Flight in Chinese / Japanese...

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Flying / Flight

hi / fei
Flying / Flight Scroll

飛 is the single character for flight, flying, or to fly.

It can be a single character in Chinese and Korean Hanja. However, in Japanese, it's often understood as a female given name Fei, or used to mean a rook (shoji). 飛 is best if your audience is Chinese.

Flying / Flight / Rising Upward

fēi yáng
hi you
Flying / Flight / Rising Upward Scroll

飛揚 means flight, flying, or to rise upwards in Chinese and Japanese Kanji.

飛揚 is not the most common title for a wall scroll but if you have a personal reason, or this idea is important to you, then go for it.

This can also be the personal name "Hiyou" in Japanese.

A Bright Future

Incredible 10,000-Mile Flight of the Peng
péng chéng wàn lǐ
A Bright Future Scroll

鵬程萬里 is an ancient Chinese proverb used in modern times to wish someone a long and successful career.

It's really about the 10,000 Flight of the Peng (Peng, also known as Roc is a mythical fish that can turn into a bird and take flight).


Zhuangzi or Chuang Tzu

Breaking down each character:
1. Peng or Roc (a kind of bird).
2. Journey (in this case, a flight).
3. 10,000 (Ten Thousand).
4. Li is a unit of distance often referred to as a "Chinese Mile", though the real distance is about half a kilometer.

Direct Translation: "Peng's Journey [of] 10,000 Li".
Literal meaning: "The 10,000-Li Flying Range Of The Roc".
Perceived meaning: "To have a bright future" or "To go far".

This proverb/idiom comes from the book of Zhuangzi or Chuang Tzu. It tells the tale of a huge fish which could turn into a gigantic bird. This bird was called "peng" and was many miles long. This legendary size allowed the Peng to fly from the Northern Sea to the Southern Sea in a single bound.

Wishing someone "a Peng's Journey of 10,000 Li", will imply that they will be able to travel far without stopping, and will have great success, a long career, and a prosperous future.

Shenzhou Spacecraft

shén zhōu
Shenzhou Spacecraft Scroll

神舟 is the name of the Chinese spacecraft "Shenzhou". The name means "divine craft" or "saintly vessel".

The name is a play on words in Chinese, as there is an alternate name for China that is pronounced "Shenzhou" but means "Divine land" or "Land of the Gods" (just the second character is different).

The first flight of a Shenzhou spacecraft was in 1999, with more missions following. The next is planned for 2008, and will include China's first "spacewalk". The tenth Shenzhou mission is planned for 2015, when China has promised its people that a Chinese astronaut will walk on the moon (or at least orbit the moon - there are two ways to interpret the announcement made in 2005).

For those of you concerned, this word is pronounced more like "Shen Joe" (with a slightly soft "J") than the Romanization would suggest.

2016 Update: I wrote the above in 2006. Imagine that, 10 years later, none of the promises came true.

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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

hi / feifēi / fei1 / fei
Rising Upward
hi you / hiyou / hi yo / hiyofēi yáng / fei1 yang2 / fei yang / feiyang
A Bright Future鵬程萬里
péng chéng wàn lǐ
peng2 cheng2 wan4 li3
peng cheng wan li
p`eng ch`eng wan li
peng cheng wan li
Shenzhou Spacecraft神舟shén zhōu
shen2 zhou1
shen zhou
shen chou
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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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition



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fēi yáng
    fei1 yang2
fei yang
 hiyou / hiyo
Shenzhou Spacecraft Scroll
to rise; to fly upward
(noun/participle) flying; flight; (personal name) Hiyou

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paragraph; section; segment; stage (of a process); classifier for stories, periods of time, lengths of thread etc
(1) step; stair; (flight of) steps; (row of) stitches; columns (of print); (n,ctr) (2) grade; rank; level; (counter) (3) counter for breaks in written language (or speech, etc.); (counter) (4) (See 級・きゅう・2) dan; senior rank in martial arts, go, shogi, etc.; (place-name, surname) Dan
A piece; a section, paragraph. piṇda, a ball, lump, especially of palatable food, sustenance.

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uneven flight of a bird

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flirtatious; short flight

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a vista of a dragon in flight


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wáng mìng
    wang2 ming4
wang ming
 boumei / bome
to flee; to go into exile (from prison)
(noun/participle) flight from one's country; seeking asylum; defection; emigration (for political reasons); (going into) exile; becoming a (political) refugee


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going (e.g. of a flight of stairs); length


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 binmei / binme
flight number


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piān háng
    pian1 hang2
p`ien hang
    pien hang
to diverge (from bearing, flight path etc); off course; to yaw


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tíng háng
    ting2 hang2
t`ing hang
    ting hang
to stop running (of flight of shipping service); to suspend service (flight, sailing); to interrupt schedule


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chū bēn
    chu1 ben1
ch`u pen
    chu pen
to flee; to escape into exile
(noun/participle) flight; running away; absconding; elopement


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(noun/participle) (See 後泊・こうはく) spending one night ahead (e.g. at a hotel near the airport the night before catching a flight); spending the night before; (surname) Maehaku



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zhí fēi
    zhi2 fei1
chih fei
(of an airline) to run a flight


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dà wèi
    da4 wei4
ta wei
 taii(p); daii / tai(p); dai
    たいい(P); だいい
captain (army rank); senior captain
(pron. だいい in ref. to the old Japanese navy) captain (Army, U.S. Marine Corps, USAF); lieutenant (Navy); flight lieutenant (RAF, RAAF, RNZAF, etc.)


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(v5r,vi) (1) to run; (2) to travel (movement of vehicles); to drive; (3) to hurry to; (4) to retreat (from battle); to take flight; (5) to run away from home; (6) to elope; (7) to tend heavily toward; (8) to flash; to streak; to shoot through (e.g. pain)


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yǔ háng
    yu3 hang2
yü hang
space flight


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 kikou / kiko
(n,vs,adj-no) homeward voyage or flight


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 fukkou / fukko
(noun/participle) return flight or voyage



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gǎi qiān
    gai3 qian1
kai ch`ien
    kai chien
to change one's reservation; to transfer to a different flight, airline, bus or train



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bài zǒu
    bai4 zou3
pai tsou
 haisou / haiso
to run away (in defeat)
(noun/participle) flight; rout; debacle


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jià cì
    jia4 ci4
chia tz`u
    chia tzu
sortie; flight


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(adj-no,n) inside a plane; in-flight



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jī zǔ
    ji1 zu3
chi tsu
flight crew (on a plane); unit (apparatus)


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flight cancellation


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 kekkou / kekko
(noun/participle) cancellation (of a flight or sea voyage)


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bān qī
    ban1 qi1
pan ch`i
    pan chi
schedule (for flight, voyage etc)



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bān jī
    ban1 ji1
pan chi
airliner; (regular) flight; CL:趟[tang4],次[ci4],班[ban1]


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bān cì
    ban1 ci4
pan tz`u
    pan tzu
grade; class number (in school); flight or run number; flight or run (seen as an item); shift (work period)
ranking; precedence


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zhí háng
    zhi2 hang2
chih hang
 chokkou / chokko
direct flight; to fly directly
(noun/participle) direct voyage; direct service



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zhí fēi
    zhi2 fei1
chih fei
to fly directly; direct flight

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

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Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

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Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

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

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