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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

Sand / Gravel 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.

Nashi 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.

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

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

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Simple Dictionary Definition

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/ li2
 nashi(p);nashi / なし(P);ナシ
Nashi Scroll
pear; CL:個|个[ge4]
(kana only) nashi (Pyrus pyrifolia, esp. var. culta); Japanese pear; Asian pear; sand pear; apple pear; (female given name) Rin
The pear.

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shā / sha1
 sha;sa / しゃ;さ
Nashi Scroll
granule; hoarse; raspy; sand; powder; CL:粒[li4]; abbr. for Tsar or Tsarist Russia
(numeric) one hundred-millionth; (female given name) Migiwa
bālukā. Sand; sands, e. g. of Ganges 恒河, implying countless; translit. s, ś, ṣ. Cf. 莎; (Skt. bālukā)

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shā / sha1
 isago / すなはま
Nashi Scroll
sand; gravel; granule; variant of 沙[sha1]
sand; grit; (surname) Sunahama
Gravel, sand.

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

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

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/ ji4
bastard carp; sand perch


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


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


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tǔ chǎo / tu3 chao3
t`u ch`ao / tu chao
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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chén shā / chen2 sha1
ch`en sha / chen sha
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; dust and sand


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



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pī dàng / pi1 dang4
p`i tang / pi tang
cement-sand wall plaster


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sǎn shā / san3 sha1
san sha
scattered sand; fig. lacking in cohesion or organization


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dūn huáng / dun1 huang2
tun huang
 Tonkō / とんこう
Dunhuang county level city in Jiuquan 酒泉, Gansu
(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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tīng zhǔ / ting1 zhu3
t`ing chu / ting chu
 teisho / tesho / ていしょ
shoal; islet in a stream
sand bar; waters edge


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


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


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



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



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


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shā zi / sha1 zi5
sha tzu
 sunako / すなこ
sand; grit; CL:粒[li4],把[ba3]
(1) sand; grit; (2) gold dust; silver dust; sand; grit; (female given name) Sunako


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


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shā lòu / sha1 lou4
sha lou
hourglass; sand filter



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shā huà / sha1 hua4
sha hua
sand picture



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shā pán / sha1 pan2
sha p`an / sha pan
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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shā shí / sha1 shi2
sha shih
 shaseki / しゃせき    saseki / させき
sand and stones
sand and stone; pebble



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shā lì / sha1 li4
sha li
grains of sand
sand and pebbles; sand and pebbles


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shā lì / sha1 li4
sha li
grain of sand


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


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ní shā / ni2 sha1
ni sha
 deisha / desha / でいしゃ    deisa / desa / でいさ
mud and sand

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