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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 Also: Loyalty Trustworthiness Trustworthy
This is a word list that was requested by a customer. Word lists are not that common in Chinese but we've put this one on the best order/context to make it as natural as possible.
We used the "honor" that leans toward the definition of "dignity" since that seemed like the best match for the other two words.
Please note: These are three two-character words. You should choose the single-column format when you get to the options when you order this selection. The two-column option would split one word or it would be arranged with four characters on one side and two on the other.
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
至誠 is the idea that you enter into something with the utmost sincerity and fidelity. Ideas such as devotion, honesty, and "one's true heart" are also contained in this word.
至誠 is a universal word as the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja are all identical.
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your honesty fidelity search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| xìn / xin4
shin / しん
letter; mail; CL:封[feng1]; to trust; to believe; to profess faith in; truthful; confidence; trust; at will; at random
(adv,n) (1) honesty; fidelity; (2) trust; reliance; (3) (religious) faith; (counter) (4) counter for received messages; (female given name) Yuki; (female given name) Michi; (female given name) Makoto; (personal name) Noburu; (personal name) Nobutsugu; (surname) Nobutaka; (personal name) Nobuji; (surname) Nobusaki; (personal name) Nobukatsu; (female given name) Nobu; (personal name) Shinji; (surname, female given name) Shin; (female given name) Shino; (female given name) Akira
śraddhā. Faith; to believe; belief; faith regarded as the faculty of the mind which sees, appropriates, and trusts the things of religion; it joyfully trusts in the Buddha, in the pure virtue of the triratna and earthly and transcendental goodness; it is the cause of the pure life, and the solvent of doubt. Two forms are mentioned: (1) adhimukti, intuition, tr. by self-assured enlightenment. (2) śraddhā, faith through hearing or being taught. For the Awakening of Faith, Śraddhotpāda, v. 起信論.
| chéng / cheng2
ch`eng / cheng
masakatsu / まさかつ masa / まさ makoto / まこと mako / まこ makato / まかと nobu / のぶ tadashi / ただし takashi / たかし son / そん seiji / seji / せいじ sei / se / せい sumito / すみと sumitaka / すみたか akira / あきら
honest; sincere; true
(adv,n) (1) truth; reality; (2) sincerity; honesty; integrity; fidelity; (3) (archaism) that's right (used when recalling forgotten information, suddenly changing the subject, etc.); (personal name) Masakatsu; (personal name) Masa; (surname, female given name) Makoto; (female given name) Mako; (given name) Makato; (given name) Nobu; (given name) Tadashi; (given name) Takashi; (given name) Son; (personal name) Seiji; (given name) Sei; (personal name) Sumito; (personal name) Sumitaka; (given name) Akira
Truthful, true, truth; real; sincere, sincerity.; See under Fourteen Strokes.
|mame / まめ chuujitsu / chujitsu / ちゅうじつ||
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) (kana only) sincerity; conscientiousness; diligence; (2) (kana only) healthiness; fitness; (3) (archaism) (See 忠実・ちゅうじつ) faithfulness; devotion; (noun or adjectival noun) faithfulness; devotion; loyalty; honesty; truth; fidelity; (given name) Chuujitsu; (personal name) Tadamitsu; (female given name) Tadami; (given name) Tadazane
| shí / shi2
jitsu(p);jichi / じつ(P);じち
Japanese variant of 實|实
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) truth; reality; (2) (じつ only) sincerity; honesty; fidelity; (3) (じつ only) content; substance; (4) (じつ only) (good) result; (m,f) Minoru; (female given name) Minori; (female given name) Makoto; (female given name) Chika; (surname) Jitsusaki; (given name) Jitsu; (surname) Sane
|makoto / まこと||(adv,n) (1) truth; reality; (2) sincerity; honesty; integrity; fidelity; (3) (archaism) that's right (used when recalling forgotten information, suddenly changing the subject, etc.)|
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|信||shin||xìn / xin4 / xin||hsin|
|Fidelity Honor Courage||信義尊嚴勇氣|
|xìn yì zūn yán yǒng qì|
xin4 yi4 zun1 yan2 yong3 qi4
xin yi zun yan yong qi
|hsin i tsun yen yung ch`i
hsin i tsun yen yung chi
|makoto||chéng / cheng2 / cheng||ch`eng / cheng|
|Sincerity and Devotion||至誠|
|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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