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Regret in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Sorry / Apologetic / Repent / Regret
  2. Die Without Regret
  3. Live Without Regret
  4. Sorry / Feel Apologetic / Regret
  5. No Regrets
  6. Preparation Yields No Regrets


Sorry / Apologetic / Repent / Regret

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

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.

Die Without Regret

China sǐ ér wú huǐ
Die Without Regret

死而無悔 is how to say "die with no regrets" in Mandarin Chinese.

This proverb comes from the Analects of Confucius.

Live Without Regret

China shēng ér wú huǐ
Live Without Regret

生而無悔 is how to say "live without regrets" in Mandarin Chinese.


Note: There is some debate about whether this makes sense in Japanese. It would be read, "nama ji mu ke," and be understood in Japanese. But, a Japanese person will probably think it's Chinese (not Japanese).


See Also:  Live for Today

Live Without Regret

Japan jinsei kui nashi
Live Without Regret

This is how to say "live without regrets" in Japanese.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


See Also:  Live for Today

Sorry / Feel Apologetic / Regret

China bào qiàn
Sorry / Feel Apologetic / Regret

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.

No Regrets

China wú huǐ
Japan mu ke
No Regrets

無悔 is how to say "no regrets" in Mandarin Chinese. This also makes sense in Japanese though not the most common way to express "no regrets" in Japanese.


See Also:  Live for Today

No Regrets

Japan kou kai na shi
No Regrets

後悔無し is how to say "no regrets" in Japanese.


See Also:  Live for Today

Preparation Yields No Regrets

Japan sona e a re ba ure i na shi
Preparation Yields No Regrets

This proverb means, "When you are well-prepared, you have nothing regret" in Japanese


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

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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
Sorry
Apologetic
Repent
Regret
後悔kou kai / go ke
koukai / goke
ko kai / go ke
kokai/goke
hòu huǐ / hou4 hui3 / hou hui / houhui
Die Without Regret死而無悔
死而无悔
sǐ ér wú huǐ
si3 er2 wu2 hui3
si er wu hui
sierwuhui
ssu erh wu hui
ssuerhwuhui
Live Without Regret生而無悔
生而无悔
shēng ér wú huǐ
sheng1 er2 wu2 hui3
sheng er wu hui
shengerwuhui
sheng erh wu hui
shengerhwuhui
Live Without Regret人生悔い無しjinsei kui nashi
jinseikuinashi
Sorry
Feel Apologetic
Regret
抱歉bào qiàn / bao4 qian4 / bao qian / baoqianpao ch`ien / paochien / pao chien
No Regrets無悔
无悔
mu ke / mukewú huǐ / wu2 hui3 / wu hui / wuhui
No Regrets後悔無しkou kai na shi
koukainashi
ko kai na shi
kokainashi
Preparation Yields No Regrets備え有れば憂い無しsona e a re ba ure i na shi
sonaearebaureinashi
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