Chinese Word Entry

人生短暫,學術無涯

Simplified Chinese form: 人生短暂,学术无涯

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄖㄣˊ ㄕㄥ ㄉㄨㄢˇ ㄗㄢˋ, ㄒㄩㄝˊ ㄕㄨˋ ㄨˊ ㄧㄚˊ
Mandarin (Pinyin): rén shēng duǎn zàn, xué shù wú yá
Cantonese (Jyutping): jan4 sang1 dyun2 zaam6, hok6 seot6 mou4 ngaai4
Definitions:
  1. Life is short, learning is limitless

  2. Ars longa, vita brevis


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Chinese characters used in this word

person, man, people, mankind, someone else
Readings
Mandarin: ㄖㄣˊ (rén)
Cantonese: jan4
Japanese: ジン (jin)、 ニン (nin) / ひと (hito)、 -り (-ri)、 -と (-to)
Korean: 인 (in)
Vietnamese: nhân
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life, genuine, birth, living, lifetime
Readings
Mandarin: ㄕㄥ (shēng)
Cantonese: saang1, sang1
Japanese: セイ (sei)、 ショウ (shou) / い.きる (ikiru)、 い.かす (ikasu)、 い.ける (ikeru)、 う.まれる (umareru)、 う.まれ (umare)、 う.む (umu)、 お.う (ou)、 は.える (haeru)、 は.やす (hayasu)、 き (ki)、 なま (nama)、 なま- (nama-)、 な.る (naru)、 な.す (nasu)、 む.す (musu)、 -う (-u)
Korean: 생 (saeng)
Vietnamese: sanh, sinh

short, brevity, fault, defect, weak point, brief, deficient, lacking
Readings
Mandarin: ㄉㄨㄢˇ (duǎn)
Cantonese: dyun2
Japanese: タン (tan) / みじか.い (mijikai)
Korean: 단 (dan)
Vietnamese: đoản

temporarily, a while, moment, long time, temporary
Readings
Mandarin: ㄗㄢˋ (zàn), ㄓㄢˋ (zhàn)
Cantonese: zaam6
Japanese: ザン (zan) / しばら.く (shibaraku)
Korean: 잠 (jam)
Vietnamese: tạm
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learning, knowledge, school
Readings
Mandarin: ㄒㄩㄝˊ (xué), ㄒㄧㄠˊ (xiáo), ㄏㄨㄚˊ (huá), ㄐㄧㄠˋ (jiào)
Cantonese: hok6
Japanese: ガク (gaku) / まな.ぶ (manabu)
Korean: 학 (hag)
Vietnamese: học
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art, technique, skill, means, trick, resources, magic, special feat, method
Readings
Mandarin: ㄕㄨˋ (shù), ㄓㄨˊ (zhú)
Cantonese: seot6
Japanese: ジュツ (jutsu) / すべ (sube)、 みち (michi)、 わざ (waza)
Korean: 술 (sul)
Vietnamese: thuật
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nothingness, none, ain't, nothing, nil, not, negative, no, lack, have no
Readings
Mandarin: ㄨˊ (wú), ㄇㄛˊ (mó)
Cantonese: mou4
Japanese: ム (mu)、 ブ (bu) / な.い (nai)、 なかれ (nakare)
Korean: 무 (mu)
Vietnamese: vô, mô
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horizon, shore, limit, bound, bank, water's edge
Readings
Mandarin: ㄧㄚˊ (yá)
Cantonese: ngaai4
Japanese: ガイ (gai) / はて (hate)、 きし (kishi)
Korean: 애 (ae), 의 (eui)
Vietnamese: nhai, rượi