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Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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 keishi;kyoudai(ik) / keshi;kyodai(ik) / けいし;きょうだい(ik)
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brother and sister


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xiōng dì / xiong1 di4
hsiung ti
 kyoudai(p);keitei / kyodai(p);kete / きょうだい(P);けいてい
 Vertical Wall Scroll
brothers; younger brother; CL:個|个[ge4]; I, me (humble term used by men in public speech); brotherly; fraternal
(1) (See ご兄弟) siblings; brothers and sisters; (2) brothers; (3) siblings-in-law; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; (4) (familiar language) (masculine speech) mate; friend; (personal name) Kyoudai
Elder and younger brothers; brother, brethren, i. e. members of the fraternity; brothers



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zhāng fēi / zhang1 fei1
chang fei
 chouhi / chohi / ちょうひ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Zhang Fei (168-221), general of Shu and blood-brother of Liu Bei in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, famous as fearsome fighter and lover of wine
(personal name) Chouhi



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xián dì / xian2 di4
hsien ti
 kentei / kente / けんてい
 Vertical Wall Scroll
worthy little brother
(pronoun) wise younger brother; polite reference to another's younger brother, or to one's junior; (personal name) Kentei



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guān yǔ / guan1 yu3
kuan yü
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Guan Yu (-219), general of Shu and blood-brother of Liu Bei in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, fearsome fighter famous for virtue and loyalty; posomethingumously worshipped and identified with the guardian Bodhisattva Sangharama


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ā xiōng / a1 xiong1
a hsiung
 akei / ake / あけい
 Vertical Wall Scroll
elder brother
elder brother; my dear brother


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lǎo dà gē / lao3 da4 ge1
lao ta ko
 Vertical Wall Scroll
big brother

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 haku / はく
father's elder brother; senior; paternal elder uncle; eldest of brothers; respectful form of address; Count, third of five orders of nobility 五等爵位[wu3 deng3 jue2 wei4]
(1) count; earl; (2) (See 神祇官・2) chief official of the Department of Worship; (3) (archaism) eldest brother; (n,n-pref,n-suf) (4) (abbreviation) (See 伯剌西爾・ブラジル) Brazil; Brazilian; (surname, given name) Haku
eldest brother (?); eldest brother (?)

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xiōng / xiong1
 nii / ni / にい
elder brother
(suffix noun) (familiar language) (See お兄さん・1) older brother; (personal name) Kei
Elder brother; elder brother

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sǎo / sao3
 aniyome / あによめ
older brother's wife; sister-in-law
elder brother's wife; sister-in-law


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lìng xiōng / ling4 xiong1
ling hsiung
 reikei / reke / れいけい
Your esteemed older brother (honorific)
your elder brother


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lìng dì / ling4 di4
ling ti
 reitei / rete / れいてい
honorable little brother
your younger brother


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bó shū / bo2 shu1
po shu
 hakushuku / はくしゅく
father's brother (uncle); husband's brother (brother-in-law)
brothers; one's father's brothers


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bó fù / bo2 fu4
po fu
 eoji / えおじ
father's elder brother; term of respect for older man; CL:個|个[ge4]
(archaism) (See 阿叔) uncle (one's father's older brother)


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xiōng mèi / xiong1 mei4
hsiung mei
 keimai;kyoudai(ik) / kemai;kyodai(ik) / けいまい;きょうだい(ik)
brother(s) and sister(s)
older brother and younger sister


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shū fù / shu1 fu4
shu fu
 shukufu / しゅくふ    otooji / おとおじ    oji / おじ
father's younger brother; uncle
(archaism) uncle (one's father's younger brother); uncle


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jiā xiōng / jia1 xiong1
chia hsiung
 kakei / kake / かけい
(polite) my elder brother
(my) elder brother


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xiǎo dì / xiao3 di4
hsiao ti
 shoutei / shote / しょうてい
little brother; I, your little brother (humble)
(1) (humble language) younger brother; (pronoun) (2) (humble language) (masculine speech) I; me


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dì mèi / di4 mei4
ti mei
 teimai / temai / ていまい
younger sibling; younger brother's wife
younger brother and sister


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fù xiōng / fu4 xiong1
fu hsiung
 fukei / fuke / ふけい
father and elder brother(s); head of the family; patriarch
(1) guardians; parents; (2) father and older brother



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zhǎng xiōng / zhang3 xiong1
chang hsiung
 choukei / choke / ちょうけい
eldest brother
eldest brother

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shū / shu1
 shuku / よし
uncle; father's younger brother; husband's younger brother; Taiwan pr. [shu2]
(given name) Yoshi
A father's younger brother; translit. śi, śu; a father's younger brother

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/ ge1
 ka / うた
elder brother
(surname) Uta
Elder brother; a song

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jìn / jin4
wife of mother's brother

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/ si4
wife or senior concubine of husbands older brother (old); elder sister (old)

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/ di4
wife of a younger brother

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shěn / shen3
wife of father's younger brother

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t`i / ti
 ototo / おとと
variant of 悌[ti4]
(archaism) younger sibling; (given name) Tei
Younger brother; younger brother

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/ ti4
t`i / ti
 tei / te / てい
to do one's duty as a younger brother
(1) respect for one's elders; (2) harmony among siblings; (given name) Yasushi

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kūn / kun1
k`un / kun
 kon / こん
descendant; elder brother; a style of Chinese poetry
(surname) Kon

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kūn / kun1
k`un / kun
descendant; elder brother


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èr gē / er4 ge1
erh ko
second brother



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wǔ lún / wu3 lun2
wu lun
 gorin / ごりん
the five Confucian relationships (ruler-subject, father-son, brother-brother, husband-wife, friend-friend)
the five Confucian filial-piety relationships


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 boukei / boke / ぼうけい one's deceased elder brother


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 boutei / bote / ぼうてい one's deceased younger brother


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 hakuchuu / hakuchu / はくちゅう (noun/participle) (1) being evenly matched; being equal with; being on a par with; being well contested; (2) (archaism) (orig. meaning) eldest and second eldest brother; older and younger brother; (place-name) Hakuchuu


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bó bo / bo2 bo5
po po
father's elder brother; uncle


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bó mǔ / bo2 mu3
po mu
 uba / うば
wife of father's elder brother; aunt; (polite form of address for a woman who is about the age of one's mother); CL:個|个[ge4]
aunt; (surname) Uba


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 anii / ani / あにい (1) (colloquialism) (familiar language) (See 兄貴・1) elder brother; one's senior; (2) dashing young man; gallant young lad


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 aniue / あにうえ (honorific or respectful language) older brother


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 keiji / keji / けいじ (noun/participle) defer to another as if an older brother


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 anibun / あにぶん (1) (See 弟分) sworn elder brother; (2) older male in an homosexual relationship


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 aniyome / あによめ elder brother's wife; sister-in-law


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xiōng sǎo / xiong1 sao3
hsiung sao
elder brother and his wife


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 anigo / あにご (humble language) elder brother; (surname) Aniushiro


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 konokamigokoro / このかみごころ (archaism) solicitude befitting an older brother or older person


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 niisama / nisama / にいさま (honorific or respectful language) older brother


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 anija / あにじゃ (honorific or respectful language) (See 兄者人) older brother



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xiōng tái / xiong1 tai2
hsiung t`ai / hsiung tai
brother (polite appellation for a friend one's age)


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 aniki(p);aniki / あにき(P);アニキ (1) (familiar language) (honorific or respectful language) elder brother; (2) one's senior; (3) older man; man older than oneself



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xiōng zhǎng / xiong1 zhang3
hsiung chang
elder brother; term of respect for a man of about the same age



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nèi xiōng / nei4 xiong1
nei hsiung
wife's older brother



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nèi dì / nei4 di4
nei ti
wife's younger brother



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jù ěr / ju4 er3
chü erh


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shū gōng / shu1 gong1
shu kung
great uncle; grandfather's younger brother; husband's father's younger brother


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shū shu / shu1 shu5
shu shu
father's younger brother; uncle; Taiwan pr. [shu2 shu5]; CL:個|个[ge4]


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shū pó / shu1 po2
shu p`o / shu po
aunt by marriage; husband's aunt; husband's father's younger brother's wife


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shū zi / shu1 zi5
shu tzu
 yoshiko / よしこ
brother-in-law; husband's younger brother
(female given name) Yoshiko


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shū mǔ / shu1 mu3
shu mu
 shukubo / しゅくぼ    oba / おば
aunt; wife of father's younger brother


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shū zǔ / shu1 zu3
shu tsu
grandfather's younger brother



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gē men / ge1 men5
ko men
Brothers!; brethren; dude (colloquial); brother (diminutive form of address between males)


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gē ge / ge1 ge5
ko ko
older brother; CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]


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sì dé / si4 de2
ssu te
four Confucian injunctions 孝悌忠信 (for men), namely: piety 孝 to one's parents, respect 悌 to one's older brother, loyalty 忠 to one's monarch, faith 信 to one's male friends; the four Confucian virtues for women of morality 德, physical charm 容, propriety in speech 言 and efficiency in needlework 功
The four nirvana virtues, or values, according to the Mahāyāna Nirvana Sutra: (1) 常德 permanence or eternity; (2) 樂德 joy; (3) 我德 personality or the soul; (4) 淨德 purity. These four important terms, while denied in the lower realms, are affirmed by the sutra in the transcendental, or nirvana-realm; four virtues


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dà bó / da4 bo2
ta po
 oohaku / おおはく
husband's older brother; brother-in-law
(surname) Oohaku


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 taikei / taike / たいけい (1) (honorific or respectful language) older brother; (pronoun) (2) (honorific or respectful language) (epistolary style) (See 小弟・2) you (in ref. to male of greater age or status); (surname) Ooe


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dà gē / da4 ge1
ta ko
eldest brother; big brother (polite address for a man of about the same age as oneself); gang leader; boss


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dà niáng / da4 niang2
ta niang
(coll.) father's older brother's wife; aunt (polite address)



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dà mā / da4 ma1
ta ma
father's elder brother's wife; aunt (affectionate term for an elderly woman)


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dà sǎo / da4 sao3
ta sao
older brother's wife; sister-in-law; elder sister (respectful appellation for an older married woman)



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dà ye / da4 ye5
ta yeh
 ooya / おおや
(coll.) father's older brother; uncle; term of respect for older man
(surname) Ooya



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tiān qīn / tian1 qin1
t`ien ch`in / tien chin
 Tenjin / あまちか
one's flesh and blood
(surname) Amachika
Vasubandhu, 伐蘇畔度; 婆藪槃豆 (or 婆修槃豆) (or 婆修槃陀) 'akin to the gods ', or 世親 'akin to the world'. Vasubandhu is described as a native of Puruṣapura, or Peshawar, by Eitel as of Rājagriha, born '900 years after the nirvana', or about A. D. 400; Takakusu suggests 420-500, Peri puts his death not later than 350. In Eitel's day the date of his death was put definitely at A. D. 117. Vasubandhu's great work, the Abhidharmakośa, is only one of his thirty-six works. He is said to be the younger brother of Asaṅga of the Yogācāra school, by whom he was converted from the Sarvāstivāda school of thought to that of Mahāyāna and of Nāgārjuna. On his conversion he would have 'cut out his tongue' for its past heresy, but was dissuaded by his brother, who bade him use the same tongue to correct his errors, whereupon he wrote the 唯識論 and other Mahayanist works. He is called the twenty-first patriarch and died in Ayodhya.


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jìn zi / jin4 zi5
chin tzu
(informal) mother's brother's wife; maternal uncle's wife


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 shitei;kyoudai(ik) / shite;kyodai(ik) / してい;きょうだい(ik) older sister and younger brother


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jiě zhàng / jie3 zhang4
chieh chang
older sister's husband; brother-in-law



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zhí nǚ / zhi2 nu:3
chih nü
niece; brother's daughter



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zhí zi / zhi2 zi5
chih tzu
 meikko / mekko / めいっこ    meigo / mego / めいご
brother's son; nephew


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sǎo sao / sao3 sao5
sao sao
older brother's wife; sister-in-law; (polite address to a younger married woman) sister


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sǎo zi / sao3 zi5
sao tzu
(coll.) older brother's wife; sister-in-law; CL:個|个[ge4]



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shěn shen / shen3 shen5
shen shen
wife of father's younger brother; aunt



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shěn zi / shen3 zi5
shen tzu
(coll.) father's younger brother's wife; aunt



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shěn mǔ / shen3 mu3
shen mu
wife of father's younger brother; aunt


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jì zǐ / ji4 zi3
chi tzu
 kishi / きし
youngest brother; a period of two or three months
last child; (female given name) Yoshiko


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jì fù / ji4 fu4
chi fu
uncle (father's youngest brother)


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 jikkei / jikke / じっけい biological older brother


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 jittei / jitte / じってい biological younger brother


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jiā shū / jia1 shu1
chia shu
(polite) my uncle (father's younger brother)


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jiā dì / jia1 di4
chia ti
(polite) my younger brother


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 sonkei / sonke / そんけい (pronoun) (polite language) elder brother; elderly person


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xiǎo shū / xiao3 shu1
hsiao shu
husband's younger brother; brother-in-law


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 kojuuto / kojuto / こじゅうと brother-in-law


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 shoutei / shote / しょうてい (1) (humble language) younger brother; (pronoun) (2) (humble language) (masculine speech) I; me


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nián xiōng / nian2 xiong1
nien hsiung
lit. older brother; fig. fellow students who are successful in the imperial examinations


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yòu dì / you4 di4
yu ti
younger brother


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 otoutobun / ototobun / おとうとぶん friend treated as younger brother


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 otoutogimi / ototogimi / おとうとぎみ (archaism) (polite language) younger brother



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dì fù / di4 fu4
ti fu
younger brother's wife; sister-in-law


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dì xí / di4 xi2
ti hsi
younger brother's wife; sister-in-law


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 otoutoyome;otoyome / ototoyome;otoyome / おとうとよめ;おとよめ younger brother's wife


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dì di / di4 di5
ti ti
younger brother; CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]


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 otoutogo / ototogo / おとうとご your younger brother

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


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