The name Zero in Chinese / Japanese...

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 rei / zero
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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.

These search terms might be related to Zero:

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Fear No Man / Fear Nothing

Nothing / Nothingness

Nothing is Impossible

Nothing is Impossible With Persistence

The Destination is Nothing Without the Journey

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

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Enso - Japanese Zen Circle
(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

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

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Nothing / Nothingness
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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 rei / re

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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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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.


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cello; violoncello; (personal name) Zero


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 genpyou / genpyo
zero milestone


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zhěng yù
    zheng3 yu4
cheng yü
 seiiki / seki
integral domain (abstract algebra)
{math} integral domain; ring with no divisors of zero



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guī líng
    gui1 ling2
kuei ling
to reset to zero; (fig.) to start again from scratch; to go back to square one



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jìng líng
    jing4 ling2
ching ling
net zero (net-zero carbon emissions)


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qīng líng
    qing1 ling2
ch`ing ling
    ching ling
to restore something to its initial state; to reset (an odometer etc); to empty (a bank account); to eradicate (a disease); (computing) to clear (memory); to zero (a hard drive)



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zhǔn xīng
    zhun3 xing1
chun hsing
 junsei / junse
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


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


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jìn líng
    jin4 ling2
chin ling
close to zero



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


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


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 reigen / regen
{math} zero element


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


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


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    reisen / resen
Zero fighter plane


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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


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



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


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



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


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


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(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


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(1) (sometimes used for zero) (See 丸・まる・1) circle; (2) (when marking a test, homework, etc.) (See 二重丸) "correct"; "good"; (unc) (3) (placeholder used to censor individual characters or indicate a space to be filled in) (See 〇〇・1) *; _; (4) (See 句点) period; full stop; (5) (See 半濁点) handakuten (diacritic)


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Zero fighter plane


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(adjectival noun) zero-order

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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
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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