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Magic in Chinese / Japanese...

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China mó shù
Japan ma jutsu
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This mean 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).


China mó fǎ
Japan ma ho
Magic Vertical Wall Scroll

魔法 is commonly used in Japanese to mean magic.

Depending on 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.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

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Mandarin mó fǎ / mo2 fa3
Taiwan mo fa
Japanese mahou / maho / まほう
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Chinese enchantment; magic
Japanese magic; witchcraft; sorcery; (female given name) Maho



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Mandarin mó shù / mo2 shu4
Taiwan mo shu
Japanese majutsu / まじゅつ
Magic Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese magic
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) black magic; sorcery; (2) magic tricks; juggling

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Mandarin huà // huā / hua4 // hua1
Taiwan hua
Japanese ka / か
Chinese to make into; to change into; -ization; to ... -ize; to transform; abbr. for 化學|化学[hua4 xue2]; variant of 花[hua1]
Japanese (suffix) (See 化する) action of making something; -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; to teach

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Mandarin zhòu / zhou4
Taiwan chou
Japanese ju / じゅ
Chinese incantation; magic spell; curse; malediction; to revile; to put a curse on sb
Japanese (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; a mystical invocation

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Mandarin yīn / yin1
Taiwan yin
Chinese generative forces; magic emanation

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Mandarin yīn / yin1
Taiwan yin
Chinese generative force; magic emanation

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Mandarin zhú // shù / zhu2 // shu4
Taiwan chu // shu
Japanese sube / すべ    jutsu / じゅつ
Chinese various genera of flowers of Asteracea family (daisies and chrysanthemums), including Atractylis lancea; method; technique
Japanese (kana only) way; method; means; (n,n-suf) (1) art; technique; (2) means; way; (3) trick; trap; plot; stratagem; (4) magic; (personal name) Yasushi; (given name) Tedate
Way or method; art; trick, plan; technique

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Mandarin mèi / mei4
Taiwan mei
Japanese miiru / miru / みいる
Chinese demon; magic; to charm
Japanese (female given name) Miiru
An ogre, evil spirit.

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Mandarin/ mo2
Taiwan mo
Japanese ma / ま
Chinese devil; magic
Japanese (1) demon; devil; evil spirit; evil influence; (suffix noun) (2) (See 覗き魔) someone who (habitually) performs some (negative) act; (surname) Ma
魔羅 Māra, killing, destroying; 'the Destroyer, Evil One, Devil' (M.W.); explained by murderer, hinderer, disturber, destroyer; he is a deva 'often represented with a hundred arms and riding on an elephant'. Eitel. He sends his daughters, or assumes monstrous forms, or inspires wicked men, to seduce or frighten the saints. He 'resides with legions of subordinates in the heaven Paranirmita Vaśavartin situated on the top of the Kāmadhātu'. Eitel. Earlier form 磨; also v. 波 Pāpīyān. He is also called 他化自在天. There are various categories of māras, e.g. the skandha-māra, passion-māra, etc.


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Mandarin yī zì / yi1 zi4
Taiwan i tzu
Japanese ichiji / いちじ
Chinese in a row; in a line
Japanese letter; character
One word; a magic or esoteric word.


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Mandarin yī biàn / yi1 bian4
Taiwan i pien
Japanese ippen / いっぺん
Chinese one time (all the way through); once through
Japanese (adverbial noun) (1) (kana only) once; one time; (all at) once; in one sitting; (2) (kana only) 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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Mandarin xiān dān / xian1 dan1
Taiwan hsien tan
Japanese sentan / せんたん
Chinese elixir; magic potion
Japanese elixir (of life)



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Mandarin xiān qì / xian1 qi4
Taiwan hsien ch`i / hsien chi
Chinese magic breath



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


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Mandarin huà chéng / hua4 cheng2
Taiwan hua ch`eng / hua cheng
Japanese gejou / gejo / げじょう
Japanese {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; conjured city


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Japanese jumon / じゅもん Japanese spell; charm; incantation; magic word


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



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Mandarin zhòu shù / zhou4 shu4
Taiwan chou shu
Japanese jujutsu / じゅじゅつ
Japanese magic; sorcery; incantation


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Japanese wazuma / わづま Japanese branch of ancient Japanese magic tricks inherited mainly from oral tradition


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Japanese shinadama / しなだま Japanese (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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Japanese kijutsu / きじゅつ Japanese magic; conjuring; sleight of hand; legerdemain



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Mandarin yāo shù / yao1 shu4
Taiwan yao shu
Japanese youjutsu / yojutsu / ようじゅつ
Chinese sorcery
Japanese black magic; black art; witchcraft; sorcery


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Japanese yoriba / よりば Japanese (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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Japanese yoseseki / よせせき    yose / よせ Japanese entertainment hall (for rakugo, manzai, magic, music, etc.); vaudeville theater (theatre); music hall


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


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Japanese gentou / gento / げんとう Japanese slide projector; magic lantern



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Mandarin huàn dēng / huan4 deng1
Taiwan huan teng
Japanese gentou / gento / げんとう
Chinese lantern slides
Japanese (out-dated kanji) slide projector; magic lantern


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Japanese genjutsu / げんじゅつ Japanese magic; witchcraft


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Japanese shikigami / しきがみ Japanese form of magic or divination (e.g. animating objects to act as the sorcerer's agent)


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Mandarin niàn zhòu / nian4 zhou4
Taiwan nien chou
Chinese to chant a magic spell; to recite incantations

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Lookup Magic in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

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
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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