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Diamond in Chinese / Japanese...

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China dài méng dé
Diamond Vertical Wall Scroll

戴矇德 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Diamond.

I suggest you use a word that means diamond, rather than this one that sounds like diamond.


China jīn gāng
Japan kon gou
Diamond Vertical Wall Scroll

金剛 is a common way to call diamonds in Chinese and Japanese. Traditionally, there were not that many diamonds that made their way to Asia, so this word does not have the deep cultural significance that it does in the west (thanks mostly to De Beers marketing). Therefore, this word was kind of borrowed from other uses.

This title can also refer to vajra (a Sanskrit word meaning both thunderbolt and diamond that originally refers to an indestructible substance); hard metal; pupa of certain insects; Vajrapani, Buddha's warrior attendant; King Kong; adamantine; Buddhist symbol of the indestructible truth.

Stay Strong / Indestructible / Unbreakable

China jīn gāng bù huài
Japan kon gou fu e
Stay Strong / Indestructible / Unbreakable Vertical Wall Scroll

金剛不壞 is originally a Buddhist term for, "The diamond indestructible." Sometimes, it's written 金剛不壞身, The diamond indestructible body.

Outside that context, it still means firm and solid, sturdy and indestructible, unshakable, or adamantine (a mythological indestructible material).

壊 Note: If you order this from the Japanese master calligrapher, the last Kanji will look like the one shown to the right.

Adamantine / King Kong

China jīn gāng
Japan kongou
Adamantine / King Kong Vertical Wall Scroll

金剛 can translate as adamantine from Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean.

Other meanings and translations can include diamond, thunderbolt, Indra's indestructible weapon, Buddhist symbol of the indestructible truth, Vajra (a mythical weapon), guardian deity, hardness, indestructibility, power, the least frangible of minerals.

The Chinese pronunciation of "Jīn Gāng" became the loanword used in English as "King Kong". You can see King Kong as the indestructible ape guardian deity depending on how you read the story.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

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Mandarin jīn gāng / jin1 gang1
Taiwan chin kang
Japanese kongou / kongo / こんごう
Adamantine / King Kong Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese diamond; (used to translate Sanskrit "vajra", a thunderbolt or mythical weapon); guardian deity (in Buddhist iconography); King Kong
Japanese (1) vajra (indestructible substance); diamond; adamantine; (2) thunderbolt; Indra's weapon; Buddhist symbol of the indestructible truth
vajra, 伐闍羅; 跋折羅 (or跋闍羅); 縛曰羅(or 縛日羅) The thunderbolt of Indra, often called the diamond club; but recent research considers it a sun symbol. The diamond, synonym of hardness, indestructibility, power, the least frangible of minerals. It is one of the saptaratna 七寶; adamantine

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Mandarin zuàn // zuān / zuan4 // zuan1
Taiwan tsuan
Japanese tagane / たがね
Chinese an auger; diamond; to drill; to bore; to get into; to make one's way into; to enter (a hole); to thread one's way through; to study intensively; to dig into; to curry favor for personal gain
Japanese (1) (kana only) chisel; (2) (kana only) burin; graver; engraving tool; (3) (kana only) gad; jumper; mining tool
To bore, pierce; an awl.


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Japanese ryoubu / ryobu / りょうぶ Japanese (1) {Buddh} two parts; both parts; (2) both realms (i.e. the Diamond Realm and the Womb Realm); (3) (abbreviation) (See 両部神道) Shinto-Buddhist amalgamation



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Mandarin jiǔ huì / jiu3 hui4
Taiwan chiu hui
Japanese ku e
(九會曼陀羅) The nine groups in the diamond-realm maṇḍala.


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Japanese kameaya / かめあや Japanese (1) (See 羽二重) high-quality glossy white habutai silk; (2) raw silk twill fabric with fine diamond pattern


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Mandarin wǔ zhì / wu3 zhi4
Taiwan wu chih
Japanese gochi / ごち
The five kinds of wisdom of the 眞言宗 Shingon School. Of the six elements 六大 earth, water, fire, air (or wind), ether (or space) 曇空, and consciousness (or mind 識 ), the first five form the phenomenal world, or Garbhadhātu, the womb of all things 胎藏界, the sixth is the conscious, or perceptive, or wisdom world, the Vajradhātu 金剛界, sometimes called the Diamond realm. The two realms are not originally apart, but one, and there is no consciousness without the other five elements. The sixth element, vijñāna, is further subdivided into five called the 五智 Five Wisdoms: (1) 法界體性智 dharmadhātu-prakṛti-jñāna, derived from the amala-vijñāna, or pure 識; it is the wisdom of the embodied nature of the dharmadhātu, defined as the six elements, and is associated with Vairocana 大日, in the centre, who abides in this samādhi; it also corresponds to the ether 空 element. (2) 大圓鏡智 adarśana-jñāna, the great round mirror wisdom, derived from the ālaya-vijñāna, reflecting all things; corresponds to earth, and is associated with Akṣobhya and the east. (3) 平等性智 samatā-jñāna, derived from mano-vijñāna, wisdom in regard to all things equally and universally; corresponds to fire, and is associated with Ratnasaṃbhava and the south. (4) 妙觀察智 pratyavekṣaṇa-jñāna, derived from 意識, wisdom of profound insight, or discrimination, for exposition and doubt-destruction; corresponds to water, and is associated with Amitābha and the west. (5) 成所作智 kṛtyānuṣṭhāna-jñāna, derived from the five senses, the wisdom of perfecting the double work of self-welfare and the welfare of others; corresponds to air 風 and is associated with Amoghasiddhi and the north. These five Dhyāni-Buddhas are the 五智如來. The five kinds of wisdom are the four belonging to every Buddha, of the exoteric cult, to which the esoteric cult adds the first, pure, all-refecting, universal, all-discerning, and all-perfecting.



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Mandarin wǔ lún / wu3 lun2
Taiwan wu lun
Japanese gorin / ごりん
Japanese (See オリンピック) Olympic rings; Olympics
The five wheels, or things that turn: I. The 五體 or five members, i. e. the knees, the elbows, and the head; when all are placed on the ground it implies the utmost respect. II. The five foundations of the world. first and lowest the wheel or circle of space; above are those of wind; of water; the diamond, or earth; on these rest the nine concentric circles and eight seas. III. The esoteric sect uses the term for the 五大 five elements, earth, water, fire, wind, and space; also for the 五解脫輪 q. v. IV. The five fingers (of a Buddha).


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Mandarin liù yù / liu4 yu4
Taiwan liu yü
Japanese rokuyu / ろくゆ
The six illustrations of unreality Diamond Sutra: a dream, a phantasm, a bubble, a shadow, dew, and lightning. Also 六如; six metaphors


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Japanese naiya / ないや Japanese {baseb} (See 外野・1) infield; diamond



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Mandarin dān zhì / dan1 zhi4
Taiwan tan chih
Chinese simple substance (consisting purely of one element, such as diamond)



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Mandarin bǎo shēng / bao3 sheng1
Taiwan pao sheng
Japanese hōshō
Ratnasaṃbhava, one of the five dhyāni-buddhas, the central figure in the southern 'diamond' maṇḍala, The realm of Subhūti on his becoming Buddha; place where jewels are produced


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Japanese funnu / ふんぬ    fundo / ふんど Chinese variant of 憤怒|愤怒[fen4 nu4]
Japanese (n,adj-no,vs) anger; rage; resentment; indignation; exasperation
Anger, angry, fierce, over-awing: a term for the 忿王 or 忿怒王 (忿怒明王) the fierce mahārājas as opponents of evil and guardians of Buddhism; one of the two bodhisattva forms, resisting evil, in contrast with the other form, manifesting goodness. There are three forms of this fierceness in the Garbhadhātu group and five in the Diamond group.


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Mandarin bēi zhì / bei1 zhi4
Taiwan pei chih
Japanese hichi
Pity and wisdom; the two characteristics of a bodhisattva seeking to attain perfect enlightenment and the salvation of all beings. In the esoteric sects pity is represented by the Garbadhātu or the womb treasury, while wisdom is represented by the Vajradhātu, the diamond treasury. Pity is typified by Guanyin, wisdom by Mahāsthāmaprāpta, the two associates of Amitābha; compassion and wisdom



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Chinese cube; block; square; rectangle; diamond ♦ (in card games)


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Mandarin zhì chǔ / zhi4 chu3
Taiwan chih ch`u / chih chu
Japanese chisho
The wisdom hammer, the vajra or 'diamond club'.


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Mandarin yuè yào / yue4 yao4
Taiwan yüeh yao
Japanese getsuyou / getsuyo / げつよう
Japanese (n-adv,n-t) Monday
Moon-shining, or Moon-effulgence; a group shown outside the Garbhadhātu group in the Diamond Court; (Skt. sōma), the moon


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Mandarin mù yào / mu4 yao4
Taiwan mu yao
Japanese mokuyou / mokuyo / もくよう
Japanese (n-adv,n) Thursday
Jupiter, one of the 九曜 nine luminaries, q. v.; on the south of the diamond hall outside the Garbhadhātu maṇḍala.


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Mandarin shuǐ yào / shui3 yao4
Taiwan shui yao
Japanese suiyou / suiyo / すいよう
Japanese (n-adv,n) Wednesday
The planet Mercury, one of the nine luminaries; it is shown south of the west door of the diamond court in the Garbhadhātu.



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Mandarin mǎn tú / man3 tu2
Taiwan man t`u / man tu
Japanese manda
maṇḍa, solid, the diamond throne.


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Mandarin huǒ tiān / huo3 tian1
Taiwan huo t`ien / huo tien
Japanese katen
The fire devas shown as the 12th group in the diamond court of the Garbhadhātu; v. 火神; fire deity


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Mandarin huǒ yào / huo3 yao4
Taiwan huo yao
Japanese kayou / kayo / かよう
Japanese (n-adv,n) Tuesday
Mars, one of the nine luminaries, shown south of the Diamond hall in the Garbhadhātu.



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Mandarin suì zuàn / sui4 zuan4
Taiwan sui tsuan
Chinese small diamonds; melee (small diamonds used in embellishing mountings for larger gems); splints (sharp-pointed diamond splinters); clatersal (small diamond splints from which diamond powder is produced by crushing)


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Japanese saihyou / saihyo / さいひょう Japanese ice crystals; diamond dust


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Japanese iroishi / いろいし Japanese (1) (See カラーストーン) gemstones (apart from diamond, e.g. ruby, sapphire, etc.); (2) colored stone


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Mandarin líng xíng / ling2 xing2
Taiwan ling hsing
Japanese hishigata / ひしがた
Chinese rhombus
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) rhombus; rhomb; diamond shape



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Mandarin xuè zuàn / xue4 zuan4
Taiwan hsüeh tsuan
Chinese blood diamond; conflict diamond


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Mandarin jīn kǒu / jin1 kou3
Taiwan chin k`ou / chin kou
Japanese kinguchi / きんぐち
Japanese gold-colored paper wrapped around the tip of a cigarette (coloured)
The golden mouth of the Buddha, a reference inter alia to 金剛口 the diamond-like firmness of his doctrine.


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Mandarin jīn tāi / jin1 tai1
Taiwan chin t`ai / chin tai
Japanese kontai / こんたい
Japanese {Buddh} (See 金胎両部) Diamond Realm and Womb Realm
idem 金剛界 and 胎藏界; garbhadhātu and vajradhātu



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Mandarin zuàn jiè / zuan4 jie4
Taiwan tsuan chieh
Chinese diamond ring; CL:隻|只[zhi1]



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Mandarin zuàn shí / zuan4 shi2
Taiwan tsuan shih
Chinese diamond; CL:顆|颗[ke1]

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Lookup Diamond in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
dài méng dé
dai4 meng2 de2
dai meng de
tai meng te
kon gou / kongou / kon go / kongojīn gāng / jin1 gang1 / jin gang / jingangchin kang / chinkang
Stay Strong
金剛不壞 / 金剛不壊
kon gou fu e
kon go fu e
jīn gāng bù huài
jin1 gang1 bu4 huai4
jin gang bu huai
chin kang pu huai
King Kong
kongou / kongojīn gāng / jin1 gang1 / jin gang / jingangchin kang / chinkang
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In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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