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  1. Shang
  2. Chante
  3. Kishan
  4. Shanae
  5. Chantal
  6. Chantel
  7. Fancy Nails
  8. To Know Hardship, One Must Experience It
  9. If you have not been a monk, how can you know what it is like to be a vegetarian?

Shang

Surname
China shàng
Japan nao
Shang

尚 is the most common character for the Chinese surname that romanizes as Shang. 尚 is also a name, "Makato" in Japanese and "Sang" in Korean.

尚 is also a word meaning: still; yet; to value; to esteem; furthermore; in addition; greater; further.

Chante

China shàng té
Chante

尚特 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Chante.

Kishan

China jī shàng
Kishan

基尚 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kishan.

Kishan

China jí shàng
Kishan

This an alternate transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kishan. We like this one better because of the way it sounds, and the good meaning. 吉尚 is also a rare but real family name in Chinese culture.

Shanae

China shàng nèi
Shanae

尚內 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Shanae

Chantal

China shàng tǎ ěr
Chantal

尚塔爾 is a common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Chantal.

Chantel

China shàng tè ěr
Chantel

尚特爾 is the second most common transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Chantel.

Fancy Nails

(Special Business Name)
China shí shàng jiǎ
Fancy Nails

時尚甲 is a special entry for a customer's business name for a nail salon known as "Fancy Nails."


Note: In Japanese Katakana, Fancy Nails would be ファンシー ネイルズ

To Know Hardship, One Must Experience It

China bù dāng hé shàng bù zhī tóu lěng
To Know Hardship, One Must Experience It

This Chinese proverb literally translates as: [One who has] not been a monk [does] not know [the feeling of a] cold head.
I need to explain that a Chinese Buddhist monk always has a shaved head, and thus a cold head in winter.

Figuratively, this means: One cannot know the true meaning of hardship until one has experienced it oneself.


This is an idiom in Chinese, so the figurative meaning is what people perceive when they hear or read this phrase. Just as in English, when someone says, "The grass is always greener," one will think about the idea of jealousy, rather than the quality of one's lawn.

If you have not been a monk, how can you know what it is like to be a vegetarian?

Only by experiencing hardship will allow you to understand the plight of others
China bù dāng hé shang bù zhī zhāi jiè kǔ
If you have not been a monk, how can you know what it is like to be a vegetarian?

This literally translates as:
[One who has] not been a monk [does not] know the suffering of [being on a] vegetarian diet.

This is a bit like the "walk a mile in another man's shoes" saying. Basically it's about you cannot fully understand the plight of others until you experience it yourself.


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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin shàng / shang4
Taiwan shang
Japanese makoto / まこと    hisashi / ひさし    hisa / ひさ    haruji / はるじ    haru / はる    naoshi / なおし    nao / なお    takashi / たかし    shiyou / shiyo / しよう    shouji / shoji / しょうじ    shouitsu / shoitsu / しょういつ    shouichi / shoichi / しょういち    shou / sho / しょう    shunji / しゅんじ    shun / しゅん    katsuyasu / かつやす    katsuya / かつや    katsuhito / かつひと    katsunobu / かつのぶ    katsunari / かつなり    katsuichi / かついち    katsui / かつい    atsushi / あつし
If you have not been a monk, how can you know what it is like to be a vegetarian?
Chinese still; yet; to value; to esteem; surname Shang
Japanese (adv,conj) (kana only) furthermore; still; yet; more; still more; in addition; greater; further; (personal name) Makoto; (given name) Hisashi; (female given name) Hisa; (personal name) Haruji; (personal name) Haru; (given name) Naoshi; (given name) Nao; (s,m) Takashi; (personal name) Shiyou; (personal name) Shouji; (personal name) Shouitsu; (personal name) Shouichi; (surname, given name) Shou; (personal name) Shunji; (personal name) Shun; (personal name) Katsuyasu; (personal name) Katsuya; (personal name) Katsuhito; (personal name) Katsu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

今尚

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Japanese imanao / いまなお Japanese (adverb) still; even now

和尚

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Mandarin hé shàng / he2 shang4
Taiwan ho shang
Japanese wajou / wajo / わじょう    kazuhisa / かずひさ    kazunao / かずなお    oshou / osho / おしょう
Chinese Buddhist monk
Japanese (1) (honorific or respectful language) preceptor or high priest (in Shingon, Hosso, Ritsu or Shin Buddhism); (2) second highest priestly rank in Buddhism; (3) master (of one's art, trade, etc.); (1) (honorific or respectful language) preceptor or high priest (in Tendai or Kegon Buddhism); (2) second highest priestly rank in Buddhism; (3) monk (esp. the head monk of a temple); (4) master (of one's art, trade, etc.); (1) (honorific or respectful language) preceptor or high priest (esp. in Zen or Pure Land Buddhism); (2) second highest priestly rank in Buddhism; (3) monk (esp. the head monk of a temple); (4) master (of one's art, trade, etc.); (personal name) Wajou; (personal name) Kazuhisa; (personal name) Kazunao; (given name) Oshou
A general term for a monk. It is said to be derived from Khotan in the form of 和闍 or 和社 (or 烏社) which might be a translit. of vandya (Tibetan and Khotani ban-de), 'reverend.' Later it took the form of 和 or 和上. The 律宗 use 和上, others generally 和. The Sanskrit term used in its interpretation is 鳥波陀耶 upādhyāya, a 'sub-teacher' of the Vedas, inferior to an ācārya; this is intp. as 力生 strong in producing (knowledge), or in begetting strength in his disciples; also by 知有罪知無罪 a discerner of sin from not-sin, or the sinful from the not-sinful. It has been used as a synonym for 法師 a teacher of doctrine, in distinction from 律師 a teacher of the vinaya, also from 禪師 a teacher of the Intuitive school.

好尚

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Japanese koushou / kosho / こうしょう Japanese taste; fancy; fashion; (personal name) Yoshihisa; (given name) Koushou

尊尚

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Mandarin zūn shàng / zun1 shang4
Taiwan tsun shang
Chinese to value highly; to hold up something as a model

尚々

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Japanese naonao / なおなお Japanese (adverb) (kana only) all the more

尚不

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Mandarin shàng bù / shang4 bu4
Taiwan shang pu
Japanese shōfu
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

尚且

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Mandarin shàng qiě / shang4 qie3
Taiwan shang ch`ieh / shang chieh
Chinese (not) even; yet; still

尚又

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Japanese naomata / なおまた Japanese (adverb) (kana only) further; besides; moreover; in addition to

尚古

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Japanese shouko / shoko / しょうこ Japanese respect for olden days; (female given name) Shouko

尚可

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Mandarin shàng kě / shang4 ke3
Taiwan shang k`o / shang ko
Japanese hisayoshi / ひさよし    naoka / なおか
Chinese not bad; satisfactory
Japanese (male given name) Hisayoshi; (personal name) Naoka

尚在

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Mandarin shàng zài / shang4 zai4
Taiwan shang tsai
Japanese shōzai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

尚尚

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Japanese naonao / なおなお Japanese (adverb) (kana only) all the more

尚志

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Mandarin shàng zhì / shang4 zhi4
Taiwan shang chih
Japanese yoshiyuki / よしゆき    masashi / まさし    hisashi / ひさし    naoyuki / なおゆき    naomune / なおむね    naoshi / なおし    takashi / たかし    shouji / shoji / しょうじ    shoushi / shoshi / しょうし
Chinese Shangzhi county level city in Harbin 哈爾濱|哈尔滨[Ha1 er3 bin1], Heilongjiang
Japanese (given name) Yoshiyuki; (given name) Masashi; (given name) Hisashi; (personal name) Naoyuki; (personal name) Naomune; (female given name) Naoshi; (male given name) Takashi; (given name) Shouji; (given name) Shoushi

尚早

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Japanese shousou / shoso / しょうそう Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) prematurity

尚更

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Japanese naosara / なおさら Japanese (adverb) (1) (kana only) still more; even more; all the more; (2) (kana only) still less; even less

尚書


尚书

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Mandarin shàng shū / shang4 shu1
Taiwan shang shu
Chinese high official; government minister; same as 書經|书经[Shu1 jing1] Book of History

尚未

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Mandarin shàng wèi / shang4 wei4
Taiwan shang wei
Japanese naomi / なおみ
Chinese not yet; still not
Japanese (female given name) Naomi

尚武

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Mandarin shàng wǔ / shang4 wu3
Taiwan shang wu
Japanese shoubu / shobu / しょうぶ
Chinese to promote a martial spirit; to revere military skills; warlike
Japanese militarism; warlike spirit; (given name) Hisatake; (personal name) Naomu; (g,p) Naotake; (surname, given name) Shoubu

尚氏

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Japanese shoushi / shoshi / しょうし Japanese Sho clan; royal family of the Ryukyu Kingdom

尚無


尚无

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Mandarin shàng wú / shang4 wu2
Taiwan shang wu
Chinese not yet; not so far

尚爾


尚尔

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Mandarin shàn ger / shan4 ger3
Taiwan shan ger
Japanese naoji / なおじ    shouji / shoji / しょうじ
Japanese (personal name) Naoji; (given name) Shouji
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

尚義


尚义

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Mandarin shàng yì / shang4 yi4
Taiwan shang i
Japanese hisayoshi / ひさよし    haruyoshi / はるよし    nagi / なぎ    naoyoshi / なおよし    takayoshi / たかよし
Chinese Shangyi county in Zhangjiakou 張家口|张家口[Zhang1 jia1 kou3], Hebei
Japanese (male given name) Hisayoshi; (personal name) Haruyoshi; (female given name) Nagi; (male given name) Naoyoshi; (male given name) Takayoshi

尚賢


尚贤

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Mandarin shàng xián / shang4 xian2
Taiwan shang hsien
Japanese naokata / なおかた
Japanese (given name) Naokata
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

尚饗


尚飨

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Mandarin shàng xiǎng / shang4 xiang3
Taiwan shang hsiang
Chinese I beg you to partake of this sacrifice (used at the end of an elegiac address)

崇尚

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Mandarin chóng shàng / chong2 shang4
Taiwan ch`ung shang / chung shang
Japanese takamasa / たかまさ    takanao / たかなお
Chinese to hold up (as an model); to hold in esteem; to revere; to advocate
Japanese (personal name) Takamasa; (given name) Takanao

早尚

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Japanese soushou / sosho / そうしょう Japanese (n,adj-na,adj-no) (incorrect variant of 尚早) (See 尚早) prematurity

時尚


时尚

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Mandarin shí shàng / shi2 shang4
Taiwan shih shang
Chinese fashion; fad; fashionable

欽尚


钦尚

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Mandarin qīn shàng / qin1 shang4
Taiwan ch`in shang / chin shang
Japanese kinshō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

遵尚

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Mandarin zūn shàng / zun1 shang4
Taiwan tsun shang
Japanese junshō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Shangnaoshàng / shang4 / shang
Chante尚特shàng té / shang4 te2 / shang te / shangteshang t`e / shangte / shang te
Kishan基尚jī shàng / ji1 shang4 / ji shang / jishangchi shang / chishang
Kishan吉尚jí shàng / ji2 shang4 / ji shang / jishangchi shang / chishang
Shanae尚內
尚内
shàng nèi
shang4 nei4
shang nei
shangnei
Chantal尚塔爾
尚塔尔
shàng tǎ ěr
shang4 ta3 er3
shang ta er
shangtaer
shang t`a erh
shangtaerh
shang ta erh
Chantel尚特爾
尚特尔
shàng tè ěr
shang4 te4 er3
shang te er
shangteer
shang t`e erh
shangteerh
shang te erh
Fancy Nails時尚甲
时尚甲
shí shàng jiǎ
shi2 shang4 jia3
shi shang jia
shishangjia
shih shang chia
shihshangchia
To Know Hardship, One Must Experience It不當和尚不知頭冷
不当和尚不知头冷
bù dāng hé shàng bù zhī tóu lěng
bu4 dang1 he2 shang4 bu4 zhi1 tou2 leng3
bu dang he shang bu zhi tou leng
pu tang ho shang pu chih t`ou leng
pu tang ho shang pu chih tou leng
If you have not been a monk, how can you know what it is like to be a vegetarian?不當和尚不知齋戒苦
不当和尚不知斋戒苦
bù dāng hé shang bù zhī zhāi jiè kǔ
bu4 dang1 he2 shang bu4 zhi1 zhai1 jie4 ku3
bu dang he shang bu zhi zhai jie ku
pu tang ho shang pu chih chai chieh k`u
pu tang ho shang pu chih chai chieh ku
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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