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Kata in Chinese / Japanese...

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China xíng
Japan kata
Kata Vertical Wall Scroll

型 is often used in Japanese martial arts to mean a certain set of movements and techniques.

The meaning in other context (and in Chinese or Korean) can be model, type, style, pattern, mold, mould, template, or form.

One Japanese dictionary defines it as, "standard form of a movement, posture, etc. in martial arts, sport, etc."

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin xíng / xing2
Taiwan hsing
Japanese kata(p);gata / かた(P);がた
Kata Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese mold; type; style; model
Japanese (1) model; type (e.g. of machine, goods, etc.); (2) (がた when a suffix) (See 朝型) type; style; pattern; (3) mold (mould); template; model; (4) kata (standard form of a movement, posture, etc. in martial arts, sport, etc.); (5) form (i.e. customary procedure); (6) size (i.e. clothing, shoes); (7) inch (in diagonal display size); (8) (obscure) (See 品種・2) (taxonomical) form

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Mandarin fāng / fang1
Taiwan fang
Japanese hou / ho / ほう    gata / がた    kata / かた
Kata Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese square; power or involution (math.); upright; honest; fair and square; direction; side; party (to a contract, dispute etc); place; method; prescription (medicine); just when; only or just; classifier for square things; abbr. for square or cubic meter; surname Fang
Japanese (1) direction; way; side; area (in a particular direction); (2) side (of an argument, etc.); one's part; (3) type; category; (4) field (of study, etc.); (5) indicates one side of a comparison; (6) way; method; manner; means; (7) length (of each side of a square); (suffix) (1) (honorific or respectful language) (pluralizing suffix) Sirs; Mesdames; (2) (also かた) around (the time that, etc.); about; (1) (also ほう) direction; way; (2) (honorific or respectful language) person; lady; gentleman; (n,n-suf) (3) method of; manner of; way of; (suffix noun) (4) care of ...; (5) (also がた) person in charge of ...; (6) (also がた) side (e.g. "on my mother's side"); (given name) Michi; (female given name) Masani; (given name) Masashi; (surname) Hon; (surname, female given name) Hou; (surname) Fuon; (surname) Pan; (surname) Ban; (surname) Tokukata; (given name) Tamotsu; (given name) Tadashi; (surname) Kata; (personal name) Ataru
Square; place; correct; a means, plan, prescription; then, now, just; to make even

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Mandarin xián / xian2
Taiwan hsien
Japanese ken / けん
Kata Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese worthy or virtuous person; honorific used for a person of the same or a younger generation
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (archaism) intelligence; genius; scholarship; virtue; (male given name) Masaru; (male given name) Makoto; (given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Hyongoru; (personal name) Takeshi; (given name) Takashi; (personal name) Suguru; (given name) Satoru; (male given name) Satoshi; (female given name) Sato; (given name) Sakashi; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (male given name) Ken; (female given name) Kata; (given name) Kashiko
Wise and virtuous, sage, second rank to a 聖 saint; good, excellent in character, virtuous; intelligent

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Japanese ken / けん
Chinese strong; solid; firm; unyielding; resolute
Japanese (1) (obscure) strength; solidity; firmness; (2) (obscure) armour; armor; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (given name) Takeshi; (personal name) Seiji; (personal name) Jen; (personal name) Kensou; (personal name) Kenji; (personal name) Kenshou; (given name) Ken; (male given name) Katsushi; (surname) Kata
dṛḍha. sthira : firm, firmly fixed, reliable; hard

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Mandarin xíng / xing2
Taiwan hsing
Japanese kei / ke / けい    kata;gata / かた;がた
Chinese to appear; to look; form; shape
Japanese (suffix) (1) (See 活用形・かつようけい,三角形・さんかくけい) form; tense; (2) (abbreviation) (part of speech tag used in dictionaries) (See 形容詞) adjective; i-adjective (in Japanese); (n,suf) (1) (がた when a suffix) (See 型・1) shape; appearance; (2) collateral; (3) (See 銭・ぜに・1) obverse of an old "zeni" coin; (surname) Kata

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Mandarin/ xi4
Taiwan hsi
Japanese kata / かた
Chinese saline land; salt marsh
Japanese lagoon; (surname) Gata; (place-name) Kata

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Mandarin piàn // piān / pian4 // pian1
Taiwan p`ien / pien
Japanese hen / へん    kata / かた
Chinese thin piece; flake; a slice; film; TV play; to slice; to carve thin; partial; incomplete; one-sided; classifier for slices, tablets, tract of land, area of water; classifier for CDs, movies, DVDs etc; used with numeral 一[yi1]: classifier for scenario, scene, feeling, atmosphere, sound etc; disk; sheet
Japanese (suffix) (See 一片・いっぺん) piece; chip; flake; (prefix) (1) one (of a pair); (2) incomplete; imperfect; fragmentary; (3) few; little; (4) off-centre; remote; (5) (See 片が付く) side; problem; question; matters; (surname) Katayanagi; (surname) Katayanaki; (surname) Katayana; (personal name) Katamine; (personal name) Katashio; (surname) Kata
A slice, slip, card; brief, few; piece

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Mandarin xiàn / xian4
Taiwan hsien
Japanese ken / けん    kata / かた    kake / かけ    agata / あがた    agaku / あがく
Chinese county
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) prefecture (of Japan); (2) county (of China); (out-dated kanji) (1) territory (pre-Taika: under the Yamato court; Heian: under a provincial governor, etc.); (2) (archaism) countryside; (surname) Ken; (surname) Gata; (surname) Kata; (surname) Kake; (surname) Agata; (surname) Agaku
to hang

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Japanese kata / かた
Chinese shoulder; to shoulder (responsibilities etc)
Japanese shoulder; (surname) Kata


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Japanese kata / カタ Japanese (female given name) Kata; (place-name) Katha (Burmah)


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Japanese kata / かた Japanese (surname) Kata


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Japanese kabuto / かぶと    kada / かだ    kata / かた Japanese (place-name, surname) Kabuto; (place-name) Kada; (surname) Kata


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Japanese kuwata / くわた    kada / かだ    kata / かた Japanese (surname) Kuwata; (place-name, surname) Kada; (surname) Kata


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Japanese kata / かた Japanese (surname) Kata


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Japanese yoshida / よしだ    kida / きだ    kada / かだ    kata / かた Japanese (surname) Yoshida; (surname) Kida; (surname) Kada; (surname) Kata


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Japanese kata / かた Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) many; plentiful


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Japanese yada / やだ    yata / やた    tsukada / つかだ    kada / かだ    kata / かた    ieda / いえだ    ieta / いえた Japanese (surname) Yada; (place-name, surname) Yata; (place-name, surname) Tsukada; (surname) Kada; (surname) Kata; (place-name, surname) Ieda; (place-name, surname) Ieta


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Japanese kawada / かわだ    kawata / かわた    kaata / kata / かあた Japanese (kana only) (derogatory term) lowly people (Edo period); eta; (place-name, surname) Kawada; (place-name, surname) Kawata; (personal name) Kaata



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Mandarin guà dā / gua4 da1
Taiwan kua ta
Japanese kata
Chinese (of a monk) to take residence at a temple
hang up one's things



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Mandarin zhuā chuí / zhua1 chui2
Taiwan chua ch`ui / chua chui
Japanese kata
to beat (with a stick)


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Japanese kata / かた Japanese (surname) Kata


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Japanese kumite / くみて Japanese (1) wooden joints; (2) paired karate kata; (3) (sumo) beltwork


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Japanese kada / かだ    kata / かた Japanese (surname) Kada; (surname) Kata


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Japanese yoshimoto / よしもと    kata / かた Japanese (given name) Yoshimoto; (given name) Kata


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Japanese yoshita / よした    kada / かだ    kata / かた Japanese (place-name, surname) Yoshita; (surname) Kada; (place-name) Kata



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Mandarin guò duō / guo4 duo1
Taiwan kuo to
Japanese kata / かた
Chinese too many; excessive
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (ant: 過少) excess; surplus; superabundance


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Japanese kooda / こおだ    kouda / koda / こうだ    kouta / kota / こうた    kada / かだ    kata / かた Japanese (place-name, surname) Kooda; (place-name, surname) Kouda; (place-name, surname) Kouta; (surname) Kada; (place-name, surname) Kata


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Japanese shikada / しかだ    shikata / しかた    katsuta / かつた    kada / かだ    kata / かた    kashida / かしだ Japanese (place-name, surname) Shikada; (place-name, surname) Shikata; (place-name) Katsuta; (surname) Kada; (place-name) Kata; (surname) Kashida


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Japanese kumite / くみて Japanese (1) wooden joints; (2) paired karate kata; (3) (sumo) beltwork


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Japanese kataeki / かたえき Japanese (st) Kata Station

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