Eunoia

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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Wú jí (無極) Lit. without highest point, utmost point, ridgepole; ultimate, boundless, limitless; the primodial universe; original nature. Chinese measurement
Qiang jingtou The fight by a cameraman to get a better vantage point Chinese creative art visual
Xíng qì (行氣) Volitionally (e.g., mentally) circulating or directing qi. Chinese growth awareness strength
Guanxi (关系) An intimate connection between people which would benefit from the other in solving delicate problems or in achieving personal goals Chinese growth connection
Xiao xiao The whistling and pattering of rain or wind Chinese nature beauty sound
Zhì (智) Wisdom, perspicacity, knowledge. Chinese thinking awareness
Te (德) Virtue; morality; integrity; inner power. Chinese strength
Rè nào (熱鬧) Not only fun and lively, but also has a special vibe that makes everyone want to be there. Chinese positive music
Yuanfen A relationship by fate or destiny. This is a complex concept. It draws on principles of predetermination in Chinese culture, which dictate relationships, encounters and affinities, mostly among lovers and friends. Chinese love society
Guān xì (關係) Cultivating relationships; reciprocal connections; networking; social karma. Chinese society friends
Qì (氣) Lit. air, breath; ‘life force/energy’. Chinese health awareness
Rén (仁) Humanity, benevolence; the positive feeling enjoyed by a virtuous person through altruistic behaviour. Chinese positive
Qì zhì (氣质) Quality of character, disposition, style, charm, attractiveness, magnetism. Chinese attribute positive
Wei-wu-wei "Action without action" or effortless doing; conscious non-action; the deliberate and principled decision to do nothing for a reason. Chinese action life
Wú (無) Negative, void, nothingness, non-being; can imply 'neither yes nor no'. Chinese adverse




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