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Breathe in Chinese / Japanese...

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China hū xī
Japan 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."

Life in Every Breath

China 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.

Life in Every Breath

Japan 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.

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


If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

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Mandarin/ yu4
Japanese yoku / よく
Chinese to wish for; to desire; variant of 慾|欲[yu4]
Japanese greed; craving; desire; avarice; wants; (surname) Yoku
rājas, passion. Also kāma, desire, love. The Chinese word means to breathe after, aspire to, desire, and is also used as 慾 for lust, passion; it is inter alia intp. as 染愛塵 tainted with the dust (or dirt) of love, or lust. The three desires are for beauty, demeanour, and softness; the five are those of the five physical senses.


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Mandarin xī rù / xi1 ru4
Taiwan hsi ju
Japanese kyuunyuu / kyunyu / きゅうにゅう
Life in Every Breath Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese to breathe in; to suck in; to inhale
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) inhalation


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Mandarin hū xī / hu1 xi1
Taiwan hu hsi
Japanese kokyuu / kokyu / こきゅう
Life in Every Breath Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese to breathe
Japanese (noun/participle) (1) breathing; respiration; (2) knack; trick; secret (of doing something); (3) harmony; balance; synchronization; accord; (4) (See 一呼吸) short interval; short pause
Exhale and inhale; to exhale and inhale

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Mandarin/ xi1
Taiwan hsi
Japanese kyū
Chinese to breathe; to suck in; to absorb; to inhale
To suck up, inhale; to inhale

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Mandarin/ xu1
Taiwan hsü
Chinese breathe on; yawn; roar

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Mandarin/ he1
Taiwan ho
Japanese shikari / しかり
Chinese expel breath; my goodness; variant of 啊[a1]
Japanese scolding
he, ko. Breathe out, yawn, scold; ha, laughter; used for 訶 and 阿; to criticize

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Mandarin/ hu1
Taiwan hu
Japanese ko / こ
Chinese to call; to cry; to shout; to breath out; to exhale
Japanese (surname) Ko
Call; breathe out.

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Mandarin/ xu3
Taiwan hsü
Chinese to breathe upon

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

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Mandarin/ xu1
Taiwan hsü
Chinese (literary) to blow or breathe upon; happy


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Mandarin chū xi / chu1 xi5
Taiwan ch`u hsi / chu hsi
Japanese shussoku
Chinese future prospects; profit; to mature; to grow up; to yield interest, profit etc; to exhale (Buddhism)
To breathe out; to exhale


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Japanese haku / はく    tsuku / つく Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to vomit; to throw up; to spit up; (2) to emit; to send forth; to breathe out; (3) to give (an opinion); to make (a comment); to express; to tell; (4) to confess; (transitive verb) (1) (kana only) to breathe out; to breathe; (2) (kana only) to tell (a lie); to use (foul language); (3) (kana only) (See 吐く・はく・1) to vomit; to throw up; to spit up


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Japanese suu / su / すう Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to smoke; to breathe in; to inhale; (2) to suck; to sip; to slurp; (3) to absorb; to soak up; (4) to kiss


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Mandarin xī yǎng / xi1 yang3
Taiwan hsi yang
Chinese to breathe; to absorb oxygen



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Mandarin xī jìn / xi1 jin4
Taiwan hsi chin
Chinese to inhale; to breathe in


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Mandarin hū chū / hu1 chu1
Taiwan hu ch`u / hu chu
Japanese yobidashi / よびだし
Chinese to exhale; to breathe out
Japanese (irregular okurigana usage) (noun/participle) (1) call; summons; paging; curtain call; (2) (sumo) usher who calls the names of wrestlers, sweeps the ring, etc.; (3) (abbreviation) telephone number at which a person without a telephone can be reached; (4) (archaism) box-shaped area containing clean water for rinsing oneself (in an Edo-period bathhouse); (5) (archaism) high-ranking prostitute in the Yoshiwara district (Edo period); (6) (archaism) unlicensed prostitute in the Fukagawa red-light district (Edo period)



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Mandarin hū qì / hu1 qi4
Taiwan hu ch`i / hu chi
Chinese to breathe out


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Japanese aegu / あえぐ Japanese (v5g,vi) (1) to gasp; breathe hard; (2) to suffer; to struggle



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Mandarin chuǎn qì / chuan3 qi4
Taiwan ch`uan ch`i / chuan chi
Chinese to breathe deeply; to pant


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Japanese suu / su / すう Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to smoke; to breathe in; to inhale; (2) to suck; to sip; to slurp; (3) to absorb; to soak up; (4) to kiss



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Mandarin yàn qì / yan4 qi4
Taiwan yen ch`i / yen chi
Chinese to die; to breathe one's last



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Mandarin duàn qì / duan4 qi4
Taiwan tuan ch`i / tuan chi
Chinese to stop breathing; to breathe one's last; to die; to cut the gas supply


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Mandarin dīng zhù / ding1 zhu4
Taiwan ting chu
Chinese to watch sb closely; to breathe down sb's neck; to mark (sports)



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Mandarin tòu qì / tou4 qi4
Taiwan t`ou ch`i / tou chi
Chinese to flow freely (of air); to ventilate; to breathe (of fabric etc); to take a breath of fresh air; to divulge


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Japanese suikomu / すいこむ Japanese (transitive verb) (1) to inhale; to breathe in; to suck up; to imbibe; (2) to absorb; to soak up


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Japanese fukikomu / ふきこむ Japanese (v5m,vi,vt) (1) to blow into; to breathe into; (transitive verb) (2) to inspire; to indoctrinate; (3) to record (music, video, etc.)



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Mandarin chuǎn bu guò / chuan3 bu5 guo4
Taiwan ch`uan pu kuo / chuan pu kuo
Chinese to be unable to breathe easily


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Japanese ikizuku / いきづく Japanese (v5k,vi) (1) to breathe (heavily); to pant; to gasp; to sigh; (2) to live


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Japanese ibuku / いぶく    ifuku / いふく Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (v5k,vi) to breathe


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Japanese ikizuku / いきづく Japanese (v5k,vi) to breathe (heavily); to pant; to gasp; to sigh

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Life in Every Breath Vertical Wall Scroll
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Life in Every Breath Vertical Wall Scroll
Life in Every Breath Vertical Wall Scroll

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Lookup Breathe in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Breathe呼吸ko kyuu / kokyuu / ko kyu / kokyuhū xī / hu1 xi1 / hu xi / huxihu hsi / huhsi
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
Life in Every Breath吐く息一つにも生命が宿りhakuiki hitotsu nimo seimei ga yadori

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

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A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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