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One Direction

China yí shì dài
One Direction Vertical Wall Scroll

一世代 is a way to write "One Direction" in Chinese, referring to the British-Irish boy band.

More commonly, they are referred to as "1D" in Japan and China (no Chinese characters for that).

This title does not exactly mean "one direction," it's more close to "one generation," "one era," or "one world."

One Direction

Japan wan dairekushon
One Direction Vertical Wall Scroll

This is a way to write "One Direction" in Japanese Katakana, referring to the British-Irish boy band.

More commonly, they are referred to as "1D" in Japan and China (no Japanese Kanji for that).

This title sounds like "One Direction" using Japanese sounds. Unlike Japanese Kanji words, this does not have any meaning, just pronunciation.


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Samadhi

China dìng
Japan sada
Samadhi Vertical Wall Scroll

定 is the single-character way to express the idea of Samadhi in Chinese and Japanese.

A single-character title like this is open to a lot of interpretation. So 定 can mean to set, to fix, to determine, to decide, to order, certainly, truly, settle, or composing the mind.

In the Buddhist context, this means, "Perfect absorption of thought into the one object of meditation," "The mind fixed in one direction," "Internal state of imperturbability or tranquility," or "Exempt from all external sensations."

Push or Knock

To weigh one's words
China fǎn fù tuī qiāo
Push or Knock Vertical Wall Scroll

During the Tang Dynasty, a man named Jia Dao (born in the year 779), a well studied scholar and poet, went to the capital to take the imperial examination.

One day as he rides a donkey through the city streets, a poem begins to form in his mind. A portion of the poem comes into his head like this:

"The bird sits on the tree branch near a pond,
A monk approaches and knocks at the gate..."


At the same time, he wondered if the word "push" would be better than "knock" in his poem.

As he rides down the street, he imagines the monk pushing or knocking. Soon he finds himself making motions of pushing, and shaking a fist in a knocking motion as he debates which word to use. He is quite a sight as he makes his way down the street on his donkey with hands and fists flying about as the internal debate continues.

As he amuses people along the street, he becomes completely lost in his thoughts and does not see the mayor's procession coming in the opposite direction. Jia Bao is blocking the way for the procession to continue down the road, and the mayor's guards immediately decide to remove Jia Bao by force. Jia Bao, not realizing that he was in the way, apologizes, explains his poetic dilemma, and awaits his punishment for blocking the mayor's way.

The mayor, Han Yu, a scholar and author of prose himself, finds himself intrigued by Jia Dao's poem and problem. Han Yu gets off his horse, and addresses Jia Bao, stating, "I think knock is better." The relieved Jia Bao raises his head, and is invited by the mayor to join the procession, and are seen riding off together down the street exchanging their ideas and love of poetry.

In modern Chinese, this idiom is used when someone is trying to decide which word to use in their writing or when struggling to decide between two things when neither seems to have a downside.

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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin dìng / ding4
Taiwan ting
Japanese tei / さだ
Push or Knock Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese to set; to fix; to determine; to decide; to order
Japanese (adverb) (archaism) (kana only) certainly; truly; (given name) Yasushi
To fix, settle. samādhi. 'Composing the mind'; 'intent contemplation'; 'perfect absorption of thought into the one object of meditation.' M. W. Abstract meditation, the mind fixed in one direction, or field. (1) 散定 scattered or general meditation (in the world of desire). (2) 禪定 abstract meditation (in the realms of form and beyond form). It is also one of the five attributes of the dharmakāya 法身, i. e. an internal state of imperturbability or tranquility, exempt from all external sensations, 超受陰; cf. 三摩提; to establish

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Mandarin fāng / fang1
Taiwan fang
Japanese hō / ほう
Push or Knock 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
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); (given name) Michi
Square; place; correct; a means, plan, prescription; then, now, just; to make even

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Mandarin chū / chu1
Taiwan ch`u / chu
Japanese shutsu / で
Chinese to go out; to come out; to occur; to produce; to go beyond; to rise; to put forth; to happen; (used after a verb to indicate an outward direction or a positive result); classifier for dramas, plays, operas etc
Japanese (n,n-suf) (1) coming out; going out; outflow; efflux; rising (of the Sun or the Moon); (2) attending (work); appearing (on stage); one's turn to go on; (3) start; beginning; (4) origins; background; person (or item) originating from ...; graduate of ...; native of ...; member of ... (lineage); (5) architectural member that projects outward; (6) highest point of the stern of a ship; (7) (kana only) (usu. after the -masu stem of a verb as 〜出がある or 〜出がない, etc.) amount (comprising something); amount of time or effort required to do something; (surname) De
To go out, come forth, put forth; exit; beyond; to emerge

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Mandarin shǒu / shou3
Taiwan shou
Japanese shu / て
Chinese hand; (formal) to hold; person engaged in certain types of work; person skilled in certain types of work; personal(ly); convenient; classifier for skill; CL:雙|双[shuang1],隻|只[zhi1]
Japanese (1) (occ. pronounced た when a prefix) (See お手・おて・1) hand; arm; (2) (colloquialism) (See お手・おて・3) forepaw; foreleg; (3) handle; (4) hand; worker; help; (5) trouble; care; effort; (6) means; way; trick; move; technique; workmanship; (7) hand; handwriting; (8) kind; type; sort; (9) (See 手に入る) one's hands; one's possession; (10) (See 手に余る) ability to cope; (11) hand (of cards); (12) (See 山の手・1) direction; (n,n-suf,ctr) (13) move (in go, shogi, etc.); (surname) Tezaki
pāṇī; hasta; kara; hand, arm.

一向

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Mandarin yī xiàng / yi1 xiang4
Taiwan i hsiang
Japanese ikkō / いっこう
Chinese always (previously); a period of time in the recent past
Japanese (adverb) (1) (See 一向に・1) completely; absolutely; totally; (2) (in a negative sentence) (not) at all; (not) a bit; (not) in the least; (3) earnestly; intently; determinedly; (4) (abbreviation) (See 一向宗) Jōdo Shinshū; (surname) Hitomukai
One direction, each direction; with single mind, the mind fixed in one direction undistracted; e.g. 一向淸淨無有女人 (The land of that Buddha is) everywhere pure; no women are there; entirely

他方

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Mandarin tā fāng / ta1 fang1
Taiwan t`a fang / ta fang
Japanese tahō / たほう
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) one (esp. of two); the other; one way; the other way; one direction; the other direction; one side; the other side; one party; the other party; (conjunction) (2) (See 一方・いっぽう・2) on the other hand
other lands

倒轉


倒转

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Mandarin dào zhuǎn / dao4 zhuan3
Taiwan tao chuan
Chinese to make an about-turn; to reverse one's direction, policy, sequence etc; to turn things on their head

其方

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Japanese sochira(p);socchi(p);sonata;sochi / そちら(P);そっち(P);そなた;そち Japanese (pronoun) (1) (kana only) (See 何方・どちら・1,此方・こちら・1,彼方・あちら・1) that way (direction distant from the speaker, close to the listener); (2) there (place distant from the speaker, close to the listener); (3) that one (something close to the listener); (4) you; your family; your company; (5) that person (someone close to the listener)

孰方

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Japanese nanizama / なにざま    docchi / どっち    dochira / どちら    dochi / どち    izuchi / いずち    izushi / いずし    izukata / いずかた Japanese (out-dated kanji) (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (pn,adj-no) (1) (kana only) which way; which direction; where; (2) which one (esp. of two alternatives); (3) who; (out-dated kanji) (pn,adj-no) (1) (kana only) which way; which direction; where; (2) which one (esp. of two alternatives); (3) who

家風


家风

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Mandarin jiā fēng / jia1 feng1
Taiwan chia feng
Japanese kafū / かふう;いえかぜ
Japanese (1) family tradition; (2) (いえかぜ only) (archaism) wind blowing from the direction of one's home
family style

廻向


迴向

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Mandarin huí xiàng / hui2 xiang4
Taiwan hui hsiang
Japanese ekō / えこう
Japanese (noun/participle) Buddhist memorial service; prayers for the repose of the soul
The goal or direction of any discipline such as that of bodhisattva, Buddha, etc.; to devote one's merits to the salvation of others; works of supererogation; to transfer one's merit to another

掉向

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Mandarin diào xiàng / diao4 xiang4
Taiwan tiao hsiang
Chinese to turn; to adjust one's direction; to lose one's bearings

支配

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Mandarin zhī pèi / zhi1 pei4
Taiwan chih p`ei / chih pei
Japanese shihai / しはい
Chinese to control; to dominate; to allocate
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) domination; rule; control; (2) direction; management; guidance; (3) control (e.g. over one's emotions); determining (e.g. one's fate); governing; influence; holding sway over

滔々

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Japanese toudou / todo / とうどう Japanese (adv-to,adj-t) (1) torrentially; swiftly flowing (water, esp. river); voluminously flowing; (2) (speak) eloquently; fluently; spout forth (a torrent of speech); (3) flood of the times (moving strongly in one direction); current of the times; (surname) Toudou

滔滔

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Mandarin tāo tāo / tao1 tao1
Taiwan t`ao t`ao / tao tao
Japanese toutou / toto / とうとう
Chinese torrential
Japanese (adv-to,adj-t) (1) torrentially; swiftly flowing (water, esp. river); voluminously flowing; (2) (speak) eloquently; fluently; spout forth (a torrent of speech); (3) flood of the times (moving strongly in one direction); current of the times

目線

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Japanese mesen / めせん Japanese (1) (one's) gaze; direction in which one is looking; (2) point of view; standpoint; (3) line covering someone's eyes (in an edited photograph)

縦横

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Japanese juuou(p);tateyoko(p) / juo(p);tateyoko(p) / じゅうおう(P);たてよこ(P) Japanese (1) length and width; length and breadth; lengthwise and crosswise; longitude and latitude; vertical and horizontal; (2) (じゅうおう only) four cardinal points; every direction; (3) (じゅうおう only) as one wishes; as one pleases; at will; (4) (たてよこ only) (See 経緯・たてよこ・3) warp and weft; warp and woof

逆行

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Mandarin nì xíng / ni4 xing2
Taiwan ni hsing
Japanese gyakkou;gyakukou / gyakko;gyakuko / ぎゃっこう;ぎゃくこう
Chinese to go the wrong way; to go against one-way traffic regulation
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) (1) (ant: 順行・1) reverse movement; retrogression; going backwards; moving in the wrong direction; running counter to (e.g. the laws of nature); running against (e.g. the tide of the times); (2) {astron} retrogradation; retrogression

面々

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Japanese menmen / めんめん Japanese each one; all; every direction

面面

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Mandarin miàn miàn / mian4 mian4
Taiwan mien mien
Japanese menmen / めんめん
Chinese multiple viewpoints
Japanese each one; all; every direction

風頭


风头

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Mandarin fēng tóu / feng1 tou2
Taiwan feng t`ou / feng tou
Japanese fuutou / futo / ふうとう
Chinese wind direction; the way the wind blows; fig. trend; direction of events; how things develop (esp. how they affect oneself); public opinion (concerning one's actions); publicity (usually derog.); limelight
Japanese (personal name) Fuutou

一方向

see styles
Japanese ichihoukou / ichihoko / いちほうこう Japanese (adj-no,n) one direction; unidirectional; non-interactive

方違い

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Japanese katatagai / かたたがい Japanese (archaism) (See 方塞がり) setting off the night before one normally would have departed, travelling in a different direction, spending the night there, and leaving for one's destination in the morning (done to avoid travelling in an unlucky direction; a common practice during the Heian period)

方違え

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Japanese katatagae / かたたがえ Japanese (archaism) (See 方塞がり,方違へ所) setting off the night before one normally would have departed, travelling in a different direction, spending the night there, and leaving for one's destination in the morning (done to avoid travelling in an unlucky direction; a common practice during the Heian period)

様;態

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Japanese zama / ざま Japanese (1) (derogatory term) (kana only) mess; sorry state; plight; sad sight; (suffix) (2) (indicates direction) -ways; -wards; (3) (after the -masu stem of a verb) in the act of ...; just as one is ...; (4) (after the -masu stem of a verb) (See 様・さま・3) manner of ...; way of ...

方違え所

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Japanese katatagaedokoro / かたたがえどころ Japanese (archaism) place where one spends the night to avoid travelling in an unlucky direction

方違へ所

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Japanese katatagahedokoro / かたたがへどころ Japanese (archaism) place where one spends the night to avoid travelling in an unlucky direction

百川歸海


百川归海

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Mandarin bǎi chuān guī hǎi / bai3 chuan1 gui1 hai3
Taiwan pai ch`uan kuei hai / pai chuan kuei hai
Chinese all things tend in one direction (idiom)

滔々;滔滔

see styles
Japanese toutou / toto / とうとう Japanese (adv-to,adj-t) (1) torrentially; swiftly flowing (water, esp. river); voluminously flowing; (2) (speak) eloquently; fluently; spout forth (a torrent of speech); (3) flood of the times (moving strongly in one direction); current of the times

矢面;矢表

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Japanese yaomote / やおもて Japanese (1) (See 矢面に立つ) firing line; position where one is subject to questioning, criticism, etc.; (2) (orig. meaning) direction of a flying arrow (fired by the enemy)

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
One Direction一世代yí shì dài
yi1 shi4 dai4
yi shi dai
yishidai
i shih tai
ishihtai
One Directionワンダイレクションwan dairekushon
wandairekushon
Samadhisadadìng / ding4 / dingting
Push or Knock反復推敲
反复推敲
fǎn fù tuī qiāo
fan3 fu4 tui1 qiao1
fan fu tui qiao
fanfutuiqiao
fan fu t`ui ch`iao
fanfutuichiao
fan fu tui chiao
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