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There are 12 total results for your 精華 search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition



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jīng huá / jing1 hua2
ching hua
 seika / seka / せいか
best feature; most important part of an object; quintessence; essence; soul
essence; quintessence; flower; glory; (f,p) Seika


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 seikaen / sekaen / せいかえん (place-name) Seikaen


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 seikamachi / sekamachi / せいかまち (place-name) Seikamachi


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 seikagakuin / sekagakuin / せいかがくいん (place-name) Seikagakuin



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qǔ qí jīng huá / qu3 qi2 jing1 hua2
ch`ü ch`i ching hua / chü chi ching hua
to take the best; to absorb the essence


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 kagashimaseika / kagashimaseka / かがしませいか (place-name) Kagashimaseika


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 shoukajotandai / shokajotandai / しょうかじょたんだい (place-name) Shoukajotandai


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 kyoutoseikadaigaku / kyotosekadaigaku / きょうとせいかだいがく (place-name) Kyoto Seika University


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 shizuokaseikatandai / shizuokasekatandai / しずおかせいかたんだい (place-name) Shizuokaseikatandai


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 sourakugunseikachou / sorakugunsekacho / そうらくぐんせいかちょう (place-name) Sourakugunseikachō


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 kyoutoseikadaimaeeki / kyotosekadaimaeeki / きょうとせいかだいまええき (st) Kyoutoseikadaimae Station



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qǔ qí jīng huá , qù qí zāo pò / qu3 qi2 jing1 hua2 , qu4 qi2 zao1 po4
ch`ü ch`i ching hua , ch`ü ch`i tsao p`o / chü chi ching hua , chü chi tsao po
take the cream, discard the dross (political and educational slogan); keep what is good, discard the rest; You need to be selective when studying.; In modernizing the country, don't accept uncritically all foreign ideas.

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

This page contains 12 results for "精華" 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.

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