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我慢 in Chinese / Japanese...

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wǒ màn
ga man
Gaman Vertical Wall Scroll

Gaman is a Zen Buddhist term from Japan that means "enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity."

This title can also be translated as patience, perseverance, tolerance, or self-denial.

我慢 is also a Chinese Buddhist term with a different pronunciation. It comes from Sanskrit abhimāna or ātma-mada. Chinese Buddhism defines this very differently as, "Egoism exalting self and depreciating others," "self-intoxication," or "pride." Alone, the first character means "Me, I, or Self," and the second character in a Buddhist context comes from Sanskrit māna and means pride, arrogance, self-conceit, looking down on others, supercilious, etc.

I'm currently working with Japanese and Chinese translators to try and reconcile the true meaning or any commonality of this word between languages. For now, please only consider this if your audience is Japanese.

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Gaman我慢ga man / gamanwǒ màn / wo3 man4 / wo man / woman

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wǒ màn / wo3 man4
wo man
 gaman(p);gaman / がまん(P);ガマン
Gaman Vertical Wall Scroll
(noun/participle) patience; endurance; perseverance; tolerance; self-control; self-denial; (surname) Gaman
abhimāna, ātma-mada. Egoism exalting self and depreciating others; self-intoxication, pride; identity


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 gamanjiru / がまんじる (slang) pre-ejaculate; pre-ejaculatory fluid; Cowper's fluid; pre-cum


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 yasegaman / やせがまん (noun/participle) fake stoicism; pretended endurance (for sake of pride); false courage



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jiàn wǒ màn / jian4 wo3 man4
chien wo man
views of self and pride


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qǐ wǒ màn / qi3 wo3 man4
ch`i wo man / chi wo man
 ki gaman
produces the conceit 'I am'


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 yasegaman / やせがまん (noun/participle) fake stoicism; pretended endurance (for sake of pride); false courage


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 goujougaman / gojogaman / ごうじょうがまん (noun - becomes adjective with の) (yoji) obstinate and self-assertive


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 gamanzuyoi / がまんづよい (adjective) (very) patient; persevering


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 gamankurabe / がまんくらべ contest of endurance


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 yasegaman / やせがまん (noun/participle) fake stoicism; pretended endurance (for sake of pride); false courage



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gòng gāo wǒ màn / gong4 gao1 wo3 man4
kung kao wo man
haughty and arrogant



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lí yú wǒ màn / li2 yu2 wo3 man4
li yü wo man
 ri o gaman
free from pride


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 gamanshinaide / がまんしないで (expression) (See 我慢) without restraint; without hesitation; without holding back


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 gamannaranai / がまんならない (adjective) unbearable; intolerable; insufferable


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 gamanzuyoi / がまんづよい (adjective) (very) patient; persevering


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 yasegaman / やせがまん (noun/participle) enduring something out of pride; putting up with it; grinning and bearing it


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 gamanjiru(我慢汁,gaman汁);gamanjiru(gaman汁) / がまんじる(我慢汁,がまん汁);ガマンじる(ガマン汁) (slang) (See 尿道球腺液) pre-ejaculate; pre-ejaculatory fluid; Cowper's fluid; pre-cum

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A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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