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zhēn xiàng
shin sou
Truth Scroll

Beyond "truth" in Chinese, this can also be used to say "the actual facts" or "genuine" depending on context.


This also means "truth" in Japanese, just not as commonly used.


See Also:  Honesty

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.

Passions / Feelings / Emotions

qíng
jou / nasake
Passions / Feelings / Emotions Scroll

情 means feelings, emotions, passions, and sometimes refers to the situation you are in (with your emotions).

At least, this is the definition in Chinese and Japanese. 情 is a bit stronger in Korean Hanja, where it means affection, love, compassion, sympathy, tender feelings, and emotions. Just as in Chinese and Japanese, this can also refer to your circumstances or your facts of life in Korean.
情 is also the original Korean Hanja for the surname Jeong (정).

In Japanese, this can be the surname Sei.

Kenpo / Kempo / Quan Fa / Chuan Fa

quán fǎ
kenpou
Kenpo / Kempo / Quan Fa / Chuan Fa Scroll

This form of martial arts can be translated in several ways. Some will call it "fist principles" or "the way of the fist", or even "law of the fist". The first character literally means fist. The second can mean law, method, way, principle or Buddhist teaching.

Kempo is really a potluck of martial arts. Often a combination of Chinese martial arts such as Shaolin Kung Fu with Japanese martial arts such as Karate, Jujutsu (Jujitsu), Aikido, and others. You may see the term "Kempo Karate" which basically means Karate with other disciplines added. In this way, Kempo becomes an adjective rather than a title or school of martial arts.

These facts will long be argued by various masters and students of Kempo. Even the argument as to whether it should be spelled "kenpo" or "Kempo" ensues at dojos around the world (the correct Romaji should actually be "kenpou" if you precisely follow the rules).

The benefit of Kempo is that the techniques are easier to learn and master compared to pure Kung Fu (wu shu). Students are often taught basic Karate moves, kicks, and punches before augmenting the basic skills with complex Kung Fu techniques. This allows students of Kempo achieve a level where they can defend themselves or fight in a relatively short amount of time (a few years rather than a decade or more).

Because the definition of this word is so fluid, I should make some notes here:

1. Purists in Okinawa will claim that "Okinawa Kenpo" or "Ryukyu Hon Kenpo" is the original and true version of this martial art from the old kingdom. There is actually little or no connection between Okinawa Kenpo and the way the word is used elsewhere.

2. In Chinese, where these characters are pronounced "quan fa" (sometimes Romanized as "chuan fa" because the Chinese-pinyin "q" actually sounds like an English "ch" sound), these characters do not hold the connotation of being a mixed martial art. It is simply defined as "the law of the fist".

3. In my Japanese dictionary, it oddly defines Kenpo as "Chinese art of self-defense". I personally don't feel this is the most common way that people perceive the word but just something you should know.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Truth真相shin sou / shinsou / shin so / shinsozhēn xiàng
zhen1 xiang4
zhen xiang
zhenxiang
chen hsiang
chenhsiang
Lust
Desire
Passion
情欲jouyoku / joyokuqíng yù / qing2 yu4 / qing yu / qingyuch`ing yü / chingyü / ching yü
Passions
Feelings
Emotions
jou / nasake
jo / nasake
jo / nasake
qíng / qing2 / qingch`ing / ching
Kenpo
Kempo
Quan Fa
Chuan Fa
拳法kenpou / kenpoquán fǎ / quan2 fa3 / quan fa / quanfach`üan fa / chüanfa / chüan fa


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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qíng
    qing2
ch`ing
    ching
 jou / jo
    じょう
Kenpo / Kempo / Quan Fa / Chuan Fa Scroll
feeling; emotion; passion; situation
(1) feelings; emotion; sentiment; (2) compassion; sympathy; (3) passion; affection; love; (4) the way things really are; the actual situation; (personal name) Makoto
The feelings, passions, desires, affections, sensations; sentient; affinities; affairs, facts. Particular affections, duties, or affairs.

真相

see styles
zhēn xiàng
    zhen1 xiang4
chen hsiang
 shinsou / shinso
    しんそう
Kenpo / Kempo / Quan Fa / Chuan Fa Scroll
the truth about something; the actual facts
truth; real situation; (personal name) Shinsou

事實


事实

see styles
shì shí
    shi4 shi2
shih shih
 jijitsu
fact; CL:個|个[ge4]
the facts; the facts

事理

see styles
shì lǐ
    shi4 li3
shih li
 jiri
    じり
reason; logic
reason; facts; propriety; sense
Practice and theory; phenomenon and noumenon, activity and principle, or the absolute; phenomena ever change, the underlying principle, being absolute, neither changes nor acts, it is the 眞如 q. v. also v. 理. For 事理法界 (事理無礙法界) v. 四法界; phenomena and principle

事項


事项

see styles
shì xiàng
    shi4 xiang4
shih hsiang
 jikou / jiko
    じこう
matter; item
matter; item; facts

人事

see styles
rén shì
    ren2 shi4
jen shih
 jinji
    じんじ
personnel; human resources; human affairs; ways of the world; (euphemism) sexuality; the facts of life
(noun - becomes adjective with の) personnel affairs; human affairs; human resources; HR
human relations

内実

see styles
 naijitsu
    ないじつ
(1) the facts; the truth; the true state of affairs; (adverbial noun) (2) in truth; in fact; in reality; actually; (female given name) Naimi

内幕

see styles
 uchimaku(p); naimaku(p)
    うちまく(P); ないまく(P)
lowdown; inside curtain; inside information; hidden circumstances; inside facts; inner workings; undisclosed circumstances

冤情

see styles
yuān qíng
    yuan1 qing2
yüan ch`ing
    yüan ching
facts of an injustice; circumstances surrounding a miscarriage of justice

分辯


分辩

see styles
fēn biàn
    fen1 bian4
fen pien
to explain the facts; to defend against an accusation

叙事

see styles
 joji
    じょじ
(ant: 叙情・じょじょう) narration; description of things and facts

套話


套话

see styles
tào huà
    tao4 hua4
t`ao hua
    tao hua
polite phrase; conventional greetings; cliché; to try to worm facts out of sb

情事

see styles
qíng shì
    qing2 shi4
ch`ing shih
    ching shih
 jouji / joji
    じょうじ
circumstances; facts (of a case); case; feelings; love affair
love affair; liaison

據實


据实

see styles
jù shí
    ju4 shi2
chü shih
 kojitsu
according to the facts
from the perspective of reality

歸納


归纳

see styles
guī nà
    gui1 na4
kuei na
to sum up; to summarize; to conclude from facts; induction (method of deduction in logic)

牽強


牵强

see styles
qiān qiǎng
    qian1 qiang3
ch`ien ch`iang
    chien chiang
 kenkyou / kenkyo
    けんきょう
far-fetched; implausible (chain of reasoning)
(noun/participle) distortion of facts

現喩


现喩

see styles
xiàn yú
    xian4 yu2
hsien yü
 genyu
A comparison consisting of immediate facts, or circumstances; actual example

直筆


直笔

see styles
zhí bǐ
    zhi2 bi3
chih pi
 chokuhitsu
    ちょくひつ
a straightforward honest account
(n,vs,adj-no) (1) (See 側筆) writing with an upright brush (using just the tip to create a narrower stroke); (n,vs,adj-no) (2) (See 曲筆) frank writing; writing the bare facts

真象

see styles
zhēn xiàng
    zhen1 xiang4
chen hsiang
 makoto
    まこと
(variant of 真相[zhen1 xiang4]) the truth about something; the actual facts
(personal name) Makoto

知情

see styles
zhī qíng
    zhi1 qing2
chih ch`ing
    chih ching
to know the facts; to understand; to be familiar with the situation

秘史

see styles
 hishi
    ひし
secret history; hidden history; unknown historical facts

糺明

see styles
 kyuumei / kyume
    きゅうめい
(noun/participle) searching examination; establishing the facts through thorough examination

糾明

see styles
 tadaharu
    ただはる
(noun/participle) searching examination; establishing the facts through thorough examination; (personal name) Tadaharu

罪狀


罪状

see styles
zuì zhuàng
    zui4 zhuang4
tsui chuang
charges or facts about a crime; the nature of the offense
See: 罪状

說破


说破

see styles
shuō pò
    shuo1 po4
shuo p`o
    shuo po
to lay bare (actual facts, secrets etc); to reveal

赴く

see styles
 omomuku
    おもむく
    omobuku
    おもぶく
(v5k,vi) (1) to go in the direction of; to proceed toward; to proceed according to; to repair to; to betake oneself to; (2) to become; to face (facts, circumstances, etc.); (3) (archaism) to abide by; to agree to; to consent to; to obey

趣く

see styles
 omomuku
    おもむく
    omobuku
    おもぶく
(v5k,vi) (1) to go in the direction of; to proceed toward; to proceed according to; to repair to; to betake oneself to; (2) to become; to face (facts, circumstances, etc.); (3) (archaism) to abide by; to agree to; to consent to; to obey

趨く

see styles
 omomuku
    おもむく
    omobuku
    おもぶく
(v5k,vi) (1) to go in the direction of; to proceed toward; to proceed according to; to repair to; to betake oneself to; (2) to become; to face (facts, circumstances, etc.); (3) (archaism) to abide by; to agree to; to consent to; to obey

釐清


厘清

see styles
lí qīng
    li2 qing1
li ch`ing
    li ching
to clarify (the facts); clarification

顛末

see styles
 tenmatsu
    てんまつ
circumstance; facts; details

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