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Shadow

China yǐng
Japan kage
Shadow Wall Scroll

影 means shadow in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Depending on context, this can also mean silhouette, reflection, image, or presence.

Keiko / Shadow / Reflection

China yǐng zi
Japan keiko
Keiko / Shadow / Reflection Wall Scroll

This word means shadow or reflection.

影子 is a common female given name in Japanese where it's romanized as Keiko or Kēko.

Alone with only your shadow for company

China qióng qióng jié lì xíng yǐng xiāng diào
Alone with only your shadow for company Wall Scroll

This proverb is about the state of being as alone as you possibly can be. It can be translated as, "Alone with only your shadow for comfort/company."


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Shadow of Karma
Dogged by Karma

Karma is a Bitch
China yè yǐng
Japan gou you
Shadow of Karma / Dogged by Karma Wall Scroll

業影 is a Buddhist title that literally means "Karma Shadow."

It figuratively means karma dogging one's steps like a shadow.

It's similar to the western idea of, "karma is a bitch."


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin yǐng / ying3
Taiwan ying
Japanese kage かげ
Chinese picture; image; film; movie; photograph; reflection; shadow; trace
Japanese (1) shadow; silhouette; figure; shape; (2) reflection; image; (3) ominous sign; (4) light (stars, moon); (5) trace; shadow (of one's former self); (surname) Kage; (personal name) Eiji; (given name) Ei
Shadow, picture, image, reflection, hint; one of the twelve 'colours'.
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Mandarin yǐng zi / ying3 zi5
Taiwan ying tzu
Japanese keiko / keko けいこ
 kageko かげこ
 eishi / eshi えいし
 eiko / eko えいこ
Chinese shadow; reflection; (fig.) hint; indication; influence; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (female given name) Keiko; (female given name) Kageko; (female given name) Eishi; (female given name) Eiko
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業影


业影

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Mandarin yè yǐng / ye4 ying3
Taiwan yeh ying
Japanese gōyō
Karma-shadow, karma dogging one's steps like a shadow; karmic shadow
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Mandarin qǔ // qū / qu3 // qu1
Taiwan ch`ü / chü
Japanese maga まが
 kuma くま
 kuse くせ
 kyoku きょく
Chinese tune; song; CL:支[zhi1]; bent; crooked; wrong; surname Qu
Japanese (archaism) wickedness; evil; calamity; disaster; (1) corner; nook; recess; (2) a shadow; a shade; (1) (kana only) long segment of a noh play forming its musical highlight; (prefix noun) (2) wrong; improper; indecent; (n,n-suf) song; tune; composition; piece of music; (female given name) Magaru; (place-name, surname) Magari; (personal name) Kuma; (surname) Kiyoku; (given name) Kyoku; (surname) Ki
Bent, crooked, humpbacked; to oppress; ballads; bend

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Mandarin tán / tan2
Taiwan t`an / tan
Japanese kumori くもり
Chinese dark clouds
Japanese cloudiness; cloudy weather; shadow; (surname) Kumori
Clouds covering the sun, spreading clouds; translit. dh in dharma 曇摩, 曇磨, 曇無; v. 達 and 法. Dharma is also the initial character for a number of names of noted Indian monks, e.g. 曇磨毱多; 達摩瞿諦; 曇無德 Dharmagupta, founder of a school, the 曇無德部 which flourished in Ceylon A.D 400. Also Dharmajātayaśas, Dharmakāla, Dharmākara, Dharmamitra, Dharmanandi, Dharmapriya, Dharmarakṣa, Dharmaruci, Dharmasatva, Dharmayaśas, etc.

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Mandarin jǐng / jing3
Taiwan ching
Japanese kei / ke けい
 kage かげ
Chinese bright; circumstance; scenery; surname Jing
Japanese (1) vista; view; scene; scenic view; (suf,ctr) (2) counter for scenes (in a play); (1) shadow; silhouette; figure; shape; (2) reflection; image; (3) ominous sign; (4) light (stars, moon); (5) trace; shadow (of one's former self); (female given name) Miyoshi; (female given name) Hiro; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Keshiki; (given name) Keitei; (personal name) Keiji; (surname, female given name) Kei; (surname) Giyon; (surname) Kagesaki; (surname) Kage; (female given name) Akira
Prospect, view, circumstances; reflection

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Mandarin/ yi4
Taiwan i
Japanese sashiba さしば
 sashiha さしは
 kasumi かすみ
 kage かげ
 ei / e えい
Chinese feather screen; to screen; to shade; cataract
Japanese (kana only) dimness (of sight); (1) shade; shadow; (2) other side; back; background; large fan-shaped object held by an attendant and used to conceal the face of a noble, etc.
A film; screen; fan; hide, invisible; translit. e, a; partially blind

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Mandarin cài / cai4
Taiwan ts`ai / tsai
Japanese hanako はなこ
 tsuai つあい
 chiyae ちやえ
 chie ちえ
 sachi さち
 sai さい
 kin きん
Chinese surname Cai
Japanese (female given name) Hanako; (surname) Tsuai; (surname) Chiyae; (surname) Chie; (surname) Sachi; (surname) Sai; (surname) Kin
chāyā, a shadow, reflection; gnomon, dial; a tortoise used in divination

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Mandarin yìn / yin4
Taiwan yin
Japanese kage かげ
Chinese shade
Japanese (1) shade; shadow; (2) other side; back; background; (surname) Kage

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Mandarin wēi / wei1
Taiwan wei
Japanese kuma くま
Chinese bay; cove
Japanese (1) corner; nook; recess; (2) a shadow; a shade; (surname) Kuma

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Mandarin ē // ā / e1 // a1
Taiwan o // a
Japanese kuma くま
Chinese flatter; prefix used before monosyllabic names, kinship terms etc to indicate familiarity; used in transliteration; also pr. [a4]; abbr. for Afghanistan 阿富汗[A1 fu4 han4]
Japanese (1) corner; nook; recess; (2) a shadow; a shade; (surname) Hodo; (surname) Hotori; (surname) Kuma; (surname) Oka; (personal name) O; (surname) A
M077477 羅陀補羅 Anurādhapura, a northern city of Ceylon, at which tradition says Buddhism was introduced into the island; cf. Abhayagiri, 阿跋.; M077477 樓馱 v. 阿那律Aniruddha.; a or ā, अ, आ. It is the first letter of the Sanskrit Siddham alphabet, and is also translit. by 曷, 遏, 安, 頞, 韻, 噁, etc. From it are supposed to be born all the other letters, and it is the first sound uttered by the human mouth. It has therefore numerous mystical indications. Being also a negation it symbolizes the unproduced, the impermanent, the immaterial; but it is employed in many ways indicative of the positive. Amongst other uses it indicates Amitābha, from the first syllable in that name. It is much in use for esoteric purposes; short Sanskrit a and the long Sanskrit ā

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Mandarin yīn / yin1
Taiwan yin
Japanese hoto ほと
 kage かげ
 in いん
Chinese overcast (weather); cloudy; shady; Yin (the negative principle of Yin and Yang); negative (electric.); feminine; moon; implicit; hidden; genitalia; surname Yin
Japanese (archaism) female private parts; female genitals; (1) shade; shadow; (2) other side; back; background; (1) yin (i.e. the negative); (2) unseen location (i.e. somewhere private); (surname) Kage
Shade, dark, the shades, the negative as opposed to the positive principle, female, the moon, back, secret. In Buddhism it is the phenomenal, as obscuring the true nature of things; also the aggregation of phenomenal things resulting in births and deaths, hence it is used as a translation like 蘊 q.v. for skandha, the 五陰 being the five skandhas or aggregates.

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人影

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Japanese hitokage ひとかげ
 jinei / jine じんえい
Japanese (1) figure of a person; figures of people; (2) shadow of a person

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佛影

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Mandarin fú yǐng / fu2 ying3
Taiwan fu ying
Japanese butsuyō
buddhachāyā; the shadow of Buddha, formerly exhibited in various places in India, visible only to those "of pure mind"; (Skt. buddhachāyā);

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吉凶

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Mandarin jí xiōng / ji2 xiong1
Taiwan chi hsiung
Japanese kikkyou / kikkyo きっきょう
Chinese good and bad luck (in astrology)
Japanese sunshine and shadow; fortune
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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如影

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Mandarin rú yǐng / ru2 ying3
Taiwan ju ying
Japanese nyoyō
like a shadow; like a shadow

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寸陰


寸阴

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Mandarin cùn yīn / cun4 yin1
Taiwan ts`un yin / tsun yin
Chinese a very brief period of time (lit. the time it takes for a shadow to move an inch)

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尾行

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Japanese bikou / biko びこう
Japanese (noun/participle) shadow; tail; follow

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形影

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Japanese keiei / kee けいえい
Japanese the form and its shadow; things inseparable

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影事

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Mandarin yǐng shì / ying3 shi4
Taiwan ying shih
Japanese yōji
Shadow things, i.e. all things are mere shadows; shadow phenomena

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影兒


影儿

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Mandarin yǐng r / ying3 r5
Taiwan ying r
Chinese shadow

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影現


影现

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Mandarin yǐng xiàn / ying3 xian4
Taiwan ying hsien
Japanese yōgen
The epiphany of the shadow, i.e. the temporal Buddha; manifest form

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影絵

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Japanese kagee かげえ
Japanese shadow picture; silhouette; shadowgraph

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影画

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Japanese kagee かげえ
Japanese shadow picture; silhouette; shadowgraph

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影護


影护

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Mandarin yǐng hù / ying3 hu4
Taiwan ying hu
Japanese yōgo
Like a shadow-guardian, always following like a shadow the substance; shadow-guardian

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影響


影响

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Mandarin yǐng xiǎng / ying3 xiang3
Taiwan ying hsiang
Japanese eikyou / ekyo えいきょう
Chinese influence; effect; to influence; to affect (usually adversely); to disturb; CL:股[gu3]
Japanese (1) influence; effect; (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) (2) to influence; to affect; to have an influence on; to impact; to have an effect on
Shadow and echo; shadows and echoes

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全影

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Mandarin quán yǐng / quan2 ying3
Taiwan ch`üan ying / chüan ying
Chinese total shadow; umbra

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六如

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Mandarin liù rú / liu4 ru2
Taiwan liu ju
Japanese rokunyo
The six 'likes' or comparisons, like a dream, a phantasm, a bubble, a shadow, dew, and lightning, v. 六喩; six metaphors

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六喩

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Mandarin liù yù / liu4 yu4
Taiwan liu yü
Japanese rokuyu ろくゆ
Japanese (personal name) Rokuyu
The six illustrations of unreality Diamond Sutra: a dream, a phantasm, a bubble, a shadow, dew, and lightning. Also 六如; six metaphors

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光影

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Mandarin guāng yǐng / guang1 ying3
Taiwan kuang ying
Japanese kōyō
Chinese light and shadow; sunlight and shade
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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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
Shadow kageyǐng / ying3 / ying
Keiko
Shadow
Reflection
影子keikoyǐng zi / ying3 zi5 / ying zi / yingzi ying tzu / yingtzu
Alone with only your shadow for company 煢煢孑立形影相吊
茕茕孑立形影相吊
qióng qióng jié lì xíng yǐng xiāng diào
qiong2 qiong2 jie2 li4 xing2 ying3 xiang1 diao4
qiong qiong jie li xing ying xiang diao
ch`iung ch`iung chieh li hsing ying hsiang tiao
chiung chiung chieh li hsing ying hsiang tiao
Shadow of Karma
Dogged by Karma
業影
业影
gou you / gouyou / go yo / goyoyè yǐng / ye4 ying3 / ye ying / yeying yeh ying / yehying
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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