萬 [万] wàn

: ten thousand; a great number

Kun Reading
萬: archaic kanji

万 | よろず yorozu

: 10,000; ten thousand
: myriad
: (Adverbial noun) everything; all
: (Archaism) various

On Reading

万 | まん man

: 10,000; ten thousand
: myriad

万 | ばん ban

adverb | prefix
: many; all


萬[万]一 wan4yi1: just in case; if by any chance; contingency
[万一 | まんいち manichi: emergency; unlikely event
: by some chance; by some possibility]
萬[万]分 wan4fen1: very much; extremely; one ten thousandth part
[万分 | まんぶん manbun]
萬歲[万岁] wan4sui4: Long live (the king, the revolution etc)!; Your Majesty; His Majesty
[万歲 | ばんざい banzai: crying “banzai” (or raising one’s hands in the banzai gesture)
: something worthy of celebration
: giving up
: (Archaism) eternal life (and prosperity); (Interjection) banzai (a celebratory cheer); hooray]
萬萬[万万] wan4wan4: absolutely; wholly
[万万 | ばんばん banban: very much; fully
: never (with negative verb)]

万万一 | ばんばんいち banban ichi OR まんまんいち man man ichi: by any chance; ten thousand to one
万万歳 | ばんばんざい banbanzai: matter for great congratulation

萬[万]全 wan4quan2: absolutely safe; surefire; thorough
[万全 | ばんぜん banzen: perfection; flawlessness]
萬[万]里 wan4li3: far away; thousands of miles
[万里 | ばんり banri: thousands of miles]
萬事達 [万事达]wan4 shi4 da2: Mastercard
萬事通 wan4 shi4 tong1: jack-of-all-trades; know-it-all

萬金油 [万金油] wan4 jin1 you2: Tiger Balm (medicine); jack of all trades (and master of none)

萬維網 [万维网] wan4 wei2 wang3: World Wide Web
十萬[万] shi2wan4: hundred thousand
[十万 | じゅうまん juuman]
千萬[万] qian1wan4: ten million; countless; many; one must by all means
[千万 | せんばん senban OR ちよろず chiyorozu: exceedingly; very many; very much; indeed; a great many
OR せんまん seaman: 10,000,000; ten million; myriad]
億萬[亿万] yi4wan4: millions and millions
[億万 | おくまん okuman]
百萬 [万] bai3wan4: millions
[百万 | ひゃくまん hyakuman: a million, many]
萬里長城 [万里长城] wan4li3 chang2cheng2: the Great Wall

Japanese expression / idiom / proverb
万愚節 | ばんぐせつ bangu setsu: April Fool’s Day

何万年 | なんまんねん nan mannen: tens of thousands of years

万事休す | ばんじきゅうす banji kyuusu
: There is nothing more that can be done

万一のため | まんいちのため manichi no tame
: just in case

万止むを得ず | ばんやむをえず banyamu o ezu
: there is no hope

人間万事金の世の中 | にんげんばんじかねのよのなか ningen banji kane no yononaka
: Money talks

鶴は千年亀は万年 | つるはせんねんかめはまんねん tsuru wa sennen kame wa mannen
: Cranes live for 1000 years, turtles live for 10,000 years

目元千両口元万両 | めもとせんりょうくちもとまんりょう memoto senryou kuchi moto manryou
: (woman with) beautiful eyes and mouth

Chinese idiom / proverb
萬古長青[万古长青] wan4 gu3 chang2qing1
: remain fresh; last forever; eternal

成千上萬[万] cheng2 qian1 shang4 wan4
: lit. by the thousands and tens of thousands (idiom); untold numbers; innumerable; thousands upon thousands

一本萬[万]利 yi1 ben3 wan4 li4
: small capital, huge profit; to put in a little and get a lot out

以防萬一 yi3 fang2 wan4 yi1
: to guard against the unexpected; just in case; prepared for any eventualities

千千萬萬 qian1 qian1 wan4 wan4
: lit. by the thousands and tens of thousands; untold numbers; innumerable; thousands upon thousands

千真萬確 [千真万确] qian1 zhen1 wan4 que4
: absolutely true; manifold; true from many points of view

千言萬語 [千言万语] qian1 yan2 wan4 yu3
: thousands of words; having a lot of things to say; talking nonstop

萬世師表 [万世师表] wan4 shi4 shi1 biao3
: model teacher of every age; eternal paragon; refers to Confucius (551-479 BC) 孔子 Kong3 zi3

萬事如意 [万事如意] wan4 shi4 ru2 yi4
: to have all one’s wishes; best wishes; all the best; may all your hopes be fulfilled

萬壽無疆 [万寿无疆] wan4 shou4 wu2 jiang1
: may you enjoy boundless longevity; long may you live

萬水千山 wan4 shui3 qian1 shan1
: ten thousand crags and torrents; the trials and tribulations of a long journey; a long and difficult road

遺臭萬年 [遗臭万年] yi2 chou4 wan4 nian2
: to have one’s name go down in history as a byword for infamy

金錢萬能 [金钱万能] jin1 qian2 wan4 neng2
: money is omnipotent; money talks

萬事起頭難 [万事起头难] wan4 shi4 qi3 tou2 nan2
: the first step is the hardest

不怕一萬,就怕萬一 bu4 pa4 yi1 wan4 , jiu4 pa4 wan4 yi1
: better to be safe than sorry; to be prepared just in case

萬丈高樓平地起 [万丈高楼平地起] wan4 zhang4 gao1 lou2 ping2 di4 qi3
: towering buildings are built up from the ground; great oaks from little acorns grow

錢不是萬能的沒錢是萬萬不能的 [钱不是万能的没钱是万万不能的] qian2 bu4 shi4 wan4 neng2 de mei2 qian2 shi4 wan4 wan4 bu4 neng2 de
: Money isn’t everything but without money you have nothing

象形 Pictographic.
Picture of a scorpion.

假借 Phonetic Loan.
Original form of 蠆 (chai4: scorpion).
The character was a picture of a scorpion, and the original meaning was “scorpion.” It is used to mean “ten thousand” by sound loan.

簡體 Simplified.
万. Created as generic character simplification #106 (萬 » 万) via creation of new character form.


一萬零一種可能 – Rainie Yang 楊丞琳
編曲:阿弟仔 (跳蛋工廠)



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放棄傷心 放棄風景

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credit: Rainie Yang 楊丞琳

Resources: Chinese Dictionary | Japanese Dictionary