those exist, hence it is applied to the passions and their filth; impure efflux from the mind, v. 欲有; also to the leakage or loss thereby of the 正道 truth; also to the stream of transmigration; taints

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Japanese sasazaki ささざき
 sasaki ささき
 sasa ささ
Japanese bamboo grass; generally smaller species of running bamboo that do not shed their sheaths (e.g. Sasa spp.); (surname) Sasazaki; (surname) Sasaki; (surname, female given name) Sasa

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Mandarin luó / luo2
Taiwan lo
Japanese kage かげ
Chinese radish
Japanese (archaism) (See 日陰鬘) running ground pine (species of club moss, Lycopodium clavatum); (surname) Tsuta
Creeping or climbing plants.

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Mandarin xíng / xing2
Taiwan hsing
Japanese kou / ko こう
 gyou / gyo ぎょう
Chinese to walk; to go; to travel; a visit; temporary; makeshift; current; in circulation; to do; to perform; capable; competent; effective; all right; OK!; will do; behavior; conduct; Taiwan pr. [xing4] for the behavior-conduct sense; a row; series; age order (of brothers); profession; professional; relating to company
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) going; travelling (traveling); (2) type of classical Chinese verse (usu. an epic); (3) (archaism) district (of similar merchants); guild; (suf,pref,ctr) (4) bank; (1) line (i.e. of text); row; verse; (2) {Buddh} carya (austerities); (3) {Buddh} samskara (formations); (4) (abbreviation) (See 行書) running script (a semi-cursive style of kanji); (female given name) Yukue; (personal name) Yukimune; (p,s,f) Yuki; (personal name) Michi; (given name) Makoto; (surname) Nameki; (surname) Namekata; (given name) Tooru; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (male given name) Tsutomu; (given name) Susumu; (given name) Kou; (surname) Gyoutoku; (surname, given name) Gyou; (female given name) Itaru; (female given name) Iku; (place-name) Iki; (female given name) An; (place-name) Aruki; (given name) Akira
Go; act; do; perform; action; conduct; functioning; the deed; whatever is done by mind, mouth, or body, i.e. in thought, word, or deed. It is used for ayana, going, road, course; a march, a division of time equal to six months; also for saṁskāra, form, operation, perfecting, as one of the twelve nidānas, similar to karma, action, work, deed, especially moral action, cf. 業; to practice

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Japanese okami おかみ
Japanese (1) (honorific or respectful language) Emperor; (2) (honorific or respectful language) authorities; government; (3) term used to refer to a woman running a restaurant, inn, etc.; landlady; (4) (honorific or respectful language) your wife; his wife; madam

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Mandarin yī lián / yi1 lian2
Taiwan i lien
Japanese ichiren いちれん
Chinese in a row; in succession; running
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) series; chain; sequence; (2) two reams (i.e. 1000 sheets of paper); (3) verse; stanza

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Mandarin qī shì / qi1 shi4
Taiwan ch`i shih / chi shih
Japanese shichiji しちじ
Chinese the Seven Duties of a sovereign, namely: offering sacrifice 祭祀, giving audience 朝覲|朝觐, administering jointly 會同|会同, receiving guests 賓客|宾客, running army 軍旅|军旅, attending to farm work 田役, mourning ceremonial 喪荒|丧荒
Japanese (abbreviation) (See 七事式・しちじしき) seven tea ceremony procedures of the Senke school

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Mandarin bìng liè / bing4 lie4
Taiwan ping lieh
Japanese heiretsu / heretsu へいれつ
Chinese to stand side by side; to be juxtaposed
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) (1) running in parallel; lined up alongside; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (2) (See 並列回路・へいれつかいろ,直列・ちょくれつ・1) parallel (electronics, computing, etc.)

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Japanese heisou / heso へいそう
Japanese (noun/participle) running parallel (to); running side-by-side; keeping pace (with)

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Japanese kushizashi くしざし
Japanese (1) skewer; spit; (2) skewering; (3) impalement; running through (e.g. with spear); stabbing

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Mandarin jǐng hé / jing3 he2
Taiwan ching ho
Japanese igawa いがわ
 ikawa いかわ
Japanese (surname) Igawa; (surname) Ikawa
Like the well and the river', indicating the impermanence of life. The 'well ' refers to the legend of the man who running away from a mad elephant fell into a well; the 'river ' to a great tree growing on the river bank yet blown over by the wind; [like] the well and the river

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Japanese kyuuten / kyuten きゅうてん
Japanese not running (elevator)

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Japanese bansou / banso ばんそう
Japanese (noun/participle) running alongside; pacesetting; accompanying

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Japanese sadou / sado さどう
Japanese (noun/participle) operation; functioning; running

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Japanese heisou / heso へいそう
Japanese (noun/participle) running parallel (to); running side-by-side; keeping pace (with)

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Mandarin tíng háng / ting2 hang2
Taiwan t`ing hang / ting hang
Chinese to stop running (of flight of shipping service); to suspend service (flight, sailing); to interrupt schedule

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Japanese hattatsu はったつ
Japanese (noun/participle) (roads) running in all directions; convenient transportation; ability in any line

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Japanese rikutai;rokutai りくたい;ろくたい
Japanese the six historical styles of writing kanji: large seal, small seal, clerical, triangular-swept clerical, running, and cursive; (place-name) Rottai

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Mandarin chū bēn / chu1 ben1
Taiwan ch`u pen / chu pen
Japanese shuppon しゅっぽん
Chinese to flee; to escape into exile
Japanese (noun/participle) flight; elopement; running away; absconding

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Mandarin chū mǎ / chu1 ma3
Taiwan ch`u ma / chu ma
Japanese shutsuba しゅつば
Chinese to set out (on a campaign); to stand for election; to throw one's cap in the ring
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) running (for election); coming forward as a candidate; (2) going on horseback; (3) going in person; (4) (archaism) letting out a horse; taking out a horse; (surname) Deuma; (surname) Idzuma; (place-name) Izunma; (surname) Izuma

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Japanese gire ぎれ
 kire きれ
Japanese (suffix noun) (See 時間切れ) completely using up ...; running out of ...; exhausting ...; (1) piece; slice; strip; scrap; (2) (also written as 布, 裂) cloth; (3) sharpness; (counter) (4) counter for scraps, pieces, etc.

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Japanese rikisou / rikiso りきそう
Japanese (noun/participle) hard running

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Mandarin hēng chī / heng1 chi1
Taiwan heng ch`ih / heng chih
Chinese to puff hard (e.g. after running)

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Japanese zashou / zasho ざしょう
Japanese (noun/participle) running aground; being stranded; grounding; beaching

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Mandarin bēn zǒu / ben1 zou3
Taiwan pen tsou
Japanese honsou / honso ほんそう
Chinese to run; to rush about; to be on the go
Japanese (noun/participle) running about; efforts; activity

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Japanese honitsu ほんいつ
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) running quickly; fleeing; (2) doing as one likes

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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
sài pǎo / sai4 pao3 / sai pao / saipaosai p`ao / saipao / sai pao
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In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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