The name Frugal in Chinese / Japanese...

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 jié yuē
 setsu yaku
Frugal Scroll

節約 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja meaning to economize, to conserve (resources), economical, frugal, or saving.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition



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jié yuē
    jie2 yue1
chieh yüeh

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to economize; to conserve (resources); economy; frugal
(noun, transitive verb) economising; saving



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zhì sù
    zhi4 su4
chih su

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Simplicity / Modesty
(high) quality
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) simple; plain; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) modest; frugal; reserved

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frugal; thrifty; needy

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thin or slender; finely particulate; thin and soft; fine; delicate; trifling; (of a sound) quiet; frugal
(1) (abbreviation) (See 細引き,細糸) fine thread; hempen cord; (prefix noun) (2) slender; narrow; weak; (suffix noun) (3) (as ぼそ) narrowness; (surname) Hososaki
Fine, small, minute, in detail: careful.



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jiǎn yòng
    jian3 yong4
chien yung
to skimp; to be frugal



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qín jiǎn
    qin2 jian3
ch`in chien
    chin chien
hardworking and frugal



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qín pǔ
    qin2 pu3
ch`in p`u
    chin pu
simple and industrious; hardworking and frugal


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(adjective) (kana only) stingy; cheap; very frugal


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 akujiki; akushoku
    あくじき; あくしょく
(1) eating strange food; eating bizarre things; (2) (See 粗食) simple diet; plain food; simple food; frugal meal; (3) eating meat (thus breaking Buddhist rules)



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qiān jiǎn
    qian1 jian3
ch`ien chien
    chien chien
to be frugal



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shěng jiǎn
    sheng3 jian3
sheng chien
frugal; economic; to scrimp and save



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jié jiǎn
    jie2 jian3
chieh chien
frugal; economical


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(noun/participle) simple diet; plain food; simple food; frugal meal


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(noun/participle) simple diet; plain food; simple food; frugal meal


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yī chuǎi shí
    yi1 chuai3 shi2
i ch`uai shih
    i chuai shih
 ittan jiki
A ball (or handful) of food; one helping; a frugal meal, the sixth of the 12 dhūtas; also called 節量食 and 一摶食.


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thrifty person; frugal person; economizer


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(out-dated kanji) (transitive verb) (1) to be frugal; to be sparing; (2) to value; to hold dear; (3) to regret (e.g. a loss); to feel sorry (for); (4) to be unwilling; to be reluctant


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(transitive verb) (1) to be frugal; to be sparing; (2) to value; to hold dear; (3) to regret (e.g. a loss); to feel sorry (for); (4) to be unwilling; to be reluctant


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(adjectival noun) (1) concise; brief; (adjectival noun) (2) humble; frugal; (adjectival noun) (3) modest; discrete


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(adjective) (1) small; (adjective) (2) fine; minute; (adjective) (3) (See 細かいこと) minor; trivial; (adjective) (4) (See 神経が細かい) sensitive; attentive; (adjective) (5) careful; frugal; stingy


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 keizaika / kezaika
frugal person


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 keizaiteki / kezaiteki
(adjectival noun) (1) economic; financial; (adjectival noun) (2) economical; thrifty; frugal


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 binboushou / binbosho
(1) parsimonious spirit; tendency to be frugal; inclination to scrimp and save; (2) tendency to fuss over trivial things; worrier's disposition



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kè qín kè jiǎn
    ke4 qin2 ke4 jian3
k`o ch`in k`o chien
    ko chin ko chien
to be industrious and frugal (idiom)



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bié wú cháng wù
    bie2 wu2 chang2 wu4
pieh wu ch`ang wu
    pieh wu chang wu
to possess nothing except bare necessities; to live a poor or frugal life



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tǔ jiē máo wū
    tu3 jie1 mao2 wu1
t`u chieh mao wu
    tu chieh mao wu
lit. earthen steps and a small cottage; frugal living conditions (idiom)



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tǔ jiē máo cí
    tu3 jie1 mao2 ci2
t`u chieh mao tz`u
    tu chieh mao tzu
lit. earthen steps and a thatched hut; frugal living conditions (idiom)



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shē rù jiǎn nán
    she1 ru4 jian3 nan2
she ju chien nan
it is hard to become frugal after becoming accustomed to luxury (idiom)


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zhěn shí shù liú
    zhen3 shi2 shu4 liu2
chen shih shu liu
to live a hermit's life (in seclusion); a frugal life (idiom)



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zhì sàng cóng jiǎn
    zhi4 sang4 cong2 jian3
chih sang ts`ung chien
    chih sang tsung chien
to be frugal in attending to funeral rites (idiom)

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
setsu yaku / setsuyakujié yuē / jie2 yue1 / jie yue / jieyuechieh yüeh / chiehyüeh
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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