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Characters Pronunciation
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Mandarin/ li2
Taiwan li
Japanese nashi(p);nashi / なし(P);ナシ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese pear; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (kana only) nashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta); Japanese pear; Asian pear; sand pear; apple pear
The pear.

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Mandarin shā / sha1
Taiwan sha
Japanese sha;sa / しゃ;さ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese granule; hoarse; raspy; sand; powder; CL:粒[li4]; abbr. for Tsar or Tsarist Russia
Japanese (numeric) one hundred-millionth
bālukā. Sand; sands, e. g. of Ganges 恒河, implying countless; translit. s, ś, ṣ. Cf. 莎; (Skt. bālukā)

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Mandarin shā / sha1
Taiwan sha
Japanese sunahama / すなはま
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese sand; gravel; granule; variant of 沙[sha1]
Japanese sand; grit
Gravel, sand.


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Mandarin shā qiū / sha1 qiu1
Taiwan sha ch`iu / sha chiu
Japanese sakyuu / sakyu / さきゅう
Chinese sand dune; sandy hill
Japanese sand dune; sand hill


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Mandarin shā zi / sha1 zi5
Taiwan sha tzu
Japanese sunako / すなこ
Chinese sand; grit; CL:粒[li4],把[ba3]
Japanese (1) sand; grit; (2) gold dust; silver dust; sand; grit


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Mandarin shā shí / sha1 shi2
Taiwan sha shih
Japanese shaseki / しゃせき    saseki / させき
Chinese sand and stones
Japanese sand and stone; pebble


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Mandarin yóu shā / you2 sha1
Taiwan yu sha
Japanese yusa / ゆさ
Chinese oil sand (mining)
Japanese (See オイルサンド) oil sands; tar sands; bituminous sands


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Mandarin hǎi shā / hai3 sha1
Taiwan hai sha
Japanese kaisa / かいさ
Chinese sea sand (sand of the ocean floor or seashore)
Japanese sea sand (sand collected from the ocean floor, as opposed to that which is used as an ingredient in concrete)


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Mandarin shā zi / sha1 zi5
Taiwan sha tzu
Japanese manago / まなご
Chinese sand
Japanese (1) sand; grit; (2) gold dust; silver dust; sand; grit


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Mandarin shā shí / sha1 shi2
Taiwan sha shih
Japanese sazaraishi / さざらいし
Chinese sandstone; sand and stone; aggregate
Japanese sand and stone; pebble

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Mandarin/ ju2
Taiwan chü
Chinese (dialect) to cook in salt or sand, inside a sealed pot; to steam; to bake

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Mandarin mái / mai2
Taiwan mai
Japanese bai / ばい
Chinese haze
Japanese (See 黄砂・こうさ・1) loess; yellow sand; bai; dust from the Yellow River region (China)

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Mandarin/ ji4
Taiwan chi
Chinese bastard carp; sand perch


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Japanese nashi / ナシ Japanese (kana only) nashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta); Japanese pear; Asian pear; sand pear; apple pear


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Japanese dosha(p);dosa / どしゃ(P);どさ Japanese sediment; earth and sand


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Mandarin tǔ chǎo / tu3 chao3
Taiwan t`u ch`ao / tu chao
Japanese dojō
Aśoka is said to have become king as a reward for offering, when a child in a previous incarnation, a double-handful of sand as wheat or food to the Buddha; sand as grain



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Mandarin chén shā / chen2 sha1
Taiwan ch`en sha / chen sha
Japanese jinja
Dust and sand, i.e. numberless as the atoms. Tiantai uses the term as one of the three illusions, i.e. the trial of the bodhisattva in facing the vast amount of detail in knowledge and operation required for his task of saving the world.


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Japanese tokoshiki / とこしき Japanese animal bedding; sand thrown on ship decks; any kind of floor covering



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Mandarin héng shā / heng2 sha1
Taiwan heng sha
Japanese goja
as numerous as the grains of sand in the Ganges; as numerous as the grains of sand in the Ganges



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Mandarin pī dàng / pi1 dang4
Taiwan p`i tang / pi tang
Chinese cement-sand wall plaster


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Mandarin sǎn shā / san3 sha1
Taiwan san sha
Chinese scattered sand; fig. lacking in cohesion or organization


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Mandarin dūn huáng / dun1 huang2
Taiwan tun huang
Japanese tonkou / tonko / とんこう
Chinese Dunhuang county level city in Jiuquan 酒泉, Gansu
Japanese (irregular kanji usage) (noun or adjectival noun) sincerity and kindheartedness; honesty and simplicity
(or 燉煌) The city in Kansu near which are the 千佛洞 Cave-temples of the thousand Buddhas; where a monk in A. D. 1900, sweeping away the collected sand, broke through a partition and found a room full of MSS. ranging in date from the beginning of the 5th to the end of the 10th century, together with block prints and paintings, first brought to light by Sir Aurel Stein; Dunhuang


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Mandarin tīng zhǔ / ting1 zhu3
Taiwan t`ing chu / ting chu
Japanese teisho / tesho / ていしょ
Chinese shoal; islet in a stream
Japanese sand bar; waters edge


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Mandarin shā dì / sha1 di4
Taiwan sha ti
Chinese sandy beach or river bank; sand dune; sandy land


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Mandarin shā kēng / sha1 keng1
Taiwan sha k`eng / sha keng
Chinese sandbox; jumping pit (athletics); sand trap, bunker (golf)



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Mandarin shā chén / sha1 chen2
Taiwan sha ch`en / sha chen
Chinese airborne sand and dust



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Mandarin shā bà / sha1 ba4
Taiwan sha pa
Chinese a sandbank; a sand bar


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Mandarin shā xīn / sha1 xin1
Taiwan sha hsin
Japanese shashin
Mind like sand in its countless functionings; countless factors of the mind



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Mandarin shā shù / sha1 shu4
Taiwan sha shu
Japanese shashu
number of grains of sand; number of grains of sand


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Mandarin shā lòu / sha1 lou4
Taiwan sha lou
Chinese hourglass; sand filter



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Mandarin shā huà / sha1 hua4
Taiwan sha hua
Chinese sand picture



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Mandarin shā pán / sha1 pan2
Taiwan sha p`an / sha pan
Chinese sand table (military); 3D terrain (or site) model (for real estate marketing, geography class etc); sand tray (on which to write characters)



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Mandarin shā lì / sha1 li4
Taiwan sha li
Japanese shareki
Chinese grains of sand
sand and pebbles; sand and pebbles


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Mandarin shā lì / sha1 li4
Taiwan sha li
Chinese grain of sand


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Mandarin ní shā / ni2 sha1
Taiwan ni sha
Japanese deisha / desha / でいしゃ    deisa / desa / でいさ
Chinese silt
Japanese mud and sand


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Japanese deisha / desha / でいしゃ    deisa / desa / でいさ Japanese mud and sand


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Japanese asase / あさせ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) shoal; shallows; sand bar; ford


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Japanese hyousa / hyosa / ひょうさ Japanese drift sand



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Mandarin lǜ shā / lu:4 sha1
Taiwan lü sha
Chinese filter sand


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Mandarin huī shā / hui1 sha1
Taiwan hui sha
Japanese kesha
Ascetics who cover themselves with ashes, or burn their flesh; Lit. ash-sand


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Mandarin zhǔ shā / zhu3 sha1
Taiwan chu sha
Japanese shasha
Like boiling sand for food.



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Mandarin rè shā / re4 sha1
Taiwan je sha
Japanese nessha
to cook sand; to cook sand


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Japanese nessa / ねっさ Japanese hot sand


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Japanese karibachi / かりばち Japanese hunter wasp (i.e. potter wasp, sand wasp, etc.)


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


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Japanese keisha / kesha / けいしゃ Japanese silica sand


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Japanese kizuna / きずな Japanese (1) greensand (olive-green sandstone); (2) green sand; molding sand


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Japanese hakushuu / hakushu / はくしゅう Japanese (1) white sandbar; white sandbank; (2) area in a garden or entrance of a house laid with white sand or pebbles; (3) gravel separating a Noh stage from the audience; (4) (archaism) court of law in the Edo period, in which the parties sat on white sand


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Mandarin bái shā / bai2 sha1
Taiwan pai sha
Japanese hakusha / はくしゃ    hakusa / はくさ
Chinese Baisha (common place name); Baisha Lizu autonomous county, Hainan; Baisha or Paisha township in Penghu county 澎湖縣|澎湖县[Peng2 hu2 xian4] (Pescadores Islands), Taiwan
Japanese white sand


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Japanese shirasu / しらす Japanese (1) white sandbar; white sandbank; (2) area in a garden or entrance of a house laid with white sand or pebbles; (3) gravel separating a Noh stage from the audience; (4) (archaism) court of law in the Edo period, in which the parties sat on white sand


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Japanese shirowani;shirowani / しろわに;シロワニ Japanese (kana only) sand tiger shark (Carcharias taurus); gray nurse shark


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Japanese morizuna / もりずな Japanese ceremonial piles of sand (placed on both sides of an entrance to greet an important personage)


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Japanese masago / まさご Japanese sand


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Japanese sajou / sajo / さじょう Japanese (built) on sand


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Japanese sakyuu / sakyu / さきゅう Japanese sand dune; sand hill


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Japanese sado / さど Japanese sand


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Japanese sunabokori / すなぼこり Japanese cloud of dust (sand, etc.)


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Japanese sunaba / すなば Japanese sand pit; sandbox


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Japanese sunakabe / すなかべ Japanese sand-coated interior wall (in traditional Japanese architecture)


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Japanese sunayama;sayama / すなやま;さやま Japanese sand hill; dune


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Japanese sakai / さかい Japanese sand sea


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Japanese sunayu / すなゆ Japanese sand bath


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Japanese sunakemuri / すなけむり Japanese cloud of sand (dust, etc.)


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Japanese sunaneko;sunaneko / すなねこ;スナネコ Japanese (kana only) sand cat (Felis margarita); sand dune cat


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Japanese sunatsubu / すなつぶ Japanese grains of sand


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Japanese sunae / すなえ Japanese sand picture


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Japanese sunanomi;sunanomi / すなのみ;スナノミ Japanese (kana only) chigoe; sand flea; chigger (Tunga penetrans)


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Japanese sunagani;sunagani / すながに;スナガニ Japanese (kana only) Ocypode stimpsoni (species of ghost crab, sand crab or white crab)


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Japanese isagoji / いさごじ Japanese sand path; sand road


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Japanese satetsu / さてつ Japanese iron sand; magnetite sand


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Japanese sunabachi / すなばち    sawachi / さわち    sahachi / さはち Japanese (1) platter; serving plate; (2) (archaism) crown of the head; (3) flower arrangement in a shallow vase, using sand


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Mandarin guī shā / gui1 sha1
Taiwan kuei sha
Chinese silicon sand


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Japanese keisha / kesha / けいしゃ Japanese silica sand


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Mandarin mó shā / mo2 sha1
Taiwan mo sha
Chinese to scrub with an abrasive; to sand; frosted (e.g. glass)


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Mandarin fěn tǔ / fen3 tu3
Taiwan fen t`u / fen tu
Chinese dust; sand


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Japanese kousetsu / kosetsu / こうせつ Japanese (See 赤雪) red snow (due to microscopic algae, yellow sand, etc.)



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Mandarin xì shā / xi4 sha1
Taiwan hsi sha
Chinese fine sand


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Japanese sewata / せわた Japanese vein of a shrimp (prawn); digestive tract of a shrimp; sand vein


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Japanese jinsa / じんさ Japanese {med} renal sand; kidney sand; gravel


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Japanese koshiboso / こしぼそ Japanese (adj-na,adj-no,n) (1) narrow-waisted; (2) (abbreviation) (See 腰細蜂) red-banded sand wasp (Ammophila sabulosa)


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Japanese irosuna / いろすな Japanese (See 砂壁) coloured sand (used for coating interior plaster walls)


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Mandarin zhēng shā / zheng1 sha1
Taiwan cheng sha
Japanese jōsha
Steaming or cooking sand for food: an impossibility, like Ānanda trying to meditate without cutting off evil conduct; to cook sand


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Mandarin zhēng shā / zheng1 sha1
Taiwan cheng sha
Japanese jōsa
to cook sand; to cook sand



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Mandarin xiā xiàn / xia1 xian4
Taiwan hsia hsien
Chinese digestive tract of a shrimp; sand vein



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Mandarin zhūn nà / zhun1 na4
Taiwan chun na
Japanese junna / じゅんな
curna, powder, flower, dust, sand, etc.


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Japanese sekisetsu;akayuki / せきせつ;あかゆき Japanese red snow (due to microscopic algae, yellow sand, etc.)


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Mandarin jīn shā / jin1 sha1
Taiwan chin sha
Japanese konsha
Chinese Jinsha county in Bijie prefecture 畢節地區|毕节地区[Bi4 jie2 di4 qu1], Guizhou; Chinsha town in Kinmen County 金門縣|金门县[Jin1 men2 xian4] (Kinmen or Quemoy islands), Taiwan
Golden-sand (river), an imaginary river in the Nirvana Sutra 10. Also the Hiraṇyavatī, v. 尸; golden sand


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Japanese kinsha / きんしゃ Japanese gold dust; golden sand


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Japanese kugini / くぎに Japanese (food term) kugini; sand lance simmered in soy, mirin, etc.


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Japanese ginsha;ginsa / ぎんしゃ;ぎんさ Japanese (1) (See 銀砂子) silver powder; (2) white sand


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Japanese joren / じょれん Japanese (long-handled) bamboo winnow used to sift earth or sand



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Mandarin fēng chén / feng1 chen2
Taiwan feng ch`en / feng chen
Japanese fuujin / fujin / ふうじん
Chinese windblown dust; hardships of travel; vicissitudes of life; prostitution
Japanese (1) wind-scattered dust; windblown sand; (2) worldly affairs; cares of life



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Mandarin fēng shā / feng1 sha1
Taiwan feng sha
Japanese fuusa / fusa / ふうさ
Chinese sand blown by wind; sandstorm


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Japanese hirai / ひらい Japanese (noun/participle) (1) coming flying in (migratory birds, airborne sand, pollen, etc.); (2) coming by airplane


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Japanese hisa / ひさ Japanese (See 飛雪) blown sand; sand blow; sand drift (by the wind)


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Mandarin gǔ liào / gu3 liao4
Taiwan ku liao
Chinese aggregate (sand or gravel used in concrete 混凝土)


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Japanese narisuna / なりすな    nakisuna / なきすな Japanese singing sand (which produces sound when stepped on); whistling sand; squeaking sand; barking sand


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Japanese kisa / きさ Japanese loess; yellow sand; bai; dust from the Yellow River region (in China)


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Japanese kousa / kosa / こうさ Japanese loess; yellow sand; bai; dust from the Yellow River region (in China)


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Japanese oshirasu / おしらす Japanese (archaism) court of law in the Edo period, in which the parties sat on white sand

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


This page contains 100 results for "Sand" 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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