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There are 29 total results for your Jan search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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(suffix noun) (1) (See ちゃん) suffix for familiar person; (particle) (2) (ksb:) (at sentence end) indicates emphasis; (3) (archaism) (abbreviation) (See やんま) prostitute; (personal name) Jan; Janis; Yan


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yuán zhào
    yuan2 zhao4
yüan chao
(given name) Mototeru
Name of 湛然 Chan-jan, the seventh head of the Tiantai School; he died 1116.


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 juuzen / juzen
(hist) Juan-juan (Mongolian nomads); Jou-jan; Rouran Khaganate


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zhī hū
    zhi1 hu1
chih hu
 chiifuu / chifu
Zhihu, Chinese Q&A website modeled on Quora, at, launched in Jan 2011
(c) Zhihu (Chinese Q&A website)


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jīng qī
    jing1 qi1
ching ch`i
    ching chi
Ching-ch'i throne-stream, name of the ninth Tiantai patriarch 湛然 Chan-jan.


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(particle) (colloquialism) (used to state something assertively; orig. from じゃないか) (See じゃないか・1) isn't it?; don't you think?; right?; surely; come on; (personal name) Jean


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 yayousu / yayosu
(person) Jan Joosten van Lodensteijn (1556-1623)



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dèng liàng hóng
    deng4 liang4 hong2
teng liang hung
Tang Liang Hong (opposition candidate in Jan 1996 Singapore elections)


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 goyouhajime / goyohajime
re-opening of offices in New Year (usu. Jan. 4)



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píng jīn zhàn yì
    ping2 jin1 zhan4 yi4
p`ing chin chan i
    ping chin chan i
Pingjin Campaign (Nov 1948-Jan 1949), one of the three major campaigns by the People's Liberation Army near the end of the Chinese Civil War


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 goyouhajime / goyohajime
re-opening of offices in New Year (usu. Jan. 4)



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huái hǎi zhàn yì
    huai2 hai3 zhan4 yi4
huai hai chan i
Huaihai Campaign (Nov 1948-Jan 1949), one of the three major campaigns by the People's Liberation Army near the end of the Chinese Civil War, considered the determining battle of the war


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(person) Luitzen Egbertus Jan Brouwer



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bā ěr kè nèn dé
    ba1 er3 ke4 nen4 de2
pa erh k`o nen te
    pa erh ko nen te
Jan Pieter Balkenende (1956-), prime minister of the Netherlands 2002-2010


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 jan arupu
(person) Jean Arp


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 jan pooru
(person) Jean-Paul


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 jan marii / jan mari
(person) Jean-Marie


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(person) Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck


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 yanmaientou / yanmaiento
(place-name) Jan Mayen (island)


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 jan jakku
(person) Jean-Jackques


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 jan rashiinu / jan rashinu
(person) Jean Racine



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sī wǎ ěr bā hé yáng mǎ yán
    si1 wa3 er3 ba1 he2 yang2 ma3 yan2
ssu wa erh pa ho yang ma yen
Svalbard and Jan Mayen


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 jan karuan
(person) John Calvin


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 jan kurisutofu
(person) Jean-Christophe


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 jan firippu
(person) Jean-Philippe


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 jan jakku rusoo
(person) Jean-Jacques Rousseau


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 subaarubaruyanmaientou / subarubaruyanmaiento
(place-name) Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands


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 subaarubaru yanmaientou / subarubaru yanmaiento
(place-name) Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands


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 jaan; jaan; jan; jan / jan; jan; jan; jan
    じゃーん; ジャーン; じゃん; ジャン
(interjection) (1) (See じゃじゃーん) ta-dah!; ta-da!; voilà!; (adverb taking the "to" particle) (2) (ジャーン only) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) clash; crash; bang

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

This page contains 29 results for "Jan" 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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