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Food

China shí wù
Japan shoku motsu
Food Vertical Wall Scroll

食物 means food in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This can also be translated as edibles, foodstuffs, nourishment, or sustenance.

Always Be Prepared

China bǎo dài gān liáng nuǎn dài yī
Always Be Prepared Vertical Wall Scroll

This proverb literally translates as:
Carry [extra] food when [you are] full and [extra] clothes when [you are] warm.

Figuratively, this means:
Always be prepared for a rainy day.

Sumptuous Debauchery

China jiǔ chí ròu lín
Japan shu chi niku rin
Sumptuous Debauchery Vertical Wall Scroll

酒池肉林 is a Chinese idiom that is also somewhat known in Japanese and Korean.

酒池肉林 literally means, "lakes of wine and forests of meat."

Figuratively, it refers to debauchery, sumptuous entertainment, a sumptuous feast, or any kind of ridiculously-lavish spread of food and wine.

Do not take action until the time is right

China bù dào huǒ hou bù jiē guō
Do not take action until the time is right Vertical Wall Scroll

This literally translates as: Don't take the lid off the pot until the food is done.

Figuratively, this means: Don't take action until the time is right.

You can take this as a call to be patient, or picking just the right time to do something (not too early, not too late).

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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your food search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin dīng / ding1
Taiwan ting
Japanese tei;hinoto / te;hinoto / てい;ひのと
Do not take action until the time is right Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese fourth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1]; fourth in order; letter "D" or Roman "IV" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc; ancient Chinese compass point: 195°; butyl; cubes (of food)
Japanese (1) 4th in rank; fourth sign of the Chinese calendar; (n,n-pref,n-suf) (2) (てい only) (abbreviation) (obscure) Denmark; (surname) Rei


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Mandarin qián / qian2
Taiwan ch`ien / chien
Japanese kan / けん
Do not take action until the time is right Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese dry; clean; in vain; dried food; foster; adoptive; to ignore
Japanese qian (one of the trigrams of the I Ching: heaven, northwest); (surname) Nukui
Dry, dried up, clean; heaven, male, masculine, enduring, continual. Translit. gan and h; dry

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Mandarin/ yu4
Taiwan
Japanese tama / ぎょく
Do not take action until the time is right Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese jade
Japanese (1) (also formerly read as ごく) precious stone (esp. jade); (2) {food} egg (sometimes esp. as a sushi topping); (3) stock or security being traded; product being bought or sold; (4) (See 建玉) position (in finance, the amount of a security either owned or owed by an investor or dealer); (5) geisha; (6) (abbreviation) (See 玉代) time charge for a geisha; (7) (abbreviation) {shogi} (See 玉将) king (of the junior player); (female given name) Hikaru
Jade, a gem; jade-like, precious; you, your.


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Mandarin qióng / qiong2
Taiwan ch`iung / chiung
Japanese kei / ke / けい
Do not take action until the time is right Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese jasper; fine jade; beautiful; exquisite (e.g. wine, food); abbr. for Hainan province
Japanese (personal name) Kei

亨氏

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Mandarin hēng shì / heng1 shi4
Taiwan heng shih
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Chinese Heinz (name); Heinz, US food processing company

供養


供养

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Mandarin gòng yǎng / gong4 yang3
Taiwan kung yang
Japanese kuyō / くよう
Do not take action until the time is right Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese to make offerings (to the Gods)
Japanese (noun/participle) memorial service for the dead; holding a service
To make offerings of whatever nourishes, e. g. food, goods, incense, lamps, scriptures, the doctrine, etc., any offering for body or mind; to make offerings

寿司

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Japanese hisashi / ひさし
Do not take action until the time is right Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (food term) sushi; anything made with vinegared rice (may also contain vegetables, spices, fish, or other delicacies); (given name) Hisashi

接待

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Mandarin jiē dài / jie1 dai4
Taiwan chieh tai
Japanese settai / せつたい
Do not take action until the time is right Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese to receive (a visitor); to admit (allow sb to enter)
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) reception; welcome; serving (food term); (2) wining and dining; business entertainment; corporate entertainment; entertaining politicians; (surname) Setsutai
To receive and treat, or wait upon.

食物

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Mandarin shí wù / shi2 wu4
Taiwan shih wu
Japanese shokumotsu / しょくもつ
Do not take action until the time is right Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese food; CL:種|种[zhong3]
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) food; foodstuff
to eat things

シャリ

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Japanese shari / シャリ
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Japanese (food term) sushi rice; rice seasoned with vinegar, sugar and salt

フラン

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Japanese furan / フラン
Do not take action until the time is right Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (1) franc (currency) (fre:); (2) {food} flan; open pastry containing custard (or fruit, cheese, etc.); (3) {food} flan; crème caramel; caramel custard; (4) {chem} furan; (personal name) Fran; Hulan

Q

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Mandarin q / q
Taiwan q
Chinese cute (loanword); (of food) having a pleasant chewiness (like mochi, tapioca pearls, taro balls etc – foods with a springy or gel-like mouthfeel)

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Japanese shime / しめ Japanese (1) tie up; bind; fastening; tightening; (2) sum; total amount; total; (3) (martial arts term) judo choking (strangling) techniques; (4) (food term) last meal eaten when going restaurant hopping; (5) completion; conclusion; rounding off; (counter) (6) counter for bundles; counter for faggots; counter for bundles of 2000 sheets of paper; (7) end mark; closure mark; (female given name) Shime

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Mandarin jǐng / jing3
Taiwan ching
Japanese takai / たかい
Chinese old variant of 井[jing3]
Japanese (1) porcelain bowl; (2) (abbreviation) bowl of rice with food on top; (abbreviation) bowl of rice with food on top; (surname) Takai

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Mandarin/ zu3
Taiwan tsu
Japanese so / そ
Chinese a stand for food at sacrifice
Japanese altar of sacrifice

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Mandarin qiào / qiao4
Taiwan ch`iao / chiao
Chinese good-looking; charming; (of goods) in great demand; (coll.) to season (food)

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Mandarin mèi / mei4
Taiwan mei
Japanese mi / み
Chinese taste; smell; classifier for drugs (in TCM)
Japanese (1) (sense of) taste; (suf,ctr) (2) counter for food, drink, medicine, etc.
rasa. Taste, flavour; the sense of taste. One of the six sensations; flavor

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Mandarin yán / yan2
Taiwan yen
Japanese shio(p);en / しお(P);えん
Chinese Japanese variant of 鹽|盐
Japanese (1) (esp. しお) salt (i.e. sodium chloride); common salt; table salt; (2) {chem} (esp. えん) salt (e.g. sodium chloride, calcium sulfate, etc.); (3) (しお only) hardship; toil; trouble; (4) (しお only) {food} saltiness; (surname, female given name) Shio

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Mandarin/ si4
Taiwan ssu
Japanese tera / てら
Chinese Buddhist temple; mosque; government office (old)
Japanese temple (Buddhist); (personal name) Teraji
vihāra, 毘訶羅 or 鼻訶羅; saṅghārāma 僧伽藍; an official hall, a temple, adopted by Buddhists for a monastery, many other names are given to it, e. g. 淨住; 法同舍; 出世舍; 精舍; 淸淨園; 金剛刹; 寂滅道場; 遠離處; 親近處 'A model vihāra ought to be built of red sandalwood, with 32 chambers, 8 tāla trees in height, with a garden, park and bathing tank attached; it ought to have promenades for peripatetic meditation and to be richly furnished with stores of clothes, food, bedsteads, mattresses, medicines and all creature comforts.' Eitel; Buddhist temple

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Mandarin/ tu2
Taiwan t`u / tu
Japanese to / とま
Chinese to slaughter (animals for food); to massacre
Japanese (personal name) Toma
to butcher

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Mandarin zhé / zhe2
Taiwan che
Japanese setsu / さがり
Chinese to break; to fracture; to snap; to suffer loss; to bend; to twist; to turn; to change direction; convinced; to convert into (currency); discount; rebate; tenth (in price); classifier for theatrical scenes; to fold; accounts book
Japanese (1) opportunity; chance; occasion; time; (n,ctr) (2) fold; pleat; crease; (3) small food box (wooden or cardboard); (personal name) Sagari
Tear open, break down.; To snap, break; decide; compound; fold; to fold

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Mandarin duàn / duan4
Taiwan tuan
Japanese dan / だん
Chinese paragraph; section; segment; stage (of a process); classifier for stories, periods of time, lengths of thread etc
Japanese (1) step; stair; (flight of) steps; (row of) stitches; columns (of print); (n,ctr) (2) grade; rank; level; (counter) (3) counter for breaks in written language (or speech, etc.); (4) (See 級・きゅう・2) dan; senior rank in martial arts, go, shogi, etc.; (place-name, surname) Dan
A piece; a section, paragraph. piṇda, a ball, lump, especially of palatable food, sustenance.

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Mandarin chuī / chui1
Taiwan ch`ui / chui
Japanese kashigi / かしぎ
Chinese to cook food
Japanese (surname) Kashigi

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Mandarin zhà / zha4
Taiwan cha
Japanese zaa / za / ザー
Chinese to explode
Japanese (prefix) {food} (in names of Chinese dishes) deep-fried (chi: zhà)

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Mandarin/ qu1
Taiwan ch`ü / chü
Chinese to extinguish a burning object; to singe something with a smoldering object (e.g. burn a hole in one's trousers with a cigarette); to stir-fry; to pour a mixture of hot oil and flavorings over food


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Mandarin qiàng / qiang4
Taiwan ch`iang / chiang
Chinese to stir-fry then cook with sauce and water; to boil food briefly then dress with soy etc; to choke; to irritate (throat etc)

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Mandarin shóu / shou2
Taiwan shou
Japanese juku / むねかず
Chinese cooked (of food); ripe (of fruit); mature (of seeds); familiar; skilled; done; also pr. [shou2]
Japanese (adj-na,adv) (kana only) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) completely; really; thoroughly; deeply; severely; intently; (personal name) Munekazu
Ripe; to ripen

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Mandarin xún / xun2
Taiwan hsün
Chinese warm up (food)

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Mandarin kào / kao4
Taiwan k`ao / kao
Chinese to reward or comfort with presents of food, drink etc

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Mandarin shū / shu1
Taiwan shu
Japanese sho
Chinese to dredge; to clear away obstruction; thin; sparse; scanty; distant (relation); not close; to neglect; negligent; to present a memorial to the Emperor; commentary; annotation
疎 Open, wide apart; distant, coarse; estrange; lax, careless; to state report; commentary; also used for 蔬 vegetarian food; to write a commentary

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Food食物shoku motsu
shokumotsu
shí wù / shi2 wu4 / shi wu / shiwushih wu / shihwu
Always Be Prepared飽帶干糧暖帶衣
饱带干粮暖带衣
bǎo dài gān liáng nuǎn dài yī
bao3 dai4 gan1 liang2 nuan3 dai4 yi1
bao dai gan liang nuan dai yi
baodaiganliangnuandaiyi
pao tai kan liang nuan tai i
paotaikanliangnuantaii
Sumptuous Debauchery酒池肉林shu chi niku rin
shuchinikurin
jiǔ chí ròu lín
jiu3 chi2 rou4 lin2
jiu chi rou lin
jiuchiroulin
chiu ch`ih jou lin
chiuchihjoulin
chiu chih jou lin
Do not take action until the time is right不到火候不揭鍋
不到火候不揭锅
bù dào huǒ hou bù jiē guō
bu4 dao4 huo3 hou bu4 jie1 guo1
bu dao huo hou bu jie guo
budaohuohoubujieguo
pu tao huo hou pu chieh kuo
putaohuohoupuchiehkuo
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