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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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xián / xian2
hsien
 gen / げん
variant of 弦; bow string; string of musical instrument; watch spring; chord (straight line joining two points on a curve); hypotenuse
(1) (See 弦・げん・2) string (of a shamisen, etc.); (2) stringed instrument; (female given name) Ito

絃歌

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 genka / げんか singing and (string) music

絃楽

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 gengaku / げんがく music for strings; string music

絃妓

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 gengi / げんぎ (obscure) geisha; woman who entertains (e.g. by playing the shamisen) for her living

絃声

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 gensei / gense / げんせい sound of the strings; (given name) Gensei

絃線

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 gensen / げんせん catgut

絃管

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xián guǎn / xian2 guan3
hsien kuan
 genkan
lute strings and flutes

絃路

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 itoji / いとじ (personal name) Itoji

絃葉

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 itoha / いとは (female given name) Itoha

絃予

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 itoyo / いとよ (female given name) Itoyo

絃弥

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 itomi / いとみ (female given name) Itomi

絃野

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 itono / いとの (female given name) Itono

絃名

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 itona / いとな (female given name) Itona

絃美

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 itomi / いとみ (female given name) Itomi

絃巴

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 itoha / いとは (female given name) Itoha

絃能

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 itono / いとの (female given name) Itono

絃乃

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 itono / いとの (female given name) Itono

絃那

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 itona / いとな (female given name) Itona

絃奈

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 itona / いとな (female given name) Itona

絃代

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 itoyo / いとよ (female given name) Itoyo

絃典

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 hirosuke / ひろすけ (given name) Hirosuke

絃実

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 itomi / いとみ (female given name) Itomi

絃世

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 itoyo / いとよ (female given name) Itoyo

絃爾

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 tsuruji / つるじ (personal name) Tsuruji

絃詩

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 itoshi / いとし (female given name) Itoshi

絃子

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 tsuruko / つるこ (female given name) Tsuruko

絃枝

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 yumie / ゆみえ (female given name) Yumie

絃司

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 genji / げんじ (given name) Genji

絃菜

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 itona / いとな (female given name) Itona

絃江

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 itoe / いとえ (female given name) Itoe

絃香

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 itoka / いとか (personal name) Itoka

絃恵

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 tsurue / つるえ (personal name) Tsurue

絃慧

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 itoe / いとえ (female given name) Itoe

絃喜

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 genki / げんき (given name) Genki

絃花

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 itoka / いとか (female given name) Itoka

絃絵

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 itoe / いとえ (female given name) Itoe

絃嘉

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 itoka / いとか (female given name) Itoka

絃果

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 itoka / いとか (female given name) Itoka

絃加

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 itoka / いとか (female given name) Itoka

絃音

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 itone / いとね (female given name) Itone

絃佳

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 itoka / いとか (female given name) Itoka

絃韻

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 tsurune / つるね (personal name) Tsurune

絃羽

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 itoha / いとは (female given name) Itoha

絃衣

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 itoe / いとえ (female given name) Itoe

絃一

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 genichi / げんいち (given name) Gen'ichi

絃愛

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 itoe / いとえ (female given name) Itoe

絃じ

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 genji / げんじ (given name) Genji

管絃

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 kangen / かんげん wind and string instruments; music

五絃

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 gogen / ごげん five strings; five-stringed instrument

三絃

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 sangen / さんげん three-stringed instrument; samisen

師絃


师絃

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shī xián / shi1 xian2
shih hsien
 shigen
or 師筋 A tiger's tendons as lute-strings, i.e. bodhi music silences all minor strings; a tiger's tendons as lute strings

小絃

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 koito / こいと (female given name) Koito

実絃

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 mio / みお (female given name) Mio

七絃

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 natsuru / なつる (female given name) Natsuru

香絃

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 koito / こいと (female given name) Koito

成絃

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 seigen / segen / せいげん (personal name) Seigen

千絃

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 chihiro / ちひろ (female given name) Chihiro

泰絃

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 tehyon / てひょん (given name) Tehyon

奈絃

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 natsuru / なつる (personal name) Natsuru

南絃

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 natsuru / なつる (female given name) Natsuru

寧絃

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 neito / neto / ねいと (female given name) Neito

美絃

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 mitsuru / みつる (personal name) Mitsuru

柳絃

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 ryuugen / ryugen / りゅうげん (given name) Ryuugen

友絃

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 yui / ゆい (female given name) Yui

理絃

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 riito / rito / りいと (female given name) Riito

恋絃

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 koito / こいと (female given name) Koito

和絃

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 natsuru / なつる (female given name) Natsuru

絃楽器

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 gengakki / げんがっき stringed instruments

絃二郎

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 genjirou / genjiro / げんじろう (male given name) Genjirou

絃次郎

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 koujirou / kojiro / こうじろう (given name) Koujirou

絃三郎

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 genzaburou / genzaburo / げんざぶろう (male given name) Genzaburou

絃一郎

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 genichirou / genichiro / げんいちろう (male given name) Gen'ichirō

絃阿弥

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 genami / げんあみ (given name) Gen'ami

一絃琴

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 ichigenkin / いちげんきん single-stringed Japanese zither

管絃楽

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 kangengaku / かんげんがく orchestral music

七絃琴

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 shichigenkin / しちげんきん (colloquialism) qin (7-stringed Chinese zither); guqin; seven-stringed koto

管絃講


管絃讲

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guǎn xián jiǎng / guan3 xian2 jiang3
kuan hsien chiang
 kan gen kō
Pipes, stings, and preaching, an 'accompanied' service — in India; pipes, strings, and preaching

鼓樂絃歌


鼓乐絃歌

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gǔ lè xián gē / gu3 le4 xian2 ge1
ku le hsien ko
Drum-music and singing with stringed instruments; drum-music and singing with stringed instruments

絃妓;弦妓

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 gengi / げんぎ (obscure) (See 歌妓) geisha; woman who entertains (e.g. by playing the shamisen) for her living

三絃;三弦

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 sangen / さんげん (1) (See 三味線) shamisen; samisen; (2) sanxian (Chinese lute); (3) three string instruments (in gagaku; biwa, wagon and sou); (4) three-stringed instrument

弦線;絃線

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 gensen / げんせん catgut

弦歌;絃歌

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 genka / げんか singing and (string) music

管弦;管絃

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 kangen / かんげん wind and string instruments; music

吉田絃二郎

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 yoshidagenjiorou / yoshidagenjioro / よしだげんじおろう (person) Yoshida Genjirou

吉田絃次郎

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 yoshidagenjirou / yoshidagenjiro / よしだげんじろう (person) Yoshida Genjirou (1886.11.24-1956.4.21)

七弦琴;七絃琴

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 shichigenkin / しちげんきん (colloquialism) (See 琴・きん) qin (7-stringed Chinese zither); guqin; seven-stringed koto

一絃琴;一弦琴

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 ichigenkin / いちげんきん single-stringed Japanese zither

弦楽(P);絃楽

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 gengaku / げんがく music for strings; string music

弦(P);絃;鉉

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 tsuru / つる (1) bowstring; (2) string (of shamisen, guitar, violin, etc.); (3) (esp. 鉉) bail (arched pot handle); (4) (also written as 梁) (See 枡・1) diagonal levelling wire across the top of a masu

弦楽器(P);絃楽器

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 gengakki / げんがっき string instrument; stringed instrument

管弦楽(P);管絃楽

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 kangengaku / かんげんがく orchestral music

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

This page contains 91 results for "絃" 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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