如意

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

Literally “according to [one's] wishes”.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin rúyì
Zhuyin ㄖㄨˊ ㄧˋ
IPA (key) /ʐu³⁵ i⁵¹/

AdjectiveEdit

如意 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin rúyì)

  1. satisfactory; according to one's wishes

Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

如意 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin rúyì)

  1. An auspicious decorative object associated with Chinese Buddhist ritual that was made from bone or jade, with a cloud-shaped or lingzhi-shaped head and a slightly curved handle; the production and use of such objects declined following the Tang Dynasty.

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Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 12:10