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China shuǐ píng
Japan mizuhira

水平 means level, standard; horizontal, or horizontality.

水平 is also a surname in Japanese which romanizes as Midzuhira or Mizuhira.

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Mandarin shuǐ píng / shui3 ping2
Taiwan shui p`ing / shui ping
Japanese suihei / suihe / すいへい
Chinese level (of achievement etc); standard; horizontal
Japanese (adj-na,adj-no) level; horizontality; (surname) Midzuhira; (surname) Mizuhira
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Mandarin miǎn / mian3
Taiwan mien
Japanese ben / べん
Chinese crown in the form of a horizontal board with hanging decorations; imperial crown
Japanese (See 冕冠) crown; (given name) Ben

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Mandarin biǎn / bian3
Taiwan pien
Chinese horizontal rectangular inscribed tablet hung over a door or on a wall; shallow round woven bamboo basket

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Mandarin jiàn / jian4
Taiwan chien
Chinese material (such as rocks, earth, bamboo etc) used to hastily repair a dike; (literary) door bar (vertical bar used to prevent the horizontal movement of a door bolt)

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Mandarin shǔn / shun3
Taiwan shun
Japanese yakata / やかた    date / だて    tate / たて    tachi / たち    jun / じゅん
Chinese draw forth; horizontal railing
Japanese shield; buckler; escutcheon; pretext; (personal name) Yakata; (personal name) Date; (surname) Tate; (personal name) Tachi; (surname) Jun

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Japanese yoko / よこ Japanese (1) (See 横になる) horizontal (as opposed to vertical); lying down; (2) (See 首を横に振る) side-to-side (as opposed to front-to-back); width; breadth; (3) side (of a box, etc.); (4) beside; aside; next to; (5) (See 横から口を挟む) unconnected; (surname) Yoko

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Mandarin héng / heng2
Taiwan heng
Japanese kō
Chinese harsh and unreasonable; unexpected; horizontal; across; (horizontal character stroke)
A crossbar, crosswise, athwart, across, perverse, arrogant; unexpected, i.e. lucky or unlucky; sideways

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Mandarin/ ce4
Taiwan ts`e / tse
Japanese saku / さく
Chinese policy; plan; scheme; bamboo slip for writing (old); to whip (a horse); to encourage; riding crop with sharp spines (old); essay written for the imperial examinations (old); upward horizontal stroke in calligraphy; surname Ce
Japanese (n,n-suf) plan; policy; (given name) Tsukane; (given name) Shinsaku; (surname) Saku
A treatise, book, memo, tablet, card; a plan, scheme; question; whip; etc.

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Mandarin wěi / wei3
Taiwan wei
Japanese tsukane / つかね
Chinese latitude; woof (horizontal thread in weaving); weft
Japanese weft; woof (crosswise threads on a loom); (female given name) Tsukane

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Mandarin é / e2
Taiwan o
Japanese hitai / ひたい    gaku / がく
Chinese forehead; horizontal tablet or inscribed board; specified number or amount
Japanese forehead; brow; (n,n-suf) (1) picture (framed); (2) amount or sum (of money); (surname) Nuka; (surname) Gaku
The forehead; a fixed (number); suddenly; translit. a; v. 阿, 安, etc.

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Japanese jouran / joran / じょうらん Japanese top or preceding horizontal column

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Mandarin zhōng duàn / zhong1 duan4
Taiwan chung tuan
Japanese chuudan / chudan / ちゅうだん
Chinese middle section; middle period; middle area; mid-
Japanese half-way up a slope or stairway; landing; center of three (horizontal) columns (of print) (centre); (place-name, surname) Nakadan; (place-name) Chuuda

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Mandarin jiǔ zì / jiu3 zi4
Taiwan chiu tzu
Japanese ku ji
The nine magical characters 臨兵鬪者皆陳列在前 implying that the armed forces are arrayed against the powers of evil. After reciting these words, four vertical and five horizontal lines, forming a grid, are drawn in the air to show that the forces are arrayed. It was used among Taoists and soldiers, and is still used in Japan, especially when going into the mountains; nine words

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Mandarin qīng jiǎo / qing1 jiao3
Taiwan ch`ing chiao / ching chiao
Japanese keikaku / kekaku / けいかく
Chinese dip; angle of dip (inclination of a geological plane down from horizontal); tilt (inclination of ship from vertical)
Japanese inclination

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Japanese happun / はっぷん    hachibu / はちぶ Japanese (temporal noun) (1) eight minutes; (2) (See 六体) triangular-swept clerical script (clerical script whose horizontal lines end in a noticeable triangular tail); (1) eight-tenths; (2) casting someone out; (3) (See 鳶ズボン) type of baggy tobi trousers with the baggy part taking up eight-tenths of the full length of the trouser leg

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Mandarin biǎn é / bian3 e2
Taiwan pien o
Chinese a horizontal inscribed board

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Mandarin dān gàng / dan1 gang4
Taiwan tan kang
Chinese bar; bold line; horizontal bar (gymnastics event)

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Mandarin jī xiàn / ji1 xian4
Taiwan chi hsien
Japanese kisen / きせん
Chinese base (of a triangle); base line (in geodetic survey); horizontal
Japanese base line; (place-name) Kisen

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Japanese futobue / ふとぶえ Japanese (obscure) (See 神楽笛) kagura flute (six-holed horizontal flute)

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Japanese hirausu / ひらうす Japanese horizontal stone hand mill

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Mandarin biǎn é / bian3 e2
Taiwan pien o
Japanese hengaku / へんがく
Chinese variant of 匾額|匾额[bian3 e2]
Japanese framed picture or motto (usu. horizontal, hung over gates or lintels)

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Mandarin shǒu juǎn / shou3 juan3
Taiwan shou chüan
Japanese temaki / てまき    tezuka / てずか
Chinese hand scroll (horizontal format for Chinese landscape painting); hand roll (Japanese: temaki, style of fish cuisine); hand rolled cigarette; hand roll (many contexts); roll up
Japanese (surname) Temaki; (surname) Tezuka

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Japanese yokobori / よこぼり Japanese (See 竪堀) moat; horizontal trench; (place-name, surname) Yokobori; (surname) Yokohori

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Mandarin héng pái / heng2 pai2
Taiwan heng p`ai / heng pai
Chinese horizontal setting (printing)

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Japanese oubun / obun / おうぶん Japanese horizontal (Western) writing

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Japanese yokobari / よこばり Japanese horizontal beam; stringpiece; trave

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Japanese yokobou / yokobo / よこぼう Japanese (See 縦棒) bar set in a horizontal position; horizontal bar

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Japanese yokomono / よこもの Japanese (1) something wider than it is high; (2) artwork with a horizontal aspect (e.g. scroll)

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Japanese ousen(p);yokosen / osen(p);yokosen / おうせん(P);よこせん Japanese horizontal line; abscissa

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Japanese yokojima / よこじま Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (See 縦縞) horizontal stripes; lateral stripes

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Search for Horizontal in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Horizontal水平mizuhirashuǐ píng
shui3 ping2
shui ping
shui p`ing
shui ping

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