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Sand in Chinese / Japanese...

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China shā
Japan suna
Sand  Vertical Wall Scroll

沙 means sand in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This can imply something infinite like the sands of the Ganges. It's often used in Buddhism to suggest something countless.

This can also be the Japanese female given name Migiwa, so it's kind of like the English name Sandy.

Sand / Gravel

China shā
Japan suna
Sand / Gravel Vertical Wall Scroll

砂 means sand or gravel in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

The radicals in the character imply the grit from ground-down stone or rock.

This can also be the Japanese surname Sunahama.


Japan nashi
Nashi Vertical Wall Scroll

This Japanese Kanji means pear.

This refers specifically to the Pyrus pyrifolia and more specifically the culta variety. 梨 is also known as the Japanese pear, Asian pear, sand pear, or apple pear.

梨 is also a female given name or surname in Japan that beyond Nashi, can be romanized as Rin, Rika, Ri, Nashisaki, or Shina.

In Chinese, this is pronounced like lee or li and just means pear.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ li2
Taiwan li
Japanese nashi(p);nashi / なし(P);ナシ
Nashi Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese pear; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (kana only) nashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta); Japanese pear; Asian pear; sand pear; apple pear; (female given name) Rin; (female given name) Rika; (personal name) Ri; (surname) Nashisaki; (surname, female given name) Nashi; (female given name) Shina
The pear.

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Mandarin shā / sha1
Taiwan sha
Japanese sha;sa / しゃ;さ
Nashi Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese granule; hoarse; raspy; sand; powder; CL:粒[li4]; abbr. for Tsar or Tsarist Russia; surname Sha
Japanese (numeric) one hundred-millionth; (female given name) Migiwa; (female given name) Mikiha; (female given name) Suna; (personal name) Sha; (personal name) Shi; (female given name) Sarara; (surname) Sa; (surname) Isago
bālukā. Sand; sands, e. g. of Ganges 恒河, implying countless; translit. s, ś, ṣ. Cf. 莎; (Skt. bālukā)

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Mandarin shā / sha1
Taiwan sha
Japanese sunahama / すなはま    sunazaki / すなざき    sunaoshi / すなおし    suna / すな    isago / いさご
Nashi Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese sand; gravel; granule; variant of 沙[sha1]
Japanese sand; grit; (surname) Sunahama; (surname) Sunazaki; (personal name) Sunaoshi; (given name) Suna; (female given name) Isago
Gravel, sand.

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Mandarin/ ju2
Taiwan chü
Chinese (dialect) to cook in salt or sand, inside a sealed pot; to steam; to bake

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Mandarin mái / mai2
Taiwan mai
Japanese bai / ばい
Chinese haze
Japanese (See 黄砂・こうさ・1) loess; yellow sand; bai; dust from the Yellow River region (China)

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Mandarin/ ji4
Taiwan chi
Chinese bastard carp; sand perch


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Japanese nashi / ナシ Japanese (kana only) nashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta); Japanese pear; Asian pear; sand pear; apple pear


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Japanese dosha(p);dosa / どしゃ(P);どさ Japanese sediment; earth and sand; (surname) Dosha


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Mandarin tǔ chǎo / tu3 chao3
Taiwan t`u ch`ao / tu chao
Japanese dojō
Aśoka is said to have become king as a reward for offering, when a child in a previous incarnation, a double-handful of sand as wheat or food to the Buddha; sand as grain



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Mandarin chén shā / chen2 sha1
Taiwan ch`en sha / chen sha
Japanese jinja
Dust and sand, i.e. numberless as the atoms. Tiantai uses the term as one of the three illusions, i.e. the trial of the bodhisattva in facing the vast amount of detail in knowledge and operation required for his task of saving the world.


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Japanese tokoshiki / とこしき Japanese animal bedding; sand thrown on ship decks; any kind of floor covering



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Chinese cement-sand wall plaster


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Chinese scattered sand; fig. lacking in cohesion or organization


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Japanese tonkou / tonko / とんこう Chinese Dunhuang county level city in Jiuquan 酒泉, Gansu
Japanese (irregular kanji usage) (noun or adjectival noun) sincerity and kindheartedness; honesty and simplicity; (place-name) Dunhuang (China)
(or 燉煌) The city in Kansu near which are the 千佛洞 Cave-temples of the thousand Buddhas; where a monk in A. D. 1900, sweeping away the collected sand, broke through a partition and found a room full of MSS. ranging in date from the beginning of the 5th to the end of the 10th century, together with block prints and paintings, first brought to light by Sir Aurel Stein; Dunhuang


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Mandarin tīng zhǔ / ting1 zhu3
Taiwan t`ing chu / ting chu
Japanese teisho / tesho / ていしょ
Chinese shoal; islet in a stream
Japanese sand bar; waters edge


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Mandarin shā qiū / sha1 qiu1
Taiwan sha ch`iu / sha chiu
Japanese sakyuu / sakyu / さきゅう
Chinese sand dune; sandy hill
Japanese sand dune; sand hill; (given name) Sakyuu


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Mandarin shā dì / sha1 di4
Taiwan sha ti
Chinese sandy beach or river bank; sand dune; sandy land


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Mandarin shā kēng / sha1 keng1
Taiwan sha k`eng / sha keng
Chinese sandbox; jumping pit (athletics); sand trap, bunker (golf)



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Mandarin shā chén / sha1 chen2
Taiwan sha ch`en / sha chen
Chinese airborne sand and dust



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Mandarin shā bà / sha1 ba4
Taiwan sha pa
Chinese a sandbank; a sand bar


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Mandarin shā zi / sha1 zi5
Taiwan sha tzu
Japanese sunako / すなこ    shouko / shoko / しょうこ    sachiko / さちこ    isako / いさこ
Chinese sand; grit; CL:粒[li4],把[ba3]
Japanese (1) sand; grit; (2) gold dust; silver dust; sand; grit; (female given name) Sunako; (female given name) Shouko; (female given name) Sachiko; (female given name) Isako


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Mandarin shā xīn / sha1 xin1
Taiwan sha hsin
Japanese shashin
Mind like sand in its countless functionings; countless factors of the mind


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Mandarin shā lòu / sha1 lou4
Taiwan sha lou
Chinese hourglass; sand filter



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Mandarin shā huà / sha1 hua4
Taiwan sha hua
Chinese sand picture



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Mandarin shā pán / sha1 pan2
Taiwan sha p`an / sha pan
Chinese sand table (military); 3D terrain (or site) model (for real estate marketing, geography class etc); sand tray (on which to write characters)


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Mandarin shā shí / sha1 shi2
Taiwan sha shih
Japanese shaseki / しゃせき    saseki / させき
Chinese sand and stones
Japanese sand and stone; pebble



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Mandarin shā lì / sha1 li4
Taiwan sha li
Japanese shareki
Chinese grains of sand
sand and pebbles; sand and pebbles


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Mandarin shā lì / sha1 li4
Taiwan sha li
Chinese grain of sand


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Mandarin yóu shā / you2 sha1
Taiwan yu sha
Japanese yusa / ゆさ
Chinese oil sand (mining)
Japanese (See オイルサンド) oil sands; tar sands; bituminous sands


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Mandarin ní shā / ni2 sha1
Taiwan ni sha
Japanese deisha / desha / でいしゃ    deisa / desa / でいさ
Chinese silt
Japanese mud and sand

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Sand sunashā / sha1 / sha
sunashā / sha1 / sha
Nashinashilí / li2 / li

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