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Gyaku

Japan gyaku
Gyaku Vertical Wall Scroll

逆 is a Japanese Kanji that means reverse, inversion, upside down, inverted, reverse, opposite, or wicked.

Renegade / Traitor / Rebel

China nì zéi
Japan gyakuzoku
Renegade / Traitor / Rebel Vertical Wall Scroll

逆賊 is a popular way to write renegade, traitor, bandit, insurgent, or rebel in Chinese and Japanese.

Sakasa / Reverse

Japan sakasa
Sakasa / Reverse Vertical Wall Scroll

逆さ is a Japanese word that means reverse, inversion, upside down, inverted, reverse, opposite, and in some context (especially without the secondary hiragana character) can mean wicked.

逆さ has some significance to those practicing certain forms of Japanese martial arts.

Note: The first character is kanji (originally a Chinese character now used in Japanese) it still holds the same meaning in Chinese. However, the secondary hiragana makes this a Japanese-only entry.

Extremely Good Friends

Japan bakugyakunotomo
Extremely Good Friends Vertical Wall Scroll

莫逆の友 is Japanese expressing meaning, "extremely good friends" or "best friends."

Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child

China bàng tóu chū xiào zǐ zhù tóu chū wǔ nì
Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child Vertical Wall Scroll

This literally translates as:
A stick (or switch) produces filial sons; chopsticks produce disobedient [ones].

Figuratively, this means:
Strict discipline produces dutiful children whereas indulgence produces disobedient ones.

This is very similar to this English proverb:
"Spare the rod and spoil the child."


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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/ ni4
Taiwan ni
Japanese gyaku / ぎゃく
Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese contrary; opposite; backwards; to go against; to oppose; to betray; to rebel
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) reverse; opposite; (2) converse (of a hypothesis, etc.); (prefix noun) (3) {math} inverse (function)
vāma. To go against, contrary, adverse, reverse, rebellious, oppose, resist; to disobey

逆さ

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Japanese sakasa / さかさ
Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) reverse; inversion; upside down

逆賊

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Mandarin nì zéi / ni4 zei2
Taiwan ni tsei
Japanese gyakuzoku / ぎゃくぞく
Chinese renegade; traitor and bandit
Japanese rebel; traitor; insurgent

莫逆の友

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Japanese bakugyakunotomo / ばくぎゃくのとも
Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (expression) extremely good friends; best friends

七逆

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Mandarin qī nì / qi1 ni4
Taiwan ch`i ni / chi ni
Japanese shichigyaku
(七罪) The seven rebellious acts, or deadly sins — shedding a Buddha's blood, killing father, mother, monk, teacher, subverting or disrupting monks, killing an arhat. V. 梵綱經下.

三逆

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Mandarin sān nì / san1 ni4
Taiwan san ni
Japanese sangyaku
The three unpardonable sins of Devadatta, which sent him to the Avici hell— schism, stoning the Buddha to the shedding of his blood, killing a nun; three heinous crimes

不逆

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Mandarin bù nì / bu4 ni4
Taiwan pu ni
Japanese fugyaku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

乱逆

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Japanese rangyaku;rangeki(ok) / らんぎゃく;らんげき(ok) Japanese rebellion

五逆

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Mandarin wǔ nì / wu3 ni4
Taiwan wu ni
Japanese gogyaku
pañcānantarya; 五無間業 The five rebellious acts or deadly sins, parricide, matricide, killing an arhat, shedding the blood of a Buddha, destroying the harmony of the sangha, or fraternity. The above definition is common both to Hīnayāna and Mahāyāna. The lightest of these sins is the first; the heaviest the last. II. Another group is: (1) sacrilege, such as destroying temples, burning sutras, stealing a Buddha's or a monk's things, inducing others to do so, or taking pleasure therein; (2) slander, or abuse of the teaching of śrāvaka s, pratyekabuddhas, or bodhisattvas; (3) ill-treatment or killing of a monk; (4) any one of the five deadly sins given above; (5) denial of the karma consequences of ill deeds, acting or teaching others accordingly, and unceasing evil life. III. There are also five deadly sins, each of which is equal to each of the first set of five: (1) violation of a mother, or a fully ordained nun; (2) killing a bodhisattva in a sangha; (5) destroying a Buddha's stūpa. IV. The five unpardonable sin of Devadatta who (1) destroyed the harmony of the community; (2) injured Śākyamuni with a stone, shedding his blood; (3) induced the king to let loose a rutting elephant to trample down Śākyamuni; (4) killed a nun; (5) put poison on his finger-nails and saluted Śākyamuni intending to destroy him thereby; five heinous crimes

八逆

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Japanese hachigyaku / はちぎゃく Japanese (archaism) the eight unpardonable crimes in ancient Japanese law

厭逆


厌逆

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Mandarin yàn nì / yan4 ni4
Taiwan yen ni
Japanese engyaku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

反逆

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Mandarin fǎn nì / fan3 ni4
Taiwan fan ni
Japanese hongyaku / はんぎゃく
Japanese (noun/participle) treason; treachery; mutiny; rebellion; insurrection
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

叛逆

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Mandarin pàn nì / pan4 ni4
Taiwan p`an ni / pan ni
Japanese hongyaku / はんぎゃく
Chinese to rebel; to revolt; a rebel
Japanese (noun/participle) treason; treachery; mutiny; rebellion; insurrection
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

可逆

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Mandarin kě nì / ke3 ni4
Taiwan k`o ni / ko ni
Japanese kagyaku / かぎゃく
Chinese reversible; (math.) invertible
Japanese (adj-na,adj-no,n) (1) (ant: 不可逆) reversible; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) {math} invertible

吃逆

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Japanese shakkuri / しゃっくり Japanese (noun/participle) (kana only) hiccough; hiccup

呃逆

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Mandarin è nì / e4 ni4
Taiwan o ni
Chinese to hiccup; to belch

大逆

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Japanese taigyaku;daigyaku / たいぎゃく;だいぎゃく Japanese high treason

弑逆

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Japanese shigyaku;shiigyaku / shigyaku;shigyaku / しぎゃく;しいぎゃく Japanese (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) murder of one's own lord or father

忤逆

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Mandarin wǔ nì / wu3 ni4
Taiwan wu ni
Chinese disobedient to parents

悖逆

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Mandarin bèi nì / bei4 ni4
Taiwan pei ni
Chinese contrary

悪逆

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Japanese akugyaku / あくぎゃく Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) atrocity; (2) (archaism) treason

惡逆


恶逆

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Mandarin è nì / e4 ni4
Taiwan o ni
Japanese akugyaku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

拒逆

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Mandarin jù nì / ju4 ni4
Taiwan chü ni
Japanese kyogyaku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

正逆

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Japanese seigyaku / segyaku / せいぎゃく Japanese (can act as adjective) forward and reverse

氣逆

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Mandarin qì nì / qi4 ni4
Taiwan ch`i ni / chi ni
Chinese reverse flow of 氣|气[qi4] (TCM)

真逆

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Japanese masaka / まさか    magyaku / まぎゃく Japanese (interjection) (1) (kana only) by no means; never!; well, I never!; you don't say!; certainly (not); (noun - becomes adjective with の) (2) (kana only) (See まさかの時) something unexpected; emergency; (3) (kana only) (archaism) currently; for the time being; presently; for now; (adv,adj-no) (4) (kana only) (obscure) (See 本当に) indeed; really; truly; unexpectedly; (adj-na,adj-no) the exact opposite

篡逆

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Mandarin cuàn nì / cuan4 ni4
Taiwan ts`uan ni / tsuan ni
Chinese to rebel; to revolt

背逆

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Mandarin bēi nì / bei1 ni4
Taiwan pei ni
Chinese to violate; to go against

莫逆

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Mandarin mò nì / mo4 ni4
Taiwan mo ni
Japanese bakugyaku;bakugeki / ばくぎゃく;ばくげき
Chinese very friendly; intimate
Japanese cordial relations

迎逆

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Mandarin yíng nì / ying2 ni4
Taiwan ying ni
Japanese geigyaku
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
Gyakugyaku
Renegade
Traitor
Rebel
逆賊
逆贼
gyakuzokunì zéi / ni4 zei2 / ni zei / nizeini tsei / nitsei
Sakasa
Reverse
逆さsakasa
Extremely Good Friends莫逆の友bakugyakunotomo
Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child棒頭出孝子箸頭出忤逆bàng tóu chū xiào zǐ zhù tóu chū wǔ nì
bang4 tou2 chu1 xiao4 zi3 zhu4 tou2 chu1 wu3 ni4
bang tou chu xiao zi zhu tou chu wu ni
pang t`ou ch`u hsiao tzu chu t`ou ch`u wu ni
pang tou chu hsiao tzu chu tou chu wu ni
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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