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READING  チン、しず-む、しず-める
MEANING  sink
JLPT level N2 (full info & stroke order)
 
Words/compounds
ちんもく
silence, reticence
ちんぼつ
sinking, foundering, going down, submersion
うきしずみ
bobbing up and down, rising and falling, ebbing and flowing
ちんちゃく
settling or depositing (at the bottom of something), deposition, pigmentation, composure, calmness
しずむ
to sink, to feel depressed
 
Example sentences
沈黙
さて、犯人は、告白するか否かが、沈黙するML参加者たちの焦眉の関心事となる。
Well then, it becomes a matter of urgent concern to the lurkers of this mailing list whether the guilty party confesses or not.
沈没
アテネへ向かう一隻の貨物船が何の痕跡も残さずに地中海で沈没した。
A cargo vessel, bound for Athens, sank in the Mediterranean without a trace.
 
タイタニック号は処女航海で沈没した。
The Titanic sunk on its maiden voyage.
浮き沈み
人生には浮き沈みがつきものだ。
Life is full of ups and downs.
沈着
沈着な彼女の言葉で我々の恐怖は消し飛んだ。
Her calm words banished our fears.
沈む
まるで、沈む船から逃げるネズミみたいね。
Just like rats leaving a sinking ship.
 
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