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chén mò
adj./v. silent, uncommunicative, reticent; be silent or speechless

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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yǒu shí bǎo chí chén mò bǐ fā biǎo yì jiàn de xiào guǒ gèng hǎo
phr. Sometimes, the effect of maintaining silence is better than expressing an opinion.
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chén mò de gāo yáng
n. "Silence of the Lambs"
chén mò guǎ yán
phr. be scanty of words, reticent
chén mò bù yǔ
phr. to stay silent without uttering a word