Chaos in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Chaos

  2. Chaos / Anarchy / Confusion / Mayhem

  3. Order From Chaos

  4. Stir the Chaos

  5. Peaceful Chaos

  6. Havoc


hùn dùn
konton
Chaos Scroll

混沌 is the Japanese, Korean and Chinese word that means absolute confusion, disorder, and chaos.

This more directly refers to primal chaos or primeval chaos.

When reading something about Chinese mythology, you may find this term used to describe the formless mass before creation.

Chinese scientists sometimes use this word to refer to the nebulous state before the universe was formed or nebulosity.

In some contexts, this could mean “a state of confusion.”

Chaos / Anarchy / Confusion / Mayhem

hùn luàn
kon ran
Chaos / Anarchy / Confusion / Mayhem Scroll

The first character means confused, dirty, muddy, or mixed.

The second character means confusion and disorder.

Together, these characters mean chaos and sometimes extended to mean a type of anarchy.

This term is often used in a less-than-literal term to describe anything in disarray. Someone might use this word in a sentence like, “My kitchen is in a state of chaos” or “my life is so chaotic.”


Japanese Chaos Please note that Japanese use an alternate/simplified version of the second character of chaos - it also happens to be the same simplification used in mainland China. Click on the character to the right if you want the Japanese/Simplified version of this two-character chaos calligraphy.

Order From Chaos

luàn zhōng yǒu xù
Order From Chaos Scroll

亂中有序 more or less means “order from chaos” in Chinese.

This is a little ambiguous, so other ways to translate this include ordered chaos, organized mess, order within chaos, or order within disorder.

Stir the Chaos

jiǎo dòng hún dùn
Stir the Chaos Scroll

攪動混沌 means “stir the chaos” in Mandarin Chinese.

This was added to our database at the request of a customer.

It is proper grammar and meaning but is not an ancient Chinese phrase or title.

Peaceful Chaos

píng jìng de hùn luàn
Peaceful Chaos Scroll

平靜的混亂 is NOT a typical Chinese phrase.

It was added to our calligraphy database at the request of a customer. These are two dynamically-opposed ideas, but this is the way to express them together.

dai kon ran
Havoc Scroll

大混亂 is a Japanese word that means havoc, as in chaos, turmoil, or pandemonium.


These search terms might be related to Chaos:

Anarchy

Chaos / Anarchy / Confusion / Mayhem

State of Anarchy

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Chaos混沌kontonhùn dùn / hun4 dun4 / hun dun / hundunhun tun / huntun
Chaos
Anarchy
Confusion
Mayhem
混亂
混乱
kon ran / konranhùn luàn / hun4 luan4 / hun luan / hunluan
Order From Chaos亂中有序luàn zhōng yǒu xù
luan4 zhong1 you3 xu4
luan zhong you xu
luanzhongyouxu
luan chung yu hsü
luanchungyuhsü
Stir the Chaos攪動混沌
搅动混沌
jiǎo dòng hún dùn
jiao3 dong4 hun2 dun4
jiao dong hun dun
jiaodonghundun
chiao tung hun tun
chiaotunghuntun
Peaceful Chaos平靜的混亂
平静的混乱
píng jìng de hùn luàn
ping2 jing4 de hun4 luan4
ping jing de hun luan
pingjingdehunluan
p`ing ching te hun luan
pingchingtehunluan
ping ching te hun luan
Havoc大混亂
大混乱
dai kon ran
daikonran
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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