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There are 9 total results for your Western Europe search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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 seiou / seo / せいおう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
(noun - becomes adjective with の) Western Europe; (place-name) Seiou



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xī ōu / xi1 ou1
hsi ou
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Western Europe
See: 西欧


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 nanban / なんばん (1) (archaism) (derogatory term) southern barbarians (formerly used by the Chinese to refer to non-ethnic Chinese to the south); (2) (archaism) South-East Asia; (3) (archaism) (See 紅毛・2) Western Europe (esp. Spain and Portugal, their South-East Asian colonies, and their goods and people arriving in Japan via the colonies); (prefix) (4) exotic (esp. Western European or South-East Asian style); (5) (usu.ナンバ) (in dance, puppetry, etc.) thrusting the right foot and right arm forward at the same time (or left foot and left arm); (6) (abbreviation) (See 南蛮煮・なんばんに・2) food prepared using chili peppers or Welsh onions


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dǎ kǒu / da3 kou3
ta k`ou / ta kou
(of CDs, videos etc) surplus (or "cut-out") stock from Western countries, sometimes marked with a notch in the disc or its case, sold cheaply in China (beginning in the 1990s), as well as Eastern Europe etc


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 saigoku;saikoku / さいごく;さいこく (1) (abbreviation) the western part of Japan (esp. Kyushu, but ranging as far east as Kinki); (2) western nations (esp. India or Europe); (3) (See 西国三十三所) 33 temples in the Kinki area containing a statue of Avalokitesvara; (4) (See 西国巡礼) a pilgrimage of these temples; (place-name, surname) Saigoku


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xī yáng / xi1 yang2
hsi yang
 seiyou / seyo / せいよう
the West (Europe and North America); countries of the Indian Ocean (traditional)
(noun - becomes adjective with の) the west; Western countries; (surname) Seiyou



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mǎ sī hé / ma3 si1 he2
ma ssu ho
Maas or Meuse River, Western Europe


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 shinoubeirosen / shinoberosen / しんおうべいろせん alignment with the Western powers of America and Europe


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 nishiyooroppa / にしヨーロッパ Western Europe

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

This page contains 9 results for "Western Europe" 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

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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).

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