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黙 means 'silent'

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Strokes : 15    Frequency: 839   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-6    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 36 words   Used in 66 words   Used in 36 names   Not used as a component
Jōyō (常用)
On
   モク
Kun
   だま to remain silent
On    ボク
Kun    もだ
  
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Silence plays a special role in Japanese, where one must often intuit what isn’t said, but that’s just one type of silence. The essay looks at many kinds, such as tacit agreements, unwritten rules, acquiescence, clamming up during quarrels, awed speechlessness, remaining silent after an arrest, silent tributes to the dead, mutism, and viewing a disturbing sight but doing nothing about it.
⿱  ⿰   village   dog   () fire  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 黙 is used 4 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 黙 is used 62 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
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1. silence; being silent; quiet; hush
2. reticence; inaction
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モク (read as もっ) : 5 words FIND ALL
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tacit approval
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だま : 6 words FIND ALL
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'ru' godan verb, intransitive verb
to be silent
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もだ : 1 word FIND ALL
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unable to decline; hard to refuse
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Henshall: 1856  Joy o' Kanji : 1856  Key to Kanji:

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モク   silent   だま to remain silent   
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リ   さと village   
ケン   いぬ dog   
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ダイ   タイ   おおきい big   おおいに very much   おお-    
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
ジン   ニン   ひと person   
dot   
fire
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