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There are 28 total results for your New Beginning search.

Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

事始め

see styles
 kotohajime / ことはじめ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
(1) taking up a new line of work; the beginning of things; (2) starting the preparations for New Year's festivities (December 8 in Tokyo, December 13 in Kyoto); (3) resuming work after the New Year's vacation

see styles
chū / chu1
ch`u / chu
 hatsu(p);ui / はつ(P);うい
at first; (at the) beginning; first; junior; basic
(adj-no,n-pref,n) first; new; (female given name) Hatsumi
To cut cloth for clothes; beginning, first.

see styles
shǔ / shu3
shu
 akebono / あけぼの
daybreak; dawn; the dawn of a new epoch (metaphor); Taiwan pr. [shu4]
dawn; daybreak; beginning; (given name) Sho

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shuò / shuo4
shuo
 saku / さく
beginning; first day of lunar month; north
(1) {astron} new moon; (2) first day of the lunar month; (3) (in ancient China) next year's calendar and decrees (distributed by the Emperor at year's end); (given name) Hajime

仕初

see styles
 shizome / しぞめ (1) outset; beginning; starting (things); (2) resuming work after the New Year's vacation

初め

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 hajime / はじめ    zome / ぞめ (n-t,n-adv) (1) beginning; start; outset; opening; (2) first (in line, etc.); (3) origin; (4) (kana only) such as ...; not to mention ...; (suffix) first doing of ... (ever, in one's life, in the new year, etc.)

初日

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chū rì / chu1 ri4
ch`u jih / chu jih
 hatsuhi / はつひ
New Year's Day sunrise; (f,p) Hatsuhi
beginning of the day

初春

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 shoshun;hatsuharu / しょしゅん;はつはる (1) beginning of spring; (2) (See 睦月・1) first month of the lunar calendar; New Year; (female given name) Hatsuharu

四節


四节

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sì jié / si4 jie2
ssu chieh
 shisetsu
The four monastic annual periods — beginning of summer, end of summer, winter solstice, and the new year; four periods

年始

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 nenshi / ねんし (1) beginning of the year; new year; (2) New Year's call; New Year's greetings

年神

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 toshigami / としがみ (1) kami celebrated at the beginning of New Year (usu. to pray for a good harvest); (2) goddess of (lucky) directions; (surname) Toshigami

新春

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xīn chūn / xin1 chun1
hsin ch`un / hsin chun
 shinshun / しんしゅん
the beginning of Spring; the 10 or 20 days following the lunar New Year's Day
New Year (Spring); (surname) Niiharu

新歳

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xīn suì / xin1 sui4
hsin sui
 shinsai
The new year of the monks, beginning on the day after the summer retreat.

明け

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 ake / あけ (n-t,adj-no,n-suf) (1) (ant: 暮れ・1) dawn; daybreak; (n-suf,n-pref) (2) end; soon after something has ended; (3) beginning (of a new year, month, etc.)

正朔

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zhēng shuò / zheng1 shuo4
cheng shuo
 seisaku / sesaku / せいさく
first day of the first lunar month; (old) calendar promulgated by the first emperor of a dynasty
beginning of the month or the year; New Year's Day; the calendar; (given name) Seisaku

歳神

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 toshigami / としがみ (1) kami celebrated at the beginning of New Year (usu. to pray for a good harvest); (2) goddess of (lucky) directions

為初

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 shizome / しぞめ (1) outset; beginning; starting (things); (2) resuming work after the New Year's vacation

開春


开春

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kāi chūn / kai1 chun1
k`ai ch`un / kai chun
beginning of spring; the lunar New Year

開通


开通

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kāi tong / kai1 tong5
k`ai t`ung / kai tung
 kaitsuu / kaitsu / かいつう
open-minded
(noun/participle) (1) opening (of a new road, railway, etc.); going into operation (e.g. telephone communication); beginning services; (2) reopening (e.g. a road to traffic); resumption of services
to open

仕初め

see styles
 shizome / しぞめ (1) outset; beginning; starting (things); (2) resuming work after the New Year's vacation

週あけ

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 shuuake / shuake / しゅうあけ beginning of the week; new week opening; Monday

週明け

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 shuuake / shuake / しゅうあけ beginning of the week; new week opening; Monday

こと始め

see styles
 kotohajime / ことはじめ (1) taking up a new line of work; the beginning of things; (2) starting the preparations for New Year's festivities (December 8 in Tokyo, December 13 in Kyoto); (3) resuming work after the New Year's vacation

リセット

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 risetto / リセット (noun/participle) (1) reset; (2) (as 人生のリセット, etc.) fresh start; new beginning; (female given name) Lisette; Lysette

新年早々

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 shinnensousou / shinnensoso / しんねんそうそう (at) the beginning of the New Year; early in the New Year

年神;歳神

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 toshigami / としがみ (1) (See 神・かみ・1) kami celebrated at the beginning of New Year (usu. to pray for a good harvest); (2) (See 歳徳神) goddess of (lucky) directions

事始め;こと始め

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 kotohajime / ことはじめ (1) taking up a new line of work; the beginning of things; (2) starting the preparations for New Year's festivities (December 8 in Tokyo, December 13 in Kyoto); (3) (See 仕事始め) resuming work after the New Year's vacation

仕初め;仕初;為初め;為初

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 shizome / しぞめ (1) (See 手始め) outset; beginning; starting (things); (2) (See 仕事始め) resuming work after the New Year's vacation

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

This page contains 28 results for "New Beginning" 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.
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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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