神通

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
Grade: 3 Grade: 2

EtymologyEdit

From Sinitic 神通.

PronunciationEdit

  • On'yomi
  • IPA(key): [d͡ʑiɴzu͍ː], [d͡ʑiɴd͡zu͍ː], [d͡ʑiɴt͡su͍ː]

NounEdit

神通 (hiragana じんずう, historical hiragana じんづう, romaji jinzū) (alternative reading hiragana じんつう, romaji jintsū)

  1. (Buddhism) a divine or special talent
  2. (figuratively) a divine or special talent

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MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

Originally a Buddhist concept, it referred to one who possessed divine powers. Later on, it came to be used metaphorically to describe to anyone with a special talent.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin shéntōng
Zhuyin ㄕㄣˊ ㄊㄨㄥ
IPA (key) /ʂən³⁵ tʰʊŋ⁵⁵/

NounEdit

神通 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin shéntōng)

  1. (literary) a special talent

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Last modified on 9 April 2014, at 09:18