證 | 証: proof | admonish

 

證 [证] zhèng

noun
: proof; to prove
: to demonstrate; to confirm
: certificate

証 [证] zhèng


: to admonish

Kun Reading

証 | あかし akashi

noun
: proof; evidence; testimony
: (Suru verb) to testify (usu. Christian religious context)

証 | しるし shirushi

noun | irregular okurigana usage
: mark; sign
: symbol; emblem
: badge; crest; flag
: evidence; proof
: (Usually written using kana alone) token (of gratitude, affection, etc.)

証す | あかす akasu

godan verb with su ending
: to prove; to verify

証す | しょうす shousu

godan verb with su ending | transitive verb
: to prove; to verify
: to guarantee; to promise

証する | しょうする shousuru

suru verb – special class | transitive verb
: to prove; to verify
: to guarantee; to promise

On Reading

しょう shou

 Usage:

證[证]明 zheng4ming2: proof; certificate; identification; testimonial; to prove; to testify; to confirm the truth of
[しょうめい showmen: proof; verification]

証明書 | しょうめいしょ showmen who: certificate (usually of proof of something); credentials

證實[证实] zheng4shi2: to confirm (something to be true); to verify
證據[证据] zheng4ju4: evidence; proof; testimony
證書[证书] zheng4shu1: credentials; certificate
[證書 | しょうしょ shousho: bond; deed; certificate]
證[证]件 zheng4jian4: certificate; papers; credentials; document; ID
保證[证] bao3zheng4: guarantee; to guarantee; to ensure; to safeguard; to pledge
[ほしょう hoshou: guarantee; security; assurance; pledge; warranty]

保證金 bao3zheng4 jin1: earnest money; cash deposit; bail [保証金 | ほしょうきん hoshou kin: deposit (esp. on renting a house); security money; bond payment]  
保證人 bao3zheng4 ren2: guarantor; bondsman; bailor [保証人 | ほしょうにん hoshou nin]  
保證書 bao3zheng4shu1: recognizance [保証書 | ほしょうしょ hoshou who: certificate; written guarantee]

簽證[签证] qian1zheng4: visa; certificate; to certify
身份證[证] shen1fen4 zheng4: identity card; ID
論證[论证] lun4zheng4: to prove a point; to expound on; to demonstrate or prove (through argument); proof [論証 | ろんしょう ronshou: proof; certain truth; demonstration]



Japanese expression
証として | しょうとして shoutoshite
: in sign of; in proof of

論より証拠 | ろんよりしょうこ ronyori shouko
: the proof of the pudding is in the eating; evidence is better than debate

 Etymology:

形声 Pictophonetic.
言 (yan2: speech) suggests the meaning while
登 (deng1: rise; climb) provides the sound.



Semantic: 証
形声 Pictophonetic.
言 (yan2 speech) suggests the meaning while
(zheng4 | zheng1: right) provides the sound.



証 & 証
簡體 Simplified.
证. Created as unique simplification #329 (證 » 证) via replacement of character component.

 Music:


吾在場證明 – Yen-J 嚴爵

作詞:嚴云農
作曲:嚴爵
編曲:陳建騏

這多雨城市 開始學會放晴
再轉眼 傷心已在藍天擱淺
我卸下沉重的思念 游向祝福的起點

當麻雀 目送侯鳥飛往南邊
有一天 牠會明白所謂告別
是成全下一次相見 仍在花開的季節

因為我太愛你 所以我不該佔據
有時候我抽離 留下愛還在場的證明
只要你願意 繼續信仰愛情 就證明 不在一起 也能一起前進
因為我太愛你 所以我不言不語
讓明天來證明 你是我最美麗的證據
當陽光遠遠的 溫暖你心扉 我相信你會想起誰

當麻雀 目送侯鳥飛往南邊
有一天 牠會明白所謂告別
是成全下一次相見 仍在花開的季節

因為我太愛你 所以我不該佔據
有時候我抽離 留下愛還在場的證明
只要你願意 繼續信仰愛情 就證明 不在一起 也能一起前進
因為我太愛你 所以我不言不語
讓明天來證明 你是我最美麗的證據
當陽光遠遠的 溫暖你心扉 我相信你會想起誰

我相信你會想起誰



証 akashi – Flumpool

in Mandarin
証明 – Flumpool

Resources: Chinese Dictionary | Japanese Dictionary