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Promise in Chinese / Japanese...

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fā shì
Promise Scroll

發誓 means promise in Chinese, as in to vow, pledge, or swear to do or be something.


shin yaku
Promise Scroll

信約 means promise in Japanese, as in to vow, pledge, or swear to do or be something.


chéng nuò
Commitment Scroll

承諾 embodies the idea commitment, but also means to make a big effort or undertaking a great task.

Commitment is caring deeply about something or someone. It is deciding carefully what you want to do, and then giving it 100%, holding nothing back. You give your all to a friendship, a task, or something you believe in. You finish what you start. You keep your promises.

In Chinese, this word directly means to undertake something or to make a promise to do something.

Outside of the commitment idea, this particular word can also mean approval, acceptance, consent, assent, acquiescence, or agreement depending on context (especially in Japanese and Korean). Therefore, this word is probably best if your audience is Chinese.

See Also:  Partnership | Hard Work | Dedication

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
fā shì / fa1 shi4 / fa shi / fashifa shih / fashih
Promise信約shin yaku / shinyaku
shoudaku / shodakuchéng nuò
cheng2 nuo4
cheng nuo
ch`eng no
cheng no
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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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition


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 shinyaku / しんやく
Commitment Scroll
vow; promise



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chéng nuò / cheng2 nuo4
ch`eng no / cheng no
 shoudaku / shodaku / しょうだく
Commitment Scroll
to promise; to undertake to do something; commitment
(noun/participle) consent; approval; acceptance; agreement; compliance

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yuē / yue1
 yaku / やく
to make an appointment; to invite; approximately; pact; treaty; to economize; to restrict; to reduce (a fraction); concise
(adverb) (1) approximately; about; (2) promise; appointment; engagement; (3) shortening; reduction; simplification; (4) {ling} (See 約音) contraction (in phonetics); (female given name) Yaku
Bind, restrain; agree, covenant; about; concerning...

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/ xu3
 kyo / ほお
to allow; to permit; to promise; to praise; somewhat; perhaps
(adverb) under (esp. influence or guidance); (particle) (1) (kana only) only; merely; nothing but; no more than; (2) (kana only) approximately; about; (3) (kana only) just (finished, etc.); (4) (kana only) as if to; (as though) about to; (5) (kana only) indicates emphasis; (6) (kana only) always; constantly; (particle) (1) (kana only) (colloquialism) approximately; about; (2) only; nothing but; (3) just (finished, etc.); (surname) Hoo
Grant, permit, admit, promise; very; to grant

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nuò / nuo4
 daku / だく
to consent; to promise; (literary) yes!
(1) agreement; assent; (n,n-pref,n-suf) (2) (abbreviation) (See 諾威・ノルウェー) Norway; (place-name) Nagi
To answer; promise; yes; translit. na, nya; to agree

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lài / lai4
to depend on; to hang on in a place; bad; to renege (on promise); to disclaim; to rat (on debts); rascally; to blame; to put the blame on
To rely upon, depend on; throw the burden on, repudiate; to rely upon

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jiàn / jian4
to fulfill (a promise); to tread; to walk
to tread on


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bǎo xiū / bao3 xiu1
pao hsiu
 hoshuu / hoshu / ほしゅう
to promise to keep something in good repair; guarantee; warranty



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yǔn nuò / yun3 nuo4
yün no
to promise; to consent (to do something)



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gōng yuē / gong1 yue1
kung yüeh
 kouyaku / koyaku / こうやく
convention (i.e. international agreement)
(n,vs,adj-no) public commitment; public promise; campaign pledge; official vow


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 zenyaku / ぜんやく previous engagement; previous promise


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fǎn huǐ / fan3 hui3
fan hui
to renege; to go back (on a deal); to back out (of a promise)


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 kouyaku / koyaku / こうやく (noun/participle) verbal promise


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 chinami / ちなみ (1) (See 因みに・ちなみに) association; link; connection; (2) pledge (esp. for marriage); promise



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sù nuò / su4 nuo4
su no
old promise; long-standing commitment


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shī xìn / shi1 xin4
shih hsin
to break a promise


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 chigiri / ちぎり (1) pledge; vow; promise; (2) (of a man and woman) having sexual relations; having sexual intercourse; (3) destiny; fate; karma


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 chigiru / ちぎる (Godan verb with "ru" ending) (1) to pledge; to vow; to promise; to swear; (Godan verb with "ru" ending) (2) to have sexual intercourse (esp. between husband and wife); to share a bed



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jì nuò / ji4 nuo4
chi no
a promise that can be realized


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 mamoru / まもる (transitive verb) (1) to protect; to guard; to defend; (2) to keep (i.e. a promise); to abide (by the rules); to observe; to obey; to follow



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shí jiàn / shi2 jian4
shih chien
practice; to put into practice; to live up to (a promise); to carry out (a project)



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lǚ yuē / lu:3 yue1
lü yüeh
to keep a promise; to honor an agreement


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lǚ xíng / lu:3 xing2
lü hsing
 rikou / riko / りこう
to fulfill (one's obligations); to carry out (a task); to implement (an agreement); to perform
(noun/participle) performance (of a duty); fulfillment (of a promise); fulfilment; execution (of a contract); discharge; implementation


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 yuukei / yuke / ゆうけい secret promise made to the gods


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huǐ hūn / hui3 hun1
hui hun
to break a promise of marriage



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yìng chéng / ying4 cheng2
ying ch`eng / ying cheng
to agree (to do something); to promise



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yīng xǔ / ying1 xu3
ying hsü
to promise; to allow



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yìng nuò / ying4 nuo4
ying no
to promise; to agree to do something


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 mamoru / まもる (irregular kanji usage) (transitive verb) (1) to protect; to guard; to defend; (2) to keep (i.e. a promise); to abide (by the rules); to observe; to obey; to follow


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chéng fù / cheng2 fu4
ch`eng fu / cheng fu
to promise to pay

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