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There are 31 total results for your Liberty search.

Characters Pronunciation
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Mandarin zì yóu / zi4 you2
Taiwan tzu yu
Japanese jiyu / じゆう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese freedom; free; liberty; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (exp,adj-na,n) freedom; liberty; as it pleases you; (male given name) Yoriyoshi



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Mandarin bù shěn / bu4 shen3
Taiwan pu shen
Japanese ibukashi / ふしん
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) incomplete understanding; doubt; question; distrust; suspicion; strangeness; infidelity
A term of greeting between monks. i. e. I do not take the liberty of inquiring into your condition; unattended


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Japanese fuki / ふき Japanese freedom; liberty; independence



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Mandarin bù jī / bu4 ji1
Taiwan pu chi
Japanese fuki / ふき
Chinese unruly; uninhibited
Japanese freedom; liberty; independence


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Mandarin rù jí / ru4 ji2
Taiwan ju chi
Japanese nyūjaku / にゅうじゃく
Japanese (noun/participle) death of a priest; nirvana; spiritual liberty
To inter into rest, or nirvana; also, to die. Also 入滅 or 入寂滅; to enter into extinction


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Mandarin mào mèi / mao4 mei4
Taiwan mao mei
Chinese bold; presumptuous; to take the liberty of


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Mandarin shí zhù / shi2 zhu4
Taiwan shih chu
Japanese jū jū
The ten stages, or periods, in bodhisattva-wisdom, prajñā 般若, are the 十住; the merits or character attained are the 十地 q.v. Two interpretations may be given. In the first of these, the first four stages are likened to entry into the holy womb, the next four to the period of gestation, the ninth to birth, and the tenth to the washing or baptism with the water of wisdom, e.g. the baptism of a Kṣatriya prince. The ten stages are (1) 發心住 the purposive stage, the mind set upon Buddhahood; (2) 治地住 clear understanding and mental control; (3) 修行住 unhampered liberty in every direction; (4) 生貴住 acquiring the Tathāgata nature or seed; (5) 方便具足住 perfect adaptability and resemblance in self-development and development of others; (6) 正心住 the whole mind becoming Buddha-like; (7) 不退住 no retrogression, perfect unity and constant progress; (8) 童眞住 as a Buddha-son now complete; (9) 法王子住 as prince of the law; (10) 灌頂住 baptism as such, e.g. the consecration of kings. Another interpretation of the above is: (1) spiritual resolve, stage of śrota-āpanna; (2) submission to rule, preparation for Sakṛdāgāmin stage; (3) cultivation of virtue, attainment of Sakṛdāgāmin stage; (4) noble birth, preparation for the anāgāmin stage; (5) perfect means, attainment of anāgāmin stage; (6) right mind, preparation for arhatship; (7) no-retrogradation, the attainment of arhatship; (8) immortal youth, pratyekabuddhahood; (9) son of the law-king, the conception of bodhisattvahood; (10) baptism as the summit of attainment, the conception of Buddhahood; ten abodes


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Mandarin sì fēn / si4 fen1
Taiwan ssu fen
Japanese shibun / しぶん
Japanese (noun/participle) divide into four pieces; one fourth; (place-name) Shibu
The 法相 Dharmalakṣana school divides the function of 識 cognition into four, i. e. 相分 mental phenomena, 見分 discriminating such phenomena, 自證分 the power that discriminates, and 證自證 the proof or assurance of that power. Another group is: 信 faith, 解 liberty, 行 action, and 證 assurance or realization; four parts


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Japanese nyuujouken / nyujoken / にゅうじょうけん Japanese liberty of entrance


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Japanese kokyuuten / kokyuten / こきゅうてん Japanese liberty (of a stone in go)


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Mandarin bù chuǎi mào mèi / bu4 chuai3 mao4 mei4
Taiwan pu ch`uai mao mei / pu chuai mao mei
Chinese to venture to; to presume to; to take the liberty of


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Japanese hangenjouriku / hangenjoriku / はんげんじょうりく Japanese half watch ashore; port and starboard liberty; shore leave for half of a ship's crew at once


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Mandarin zì yóu shén xiàng / zi4 you2 shen2 xiang4
Taiwan tzu yu shen hsiang
Chinese Statue of Liberty


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Japanese piierukyoudan / pierukyodan / ピーエルきょうだん Japanese (See パーフェクトリバティー教団) Church of Perfect Liberty (religious group founded in Japan in 1924)


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Japanese ribatii / ribati / リバティー Japanese liberty; (place-name) Ribati


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Japanese fuki / ふき Japanese freedom; liberty; independence


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Japanese jinshinhogohou / jinshinhogoho / じんしんほごほう Japanese (Japanese) Protection of Personal Liberty Law (1948)


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Japanese kattenagara / かってながら Japanese (exp,pref) (1) (with noun+する or noun+をverb) to allow oneself to ...; to take the liberty of ...; (expression) (2) it is presumed that; (I, we) presume that; (3) (See 勝手に) on one's own accord; by one's arbitrary decision


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Japanese shoukyokutekijiyuu / shokyokutekijiyu / しょうきょくてきじゆう Japanese (See 積極的自由) negative liberty


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Japanese sekkyokutekijiyuu / sekkyokutekijiyu / せっきょくてきじゆう Japanese (See 消極的自由) positive liberty


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Japanese jiyuukashika / jiyukashika / じゆうかしか Japanese (expression) give me liberty, or give me death


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Japanese jiyuunomegami / jiyunomegami / じゆうのめがみ Japanese (See 自由の女神像) Statue of Liberty


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Mandarin zì yóu nǚ shén xiàng / zi4 you2 nu:3 shen2 xiang4
Taiwan tzu yu nü shen hsiang
Chinese Statue of Liberty


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Japanese ribatiiwan / ribatiwan / リバティーわん Japanese (place-name) Liberty Bay



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Mandarin tiān jī bù kě xiè lòu / tian1 ji1 bu4 ke3 xie4 lou4
Taiwan t`ien chi pu k`o hsieh lou / tien chi pu ko hsieh lou
Chinese lit. mysteries of heaven must not be revealed (idiom); must not be revealed; I am not at liberty to inform you.



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Mandarin tiān jī bù kě xiè lù / tian1 ji1 bu4 ke3 xie4 lu4
Taiwan t`ien chi pu k`o hsieh lu / tien chi pu ko hsieh lu
Chinese lit. mysteries of heaven must not be revealed (idiom); must not be revealed; I am not at liberty to inform you.


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Japanese jiyuunomegamizou / jiyunomegamizo / じゆうのめがみぞう Japanese Statue of Liberty



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Mandarin bù zì yóu , wú nìng sǐ / bu4 zi4 you2 , wu2 ning4 si3
Taiwan pu tzu yu , wu ning ssu
Chinese give me liberty or give me death


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Japanese kirisutoshanojiyuu / kirisutoshanojiyu / キリストしゃのじゆう Japanese (wk) On the Freedom of a Christian (1520 treatise by Martin Luther); A Treatise on Christian Liberty


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Japanese gorenrakumoushiagemasu / gorenrakumoshiagemasu / ごれんらくもうしあげます Japanese (expression) (polite language) (template phrase used in business writing) I am writing to you; I am (taking the liberty of) getting in touch with you


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Japanese paafekutoribatiikyoudan / pafekutoribatikyodan / パーフェクトリバティーきょうだん Japanese Church of Perfect Liberty (religious group founded in Japan in 1924)

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

This page contains 31 results for "Liberty" 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: Soup or Bath

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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).

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