Definition of 和

  • harmony
  • Japanese style
  • peace
  • soften
  • Japan


On'Yomi (音読み) Kun'yomi (訓読み)
  • やわらぐ
  • やわらげる
  • なご
  • なごやか

Popular Words With This Kanji

平和, へいわ

peace, harmony

共和国, きょうわこく

republic, commonwealth

和平, わへい


昭和, しょうわ

Showa era (1926.12.25-1989.1.7)

凪, 和ぎ, 和, なぎ

calm, lull

凪, 和ぎ, 和, なぎ

calm, lull

緩和, かんわ

relief, mitigation, alleviation, relaxation, softening

朝鮮民主主義人民共和国, ちょうせんみんしゅしゅぎじんみんきょうわこく

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), DPRK

共和, きょうわ

republican, cooperative

和解, わかい, わげ

reconciliation, settlement, accommodation, compromise, mediation, rapprochement, (legal) settlement, translation of a foreign language into Japanese

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