Japanese Dictionary

Reading and JLPT level
沈黙 JLPT 1
Kana Reading
ちんもく
Romaji
chinmoku
Word Senses
  • Parts of speech
    noun (common) (futsuumeishi), noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru, nouns which may take the genitive case particle `no'
    Meaning
    silence; hush
    Example sentence
    さて犯人は、告白するが、沈黙するML参加者たち焦眉関心事となる Well then, it becomes a matter of urgent concern to the lurkers of this mailing list whether the guilty party confesses or not.
  • Parts of speech
    Meaning
    reticence; inaction
    Example sentence
    雄弁沈黙 Speech is silver, silence is gold.

Examples of 沈黙, ちんもく in a sentence


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Kanji in this word

JLPT 1

15 strokes

silence, become silent, stop speaking, leave as is

On'Yomi: モク, ボク

Kun'Yomi: だま.る, もだ.す

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JLPT 2

7 strokes

sink, be submerged, subside, be depressed, aloes

On'Yomi: チン, ジン

Kun'Yomi: しず.む, しず.める

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