初心

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Chinese[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

初心

  1. one’s initial intention; original idea; true feelings; aspiration; purpose; goal; mission
    不忘初心  ―  bùwàng chūxīn  ―  to stay true to the mission
  2. (Buddhism) mind of a novice

Synonyms[edit]

  • (initial intention):
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Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (初心):
  • Japanese: 初心(しょしん) (shoshin)
  • Korean: 초심 (初心, chosim)
  • Vietnamese: sơ tâm (初心)

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
しょ
Grade: 4
しん
Grade: 2
on’yomi
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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjectival noun[edit]

初心(しょしん) (shoshin-na (adnominal 初心(しょしん) (shoshin na), adverbial 初心(しょしん) (shoshin ni))

  1. immature, naive

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

初心(しょしん) (shoshin

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

Derived terms[edit]