Alone in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Alone / Solitary Existence

  2. Alone / A Lone Person

  3. Alone with only your shadow for company

  4. I Miss You

  5. Desire / Longing / Craving

  6. Lonely

Alone / Solitary Existence

 dú jū
Alone / Solitary Existence Scroll

獨居 is a Chinese word that can be translated as to live alone, to live a solitary existence, solitude, solitary life, dwelling alone.

You might use a word like this regarding a hermit.

独 In modern Japan, and Simplified Chinese, they use the version of the first character shown to the right. If you want this version please click on the character to the right instead of the button above.

Alone / A Lone Person

 dú zì yì rén
Alone / A Lone Person Scroll

獨自一人 means “alone” in the context of a person by himself/herself.

See Also:  I Miss You

Alone / A Lone Person

Alone / A Lone Person Scroll

獨自 is a Japanese word that means “alone” in the context of a person by himself/herself.

This can be translated as individual, solo, on one's own, or by oneself.

See Also:  I Miss You

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.”

See Also:  I Miss You

 wǒ xiǎng nǐ
I Miss You Scroll

我想你 is the Chinese way to say “I miss you.”

It is said in the same word order in both English and Chinese.

Desire / Longing / Craving

Desire / Longing / Craving Scroll

慾 means desire, longing, appetite, wish, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, avarice, and craving.

慾 is universal in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja.

The context in which this character is used determines whether the meaning is good or bad. As a single character on a wall scroll, you get to decide what the definition is to you (hopefully more toward desire than greed).

Japanese DesirePlease note that Japanese use a simplified version of this character - it also happens to be the same simplification used in mainland China. Click on the character to the right if you want the Japanese/Simplified version of desire.

 gū dú
 ko doku
Lonely Scroll

孤獨 means lonely, solitude, loneliness, and lonesome.
In some contexts, it can mean reclusive, isolated, single, or solo.

孤獨 is a Japanese word but not a good selection for a wall scroll.
In Chinese, this will relay a rather sad feeling to anyone who reads this calligraphy on your wall.

独The version shown to the left is the Traditional Chinese and ancient Japanese version. In modern Japan and China they often use a different more simplified version of the second character (as shown to the right). If you want this Japanese/Simplified version, please click on the character shown to the right instead of the button above.

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Alone / Solitary Existence

Alone With Only Your Shadow for Company

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Lonely Soul / Lost Soul

Lonely Soul / Solitary

Not Only Can Water Float a Boat, It Can Sink It Also

Only God Can Judge Me

Only the Sleepless Know the Length of Night

Opportunity Knocks Only Once

Silent / Solitary

The Single Life

There is One Single Thread Binding My Way Together

You Are Only as Old as You Feel

You Only Live Once

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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 sou / so

More info & calligraphy:

Sangha / Order of Monks
(bound form) Buddhist monk (abbr. for 僧伽[seng1 qie2])
(1) monk; priest; (2) (abbreviation) (See 僧伽・そうぎゃ) sangha (the Buddhist community); (surname) Sou
僧伽 saṅgha, an assembly, collection, company, society. The corporate assembly of at least three (formerly four) monks under a chairman, empowered to hear confession, grant absolution, and ordain. The church or monastic order, the third member of the triratna. The term 僧 used alone has come to mean a monk, or monks in general. Also僧佉, 僧加, 僧企耶.; A fully ordained monk, i.e. a bhikṣu as contrasted with the śramaņa; community of monks and nuns


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Alone / Solitary Existence
(n,vs,vi) living alone; solitude; solitary life



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dú jū
    du2 ju1
tu chü

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Alone / Solitary Existence
to live alone; to live a solitary existence
Dwelling alone, e.g. as a hermit; solitary dwelling



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dú lì
    du2 li4
tu li

More info & calligraphy:

independent; independence; to stand alone
See: 独立



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dú zì
    du2 zi4
tu tzu

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measure of length, ten Chinese feet (3.3 m); to measure; husband; polite appellation for an older male
(particle) (1) (kana only) only; just; merely; simply; no more than; nothing but; alone; (particle) (2) (kana only) as much as; to the extent of; enough to; (given name) Masuo
Ten feet; an elder; a wife's parents; a husband; ten feet

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(adj-no,n) (1) (kana only) ordinary; common; usual; (2) (kana only) free of charge; (3) unaffected; as is; safe; (adverb) (4) only; merely; just; simply; (conjunction) (5) but; however; nevertheless; (personal name) Yuiji
eva. Affirmative, yes; to answer, respond; said to interpret mātratā, and is defined as discrimination, decision, approval. It is also used for only, alone, but.

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bill; list; form; single; only; sole; odd number; CL:個|个[ge4]
(female given name) Hitoe
Single, alone; only; the odd numbers; poor, deficient; a bill, cheque, etc.; cf. 但; single

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all alone

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lone; lonely
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) being alone; solitude; loneliness; (2) (rare) (See 孤児・1) orphan; (personal name) Sachihiko
Orphan, solitary.


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wide; numerous; to spread
(personal name) Yutaka
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; width

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variant of 煢|茕[qiong2]; alone; desolate

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alone; desolate

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special; unique; distinguished; especially; unusual; very; abbr. for 特克斯[te4 ke4 si1], tex
A bull, stallion; outstanding, special, alone.

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alone; independent; single; sole; only
Only, alone, solitary; only

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hunchbacked; walk alone

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quiet; to live alone
(adv-to,adj-t) (archaism) quietly


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(1) meal with family members eating separate foods; (2) eating alone (not with one's family); (3) food sold in single servings


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yī rén
    yi1 ren2
i jen
(1) one person; (2) alone; unmarried; solitary; one person; (personal name) Masato
a person


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yī biàn
    yi1 bian4
i pien
one time (all the way through); once through
(n,adv) (1) (kana only) (See 一遍に・1) once; one time; (suffix noun) (2) (kana only) (after a noun) (See 正直一遍,義理一遍) exclusively; only; alone; (given name) Ippen
Once, one recital of Buddha's name, or of a sūtra, or magic formula; style of 智眞 Zhizhen, founder of the 時宗 Ji-shū (Japan); all thoughts


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líng dīng
    ling2 ding1
ling ting
alone and helpless; also written 零丁



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hé kuàng
    he2 kuang4
ho k`uang
    ho kuang
let alone; to say nothing of; besides; what's more
how much more..


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lonesome sleep; sleeping alone


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(1) meal with family members eating separate foods; (2) eating alone (not with one's family); (3) food sold in single servings


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(adverb) (kana only) much more; not to mention; not to speak of; to say nothing of; let alone


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(suffix) (1) (kana only) far from; anything but; not at all; (2) let alone; to say nothing of; not to speak of; much less



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bié shuō
    bie2 shuo1
pieh shuo
to say nothing of; not to mention; let alone
special explanation


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(1) simple substance (e.g. chemical); (2) something standing alone; separate item; solo item


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 tankou / tanko
(noun/participle) going alone; doing by oneself

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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
Solitary Existence
dokkyo / dokyodú jū / du2 ju1 / du ju / dujutu chü / tuchü
A Lone Person
dú zì yì rén
du2 zi4 yi4 ren2
du zi yi ren
tu tzu i jen
A Lone Person
Alone with only your shadow for company煢煢孑立形影相吊
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
I Miss You我想你wǒ xiǎng nǐ
wo3 xiang3 ni3
wo xiang ni
wo hsiang ni

yokuyù / yu4 / yu
ko doku / kodokugū dú / gu1 du2 / gu du / guduku tu / kutu
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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