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Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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 tetsujin / てつじん
iron man; strong man; (given name) Temujin



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gāng tiě xiá / gang1 tie3 xia2
kang t`ieh hsia / kang tieh hsia
Iron Man, comic book superhero


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chéng jí sī hán / cheng2 ji2 si1 han2
ch`eng chi ssu han / cheng chi ssu han
 jingisukan / じんぎすかん
Genghis Khan (1162-1227)
(ateji / phonetic) (kana only) Japanese mutton and vegetable dish; slotted dome cast iron grill for preparing this dish; (person) Genghis Khan



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mó chǔ chéng zhēn / mo2 chu3 cheng2 zhen1
mo ch`u ch`eng chen / mo chu cheng chen
to grind an iron bar down to a fine needle (idiom); fig. to persevere in a difficult task; to study diligently


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 tesshinsekichou / tesshinsekicho / てっしんせきちょう
(yoji) will of iron

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tiě / tie3
t`ieh / tieh
 tetsu / てつ
iron (metal); arms; weapons; hard; strong; violent; unshakeable; determined; close; tight (slang)
(out-dated kanji) (1) iron (Fe); (adj-no,n) (2) strong and hard (as iron); (n,n-suf,n-pref) (3) (abbreviation) railway; (n,n-pref) (4) (colloquialism) railway enthusiast; (surname, given name) Tetsu
Iron; iron

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xié / xie2
(precise meaning unknown, relates to iron); variant of 協|协[xie2]

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yīn / yin1
 in / いん
cause; reason; because
(1) cause; factor; (2) {Buddh} (See 縁・えん・5) hetu (direct cause, esp. as opposed to indirect conditions); (3) (See 因明) the basis of one's argument (in hetuvidya); (personal name) Yukari
hetu: a cause: because: a reason: to follow, it follows, that which produces a 果 result or effect. 因 is a primary cause in comparison with 緣 pratyaya which is an environmental or secondary cause. In the 十因十果 ten causes and ten effects, adultery results in the iron bed, the copper pillar, and the eight hot hells; covetousness in the cold hells; and so on, as shown in the 楞嚴經. Translit. in, yin. Cf. 印.

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lào / lao4
to brand; to iron; to bake (in a pan)

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yùn / yun4
 noshi / のし    nushi / ぬし
an iron; to iron
(out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) long thin strip of dried sea-ear or paper attached to a gift

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tàng / tang4
t`ang / tang
to scald; to burn (by scalding); to blanch (cooking); to heat (something) up in hot water; to perm; to iron; scalding hot

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gōu / gou1
 kagari / かがり
bamboo frame for drying clothes; bamboo cage
(1) (kana only) iron basket for torches; cresset; brazier; (2) (abbreviation) (kana only) (See 篝火・1) bonfire; (surname, female given name) Kagari

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 kama / かま
kettle; cauldron
iron pot; kettle; (surname) Kama

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zhì / zhi4
 magane / まがね
old variant of 紩[zhi4]
(1) iron (Fe); (adj-no,n) (2) strong and hard (as iron); (n,n-suf,n-pref) (3) (abbreviation) railway; (n,n-pref) (4) (colloquialism) railway enthusiast; iron; (out-dated kanji) (1) money; (2) metal; (given name) Magane

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/ ju4
hard iron; hook; variant of 巨[ju4]; variant of 詎|讵[ju4]

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xiǎn / xian3
 zuku / ずく
shining metal; (old) the 16th of the month (abbreviation used in telegrams)
(abbreviation) (colloquialism) (See 銑鉄) pig iron; (given name) Sen

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tǐng / ting3
t`ing / ting
big arrow; walk fast
iron or copper ore; iron or copper ore

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juàn / juan4
to bend iron

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kǎi / kai3
k`ai / kai
high quality iron

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móu / mou2
iron pot; metal cap

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màn / man4
 kote;kote / こて;コテ
side of coin without words; trowel
(1) (kana only) flat-iron; (2) (kana only) soldering iron; (3) (kana only) crimper; curling tongs; (4) (kana only) trowel

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tiě / tie3
t`ieh / tieh
 tetsu / てつ
variant of 鐵|铁[tie3], iron
(surname) Tetsu

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jiān / jian1
awl; sharp iron point

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biān / bian1
 muchi / むち
whip or lash; to flog; to whip; conductor's baton; segmented iron weapon (old); penis (of animal, served as food)
(out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) whip; lash; scourge; (2) stick; cane; rod; pointer; (surname) Muchi

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yīn / yin1
iron-gray (horse)

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qián / qian2
ch`ien / chien
big iron pot; cauldron; variant of 甑[zeng4], rice pot



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chéng shì / cheng2 shi4
ch`eng shih / cheng shih
to seize the opportunity; to strike while the iron is hot


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wǔ jīn / wu3 jin1
wu chin
metal hardware (nuts and bolts); the five metals: gold, silver, copper, iron and tin 金銀銅鐵錫|金银铜铁锡


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 nosu / のす (v5s,vi) (1) (kana only) to stretch; to extend; to lengthen; to spread; (2) (kana only) to gain influence; to become stronger; to increase (e.g. in scope); (3) (kana only) to go further; to extend one's journey; (transitive verb) (4) (kana only) to smooth out; to roll out; to spread out (something folded); (5) (kana only) (also written 熨す) to iron out (creases); (6) (kana only) to knock out; to knock down



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liù lún / liu4 lun2
liu lun
 rokurin / ろくわ
(place-name) Rokuwa
The six kinds of cakravartī, or wheel-kings, each allotted to one of the 六位; the iron-wheel king to the 十信位, copper 十住, silver 十行, gold 十廻向, crystal 十地, and pearl 等覺; six wheel-turners


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 sukiyaki / すきやき (food term) sukiyaki; thin slices of beef, cooked with various vegetables in a table-top cast-iron pan


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jié bō / jie2 bo1
chieh po
kalpa (loanword) (Hinduism)
kalpa; also劫簸; 劫跛; v. 劫. Aeon, age. The period of time between the creation and recreation ofa world or universe; also the kalpas offormation, existence, destruction, and non-existence, which four as acomplete period are called mahākalpa 大劫. Eachgreat kalpa is subdivided into four asaṇkhyeya-kalpas (阿僧企耶 i.e. numberless,incalculable): (1) kalpa of destructionsaṃvarta; (2)kalpaof utter annihilation, or empty kalpa 増滅劫; 空劫 saṃvarta-siddha; (3) kalpa of formation 成劫 vivarta; (4) kalpa ofexistence 住劫 vivartasiddha; or they may betaken in the order 成住壤空. Each of the four kalpas is subdivided into twenty antara-kalpas, 小劫 or small kalpas, so that a mahākalpaconsists of eighty small kalpas. Each smallkalpa is divided into a period of 増 increaseand 減 decrease; the increase period is ruled over by the four cakravartīs in succession, i.e. the four ages of iron,copper, silver, gold, during which the length of human life increases by oneyear every century to 84,000 years, and the length of the human body to8,400 feet. Then comes the kalpa of decreasedivided into periods of the three woes, pestilence, war, famine, duringwhich the length of human life is gradually reduced to ten years and thehuman body to 1 foot in height. There are other distinctions of the kalpas. A small kalpa isrepresented as 16,800,000 years, a kalpa as336,000,000 years, and a mahākalpa as1,334,000,000 years. There are many ways of illustrating the length of akalpa, e.g. pass a soft cloth over a solid rock40 li in size once in a hundred years, whenfinally the rock has been thus worn away a kalpa will not yet have passed; or a city of 40 li, filled with mustard seeds, one being removed everycentury till all have gone, a kalpa will notyet have passed. Cf. 成劫.


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huà jiě / hua4 jie3
hua chieh
to dissolve; to resolve (contradictions); to dispel (doubts); to iron out (difficulties); to defuse (conflicts); to neutralize (fears)


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 furugane / ふるがね scrap iron; scrap metal; (surname) Furugane


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 kotetsu / こてつ scrap iron; scrap metal; (surname) Kotetsu



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sì lún / si4 lun2
ssu lun
 yonrin / よんりん
(can be adjective with の) four-wheeled
The four wheels or circles: (1) 大地四輪 the four on which the earth rests, wind (or air), water, metal, and space. (2) Four images with wheels, yellow associated with metal or gold, white with water, red with fire, and black with wind. (3) The four dhyāni-buddhas, 金剛輪 Akṣobhya; 寳輪 Ratnasaṃbhava; 法輪 Amitābha; 羯磨輪 Amoghasiddhi. (4) Also the four metals, gold, silver, copper, iron, of the cakravartin kings.


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huí huǒ / hui2 huo3
hui huo
to temper (iron); to flare back; flareback (in a gas burner); (of an engine) to backfire


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 kenshi / けんし iron purpose; (personal name) Kenji


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nǚ sè / nu:3 se4
nü se
 joshoku;nyoshoku;joshiki / じょしょく;にょしょく;じょしき
female charms; femininity
woman's beauty or charms; love affair with a woman; lust for women
Female beauty— is a chain, a serious delusion, a grievous calamity. The 智度論 14 says it is better to burn out the eyes with a red-hot iron than behold woman with unsteady heart; female beauty


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 kuzutetsu / くずてつ scrap iron


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 obigane / おびがね iron band; (surname) Taikin



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fèi tiě / fei4 tie3
fei t`ieh / fei tieh
scrap iron


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 nobekane / のべかね (obscure) iron containing less than 0.04% carbon


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 bengara;bengara / べんがら;ベンガラ (See 紅殻) red iron oxide (dut: Bengala); rouge


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 kyouken / kyoken / きょうけん strong power of the state; iron fist; heavy hand


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 keikou / keko / けいこう armor made from small iron plates bound by leather cords (from Kofun to Nara periods)



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náo gōu / nao2 gou1
nao kou
iron hook at the end a long pole



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bō wén / bo1 wen2
po wen
 hamon / はもん
ripple; corrugation
(1) ripple; ring on the water; (2) repercussions; (3) {music} Japanese slit drum; instrument made of iron with slits on top; makes a rippling sound



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liú jiāng / liu2 jiang1
liu chiang
Liquid broth of molten copper, or grains of red-hot iron, in one of the hells; liquid copper


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 yousen / yosen / ようせん molten iron



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lào tie / lao4 tie5
lao t`ieh / lao tieh
flatiron; iron; branding iron; soldering iron


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 yakiin / yakin / やきいん brand (burnt-in mark of identification); branding iron


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 yakigote / やきごて (1) soldering iron; hot iron; (2) brand; mark; stigma



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liàn tiě / lian4 tie3
lien t`ieh / lien tieh
smelting iron


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 yousen / yosen / ようせん molten iron



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shú tiě / shu2 tie3
shu t`ieh / shu tieh
wrought iron


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yùn dǒu / yun4 dou3
yün tou
 noshi / のし
clothes iron
(out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) long thin strip of dried sea-ear or paper attached to a gift; (surname) Noshi



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yùn tàng / yun4 tang4
yün t`ang / yün tang
to iron (clothes)



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tàng píng / tang4 ping2
t`ang p`ing / tang ping
to press (clothes); to iron out (wrinkles)



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tàng dǒu / tang4 dou3
t`ang tou / tang tou
clothes iron



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tàng yī / tang4 yi1
t`ang i / tang i
to iron (clothes)


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 gyuunabe / gyunabe / ぎゅうなべ (See すきやき) thin slices of beef, cooked with various vegetables in a table-top cast-iron pan; sukiyaki


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 dotsuko / どつこ (1) (Buddhist term) single-pronged vajra; tokko; dokko; copper or iron implement, pointed at both ends, used in esoteric Buddhist rituals; (2) cloth of a tokko pattern; (surname) Dotsuko


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 dokko / どっこ    tokko / とっこ (1) (Buddhist term) single-pronged vajra; tokko; dokko; copper or iron implement, pointed at both ends, used in esoteric Buddhist rituals; (2) cloth of a tokko pattern


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 dotsuko / どつこ (1) (Buddhist term) single-pronged vajra; tokko; dokko; copper or iron implement, pointed at both ends, used in esoteric Buddhist rituals; (2) cloth of a tokko pattern; (surname) Dotsuko


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 saruboo / さるぼお (1) cheek pouch (monkey, squirrel, etc.); (2) iron mask that covers the chin and cheeks (worn by samurai); (3) (abbreviation) Anadara kagoshimensis (species of ark clam)


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 tamahagane / たまはがね steel made from iron sand or black sand (used in sword blades)



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shēng tiě / sheng1 tie3
sheng t`ieh / sheng tieh
pig iron



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yì lùn / yi4 lun4
i lun
 iron / いろん
different opinion; objection
disputing position


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 hakusen / はくせん white pig iron



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bái tiě / bai2 tie3
pai t`ieh / pai tieh
galvanized iron


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 satetsu / さてつ iron sand; magnetite sand


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gōu huǒ / gou1 huo3
kou huo
 kagaribi / かがりび
(1) fire built in an iron basket (watch fire, fishing fire, etc.); bonfire; campfire; (2) (archaism) brothel-keeper (Edo period)


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 benigara / べにがら (See 弁柄) red iron oxide (dut: Bengala); rouge


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 rentetsu / れんてつ (noun - becomes adjective with の) wrought iron


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 seitetsu / setetsu / せいてつ (noun - becomes adjective with の) iron manufacture


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 seisen / sesen / せいせん pig iron making; pig iron manufacturing


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jiǎo zhēn / jiao3 zhen1
chiao chen
beck iron (corner of anvil)



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jiǎo tiě / jiao3 tie3
chiao t`ieh / chiao tieh
angle iron



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lù hè / lu4 he4
lu ho
loha, copper, also gold, iron, etc.


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 nantetsu / なんてつ soft iron



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lún bǎo / lun2 bao3
lun pao
 rinbō / りんぽう
(out-dated kanji) (Buddhist term) Cakraratna; wheel-shaped treasure possessed by the ideal universal ruler, carried in front of him during excursions to allow easy passage
A cakravartin's wheel, i.e. either gold, silver, copper, or iron, manifesting his rank and power; wheel-treasure



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lún wáng / lun2 wang2
lun wang
A cakravartin, 'a ruler the wheels of whose chariot roll everywhere without obstruction; an emperor, a sovereign of the world, a supreme ruler.' M.W. A Buddha, whose truth and realm are universal. There are four kinds of cakravartin, symbolized by wheels of gold, silver, copper, and iron; each possesses the seven precious things, 七寶 q.v; wheel-turning king



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zhuàn lún / zhuan4 lun2
chuan lun
rotating disk; wheel; rotor; cycle of reincarnation in Buddhism
cakravartī, "a ruler the wheels of whose chariot roll everywhere without hindrance." M.W. Revolving wheels; to turn a wheel: also 轉輪王 (轉輪聖王); 輪王; 轉輪聖帝, cf. 斫. The symbol is the cakra or disc, which is of four kinds indicating the rank, i.e. gold, silver, copper, or iron, the iron cakravartī ruling over one continent, the south; the copper, over two, east and south: the silver, over three, east, west, and south; the golden being supreme over all the four continents. The term is also applied to the gods over a universe, and to a buddha as universal spiritual king, and as preacher of the supreme doctrine. Only a cakravartī possesses the 七寳 saptaratna and 1, 000 sons. The cakra, or discus, is also a missile used by a cakravartī for overthrowing his enemies. Its origin is probably the sun with its myriad rays.


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 kanakuso / かなくそ (1) slag; dross; (2) iron rust; (place-name) Kanakuso


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 kanabou / kanabo / かなぼう (1) metal rod; metal bar; iron rod; crowbar; (2) iron club; iron staff with rings on top (traditionally used by night watchmen); (place-name, surname) Kanabou


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 kanake / かなけ metallic taste; taste of iron; (personal name) Kaneki


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 kanakugi / かなくぎ (1) iron nail; metal nail; (2) (abbreviation) (See 金釘流・かなくぎりゅう) scrawl; scrawled writing; (surname) Kanekugi


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 kintetsu / きんてつ gold and iron; firmness; adamancy


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 kanehachi / かねはち (1) metal bowl; (2) iron helmet; (place-name) Kanehachi


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 tsurikama / つりかま iron kettle suspended on a chain; (surname) Tsurikama



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gǔ mǔ / gu3 mu3
ku mu
(literary) clothes iron


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 tessan / てっさん steel or iron dome


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 tetsubun / てつぶん (as a nutrient or in water) iron (content)


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 tessoku / てっそく ironclad rule; inviolable rule; invariable principle; iron law; (given name) Tetsunori


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 tekken / てっけん iron sword


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 tetsuzai / てつざい (medicinal) iron preparations


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 tekkai / てっかい lump of iron; iron ingot


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 tetsuen / てつえん iron salt; ferric salt


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 teppeki / てっぺき (1) iron wall; impregnable fortress; (can be adjective with の) (2) impregnable; invulnerable; unassailable; cast-iron

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


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