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Pīnyīn
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variant of 賢慧|贤慧
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  *贤* | 贤* | *贤
worthy or virtuous person / honorific used for a person of the same or a younger generation
invite the talented and call the valorous (idiom); to recruit talent
Fengxian suburban district of Shanghai
Fengxian suburban district of Shanghai
a genius / a talented person
a sage / wise and holy man / virtuous ruler / Buddhist lama / wine
worthy predecessor / distinguished person of the past / former sage
Jixian county in Shuangyashan 雙鴨山|双鸭山, Heilongjiang
Jinxian county in Nanchang 南昌, Jiangxi
Joey Wong (1967-), Taiwanese actress
great person of the past / venerable forebear / the great and the good
virtuous person / a man of merit
Jinxian county in Nanchang 南昌, Jiangxi
(of a woman) virtuous
see a worthy, think to imitate (idiom, from Analects); emulate the virtuous / Follow the example of a virtuous and wise teacher.
(of a man) able and virtuous
(old) perfect wife / you, my beloved wife
wise and capable / sagacious
prominent and worthy personage
a good wife and loving mother
Samantabhadra, the Buddhist Lord of Truth
to appoint people according to their merits (idiom); appointment on the basis of ability and integrity
sage kings
Wei Zhongxian (1568-1627), infamous eunuch politician of late Ming
Danny Lee Sau-Yin (1953-), Hong Kong actor and director
holy book
(said of sb else's wife) a good wife
respect for the wise
sage
Jixian county in Shuangyashan 雙鴨山|双鸭山, Heilongjiang
Samantabhadra, the Buddhist Lord of Truth
worthy little brother
(of a wife) wise and kind / perfect in her traditional roles
sagacious prime minister (in feudal China)
to appoint the virtuous and use the able (idiom); appointment on the basis of ability and integrity
to respect the wise and venerate the worthy (idiom); to honor the great and the good
to respect talent and make use of ability (Mencius)
to step aside and give a more worthy person a chance (idiom)
to honor the wise and love the people / respecting noble talent while protecting the common people
diligent
Treatise 134 BC by Han dynasty philosopher Dong Zhongshu 董仲舒
to recognize talent and have great respect for it
lit. holy scripture and biography of sage (idiom); refers to Confucian canonical texts
to revere people of virtue and honor scholarship (idiom)
to cede to the virtuous and yield to the talented (idiom)
jealous of the able, envious of the clever (idiom)
Confuciusornis sanctus (Jurassic fossil bird)
a virtuous and benevolent woman (idiom)
to envy the virtuous and talented (idiom)


Tip: Pinyin can be entered with or without tone numbers, e.g. 'nihao' or 'ni3hao3'.
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