How to Use the Japanese Word Shizen

The Japanese word shizen, pronounced "shee-zen", is a common noun that translates to mean "nature", as in human nature.

Japanese Characters

自然 (しぜん)

Example

Sore wa shizen to wakaru koto da.
それは自然と分かることだ。

Translation: It will speak for itself.

Antonym

jinkou (人工); fushizen (不自然)

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