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Chaos in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Chaos
  2. Chaos / Anarchy / Confusion / Mayhem
  3. Stir the Chaos
  4. Peaceful Chaos
  5. Havoc
  6. Arashi / Havoc

Chaos

China hùn dùn
Japan konton
Chaos

混沌 is the Japanese, Korean and Chinese word that means absolute confusion, disorder and chaos.

This more directly refers to primal chaos or primeval chaos.

When reading something about Chinese mythology, you may find this term used to describe the formless mass before creation.

Chinese scientists sometimes use this word to refer to the nebulous state before the universe was formed or nebulosity.

In some context, this could mean "a state of confusion."

Chaos / Anarchy / Confusion / Mayhem

China hùn luàn
Japan kon ran
Chaos / Anarchy / Confusion / Mayhem

The first character means confused, dirty, muddy or mixed.

The second character means confusion and disorder.

Together, these characters mean chaos, and sometimes extended to mean a type of anarchy.

This term is often used in a less-than-literal term to describe anything in disarray. Someone might use this word in a sentence like, "My kitchen is in a state of chaos" or "my life is so chaotic."


Japanese Chaos Please note that Japanese use an alternate/simplified version of the second character of chaos - it also happens to be the same simplification used in mainland China. Click on the character to the right if you want the Japanese/Simplified version of this two-character chaos calligraphy.

Stir the Chaos

China jiǎo dòng hún dùn
Stir the Chaos

This was added to our database at the request of a customer. 攪動混沌 means "stir the chaos" in Mandarin Chinese. It is proper grammar and meaning but is not and ancient Chinese phrase or title.

Peaceful Chaos

China píng jìng de hùn luàn
Peaceful Chaos

平靜的混亂 is NOT a typical Chinese phrase. It was added to our calligraphy database at the request of a customer. These are two dynamically-opposed ideas but this is the way to express them together.

Havoc

Japan dai kon ran
Havoc

This Japanese word means havoc, as in chaos, turmoil, or pandemonium.

Havoc

China hào jié
Havoc

This Chinese word means havoc, as in a calamity, catastrophe, or apocalypse.

Arashi / Havoc

Japan arashi
Arashi / Havoc

荒らし is the Japanese title Arashi. It can refer to an internet troll, raising havoc, laying waste, robbery, holdup, robber, or thief.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Search for Chaos in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Chaos混沌kontonhùn dùn / hun4 dun4 / hun dun / hundunhun tun / huntun
Chaos
Anarchy
Confusion
Mayhem
混亂
混乱
kon ran / konranhùn luàn / hun4 luan4 / hun luan / hunluan
Stir the Chaos攪動混沌
搅动混沌
jiǎo dòng hún dùn
jiao3 dong4 hun2 dun4
jiao dong hun dun
jiaodonghundun
chiao tung hun tun
chiaotunghuntun
Peaceful Chaos平靜的混亂
平静的混乱
píng jìng de hùn luàn
ping2 jing4 de hun4 luan4
ping jing de hun luan
pingjingdehunluan
p`ing ching te hun luan
pingchingtehunluan
ping ching te hun luan
Havoc大混亂
大混乱
dai kon ran
daikonran
Havoc浩劫hào jié / hao4 jie2 / hao jie / haojiehao chieh / haochieh
Arashi
Havoc
荒らしarashi
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.



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