Silence in Chinese / Japanese...

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moku
Silence Scroll

默 / 黙 means silent or silence and is often used in Buddhist context.

Other meanings include dark, secret, or profound.


The original form is , but you will sometimes see it written in the Japanese variant form. If you want it in the Japanese form, please choose a Japanese calligrapher and use this to start your order instead of the button above:

Inner Peace / Silence / Serenity

jìng
shizu / sei
Inner Peace / Silence / Serenity 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
Silence默 / 黙
mokumò / mo4 / mo
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

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

しい

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 shii / shi
    しい
(interjection) (1) (See しっ・1) shh! (used to silence someone); sh!; (interjection) (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

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

六行

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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

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 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.)

啞法


哑法

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yǎ fǎ
    ya3 fa3
ya fa
 ahō
The doctrine of a deaf and dumb person, which he cannot proclaim; the (ascetic) practice of silence

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

宴默

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yàn mò
    yan4 mo4
yen mo
 enmoku
Peaceful and silent; verbal silence

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; (n,adj-t,adv-to) (2) (じゃくねん only) forlornness; desolation; (given name) Jakunen
In calmness, quietude, silence; undisturbed; quiescent

寂默

see styles
jí mò
    ji2 mo4
chi mo
 jakumoku
silence

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

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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

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

沈黙

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 chinmoku
    ちんもく
(n,vs,adj-no) (1) silence; being silent; quiet; hush; (n,vs,adj-no) (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

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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

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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

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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

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

疎音

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 soin
    そいん
prolonged silence

白槌

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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; (transitive verb) (2) to break through (cordon, opponent's defense, etc.); to breach; (transitive verb) (3) to defeat; to beat; (transitive verb) (4) to break (e.g. silence); to disturb (e.g. peace); to shatter (e.g. dream); to disrupt; to spoil; (transitive verb) (5) to violate (e.g. rule); to break (e.g. promise); to infringe; (transitive verb) (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

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