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Unknown

China wèi zhī
Japan michi
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未知 means "unknown" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This can also mean, not yet known, strange, does not know (yet).

In Japanese, this can also be the female given names, Michi, Miharu, Minori, Michiru, or Misato.

Kurai

Japan kurai
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This Japanese word means dark, gloomy, depressed, dispirited, sorrowful, unclear, and/or unknown.

Kensho - Initial Enlightenment

China jiàn xìng
Japan ken shou
Kensho - Initial Enlightenment Wall Scroll

Generally the same meaning as Satori but referring to the initial state or initial experience of enlightenment. This is a Zen Buddhist term that is not widely known outside of the religion. Used more in Japan than China.

This term is exclusively used by devout Buddhists. It is not a common term, and is remains an unknown concept to most Japanese and Chinese people. Some Japanese people will dispute whether this title is valid in the Japanese language. Only order this if you are sure this title is right for you.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

未知

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Mandarin wèi zhī / wei4 zhi1
Taiwan wei chih
Japanese miharu みはる
 minori みのり
 michiru みちる
 misato みち
 miichi / michi みさと
Chinese unknown
Japanese (adj-no,adj-na,n) not yet known; unknown; strange; (female given name) Miharu; (female given name) Minori; (female given name) Michiru; (female given name) Michi; (female given name) Misato; (female given name) Miichi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition
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暗い

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Japanese kurai くらい
Japanese (adjective) (1) dark; gloomy; (2) dark (in colour); dull; (3) depressed; dispirited; (4) sorrowful; bitter (as in a dark past); (5) unclear; unfamiliar; unknown
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Kurai

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Mandarin/ ta1
Taiwan t`a / ta
Japanese hoka ほか
 ta
Chinese he or him; (used for either sex when the sex is unknown or unimportant); (used before sb's name for emphasis); (used as a meaningless mock object); other; another
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) other (place, thing, person); the rest; (2) (kana only) outside; beyond; (adverbial noun) (3) (kana only) nothing except; nothing but; nothing apart from; nothing aside from; no choice (but to); (4) besides...; in addition to...; (n-adv,n,adj-no) other (esp. people and abstract matters)
Another, other, the other, his, her, it, etc.

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Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Japanese motoyasu もとやす
 motozumi もとずみ
 motoji もとじ
 motozaki もとざき
 motokatsu もとかつ
 motoi もとい
 moto もと
 hajime はじめ
 hajimu はじむ
 tsukasa つかさ
 genji げんじ
 genshuu / genshu げんしゅう
 gen げん
 un うん
 uon うおん
Chinese currency unit (esp. Chinese yuan); first; original; primary; fundamental; constituent; part; era (of a reign); (math.) argument; variable; (Tw) (geology) eon; surname Yuan; the Yuan or Mongol dynasty (1279-1368)
Japanese (kana only) yuan (monetary unit of China) (chi:); (n,adj-no,n-adv,n-pref) former; ex-; past; one-time; (1) origin; source; (2) base; basis; foundation; root; (3) cause; (4) ingredient; material; (5) (somebody's) side; (somebody's) location; (6) original cost (or capital, principal, etc.); (7) (plant) root; (tree) trunk; (8) first section of a waka; (9) handle (chopsticks, brush, etc.); grip; (1) (mathematics term) unknown (e.g. in an equation); (2) (mathematics term) element (of a set); (3) yuan (monetary unit of China); (4) Yuan dynasty (China); (given name) Motoyasu; (personal name) Motozumi; (personal name) Motoji; (surname) Motozaki; (personal name) Motokatsu; (given name) Motoi; (p,s,g) Moto; (given name) Hajime; (given name) Hajimu; (given name) Tsukasa; (personal name) Genji; (given name) Genshuu; (surname, given name) Gen; (surname) Un; (surname) Uon
Beginning, first, original, head; dollar; Mongol (dynasty).

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Mandarin yǎo / yao3
Taiwan yao
Japanese haruka はるか
Chinese dark and quiet; disappear
Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) dark; not understood; unknown; (female given name) Haruka

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Mandarin qiū / qiu1
Taiwan ch`iu / chiu
Japanese hisagi ひさぎ
 shuu / shu しゅう
 saki さき
Chinese Catalpa; Mallotus japonicus
Japanese (archaism) unknown plant species (perhaps Catalpa ovata or Mallotus japonicus); (kana only) yellow catalpa (Catalpa ovata); Chinese catalpa; (female given name) Hisagi; (given name) Shuu; (surname) Saki

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Mandarin mǒu / mou3
Taiwan mou
Japanese norikazu のりかず
 suemori すえもり
 suenobu すえのぶ
 suetaka すえたか
 suesuga すえすが
 suegami すえがみ
Chinese some; a certain; sb or something indefinite; such-and-such
Japanese (n,pref) certain; one; (pn,adj-no) (1) (kana only) certain person; certain amount; Mr So-and-so; (2) (kana only) I (personal pronoun); (pn,adj-no) (1) (archaism) someone; unknown person; (2) (archaism) I; personal pronoun (used by samurai); (personal name) Norikazu; (personal name) Suemori; (personal name) Suenobu; (personal name) Suetaka; (personal name) Suesuga; (personal name) Suegami
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Mandarin guān / guan1
Taiwan kuan
Chinese meaning unknown ("herb mentioned in old books"); Japanese variant of 蔻[kou4], cardamom or nutmeg

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Japanese ekkusu エックス
Japanese (1) X; x; (2) unknown quantity; an unknown

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Japanese ekkusu エックス
Japanese (1) X; x; (2) unknown quantity; an unknown

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不明

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Mandarin bù míng / bu4 ming2
Taiwan pu ming
Japanese fumi ふみ
Chinese not clear; unknown; to fail to understand
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) unknown; obscure; indistinct; uncertain; ambiguous; (2) anonymous; unidentified; (3) ignorant; lack of wisdom; (female given name) Fumi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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不知

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Mandarin bù zhī / bu4 zhi1
Taiwan pu chih
Japanese fuchi ふち
Chinese not to know; unaware; unknowingly; fig. not to admit (defeat, hardships, tiredness etc)
Japanese (1) something unknown; (2) ignorance; foolishness; (suffix noun) (1) not having; unaffected by; (conjunction) (2) aside; I don't know about ...; (3) (archaism) I know not whether; I know not if; (surname) Fuchi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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不詳


不详

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Mandarin bù xiáng / bu4 xiang2
Taiwan pu hsiang
Japanese fushou / fusho ふしょう
Chinese not in detail; not quite clear
Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) unknown; unidentified; unspecified

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不識


不识

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Mandarin bù shì / bu4 shi4
Taiwan pu shih
Japanese fushiki ふしき
Japanese the unknown
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中乘

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Mandarin zhōng chéng / zhong1 cheng2
Taiwan chung ch`eng / chung cheng
Japanese chūjō
The middle vehicle to nirvana, includes all intermediate or medial systems between Hīnayāna and Mahāyāna. It also corresponds with the state of a pratyekabuddha, who lives chiefly for his own salvation but partly for others, like a man sitting in the middle of a vehicle, leaving scarcely room for others. It is a definition made by Mahayanists unknown to Hīnayāna.

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久木

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Japanese hisagi ひさぎ
 hisaki ひさき
 kunogi くのぎ
 kugi くぎ
 kukizaki くきざき
 kuki くき
 kyuuki / kyuki きゅうき
Japanese (archaism) unknown plant species (perhaps Catalpa ovata or Mallotus japonicus); (place-name, surname) Hisagi; (surname) Hisaki; (surname) Kunogi; (surname) Kugi; (surname) Kukizaki; (place-name, surname) Kuki; (surname) Kyuuki

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失名

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Japanese shitsumei / shitsume しつめい
Japanese name unknown

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尉繚


尉缭

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Mandarin wèi liáo / wei4 liao2
Taiwan wei liao
Chinese Wei Lao (c. 450 BC, dates of birth and death unknown), advisor to the first Qin emperor Qin Shihuang 秦始皇[Qin2 Shi3 huang2], possible author of the Wei Liaozi 尉繚子|尉缭子[Wei4 Liao2 zi5] text on military strategy

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幻妖

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Japanese genyou / genyo げんよう
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) confusing people; (2) magic; (3) ghost, monster, etc., the true identity of which is unknown

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張戎


张戎

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Mandarin zhāng róng / zhang1 rong2
Taiwan chang jung
Chinese Jung Chang (1952-), British-Chinese writer, name at birth Zhang Erhong 張二鴻|张二鸿[Zhang1 Er4 hong2], author of Wild Swans 野天鵝|野天鹅[Ye3 Tian1 e2] and Mao: The Unknown Story 毛澤東·鮮為人知的故事|毛泽东·鲜为人知的故事[Mao2 Ze2 dong1 · Xian1 wei2 ren2 zhi1 de5 Gu4 shi5]

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彥悰


彦悰

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Mandarin yàn cóng / yan4 cong2
Taiwan yen ts`ung / yen tsung
Japanese Gensō
Yancong, Tang monk, translator and writer, date unknown.

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待考

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Mandarin dài kǎo / dai4 kao3
Taiwan tai k`ao / tai kao
Chinese under investigation; currently unknown

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冥い

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Japanese kurai くらい
Japanese (adjective) (1) dark; gloomy; (2) dark (in colour); dull; (3) depressed; dispirited; (4) sorrowful; bitter (as in a dark past); (5) unclear; unfamiliar; unknown

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冷門


冷门

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Mandarin lěng mén / leng3 men2
Taiwan leng men
Chinese a neglected branch (of arts, science, sports etc); fig. a complete unknown who wins a competition

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問號


问号

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Mandarin wèn hào / wen4 hao4
Taiwan wen hao
Chinese question mark (punct.); unknown factor; unsolved problem; interrogation

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比量

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Mandarin bǐ liàng / bi3 liang4
Taiwan pi liang
Japanese hiryou / hiryo ひりょう
Chinese to measure roughly (with the hand, a stick, string etc)
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) comparison; (2) (Buddhist term) Pramana; epistemology
Comparison and inference; it is defined as 比 comparison of the known, and 量 inference of the unknown. It is the second form in logic of the three kinds of example, 現, 比 and 聖教量, e. g. the inference of fire from smoke.

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法性

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Mandarin fǎ xìng / fa3 xing4
Taiwan fa hsing
Japanese hosshou / hossho ほっしょう
 houshou / hosho ほうしょう
Japanese (Buddhist term) dharmata (dharma nature, the true nature of all manifest phenomena); (personal name) Hosshou; (surname) Houshou
dharmatā. Dharma-nature, the nature underlying all thing, the bhūtatathatā, a Mahāyāna philosophical concept unknown in Hīnayāna, v. 眞如 and its various definitions in the 法相, 三論 (or法性), 華嚴, and 天台 Schools. It is discussed both in its absolute and relative senses, or static and dynamic. In the Mahāparinirvāṇa sūtra and various śāstras the term has numerous alternative forms, which may be taken as definitions, i. e. 法定 inherent dharma, or Buddha-nature; 法住 abiding dharma-nature; 法界 dharmakṣetra, realm of dharma; 法身 dharmakāya, embodiment of dharma; 實際 region of reality; 實相 reality; 空性 nature of the Void, i. e. immaterial nature; 佛性 Buddha-nature; 無相 appearance of nothingness, or immateriality; 眞如 bhūtatathatā; 如來藏 tathāgatagarbha; 平等性 universal nature; 離生性 immortal nature; 無我性 impersonal nature; 虛定界: realm of abstraction; 不虛妄性 nature of no illusion; 不變異性 immutable nature; 不思議界 realm beyond thought; 自性淸淨心 mind of absolute purity, or unsulliedness, etc. Of these the terms 眞如, 法性, and 實際 are most used by the Prajñāpāramitā sūtras; dharma nature

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未見


未见

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Mandarin wèi jiàn / wei4 jian4
Taiwan wei chien
Japanese miken みけん
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) unacquainted; unknown
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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未詳


未详

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Mandarin wèi xiáng / wei4 xiang2
Taiwan wei hsiang
Japanese mishou / misho みしょう
Chinese unknown; unclear
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) unknown; unidentified

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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
Unknown 未知michiwèi zhī / wei4 zhi1 / wei zhi / weizhi wei chih / weichih
Kurai 暗いkurai
Kensho - Initial Enlightenment 見性
见性
ken shou / kenshou / ken sho / kenshojiàn xìng
jian4 xing4
jian xing
jianxing
chien hsing
chienhsing
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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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.


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