彼岸

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: S
がん
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Noun[edit]

彼岸 (hiragana ひがん, romaji higan)

  1. (Buddhism) the pāramitā (same as Chinese)
  2. (also お彼岸 (o-higan)) the 7 days including vernal or autumnal equinox in the 4th day. They take a Buddhistic ceremony in this period.

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin bǐ'àn
Zhuyin ㄅㄧˇ ㄢˋ
IPA (key) /pi²¹⁴⁻²¹¹ ˀa̠n⁵¹/

Noun[edit]

彼岸 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin bǐ'àn)

  1. (literary) the opposite bank (of a river, etc.), the other shore, the other side
  2. (Buddhism) the pāramitā (w:paramita), the perfection (of a virtue), the goal (to be reached)