Peace in Japanese - Different Ways to Say

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Have you ever wondered how to spell or speak the word Peace in Japanese? Many look for this word out of curiosity or simply to make a tatoo. In this article we will share different ways and ways of saying Peace in Japanese.

The main word for Peace in Japanese is Heiwa [平和] which can also mean harmony. It can mean something like having a mild temper; educated; peaceful and calm. What are the secrets behind these ideograms that make up Heiwa?

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Errors in Tattooing Peace on Ideograms

Many mistakenly tattoo ideograms with the idea that it literally means peace. Searching on google myself, I found images of certain ideograms translated as peace, but that doesn't mean that in Japanese or Chinese.

In fact, the two ideograms [平] and [和] make up the word peace, and both separate convey the idea of peace. But people mistakenly present the word as if it meant only peace, leaving and ignoring other meanings.

The normal thing is to tattoo only one ideogram instead of the whole word, so which of these ideograms to tattoo? It is difficult to answer this question since both mean Peace. By understanding the meaning of these ideograms, you will arrive at the correct option.

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Japanese style peace [和]

The ideogram [和] that many tattoo thinking that it mainly means peace, is actually a word that refers to Japan. It is the old name of Japan, this ideogram is constantly used to refer to Japanese and traditional things.

The ideogram wa [和] was chosen to replace [倭] around 707 for having the etymology Yamato, old name of Japan. The ideogram can also be used to make peace or to reconcile, to come into harmony.

The sense of peace in the ideogram [和] came to replace the ideogram knot [閑] which means peaceful, calm and peaceful. In China and Korea this ideogram [和] also conveys the idea of peace, but it is not the main ideogram to compose this meaning.

How the ideogram [和] is used to refer to traditional things in Japan like art, music and objects. It may be difficult to find some words related to peace, but we will try to show them below:

KanjiRomajiMeaning
和平waheipeace
和 や かNagoyakaLight; calm; kind; harmonious; Pacific
和解wakaireconciliation; rapprochement; commitment; conciliation
和 議wagipeace conference; peace negotiation
和 むnagomube softened; calm down
和睦wabokureconciliation; peace; rapprochement
和 戦wazenwar and peace; peace
和約wayakupeace agreement
和 楽warakupeace and harmony
和 を 結 ぶwawomusubimake peace
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Japanese Ideogram of Peace [平]

You should definitely not tattoo this ideogram [平]. Despite being present in the word Peace, and constantly being translated as peace, its true meaning is something flat, flat, something ordinary, mediocre, a low status person, a freshman or a novice.

Many end up using this ideogram for being the first to compose the word peace in Japanese Heiwa [平和]. This ideogram is very generic and consists of several words not related to peace.

Despite this, hei [平] is present in many words with peace, including the period called Peace Period in Japan Heian.

Below are some words related to peace that use the ideogram [平]:

KanjiRomajiMeaning
平安heianJapanese period; peace; tranquility
平等byoudouequality; impartiality; uniformity
平均heikinaverage; swing; balance
平 らtairacalm; quiet; placid; compound; stable; chilled out
平 気heikicoldness; calm; composure; unconcern
平静heiseicalm; serenity; tranquility
太平taiheipeace; tranquility
昌平shouheipeace; tranquility
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Peace in Chinese [安]

Although peace in Chinese is also Hépíng [平和] another common ideogram used in the Chinese language to refer to peace is [安]. He gives the idea of calm, Pacific, quiet and quiet. It also feels comfortable; make yourself comfortable; safe and satisfied.

In the Japanese language [安] it gives the idea of something cheap. But the ideogram can compose some words with a sense of relaxing, cheap, low, calm, rested, content and peaceful. Even the adjective yasui [安 い] passes this idea on.

The word anzen [安全] gives the idea of security. The word anshin [安心] means peace of mind or relief. Below are some Japanese words related to Peace that have the Chinese character [安]:

KanjiRomajiMeaning
安 易an-ieasy; simple
安静yearnedrest; quiet
安 否anpisafety; welfare
安 ら かyasurakaPacific; quiet; calm
安心 感anshinkansense of security
安泰antaiPeace; safety; tranquility
安 穏annonPeace; quiet; tranquility
安寧annei(public) peace; stability; tranquility
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Other Ways to Say Peace in Japanese and Related

There are other Japanese words to refer to peace, harmony and tranquility. Some are adjectives, others even verbs, we will see below a list of other ways to say peace in Japanese and related words.

kanjiromajimeaning
穆穆bokubokupeaceful and kind; humble and dignified
無 事bujisafety; Peace; quietude
円 満anmanharmonious; Pacific; happy
rakucomfort; facility; relief; in peace; relaxation
ピ ー スpeesuenglish peace
仲 直 りnakanaorireconciliation; make up
休 意kyuuipeace; tranquility

Another ideogram may pass the idea of peace as [治] which means to reign, to be at peace and to calm down. We believe that the best ideogram to tattoo is [和] or [安], but it is up to you to decide an ideogram or word.

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Japanese Peace Phrases

I hope this article has helped you to understand the different ways of saying peace in Japanese. To end the article, let's leave a few sentences about peace in Japanese:

ご 冥 福 を お 祈 り し ま す。
Gomeifuku wo inorishimasu May your soul rest in peace.
和平 会談 は 再度 失敗 し た.
waheikaidan wa saidoshiipai Peace talks have failed again.
平和 は と て も 大 切 で す。
Heiwa wa totemo taisetsudesu Peace is very important
彼 ら は 和睦 を 求 め た。
karera wa waiboku wo motometa They asked for peace
日本 は と て も 平和 だ
Nihon wa totemo Heiwa da Japan is very peaceful
私 の 望 む の は 安 ら ぎ と 静 け さ だ け で す。
Watashi no nozo no wa yasuragi to shizuke sadake desu All I want is peace and tranquility.
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