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Dignity in Chinese / Japanese...

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Dignity / Honor / Sanctity / Integrity

zūn yán
son gen
Dignity / Honor / Sanctity / Integrity Vertical Wall Scroll

This form of honor is showing great respect for yourself, other people, and the rules you live by.

When you are honorable, you keep your word. You do the right thing regardless of what others are doing.

尊嚴 is the kind of personal honor or dignity that is of great value. If you lose this, you have lost yourself and perhaps the reputation of your family as well.

While this is not directly the same thing as "face" or "saving face" in Asian culture, it is associated with the same concept in China.


厳In Japan, they currently use a more simplified second character for this word. The ancient Japanese form is the same as China but after WWII some Kanji were changed. If you want the modern Japanese version, just click on the Kanji image shown to the right, instead of the button above.

Death with Dignity

son gen shi
Death with Dignity Vertical Wall Scroll

This was added at the request of a customer. 尊厳死 is not a good choice for a wall scroll unless you have a very specific and personal reason.

尊厳死 means "death with dignity" or "natural death" (as opposed to extending one's life unnaturally with life support).

zì zūn
chi juen
jison
Pride Vertical Wall Scroll

自尊 can mean "pride," "self-respect" or "self-esteem." The first character means "oneself" and the second can mean revered, valuable, precious, noble, exalted, honorable or simply "pride."

I have also seen this two-character word translated as "amour propre," self-regard, and self-pride.

自尊 is universal between Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja written languages. It may also be understood in old Vietnamese (they once used Chinese characters as well).

Self-Respect / Self-Esteem

zì zūn
jison
Self-Respect / Self-Esteem Vertical Wall Scroll

自尊 means self-respect or self-esteem in Chinese, Korean and Japanese. It can also mean "pride in oneself."

Note: Japanese sometimes put the character for heart after these two. However, this two-character word is universal between all three languages (which is often better since more than a third of the world's population can read this version as a native word).

Prideful Mind / Self-Respecting Heart

zì zūn xīn
ji son shin
Prideful Mind / Self-Respecting Heart Vertical Wall Scroll

This Japanese and Korean word means "pride" or "self-respect."

The first Kanji/Hanja means oneself. The second can mean revered, valuable, precious, noble or exalted. And the last Kanji/Hanja means heart, mind and/or spirit.


While these characters make sense and hold the same general meaning in Chinese, this is not a normal Chinese word. This selection should only be used if your audience is Japanese or Korean.


See Also:  Respect | Pride | Self-Reliance | Self-Control | Self-Discipline


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Dignity
Honor
Sanctity
Integrity
尊嚴
尊严 / 尊厳
son gen / songenzūn yán / zun1 yan2 / zun yan / zunyantsun yen / tsunyen
Death with Dignity尊厳死son gen shi
songenshi
Pride自尊jisonzì zūn / zi4 zun1 / zi zun / zizuntzu tsun / tzutsun
Self-Respect
Self-Esteem
自尊jisonzì zūn / zi4 zun1 / zi zun / zizuntzu tsun / tzutsun
Prideful Mind
Self-Respecting Heart
自尊心ji son shin
jisonshin
zì zūn xīn
zi4 zun1 xin1
zi zun xin
zizunxin
tzu tsun hsin
tzutsunhsin
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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

尊嚴


尊严

see styles
zūn yán / zun1 yan2
tsun yen
dignity; sanctity; honor; majesty

尊厳死

see styles
 songenshi / そんげんし
Prideful Mind / Self-Respecting Heart Vertical Wall Scroll
death with dignity; natural death (as opposed to extending one's life unnaturally with life support)

see styles
wēi / wei1
wei
 i / い
power; might; prestige
power; authority; might; influence; dignity; majesty; (personal name) Tsuyoshi
prabhāva. Awe-inspiring majesty; also 威力 and 威神力; power

see styles
róng / rong2
jung
 yō / よう
to hold; to contain; to allow; to tolerate; appearance; look; countenance
(1) (archaism) countenance; visage; (2) face; honor (honour); dignity; (1) form; shape; figure; (2) visage; (surname, female given name) You
Contain; bear; allow; bearing, face, looks; easy; to put in


see styles
yán / yan2
yen
 yan / やん
Japanese variant of 顏|颜[yan2]
(out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) face; visage; (2) look; expression; countenance; (1) (archaism) countenance; visage; (2) face; honor (honour); dignity; (1) face; visage; (2) look; expression; countenance; (3) honor; honour; face; (4) influence; notoriety; (personal name) Yan
face

不屑

see styles
bù xiè / bu4 xie4
pu hsieh
to disdain to do something; to think something not worth doing; to feel it beneath one's dignity

人格

see styles
rén gé / ren2 ge2
jen ko
 jinkaku / じんかく
personality; integrity; dignity
personality; character; individuality; personhood

估券

see styles
 koken / こけん (1) dignity; credit; public estimation; face; honor; reputation; (2) (archaism) deed of sale (for a land, forest or house); (3) (archaism) sale value; selling price

体面

see styles
 taimen / たいめん honour; honor; dignity; prestige; reputation; appearances

値打

see styles
 neuchi / ねうち (noun/participle) value; worth; price; dignity

偉容

see styles
 iyou / iyo / いよう dignity; majestic appearance

品位

see styles
pǐn wèi / pin3 wei4
p`in wei / pin wei
 hini / ひんい
rank; grade; quality; (aesomethingetic) taste
(1) dignity; grace; nobility; (2) grade; quality; fineness; carat; karat
rank

品格

see styles
pǐn gé / pin3 ge2
p`in ko / pin ko
 hinkaku / ひんかく
one's character; fret (on fingerboard of lute or guitar)
dignity; quality; grace; panache; level

喪盡


丧尽

see styles
sàng jìn / sang4 jin4
sang chin
to completely lose (one's dignity, vitality etc)

器量

see styles
qì liàng / qi4 liang4
ch`i liang / chi liang
 kiryō / きりょう
tolerance
(1) looks; features; personal beauty; (2) ability; talent; calibre; caliber; capability; capacity; (3) dignity; credit; estimation
Capacity; capacity

威信

see styles
wēi xìn / wei1 xin4
wei hsin
 ishin / いしん
prestige; reputation; trust; credit with the people
prestige; dignity; (personal name) Takemasa

威儀


威仪

see styles
wēi yí / wei1 yi2
wei i
 igi / いぎ
majestic presence; awe-inspiring manner
dignity; majesty; dignified manner
Respect-inspiring deportment; dignity, i.e. in walking, standing, sitting, lying. There are said to be 3,000 and also 8,000 forms of such deportment.

威厳

see styles
 igen / いげん dignity; majesty; solemnity; gravity

威嚴


威严

see styles
wēi yán / wei1 yan2
wei yen
dignified; imposing; august; awe-inspiring; awe; prestige; dignity

威容

see styles
wēi róng / wei1 rong2
wei jung
 i yō / いよう
grave and dignified
dignity; majestic appearance
dignified appearance

威風


威风

see styles
wēi fēng / wei1 feng1
wei feng
 ifuu / ifu / いふう
might; awe-inspiring authority; impressive
majesty; dignity; (female given name) Ikaze

尊厳

see styles
 songen / そんげん (noun or adjectival noun) dignity; majesty; sanctity

廃る

see styles
 sutaru / すたる (v5r,vi) (1) (See 廃れる・すたれる) to go out of use; to become obsolete; to die out; to go out of fashion; (Godan verb with "ru" ending) (2) to become lost (e.g. of dignity); to be sullied

扳回

see styles
bān huí / ban1 hui2
pan hui
to pull back; to regain (one's dignity etc); to recover from (an adverse situation); to turn the tables

気品

see styles
 kihin / きひん (1) elegance; refinement; grace; dignity; (2) aroma

気韻

see styles
 kiin / kin / きいん dignity; refinement

沽券

see styles
 koken / こけん    uriken / うりけん (1) dignity; credit; public estimation; face; honor; reputation; (2) (archaism) deed of sale (for a land, forest or house); (3) (archaism) sale value; selling price; (archaism) certificate of sale; deed of sale

矜恃

see styles
 kinji / きんじ    kyouji / kyoji / きょうじ pride; dignity; self-respect

矜持

see styles
jīn chí / jin1 chi2
chin ch`ih / chin chih
 kinji / きんじ    kyouji / kyoji / きょうじ
reserved; aloof
pride; dignity; self-respect

神聖


神圣

see styles
shén shèng / shen2 sheng4
shen sheng
 shinsei / shinse / しんせい
divine; hallow; holy; sacred
(noun or adjectival noun) holiness; sacredness; sanctity; dignity

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Prideful Mind / Self-Respecting Heart Vertical Wall Scroll
Prideful Mind / Self-Respecting Heart Vertical Wall Scroll
Prideful Mind / Self-Respecting Heart Vertical Wall Scroll


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Prideful Mind / Self-Respecting Heart Horizontal Wall Scroll
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