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Sand

China shā
Japan suna
Sand

沙 means sand in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This can imply something infinite like the sands of the Ganges. It's often used in Buddhism to suggest something countless.


This can also be the Japanese female given name Migiwa, so it's kind of like the English name Sandy.

Sand / Gravel

China shā
Japan suna
Sand / Gravel

砂 means sand or gravel in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

The radicals in the character imply the grit from ground-down stone or rock.


This can also be the Japanese surname Sunahama.

Nashi

China
Japan nashi
Nashi

This Japanese Kanji means pear.

This refers specifically to the Pyrus pyrifolia and more specifically the culta variety. 梨 is also known as the Japanese pear, Asian pear, sand pear, or apple pear.

梨 is also a female given name or surname in Japan that beyond Nashi, can be romanized as Rin, Rika, Ri, Nashisaki, or Shina.

In Chinese, this is pronounced like lee or li and just means pear.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
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Mandarin/ li2
Taiwan li
Japanese nashi(p);nashi なし(P);ナシ
Chinese pear; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (kana only) nashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta); Japanese pear; Asian pear; sand pear; apple pear; (female given name) Rin; (female given name) Rika; (personal name) Ri; (surname) Nashisaki; (surname, female given name) Nashi; (female given name) Shina
The pear.
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Mandarin shā / sha1
Taiwan sha
Japanese sha;sa しゃ;さ
Chinese granule; hoarse; raspy; sand; powder; CL:粒[li4]; abbr. for Tsar or Tsarist Russia; surname Sha
Japanese (numeric) one hundred-millionth; (female given name) Migiwa; (female given name) Mikiha; (female given name) Suna; (personal name) Sha; (personal name) Shi; (female given name) Sarara; (surname) Sa; (surname) Isago
bālukā. Sand; sands, e. g. of Ganges 恒河, implying countless; translit. s, ś, ṣ. Cf. 莎; (Skt. bālukā)
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Mandarin shā / sha1
Taiwan sha
Japanese sunahama すなはま
 sunazaki すなざき
 sunaoshi すなおし
 suna すな
 isago いさご
Chinese sand; gravel; granule
Japanese sand; grit; (surname) Sunahama; (surname) Sunazaki; (personal name) Sunaoshi; (given name) Suna; (female given name) Isago
Gravel, sand.
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Sand / Gravel

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Mandarin/ ju2
Taiwan chü
Chinese (dialect) to cook in salt or sand, inside a sealed pot; to steam; to bake

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Mandarin mái / mai2
Taiwan mai
Japanese bai ばい
Chinese haze
Japanese (See 黄砂・こうさ) loess; yellow sand; bai; dust from the Yellow River region (China)

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Mandarin/ ji4
Taiwan chi
Chinese bastard carp; sand perch

ナシ

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Japanese nashi ナシ
Japanese (kana only) nashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta); Japanese pear; Asian pear; sand pear; apple pear

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土砂

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Japanese dosha どしゃ
Japanese sediment; earth and sand; (surname) Dosha

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土麨

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Mandarin tǔ chǎo / tu3 chao3
Taiwan t`u ch`ao / tu chao
Japanese dojō
Aśoka is said to have become king as a reward for offering, when a child in a previous incarnation, a double-handful of sand as wheat or food to the Buddha; sand as grain

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塵沙


尘沙

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Mandarin chén shā / chen2 sha1
Taiwan ch`en sha / chen sha
Japanese jinja
Dust and sand, i.e. numberless as the atoms. Tiantai uses the term as one of the three illusions, i.e. the trial of the bodhisattva in facing the vast amount of detail in knowledge and operation required for his task of saving the world.

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床敷

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Japanese tokoshiki とこしき
Japanese animal bedding; sand thrown on ship decks; any kind of floor covering

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批蕩


批荡

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Mandarin pī dàng / pi1 dang4
Taiwan p`i tang / pi tang
Chinese cement-sand wall plaster

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散沙

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Mandarin sǎn shā / san3 sha1
Taiwan san sha
Chinese scattered sand; fig. lacking in cohesion or organization

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敦煌

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Mandarin dūn huáng / dun1 huang2
Taiwan tun huang
Japanese tonkou / tonko とんこう
Chinese Dunhuang county level city in Jiuquan 酒泉, Gansu
Japanese (irregular kanji usage) (noun or adjectival noun) sincerity and kindheartedness; honesty and simplicity; (place-name) Dunhuang (China)
(or 燉煌) The city in Kansu near which are the 千佛洞 Cave-temples of the thousand Buddhas; where a monk in A. D. 1900, sweeping away the collected sand, broke through a partition and found a room full of MSS. ranging in date from the beginning of the 5th to the end of the 10th century, together with block prints and paintings, first brought to light by Sir Aurel Stein; Dunhuang

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汀渚

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Mandarin tīng zhǔ / ting1 zhu3
Taiwan t`ing chu / ting chu
Japanese teisho / tesho ていしょ
Chinese shoal; islet in a stream
Japanese sand bar; waters edge

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沙丘

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Mandarin shā qiū / sha1 qiu1
Taiwan sha ch`iu / sha chiu
Japanese sakyuu / sakyu さきゅう
Chinese sand dune; sandy hill
Japanese sand dune; sand hill; (given name) Sakyuu

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沙地

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Mandarin shā dì / sha1 di4
Taiwan sha ti
Chinese sandy beach or river bank; sand dune; sandy land

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沙坑

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Mandarin shā kēng / sha1 keng1
Taiwan sha k`eng / sha keng
Chinese sandbox; jumping pit (athletics); sand trap, bunker (golf)

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沙塵

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Mandarin shā chén / sha1 chen2
Taiwan sha ch`en / sha chen
Chinese sand; sandstorm (common in spring in north China)

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沙壩

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Mandarin shā bà / sha1 ba4
Taiwan sha pa
Chinese a sandbank; a sand bar

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沙子

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Mandarin shā zi / sha1 zi5
Taiwan sha tzu
Japanese sunako すなこ
 shouko / shoko しょうこ
 sachiko さちこ
 isako いさこ
Chinese sand; grit; CL:粒[li4],把[ba3]
Japanese (1) sand; grit; (2) gold dust; silver dust; sand; grit; (female given name) Sunako; (female given name) Shouko; (female given name) Sachiko; (female given name) Isako

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沙心

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Mandarin shā xīn / sha1 xin1
Taiwan sha hsin
Japanese shashin
Mind like sand in its countless functionings; countless factors of the mind

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沙漏

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Mandarin shā lòu / sha1 lou4
Taiwan sha lou
Chinese hourglass; sand filter

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沙畫

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Mandarin shā huà / sha1 hua4
Taiwan sha hua
Chinese sand picture

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沙石

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Mandarin shā shí / sha1 shi2
Taiwan sha shih
Japanese shaseki しゃせき
 saseki させき
Chinese sand and stones
Japanese sand and stone; pebble

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沙礫


沙砾

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Mandarin shā lì / sha1 li4
Taiwan sha li
Japanese shareki
Chinese grains of sand
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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油砂

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Mandarin yóu shā / you2 sha1
Taiwan yu sha
Japanese yusa ゆさ
Chinese oil sand (mining)
Japanese (See オイルサンド) oil sands; tar sands; bituminous sands

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泥沙

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Mandarin ní shā / ni2 sha1
Taiwan ni sha
Japanese deisha / desha でいしゃ
 deisa / desa でいさ
Chinese silt
Japanese mud and sand

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泥砂

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Japanese deisha / desha でいしゃ
 deisa / desa でいさ
Japanese mud and sand

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浅瀬

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Japanese asase あさせ
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) shoal; shallows; sand bar; ford; (p,s,f) Asase

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Nashinashilí / li2 / li

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