18 strokes
metal, gold 金 (釒)
tranquilize, ancient peace-preservation centers
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
1617 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 鎮 【チン】 a weight, temple supervisor, town (of China)
  • 鎮圧 【チンアツ】 suppression (of a riot, revolt, etc.), repression, putting down, quelling
  • 重鎮 【ジュウチン】 leader, authority, mainstay
  • 郷鎮 【ゴウチン】 township and village enterprises (in China), TVE

Kun reading compounds

  • 静める 【しずめる】 to quiet (a child, crowd, etc.), to quieten, to make quiet, to calm (one's nerves, excitement, etc.), to compose (oneself), to appease (someone's anger), to pacify, to settle (e.g. discord), to suppress (a rebellion, riot, fire, etc.), to quell, to put down, to get under control, to relieve (a cough, pain, etc.), to soothe, to alleviate, to ease, to appease (a spirit, soul, etc.), to pacify, to soothe
  • 静まる 【しずまる】 to become quiet, to quiet down, to quieten down, to calm down, to die down, to subside, to abate, to be suppressed


Japanese names:
しげ、 じん、 ちか、 しん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • tranquilo
  • calmado
  • tranquilizarse
  • calmarse
  • tranquilizar
  • calmar


  • tranqüilizar
  • centros para preservação da paz


  • tranquilliser
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