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Neng in Chinese / Japanese...

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China néng
Japan nou
Neng Vertical Wall Scroll

能 is the Mandarin Chinese surname, Neng.

The meaning of this word in Chinese and Japanese is "can," "capability," or "to be able to."

This can also be a surname in Japanese that romanize as Nozaki, Nouzaki, Nou, or Takumi.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin néng / neng2
Taiwan neng
Japanese nou / no / のう
Neng Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese can; to be able to; might possibly; ability; (physics) energy; surname Neng
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) talent; gift; function; (2) noh (theatre); (surname) Nozaki; (surname) Nouzaki; (surname, female given name) Nou; (given name) Chikara; (surname) Takumi; (female given name) Kanae; (given name) Atou
śak. Able to, can; capability, power.


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Mandarin quán néng / quan2 neng2
Taiwan ch`üan neng / chüan neng
Japanese zennou / zenno / ぜんのう
Neng Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese omnipotent; all-round; strong in every area
Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) almighty; omnipotent


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Mandarin zhì néng / zhi4 neng2
Taiwan chih neng
Japanese chinou / chino / ちのう
Neng Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese intelligent; able; smart (phone, system, bomb etc)
Japanese intelligence; intellect; brains


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Mandarin néng liàng / neng2 liang4
Taiwan neng liang
Japanese nōryō
Neng Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese energy; capabilities
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarin chāo néng lì / chao1 neng2 li4
Taiwan ch`ao neng li / chao neng li
Japanese chounouryoku / chonoryoku / ちょうのうりょく
Neng Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese superpower; extrasensory perception
Japanese (1) extra-sensory perception; ESP; psi; psychic ability; (2) psychokinesis; PK


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Mandarinnéng / bu4 neng2
Taiwan pu neng
Japanese funou / funo / ふのう
Chinese cannot; must not; should not
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) impossible; incapable (of doing); unable (to do); (2) incompetence; inability; (3) (See インポテンツ) impotence; (4) {math} having no solution (of an equation)
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarinnéng / di1 neng2
Taiwan ti neng
Japanese teinou / teno / ていのう
Chinese incapable; incompetent; stupid; mentally deficient
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) low intelligence; feeble-mindedness; imbecility


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Mandarin jiā néng / jia1 neng2
Taiwan chia neng
Japanese kanou / kano / かのう    kano / かの
Chinese Canon (Japanese company)
Japanese (personal name) Kanou; (female given name) Kano


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Mandarin guāng néng / guang1 neng2
Taiwan kuang neng
Japanese mitsuyoshi / みつよし    mitsunou / mitsuno / みつのう
Chinese light energy (e.g. solar)
Japanese (male given name) Mitsuyoshi; (surname) Mitsunou



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Mandarin nèi néng / nei4 neng2
Taiwan nei neng
Chinese internal energy


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Mandarin gōng néng / gong1 neng2
Taiwan kung neng
Japanese kounou / kono / こうのう    kunou / kuno / くのう
Chinese function; capability
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) effect; efficacy; virtue; benefit; (surname) Kouno
Achieving power; ability, power; function



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Mandarin dòng néng / dong4 neng2
Taiwan tung neng
Chinese kinetic energy



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Mandarin shì néng / shi4 neng2
Taiwan shih neng
Japanese senou / seno / せのう    seino / seno / せの
Chinese potential energy
Japanese (surname) Senou; (personal name) Seno; (surname) Seino


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Mandarinnéng / qu3 neng2
Taiwan ch`ü neng / chü neng
Japanese shunō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarin zhǐ néng / zhi3 neng2
Taiwan chih neng
Chinese can only; obliged to do something; to have no other choice


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Mandarinnéng / ke3 neng2
Taiwan k`o neng / ko neng
Japanese kanou / kano / かのう
Chinese might (happen); possible; probable; possibility; probability; maybe; perhaps; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) potential; possible; practicable; feasible; (surname) Kanou
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarin tóng néng / tong2 neng2
Taiwan t`ung neng / tung neng
Japanese dōnō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarin shàn néng / shan4 neng2
Taiwan shan neng
Japanese zennō
Chinese to be good at
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarin kān néng / kan1 neng2
Taiwan k`an neng / kan neng
Japanese tannou / tanno / たんのう    kannou / kanno / かんのう
Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (noun or adjectival noun) (1) proficient; skillful; (noun/participle) (2) enjoying; satisfaction; satiation; having one's fill (of); (noun or adjectival noun) (1) proficient; skillful; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) (Buddhist term) patience; perseverance; fortitude
Ability to bear, or undertake; capable


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Mandarinnéng / da4 neng2
Taiwan ta neng
Japanese hiroyoshi / ひろよし    oonou / oono / おおのう    oono / おおの
Chinese almighty
Japanese (personal name) Hiroyoshi; (surname) Oonou; (place-name) Oono


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Mandarin tài néng / tai4 neng2
Taiwan t`ai neng / tai neng
Japanese Tainō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarinnéng / qi2 neng2
Taiwan ch`i neng / chi neng
Japanese kinou / kino / きのう
Chinese special ability
Japanese (surname) Kinou


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Mandarin guān néng / guan1 neng2
Taiwan kuan neng
Japanese kannou / kanno / かんのう
Chinese function; capability; sense (i.e. the five senses of sight 視|视, hearing 聽|听, smell 嗅, taste 味 and touch 觸|触); faculty (i.e. specific ability)
Japanese (1) the senses; (2) sensuality; carnality; (surname) Kanno


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Mandarin dìng néng / ding4 neng2
Taiwan ting neng
Chinese to be definitely able (to do something)


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Mandarinnéng / bi4 neng2
Taiwan pi neng
Japanese hitsunō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarin zěn néng / zen3 neng2
Taiwan tsen neng
Chinese how can?


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Mandarin xìng néng / xing4 neng2
Taiwan hsing neng
Japanese seinou / seno / せいのう
Chinese function; performance
Japanese ability; performance; efficiency


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Mandarinnéng / wu4 neng2
Taiwan wu neng
Chinese Zhu Bajie 豬八戒|猪八戒[Zhu1 Ba1 jie4] or Zhu Wuneng, Pigsy or Pig (in Journey to the West)


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Mandarin huì néng / hui4 neng2
Taiwan hui neng
Japanese Enō
Chinese variant of 慧能[Hui4 neng2]
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Mandarin huì néng / hui4 neng2
Taiwan hui neng
Japanese enou / eno / えのう
Chinese Huineng (638-713), the Sixth Patriarch of Chan Buddhism
Japanese (person) Huineng (638-713)
The power of wisdom. Huineng, name of a noted monk, sixth patriarch of the Intuitional or Meditation sect; died 713.

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