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There are 12 total results for your Alef search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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dà sì / da4 si4
ta ssu
wantonly; without restraint (of enemy or malefactor); unbridled


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jiān guǐ / jian1 gui3
chien kuei
evildoer; malefactor


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gǎn huà / gan3 hua4
kan hua
 kanka / かんか
corrective influence; to reform (a criminal); redemption (of a sinner); to influence (a malefactor to a better life); to guide sb back to the right path by repeated word and example
(noun/participle) influence; inspiration; reform; correction


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 kyokusa / きょくさ (noun - becomes adjective with の) extreme left; ultraleft


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dǎi tú / dai3 tu2
tai t`u / tai tu
evildoer; malefactor; gangster; hoodlum



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shà qì / sha4 qi4
sha ch`i / sha chi
baleful look; inauspicious influence; (of a tire, balloon etc) to leak air



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jǔ bào / ju3 bao4
chü pao
to report (malefactors to the police); to denounce


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zǒu zú / zou3 zu2
tsou tsu
pawn (i.e. foot soldier); servant; lackey (of malefactor)


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yǐn shé chū dòng / yin3 she2 chu1 dong4
yin she ch`u tung / yin she chu tung
lit. to pull a snake from its hole; to expose a malefactor (idiom)



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wéi fēi zuò dǎi / wei2 fei1 zuo4 dai3
wei fei tso tai
to break the law and commit crimes (idiom); malefactor; evildoer; to perpetrate outrages


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 kujirauomoku / クジラウオもく Stephanoberyciformes; Cetomimiformes; order of fishes containing the whalefishes


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 marefikku / マレフィック (noun or adjectival noun) malefic; malevolent (person, force, etc.); malign; evil

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

This page contains 12 results for "Alef" 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

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
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Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).

Combined, these cover 1,007,753 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, names, placenames, and short phrases.

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