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Mandarin róu / rou2
Taiwan jou
Japanese juu / ju / じゅう
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese soft; flexible; supple; yielding; rho (Greek letter Ρρ)
Japanese (ant: 剛) softness; gentleness; weakness; (surname, female given name) Yawara; (personal name) Munemasa; (personal name) Munekiyo; (personal name) Munekawa; (personal name) Muneo; (personal name) Norio; (personal name) Souseki; (personal name) Soukawa
Pliant, yielding, soft.

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Mandarin/ ji1
Taiwan chi
Japanese hata / はた    ki / き
Chinese machine; engine; opportunity; intention; aircraft; pivot; crucial point; flexible (quick-witted); organic; CL:臺|台[tai2]; surname Ji
Japanese loom; (1) chance; opportunity; (n,n-suf) (2) machine; (3) aircraft; (counter) (4) counter for aircraft; (5) counter for remaining lives (in video games); (surname) Hata; (given name) Hakaru; (personal name) Takumi; (surname) Ki
The spring, or motive principle, machine, contrivance, artifice, occasion, opportunity; basis, root or germ; natural bent, fundamental quality; key



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Mandarin shēn suō / shen1 suo1
Taiwan shen so
Japanese shinshuku / しんしゅく
Chinese to lengthen and shorten; flexible; adjustable; retractable; extensible; telescoping (collapsible)
Japanese (noun/participle) expansion and contraction; elasticity; flexibility



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Mandarin tán xìng / tan2 xing4
Taiwan t`an hsing / tan hsing
Chinese flexibility; elasticity


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Japanese danryokusei / danryokuse / だんりょくせい
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese elasticity; resilience; flexibility; adaptability


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Japanese juunansei / junanse / じゅうなんせい Japanese flexibility; pliability; softness; elasticity



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Mandarin líng huó xìng / ling2 huo2 xing4
Taiwan ling huo hsing
Chinese flexibility


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Mandarin ā liè kè xī sī / a1 lie4 ke4 xi1 si1
Taiwan a lieh k`o hsi ssu / a lieh ko hsi ssu
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Alexis (name)

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Mandarin/ ju1
Taiwan chü
Japanese ku
Chinese to capture; to restrain; to constrain; to adhere rigidly to; inflexible
Seize, take, arrest; translit. k sounds, cf. 巨, 矩, 倶, 憍.

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Mandarin/ si3
Taiwan ssu
Japanese shi / し
Chinese to die; impassable; uncrossable; inflexible; rigid; extremely; damned
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) death; decease; (2) (archaism) (See 五刑) death penalty (by strangulation or decapitation); (3) {baseb} (an) out
maraṇa; 末刺諵; mṛta 母陀; to die, death; dead; also cyuti.

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Mandarin fán / fan2
Taiwan fan
Japanese han / はん
Chinese to feel vexed; to bother; to trouble; superfluous and confusing; edgy
Japanese trouble
Trouble, annoyance, perplexity; troublesome

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Mandarin chī / chi1
Taiwan ch`ih / chih
Japanese chi / ち    oko / おこ
Chinese imbecile; sentimental; stupid; foolish; silly
Japanese (1) foolishness; fool; (2) (Buddhist term) moha (ignorance, folly); (noun or adjectival noun) foolish thing; stupid thing; absurdity
moha, 'unconsciousness,' 'delusion,' 'perplexity,' 'ignorance, folly,' 'infatuation,' etc. M.W. Also, mūḍha. In Chinese it is silly, foolish, daft, stupid. It is intp. by 無明 unenlightened, i.e. misled by appearances, taking the seeming for real; from this unenlightened condition arises every kind of kleśa, i.e. affliction or defilement by the passions, etc. It is one of the three poisons, desire, dislike, delusion.

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Mandarin shǎi // sè / shai3 // se4
Taiwan shai // se
Japanese shoku / しょく    shiki / しき    iro / いろ
Chinese color; dice; color; CL:種|种[zhong3]; look; appearance; sex
Japanese (counter) counter for colours; (1) {Buddh} (See 五蘊) rupa (form); (2) visible objects (i.e. color and form); (1) colour; color; hue; tint; tinge; shade; (2) complexion; skin colour; skin color; (3) look (on one's face); expression; (4) appearance; air; feeling; (5) personality; character; (6) tone (of one's voice, etc.); tune; sound; ring; (7) (See 色仕掛け) love; lust; sensuality; love affair; (8) lover; paramour; (9) beauty; sexiness; physical appeal; (10) (also written 種) kind; type; variety; (female given name) Shiki; (surname) Iro
rūpa, outward appearance, form, colour, matter, thing; the desirable, especially feminine attraction. It is defined as that which has resistance; or which changes and disappears, i. e. the phenomenal; also as 顯, 形 and 表色 colour and quality, form or the measurable, and mode or action. There are divisions of two, i. e. inner and outer, as the organs and objects of sense; also colour and form; of three, i. e. the visible object, e. g. colour, the invisible object, e. g. sound, the invisible and immaterial; of eleven, i. e. the five organs and five objects of sense and the immaterial object; of fourteen, the five organs and five objects of sense and the four elements, earth, water, fire, air. rūpa is one of the six bāhya-āyatana, the 六塵; also one of the five skandhas, 五蘊, i. e. the 色身. Keith refers to rūpa as 'material form or matter which is underived (no-utpādā) and which is derived (utpādā)', the underived or independent being the tangible; the derived or dependent being the senses, e. g. of hearing; most of their objects, e. g. sound; the qualities or faculties of feminity, masculinity, vitality; intimation by act and speech, space; qualities of matter, e. g. buoyancy and physical nutriment.

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Mandarin wán / wan2
Taiwan wan
Chinese Metaplexis stauntoni

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Mandarin/ mo2
Taiwan mo
Chinese Metaplexis stauntoni

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Mandarin ruǎn / ruan3
Taiwan juan
Japanese nan / なん
Chinese soft; flexible
Japanese (adj-t,adv-to) (ant: 硬) soft
soft, yielding.

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Mandarin cài // cǎi / cai4 // cai3
Taiwan ts`ai / tsai
Japanese sae / さえ    sai / さい
Chinese allotment to a feudal noble; color; complexion; looks; variant of 彩[cai3]; variant of 採|采[cai3]
Japanese (abbreviation) dice; die; (1) (abbreviation) dice; die; (2) baton (of command); (female given name) Kotoha; (surname) Unezaki; (surname) Une; (female given name) Aya


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Japanese ittetsu / いってつ Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) obstinate; stubborn; inflexible; (given name) Ittetsu



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Mandarin sān duàn / san1 duan4
Taiwan san tuan
Japanese sandan
The three cuttings off or excisions (of 惑 beguiling delusions, or perplexities). (1) (a) 見所斷 to cut off delusions of view, of which Hīnayāna has eighty-eight kinds; (b) 修所斷in practice, eighty-one kinds; (c) 非所斷nothing left to cut off, perfect. v. 倶舍論 2. (2) (a) 自性斷 to cut off the nature or root (of delusion); (b) 緣縛斷 to cut off the external bonds, or objective causes (of delusions); (c) 不生斷 (delusion) no longer arising, therefore nothing produced to cut off. The third stage in both groups is that of an arhat; three eliminations


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Japanese futou / futo / ふとう Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) unbending; inflexible; tenacity; indomitableness; (given name) Futou


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Mandarin rǔ cǎo / ru3 cao3
Taiwan ju ts`ao / ju tsao
Japanese chichikusa;chichikusa / ちちくさ;チチクサ
Chinese milkweeds (genus Asclepias)
Japanese (See 蘿芋) Metaplexis japonica


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Mandarin èr xīn / er4 xin1
Taiwan erh hsin
Japanese futagokoro / ふたごころ    nishin / にしん
Chinese disloyalty; half-heartedness; duplicity
Japanese duplicity; treachery; double-dealing
The two minds, 眞心 the original, simple, pure, natural mind of all creatures, the Buddha-mind, i.e. 如來藏心; and 妄心 the illusion-mind, which results in complexity and confusion. Also, 定心 the meditative mind, or mind fixed on goodness; and the 散心 the scattered, inattentive mind, or mind that is only good at intervals.


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Mandarin èr huò / er4 huo4
Taiwan erh huo
Japanese niwaku
The two aspects of illusion: 見惑 perplexities or illusions and temptations arise from false views or theories. 思惑 or 修惑, ditto from thoughts arising through contact with the world, or by habit, such as desire, anger, infatuation, etc. They are also styled 理惑 illusions connected with principles and 事惑 illusions arising, in practice; v. 見思; two kinds of mental disturbances


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Japanese yoyuu / yoyu / よゆう Japanese (1) surplus; margin; leeway; room; space; time; allowance; flexibility; scope; (2) composure; placidity; complacency; calm


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Mandarin jiāng zhí / jiang1 zhi2
Taiwan chiang chih
Chinese stiff; rigid; inflexible


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Mandarin bā rěn / ba1 ren3
Taiwan pa jen
Japanese hachinin
The eight kṣānti, or powers of patient endurance, in the desire-realm and the two realms above it, necessary to acquire the full realization of the truth of the Four Axioms, 四諦; these four give rise to the 四法忍, i.e. 苦, 集, 滅, 道法忍, the endurance or patient pursuit that results in their realization. In the realm of form and the formless, they are called the 四類忍. By patient meditation the 見惑 false or perplexed views will cease, and the八智 eight kinds of jñāna or gnosis be acquired; therefore 智 results from忍 and the sixteen, 八忍八智 (or 觀), are called the 十六心, i.e. the sixteen mental conditions during the stage of 見道, when 惑 illusions or perplexities of view are destroyed. Such is the teaching of the 唯識宗. The 八智 are 苦, 集, 滅,道法智 and 苦, etc. 類智.


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Mandarin bā yīn / ba1 yin1
Taiwan pa yin
Japanese hatton
Chinese music; (used in advertising instrumental tuition); (archaic) musical instruments made of eight different materials (metal 金, stone 石, clay 土, leather 革, silk 絲|丝, wood 木, gourd 匏, bamboo 竹)
The eight tones of a Buddha's voice―beautiful, flexible, harmonious, respect-producing, not effeminate (i.e. manly), unerring, deep and resonant; eight vocal attributes


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Mandarin zài qǐ / zai4 qi3
Taiwan tsai ch`i / tsai chi
Japanese saiki / さいき
Chinese to arise again; to make a comeback; resurgence
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) comeback; recovery; restoration; rally; reflexive (in grammar); (surname, given name) Saiki


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Mandarin kè bǎn / ke4 ban3
Taiwan k`o pan / ko pan
Chinese stiff; inflexible; mechanical; stubborn; to cut blocks for printing



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Mandarin dòng l / dong4 l
Taiwan tung l
Chinese flowing; flexible; lively (Internet slang)


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Mandarin shí xìn / shi2 xin4
Taiwan shih hsin
Japanese jisshin
The ten grades of bodhisattva faith, i.e. the first ten 位 in the fifty-two bodhisattva positions: (1) 信 faith (which destroys illusion and results in); (2) 念 remembrance, or unforgetfulness; (3) 精進 zealous progress; (4) 慧 wisdom; (5) 定 settled firmness in concentration; (6) 不退 non-retrogression; (7) 護法 protection of the Truth; (8) 廻向 reflexive powers, e.g. for reflecting the Truth; (9) 戒 the nirvāṇa mind in 無為 effortlessness; (10) 願 action at will in anything and everywhere; ten stages of faith


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Japanese tanpuku / たんぷく Japanese simplicity and complexity; singular and plural; single and double; singles and doubles (in tennis)


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Mandarin gǔ bǎn / gu3 ban3
Taiwan ku pan
Japanese furuita / ふるいた
Chinese outmoded; old-fashioned; inflexible
Japanese (surname) Furuita


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Japanese katou / kato / かとう Japanese flexible


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Mandarin dāi bǎn / dai1 ban3
Taiwan tai pan
Chinese stiff; inflexible; also pr. [ai2 ban3]


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Japanese konkyaku / こんきゃく Japanese (noun/participle) perplexity; dilemma


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Mandarin kùn huò / kun4 huo4
Taiwan k`un huo / kun huo
Japanese konwaku / こんわく
Chinese bewildered; perplexed; confused; difficult problem; perplexity
Japanese (noun/participle) bewilderment; perplexity; embarrassment; discomfiture; bafflement



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Mandarin yuán tōng / yuan2 tong1
Taiwan yüan t`ung / yüan tung
Japanese enzuu / enzu / えんづう    entsuu / entsu / えんつう
Chinese flexible; accommodating
Japanese (personal name) Endzuu; (surname) Entsuu
Universally penetrating; supernatural powers of omnipresence; universality; by wisdom to penetrate the nature or truth of all things; perfectly penetrating


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Japanese shinayaka / しなやか Japanese (adjectival noun) (kana only) supple; flexible; elastic



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Mandarin zì huì / zi4 hui4
Taiwan tzu hui
Japanese jii / ji / じい
Chinese (computer) character repertoire; glossary, lexicon; Zihui, Chinese character dictionary with 33,179 entries, released in 17th century
Japanese (character) dictionary



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Mandarin róng yán / rong2 yan2
Taiwan jung yen
Japanese yō gen
Chinese mien; complexion


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Japanese kusshin / くっしん Japanese (noun/participle) bending and stretching (exercise); flexing and extending


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Mandarin qū qū / qu1 qu1
Taiwan ch`ü ch`ü / chü chü
Japanese kukkyoku / くっきょく
Chinese crooked
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) crookedness; bending; indentation; curvature; flexion


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Japanese sokokutsu / そこくつ Japanese (noun/participle) plantar flexion


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Japanese nayotake / なよたけ    nayutake / なゆたけ Japanese (1) (kana only) (obscure) Simon bamboo (Pleioblastus simonii); (2) any thin, but flexible bamboo


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Japanese tsuyoi / つよい    kowai / こわい Japanese (adjective) (1) strong; potent; competent; domineering; tough; (2) strong; brawny; powerful; healthy; rugged; (3) good (at); skilled; knowledgeable; (4) (as 〜に強い) being able to handle; know how to deal (with); durable (against); resistant (to); resilient; (5) firm; rigid; solid; (6) intense; strong; fierce; high; (7) dependable; trustworthy; (adjective) (1) tough; stiff; hard; (2) inflexible; obstinate; stubborn


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Japanese danryoku / だんりょく Japanese elasticity; flexibility


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Japanese touwaku / towaku / とうわく Japanese (noun/participle) bewilderment; perplexity; embarrassment; confusion


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Japanese koukutsu / kokutsu / こうくつ Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) retroflexion


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Japanese dochou / docho / どちょう Japanese (noun/participle) (1) overswelling (of a blood vessel); engorgement; bulging; (2) squaring one's shoulders; flexing one's muscles


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Japanese madoi / まどい Japanese delusion; illusion; infatuation; bewilderment; perplexity


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Mandarin huì yuàn / hui4 yuan4
Taiwan hui yüan
Japanese eon / えおん
Japanese (personal name) Eon
Huiyuan, a noted Tang monk and lexicographer, author of the 慧苑音義 dictionary of sounds and meanings, cf. 慧苑琳.



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Mandarin guǎi diǎn / guai3 dian3
Taiwan kuai tien
Chinese turning point; breaking point; inflexion point (math., a point of a curve at which the curvature changes sign)



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Mandarin jū zhí / ju1 zhi2
Taiwan chü chih
Chinese rigid; inflexible


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Mandarin jū yū / ju1 yu1
Taiwan chü yü
Chinese inflexible; stubborn



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Mandarin yáng xióng / yang2 xiong2
Taiwan yang hsiung
Japanese youyuu / yoyu / ようゆう
Chinese Yang Xiong (53 BC-18 AD), scholar, poet and lexicographer, author of the first Chinese dialect dictionary 方言[Fang1 yan2]
Japanese (personal name) Youyuu


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Japanese shinau / しなう Japanese (v5u,vi) (1) (kana only) to bend; to warp; to yield; (2) (kana only) (See しなやか・1) to be supple (e.g. bamboo, body); to be flexible; to be pliant


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Japanese shinari / しなり Japanese (kana only) (See しなる・1) bending; warping; flexibility; pliability


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Japanese shinaru;shiwaru / しなる;しわる Japanese (v5r,vi) (1) (kana only) (See 撓う・1) to bend; to warp; to yield; (2) (kana only) (See しなやか・1,撓う・2) to be supple (e.g. bamboo, body); to be flexible; to be pliant



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Mandarin náo qū / nao2 qu1
Taiwan nao ch`ü / nao chü
Japanese toukyoku / tokyoku / とうきょく
Chinese to bend; flexing; deflection
Japanese {geol} flexure



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Mandarin yì wān / yi4 wan1
Taiwan i wan
Chinese flexible



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Mandarin àn zhì / an4 zhi4
Taiwan an chih
Chinese dull (complexion)


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Mandarin róu xìng / rou2 xing4
Taiwan jou hsing
Chinese flexibility



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Mandarin róu ruǎn / rou2 ruan3
Taiwan jou juan
Japanese juunan / junan / じゅうなん
Chinese soft
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) flexible; lithe; soft; pliable
flexible; flexible



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Mandarin róu rèn / rou2 ren4
Taiwan jou jen
Chinese pliable and tough; supple and strong; flexible



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Mandarin jī dòng / ji1 dong4
Taiwan chi tung
Japanese kidou / kido / きどう
Chinese locomotive; motorized; power-driven; adaptable; flexible (use, treatment, timing etc)
Japanese (1) maneuver (usu. of military force); manoeuvre; (can act as adjective) (2) (See 機動隊) mobile; nimble; agile; quick to respond; (surname) Kidou



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Mandarin jī biàn / ji1 bian4
Taiwan chi pien
Chinese improvisation; flexible; adaptable; pragmatic


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Mandarin sǐ bǎn / si3 ban3
Taiwan ssu pan
Chinese rigid; inflexible



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Mandarin qì sè / qi4 se4
Taiwan ch`i se / chi se
Chinese complexion


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Mandarin huó fan / huo2 fan5
Taiwan huo fan
Chinese flexible; adaptable


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Mandarin huó yòng / huo2 yong4
Taiwan huo yung
Japanese katsuyou / katsuyo / かつよう
Chinese to apply (knowledge etc) creatively and flexibly; to use a word flexibly (e.g. a noun as an adjective)
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) practical use; application; (2) {ling} conjugation; declension; inflection


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Japanese katsudatsu / かつだつ Japanese (adjectival noun) adaptable; flexible; versatile; unfixed



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Mandarin nóng dàn / nong2 dan4
Taiwan nung tan
Japanese noutan / notan / のうたん
Chinese shade (of a color, i.e. light or dark)
Japanese (1) light and shade; shade (of colour, color); (2) depth (of flavor); complexity; strength and weakness (of flavor)
thick and thin


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Mandarin niú pí / niu2 pi2
Taiwan niu p`i / niu pi
Japanese gyuuhi / gyuhi / ぎゅうひ    gyuukawa / gyukawa / ぎゅうかわ    ushigawa / うしがわ
Chinese cowhide; leather; fig. flexible and tough; boasting; big talk
Japanese cowhide; oxhide
ox hide— mortal happiness injures the wisdom-life of gods and men, just as ox hide shrinks and crushes a man who is wrapped in it and placed under the hot sun; ox-hide


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Mandarin shēng sè / sheng1 se4
Taiwan sheng se
Japanese seishoku / seshoku / せいしょく
Japanese healthy complexion
jāta-rūpa; gold, v. 生像; natural color


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Japanese hakumen / はくめん Japanese fair complexion; face without makeup; inexperience


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Mandarin yìng huà / ying4 hua4
Taiwan ying hua
Japanese kouka / koka / こうか
Chinese to harden; hardening; sclerosis; fig. to become rigid or inflexible in opinions; to ossify
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) (ant: 軟化) hardening; vulcanization; vulcanisation; sclerosis; curing


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Mandarin yìng xìng / ying4 xing4
Taiwan ying hsing
Japanese kousei / kose / こうせい
Chinese rigid; inflexible; hard (drug)
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) hardness


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Japanese suhada / すはだ Japanese bare (naked) body; complexion (e.g. face)



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Mandarin fán jiǎn / fan2 jian3
Taiwan fan chien
Japanese hankan / はんかん
Chinese complicated and simple; traditional and simplified form of Chinese characters
Japanese complexity and simplicity


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Japanese haikutsu / はいくつ Japanese dorsiflexion; dorsal flexion



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Mandarin liǎn xiàng / lian3 xiang4
Taiwan lien hsiang
Chinese complexion; looks; appearance of one's face



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Mandarin liǎn sè / lian3 se4
Taiwan lien se
Chinese complexion; look


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Mandarin zì fǎn / zi4 fan3
Taiwan tzu fan
Chinese to introspect; to self-reflect; (math.) reflexive


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Japanese irojiro / いろじろ Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) fair-skinned; light-complexioned


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Japanese irotsuya / いろつや Japanese colour and lustre; color and luster; complexion; colour; color



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Mandarin cāng huáng / cang1 huang2
Taiwan ts`ang huang / tsang huang
Chinese greenish yellow; sallow (pale or yellow complexion); variant of 倉皇|仓皇[cang1 huang2]


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Japanese gagaimo / ががいも Japanese (kana only) rough potato (Metaplexis japonica)


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Japanese gagaimo / ががいも Japanese (kana only) rough potato (Metaplexis japonica)


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Mandarin shé guǎn / she2 guan3
Taiwan she kuan
Japanese jakan;dakan / じゃかん;だかん
Chinese flexible hose
Japanese coil; hose


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Mandarin róng tōng / rong2 tong1
Taiwan jung t`ung / jung tung
Japanese yuuzuu(p);yuuzuu;yuzuu(ok) / yuzu(p);yuzu;yuzu(ok) / ゆうずう(P);ゆうづう;ゆずう(ok)
Chinese to circulate; to flow (esp. capital); to intermingle; to merge; to become assimilated
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) lending (money); finance; loan; (2) adaptability; versatility; flexibility; accommodation
To blend, combine, mix, unite, assemble; to interpenetrate


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Mandarin xuè sè / xue4 se4
Taiwan hsüeh se
Japanese kesshoku / けっしょく
Chinese color (of one's skin, a sign of good health); red of cheeks
Japanese complexion



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Mandarin cí kù / ci2 ku4
Taiwan tz`u k`u / tzu ku
Chinese word stock; lexicon



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Mandarin cí xìng / ci2 xing4
Taiwan tz`u hsing / tzu hsing
Chinese part of speech (noun, verb, adjective etc); lexical category



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Mandarin cí tiáo / ci2 tiao2
Taiwan tz`u t`iao / tzu tiao
Chinese dictionary entry; lexical item; term



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Mandarin cí mù / ci2 mu4
Taiwan tz`u mu / tzu mu
Chinese dictionary headword; lexical item; term



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Mandarin cí lèi / ci2 lei4
Taiwan tz`u lei / tzu lei
Chinese parts of speech (grammar); word class; lexical category


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Japanese goi / ごい Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (linguistics terminology) vocabulary; lexicon; lexis; terminology



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Mandarin yǔ huì / yu3 hui4
Taiwan yü hui
Japanese goi / ごい
Chinese vocabulary
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (linguistics terminology) vocabulary; lexicon; lexis; terminology


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Japanese nazoi / なぞい Japanese (adjective) (slang) mystifying; puzzling; perplexing; baffling; bewildering


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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