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Sadness / Sorrow

China bēi shāng
Japan hi shou
Sadness / Sorrow

悲傷 means, "sadness," "sorrowful," or "grief" in Chinese and Japanese Kanji.


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Sadness / Sorrow

China bēi āi
Japan hi ai
Sadness / Sorrow

悲哀 means grieved, sorrowful, sorrow, grief, and sadness in Chinese, old Korean Hanja and Japanese Kanji. In Buddhist context, it suggests the kind feeling in your heart toward others (as the result of feeling sorrow).


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Sorrow / Feeling Sorry

China wàn xí
Sorrow / Feeling Sorry

This Chinese word means, "to feel sorry for a person over something that should have happened."


Note: This is a strange thing to write on a wall scroll for Chinese people.

Sorry / Feel Apologetic / Regret

China bào qiàn
Sorry / Feel Apologetic / Regret

抱歉 is the feeling of being or feeling sorry or apologetic. Basically the idea of being regretful. Not quite the same thing as sorrow.


Note: This is a strange thing to write on a wall scroll for Chinese people - but you can bend the rules if you want in the west.

Sorry / Apologetic / Repent / Regret

China hòu huǐ
Japan kou kai / go ke
Sorry / Apologetic / Repent / Regret

後悔 is the feeling of being or feeling repentant, apologetic, and regret.

後悔 is not sorrow.

This term is often used in the context of Buddhism and other religions.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

悲哀

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Mandarin bēi āi / bei1 ai1
Taiwan pei ai
Japanese hiai ひあい
Chinese grieved; sorrowful
Japanese sorrow; grief; sadness
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition
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Sadness / Sorrow

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Mandarin bēi / bei1
Taiwan pei
Japanese hi
Chinese sad; sadness; sorrow; grief
Japanese (Buddhist term) karuna (compassion)
karuṇā; kṛpā. Sympathy, pity for another in distress and the desire to help him, sad.

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あな

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Japanese ana あな
Japanese (interjection) (archaism) ah!; oh!; exclamation of happiness, sadness, anger, etc.

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別意

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Japanese betsui べつい
Japanese (1) different opinion; different thought; another intention; (2) regret at parting; sadness of parting

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哀叫

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Japanese aikyou / aikyo あいきょう
Japanese (noun/participle) crying loudly with sadness

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哀歓

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Japanese aikan あいかん
Japanese joys and sorrows; happiness and sadness

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哀泣

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Mandarin āi qì / ai1 qi4
Taiwan ai ch`i / ai chi
Japanese aikyuu / aikyu あいきゅう
Chinese to wail
Japanese (noun/participle) crying with sadness

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哀情

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Japanese aijou / aijo あいじょう
Japanese sadness

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哀愁

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Mandarin āi chóu / ai1 chou2
Taiwan ai ch`ou / ai chou
Japanese aishuu / aishu あいしゅう
Chinese sorrow; sadness; distressed; sorrowful
Japanese pathos; sorrow; grief

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涙雨

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Japanese namidaame / namidame なみだあめ
Japanese light rain; rain falling at a time of sadness

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深憂

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Japanese shinyuu / shinyu しんゆう
Japanese deep sadness; great worry

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悲心

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Mandarin bēi xīn / bei1 xin1
Taiwan pei hsin
Japanese hishin
A heart of pity, of sympathy, or sadness; compassion

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悲泣

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Mandarin bēi qì / bei1 qi4
Taiwan pei ch`i / pei chi
Japanese hikyuu / hikyu ひきゅう
Chinese to weep with grief
Japanese (noun/participle) tears of grief; crying with sadness
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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悲涙

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Japanese hirui ひるい
Japanese tears of sadness

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悲痛

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Mandarin bēi tòng / bei1 tong4
Taiwan pei t`ung / pei tung
Japanese hitsuu / hitsu ひつう
Chinese grieved; sorrowful
Japanese (n,adj-na,adj-no) grief; sorrow; extreme sadness; heartbreak

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憂悶


忧闷

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Mandarin yōu mèn / you1 men4
Taiwan yu men
Japanese yuumon / yumon ゆうもん
Chinese depressed; full of worries; feeling down
Japanese (noun/participle) anguish; mortification
愁悶 Distress, grief, sadness.

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曇る

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Japanese kumoru くもる
 kugumoru くぐもる
Japanese (v5r,vi) (1) to get cloudy; to cloud over; to become overcast; (2) to cloud up; to fog up; to mist up; to become dim; (3) to be gloomy; to be clouded (expression); to be downcast; (4) to look slightly downward (of a noh mask; indicating sadness, grief, etc.); (v5r,vi) (kana only) to mumble; to mutter

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陰惨

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Japanese insan いんさん
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) sadness and gloom

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哭秋風


哭秋风

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Mandarin kū qiū fēng / ku1 qiu1 feng1
Taiwan k`u ch`iu feng / ku chiu feng
Chinese autumnal sadness

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哀しみ

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Japanese kanashimi かなしみ
Japanese sadness; sorrow; grief

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哀しさ

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Japanese kanashisa かなしさ
Japanese sadness; sorrow; grief

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悲しみ

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Japanese kanashimi かなしみ
Japanese sadness; sorrow; grief

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悲しさ

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Japanese kanashisa かなしさ
Japanese sadness; sorrow; grief

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愛しみ

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Japanese kanashimi かなしみ
Japanese (1) sadness; sorrow; grief; (2) (archaism) affection; love

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空泣き

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Japanese soranaki そらなき
Japanese (noun/participle) false or crocodile tears; feigned sadness

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先に立つ

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Japanese sakinitatsu さきにたつ
Japanese (exp,v5t,vi) (1) to lead; to take the initiative; (2) to take precedence (e.g. sadness taking precedence over anger); (3) to be most essential

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黯然銷魂


黯然销魂

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Mandarin àn rán xiāo hún / an4 ran2 xiao1 hun2
Taiwan an jan hsiao hun
Chinese overwhelming sadness (idiom); sorrow at parting

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暗れ塞がる

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Japanese kurefutagaru くれふたがる
 kurefusagaru くれふさがる
Japanese (Godan verb with "ru" ending) (1) to be shrouded by darkness; (2) to fall into deep sadness or despair

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不幸中の幸い

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Japanese fukouchuunosaiwai / fukochunosaiwai ふこうちゅうのさいわい
Japanese (expression) small mercy (from some misfortune); silver lining of a dark cloud; consolation in sadness; blessing in disguise

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Search for Sadness in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary


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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Sadness
Sorrow
悲傷
悲伤
hi shou / hishou / hi sho / hishobēi shāng
bei1 shang1
bei shang
beishang
pei shang
peishang
Sadness
Sorrow
悲哀hi ai / hiaibēi āi / bei1 ai1 / bei ai / beiai pei ai / peiai
Sorrow
Feeling Sorry
惋惜wàn xí / wan4 xi2 / wan xi / wanxi wan hsi / wanhsi
Sorry
Feel Apologetic
Regret
抱歉bào qiàn / bao4 qian4 / bao qian / baoqian pao ch`ien / paochien / pao chien
Sorry
Apologetic
Repent
Regret
後悔kou kai / go ke
koukai / goke
ko kai / go ke
kokai/goke
hòu huǐ / hou4 hui3 / hou hui / houhui
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