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Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body

itami wa karada kara nukeru yowasa
Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body Scroll

痛みは体から抜ける弱さ is how to write "pain is weakness leaving the body" in Japanese.

I remember this being shouted a lot during U.S. Marine Corps boot camp.


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

Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body

téng tòng jiù shì shuāi ruò lí nǐ ér qù de shí hòu
Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body Scroll

I remember this being shouted a lot during U.S. Marine Corps boot camp. This is how to write that phrase in Chinese. At least, this is as close as we could compose/translate it, and hold the full original meaning and connotations.

The version shown here is really, "Pain is weakness leaving your body". Although, it's said in English both ways (the or your), it works better in Chinese with "your".

Humble / Modesty / Humility

qiān xū
ken kyo
Humble / Modesty / Humility Scroll

In Japanese, first Kanji means "self-effacing", "humble oneself", "condescend", "be modest". The second means "void" or "emptiness".

謙虚 is the most common way to say humble or modest in Japanese without a derogatory meaning (some other words suggest weakness but this version holds a better humble meaning).


See Also:  Moderation

The Weak are Meat, The Strong Eat.

Meaning: Survival of the fittest
ruò ròu qiáng shí
jaku niku kyoo shoku
The Weak are Meat, The Strong Eat. Scroll

This Japanese and Chinese proverb literally means, "The weak are meat; the strong eat" or "The weak are prey to the strong".

The closest English version is, "Survival of the fittest". It also fits with the ideas of, "predatory behavior", or "The law of the jungle".

Rise and Fall / Ups and Downs

Eiko-Seisui
ei ko sei sui
Rise and Fall / Ups and Downs Scroll

This Japanese proverb can be translated as, "flourish and wither, prosper and perish", "life is full of fortune and misfortune", or simply "vicissitudes of life".

This is about the rise and fall of human affairs or the ups and downs of life. Prosperity comes and goes, everything is fleeting and temporary but like waves, another swell of prosperity may come.

Here's how the Kanji break down in this proverb:

栄 = prosper; thrive; flourish; boom.
枯 = wither; die.
盛 = prosperous; flourishing; thriving; successful; energetic; vigorous; enthusiastic.
衰 = become weaker; decline; get weak; die down; subside; abate; fail.


榮 Notes: The original version of the first character looks like the image to the right. In modern Japan, they simplified that Kanji a bit into the version shown above. If you have a preference for which style is used for your calligraphy, please let me know when you place your order.

Apparently, with that original version of the first character, this is also used in Korean Hanja. However, I have not confirmed that it’s used in the same way or is widely-known in Korean.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body痛みは體から抜ける弱さ
痛みは体から抜ける弱さ
itami wa karada kara nukeru yowasa
Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body疼痛就是衰弱離你而去的時候
疼痛就是衰弱离你而去的时候
téng tòng jiù shì shuāi ruò lí nǐ ér qù de shí hòu
teng2 tong4 jiu4 shi4 shuai1 ruo4 li2 ni3 er2 qu4 de shi2 hou4
teng tong jiu shi shuai ruo li ni er qu de shi hou
t`eng t`ung chiu shih shuai jo li ni erh ch`ü te shih hou
teng tung chiu shih shuai jo li ni erh chü te shih hou
Humble
Modesty
Humility
謙虚ken kyo / kenkyoqiān xū / qian1 xu1 / qian xu / qianxuch`ien hsü / chienhsü / chien hsü
The Weak are Meat, The Strong Eat.弱肉強食jaku niku kyoo shoku
jakunikukyooshoku
jaku niku kyo shoku
jakunikukyoshoku
ruò ròu qiáng shí
ruo4 rou4 qiang2 shi2
ruo rou qiang shi
ruorouqiangshi
jo jou ch`iang shih
jojouchiangshih
jo jou chiang shih
Rise and Fall
Ups and Downs
栄枯盛衰 / 榮枯盛衰
荣枯盛衰
ei ko sei sui
eikoseisui
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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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róu
    rou2
jou
 juu / ju
    じゅう
Rise and Fall / Ups and Downs Scroll
soft; flexible; supple; yielding; rho (Greek letter Ρρ)
(ant: 剛) softness; gentleness; weakness; (surname, female given name) Yawara
Pliant, yielding, soft.

see styles
 mi
    み
(suffix) (1) (nominalizing suffix, esp. of sensory or subjective adjectives; also written with the ateji 味) -ness (as in sweetness); -th (as in warmth); (suffix) (2) (nominalizing suffix indicating location) -ness (as in deepness, weakness); -th (as in depth); (suffix) (3) (as ~み...~み) alternating between ... and ...; (female given name) Mi


see styles
shāng
    shang1
shang
 shō
    きず
to injure; injury; wound
(1) wound; injury; cut; gash; bruise; scratch; scrape; scar; (2) chip; crack; scratch; nick; (3) flaw; defect; weakness; weak point; (4) stain (on one's reputation); disgrace; dishonor; dishonour; (5) (emotional) hurt; hurt feelings
To injure, wound, hurt, harm, distress, A tr. of yakṣa; a wound


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chuàng
    chuang4
ch`uang
    chuang
 motomu
    もとむ
to begin; to initiate; to inaugurate; to start; to create
(1) wound; injury; cut; gash; bruise; scratch; scrape; scar; (2) chip; crack; scratch; nick; (3) flaw; defect; weakness; weak point; (4) stain (on one's reputation); disgrace; dishonor; dishonour; (5) (emotional) hurt; hurt feelings; (personal name) Motomu

see styles
ruò
    ruo4
jo
 jaku
    じゃく
weak; feeble; young; inferior; (following a decimal or fraction) slightly less than
(suffix noun) (1) (ant: 強・1) little less than; slightly fewer than; just under; (2) weakness; the weak
weak

see styles
xiá
    xia2
hsia
 ka
    きず
blemish; flaw in jade
(1) wound; injury; cut; gash; bruise; scratch; scrape; scar; (2) chip; crack; scratch; nick; (3) flaw; defect; weakness; weak point; (4) stain (on one's reputation); disgrace; dishonor; dishonour; (5) (emotional) hurt; hurt feelings
a flaw

see styles

    ci1
tz`u
    tzu
 kizu
    きず
blemish; flaw; defect
(1) wound; injury; cut; gash; bruise; scratch; scrape; scar; (2) chip; crack; scratch; nick; (3) flaw; defect; weakness; weak point; (4) stain (on one's reputation); disgrace; dishonor; dishonour; (5) (emotional) hurt; hurt feelings

see styles
bìng
    bing4
ping
 yamai
    やまい
illness; CL:場|场[chang2]; disease; to fall ill; defect
(1) illness; disease; (2) bad habit; weakness; fault
Illness, disease; to hurt; to get sick

see styles
léi
    lei2
lei
 rui
    るい
entangled; lean
(obscure) weakness; weakening; tiring
weak

カバ

see styles
 kaba
    カバ
(noun/participle) (1) cover (e.g. book); coverage; (noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru) (2) to compensate for (a loss); to offset (a weakness); to back up; (3) kava (Piper methysticum); cava; kavakava; (4) cava; Spanish sparkling wine; (kana only) hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius); (kana only) birch (esp. Japanese white birch); (personal name) Cava

キズ

see styles
 kizu
    キズ
(1) wound; injury; cut; gash; bruise; scratch; scrape; scar; (2) chip; crack; scratch; nick; (3) flaw; defect; weakness; weak point; (4) stain (on one's reputation); disgrace; dishonor; dishonour; (5) (emotional) hurt; hurt feelings

乘虛


乘虚

see styles
chéng xū
    cheng2 xu1
ch`eng hsü
    cheng hsü
to take advantage of weakness

低調


低调

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dī diào
    di1 diao4
ti tiao
 teichou / techo
    ていちょう
low pitch; quiet (voice); subdued; low-key; low-profile
(noun or adjectival noun) inactive; slow; sluggish; slack; low tone; undertone; dullness; (market) weakness

弱さ

see styles
 yowasa
    よわさ
weakness

弱み

see styles
 yowami
    よわみ
(a) weakness; shortcoming; failing; sore point

弱勢


弱势

see styles
ruò shì
    ruo4 shi4
jo shih
 jakusei / jakuse
    じゃくせい
vulnerable; weak
inferiority; weakness

弱味

see styles
 yowami
    よわみ
(ateji / phonetic) (a) weakness; shortcoming; failing; sore point

弱点

see styles
 jakuten
    じゃくてん
(See 短所) weak point; weakness; shortcoming; defect; flaw; sore spot; tender spot

弱行

see styles
 jakkou / jakko
    じゃっこう
weakness in execution

強弱


强弱

see styles
qiáng ruò
    qiang2 ruo4
ch`iang jo
    chiang jo
 kyoujaku / kyojaku
    きょうじゃく
strong or weak; intensity; amount of force or pressure
(1) strength and weakness; (degree of) strength; (2) stress (of a sound); loudness

怯劣

see styles
qiè liè
    qie4 lie4
ch`ieh lieh
    chieh lieh
 kōretsu
weakness

柔弱

see styles
róu ruò
    rou2 ruo4
jou jo
 nyuujaku / nyujaku
    にゅうじゃく
weak; delicate
(noun or adjectival noun) weakness; effeminacy; enervation

欠点

see styles
 ketten
    けってん
(1) (ant: 美点) fault; defect; flaw; weak point; weakness; shortcoming; drawback; (2) failure (in an examination); failing grade

濃淡


浓淡

see styles
nóng dàn
    nong2 dan4
nung tan
 noutan / notan
    のうたん
shade (of a color, i.e. light or dark)
(1) light and shade; shade (of colour, color); (2) depth (of flavor); complexity; strength and weakness (of flavor)
thick and thin

病癖

see styles
 byouheki / byoheki
    びょうへき
bad habit; peculiarity; weakness

示弱

see styles
shì ruò
    shi4 ruo4
shih jo
not to fight back; to take it lying down; to show weakness; to show one's softer side

積弱


积弱

see styles
jī ruò
    ji1 ruo4
chi jo
cumulative weakness; to decline (over time); degeneration

羸弱

see styles
léi ruò
    lei2 ruo4
lei jo
 ruijaku
    るいじゃく
frail; weak
(noun or adjectival noun) weakness; feebleness; imbecility
inferior

脱力

see styles
 datsuryoku
    だつりょく
(noun/participle) loss of strength; exhaustion; weakness

色弱

see styles
sè ruò
    se4 ruo4
se jo
 shikijaku
    しきじゃく
partial color blindness; color weakness
slight color-blindness; slight colour-blindness

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