The name Secret in Chinese / Japanese...

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Secret Scroll

密 can mean secret, secrecy, confidential, quiet, still, and/or esoteric.

As a piece of calligraphy artwork, it will be read with this secret or secrecy meaning.

When used in the context between people, this can mean: close; close together; intimate; closed in.

When referring to materials or objects, it can refer to thickness, density, thick, dense, fine, and/or small.

In Chinese, this can be the surname Mi.
In Japanese, this can be the name Mitsu.

Darkness Scroll

闇 is the shortest and universal way (in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja) to write “darkness.”

In Chinese, this can mean dark, gloomy, hidden, secret, to shut the door, or unilluminated.

In Japanese, this can mean darkness, the dark, black-marketeering, dark, shady, or illegal.

In old Korean Hanja, this can mean dark, obscure, hidden, or secret.

暗 Note that there is an alternate form of this character. It is used as an alternate in all three languages (that rarely happens). You can see this alternate version to the right. If you want to order that version, please click on that character, instead of the button above.

 an koku
Darkness Scroll

暗黒 is the two-character Japanese word for darkness.

The first Kanji can mean unilluminated, dark, gloomy, hidden, or secret.
The second character means black or dark.

Together, these two Kanji will be understood as dark or darkness.

 hēi àn
Darkness Scroll

黑闇 is the two-character Chinese word for darkness.

The first character alone means black or dark.

The second character has several possible meanings, depending on context; They include: to shut the door, unilluminated, dark, gloomy, hidden, or secret.

Together, these two characters will, in most cases, be translated as dark or darkness.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

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secret; confidential; close; thick; dense
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) (ant: 疎・そ・1) dense; thick; crowded; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) close (relationship); intimate; (noun or adjectival noun) (3) minute; fine; careful; (noun or adjectival noun) (4) secret; (5) (abbreviation) {Buddh} (See 密教・みっきょう) esoteric Buddhism; secret Buddhist teachings; (surname, female given name) Mitsu
Closed in; close together; intimate; quiet, still; secret, occult, esoteric; fine, small; contrasted with 顯 open, exoteric. Cf. 祕.


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mì mì
    mi4 mi4
mi mi
secret; private; confidential; clandestine; a secret (CL:個|个[ge4])
(n,adj-na,adj-no) (1) secret; secrecy; confidentiality; privacy; (2) mystery; (3) (See 秘訣) secret (e.g. to success); (4) {Buddh} esoteric teachings


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secret plan; secret scheme; secret stratagem; secret method



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tiān jī
    tian1 ji1
t`ien chi
    tien chi
mystery known only to heaven (archaic); inscrutable twist of fate; fig. top secret
(1) secret of nature; profound secret; (2) disposition; character; nature; (3) emperor's health; emperor's well-being
Natural capacity; the nature bestowed by Heaven.


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mì lìng
    mi4 ling4
mi ling
 mitsurei / mitsure
secret instruction; secret order
secret orders


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 hihou / hiho
secret method; secret recipe; (prescription for a) secret medicine


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 hihou / hiho
(1) secret method; secret process; secret formula; (2) {Buddh} esoteric rituals (in Shingon Buddhism)


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(rare) secret records; secret document; secret notes



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mì jué
    mi4 jue2
mi chüeh
secret know-how; key (to longevity); secret (of happiness); recipe (for success)
secret (method, trick, etc.); mysteries (of an art, trade, etc.); key (e.g. to success); recipe


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 kigyouhimitsu / kigyohimitsu
company secret; industrial secret; trade secret

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dark; to turn dark; secret; hidden; (literary) confused; ignorant
(ant: 明・めい・1) darkness; (female given name) Hikage
Dark, dim, gloom, dull; secret, hidden.

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variant of 秘[mi4]
Secret, occult, esoteric; opposite of 顯.

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secret; secretary
(rare) (See 秘中の秘) secret; mystery


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(noun - becomes adjective with の) strict secret; top-secret


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kǒu mì
    kou3 mi4
k`ou mi
    kou mi
語密 One of the 三密. Secret or magical words, either definite formulas of the Buddha or secret words from his dharma, kaya, or spirit.


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mì shǐ
    mi4 shi3
mi shih
secret envoy
secret messenger


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mì shì
    mi4 shi4
mi shih
a room for keeping something hidden; secret room; hidden chamber
(1) locked room; (2) secret room



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mì yuē
    mi4 yue1
mi yüeh
secret appointment
(noun, transitive verb) secret agreement



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àn fǎng
    an4 fang3
an fang
to make secret inquiries; to investigate in secret


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àn dào
    an4 dao4
an tao
secret passage; secret tunnel


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tè gōng
    te4 gong1
t`e kung
    te kung
secret service; special service; secret service agent; special agent



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mì ào
    mi4 ao4
mi ao
Secret, mysterious.



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mì mì
    mi4 mi4
mi mi
Secret, occult, esoteric, mysterious, profound.



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mì jué
    mi4 jue2
mi chüeh
or 祕訣 Secret, magical incantations.


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secret swordsmanship (of a specific school); secret traditions of fencing


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mì jì
    mi4 ji4
mi chi
cheat code
secret technique; secret art


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 himon; hibun
    ひもん; ひぶん
password; secret spell; secret phrase


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 higei / hige
(colloquialism) (See 秘技) secret technique; secret art


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(1) secret medicine; secret remedy; nostrum; (2) (See 妙薬) wonder drug; excellent remedy


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secret art; secret technique; mysteries (of an art)

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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
Secretmitsumì / mi4 / mi
yamiàn / an4 / an
Darkness暗黒an koku / ankoku
hēi àn / hei1 an4 / hei an / heian
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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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.

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