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Silence in Chinese / Japanese...

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Inner Peace / Silence / Serenity

China jìng
Japan shizu / sei
Inner Peace / Silence / Serenity

靜 is the simplest way to convey the meaning of inner peace and serenity.

靜 is often translated as "serenity." It can also be used to express the ideas of still, calm, serene, quiet, silent, stillness, not moving or tranquility.

In the old days, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean people might hang a wall scroll with this character in their reading room to bring about a sense of peace in the room.


静While they once used the same character form in Japan, they now use a slightly-simplified version in modern Japan (after WWII). This version is shown to the right, and can be selected for your wall scroll by clicking on that Kanji instead of the button above.


See Also:  Peace


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin chì / chi4
Taiwan ch`ih / chih
Japanese shikari / しっ
Chinese to scold; shout at; to hoot at
Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (interjection) (1) (kana only) shh! (used to silence someone); sh!; (2) (kana only) shoo! (used to drive off an approaching animal, etc.); scolding

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Mandarin/ mo4
Taiwan mo
Japanese moku / もく
Chinese Japanese variant of 默
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) silence; stillness; quietness; (given name) Moku

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しい

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Japanese shii / shi / しい Japanese (interjection) (1) (See しっ・1) shh! (used to silence someone); sh!; (2) (See しっ・2) shoo! (used to drive off an approaching animal, etc.); (suf,adj-i) (3) (after a noun, the -nai stem of a verb, or repetitive syllables) -ish; -like; -looking; (female given name) Shii

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不言

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Mandarin bù yán / bu4 yan2
Taiwan pu yen
Japanese fugen / ふげん
Japanese silence; (given name) Fugen
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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不語


不语

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Mandarin bù yǔ / bu4 yu3
Taiwan pu yü
Japanese fugo / ふご
Chinese (literary) not to speak
Japanese silence

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六行

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Mandarin liù xíng / liu4 xing2
Taiwan liu hsing
Japanese rokugyō
Among Buddhists the term means the practice of the 六度 six pāramitās; it is referred, among outsiders, to the six austerities of the six kinds of heretics: (1) 自餓 starvation; (2) 投淵 naked cave-dwelling (or, throwing oneself down precipices); (3) 赴火 self-immolation, or self-torturing by fire; (4) 自坐 sitting naked in public; (5) 寂默 dwelling in silence among graves; (6) 牛狗 living as animals; six practices

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冷場


冷场

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Mandarin lěng chǎng / leng3 chang3
Taiwan leng ch`ang / leng chang
Chinese stage wait; (fig.) awkward silence

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叱叱

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Japanese shisshi / しっしっ Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (interjection) (1) (kana only) shh! (used to silence someone); sh!; (2) (kana only) shoo! (used to drive off animals, etc.)

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四記


四记

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Mandarin sì jì / si4 ji4
Taiwan ssu chi
Japanese shiki
(or 四答) The Buddha's for methods of dealing with questions: direct answer, discriminating answer, questioning in return, and silence; four responses

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寂然

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Mandarin ran  / ran2 
Taiwan ran 
Japanese sekizen(p);jakunen / せきぜん(P);じゃくねん
Chinese silent; quiet
Japanese (n,adj-t,adv-to) (1) lonely; desolate; (2) (じゃくねん only) forlornness; desolation; (given name) Jakunen
In calmness, quietude, silence; undisturbed; quiescent

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屏息

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Mandarin bǐng xī / bing3 xi1
Taiwan ping hsi
Japanese heisoku / hesoku / へいそく
Chinese hold one's breath
Japanese (noun/participle) bated breath; being cowed into silence

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打靜


打静

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Mandarin dǎ jìng / da3 jing4
Taiwan ta ching
Japanese tajō
To beat the silencer, or beat for silence.

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搭訕


搭讪

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Mandarin dā shàn / da1 shan4
Taiwan ta shan
Chinese to hit on someone; to strike up a conversation; to start talking to end an awkward silence or embarrassing situation

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梵壇


梵坛

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Mandarin fàn tán / fan4 tan2
Taiwan fan t`an / fan tan
Japanese bondan
or 梵怛 brahmadaṇda, brahma-staff 梵杖, the brahma (i.e. religious) punishment (stick), but the derivation is uncertain; the explanation is "to send to Coventry" a recalcitrant monk, the forbidding of any conversation with him, called also 默擯 exclusion to silence.

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森閑

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Japanese shinkan / しんかん Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) silence; stillness; quietness

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沈黙

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Japanese chinmoku / ちんもく Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) (1) silence; being silent; quiet; hush; (2) reticence; inaction; (given name) Chinmoku

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沉寂

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Mandarin chén jì / chen2 ji4
Taiwan ch`en chi / chen chi
Chinese silence; stillness

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消音

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Mandarin xiāo yīn / xiao1 yin1
Taiwan hsiao yin
Japanese shouon / shoon / しょうおん
Chinese to silence
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) silencing (e.g. machine); muffling; muting (e.g. TV)

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深閑

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Japanese shinkan / しんかん Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) silence; stillness; quietness

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淵默

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Mandarin yuān mò / yuan1 mo4
Taiwan yüan mo
Chinese profound silence

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滅口

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Mandarin miè kǒu / mie4 kou3
Taiwan mieh k`ou / mieh kou
Chinese to kill sb to prevent them from divulging a secret; to silence sb

無言


无言

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Mandarin wú yán / wu2 yan2
Taiwan wu yen
Japanese mugon / むごん
Chinese to remain silent; to have nothing to say
Japanese silence
Without words, silent, speechless; wordless

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無音

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Japanese muon / むおん    buin / ぶいん Japanese soundless; (noun/participle) long silence; (place-name) Yobarazu

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疎遠


疎远

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Mandarin shū yuǎn / shu1 yuan3
Taiwan shu yüan
Japanese soen / そえん
Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) estrangement; neglect; silence
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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疎音

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Japanese soin / そいん Japanese prolonged silence

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白槌

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Mandarin bái chuí / bai2 chui2
Taiwan pai ch`ui / pai chui
Japanese byakutsui
自椎 The informing baton or hammer, calling attention to a plaint, or for silence to give information; an announcement

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箝口

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Japanese kenkou / kenko / けんこう    kankou / kanko / かんこう Japanese (noun/participle) (1) keeping silent; silence; (2) restraining (speech); gagging; muzzling

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緘口

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Japanese kankou / kanko / かんこう Japanese (noun/participle) (1) keeping silent; silence; (2) restraining (speech); gagging; muzzling

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肅靜

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Mandarin sù jìng / su4 jing4
Taiwan su ching
Chinese silence; solemnly silent; peaceful; to pacify

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說默


说默

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Mandarin shuō mò / shuo1 mo4
Taiwan shuo mo
Japanese setsumoku
Speech and silence.

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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
Inner Peace
Silence
Serenity

shizu / seijìng / jing4 / jingching
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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