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There are 13 total results for your Tau search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition

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to cover; to encase; cover; sheath; to overlap; to interleave; to model after; to copy; formula; harness; loop of rope; (fig.) to fish for; to obtain slyly; classifier for sets, collections; bend (of a river or mountain range, in place names); tau (Greek letter Ττ)


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(surname) Tau


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duō yǒu
    duo1 you3
to yu


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(noun - becomes adjective with の) heavy rain; (female given name) Tau


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zhōu xīng chí
    zhou1 xing1 chi2
chou hsing ch`ih
    chou hsing chih
 choushinchii / choshinchi
Stephen Chow (1962-), Hong Kong actor, comedian, screenwriter and film director, known for his mo lei tau 無厘頭|无厘头[wu2 li2 tou2] movies
(personal name) Chōshinchi-



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dōng tóu cūn
    dong1 tou2 cun1
tung t`ou ts`un
    tung tou tsun
Tung Tau Tseun village, Hong Kong Island



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shā tóu jiǎo
    sha1 tou2 jiao3
sha t`ou chiao
    sha tou chiao
Sha Tau Kok (town in Hong Kong)



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wú lí tóu
    wu2 li2 tou2
wu li t`ou
    wu li tou
silly talk or "mo lei tau" (Cantonese), genre of humor emerging from Hong Kong late in the 20th century


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 tauryuushi / tauryushi
(physics) tauon; tau particle; tau lepton


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(place-name) Vung-tau (Vietnam)


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(place-name) Temir-Tau; Temirtau (Russia)


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 tauryuushi / tauryushi
{physics} tauon; tau particle; tau lepton

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

This page contains 13 results for "Tau" 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.
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.

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.

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