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Silence in Chinese / Japanese...

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Inner Peace / Silence / Serenity

jìng
shizu / sei
Inner Peace / Silence / Serenity Vertical Wall Scroll

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


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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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chì / chi4
ch`ih / chih
 shikari / しっ
to scold; shout at; to hoot at
(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

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

しい

see styles
 shii / shi / しい (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

不言

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bù yán / bu4 yan2
pu yen
 fugen / ふげん
silence; (given name) Fugen
does not say

不語


不语

see styles
bù yǔ / bu4 yu3
pu yü
 fugo / ふご
(literary) not to speak
silence

六行

see styles
liù xíng / liu4 xing2
liu hsing
 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

冷場


冷场

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

叱叱

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

四記


四记

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

寂然

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jì rán / ji4 ran2
chi jan
 sekizen(p);jakunen / せきぜん(P);じゃくねん
silent; quiet
(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

屏息

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

打靜


打静

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dǎ jìng / da3 jing4
ta ching
 tajō
To beat the silencer, or beat for silence; beat the silencer

搭訕


搭讪

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

梵壇


梵坛

see styles
fàn tán / fan4 tan2
fan t`an / fan tan
 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.

森閑

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

沈黙

see styles
 chinmoku / ちんもく (n,vs,adj-no) (1) silence; being silent; quiet; hush; (2) reticence; inaction; (wk) Silence (1996 novel by Shūsaku Endō)

沉寂

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

消音

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

深閑

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

淵默


渊默

see styles
yuān mò / yuan1 mo4
yüan mo
profound silence

滅口


灭口

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

無言


无言

see styles
wú yán / wu2 yan2
wu yen
 mugon / むごん
to remain silent; to have nothing to say
(noun - becomes adjective with の) silence (not speaking); muteness
Without words, silent, speechless; wordless

無音

see styles
 muon / むおん (noun - becomes adjective with の) silence; (place-name) Yobarazu

疎音

see styles
 soin / そいん prolonged silence

白槌

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

破る

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 yaburu / やぶる (transitive verb) (1) to tear; to rip; to break; to destroy; (2) to break through (cordon, opponent's defense, etc.); to breach; (3) to defeat; to beat; (4) to break (e.g. silence); to disturb (e.g. peace); to shatter (e.g. dream); to disrupt; to spoil; (5) to violate (e.g. rule); to break (e.g. promise); to infringe; (6) to break (a record)

箝口

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

緘口

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

肅靜


肃静

see styles
sù jìng / su4 jing4
su ching
silence; solemnly silent; peaceful; to pacify

說默


说默

see styles
shuō mò / shuo1 mo4
shuo mo
 setsumoku
Speech and silence; speech and silence

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