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China mǐn
Japan bin
Clever Vertical Wall Scroll

敏 means quick, nimble, agile, clever, smart, ingenious, and/or witty.

Clever / Superb / Wonderful

China miào
Japan myou
Clever / Superb / Wonderful Vertical Wall Scroll

The meanings for 妙 include: clever; wonderful; strange; unusual; superb; excellent; beautiful; mystic; supernatural; profound; mysterious; good; surpassing; fine, lovely, charming; special; outstanding; incomparable.

As you can see, this single character can mean a lot of things (a bit ambiguous).

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Mandarin miào / miao4
Taiwan miao
Japanese myou / myo / みょう
Clever / Superb / Wonderful Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese clever; wonderful
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) strange; weird; odd; curious; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) wonder; mystery; miracle; excellence; (3) cleverness; adroitness; knack; skill
su, sat, mañju, sūkṣma. Wonderful, beautiful, mystic, supernatural, profound, subtle, mysterious. su means good, excellent, surpassing, beautiful, fine, easy. sat means existing, real, good. mañju means beautiful, lovely, charming. Intp. in Chinese as 不可思議 beyond thought or discussion; 絕待 special, outstanding; 無比 incomparable; 精微深遠 subtle and profound; marvelous

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Mandarin kuài / kuai4
Taiwan k`uai / kuai
Japanese kai / かい
Clever / Superb / Wonderful Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese rapid; quick; speed; rate; soon; almost; to make haste; clever; sharp (of knives or wits); forthright; plainspoken; gratified; pleased; pleasant
Japanese pleasure; delight; enjoyment
Glad, joyful; quick, sharp; pleasure

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Mandarin mǐn / min3
Taiwan min
Japanese min / みん
Clever / Superb / Wonderful Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese quick; nimble; agile; clever; smart
Clever, active, ingenious, witty; sharp

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Mandarin líng / ling2
Taiwan ling
Japanese ryō
Clever / Superb / Wonderful Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese quick; alert; efficacious; effective; to come true; spirit; departed soul; coffin
Spirit, spiritual, energy, effective, clever.

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Mandarin guǐ / gui3
Taiwan kuei
Japanese oni(p);ki / おに(P);き
Clever / Superb / Wonderful Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese ghost; demon; terrible; damnable; clever; sly; crafty; (suffix for sb with a certain vice or addiction etc); one of the 28 constellations
Japanese (1) oni; ogre; demon; (2) (See 亡魂) spirit of a deceased person; (3) (おに only) ogre-like person (i.e. fierce, relentless, merciless, etc.); (4) (おに only) (See 鬼ごっこ・おにごっこ) it (in a game of tag, hide-and-seek, etc.); (5) (き only) {astron} (See 二十八宿,朱雀・すざく・2) Chinese "ghost" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (prefix) (6) (おに only) (slang) (See 超・1) very; extremely; super-
preta 薜荔多, departed, dead; a disembodied spirit, dead person, ghost; a demon, evil being; especially a 餓鬼 hungry ghost. They are of many kinds. The Fan-i ming i classifies them as poor, medium, and rich; each again thrice subdivided: (1) (a) with mouths like burning torches; (b) throats no bigger than needles; (c) vile breath, disgusting to themselves; (2) (a) needle-haired, self-piercing; (b) hair sharp and stinking; (c) having great wens on whose pus they must feed. (3) (a) living on the remains of sacrifices; (b) on leavings in general; (c) powerful ones, yakṣas, rākṣasas, piśācas, etc. All belong to the realm of Yama, whence they are sent everywhere, consequently are ubiquitous in every house, lane, market, mound, stream, tree, etc.


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Mandarin zhū yù / zhu1 yu4
Taiwan chu yü
Japanese shugyoku / しゅぎょく
Clever / Superb / Wonderful Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese pearls and jades; jewels; clever remark; beautiful writing; gems of wisdom; genius; outstanding person
Japanese (1) gem; jewel; (can be adjective with の) (2) beautiful; accomplished; charming

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Mandarin zhòu / zhou4
Taiwan chou
Chinese (old) beautiful; clever

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Mandarin guāi / guai1
Taiwan kuai
Japanese ke
Chinese (of a child) obedient, well-behaved; clever; shrewd; alert; perverse; contrary to reason; irregular; abnormal
to be contrary to

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Mandarin líng / ling2
Taiwan ling
Japanese rei / re / れい
Chinese clever; (old) actor; actress

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Mandarin/ li4
Taiwan li
Japanese rii / ri / りー
Chinese clever

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Mandarin luó / luo2
Taiwan lo
Chinese smart; clever

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Mandarin/ li4
Taiwan li
Japanese ri / り
Chinese sharp; favorable; advantage; benefit; profit; interest; to do good to; to benefit
Japanese advantage; benefit; profit; interest
paṭu, tīkṣṇa; sharp, keen, clever; profitable, beneficial; gain, advantage; interest.

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Mandarin qiǎo / qiao3
Taiwan ch`iao / chiao
Japanese takumu / たくむ
Chinese opportunely; coincidentally; as it happens; skillful; timely
Skilful, clever; skillful

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Mandarin/ li4
Taiwan li
Chinese smooth; active; clever; sharp

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Mandarin mǐn / min3
Taiwan min
Japanese min
Chinese clever; old variant of 愍[min3]

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Mandarin yǐng / ying3
Taiwan ying
Japanese ei / e / えい
Chinese head of grain; husk; tip; point; clever; gifted; outstanding
Japanese awn; glume

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Mandarin cōng / cong1
Taiwan ts`ung / tsung
Japanese sou / so / そう
Chinese quick at hearing; wise; clever; sharp-witted; intelligent; acute
Quick at hearing, sharp, clever, astute, wise, 聰明.

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Mandarin pàn / pan4
Taiwan p`an / pan
Chinese pleasing; clever talk

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Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese usually used in a name; clever; intelligent

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Mandarin xiá / xia2
Taiwan hsia
Japanese gechi
Chinese (phonetic); crafty
Smart, clever, intelligent.


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Mandarin sān zi / san1 zi
Taiwan san tzu
Japanese mine / みね
The three sons, one filial, wise, and competent; one unfilial but clever and competent; one unfilial stupid, and incompetent; types respectively of bodhisattvas, śrāvakas, and icchahtikas, 涅槃經 33.


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Mandarin shàng shǒu / shang4 shou3
Taiwan shang shou
Japanese jouzu(p);joute(ok);joushu(ok) / jozu(p);jote(ok);joshu(ok) / じょうず(P);じょうて(ok);じょうしゅ(ok)
Chinese to obtain; to master; overhand (serve etc); seat of honor
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) (ant: 下手・へた・1) skillful; skilled; proficient; good (at); adept; clever; (2) flattery


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Mandarin zhōng gēn / zhong1 gen1
Taiwan chung ken
Japanese nakane / なかね
Medium capacity, neither clever nor dull, of each of the six organs 六根; there are three powers of each organ 上根, 中根, and 下根.


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Mandarin guāi qiǎo / guai1 qiao3
Taiwan kuai ch`iao / kuai chiao
Chinese clever (child); smart; lovable; cute



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Mandarin guāi jué / guai1 jue2
Taiwan kuai chüeh
Chinese perceptive; alert; clever; shrewd



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Mandarin èr yè / er4 ye4
Taiwan erh yeh
Japanese nigyou / nigyo / にぎょう
Japanese (archaism) restaurants and geisha establishments
Two classes of karma. (1) (a) 引業 leads to the 總報, i.e. the award as to the species into which one is to be born, e.g. men, gods, etc.; (6) 滿業 is the 別報 or fulfillment in detail, i.e. the kind or quality of being e.g. clever or stupid, happy or unhappy, etc. (2) (a) 善業 and (b) 惡業 Good and evil karma, resulting in happiness or misery. (3) (a) 助業 Aids to the karma of being reborn in Amitābha's Pure—land e. g. offerings, chantings, etc.; (b) 正業 thought and invocation of Amitābha with undivided mind, as the direct method; two kinds of karmic activity


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Mandarin líng lì / ling2 li4
Taiwan ling li
Japanese reiri / reri / れいり
Chinese clever; witty; intelligent
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) cleverness; sagacity


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Mandarin líng lì / ling2 li4
Taiwan ling li
Chinese variant of 伶俐, clever; witty; intelligent


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Japanese rikou / riko / りこう Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) clever; intelligent; wise; bright; sharp; sensible; smart; shrewd; (2) well-behaved (of kids, animals, etc); obedient; good; (3) (archaism) good (with words)


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Japanese toshi / とし Japanese (adj-ku) (1) (archaism) sharp; (2) (archaism) intense; strong; powerful; (3) (archaism) quick; rapid; fast; (4) (archaism) keen; sharp; clever

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