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Sadness / Sorrow

China bēi shāng
Japan hi shou
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悲傷 means, "sadness," "sorrowful," or "grief" in Chinese and Japanese Kanji.

Note: This will be seen as strange on a wall scroll by Chinese and Japanese people.

Sadness / Sorrow

China bēi āi
Japan hi ai
Sadness / Sorrow Vertical Wall Scroll

悲哀 means grieved, sorrowful, sorrow, grief, and sadness in Chinese, old Korean Hanja and Japanese Kanji.

In the Buddhist context, it suggests the kind feeling in your heart toward others (as the result of feeling sorrow).

Note: This is a strange selection for a calligraphy wall scroll.

Sorrow / Feeling Sorry

China wàn xí
Sorrow / Feeling Sorry Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese word means, "to feel sorry for a person over something that should have happened."

Note: This is a strange thing to write on a wall scroll for Chinese people.

Sorry / Feel Apologetic / Regret

China bào qiàn
Sorry / Feel Apologetic / Regret Vertical Wall Scroll

抱歉 is the feeling of being or feeling sorry or apologetic.

Basically the idea of being regretful. Not quite the same thing as sorrow.

Note: This is a strange thing to write on a wall scroll for Chinese people - but you can bend the rules if you want in the west.

Sorry / Apologetic / Repent / Regret

China hòu huǐ
Japan kou kai / go ke
Sorry / Apologetic / Repent / Regret Vertical Wall Scroll

後悔 is the feeling of being or feeling repentant, apologetic, and regret.

後悔 is not sorrow.

This term is often used in the context of Buddhism and other religions.

Note: This is a strange thing to write on a wall scroll for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean people - but you can bend the rules if you want in the west.

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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your sadness search...


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Mandarin bēi āi / bei1 ai1
Taiwan pei ai
Japanese hiai / ひあい
Sorry / Apologetic / Repent / Regret Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese grieved; sorrowful
Japanese sorrow; grief; sadness

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Mandarin bēi / bei1
Taiwan pei
Japanese hi / ひ
Chinese sad; sadness; sorrow; grief
Japanese {Buddh} karuna (compassion)


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Japanese ana / あな Japanese (interjection) (archaism) ah!; oh!; exclamation of happiness, sadness, anger, etc.


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Japanese betsui / べつい Japanese (1) different opinion; different thought; another intention; (2) regret at parting; sadness of parting


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Japanese aikyou / aikyo / あいきょう Japanese (noun/participle) crying loudly with sadness


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Japanese aijou / aijo / あいじょう Japanese sadness


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Mandarin āi chóu / ai1 chou2
Taiwan ai ch`ou / ai chou
Japanese aishuu / aishu / あいしゅう
Chinese sorrow; sadness; distressed; sorrowful
Japanese pathos; sorrow; grief


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Japanese aikan / あいかん Japanese joys and sorrows; happiness and sadness


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Mandarin āi qì / ai1 qi4
Taiwan ai ch`i / ai chi
Japanese aikyuu / aikyu / あいきゅう
Chinese to wail
Japanese (noun/participle) crying with sadness


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Mandarin bēi xīn / bei1 xin1
Taiwan pei hsin
Japanese hishin
A heart of pity, of sympathy, or sadness; compassion


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Mandarin bēi qì / bei1 qi4
Taiwan pei ch`i / pei chi
Japanese hikyuu / hikyu / ひきゅう
Chinese to weep with grief
Japanese (noun/participle) tears of grief; crying with sadness
to be moved to tears


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Japanese hirui / ひるい Japanese tears of sadness


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Mandarin bēi tòng / bei1 tong4
Taiwan pei t`ung / pei tung
Japanese hitsuu / hitsu / ひつう
Chinese grieved; sorrowful
Japanese (n,adj-na,adj-no) grief; sorrow; extreme sadness; heartbreak



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Mandarin yōu mèn / you1 men4
Taiwan yu men
Japanese yuumon / yumon / ゆうもん
Chinese depressed; full of worries; feeling down
Japanese (noun/participle) anguish; mortification


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Japanese kumoru / くもる    kugumoru / くぐもる Japanese (v5r,vi) (1) to get cloudy; to cloud over; to become overcast; (2) to cloud up; to fog up; to mist up; to become dim; (3) to be gloomy; to be clouded (expression); to be downcast; (4) (from 面曇る) (See 照る・てる・2) to look slightly downward (of a noh mask; indicating sadness, grief, etc.); (v5r,vi) (kana only) to mumble; to mutter


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Japanese namidaame / namidame / なみだあめ Japanese light rain; rain falling at a time of sadness


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Japanese shinyuu / shinyu / しんゆう Japanese deep sadness; great worry


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Japanese insan / いんさん Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) sadness and gloom


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Japanese kanashisa / かなしさ Japanese sadness; sorrow; grief


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Japanese kanashimi / かなしみ Japanese sadness; sorrow; grief



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Mandarin kū qiū fēng / ku1 qiu1 feng1
Taiwan k`u ch`iu feng / ku chiu feng
Chinese autumnal sadness


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Japanese kanashisa / かなしさ Japanese sadness; sorrow; grief


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Japanese kanashimi / かなしみ Japanese sadness; sorrow; grief


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Japanese kanashimi / かなしみ Japanese (1) sadness; sorrow; grief; (2) (archaism) affection; love


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Japanese tataeru / たたえる Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to fill (with); to be filled with; (2) to express (an emotion); to project (sadness, joy, etc.); to wear (e.g. a smile)


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Japanese soranaki / そらなき Japanese (noun/participle) false or crocodile tears; feigned sadness


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Japanese sakinitatsu / さきにたつ Japanese (exp,v5t,vi) (1) to lead; to take the initiative; (2) to take precedence (e.g. sadness taking precedence over anger); (3) to be most essential



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Mandarin àn rán xiāo hún / an4 ran2 xiao1 hun2
Taiwan an jan hsiao hun
Chinese overwhelming sadness (idiom); sorrow at parting


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Japanese kurefutagaru;kurefusagaru / くれふたがる;くれふさがる Japanese (Godan verb with "ru" ending) (1) to be shrouded by darkness; (2) to fall into deep sadness or despair


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Japanese fukouchuunosaiwai / fukochunosaiwai / ふこうちゅうのさいわい Japanese (expression) small mercy (from some misfortune); silver lining of a dark cloud; consolation in sadness; blessing in disguise

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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
hi shou / hishou / hi sho / hishobēi shāng
bei1 shang1
bei shang
pei shang
悲哀hi ai / hiaibēi āi / bei1 ai1 / bei ai / beiaipei ai / peiai
Feeling Sorry
惋惜wàn xí / wan4 xi2 / wan xi / wanxiwan hsi / wanhsi
Feel Apologetic
抱歉bào qiàn / bao4 qian4 / bao qian / baoqianpao ch`ien / paochien / pao chien
後悔kou kai / go ke
koukai / goke
ko kai / go ke
hòu huǐ / hou4 hui3 / hou hui / houhui
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