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Desire / Craving

yù wàng
yokubou
Desire / Craving Scroll

欲望 is a word that means strong desire, while some might translate it as "lust".

The first character of this word means desire, longing, hunger, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, craving, or wish. The second character means to hope for, ambition, to desire, to aspire, to expect, to gaze (into the distance) or to look for something.

Desire / Longing / Craving

yoku
Desire / Longing / Craving Scroll

慾 means desire, longing, appetite, wish, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, avarice, and craving.

慾 is universal in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja.

The context in which this character is used, determines whether the meaning is good or bad. As a single character on a wall scroll, you get to decide what the definition is to you (hopefully more toward desire than greed).


Japanese DesirePlease note that Japanese use a simplified version of this character - it also happens to be the same simplification used in mainland China. Click on the character to the right if you want the Japanese/Simplified version of desire.

Lust / Desire / Passion

qíng yù
jouyoku
Lust / Desire / Passion Scroll

情欲 can be defined as lust, sexual desire, sensual desire, carnal desire, carnal passions, sexual desire, and passion.

The first character means feeling, emotions, passionate, sympathy, affection, love, compassion, tender feelings, and sometimes circumstances or facts.

The second character means desire, longing, appetite, wish, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, and craving.

情欲 is universal in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja.

Desire

kě wàng
Desire Scroll

This Chinese word can mean desirous, wishful, or simply desire.

The first character means to thirst for [something], or to be thirsty. The second character means to hope for, to expect, to gaze (into the distance) or to look for something. The combined meaning of these two characters changes a bit but I think it's nice to know the individual meanings to give you a better understanding of where a word comes from.

Korean definitions of this word include craving, longing, and thirst for knowledge.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Desire
Craving
欲望yokubou / yokuboyù wàng / yu4 wang4 / yu wang / yuwangyü wang / yüwang
Desire
Longing
Craving

yokuyù / yu4 / yu
Lust
Desire
Passion
情欲jouyoku / joyokuqíng yù / qing2 yu4 / qing yu / qingyuch`ing yü / chingyü / ching yü
Desire渴望kě wàng / ke3 wang4 / ke wang / kewangk`o wang / kowang / ko wang
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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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ài
    ai4
ai
 ai
    あい
Desire Scroll
to love; to be fond of; to like; affection; to be inclined (to do something); to tend to (happen)
(n,n-suf) (1) (See 愛する) love; affection; care; (2) {Buddh} attachment; craving; desire; (3) {Christn} (See アガペー・1) agape; (4) (abbreviation) (See 愛蘭・1) Ireland; (female given name) Rui
kāma; rāga. Love, affection, desire; also used for tṛṣṇā, thirst, avidity, desire, one of the twelve nidānas. It is intp. as 貪 coveting, and 染著 defiling attachment; also defined as defiling love like that toward wife and children, and undefiling love like that toward one's teachers and elders; to desire


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    yu4

 yoku
    よく
Desire Scroll
desire; appetite; passion; lust; greed
greed; craving; desire; avarice; wants
Passion, inordinate desire, lust, v. 欲; to crave

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    yu4

 yoku
    よく
Desire Scroll
to wish for; to desire; variant of 慾|欲[yu4]
greed; craving; desire; avarice; wants; (surname) Yoku
rājas, passion. Also kāma, desire, love. The Chinese word means to breathe after, aspire to, desire, and is also used as 慾 for lust, passion; it is inter alia intp. as 染愛塵 tainted with the dust (or dirt) of love, or lust. The three desires are for beauty, demeanour, and softness; the five are those of the five physical senses.


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tān
    tan1
t`an
    tan
 tan; ton; don
    たん; とん; どん
to have a voracious desire for; to covet; greedy; corrupt
(1) coveting; (2) {Buddh} (usu. とん) raga (desire)
rāga; colouring, dyeing, tint, red; affection, passion, vehement longing or desire; cf. M. W. In Chinese: cupidity, desire; intp. tainted by and in bondage to the five desires; it is the first in order of the 五鈍使 pañca-kleśa q. v., and means hankering after, desire for, greed, which causes clinging to earthly life and things, therefore reincarnation; craving

垂涎

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chuí xián
    chui2 xian2
ch`ui hsien
    chui hsien
 suizen; suien; suisen(ok)
    すいぜん; すいえん; すいせん(ok)
to water at the mouth; to drool
(noun/participle) (1) avid desire; craving; thirst; envy; (noun/participle) (2) (orig. meaning) watering at the mouth; drooling

心願


心愿

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xīn yuàn
    xin1 yuan4
hsin yüan
 shingan
    しんがん
cherished desire; dream; craving; wish; aspiration
prayer; heartfelt wish
The will of the mind, resolve, vow; mental resolve

慾望


欲望

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yù wàng
    yu4 wang4
yü wang
 yokubou / yokubo
    よくぼう
desire; longing; appetite; craving
(irregular kanji usage) desire; appetite; lust

欲情

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yù qíng
    yu4 qing2
yü ch`ing
    yü ching
 yokujou / yokujo
    よくじょう
(noun/participle) passion; passions; (sexual) desire; craving
passion

欲求

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yù qiú
    yu4 qiu2
yü ch`iu
    yü chiu
 yokkyuu / yokkyu
    よっきゅう
to desire; wants; appetites
(noun/participle) desire; want; will; wish; urge; craving
desire, craving, aspiration; desire, craving, aspiration

欲貪


欲贪

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yù tān
    yu4 tan1
yü t`an
    yü tan
 yokuton
Desire and coveting, or coveting as the result of passion; craving; desire, sensual passion

渇愛


渇爱

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kě ài
    ke3 ai4
k`o ai
    ko ai
 katsuai
    かつあい
thirst; craving; desire
thirst

物欲

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wù yù
    wu4 yu4
wu yü
 butsuyoku
    ぶつよく
material desire; craving for material things
greed; worldly or materialistic desires

生願


生愿

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shēng yuàn
    sheng1 yuan4
sheng yüan
desire to exist (in Buddhism, tanhā); craving for rebirth

苦集

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kǔ jí
    ku3 ji2
k`u chi
    ku chi
 ku shu
samudaya, arising, coming together, collection, multitude. The second of the four axioms, that of 'accumulation', that misery is intensified by craving or desire and the passions, which are the cause of reincarnation; the origination of suffering

貪使


贪使

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tān shǐ
    tan1 shi3
t`an shih
    tan shih
 tonshi
(貪欲使) The messenger, or temptation of desire; craving as defilement

貪愛


贪爱

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tān ài
    tan1 ai4
t`an ai
    tan ai
 tonai; tonnai; donai
    とんあい; とんない; どんあい
(noun/participle) {Buddh} attachment; craving
Desire, cupidity; desire

治欲貪


治欲贪

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zhì yù tān
    zhi4 yu4 tan1
chih yü t`an
    chih yü tan
 ji yokuton
to counteract desire and craving; to counteract desire and craving

十二因緣


十二因缘

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shí èr yīn yuán
    shi2 er4 yin1 yuan2
shih erh yin yüan
 jūni innen
Dvādaśaṅga pratītyasamutpāda; the twelve nidānas; v. 尼 and 因; also 十二緣起; 因緣有支; 因緣率連; 因緣棘園; 因緣輪; 因緣重城; 因緣觀; 支佛觀. They are the twelve links in the chain of existence: (1) 無明avidyā, ignorance, or unenlightenment; (2) 行 saṃskāra, action, activity, conception, "dispositions," Keith; (3) 識 vijñāna, consciousness; (4) 名色 nāmarūpa, name and form; (5) 六入 ṣaḍāyatana, the six sense organs, i.e. eye, ear, nose, tongue, body, and mind; (6) 觸 sparśa, contact, touch; (7) 受 vedanā, sensation, feeling; (8) 愛 tṛṣṇā, thirst, desire, craving; (9) 取 upādāna, laying hold of, grasping; (10) 有 bhava, being, existing; (11) 生 jāti, birth; (12) 老死 jarāmaraṇa, old age, death. The "classical formula" reads "By reason of ignorance dispositions; by reason of dispositions consciousness", etc. A further application of the twelve nidānas is made in regard to their causaton of rebirth: (1) ignorance, as inherited passion from the beginningless past ; (2) karma, good and evil, of past lives; (3) conception as a form of perception; (4) nāmarūpa, or body and mind evolving (in the womb); (5) the six organs on the verge of birth; (6) childhood whose intelligence is limited to sparśa, contact or touch; (7) receptivity or budding intelligence and discrimination from 6 or 7 years; (8) thirst, desire, or love, age of puberty; (9) the urge of sensuous existence; (10) forming the substance, bhava, of future karma; (11) the completed karma ready for rebirth; (12) old age and death. The two first are associated with the previous life, the other ten with the present. The theory is equally applicable to all realms of reincarnation. The twelve links are also represented in a chart, at the centre of which are the serpent (anger), boar (ignorance, or stupidity), and dove (lust) representing the fundamental sins. Each catches the other by the tail, typifying the train of sins producing the wheel of life. In another circle the twelve links are represented as follows: (1) ignorance, a blind woman; (2) action, a potter at work, or man gathering fruit; (3) consciousness, a restless monkey; (4) name and form, a boat; (5) sense organs, a house; (6) contact, a man and woman sitting together; (7) sensation, a man pierced by an arrow; (8) desire, a man drinking wine; (9) craving, a couple in union; (10) existence through childbirth; (11) birth, a man carrying a corpse; (12) disease, old age, death, an old woman leaning on a stick. v. 十二因緣論 Pratītya-samutpāda śāstra; twelve limbs of dependent origination

食指が動く

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 shokushigaugoku
    しょくしがうごく
(exp,v5k) to have an itch to; to have a craving for; to have an urge to; to have a desire for; to be eager to; to want to

Variations:
欲(P)

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 yoku
    よく
(n,n-suf) greed; craving; desire; appetite; hunger; avarice; wants

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