Tolerance in Chinese / Japanese...

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kuān róng
Tolerance Scroll

Being tolerant is accepting differences. You don't expect others to think, look, speak or act just like you. You are free of prejudice, knowing that all people have feelings, needs, hopes and dreams. Tolerance is also accepting things you wish were different with patience and flexibility.

寬容 can also be translated as magnanimity, generosity, or leniency.

Note: There is a tiny deviation in the first character when written in Japanese. If you choose our Japanese master calligrapher, the little dot on the lower right of the first character will be omitted. With or without the dot, this can be read in Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean.

See Also:  Patience

wǒ màn
ga man
Gaman Scroll

Gaman is a Zen Buddhist term from Japan that means "enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity".

This title can also be translated as patience, perseverance, tolerance, or self-denial.

我慢 is also a Chinese Buddhist term with a different pronunciation. It comes from Sanskrit abhimāna or ātma-mada. Chinese Buddhism defines this very differently as, "Egoism exalting self and depreciating others", "self-intoxication", or "pride". Alone, the first character means "Me, I, or Self", and the second character in a Buddhist context comes from Sanskrit māna and means pride, arrogance, self-conceit, looking down on others, supercilious, etc.

I’m currently working with Japanese and Chinese translators to try and reconcile the true meaning or any commonality of this word between languages. For now, please only consider this if your audience is Japanese.

Patience / Perseverance / To Endure / Tolerant

rěn nài
nin tai
Patience / Perseverance / To Endure / Tolerant Scroll

Patience is quiet hope and trust that things will turn out right. You wait without complaining. You are tolerant and accepting of difficulties and mistakes. You picture the end in the beginning and persevere to meet your goals.

忍耐 can also mean "to endure", "restrain oneself", "forbearance", and in some context it can mean "perseverance" or "endurance".

忍耐 is also used as a tenet of Taekwondo, Tang Soo Do, and other Korean martial arts where it's titled "Endurance" and romanized as "In Neh".

忍Note that when writing this as Kanji, Japanese will tend to write the first character in the form shown to the right. If you select our Japanese master calligrapher, please expect this Kanji form (yes, it’s just one stroke that is slightly different in location, crossing another stroke in the Japanese Kanji form).

See Also:  Peace | Harmony | Perseverance

Zhen Shan Ren

Truth Compassion Tolerance

zhēn shàn rěn
Zhen Shan Ren Scroll

真善忍 means Truth Compassion Tolerance or Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance in Chinese.

This word-list is associated with Falun Gong practitioners.

Acceptance / Tolerate

róng nà
Acceptance / Tolerate Scroll

容納 speaks of being tolerant of other opinions or being accepting of other people's ideas or ways of doing things.

Other definitions of this word: have the capacity for; to accommodate; to tolerate.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition


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 yousha / yosha

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Forgiveness (from the top down)
(noun, transitive verb) (1) pardon; forgiveness; tolerance; overlooking; (noun, transitive verb) (2) leniency; mercy; going easy (on someone)


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Shinobi / Ninja Outcast
(1) stealth; (2) (abbreviation) (See 忍び歩き) travelling incognito (traveling); (3) (abbreviation) (See 忍びの術) ninjutsu; (4) (abbreviation) (See 忍びの者) ninja; (5) sneak theft; sneak thief; (6) (See 忍びない) tolerance

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 ryou / ryo
capacity; quantity; amount; to estimate; abbr. for 量詞|量词[liang4 ci2], classifier (in Chinese grammar); measure word
(n,n-suf) (1) quantity; amount; volume; capacity; portion (of food); (2) (See 度量・1) generosity; magnanimity; tolerance; (3) {phil} pramana; means by which one gains accurate and valid knowledge (in Indian philosophy); (surname, female given name) Ryō
pramāṇa. Measure, capacity, length, ability; to measure, deliberate; a syllogism in logic, v. 比量. A syllogism, consisting of 宗 pratijñā, proposition; 因 hetu, reason; 喩 udāharaṇa, example; but the syllogism varies in the number of its avayava, or members. There are other divisions from 2 to 6, e.g. 現量 and 比量 direct or sense inferences, and comparative or logical inferences; to these are added 聖教量 arguments based on authority; 譬喩量 analogy; 義准 postulation, or general assent; and 無體 negation, or non-existence.


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sān rěn
    san1 ren3
san jen
The tree forms of kṣānti, i.e. patience (or endurance, tolerance). One of the groups is patience under hatred, under physical hardship, and in pursuit of the faith. Another is patience of the blessed in the Pure Land in understanding the truth they hear, patience in obeying the truth, patience in attaining absolute reality; v. 無量壽經. Another is patience in the joy of remembering Amitābha, patience in meditation on his truth, and patience in constant faith in him. Another is the patience of submission, of faith, and of obedience; three kinds of tolerance


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bā rěn
    ba1 ren3
pa jen
The eight kṣānti, or powers of patient endurance, in the desire-realm and the two realms above it, necessary to acquire the full realization of the truth of the Four Axioms, 四諦; these four give rise to the 四法忍, i.e. 苦, 集, 滅, 道法忍, the endurance or patient pursuit that results in their realization. In the realm of form and the formless, they are called the 四類忍. By patient meditation the 見惑 false or perplexed views will cease, and the八智 eight kinds of jñāna or gnosis be acquired; therefore 智 results from忍 and the sixteen, 八忍八智 (or 觀), are called the 十六心, i.e. the sixteen mental conditions during the stage of 見道, when 惑 illusions or perplexities of view are destroyed. Such is the teaching of the 唯識宗. The 八智 are 苦, 集, 滅,道法智 and 苦, etc. 類智; eight kinds of tolerance


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gōng chāi
    gong1 chai1
kung ch`ai
    kung chai
 kousa / kosa
official errand; bailiff in a yamen
(1) {math} common difference; (2) tolerance (in engineering, manufacturing, etc.); allowance; allowable error


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liù rěn
    liu4 ren3
liu jen
six kinds of tolerance; six kinds of tolerance


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(noun/participle) (1) patience; patient endurance; forbearance; tolerance; (2) forgiveness; pardon


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bāo róng
    bao1 rong2
pao jung
 houyou / hoyo
to pardon; to forgive; to show tolerance; to contain; to hold; inclusive
(noun, transitive verb) (1) tolerance; magnanimity; comprehension; (noun, transitive verb) (2) inclusion; encompassing


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qì liàng
    qi4 liang4
ch`i liang
    chi liang
(1) looks; features; personal beauty; (2) ability; talent; calibre; caliber; capability; capacity; (3) dignity; credit; estimation
Capacity; capacity


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kān rěn
    kan1 ren3
k`an jen
    kan jen
(noun/participle) (1) patience; patient endurance; forbearance; tolerance; (2) forgiveness; pardon
sahā; to bear, patiently endure; forbearance


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(noun or adjectival noun) (1) (See 大目に見る・おおめにみる) magnanimity; tolerance; (2) (rare) large eyes; (surname) Daime


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 kanyou / kanyo
(n,adj-na,vs,vt) tolerance; open-mindedness; forbearance; generosity; magnanimity; (personal name) Hiroyasu


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dù liàng
    du4 liang4
tu liang
 doryou / doryo
measure; tolerance; breadth; magnanimity; (math.) metric
(1) generosity; magnanimity; tolerance; (2) length and capacity; measures


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xīn yǎn
    xin1 yan3
hsin yen
heart; intention; conscience; consideration; cleverness; tolerance
the mind's eye
The eye of the mind, mental vision; mind's eye


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xīn lù
    xin1 lu4
hsin lu
scheme; artifice; tolerance; intention; motive; train of thought; brains; wit; ideas
(female given name) Kokoro
The mind-road, i. e. the road to Buddhahood.


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rěn lì
    ren3 li4
jen li
(power of) tolerance; (power of) tolerance



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rěn mǎn
    ren3 man3
jen man
completion of (perfection of) tolerance; completion of (perfection of) tolerance


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cí rěn
    ci2 ren3
tz`u jen
    tzu jen
(personal name) Jinin
Compassion and patience, compassionate tolerance; compassion and tolerance



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qì liàng
    qi4 liang4
ch`i liang
    chi liang
(lit. quantity of spirit); moral character; degree of forbearance; broad-mindedness or otherwise; tolerance; magnanimity


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jìng rěn
    jing4 ren3
ching jen
pure tolerance; pure tolerance


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nài xìng
    nai4 xing4
nai hsing
 taisei / taise
patience; endurance
(noun - becomes adjective with の) resistance (e.g. to antibiotics); tolerance (e.g. drug tolerance)


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kǔ rěn
    ku3 ren3
k`u jen
    ku jen
tolerance of suffering; tolerance of suffering


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yù dù
    yu4 du4
yü tu
 yuudo / yudo
margin; allowance
electrical tolerance


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 kyoyou / kyoyo
(n,vs,vt,adj-no) permission; allowance; acceptance; tolerance; pardon


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yǎ liàng
    ya3 liang4
ya liang
 garyou / garyo
magnanimity; tolerance; high capacity for drinking
magnanimity; generosity; tolerance; (given name) Masakazu



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shùn rěn
    shun4 ren3
shun jen
(given name) Junnin
The third of the five bodhisattva stages of endurance, i.e. from the fourth to sixth stage; tolerance of accordance



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yú liàng
    yu2 liang4
yü liang
remnant; leftover; tolerance (i.e. allowed error)


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shàng rěn wèi
    shang4 ren3 wei4
shang jen wei
 jōnin i
stage of superior tolerance; stage of superior tolerance


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xià rěn wèi
    xia4 ren3 wei4
hsia jen wei
 genin i
stage of lesser tolerance; stage of lesser tolerance

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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
kanyou / kanyokuān róng
kuan1 rong2
kuan rong
k`uan jung
kuan jung
Gaman我慢ga man / gamanwǒ màn / wo3 man4 / wo man / woman
To Endure
忍耐nin tai / nintairěn nài / ren3 nai4 / ren nai / rennaijen nai / jennai
Zhen Shan Ren真善忍zhēn shàn rěn
zhen1 shan4 ren3
zhen shan ren
chen shan jen
róng nà / rong2 na4 / rong na / rongnajung na / jungna
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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