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Stone / Rock

Stone / Rock 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

xū kōng
Nothingness / Empty / Void 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.

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.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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guó / guo2
 koku / くにゆき
Nothingness / Empty / Void Scroll
country; nation; state; national; CL:個|个[ge4]
(out-dated kanji) (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; (personal name) Kuniyuki
A country, a nation; national; a country

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qiào / qiao4
ch`iao / chiao
Nothingness / Empty / Void Scroll
shell; carapace; crust (earth's crust etc); also pr. [ke2]
Husk, shell; husk

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hēi / hei1
Nothingness / Empty / Void Scroll
black; dark; sinister; secret; shady; illegal; to hide (something) away; to vilify; (loanword) to hack (computing)
kāla; kṛṣṇa; black; dark.


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



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xū kōng / xu1 kong1
hsü k`ung / hsü kung
Nothingness / Empty / Void Scroll
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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/ qi4
ch`i / chi
repeatedly; frequently
Haste, urgency; to be in a hurry; urgently

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/ ke4
k`o / ko
 koku / よし
abbr. for 克羅地亞|克罗地亚[Ke4 luo2 di4 ya4], Croatia; (Tw) abbr. for 克羅埃西亞|克罗埃西亚[Ke4 luo2 ai1 xi1 ya4], Croatia
(given name) Yoshi

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kei / kei1
k`ei / kei
 koku / かつゆき
to scold; to beat
(1) archaic period of time (usu. a period of approx. two hours corresponding to one of the signs of the Chinese zodiac); (2) victory; (3) strictness; cruelty; (personal name) Katsuyuki
to reflect back on

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/ xu4
 koku / つとむ
exhort; stimulate
(male given name) Tsutomu
to encourage

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gào / gao4
 koku / つげ
to say; to tell; to announce; to report; to denounce; to file a lawsuit; to sue
(surname, female given name) Tsuge
to address

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/ ku1
k`u / ku
to cry; to weep
To weep; to weep

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/ ke4
k`o / ko
variant of 剋|克[ke4]
To overcome; successfully attain to; to overcome

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/ hu2
 koku / てるお
ancient measuring vessel; fifty liters; dry measure for grain equal to five dou 五斗 (before Tang, ten pecks)
(1) measure of volume (approx. 180.39 liters, 6.37 cub. ft.); (2) measure of a Japanese-style boat's loading capacity (approx. 278.26 liters); (personal name) Teruo
droṇa, a tub, or wooden vessel; a measure of capacity. A square wooden vessel, a bushel, a picul.

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/ gu3
 koku / こく
grain; corn
(place-name) Koku
Grain; rice unhulled; grain

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/ gu3
 koshiki;koku / こしき;こく
hub of wheel
hub (of a wheel); nave
hub [nave] of a wheel

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

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/ hu2
 koku;kou / koku;ko / こく;こう
(1) (See 白鳥・はくちょう・1) swan; (2) bullseye; (place-name) Kugui


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


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


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


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


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 koku / こく ancient expression; old poem


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 koku / こく (surname) Koku



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guó jiào / guo2 jiao4
kuo chiao
 koku kyō
state religion



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guó lǎo / guo2 lao3
kuo lao
national elder


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


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


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


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

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