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There are 23 total results for your shifu search.

Characters Pronunciation
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Mandarin shī fu / shi1 fu5
Taiwan shih fu
Japanese shifu / しふ
 Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese master; qualified worker; respectful form of address for older men; CL:個|个[ge4],位[wei4],名[ming2]
Japanese guardian and tutor of a nobleman's child



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Mandarin shī fu / shi1 fu5
Taiwan shih fu
Japanese shifu / しふ
Chinese used for 師傅|师傅 (in Taiwan); master; qualified worker
Japanese fatherly master
a master


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Japanese shifu / シフ Japanese (personal name) Schiff


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Japanese shifuu / shifu / しふう


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Japanese shifuu / shifu / しふう


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Japanese shifu / しふ


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Japanese shifuu / shifu / しふう



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Mandarin sǐ fēng / si3 feng1
Taiwan ssu feng
Japanese shifu
The destroying wind in the final destruction of the world; wind of death


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Japanese shifuu / shifu / しふう


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Japanese shifu / しふ


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Japanese shifuu / shifu / しふう


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Japanese shifu / しふ Japanese (See 声符・せいふ・1) hand signal; visual signal (in dog training)


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Japanese shifu / しふ Japanese Chinese poetry


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Japanese shifu / しふ Japanese (See 賦,詩・し) songs and poems; Chinese poetry


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Japanese shiifu / shifu / シーフ Japanese thief (particularly in RPG games); (personal name) Sieff


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Mandarin shì fū yòng / shi4 fu1 yong4
Taiwan shih fu yung
Japanese shifu
heroic performance



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Mandarin shì fū jiàn / shi4 fu1 jian4
Taiwan shih fu chien
Japanese shifu ken
One of the eight heterodox views, i.e. the pride arising from belief in a puruṣa, 補慮沙 q.v; view of a spiritual soul



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Mandarin wáng shí fǔ / wang2 shi2 fu3
Taiwan wang shih fu
Chinese Wang Shifu (fl. 1295-1307), author of Romance of the West Chamber 西廂記|西厢记



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Mandarin xī xiāng jì / xi1 xiang1 ji4
Taiwan hsi hsiang chi
Chinese Romance of the West Chamber by Wang Shifu 王實甫|王实甫[Wang2 Shi2 fu3]


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Mandarin shì fū zuò yòng / shi4 fu1 zuo4 yong4
Taiwan shih fu tso yung
Japanese shifu sayō
heroic performance



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Mandarin shì fū gōng yè / shi4 fu1 gong1 ye4
Taiwan shih fu kung yeh
Japanese shifu kugō
heroic performance



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Mandarin shì fū bǔ tè qié luó / shi4 fu1 bu3 te4 qie2 luo2
Taiwan shih fu pu t`e ch`ieh lo / shih fu pu te chieh lo
Japanese shifu futogara



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Mandarin dùn huì shì fū bǔ tè qié luó / dun4 hui4 shi4 fu1 bu3 te4 qie2 luo2
Taiwan tun hui shih fu pu t`e ch`ieh lo / tun hui shih fu pu te chieh lo
Japanese don'e shifu futogara
persons of dull intelligence

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

This page contains 23 results for "shifu" 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.
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.

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