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Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition

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qín / qin2
ch`in / chin
 gon / つとめ
diligent; industrious; hardworking; frequent; regular; constant
(personal name) Tsutome
vīrya, energy, zeal, fortitude, virility; intp. also as 精進 one of the pāramitās; to strive

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qiǎng / qiang3
ch`iang / chiang
 kyou / kyo / きょう
to force; to compel; to strive; to make an effort
(suffix noun) (1) (ant: 弱・1) a little over; a little more than; (suffix noun) (2) powerhouse; one of the biggest; one of the most powerful; (personal name) Tsuyomi
Strong, forceful, violent; to force; to strengthen; strong

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zhēng / zheng1
to strive for; to vie for; to argue or debate; deficient or lacking (dialect); how or what (literary)
why is it so...?


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nǔ lì / nu3 li4
nu li
 doryoku / どりょく
great effort; to strive; to try hard
(noun/participle) effort; exertion; endeavour; endeavor; hard work; striving; (surname) Nuriki
to strive; to strive


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qín qiú / qin2 qiu2
ch`in ch`iu / chin chiu
 gongu / ごんぐ
inquiring the Buddha way
To seek diligently (after the good); to strive for


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qiú dào / qiu2 dao4
ch`iu tao / chiu tao
 kyuudou;gudou / kyudo;gudo / きゅうどう;ぐどう
seeking for truth; (personal name) Motomichi
to seek (practice for, strive for) enlightenment; to seek (practice for, strive for) enlightenment



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zì qiáng / zi4 qiang2
tzu ch`iang / tzu chiang
 jikyou / jikyo / じきょう
to strive for self-improvement
(noun/participle) strenuous effort



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ān pín lè dào / an1 pin2 le4 dao4
an p`in le tao / an pin le tao
to be content with poverty and strive for virtue (idiom)



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zì qiáng bù xī / zi4 qiang2 bu4 xi1
tzu ch`iang pu hsi / tzu chiang pu hsi
to strive unremittingly; self-improvement

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/ nu3
 yume / ゆめ
to exert; to strive
(adverb) (kana only) (archaism) never; by no means; (male given name) Tsutomu

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/ wu4
 mu / つとむ
affair; business; matter; to be engaged in; to attend to; by all means
(male given name) Tsutomu
to strive; to strive

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duó / duo2
to seize; to take away forcibly; to wrest control of; to compete or strive for; to force one's way through; to leave out; to lose
Snatch, carry off, take by force; decide; to snatch

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qín / qin2
ch`in / chin
variant of 勤[qin2]; industrious; solicitous

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zhèng / zheng4
to struggle to get free; to strive to acquire; to make (money)

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yíng / ying2
 yō / えい
camp; barracks; battalion; to build; to operate; to manage; to strive for
(surname) Ei

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mǐn / min3
to strive



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bù zhēng / bu4 zheng1
pu cheng
widely known; incontestable; undeniable; to not strive for; to not contend for


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qǐ jí / qi3 ji2
ch`i chi / chi chi
 kikyuu / kikyu / ききゅう
to hope to reach; to strive for
(noun/participle) attempt


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zhù guǒ / zhu4 guo3
chu kuo
 jūka / すみか
(personal name) Sumika
Abiding in the fruit; e.g. śrāvakas and pratyekabuddhas who rest satisfied in their attainments and do not strive for Buddhahood; they are known as住果緣覺 or住果羅漢; abiding in the fruit



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chuàng yōu / chuang4 you1
ch`uang yu / chuang yu
to strive for excellence



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lì tú / li4 tu2
li t`u / li tu
to try hard to; to strive to


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lì jīng / li4 jing1
li ching
to strive; to strive


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 hagemu / はげむ (Godan verb with "mu" ending) to strive; to endeavour; to endeavor; to make an effort; to be zealous


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miǎn lì / mian3 li4
mien li
to strive; to make an effort; to exert oneself



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miǎn lì / mian3 li4
mien li
to encourage
to strive; to strive


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 hakaru / はかる (transitive verb) (1) to plan; to attempt; to devise; (2) to plot; to conspire; to scheme; (3) to aim for; to strive for; to work towards; to seek



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bèn tou / ben4 tou5
pen t`ou / pen tou
something to strive for; prospect



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fèn lì / fen4 li4
fen li
to do everything one can; to spare no effort; to strive



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fèn dòu / fen4 dou4
fen tou
to strive; to struggle


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xī qiú / xi1 qiu2
hsi ch`iu / hsi chiu
 kegu / もとむ
(noun/participle) longing; great desire; aspiration; (female given name) Motomu
to strive for; to strive for



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dān lì / dan1 li4
tan li
to strive; endeavor


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qiú qǔ / qiu2 qu3
ch`iu ch`ü / chiu chü
to seek after; to strive for
get hold of



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yíng qiú / ying2 qiu2
ying ch`iu / ying chiu
to seek; to strive for



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yíng móu / ying2 mou2
ying mou
to do business; to manage; to strive for; to use every possible means (toward a goal)



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zhēng guāng / zheng1 guang1
cheng kuang
to win an honor; to strive to win a prize



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zhēng qǔ / zheng1 qu3
cheng ch`ü / cheng chü
to fight for; to strive for; to win over



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zhēng chǒng / zheng1 chong3
cheng ch`ung / cheng chung
to strive for favor



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zhēng dé / zheng1 de2
cheng te
to obtain by an effort; to strive to get something



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zhēng héng / zheng1 heng2
cheng heng
to struggle for mastery; to strive for supremacy



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zhēng fēng / zheng1 feng1
cheng feng
to strive



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jìn lì / jin4 li4
chin li
to strive one's hardest; to spare no effort
to exhaust one's powers



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móu qǔ / mou2 qu3
mou ch`ü / mou chü
to seek; to strive for; to obtain; see also 牟取[mou2 qu3]



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móu qiú / mou2 qiu2
mou ch`iu / mou chiu
to seek; to strive for



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móu shí / mou2 shi2
mou shih
to make a living; to strive to earn a living



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jiǎng qiú / jiang3 qiu2
chiang ch`iu / chiang chiu
to stress; to emphasize; particular about something; to strive for



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péng tuán / peng2 tuan2
p`eng t`uan / peng tuan
to strive for greatness


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 tsutomeru / つとめる (transitive verb) to endeavor (endeavour); to try; to strive; to make an effort; to exert oneself; to be diligent; to be committed (to doing something)


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 tsutomeru / つとめる (transitive verb) to endeavor (endeavour); to try; to strive; to make an effort; to exert oneself; to be diligent; to be committed (to doing something)


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 tsutomeru / つとめる (transitive verb) to endeavor (endeavour); to try; to strive; to make an effort; to exert oneself; to be diligent; to be committed (to doing something)


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 torikumu / とりくむ    tokkumu / とっくむ (v5m,vi) to tackle; to wrestle with; to engage in a bout; to come to grips with; to make effort; to strive for; to deal with


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 agaku / あがく (v5k,vi) (1) (kana only) to paw (at) the ground; (v5k,vi) (2) (kana only) to struggle (using one's arms and legs); to flounder; to flail about; (v5k,vi) (3) (kana only) to struggle (to escape an adverse situation); to strive; to make every effort



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lì zhēng shàng yóu / li4 zheng1 shang4 you2
li cheng shang yu
to strive for mastery (idiom); aiming for the best result; to have high ambitions


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qín xiū fāng biàn / qin2 xiu1 fang1 bian4
ch`in hsiu fang pien / chin hsiu fang pien
 gonshu hōben
[strive to] cultivate skillful means; [strive to] cultivate skillful means


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 torikumu / とりくむ (v5m,vi) to tackle; to wrestle with; to engage in a bout; to come to grips with; to make effort; to strive for; to deal with


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hào dà xǐ gōng / hao4 da4 xi3 gong1
hao ta hsi kung
to rejoice in grandiose deeds; to strive to achieve extraordinary things


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 komadamu / こマダム wealthy women who strive to follow the fashions exactly and be seen in all the right place


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qiú hǎo xīn qiè / qiu2 hao3 xin1 qie4
ch`iu hao hsin ch`ieh / chiu hao hsin chieh
to demand the highest standards of sb (or oneself) (idiom); to strive to achieve the best possible results; to be a perfectionist



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jìn lì ér wéi / jin4 li4 er2 wei2
chin li erh wei
to try one's utmost; to strive



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zì qiáng zì lì / zi4 qiang2 zi4 li4
tzu ch`iang tzu li / tzu chiang tzu li
to strive for self-improvement


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 tagguokumu / タッグをくむ (exp,v5m) to work together; to strive together; to form a tag team


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 sougorikaiohakaru / sogorikaiohakaru / そうごりかいをはかる (exp,v5r) to strive for mutual understanding



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rén wǎng gāo chù zǒu , shuǐ wǎng dī chù liú / ren2 wang3 gao1 chu4 zou3 , shui3 wang3 di1 chu4 liu2
jen wang kao ch`u tsou , shui wang ti ch`u liu / jen wang kao chu tsou , shui wang ti chu liu
man seeks his way up just as water seeks its way down (idiom); one should constantly strive to make progress


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 hakaru / はかる (transitive verb) (1) to plan; to attempt; to devise; (transitive verb) (2) (esp. 謀る) to plot; to conspire; to scheme; (transitive verb) (3) (図る only) to aim for; to strive for; to work towards; to seek; (transitive verb) (4) (謀る only) to deceive; to trick; to take in


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 tsutomeru / つとめる (transitive verb) to endeavor (endeavour); to try; to strive; to make an effort; to exert oneself; to be diligent; to be committed (to doing something)


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 ekonomikkuanimaru;ekonomikku animaru / エコノミックアニマル;エコノミック・アニマル (derogatory term) (term orig. used in South and Southeast Asia in the 1960's and 70's in ref. to the Japanese) economic animal; person or people who only strive for profit

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

This page contains 65 results for "Strive" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

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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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