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There are 10 total results for your housou search.

Characters Pronunciation
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Japanese housou / hoso / ほうそう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese fragrant herb; (given name) Housou


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Japanese housou / hoso / ほうそう Japanese (noun/participle) packing; wrapping


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Mandarin fèng sòng / feng4 song4
Taiwan feng sung
Japanese housou / hoso / ほうそう
Chinese (honorific) to give
Japanese (noun/participle) seeing an emperor off


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Mandarin fàng sòng / fang4 song4
Taiwan fang sung
Japanese housou / hoso / ほうそう
Chinese to broadcast; to announce over loudspeakers
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) broadcast; broadcasting


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Japanese housou / hoso / ほうそう Japanese legal profession; lawyer; (place-name) Houso


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Japanese housou / hoso / ほうそう    houso / hoso / ほうそ Japanese (place-name) Houso


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Japanese housou;imogasa(ok);imokasa(ok) / hoso;imogasa(ok);imokasa(ok) / ほうそう;いもがさ(ok);いもかさ(ok) Japanese (1) (colloquialism) (See 痘瘡) smallpox; variola; (2) pockmark; pock


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Japanese housou / hoso / ほうそう Japanese (given name) Housou


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Japanese housou / hoso / ほうそう Japanese (1) window with a view of a Japanese mugwort thicket; (2) poor house; humble house; primitive house


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Japanese hachisu;housou / hachisu;hoso / はちす;ほうそう Japanese hive; beehive; skep; (surname) Hachinosu; (place-name, surname) Hachisu
This page contains 10 results for "housou" 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: Soup or Bath

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
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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).

Combined, these cover 355,969 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, and short phrases.

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