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尊敬 in Chinese / Japanese...

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Respect / Honor / Esteem

China zūn jìng
Japan sonkei
Respect / Honor / Esteem

尊敬 is how to express the ideas of respect, honor, reverence, esteem, nobility, and sometimes the state of being noble, all in one word. Most of the time this is used in the form of "giving respect" but depending on context, it can suggest that you should try to be "worthy of respect."

Although pronounced differently, the Chinese characters, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja are the same across these languages. 尊敬 is an indication that this word is very old, and crosses many barriers and cultures in the Orient (East Asia).

Respectful Heart

China zūn jìng xīn
Japan son kei shin
Respectful Heart

尊敬心 means respectful heart in Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

The root is 尊敬 which means respect, honor, reverence, esteem, and/or nobility. Therefore, you can also define this as honorable heart, reverent heart, noble heart, etc.

In ancient times, it was thought your brain was the heart in your chest. Therefore, 心 or heart can also mean "mind". Hence, 尊敬心 can also be translated as respectful mind, honorable mind, etc.

You'll see 尊敬心 romanized as Sonkeishin or Sonkeshin from Japanese.

Respect and Loyalty

China zūn jìng zhōng chéng
Japan son kei chu sei
Respect and Loyalty

尊敬忠誠 means respect and loyalty in Chinese.

尊敬忠誠 is a word list (not a normal Chinese or Japanese phrase).

Word lists like this are not very common or natural in Chinese, so try to look for a better phrase to match your idea before you settle on this.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

尊敬

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Mandarin zūn jìng / zun1 jing4
Taiwan tsun ching
Japanese sonkei / sonke / そんけい
Respect and Loyalty
Chinese to respect; to revere
Japanese (noun/participle) respect; esteem; reverence; honour; honor; (given name) Sonkyou

尊敬心

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Japanese sonkeishin / sonkeshin / そんけいしん
Respect and Loyalty
Japanese respect

不尊敬

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Mandarin bù zūn jìng / bu4 zun1 jing4
Taiwan pu tsun ching
Japanese fu sonkyō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

可尊敬

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Mandarin kě zūn jìng / ke3 zun1 jing4
Taiwan k`o tsun ching / ko tsun ching
Chinese respectable

尊敬語

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Japanese sonkeigo / sonkego / そんけいご Japanese {ling} honorific language

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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
Respect
Honor
Esteem
尊敬sonkeizūn jìng / zun1 jing4 / zun jing / zunjingtsun ching / tsunching
Respectful Heart尊敬心son kei shin
sonkeishin
zūn jìng xīn
zun1 jing4 xin1
zun jing xin
zunjingxin
tsun ching hsin
tsunchinghsin
Respect and Loyalty尊敬忠誠
尊敬忠诚
son kei chu sei
sonkeichusei
zūn jìng zhōng chéng
zun1 jing4 zhong1 cheng2
zun jing zhong cheng
zunjingzhongcheng
tsun ching chung ch`eng
tsunchingchungcheng
tsun ching chung cheng
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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