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earth; ground; field; place; land; CL:片[pian4]
(n,n-suf) (1) earth; ground; land; soil; (n,n-suf) (2) place; (n,n-suf) (3) territory; (n,n-suf) (4) (See 天地無用) bottom (of a package, book, etc.); (n,n-suf) (5) (See 五大・1,土・ど・2) earth (one of the five elements); (surname) Hamaji
pṛthivī, 鉢里體尾 the earth, ground; bhūmi, 歩弭 the earth, place, situation; talima, 託史麽 (or 託吏麽) ground, site; explained by 土地 earth, ground; 能生 capable of producing; 所依 that on which things rely. It is also the spiritual rank, position, or character attained by a Bodhisattva as a result of 住 remaining and developing in a given state in order to attain this 地 rank; v. 十住; 住位 and 十地.

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Moral and Virtuous
virtue; goodness; morality; ethics; kindness; favor; character; kind
Virtue, moral excellence, moral power, power; also translates guṇa; translit. ta.

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Heart / Mind / Spirit
heart; mind; intention; center; core; CL:顆|颗[ke1],個|个[ge4]
(1) (See 心・こころ・1) heart; mind; spirit; vitality; inner strength; (2) bottom of one's heart; core (of one's character); nature; (3) (usu. written as 芯) (See 芯・2) centre; center; core; heart; (4) (See 心臓・1) heart (organ); (5) {astron} (See 二十八宿) Chinese "Heart" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (6) (archaism) (child. language) friend; (given name) Haato
hṛd, hṛdaya 汗栗太 (or 汗栗馱); 紀哩馱 the heart, mind, soul; citta 質多 the heart as the seat of thought or intelligence. In both senses the heart is likened to a lotus. There are various definitions, of which the following are six instances: (1) 肉團心 hṛd, the physical heart of sentient or nonsentient living beings, e. g. men, trees, etc. (2) 集起心 citta, the ālayavijñāna, or totality of mind, and the source of all mental activity. (3) 思量心 manas, the thinking and calculating mind; (4) 緣慮心; 了別心; 慮知心; citta; the discriminating mind; (5) 堅實心 the bhūtatathatā mind, or the permanent mind; (6) 積聚精要心 the mind essence of the sutras.

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language; culture; writing; formal; literary; gentle; (old) classifier for coins; Kangxi radical 67
(1) (hist) mon; one-thousandth of a kan (unit of currency 1336-1870); (2) mon; traditional unit used for shoe and sock sizes (approx. 2.4 cm); (3) letter; character; sentence; (4) (abbreviation) (See 経文,呪文) scripture; incantation; (female given name) Remon
Letters, literature, writing; refined; culture; civil; a despatch; veined; a cash; to gloss.

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line of business; industry; occupation; job; employment; school studies; enterprise; property; (Buddhism) karma; deed; to engage in; already
deed; act; work; performance; (personal name) Hajime
karman, karma, "action, work, deed"; "moral duty"; "product, result, effect." M.W. The doctrine of the act; deeds and their effects on the character, especially in their relation to succeeding forms of transmigration. The 三業 are thought, word, and deed, each as good, bad, or indifferent. Karma from former lives is 宿業, from present conduct 現業. Karma is moral action that causes future retribution, and either good or evil transmigration. It is also that moral kernel in which each being survives death for further rebirth or metempsychosis. There are categories of 2, 3, 4, 6, and 10; the 六業 are rebirth in the hells, or as animals, hungry ghosts, men, devas, or asuras: v. 六趣.

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Dharma / The Law
law; method; way; to emulate; (Buddhism) dharma; (abbr. for 法家[Fa3 jia1]) the Legalists; (physics) farad (abbr. for 法拉[fa3 la1])
(n,n-suf) (1) law; act; principle; (n,n-suf) (2) method; (n,n-suf) (3) {gramm} mood; (n,n-suf) (4) {Buddh} dharma; law; (female given name) Minori
Dharma, 達磨; 曇無 (or 曇摩); 達摩 (or 達謨) Law, truth, religion, thing, anything Buddhist. Dharma is 'that which is held fast or kept, ordinance, statute, law, usage, practice, custom'; 'duty'; 'right'; 'proper'; 'morality'; 'character'. M. W. It is used in the sense of 一切 all things, or anything small or great, visible or invisible, real or unreal, affairs, truth, principle, method, concrete things, abstract ideas, etc. Dharma is described as that which has entity and bears its own attributes. It connotes Buddhism as the perfect religion; it also has the second place in the triratna 佛法僧, and in the sense of 法身 dharmakāya it approaches the Western idea of 'spiritual'. It is also one of the six media of sensation, i. e. the thing or object in relation to mind, v. 六塵.

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white; snowy; pure; bright; empty; blank; plain; clear; to make clear; in vain; gratuitous; free of charge; reactionary; anti-communist; funeral; to stare coldly; to write wrong character; to state; to explain; vernacular; spoken lines in opera
(1) white; (2) (See ボラ・1) striped mullet fry (Mugil cephalus); (3) (See 科白・1) (spoken) line (in a play, film, etc.); one's lines; (4) {mahj} white dragon tile; (5) {mahj} winning hand with a pung (or kong) of white dragon tiles; (6) (abbreviation) (rare) (See 白耳義・ベルギー) Belgium; (7) (abbreviation) (archaism) (See 白人・1) white person; Caucasian; (female given name) Yuki
White, pure, clear; make clear, inform.

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simple; uncomplicated; letter; to choose; to select; bamboo strips used for writing (old)
(1) (See 簡にして要を得る) (ant: 繁・1) simplicity; brevity; (2) letter; note; correspondence; (3) bamboo writing strip (in ancient China); (4) (abbreviation) (See 簡体字) simplified Chinese character; (surname) Kan
A tablet, memorandum; to abridge; appoint; examine; abrupt, concise, direct.

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The Saint
holy; sacred; saint; sage
(1) highly virtuous monk; (2) (honorific or respectful language) monk; (3) Buddhist solitary; (4) (See 高野聖・1) Buddhist missionary; (5) saint (i.e. a virtuous person); (6) (archaism) (honorific or respectful language) emperor; (7) (in form 〜の聖) master; expert; (female given name) Mina
ārya; sādhu; a sage; wise and good; upright, or correct in all his character; sacred, holy, saintly.

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Wise and Virtuous
worthy or virtuous person; honorific used for a person of the same or a younger generation
(noun or adjectival noun) (archaism) intelligence; genius; scholarship; virtue; (male given name) Masaru
Wise and virtuous, sage, second rank to a 聖 saint; good, excellent in character, virtuous.


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(abbreviation) (slang) (See コスプレ) cosplay (dressing up as a character from an anime, manga, video game, etc.); (personal name) Goss; Gosse; Goth


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(noun or adjectival noun) personality; character; personal appearance; gentility



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xiū yǎng
    xiu1 yang3
hsiu yang
 shuuyou / shuyo

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accomplishment; training; self-cultivation
(n,vs,vi) self-improvement; (mental) training; self-discipline; cultivation
cultivating moral character



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gāng yì
    gang1 yi4
kang i

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Fortitude / Strength of Character
resolute; steadfast; stalwart
(noun or adjectival noun) fortitude; firmness of character; hardihood; manliness; (personal name) Tsuyotake
a strong


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sī tú
    si1 tu2
ssu t`u
    ssu tu

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minister of education (history); two-character surname Situ
(hist) (See 六卿) Minister of Civil Administration and Social Welfare (Zhou dynasty China)



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sī mǎ
    si1 ma3
ssu ma

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Minister of War (official title in pre-Han Chinese states); two-character surname Sima
(hist) (See 六卿) Minister of War (Zhou dynasty China); (given name) Shime


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jun zǐ
    jun1 zi3
chün tzu

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nobleman; person of noble character
(1) man of virtue; wise man; (true) gentleman; (2) person of high rank; (3) (See 四君子) the four gentlemen (plum, chrysanthemum, orchid, and bamboo); (female given name) Kunshi
superior man


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sì dà
    si4 da4
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Shidai / Sida / Mahabhuta
the four elements: earth, water, fire, and wind (Buddhism); the four freedoms: speaking out freely, airing views fully, holding great debates, and writing big-character posters, 大鳴大放|大鸣大放[da4 ming2 da4 fang4], 大辯論|大辩论[da4 bian4 lun4], 大字報|大字报[da4 zi4 bao4] (PRC)
(1) {Buddh} the four elements (earth, water, fire, wind); (2) the human body; (3) Tao, heaven, earth and king
mahābhūta, 四界; 四大界. The four elements of which all things are made; or the four realms; i. e. earth, water, fire, and wind (or air); they represent 堅, 濕, 煖, and 動 solid, liquid, heat, and motion; motion produces and maintains life. As 實 active or formative forces they are styled 四界 (四大界) ; as 假 passive or material objects they are 四大; but the 成實論 Satyasiddhi śāstra disputes the 實 and recognizes only the 假.



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nǚ jié
    nu:3 jie2
nü chieh
woman of distinction; a woman to be admired or respected
heroine; great woman; brave woman; woman of strong character; Amazon


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wù kōng
    wu4 kong1
wu k`ung
    wu kung
 gokuu / goku

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Wukong / Goku
Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, character with supernatural powers from the novel Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记[Xi1 You2 Ji4]
(surname, given name) Gokuu


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tài shān
    tai4 shan1
t`ai shan
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Tarzan (fictional character reared by apes in the jungle); Taishan township in New Taipei City 新北市[Xin1 bei3 shi4], Taiwan
large mountain; Mt Taishan (China); (surname) Yasuyama
Tai Shan in Shandong, the eastern sacred mountain of China.



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wú wǒ
    wu2 wo3
wu wo

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anatta (Buddhist concept of "non-self")
(1) selflessness; self-effacement; self-renunciation; (2) {Buddh} anatta; anatman; doctrine that states that humans do not possess souls; (female given name) Muga
anātman; nairātmya; no ego, no soul (of an independent and self-contained character), impersonal, no individual independent existence (of conscious or unconscious beings, anātmaka). The empirical ego is merely an aggregation of various elements, and with their disintegration it ceases to exist; therefore it has nm ultimate reality of its own, but the Nirvāṇa Sūtra asserts the reality of the ego in the transcendental realm. The non-Buddhist definition of ego is that it has permanent individuality 常一之體 and is independent or sovereign 有主宰之用. When applied to men it is 人我, when to things it is 法我. Cf. 常 11.


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hóu wáng
    hou2 wang2
hou wang

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Monkey King
Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, character with supernatural powers in the novel Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记[Xi1 you2 Ji4]


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yào xī
    yao4 xi1
yao hsi

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Yoshi (Nintendo video game character)



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jiàn xìng
    jian4 xing4
chien hsing
 kenshou / kensho

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Kensho - Initial Enlightenment
self-awareness; consciousness of one's own character
To behold the Buddha-nature within oneself, a common saying of the Chan (Zen) or Intuitive School.



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gǔ qì
    gu3 qi4
ku ch`i
    ku chi

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Courageous Spirit
unyielding character; courageous spirit; integrity; moral backbone


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Person of Character
person of character


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dà zhàng fu
    da4 zhang4 fu5
ta chang fu

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Man of Character
a manly man; a man of character
(adjectival noun) (1) safe; secure; sound; problem-free; without fear; all right; alright; OK; okay; (adverb) (2) certainly; surely; undoubtedly; (int,adj-na) (3) (colloquialism) no thanks; I'm good; that's alright; (4) (だいじょうぶ only) (archaism) (See 大丈夫・だいじょうふ) great man; fine figure of a man; (given name) Masurao
a great man



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sūn wù kōng
    sun1 wu4 kong1
sun wu k`ung
    sun wu kung
 songokuu / songoku

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Sun Wukong / Son Goku
Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, character with supernatural powers in the novel Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记[Xi1 you2 Ji4]; Son Goku, the main character in Dragon Ball 七龍珠|七龙珠[Qi1 long2 zhu1]
(1) (char) Sun Wukong (character in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West); Monkey King; (2) (char) Son Goku (Dragon Ball); (ch) Sun Wukong (character in the classic Chinese novel Journey to the West); Monkey King; (ch) Son Goku (Dragon Ball)


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quǎn yè chà
    quan3 ye4 cha4
ch`üan yeh ch`a
    chüan yeh cha

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Inuyasha, fictional character
(work) Inuyasha (manga series); (wk) Inuyasha (manga series)



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kuáng zhàn shì
    kuang2 zhan4 shi4
k`uang chan shih
    kuang chan shih

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berserker (Norse warrior or fantasy role-playing character)


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ā lā dīng
    a1 la1 ding1
a la ting

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Aladdin, character in one of the tales in the The Book of One Thousand and One Nights


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 yosshii / yosshi

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(char) Yoshi (Nintendo character); (ch) Yoshi (Nintendo character)


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kǎ sāng dé lā
    ka3 sang1 de2 la1
k`a sang te la
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Cassandra (given name); Cassandra (character in Greek mythology)


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kǎ shān dé lā
    ka3 shan1 de2 la1
k`a shan te la
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Cassandra (given name); Cassandra (character in Greek mythology)



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jiǎo tà shí dì
    jiao3 ta4 shi2 di4
chiao t`a shih ti
    chiao ta shih ti

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Keep Your Feet on the Ground
to have one's feet firmly planted on the ground (idiom); realistic without flights of fancy; steady and serious character

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letter; symbol; character; word; CL:個|个[ge4]; courtesy or style name traditionally given to males aged 20 in dynastic China
(1) character (esp. kanji); letter; written text; (2) handwriting; penmanship; (3) (as 〜の字) (See ほの字) the ... word (e.g. "the L word" = "love"); (place-name) Aza
akṣara, 阿乞史囉; 阿刹羅; a letter, character; akṣara is also used for a vowel, especially the vowed 'a' as distinguished from the other vowels; a word, words.

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 shou / sho
nature; character; property; quality; attribute; sexuality; sex; gender; suffix forming adjective from verb; suffix forming noun from adjective, corresponding to -ness or -ity; essence; CL:個|个[ge4]
(archaism) (rare) disposition; nature; character; (surname) Shou
svabhāva, prakṛti, pradhāna. The nature intp. as embodied, causative, unchanging; also as independent or self-dependent; fundamental nature behind the manifestation or expression. Also, the Buddha-nature immanent in all beings, the Buddha heart or mind.

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one side; other; different; lateral component of a Chinese character (such as 刂[dao1], 亻[ren2] etc)
(e.g. 形 の 彡) (See 偏) right-hand radical of a character
A side, beside, adjoining, near.

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complicated; many; in great numbers; abbr. for 繁體|繁体[fan2 ti3], traditional form of Chinese characters
(1) (ant: 簡・1) complexity; frequency; trouble; (2) (abbreviation) (See 繁体字) traditional Chinese character; unsimplified Chinese character; (surname) Tokushige

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character; nature; quality; plain; to pawn; pledge; hostage; to question; Taiwan pr. [zhi2]
(1) nature (of a person); disposition; temperament; (2) nature (of something); character; kind; sort; (given name) Tadashi
Substance, matter; to substantiate, to confront; substantial honest, sound; translit. ci, ce.

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sound; noise; note (of musical scale); tone; news; syllable; reading (phonetic value of a character)
(n,n-suf) (1) sound; noise; report; (n,n-suf) (2) {music} note; (n,n-suf) (3) (おと only) fame; (n,n-suf) (4) (おん only) (See 訓・くん・1) Chinese-derived character reading; (female given name) Riri
Sound, note, that which is heard.


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rén pǐn
    ren2 pin3
jen p`in
    jen pin
moral standing; moral quality; character; personality; appearance; looks (colloquial); bearing
personal appearance; character; personality


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rén wù
    ren2 wu4
jen wu
person; personage; figure (esp. sb of importance); character (in a play, novel etc); figure painting (as a genre of traditional Chinese painting)
(1) person; character; figure; personage; man; woman; (2) one's character; one's personality; (3) able person; talented person
human possessions


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sú zì
    su2 zi4
su tzu
nonstandard form of a Chinese character
informal variant of a Chinese character; popular form of a Chinese character



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bié zì
    bie2 zi4
pieh tzu
mispronounced or wrongly written character
different letter; different character; different spelling


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fǎn qiè
    fan3 qie4
fan ch`ieh
    fan chieh
traditional system expressing the phonetic value of a Chinese character using two other characters, the first for the initial consonant, the second for the rhyme and tone
fanqie; traditional Chinese spelling system in which two characters are used: the first one for the onset, the second one for rhyme and tone
The system of indicating the initial and final sounds of a character by two others, ascribed to Sun Yen 孫炎 in the third century A D., arising out of the translit. of Sanskrit terms in Buddhist translation.


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gǔ zì
    gu3 zi4
ku tzu
ancient character; archaic form of a Chinese character
ancient character (esp. Chinese); ancient writing; (surname) Furuji


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pǐn xìng
    pin3 xing4
p`in hsing
    pin hsing
 hinsei / hinse
nature; characteristic; moral character


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zì diǎn
    zi4 dian3
tzu tien
Chinese character dictionary (containing entries for single characters, contrasted with a 詞典|词典[ci2 dian3], which has entries for words of one or more characters); (coll.) dictionary; CL:本[ben3]
character dictionary; kanji dictionary



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zì huì
    zi4 hui4
tzu hui
 jii / ji
(computer) character repertoire; glossary, lexicon
dictionary of Chinese characters


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zì xíng
    zi4 xing2
tzu hsing
 jikei / jike
form of a Chinese character; variant of 字型[zi4 xing2]
character style; character form



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zì shū
    zi4 shu1
tzu shu
character book (i.e. school primer)
(1) dictionary of Chinese characters; kanji dictionary; (2) (See 辞書・1) dictionary


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zì yuán
    zi4 yuan2
tzu yüan
etymology (of a non-Chinese word); origin of a character
(1) origin of a character; (2) composition of a Chinese character; (3) Chinese character from which a kana character is derived


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xìng gé
    xing4 ge2
hsing ko
 seikaku / sekaku
nature; disposition; temperament; character; CL:個|个[ge4]
(1) character (of a person); personality; disposition; nature; (2) characteristics; nature (of a thing, event, etc.)


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wén zì
    wen2 zi4
wen tzu
character; script; writing; written language; writing style; phraseology; CL:個|个[ge4]
(1) letter (of alphabet); character; (2) (もんじ only) writing; (place-name, surname) Monji
The letter; letters; literal; the written word is described as the breath and life of the dharmakāya; cf. 嚕 ruta.


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běn zì
    ben3 zi4
pen tzu
original form of a Chinese character
(1) kanji (as opposed to kana); (2) original form of a Chinese character (as opposed to a simplified or abbreviated form); (3) Chinese character from which another Chinese character derives


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zhèng zì
    zheng4 zi4
cheng tzu
 seiji / seji
to correct an erroneously written character; regular script (calligraphy); standard form (of a character or spelling)
(1) correctly written character; kanji used with its original meaning; (2) traditional kanji; unsimplified kanji; (3) (hist) official in charge of proofreading characters in books (in China)



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hàn zì
    han4 zi4
han tzu
Chinese character; CL:個|个[ge4]; Japanese: kanji; Korean: hanja; Vietnamese: hán tự
kanji; Chinese character; (personal name) Kanji


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lüè zì
    lu:e4 zi4
lu:e tzu
abbreviated character; simplified character
(1) abbreviated form of a Chinese character; simplified character; (2) (See 略語) acronym; abbreviation



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bǐ shùn
    bi3 shun4
pi shun
stroke order (when writing Chinese character)
stroke order (esp. of a Chinese character)



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fù xìng
    fu4 xing4
fu hsing
 fukusei / fukuse
two-character surname such as 司馬|司马[Si1 ma3] or 諸葛|诸葛[Zhu1 ge3]
(1) two-character surname (in China); compound surname; (2) (hist) family name consisting of two combined names (in ancient Japan)


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xiàng xíng
    xiang4 xing2
hsiang hsing
pictogram; one of the Six Methods 六書|六书 of forming Chinese characters; Chinese character derived from a picture; sometimes called hieroglyph
(noun - becomes adjective with の) hieroglyphics; type of character representing pictures; (surname) Ogata


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zào zì
    zao4 zi4
tsao tzu
 zouji / zoji
to create Chinese characters; cf Six Methods of forming Chinese characters 六書|六书[liu4 shu1]
kanji formation; character coinage


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bù shǒu
    bu4 shou3
pu shou
radical of a Chinese character
radical (of a kanji character)


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qiān zì wén
    qian1 zi4 wen2
ch`ien tzu wen
    chien tzu wen
Thousand Character Classic, 6th century poem used as a traditional reading primer
(work) The Thousand Character Classic; (wk) The Thousand Character Classic



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dà zì bào
    da4 zi4 bao4
ta tzu pao
 daijihou / daijiho
big-character poster
(See 壁新聞・かべしんぶん) big-character poster (in China); large print wall newspaper



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jiǎn huà zì
    jian3 hua4 zi4
chien hua tzu
simplified Chinese character
(See 簡体字) simplified Chinese character



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jiù zì tǐ
    jiu4 zi4 ti3
chiu tzu t`i
    chiu tzu ti
 kyuujitai / kyujitai
kyujitai, traditional Japanese character used before 1946
(out-dated kanji) old character form; old kanji form

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character used in Taiwan as a substitute for a real name (like "X" in English); variant of 〇[ling2]

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 noma; noma
    のま; ノマ
iteration mark (used to represent a duplicated character)
(unc) (See 同の字点) kanji repetition mark

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iteration mark (used to represent a duplicated character)

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first character in place name 乤浦 "Halpho" (Korean gugja)

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person; people; CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4]
(1) person; someone; somebody; (2) human beings; mankind; man; people; humans; (3) (kana only) (usu. ヒト) human (Homo sapiens); (4) (other) people; others; (5) character; personality; nature; (6) capable person; competent person; suitable person; right person; (7) adult; grown-up; (8) (used when rebuking or criticizing someone) I; me; one; (surname) Hitotaka
manuṣya; nara; puruṣa; pudgala. Man, the sentient thinking being in the desire-realm, whose past deeds affect his present condition.

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to lean; to slant; oblique; prejudiced; to deviate from average; to stray from the intended line; stubbornly; contrary to expectations
(See 旁・つくり) left-hand radical of a character
To or on one side, deflected, one-sided, biased, partial, prejudiced.

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shí kè
    shi2 ke4
shih k`o
    shih ko
decagram (old) (single-character equivalent of 十克[shi2 ke4])

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qiān kè
    qian1 ke4
ch`ien k`o
    chien ko
kilogram (old) (single-character equivalent of 千克[qian1 ke4])

see styles
fēn kè
    fen1 ke4
fen k`o
    fen ko
decigram (old) (single-character equivalent of 分克[fen1 ke4])

see styles
háo kè
    hao2 ke4
hao k`o
    hao ko
milligram (old) (single-character equivalent of 毫克[hao2 ke4])

see styles
bǎi kè
    bai3 ke4
pai k`o
    pai ko
hectogram (old) (single-character equivalent of 百克[bai3 ke4])

see styles
lí kè
    li2 ke4
li k`o
    li ko
centigram (old) (single-character equivalent of 釐克|厘克[li2 ke4])

see styles
to delimit; to transfer; to assign; to plan; to draw (a line); stroke of a Chinese character
(n,n-suf,ctr) stroke (of a kanji, etc.)

see styles
(bound form) article; commodity; product; goods; (bound form) grade; rank; kind; type; variety; character; disposition; nature; temperament; to taste something; to sample; to criticize; to comment; to judge; to size up; fret (on a guitar or lute)
(1) court rank; (suffix) (2) {Buddh} (sometimes pronounced ぼん, ぽん as a suffix) (See 九品・1) level; grade; (suffix) (3) {Buddh} chapter; section; volume; (surname) Shina
varga, 跋渠 class, series, rank, character; a chapter of a sutra.

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(1) {Buddh} (See 六境) voice; sound; (2) {ling} (also read せい) (See 四声,声点) tone (of Chinese character); tone mark; (3) stress (in pronunciation); intonation; accent; (female given name) Chika

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old character used in female names

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character used in place names

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forced labor; corvée; obligatory task; military service; to use as servant; to enserf; servant (old); war; campaign; battle
(1) role; assignment; responsibility; duty; function; job; service; (2) position (of responsibility); post; office; (3) part (in a play, film, etc.); role; character; (4) {mahj;cards;hanaf} scoring combination; hand; yaku; meld; (given name) Mamoru

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to carry (hanging down from the hand); to lift; to put forward; to mention; to raise (an issue); upwards character stroke; lifting brush stroke (in painting); scoop for measuring liquid
(kana only) ceremonial sake decanter with a spout and semicircular handle; (place-name) Hisage
To raise, mention, bring forward, summon, lead.

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dark clouds
cloudiness; cloudy weather; shadow; (surname) Kumori
Clouds covering the sun, spreading clouds; translit. dh in dharma 曇摩, 曇磨, 曇無; v. 達 and 法. Dharma is also the initial character for a number of names of noted Indian monks, e.g. 曇磨毱多; 達摩瞿諦; 曇無德 Dharmagupta, founder of a school, the 曇無德部 which flourished in Ceylon A.D 400. Also Dharmajātayaśas, Dharmakāla, Dharmākara, Dharmamitra, Dharmanandi, Dharmapriya, Dharmarakṣa, Dharmaruci, Dharmasatva, Dharmayaśas, etc.

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square; frame; rule; (legal) case; style; character; standard; pattern; (grammar) case; (classical) to obstruct; to hinder; (classical) to arrive; to come; (classical) to investigate; to study exhaustively
(archaism) (hist) (See 律令) amendment (of the ritsuryō); (given name) Wataru
A rule, line, pattern; reach, research, science.

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see historical character Lao Ai 嫪毐; by extension, person of reprehensible morals; immoral; adulterer

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(ancient character used in posomethingumous titles of monarchs); old variant of 憫|悯[min3]

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entropy (character created in 1923)

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impetuous; rash; upright (character)

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bead; pearl; CL:粒[li4],顆|颗[ke1]
(1) ball; sphere; globe; orb; (2) bead (of sweat, dew, etc.); drop; droplet; (3) ball (in sports); (4) pile (of noodles, etc.); (5) bullet; (6) bulb (i.e. a light bulb); (7) lens (of glasses, etc.); (8) bead (of an abacus); (9) (slang) (abbreviation) ball (i.e. a testicle); (10) gem; jewel (esp. spherical; sometimes used figuratively); pearl; (11) female entertainer (e.g. a geisha); (12) (derogatory term) person (when commenting on their nature); character; (13) item, funds or person used as part of a plot; (n,n-suf) (14) egg; (suffix noun) (15) coin; (16) precious; beautiful; excellent; (female given name) Megumi
mani. A pearl; a bead; synonym for buddha-truth.

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(phonetic character used in transliteration of foreign names); Taiwan pr. [li4]; variant of 璃[li2]

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decawatt (old); pr. [shi2 wa3]; single-character equivalent of 十瓦[shi2 wa3]

see styles
qiān wǎ
    qian1 wa3
ch`ien wa
    chien wa
kilowatt (old); single-character equivalent of 千瓦[qian1 wa3]
(kana only) kilogram (fre:); kilogramme

see styles
fēn wǎ
    fen1 wa3
fen wa
deciwatt (old); single-character equivalent of 分瓦[fen1 wa3]

see styles
háo wǎ
    hao2 wa3
hao wa
milliwatt (old); single-character equivalent of 毫瓦[hao2 wa3]

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


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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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