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Light / Bright / Shine

China guāng
Japan hikari
Light / Bright / Shine Vertical Wall Scroll

光 is the simplest way to express "light" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

It can also mean ray or bright. Chinese tend to use a two-character word for light/bright, so this character is probably best if your audience is Japanese. Also, when pronounced Rei, this can be a Japanese female given name.

Hiro

China guǎng
Japan hiro
Hiro Vertical Wall Scroll

広 is the Japanese variant of 廣 (from Chinese).

The original meaning is wide, numerous, or to spread out. However, in modern Japan, this is used primarily as a given name. Most often it is romanized as Hiro.

This Kanji can also romanize as the names Yutaka, Hiromu, Hiromatsu, Hirotsugu, Hirosue, Hiroji, Hiroshi, Hirosaki, Hirokatsu, Kouji, or Kou.


In Chinese, this would romanize as guǎng where it still holds the original meaning and is a common Chinese surname. However, this 広 version is strictly Japanese, and most Chinese will not realize it's a variant of 廣. This will be true especially in the mainland where the Simplified Chinese is now written as 广.

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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin guāng / guang1
Taiwan kuang
Japanese hikari / ひかり
Hiro Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese light; ray; CL:道[dao4]; bright; only; merely; to use up
Japanese (1) light; (2) illumination; ray; beam; gleam; glow; (3) happiness; hope; (4) influence; power; (5) vision; eyesight; (female given name) Mitsu; (given name) Hiroshi; (surname, female given name) Hikaru; (surname) Hikarizaki; (p,s,f) Hikari; (given name) Teru; (female given name) Tekari; (female given name) Sakae; (personal name) Kousou; (personal name) Kouji; (personal name) Koushou; (surname) Kouzaki; (surname) Kousaki; (personal name) Koukun; (female given name) Kouka; (female given name) Kou; (female given name) Kirara; (personal name) Kaizechuu; (female given name) Akira; (female given name) Aki; (female given name) Akari
光明 prabha, light, brightness, splendour, to illuminate.

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Mandarin guǎng / guang3
Taiwan kuang
Japanese yutaka / ゆたか    hiromu / ひろむ    hiromatsu / ひろまつ    hirotsugu / ひろつぐ    hirosue / ひろすえ    hiroji / ひろじ    hiroshi / ひろし    hirosaki / ひろさき    hirokatsu / ひろかつ    hiro / ひろ    kouji / koji / こうじ    kou / ko / こう
Hiro Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Japanese variant of 廣|广
Japanese (given name) Yutaka; (given name) Hiromu; (personal name) Hiromatsu; (personal name) Hirotsugu; (personal name) Hirosue; (personal name) Hiroji; (p,s,g) Hiroshi; (surname) Hirosaki; (personal name) Hirokatsu; (p,s,f) Hiro; (personal name) Kouji; (female given name) Kou

佛光

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Mandaringuāng / fo2 guang1
Taiwan fo kuang
Japanese bukkō
Hiro Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Buddha's teachings; aura (around the head of Buddha)
The light of Buddha, spiritual enlightenment; halo, glory; light of the Buddha

光彩

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Mandarin guāng cǎi / guang1 cai3
Taiwan kuang ts`ai / kuang tsai
Japanese kousai / kosai / こうさい
Hiro Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese luster; splendor; radiance; brilliance
Japanese brilliance; splendour; splendor; (female given name) Misa; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Hiiro; (female given name) Teresa; (given name) Kousai; (female given name) Arisa

光明

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Mandarin guāng míng / guang1 ming2
Taiwan kuang ming
Japanese koumyou(p);koumei / komyo(p);kome / こうみょう(P);こうめい
Hiro Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese light; radiance; (fig.) bright (prospects etc); openhearted
Japanese (1) bright light; (2) hope; bright future; (3) {Buddh} light emanating from a buddha or bodhisattva, symbolizing their wisdom and compassion; (personal name) Mitsuharu; (given name) Mitsuaki; (given name) Teruaki; (g,p) Koumei; (p,s,g) Koumyou
v. last entry; radiance

光芒

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Mandarin guāng máng / guang1 mang2
Taiwan kuang mang
Japanese koubou / kobo / こうぼう
Hiro Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese rays of light; brilliant rays; radiance
Japanese beam of light

圓光


圆光

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Mandarin yuán guāng / yuan2 guang1
Taiwan yüan kuang
Japanese enkou / enko / えんこう
Chinese radiance emanating from the head; halo
Japanese (surname) Enkou
The halo surrounding the head of a Buddha, etc; Wongwang

日光

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Mandaringuāng / ri4 guang1
Taiwan jih kuang
Japanese nikkou / nikko / にっこう
Hiro Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese sunlight
Japanese sunlight; sunshine; sunbeams; (female given name) Himi; (female given name) Hikari; (place-name) Nitsukou; (p,s,f) Nikkou
(日光菩薩); 蘇利也波羅皮遮那 Sūrya-prabhāsana. Sunlight, and 月光 (月光菩薩) Moonlight, name of two Bodhisattva assistants of 藥師 the Master of Healing; Sunlight is the ninth in the Dizang Court of the Garbhadhātu group.

月光

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Mandarin yuè guāng / yue4 guang1
Taiwan yüeh kuang
Japanese gekkou / gekko / げっこう
Hiro Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese moonlight
Japanese moonlight; moonbeam; (female given name) Rumi; (female given name) Tsukumi; (surname) Tsukimitsu; (female given name) Tsukimi; (female given name) Tsukiko; (female given name) Sonata; (female given name) Gekkou; (surname) Gakkou
Candraprabha, 戰達羅鉢刺婆 Moonlight. One of the three honoured ones in the Vajradhātu, and in the Mañjuśrī court of the Garbhadhātu, known also as 淸涼金剛.

東光


东光

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Mandarin dōng guāng / dong1 guang1
Taiwan tung kuang
Japanese harumitsu / はるみつ    toukou / toko / とうこう
Hiro Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Dongguang county in Cangzhou 滄州|沧州[Cang1 zhou1], Hebei
Japanese (given name) Harumitsu; (place-name, surname) Toukou

陽光


阳光

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Mandarin yáng guāng / yang2 guang1
Taiwan yang kuang
Japanese youkou / yoko / ようこう
Chinese sunshine; CL:線|线[xian4]; transparent (open to public scrutiny)
Japanese sunshine; sunlight; (female given name) Youkou; (female given name) Youko; (female given name) Hikari; (given name) Harumitsu; (personal name) Harumi; (personal name) Akira; (personal name) Akimitsu; (female given name) Akimi
The sun's light, also idem陽燄 sun flames, or heat, i.e. the mirage causing the illusion of lakes; sunlight

靈光


灵光

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Mandarin líng guāng / ling2 guang1
Taiwan ling kuang
Chinese divine light (around the Buddha); a halo; a miraculous column of light; (slang) jolly good!

大光明

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Mandaringuāng míng / da4 guang1 ming2
Taiwan ta kuang ming
Japanese oomiya / おおみや
Hiro Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (surname) Oomiya

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Mandarin guāng / guang1
Taiwan kuang
Chinese (onom.) bang; door banging shut


广

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Mandarin guǎng / guang3
Taiwan kuang
Japanese yutaka / ゆたか    hirohama / ひろはま    hirotsugu / ひろつぐ    hirotaka / ひろたか    hirose / ひろせ    hirosue / ひろすえ    hiroji / ひろじ    hiroshi / ひろし    hirokatsu / ひろかつ    sakihiro / さきひろ    kou / ko / こう
Chinese wide; numerous; to spread; surname Guang
Japanese (personal name) Yutaka; (surname) Hirohama; (personal name) Hirotsugu; (surname) Hirotaka; (surname) Hirose; (personal name) Hirosue; (personal name) Hiroji; (male given name) Hiroshi; (personal name) Hirokatsu; (surname) Hiro; (surname) Sakihiro; (personal name) Kou
vipula. Broad, wide, extensive, spacious; extended, enlarged, expanded; for vaipulya v. 方廣, for which 廣 is also used alone to indicate vaipulya sūtras, etc.

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Mandarin guàng // guāng / guang4 // guang1
Taiwan kuang
Chinese woven wood and bamboo utensil; classifier for threads and strings; see 桄榔[guang1 lang2]

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Mandarin guāng / guang1
Taiwan kuang
Japanese honoka / ほのか    fukashi / ふかし    hiroshi / ひろし    hikaru / ひかる    tsuyoshi / つよし    takeshi / たけし    takashi / たかし    kousou / koso / こうそう    kouji / koji / こうじ    koushou / kosho / こうしょう    kou / ko / こう    akira / あきら
Chinese sparkling water
Japanese (female given name) Honoka; (given name) Fukashi; (given name) Hiroshi; (female given name) Hikaru; (male given name) Tsuyoshi; (given name) Takeshi; (given name) Takashi; (personal name) Kousou; (personal name) Kouji; (personal name) Koushou; (female given name) Kou; (given name) Akira

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Mandarin guāng / guang1
Taiwan kuang
Chinese old variant of 光[guang1]

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Mandarin guāng / guang1
Taiwan kuang
Chinese old variant of 光[guang1]


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Mandarin guǎng / guang3
Taiwan kuang
Japanese kō
Chinese rough; uncouth; boorish
harsh

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Mandarin guāng / guang1
Taiwan kuang
Chinese (jade)

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Mandarin guāng / guang1
Taiwan kuang
Chinese bladder

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Mandarin guàng / guang4
Taiwan kuang
Chinese to stroll; to visit

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Mandarin guāng / guang1
Taiwan kuang
Chinese point of a sword

X光

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Mandarin x guāng / x guang1
Taiwan x kuang
Chinese X-ray

三光

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Mandarin sān guāng / san1 guang1
Taiwan san kuang
Japanese sankou / sanko / さんこう
Chinese the sun, the moon, and the stars
Japanese (See 花札) three non-rain light cards (high-scoring combination in hanafuda); (personal name) Miteru; (surname, given name) Mitsuteru; (surname) Mitsukou; (place-name) Sankou; (given name) Kazumitsu
(三光天) Sun, moon, and stars. Also, in the second dhyāna of the form-world there are the two deva regions 少光天, 無量光天, and 光音天q.v. Also 觀音 Avalokiteśvara is styled 日天子sun-prince, or divine son of the sun, 大勢至 Mahāsthāmaprapta is styled 月天子 divine son of the moon, and 虛空藏菩薩 the bodhisattva of the empyrean, is styled 明星天子 divine son of the bright stars.

不光

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Mandaringuāng / bu4 guang1
Taiwan pu kuang
Chinese not the only one; not only

世光

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Mandarin shì guāng / shi4 guang1
Taiwan shih kuang
Japanese toshimitsu / としみつ    semitsu / せみつ
Japanese (personal name) Toshimitsu; (personal name) Semitsu
light of the world

二光

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Mandarin èr guāng / er4 guang1
Taiwan erh kuang
Japanese nikō
The dual lights, i.e. 色光 the halo from a Buddha's body and 心光 the light from his mind. Also 常光 the constant halo from the bodies of Buddhas and 神通光 the supernatural light sent out by a Buddha (e.g. from between his eyebrows) to illuminate a distant world; two lights

京廣


京广

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Mandarin jīng guǎng / jing1 guang3
Taiwan ching kuang
Chinese Beijing and Guangdong

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Hiro Vertical Wall Scroll
Hiro Vertical Wall Scroll
Hiro Vertical Wall Scroll
Hiro Vertical Wall Scroll


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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Light
Bright
Shine
hikariguāng / guang1 / guangkuang
Hirohiroguǎng / guang3 / guangkuang



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