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hū xī
ko kyuu
Breathe Scroll

呼吸 means to breathe, breathing or breath in Chinese characters, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji.

These two characters mean to exhale and inhale. Maybe this will remind you to “just breathe.”

Life in Every Breath

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

生活中的每一次呼吸 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.

xī rù
kyuu nyuu
Inhale Scroll

吸入 is a Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean word that means inhale, inhalation, or to breathe in.

吸 by itself can mean to inhale or suck in.
入 means to enter (in this case, the body), so it clarifies that this is the true inhalation of air into the body.

If you need a reminder to breathe (slow down and take a deep breath), this may be the word you want hanging on your wall.

Life in Every Breath

hakuiki hitotsu nimo seimei ga yadori
Life in Every Breath Scroll

吐く息一つにも生命が宿り 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.

Breath of Life

qì xī
kisoku
Breath of Life Scroll

氣息 can mean breath of life or panting for want of breath in the Buddhist context.

In other contexts, it can mean breath, smell, odor, or flavor.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

吐故納新


吐故纳新

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tǔ gù nà xīn
    tu3 gu4 na4 xin1
t`u ku na hsin
    tu ku na hsin
lit. to breathe out stale air and breathe in fresh (idiom, from Zhuangzi 莊子|庄子[Zhuang1 zi3]); fig. to get rid of the old and bring in the new

吸って吐く

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 suttehaku
    すってはく
(exp,v5k) to breathe in and breathe out

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    yu4

 yoku
    よく
to wish for; to desire; variant of 慾|欲[yu4]
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.

吸入

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xī rù
    xi1 ru4
hsi ju
 kyuunyuu / kyunyu
    きゅうにゅう

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Inhale
to breathe in; to suck in; to inhale
(n,vs,adj-no) inhalation

呼吸

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hū xī
    hu1 xi1
hu hsi
 kokyuu / kokyu
    こきゅう

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Breathe
to breathe
(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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    xi1
hsi
 kyū
to breathe; to suck in; to absorb; to inhale
To suck up, inhale; to inhale

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    xi4
hsi
 ki
to rest
to breathe; to breathe

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    xu1
hsü
breathe on; yawn; roar

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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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    xu3
hsü
to breathe upon

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    xi1
hsi
 yasumu
    やすむ
breath; news; interest (on an investment or loan); to cease; to stop; to rest; Taiwan pr. [xi2]
(1) son; (2) (rare) interest (on a loan, deposit, etc.); (personal name) Yasumu
To breathe; breath; rest, stop, settle, cease; produce, interest; to calm down

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    xu1
hsü
(literary) to blow or breathe upon; happy

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shèn
    shen4
shen
 shin
giant clam; (mythology) clam-monster said to breathe out a vapor that forms a mirage of buildings
Mirage; sea-serpent; frog; shellfish

出息

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chū xi
    chu1 xi5
ch`u hsi
    chu hsi
 shussoku
future prospects; profit; to mature; to grow up
To breathe out; to exhale

吐く

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 haku
    はく
(transitive verb) (1) to vomit; to throw up; to spit up; (transitive verb) (2) to emit; to send forth; to breathe out; (transitive verb) (3) to give (an opinion); to make (a comment); to express; to tell; (transitive verb) (4) to confess

吸う

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 suu / su
    すう
(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

吸氧

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xī yǎng
    xi1 yang3
hsi yang
to breathe; to absorb oxygen

吸進


吸进

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xī jìn
    xi1 jin4
hsi chin
to inhale; to breathe in

吹く

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 fuku
    ふく
(v5k,vi) (1) to blow (of the wind); (transitive verb) (2) to blow (one's breath); to breathe out; to blow on (hot tea, candles, etc.); to puff; (transitive verb) (3) to play (a wind instrument); to blow (a whistle, trumpet, etc.); to whistle (a tune); (v5k,vt,vi) (4) (See 噴く) to emit (smoke, fire, etc.); to spout; to spew; to puff out; (v5k,vt,vi) (5) to sprout; to put forth (buds); (v5k,vt,vi) (6) to appear (on the surface); to form; to be coated with (powder, rust, etc.); (v5k,vi) (7) (slang) (See 吹き出す・3) to burst out laughing; to burst into laughter; (transitive verb) (8) to brag; to talk big; (transitive verb) (9) to smelt; to mint

呼出

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hū chū
    hu1 chu1
hu ch`u
    hu chu
 yobidashi
    よびだし
to exhale; to breathe out
(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)

呼氣


呼气

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hū qì
    hu1 qi4
hu ch`i
    hu chi
to breathe out

喘ぐ

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

喘氣


喘气

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chuǎn qì
    chuan3 qi4
ch`uan ch`i
    chuan chi
to breathe deeply; to pant

喫う

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 suu / su
    すう
(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

嚥氣


咽气

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

斷氣


断气

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

盯住

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

透氣


透气

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

吸込む

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

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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
Breathe呼吸ko kyuu / kokyuu / ko kyuhū 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
Inhale吸入kyuu nyuu / kyuunyuu / kyu nyuxī rù / xi1 ru4 / xi ru / xiruhsi ju / hsiju
Life in Every Breath吐く息一つにも生命が宿りhakuiki hitotsu nimo seimei ga yadori
Breath of Life氣息
气息
kisokuqì xī / qi4 xi1 / qi xi / qixich`i hsi / chihsi / chi hsi
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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Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
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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