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Smooth and Steady

China píng wěn
Japan heion
Smooth and Steady Vertical Wall Scroll

平穩 can also be translated as calmness, quietness, quietude and is used in Chinese and Korean.

The version shown here, would be considered the ancient Japanese form. The second character has been simplified in Japan (the same simplified form is used in mainland China, except for calligraphy). Please include a special instruction with your order if you want the simplified form of that second character. Both forms can be universally read.

See Also:  Smooth Sailing

Stability / Calm and Orderly / Equilibrium

China ān dìng
Japan an tei
Stability / Calm and Orderly / Equilibrium Vertical Wall Scroll

安定 means: quiet; settled; maintain; calm and orderly; stability; equilibrium.

Tiger Rumor

China sān rén chéng hǔ
Tiger Rumor Vertical Wall Scroll

These four characters together relay the meaning that can be expressed in English as, "When three people say there's a tiger running in the street, you believe it."

Of course, there is an ancient story behind this idiom...

三人成虎 is actually a proverb that resulted from a conversation that occurred around 300 B.C.

The conversation was between the king of the Wei kingdom and one of the king's ministers named Pang Cong.

It was near the end of one of many wars, this time with the Zhao kingdom. Pang Cong was to be sent by the king to the Zhao kingdom with the king's son who was to be held hostage. It was common at the time for a king to make his son a hostage to secure stable peace between warring kingdoms.

Before minister Pang Cong departed, he asked his king, "If one person told you there was a tiger running in the street, would you believe it?."

"No," the king said.

The minister continued, "What if two people told you?"

The king replied, "Well, I would have my doubts but I might believe it."

The minister continued, "So, what if three people told you that there is a tiger running in the streets?"

The king replied, "Yes, I would believe it, it must be true if three people say it."

The minister then reminded the king, "Your son and I are now traveling far away to live in the distant Zhao kingdom - much farther from your palace than the street. Rumors may fly about me in my absence, so I hope your majesty will weight such rumors appropriately."

The king replied, "I have every trust in you, do not worry"

While the minister was gone, the king's enemies gossiped about minister Pang Cong on many occasions. At first, the king thought nothing of these comments and rumors. But slowly as the rumors mounted, the king began to suspect ill of his minister.

Some time later when peace was well-established, the minister and prince were freed and returned to the kingdom of Wei. The king received his son, BUT DID NOT EVEN SUMMON MINISTER PANG CONG TO THE PALACE!

Hopefully this story will help you see how dangerous words can be when used to promote rumors, or create ill will. And perhaps will inspire you to not believe everything you hear.

There is also a secondary suggestion in this idiom that gossip is as ferocious as a tiger. Some Chinese people who don't know the ancient story above may believe that this scroll means that rumors are as vicious as three tigers.

Note: This proverb appears in my Korean dictionary but is not well-known in Korea.

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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your stable search...


If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin ān dìng / an1 ding4
Taiwan an ting
Japanese antei / ante / あんてい
Chinese stable; quiet; settled; stabilize; maintain; stabilized; calm and orderly; Anting township in Tainan county 台南縣|台南县[Tai2 nan2 xian4], Taiwan
Japanese (n,vs,adj-na,adj-no) stability; steadiness; equilibrium; (surname, given name) Yasusada; (given name) Antei; (surname) Anjou



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Mandarin mǎ dīng / ma3 ding1
Taiwan ma ting
Japanese batei / bate / ばてい
Chinese Martin (name)
Japanese (sensitive word) stable boy; stable hand; groom

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Japanese umaya / うまや Japanese stable; barn; (surname) Maya; (surname) Umaya

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Mandarin/ yu3
Chinese horse stable; frontier

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Mandarin jiù / jiu4
Taiwan chiu
Chinese stable; barn
Japanese See:

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Mandarin jiù / jiu4
Taiwan chiu
Japanese umaya / うまや
Chinese variant of 廄|厩[jiu4]
Japanese stable; barn

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Mandarin jiù / jiu4
Taiwan chiu
Japanese umaya / うまや
Chinese variant of 廄|厩[jiu4]
Japanese stable; barn

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Mandarin/ li4
Taiwan li
Japanese tochinoki / とちのき    tochi / とち
Chinese archaic variant of 櫪|枥, oak; type of tree in ancient books; stable (for horses)
Japanese (kana only) Japanese horse chestnut (Aesculus turbinata); (surname) Tochi

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Mandarin/ yi2
Taiwan i
Chinese shadbush or shadberry (genus Amelanchier); name for a stable during the Han Dynasty

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Mandarin/ li4
Taiwan li
Japanese kunogi / くのぎ    kunugi / くぬぎ
Chinese type of oak; stable (for horses)
Japanese (kana only) sawtooth oak (Quercus acutissima)

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Mandarin pán / pan2
Taiwan p`an / pan
Japanese iwa / いわ
Chinese firm; stable; rock
Japanese (1) rock; boulder; (2) crag; cliff; (3) anchor; (surname, given name) Ban; (given name) Iwane; (given name) Iwao
A rock.

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Mandarin wěn / wen3
Taiwan wen
Chinese settled; steady; stable


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Japanese sashibae / さしばえ Japanese (kana only) stable fly (Stomoxys calcitrans)


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Japanese sashibae / さしばえ Japanese (kana only) stable fly (Stomoxys calcitrans)


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Japanese kyuusha / kyusha / きゅうしゃ Japanese barn; stable



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Mandarin dān wěn / dan1 wen3
Taiwan tan wen
Chinese monostable; single-side stable (relays)



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Mandarin jiān gù / jian1 gu4
Taiwan chien ku
Japanese kengo / けんご
Chinese firm; firmly; hard; stable
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) solid; strong; firm; (given name) Kengo; (surname) Katako
Firm and sure; solid



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Mandarin jiān láo / jian1 lao2
Taiwan chien lao
Japanese kenrou / kenro / けんろう
Chinese strong; firm
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) solid; strong; sturdy; durable; stout
Firm and stable ; that which is stable, the earth.


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Japanese anko / あんこ Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) secure; solid; stable


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Japanese newara / ねわら Japanese (stable) litter



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Mandarin shī jiàng / shi1 jiang4
Taiwan shih chiang
Japanese shishou / shisho / ししょう
Japanese (n,suf) (1) master; teacher; (2) {sumo} coach who owns his stable
accomplished teacher


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Japanese kyuusha / kyusha / きゅうしゃ Japanese barn; stable


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Japanese kyuusha / kyusha / きゅうしゃ Japanese (out-dated kanji) barn; stable; (place-name) Kyuushiya



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Mandarin cáo chǎng / cao2 chang3
Taiwan ts`ao ch`ang / tsao chang
Japanese sōshō
A stable; a horse stable



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Mandarin cáo tóu / cao2 tou2
Taiwan ts`ao t`ou / tsao tou
Chinese feeding trough in stable


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Mandarin qíng jī / qing2 ji1
Taiwan ch`ing chi / ching chi
Chinese cyan; cyanide radical -CN, stable triple bond with chemical properties like halogens


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Japanese bokusha / ぼくしゃ Japanese barn; stable



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Mandarin wéi wéi // ái ái / wei2 wei2 // ai2 ai2
Taiwan wei wei // ai ai
Chinese of high and stable appearance; variant of 皚皚|皑皑[ai2 ai2]



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Mandarin wěn jiàn / wen3 jian4
Taiwan wen chien
Chinese firm; stable and steady



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Mandarin wěn gù / wen3 gu4
Taiwan wen ku
Chinese stable; steady; firm; to stabilize

Search for Stable 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
Smooth and Steady平穩
heionpíng wěn / ping2 wen3 / ping wen / pingwenp`ing wen / pingwen / ping wen
Calm and Orderly
安定an tei / anteiān dìng / an1 ding4 / an ding / andingan ting / anting
Tiger Rumor三人成虎sān rén chéng hǔ
san1 ren2 cheng2 hu3
san ren cheng hu
san jen ch`eng hu
san jen cheng hu
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