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There are 46 total results for your Cherish search.

Characters Pronunciation
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ài hù / ai4 hu4
ai hu
 aigo / あいご
 Vertical Wall Scroll
to cherish; to treasure; to take care of; to love and protect
(noun/participle) protection; tender care; (personal name) Aigo
to love and protect



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zhēn ài / zhen1 ai4
chen ai
 Vertical Wall Scroll
to cherish



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zì ài / zi4 ai4
tzu ai
 jiai / じあい
self-respect; self-love; self-regard; regard for oneself; to cherish one's good name; to take good care of one's health
(noun/participle) (1) taking care of oneself (esp. used as an epistolary imperative); (2) self-love
Self-love, cause of all pursuit or seeking, which in turn causes all suffering. All Buddhas put away self-love and all pursuit, or seeking, such elimination being nirvāṇa.

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hán / han2
to keep; to contain; to suck (keep in your mouth without chewing)
To hold in the mouth: cherish: restrain; to contain

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/ xi1
 shaku / すみのり
to cherish; to begrudge; to pity; Taiwan pr. [xi2]
(adverb) (kana only) alas; regrettably; to my great regret; tragically; (personal name) Suminori
To care for, regard, compassionate, pity; spare; be sparing of


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huái / huai2
 kai / ふところ
bosom; heart; mind; to think of; to harbor in one's mind; to conceive (a child)
(out-dated kanji) (1) bosom; bust; (2) (breast) pocket; purse; handbag
To carry in the bosom, mind, or heart; to embrace, cherish; the bosom; yearning

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bào / bao4
 bō / かかえ
to hold; to carry (in one's arms); to hug; to embrace; to surround; to cherish
(surname) Kakae
Embrace, enfold, cherish; embrace

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xié / xie2
to clasp under the arm; to coerce
To clasp under the arm; to cherish; to presume on; to grab under the arm

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jīn / jin1
 eri / えり
lapel; overlap of Chinese gown; fig. bosom (the seat of emotions); to cherish (ambition, desires, honorable intentions etc) in one's bosom
(1) collar; lapel; neckband; neck; (2) nape of the neck; scruff of the neck; (female given name) Eri



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hē hù / he1 hu4
ho hu
to bless; to cherish; to take good care of; to conserve


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 aibo / あいぼ cherish the memory of; yearn for



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shàn cái / shan4 cai2
shan ts`ai / shan tsai
 Zenzai / ぜんざい
to cherish wealth
(surname) Zenzai



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xīn huái / xin1 huai2
hsin huai
to harbor (thoughts); to cherish; to entertain (illusions)
to harbor in one's mind



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niàn jiù / nian4 jiu4
nien chiu
to remember old friends; to cherish old friendships; for old time's sake


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sī mù / si1 mu4
ssu mu
 shibo / しぼ
to cherish the memory of sb; to think of with respect
(noun/participle) yearning; longing for; deep affection
longing for



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ài niàn / ai4 nian4
ai nien
 ainen / あいねん
(archaism) affection; strong feeling of love
to cherish; to cherish



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ài xī / ai4 xi1
ai hsi
 aiseki;aijaku / あいせき;あいじゃく
to cherish; to treasure; to use sparingly
(noun/participle) missing someone; loathing to part
Love and care for; to be unwilling to giving up; sparing; sorrow of parting


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wèi yù / wei4 yu4
wei yü
to love and cherish; to love and cherish



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huái gǔ / huai2 gu3
huai ku
to recall the past; to cherish the memory of past events; to reminisce; nostalgic



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huái niàn / huai2 nian4
huai nien
to cherish the memory of; to think of; reminisce



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huái bào / huai2 bao4
huai pao
to hug; to cherish; within the bosom (of the family); to embrace (also fig. an ideal, aspiration etc)


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zhēn xī / zhen1 xi1
chen hsi
to treasure; to value; to cherish


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téng xī / teng2 xi1
t`eng hsi / teng hsi
to cherish; to dote on



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jīn ài / jin1 ai4
chin ai
to cherish; to cherish


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xī han / xi1 han5
hsi han
rare; uncommon; rarity; to value as a rarity; to cherish; Taiwan pr. [xi1 han3]



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xiōng huái / xiong1 huai2
hsiung huai
one's bosom (the seat of emotions); breast; broad-minded and open; to think about; to cherish



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hù xí / hu4 xi2
hu hsi
to cherish; to cherish



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xī cùn yīn / xi1 cun4 yin1
hsi ts`un yin / hsi tsun yin
to cherish every moment; to make good use of one's time


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 itoshimu / いとしむ (transitive verb) (kana only) (See 愛おしむ) to love; to be attached to; to cherish; to caress


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 kawaigaru / かわいがる (transitive verb) (1) to love; to cherish; to be affectionate to; to treat tenderly; to dote on; (2) to show favouritism to; to be partial to; (3) to fondle; to caress; to pet; (4) (colloquialism) (used ironically; often as 可愛がってやる) to be tough on; to be rough with; to torment; to train harshly



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shàn cái nán shě / shan4 cai2 nan2 she3
shan ts`ai nan she / shan tsai nan she
to cherish wealth and find it hard to give up (idiom); refusing to contribute to charity; skinflint; miserly



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zūn lǎo ài yòu / zun1 lao3 ai4 you4
tsun lao ai yu
respect the old and cherish the young


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 itooshimu / いとおしむ (transitive verb) (kana only) to love; to be attached to; to cherish; to caress


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 itoshigaru / いとしがる (transitive verb) to treat with love; to pity; to cherish



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ài niàn jiù hù / ai4 nian4 jiu4 hu4
ai nien chiu hu
 ainen kugo
cherish and protect; cherish and protect



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bào cán shǒu quē / bao4 can2 shou3 que1
pao ts`an shou ch`üeh / pao tsan shou chüeh
to cherish the outmoded and preserve the outworn (idiom); conservative; stickler for tradition



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héng dāo duó ài / heng2 dao1 duo2 ai4
heng tao to ai
to rob sb of something they cherish (idiom)



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yǎng yōng yí huàn / yang3 yong1 yi2 huan4
yang yung i huan
lit. to foster an ulcer and bequeath a calamity (idiom); tolerating budding evil can only lead to disaster; to cherish a viper in one's bosom



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yǎng yōng yí huàn / yang3 yong1 yi2 huan4
yang yung i huan
lit. to foster an ulcer and bequeath a calamity (idiom); tolerating budding evil can only lead to disaster; to cherish a viper in one's bosom



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yǎng hǔ shāng shēn / yang3 hu3 shang1 shen1
yang hu shang shen
Rear a tiger and court disaster. (idiom); fig. if you're too lenient with sb, he will damage you later; to cherish a snake in one's bosom



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yǎng hǔ yí huàn / yang3 hu3 yi2 huan4
yang hu i huan
Rear a tiger and court disaster. (idiom); fig. if you're too lenient with sb, he will damage you later; to cherish a snake in one's bosom


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 daijinisuru / だいじにする (exp,vs-i) to take good care of; to treasure; to value; to hold dear; to prize; to cherish


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 taisetsunisuru / たいせつにする (exp,vs-i) (1) to cherish; to treasure; to prize; to set a high value on; (2) to take good care of; to look after


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 itooshigaru / いとおしがる (kana only) (See 愛しがる・いとしがる,愛おしむ・いとおしむ) to dote upon; to pity; to cherish; to think tenderly of


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 mederu / めでる (transitive verb) (1) to love; to cherish; (2) to admire; to appreciate



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lǎo jì fú lì , zhì zài qiān lǐ / lao3 ji4 fu2 li4 , zhi4 zai4 qian1 li3
lao chi fu li , chih tsai ch`ien li / lao chi fu li , chih tsai chien li
lit. an old steed in the stable still aspires to gallop 1000 miles (idiom); fig. old people may still cherish high aspirations

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

This page contains 46 results for "Cherish" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

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