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Foresight in Chinese / Japanese...

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xiān jiàn
Foresight Scroll

Seeing the potential benefits or troubles that may lie ahead in the future.

Can also be defined as "presupposition" or "forethought".

See Also:  Fate

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
senkenxiān jiàn
xian1 jian4
xian jian
hsien chien
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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Simple Dictionary Definition



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xiān jiàn / xian1 jian4
hsien chien
 senken / せんけん
Foresight Scroll
foresight; prescience
(noun/participle) foresight; anticipation; (personal name) Sakimi


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 yochi / よち (noun/participle) foresight; foreknowledge; intimation; premonition; prediction


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 yoken / よけん (noun/participle) foresight; foreknowledge; divination


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xiān zhī / xian1 zhi1
hsien chih
 senchi / せんち
(noun/participle) foresight; speedy comprehension
to first know



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xiān jué / xian1 jue2
hsien chüeh
person with foresight


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qián zhān / qian2 zhan1
ch`ien chan / chien chan
forward-looking; prescient; foresight; forethought; outlook


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zǎo zhī / zao3 zhi1
tsao chih
 sachi / さち
foresight; foreknowledge; if one had known earlier,...
(female given name) Sachi


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 chiryo / ちりょ foresight; wisdom; sagacity


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yǎn guāng / yan3 guang1
yen kuang
 gankou / ganko / がんこう
gaze; insight; foresight; vision; way of looking at things
glint in eye; discernment
glint of the eye


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 chiryo / ちりょ foresight; wisdom; sagacity



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duǎn shì / duan3 shi4
tuan shih
to lack foresight



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yuǎn lǜ / yuan3 lu:4
yüan lü
 enryo / えんりょ
long-term considerations; to take the long view
(noun/participle) (1) reserve; constraint; restraint; modesty; diffidence; hesitation; holding back; discretion; tact; thoughtfulness; (noun/participle) (2) declining; refraining; (noun/participle) (3) (orig. meaning) forethought; foresight


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 enyuu / enyu / えんゆう (archaism) foresight; forethought; far-sighted plan; planning ahead



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yuǎn móu / yuan3 mou2
yüan mou
 enbou / enbo / えんぼう
a long-term plan; an ambitious strategy
foresight; forethought; far-sighted plan; planning ahead



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yuǎn shí / yuan3 shi2
yüan shih



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yù jiàn / yu4 jian4
yü chien
to foresee; to predict; to forecast; to envision; foresight; intuition; vision


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 yochimu / よちむ precognitive dream; foresight dream; prophetic dream



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xiān zhī xiān jué / xian1 zhi1 xian1 jue2
hsien chih hsien chüeh
foresight; having foresight; person of foresight


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 senkennomei / senkennome / せんけんのめい (exp,n) foresight; prescience



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xiān jiàn zhī míng / xian1 jian4 zhi1 ming2
hsien chien chih ming


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liào shì rú shén / liao4 shi4 ru2 shen2
liao shih ju shen
to prophesy with supernatural accuracy (idiom); to have an incredible foresight



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dēng gāo wàng yuǎn / deng1 gao1 wang4 yuan3
teng kao wang yüan
to stand tall and see far (idiom); taking the long and broad view; acute foresight



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lǎo móu shēn suàn / lao3 mou2 shen1 suan4
lao mou shen suan
rigorous schemes and deep foresight (idiom); astute and circumspect



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chāo qián yì shí / chao1 qian2 yi4 shi2
ch`ao ch`ien i shih / chao chien i shih



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gāo zhān yuǎn zhǔ / gao1 zhan1 yuan3 zhu3
kao chan yüan chu
to stand tall and see far (idiom); taking the long and broad view; acute foresight


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 sakigamieru / さきがみえる (exp,v1) (1) to envision how things will turn out (usu. unfortunate); (exp,v1) (2) to have foresight; to be able to see the future


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 mesakigakiku / めさきがきく (exp,v5k) to have foresight; to be farsighted; to be nimble-witted


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 mesakigakiku / めさきがきく (exp,v5k) to have foresight; to be farsighted; to be nimble-witted


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 chiryo / ちりょ foresight; wisdom; sagacity


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 mesaki / めさき (1) before one's eyes; under one's nose; (adj-no,n) (2) immediate (e.g. interests); present; at hand; short-run; (3) foresight; near future; (4) appearance

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