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Hi I was just wondering what these characters mean and in which chinese language are they in? (Mandarin/Cantonese)

Also I was wondering how you would pronounce these characters


Thanks!
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Can't speak for how to pronounce it in Chinese, but in Japanese its "inga", which is a word for cause and effect. It'll mean the same thing in Chinese as well.
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Hi I was just wondering what these characters mean and in which chinese language are they in? (Mandarin/Cantonese)

Also I was wondering how you would pronounce these characters


Thanks!


Google says these are the Chinese characters for "karma", but I'm not sure if they are Mandarin or Cantonese:

- karma
- http://www.chinese-word.com/data2/karma.html



Here are the Google search results: Chinese karma tattoo. Some of them might provide you with more information. Hope that helps. Cheers.
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Yeah it's weird, some places say it's karma and others, cause and effect...I suppose sort of the same yeah?
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Still wondering how to pronounce it though lol
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castro510 wrote:

Still wondering how to pronounce it though lol

It's not perfect, but copy/paste the characters below into Google Translate: https://encrypted.google.com/#q=google+translate

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Select Chinese on the right side and click the speaker icon at the top. If that isn't good enough hopefully a Chinese speaker will see your thread and record it for you.
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castro510 wrote:

Yeah it's weird, some places say it's karma and others, cause and effect...I suppose sort of the same yeah?

Yep...same concept, different science. Karma is thought to be the result of cause & effect . "You get what you give" and so on.

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It looks like the question has already been answered, but my favourite online tool for looking up kanji is Jim Breen's WWWJDIC (http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/cgi-bin/wwwjdic.cgi?1C). Once you have identified a particular kanji you can find links through to other sites that give additional readings in Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Viatnamese and a few other languages/dialects I don't recognise.
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