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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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yán / yan2
yen
 yan / やん
 Scroll
cliff; rock
(1) rock; boulder; (2) crag; cliff; (3) anchor; (personal name) Yan

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hǎn / han3
han
 gandare / がんだれ
"cliff" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 27), occurring in 原, 历, 压 etc
(kana only) kanji "cliff" radical (radical 27)

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/ ya2
ya
 gake / がけ
precipice; cliff; Taiwan pr. [yai2]
(1) cliff; precipice; (2) precipice; brink of a dangerous situation; (personal name) Hake
a steep bank

广

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yǎn / yan3
yen
 madare / まだれ
"house on a cliff" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 53), occurring in 店, 序, 底 etc
kanji "dotted cliff" radical (radical 53)

壁立

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bì lì / bi4 li4
pi li
 hekiritsu / へきりつ
(of cliffs etc) stand like a wall; rise steeply
(See 壁立千仞) cliff that stands tall like a wall; (place-name) Kabedachi

懸崖


悬崖

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xuán yá / xuan2 ya2
hsüan ya
 kengai / けんがい
precipice; overhanging cliff
overhanging cliff
sheer cliff; sheer cliff

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/ ya2
ya
old form of 崖 (cliff) and 涯 (bank)

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kàn / kan4
k`an / kan
cliff

崿

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è / e4
o
cliff; precipice

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zhàng / zhang4
chang
 akira / あきら
cliff; range of peaks
(given name) Akira

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chán / chan2
ch`an / chan
cliff

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yán / yan2
yen
 take / たけ
Japanese variant of 巖|岩[yan2]
huge rock; (1) rock; boulder; (2) crag; cliff; (3) anchor; (given name) Take


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yán / yan2
yen
 gan / いわのり
variant of 岩[yan2]
(out-dated kanji) huge rock; (out-dated kanji) (1) rock; boulder; (2) crag; cliff; (3) anchor; (personal name) Iwanori
A crag, cliff; a crag

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gān / gan1
kan
a rock or cliff

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yán / yan2
yen
cliff

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pán / pan2
p`an / pan
 han / ばん
firm; stable; rock
(1) rock; boulder; (2) crag; cliff; (3) anchor; (surname, given name) Ban
A rock; a rock

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chán / chan2
ch`an / chan
cliff; peak

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kàn / kan4
k`an / kan
dangerous sea-cliff

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dèng / deng4
teng
 ishibashi / いしばし
cliff-ledge; stone step
(surname) Ishibashi

北壁

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 hokuheki / ほくへき northern cliff

山岨

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 yamasowa / やまそわ mountain cliff; mountain precipice; (surname) Yamasoba

山崖

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shān yá / shan1 ya2
shan ya
 yamagake / やまがけ
cliff
(surname) Yamagake

岩壁

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 iwakabe / いわかべ wall of rock; rock cliff; rock face; (surname) Iwakabe

岩稜

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 ganryou / ganryo / がんりょう ridge of a cliff; rock ridge

岸壁

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 ganpeki / がんぺき (1) quay; wharf; jetty; (2) (See 岩壁・がんぺき) steep cliff; cliff wall

峭壁

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qiào bì / qiao4 bi4
ch`iao pi / chiao pi
cliff; steep; precipice

崖上

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 gaijou;gakeue / gaijo;gakeue / がいじょう;がけうえ cliff top

崖下

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 gaika;gakeshita / がいか;がけした below a cliff

崖刻

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yá kè / ya2 ke4
ya k`o / ya ko
rock carving; cliff engraving; words carved into cliff face

崖壁

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yá bì / ya2 bi4
ya pi
escarpment; precipice; cliff

崖岸

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yá àn / ya2 an4
ya an
cliff; steep slope; fig. arrogant and difficult person

崖道

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 gakemichi / がけみち path along a cliff

崖限

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yá xiàn / ya2 xian4
ya hsien
cliff barring the way; fig. brick wall

巉巌

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 zangan / ざんがん near-vertical cliff or peak

巌壁

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 ganpeki / がんぺき wall of rock; rock cliff; rock face

巌稜

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 ganryou / ganryo / がんりょう ridge of a cliff; rock ridge

懸岩


悬岩

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xuán yán / xuan2 yan2
hsüan yen
cliff

懸岸


悬岸

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xuán àn / xuan2 an4
hsüan an
 gen'gan
sheer cliff; sheer cliff

断岩

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 dangan / だんがん precipice; cliff

断崖

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 dangai / だんがい precipice; cliff; bluff

斷崖


断崖

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duàn yá / duan4 ya2
tuan ya
steep cliff; crag; precipice
See: 断崖

棧徑


栈径

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zhàn jìng / zhan4 jing4
chan ching
a plank road (built on trestles across the face of a cliff)

棧道


栈道

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zhàn dào / zhan4 dao4
chan tao
plank walkway constructed on the face of a cliff; (archaic) elevated passageway connecting the upper levels of adjacent towers

棧閣


栈阁

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zhàn gé / zhan4 ge2
chan ko
plank road built along the side of a cliff; CL:條|条[tiao2]

石壁

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 ishikabe;sekiheki / いしかべ;せきへき (1) stone wall; dry wall; (2) rocky cliff; stone precipice

石窟

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shí kū / shi2 ku1
shih k`u / shih ku
 sekkutsu / せっくつ
rock cave; grotto; cliff caves (often with Buddhist statues)
cavern; grotto; rock cave
cave

絶壁

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 zeppeki / ぜっぺき (1) precipice; cliff; (2) flat head

赤壁

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chì bì / chi4 bi4
ch`ih pi / chih pi
 akakabe / あかかべ
Chibi county level city in Xianning 咸寧市|咸宁市[Xian2 ning2 shi4], Hubei; Chibi or Red Cliff in Huangzhou district 黃州區|黄州区 of Huanggang city 黄冈, Hubei, scene of the famous battle of Red Cliff of 208
(surname) Akakabe

陡壁

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dǒu bì / dou3 bi4
tou pi
steep cliff; precipice; vertical slope

陡崖

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dǒu yá / dou3 ya2
tou ya
steep cliff; precipice

靑頭


靑头

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qīng tóu / qing1 tou2
ch`ing t`ou / ching tou
靑頸觀音 The blue-head, or blue-neck Guanyin, the former seated on a cliff, the latter with three faces, the front one of pity, the side ones of a tiger and a pig; blue-headed [Avalokitêśvara]

麻冠

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 makanmuri / まかんむり (See 麻垂れ) kanji "dotted cliff" radical (radical 53)

クリフ

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 kurifu / クリフ (personal name) Cliff; Cliffe

七葉巖


七叶巖

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qī shě yán / qi1 she3 yan2
ch`i she yen / chi she yen
 shichiyō gan
The crag at Rājagṛha on which the "seven-leaf tree" grew in the cave beneath which the first "synod" is said to have been held after the Buddha's death, to recall and determine his teaching; seven-leaf cliff

切り岸

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 kirigishi / きりぎし steep bank; cliff

厂字旁

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chǎng zì páng / chang3 zi4 pang2
ch`ang tzu p`ang / chang tzu pang
name of "cliff" 厂 radical in simplified Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 27)

小赤壁

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xiǎo chì bì / xiao3 chi4 bi4
hsiao ch`ih pi / hsiao chih pi
 shousekiheki / shosekiheki / しょうせきへき
Little Red Cliff, nickname of Bitan 碧潭[Bi4 tan2], Xindian, Taibei county, Taiwan
(place-name) Shousekiheki

屏風岩

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 byoubuiwa / byobuiwa / びょうぶいわ sheer cliff; (personal name) Byoubuiwa

崖っ縁

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 gakeppuchi / がけっぷち (kana only) edge (e.g. of a cliff, precipice); critical point or moment

海食崖

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 kaishokugai / かいしょくがい sea cliff

碧巌録

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 hekiganroku / へきがんろく (wk) Blue Cliff Record; Biyan Lu (collection of Zen Buddhist koans compiled in China during the Song Dynasty)

碧巖錄


碧巖录

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bì yán lù / bi4 yan2 lu4
pi yen lu
 Hekigan roku
Blue Cliff Record; Blue Cliff Record

磨崖佛

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mó yá fó / mo2 ya2 fo2
mo ya fo
 magai butsu
image of a buddha inscribed on the face of a cliff; image of a buddha inscribed on the face of a cliff

雁垂れ

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 gandare / がんだれ (kana only) kanji "cliff" radical (radical 27)

麻垂れ

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 madare / まだれ kanji "dotted cliff" radical (radical 53)

壁立千仞

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 hekiritsusenjin / へきりつせんじん (expression) (idiom) {Buddh} (See 壁立,千仞・2) precipitous cliff of great height, metaphor for absolute nature of Buddhist truth

崖っぷち

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 gakeppuchi / がけっぷち (kana only) edge (e.g. of a cliff, precipice); critical point or moment

扣人心弦

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kòu rén xīn xián / kou4 ren2 xin1 xian2
k`ou jen hsin hsien / kou jen hsin hsien
to excite; to thrill; exciting; thrilling; cliff-hanging

断崖絶壁

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 dangaizeppeki / だんがいぜっぺき (yoji) precipitous cliff; sheer precipice

磨崖佛像

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mó yá fó xiàng / mo2 ya2 fo2 xiang4
mo ya fo hsiang
 magai butsuzō
Buddha image inscribed on a large rock or cliff; Buddha image inscribed on a large rock or cliff

財政の崖

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 zaiseinogake / zaisenogake / ざいせいのがけ (exp,n) fiscal cliff (e.g. potential 2013 US financial crisis); fiscal precipice

克孜爾尕哈


克孜尔尕哈

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kè zī ěr gǎ hā / ke4 zi1 er3 ga3 ha1
k`o tzu erh ka ha / ko tzu erh ka ha
Kizilgaha (Uighur: red-mouthed crow or border sentry), site of famous fire beacon tower and cliff caves in Kuchar county 庫車|库车, Aksu 阿克蘇地區|阿克苏地区, Xinjiang

岩壁;巌壁

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 ganpeki / がんぺき wall of rock; rock cliff; rock face

岩稜;巌稜

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 ganryou / ganryo / がんりょう ridge of a cliff; rock ridge

广;麻垂れ

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 madare / まだれ kanji "dotted cliff" radical (radical 53)

身を投げる

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 mionageru / みをなげる (exp,v1) to throw oneself (e.g. off a cliff, etc.)

雁垂れ;厂

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 gandare / がんだれ (kana only) kanji "cliff" radical (radical 27)

シーダークリフ

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 shiidaakurifu / shidakurifu / シーダークリフ (place-name) Cedar Cliff

バンザイクリフ

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 banzaikurifu / バンザイクリフ (place-name) banzai cliff

シーダー・クリフ

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 shiidaa kurifu / shida kurifu / シーダー・クリフ (place-name) Cedar Cliff

スーサイドクリフ

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 suusaidokurifu / susaidokurifu / スーサイドクリフ (place-name) Suicide Cliff

バンザイ・クリフ

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 banzai kurifu / バンザイ・クリフ (place-name) banzai cliff

崖っぷち;崖っ縁

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 gakeppuchi / がけっぷち (1) cliff edge; edge of a precipice; (2) perilous position; critical moment; brink

クリフロバートソン

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 kurifurobaatoson / kurifurobatoson / クリフロバートソン (person) Cliff Robertson

スーサイド・クリフ

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 suusaido kurifu / susaido kurifu / スーサイド・クリフ (place-name) Suicide Cliff

搬起石頭砸自己的腳


搬起石头砸自己的脚

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bān qǐ shí tou zá zì jǐ de jiǎo / ban1 qi3 shi2 tou5 za2 zi4 ji3 de5 jiao3
pan ch`i shih t`ou tsa tzu chi te chiao / pan chi shih tou tsa tzu chi te chiao
to crush one's own foot while trying to maneuver a rock (to a cliff edge, to drop on one's enemy) (idiom); hoisted by one's own petard

岩(P);巌;磐;巖(oK)

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 iwa / いわ (1) rock; boulder; (2) crag; cliff; (3) anchor

崖っぷち;崖っ縁;崖縁(io)

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 gakeppuchi(崖ppuchi,崖縁);gakepuchi(崖縁);gakebuchi(崖縁) / がけっぷち(崖っぷち,崖っ縁);がけぷち(崖縁);がけぶち(崖縁) (1) cliff edge; edge of a precipice; (2) perilous position; critical moment; brink

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

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