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 huà shēn
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化身 is a way to say avatar in Chinese characters, Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji.

This is the original Buddhist idea of an avatar (not the movie). This can also mean: incarnation; reincarnation; embodiment; personification; impersonation.

化身 is the Chinese word used for the original Sanskrit, nirmāṇakāya. Alternates for nirmāṇakāya include 應身, 應化身, or 變化身. In the context of Buddhism, this is a Buddha's metamorphosic body, which has the power to assume any shape to propagate the Truth. This title, 化身, is used for the appearance of a Buddha's many forms.

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huà shēn
    hua4 shen1
hua shen

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incarnation; reincarnation; embodiment (of abstract idea); personification
(n,vs,adj-no) {Buddh} incarnation; impersonation; personification; avatar
nirmāṇakāya, 應身, 應化身; 變化身 The third characteristic or power of the trikāya 三身, a Buddha's metamorphosic body, which has power to assume any shape to propagate the Truth. Some interpret the term as connoting pan-Buddha, that all nature in its infinite variety is the phenomenal 佛身 Buddha-body. A narrower interpretation is his appearance in human form expressed by 應身, while 化身 is used for his manifold other forms of appearances; transformation body


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fēn shēn
    fen1 shen1
fen shen
 bunshin(p); bunjin(ok)
    ぶんしん(P); ぶんじん(ok)
(of one who has supernatural powers) to replicate oneself so as to appear in two or more places at the same time; a derivative version of sb (or something) (e.g. avatar, proxy, clone, sockpuppet); to spare some time for a separate task; to cut a corpse into pieces; to pull a body apart by the four limbs; parturition
(1) other self; alter ego; part of oneself (in someone or something else); representation of oneself; (2) {Buddh} incarnations of Buddha
Parturition: in Buddhism it means a Buddha's power to reproduce himself ad infinitum and anywhere; dividing the body


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huà rén
    hua4 ren2
hua jen
{Buddh} manifesting in human form (of a Buddha or Bodhisattva); avatar
A deva or Buddha transformed into human shape; transformed beings



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huà xiàn
    hua4 xian4
hua hsien
(n,vs,vi) {Buddh} manifesting in a bodily form (of a god or Buddha); incarnation; avatar
Metamorphosis and manifestation; the appearance or forms of a Buddha or bodhisattva for saving creatures may take any form required for that end; provisional manifestation


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(1) {Buddh} (See 実化) incarnation (of Buddha or bodhisattva); avatar; (2) embodiment (as in "embodiment of evil"); incarnation; personification



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xiàn xíng
    xian4 xing2
hsien hsing
to become visible; to appear; to manifest one's true nature



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xiàn shēn
    xian4 shen1
hsien shen
to show oneself; to appear; (of a deity) to appear in the flesh
The present body. Also the various bodies or manifestations in which the Buddhas and bodhisattvas reveal themselves; avatar



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tóu xiàng
    tou2 xiang4
t`ou hsiang
    tou hsiang
portrait; bust; (computing) profile picture; avatar


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xiǎn shèng
    xian3 sheng4
hsien sheng



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xiǎn líng
    xian3 ling2
hsien ling
(of a supernatural or divine being) to appear; to make itself manifest


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(net-sl) (abbr. of バーチャル美少女受肉 or バーチャル美少女セルフ受肉) creation and use of a virtual female avatar


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avatar language



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ā fán dá
    a1 fan2 da2
a fan ta
Avatar (movie)



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ā fàn dá
    a1 fan4 da2
a fan ta
avatar (loanword)


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 abataa / abata
(1) avatar; incarnation of an immortal being (Hindu); (2) (computer terminology) icon or representation of a user in a shared virtual reality


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 aataa / ata
(1) avatar; incarnation of an immortal being (Hindu); (2) (computer terminology) icon or representation of a user in a shared virtual reality


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(noun/participle) (slang) (abbr. of シャア専用ゲルググのダンス) agitating other players in a multiplayer or online game by rapidly moving one's avatar left and right


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 buichuubaa / buichuba
(abbreviation) (See バーチャルユーチューバー) VTuber (wasei:); virtual YouTuber; YouTube entertainer represented by an animated avatar


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 abataa; aataa / abata; ata
    アバター; アヴァター
(1) avatar; incarnation of an immortal being (Hindu); (2) {comp} icon or representation of a user in a shared virtual reality


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 baacharuyuuchuubaa / bacharuyuchuba
virtual YouTuber; YouTube entertainer represented by an animated avatar

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Avatar化身keshinhuà shēn / hua4 shen1 / hua shen / huashen

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

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A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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