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Wine / Alcohol / Sake

jiǔ
sake / shu
Wine / Alcohol / Sake Vertical Wall Scroll

酒 is the Chinese character, Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji that means alcohol.

This can refer to wine (esp. rice wine), liquor, spirits, sake, or to alcoholic beverages in general.

In the west, we tend to say "sake" to mean Japanese rice wine, however, this character is a little ambiguous in Japanese. It literally just means alcohol, and is often pronounced "shu" in Japanese. Specifically, in Japanese, you might want to ask for "seishu" or 清酒 to get the sake that you are used to in the west. Seishu literally means "clear alcohol."

Fight / Beat Someone

dòu
Fight / Beat Someone Vertical Wall Scroll

斗 is how to express the act of fighting in Chinese.

Generally, this means fighting against someone or some force whether physically or metaphorically.

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Please note that there is a secondary pronunciation and meaning of this character. It can also mean "measuring cup" or in Japanese "sake dipper" or even "The Big Dipper." In Japanese and Korean, this does not have the fighting meaning associated with it. You should, therefore, select this character only if your audience is Chinese, or you are a big fan of sake dippers or The Big Dipper (as that is how it will be read by Japanese and Korean people).

Having High Principles

Do not bow down for the sake of five pecks of rice
bù wèi wǔ dǒu mǐ zhé yāo
Having High Principles Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese idiom/proverb speaks of being above bribes, and not losing face or honor for a short-term gain. Some may also translate the perceived meaning as, "high-hearted," or "integrity beyond reproach."

The more literal meaning is "Do not bow down for the sake of five pecks of rice."

pú tao jiǔ
bu dou shu / bu dou sake
Wine Vertical Wall Scroll

葡萄酒 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for wine.

Very specifically, this is for grape wine (an important distinction in Asia where most wine was rice-based until western influences came into play).

The first word, 葡萄 literally means grape (or grapevine), and 酒 means alcohol (generic term for alcohol, sake, wine, liquor).

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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your sake search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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lěng / leng3
leng
 rei / れい
Wine Vertical Wall Scroll
cold
(1) (abbreviation) (on floor plans) (See 冷蔵庫) refrigerator; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) (obscure) cold; cool; (3) (abbreviation) (obscure) (See 冷酒・れいしゅ) cold sake; (surname, given name) Rei
Cold; cold

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jiǔ / jiu3
chiu
 shu / さけ(P);ささ;き(ok);くし(ok);しゅ
Wine Vertical Wall Scroll
wine (esp. rice wine); liquor; spirits; alcoholic beverage; CL:杯[bei1],瓶[ping2],罐[guan4],桶[tong3],缸[gang1]
(See お酒) alcohol; sake; (surname) Zake
surā; maireya; madya. Wine, alcoholic liquor; forbidden to monks and nuns by the fifth commandment.

白鶴


白鹤

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bái hè / bai2 he4
pai ho
 hakutsuru / はくつる
Wine Vertical Wall Scroll
(bird species of China) Siberian crane (Grus leucogeranus)
(c) Hakutsuru (brand of sake)

聖人


圣人

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shèng rén / sheng4 ren2
sheng jen
 shōnin / せいじん
Wine Vertical Wall Scroll
saint; sage; refers to Confucius 孔子[Kong3 zi3]; the current reigning Emperor
(1) (Christian) saint; (2) (orig. meaning) wise and virtuous person (esp. in Confucianism); great religious teacher; sage; (3) (See 清酒) refined sake; (male given name) Masato
is the opposite of the 凡人 common, or unenlightened man; saint

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zhī / zhi1
chih
 shi / し    sakazuki / さかづき
goblet
zhi (large bowl-shaped ancient Chinese cup with two handles); sake cup; cup for alcoholic beverages

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 tsuki / つき    sakazuki / さかづき (archaism) shallow bowl; sake cup; cup for alcoholic beverages


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zhī / zhi1
chih
 shi / し    sakazuki / さかづき
old variant of 卮[zhi1]
zhi (large bowl-shaped ancient Chinese cup with two handles); sake cup; cup for alcoholic beverages

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/ ti2
t`i / ti
 dai / ひさげ
to carry (hanging down from the hand); to lift; to put forward; to mention; to raise (an issue); upwards character stroke; lifting brush stroke (in painting); scoop for measuring liquid
(kana only) ceremonial sake decanter with a spout and semicircular handle; (place-name) Hisage
To raise, mention, bring forward, summon, lead; carry in the hand

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/ zi3
tzu
 kasu / かす
dregs; sediment
(1) (kana only) dregs; sediment; grounds; meal; (2) (kana only) lees (esp. sake); (3) (kana only) leftovers; by-product; (4) (kana only) worthless item; thing of little to no value; (5) (kana only) dregs (e.g. of society); scum; dross; (6) (kana only) card only worth 1 point (in hanafuda)

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làn / lan4
lan
 kan / かん
old variant of 爛|烂[lan4]
warming up sake; warmed sake; (female given name) Miyabi


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wéi / wei2
wei
 i / ため
variant of 為|为[wei4], because of; for; to
(out-dated kanji) (1) (kana only) good; advantage; benefit; welfare; (2) (kana only) sake; purpose; objective; aim; (3) (kana only) consequence; result; effect; (4) (kana only) affecting; regarding; concerning; (surname) Tame
To do; to make; to effect; to be; because of; for; that which is created or conditioned

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zèng / zeng4
tseng
 koshiki;sou / koshiki;so / こしき;そう
cauldron; rice pot
(1) (See 蒸篭・1) steaming basket (traditionally clay or wood); (2) (こしき only) steaming vat (for steaming rice in sake production); (surname) Koshiki


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bēi / bei1
pei
 sakazuki / さかづき
variant of 杯[bei1]; trophy cup; classifier for certain containers of liquids: glass, cup
(1) sake cup; cup for alcoholic beverages; (suf,ctr) (2) counter for cupfuls; (3) counter for ships, octopuses and squid; sake cup; cup for alcoholic beverages; (place-name) Sakazuki


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zhǎn / zhan3
chan
 sakazuki / さかづき    uki / さかずき
a small cup; classifier for lamps
sake cup; cup for alcoholic beverages

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/ po4
p`o / po
 kasu / かす
grains in distilled liquor
(1) (kana only) dregs; sediment; grounds; meal; (2) (kana only) lees (esp. sake); (3) (kana only) leftovers; by-product; (4) (kana only) worthless item; thing of little to no value; (5) (kana only) dregs (e.g. of society); scum; dross; (6) (kana only) card only worth 1 point (in hanafuda); (surname) Kasu

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 kouji / koji / こうじ mould grown on rice, barley, beans, etc. as a starter to make sake, miso, soy sauce, etc. (mold); malted rice; malt; (surname) Kouji

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zāo / zao1
tsao
 kasu / かす
dregs; draff; pickled in wine; rotten; messy; ruined
(1) (kana only) dregs; sediment; grounds; meal; (2) (kana only) lees (esp. sake); (3) (kana only) leftovers; by-product; (4) (kana only) worthless item; thing of little to no value; (5) (kana only) dregs (e.g. of society); scum; dross; (6) (kana only) card only worth 1 point (in hanafuda); (surname) Kasu

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/ gu1
ku
 sakazuki / さかづき
goblet; rule; law
sake cup; cup for alcoholic beverages


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shāng / shang1
shang
 sakazuki / さかづき
feast; goblet
sake cup; cup for alcoholic beverages

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láo / lao2
lao
 moromi / もろみ    mosoro / もそろ
wine or liquor with sediment
(1) (kana only) main fermenting mash (in production of sake or soy sauce); unrefined sake or soy sauce; (can act as adjective) (2) (kana only) unrefined (sake, soy sauce, etc.); rough; (archaism) weak sake; unrefined sake

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/ li3
li
 amasake / あまさけ
sweet wine
(food term) sweet half sake; sweet drink made from fermented rice; (place-name) Amasake


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guī / gui1
kuei
 sake(p);shake;sake(p) / さけ(P);しゃけ;サケ(P)
trout; salmon
(1) salmon (Salmonidae spp.); (2) chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta)

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 kouji / koji / こうじ mould grown on rice, barley, beans, etc. as a starter to make sake, miso, soy sauce, etc. (mold); malted rice; malt; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) mould grown on rice, barley, beans, etc. as a starter to make sake, miso, soy sauce, etc. (mold); malted rice; malt; (surname) Kouji

お酒

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 osake / おさけ (polite language) alcohol; sake

どぶ

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 dobu / どぶ (abbreviation) (See 濁酒・どぶろく) unrefined sake

カス

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 kasu / カス (1) (kana only) dregs; sediment; grounds; meal; (2) (kana only) lees (esp. sake); (3) (kana only) leftovers; by-product; (4) (kana only) worthless item; thing of little to no value; (5) (kana only) dregs (e.g. of society); scum; dross; (6) (kana only) card only worth 1 point (in hanafuda); (place-name) Cass

サケ

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 sake / サケ (1) salmon (Salmonidae spp.); (2) chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta)

一献

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 ikkon / いっこん (1) one cup (of sake); (2) (going out for, treating someone to) a drink; small drinking party

三身

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sān shēn / san1 shen1
san shen
 sanshin / さんじん;さんしん
{Buddh} trikaya (three bodies of the Buddha); (surname) Sanmi
trikāya. 三寶身 The threefold body or nature of a Buddha, i.e. the 法, 報, and 化身, or dharmakāya, sambhogakāya, and nirmāṇakāya. The three are defined as 自性, 受用, and 變化, the Buddha-body per se, or in its essential nature; his body of bliss, which he "receives" for his own "use" and enjoyment; and his body of transformation, by which he can appear in any form; i.e. spiritual, or essential; glorified; revealed. While the doctrine of the trikāya is a Mahāyāna concept, it partly results from the Hīnayāna idealization of the earthly Buddha with his thirty-two signs, eighty physical marks, clairvoyance, clairaudience, holiness, purity, wisdom, pity, etc. Mahāyāna, however, proceeded to conceive of Buddha as the Universal, the All, with infinity of forms, yet above all our concepts of unity or diversity. To every Buddha Mahāyāna attributed a three-fold body: that of essential Buddha; that of joy or enjoyment of the fruits of his past saving labours; that of power to transform himself at will to any shape for omnipresent salvation of those who need him. The trinity finds different methods of expression, e.g. Vairocana is entitled 法身, the embodiment of the Law, shining everywhere, enlightening all; Locana is 報身; c.f. 三賓, the embodiment of purity and bliss; Śākyamuni is 化身 or Buddha revealed. In the esoteric sect they are 法 Vairocana, 報 Amitābha, and 化 Śākyamuni. The 三賓 are also 法 dharma, 報 saṅgha, 化 buddha. Nevertheless, the three are considered as a trinity, the three being essentially one, each in the other. (1) 法身 Dharmakāya in its earliest conception was that of the body of the dharma, or truth, as preached by Śākyamuni; later it became his mind or soul in contrast with his material body. In Mādhyamika, the dharmakāya was the only reality, i.e. the void, or the immateria1, the ground of all phenomena; in other words, the 眞如 the tathāgatagarbha, the bhūtatathatā. According to the Huayan (Kegon) School it is the 理or noumenon, while the other two are氣or phenomenal aspects. "For the Vijñānavāda... the body of the law as highest reality is the void intelligence, whose infection (saṃkleҫa) results in the process of birth and death, whilst its purification brings about Nirvāṇa, or its restoration to its primitive transparence" (Keith). The "body of the law is the true reality of everything". Nevertheless, in Mahāyāna every Buddha has his own 法身; e.g. in the dharmakāya aspect we have the designation Amitābha, who in his saṃbhogakāya aspect is styled Amitāyus. (2) 報身Sambhogakāya, a Buddha's reward body, or body of enjoyment of the merits he attained as a bodhisattva; in other words, a Buddha in glory in his heaven. This is the form of Buddha as an object of worship. It is defined in two aspects, (a) 自受用身 for his own bliss, and (b) 他受用身 for the sake of others, revealing himself in his glory to bodhisattvas, enlightening and inspiring them. By wisdom a Buddha's dharmakāya is attained, by bodhisattva-merits his saṃbhogakāya. Not only has every Buddha all the three bodies or aspects, but as all men are of the same essence, or nature, as Buddhas, they are therefore potential Buddhas and are in and of the trikāya. Moreover, trikāya is not divided, for a Buddha in his 化身 is still one with his 法身 and 報身, all three bodies being co-existent. (3) 化身; 應身; 應化身 nirmāṇakāya, a Buddha's transformation, or miraculous body, in which he appears at will and in any form outside his heaven, e.g. as Śākyamuni among men; three bodies [of the Buddha]

上酒

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 joushu / joshu / じょうしゅ high-class sake

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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
Wine
Alcohol
Sake
sake / shujiǔ / jiu3 / jiuchiu
Fight
Beat Someone
dòu / dou4 / doutou
Having High Principles不為五斗米折腰
不为五斗米折腰
bù wèi wǔ dǒu mǐ zhé yāo
bu4 wei4 wu3 dou3 mi3 zhe2 yao1
bu wei wu dou mi zhe yao
buweiwudoumizheyao
pu wei wu tou mi che yao
puweiwutoumicheyao
Wine葡萄酒bu dou shu / bu dou sake
budoushu / budousake
bu do shu / bu do sake
budoshu / budosake
pú tao jiǔ
pu2 tao5 jiu3
pu tao jiu
putaojiu
p`u t`ao chiu
putaochiu
pu tao chiu
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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