14 strokes
blue 青 (靑)
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 4
JLPT level N3
764 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 静 【セイ】 stillness, quiet, peacefulness
  • 静観 【セイカン】 watchful waiting, careful supervision
  • 沈静 【チンセイ】 settling down, quieting down, cooling down, cooling off, stillness, quiet, tranquility
  • 寧静 【ネイセイ】 calm, peace, tranquility
  • 静脈 【ジョウミャク】 vein
  • 静注 【ジョウチュウ】 intravenous injection, IV
  • 寂静 【ジャクジョウ】 quiet, stillness, tranquility, enlightenment, nirvana
  • 涅槃寂静 【ネハンジャクジョウ】 enlightenment leads to serenity

Kun reading compounds

  • 静か 【しずか】 quiet, silent, slow, unhurried, calm, peaceful
  • 静かに 【しずかに】 calmly, quietly, gently, peacefully, be quiet!
  • 二人静 【ふたりしずか】 Chloranthus serratus (species of flowering plant)
  • 一人静 【ひとりしずか】 Chloranthus japonicus
  • 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
  • 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


Japanese names:
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):


  • quieto
  • tranquilo
  • calmado
  • tranquilo [na]
  • calmarse
  • calmar


  • calmo


  • calme
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