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Characters Pronunciation
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zhú / zhu2
 take(p);take / たけ(P);タケ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
bamboo; CL:棵[ke1],支[zhi1],根[gen1]; Kangxi radical 118
(1) bamboo (any grass of subfamily Bambusoideae); (2) (See 梅・うめ・2,松・まつ・2) middle (of a three-tier ranking system); (surname) Chikusaki
veṇu, bamboo.

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jiǎn / jian3
 kan / かん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
simple; uncomplicated; letter; to choose; to select; bamboo strips used for writing (old)
brevity; simplicity; (surname) Kan
A tablet, memorandum; to abridge; appoint; examine; abrupt, concise, direct; to choose

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zhào / zhao4
 zaru / ざる
loosely woven bamboo ladle
(1) (kana only) draining basket (traditionally made of bamboo); colander; strainer; sieve; (2) (kana only) (See ざる法・ざるほう) something full of holes; (3) (abbreviation) (kana only) (See ざる蕎麦) zaru soba; (4) (colloquialism) (kana only) strong drinker; someone who can drink like a fish; (surname) Zaru

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quán / quan2
ch`üan / chüan
 ue;uke;sen;age(ok) / うえ;うけ;せん;あげ(ok)
bamboo fish trap
cylindrical bamboo fishing basket
A bamboo fishing-trap; bamboo fish trap

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sǔn / sun3
 takouna / takona / たこうな    takenoko / たけのこ    takanna / たかんな    takamuna / たかむな
bamboo shoot
(1) (kana only) bamboo shoot; (2) (abbreviation) (kana only) inexperienced doctor; quack; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) bamboo shoot

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huáng / huang2
 takemura / たけむら
(bamboo); bamboo grove
bamboo grove; (surname) Takemura

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xiǎo / xiao3
 shino;shinu / しの;しぬ
dwarf bamboo
(1) (See 篠竹・しのだけ) thin-culmed dwarf bamboo (growing in clusters); (2) (しの only) (abbreviation) (See 篠笛) Japanese transverse bamboo flute (high-pitched; usu. with seven holes); (3) (しの only) sliver (strand of loose fibers); (personal name) Tsuguo

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yān / yan1
 suzu / すず
black bamboo
(1) (archaism) Sasamorpha borealis (species of bamboo grass unique to Japan); (2) shoots of this plant

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qiān / qian1
ch`ien / chien
 higo / ひご
inscribed bamboo stick (used in divination, gambling, drawing lots etc); small wood sliver; label; tag
(kana only) thin strip of bamboo


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zhú dāo / zhu2 dao1
chu tao
 shinai / しない
shinai (bamboo sword for kendō)
{MA} bamboo sword (for kendo); bamboo fencing stick


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zhú lín / zhu2 lin2
chu lin
 chikurin(p);takebayashi / ちくりん(P);たけばやし
bamboo forest
bamboo thicket; (surname) Chikurin
(竹林精舍 or竹林寺); 竹林園; 竹林苑 Veṇuvana, 'bamboo-grove,' a park called Karaṇḍaveṇuvana, near Rājagṛha, made by Bimbisāra for a group of ascetics, later given by him to Śākyamuni (Eitel), but another version says by the elder Karaṇḍa, who built there a vihāra for him; bamboo grove


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zhú tǒng / zhu2 tong3
chu t`ung / chu tung
 takezutsu / たけづつ
bamboo tube; bamboo pipe
container made by cutting a piece of bamboo lengthways; bamboo tube; bamboo cylinder; (place-name) Taketou


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zhú bì / zhu2 bi4
chu pi
 chikuhei / しっぺい
bamboo comb
(ateji / phonetic) (1) (Buddhist term) bamboo stick used to strike meditators into greater wakefulness (in Zen Buddhism); (2) (kana only) striking someone's wrist with one's index and middle finger
bamboo clapper; bamboo clapper



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zhú jiǎn / zhu2 jian3
chu chien
 chikukan / ちくかん
bamboo writing slips in ancient times (joined together to form whole scrolls)
bamboo writing strip



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zhú zhì / zhu2 zhi4
chu chih
 takesei / takese / たけせい
made of bamboo
(noun - becomes adjective with の) made of bamboo


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jiàn zhú / jian4 zhu2
chien chu
 yadake / やだけ
bamboo (genus Fargesia)
(1) bamboo arrow shaft; (2) (kana only) arrow bamboo (Pseudosasa japonica); (surname) Yadake


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kǔ zhú / ku3 zhu2
k`u chu / ku chu
 nigatake;kuchiku / にがたけ;くちく
bitter bamboo (Pleioblastus amarus)
(1) (See 真竹) Japanese timber bamboo (Phyllostachys bambsoides); giant timber bamboo; madake; (2) (にがたけ only) (See 女竹) Simon bamboo (Pleioblastus simonii); (place-name) Nigadake

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zhú / zhu2
"bamboo" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 118)

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shāo / shao1
pot-scrubbing brush made of bamboo strips; basket (container) for chopsticks; variant of 筲[shao1]

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suǎn / suan3
ancient utensil for washing rice (or being used as a plate); ancient bamboo container for hats

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biǎn / bian3
horizontal rectangular inscribed tablet hung over a door or on a wall; shallow round woven bamboo basket

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qiān / qian1
ch`ien / chien
short slender pointed piece of metal, bamboo etc; skewer; prod used to extract samples from sacks of grain etc; (dialect) to stick in; to bolt (a door); to arrange (flowers in a vase); to graft (tree); to pedicure; to peel (an apple etc)

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/ bi4
weapon handle of bamboo strips

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guàng / guang4
woven wood and bamboo utensil; classifier for threads and strings

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jiǎn / jian3
bamboo conduit; wooden peg; spout; same as 筧|笕

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zhàn / zhan4
 kakebashi / かけばし
a wooden or bamboo pen for sheep or cattle; wood or bamboo trestlework; a warehouse
(surname) Kakebashi

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jiàn / jian4
material (such as rocks, earth, bamboo etc) used to hastily repair a dike; (literary) door bar (vertical bar used to prevent the horizontal movement of a door bolt)

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chá / cha2
ch`a / cha
a raft made of bamboo or wood; to fell trees; to hew

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shū / shu1
 shiyu / しゆ
bamboo or wooden spear; Kangxi radical 79, occurring in 段, 毅, 殺 etc
kanji radical 79 at right; (surname) Shiyu

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shàn / shan4
bamboo fish trap; used in names of places connected with Shantou 汕頭|汕头[Shan4 tou2]

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pán / pan2
p`an / pan
classifier for strips of land or bamboo, shops, factories etc; slit bamboo or chopped wood (dialect)

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běn / ben3
 fugo;mokko;mokkou;ishimi / fugo;mokko;mokko;ishimi / ふご;もっこ;もっこう;いしみ
a basket or pan used for earth, manure etc
implement for carrying heavy loads, generally made of bamboo and woven grass or rope

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/ ba1
 magaki / まがき
an article made of bamboo strips; fence
(1) (archaism) short roughly woven fence; (2) divider between boxes (i.e. for box seats) in a theatre, etc.; (surname) Magaki

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qǐn / qin3
ch`in / chin
smiling countenance; bamboo rope

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 takanna / たかんな (1) (kana only) bamboo shoot; (2) (abbreviation) (kana only) inexperienced doctor; quack; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) bamboo shoot; (place-name) Takanna

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yuán / yuan2
bamboo with black patches

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shēng / sheng1
 shou;sou / sho;so / しょう;そう
sheng, a free reed wind instrument, with vertical bamboo pipes
traditional Japanese wind instrument resembling panpipes; free-reed instrument used in Japanese court music; (female given name) Shouno

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chī / chi1
ch`ih / chih
 chi / ち
to whip with bamboo strips
(archaism) (See 五刑) light caning (10-50 times)

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/ li4
 kasa / かさ
bamboo rain hat
(1) conical hat (East-Asian style); coolie hat; (2) (See 傘・かさ・2) something shaped like a conical hat or an umbrella; shade (of a lamp); mushroom cap; pileus; (personal name) Riyuu

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/ si4
square bamboo container for food or clothing

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/ da2
rough bamboo mat

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/ zi3
bamboo mat; bed mat

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líng / ling2
bamboo screen

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fàn / fan4
bamboo mold

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 sasazaki / ささざき bamboo grass; generally smaller species of running bamboo that do not shed their sheaths (e.g. Sasa spp.); (surname) Sasazaki

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guì / gui4
bamboo (archaic)

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yīn / yin1
a kind of bamboo; old variant of 茵[yin1]

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xiǎn / xian3
 sen / せん
bamboo brush for utensils
(surname) Sen

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qióng / qiong2
ch`iung / chiung
(in ancient texts) type of bamboo sometimes used as a staff

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/ ru2
thin outside skin of bamboo

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kuāng / kuang1
k`uang / kuang
 shou / sho / しょう
basket; CL:隻|只[zhi1]
(1) box; case; chest; package; pack; crate; (2) car (of a train, etc.); (3) shamisen case; shamisen; (4) (colloquialism) public building; community building; (5) (archaism) man who carries a geisha's shamisen; (6) (archaism) receptacle for human waste; feces (faeces); (suf,ctr) (7) counter for boxes (or boxed objects); (archaism) fine-meshed bamboo basket; (personal name) Shou

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tǒng / tong3
t`ung / tung
 pin / ピン
tube; cylinder; to encase in something cylindrical (such as hands in sleeves etc)
(counter) {mahj} counter for dot tiles; (surname) Tsutsusaki
bamboo tube; bamboo tube

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/ da2
 tō / こたえ
reply; answer; return; respond; echo
answer; reply; response; solution
A bamboo hawser, to draw out, to respond, reply, return thanks; to answer

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/ ce4
ts`e / tse
 saku / さく
policy; plan; scheme; bamboo slip for writing (old); to whip (a horse); to encourage; riding crop with sharp spines (old); essay written for the imperial examinations (old); upward horizontal stroke in calligraphy
(n,n-suf) (1) plan; policy; means; measure; stratagem; scheme; (2) (See 永字八法) fifth principle of the Eight Principles of Yong; right upward flick; (given name) Tsukane
A treatise, book, memo, tablet, card; a plan, scheme; question; whip; etc.

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yún / yun2
skin of bamboo

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láng / lang2
young bamboo

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/ ju3
 hakozaki / はこざき
round bamboo basket
(1) box; case; chest; package; pack; crate; (2) car (of a train, etc.); (3) shamisen case; shamisen; (4) (colloquialism) public building; community building; (5) (archaism) man who carries a geisha's shamisen; (6) (archaism) receptacle for human waste; feces (faeces); (suf,ctr) (7) counter for boxes (or boxed objects); (surname) Hakozaki

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jiǎn / jian3
 kakehi / かけひ
bamboo conduit; water pipe of bamboo
open water pipe; conduit; (surname) Ken

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xiǎo / xiao3
 shino / しの
dwarf bamboo; thin bamboo
(surname) Shino

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tíng / ting2
t`ing / ting
bamboo pole; spindle

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yán / yan2
 mushiro / むしろ    en / えん
bamboo mat for sitting
(1) woven mat (esp. one made of straw); (2) (archaism) seat

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 kobako / こばこ (archaism) fine-meshed bamboo basket; (personal name) Kobako

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lái / lai2

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 mineo / みねお spatula; (1) (archaism) shaft (of an arrow); (2) (archaism) arrow bamboo (Pseudosasa japonica); (personal name) Mineo

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/ yu1
bamboo with thin; wide leaves

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jiān / jian1
 sen / せん
letter; note-paper
(1) slip (of paper); (2) tag (usu. bamboo, wood, ivory, etc.); label
A tablet, slip.

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chí / chi2
ch`ih / chih
bamboo flute with 8 holes

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qìng / qing4
ch`ing / ching
to draw a bamboo bow or crossbow

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/ bo2
 haku / はく
plaited matting (of rushes, bamboo etc); silkworm basket; metal foil; foil paper
(1) foil; (gold, etc.) leaf; (2) prestige

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jun / jun4
bamboo shoots

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/ gu1
(bamboo); trumpet for chariots

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ruò / ruo4
(bamboo); skin of bamboo

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xuān / xuan1
bamboo flower; flowering bamboo

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biān / bian1
bamboo sedan chair

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jié / jie2
 yo / よ
festival; holiday; node; joint; section; segment; part; to economize; to save; to abridge; moral integrity; classifier for segments, e.g. lessons, train wagons, biblical verses; CL:個|个[ge4]
(archaism) space between two nodes (on bamboo, etc.); (female given name) Misao (Misawo)

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mèi / mei4
a kind of bamboo

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piān / pian1
p`ien / pien
 hin / へん
sheet; piece of writing; bound set of bamboo slips used for record keeping (old); classifier for written items: chapter, article
(n,n-suf) (1) compilation (of a text); editing; (n,n-suf,ctr) (2) volume (of a text); (3) completed literary work
A slip of bamboo, a slip, leaf, page, books; an article

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ruò / ruo4
cuticle of bamboo plant

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zhēng / zheng1

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gōu / gou1
 kagari / かがり
bamboo frame for drying clothes; bamboo cage
(1) (kana only) iron basket for torches; cresset; brazier; (2) (abbreviation) (kana only) (See 篝火・1) bonfire; (surname, female given name) Kagari

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qiàn / qian4
ch`ien / chien
luxuriant growth of bamboo


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gōng / gong1
bamboo hat

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/ bi4
 hera / へら    no / の
fine-toothed comb; to comb
spatula; (1) (archaism) shaft (of an arrow); (2) (archaism) arrow bamboo (Pseudosasa japonica)

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chú / chu2
ch`u / chu
crude bamboo mat

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chí / chi2
ch`ih / chih
bamboo flute with 7 or 8 holes

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dōu / dou1
bamboo, rattan or wicker basket; sedan chair for mountain use (Cantonese)

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miè / mie4
bamboo splints for baskets

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/ ze2
 su;saku / す;さく
reed mat
mat (made of pieces of split bamboo or reeds tied together); (surname) Azeka

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guǐ / gui3
ancient bronze food vessel with a round mouth and two or four handles; round basket of bamboo

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 sasara / ささら bamboo whisk; (surname, female given name) Sasara

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dàng / dang4

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diàn / dian4
 takamushiro / たかむしろ
fine woven grass mat
bamboo mat

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dēng / deng1
large umbrella for stalls; an ancient kind of bamboo or straw hat

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xiāo / xiao1
 shou / sho / しょう
xiao, a Chinese musical instrument of ancient times, similar to panpipes
(See 洞簫,排簫) xiao (vertical Chinese bamboo flute)
bamboo cane; bamboo cane

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/ lu4

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pái / pai2
p`ai / pai
bamboo raft

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lián / lian2
 ren / れん
hanging screen or curtain
(1) (kana only) bamboo screen; rattan blind; (2) (kana only) bamboo mat (for rolling sushi); (female given name) Ren

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/ ti4
t`i / ti
long bamboo (for fishing rod)

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tuò / tuo4
t`o / to
sheath around joints of bamboo

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/ qu2
ch`ü / chü
crude bamboo mat

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


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