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There are 10 total results for your 上心 search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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shàng xīn / shang4 xin1
shang hsin
carefully; meticulously; to set one's heart on something
mental state of the formless meditation heaven


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shàng xīn huò / shang4 xin1 huo4
shang hsin huo
 jōshin waku
afflictions affecting those of advanced states of mind


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 koujoushin / kojoshin / こうじょうしん ambition; aspiration; desire to improve oneself


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zēng shàng xīn / zeng1 shang4 xin1
tseng shang hsin
 zōjō shin
Advancing or improving mind, superior mind; intensified mind



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wú shàng xīn / wu2 shang4 xin1
wu shang hsin
 mujō shin
the unexcelled thought (of enlightenment)



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shàng xīn fán nǎo / shang4 xin1 fan2 nao3
shang hsin fan nao
 jōshin bonnō
afflictions of those of advanced states of mind


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zēng shàng xīn zhù / zeng1 shang4 xin1 zhu4
tseng shang hsin chu
 zōjō shin jū
abode of superior concentration



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zēng shàng xīn xué / zeng1 shang4 xin1 xue2
tseng shang hsin hsüeh
 zōjōshin gaku
The study of increased powers of mind (through meditation); the practice of superior concentration


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 nishigamishinta / にしがみしんた (person) Nishigami Shinta



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zēng shàng xīn zhù pú sà / zeng1 shang4 xin1 zhu4 pu2 sa4
tseng shang hsin chu p`u sa / tseng shang hsin chu pu sa
 zōjō shinjū bosatsu
bodhisattvas in the abode of enhanced thought

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 10 results for "上心" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Japanese Bath House

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
EDICT data is the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and is used in conformance with the Group's license.

Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).

Combined, these cover 1,007,753 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, names, placenames, and short phrases.

Just because a word appears here does not mean it is appropriate for a tattoo, your business name, etc. Please consult a professional before doing anything stupid with this data.

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