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Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition

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surname Cai
(female given name) Hanako
chāyā, a shadow, reflection; gnomon, dial; a tortoise used in divination


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 saikei / saike
(personal name) Saikei



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cài lún
    cai4 lun2
ts`ai lun
    tsai lun
Cai Lun (-121), the inventor of the papermaking process
(given name) Sairin


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(surname) Saihara


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(surname) Saikawa


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(surname) Saimoto


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(surname) Sairai


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(female given name) Aoe


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(place-name) Saion


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(personal name) Tsaichin


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cài diàn
    cai4 dian4
ts`ai tien
    tsai tien
Caidian district of Wuhan city 武漢市|武汉市[Wu3 han4 shi4], Hubei



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cài huā
    cai4 hua1
ts`ai hua
    tsai hua
A lotus; a lotus


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cài xiāng
    cai4 xiang1
ts`ai hsiang
    tsai hsiang
Cai Xiang (1012-1067), Song calligrapher



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cài è
    cai4 e4
ts`ai o
    tsai o
Cai E (1882-1916), originator of the National protection army of 1915


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shàng cài
    shang4 cai4
shang ts`ai
    shang tsai
Shangcai county in Zhumadian 駐馬店|驻马店[Zhu4 ma3 dian4], Henan


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(surname) Hirasai


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 chousai / chosai
(surname) Chousai


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xīn cài
    xin1 cai4
hsin ts`ai
    hsin tsai
Xincai county in Zhumadian 駐馬店|驻马店[Zhu4 ma3 dian4], Henan


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(surname) Rinsai


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cài yī lín
    cai4 yi1 lin2
ts`ai i lin
    tsai i lin
Jolin Tsai (1980-), Taiwanese singer


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cài yuán péi
    cai4 yuan2 pei2
ts`ai yüan p`ei
    tsai yüan pei
Cai Yuanpei (1868-1940), educationist and politician, president of Peking University 1917-27



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cài guó qiáng
    cai4 guo2 qiang2
ts`ai kuo ch`iang
    tsai kuo chiang
Cai Guoqiang (1957-), contemporary Chinese artist working with firework displays and light shows


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cài zhì zhōng
    cai4 zhi4 zhong1
ts`ai chih chung
    tsai chih chung
Tsai Chih Chung (1948-), famous Taiwanese cartoonist specializing in retelling the Chinese classics



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cài lǐ fó
    cai4 li3 fo2
ts`ai li fo
    tsai li fo
Cai Li Fo, Choy Li Fut, Choy Lay Fut, Choi Lei Fut, Choy Lai Fut, Choy Ley Fut, Choi Lei Faht, Tsai Li Fo, Choi Leih Faht - Martial Art



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cài dōng fān
    cai4 dong1 fan1
ts`ai tung fan
    tsai tung fan
Cai Dongfan (1877-1945), historian and historical novelist


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(personal name) Saionbashi



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cài diàn qū
    cai4 dian4 qu1
ts`ai tien ch`ü
    tsai tien chü
Caidian district of Wuhan city 武漢市|武汉市[Wu3 han4 shi4], Hubei


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cài yīng wén
    cai4 ying1 wen2
ts`ai ying wen
    tsai ying wen
Tsai Ing-wen (1956-), Taiwanese DPP politician, president of the Republic of China from 2016



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shàng cài xiàn
    shang4 cai4 xian4
shang ts`ai hsien
    shang tsai hsien
Shangcai county in Zhumadian 駐馬店|驻马店[Zhu4 ma3 dian4], Henan



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xīn cài xiàn
    xin1 cai4 xian4
hsin ts`ai hsien
    hsin tsai hsien
Xincai county in Zhumadian 駐馬店|驻马店[Zhu4 ma3 dian4], Henan


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pǐ zi cài
    pi3 zi5 cai4
p`i tzu ts`ai
    pi tzu tsai
Rowdy Cai (1969-), Taiwanese Internet writer


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cài sī gōng sī
    cai4 si1 gong1 si1
ts`ai ssu kung ssu
    tsai ssu kung ssu
Zeiss Company (Carl Zeiss AG, optical and opto-electronic industries. hq in Oberkochen, Germany)

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

This page contains 32 results for "蔡" 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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