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溫厚 is a Chinese, Japanese and old Korean word for "gentle" or "gentleness."
This can also mean "kindness" (more as an adjective like "kind person").
This Kanji literally means flexible, pliable, gentle, or yielding. 柔 is also the first Kanji of the Japanese martial arts titles of Judo and Jujutsu (Jujitsu). In those cases, it's pronounced "ju" in Japanese. However, alone, the classic pronunciation is "yawara." Some translate this Kanji (in the context of martial arts) as "The Heart of Judo."
Please note that this just means pliable, gentle, and yielding in Chinese and old Korean Hanja. They do know what Judo and Jujitsu are but if this character is seen alone in China or Korea, people generally will not think of the martial arts context.
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your gentleness search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| róu / rou2
nyū / じゅう
soft; flexible; supple; yielding; rho (Greek letter Ρρ)
(ant: 剛) softness; gentleness; weakness; (surname, female given name) Yawara
Pliant, yielding, soft.
| qīn qiè / qin1 qie4
ch`in ch`ieh / chin chieh
shinsetsu / しんせつ
amiable; cordial; close and dear; familiar
(noun or adjectival noun) kindness; gentleness
| shēn qiè / shen1 qie4
shen ch`ieh / shen chieh
shinsetsu / しんせつ
deeply felt; heartfelt; sincere; honest
(out-dated kanji) (noun or adjectival noun) kindness; gentleness
| gāng róu bìng jì / gang1 rou2 bing4 ji4
kang jou ping chi
to couple strength and gentleness (idiom)
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji (Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|on kou / onkou / on ko / onko||wēn hòu / wen1 hou4 / wen hou / wenhou|
|wēn róu / wen1 rou2 / wen rou / wenrou||wen jou / wenjou|
|Heart of Judo||柔||yawara||róu / rou2 / rou||jou|
|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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