Meaning of 影

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Pinyin: yǐng
English Definition: picture; image; film; movie; photograph; reflection; shadow; trace
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (sunlight) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ jǐng ] scenery, view; conditions, circumstances
    • [ shān ] hair; sunlight
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Example Words
影响 yǐng xiǎng influence; effect; to influence; to affect (usually adversely); to disturb; Classifiers:
电影 diàn yǐng movie; film; Classifiers:
影片 yǐng piàn film; movie; Classifiers:
摄影 shè yǐng to take a photograph; photography; to shoot (a movie)
影视 yǐng shì movies and television
More: 影* | *影 | *影*
Example Sentences
Then in truth he would live in the shadow of God.
Most primitive people noticed a relationship between time and shadows.
Then he appeared in three films that nobody want to see, and his career took a nose dive -- no producer wants him any more.
At left, the sky outside the shadow cone is still bright.
If you love movies and have a lot of imagination, you may be thinking it would be fun to write a movie script yourself.