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xuè yè
ketsu eki
Blood Scroll

血液 is the word for blood (liquid blood) in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Blood Brothers

xuè xiōng dì
chi kyou dai
Blood Brothers Scroll

血兄弟 means "Blood Brothers" in Chinese and Japanese.

The More We Sweat in Training, The Less We Bleed in Battle

píng shí duō liú hàn zhàn shí shǎo liú xuè
The More We Sweat in Training, The Less We Bleed in Battle Scroll

There is more than one way to translate this ancient Chinese military proverb. Here are a few interpretations:

A drop of sweat spent in a drill is a drop of blood saved in war.

More practice will give one a better chance of success in real situation.

The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.

I heard this many times when I was a U.S. Marine but I had no idea at the time that it was actually an old Chinese proverb.

Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield

doujou de naki senjou de warau
Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield Scroll

道場で泣き戦場で笑う is a Japanese phrase that means, "Cry in the dojo, laugh on the battlefield".

You'll see this phrase in a lot of dojos as a kind of philosophical joke.

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

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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Blood血液ketsu eki / ketsuekixuè yè / xue4 ye4 / xue ye / xueyehsüeh yeh / hsüehyeh
Blood Brothers血兄弟chi kyou dai
chi kyo dai
xuè xiōng dì
xue4 xiong1 di4
xue xiong di
hsüeh hsiung ti
The More We Sweat in Training, The Less We Bleed in Battle平時多流汗戰時少流血
píng shí duō liú hàn zhàn shí shǎo liú xuè
ping2 shi2 duo1 liu2 han4
zhan4 shi2 shao3 liu2 xue4
ping shi duo liu han
zhan shi shao liu xue
p`ing shih to liu shih shao liu hsüeh
ping shih to liu shih shao liu hsüeh
Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield道場で泣き戦場で笑うdoujou de naki senjou de warau
dojo de naki senjo de warau
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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zhāng fēi / zhang1 fei1
chang fei
 chouhi / chohi / ちょうひ
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Zhang Fei (168-221), general of Shu and blood-brother of Liu Bei in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, famous as fearsome fighter and lover of wine
(personal name) Chouhi


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xuè yè / xue4 ye4
hsüeh yeh
 ketsueki / けつえき
Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield Scroll



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qīn yuán / qin1 yuan2
ch`in yüan / chin yüan
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blood relationship; genetic relationship; consanguinity



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guān yǔ / guan1 yu3
kuan yü
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Guan Yu (-219), general of Shu and blood-brother of Liu Bei in Romance of the Three Kingdoms, fearsome fighter famous for virtue and loyalty; posomethingumously worshipped and identified with the guardian Bodhisattva Sangharama


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 buraddo / ブラッド
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(1) blood; (2) brad (nail); (personal name) Blood; Brad; Vlad


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bīng bù xuè rèn / bing1 bu4 xue4 ren4
ping pu hsüeh jen
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lit. no blood on the men's swords (idiom); fig. an effortless victory

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/ yu1

hematoma (internal blood clot); extravasated blood (spilt into surrounding tissue); contusion

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zhòng / zhong4
 tane / たね
to plant; to grow; to cultivate
(1) seed (e.g. of a plant); pip; kind; variety; quality; tone; (2) material (e.g. for an article); matter (e.g. of a story); subject; theme; (news) copy; (3) {food} ingredient; leaven (bread); main ingredient of a sushi; (4) cause; source; (5) trick; secret; magician's trick; inside story; (6) (See 胤) paternal blood; lineage; (7) breed (of a stock); sperm; semen; (8) (kana only) (oft. as タネ) 10-point card (in hanafuda); tane; animal card; (surname) Tanezaki
vīja; bīja. Seed, germ; sort, species; also to sow, plant; seed

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fēi / fei1
 hi / ひ
dark red; purple silk
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) scarlet; red; (2) blood; (out-dated kanji) (1) red; crimson; scarlet; (2) red-containing colour (e.g. brown, pink, orange); (3) (colloquialism) Red (i.e. communist); (4) (abbreviation) red light; (5) (abbreviation) red ink (i.e. in finance or proof-reading); (in) the red; (adj-no,n-pref) (6) complete; total; perfect; obvious; (personal name) Hi

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yìn / yin4
 tane / たね
descendant; heir; offspring; posterity; to inherit
issue; offspring; paternal blood; (given name) Tsuzuki

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xīng / xing1
 namagusa / なまぐさ
fishy (smell)
(1) something that smells of fish or blood; (2) meat and fish; (3) (abbreviation) degenerate monk; corrupt priest

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xìn / xin4
variant of 釁|衅; quarrel; dispute; a blood sacrifice (arch.)

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hān / han1
 kisa / きさ
small clam (Arca inflata)
(archaism) (See 赤貝) blood clam (Scapharca broughtonii)

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xuè / xue4
 chi / ち
blood; colloquial pr. [xie3]; CL:滴[di1],片[pian4]
(1) blood; (2) blood; ancestry; lineage; stock; (3) (the) blood; feelings; passions
Blood. 以血洗血 To wash out blood with blood, from one sin to fall into another.

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huāng / huang1

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èr / er4
the blood of a sacrificial fowl which was sprinkled on doors and vessels

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miè / mie4
defiled with blood

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xìn / xin4
quarrel; dispute; a blood sacrifice (arch.)


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 oshirushi / おしるし (1) (kana only) (See 破水) a show; blood-stained mucus discharge that happens during pregnancy up to two weeks before delivery; (2) signature mark (crest) used by members of the Imperial family to mark their belongings; (3) (See しるし・1) a sign (with honorific 'o')


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 shibe / シベ {food} civet (fre:); stew of a game animal, red wine and various alliums (often thickened with the animal's blood)


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qī nì / qi1 ni4
ch`i ni / chi ni
(七逆罪) The seven rebellious acts, or deadly sins — shedding a Buddha's blood, killing father, mother, monk, teacher, subverting or disrupting monks, killing an arhat. V. 梵綱經下; seven heinous crimes



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sān tú / san1 tu2
san t`u / san tu
The 塗 mire is interpreted by 途 a road, i.e. the three unhappy gati or ways; (a) 火塗 to the fires of hell; (b) 血塗 to the hell of blood, where as animals they devour each other; (c) 刀塗 the asipattra hell of swords, where the leaves and grasses are sharp-edged swords. Cf. 三惡趣; three destinies


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sān nì / san1 ni4
san ni
The three unpardonable sins of Devadatta, which sent him to the Avici hell— schism, stoning the Buddha to the shedding of his blood, killing a nun; three heinous crimes


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 jouki / joki / じょうき (noun/participle) flushing (of one's cheeks); dizziness; rush of blood to the head


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jiǔ xiǎng / jiu3 xiang3
chiu hsiang
(九想觀) or 九相 navasaṃjñā. Meditation on a corpse in order to curb desire; one of the meditations on the unclean: vyādhmātakasaṃjñā, its tumefaction; vinīlakas., its blue, mottled colour; vipadumakas., its decay; vilohitakas., its mess of blood,etc.; vipūyakas., its discharges and rotten flesh; vikhāditakas., its being devoured by birds and beasts; vikṣiptakas., its dismembering; asthis., its bones; vidagdhakas., their being burnt and returning to dust; nine kinds of meditation (on a corpse to quell desire)


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wǔ nì / wu3 ni4
wu ni
pañcānantarya; 五無間業 The five rebellious acts or deadly sins, parricide, matricide, killing an arhat, shedding the blood of a Buddha, destroying the harmony of the sangha, or fraternity. The above definition is common both to Hīnayāna and Mahāyāna. The lightest of these sins is the first; the heaviest the last. II. Another group is: (1) sacrilege, such as destroying temples, burning sutras, stealing a Buddha's or a monk's things, inducing others to do so, or taking pleasure therein; (2) slander, or abuse of the teaching of śrāvaka s, pratyekabuddhas, or bodhisattvas; (3) ill-treatment or killing of a monk; (4) any one of the five deadly sins given above; (5) denial of the karma consequences of ill deeds, acting or teaching others accordingly, and unceasing evil life. III. There are also five deadly sins, each of which is equal to each of the first set of five: (1) violation of a mother, or a fully ordained nun; (2) killing a bodhisattva in a sangha; (5) destroying a Buddha's stūpa. IV. The five unpardonable sin of Devadatta who (1) destroyed the harmony of the community; (2) injured Śākyamuni with a stone, shedding his blood; (3) induced the king to let loose a rutting elephant to trample down Śākyamuni; (4) killed a nun; (5) put poison on his finger-nails and saluted Śākyamuni intending to destroy him thereby; five heinous crimes


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rén jīng / ren2 jing1
jen ching
sophisticate; man with extensive experience; child prodigy; Wunderkind (i.e. brilliant child); spirit within a person (i.e. blood and essential breath 血氣|血气 of TCM)


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tā rén / ta1 ren2
t`a jen / ta jen
 tanin(p);hito(gikun);adabito(ok) / たにん(P);ひと(gikun);あだびと(ok)
another; sb else; other people
(1) (See 人・ひと・6) another person; other people; others; (2) (たにん only) unrelated person (i.e. not related by blood); (3) (たにん only) outsider; stranger; (given name) Tabito
another person


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 nanigata / なにがた (1) what shape?; what type?; which model?; (2) (See 血液型・けつえきがた) which blood group?


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gōng xuè / gong1 xue4
kung hsüeh
 kyouketsu / kyoketsu / きょうけつ
to donate blood
(noun/participle) donation of blood

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