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Koku in Chinese / Japanese...

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Stone / Rock

China shí
Japan ishi
Stone / Rock Vertical Wall Scroll

石 is the character that means rock or stone in both Chinese and Japanese.

Alone, this will be read as "stone" in Japanese but in some context, it is a unit of measure for the volume of about five bushels.

This can also refer to a gem or jewel.

This can also be the Japanese surnames that romanize as Ishi, Tsuruishi, Soku, Seki, Shi, Kazu, Iso, Ishizaki, Ishisaki or Koku.

Nothingness / Empty / Void

China xū kōng
Japan kokuu
Nothingness / Empty / Void Vertical Wall Scroll

虛空 means empty space, empty sky, or void.

In the Buddhist context, it can mean "emptiness of the material world." This can also be used as an adjective to modify other words with a meaning of unreal or insubstantial.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Japanese kokuki / こくき    koku / こく    kuniyuki / くにゆき    kunimune / くにむね    kunitomo / くにとも    kunitsugu / くにつぐ    kunisue / くにすえ    kuniji / くにじ    kunizaki / くにざき    kunisaki / くにさき    kuni / くに    kuofuぇi / くおふぇい Japanese (1) country; state; (2) region; (3) national government; central government; (4) home (i.e. hometown, home country); (5) (archaism) province (of Japan); (6) (archaism) land; earth; (given name) Kokuki; (place-name) Koku; (personal name) Kuniyuki; (personal name) Kunimune; (personal name) Kunitomo; (personal name) Kunitsugu; (personal name) Kunisue; (personal name) Kuniji; (surname) Kunizaki; (surname) Kunisaki; (surname, given name) Kuni; (given name) Kuofei

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Mandarin qiào / qiao4
Taiwan ch`iao / chiao
Japanese koku
Nothingness / Empty / Void Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese shell; carapace; crust (earth's crust etc); also pr. [ke2]
Husk, shell.

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Mandarin dàn // shí / dan4 // shi2
Taiwan tan // shih
Japanese ishi / いし
Nothingness / Empty / Void Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese rock; stone; stone inscription; one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音[ba1 yin1]; dry measure for grain equal to ten dou 斗; ten pecks; one hundred liters; surname Shi
Japanese (1) stone; (2) gem; jewel; (surname) Tsuruishi; (surname) Soku; (surname) Seki; (surname) Shi; (place-name) Koku; (surname) Kazu; (given name) Inseki; (surname) Iso; (personal name) Ishibuku; (personal name) Ishifuku; (surname) Ishihama; (personal name) Ishizue; (personal name) Ishisue; (surname) Ishizaki; (surname) Ishisaki; (personal name) Ishiodori; (surname) Ishi; (given name) Atsushi; (personal name) Akira
Stone, rock.

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Mandarin hēi / hei1
Taiwan hei
Japanese koku
Nothingness / Empty / Void Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese black; dark; sinister; secret; shady; illegal; to hide (something) away; to vilify; (loanword) to hack (computing); abbr. for Heilongjiang province 黑龍江|黑龙江[Hei1 long2 jiang1]
kāla; kṛṣṇa; black; dark.


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Japanese kokuu / koku / こくう
Nothingness / Empty / Void Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese empty space; empty sky; (given name) Kokuu



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Mandarin xū kōng / xu1 kong1
Taiwan hsü k`ung / hsü kung
Japanese kokū
Nothingness / Empty / Void Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese void; hollow; empty
śūnya; empty, void, space; ākāśa, in the sense of space, or the ether; gagana, the sky, atmosphere, heaven; kha, space, sky, ether, 虛 is defined as that which is without shape or substantiality, 空 as that which has no resistance. The immaterial universe behind all phenomena.

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Mandarin qì // jí / qi4 // ji2
Taiwan ch`i // chi / chi // chi
Japanese koku
Chinese repeatedly; frequently; urgent
Haste, urgency; to be in a hurry; urgently

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Mandarin/ ke4
Taiwan k`o / ko
Japanese mitsuru / みつる    masaru / まさる    tsuyoshi / つよし    tsutomu / つとむ    tayuru / たゆる    takashi / たかし    suguru / すぐる    suguri / すぐり    koku / こく    katsuyuki / かつゆき    katsumi / かつみ    katsunori / かつのり    katsuji / かつじ    katsushi / かつし    katsuei / katsue / かつえい    katsu / かつ    osamu / おさむ    isoshi / いそし
Chinese to be able to; to subdue; to restrain; to overcome; gram; Tibetan unit of land area, about 6 ares
Japanese (given name) Yoshi; (given name) Mitsuru; (given name) Masaru; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (male given name) Tsutomu; (given name) Tayuru; (given name) Takashi; (given name) Suguru; (given name) Suguri; (given name) Koku; (personal name) Katsuyuki; (given name) Katsumi; (personal name) Katsunori; (personal name) Katsuji; (given name) Katsushi; (given name) Katsuei; (surname, female given name) Katsu; (given name) Osamu; (given name) Isoshi

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Mandarin/ ku1
Taiwan k`u / ku
Japanese koku
Chinese to cry; to weep
To weep.

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Mandarin/ ke4
Taiwan k`o / ko
Japanese koku
Chinese variant of 剋|克[ke4]
To overcome; successfully attain to.

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Mandarin/ gu3
Taiwan ku
Japanese koku / こく
Chinese grain; corn
Japanese (place-name) Koku
Grain; rice unhulled.

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Mandarin/ gu3
Taiwan ku
Japanese yanaya / やなや    yatsu / やつ    yazaki / やざき    hazama / はざま    tanimura / たにむら    tanitaka / たにたか    tanizaki / たにざき    tanisaki / たにさき    tani / たに    sakigaya / さきがや    koku / こく
Chinese valley; surname Gu
Japanese valley; (surname) Yanaya; (personal name) Yatsu; (surname) Yazaki; (surname) Hazama; (personal name) Tanimura; (surname) Tanitaka; (surname) Tanizaki; (surname) Tanisaki; (surname) Tani; (surname) Sakigaya; (surname) Koku
A gully; valley

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Mandarin gǔ // gū / gu3 // gu1
Taiwan ku
Japanese koshiki;koku / こしき;こく
Chinese wheel
Japanese hub (of a wheel); nave
hub [nave] of a wheel

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Mandarin/ ku4
Taiwan k`u / ku
Japanese koku / こく
Chinese ruthless; strong (e.g. of wine); (loanword) cool; hip
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) severe; harsh; stringent; rigorous; strict; unfair


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Japanese koku / こく Japanese richness; lushness; body (esp. of food, wine, etc.); weight; substance


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Japanese koku / コク Japanese richness; lushness; body (esp. of food, wine, etc.); weight; substance


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Japanese isseki / いっせき    ikkoku / いっこく Japanese one game (of go); one koku (measure); (surname) Hitotsuishi; (given name) Kazushi; (surname) Itsuishi; (personal name) Isseki; (personal name) Ikkoku; (personal name) Ichikoku; (surname) Ichiishi


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Japanese koukuu / koku / こうくう Japanese {law} international airspace; international space


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Mandarin kǒu qiāng / kou3 qiang1
Taiwan k`ou ch`iang / kou chiang
Japanese koukou;koukuu / koko;koku / こうこう;こうくう
Chinese oral cavity
Japanese (こうくう in medical fields) oral cavity; mouth


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Japanese koku / こく Japanese ancient expression; old poem


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Japanese koku / こく    kouma / koma / こうま Japanese (surname) Koku; (surname) Kouma



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Mandarin guó jiào / guo2 jiao4
Taiwan kuo chiao
Japanese koku kyō
Chinese state religion



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Mandarin guó lǎo / guo2 lao3
Taiwan kuo lao
Japanese koku
national elder


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Japanese kouku / koku / こうく Japanese construction area; section of a construction project


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Japanese kouku / koku / こうく Japanese (See 恐懼) being struck with awe


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Japanese shigoku;shigoku / しごく;シゴく    koku / こく Japanese (transitive verb) (1) (しごく only) (kana only) to draw through one's hand; to stroke (e.g. a beard); (2) (しごく only) (kana only) to work someone hard; (v5k,vi) (3) (kana only) (usu. シゴく) to masturbate; (transitive verb) to thresh; to strip


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Japanese koku / こく Japanese (transitive verb) (1) (kana only) to let loose (e.g. a fart); (2) (kana only) (vulgar) to utter (e.g. a lie); (3) (kana only) (vulgar) to do


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Mandarin gù kǔ / gu4 ku3
Taiwan ku k`u / ku ku
Japanese koku
Old suffering; also the suffering resulting from prolongation, e. g. too much lying, standing, walking, at first a joy, becomes wearying.


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Japanese kouku / koku / こうく Japanese (ksb:) (See 学区) school district; school area



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Mandarin gǔ yǔ / gu3 yu3
Taiwan ku yü
Japanese kokuu / koku / こくう
Chinese Guyu or Grain Rain, 6th of the 24 solar terms 二十四節氣|二十四节气 20th April-4th May
Japanese (See 二十四節気) "grain rain" solar term (approx. April 20); (given name) Kokuu

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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
ishishí / shi2 / shishih
kokuu / kokuxū kōng / xu1 kong1 / xu kong / xukonghsü k`ung / hsükung / hsü kung
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
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