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Inspire

China qǐ shì
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Beyond inspire or inspiration, this Chinese word can mean enlightenment or revelation. This is used as the Biblical revelation in the Chinese Bible, so it can also mean apocalypse depending on context.

Separately, the first character can mean: to open; to start; to initiate; to enlighten; to awaken; to state; to inform.

The second character alone can mean: to show; to reveal; to indicate; to proclaim.

Inspire with redoubled courage

Japan yuuki hyaku bai
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This means to inspire someone with fresh courage or redoubled courage in Japanese.

The Kanji breakdown:
勇気 (yuuki) courage; bravery; valour; valor; nerve; boldness.
百 (hyaku) 100; hundred.
倍 (bai) twice; double; 2-times; 2-fold.

To inspire or enlighten

China qǐ fā
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This Chinese word means to enlighten; arouse interest; to inspire; inspiration; heuristic; to teach.

Inspiration

China líng gǎn
Japan reikan
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This is the Chinese word that is the closest to hitting the mark for the English word "inspiration." In a more extended context, I have even seen this translated as "brain wave."

The first character means alert, departed soul, efficacious, quick, effective or intelligence. The second character means to feel, to move, to touch or to affect. The combined meaning of these two characters changes a bit but I think it's nice to know the individual meanings to give you a better understanding of where a word comes from.

You could describe this word as, "the thought that pops into your head just before you patent the greatest widget ever invented, that everyone in the world will want."
…At least, that's the idea.

This term can also mean "intelligent thought" if you were to translate it directly from each of these characters. If you are looking for inspiration or otherwise need to be inspired, this is the word for you.


霊When the first character was absorbed into Japanese from Chinese, an alternate form became the standard in Japan. The Kanji shown to the right is the form currently used in Japan. This is still considered an alternate form in China to this day. It's readable by both Chinese and Japanese people but if your audience is Japanese, I recommend the Kanji shown to the right - just click on that Kanji to order that version.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

奮激

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Japanese fungeki ふんげき
Japanese (noun/participle) rouse; stir; inspire

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振奮


振奋

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Mandarin zhèn fèn / zhen4 fen4
Taiwan chen fen
Chinese to stir oneself up; to raise one's spirits; to inspire

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授意

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Mandarin shòu yì / shou4 yi4
Taiwan shou i
Chinese to inspire; to incite

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感召

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Mandarin gǎn zhào / gan3 zhao4
Taiwan kan chao
Chinese to move and appeal; to rally to a cause; to impel; to inspire

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感發


感发

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Mandarin gǎn fā / gan3 fa1
Taiwan kan fa
Chinese to move and inspire

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感進


感进

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Mandarin gǎn jìn / gan3 jin4
Taiwan kan chin
Japanese kanjin
To move to zeal, or inspire to progress.

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炫目

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Mandarin xuàn mù / xuan4 mu4
Taiwan hsüan mu
Chinese to dazzle; to inspire awe

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乗移る

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Japanese noriutsuru のりうつる
Japanese (v5r,vi) to change (cars or horses); to transfer; to possess; to inspire

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吹込む

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Japanese fukikomu ふきこむ
Japanese (v5m,vi,vt) (1) to blow into; to breathe into; (transitive verb) (2) to inspire; to indoctrinate; (3) to record (music, video, etc.)

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動かす

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Japanese ugokasu うごかす
Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to move; to shift; to stir; to budge; to change position; (2) to inspire; to rouse; to move (e.g. feeling); to influence; (3) to change; to alter; to deny; (4) to operate; to set in motion; to get going; (5) to mobilize (e.g. troops); to mobilise; to deploy; (6) to manage (e.g. funds)

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不孚眾望


不孚众望

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Mandarin bù fú zhòng wàng / bu4 fu2 zhong4 wang4
Taiwan pu fu chung wang
Chinese not living up to expectations (idiom); failing to inspire confidence among people; unpopular

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乗り移る

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Japanese noriutsuru のりうつる
Japanese (v5r,vi) to change (cars or horses); to transfer; to possess; to inspire

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吹きこむ

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Japanese fukikomu ふきこむ
Japanese (v5m,vi,vt) (1) to blow into; to breathe into; (transitive verb) (2) to inspire; to indoctrinate; (3) to record (music, video, etc.)

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吹き込む

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Japanese fukikomu ふきこむ
Japanese (v5m,vi,vt) (1) to blow into; to breathe into; (transitive verb) (2) to inspire; to indoctrinate; (3) to record (music, video, etc.)

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勇気百倍

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Japanese yuukihyakubai / yukihyakubai ゆうきひゃくばい
Japanese (noun/participle) (yoji) inspire someone with fresh courage; with redoubled courage
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抱かせる

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Japanese dakaseru だかせる
Japanese (Ichidan verb) to raise; to inspire; to arouse

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乗りうつる

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Japanese noriutsuru のりうつる
Japanese (v5r,vi) to change (cars or horses); to transfer; to possess; to inspire

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インスパイア

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Japanese insupaia インスパイア
Japanese (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) (1) to inspire; (2) inspiration

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インスパイアー

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Japanese insupaiaa / insupaia インスパイアー
Japanese (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) (1) to inspire; (2) inspiration

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.


A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.




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The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Inspire 啟示
启示
qǐ shì / qi3 shi4 / qi shi / qishi ch`i shih / chishih / chi shih
Inspire with redoubled courage 勇気百倍yuuki hyaku bai
yuukihyakubai
yuki hyaku bai
yukihyakubai
To inspire or enlighten 啟發
启发
qǐ fā / qi3 fa1 / qi fa / qifa ch`i fa / chifa / chi fa
Inspiration 靈感
灵感
reikanlíng gǎn / ling2 gan3 / ling gan / linggan ling kan / lingkan

In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line. In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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