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  1. Extreme / Intense
  2. Intense / Serious
  3. Intense / Serious / Deep / Profound
  4. Fierce
  5. Ardent / Fierce
  6. Intensity


Extreme / Intense

China jí dù
Japan kyokudo
Extreme / Intense

極度 means extreme, intense, and sometimes "maximum" or "zenith" depending on context.

The first character means extremely or utmost.

The second character means degree or capacity.

Intense / Serious

Japan shin ken
Intense / Serious

This Japanese word means intense, serious or earnest. It describes a person who is deep, serious, and a true thinker or dreamer.

Literally, this means "true sword," as compared to a sharpened wooden practice sword blank. It's real, true, and serious.

Intense / Serious / Deep / Profound

China shēn kè
Japan shinkoku / misa
Intense / Serious / Deep / Profound

This Chinese word is the form of intense that describes a person who is deep, serious, and a true thinker.

If you find yourself contemplating the world and coming up with profound ideas, this might we the word for you. In some context (especially Korean), it can mean seriousness, gravity, or acuteness.

In Japanese, this can mean "serious problem," or can be a rare given name, Misa. You should not use this if your audience is Japanese.

Fierce

China jī liè
Japan geki retsu
Fierce

This means fierce in Chinese, and has a similar meaning in Japanese Kanji. This can also be translated as intense, violent, vehement, furious, or fervent. This is more the violent version of fierce in Korean.

Ardent / Fierce

China liè
Japan retsu
Ardent / Fierce

This Chinese word means ardent; intense; fierce; stern; upright; to give one's life for a noble cause.

In another context, this character can refer to one's exploits or achievements.

In Buddhist context, this is burning, fierce, virtuous and/or heroic.

While technically, it had the same meaning in Japanese, it's usually a female given name, Retsu in Japanese these days.

Intensity

China qiáng liè
Japan kyouretsu
Intensity

強烈 means intensity in regards to strength.

Note: In some context, this can mean violently strong or severe.

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Extreme
Intense
極度
极度
kyokudojí dù / ji2 du4 / ji du / jidu chi tu / chitu
Intense
Serious
真剣shin ken / shinken
Intense
Serious
Deep
Profound
深刻shinkoku / misashēn kè / shen1 ke4 / shen ke / shenke shen k`o / shenko / shen ko
Fierce 激烈geki retsu / gekiretsujī liè / ji1 lie4 / ji lie / jilie chi lieh / chilieh
Ardent
Fierce
retsuliè / lie4 / lie lieh
Intensity 強烈
强烈
kyouretsu / kyoretsuqiáng liè
qiang2 lie4
qiang lie
qianglie
ch`iang lieh
chianglieh
chiang lieh
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