It's 刹那 in Chinese, is the smallest unit of time, from Sanskrit.

My question: How to pronounce Ksana in Sanskrit ?

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www.spokensanskrit.de says,

क्षण    kṣaṇa   m. n.   moment
  • I am asking how to speak Ksana, or what it is sounds like ?
    – amanjiang
    Oct 25 '16 at 15:42

In Hindi, it's क्षण which you pronounce like the English word Shun.


I assume you are looking for a sound ...saaa...shaa sana ksana k is like shhh..

  • I still do not understand :(
    – amanjiang
    Oct 25 '16 at 15:45
  • Ok the word ksana ( minute , moment ) is pronounced as a shhh sound it's tricky some letters in Sanskrit ( mother of all languages )are pronounced different much like in English where a J ...could be a Y sound or sometimes there are silent letter like H in the word honours ...there's a English to Sanskrit tattoe site on Google but sure of Chinese to Sanskrit //hope it helps
    – user10244
    Oct 25 '16 at 19:37

刹那 chànà क्षण kṣaṇa. An indefinite space of time, a moment, an instant; the shortest measure of time, as kalpa is the longest; it is defined as 一念 a thought; but according to another definition 60 kṣaṇa equal one finger-snap, 90 a thought 念, 4,500 a minute; there are other definitions. In each kṣaṇa 900 persons are born and die.


You can find a pronunciation example of "kṣa" in kṣaṇa (क्षण), in this video at the timestamp already part of the URL, which is 15:50.

In that example, he speaks kṣaya (क्षय).

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