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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin chì / chi4
Taiwan ch`ih / chih
Japanese shikari / しっ
Chinese to scold; shout at; to hoot at
Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (interjection) (1) (kana only) shh! (used to silence someone); sh!; (2) (kana only) shoo! (used to drive off an approaching animal, etc.); scolding

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Mandarin/ mo4
Taiwan mo
Japanese moku / もく
Chinese Japanese variant of 默
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) silence; stillness; quietness; (given name) Moku

しい

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Japanese shii / shi / しい Japanese (interjection) (1) (See しっ・1) shh! (used to silence someone); sh!; (2) (See しっ・2) shoo! (used to drive off an approaching animal, etc.); (suf,adj-i) (3) (after a noun, the -nai stem of a verb, or repetitive syllables) -ish; -like; -looking; (female given name) Shii

不言

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Mandarin bù yán / bu4 yan2
Taiwan pu yen
Japanese fugen / ふげん
Japanese silence; (given name) Fugen
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

不語


不语

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Mandarin bù yǔ / bu4 yu3
Taiwan pu yü
Japanese fugo / ふご
Chinese (literary) not to speak
Japanese silence

六行

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Mandarin liù xíng / liu4 xing2
Taiwan liu hsing
Japanese rokugyō
Among Buddhists the term means the practice of the 六度 six pāramitās; it is referred, among outsiders, to the six austerities of the six kinds of heretics: (1) 自餓 starvation; (2) 投淵 naked cave-dwelling (or, throwing oneself down precipices); (3) 赴火 self-immolation, or self-torturing by fire; (4) 自坐 sitting naked in public; (5) 寂默 dwelling in silence among graves; (6) 牛狗 living as animals; six practices

冷場


冷场

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Mandarin lěng chǎng / leng3 chang3
Taiwan leng ch`ang / leng chang
Chinese stage wait; (fig.) awkward silence

叱叱

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Japanese shisshi / しっしっ Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (interjection) (1) (kana only) shh! (used to silence someone); sh!; (2) (kana only) shoo! (used to drive off animals, etc.)

啞法


哑法

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Mandarin yǎ fǎ / ya3 fa3
Taiwan ya fa
Japanese ahō
The doctrine of a deaf and dumb person, which he cannot proclaim; the (ascetic) practice of silence

四記


四记

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Mandarin sì jì / si4 ji4
Taiwan ssu chi
Japanese shiki
(or 四答) The Buddha's for methods of dealing with questions: direct answer, discriminating answer, questioning in return, and silence; four responses

宴默

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Mandarin yàn mò / yan4 mo4
Taiwan yen mo
Japanese enmoku
Peaceful and silent; verbal silence

寂然

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Mandarin ran  / ran2 
Taiwan ran 
Japanese sekizen(p);jakunen / せきぜん(P);じゃくねん
Chinese silent; quiet
Japanese (n,adj-t,adv-to) (1) lonely; desolate; (2) (じゃくねん only) forlornness; desolation; (given name) Jakunen
In calmness, quietude, silence; undisturbed; quiescent

寂默

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Mandarin jí mò / ji2 mo4
Taiwan chi mo
Japanese jakumoku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

屏息

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Mandarin bǐng xī / bing3 xi1
Taiwan ping hsi
Japanese heisoku / hesoku / へいそく
Chinese hold one's breath
Japanese (noun/participle) bated breath; being cowed into silence

打靜


打静

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Mandarin dǎ jìng / da3 jing4
Taiwan ta ching
Japanese tajō
To beat the silencer, or beat for silence.

搭訕


搭讪

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Mandarin dā shàn / da1 shan4
Taiwan ta shan
Chinese to hit on someone; to strike up a conversation; to start talking to end an awkward silence or embarrassing situation

梵壇


梵坛

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Mandarin fàn tán / fan4 tan2
Taiwan fan t`an / fan tan
Japanese bondan
or 梵怛 brahmadaṇda, brahma-staff 梵杖, the brahma (i.e. religious) punishment (stick), but the derivation is uncertain; the explanation is "to send to Coventry" a recalcitrant monk, the forbidding of any conversation with him, called also 默擯 exclusion to silence.

森閑

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Japanese shinkan / しんかん Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) silence; stillness; quietness

沈黙

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Japanese chinmoku / ちんもく Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) (1) silence; being silent; quiet; hush; (2) reticence; inaction; (given name) Chinmoku

沉寂

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Mandarin chén jì / chen2 ji4
Taiwan ch`en chi / chen chi
Chinese silence; stillness

消音

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Mandarin xiāo yīn / xiao1 yin1
Taiwan hsiao yin
Japanese shouon / shoon / しょうおん
Chinese to silence
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) silencing (e.g. machine); muffling; muting (e.g. TV)

深閑

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Japanese shinkan / しんかん Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) silence; stillness; quietness

淵默

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Mandarin yuān mò / yuan1 mo4
Taiwan yüan mo
Chinese profound silence

滅口

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Mandarin miè kǒu / mie4 kou3
Taiwan mieh k`ou / mieh kou
Chinese to kill sb to prevent them from divulging a secret; to silence sb

無言


无言

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Mandarin wú yán / wu2 yan2
Taiwan wu yen
Japanese mugon / むごん
Chinese to remain silent; to have nothing to say
Japanese silence
Without words, silent, speechless; wordless

無音

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Japanese muon / むおん    buin / ぶいん Japanese soundless; (noun/participle) long silence; (place-name) Yobarazu

疎遠


疎远

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Mandarin shū yuǎn / shu1 yuan3
Taiwan shu yüan
Japanese soen / そえん
Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) estrangement; neglect; silence
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

疎音

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Japanese soin / そいん Japanese prolonged silence

白槌

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Mandarin bái chuí / bai2 chui2
Taiwan pai ch`ui / pai chui
Japanese byakutsui
自椎 The informing baton or hammer, calling attention to a plaint, or for silence to give information; an announcement

箝口

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Japanese kenkou / kenko / けんこう    kankou / kanko / かんこう Japanese (noun/participle) (1) keeping silent; silence; (2) restraining (speech); gagging; muzzling

緘口

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Japanese kankou / kanko / かんこう Japanese (noun/participle) (1) keeping silent; silence; (2) restraining (speech); gagging; muzzling

肅靜

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Mandarin sù jìng / su4 jing4
Taiwan su ching
Chinese silence; solemnly silent; peaceful; to pacify

語默


语默

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Mandarin yǔ mò / yu3 mo4
Taiwan yü mo
Japanese go moku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

說默


说默

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Mandarin shuō mò / shuo1 mo4
Taiwan shuo mo
Japanese setsumoku
Speech and silence.

込む

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Japanese komu / こむ Japanese (v5m,vi) (1) to be crowded; to be packed; (2) to be complex; (auxiliary verb) (3) to go into; to put into; to remain (seated); to be plunged into (silence); to do thoroughly; (4) to do intently; (5) to continue in the same state

鉗口

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Japanese kenkou / kenko / けんこう    kankou / kanko / かんこう Japanese (noun/participle) (1) keeping silent; silence; (2) restraining (speech); gagging; muzzling

閉息

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Japanese heisoku / hesoku / へいそく Japanese (noun/participle) bated breath; being cowed into silence

開靜


开静

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Mandarin kāi jìng / kai1 jing4
Taiwan k`ai ching / kai ching
Japanese kaijō
To break the silence, i.e. rouse from sleep.

静寂

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Japanese shijima / しじま Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) silence; stillness; quietness; (female given name) Shijima

靜默

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Mandarin jìng mò / jing4 mo4
Taiwan ching mo
Chinese silence; to stand in silence (in mourning)

默哀

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Mandarin mò āi / mo4 ai1
Taiwan mo ai
Chinese to observe a moment of silence in tribute

默想

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Mandarin mò xiǎng / mo4 xiang3
Taiwan mo hsiang
Chinese silent contemplation; to meditate; to think in silence

默理

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Mandarin mò lǐ / mo4 li3
Taiwan mo li
The principle of silence, that the absolute is indefinable, the doctrine of Vimalakīrti.

默禱

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Mandarin mò dǎo / mo4 dao3
Taiwan mo tao
Chinese silent prayer; pray in silence

默記

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Mandarin mò jì / mo4 ji4
Taiwan mo chi
Chinese to learn by heart; to commit to memory; to remember; to memorize in silence

默讀

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Mandarin mò dú / mo4 du2
Taiwan mo tu
Chinese to read in silence

默默

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Mandarin mò mò / mo4 mo4
Taiwan mo mo
Japanese mokumoku
Chinese in silence; not speaking

黙り

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Japanese danmari / だんまり Japanese (1) silence; keeping silent; taciturnity; (2) giving no notice; giving no warning; (3) pantomime (in kabuki)

黙然

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Japanese mokunen;mokuzen / もくねん;もくぜん Japanese (n,adj-t,adv-to) (See 黙々) muteness; silence

三默堂

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Mandarin sān mò táng / san1 mo4 tang2
Taiwan san mo t`ang / san mo tang
Japanese san mokudō
Thee three halls of silence where talk and laughter are prohibited: the bathroom, the sleeping apartment, the privy; three rooms of silence

不沙汰

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Japanese busata / ぶさた Japanese (noun/participle) not writing or contacting for a while; neglecting to write (call, visit, etc.); failing to write (call, visit, etc.); long silence

口塞ぎ

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Japanese kuchifusagi / くちふさぎ Japanese prohibition of speaking; imposition of silence; tiny morsel

寂照慧

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Mandarin jì zhào huì / ji4 zhao4 hui4
Taiwan chi chao hui
Japanese jakushō e
Buddha-wisdom which comprehends nirvāṇa reality and its functioning; wisdom of silence and illumination

捨置記


舍置记

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Mandarin shě zhì jì / she3 zhi4 ji4
Taiwan she chih chi
Japanese shachi ki
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

点点点

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Japanese tententen / てんてんてん Japanese (expression) (kana only) (joc) (colloquialism) (from ・・・) silence

無沙汰

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Japanese busata / ぶさた Japanese (noun/participle) not writing or contacting for a while; neglecting to write (call, visit, etc.); failing to write (call, visit, etc.); long silence

静けさ

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Japanese shizukesa / しずけさ Japanese stillness; silence; hush; calm; serenity

音なし

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Japanese otonashi / おとなし Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) silence; without sound

音無し

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Japanese otonashi / おとなし Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) silence; without sound

默置記

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Mandarin mò zhì jì / mo4 zhi4 ji4
Taiwan mo chih chi
Answering a foolish or improper question by silence.

黙否権

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Japanese mokuhiken / もくひけん Japanese (irregular kanji usage) right to keep silent; right to silence; right to remain silent

黙秘権

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Japanese mokuhiken / もくひけん Japanese right to keep silent; right to silence; right to remain silent

ご不沙汰

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Japanese gobusata / ごぶさた Japanese (noun/participle) not writing or contacting for a while; neglecting (failing) to write (call, visit, etc.); long silence

ご無沙汰

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Japanese gobusata / ごぶさた Japanese (noun/participle) not writing or contacting for a while; neglecting (failing) to write (call, visit, etc.); long silence

シッシッ

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Japanese shisshi / シッシッ Japanese (interjection) (1) (kana only) shh! (used to silence someone); sh!; (2) (kana only) shoo! (used to drive off animals, etc.)

不言不語


不言不语

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Mandarin bù yán bù yǔ / bu4 yan2 bu4 yu3
Taiwan pu yen pu yü
Japanese fugenfugo / ふげんふご
Chinese to not say a word (idiom); to keep silent
Japanese (yoji) silence

佈囊其口


布囊其口

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Mandarin bù náng qí kǒu / bu4 nang2 qi2 kou3
Taiwan pu nang ch`i k`ou / pu nang chi kou
Chinese lit. to cover sb's mouth with cloth; to gag; fig. to silence

吃啞巴虧


吃哑巴亏

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Mandarin chī yǎ ba kuī / chi1 ya3 ba5 kui1
Taiwan ch`ih ya pa k`uei / chih ya pa kuei
Chinese to be forced to suffer in silence; unable to speak of one's bitter suffering

啞然無生


哑然无生

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Mandarin yǎ rán wú shēng / ya3 ran2 wu2 sheng1
Taiwan ya jan wu sheng
Chinese silence reigns (idiom)

寂默外道

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Mandarin jì mò wài dào / ji4 mo4 wai4 dao4
Taiwan chi mo wai tao
Japanese jakumoku gedō
Ascetics vowed to silence who dwell among tombs or in solitude.

御不沙汰

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Japanese gobusata / ごぶさた Japanese (noun/participle) not writing or contacting for a while; neglecting (failing) to write (call, visit, etc.); long silence

御無沙汰

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Japanese gobusata / ごぶさた Japanese (noun/participle) not writing or contacting for a while; neglecting (failing) to write (call, visit, etc.); long silence

忍氣吞聲


忍气吞声

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Mandarin rěn qì tūn shēng / ren3 qi4 tun1 sheng1
Taiwan jen ch`i t`un sheng / jen chi tun sheng
Chinese to submit to humiliation (idiom); to suffer in silence; to swallow one's anger; to grin and bear it

忍辱負重


忍辱负重

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Mandarin rěn rǔ fù zhòng / ren3 ru3 fu4 zhong4
Taiwan jen ju fu chung
Chinese to endure humiliation as part of an important mission (idiom); to suffer in silence

沉默是金

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Mandarin chén mò shì jīn / chen2 mo4 shi4 jin1
Taiwan ch`en mo shih chin / chen mo shih chin
Chinese Silence is golden. (idiom)

潛神默記

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Mandarin qián shén mò jì / qian2 shen2 mo4 ji4
Taiwan ch`ien shen mo chi / chien shen mo chi
Chinese to devote oneself to a task in silence (idiom)

無言の行

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Japanese mugonnogyou / mugonnogyo / むごんのぎょう Japanese ascetic practice of silence

無通話時

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Japanese mutsuuwaji / mutsuwaji / むつうわじ Japanese {comp} silent time; silence period

無音抑制

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Japanese muonyokusei / muonyokuse / むおんよくせい Japanese {comp} silence suppression

無音検出

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Japanese muonkenshutsu / むおんけんしゅつ Japanese {comp} silence detection

語默動靜


语默动静

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Mandarin yǔ mò dòng jìng / yu3 mo4 dong4 jing4
Taiwan yü mo tung ching
Japanese gomoku dōjō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

鉗馬銜枚

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Mandarin qián mǎ xián méi / qian2 ma3 xian2 mei2
Taiwan ch`ien ma hsien mei / chien ma hsien mei
Chinese with horses and soldiers gagged (idiom); (of a marching army) in utter silence

鴉雀無聲

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Mandarin yā què wú shēng / ya1 que4 wu2 sheng1
Taiwan ya ch`üeh wu sheng / ya chüeh wu sheng
Chinese lit. crow and peacock make no sound; absolute silence (idiom); not a single voice can be heard; absolute silence

黙りこむ

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Japanese damarikomu / だまりこむ Japanese (v5m,vi) to say no more; to sink into silence

黙り込む

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Japanese damarikomu / だまりこむ Japanese (v5m,vi) to say no more; to sink into silence

サイレンス

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Japanese sairensu / サイレンス Japanese silence

啞巴吃黃蓮


哑巴吃黄莲

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Mandarin yǎ ba chī huáng lián / ya3 ba5 chi1 huang2 lian2
Taiwan ya pa ch`ih huang lien / ya pa chih huang lien
Chinese no choice but to suffer in silence (idiom); also written 啞巴吃黃連|哑巴吃黄连; (often precedes 有苦說不出|有苦说不出[you3 ku3 shuo1 bu5 chu1])

啞巴吃黃連


哑巴吃黄连

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Mandarin yǎ ba chī huáng lián / ya3 ba5 chi1 huang2 lian2
Taiwan ya pa ch`ih huang lien / ya pa chih huang lien
Chinese no choice but to suffer in silence (idiom); also written 啞巴吃黃蓮|哑巴吃黄莲; (often precedes 有苦說不出|有苦说不出[you3 ku3 shuo1 bu5 chu1])

屏息;閉息

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Japanese heisoku / hesoku / へいそく Japanese (noun/participle) bated breath; being cowed into silence

森閑;深閑

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Japanese shinkan / しんかん Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) silence; stillness; quietness

沈黙を破る

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Japanese chinmokuoyaburu / ちんもくをやぶる Japanese (exp,v5r) to break the silence; to break one's silence

浅瀬に仇波

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Japanese asaseniadanami / あさせにあだなみ Japanese (expression) deep rivers move in silence; shallow brooks are noisy; those who know little talk much

言わぬが花

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Japanese iwanugahana / いわぬがはな Japanese (expression) some things are better left unsaid; silence is golden

遣りつける

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Japanese yaritsukeru / やりつける Japanese (transitive verb) (1) (kana only) to be accustomed to; to be used to; (2) (kana only) to argue into silence; to talk down

遣り付ける

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Japanese yaritsukeru / やりつける Japanese (transitive verb) (1) (kana only) to be accustomed to; to be used to; (2) (kana only) to argue into silence; to talk down

黙り;暗闘

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Japanese danmari / だんまり Japanese (1) (黙り only) silence; keeping silent; taciturnity; (2) (黙り only) giving no notice; giving no warning; (3) pantomime (in kabuki)

ぎゃふんと言う

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Japanese gyafuntoiu / ぎゃふんという Japanese (exp,v5u) to be beaten hollow; to be argued into silence

ホワイトキック

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Japanese howaitokikku / ホワイトキック Japanese (slang) dead silence after a joke falls flat (wasei: white kick)

無沙汰;不沙汰

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Japanese busata / ぶさた Japanese (noun/participle) not writing or contacting for a while; neglecting to write (call, visit, etc.); failing to write (call, visit, etc.); long silence

静寂(P);黙

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Japanese seijaku(静寂)(p);shijima / sejaku(静寂)(p);shijima / せいじゃく(静寂)(P);しじま Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) silence; stillness; quietness

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