Meaning of 映

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Pinyin: yìng
English Definition: to reflect (light); to shine; to project (an image onto a screen etc)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (sun) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] sun; day; daytime
    • [ yāng ] central; to beg; to run out
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Example Words
反映 fǎn yìng to mirror; to reflect; mirror image; reflection; (fig.) to report; to make known; to render
放映 fàng yìng to show (a movie); to screen
掩映 yǎn yìng hidden from view; alternately hidden and visible; setting off each other
映照 yìng zhào to shine upon; to reflect
映衬 yìng chèn to set off by contrast; antithesis; analogy parallelism (linguistics)
More: 映* | *映 | *映*
Example Sentences
This movie will be released next week.
All movies are shown in the cinema.
This event reflects market demand.
This figure can reflect economic changes.
Her works reflect the social reality.