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Adventure

tàn xiǎn
tanken
Adventure Vertical Wall Scroll

If you lead a life of adventure (like I do), a 探險 wall scroll is for you.

Alone, the first character can mean "to explore," "to search out," or "to scout." The second character holds the meanings of "dangerous" and "rugged." Together these two characters create the word that means "adventure" or "to explore."

探険 is a modern Japanese Kanji version, but it more precisely means exploration or expedition rather than adventure. 探險 is the old/ancient Japanese version used before WWII. Let us know if you want the modern Japanese version instead.


See Also:  Bon Voyage | Travel

Adventure

bou ken
Adventure Vertical Wall Scroll

冒険 is a common Japanese way to say "Adventure."

The first character can mean "to risk," "to defy" or "to dare." The second character means "inaccessible place" or "impregnable position." Together, you get the idea of why these two characters mean adventure when put them together in Japanese.

Note: The second character is a morphed Japanese Kanji. The original Chinese version is also available and holds the same root meaning.

Adventure

mào xiǎn
Adventure Vertical Wall Scroll

冒險 is another Chinese and Korean word for "Adventure."

冒險 is more of a "risk-taking" version of adventure.

The first character can mean "brave" and "bold." The second character means "dangerous" and "rugged." Together they can be defined as a word meaning "adventure" in Chinese and Korean.

Note: Some dictionaries translate these two characters as "take a risk."

Four Noble Truths: Desire and Attachment

Samudaya
jí dì
jittai
Four Noble Truths: Desire and Attachment Vertical Wall Scroll

At the core of suffering is often the concept of desire or attachment.

This can be carnal desire, monetary desire, or the attachment you have to something that you are unwilling to part with (such as a fancy car). 集諦 is a simplification of the second noble truth which is really and exploration into the root causes of suffering - it's deeper than I can go in a few sentences.


This term is exclusively used by devout Buddhists. It is not a common term, and is remains an unknown concept to most Chinese, Japanese and Korean people.


See Also:  Buddhism | Enlightenment

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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

探險


探险

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tàn xiǎn / tan4 xian3
t`an hsien / tan hsien
Four Noble Truths: Desire and Attachment Vertical Wall Scroll
to explore; to go on an expedition; adventure

see styles
tàn / tan4
t`an / tan
 tan / もとむ
to explore; to search out; to scout; to visit; to stretch forward
(given name) Motomu
To feel for, explore, investigate, search; to spy, inquire into.

勘察

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kān chá / kan1 cha2
k`an ch`a / kan cha
to reconnoiter; to explore; to survey

勘探

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kān tàn / kan1 tan4
k`an t`an / kan tan
to explore; to survey; to prospect (for oil etc); prospecting

尋摸


寻摸

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xún mo / xun2 mo5
hsün mo
to look for; to explore; to probe

探る

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 saguru / さぐる (transitive verb) (1) to feel around for; to fumble for; to grope for; to search for; to look for; (2) to investigate; to probe into; to spy on; to sound out; (3) to explore (parts unknown); to enjoy (natural beauty)

探勘

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tàn kān / tan4 kan1
t`an k`an / tan kan
to explore; to survey; to prospect (for oil etc); prospecting

探察

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tàn chá / tan4 cha2
t`an ch`a / tan cha
to investigate; to observe; to scout; to seek out and examine; to explore

探尋


探寻

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tàn xún / tan4 xun2
t`an hsün / tan hsün
to search; to seek; to explore

探測


探测

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tàn cè / tan4 ce4
t`an ts`e / tan tse
 tansoku / たんそく
to probe; to take readings; to explore; exploration
probing; sounding

探祕


探秘

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tàn mì / tan4 mi4
t`an mi / tan mi
to explore a mystery; to probe the unknown

探索

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tàn suǒ / tan4 suo3
t`an so / tan so
 tansaku / たんさく
to explore; to probe
(noun/participle) search; lookup; hunt; (item of) research; exploration; investigation
search

求索

see styles
qiú suǒ / qiu2 suo3
ch`iu so / chiu so
 gusaku
to search for something; to seek; to quest; to explore
to seek out

發掘


发掘

see styles
fā jué / fa1 jue2
fa chüeh
to excavate; to explore; (fig.) to unearth; to tap into

追索

see styles
zhuī suǒ / zhui1 suo3
chui so
to demand payment; to extort; to trace; to seek; to pursue; to explore

鉤稽


钩稽

see styles
gōu jī / gou1 ji1
kou chi
to explore; to investigate; to audit (accounts, books etc)

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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Adventure探險
探险 / 探険
tankentàn xiǎn / tan4 xian3 / tan xian / tanxiant`an hsien / tanhsien / tan hsien
Adventure冒険bou ken / bo ken
Adventure冒險
冒险
mào xiǎn / mao4 xian3 / mao xian / maoxianmao hsien / maohsien
Four Noble Truths: Desire and Attachment集諦
集谛
jittaijí dì / ji2 di4 / ji di / jidichi ti / chiti
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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