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Fantasy / Illusion

huàn xiǎng
gensou
Fantasy / Illusion Scroll

幻想 is illusions or fantasy in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This can also refer to delusion or daydreaming. It sort of means a dream or idea that cannot be true or real ( at least not in this realm).

Flower in the Mirror, Moon on Water

jìng huā shuǐ yuè
kyou ka sui getsu
Flower in the Mirror, Moon on Water Scroll

This old Asian proverb means "flowers in a mirror and the moon reflected in the lake" or "flowers reflected on a mirror and the moon reflected on the water's surface".

Literally, 鏡花水月 reads "Mirror Flower, Water Moon".

Figuratively this can be used to represent a lot of different ideas. It can be used to express an unrealistic rosy view or viewing things through rose-tinted spectacles. So you can use it to relay an idea about something that is visible but has no substance, something that can be seen but not touched, or something that is beautiful but unattainable such as dreams or a mirage.

This expression is used to describe things like the subtle and profound beauty of poems that cannot be described in words.

鏡 = Mirror (or lens)
花 = Flower(s)
水 = Water
月 = Moon


Can also be written 水月鏡花 (just a slight change in word/character order).

huàn xiàng
gen zou
Illusion Scroll

幻像 is a universal word for Illusion in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

The first character means phantasm, vision, dream, illusion, apparition, or fantasy.

The second character means statue, picture, image, figure, portrait, shape, form, appearance, to be like, to resemble, to take after, to seem, or in rare/ancient context: an elephant.


象Note that the first character can be written without the left-side radical in Chinese. This form is shown to the right. Both forms are acceptable in Chinese but the character shown to the right is more likely to be read as "elephant."


See Also:  Reality

Reality and Illusion

Buddhism Concept

zhēn wàng
Reality and Illusion Scroll

真妄 is a specifically Buddhist term that means, "reality and illusion". Out of Buddhist context, it might be read as, "The real and the absurd".

Separately, the first character means real, true, and genuine, and the second character means absurd, fantastic, or related to fantasy.




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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

幻想

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huàn xiǎng
    huan4 xiang3
huan hsiang
 gensou / genso
    げんそう
Reality and Illusion Scroll
delusion; fantasy
(noun, transitive verb) fantasy; illusion; vision; dream

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huàn
    huan4
huan
 maboroshi
    まぼろし
fantasy
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) phantom; vision; illusion; apparition; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (2) something fleeting; short-lived dream; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (3) fabled item; mythical thing; very rare thing; (surname) Maboroshi
māyā. Illusion, hallucination, a conjurer's trick, jugglery, i. e. one of the ten illustrations of unreality; an illusion

做夢


做梦

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zuò mèng
    zuo4 meng4
tso meng
to dream; to have a dream; fig. illusion; fantasy; pipe dream

夢幻


梦幻

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mèng huàn
    meng4 huan4
meng huan
 mugen(p); yumemaboroshi
    むげん(P); ゆめまぼろし
dream; illusion; reverie
dreams; fantasy; visions; (personal name) Mugen
Dream and illusion, the characteristics of all phenomena; dream and illusion

幻夢


幻梦

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huàn mèng
    huan4 meng4
huan meng
 genmu
    げんむ
fantasy; illusion; dream
dreams; visions; phantasms
illusion and a dream; illusion and a dream

狂想

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kuáng xiǎng
    kuang2 xiang3
k`uang hsiang
    kuang hsiang
fantasy; illusion; vain dream

空幻

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kōng huàn
    kong1 huan4
k`ung huan
    kung huan
vanity; empty fantasy; illusion

幻を追う

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 maboroshioou / maboroshioo
    まぼろしをおう
(exp,v5u) to pursue an illusion; to pursue a fantasy; to pursue phantoms

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Fantasy
Illusion
幻想gensou / gensohuàn xiǎng
huan4 xiang3
huan xiang
huanxiang
huan hsiang
huanhsiang
Flower in the Mirror, Moon on Water鏡花水月
镜花水月
kyou ka sui getsu
kyoukasuigetsu
kyo ka sui getsu
jìng huā shuǐ yuè
jing4 hua1 shui3 yue4
jing hua shui yue
jinghuashuiyue
ching hua shui yüeh
chinghuashuiyüeh
Illusion幻像
幻像 / 幻象
gen zou / genzou / gen zohuàn xiàng
huan4 xiang4
huan xiang
huanxiang
huan hsiang
huanhsiang
Reality and Illusion真妄zhēn wàng
zhen1 wang4
zhen wang
zhenwang
chen wang
chenwang
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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