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Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition

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qiǎng / qiang3
ch`iang / chiang
 kyou / kyo / きょう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
to force; to compel; to strive; to make an effort
(suffix noun) (1) (ant: 弱・1) a little over; a little more than; (2) powerhouse; one of the biggest; one of the most powerful; (personal name) Tsuyomi
Strong, forceful, violent; to force; to strengthen; strong


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gōng fu / gong1 fu5
kung fu
 kanfuu;kunfuu / kanfu;kunfu / カンフー;クンフー
 Vertical Wall Scroll
skill; art; kung fu; labor; effort
(kana only) {MA} kung fu (chi: go'ngfu); (male given name) Norio


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nǔ lì / nu3 li4
nu li
 doryoku / どりょく
 Vertical Wall Scroll
great effort; to strive; to try hard
(noun/participle) effort; exertion; endeavour; endeavor; hard work; striving; (surname) Nuriki
to strive



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xié lì / xie2 li4
hsieh li
 kyouryoku / kyoryoku / きょうりょく
 Vertical Wall Scroll
to unite in common effort
(n,vs,adj-no) cooperation; collaboration



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jīng jìn / jing1 jin4
ching chin
 shoujin(p);soujin(ok);shouji(ok);souji(ok) / shojin(p);sojin(ok);shoji(ok);soji(ok) / しょうじん(P);そうじん(ok);しょうじ(ok);そうじ(ok)
to forge ahead vigorously; to dedicate oneself to progress
(noun/participle) (1) concentration; diligence; devotion; (2) (See 六波羅蜜) asceticism; zeal in one's quest for enlightenment; (3) adherence to a vegetarian diet; (surname) Shoujin
vīrya, one of the seven bodhyaṅga; 'vigour,' 'valour, fortitude,' 'virility' (M.W.); 'welldoing' (Keith). The Chinese interpretation may be defined, as pure or unadulterated progress, i.e. 勤 zeal, zealous, courageously progressing in the good and eliminating the evil.; vīrya, zeal, unchecked progress; effort



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zì qiáng / zi4 qiang2
tzu ch`iang / tzu chiang
 jikyou / jikyo / じきょう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
to strive for self-improvement
(noun/participle) strenuous effort



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zhèng jīng jìn / zheng4 jing1 jin4
cheng ching chin
 shō shōjin
samyagvyāyāma, right effort, zeal, or progress, unintermitting perseverance, the sixth of the 八正道; 'right effort, to suppress the rising of evil states, to eradicate those which have arisen, to stimulate good states, and to perfect those which have come into being. ' Keith; correct effort


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quán lì / quan2 li4
ch`üan li / chüan li
 zenryoku / ぜんりょく
with all one's strength; full strength; all-out (effort); fully (support)
(noun - becomes adjective with の) all one's power (strength, energy, efforts); one's utmost


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kǔ xīn / ku3 xin1
k`u hsin / ku hsin
 kushin / くしん
painstaking effort; to take a lot of trouble; laborious at pains
(noun/participle) pains; hard work; effort; trouble; labour; labor


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yī pù shí hán / yi1 pu4 shi2 han2
i p`u shih han / i pu shih han
 ichibakujikkan / いちばくじっかん
one day's sun, ten days' frost (idiom, from Mencius); fig. to work for a bit then skimp; sporadic effort; short attention span
(expression) (1) (yoji) (from Mencius) bursts of exertion will fail to bear fruit if interrupted by long periods of idleness; (2) (yoji) strenuous efforts, unless sustained, are to no avail


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zì lì gēng shēng / zi4 li4 geng1 sheng1
tzu li keng sheng
 jirikikousei / jirikikose / じりきこうせい
regeneration through one's own effort (idiom); self-reliance
(noun/participle) (yoji) working out one's salvation by own efforts; rehabilitating oneself by one's own efforts; rectifying one's ways of life without relying on others' help

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chū / chu1
ch`u / chu
 de / で
to go out; to come out; to occur; to produce; to go beyond; to rise; to put forth; to happen; (used after a verb to indicate an outward direction or a positive result); classifier for dramas, plays, operas etc
(n,n-suf) (1) coming out; going out; outflow; efflux; rising (of the Sun or the Moon); (2) attending (work); appearing (on stage); one's turn to go on; (3) start; beginning; (4) origins; background; person (or item) originating from ...; graduate of ...; native of ...; member of ... (lineage); (5) architectural member that projects outward; (6) highest point of the stern of a ship; (7) (kana only) (usu. after the -masu stem of a verb as 〜出がある or 〜出がない, etc.) amount (comprising something); amount of time or effort required to do something; (surname) De
To go out, come forth, put forth; exit; beyond; to emerge

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huá / hua2
to row; to paddle; profitable; worth (the effort); it pays (to do something)

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gōng / gong1
 kou / ko / こう
meritorious deed or service; achievement; result; service; accomplishment; work (physics)
(1) merit; success; meritorious deed; (2) achievement; accumulated experience; (male given name) Tsutomu
Merit, meritorious; achievement, hence 功力 achieving strength, earnest effort after the good); efficacy

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shào / shao4
 tsutomu / つとむ
stimulate to effort
(female given name) Tsutomu

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láo / lao2
 rou / ro / ろう
Japanese variant of 勞|劳
labor; labour; toil; trouble; pains; work; effort; striving; (given name) Rou

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miǎn / mian3
 ben / まさる
to exhort; to make an effort
(given name) Masaru
to endeavor

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mài / mai4
put forth effort

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shǒu / shou3
 te / て
hand; (formal) to hold; person engaged in certain types of work; person skilled in certain types of work; personal(ly); convenient; classifier for skill; CL:雙|双[shuang1],隻|只[zhi1]
(1) (occ. pronounced た when a prefix) (See お手・おて・1) hand; arm; (2) (colloquialism) (See お手・おて・3) forepaw; foreleg; (3) handle; (4) hand; worker; help; (5) trouble; care; effort; (6) means; way; trick; move; technique; workmanship; (7) hand; handwriting; (8) kind; type; sort; (9) (See 手に入る) one's hands; one's possession; (10) (See 手に余る) ability to cope; (11) hand (of cards); (12) (See 山の手・1) direction; (n,n-suf,ctr) (13) move (in go, shogi, etc.); (surname) Tezaki
pāṇī; hasta; kara; hand, arm.

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mài / mai4
to sell; to betray; to spare no effort; to show off or flaunt
To sell; to sell


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yī xī / yi1 xi1
i hsi
 hitoiki / ひといき
(1) one breath; (2) time of one breath; (3) pause; break; rest; breather; (4) (as 一息に) (doing in) one go; doing without stopping; (5) small amount of effort; a little more effort
A breath, i.e. inspiration-cum-expiration; a rest, or cessation; a breath


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yī shǒu / yi1 shou3
i shou
 hitote / ひとて
a skill; mastery of a trade; by oneself; without outside help
(1) one's own effort; doing single-handedly; (2) a game (of go, shogi, etc.); a match; (3) a dance; a (musical) composition; (4) a company (e.g. of soldiers); a group; a party; (5) one hand
one hand


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 ikkyo / いっきょ (n-adv,n) one effort; one action


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 tansei / tanse / たんせい (noun/participle) working earnestly; sincerity; diligence; effort; pains


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 tansei / tanse / たんせい (noun/participle) working earnestly; sincerity; diligence; effort; pains


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rén lì / ren2 li4
jen li
 jinriki;jinryoku / じんりき;じんりょく
manpower; labor power
human power; human strength; human effort; human agency


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rén shǒu / ren2 shou3
jen shou
 hitode / ひとで
manpower; staff; human hand
(1) someone else's hands; someone else's possession; (2) hand (worker); aide; (3) labor; labour; work; manpower; effort; (4) help; assistance; (5) (human) hand; human act
a person's hand



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rén wéi / ren2 wei2
jen wei
 jini / じんい
artificial; man-made; having human cause or origin; human attempt or effort
(noun - becomes adjective with の) human work; human agency; art; artificiality


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lì zuò / li4 zuo4
li tso
 rikisaku / りきさく
to put effort into (work, farming, writing etc); a masterpiece
tour de force; painstaking piece of work; achievement; (given name) Rikisaku


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lì cuò / li4 cuo4
li ts`o / li tso
to win as a result of tenacious effort; to fight off tough competition


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lì qiú / li4 qiu2
li ch`iu / li chiu
to make every effort to; striving to do one's best


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gōng xūn / gong1 xun1
kung hsün
merits of effort; merits of effort


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jiā dà / jia1 da4
chia ta
to increase (e.g. one's effort)


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jiā yóu / jia1 you2
chia yu
 jaayuu;jaayou / jayu;jayo / ジャーユー;ジャーヨウ
to add oil; to top up with gas; to refuel; to accelerate; to step on the gas; (fig.) to make an extra effort; to cheer sb on
(interjection) (See 頑張って) keep going (chi: jiāyóu); hang in there; go for it


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jiā xíng / jia1 xing2
chia hsing
 kegyō / かぎょう
(surname) Kagyou
prayoga. Added progress, intensified effort, earnest endeavour; application


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 hagemu / はげむ (Godan verb with "mu" ending) to strive; to endeavour; to endeavor; to make an effort; to be zealous


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 rouryoku / roryoku / ろうりょく labour; labor; effort; toil; trouble


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miǎn lì / mian3 li4
mien li
to strive; to make an effort; to exert oneself



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dòng yǒng / dong4 yong3
tung yung
willful effort; willful effort



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dòng fā / dong4 fa1
tung fa
willful effort; willful effort



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qín cái / qin2 cai2
ch`in ts`ai / chin tsai
jewel of effort; jewel of effort



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mài lì / mai4 li4
mai li
to make effort; to make effort


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 torikumi / とりくみ (1) bout (in sports, etc.); match; (2) effort; initiative; dealing with; grappling with; wrestling with; (place-name) Torikumi


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chī lì / chi1 li4
ch`ih li / chih li
to entail strenuous effort; to toil at a task; strenuous; laborious; strain


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zhōu zhé / zhou1 zhe2
chou che
twists and turns; vicissitude; complication; difficulty; effort; CL:番[fan1]


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zhōu zhāng / zhou1 zhang1
chou chang
 shuushou / shusho / しゅうしょう
effort; trouble; pains (to get something done); flustered; frightened
(noun/participle) agitation; frustration


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sì bìng / si4 bing4
ssu ping
The four ailments, or mistaken ways of seeking perfection: 作病 'works' or effort; 任病 laissez-faire; 止病 cessation of all mental operation; 滅病 annihilaīon (of all desire); four maladies


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sì dào / si4 dao4
ssu tao
 shidō / しみち
(surname) Shimichi
The Dao or road means the nirvana road; the 'four' are rather modes of progress, or stages in it: (1) 加行道 discipline or effort, i. e. progress from the 三賢 and 四善根 stages to that of the 三學位, i. e. morality, meditation, and understanding; (2) 無間道 uninterrupted progress to the stage in which all delusion is banished; (3) 解脫道 liberaton, or freedom, reaching the state of assurance or proof and knowledge of the truth; and (4) 勝進道 surpassing progress in dhyāni-wisdom. Those four stages are also associated with those of srota-āpanna, sakṛdāgāmin, anāgāmin, and arhat; four paths


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bēn zǒu / ben1 zou3
pen tsou
 honsou(p);honso(ok) / honso(p);honso(ok) / ほんそう(P);ほんそ(ok)
to run; to rush about; to be on the go
(noun/participle) running about; making every effort; being busily engaged (in something); good offices



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fèn lì / fen4 li4
fen li
to do everything one can; to spare no effort; to strive


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 funtou / funto / ふんとう (noun/participle) hard struggle; strenuous effort



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gū diào / gu1 diao4
ku tiao
Self-arranging, the Hīnayāna method of salvation by individual effort; self-arranging



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kè guǒ / ke4 guo3
k`o kuo / ko kuo
To obtain the fruit of endeavour; the fruit of effort, i.e. salvation; to attain the fruit


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gōng fu / gong1 fu5
kung fu
 koufu / kofu / こうふ
period of time (may be months, or mere seconds); spare time; skill; labor; effort
(sensitive word) labourer; laborer; blue-collar worker
Time, work, a term for meditation; also 功夫.


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 torou / toro / とろう fruitless effort; wasted effort; abortive scheme; futility



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tú láo / tu2 lao2
t`u lao / tu lao
wasted effort; wasted effort


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xìng shàn / xing4 shan4
hsing shan
 seizen;shouzen / sezen;shozen / せいぜん;しょうぜん
the theory of Mencius that people are by nature good
(しょうぜん is a Buddhist term) intrinsic goodness; (personal name) Shouzen
Good by nature (rather than by effort); naturally good; in contrast with 性惡 evil by nature. Cf. 性具; good by nature


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xìng dé / xing4 de2
hsing te
Natural attainment, i. e. not acquired by effort; also 生得; innate



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gǎn jìn / gan3 jin4
kan chin
To move to zeal, or inspire to progress; inspire sentient beings toward effort



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cǎn dàn / can3 dan4
ts`an tan / tsan tan
dark; gloomy; dismal; by painstaking effort


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 kenmei / kenme / けんめい (noun or adjectival noun) eager; earnest; strenuous; fervent; assiduous; with utmost effort


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 harau / はらう (transitive verb) (1) to pay (e.g. money, bill); (2) to brush off; to wipe away; to clear away; to dust off; to cut off (e.g. branches); (3) to drive away (e.g. one's competitors); (4) to sell off (something unneeded); to dispose of; (5) to pay (e.g. attention); to show (e.g. respect, concern); (6) to make (e.g. effort, sacrifice); to expend; to exert; (7) to move out (of one's own place); to vacate; (8) to sweep (e.g. one's legs); to knock aside; (9) to make a sweeping stroke (in Japanese calligraphy); (10) to reset (an abacus)


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zhé zhī / zhe2 zhi1
che chih
 orie / おりえ
massage; snapped-off branch; sprig; to snap a twig (i.e. something that requires very little effort)
(female given name) Orie


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juān wù / juan1 wu4
chüan wu
to donate goods (to a relief effort); to contribute material


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 choubi;toubi;takubi(ik) / chobi;tobi;takubi(ik) / ちょうび;とうび;たくび(ik) final effort; end


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shī jiā / shi1 jia1
shih chia
to exert (effort or pressure)



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pǔ qǐng / pu3 qing3
p`u ch`ing / pu ching
 fushin / ふしん
(noun/participle) (1) building; construction; (2) group effort by Buddhist practitioners; group activities by a community (e.g. cleaning, etc.)


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yǒu qín / you3 qin2
yu ch`in / yu chin
 u gon
with effort; with effort


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 hongoshi / ほんごし strenuous effort; earnestness; seriousness



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jí lì / ji2 li4
chi li
 kyokuryoku / きょくりょく
to make a supreme effort; at all costs
(adverb) to the utmost; to the best of one's ability


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zhèng qín / zheng4 qin2
cheng ch`in / cheng chin
correct effort; correct effort


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 shiryoku / しりょく desperate effort



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shā mén / sha1 men2
sha men
 shamon;samon / しゃもん;さもん
monk (Sanskrit: Sramana, originally refers to north India); Buddhist monk
{Buddh} shramana (wandering monk); (surname) Shamon
śramaṇa. 桑門; 娑門; 喪門; 沙門那; 舍羅磨拏; 沙迦懣曩; 室摩那拏 (1) Ascetics of all kinds; 'the Sarmanai, or Samanaioi, or Germanai of the Greeks, perhaps identical also with the Tungusian Saman or Shaman.' Eitel. (2) Buddhist monks 'who 'have left their families and quitted the passions', the Semnoi of the Greeks'. Eitel. Explained by 功勞 toilful achievement, 勤息 diligent quieting (of the mind and the passions), 淨志 purity of mind, 貧道 poverty. 'He must keep well the Truth, guard well every uprising (of desire), be uncontaminated by outward attractions, be merciful to all and impure to none, be not elated to joy nor harrowed by distress, and able to bear whatever may come.' The Sanskrit root is śram, to make effort; exert oneself, do austerities.


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niè pán / nie4 pan2
nieh p`an / nieh pan
 nehan / ねはん
nirvana (Buddhism)
(1) {Buddh} Nirvana; supreme enlightenment; (2) {Buddh} death; death of Buddha
nirvāṇa, 'blown out, gone out, put out, extinguished'; 'liberated-from existence'; 'dead, deceased, defunct.' 'Liberation, eternal bliss'; '(with Buddhists and Jainas) absolute extinction or annihilation, complete extinction of individual existence.' M.W. Other forms are 涅槃那; 泥日; 泥洹; 泥畔 Originally translated 滅 to extinguish, extinction, put out (as a lamp or fire), it was also described as 解脫 release, 寂滅 tranquil extinction; 無爲 inaction, without effort, passiveness; 不生 no (re)birth; 安樂 calm joy; 滅度transmigration to 'extinction'. The meaning given to 'extinction' varies, e.g. individual extinction; cessation of rebirth; annihilation of passion; extinction of all misery and entry into bliss. While the meaning of individual extinction is not without advocates, the general acceptation is the extinction or end of all return to reincarnation with its concomitant suffering, and the entry into bliss. Nirvāṇa may be enjoyed in the present life as an attainable state, with entry into parinirvāṇa, or perfect bliss to follow. It may be (a) with a 'remainder', i.e. the cause but not all the effect (karma), of reincarnation having been destroyed; (b) without 'remainder', both cause and effect having been extinguished. The answer of the Buddha as to the continued personal existence of the Tathāgata in nirvāṇa is, in the Hīnayāna canon, relegated 'to the sphere of the indeterminates' (Keith), as one of the questions which are not essential to salvation. One argument is that flame when blown out does not perish but returns to the totality of Fire. The Nirvāṇa Sutra claims for nirvāṇa the ancient ideas of 常樂我淨 permanence, bliss, personality purity in the transcendental realm. Mahāyāna declares that Hīnayāna by denying personality in the transcendental realm denies the existence of the Buddha. In Mahāyāna final nirvāṇa is transcendental, and is also used as a term for the absolute. The place where the Buddha entered his earthly nirvāṇa is given as Kuśinagara, cf. 拘; (Skt. nirvāṇa)


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hùn shì / hun4 shi4
hun shih
to work half-heartedly; to get by in a job with the minimum effort



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wú gōng / wu2 gong1
wu kung
no effort; no effort



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zhēng dé / zheng1 de2
cheng te
to obtain by an effort; to strive to get something



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hěn jìn / hen3 jin4
hen chin
to exert all one's force; all-out effort; CL:股[gu3]


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 dokuryoku / どくりょく one's own effort


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yòng gōng / yong4 gong1
yung kung
diligent; industrious (in one's studies); to study hard; to make great effort



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fā fèn / fa1 fen4
fa fen
to make an effort; to push for something; to work hard



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fā fèn / fa1 fen4
fa fen
to make a determined effort



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jìn lì / jin4 li4
chin li
to strive one's hardest; to spare no effort
to exhaust one's powers


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shěng lì / sheng3 li4
sheng li
 shouryoku / shoryoku / しょうりょく
to save labor; to save effort
(noun/participle) labor saving; reduction of labor



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shěng jìn / sheng3 jin4
sheng chin
to save labor; to save effort



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tū jī / tu1 ji1
t`u chi / tu chi
sudden and violent attack; assault; fig. rushed job; concentrated effort to finish a job quickly



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cè lì / ce4 li4
ts`e li / tse li
to encourage; to urge; to impel; to spur sb on



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gei lì / gei3 li4
kei li
cool; nifty; awesome; impressive; to put in extra effort



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mián bó / mian2 bo2
mien po
my humble effort; my meager contribution (humble)


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hào lì / hao4 li4
hao li
to require much effort


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 fushin / ふしん (noun/participle) taking great pains (to do); making every effort; having a lot of trouble (doing); racking one's brains


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 jikyou / jikyo / じきょう (noun/participle) strenuous effort; (given name) Jikyou


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kǔ gōng / ku3 gong1
k`u kung / ku kung
hard work; laborious effort; painstaking work



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kǔ zhàn / ku3 zhan4
k`u chan / ku chan
bitter struggle; hard battle; arduous effort



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kǔ jié / ku3 jie2
k`u chieh / ku chieh
 kusetsu / くせつ
unremitting effort; dogged perseverance; unswerving loyalty
to practice austerities



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zhuó lì / zhuo2 li4
cho li
to put effort into something; to try really hard



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chōng cì / chong1 ci4
ch`ung tz`u / chung tzu
to sprint; to spurt; to dash; big effort


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 kokoromi / こころみ (1) attempt; trial; experiment; (2) endeavour (endeavor); effort; venture; initiative


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 kanshi / かんし (noun/participle) committing suicide (to remonstrate or dissuade one's lord); preparing to die in an effort to dissuade one's lord


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 kanshi / かんし (noun/participle) committing suicide (to remonstrate or dissuade one's lord); preparing to die in an effort to dissuade one's lord

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


This page contains 100 results for "Effort" 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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