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 gaku / がく
 Vertical Wall Scroll
(1) learning; scholarship; study; erudition; knowledge; education; (suffix noun) (2) study of ...; -ology; -ics; (personal name) Yutaka


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xué / xue2
hsüeh
 gaku / まなぶ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
to learn; to study; to imitate; science; -ology
(personal name) Manabu
śikṣ; to study, learn, the process of acquiring knowledge; learning.

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niàn / nian4
nien
 nen / ねん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
to read; to study (a subject); to attend (a school); to read aloud; to miss (sb); idea; remembrance; twenty (banker's anti-fraud numeral corresponding to 廿, 20)
(1) (esp. 〜の念) sense; idea; thought; feeling; (2) desire; concern; (3) (esp. 念に〜、念の/が〜) attention; care; (personal name) Nen
smṛti. Recollection, memory; to think on, reflect; repeat, intone; a thought; a moment; mindfulness, memory

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fāng / fang1
fang
 hou / ho / ほう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
square; power or involution (math.); upright; honest; fair and square; direction; side; party (to a contract, dispute etc); place; method; prescription (medicine); just when; only or just; classifier for square things; abbr. for square or cubic meter
(1) direction; way; side; area (in a particular direction); (2) (often 私の方, あなたの方, etc.) side (of an argument, etc.); one's part; (3) type; category; (4) field (of study, etc.); (5) indicates one side of a comparison; (6) way; method; manner; means; (7) length (of each side of a square); (given name) Michi
Square; place; correct; a means, plan, prescription; then, now, just; to make even


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/ du2
tu
 doku
 Vertical Wall Scroll
to read; to study; reading of word (i.e. pronunciation), similar to 拼音[pin1 yin1]
To read; a comma, full stop.

修行

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xiū xíng / xiu1 xing2
hsiu hsing
 shugyou(p);sugyou(ok) / shugyo(p);sugyo(ok) / しゅぎょう(P);すぎょう(ok)
 Vertical Wall Scroll
to devote oneself to spiritual development (esp. Buddhism or Daoism); to devote oneself to perfecting one's art or craft
(noun/participle) (1) {Buddh} ascetic practices; (2) training; practice; discipline; study; (personal name) Nobuyuki
caryā, conduct; to observe and do; to end one's ways; to cultivate oneself in right practice; be religious, or pious; to carry out or perform

斯文

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sī wén / si1 wen2
ssu wen
 shibun / しぶん
 Vertical Wall Scroll
refined; educate; cultured; intellectual; polite; gentle
this academic subject or field of study; Confucian studies

學無止境


学无止境

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xué wú zhǐ jìng / xue2 wu2 zhi3 jing4
hsüeh wu chih ching
 Vertical Wall Scroll
no end to learning (idiom); There's always something new to study.; You live and learn.

寧靜致遠


宁静致远

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níng jìng zhì yuǎn / ning2 jing4 zhi4 yuan3
ning ching chih yüan
 Vertical Wall Scroll
tranquility yields transcendence (idiom); quiet life of profound study; cf Still waters run deep.

温故知新

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 onkochishin / おんこちしん (yoji) developing new ideas based on study of the past; learning from the past

磨杵成針


磨杵成针

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mó chǔ chéng zhēn / mo2 chu3 cheng2 zhen1
mo ch`u ch`eng chen / mo chu cheng chen
to grind an iron bar down to a fine needle (idiom); fig. to persevere in a difficult task; to study diligently

鑿壁偷光


凿壁偷光

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záo bì tōu guāng / zao2 bi4 tou1 guang1
tsao pi t`ou kuang / tsao pi tou kuang
 Vertical Wall Scroll
lit. to pierce the wall to steal a light (idiom); fig. to study diligently in the face of hardship

修業


修业

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xiū yè / xiu1 ye4
hsiu yeh
 shuugyou(p);shugyou / shugyo(p);shugyo / しゅうぎょう(P);しゅぎょう
to study at school
(noun/participle) pursuit of knowledge; studying; learning; training; completing a course; (surname) Shiyugyou
practice; cultivation

研究

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yán jiū / yan2 jiu1
yen chiu
 kenkyuu / kenkyu / けんきゅう
research; a study; CL:項|项[xiang4]; to research; to look into
(noun/participle) study; research; investigation

稽古

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jī gǔ / ji1 gu3
chi ku
 keiko / keko / けいこ
to learn from the ancients; to study the classic texts
(noun/participle) practice; practising; training; study; (place-name) Keiko

考察

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kǎo chá / kao3 cha2
k`ao ch`a / kao cha
 kousatsu / kosatsu / こうさつ
to inspect; to observe and study; on-the-spot investigation
(noun/participle) consideration; inquiry; enquiry; investigation; study
to take under consideration

自修

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zì xiū / zi4 xiu1
tzu hsiu
 jishu / じしゅう
to study on one's own; self-study
(n,vs,adj-no) self-study; teaching oneself
self-cultivation

自習


自习

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zì xí / zi4 xi2
tzu hsi
 jishuu / jishu / じしゅう
to study outside of class time (reviewing one's lessons); to study in one's free time; individual study
(n,vs,adj-no) self-study; teaching oneself

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xiū / xiu1
hsiu
 shū / よしみ
to decorate; to embellish; to repair; to build; to write; to cultivate; to study; to take (a class)
(given name) Yoshimi
To put in order, mend, cultivate, observe. Translit. su, sū. Cf. 須; 蘇; repeated practice

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jiān / jian1
chien
 ken / けん
double; twice; simultaneous; holding two or more (official) posts at the same time
(conjunction) cum (e.g. bedroom-cum-study); holding both roles (e.g. Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs); and; in addition; concurrently; at the same time; (personal name) Kensou
Both; also; to unite, join, comprehend; both

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liáo / liao2
liao
 ryou / ryo / りょう
hut; shack; small window; variant of 僚[liao2]
(1) hostel; dormitory; (2) (archaism) (See 律令制) bureau (government department beneath a ministry under the ritsuryo system); (surname, given name) Ryou
A hut, study, monastery; fellow-student; a small house

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yán / yan2
yen
grind fine; study; research


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kōu / kou1
k`ou / kou
to dig out; to pick out (with one's fingers); to carve; to cut; to study meticulously; to lift one's clothes; stingy; miserly

see styles
gōng / gong1
kung
 kō / すすむ
to attack; to accuse; to study
(personal name) Susumu
attack

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/ qi1
ch`i / chi
 ki / き
a period of time; phase; stage; classifier for issues of a periodical, courses of study; time; term; period; to hope; Taiwan pr. [qi2]
(n,n-suf) (1) period; time; (2) {geol} age; (3) term (e.g. in office); period; (4) session (e.g. of parliament); (5) stage (e.g. disease); (surname) Ki
A set time; a limit of time; times, seasons; to expect; a set time

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/ ge2
ko
 kyaku / きゃく
square; frame; rule; (legal) case; style; character; standard; pattern; (grammar) case; (classical) to obstruct; to hinder; (classical) to arrive; to come; (classical) to investigate; to study exhaustively
(archaism) (See 律令) amendment (of the ritsuryo); (given name) Wataru
A rule, line, pattern; reach, research, science; to ascertain

see styles
yán / yan2
yen
 ken / よし
to grind; study; research
(female given name) Yoshi
studies thoroughly

see styles
/ ke1
k`o / ko
 shina;shina / しな;シナ
branch of study; administrative section; division; field; branch; stage directions; family (taxonomy); rules; laws; to mete out (punishment); to levy (taxes etc); to fine sb; CL:個|个[ge4]
(kana only) (See 科の木・しなのき) Japanese linden (Tilia japonica); (personal name) Ke
A class, lesson, examination; gist

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jiū / jiu1
chiu
 ku / はかる
after all; to investigate; to study carefully; Taiwan pr. [jiu4]
(given name) Hakaru
To go to the bottom of; inquire into; end, fundamental, supreme. v. 鳩 for究槃荼 Kumbhāṇḍa and究磨羅 Kumāra; v. 拘尸那 for究施 Kuśināgra; go to the end of


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/ xi2
hsi
 shū / シー
to practice; to study; habit
(surname) Xi
Repetition, practice, habit, skilled; u.f. 習氣 intp. vāsanā.

see styles
/ yi4
i
to learn; to practice or study (old)


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guàn / guan4
kuan
 kan
Taoist monastery; palace gate watchtower; platform
vipaśyanā; vidarśanā. To look into, study, examine, contemplate; contemplation, insight; a study, a Taoist monastery; to consider illusion and discern illusion, or discern the seeming from the real; to contemplate and mentally enter into truth. 覺 is defined as awakening, or awareness, 觀 as examination or study. It is also an old tr. of the word Yoga; and cf. 禪 17. Guan is especially a doctrine of the Tiantai school as shown in the 止觀 q.v; meditative insight


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tǎo / tao3
t`ao / tao
to invite; to provoke; to demand or ask for; to send armed forces to suppress; to denounce or condemn; to marry (a woman); to discuss or study


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zhāi / zhai1
chai
 hitoshi / ひとし
to fast or abstain from meat, wine etc; vegetarian diet; study room; building; to give alms (to a monk)
(surname) Hitoshi
To reverence: abstinence; to purify as by fasting, or abstaining, e.g. from flesh food; religious or abstinential duties, or times; upavasatha (uposatha), a fast; the ritual period for food, i.e. before noon; a room for meditation, a study, a building, etc., devoted to abstinence, chastity, or the Buddhist religion; mourning (for parents); to abstain

K書


K书

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k shū / k shu1
k shu
to cram (Taiwan, from Taiwanese khè su 齧書, lit. to gnaw a book); to study; see also 啃書|啃书[ken3 shu1]

三學


三学

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sān xué / san1 xue2
san hsüeh
 sangaku
The "three studies" or vehicles of learning— discipline, meditation, wisdom: (a) 戒學 learning by the commandments, or prohibitions, so as to guard against the evil consequences of error by mouth, body, or mind, i.e. word, deed, or thought; (b) 定學 learning by dhyāna, or quietist meditation; (c) 慧學 learning by philosophy, i.e. study of principles and solving of doubts. Also the Tripiṭaka; the 戒 being referred to the 律 vinaya, the 定 to the 經 sūtras, and the to the 論 śāstras; three practices

三觀


三观

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sān guān / san1 guan1
san kuan
 sangan
The three studies, meditations, or insights. The most general group is that of Tiantai: (a) 空觀 study of all as void, or immaterial; (b) 假觀 of all as unreal, transient, or temporal; (c) 中觀 as the via media inclusive of both. The Huayan group is 眞空觀, 理事無礙觀 and 周遍含容觀, see 華嚴經:法界觀. The 南山 group is 性空觀, 相空觀, and 唯識觀. The 慈恩 group is 有觀, 空觀 and 中觀; three contemplations

下読

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 shitayomi / したよみ (irregular okurigana usage) (noun/participle) preparatory reading; lesson study; rehearsal (of play)

二學


二学

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èr xué / er4 xue2
erh hsüeh
 nigaku
The two kinds of study or learning: (a) reading and reciting, (b) meditation and thought; two kinds of study

五觀


五观

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wǔ guān / wu3 guan1
wu kuan
 gokan
The five meditations referred to in the Lotus Sutra 25: (1) 眞 on the true, idem 空觀, to meditate on the reality of the void or infinite, in order to be rid of illusion in views and thoughts; (2) 淸淨觀 on purity, to be rid of any remains of impurity connected with the temporal, idem 假觀; (3) 廣大智慧觀 on the wider and greater wisdom, idem 中觀, by study of the 'middle' way; (4) 悲觀 on pitifulness, or the pitiable condition of the living, and by the above three to meditate on their salvation; (5) 慈觀 on mercy and the extension of the first three meditations to the carrying of joy to all the living; five contemplations

休學


休学

see styles
xiū xué / xiu1 xue2
hsiu hsüeh
to suspend schooling; to defer study
See: 休学

併設

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 heisetsu / hesetsu / へいせつ (noun/participle) (See 併置・へいち) joint establishment (esp. schools of different levels or different courses of study); establishment as an annex (e.g. of a school); juxtaposition; placing side by side

俗学

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 zokugaku / ぞくがく popular learning; worldly study

修む

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 osamu / おさむ (v2m-s,vt) (1) (archaism) to study; to complete (a course); to cultivate; to master; (2) (archaism) to order (one's life); (3) (archaism) to repair (a fault one has committed)

修習


修习

see styles
xiū xí / xiu1 xi2
hsiu hsi
 shuushuu / shushu / しゅうしゅう
to study; to practice
apprenticeship
[meditative] cultivation

傳習


传习

see styles
chuán xí / chuan2 xi2
ch`uan hsi / chuan hsi
teaching and learning; to study and impart

價原


价原

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jià yuán / jia4 yuan2
chia yüan
Kagen or the Origin of Value by MIURA Baien 三浦梅園|三浦梅园[San1 pu3 Mei2 yuan2], pioneering study of economics comparable to Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations 國富論|国富论[Guo2 fu4 lun4]

入室

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rù shì / ru4 shi4
ju shih
 nyuushitsu(p);nisshitsu / nyushitsu(p);nisshitsu / にゅうしつ(P);にっしつ
(noun/participle) (1) (にゅうしつ only) (See 退室) entering a room; (2) {Buddh} studying under a Buddhist teacher
To enter the master's study for examination or instruction; to enter the status of a disciple, but strictly of an advanced disciple. To receive consecration; to enter the room

入觀


入观

see styles
rù guān / ru4 guan1
ju kuan
 nyūkan
To enter into meditation; it differs from 入定 as 定 means 自心之寂靜 complete stillness of the mind, while 觀 means 自觀照理 thought and study for enlightenment in regard to truth; to enter into meditation

內學


内学

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nèi xué / nei4 xue2
nei hsüeh
 naigaku
The inner learning, i. e. Buddhism; inner study

六卽

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liù jí / liu4 ji2
liu chi
 rokusoku
The six stages of Bodhisattva developments as defined in the Tiant 'ai 圓教, i. e. Perfect, or Final Teaching, in contrast with the previous, or ordinary six developments of 十信, 十住, 十行, etc., as found in the 別教 Differentiated or Separate school. The Tiantai six are: (1) 理卽 realization that all beings are of Buddha-nature; (2) 名字卽 the apprehension of terms, that those who only hear and believe are in the Buddha. law and potentially Buddha; (3) 觀行卽 advance beyond terminology to meditation, or study and accordant action; it is known as 五品觀行 or 五品弟子位; (4) 相似卽 semblance stage, or approximation to perfection in purity, the 六根淸淨位, i. e. the 十信位; (5) 分證卽 discrimination of truth and its progressive experiential proof, i. e. the 十住, 十行, 十廻向, 十地, and 等覺位 of the 別教 known also as the 聖因 cause or root of holiness. (6) 究竟卽 perfect enlightenment, i. e. the 妙覺位 or 聖果 fruition of holiness. (1) and (2) are known as 外凡 external for, or common to, all. (1) is theoretical; (2) is the first step in practical advance, followed by (3) and (4) styled 内凡 internal for all, and (3), (4), (5), and (6) are known as the 八位 the eight grades; six identicals

初学

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 shogaku / しょがく (See 初学者) learning (a subject) for the first time; start of one's study

力學


力学

see styles
lì xué / li4 xue2
li hsüeh
mechanics; to study hard
See: 力学

功課


功课

see styles
gōng kè / gong1 ke4
kung k`o / kung ko
homework; assignment; task; classwork; lesson; study; CL:門|门[men2]

勉学

see styles
 bengaku / べんがく (noun/participle) study; pursuit of knowledge

勉強


勉强

see styles
miǎn qiǎng / mian3 qiang3
mien ch`iang / mien chiang
 benkyou / benkyo / べんきょう
to do with difficulty; to force sb to do something; reluctant; barely enough
(noun/participle) (1) study; (2) diligence; (3) discount; reduction

勸學


劝学

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quàn xué / quan4 xue2
ch`üan hsüeh / chüan hsüeh
 kangaku
On learning, classic book by Confucian philosopher Xun Zi 荀子 (c. 310-237 BC)
exhortation to study; exhortation to study

匱聞


匮闻

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guì wén / gui4 wen2
kuei wen
 kimon
deficient in study; deficient in study

十利

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shí lì / shi2 li4
shih li
 jūri
There are many groups of ten profitable things or advantages, e.g. ten in regard to edibles, ten to congee, to learning, to study of the scriptures, to wisdom, to zeal, etc.

卒業


卒业

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zú yè / zu2 ye4
tsu yeh
 sotsugyou / sotsugyo / そつぎょう
to complete a course of study (old); to graduate
(noun/participle) (1) graduation; completion (e.g. of a course); (2) moving on (from); outgrowing something; leaving (a group, company, etc.); quitting

參學


参学

see styles
cān xué / can1 xue2
ts`an hsüeh / tsan hsüeh
 sangaku
practice and study [of Chan]; practice and study [of Chan]

受業


受业

see styles
shòu yè / shou4 ye4
shou yeh
 jugō
to study; to learn from a master; (pupil's first person pronoun) I, your student
duties of the recipients of the precepts

史学

see styles
 shigaku / しがく (noun - becomes adjective with の) study of history

同學


同学

see styles
tóng xué / tong2 xue2
t`ung hsüeh / tung hsüeh
 dōgaku
to study at the same school; fellow student; classmate; CL:位[wei4],個|个[ge4]
FeIlow-students, those who learn or study together; fellow students

啃書


啃书

see styles
kěn shū / ken3 shu1
k`en shu / ken shu
lit. to gnaw a book; to study; to cram

商科

see styles
shāng kē / shang1 ke1
shang k`o / shang ko
 shouka / shoka / しょうか
business studies
commerce (field of study); department of commerce (at a university)

善學


善学

see styles
shàn xué / shan4 xue2
shan hsüeh
 zengaku
to study well; to study well

国学

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 kokugaku / こくがく (1) study of (ancient) Japanese literature and culture; (2) (archaism) (See 大学・2) provincial school (under Japan's ritsuryo system and pre-Sui Chinese law)

國企


国企

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guó qǐ / guo2 qi3
kuo ch`i / kuo chi
state enterprise; (Tw) abbr. for 國際企業管理|国际企业管理, international business management (as a subject of study)

外學


外学

see styles
wài xué / wai4 xue2
wai hsüeh
 gegaku
Study of outside, or non-Buddhist doctrines; non-Buddhist studies

夜学

see styles
 yagaku / やがく (1) night school; evening school; evening class; (2) night study

奨学

see styles
 shougaku / shogaku / しょうがく encouragement to study

好學


好学

see styles
hào xué / hao4 xue2
hao hsüeh
eager to study; studious; erudite
See: 好学

学び

see styles
 manabi / まなび learning; study

学ぶ

see styles
 manabu / まなぶ (Godan verb with "bu" ending) to study (in depth); to learn; to take lessons in

学修

see styles
 gakushuu / gakushu / がくしゅう (noun/participle) study; learning; (given name) Gakushuu

学参

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 gakusan / がくさん (See 学習参考書) study reference; study-aid book

学問

see styles
 gakumon / がくもん (noun/participle) (1) scholarship; study; learning; (2) discipline; branch of learning; (a) science

学研

see styles
 gakken / がっけん study and research; scholarship and research

学科

see styles
 gakka / がっか (1) study subject; course of study; (2) department (university, etc.)

学習

see styles
 gakushuu / gakushu / がくしゅう (noun/participle) study; learning; tutorial

学風

see styles
 gakufuu / gakufu / がくふう academic traditions; academic school of thought; method of study

學ぶ

see styles
 manabu / まなぶ (out-dated kanji) (Godan verb with "bu" ending) to study (in depth); to learn; to take lessons in

學斷


学断

see styles
xué duàn / xue2 duan4
hsüeh tuan
 gakudan
eliminate afflictions through study of the Buddhist doctrine; eliminate afflictions through study of the Buddhist doctrine

學法


学法

see styles
xué fǎ / xue2 fa3
hsüeh fa
 gakuhō
method of study; method of study

學習


学习

see styles
xué xí / xue2 xi2
hsüeh hsi
to learn; to study

學風


学风

see styles
xué fēng / xue2 feng1
hsüeh feng
style of study; academic atmosphere; school discipline; school traditions

安居

see styles
ān jū / an1 ju1
an chü
 ango / あんご
to settle down; to live peacefully
(noun/participle) {Buddh} varsika (meditation retreat; usu. for 90 days starting on the 15th day of the 4th month of the lunisolar calendar); (given name) Yasuoki
Tranquil dwelling. varṣā, varṣās, or varṣāvasāna. A retreat during the three months of the Indian rainy season, and also, say some, in the depth of winter. During the rains it was 'difficult to move without injuring insect life'. But the object was for study and meditation. In Tokhara the retreat is said to have been in winter, from the middle of the 12th to the middle of the 3rd moon; in India from the middle of the 5th to the 8th, or the 6th to the 9th moons; usually from Śrāvaṇa, Chinese 5th moon, to Aśvayuja, Chinese 8th moon; but the 16th of the 4th to the 15th of the 7th moon has been the common period in China and Japan. The two annual periods are sometimes called 坐 夏 and 坐 臘 sitting or resting for the summer and for the end of the year. The period is divided into three sections, former, middle, and latter, each of a month.

宗学

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 shuugaku / shugaku / しゅうがく (See 神学) study of religious doctrine; (personal name) Sougaku

宗學


宗学

see styles
zōng xué / zong1 xue2
tsung hsüeh
 shūgaku
The study or teaching of a sect; study or teaching of [one's own] sect

対象

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 taishou / taisho / たいしょう (noun - becomes adjective with の) target; object (of worship, study, etc.); subject (of taxation, etc.)

専攻

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 senkou / senko / せんこう (n,vs,adj-no) major subject; special study

専門

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 senmon / せんもん (noun - becomes adjective with の) speciality; specialty; subject of study; expert; area of expertise

專業


专业

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zhuān yè / zhuan1 ye4
chuan yeh
specialty; specialized field; main field of study (at university); major; CL:門|门[men2],個|个[ge4]; professional

專門


专门

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zhuān mén / zhuan1 men2
chuan men
 senmon / せんもん
specialist; specialized; customized
(irregular kanji usage) (noun - becomes adjective with の) speciality; specialty; subject of study; expert; area of expertise

就く

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 tsuku / つく (Godan verb with "ku" ending) (1) to ascend (the throne); to accede; (2) to take (seat, position, course, etc.); to assume; (3) to start (on a journey); to commence; to depart; (4) to study (under teacher); to be an apprentice

工讀


工读

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gōng dú / gong1 du2
kung tu
(of a student) to work part-time (while continuing one's studies); (of a delinquent) to be reformed through work and study

師從


师从

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shī cóng / shi1 cong2
shih ts`ung / shih tsung
to study under (a teacher)

帶薪


带薪

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dài xīn / dai4 xin1
tai hsin
to receive one's regular salary (while on vacation, study leave etc); paid (leave); on full pay

式叉

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shì chā / shi4 cha1
shih ch`a / shih cha
 shikisha
śikṣā; learning, study.

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: Japanese Bath House

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 1,007,753 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, names, placenames, and short phrases.

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