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Believe / Faith / Trust

śraddhā
China xìn
Japan shin
Believe / Faith / Trust

信 can mean to believe, truth, faith, fidelity, sincerity, trust and confidence in Chinese, old Korean Hanja and Japanese Kanji.

This single character is often part of other words with similar meanings.

It is one of the five basic tenets of Confucius.

In Chinese, it sometimes has the secondary meaning of a letter (as in the mail) depending on context but it will not be read that way when seen on a wall scroll.

In Buddhist context, this is śraddhā (faith through hearing or being taught).


See Also:  Faith | Trust | Confucius

Heart / Mind / Spirit

China xīn
Japan kokoro
Heart / Mind / Spirit

心 would often be translated as "heart".

However, because it was believed in Chinese culture thousands of years that your consciousness and thoughts came from the big red organ in the middle of your chest, it also means "mind" or "spirit" and sometimes even "soul."

In Korean, beyond heart, mind, and spirit, this character can mean moral, nature, mind, affections, intentions, core, and center. In fact, it is used in Chinese to mean "center" as well but only with another character in front of it. For instance, "medical center" or even "shopping center." Separately and alone, it will not be read with that "center" meaning unless thought of as "the center of your soul."

Honesty / Fidelity

China xìn
Japan shin
Honesty / Fidelity

信 is another character that expresses the idea of honesty. It can also mean truth, faith, believe in, fidelity, sincerity, trust and/or confidence.

Some have included this in the list for the Bushido, although "makoto" is probably more common/popular.

Note: In some context, this character can mean letter; news or envoy. However, alone, it will generally be read with the honesty-meaning.


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See Also:  Loyalty Trustworthiness Trustworthy

Happy

China xīn
Japan kin
Happy

欣 is the type of happiness that you feel on the inside. It is the feeling of being released and delighted as well as being in a state of contentment. 欣 is a more internal happiness that perhaps only shows by the smile on your face. It can also be translated as "to take pleasure in" or "to rejoice."

Note: 欣 is often used in compound words - especially in Korean Hanja.
As Japanese Kanji, this is so rare, that most Japanese people are not aware of its existence.


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Characters

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Romanization
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Mandarin xìn / xin4
Taiwan hsin
Chinese variant of 信[xin4] (originally meant as part of the second round of simplified Chinese characters)

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Mandarin xǐn / xin3
Taiwan hsin
Chinese nervous; fearful

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Mandarin xìn / xin4
Taiwan hsin
Japanese yuki ゆき
 michi みち
 makoto まこと
 noburu のぶる
 nobutsugu のぶつぐ
 nobutaka のぶたか
 nobuji のぶじ
 nobusaki のぶさき
 nobukatsu のぶかつ
 nobu のぶ
 shinji しんじ
 shino しん
 akira しの
Chinese letter; mail; CL:封[feng1]; to trust; to believe; to profess faith in; truthful; confidence; trust; at will; at random
Japanese (adv,n) (1) honesty; fidelity; (2) trust; reliance; (3) (religious) faith; (counter) (4) counter for received messages; (female given name) Yuki; (female given name) Michi; (female given name) Makoto; (personal name) Noburu; (personal name) Nobutsugu; (surname) Nobutaka; (personal name) Nobuji; (surname) Nobusaki; (personal name) Nobukatsu; (female given name) Nobu; (personal name) Shinji; (surname, female given name) Shin; (female given name) Shino; (female given name) Akira
śraddhā. Faith; to believe; belief; faith regarded as the faculty of the mind which sees, appropriates, and trusts the things of religion; it joyfully trusts in the Buddha, in the pure virtue of the triratna and earthly and transcendental goodness; it is the cause of the pure life, and the solvent of doubt. Two forms are mentioned: (1) adhimukti, intuition, tr. by self-assured enlightenment. (2) śraddhā, faith through hearing or being taught. For the Awakening of Faith, Śraddhotpāda, v. 起信論.
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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Chinese to prepare horses and chariots for battle

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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese kon
Chinese happy
Delight, joy.

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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese moto もと
 misato みさと
 manaka まなか
 makoto まこと
 haato / hato はあと
 nozomi のぞみ
 naka なか
 tenshi てんし
 shinba しんば
 shinji しんじ
 shin しん
 shizuka しずか
 kokko こっこ
 kokoro こころ
 koko ここ
 kiyo きよ
 ai あい
Chinese heart; mind; intention; center; core; CL:顆|颗[ke1],個|个[ge4]
Japanese (1) heart; mind; (n,suf) (2) spirit; vitality; inner strength; (3) (astron) Chinese "Heart" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (4) (archaism) friend; (1) mind; heart; spirit; (2) the meaning of a phrase (riddle, etc.); (personal name) Moto; (female given name) Misato; (female given name) Manaka; (given name) Makoto; (female given name) Haato; (female given name) Nozomi; (female given name) Naka; (female given name) Tenshi; (female given name) Shinba; (personal name) Shinji; (surname, female given name) Shin; (female given name) Shizuka; (female given name) Kokko; (female given name) Kokoro; (female given name) Koko; (female given name) Kiyo; (female given name) Ai
hṛd, hṛdaya 汗栗太 (or 汗栗馱); 紀哩馱 the heart, mind, soul; citta 質多 the heart as the seat of thought or intelligence. In both senses the heart is likened to a lotus. There are various definitions, of which the following are six instances: (1) 肉團心 hṛd, the physical heart of sentient or nonsentient living beings, e. g. men, trees, etc. (2) 集起心 citta, the ālayavijñāna, or totality of mind, and the source of all mental activity. (3) 思量心 manas, the thinking and calculating mind; (4) 緣慮心; 了別心; 慮知心; citta; the discriminating mind; (5) 堅實心 the bhūtatathatā mind, or the permanent mind; (6) 積聚精要心 the mind essence of the sutras.
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Mandarin xìn / xin4
Taiwan hsin
Chinese fontanel (gap between the bones of an infant's skull)

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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese yoshi よし
 yasushi やすし
 motomu もとむ
 hanako はなこ
 shin しん
 kon こん
 kinji きんじ
 kin きん
Chinese happy
Japanese (personal name) Yoshi; (given name) Yasushi; (given name) Motomu; (female given name) Hanako; (personal name) Shin; (given name) Kon; (personal name) Kinji; (given name) Kin
Joyful, elated, elevated.
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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Chinese pleased; moved

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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Chinese dawn

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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese waka わか
 hajime はじめ
 niihama / nihama にいはま
 nii / ni にい
 susumu すすむ
 shinmachijiori しんまちじおり
 shinpuku しんぷく
 shinbuku しんぶく
 shinfuku しんふく
 shinji しんじ
 shin しん
 shimura しむら
 sara さら
 imaki いまき
 arada あらだ
 aratashi あらたし
 arata あらた
 arazaki あらざき
 arasaki あらさき
 ayota あらい
 atarashi あら
 atarai あよた
 atara あたらし
 akira あたらい
Chinese new; newly; meso- (chemistry); abbr. for Xinjiang 新疆[Xin1 jiang1] or Singapore 新加坡[Xin1 jia1 po1]; surname Xin
Japanese (n-pref,n,n-suf) (1) new; neo-; (2) (abbreviation) Gregorian calendar; (3) Xin (dynasty of China); (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) (kana only) (ksb:) new; unused; (prefix) (2) new; (prefix) new; (surname) Waka; (surname, given name) Hajime; (surname) Niihama; (surname) Nii; (surname) Susumu; (place-name) Shinmachijiori; (personal name) Shinpuku; (personal name) Shinbuku; (personal name) Shinfuku; (personal name) Shinji; (p,s,f) Shin; (place-name) Shimura; (female given name) Sara; (personal name) Imaki; (surname) Arada; (surname) Aratashi; (surname, female given name) Arata; (surname) Arazaki
New, newly, just, opposite of 奮 old.

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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Chinese mid-day glare; heat

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Mandarin xìn / xin4
Taiwan hsin
Chinese heat; flame; inflammation

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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Chinese pleased; delighted; happy; variant of 欣

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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese shinkou / shinko しんこう
 shin しん
 karasaki からさき
 kanoto かのと
Chinese (of taste) hot or pungent; hard; laborious; suffering; eighth in order; eighth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干[shi2 tian1 gan1]; letter "H" or roman "VIII" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III" etc; ancient Chinese compass point: 285°; octa; surname Xin
Japanese 8th in rank; eighth sign of the Chinese calendar; (surname) Shinkou; (surname) Shin; (surname) Karasaki; (surname) Kanoto
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin xìn // xīn / xin4 // xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese shin しん
Chinese core; lamp pith; wick
Japanese (1) wick; marrow; staple (for stapler); (pencil) lead; stuffing; pith; (2) core; heart; centre; center; (female given name) Shin

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Mandarin xīn // shēn / xin1 // shen1
Taiwan hsin // shen
Chinese Asarum; Wild ginger; also 細辛|细辛[xi4 xin1]; long; numerous; surname Shen

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Mandarin xìn / xin4
Taiwan hsin
Chinese variant of 釁|衅; quarrel; dispute; a blood sacrifice (arch.)

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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese maki まき
 takigi たきぎ
Chinese fuel; salary
Japanese (1) firewood; kindling; fuel; (2) piece(surname) of firewood; (surname, female given name) Maki; (place-name) Takigi
Fuel, firewood; wages.

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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Japanese hajime はじめ
 jinkei / jinke じんけい
 keiji / keji けいじ
 kei / ke けい
 kyou / kyo きょう
 kaoru かをり
 kaori かおる
 iwao かおり
Chinese fragrant
Japanese (given name) Hajime; (given name) Jinkei; (personal name) Keiji; (female given name) Kei; (surname) Kyou; (personal name) Kaori (Kawori); (m,f) Kaoru; (female given name) Kaori; (given name) Iwao

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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Chinese cadolinium

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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Chinese (used in names of people and shops, symbolizing prosperity)

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Mandarin xín / xin2
Taiwan hsin
Chinese surname Xin; place name

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Mandarin xìn / xin4
Taiwan hsin
Chinese quarrel; dispute; a blood sacrifice (arch.)

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Mandarin xīn / xin1
Taiwan hsin
Chinese zinc (chemistry)

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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
Believe
Faith
Trust
shinxìn / xin4 / xin hsin
Heart
Mind
Spirit
kokoroxīn / xin1 / xin hsin
Honesty
Fidelity
shinxìn / xin4 / xin hsin
Happy kinxīn / xin1 / xin hsin

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