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Doku in Chinese / Japanese...

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hitori / doku
Hitori Scroll

独 is the Japanese given name 独 which romanizes as Hitori or Doku.

Originally this was written as 獨 but was simplified/modernized in Japan at some point.

独 can also be an abbreviation for Germany.

The actual meaning is alone, independent, single, sole, only, or solitary.

This is also a Simplified Chinese character, but most Chinese calligraphers would prefer to write the Traditional Chinese of 獨 instead of 独.

Read / Study

Read / Study Scroll

This Chinese character means, "to read out loud", or "to study books".

Very seldom used in Japanese anymore (except occasionally in Buddhism).

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Hitorihitori / dokudú / du2 / dutu

dokudú / du2 / dutu
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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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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 doku / どく
Read / Study Scroll
(abbreviation) (See 独逸) Germany; (given name) Hitori

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/ du2
Read / Study Scroll
to read; to study; reading of word (i.e. pronunciation), similar to 拼音[pin1 yin1]
To read; a comma, full stop.

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/ du2
 doku / どく
poison; to poison; poisonous; malicious; cruel; fierce; narcotics
(1) poison; toxicant; (2) (See 目の毒・めのどく・1,毒する・どくする) harm; evil influence; (3) ill will; spite; malice; (4) (abbreviation) abusive language
Poison; poison

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/ du2
alone; independent; single; sole; only
Only, alone, solitary; only


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 doku / どく (aux-v,v5k) to do something in readiness for; to get something (needful) done


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 doku / ドク (personal name) Doc


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 douku / doku / どうく same ward



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dú xiǎn / du2 xian3
tu hsien
 doku ken
only expresses



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dào gōng / dao4 gong1
tao kung


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 doku / ドクィ (personal name) DoQui


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 dokuu / doku / ドクー (personal name) Decoux



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bù jí dé zhì bù tuì zhuǎn / bu4 ji2 de2 zhi4 bu4 tui4 zhuan3
pu chi te chih pu t`ui chuan / pu chi te chih pu tui chuan
 fu soku doku shi futaiten
does not immediately attain the stage of non-retrogression


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 toku(p);doku / とく(P);どく (aux-v,v5k) (contraction of ..て or で plus 置く) to do something in readiness for; to get something (needful) done



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jí dé wǎng shēng zhù bù tuì zhuǎn / ji2 de2 wang3 sheng1 zhu4 bu4 tui4 zhuan3
chi te wang sheng chu pu t`ui chuan / chi te wang sheng chu pu tui chuan
 soku doku ōjō jū futaiten
thereupon attain birth [in the Pure Land] and remain in the state of non-retrogression

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