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Zero in Chinese / Japanese...

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líng
rei / zero
Zero Scroll

零 is the number zero in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

零 is a strange selection for a wall scroll, so it's here mostly for reference. I guess it's OK if zero is important to you.


Note: In modern Japan and China, they will often just write a circle to represent zero in lieu of this character.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Zero
零 / 〇
rei / zerolíng / ling2 / ling
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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líng
    ling2
ling
 maru
    まる
Zero Scroll
zero
(1) circle (sometimes used for zero); (2) 'correct' (when marking); (3) symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position, or because of censorship); (4) period; full stop; (5) maru mark; semivoiced sound; p-sound

see styles

    wu2
wu
 bu
    む
(1) nothing; naught; nought; nil; zero; (prefix) (2) un-; non-
not, no, none (無)


see styles

    wu2
wu
 mu
    のん
Zero Scroll
not to have; no; none; not; to lack; un-; -less
(1) nothing; naught; nought; nil; zero; (prefix) (2) un-; non-; (prefix) (1) un-; non-; (2) bad ...; poor ...; (female given name) Non
Sanskrit a, or before a vowel an, similar to English un-, in- in a negative sense; not no, none, non-existent, v. 不, 非, 否; opposite of 有.

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líng
    ling2
ling
 rei / re
    れい
Zero Scroll
zero; nought; zero sign; fractional; fragmentary; odd (of numbers); (placed between two numbers to indicate a smaller quantity followed by a larger one); fraction; (in mathematics) remainder (after division); extra; to wither and fall; to wither
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (kana only) zero; nought; (female given name) Rei

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dòng
    dong4
tung
 hora
    ほら
cave; hole; zero (unambiguous spoken form when spelling out numbers); CL:個|个[ge4]
hollow; cavity; hole; cave; (surname) Horasaki
A hole, cave; to see through, know.

ゼロ

see styles
 zero
    ゼロ
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (kana only) zero; nought; (personal name) Zero

元標

see styles
 genpyou / genpyo
    げんぴょう
zero milestone

整域

see styles
 seiiki / seki
    せいいき
{math} integral domain; ring with no divisors of zero

清零

see styles
qīng líng
    qing1 ling2
ch`ing ling
    ching ling
(computing) to clear memory; to reset; to zero (a hard drive)

準星


准星

see styles
zhǔn xīng
    zhun3 xing1
chun hsing
 junsei / junse
    じゅんせい
front sight (firearms); the zero point indicator marked on a steelyard
(abbreviation) (obsolete) (See クエーサー,準恒星状天体) quasar; QSO; (personal name) Junsei

跳び

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 tobi
    とび
(1) (abbreviation) flying; leaping; flight; leap; (2) naught; zero; oh; (3) flying fish (esp. the Japanese flying fish, Cypselurus agoo)

近零

see styles
jìn líng
    jin4 ling2
chin ling
to approach zero (in calculus)

開白


开白

see styles
kāi bái
    kai1 bai2
k`ai pai
    kai pai
 kaibyaku
To start from the bare ground; to begin a ceremony; to start from zero

零下

see styles
líng xià
    ling2 xia4
ling hsia
 reika / reka
    れいか
below zero
(noun - becomes adjective with の) below zero; sub-zero

零元

see styles
 reigen / regen
    れいげん
{math} zero element

零和

see styles
líng hé
    ling2 he2
ling ho
zero-sum (game, in economics etc)

零度

see styles
líng dù
    ling2 du4
ling tu
 reido / redo
    れいど
zero degree
(1) zero degrees (Celsius); freezing point; (2) zero (on a scale)

零戦

see styles
 zerosen
    ゼロせん
    reisen / resen
    れいせん
Zero fighter plane

零族

see styles
líng zú
    ling2 zu2
ling tsu
lit. zero group; another word for the inert or noble gases 惰性氣體|惰性气体

零日

see styles
líng rì
    ling2 ri4
ling jih
zero-day (attack, vulnerability etc) (computing)

零時


零时

see styles
líng shí
    ling2 shi2
ling shih
 reiji / reji
    れいじ
midnight; zero hour
twelve o'clock; midnight; noon

零点

see styles
 reiten / reten
    れいてん
(1) zero (points, marks); no marks; (2) {math} zero (of a function); root; (3) (See 零度・1) zero degrees (Celsius); freezing point

零點


零点

see styles
líng diǎn
    ling2 dian3
ling tien
midnight; to order à la carte; (math.) zero of a function
See: 零点

非零

see styles
fēi líng
    fei1 ling2
fei ling
 hirei / hire
    ひれい
nonzero
(can be adjective with の) {math} (See ゼロ以外) non-zero

飛び

see styles
 tobi
    とび
(1) (abbreviation) flying; leaping; flight; leap; (2) naught; zero; oh; (3) flying fish (esp. the Japanese flying fish, Cypselurus agoo); (4) (mahj) running out of points (zero or fewer); game ending due to a player running out of points

Variations:

see styles
 maru
    まる
(1) (See 丸・まる・1) circle (sometimes used for zero); (2) (See 二重丸・にじゅうまる) 'correct' (when marking); (3) (See 〇〇・まるまる・1) symbol used as a placeholder (either because a number of other words could be used in that position, or because of censorship); (4) (See 句点) period; full stop; (5) (See 半濁点) maru mark; semivoiced sound; p-sound

ゼロ戦

see styles
 zerosen
    ゼロせん
Zero fighter plane

ゼロ次

see styles
 zeroji
    ゼロじ
(adjectival noun) zero-order

原爆點


原爆点

see styles
yuán bào diǎn
    yuan2 bao4 dian3
yüan pao tien
ground zero

定盤星


定盘星

see styles
dìng pán xīng
    ding4 pan2 xing1
ting p`an hsing
    ting pan hsing
the zero point indicator marked on a steelyard; fixed opinion; solid idea; decisive plan

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