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Greedy in Chinese / Japanese...

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Just as Liquor Turns a Face Red, Gold Turns a Heart Black

bái jiǔ hóng rén miàn huáng jīn hēi shì xīn
Just as Liquor Turns a Face Red, Gold Turns a Heart Black Scroll

Literally this says: [Just as] white liquor makes people's faces turn red, [So] yellow gold makes people's hearts turn black.

This is a warning about the nature of greed. The suggestion is that one who lusts for gold and riches, will eventually have a black heart (or become a heartless greedy bastard). As a wall scroll, this is a reminder and warning to keep yourself from following the greedy path.

Wealth / Riches / Fortune

cái fù
Wealth / Riches / Fortune Scroll

財富 means wealth or riches in Chinese.

Hanging this on your wall will label you as a "lover of money" or a "greedy person". Order this, only if you don't mind being seen in this light.


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Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
Just as Liquor Turns a Face Red, Gold Turns a Heart Black白酒紅人面黃金黑世心
白酒红人面黄金黑世心
bái jiǔ hóng rén miàn huáng jīn hēi shì xīn
bai2 jiu3 hong2 ren2 mian4 huang2 jin1 hei1 shi4 xin1
bai jiu hong ren mian huang jin hei shi xin
pai chiu hung jen mien huang chin hei shih hsin
Wealth
Riches
Fortune
財富
财富
cái fù / cai2 fu4 / cai fu / caifuts`ai fu / tsaifu / tsai fu
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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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    yi4
i
covetous; greedy; stingy


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tān
    tan1
t`an
    tan
 tan; ton; don
    たん; とん; どん
to have a voracious desire for; to covet; greedy; corrupt
(1) coveting; (2) {Buddh} (usu. とん) raga (desire)
rāga; colouring, dyeing, tint, red; affection, passion, vehement longing or desire; cf. M. W. In Chinese: cupidity, desire; intp. tainted by and in bondage to the five desires; it is the first in order of the 五鈍使 pañca-kleśa q. v., and means hankering after, desire for, greed, which causes clinging to earthly life and things, therefore reincarnation; craving


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chán
    chan2
ch`an
    chan
gluttonous; greedy; to have a craving

十來


十来

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shí lái
    shi2 lai2
shih lai
 jūrai
    とらい
(female given name) Torai
(十來偈) The ten rhymes in "lai", a verse which expresses the Buddhist doctrine of moral determinism, i.e. that the position anyone now occupies is solely the result of his character in past lives; heredity and environment having nothing to do with his present condition, for, whether in prince or beggar, it is the reward of past deeds. The upright from the forbearing come,
The poor from the mean and greedy come,
Those of high rank from worshippers come,
The low and common from the Prideful come,
Those who are dumb from slanderers come,
The blind and deaf from unbelievers come,
The long-lived from the merciful come,
The short-lived from life, takers come,
The deficient in faculties from command-breakers come,
The complete in faculties from command-keepers come.
端正者忍辱中來.
貧窮着樫貧中來.
高位者禮拜中來.
下賤者橋慢中來.
瘖啞者誹謗中來.
盲聾者不信中來.
長壽者慈悲中來.
短命者殺生中來.
諸根不具者破戒中來.
六根具足者持戒中來.

卑人

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 hijin
    ひじん
(1) (archaism) countryfolk; villager; provincial; (2) (derogatory term) (archaism) greedy person; underclass; low-standing person

売僧

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 maisu
    まいす
(1) (derogatory term) corrupt monk; greedy monk; (2) (derogatory term) (archaism) liar

強慾

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 gouyoku / goyoku
    ごうよく
(noun or adjectival noun) greedy; avaricious

強欲

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 gouyoku / goyoku
    ごうよく
(noun or adjectival noun) greedy; avaricious

欲深

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 yokufuka; yokubuka(p)
    よくふか; よくぶか(P)
(noun or adjectival noun) (See 欲張り) greedy; avaricious; covetous

汚い

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 kitanai
    きたない
(adjective) (1) dirty; filthy; foul; unclean; (2) disordered; messy; untidy; poor (e.g. handwriting); (3) indecent (language, etc.); dirty; vulgar; coarse; (4) dastardly; mean; base; underhanded; (5) stingy; greedy

穢い

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 kitanai
    きたない
(adjective) (1) dirty; filthy; foul; unclean; (2) disordered; messy; untidy; poor (e.g. handwriting); (3) indecent (language, etc.); dirty; vulgar; coarse; (4) dastardly; mean; base; underhanded; (5) stingy; greedy

虎狼

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 korou / koro
    ころう
(1) tigers and wolves; (2) (idiom) cruel and greedy brute

豺狼

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chái láng
    chai2 lang2
ch`ai lang
    chai lang
 sairou / sairo
    さいろう
jackal and wolf; ravenous wolf; fig. evil person; vicious tyrant
(1) (See 狼・おおかみ・1,山犬・やまいぬ・1) wolf; (2) rapacious person; merciless and greedy person
A wolf.

貪婪


贪婪

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tān lán
    tan1 lan2
t`an lan
    tan lan
 donran
    どんらん
    tanran
    たんらん
avaricious; greedy; rapacious; insatiable; avid
(noun or adjectival noun) covetousness; greed

貪官


贪官

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tān guān
    tan1 guan1
t`an kuan
    tan kuan
corrupt official; grasping functionary; greedy mandarin

貪心


贪心

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tān xīn
    tan1 xin1
t`an hsin
    tan hsin
 tonshin
greedy
desiring mind

貪狼


贪狼

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tān láng
    tan1 lang2
t`an lang
    tan lang
 tonrō
Greedy wolf, wolfish desire or cupidity; greedy as a wolf

貪色


贪色

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tān sè
    tan1 se4
t`an se
    tan se
greedy for sex; given to lust for women

貪行


贪行

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tān xíng
    tan1 xing2
t`an hsing
    tan hsing
 tongyō
greedy temperament; greedy temperament

貪財


贪财

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tān cái
    tan1 cai2
t`an ts`ai
    tan tsai
to be greedy in getting money

貪食


贪食

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tān shí
    tan1 shi2
t`an shih
    tan shih
 donshoku
    どんしょく
greedy; glutton
(noun/participle) voracity; ravenousness

貪饞


贪馋

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tān chán
    tan1 chan2
t`an ch`an
    tan chan
gluttonous; greedy; insatiable; avid

鄙人

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bǐ rén
    bi3 ren2
pi jen
 hinabito
    ひなびと
    hijin
    ひじん
    tohitoma
    とひとま
    tohito
    とひと
your humble servant; I
(1) (archaism) countryfolk; villager; provincial; (2) (derogatory term) (archaism) greedy person; underclass; low-standing person; (archaism) countryfolk; villager; provincial

饞人


馋人

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chán rén
    chan2 ren2
ch`an jen
    chan jen
to make one's mouth water; appetizing; greedy person; glutton

饞鬼


馋鬼

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chán guǐ
    chan2 gui3
ch`an kuei
    chan kuei
glutton; greedy; piggish

卑しい

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 iyashii / iyashi
    いやしい
(adjective) (1) lowborn; humble; lowly; (2) vulgar; coarse; crude; mean; base; vile; (3) shabby; (4) greedy; gluttonous; avaricious

末嗟羅


末嗟罗

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mò jiē luó
    mo4 jie1 luo2
mo chieh lo
 masara
matsara, 慳 grudging, stingy, greedy.

欲深い

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 yokubukai
    よくぶかい
(adjective) greedy

汚ない

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 kitanai
    きたない
(irregular okurigana usage) (adjective) (1) dirty; filthy; foul; unclean; (2) disordered; messy; untidy; poor (e.g. handwriting); (3) indecent (language, etc.); dirty; vulgar; coarse; (4) dastardly; mean; base; underhanded; (5) stingy; greedy

算盤尽

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 sorobanzuku
    そろばんづく
(irregular okurigana usage) (adj-no,n) (kana only) mercenary; calculative; greedy; commercial-minded; venal

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