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Shodan

Japan sho dan
Shodan

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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Pronunciation
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初段

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Japanese shodan / しょだん Japanese lowest grade; first grade
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処断

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Japanese shodan / しょだん Japanese (noun/participle) judgement; judgment

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商談


商谈

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Mandarin shāng tán / shang1 tan2
Taiwan shang t`an / shang tan
Japanese shoudan / shodan / しょうだん
Chinese to confer; to discuss; to engage in talks
Japanese (noun/participle) business discussion; negotiation

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所斷


所断

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Mandarin suǒ duàn / suo3 duan4
Taiwan so tuan
Japanese shodan
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昇段

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Japanese shoudan / shodan / しょうだん Japanese (noun/participle) promotion

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正斷


正断

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Mandarin zhèng duàn / zheng4 duan4
Taiwan cheng tuan
Japanese shōdan
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笑談

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Mandarin xiào tán / xiao4 tan2
Taiwan hsiao t`an / hsiao tan
Japanese shoudan / shodan / しょうだん
Chinese object of ridicule; laughingstock; to laugh over something; to make light chat
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) pleasant chat; talking amiably; laughing over; (2) (See 冗談・じょうだん) funny story; jest; joke

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障斷


障断

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Mandarin zhàng duàn / zhang4 duan4
Taiwan chang tuan
Japanese shōdan
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四正斷


四正断

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Mandarin sì zhèng duàn / si4 zheng4 duan4
Taiwan ssu cheng tuan
Japanese shi shōdan
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見所斷


见所断

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Mandarin jiàn suǒ duàn / jian4 suo3 duan4
Taiwan chien so tuan
Japanese ken shodan
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修道所斷


修道所断

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Mandarin xiū dào suǒ duàn / xiu1 dao4 suo3 duan4
Taiwan hsiu tao so tuan
Japanese shudō shodan
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見修所斷


见修所断

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Mandarin jiàn xiū suǒ duàn / jian4 xiu1 suo3 duan4
Taiwan chien hsiu so tuan
Japanese kenshu shodan
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見所斷惑


见所断惑

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Mandarin jiàn suǒ duàn huò / jian4 suo3 duan4 huo4
Taiwan chien so tuan huo
Japanese ken shodan waku
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見所斷法


见所断法

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Mandarin jiàn suǒ duàn fǎ / jian4 suo3 duan4 fa3
Taiwan chien so tuan fa
Japanese ken shodan
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見道所斷


见道所断

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Mandarin jiàn dào suǒ duàn / jian4 dao4 suo3 duan4
Taiwan chien tao so tuan
Japanese kendō shodan
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諸檀福壽


诸檀福寿

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Mandarin zhū tán fú shòu / zhu1 tan2 fu2 shou4
Taiwan chu t`an fu shou / chu tan fu shou
Japanese shodan fukuju
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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