Chinese Word Entry

疾風知勁草,烈火見真金

Simplified Chinese form: 疾风知劲草,烈火见真金

Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄐㄧˊ ㄈㄥ ㄓ ㄐㄧㄣˋ ㄘㄠˇ, ㄌㄧㄝˋ ㄏㄨㄛˇ ㄐㄧㄢˋ ㄓㄣ ㄐㄧㄣ
Mandarin (Pinyin): jí fēng zhī jìn cǎo, liè huǒ jiàn zhēn jīn
Cantonese (Jyutping): zat6 fung1 zi1 ging6 cou2, lit6 fo2 gin3 zan1 gam1
Definitions:
  1. the storm put strong grass to the test, fire tests true gold (idiom); fig. troubled times test a faithful minister

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


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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
Variants
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Semantic variant form:

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
Variants
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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
Variants
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ardent, violent, vehement, furious, severe, extreme, fiery
Readings
Mandarin: ㄌㄧㄝˋ (liè)
Cantonese: lit6
Japanese: レツ / はげ.しい
Korean: 렬, 열
Vietnamese: liệt

fire, flame, burn, anger, rage
Readings
Mandarin: ㄏㄨㄛˇ (huǒ), ㄏㄨㄛ (huō)
Cantonese: fo2
Japanese: カ、 コ / ひ、 -び、 ほ-、 やく
Korean:
Vietnamese: hỏa, hoả

see, hopes, chances, idea, opinion, look at, visible, observe, behold, perceive
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧㄢˋ (jiàn), ㄒㄧㄢˋ (xiàn)
Cantonese: gin3, jin6
Japanese: ケン / み.る、 み.える、 み.せる、 まみえる
Korean: 견, 현
Vietnamese: kiến, hiện
Variants
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true, reality, Buddhist sect, real, actual, genuine
Readings
Mandarin: ㄓㄣ (zhēn)
Cantonese: zan1
Japanese: シン / ま、 ま-、 まこと、 まことに
Korean:
Vietnamese: chân
Variants
Semantic variant form:

gold, metals in general, money
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧㄣ (jīn), ㄐㄧㄣˋ (jìn)
Cantonese: gam1
Japanese: キン、 コン、 ゴン / かね、 かな-、 -がね
Korean: 김, 금
Vietnamese: kim