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There are 15 total results for your Contentment search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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zhī zú
    zhi1 zu2
chih tsu

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content with one's situation; to know contentment (hence happiness)
(personal name) Tomotaru
Complete knowledge; satisfaction.


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Happiness / Contentment
(noun/participle) happiness; contentment



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yōu shèng
    you1 sheng4
yu sheng
 yuushou / yusho
(of a contestant) winning; superior; excellent
(n,vs,vi) (1) overall victory; championship; winning the title; (n,vs,vi) (2) (colloquialism) (being in) heaven; bliss; perfect contentment


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bù dài
    bu4 dai4
pu tai
 hotei / hote
pouch; sack; bag
Hotei; Budai; god of contentment, depicted as a pot-bellied monk who carries a large cloth bag on his back; (place-name, surname) Hotei
jute bags



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yuè yù
    yue4 yu4
yüeh yü


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(adj-na,n,vs) (1) satisfaction; contentment; complacency; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) sufficient; enough; adequate; proper; (personal name) Michitari



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mǎn zú
    man3 zu2
man tsu
to satisfy; to meet (the needs of); satisfied; content
(out-dated kanji) (adj-na,n,vs) (1) satisfaction; contentment; complacency; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) sufficient; enough; adequate; proper
Full, complete.


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(1) drunken dream; (2) relaxed contentment; (given name) Yoimu



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lìng xǐ lè
    ling4 xi3 le4
ling hsi le
 ryō kigyō
to cause contentment


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 juujitsukan / jujitsukan
sense of fulfillment; sense of completeness; sense of accomplishment; sense of contentment


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bā niàn fǎ
    ba1 nian4 fa3
pa nien fa
 hachi nenhō
Or 八念門. Eight lines of thought, in the智度論 21 , for resisting Māra-attacks and evil promptings during the meditation on impurity, etc.; i.e. thought of the Buddha, of the Law (or Truth), the fraternity, the commandments, alms-giving, the devas, breathing, and death. There are also the 大人八念 , i.e. that truth 道 is obtained through absence of desire, contentment, aloneness, zeal, correct thinking, a fixed mind, wisdom, and inner joy. v. 八念經.


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shí gōng dé
    shi2 gong1 de2
shih kung te
 jū kudoku
(十功德論) Ten merits (or powers) commended by the Buddha to his bhikṣus—zealous progress, contentment with few desires, courage, learning (so as to teach), fearlessness, perfect observance of the commands and the fraternity, regulations, perfect meditation, perfect wisdom, perfect liberation, and perfect understanding of it.



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sì ān lè
    si4 an1 le4
ssu an le
 shi anraku
(四安樂行) The four means of attaining to a happy contentment, by proper direction of the deeds of the body; the words of the mouth; the thoughts of the mind; and the resolve (of the will) to preach to all the Lotus Sutra.


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sì dì yī jié
    si4 di4 yi1 jie2
ssu ti i chieh
 shi daīchi ge
A verse from the 莊嚴論 Zhuangyan lun— Health is the best wealth,
Contentment the best riches,
Friendship the best relationship,
Nirvana the best joy.


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(n,adj-na,vs) (1) satisfaction; contentment; gratification; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) sufficient; satisfactory; enough; adequate; proper; decent; (noun/participle) (3) {math} satisfying (an equation)

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

This page contains 15 results for "Contentment" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

Information about this dictionary:

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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