Meaning

Primary

Footage

Alternatives

Video, Image

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

You see reflections of a statue on a screen, and the statue reflections are moving! That means this is footage, or video.

映像 refers to images in various forms of visual media. While it's most commonly used to describe moving images in videos or films, it can also refer to mental images — those pictures or scenes that come to mind, reflecting personal memories or imagination.

Reading

えいぞう
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This is a jukugo word, which usually means on'yomi readings from the kanji. If you know the readings of your kanji you'll know how to read this as well.

Context

Patterns of Use

Common Word Combinations

  • 立体映像

    a three-dimensional image

    ライブ映像

    live video footage, a live image

    ビデオ映像

    video footage

Context Sentences

YouTubeでマイケルの映像を四千四百四十四回見ると、のろいにかかるらしいよ。

I heard that if you watch Michael's video on YouTube 4444 times, you'll be cursed.

映画リングを見てからというもの、古い戸からさだ子が出てくる映像が頭からはなれない。

Since I watched Ringu, I can't get the image of Sadako coming out of that old well out of my head.

あの新しい日本映画見た?映画自体はいまいちだったんだけど、映像が物凄く美しかったよ。

Did you see that new Japanese movie? The movie itself wasn’t very good, but the shots they captured were beautiful.

Kanji Composition