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China xuè yè
Japan ketsu eki
Blood Vertical Wall Scroll

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

Blood Brothers

China xuè xiōng dì
Japan chi kyou dai
Blood Brothers Vertical Wall Scroll

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

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

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

Japan doujou de naki senjou de warau
Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield Vertical Wall 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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Japanese chouhi / chohi / ちょうひ
Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese 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


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Mandarin xuè yè / xue4 ye4
Taiwan hsüeh yeh
Japanese ketsueki / けつえき
Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese blood
Japanese blood



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Mandarin qīn yuán / qin1 yuan2
Taiwan ch`in yüan / chin yüan
Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese blood relationship; genetic relationship; consanguinity



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Mandarin guān yǔ / guan1 yu3
Taiwan kuan yü
Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese 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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Japanese buraddo / ブラッド
Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese (1) blood; (2) brad (nail); (personal name) Blood; Brad; Vlad


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Mandarin bīng bù xuè rèn / bing1 bu4 xue4 ren4
Taiwan ping pu hsüeh jen
Cry in the dojo - Laugh on the battlefield Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese lit. no blood on the men's swords (idiom); fig. an effortless victory

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Mandarin/ yu1
Japanese o
Chinese hematoma (internal blood clot); extravasated blood (spilt into surrounding tissue); contusion

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Mandarin zhòng // zhǒng / zhong4 // zhong3
Taiwan chung
Japanese tane / たね
Chinese to plant; to grow; to cultivate; seed; species; kind; type; classifier for types, kinds, sorts
Japanese (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
vīja; bīja. Seed, germ; sort, species; also to sow, plant.

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Mandarin fēi / fei1
Taiwan fei
Japanese hi / ひ
Chinese dark red; purple silk
Japanese (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

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Mandarin yìn / yin4
Taiwan yin
Japanese tane / たね
Chinese descendant; heir; offspring; posterity; to inherit
Japanese issue; offspring; paternal blood

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

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

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Mandarin hān / han1
Taiwan han
Japanese kisa / きさ
Chinese small clam (Arca inflata)
Japanese (archaism) (See 赤貝) blood clam (Scapharca broughtonii)

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Mandarin xuè / xue4
Taiwan hsüeh
Japanese chi / ち
Chinese blood; colloquial pr. [xie3]; CL:滴[di1],片[pian4]
Japanese blood; consanguinity
Blood. 以血洗血 To wash out blood with blood, from one sin to fall into another.

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Mandarin huāng / huang1
Taiwan huang
Chinese blood

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

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Mandarin miè / mie4
Taiwan mieh
Chinese defiled with blood
Japanese See:

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Mandarin qìng // qīn / qing4 // qin1
Taiwan ch`ing // ch`in / ching // chin
Japanese shin / しん
Chinese parents-in-law of one's offspring; parent; one's own (flesh and blood); relative; related; marriage; bride; close; intimate; in person; first-hand; in favor of; pro-; to kiss; (Internet slang) dear
Japanese (1) intimacy; closeness; friendliness; (2) close relative; (prefix noun) (3) (See 親米,親アラブ) pro- (e.g. pro-American, pro-Japanese, etc.)
Personally related, own, intimate; family; a wife, marriage; feeling of intimacy

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Mandarin xìn / xin4
Taiwan hsin
Chinese quarrel; dispute; a blood sacrifice (arch.)


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


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Mandarin qī nì / qi1 ni4
Taiwan ch`i ni / chi ni
Japanese shichigyaku
(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.



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Mandarin sān tú / san1 tu2
Taiwan san t`u / san tu
Japanese sanzu
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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Mandarin sān nì / san1 ni4
Taiwan san ni
Japanese sangyaku
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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Japanese jouki / joki / じょうき Japanese (noun/participle) flushing (of one's cheeks); dizziness; rush of blood to the head


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Mandarin jiǔ xiǎng / jiu3 xiang3
Taiwan chiu hsiang
Japanese kusō
(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.


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Mandarin wǔ nì / wu3 ni4
Taiwan wu ni
Japanese gogyaku
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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Mandarin rén jīng / ren2 jing1
Taiwan jen ching
Chinese 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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Mandarin tā rén / ta1 ren2
Taiwan t`a jen / ta jen
Japanese tanin(p);hito(gikun);adabito(ok) / たにん(P);ひと(gikun);あだびと(ok)
Chinese another; sb else; other people
Japanese (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
another person


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Japanese nanigata / なにがた Japanese (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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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
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