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精神 in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Spirit
  2. Spirituality
  3. Concentration
  4. The Spirit of the Dragon Horse
  5. The Spirit of Dragon and Tiger
  6. Esprit de Corps / Team Spirit
  7. Free Spirit
  8. Independent Spirit
  9. Spiritual Soul Mates
10. Spiritual Strength / Strength of Spirit
11. Warrior Soul / Heroic Spirit
12. Soul of a Warrior
13. Beautiful Spirit
14. Free Spirit
15. Indomitable Spirit / Indomitable Attitude
16. Spirit of Taekwondo
17. The Spirit of the Dragon Horse,...
18. Mind Over Matter
19. Where There is a Will, There is a Way
20. Taekwondo Tenets / Spirit of Taekwon-do
21. Triple Truth of Japanese Buddhism

Spirit

China jīng shén
Japan sei shin
Spirit

精神 is the kind of spirit that you have if you perform well in sports or competition. It is the idea of having a good attitude, and putting your all into something - so much so that others can see or feel your spirit. It is the essence of your being that can only be subjectively described because there are no words that can fully explain what "spirit" really is.

For your information:
My Japanese dictionary further tries to explain this word by comparing it to mind, soul, heart or intention.
My Chinese dictionary compares these characters to meanings like vigor, vitality, drive and mentality.
My Korean dictionary defines this as mind, spirit and soul.


See Also:  Vitality | Heart | Soul

Spirituality

China jīng shén xìng
Japan seishinsei / seshinse
Spirituality

精神性 is the Chinese and Japanese Kanji for spirituality or spiritual nature.

This can also refer to someone's mental state or psychogenic essence.

Concentration

Chung shin tong il
Japan seishintouitsu
Concentration

精神統一 means concentration of mind, or mental concentration in old Korean Hanja and Japanese.

This concentration title is one of the 8 Key Concepts of Tang Soo Do.

You'll often see this romanized from Korean as "Chung Shin Tong Il."

If you want to order the modern Korean Hangul version, click on the Hangul in the pronunciation box. Otherwise, this title is valid Korean Hanja (from the 1600 years that Korea used Chinese characters).

The Spirit of the Dragon Horse

China lóng mǎ jīng shén
The Spirit of the Dragon Horse

龍馬精神 is an old proverb that is used to wish someone good health and success combined as a great compliment.

The meaning is "The vigor and spirit of the legendary dragon-horse." These four characters are often accompanied by four more which mean, "...and the power and prestige of the tiger." Here we are just offering the first part which is considered the short version.

By giving a wall scroll like this to someone, you were either wishing or telling them that they have an amazing quality. There is also a suggestion of good health - at least anyone with the vigor of a dragon horse, would seem to also be in good health.


Note: In Japanese, this would be read as the spirit of 坂本龍馬 (Sakamoto_Ryōma), a beloved rebel who help abolish the old Japanese feudal system. This can be confusing, so I am declaring this proverb to be Chinese only.

The Spirit of Dragon and Tiger

China lóng hǔ jīng shén
Japan ryu ko sei shin
The Spirit of Dragon and Tiger

龍虎精神 means the spirit of the dragon and tiger. It speaks to the vitality and vigor that is the nature of these two creatures.

Beyond "spirit," the second two characters can also mean mind, soul, or heart. Therefore, you can also say this means "Heart of the Dragon and Tiger," etc.

龍虎精神 is often titled as "Ryukoseishin" in many Japanese martial arts.

Esprit de Corps / Team Spirit

China tuán duì jīng shén
Esprit de Corps / Team Spirit

This Chinese word can mean, "esprit de corps" or "team spirit."

Other translations include, collectivism, teamwork, or solidarity.

Free Spirit

China zì yóu jīng shén
Free Spirit

The first two characters mean freedom or liberty.

The second two characters mean spirit, heart, mind, or soul.

Together, this is a title that is very similar to the English term "free spirit."


See Also:  Freedom | Independence

Independent Spirit

China dú lì jīng shén
Independent Spirit

獨立精神 means independent spirit in Chinese.

The first two characters mean independent, independence, or to stand alone.

The last two characters can mean spirit, spiritual, vigor, vitality, drive, mind, consciousness, thought, essence, heart or soul.

With this information, you can make your own translation combination such as "independent heart," "stand alone spirit," or more creatively, "the drive to stand alone" in English. There are a lot of ways to interpret 獨立精神.

Spiritual Soul Mates

China jīng shén bàn lǚ
Japan sei shin han ryo
Spiritual Soul Mates

精神伴侶 is title means "Spiritual Soul Mates." The first two characters mean "spiritual" or "soul." The second two characters mean "mates," "companions" or "partners."

精神伴侶 is more about the spiritual connection between partners rather than a "fate-brought-us-together" kind of soul mates.

Both halves of this title have meaning in Japanese but I've not yet confirmed that this is a commonly used title in Japan.

Spiritual Strength / Strength of Spirit

China jīng shén lì liàng
Japan seishin rikiryou
Spiritual Strength / Strength of Spirit

This title speaks of one's soul or spirit, and the capacity or strength that soul possesses.

The first two characters mean mind, heart, spirit, and/or soul.

The last two characters mean strength, capacity, or ability.

Note: Separately, these are two words in Japanese, and can be pronounced but this does not make a natural title in Japanese (best if your audience is Chinese).

Warrior Soul / Heroic Spirit

China yǒng shì jīng shén
Warrior Soul / Heroic Spirit

This can be translated as the warrior's spirit or warrior's soul. The first two characters can be translated as "warrior" or literally "brave soldier/man" although some will translate this word as "hero." Therefore, this is also how to say "heroic spirit."

The second two characters mean vigor, vitality, drive, spirit, mind, heart, mental essence and psychological component. Basically "your soul."


We have two versions of this phrase. The only difference is the first two and last two characters are swapped. The version here suggests that you admire or like the idea of the spirit of a warrior. The other version suggests that you are the warrior or hero.

Soul of a Warrior

China jīng shén yǒng shì
Soul of a Warrior

This can be translated as the spirit or soul of a warrior. The first two characters can be translated as vigor, vitality, drive, spirit, mind, heart, mental essence and psychological component. Basically "your soul."

The second two characters mean "warrior" or literally "brave soldier/man" although some will translate this word as "hero." Therefore, this is also how to say "soul of a hero."

Note: This title is best for Chinese and old Korean. It does make sense in Japanese but is not a common or natural Kanji combination in Japanese.


We have two versions of this phrase. The only difference is the first two and last two characters are swapped. The version here suggests that you are the warrior or hero. The other version suggests that you admire or like the idea of the spirit of a warrior.

Beautiful Spirit

Japan utsukushi seishin
Beautiful Spirit

美しい精神 is a common way to write "Beautiful Spirit" in Japanese.


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

Free Spirit

Japan ji yuu na sei shin
Free Spirit

The first two characters mean freedom or liberty.

The middle character is a connecting Hiragana which is needed for Japanese grammar.

The last two characters mean spirit, heart, mind, or soul.

Together, this is a title that is very similar to the English term "free spirit."


See Also:  Freedom | Independence

Indomitable Spirit / Indomitable Attitude

Fukutsu no Seishin
Japan fu kutsu no sei shin
Indomitable Spirit / Indomitable Attitude

不屈の精神 is one of several versions or ways to write "Indomitable Spirit" in Japanese.

This one is the famous, "Fukutsu no Seishin" phrase.

Spirit of Taekwondo

China tái quán dào jīng shen
Japan te kon do sei shin
Spirit of Taekwondo

This title means, "Taekwondo Spirit" or "The Spirit of Taekwondo." 跆拳道精神 is the title of General Choi's calligraphy often referred to as "The Tenets of Taekwon-do."

The Spirit of the Dragon Horse,
the Power of a Tiger.

China lóng mǎ jīng shén hǔ hǔ shēng wēi
The Spirit of the Dragon Horse, / the Power of a Tiger.

This is an old proverb that is used to wish someone great health and success combined as a great compliment.

The meaning is "The vigor and spirit of the legendary dragon-horse, and the power and prestige of the tiger."

By giving a wall scroll like this to someone, you were either wishing or telling them that they have these qualities. There is also a suggestion of good health - at least anyone with the vigor of a dragon horse, would seem to also be in good health.

Mind Over Matter

Japan busshitsu-sei o chouetsu suru seishin-ryoku
Mind Over Matter

This means, "mind over matter," in Japanese.

If you get really technical, you get a translation like, "mental strength transcends materiality."


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

Where There is a Will, There is a Way

Japan seishin ittou nanigoto ka nara zaran
Where There is a Will, There is a Way

This Japanese expression means, "Where there is a will, there is a way. There are other Japanese phrases with similar meaning but this one is the most commonly used (according to number of results on Japanese Google).

This can also be romanized as, "seshinittonanigotokanarazaran."


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

Taekwondo Tenets / Spirit of Taekwon-do

China tái quán dào jīng shén lǐ yì lián chǐ rěn nài kè jǐ bǎi zhé bù qū
Taekwondo Tenets / Spirit of Taekwon-do

Taekwondo TenetsThis is General Choi's writing that is often called "The Tenets of Taekwon-do." The actual title would be translated as, "Taekwondo Spirit" or "The Spirit of Taekwondo." It was originally written in Korean Hanja (Chinese characters used in Korea for about 1600 years).

General Choi's original calligraphy is shown to the right. Your custom calligraphy will be unique, and not an exact match, as each calligrapher has their own style.

In modern times, the common form of written Korean is Hangul (a phonetic character set). The table below shows the text in Hangul and Hanja along with a pronunciation guide and a brief English translation:

Traditional Korean HanjaModern Korean HangulPronunciationEnglish
跆拳道精神태권도정신tae gweon do jeong sinTaekwondo Spirit
禮儀예의ye yiCourtesy / Etiquette / Propriety / Decorum / Formality
廉耻염치yeom ciIntegrity / Sense of Honor
忍耐인내in naePatience / Perseverance / Endurance
克己극기geug giSelf-Control / Self-Denial / Self-Abnegation
百折不屈백절불굴baeg jeor bur gurIndomitable Spirit (Undaunted even after repeated attacks from the opponent)
Note that the pronunciation is the official version now used in South Korea. However, it is different than what you may be used to. For instance, "Taekwon-do" is "tae gweon do." This new romanization is supposed to be closer to actual Korean pronunciation.

Triple Truth of Japanese Buddhism

Japan ningensei o saisei suruno wa kanyou na kokoro shinsetsu na kotoba houshi to omoi yari no seishin
Triple Truth of Japanese Buddhism

The Buddha ordered that all should know this triple truth...
A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

This is the English translation most commonly used for this Japanese Buddhist phrase. You might have seen this on a coffee cup or tee-shirt.


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


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

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

精神

see styles
Mandarin jīng shén / jing1 shen2
Taiwan ching shen
Japanese seishin / seshin / せいしん
Triple Truth of Japanese Buddhism
Chinese vigor; vitality; drive; spiritual; spirit; mind; consciousness; thought; mental; psychological; essence; gist; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese mind; soul; heart; spirit; intention; (given name) Seishin
Vitality; also the pure and spiritual, the subtle, or recondite.

精神性

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Mandarin jīng shén xìng / jing1 shen2 xing4
Taiwan ching shen hsing
Japanese seishinsei / seshinse / せいしんせい
Triple Truth of Japanese Buddhism
Chinese spirituality; mental; nervous; psychogenic
Japanese spirituality; spiritual nature

團隊精神


团队精神

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Mandarin tuán duì jīng shén / tuan2 dui4 jing1 shen2
Taiwan t`uan tui ching shen / tuan tui ching shen
Chinese group mentality; collectivism; solidarity; team spirit

精神統一

see styles
Japanese seishintouitsu / seshintoitsu / せいしんとういつ
Triple Truth of Japanese Buddhism
Japanese (yoji) concentration of mind; mental concentration (on some task)

龍馬精神

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Mandarin lóng mǎ jīng shén / long2 ma3 jing1 shen2
Taiwan lung ma ching shen
Chinese old but still full of vitality (idiom)

精神一到何事か成らざらん

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Japanese seishinittounanigotokanarazaran / seshinittonanigotokanarazaran / せいしんいっとうなにごとかならざらん Japanese (expression) Where there is a will, there is a way

精神力

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Japanese seishinryoku / seshinryoku / せいしんりょく Japanese emotional strength; force of will

精神學

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Mandarin jīng shén xué / jing1 shen2 xue2
Taiwan ching shen hsüeh
Chinese psychology

精神波

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Japanese seishinha / seshinha / せいしんは Japanese psychic waves

精神界

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Japanese seishinkai / seshinkai / せいしんかい Japanese (ant: 物質界) spiritual world; mental world

精神病

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Mandarin jīng shén bìng / jing1 shen2 bing4
Taiwan ching shen ping
Japanese seishinbyou / seshinbyo / せいしんびょう
Chinese mental disorder; psychosis
Japanese mental illness; psychosis

精神的

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Japanese seishinteki / seshinteki / せいしんてき Japanese (adjectival noun) mental; emotional

精神科

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Mandarin jīng shén kē / jing1 shen2 ke1
Taiwan ching shen k`o / ching shen ko
Japanese seishinka / seshinka / せいしんか
Chinese psychiatry
Japanese psychiatry

精神論

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Japanese seishinron / seshinron / せいしんろん Japanese (See 精神主義) spiritualism; idealism

精神面

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Japanese seishinmen / seshinmen / せいしんめん Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) spiritual plane; spiritual aspect; mental level

創新精神


创新精神

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Mandarin chuàng xīn jīng shén / chuang4 xin1 jing1 shen2
Taiwan ch`uang hsin ching shen / chuang hsin ching shen
Chinese creativity

創業精神


创业精神

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Mandarin chuàng yè jīng shén / chuang4 ye4 jing1 shen2
Taiwan ch`uang yeh ching shen / chuang yeh ching shen
Chinese enterprising spirit; pioneering spirit

反俗精神

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Japanese hanzokuseishin / hanzokuseshin / はんぞくせいしん Japanese (yoji) anticonventional spirit; spirit of resisting convention

反骨精神

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Japanese hankotsuseishin / hankotsuseshin / はんこつせいしん Japanese (yoji) rebellious spirit

叛骨精神

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Japanese hankotsuseishin / hankotsuseshin / はんこつせいしん Japanese (yoji) rebellious spirit

向精神薬

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Japanese kouseishinyaku / koseshinyaku / こうせいしんやく Japanese psychotropic drug

団の精神

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Japanese dannoseishin / dannoseshin / だんのせいしん Japanese esprit de corps; spirit of the corps

在野精神

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Japanese zaiyaseishin / zaiyaseshin / ざいやせいしん Japanese spirit of defiance of the opposition party; anti-establishment mindset

契約精神


契约精神

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Mandarin qì yuē jīng shén / qi4 yue1 jing1 shen2
Taiwan ch`i yüeh ching shen / chi yüeh ching shen
Chinese culture of honoring contractual obligations

愛社精神

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Japanese aishaseishin / aishaseshin / あいしゃせいしん Japanese spirit of dedication to one's company

抖擻精神


抖擞精神

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Mandarin dǒu sǒu jīng shén / dou3 sou3 jing1 shen2
Taiwan tou sou ching shen
Chinese to gather one's spirits; to pull oneself together

抗精神病

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Mandarin kàng jīng shén bìng / kang4 jing1 shen2 bing4
Taiwan k`ang ching shen ping / kang ching shen ping
Chinese antipsychotic (drug)

抵抗精神

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Japanese teikouseishin / tekoseshin / ていこうせいしん Japanese spirit of resistance

提起精神

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Mandarin tí qǐ jīng shen / ti2 qi3 jing1 shen5
Taiwan t`i ch`i ching shen / ti chi ching shen
Chinese to raise one's spirits; to take courage

攻撃精神

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Japanese kougekiseishin / kogekiseshin / こうげきせいしん Japanese aggressiveness

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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
Spirit精神sei shin / seishinjīng shén
jing1 shen2
jing shen
jingshen
ching shen
chingshen
Spirituality精神性seishinsei / seshinsejīng shén xìng
jing1 shen2 xing4
jing shen xing
jingshenxing
ching shen hsing
chingshenhsing
Concentration精神統一seishintouitsu
seishintoitsu
The Spirit of the Dragon Horse龍馬精神
龙马精神
lóng mǎ jīng shén
long2 ma3 jing1 shen2
long ma jing shen
longmajingshen
lung ma ching shen
lungmachingshen
The Spirit of Dragon and Tiger龍虎精神
龙虎精神
ryu ko sei shin
ryukoseishin
lóng hǔ jīng shén
long2 hu3 jing1 shen2
long hu jing shen
longhujingshen
lung hu ching shen
lunghuchingshen
Esprit de Corps
Team Spirit
團隊精神
团队精神
tuán duì jīng shén
tuan2 dui4 jing1 shen2
tuan dui jing shen
tuanduijingshen
t`uan tui ching shen
tuantuichingshen
tuan tui ching shen
Free Spirit自由精神zì yóu jīng shén
zi4 you2 jing1 shen2
zi you jing shen
ziyoujingshen
tzu yu ching shen
tzuyuchingshen
Independent Spirit獨立精神
独立精神
dú lì jīng shén
du2 li4 jing1 shen2
du li jing shen
dulijingshen
tu li ching shen
tulichingshen
Spiritual Soul Mates精神伴侶
精神伴侣
sei shin han ryo
seishinhanryo
jīng shén bàn lǚ
jing1 shen2 ban4 lv3
jing shen ban lv
jingshenbanlv
ching shen pan lü
chingshenpanlü
Spiritual Strength
Strength of Spirit
精神力量seishin rikiryou
seishinrikiryou
seishin rikiryo
seishinrikiryo
jīng shén lì liàng
jing1 shen2 li4 liang4
jing shen li liang
jingshenliliang
ching shen li liang
chingshenliliang
Warrior Soul
Heroic Spirit
勇士精神yǒng shì jīng shén
yong3 shi4 jing1 shen2
yong shi jing shen
yongshijingshen
yung shih ching shen
yungshihchingshen
Soul of a Warrior精神勇士jīng shén yǒng shì
jing1 shen2 yong3 shi4
jing shen yong shi
jingshenyongshi
ching shen yung shih
chingshenyungshih
Beautiful Spirit美しい精神utsukushi seishin
utsukushiseishin
Free Spirit自由な精神ji yuu na sei shin
jiyuunaseishin
ji yu na sei shin
jiyunaseishin
Indomitable Spirit
Indomitable Attitude
不屈の精神fu kutsu no sei shin
fukutsunoseishin
Spirit of Taekwondo跆拳道精神te kon do sei shin
tekondoseishin
tái quán dào jīng shen
tai2 quan2 dao4 jing1 shen2
tai quan dao jing shen
taiquandaojingshen
t`ai ch`üan tao ching shen
taichüantaochingshen
tai chüan tao ching shen
The Spirit of the Dragon Horse, the Power of a Tiger.龍馬精神虎虎生威
龙马精神虎虎生威
lóng mǎ jīng shén hǔ hǔ shēng wēi
long2 ma3 jing1 shen2 hu3 hu3 sheng1 wei1
long ma jing shen hu hu sheng wei
lung ma ching shen hu hu sheng wei
Mind Over Matter物質性を超越する精神力busshitsu-sei o chouetsu suru seishin-ryoku
bushitsu-sei o choetsu suru seishin-ryoku
bushitsu-seiochoetsusuruseishin-ryoku
Where There is a Will, There is a Way精神一到何事か成らざらんseishin ittou nanigoto ka nara zaran
seishin itto nanigoto ka nara zaran
seishinittonanigotokanarazaran
Taekwondo Tenets
Spirit of Taekwon-do
跆拳道精神禮義廉耻忍耐克己百折不屈
跆拳道精神礼义廉耻忍耐克己百折不屈
tái quán dào jīng shén lǐ yì lián chǐ rěn nài kè jǐ bǎi zhé bù qū
tai2 quan2 dao4 jing1 shen2 li3 yi4 lian2 chi3 ren3 nai4 ke4 ji3 bai3 zhe2 bu4 qu1
tai quan dao jing shen li yi lian chi ren nai ke ji bai zhe bu qu
t`ai ch`üan tao ching shen li i lien ch`ih jen nai k`o chi pai che pu ch`ü
tai chüan tao ching shen li i lien chih jen nai ko chi pai che pu chü
Triple Truth of Japanese Buddhism人間性を再生するのは寛容な心親切な言葉奉仕と思いやりの精神ningensei o saisei suruno wa kanyou na kokoro shinsetsu na kotoba houshi to omoi yari no seishin
ningensei o saisei suruno wa kanyo na kokoro shinsetsu na kotoba hoshi to omoi yari no seishin
ningenseiosaiseisurunowakanyonakokoroshinsetsunakotobahoshitoomoiyarinoseishin
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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