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There are 7 total results for your Hidden Dragon search.

Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

臥虎藏龍


卧虎藏龙

see styles
wò hǔ cáng lóng / wo4 hu3 cang2 long2
wo hu ts`ang lung / wo hu tsang lung
 Vertical Wall Scroll
lit. hidden dragon, crouching tiger (idiom); fig. talented individuals in hiding; concealed talent

藏龍臥虎


藏龙卧虎

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cáng lóng wò hǔ / cang2 long2 wo4 hu3
ts`ang lung wo hu / tsang lung wo hu
 Vertical Wall Scroll
lit. hidden dragon, crouching tiger (idiom); fig. talented individuals in hiding; concealed talent

李安

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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)

臥竜

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

臥龍


卧龙

see styles
wò lóng / wo4 long2
wo lung
 garyuu / garyu / がりゅう
lit. hidden dragon; fig. emperor in hiding
(1) unrecognized genius; exceptional person hidden among the masses; (2) reclining dragon; (given name) Garyuu

三顧茅廬


三顾茅庐

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sān gù máo lú / san1 gu4 mao2 lu2
san ku mao lu
lit. three humble visits to a thatched cottage; cf famous episode in the fictional Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义 in which Liu Bei 劉備|刘备 recruits Zhuge Liang 諸葛亮|诸葛亮 (the Hidden Dragon 臥龍|卧龙) to his cause by visiting him three times

臥龍;臥竜

see styles
 garyuu;garyou / garyu;garyo / がりゅう;がりょう (1) unrecognized genius; exceptional person hidden among the masses; (2) reclining dragon

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

This page contains 7 results for "Hidden Dragon" 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

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.

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