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Shadow

yǐng
kage
Shadow Scroll

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

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

Shadow Warrior

yīng wǔ zhǔ
kagemusha
Shadow Warrior Scroll

影武者 is the title for Shadow Warrior in Chinese and Japanese.

This may refer to a few video games that share this English title, or a Japanese moved called Kagemusha.

If you are looking for the Japanese TV show, that was originally 影の軍団 (Kage no Gundan) which more literally means "Army of Shadows", but was re-titled Shadow Warrior when released outside Japan in English.

In Japan, this title can also refer to a body double or decoy of an army general or leader used to avoid assassination. It can also be somebody who does all the work (or fighting) behind the scenes (not getting much if any credit).


Shadow Warrior

Keiko / Shadow / Reflection

yǐng zi
keiko
Keiko / Shadow / Reflection Scroll

影子 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

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

煢煢孑立形影相吊 is a Chinese proverb 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

yè yǐng
gou you
Shadow of Karma / Dogged by Karma 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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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Shadowkageyǐng / ying3 / ying
Shadow Warrior影武者kagemushayīng wǔ zhǔ
ying1 wu3 zhu3
ying wu zhu
yingwuzhu
ying wu chu
yingwuchu
Keiko
Shadow
Reflection
影子keikoyǐng zi / ying3 zi5 / ying zi / yingziying 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 / yeyingyeh 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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