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Honest in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Integrity...

  2. Honest / Straightforward

  3. Most Sincere Friend / Honest Friend / Real Friend / Best Friend

  4. Honesty

  5. Honesty / Fidelity


Integrity
Sincere Honest and Faithful

Japan sei jitsu
Integrity / Sincere Honest and Faithful Vertical Wall Scroll

誠實 is the Japanese version of integrity which can also be defined as a combination of "sincere, honest and faithful."

Some may also define this as "loyal" or "loyalty." In some context, it can mean "genuine." Yes, all of this meaning in just one Japanese word!

Honest / Straightforward

China dǎng
Honest / Straightforward Vertical Wall Scroll

讜 is honest or straightforward in Chinese and old Korean Hanja.

Most Sincere Friend / Honest Friend / Real Friend / Best Friend

China zhì yǒu
Most Sincere Friend / Honest Friend / Real Friend / Best Friend Vertical Wall Scroll

This one way to say best friend in Chinese.

The first character can mean "honest" or "most sincere." The second character means "friend" or "friends" (plural forms work differently in Chinese).


See Also:  Friendship | Soulmates

Honesty

China zhèng zhí
Japan shoujiki
Honesty Vertical Wall Scroll

Honesty is being truthful and sincere. It is important because it builds trust. When people are honest, they can be relied on not to lie, cheat or steal. Being honest means that you accept yourself as you are. When you are open and trustworthy, others can believe in you.

正直 is one of the 8 key concepts of Tang Soo Do.


Note: This entry is cross-listed as "integrity" because it also fits that definition.

Japanese jikiPlease note that the second Kanji sometimes has an alternate form in Japanese. Let us know if you want the alternate form shown to the right.


See Also:  Truth | Trust | Integrity

Honesty

China chéng
Japan makoto
Honesty Vertical Wall Scroll

誠 means truth, faith, fidelity, sincerity, trust and/or confidence.

As a single-character wall scroll, this suggests that you believe "honesty is the best policy," as your personal philosophy.


This is also a virtue of the Samurai Warrior
See our page with just Code of the Samurai / Bushido here


See Also:  Sincerity | Sincere

Honesty

China shí
Honesty Vertical Wall Scroll

實 means real, true, honest, or solid.

It is one of several ways to express the idea of truth.

Note: In some context, this can carry extended meanings of reality, actuality, really, sincerity, or substance.


See Also:  Truth | Trust | Justice

Honesty / Fidelity

China xìn
Japan shin
Honesty / Fidelity Vertical Wall Scroll

信 is another character that expresses the idea of honesty. It can also mean truth, faith, believe in, fidelity, sincerity, trust and/or confidence.

Some have included this in the list for the Bushido, although "makoto" is probably more common/popular.

Note: In some context, this character can mean letter; news or envoy. However, alone, it will generally be read with the honesty-meaning.


See our page with just Code of the Samurai / Bushido here


See Also:  Loyalty Trustworthiness Trustworthy

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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
Integrity
Sincere Honest and Faithful
誠實
誠実
sei jitsu / seijitsu
Honest
Straightforward

dǎng / dang3 / dangtang
Most Sincere Friend
Honest Friend
Real Friend
Best Friend
摯友
挚友
zhì yǒu / zhi4 you3 / zhi you / zhiyouchih yu / chihyu
Honesty正直shoujiki / shojikizhèng zhí
zheng4 zhi2
zheng zhi
zhengzhi
cheng chih
chengchih
Honesty
makotochéng / cheng2 / chengch`eng / cheng
Honesty
shí / shi2 / shishih
Honesty
Fidelity
shinxìn / xin4 / xinhsin
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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