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Mandarin/ ji1
Taiwan chi
Japanese hata / はた    ki / き
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese machine; engine; opportunity; intention; aircraft; pivot; crucial point; flexible (quick-witted); organic; CL:臺|台[tai2]; surname Ji
Japanese loom; (1) chance; opportunity; (n,n-suf) (2) machine; (3) aircraft; (counter) (4) counter for aircraft; (5) counter for remaining lives (in video games); (surname) Hata; (given name) Hakaru; (personal name) Takumi; (surname) Ki
The spring, or motive principle, machine, contrivance, artifice, occasion, opportunity; basis, root or germ; natural bent, fundamental quality; key

因緣


因缘

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Mandarin yīn yuán / yin1 yuan2
Taiwan yin yüan
Japanese innen
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese chance; opportunity; predestined relationship; (Buddhist) principal and secondary causes; chain of cause and effect
hetupratyaya. Cause; causes; 因 hetu, is primary cause, 緣 pratyaya, secondary cause, or causes, e. g. a seed is 因, rain, dew, farmer, etc., are 緣. The 十二因緣 twelve nidānas or links are 'the concatenation of cause and effect in the whole range of existence'.

時機


时机

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Mandarin shí jī / shi2 ji1
Taiwan shih chi
Japanese jiki / じき
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese fortunate timing; occasion; opportunity
Japanese opportunity; chance; time; occasion

機會


机会

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Mandarin jī huì / ji1 hui4
Taiwan chi hui
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese opportunity; chance; occasion; CL:個|个[ge4]

機遇


机遇

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Mandarin jī yù / ji1 yu4
Taiwan chi yü
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese opportunity; favorable circumstance; stroke of luck

商機


商机

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Mandarin shāng jī / shang1 ji1
Taiwan shang chi
Japanese shouki / shoki / しょうき
Chinese business opportunity; commercial opportunity
Japanese business opportunity

契機


契机

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Mandarin qì jī / qi4 ji1
Taiwan ch`i chi / chi chi
Japanese keiki / keki / けいき
Chinese opportunity; turning point; juncture
Japanese opportunity; chance

待機


待机

see styles
Mandarin dài jī / dai4 ji1
Taiwan tai chi
Japanese taiki / たいき
Chinese to wait for an opportunity; (electronic devices) standby
Japanese (noun/participle) standing by; awaiting an opportunity; being on alert

機運


机运

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Mandarin jī yùn / ji1 yun4
Taiwan chi yün
Japanese kiun / きうん
Chinese chance and opportunity
Japanese (1) opportunity; chance; good time (to do); (2) (usu. 気運) (See 気運) trend; tendency; momentum

便

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Mandarin pián // biàn / pian2 // bian4
Taiwan p`ien // pien / pien // pien
Japanese ben / べん    bin / びん
Chinese see 便宜|便宜[pian2 yi5]; plain; informal; suitable; convenient; opportune; to urinate or defecate; equivalent to 就[jiu4]: then; in that case; even if; soon afterwards
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) convenience; service; facility; accommodation; (2) excreta (esp. faeces); excrement; stool; (n,n-suf) (1) flight (e.g. airline flight); trip (e.g. train trip); service; (2) mail; post; letter; (3) opportunity; chance; (surname) Bin; (given name) Tayori
Convenient, convenience; then, so; easy; cheap; occasion

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Mandarin jiè / jie4
Taiwan chieh
Japanese sha
Chinese to lend; to borrow; by means of; to take (an opportunity)
To borrow, lend.


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Mandarin/ ze2
Taiwan tse
Chinese (interj. of admiration or of disgust); to click one's tongue; to attempt to (find an opportunity to) speak

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Mandarin zhé // zhē // shé / zhe2 // zhe1 // she2
Taiwan che // she
Japanese sagari / さがり    orisaki / おりさき    ori / おり
Chinese to break; to fracture; to snap; to suffer loss; to bend; to twist; to turn; to change direction; convinced; to convert into (currency); discount; rebate; tenth (in price); classifier for theatrical scenes; to fold; accounts book; to turn something over; to turn upside down; to tip something out (of a container); to break (e.g. stick or bone); a loss
Japanese (1) opportunity; chance; occasion; time; (n,ctr) (2) fold; pleat; crease; (3) small food box (wooden or cardboard); (personal name) Sagari; (surname) Ori
Tear open, break down.; To snap, break; decide; compound; fold; to fold

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Mandarin/ xi1
Taiwan hsi
Japanese seki / せき    jaku / じゃく    shiozaki / しおざき    shiosaki / しおさき    shiita / shita / しーた    ushio / うしお
Chinese night tides; evening ebbtide; Taiwan pr. [xi4]
Japanese (1) tide; current; (2) salt water; (3) opportunity; (surname) Seki; (personal name) Jaku; (surname) Shiozaki; (surname) Shiosaki; (surname, female given name) Shio; (female given name) Shi-ta; (female given name) Ushio


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Mandarin còu / cou4
Taiwan ts`ou / tsou
Japanese minatozaki / みなとざき    minato / みなと    hata / はた    sou / so / そう    susumu / すすむ    shin / しん    atsumu / あつむ
Chinese to gather together, pool or collect; to happen by chance; to move close to; to exploit an opportunity
Japanese harbour; harbor; port; (surname) Minatozaki; (p,s,f) Minato; (surname) Hata; (surname) Sou; (surname) Susumu; (surname) Shin; (given name) Atsumu

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Mandarin tuān / tuan1
Taiwan t`uan / tuan
Japanese se / せ
Chinese to rush (of water)
Japanese (1) shallows; shoal; (2) rapids; current; torrent; (3) position; place; (4) chance; opportunity

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Mandarin cháo / chao2
Taiwan ch`ao / chao
Japanese chou / cho / ちょう    shou / sho / しょう    shiho / しほ    shiori / しおり    shiozaki / しおざき    shiosaki / しおさき    shioi / しおい    ushio / うしお
Chinese tide; current; damp; moist; humid
Japanese (1) tide; current; (2) salt water; (3) opportunity; (given name) Chou; (surname) Shou; (surname, female given name) Shiho; (surname) Shiori; (surname) Shiozaki; (surname) Shiosaki; (female given name) Shioi; (surname, female given name) Shio; (p,s,f) Ushio
The tide; tidal; damp; moisture

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Mandarin lài / lai4
Taiwan lai
Japanese yanagise / やなぎせ    yanagiuchi / やなぎうち    sera / せら    setaka / せたか    sezaki / せざき    sesaki / せさき    se / せ    iwata / いわた
Chinese Japanese variant of 瀨|濑
Japanese (1) shallows; shoal; (2) rapids; current; torrent; (3) position; place; (4) chance; opportunity; (surname) Yanagise; (surname) Yanagiuchi; (surname) Sera; (surname) Setaka; (surname) Sezaki; (surname) Sesaki; (surname) Se; (surname) Iwata

see styles
Mandarin chá / cha2
Taiwan ch`a / cha
Chinese stubble land after crop has been taken; a second crop obtained by rotation of land; an opportunity


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Mandarin gǎn / gan3
Taiwan kan
Chinese to overtake; to catch up with; to hurry; to rush; to try to catch (the bus etc); to drive (cattle etc) forward; to drive (sb) away; to avail oneself of (an opportunity); until

see styles
Mandarin/ yu4
Taiwan
Japanese gū
Chinese to meet; to encounter; to treat; to receive; opportunity; chance; surname Yu
to meet

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Mandarin/ xi4
Taiwan hsi
Japanese hima / ひま    sukike / すきけ    suki / すき    geki / げき
Chinese crack; crevice; gap or interval; loophole; discord; rift
Japanese gap; space; (1) gap; space; (2) break; interlude; interval; (3) chink (in one's armor, armour); chance; opportunity; weak spot; (1) gap; space; (2) chink (in one's armor, armour); chance; opportunity; weak spot; (3) breach (of a relationship between people)
A crack, crevice, rift; translit. kha.

乘勢


乘势

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

乘機


乘机

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Mandarin chéng jī / cheng2 ji1
Taiwan ch`eng chi / cheng chi
Chinese to take the opportunity; to take a plane

乘隙

see styles
Mandarin chéng xì / cheng2 xi4
Taiwan ch`eng hsi / cheng hsi
Chinese to seize an opportunity; to exploit (a loophole)

乘風


乘风

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Mandarin chéng fēng / cheng2 feng1
Taiwan ch`eng feng / cheng feng
Chinese to ride the wind; to use a fair wind; to take an opportunity

伺機


伺机

see styles
Mandarin sì jī / si4 ji1
Taiwan ssu chi
Chinese to wait for an opportunity; to watch for one's chance

伺隙

see styles
Mandarin sì xì / si4 xi4
Taiwan ssu hsi
Chinese to wait for the opportunity

便乗

see styles
Japanese binjou / binjo / びんじょう Japanese (noun/participle) (1) taking advantage of (an opportunity); jumping on the bandwagon; (2) taking passage (in); getting a lift; getting a ride

便宜

see styles
Mandarin pián yi // biàn yí / pian2 yi5 // bian4 yi2
Taiwan p`ien i // pien / pien i // pien
Japanese bengi(p);bingi(ok) / べんぎ(P);びんぎ(ok)
Chinese cheap; inexpensive; small advantages; to let sb off lightly; convenient
Japanese convenience; accommodation; advantage; benefit; expediency
special opportunity; special opportunity

借勢


借势

see styles
Mandarin jiè shì / jie4 shi4
Taiwan chieh shih
Chinese to borrow sb's authority; to seize an opportunity

借機


借机

see styles
Mandarin jiè jī / jie4 ji1
Taiwan chieh chi
Chinese to seize the opportunity

做球

see styles
Mandarin zuò qiú / zuo4 qiu2
Taiwan tso ch`iu / tso chiu
Chinese to set up a teammate (with an opportunity to score); to throw a game

先機


先机

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Mandarin xiān jī / xian1 ji1
Taiwan hsien chi
Chinese key moment; decisive opportunity

出端

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Japanese deha / では Japanese (1) chance of going out; opportunity (to succeed); (2) musical accompaniment for an actor going on stage; (surname) Debata

出路

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Mandarin chū lù / chu1 lu4
Taiwan ch`u lu / chu lu
Japanese demichi / でみち    decchi / でっち    deji / でじ
Chinese a way out (lit. and fig.); opportunity for advancement; a way forward; outlet (for one's products)
Japanese (surname) Demichi; (place-name) Decchi; (surname) Deji

勝機

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Japanese shouki / shoki / しょうき Japanese chance to win; opportunity to win; chance of victory

坐失

see styles
Mandarin zuò shī / zuo4 shi1
Taiwan tso shih
Chinese to let something slip by; to miss an opportunity

大機


大机

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Mandarin dà jī / da4 ji1
Taiwan ta chi
Japanese daiki / だいき    taiki / たいき    oohata / おおはた
Japanese (surname, given name) Daiki; (personal name) Taiki; (surname) Oohata
The great opportunity, or Mahāyāna method of becoming a bodhisattva; great capacity

奇貨

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Japanese kika / きか Japanese (1) curiosity; rare item; rarity; (2) (See 好機) rare opportunity which could be beneficial

好機

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Japanese kouki / koki / こうき Japanese good opportunity; chance; (given name) Kouki

容可

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Mandarin róng kě / rong2 ke3
Taiwan jung k`o / jung ko
Japanese yōka
an opportunity; an opportunity

容有

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Mandarin róng yǒu / rong2 you3
Taiwan jung yu
Japanese yōu
opportunity

密機


密机

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Mandarin mì jī / mi4 ji1
Taiwan mi chi
Japanese mitsuki
The motive power, or fundamental element, in the esoteric; the opportunity of learning a mantra; person appropriate to receive the esoteric teaching

尋機


寻机

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Mandarin xún jī / xun2 ji1
Taiwan hsün chi
Chinese to look for an opportunity

對機


对机

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Mandarin duì jī / dui4 ji1
Taiwan tui chi
Japanese taiki
To respond to the opportunity, or the capacity of hearers; [responding] according to the questioner's ability

序で

see styles
Japanese tsuide / ついで Japanese (kana only) opportunity; occasion

序に

see styles
Japanese tsuideni / ついでに Japanese (adverb) (kana only) incidentally; taking the opportunity; while (you) are at it; on the occasion

延誤


延误

see styles
Mandarin yán wu / yan2 wu5
Taiwan yen wu
Chinese to delay; to be held up; to miss (an opportunity); delay; holdup

戎機


戎机

see styles
Mandarin róng jī / rong2 ji1
Taiwan jung chi
Chinese opportunity for a fight; war

戰機


战机

see styles
Mandarin zhàn jī / zhan4 ji1
Taiwan chan chi
Chinese opportunity in a battle; fighter aircraft; war secret

投機


投机

see styles
Mandarin tóu jī / tou2 ji1
Taiwan t`ou chi / tou chi
Japanese touki / toki / とうき
Chinese to speculate (on financial markets); opportunistic; congenial; agreeable
Japanese speculation; venture; stockjobbing; gambling (on stocks)
To avail oneself of an opportunity; to surrender oneself to the principles of the Buddha in the search for perfect enlightenment; to seize the opportunity

折り

see styles
Japanese ori / おり Japanese (1) opportunity; chance; occasion; time; (n,ctr) (2) fold; pleat; crease; (3) small food box (wooden or cardboard)

掌握

see styles
Mandarin zhǎng wò / zhang3 wo4
Taiwan chang wo
Japanese shouaku / shoaku / しょうあく
Chinese to grasp (often fig.); to control; to seize (initiative, opportunity, destiny); to master; to know well; to understand something well and know how to use it; fluency
Japanese (noun/participle) grasping; seizing; holding; commanding; having control over

接穂

see styles
Japanese tsugibo / つぎぼ    tsugiho / つぎほ Japanese (1) scion; cion; (horticultural) graft; (2) opportunity to continue a conversation

時節


时节

see styles
Mandarin shí jié / shi2 jie2
Taiwan shih chieh
Japanese jisetsu / じせつ
Chinese season; time
Japanese (1) season; (2) the times; (3) opportunity; occasion
fixed time

根機


根机

see styles
Mandarin gēn jī / gen1 ji1
Taiwan ken chi
Japanese konki
Motive power, fundamental ability, opportunity; one's basic religious capacity

機会

see styles
Japanese kikai / きかい Japanese chance; opportunity

機宜


机宜

see styles
Mandarin jī yí / ji1 yi2
Taiwan chi i
Japanese kigi / きぎ
Chinese guidelines; what to do (under given circumstances)
Japanese opportuneness; timeliness; opportunity; occasion
Opportune and suitable; natural qualification (for receiving the truth).

機緣


机缘

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Mandarin jī yuán / ji1 yuan2
Taiwan chi yüan
Japanese kien
Chinese chance; opportunity; destiny
Potentiality and condition; favourable circumstances; opportunity; a motive

機縁

see styles
Japanese kien / きえん Japanese opportunity; chance

機要


机要

see styles
Mandarin jī yào / ji1 yao4
Taiwan chi yao
Japanese kiyō
Opportunity, strategical possibility, or point; important point

機關


机关

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Mandarin jī guān / ji1 guan1
Taiwan chi kuan
Japanese kikan
Chinese mechanism; gear; machine-operated; office; agency; organ; organization; establishment; institution; body; stratagem; scheme; intrigue; plot; trick; CL:個|个[ge4]
Spring, motive force, cause, opportunity, etc.

汐合

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Japanese shioai / しおあい Japanese (1) tidal hour; (2) right time; favourable opportunity (favorable)

游撃

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Japanese yuugeki / yugeki / ゆうげき Japanese (noun/participle) (1) raid; military attack by a mobile unit; hit-and-run attack; search-and-kill mission; search-and-destroy mission; military action without a predetermined target; attacking the enemy or assisting allies as the opportunity arises; (2) (baseb) (abbreviation) shortstop; short

潮合

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Japanese shioai / しおあい Japanese (1) tidal hour; (2) right time; favourable opportunity (favorable); (place-name) Shioai

潮時

see styles
Japanese shiodoki / しおどき Japanese (1) tidal hour; (2) right time; favourable opportunity (favorable)

無緣


无缘

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Mandarin wú yuán / wu2 yuan2
Taiwan wu yüan
Japanese muen
Chinese to have no opportunity; no way (of doing something); no chance; no connection; not placed (in a competition); (in pop lyrics) no chance of love, no place to be together etc
Causeless, without immediate causal connection, uncaused, underived, independent; unconditioned

生機


生机

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Mandarin shēng jī / sheng1 ji1
Taiwan sheng chi
Chinese opportunity to live; to reprieve from death; life force; vitality

當機


当机

see styles
Mandarin dàng jī / dang4 ji1
Taiwan tang chi
Japanese tōki
Chinese to crash (of a computer); to stop working; (loanword from English "down")
To suit the capacity or ability, i.e. of hearers, as did the Buddha; to avail oneself of an opportunity; according to capacity

痛失

see styles
Mandarin tòng shī / tong4 shi1
Taiwan t`ung shih / tung shih
Chinese to suffer the painful loss of (a loved one etc); to miss out on (an opportunity); to fail to gain (victory etc)

窺伺


窥伺

see styles
Mandarin kuī sì / kui1 si4
Taiwan k`uei ssu / kuei ssu
Chinese to spy upon; to lie in wait for (an opportunity)

約機


约机

see styles
Mandarin yuē jī / yue1 ji1
Taiwan yüeh chi
Japanese yakuki
To avail oneself of opportunity, or suitable conditions; from the perspective of the [capacities of] the person being taught

継穂

see styles
Japanese tsuguho / つぐほ Japanese (1) scion; cion; (horticultural) graft; (2) opportunity to continue a conversation; (female given name) Tsuguho

継端

see styles
Japanese tsugiha / つぎは Japanese (obscure) opportunity to continue a conversation

緣便


缘便

see styles
Mandarin yuán biàn / yuan2 bian4
Taiwan yüan pien
Japanese enben
opportunity

良機


良机

see styles
Mandarin liáng jī / liang2 ji1
Taiwan liang chi
Japanese yoshiki / よしき
Chinese a good chance; a golden opportunity
Japanese (given name) Yoshiki

良縁

see styles
Japanese ryouen / ryoen / りょうえん Japanese (1) good match; suitable candidate (for marriage); (2) {Buddh} good opportunity to be saved by Buddha

茬口

see styles
Mandarin chá kǒu / cha2 kou3
Taiwan ch`a k`ou / cha kou
Chinese harvested land left for rotation; an opportunity

買場

see styles
Japanese kaiba / かいば Japanese time to buy (on markets); buying opportunity; (surname) Kaiba

貽誤


贻误

see styles
Mandarin yí wù / yi2 wu4
Taiwan i wu
Chinese to affect adversely; to delay or hinder; to waste (an opportunity); to mislead

走寶


走宝

see styles
Mandarin zǒu bǎo / zou3 bao3
Taiwan tsou pao
Chinese to miss an opportunity (Cantonese)

赴機


赴机

see styles
Mandarin fù jī / fu4 ji1
Taiwan fu chi
Japanese fuki
To go or to preach according to the need or opportunity; to teach according to the capacities of the audience

趁便

see styles
Mandarin chèn biàn / chen4 bian4
Taiwan ch`en pien / chen pien
Chinese to take the opportunity; in passing

趁勢


趁势

see styles
Mandarin chèn shì / chen4 shi4
Taiwan ch`en shih / chen shih
Chinese to take advantage of a favorable situation; to seize an opportunity

趁早

see styles
Mandarin chèn zǎo / chen4 zao3
Taiwan ch`en tsao / chen tsao
Chinese as soon as possible; at the first opportunity; the sooner the better; before it's too late

趁機


趁机

see styles
Mandarin chèn jī / chen4 ji1
Taiwan ch`en chi / chen chi
Chinese to seize an opportunity; to take advantage of situation

趕早


赶早

see styles
Mandarin gǎn zǎo / gan3 zao3
Taiwan kan tsao
Chinese as soon as possible; at the first opportunity; the sooner the better; before it's too late

透き

see styles
Japanese suki / すき Japanese (1) gap; space; (2) break; interlude; interval; (3) chink (in one's armor, armour); chance; opportunity; weak spot

遊撃

see styles
Japanese yuugeki / yugeki / ゆうげき Japanese (noun/participle) (1) raid; military attack by a mobile unit; hit-and-run attack; search-and-kill mission; search-and-destroy mission; military action without a predetermined target; attacking the enemy or assisting allies as the opportunity arises; (2) (baseb) (abbreviation) shortstop; short

錯過


错过

see styles
Mandarin cuò guò / cuo4 guo4
Taiwan ts`o kuo / tso kuo
Chinese to miss (train, opportunity etc)

間合

see styles
Japanese maai / mai / まあい Japanese (1) interval; distance; break; pause; (2) suitable time; appropriate opportunity; (3) distance between opponents (kendo); (surname) Maai

際會


际会

see styles
Mandarin jì huì / ji4 hui4
Taiwan chi hui
Chinese opportunity; chance

際遇


际遇

see styles
Mandarin jì yù / ji4 yu4
Taiwan chi yü
Chinese luck; fate; opportunity; the ups and downs of life

隨機


随机

see styles
Mandarin suí jī / sui2 ji1
Taiwan sui chi
Japanese zuiki
Chinese according to the situation; pragmatic; random
According to capacity, capability, or opportunity, e.g. the teaching of the Buddha according with the capacity of everyone; according with faculties

順勢


顺势

see styles
Mandarin shùn shì / shun4 shi4
Taiwan shun shih
Chinese to take advantage; to seize an opportunity; in passing; without taking extra trouble; conveniently

頓機

see styles
Mandarin dùn jī / dun4 ji1
Taiwan tun chi
The capacity, or opportunity, for immediate enlightenment.

黃金


黄金

see styles
Mandarin huáng jīn / huang2 jin1
Taiwan huang chin
Japanese ōgon
Chinese gold; golden (opportunity); prime (time)
The yellow metal, i.e. gold.

いい事

see styles
Japanese iikoto / ikoto / いいこと Japanese (exp,n) (1) (kana only) good thing; nice thing; (2) (kana only) good excuse; good grounds; good opportunity; (interjection) (3) (feminine speech) (kana only) interjection used to impress an idea or to urge a response

二福田

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Mandarin èr fú tián / er4 fu2 tian2
Taiwan erh fu t`ien / erh fu tien
Japanese ni fukuden
The two fields for the cultivation of happiness: (a) 學人田 the eighteen Hīnayāna classes of those under training in religion; (b) 無學人田 the nine divisions of those no longer in training, i.e. who have completed their course. Also (a) 悲田 the pitable or poor and needy, as the field or opportunity for charity; (b) 敬田the field of religion and reverence of the Buddhas, the saints, the priesthood; two fields of merit

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

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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

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 355,969 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, and short phrases.

Just because a word appears here does not mean it is appropriate for a tattoo, your business name, etc. Please consult a professional before doing anything stupid with this data.

We do offer Chinese and Japanese Tattoo Services. We'll also be happy to help you translate something for other purposes.

No warranty as to the correctness, potential vulgarity, or clarity is expressed or implied. We did not write any of these definitions (though we occasionally act as a contributor/editor to the CC-CEDICT project). You are using this dictionary for free, and you get what you pay for.

The following titles are just to help people who are searching for an Asian dictionary to find this page.

Japanese Kanji Dictionary

Free Asian Dictionary

Chinese Kanji Dictionary

Chinese Words Dictionary

Chinese Language Dictionary

Japanese Chinese Dictionary