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initial; first; beginning; junior; basic
heart; mind
simp. and trad.
(初心)

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NounEdit

初心

  1. one’s initial intention; original idea; true feelings; aspiration; purpose; goal
  2. (Buddhism) mind of a novice

SynonymsEdit

  • (initial intention):

DescendantsEdit

Sino-Xenic (初心):

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
しょ
Grade: 4
しん
Grade: 2
on’yomi
 
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EtymologyEdit

From (sho, beginning stages) + (shin, heart)

PronunciationEdit

Adjectival nounEdit

初心 (-na inflection, hiragana しょしん, rōmaji shoshin)

  1. immature, naive

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

初心 (hiragana しょしん, rōmaji shoshin)

  1. immaturity, naiveté
  2. original intention, original object
  3. (Buddhism) open, eager attitude to learning, as if one is a beginner

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