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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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 ryou / ryo

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Dragon / Emperor Symbol
Japanese variant of 龍|龙
(1) dragon (esp. a Chinese dragon); (2) naga; semi-divine human-cobra chimera in Hindu and Buddhist mythology; (surname, female given name) Ryō

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Flying Dragon
flying dragon

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 riyou / riyo

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Chinese dragon; loong; (fig.) emperor; dragon; (bound form) dinosaur
(out-dated kanji) (1) dragon (esp. a Chinese dragon); (2) naga; semi-divine human-cobra chimera in Hindu and Buddhist mythology; (personal name) Riyou
A dragon, dragon-like, imperial; tr. for nāga, which means snake, serpent; also elephant, elephantine, serpent-like, etc., cf. 那.



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huǒ lóng
    huo3 long2
huo lung

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Fire Dragon
a lantern or torchlight procession (resembling a fiery dragon)


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Shen Long
(myth) Shen Long (spiritual dragon in Chinese mythology); Shen-lung



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cāng lóng
    cang1 long2
ts`ang lung
    tsang lung
 souryuu / soryu

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Blue Dragon
Blue Dragon, other name of the Azure Dragon 青龍|青龙 (the seven mansions of the east sky)
(1) blue dragon; (2) Azure Dragon (god said to rule over the eastern heavens); (3) (astron) seven mansions (Chinese constellations) of the eastern heavens; (4) large horse with a bluish-leaden coat; (5) shape of an old pine tree; (given name) Souryū



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jiāo lóng
    jiao1 long2
chiao lung
 kouryuu / koryu

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Water Dragon / Rain Dragon
legendary dragon with the ability to control rain and floods
(1) mizuchi; mythical dragon-like beast, believed to ascend to the heavens through rain; (2) unfulfilled genius; dormant talent; (given name) Kōryū



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pán lóng
    pan2 long2
p`an lung
    pan lung
 hanryou / hanryo

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Water Dragon / Coiled Dragon
coiled dragon
coiled dragon; dragon coiled on the earth, which has not yet ascended to the sky


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 kinryuu / kinryu

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Golden/Metal Dragon
golden dragon; (given name) Kinryū



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qīng lóng
    qing1 long2
ch`ing lung
    ching lung

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Green Dragon / Blue Dragon
Blue or Green dragon.


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 kokuryuu / kokuryu

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Black Dragon
black dragon; (surname) Kokuryū



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lóng shén
    long2 shen2
lung shen
 ryuujin / ryujin

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Dragon Spirit
(1) dragon god; dragon king; (2) (Buddhist term) naga; (place-name, surname) Ryūjin
A dragon-god, or spirit.



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lóng fèng
    long2 feng4
lung feng
 ryuuhou / ryuho

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Dragon and Phoenix
dragon and phoenix
(given name) Ryūhou


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 gokeiken / gokeken

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Wu Xing Fist
{MA} Wu Xing Fist; Five Form Fist (Dragon, Snake, Tiger, Crane, Leopard)



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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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 paarii / pari

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(kana only) Okinawan dragon boat race; (surname) Parley; Parly; (female given name) Pearly; Pearlie



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wò hǔ cáng lóng
    wo4 hu3 cang2 long2
wo hu ts`ang lung
    wo hu tsang lung

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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
lit. hidden dragon, crouching tiger (idiom); fig. talented individuals in hiding; concealed talent



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cáng lóng wò hǔ
    cang2 long2 wo4 hu3
ts`ang lung wo hu
    tsang lung wo hu

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Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger
lit. hidden dragon, crouching tiger (idiom); fig. talented individuals in hiding; concealed talent



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lóng fèng chéng xiáng
    long2 feng4 cheng2 xiang2
lung feng ch`eng hsiang
    lung feng cheng hsiang

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Dragon and Phoenix Brings Luck
the dragon and phoenix are symbols of good fortune (idiom); auspicious; decorated with auspicious symbols such as the dragon and the phoenix

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a legendary dragon with the ability to control rain and floods; see also 蛟龍|蛟龙[jiao1 long2]
mizuchi; mythical dragon-like beast

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5th earthly branch: 7-9 a.m., 3rd solar month (5th April-4th May), year of the Dragon; ancient Chinese compass point: 120°
(1) the Dragon (fifth sign of the Chinese zodiac); (2) (obsolete) (See 辰の刻) hour of the Dragon (around 8am, 7-9am, or 8-10am); (3) (obsolete) east-southeast; (4) (obsolete) third month of the lunar calendar; (given name) Yoshi
Hour; time; the celestial bodies.



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wò lóng
    wo4 long2
wo lung
 garyuu / garyu
sleeping dragon; (fig.) a person of outstanding talent who lives in obscurity
(1) unrecognized genius; exceptional person hidden among the masses; (2) reclining dragon; (given name) Garyū



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qīng lóng
    qing1 long2
ch`ing lung
    ching lung
 seiryuu / seryu
Azure Dragon, one of the four symbols of the Chinese constellations, also known as the Azure Dragon of the East 東方青龍|东方青龙[Dong1 fang1 Qing1 long2] or 東方蒼龍|东方苍龙[Dong1 fang1 Cang1 long2]; (slang) man without pubic hair
(1) blue dragon (an auspicious creature in Chinese mythology); (2) Azure Dragon (god said to rule over the eastern heavens); (surname, given name) Seiryū



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lóng wáng
    long2 wang2
lung wang
 ryouou / ryoo
Dragon King (mythology)
(1) Dragon King; (2) (shogi) promoted rook; (surname) Ryōou
nāgarāja, dragon king, a title for the tutelary deity of a lake, river, sea, and other places; there are lists of 5, 7, 8, 81, and 185 dragon kings.



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lóng zhōu
    long2 zhou1
lung chou
 ryuushuu / ryushu
dragon boat; imperial boat
dragon boat (long 22-person canoe used for racing)



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duān wǔ jié
    duan1 wu3 jie2
tuan wu chieh
Dragon Boat Festival (5th day of the 5th lunar month)
Dragon Boat Festival (China); Tuen Ng Festival

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to hit (the mark); to be hit by; to suffer; to win (a prize, a lottery)
(1) (abbreviation) {mahj} (See 紅中) red dragon tile; (2) {mahj} winning hand with a pung (or kong) of red dragon tiles; (surname, given name) Mitsuru
madhya. Middle, central, medium, the mean, within; to hit the centre. v. also 三諦.

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young dragon with horns

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(dragon fly); (large ant); (wasp)

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dragon with horns not yet grown (in myth or heraldry); variant of 魑[chi1]

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black horse; jet steed; good horse; legendary black dragon

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a vista of a dragon in flight

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(rare) water god; rain and snow god; dragon god; dragon king



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sān rè
    san1 re4
san je
 san netsu
The three distresses of which dragons and dragon-kings are afraid— fiery heat, fierce wind, and the garuḍa bird which preys on them for food.


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bǐng chén
    bing3 chen2
ping ch`en
    ping chen
 hinoetatsu; heishin / hinoetatsu; heshin
    ひのえたつ; へいしん
fifty-third year C5 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1976 or 2036
(See 干支・1) Fire Dragon (53rd term of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1916, 1976, 2036)



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chéng lóng
    cheng2 long2
ch`eng lung
    cheng lung
to ride the dragon; to die (of emperors and kings)


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(1) younger princess; (2) Princess of the Dragon Palace (from the story of Urashima Taro); Oto-Hime; (female given name) Tsubaki


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 kouryou / koryo
dragon which has already ascended to the heavens


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sì xiàng
    si4 xiang4
ssu hsiang
 shishou / shisho
four divisions (of the twenty-eight constellations 二十八宿[er4 shi2 ba1 xiu4] of the sky into groups of seven mansions), namely: Azure Dragon 青龍|青龙[Qing1 long2], White Tiger 白虎[Bai2 hu3], Vermilion Bird 朱雀[Zhu1 que4], Black Tortoise 玄武[Xuan2 wu3]
four images; four symbols; four emblems; four phenomena; four phases; (given name) Shishou



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sì líng
    si4 ling2
ssu ling
four divinities; four divine emperors; four mythical creatures symbolic of prosperity and longevity, namely the phoenix 鳳|凤[feng4], turtle 龜|龟[gui1], dragon 龍|龙[long2] and Chinese unicorn 麒麟[qi2 lin2]; also 四象[si4 xiang4], the four division of the sky


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rén chén
    ren2 chen2
jen ch`en
    jen chen
 mizunoetatsu; jinshin
    みずのえたつ; じんしん
twenty-ninth year I5 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 2012 or 2072
(See 干支・1) Water Dragon (29th term of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1952, 2012, 2072)


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 tenryuu; tenryou / tenryu; tenryo
    てんりゅう; てんりょう
(1) {Buddh} deva and naga; (2) heavenly dragon; (place-name, surname) Tenryū


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 toryou / toryo
(1) dragon-slaying; (2) Kawasaki Ki-45 (WWII heavy fighter aircraft)



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jù lóng
    ju4 long2
chü lung
gigantic dragon (lit. and fig.); titanosaur (abbr. for 泰坦巨龍|泰坦巨龙[tai4 tan3 ju4 long2]); (slang) big dick; schlong


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gēng chén
    geng1 chen2
keng ch`en
    keng chen
 kanoetatsu; koushin / kanoetatsu; koshin
    かのえたつ; こうしん
seventeenth year G5 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 2000 or 2060
(See 干支・1) Metal Dragon (17th term of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1940, 2000, 2060)


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(1) younger princess; (2) Princess of the Dragon Palace (from the story of Urashima Taro); Oto-Hime


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(1) {mahj} (See 圏風牌,門風牌,三元牌) value honor; round wind, seat wind, and dragon tiles; (2) {mahj} winning hand containing one kong (or pung) of a value honor


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 ouryuu / oryu
Yinglong; dragon-like beast from Chinese mythology


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 ouryuu / oryu
(out-dated kanji) Yinglong; dragon-like beast from Chinese mythology


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wù chén
    wu4 chen2
wu ch`en
    wu chen
 tsuchinoetatsu; boshin
    つちのえたつ; ぼしん
fifth year E5 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1988 or 2048
(See 干支・1) Earth Dragon (5th term of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1928, 1988, 2048); (given name) Boshin



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lì lóng
    li4 long2
li lung
mythical evil serpent; evil dragon in Western mythology, cf Revelations 14:12



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áo guǎng
    ao2 guang3
ao kuang
Ao Guang, Dragon King of the East Sea, character in Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记[Xi1 you2 Ji4]



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áo rùn
    ao2 run4
ao jun
Dragon King of the West Sea, Ao Run, also Ao Ji (敖吉)



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áo shùn
    ao2 shun4
ao shun
Ao Shun, Dragon King of the North Sea in 西遊記|西游记[Xi1 you2 Ji4]


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wén shū
    wen2 shu1
wen shu
Manjushri, the Bodhisattva of keen awareness
(Buddhist term) Manjushri; Manjusri; Bodhisattva that represents transcendent wisdom; (p,s,f) Monju
(文殊師利) Mañjuśrī 滿殊尸利 -later 曼殊室利. 文殊 is also used for Mañjunātha, Mañjudeva, Mañjughoṣa, Mañjuṣvara, et al. T., hjamdpal; J., Monju. Origin unknown; presumably, like most Buddhas and bodhisattvas, an idealization of a particular quality, in his case of Wisdom. Mañju is beautiful, Śrī; good fortune, virtue, majesty, lord, an epithet of a god. Six definitions are obtained from various scriptures: 妙首 (or 頭 ) wonderful or beautiful) head; 普首 universal head; 濡首 glossy head (probably a transliteration); 敬首 revered head; 妙德 wonderful virtue (or power); 妙吉祥 wonderfully auspicious; the last is a later translation in the 西域記. As guardian of wisdom 智慧 he is often placed on Śākyamuni's left, with 普顯 on the right as guardian of law 理, the latter holding the Law, the former the wisdom or exposition of it; formerly they held the reverse positions. He is often represented with five curls or waves to his hair indicating the 五智 q. v. or the five peaks; his hand holds the sword of wisdom and he sits on a lion emblematic of its stern majesty: but he has other forms. He is represented as a youth, i. e. eternal youth. His present abode is given as east of the universe, known as 淸涼山 clear and cool mountain, or a region 寶住 precious abode, or Abode of Treasures, or 寶氏 from which he derives one of his titles, 寶相如來. One of his dhāraṇīs prophesies China as his post-nirvāṇa realm. In past incarnations he is described as being the parent of many Buddhas and as having assisted the Buddha into existence; his title was 龍種上佛 the supreme Buddha of the nāgas, also 大身佛 or 神仙佛; now his title is 歡喜藏摩尼寶精佛 The spiritual Buddha who joyfully cares for the jewel: and his future title is to be 普現佛 Buddha universally revealed. In the 序品 Introductory Chapter of the Lotus Sutra he is also described as the ninth predecessor or Buddha-ancestor of Śākyamuni. He is looked on as the chief of the Bodhisattvas and represents them, as the chief disciple of the Buddha, or as his son 法王子. Hīnayāna counts Śāriputra as the wisest of the disciples, Mahāyāna gives Mañjuśrī the chief place, hence he is also styled 覺母 mother, or begetter of understanding. He is shown riding on either a lion or a peacock, or sitting on a white lotus; often he holds a book, emblem of wisdom, or a blue lotus; in certain rooms of a monastery he is shown as a monk; and he appears in military array as defender of the faith. His signs, magic words, and so on, are found in various sutras. His most famous centre in China is Wu-tai shan in Shansi. where he is the object of pilgrimages, especially of Mongols. The legends about him are many. He takes the place in Buddhism of Viśvakarman as Vulcan, or architect, of the universe. He is one of the eight Dhyāni-bodhisattvas, and sometimes has the image of Akṣobhya in his crown. He was mentioned in China as early as the fourth century and in the Lotus Sutra he frequently appears, especially as the converter of the daughter of the Dragon-king of the Ocean. He has five messengers 五使者 and eight youths 八童子 attending on him. His hall in the Garbhadhātu maṇḍala is the seventh, in which his group numbers twenty-five. His position is northeast. There are numerous sutras and other works with his name as title, e. g. 文殊師利問菩提經 Gayaśīrṣa sūtra, tr. by Kumārajīva 384-417: and its 論 or .Tīkā of Vasubandhu, tr. by Bodhiruci 535. see list in B. N.


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wén chí
    wen2 chi2
wen ch`ih
    wen chih
The dragon pool by the side of the throne of Vajrapāṇi, called 目眞鄰陀 Mucilinda q. v.


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 shouryuu / shoryu
(See 昇り竜・のぼりりゅう・1) rising dragon; great dash; (surname, given name) Shouryū


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lǐ ān
    li3 an1
li an
Ang Li (1954-), Taiwanese-American film director (films include Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 臥虎藏龍|卧虎藏龙 and Brokeback Mountain 斷背山|断背山)



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yè lóng
    ye4 long2
yeh lung
evil dragon



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dú lóng
    du2 long2
tu lung
The poisonous dragon, who accepted the commandments and thus escaped from his dragon form, i. e. Śākyamuni in a former incarnation. 智度論 14.


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shuǐ tiān
    shui3 tian1
shui t`ien
    shui tien
(1) water and sky; (2) Varuna; Vedic god of water and sky (adopted into Buddhism as god of water and protector of the west)
Varuṇa, 縛嚕拏; 婆樓那 ούϕανός, the heavens, or the sky, where are clouds and dragons; the 水神 water-deva, or dragon-king, who rules the clouds, rains, and water generally. One of the 大神 in the esoteric maṇḍalas; he rules the west; his consort is the 水天妃 represented on his left, and his chief retainer 水天眷屬 is placed on his right.



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mì luó
    mi4 luo2
mi lo
Miluo city in Hunan; Miluo river in Hunan, famous for Dragon Boat festival



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wū lóng
    wu1 long2
wu lung
 uuron / uron
black dragon; unexpected mistake or mishap; own goal (soccer); oolong (tea); (Tw) (loanword from Japanese) udon
(abbreviation) (kana only) oolong (tea) (chi:); (place-name) Oolong (China)


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 haarii / hari
(kana only) Okinawan dragon boat race


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 haarii / hari
(kana only) Okinawan dragon boat race


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 garyuu / garyu
dragon's fang


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 garyuu / garyu
dragon's fang


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 moujo / mojo
tough woman; dragon lady



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ruì shòu
    rui4 shou4
jui shou
auspicious animal (such as the dragon)


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jiǎ chén
    jia3 chen2
chia ch`en
    chia chen
 kinoetatsu; koushin / kinoetatsu; koshin
    きのえたつ; こうしん
41st year A5 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1964 or 2024
(See 干支・1) Wood Dragon (41st term of the sexagenary cycle, e.g. 1904, 1964, 2024)


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 garyou; garyuu / garyo; garyu
    がりょう; がりゅう
drawn dragon; painted dragon


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bái bǎn
    bai2 ban3
pai pan
whiteboard; tabula rasa; blank slate
(1) {mahj} white dragon tile (chi: báibǎn); (2) (colloquialism) (kana only) shaved pubic area; person with little or no pubic hair; (place-name, surname) Shiraita


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bái pái
    bai2 pai2
pai p`ai
    pai pai
(of a product) unbranded
{mahj} (See 白板・パイパン・1) white dragon tile


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 hakuryuu / hakuryu
white dragon; (given name) Hakuryū



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máng lóng
    mang2 long2
mang lung
The blind dragon who appealed to the Buddha and was told that his blindness was due to his having been formerly a sinning monk.


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(1) (rocky) seashore party; seashore festival; (2) celebration in honor of the dragon god by fishermen after a good haul


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shè huǒ
    she4 huo3
she huo
festival entertainment (lion dance, dragon lantern etc)


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(myth) Shen Long (spiritual dragon in Chinese mythology); Shen-lung



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shén biàn
    shen2 bian4
shen pien
Supernatural influences causing the changes in natural events; miracles; miraculous transformations, e.g. the transforming powers of a Buddha, both in regard to himself and others; also his miraculous acts, e.g. unharmed by poisonous snakes, unburnt by dragon fire, etc. Tantra, or Yogācāra.


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 ryuugin; ryougin / ryugin; ryogin
    りゅうぎん; りょうぎん
(archaism) (See 竜笛) dragon flute; medium-pitched bark-covered bamboo transverse flute with seven holes, used in gagaku


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 ryuuguu / ryugu
Palace of the Dragon King; palace from the story of Urashima Taro (said to be located at the bottom of the sea); (place-name) Ryūguu


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 ryuuza / ryuza
(astron) Draco (constellation); the Dragon


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 ryouou / ryoo
(1) Dragon King; (2) (shogi) promoted rook; (surname) Ryōou


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 ryuujin / ryujin
(1) dragon god; dragon king; (2) (Buddhist term) naga; (place-name, surname) Ryūjin


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 ryouteki / ryoteki
    ryuuteki / ryuteki
dragon flute (medium-pitched bamboo transverse flute with seven-holes)


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 ryuushuu / ryushu
dragon boat (long 22-person canoe used for racing)


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 ryuusen / ryusen
dragon boat; (given name) Ryūsen


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 ryuuko / ryuko
dragon and tiger; two mighty rivals; (surname) Ryūko


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 ryuuzu; ryuuzu; ryuuzu / ryuzu; ryuzu; ryuzu
    りゅうず; リューズ; リュウズ
(1) crown (of a watch); stem; (2) canon (of a bell); (3) (See 龍頭) something in the shape of a dragon's head (esp. a helmet crest); (surname) Ryūtou


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 honchuu; honchun / honchu; honchun
    ホンちゅう; ホンチュン
{mahj} red dragon tile


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 ryuufa / ryufa
(mahj) green dragon tile (chi:)


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 ryuufa / ryufa
(out-dated kanji) (mahj) green dragon tile (chi:)


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{mahj} value honor (chi:); round wind, seat wind, and dragon tiles


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 garyou / garyo
(1) unrecognized genius; exceptional person hidden among the masses; (2) reclining dragon; (given name) Garyō



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wǔ lóng
    wu3 long2
wu lung
dragon dance


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 horou / horo
Pulao (Chinese dragon)


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 souryuu / soryu
(1) blue dragon; (2) Azure Dragon (god said to rule over the eastern heavens); (3) (astron) seven mansions (Chinese constellations) of the eastern heavens; (4) large horse with a bluish-leaden coat; (5) shape of an old pine tree; (given name) Souryū



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qiú gōng
    qiu2 gong1
ch`iu kung
    chiu kung
The dragon palace in which Nāgārjuna recited the 華嚴經 Huayan jing.


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 kyuuryou / kyuryo
mizuchi; mythical dragon-like beast

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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

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
EDICT data is the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and is used in conformance with the Group's license.

Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).

Combined, these cover 1,007,753 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, names, placenames, and short phrases.

Just because a word appears here does not mean it is appropriate for a tattoo, your business name, etc. Please consult a professional before doing anything stupid with this data.

We do offer Chinese and Japanese Tattoo Services. We'll also be happy to help you translate something for other purposes.

No warranty as to the correctness, potential vulgarity, or clarity is expressed or implied. We did not write any of these definitions (though we occasionally act as a contributor/editor to the CC-CEDICT project). You are using this dictionary for free, and you get what you pay for.

The following titles are just to help people who are searching for an Asian dictionary to find this page.

Japanese Kanji Dictionary

Free Asian Dictionary

Chinese Kanji Dictionary

Chinese Words Dictionary

Chinese Language Dictionary

Japanese Chinese Dictionary