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There are 29 total results for your Affinity search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition



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qíng yuán / qing2 yuan2
ch`ing yüan / ching yüan
 Vertical Wall Scroll
predestined love; love affinity


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 ruien / るいえん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
(noun - becomes adjective with の) affinity; family relationship



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qīn hé lì / qin1 he2 li4
ch`in ho li / chin ho li
 shinwaryoku / しんわりょく
(personal) warmth; approachability; accessibility; (in a product) user friendliness; (chemistry) affinity
{chem} affinity



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qīn hé xìng / qin1 he2 xing4
ch`in ho hsing / chin ho hsing
 shinwasei / shinwase / しんわせい
compatibility; affinity (biology)

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yuán / yuan2
cause; reason; karma; fate; predestined affinity; margin; hem; edge; along
pratyaya means conviction, reliance, but with Buddhists especially it means 'a co-operating cause, the concurrent occasion of an event as distinguished from its proximate cause'. M.W. It is the circumstantial, conditioning, or secondary cause, in contrast with 因 hetu, the direct or fundamental cause. hetu is as the seed, pratyaya the soil, rain, sunshine, etc. To reason, conclude. To climb, lay hold of. The mind 能緣can reason, the objective is 所緣, the two in contact constitute the reasoning process. The four kinds of causes are 因緣; 次第緣; 緣緣, and 增上緣 q.v.


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 aishou / aisho / あいしょう affinity; compatibility


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 inseki / いんせき (noun - becomes adjective with の) relative by marriage; affinity



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yīn qīn / yin1 qin1
yin ch`in / yin chin
affinity; in-laws


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yǐn lì / yin3 li4
yin li
 inryoku / いんりょく
gravitation (force); attraction
(1) attraction (e.g. magnetic, gravitation); affinity; gravitational pull; (2) attractiveness; magnetism


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 yukari / ゆかり (n,n-suf,adj-no) (kana only) related to (some person or place); affinity; connection; (female given name) Yukari


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 eni / えに (ateji / phonetic) (1) fate; destiny (esp. as a mysterious force that binds two people together); (2) relationship (e.g. between two people); bond; link; connection; (3) family ties; affinity


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 yuen / ゆえん acquaintance; relation; affinity; reason; (female given name) Yukari


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xiàng xìng / xiang4 xing4
hsiang hsing
 sōshō / あいしょう
affinity; compatibility
Form and nature; phenomenon and noumenon; characteristics and nature



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yuán fèn / yuan2 fen4
yüan fen
fate or chance that brings people together; predestined affinity or relationship; (Budd.) destiny


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 enko / えんこ relation; connection; affinity



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yuǎn yuán / yuan3 yuan2
yüan yüan
distantly related; remote affinity
condition of remoteness


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 aishou / aisho / あいしょう affinity; compatibility


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 aishou / aisho / あいしょう (irregular okurigana usage) affinity; compatibility


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 shinmitsukan / しんみつかん feeling of affinity; friendship


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 shinkinkan / しんきんかん affinity


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qíng tóu yì hé / qing2 tou2 yi4 he2
ch`ing t`ou i ho / ching tou i ho
to have an affinity with each other (idiom); to find each other congenial


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 yukari;shoen(所縁) / ゆかり;しょえん(所縁) (kana only) connection (to a person, place, etc.); relation; affinity


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 shinwaseiseijuku / shinwasesejuku / しんわせいせいじゅく affinity maturation


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 afiniti / アフィニティ {comp} affinity


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 en(縁);enishi(縁);eni;e(縁) / えん(縁);えにし(縁);えに;え(縁) (1) fate; destiny (esp. as a mysterious force that binds two people together); (2) relationship (e.g. between two people); bond; link; connection; (3) family ties; affinity; (4) (えん only) opportunity; chance (to meet someone and start a relationship); (5) (えん only) {Buddh} (See 因・2) pratyaya (indirect conditions, as opposed to direct causes); (6) (えん only) (also written as 椽) narrow open-air veranda


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 afinitiikuromatogurafii / afinitikuromatogurafi / アフィニティークロマトグラフィー affinity chromatography


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 afinitii kuromatogurafii / afiniti kuromatogurafi / アフィニティー・クロマトグラフィー affinity chromatography


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 aishou / aisho / あいしょう affinity; compatibility


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 afinitiikuromatogurafii;afinitii kuromatogurafii / afinitikuromatogurafi;afiniti kuromatogurafi / アフィニティークロマトグラフィー;アフィニティー・クロマトグラフィー affinity chromatography

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 29 results for "Affinity" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Japanese Bath House

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