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sho dan
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This Japanese Kanji word literally means, "beginning degree".

初段 is the lowest black belt rank in Japanese martial arts and the game of Go.

The first Kanji means first, new, or beginning in Japanese.

Other ways to translate this title include, "lowest grade" or "first grade".


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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shèng
    sheng4
sheng
 shou / sho
    しょう
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victory; success; to beat; to defeat; to surpass; victorious; superior to; to get the better of; better than; surpassing; superb (of vista); beautiful (scenery); wonderful (view); (Taiwan pr. [sheng1]) able to bear; equal to (a task)
(1) win; victory; (2) beautiful scenery; scenic spot; (suf,ctr) (3) (ant: 敗・2) counter for wins; (surname, female given name) Masaru
jina, victorious, from ji, to overcome, surpass; superior

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qiè
    qie4
ch`ieh
    chieh
 shou / sho
    しょう
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concubine; I, your servant (deprecatory self-reference for women)
(1) (See 妾・めかけ) mistress; kept woman; concubine; (pronoun) (2) (archaism) (humble language) (feminine speech) (See 妾・わらわ) I; me


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shū
    shu1
shu
 sho
    しょ
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book; letter; document; CL:本[ben3],冊|册[ce4],部[bu4]; to write
(n,n-suf) (1) book; document; (2) calligraphy (esp. Chinese); penmanship; (3) handwriting; (4) letter; note
likh; to write; pustaka, a writing, book; lekha, a letter, document.

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xiāo
    xiao1
hsiao
 shō
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leisurely; easygoing
To roam, saunter; to roam

正精進


正精进

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zhèng jīng jìn
    zheng4 jing1 jin4
cheng ching chin
 shō shōjin
samyagvyāyāma, right effort, zeal, or progress, unintermitting perseverance, the sixth of the 八正道; 'right effort, to suppress the rising of evil states, to eradicate those which have arisen, to stimulate good states, and to perfect those which have come into being. ' Keith; correct effort

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chàng
    chang4
ch`ang
    chang
 shō
to initiate; to instigate; to introduce; to lead
dancer


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shāng
    shang1
shang
 shō
    きず
to injure; injury; wound
(1) wound; injury; cut; gash; bruise; scratch; scrape; scar; (2) chip; crack; scratch; nick; (3) flaw; defect; weakness; weak point; (4) stain (on one's reputation); disgrace; dishonor; dishonour; (5) (emotional) hurt; hurt feelings
To injure, wound, hurt, harm, distress, A tr. of yakṣa; a wound

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jiàng
    jiang4
chiang
 shou / sho
    しょう
craftsman
(obsolete) craftsman; artisan; carpenter; (skilled) workman; (personal name) Takumu
craftsman

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shēng
    sheng1
sheng
 shou / sho
    しょう
to ascend; to rise to the rank of; to promote; to hoist; liter; measure for dry grain equal to one-tenth dou 斗[dou3]
shō; traditional unit of volume, approx. 1.8 litres; (personal name) Minoru

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shāng
    shang1
shang
 shou / sho
    しょう
commerce; merchant; dealer; to consult; 2nd note in pentatonic scale; quotient (as in 智商[zhi4 shang1], intelligence quotient)
(1) {math} (See 積・1) quotient; (2) business; merchant; dealer; (3) (See 五音) second degree (of the Japanese and Chinese pentatonic scale); (4) (hist) (See 殷) Shang dynasty (of China; approx. 1600-1046 BCE); Yin dynasty; (surname) Shouzaki
To consult arrange; trade, a merchant; translit. śaṇ, saṃ, śa, śā; to consult

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 shou / sho
    しょう
(1) {Buddh} (See 六境) voice; sound; (2) {ling} (also read せい) (See 四声,声点) tone (of Chinese character); tone mark; (3) stress (in pronunciation); intonation; accent; (female given name) Chika

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xìng
    xing4
hsing
 sei(p); shou(ok); sou(ok) / se(p); sho(ok); so(ok)
    せい(P); しょう(ok); そう(ok)
family name; surname; CL:個|个[ge4]; to be surnamed
(1) surname; family name; (2) (せい only) (See 姓・かばね・1) hereditary title (used in ancient Japan to denote rank and political standing)
family

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 shou / sho
    しょう
commander; general; leader; (given name) Masaru

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xiǎo
    xiao3
hsiao
 shou / sho
    しょう
small; tiny; few; young
(n,n-pref) (1) smallness; small item; (2) (abbreviation) (See 小の月) short month (i.e. having fewer than 31 days); (n,n-pref) (3) (abbreviation) (See 小学校) elementary school; (prefix noun) (4) smaller (of two things, places, etc. with the same name); inferior; (prefix noun) (5) younger (of two people with the same name); junior; (6) (archaism) unit of field area (approx. 400 sq m); (surname) Hamako
Small, little; mean, petty; inferior; small

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shào
    shao4
shao
 shou / sho
    しょう
young
(prefix) small; little; few
Few: also used as a transliteration of ṣat, six; few

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zhāng
    zhang1
chang
 shou / sho
    しょう
clear; conspicuous; manifest
(given name) Shou
Variegated, adorned; to display, show, make manifest; to express


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chǔn
    chun3
ch`un
    chun
 shou / sho
    しょう
variant of 蠢[chun3]; stupid
(surname) Shou

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chōng
    chong1
ch`ung
    chung
 shou / sho
    しょう
irresolute; unsettled
(personal name) Shou

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suǒ
    suo3
so
 sho
    しょ
actually; place; classifier for houses, small buildings, institutions etc; that which; particle introducing a relative clause or passive; CL:個|个[ge4]
(suf,ctr) counter for places; (personal name) Tondokoro
A place; where, what, that which, he (etc. ) who; an indicator of the object or the passive

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chéng
    cheng2
ch`eng
    cheng
 shou / sho
    しょう
to bear; to carry; to hold; to continue; to undertake; to take charge; owing to; due to; to receive
(abbreviation) (See 承句) second line of a four-line Chinese poem; (personal name) Yoshitomo
Receive, succeed to, undertake, serve; receive

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chāo
    chao1
ch`ao
    chao
 shou / sho
    しょう
to make a copy; to plagiarize; to search and seize; to raid; to grab; to go off with; to take a shortcut; to make a turning move; to fold one's arms
(1) (obsolete) excerpt; extract; (2) annotation; (3) shou (unit of volume, approx. 1.8 ml); (female given name) Shou
extract and annotate from a text

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zhāo
    zhao1
chao
 shou / sho
    しょう
bright; clear; manifest; to show clearly
(prefix) (abbreviation) (See 昭和・1) nth year in the Shōwa era (1926.12.25-1989.1.7); (personal name) Masaharu
Bright, illustrious; clear

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shǔ
    shu3
shu
 sho
    しょ
heat; hot weather; summer heat
(1) heat; (2) midsummer; (female given name) Atsu
hot


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xiǎo
    xiao3
hsiao
 shou / sho
    しょう
dawn; daybreak; to know; to let sb know; to make explicit
(out-dated kanji) (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) dawn; daybreak; (out-dated kanji) (1) dawn; daybreak; (2) event (e.g. "in the event of ..."); occasion; occurrence; (female given name) Shou
Dawn, shining, clear; to know, to make known; to awaken

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shǔ
    shu3
shu
 akebono
    あけぼの
daybreak; dawn; the dawn of a new epoch (metaphor); Taiwan pr. [shu4]
dawn; daybreak; beginning; (given name) Sho

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chǔ
    chu3
ch`u
    chu
 sho
    しょ
pestle; to poke
(See 金剛杵・こんごうしょ) vajra (mystical weapon in Hinduism and Buddhism)
pounder

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shè
    she4
she
 shō
(literary) to wade across a body of water; (bound form) to experience; to undergo; to be involved; to concern
to go over

漿


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jiàng
    jiang4
chiang
 shō
    におもい
starch paste
(archaism) boiled drinking water; (archaism) rice water
juice

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jiāo
    jiao1
chiao
 shō
to cauterize; to scorch
cook, burn


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shāo
    shao1
shao
 shō
to burn; to cook; to stew; to bake; to roast; to heat; to boil (tea, water etc); fever; to run a temperature; (coll.) to let things go to one's head
To burn.

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