Chinese Word Entry

疾風知勁草

Simplified Chinese form: 疾风知劲草

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄐㄧˊ ㄈㄥ ㄓ ㄐㄧㄥˋ ㄘㄠˇ
Mandarin (Pinyin): jí fēng zhī jìng cǎo
Cantonese (Jyutping): zat6 fung1 zi1 ging6 cou2
Definitions:
  1. the storm put strong grass to the test (idiom); fig. troubled times test a faithful minister

  2. to show one's true colors after a stern test

  3. also written 疾風勁草〔疾风劲草〕


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Chinese characters used in this word

rapidly, illness, disease, sickness, to hate
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧˊ (jí)
Cantonese: zat6
Japanese: シツ / はや.い、 やまい、 にくむ
Korean:
Vietnamese: tật

wind, air, style, manner, manners, atmosphere
Readings
Mandarin: ㄈㄥ (fēng), ㄈㄥˋ (fèng), ㄈㄥˇ (fěng)
Cantonese: fung1, fung3
Japanese: フウ、 フ / かぜ、 かざ-、 -かぜ
Korean:
Vietnamese: phong
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know, wisdom, perceive, comprehend
Readings
Mandarin: ㄓ (zhī), ㄓˋ (zhì)
Cantonese: zi1, zi3
Japanese: チ / し.る、 し.らせる
Korean:
Vietnamese: tri

strong, unyielding, tough, powerful
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧㄥˋ (jìng), ㄐㄧㄣˋ (jìn)
Cantonese: ging3, ging6
Japanese: ケイ / つよ.い
Korean:
Vietnamese: kính, cứng
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grass, weeds, herbs, pasture, write, draft, straw, thatch
Readings
Mandarin: ㄘㄠˇ (cǎo), ㄗㄠˋ (zào)
Cantonese: cou2
Japanese: ソウ / くさ、 くさ-、 -ぐさ
Korean:
Vietnamese: thảo
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