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Silver

China yín
Japan shirogane
Silver Vertical Wall Scroll

銀 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for silver.

This same word can refer to things that are silver-colored, money or currency, silver coins, or silver paint.

In Japanese, this can be a given name "Ginji."

Drink

China yǐn
Japan no / in
Drink Vertical Wall Scroll

飲 / 飮 is how to formally write "drink" (the verb for taking a drink or drinking) in Chinese. 飲 / 飮 is totally different than the noun for drink. There are other ways to say/write drink but they are more for oral/spoken language. This more formal version is appropriate if you want to write the word "drink."

飲 / 飮 is kind of an odd selection for a wall scroll but no bad meaning.


飮In Korean Hanja, this character is generally written in the variant shown to the right.

み飲This can be pronounced in Japanese but this is seldom seen as a lone Kanji, and thus is not appropriate if your audience is Japanese. They will, at least, use a second Hiragana character in Japanese, as shown to the right. This is "nomi."

喝The common oral character looks like the one shown to the right. But this is not appropriate for a wall scroll.

吃In some cases (often in ancient Chinese) the character shown to the right is used to mean drink. But this word refers to anything you consume in your mouth. This character is most often used to mean "eat" in modern Chinese.

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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin yín / yin2
Taiwan yin
Japanese shirogane / しろがね    shirokane / しろかね    gin / ぎん    kane / かね
Chinese silver; silver-colored; relating to money or currency
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) silver (Ag); (2) silver coin; money; (3) silver medal; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (4) silver colour; silver color; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) silver (Ag); (2) silver coin; money; (3) silver medal; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (4) silver colour; silver color; (5) (shogi) (abbreviation) silver general; (out-dated kanji) (1) money; (2) metal; (personal name) Ginji; (surname) Ginsaki; (surname, female given name) Gin
rūpya. Silver; money.

印度

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Mandarin yìn/ yin4 du4
Taiwan yin tu
Japanese indo / インド
Drink Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese India
Japanese (ateji / phonetic) (kana only) India; (place-name) India
印特伽; 身毒; 賢豆; 天竺 Indu (meaning 'moon' in Sanskrit), Hindu, Sindhu; see also 信度 and 閻浮 India in general. In the Tang dynasty its territory is described as extending over 90, 000 li in circuit, being bounded on three sides by the sea; north it rested on the Snow mountains 雪山, i. e. Himālayas; wide at the north, narrowing to the south, shaped like a half-moon; it contained over seventy kingdoms, was extremely hot, well watered and damp; from the centre eastwards to 震旦 China was 58, 000 li; and the same distance southwards to 金地國, westwards to 阿拘遮國, and northwards to 小香山阿耨達.

回音

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Mandarin huí yīn / hui2 yin1
Taiwan hui yin
Japanese kaion / かいおん
Drink Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese echo; reply; turn (ornament in music)
Japanese turn (melodic ornament); gruppetto

因果

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Mandarin yīn guǒ / yin1 guo3
Taiwan yin kuo
Japanese inga / いんが
Drink Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese karma; cause and effect
Japanese (adj-na,n,adj-no) cause and effect; karma; fate
Cause and effect; every cause has its effect, as every effect arises from a cause; to cause and effect

因緣


因缘

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Mandarin yīn yuán / yin1 yuan2
Taiwan yin yüan
Japanese innen
Chinese chance; opportunity; predestined relationship; (Buddhist) principal and secondary causes; chain of cause and effect
hetupratyaya. Cause; causes; 因 hetu, is primary cause, 緣 pratyaya, secondary cause, or causes, e. g. a seed is 因, rain, dew, farmer, etc., are 緣. The 十二因緣 twelve nidānas or links are 'the concatenation of cause and effect in the whole range of existence'.

姻緣


姻缘

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Mandarin yīn yuán / yin1 yuan2
Taiwan yin yüan
Chinese a marriage predestined by fate

心印

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Mandarin xīn yìn / xin1 yin4
Taiwan hsin yin
Japanese shinnin
Drink Vertical Wall Scroll
Mental impression, intuitive certainty; the mind is the Buddha-mind in all, which can seal or assure the truth; the term indicates the intuitive method of the 禪 Ch' an (Zen) school, which was independent of the spoken or written word; mind-seal

樹蔭


树荫

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Mandarin shù yìn / shu4 yin4
Taiwan shu yin
Japanese juin / じゅいん    kokage / こかげ
Drink Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese shade of a tree
Japanese shade of tree; bower

福音

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Mandarinyīn / fu2 yin1
Taiwan fu yin
Japanese fukuin / ふくいん
Drink Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese good news; glad tidings; gospel
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) good news; (2) gospel (teachings or revelations of Jesus Christ); (female given name) Fukune; (female given name) Sachine

緬因


缅因

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Mandarin miǎn yīn / mian3 yin1
Taiwan mien yin
Chinese Maine, US state

銀河


银河

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Mandarin yín/ yin2 he2
Taiwan yin ho
Japanese ginga / ぎんが
Chinese Milky Way; our galaxy
Japanese (1) {astron} Milky Way; (2) {astron} galaxy; (female given name) Ginga

陰司


阴司

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Mandarin yīn/ yin1 si1
Taiwan yin ssu
Chinese hell; nether world

陰陽


阴阳

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Mandarin yīn yáng / yin1 yang2
Taiwan yin yang
Japanese inyou(p);onmyou;onyou / inyo(p);onmyo;onyo / いんよう(P);おんみょう;おんよう
Chinese yin and yang
Japanese cosmic dual forces; yin and yang; sun and moon, etc.; (place-name) In'you
yin and yang; yin and yang

音樂


音乐

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Mandarin yīn yuè / yin1 yue4
Taiwan yin yüeh
Japanese onraku
Chinese music; CL:張|张[zhang1],曲[qu3],段[duan4]
Music, a musical accompaniment to a service.

印度人

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Mandarin yìn dù rén / yin4 du4 ren2
Taiwan yin tu jen
Japanese indojin / インドじん
Drink Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Indian (person); CL:個|个[ge4]; Indian people
Japanese (ateji / phonetic) Indian

印第安

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Mandarin yìn dì ān / yin4 di4 an1
Taiwan yin ti an
Drink Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese (American) Indian; native American; indigenous peoples of the Americas

因陀羅


因陀罗

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Mandarin yīn tuó luó / yin1 tuo2 luo2
Taiwan yin t`o lo / yin to lo
Japanese Indara
Chinese Indra (a Hindu deity)
Indra, 因坻; 因提; 因提梨; 因達羅; 天帝; 天主帝; 帝釋天; originally a god of the atmosphere, i. e. of thunder and rain; idem Śakra; his symbol is the vajra, or thunderbolt, hence he is the 金剛手; he became 'lord of the gods of the sky', 'regent of the east quarter', 'popularly chief after Brahmā, Viṣṇu, and Śiva, '(M.W.); in Buddhism he represents the secular power, and is inferior to a Buddhist saint. Cf. 忉利 and 印.

觀世音


观世音

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Mandarin guān shì yīn / guan1 shi4 yin1
Taiwan kuan shih yin
Japanese kanzeon / かんぜおん
Chinese Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion or Goddess of Mercy (Sanskrit Avalokiteśvara)
Japanese (out-dated kanji) Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva); Avalokitesvara; Kannon; Kwannon; Guanyin; Buddhist deity of compassion
Regarder of the world's sounds, or cries, the so-called Goddess of Mercy; also known as 觀音; 觀世音善薩; 觀自在 (觀世自在); 觀尹; 光世音 (the last being the older form). Avalokiteśvara, v. 阿 8. Originally represented as a male, the images are now generally those of a female figure. The meaning of the term is in doubt; it is intp. as above, but the term 觀自在 (觀世自在) accords with the idea of Sovereign Regarder and is not associated with sounds or cries. Guanyin is one of the triad of Amida, is represented on his left, and is also represented as crowned with Amida; but there are as many as thirty-three different forms of Guanyin, sometimes with a bird, a vase, a willow wand, a pearl, a 'thousand' eyes and hands, etc., and, when as bestower of children, carrying a child. The island of Putuo (Potala) is the chief centre of Guanyin worship, where she is the protector of all in distress, especially of those who go to sea. There are many sūtras, etc., devoted to the cult, but its provenance and the date of its introduction to China are still in doubt. Chapter 25 of the Lotus Sūtra is devoted to Guanyin, and is the principal scripture of the cult; its date is uncertain. Guanyin is sometimes confounded with Amitābha and Maitreya. She is said to be the daughter of king Śubhavyūha 妙莊王, who had her killed by 'stifling because the sword of the executioner broke without hurting her. Her spirit went to hell; but hell changed into paradise. Yama sent her back to life to save his hell, when she was miraculously transported on a Lotus flower to the island of Poo-too'. Eitel.

銀河系


银河系

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Mandarin yín hé xì / yin2 he2 xi4
Taiwan yin ho hsi
Japanese gingakei / gingake / ぎんがけい
Chinese Milky Way Galaxy; the galaxy (our galaxy)
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) {astron} Milky Way galaxy; Milky Way; the Galaxy; (2) {astron} galactic system; galaxy

音樂家


音乐家

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Mandarin yīn yuè jiā / yin1 yue4 jia1
Taiwan yin yüeh chia
Chinese musician

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Mandarin yǐn / yin3
Taiwan yin
Chinese component in Chinese character 殷[yin1]

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Mandarin yǐn / yin3
Taiwan yin
Chinese cautious


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Mandarin yǐn / yin3
Taiwan yin
Chinese old variant of 飲|饮[yin3]

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Mandarin yīn / yin1
Taiwan yin
Chinese old variant of 陰|阴[yin1]

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Mandarin yín / yin2
Taiwan yin
Chinese to move on; to go out

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Mandarin yìn / yin4
Taiwan yin
Japanese in / いん
Chinese to print; to mark; to engrave; a seal; a print; a stamp; a mark; a trace; image; surname Yin; abbr. for 印度[Yin4 du4]
Japanese (1) stamp; seal; chop; (2) seal impression; seal; sealing; stamp; mark; print; (3) {Buddh} mudra (symbolic hand gesture); (4) ninja hand sign; (n,n-suf,n-pref) (5) (abbreviation) (See 印度) India; (surname) In
mudrā; seal, sign, symbol, emblem, proof, assurance, approve; also 印契; 契印; 印相. Manual signs indicative of various ideas, e. g. each finger represents one of the five primary elements, earth, water, fire, air, and space, beginning with the little finger; the left hand represents 定 stillness, or meditation, the right hand 慧 discernment or wisdom; they have also many other indications. Also, the various symbols of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, e. g. the thunderbolt; cf. 因.; (度) The five Indias, or five regions of India, idem 五天竺 q. v.

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Mandarin yín / yin2
Taiwan yin
Japanese gin / ぎん    uta / うた    akira / あきら
Chinese to chant; to recite; to moan; to groan; cry (of certain animals and insects); song (ancient poem)
Japanese (female given name) Gin; (female given name) Uta; (female given name) Akira
Chant, hum, mutter; to chant

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Mandarin yǐn / yin3
Taiwan yin
Chinese smile (archaic)

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Mandarin yǐn / yin3
Taiwan yin
Chinese see 吲哚, indole C8H7N


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Mandarin yín / yin2
Taiwan yin
Chinese old variant of 吟[yin2]
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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Silver
shirogane / shiroganeyín / yin2 / yin
Drink飲 / 飮
no / inyǐn / yin3 / yin
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