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Breath in Chinese / Japanese...

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Life in Every Breath

hakuiki hitotsu nimo seimei ga yadori
Life in Every Breath Vertical Wall Scroll

This means, "life in every breath" in Japanese.

This phrase is more like "every single breath as you live and dwell."

The characters breakdown this way:
吐く息 (hakuiki) to breathe; exhaled air; one's breath; breathing.
一つ (hitotsu) one; only; just.
にも (nimo) also; too; as well; even.
生命 (seimei) life; existence; living.
が (ga) particle.
宿り (yadori) to lodge; to dwell; lodging; abode; shelter.


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

Life in Every Breath

shēng huó zhōng de měi yī cì hū xī
Life in Every Breath Vertical Wall Scroll

This means, "life in every breath" in Chinese.

This phrase is more like "every breath in life," as if it's a quantity of breaths that makes up your life.


There are many ways to understand this phrase in English, so this is one of a few ways it could be translated into Chinese. If you're looking for a different meaning, please contact me.

Breathe

hū xī
ko kyuu
Breathe Vertical Wall Scroll

This breathe, breathing or breath in Chinese characters, old Korean Hanja and Japanese Kanji.

These two characters literally mean to exhale and inhale. Maybe this will remind you to, "just breathe."


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Life in Every Breath吐く息一つにも生命が宿りhakuiki hitotsu nimo seimei ga yadori
Life in Every Breath生活中的每一次呼吸shēng huó zhōng de měi yī cì hū xī
sheng1 huo2 zhong1 de mei3 yi1 ci4 hu1 xi1
sheng huo zhong de mei yi ci hu xi
sheng huo chung te mei i tz`u hu hsi
sheng huo chung te mei i tzu hu hsi
Breathe呼吸ko kyuu / kokyuu / ko kyu / kokyuhū xī / hu1 xi1 / hu xi / huxihu hsi / huhsi


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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guǐ / gui3
kuei
 oni(p);ki / おに(P);き
Breathe Vertical Wall Scroll
ghost; demon; terrible; damnable; clever; sly; crafty; (suffix for sb with a certain vice or addiction etc); one of the 28 constellations
(1) oni; ogre; demon; (2) (See 亡魂) spirit of a deceased person; (3) (おに only) ogre-like person (i.e. fierce, relentless, merciless, etc.); (4) (おに only) (See 鬼ごっこ・おにごっこ) it (in a game of tag, hide-and-seek, etc.); (5) (き only) {astron} (See 二十八宿,朱雀・すざく・2) Chinese "ghost" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (prefix) (6) (おに only) (slang) (See 超・1) very; extremely; super-; (surname) Miniwa
preta 薜荔多, departed, dead; a disembodied spirit, dead person, ghost; a demon, evil being; especially a 餓鬼 hungry ghost. They are of many kinds. The Fan-i ming i classifies them as poor, medium, and rich; each again thrice subdivided: (1) (a) with mouths like burning torches; (b) throats no bigger than needles; (c) vile breath, disgusting to themselves; (2) (a) needle-haired, self-piercing; (b) hair sharp and stinking; (c) having great wens on whose pus they must feed. (3) (a) living on the remains of sacrifices; (b) on leavings in general; (c) powerful ones, yakṣas, rākṣasas, piśācas, etc. All belong to the realm of Yama, whence they are sent everywhere, consequently are ubiquitous in every house, lane, market, mound, stream, tree, etc.

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 yo / よ (particle) (1) (at sentence-end; indicates certainty, emphasis, contempt, request, etc.) hey; you; (2) (after a noun; used when calling out to someone) hey; (3) (in mid-sentence; used to catch one's breath or get someone's attention) hey; hold on; (interjection) (4) yo; hey

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kǎo / kao3
k`ao / kao
"breath" or "sigh" component in Chinese characters

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/ he1
ho
 ka / しかり
expel breath; my goodness
scolding
he, ko. Breathe out, yawn, scold; ha, laughter; used for 訶 and 阿; to criticize

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/ hu1
hu
 ko / こ
to call; to cry; to shout; to breath out; to exhale
(surname) Ko
Call; breathe out; call

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/ xi1
hsi
 iki(p);oki(ok) / いき(P);おき(ok)
breath; news; interest (on an investment or loan); to cease; to stop; to rest; Taiwan pr. [xi2]
(1) breath; breathing; (2) (See 息が合う) tone; mood; (personal name) Yasumu
To breathe; breath; rest, stop, settle, cease; produce, interest; to calm down

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biē / bie1
pieh
to choke; to stifle; to restrain; to hold back; to hold in (urine); to hold (one's breath)

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/ qi4
ch`i / chi
variant of 氣|气[qi4], breath; air; steam; gas; weather; used in Taoist charms

ふう

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 fuu / fu / ふう (adv,adv-to) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) huffing and puffing; gasping; with a deep breath; (female given name) Fuu

一息

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yī xī / yi1 xi1
i hsi
 hitoiki / ひといき
(1) one breath; (2) time of one breath; (3) pause; break; rest; breather; (4) (as 一息に) (doing in) one go; doing without stopping; (5) small amount of effort; a little more effort
A breath, i.e. inspiration-cum-expiration; a rest, or cessation; a breath

一気

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 ikki / いっき (1) one breath; (interjection) (2) (chanted repeatedly as a party cheer) chug!; drink!; (personal name) Kazuki

五辛

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wǔ xīn / wu3 xin1
wu hsin
 goshin / ごしん
see 五葷|五荤[wu3 hun1]
(See 五葷) five pungent roots (in Buddhism or Taoism)
The five forbidden pungent roots, 五葷 garlic, three kinds of onions, and leeks; if eaten raw they are said to cause irritability of temper, and if eaten cooked, to act as an aphrodisiac; moreover, the breath of the eater, if reading the sutras, will drive away the good spirits; five pungent roots

人精

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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)

仁丹

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rén dān / ren2 dan1
jen tan
 jintan / じんたん
Jintan mouth refresher lozenge, produced by Morishita Jintan company from 1905
Jintan (brand-name breath mint marketed as having various medicinal properties); refreshing candies resembling BBs or metallic dragees; (surname, female given name) Nitan

仙氣


仙气

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xiān qì / xian1 qi4
hsien ch`i / hsien chi
magic breath

口気

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 kouki / koki / こうき bad breath; intimation

口臭

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kǒu chòu / kou3 chou4
k`ou ch`ou / kou chou
 koushuu / koshu / こうしゅう
bad breath; halitosis
bad breath; halitosis

吁吁

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xū xū / xu1 xu1
hsü hsü
to pant; to gasp for breath

吐息

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 toiki / といき sigh; long breath; (female given name) Toiki

吸氣


吸气

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xī qì / xi1 qi4
hsi ch`i / hsi chi
to inhale; to draw in breath

喘息

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chuǎn xī / chuan3 xi1
ch`uan hsi / chuan hsi
 zensoku / ぜんそく
to gasp for breath; to take a breather
(noun - becomes adjective with の) asthma; phthisis

外郎

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 uirou / uiro / ういろう (1) (kana only) sweet rice jelly; (2) (kana only) (orig. meaning) Edo-period herbal medicine (used as an antitussive and a breath freshener); (s,m) Uirou

妄語


妄语

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wàng yǔ / wang4 yu3
wang yü
 mougo / mogo / もうご
to tell lies; to talk nonsense
(noun/participle) lie; falsehood
The commandment against lying. either as slander, or false boasting, or deception; for this the 智度論 gives ten evil results on reincarnation: (1) stinking breath; (2) good spirits avoid him, as also do men; (3) none believes him even when telling the truth; (4) wise men never admit him to their deliberations: etc; false speech

屏息

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bǐng xī / bing3 xi1
ping hsi
 heisoku / hesoku / へいそく
hold one's breath
(noun/participle) bated breath; being cowed into silence

屏氣


屏气

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bǐng qì / bing3 qi4
ping ch`i / ping chi
to hold one's breath

微風


微风

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wēi fēng / wei1 feng1
wei feng
 mifū / そよかぜ
breeze; light wind
gentle breeze; soft wind; breath of air; zephyr; (surname) Soyokaze
gentle breeze

息吹

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 ibuki / いぶき (1) breath; (2) sign (of something new and fresh); breath (metaphor); (female given name) Ibuki

換氣


换气

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huàn qì / huan4 qi4
huan ch`i / huan chi
to take a breath (in swimming); to ventilate

放氣


放气

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fàng qì / fang4 qi4
fang ch`i / fang chi
to release breath; to deflate; to fart

文字

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wén zì / wen2 zi4
wen tzu
 moji(p);monji(p) / もじ(P);もんじ(P)
character; script; writing; written language; writing style; phraseology; CL:個|个[ge4]
(1) letter (of alphabet); character; (2) (もんじ only) writing; (place-name, surname) Monji
The letter; letters; literal; the written word is described as the breath and life of the dharmakāya; cf. 嚕 ruta; words

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