The name Magic in Chinese / Japanese...

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 mó shù
 ma jutsu
Magic Scroll

魔術 means magic in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

This title can also refer to black magic, black arts, sorcery, magic tricks, and in some contexts, juggling.

This is a strange selection for a wall scroll. Probably only appropriate if you are a magician (or an inspiring magician).

 mó fǎ
 ma ho
Magic Scroll

魔法 is commonly used in Japanese to mean magic.

Depending on the context, in Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean Hanja, this can also mean enchantment, witchcraft, or sorcery.

In Japanese, this can also be the female given name, Maho.

Journey to the West

 xī yóu jì
 sei yuu ki
Journey to the West Scroll

西遊記 is the original title of the novel Journey to the West.

Written during the Ming dynasty, this novel by Wu Cheng'en (吳承恩) is one of the four classic stories of Chinese literature.

Sometimes this book is titled, Pilgrimage to the West, Monkey King, or Magic Monkey.

Many movies and TV series depict or adapt portions of this story.

These search terms might be related to Magic:

1. Right Understanding / Right Perspective / Right View / Perfect View

2. Right Resolve / Right Thought / Right Intention / Perfect Resolve

3. Right Speech / Right Talk / Perfect Speech

4. Right Action / Perfect Conduct

5. Right Living / Right Livelihood / Perfect Livelihood

6. Right Effort / Right Endeavor / Perfect Effort

7. Right Mindfulness / Right Memory / Perfect Mindfulness

8. Right Concentration / Perfect Concentration

Ability to Adapt

Adorable / Cute / Lovely

Beautiful Life / Life in Perfect Harmony

Charisma / Charm

Charm / Grace

Clever / Superb / Wonderful

Elegant / Exquisite / Grace

Enigma / Mysterious

Fairy / Nymph

Fairy / Sprite

Fantasy / Illusion


Leadership / Ability to Lead

Mighty / Powerful / Strong


Mysterious / Mystery

One Key Opens One Lock

Perfect Harmony

Perseverance is the Key

Profound / Powerful Words

Reality and Illusion

Remember What is Important to You

Sparks / Sparkle

Special / Extraordinary

Strength / Ability

Strong / Powerful

Strong / Powerful / Force

Supernatural Energy

Sweet / Sweetness / Charm

Ten Perfect Mahayana Rules

The Key to Immortality is First Living a Life Worth Remembering

The Mysterious Bond Between People

The Two Most Important Days in Your Life...

Undaunted After Repeated Setbacks

Uniform / Complete / Perfect / Order

Whore / Mysterious Woman

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition


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mó fǎ
    mo2 fa3
mo fa
 mahou / maho

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enchantment; magic
(noun - becomes adjective with の) magic; witchcraft; sorcery; spell; (female given name) Maho



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mó shù
    mo2 shu4
mo shu

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(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) black magic; sorcery; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (2) magic tricks; juggling



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xī yóu jì
    xi1 you2 ji4
hsi yu chi
 seiyuuki / seyuki

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Journey to the West
"Journey to the West", Ming dynasty novel by Wu Cheng'en 吳承恩|吴承恩[Wu2 Cheng2 en1], one of the Four Classic Novels of Chinese literature, also called "Pilgrimage to the West" or "Monkey"
(1) (work) Journey to the West (classic of Chinese literature); (2) (work) Alakazam the Great (1960 animated film); (3) (work) Monkey (1978-1980 TV series); Monkey Magic; (4) (work) Saiyūki (2006 TV series); (wk) Journey to the West (classic of Chinese literature); (wk) Alakazam the Great (1960 animated film); (wk) Monkey (1978-1980 TV series); Monkey Magic; (wk) Saiyūki (2006 TV series)

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to make into; to change into; -ization; to ... -ize; to transform; abbr. for 化學|化学[hua4 xue2]
(suffix) (after a noun) (See 機械化,映画化) change to ...; becoming ...; making into ...; -ization; -ification; (personal name) Fua
To transform, metamorphose: (1) conversion by instruction, salvation into Buddhism; (2) magic powers 通力 of transformation, of which there are said to be fourteen mental and eight formal kinds. It also has the meaning of immediate appearance out of the void, or creation 無而忽起; and of giving alms, spending, digesting, melting, etc.

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incantation; magic spell; curse; malediction; to revile; to put a curse on sb
(1) spell; curse; (2) (Buddhist term) dharani; mantra
dhāraṇī 陀羅尼; mantra; an incantation, spell, oath, curse; also a vow with penalties for failure. Mystical, or magical, formulae employed in Yoga. In Lamaism they consist of sets of Tibetan words connected with Sanskrit syllables. In a wider sense dhāraṇī is a treatise with mystical meaning, or explaining it.

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generative forces; magic emanation

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to offer a sacrifice to (gods or ancestors); memorial ceremony; (in classical novels) to recite an incantation to activate a magic weapon; (lit. and fig.) to wield
festival; feast; (surname, female given name) Matsuri
Sacrifice, sacrificial.

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to plant; to grow; to cultivate
(1) seed (e.g. of a plant); pip; kernel; stone (e.g. of a peach); (2) progeny; offspring; issue; breed; (3) (See 胤) paternal blood; lineage; (4) sperm; semen; seed; (5) cause; source; seed; origin; (6) material (e.g. for an article); matter (e.g. of a story); subject (of discussion); theme; (news) copy; source (of a story); (7) {food} ingredient; main ingredient (of a piece of sushi); leaven; (8) mechanism (of a magic trick, etc.); secret; trickery; (9) (kana only) {hanaf} (oft. as タネ) 10-point card; tane; animal card; (surname) Tanezaki
vīja; bīja. Seed, germ; sort, species; also to sow, plant.


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generative force; magic emanation

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 miiru / miru
demon; magic; to charm
(female given name) Miiru
An ogre, evil spirit.


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yī zì
    yi1 zi4
i tzu
in a row; in a line
(one) letter; (one) character
One word; a magic or esoteric word.


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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)..


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xiān dān
    xian1 dan1
hsien tan
elixir; magic potion
elixir (of life)



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xiān yào
    xian1 yao4
hsien yao
legendary magic potion of immortals; panacea; fig. wonder solution to a problem


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huà chéng
    hua4 cheng2
hua ch`eng
    hua cheng
 kejou / kejo
{Buddh} castle magically created by the Buddha
The magic, or illusion city, in the Lotus Sutra; it typifies temporary or incomplete nirvana, i. e. the imperfect nirvana of Hīnayāna.



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huà mèng
    hua4 meng4
hua meng
magic and a dream


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spell; charm; incantation; magic word


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 juhou / juho
(1) {Buddh} esoteric Buddhist ritual where incantations are chanted; (2) magic



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zhòu shù
    zhou4 shu4
chou shu
magic; sorcery; incantation


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traditional Japanese magic


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zhòu wén
    zhou4 wen2
chou wen
incantation; spell; to curse
magic formulae


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(1) tossing several items into the air and attempting to catch them all (form of street performance); (2) sleight of hand; magic; (surname) Shinadama


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magic; conjuring; sleight of hand; legerdemain



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yāo shù
    yao1 shu4
yao shu
 youjutsu / yojutsu
black magic; black art; witchcraft; sorcery


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(1) gathering place; (2) (abbreviation) labour camp for drifters, criminals, etc. (Edo period); (3) entertainment hall (for rakugo, manzai, magic, music, etc.); vaudeville theater (theatre); music hall; (surname) Yoriba


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entertainment hall (for rakugo, manzai, magic, music, etc.); vaudeville theater (theatre); music hall


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 sekitei / sekite
(1) (See 寄席) entertainment hall (for rakugo, manzai, magic, music, etc.); vaudeville theater (theatre); music hall; (2) vaudeville theater manager; music hall proprietor


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 genyou / genyo
(noun/participle) (1) confusing people; (noun/participle) (2) magic; (noun/participle) (3) ghost, monster, etc., the true identity of which is unknown


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 gentou / gento
slide projector; magic lantern



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huàn dēng
    huan4 deng1
huan teng
 gentou / gento
lantern slides
(out-dated kanji) slide projector; magic lantern

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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
ma jutsu / majutsumó shù / mo2 shu4 / mo shu / moshu
Magic魔法ma ho / mahomó fǎ / mo2 fa3 / mo fa / mofa
Journey to the West西遊記
sei yuu ki / seiyuuki / sei yu kixī yóu jì
xi1 you2 ji4
xi you ji
hsi yu chi
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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