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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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chì / chi4
ch`ih / chih
 shikari / しっ
to scold; shout at; to hoot at
(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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/ mo4
mo
 moku / もく
Japanese variant of 默
(noun or adjectival noun) silence; stillness; quietness; (given name) Moku

しい

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 shii / shi / しい (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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bù yán / bu4 yan2
pu yen
 fugon / ふげん
silence; (given name) Fugen
does not say

不語


不语

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

六行

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liù xíng / liu4 xing2
liu hsing
 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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lěng chǎng / leng3 chang3
leng ch`ang / leng chang
stage wait; (fig.) awkward silence

叱叱

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 shisshi / しっしっ (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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yǎ fǎ / ya3 fa3
ya fa
 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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sì jì / si4 ji4
ssu chi
 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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yàn mò / yan4 mo4
yen mo
 enmoku
Peaceful and silent; verbal silence

寂然

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jí rán / ji2 ran2
chi jan
 jakunen / せきぜん(P);じゃくねん
silent; quiet
(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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jí mò / ji2 mo4
chi mo
 jakumoku
silence

屏息

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

打靜


打静

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dǎ jìng / da3 jing4
ta ching
 tajō
To beat the silencer, or beat for silence; beat the silencer

搭訕


搭讪

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dā shàn / da1 shan4
ta shan
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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fàn tán / fan4 tan2
fan t`an / fan tan
 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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 shinkan / しんかん (noun or adjectival noun) silence; stillness; quietness

沈黙

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 chinmoku / ちんもく (n,vs,adj-no) (1) silence; being silent; quiet; hush; (2) reticence; inaction; (wk) Silence (1996 novel by Shūsaku Endō)

沉寂

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

消音

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

深閑

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

淵默


渊默

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yuān mò / yuan1 mo4
yüan mo
profound silence

滅口


灭口

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

無言


无言

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wú yán / wu2 yan2
wu yen
 mugon / むごん
to remain silent; to have nothing to say
(noun - becomes adjective with の) silence (not speaking); muteness
Without words, silent, speechless; wordless

無音

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 muon / むおん (noun - becomes adjective with の) silence; (place-name) Yobarazu

疎音

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 soin / そいん prolonged silence

白槌

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

破る

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 yaburu / やぶる (transitive verb) (1) to tear; to rip; to break; to destroy; (2) to break through (cordon, opponent's defense, etc.); to breach; (3) to defeat; to beat; (4) to break (e.g. silence); to disturb (e.g. peace); to shatter (e.g. dream); to disrupt; to spoil; (5) to violate (e.g. rule); to break (e.g. promise); to infringe; (6) to break (a record)

箝口

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

緘口

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

肅靜


肃静

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

語默


语默

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yǔ mò / yu3 mo4
yü mo
 go moku
silence

說默


说默

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shuō mò / shuo1 mo4
shuo mo
 setsumoku
Speech and silence; speech and silence

込む

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

閉息

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

開靜


开静

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

静寂

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

靜默


静默

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

默哀

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

默想

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

默理

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

默禱


默祷

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

默言

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mò yán / mo4 yan2
mo yen
silence

默記


默记

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

默讀


默读

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mò dú / mo4 du2
mo tu
to read in silence

默默

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mò mò / mo4 mo4
mo mo
 mokumoku
in silence; not speaking
totally silent

黙り

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

黙然

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

三默堂

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sān mò táng / san1 mo4 tang2
san mo t`ang / san mo tang
 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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 busata / ぶさた (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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 kuchifusagi / くちふさぎ prohibition of speaking; imposition of silence; tiny morsel

寂照慧

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jí zhào huì / ji2 zhao4 hui4
chi chao hui
 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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shě zhì jì / she3 zhi4 ji4
she chih chi
 shachi ki
responding [to an inappropriate question] with silence; responding [to an inappropriate question] with silence

点点点

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

無沙汰

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 busata / ぶさた (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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 shizukesa / しずけさ stillness; silence; hush; calm; serenity

音なし

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

音無し

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

默置記


默置记

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mò zhì jì / mo4 zhi4 ji4
mo chih chi
Answering a foolish or improper question by silence; responding to a foolish or improper question with silence

黙否権

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

黙秘権

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

ご不沙汰

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 gobusata / ごぶさた (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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 gobusata / ごぶさた (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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 shisshi / シッシッ (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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bù yán bù yǔ / bu4 yan2 bu4 yu3
pu yen pu yü
 fugenfugo / ふげんふご
to not say a word (idiom); to keep silent
(yoji) silence

佈囊其口


布囊其口

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bù náng qí kǒu / bu4 nang2 qi2 kou3
pu nang ch`i k`ou / pu nang chi kou
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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chī yǎ ba kuī / chi1 ya3 ba5 kui1
ch`ih ya pa k`uei / chih ya pa kuei
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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yǎ rán wú shēng / ya3 ran2 wu2 sheng1
ya jan wu sheng
silence reigns (idiom)

寂默外道

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jí mò wài dào / ji2 mo4 wai4 dao4
chi mo wai tao
 jakumoku gedō
Ascetics vowed to silence who dwell among tombs or in solitude; ascetics vowed to silence

御不沙汰

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 gobusata / ごぶさた (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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 gobusata / ごぶさた (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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rěn qì tūn shēng / ren3 qi4 tun1 sheng1
jen ch`i t`un sheng / jen chi tun sheng
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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rěn rǔ fù zhòng / ren3 ru3 fu4 zhong4
jen ju fu chung
to endure humiliation as part of an important mission (idiom); to suffer in silence

沉默是金

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

潛神默記


潜神默记

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

無言の行

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 mugonnogyou / mugonnogyo / むごんのぎょう (exp,n) ascetic practice of silence

無通話時

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

無音抑制

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

無音検出

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

語默動靜


语默动静

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yǔ mò dòng jìng / yu3 mo4 dong4 jing4
yü mo tung ching
 gomoku dōjō
speaking and silence, movement and stillness; speaking and silence, movement and stillness

鉗馬銜枚


钳马衔枚

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

非言非默

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fēi yán fēi mò / fei1 yan2 fei1 mo4
fei yen fei mo
neither speech nor silence; neither speech nor silence

鴉雀無聲


鸦雀无声

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yā què wú shēng / ya1 que4 wu2 sheng1
ya ch`üeh wu sheng / ya chüeh wu sheng
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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 damarikomu / だまりこむ (v5m,vi) to say no more; to sink into silence

黙り込む

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

サイレンス

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 sairensu / サイレンス silence

啞巴吃黃蓮


哑巴吃黄莲

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yǎ ba chī huáng lián / ya3 ba5 chi1 huang2 lian2
ya pa ch`ih huang lien / ya pa chih huang lien
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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yǎ ba chī huáng lián / ya3 ba5 chi1 huang2 lian2
ya pa ch`ih huang lien / ya pa chih huang lien
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])

天使が通る

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 tenshigatooru / てんしがとおる (exp,v5r) (idiom) (from the French 'un ange pass') to have a break in the conversation; to experience an awkward silence; an angel passes

屏息;閉息

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

沈黙を破る

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

浅瀬に仇波

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

言わぬが花

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

遣りつける

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 yaritsukeru / やりつける (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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 yaritsukeru / やりつける (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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 danmari / だんまり (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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 gyafuntoiu / ぎゃふんという (exp,v5u) to be beaten hollow; to be argued into silence

ホワイトキック

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

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

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