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There are 28 total results for your 冴え search.

Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

冴え

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 sae / さえ (1) clearness; clarity; (2) skillfulness (skilfulness)

冴える

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 saeru / さえる (v1,vi) (1) to be clear (of a sight, sound, colour, etc.); to be bright; to be vivid; to be crisp; (2) to be clear-headed; to be alert; to be on the ball; to be wide awake; (3) to look upbeat; to be perky; to be cheerful; (4) to master (a skill); to excel at; to cleanly execute; (5) to be satisfying; (6) to become frigid; to become intensely cold

冴えない

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 saenai / さえない (exp,adj-i) (1) dark; dull; sullen; (2) unsatisfactory; dissatisfying; (3) unattractive; unappealing; (4) boring; uninteresting

冴え輝く

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 saekagayaku / さえかがやく (Godan verb with "ku" ending) to shine clearly

冴え行く

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 saeyuku / さえゆく (v5k-s,vi) to clear gradually; to get cold gradually

冴え冴え

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 saezae / さえざえ (adv-to,adv,vs) clearly; brightly; crisply

冴え渡る

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 saewataru / さえわたる (v5r,vi) (1) to be clear; to be distinct; to be precise; (2) to be skillful; to be skilful; to be deft; (3) to be well-executed; (4) to get cold; to freeze over

冴え返る

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 saekaeru / さえかえる (v5r,vi) (1) to be very clear; (2) to be keenly cold; to be cold and clear

頭の冴え

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 atamanosae / あたまのさえ bright intelligence

腕の冴え

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 udenosae / うでのさえ dexterity; skill

冴えわたる

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 saewataru / さえわたる (v5r,vi) (1) to be clear; to be distinct; to be precise; (2) to be skillful; to be skilful; to be deft; (3) to be well-executed; (4) to get cold; to freeze over

眼が冴える

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 megasaeru / めがさえる (exp,v1) to be wide-awake; to be wakeful; to be unable to sleep

頭が冴える

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 atamagasaeru / あたまがさえる (exp,v1) to be clear-headed

頭の冴える

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 atamanosaeru / あたまのさえる (exp,v1) to be clear-headed; to be brainy

目が冴える

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 megasaeru / めがさえる (exp,v1) to be wide-awake; to be wakeful; to be unable to sleep

冴え冴えした

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 saezaeshita / さえざえした (exp,adj-f) cheerful (look); healthy (complexion)

冴え冴えとした

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 saezaetoshita / さえざえとした (exp,adj-f) cheerful (look); healthy (complexion)

冴え冴え;冱え冱え

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 saezae / さえざえ (adv-to,adv,vs) clearly; brightly; crisply

冴えない;冱えない

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 saenai / さえない (exp,adj-i) (1) dark; dull; sullen; (2) unsatisfactory; dissatisfying; (3) unattractive; unappealing; (4) boring; uninteresting

冴える(P);冱える

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 saeru / さえる (v1,vi) (1) to be clear (of a sight, sound, colour, etc.); to be bright; to be vivid; to be crisp; (2) to be clear-headed; to be alert; to be on the ball; to be wide awake; (3) (often as 冴えない) to look upbeat; to be perky; to be cheerful; (4) to master (a skill); to excel at; to cleanly execute; (5) (often as 冴えない) (See 冴えない・2) to be satisfying; (6) (original meaning; now somewhat old-fashioned) to become frigid; to become intensely cold

冴え;冱え;冴(io)

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 sae / さえ (1) clearness; clarity; (2) skillfulness (skilfulness)

頭のさえる;頭の冴える

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 atamanosaeru / あたまのさえる (exp,v1) (often prenom. as 頭のさえた) (See 頭がさえる・あたまがさえる) to be clear-headed; to be brainy

頭がさえる;頭が冴える

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 atamagasaeru / あたまがさえる (exp,v1) (often 頭が冴えた) to be clear-headed

冴え返る;冴返る(io)

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 saekaeru / さえかえる (v5r,vi) (1) to be very clear; (2) to be keenly cold; to be cold and clear

冴え冴えした;冱え冱えした

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 saezaeshita / さえざえした (exp,adj-f) (See 冴え冴えとした) cheerful (look); healthy (complexion)

冴え冴えとした;冱え冱えとした

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 saezaetoshita / さえざえとした (exp,adj-f) cheerful (look); healthy (complexion)

冴え渡る;冴えわたる;さえ渡る;冴渡る

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 saewataru / さえわたる (v5r,vi) (1) to be clear; to be distinct; to be precise; (2) to be skillful; to be skilful; to be deft; (3) to be well-executed; (4) to get cold; to freeze over

目が冴える;目がさえる;眼が冴える;眼がさえる

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 megasaeru / めがさえる (exp,v1) to be wide-awake; to be wakeful; to be unable to sleep
This page contains 28 results for "冴え" 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

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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).



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