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Characters Pronunciation
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Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Japanese meguru / めぐる
Chinese yen (Japanese currency); Japanese variant of 圓|圆
Japanese (1) circle; (n,n-pref) (2) entirety; whole; full; complete; (3) (slang) money; dough; moola; (4) enclosure inside a castle's walls; (5) (ksb:) soft-shelled turtle; (suffix) (6) suffix for ship names; suffix for names of people (esp. infants); suffix for names of swords, armour, musical instruments, etc.; suffix for names of dogs, horses, etc.; (1) yen; Japanese monetary unit; (2) circle; (female given name) Meguru

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Mandarin/ li2
Taiwan li
Japanese rin / りん
Chinese variant of 釐|厘[li2]
Japanese (numeric) (1) one-hundredth; 0.3 mm (one-hundredth of a sun); 0.1 percent (one-hundredth of a wari); 0.0375 grams (one-hundredth of a monme); (2) old monetary unit (0.001 yen); (female given name) Rin


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Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Japanese en / まる
Chinese circle; round; circular; spherical; (of the moon) full; unit of Chinese currency (Yuan); tactful; to justify
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) yen; Japanese monetary unit; (2) circle; (personal name) Maru
Round, all-round, full-orbed, inclusive, all-embracing, whole, perfect, complete.

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Mandarin máo / mao2
Taiwan mao
Japanese mō / もう
Chinese hair; feather; down; wool; mildew; mold; coarse or semifinished; young; raw; careless; unthinking; nervous; scared; (of currency) to devalue or depreciate; classifier for Chinese fractional monetary unit ( = 角[jiao3] , = one-tenth of a yuan or 10 fen 分[fen1])
Japanese (numeric) (1) one-thousandth; 0.03 mm (one-thousandth of a sun); 0.01 percent (one-thousandth of a wari); 3.75 milligrams (one-thousandth of a monme); (2) old monetary unit (0.0001 yen); (surname) Yashiyu
Hair; feathers; hair


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Mandarin qián / qian2
Taiwan ch`ien / chien
Japanese sen / ちん
Chinese coin; money; CL:筆|笔[bi3]; unit of weight, one tenth of a tael 兩|两[liang3]
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) hundredth of a yen; (2) coin made of non-precious materials; (3) (obsolete) one-thousandth of a kan (as a unit of currency); (4) (archaism) one-thousandth of a kan (as a unit of mass); (surname) Chin
coin

一円

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Japanese ichien / いちえん Japanese (1) one yen; (suf,adv) (2) throughout (an area); whole district; (place-name, surname) Ichien

一銭

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Japanese issen / いっせん Japanese one sen; one-hundredth of a yen; small amount of money

万券

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Japanese manken / まんけん Japanese ten-thousand yen note

万札

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Japanese mansatsu / まんさつ Japanese (abbreviation) (colloquialism) (See 一万円札) 10,000 yen bill

万金

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Japanese mankin / まんきん Japanese immense sum (of money); ten thousand yen; (surname) Mangane

三世

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Mandarin sān shì / san1 shi4
Taiwan san shih
Japanese sansei / さんぜ;みよ(ok)
Chinese the Third (of numbered kings)
Japanese (1) {Buddh} past, present and future existences; (2) (さんぜ only) three generations; (female given name) Miyo
The three periods, 過去, 現在, 未來or 過, 現, 未, past, present, and future. The universe is described as eternally in motion, like flowing stream. Also 未生, 巳生,後滅, or 未, 現, 過 unborn, born, dead The 華嚴經 Hua-yen sūtra has a division of ten kinds of past, present, and future i.e. the past spoken of as past, present, and future, the present spoken of in like manner, the future also, with the addition of the present as the three periods in one instant. Also 三際; three times

三乘

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Mandarin sān shèng / san1 sheng4
Taiwan san sheng
Japanese sanjō / みのり
Japanese (surname) Minori
Triyāna, the three vehicles, or conveyances which carry living beings across saṁsāra or mortality (births-and-deaths) to the shores of nirvāṇa. The three are styled 小,中, and 大. Sometimes the three vehicles are defined as 聲聞 Śrāvaka, that of the hearer or obedient disciple; 緣覺Pratyeka-buddha, that of the enlightened for self; these are described as 小乘 because the objective of both is personal salvation; the third is 菩薩Bodhisattva, or 大乘 Mahāyāna, because the objective is the salvation of all the living. The three are also depicted as 三車 three wains, drawn by a goat, a deer, an ox. The Lotus declares that the three are really the One Buddha-vehicle, which has been revealed in three expedient forms suited to his disciples' capacity, the Lotus Sūtra being the unifying, complete, and final exposition. The Three Vehicles are differently explained by different exponents, e.g. (1) Mahāyāna recognizes (a) Śrāvaka, called Hīnayāna, leading in longer or shorter periods to arhatship; (b) Pratyeka-buddha, called Madhyamayāna, leading after still longer or shorter periods to a Buddhahood ascetically attained and for self; (c) Bodhisattva, called Mahayana, leading after countless ages of self-sacrifce in saving others and progressive enlightenment to ultimate Buddhahood. (2) Hīnayāna is also described as possessing three vehicles 聲, 緣, 菩 or 小, 中, 大, the 小 and 中 conveying to personal salvation their devotees in ascetic dust and ashes and mental annihilation, the 大 leading to bodhi, or perfect enlightenment, and the Buddha's way. Further definitions of the Triyāna are: (3) True bodhisattva teaching for the 大; pratyeka-buddha without ignorant asceticism for the 中; and śrāvaka with ignorant asceticism for the 小. (4) (a) 一乘 The One-Vehicle which carries all to Buddhahood: of this the 華嚴 Hua-yen and 法華 Fa-hua are typical exponents; (b) 三乘法 the three-vehicle, containing practitioners of all three systems, as expounded in books of the 深密般若; (c) 小乘 the Hīnayāna pure and simple as seen in the 四阿合經 Four Āgamas. Śrāvakas are also described as hearers of the Four Truths and limited to that degree of development; they hear from the pratyeka-buddhas, who are enlightened in the Twelve Nidānas 因緣; the bodhisattvas make the 六度 or six forms of transmigration their field of sacrificial saving work, and of enlightenment. The Lotus Sūtra really treats the 三乘. Three Vehicles as 方便 or expedient ways, and offers a 佛乘 Buddha Vehicle as the inclusive and final vehicle.

八會


八会

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Mandarin bā huì / ba1 hui4
Taiwan pa hui
Japanese hachie
The 華嚴經 Hua-yen sūtra, as delivered at eight assemblies.

円価

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Japanese enka / えんか Japanese value of the yen

円域

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Japanese eniki / えんいき Japanese yen bloc; yen area

円安

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Japanese enyasu / えんやす Japanese cheap yen

円本

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Japanese enpon / えんぽん Japanese one-yen book; (surname) Enmoto

円貨

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Japanese enka / えんか Japanese yen currency

円高

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Japanese endaka / えんだか Japanese (noun/participle) appreciation of the yen; strong yen; strengthening of the yen; high-valued yen; exchange in favor of the yen (favour)

十宗

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Mandarin shí zōng / shi2 zong1
Taiwan shih tsung
Japanese jūshū
The ten schools of Chinese Buddhism: I. The (1) 律宗 Vinaya-discipline, or 南山|; (2) 倶舍 Kośa, Abhidharma, or Reality (Sarvāstivādin) 有宗; (3) 成實宗 Satyasiddhi sect founded on this śāstra by Harivarman; (4) 三論宗 Mādhyamika or 性空宗; (5) 法華宗 Lotus, "Law-flower" or Tiantai 天台宗; (6) 華嚴Huayan or法性 or賢首宗; ( 7) 法相宗 Dharmalakṣana or 慈恩宗 founded on the唯識論 (8) 心宗 Ch'an or Zen, mind-only or intuitive, v. 禪宗 ; (9) 眞言宗 (Jap. Shingon) or esoteric 密宗 ; (10) 蓮宗 Amitābha-lotus or Pure Land (Jap. Jōdo) 淨士宗. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 9th are found in Japan rather than in China, where they have ceased to be of importance. II. The Hua-yen has also ten divisions into ten schools of thought: (1) 我法倶有 the reality of self (or soul) and things, e.g. mind and matter; (2) 法有我無 the reality of things but not of soul; (3) 法無去來 things have neither creation nor destruction; (4) 現通假實 present things are both apparent and real; (5) 俗妄眞實 common or phenomenal ideas are wrong, fundamental reality is the only truth; (6) things are merely names; (7) all things are unreal 空; (8) the bhūtatathatā is not unreal; (9) phenomena and their perception are to be got rid of; (10) the perfect, all-inclusive, and complete teaching of the One Vehicle. III. There are two old Japanese divisions: 大乘律宗, 倶舎宗 , 成實 宗 , 法和宗 , 三論宗 , 天台宗 , 華嚴宗 , 眞言宗 , 小乘律宗 , and 淨土宗 ; the second list adds 禪宗 and omits 大乘律宗. They are the Ritsu, Kusha, Jōjitsu, Hossō, Sanron, Tendai, Kegon, Shingon, (Hīnayāna) Ritsu, and Jōdo; the addition being Zen.

千円

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Japanese senen / せんえん Japanese 1000 yen

千金

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Mandarin qiān jīn / qian1 jin1
Taiwan ch`ien chin / chien chin
Japanese chigane / ちがね
Chinese thousand jin 斤 (pounds) of gold; money and riches; (honorific) invaluable (support); (honorific) daughter
Japanese 1000 pounds; 1000 kan; 1000 yen; 1000 pieces of gold; great weight; pricelessness; (place-name, surname) Chigane

千鈞

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Japanese senkin / せんきん Japanese 1000 pounds; 1000 kan; 1000 yen; 1000 pieces of gold; great weight; pricelessness

反切

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Mandarin fǎn qiē / fan3 qie1
Taiwan fan ch`ieh / fan chieh
Japanese honsai / はんせつ
Chinese traditional system expressing the phonetic value of a Chinese character using two other characters, the first for the initial consonant, the second for the rhyme and tone
Japanese fanqie; traditional Chinese spelling system in which two characters are used: the first one for the onset, the second one for rhyme and tone
The system of indicating the initial and final sounds of a character by two others, ascribed to Sun Yen 孫炎 in the third century A D., arising out of the translit. of Sanskrit terms in Buddhist translation.

大台

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Japanese oodai / おおだい Japanese (1) (major) mark; level; barrier; (2) 100-yen unit (stock market); (place-name, surname) Oodai

換算


换算

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Mandarin huàn suàn / huan4 suan4
Taiwan huan suan
Japanese kansan(p);kanzan / かんさん(P);かんざん
Chinese to convert; conversion; (in accounting, referring to currency conversion) translation
Japanese (noun/participle) conversion (e.g. yen to dollars); change; exchange; translation (numerical)

新円

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Japanese shinen / しんえん Japanese new yen (issued in 1946 to fight inflation)

日元

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Mandarin rì yuán / ri4 yuan2
Taiwan jih yüan
Japanese himoto / ひもと
Chinese Japanese yen (unit of currency); also written 日圓|日圆
Japanese (personal name) Himoto

日圓


日圆

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Mandarin rì yuán / ri4 yuan2
Taiwan jih yüan
Chinese Japanese yen (unit of currency); CL:個|个[ge4]

百均

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Japanese hyakkin / ひゃっきん Japanese (abbreviation) hundred-yen store; 100 yen shop

諭吉

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Japanese yukichi;yukichi / ゆきち;ユキチ Japanese (slang) (from the image of Yukichi Fukuzawa on the front) 10,000 yen note; (surname, given name) Yukichi

に就て

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Japanese nitsuite / について Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (expression) (1) (kana only) concerning; regarding; (2) (kana only) per (e.g. 100 yen per person); for every

ユキチ

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Japanese yukichi / ユキチ Japanese (slang) 10,000 yen note

一万円

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Japanese ichimanen / いちまんえん Japanese 10,000 yen

一円札

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Japanese ichiensatsu / いちえんさつ Japanese one-yen bill

一円玉

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Japanese ichiendama / いちえんだま Japanese one-yen coin

五円玉

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Japanese goendama / ごえんだま Japanese 5 yen coin

交換円

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Japanese koukanen / kokanen / こうかんえん Japanese convertible yen

億り人

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Japanese okuribito / おくりびと Japanese (slang) (See 億) person who has a fortune of at least one hundred million yen

円タク

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Japanese entaku / えんタク Japanese (abbr. of 一円タクシー) one-yen taxi (in the Taisho and Showa periods); taxi

円借款

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Japanese enshakkan / えんしゃっかん Japanese international yen loan

円建て

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Japanese endate / えんだて Japanese (1) yen basis (for trade, exchange, etc.); (can be adjective with の) (2) yen-denominated; yen-based

円為替

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Japanese engawase;enkawase / えんがわせ;えんかわせ Japanese yen exchange

円相場

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Japanese ensouba / ensoba / えんそうば Japanese yen exchange rate

円記号

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Japanese enkigou / enkigo / えんきごう Japanese (¥) yen symbol

円貨建

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Japanese enkadate / えんかだて Japanese (can act as adjective) yen-denominated (e.g. bond)

十万円

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Japanese juumanen / jumanen / じゅうまんえん Japanese 100,000 yen

十円玉

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Japanese juuendama / juendama / じゅうえんだま Japanese 10 yen coin

千円札

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Japanese senensatsu / せんえんさつ Japanese 1,000 yen bill

壱万円

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Japanese ichimanen / いちまんえん Japanese 10,000 yen

拾万円

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Japanese juumanen / jumanen / じゅうまんえん Japanese 100,000 yen

日本円

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Japanese nihonen / にほんえん Japanese Japanese yen

東京円

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Japanese toukyouen / tokyoen / とうきょうえん Japanese (abbreviation) (abbrev. of 東京外国為替市場の円相場) Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market yen exchange rate

点ピン

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Japanese tenpin;tenpin / てんピン;テンピン Japanese {mahj} 100 yen per 1,000 points (Mahjong parlour rate)

白曉燕


白晓燕

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Mandarin bái xiǎo yàn / bai2 xiao3 yan4
Taiwan pai hsiao yen
Chinese Pai Hsiao-yen (daughter of Pai Ping-ping)

百円玉

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Japanese hyakuendama / ひゃくえんだま Japanese 100 yen coin

せんべろ

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Japanese senbero / せんべろ Japanese (See べろべろ・2) very cheap drinking place; getting drunk for 1000 yen

に付いて

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Japanese nitsuite / について Japanese (irregular kanji usage) (expression) (1) (kana only) concerning; regarding; (2) (kana only) per (e.g. 100 yen per person); for every

に就いて

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Japanese nitsuite / について Japanese (expression) (1) (kana only) concerning; regarding; (2) (kana only) per (e.g. 100 yen per person); for every

五十円玉

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Japanese gojuuendama / gojuendama / ごじゅうえんだま Japanese 50 yen coin

五百円玉

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Japanese gohyakuendama / ごひゃくえんだま Japanese 500 yen coin

億ション

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Japanese okushon / おくション Japanese (joc) (pun on 万 (マン) in マンション) (See マンション) apartment costing 100 million yen or more; luxury apartment

円マーク

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Japanese enmaaku / enmaku / えんマーク Japanese yen symbol; yen sign

円貨建て

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Japanese enkadate / えんかだて Japanese (can act as adjective) yen-denominated (e.g. bond)

円高不況

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Japanese endakafukyou / endakafukyo / えんだかふきょう Japanese recession caused by the strong yen

十種智明


十种智明

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Mandarin shí zhǒng zhì míng / shi2 zhong3 zhi4 ming2
Taiwan shih chung chih ming
Japanese jusshu chimyō
Ten kinds of bodhisattva wisdom, or omniscience, for the understanding of all things relating to all beings, in order, to save them from the sufferings of mortality and bring them to true bodhi. The ten are detailed in the Hua-yen 華嚴 sūtra in two groups, one in the 十明品 and one in the 離世間品; ten kinds of illumination through wisdom

火德星君

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Mandarin huǒ dé xīng jun / huo3 de2 xing1 jun1
Taiwan huo te hsing chün
Japanese kotetsushin kin
Chinese spirit of the planet Mars
The ruler over the fire-star, Mars, whose tablet hangs in the south side of a temple and whose days of worship, to prevent conflagrations, are the fourth and eighteenth of each moon; he is identified with the ancient emperor 炎帝 Yen Ti; ruler of Mars

草木成佛

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Mandarin cǎo mù chéng fó / cao3 mu4 cheng2 fo2
Taiwan ts`ao mu ch`eng fo / tsao mu cheng fo
Japanese sōmoku jōbutsu
Even inanimate things, e.g. grass and tree, are Buddha, all being of the 一如 q.v., a T'ien-tai and Chen-yen (Shingon) doctrine; the grass and trees all accomplish buddhahood

金十万円

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Japanese kinjuumanen / kinjumanen / きんじゅうまんえん Japanese 100,000 yen

金壱万円

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Japanese kinichimanen / きんいちまんえん Japanese (See 金・きん・3) 10,000 yen

金拾万円

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Japanese kinjuumanen / kinjumanen / きんじゅうまんえん Japanese 100,000 yen

イエンバイ

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Japanese ienbai / イエンバイ Japanese (place-name) Yen-bai (Vietnam)

エンマーク

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Japanese enmaaku / enmaku / エンマーク Japanese (computer terminology) yen mark

サムライ債

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Japanese samuraisai / サムライさい Japanese {finc} samurai bond; yen-denominated loan

フンイエン

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Japanese funien / フンイエン Japanese (place-name) Hung Yen

ユーロ円債

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Japanese yuuroensai / yuroensai / ユーロえんさい Japanese Euro-yen bond

ワンコイン

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Japanese wankoin / ワンコイン Japanese (can act as adjective) one-coin (i.e. able to be paid for with only one coin, esp. a 500-yen coin, sometimes a 100-yen coin); costing 500 yen; costing 100 yen

一銭;1銭

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Japanese issen / いっせん Japanese one sen; one-hundredth of a yen; small amount of money

八十華嚴經


八十华严经

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Mandarin bā shí huā yán jīng / ba1 shi2 hua1 yan2 jing1
Taiwan pa shih hua yen ching
Japanese Hachijū kegon kyō
The translation of the Hua-yen 華嚴經 in eighty chüan, made by Śikṣānanda in the T'ang dynasty; Eighty Fascicle Flower Ornament Sūtra

円安ドル高

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Japanese enyasudorudaka / えんやすドルだか Japanese depreciation of the yen against the (American) dollar

円建て外債

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Japanese endategaisai / えんだてがいさい Japanese yen-denominated foreign bond; samurai bond; bond denominated in yen issued by a non-Japanese issuer

円高ドル安

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Japanese endakadoruyasu / えんだかドルやす Japanese appreciation of the yen against the (American) dollar

千鈞;千金

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Japanese senkin / せんきん Japanese 1000 pounds; 1000 kan; 1000 yen; 1000 pieces of gold; great weight; pricelessness

3高;三高

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Japanese sankou / sanko / さんこう Japanese (1) man who is highly educated, has a high salary and is tall; three highs; (2) high-valued yen, high stock prices and high land prices (esp. in reference to the Bubble Era)

エン・マーク

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Japanese en maaku / en maku / エン・マーク Japanese (computer terminology) yen mark

挨拶より円札

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Japanese aisatsuyoriensatsu / あいさつよりえんさつ Japanese (expression) (proverb) (joc) (pun on 挨拶 and 円札 both ending in さつ) money speaks louder than words; money is better than (empty) words; yen bills over salutations

100円均一

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Japanese hyakuenkinichi / ひゃくえんきんいち Japanese (abbreviation) (See 100円均一ショップ・ひゃくえんきんいちショップ) hundred-yen store; 100 yen store

ワンコインバス

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Japanese wankoinbasu / ワンコインバス Japanese 100-yen bus (wasei: one-coin bus)

ワンコイン弁当

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Japanese wankoinbentou / wankoinbento / ワンコインべんとう Japanese 500-yen bento

十万円;拾万円

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Japanese juumanen / jumanen / じゅうまんえん Japanese 100,000 yen

大方廣佛華嚴經


大方广佛华严经

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Mandarin dà fāng guǎng fó huá yán jīng / da4 fang1 guang3 fo2 hua2 yan2 jing1
Taiwan ta fang kuang fo hua yen ching
Japanese Daihōkō butsu kegon kyō
Chinese Avatamsaka sutra of the Huayan school; also called Buddhavatamsaka-mahavaipulya Sutra, the Flower adornment sutra or the Garland sutra
Buddhāvataṃsaka-mahāvaipulya-sūtra ; the Avataṃsaka, Hua-yen, or Kegon sutra ; tr. by Buddhabhadra and others A.D. 418-420. The various translations are in 60, 80, and 40 chuan, v. 華嚴經; Dafangguangfo huayan jing

華嚴五十要問答


华严五十要问答

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Mandarin huā yán wǔ shí yào wèn dá / hua1 yan2 wu3 shi2 yao4 wen4 da2
Taiwan hua yen wu shih yao wen ta
Japanese Kegon gojū yō mondō
Hua-yen wu-shih yao wen-ta; Hua-yen wu-shih yao wen-ta

1円玉;一円玉

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Japanese ichiendama / いちえんだま Japanese one-yen coin

100円;百円

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Japanese hyakuen / ひゃくえん Japanese 100 yen

5円玉;五円玉

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Japanese goendama / ごえんだま Japanese 5 yen coin

ワンコイン・バス

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Japanese wankoin basu / ワンコイン・バス Japanese 100-yen bus (wasei: one-coin bus)

円貨建;円貨建て

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Japanese enkadate / えんかだて Japanese (can act as adjective) yen-denominated (e.g. bond)

10円玉;十円玉

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Japanese juuendama / juendama / じゅうえんだま Japanese 10 yen coin

100円ショップ

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Japanese hyakuenshoppu / ひゃくえんショップ Japanese hundred-yen store

ワンコインタクシー

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Japanese wankointakushii / wankointakushi / ワンコインタクシー Japanese 500-yen taxi (wasei: one-coin taxi)

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: Soup or Bath

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 355,969 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, 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.

We do offer Chinese and Japanese Tattoo Services. We'll also be happy to help you translate something for other purposes.

No warranty as to the correctness, potential vulgarity, or clarity is expressed or implied. We did not write any of these definitions (though we occasionally act as a contributor/editor to the CC-CEDICT project). You are using this dictionary for free, and you get what you pay for.

The following titles are just to help people who are searching for an Asian dictionary to find this page.

Japanese Kanji Dictionary

Free Asian Dictionary

Chinese Kanji Dictionary

Chinese Words Dictionary

Chinese Language Dictionary

Japanese Chinese Dictionary