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Gentleness in Chinese / Japanese...

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China wēn hòu
Japan on kou
Gentleness Vertical Wall Scroll

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").

温The modern Japanese version of the first character looks like the one to the right. If you want this modern Japanese form, just click on that Kanji instead of the button above.

See Also:  Kindness | Caring


China wēn róu
Gentleness Vertical Wall Scroll

Gentleness is moving wisely, touching softly, holding carefully, speaking quietly and thinking kindly.

When you feel mad or hurt, use your self-control. Instead of harming someone, talk things out peacefully. You are making the world a safer, gentler place.

See Also:  Kindness | Caring

Heart of Judo

China róu
Japan yawara
Heart of Judo Vertical Wall Scroll

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.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin róu / rou2
Taiwan jou
Japanese juu / ju / じゅう
Heart of Judo Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese soft; flexible; supple; yielding; rho (Greek letter Ρρ)
Japanese (ant: 剛) softness; gentleness; weakness; (surname, female given name) Yawara; (personal name) Munemasa; (personal name) Munekiyo; (personal name) Munekawa; (personal name) Muneo; (personal name) Norio; (personal name) Souseki; (personal name) Soukawa
Pliant, yielding, soft.



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Mandarin qīn qiè / qin1 qie4
Taiwan ch`in ch`ieh / chin chieh
Japanese shinsetsu / しんせつ
Heart of Judo Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese amiable; cordial; close and dear; familiar
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) kindness; gentleness


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Mandarin shēn qiè / shen1 qie4
Taiwan shen ch`ieh / shen chieh
Japanese shinsetsu / しんせつ
Chinese deeply felt; heartfelt; sincere; honest
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (noun or adjectival noun) kindness; gentleness



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Mandarin gāng róu bìng jì / gang1 rou2 bing4 ji4
Taiwan kang jou ping chi
Chinese to couple strength and gentleness (idiom)

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Lookup Gentleness in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
on kou / onkou / on ko / onkowēn hòu / wen1 hou4 / wen hou / wenhou
wēn róu / wen1 rou2 / wen rou / wenrouwen jou / wenjou
Heart of Judoyawararóu / rou2 / roujou
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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