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Flight in Chinese / Japanese...

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Flying / Flight

China fēi
Japan hi / fei
Flying / Flight

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

China fēi yáng
Japan hi you
Flying / Flight / Rising Upward

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
China péng chéng wàn lǐ
A Bright Future

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

庄子 - Zhuangzi

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. 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

China shén zhōu
Shenzhou Spacecraft

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.


Not the results for flight that you were looking for?

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

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

飛揚

see styles
Mandarin fēi yáng / fei1 yang2
Taiwan fei yang
Japanese hiyou / hiyo / ひよう
Chinese to rise; to fly upward
Japanese (noun/participle) flying; flight; (personal name) Hiyou; (personal name) Hyou

便

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Mandarin biàn / bian4
Taiwan pien
Japanese ben / べん    bin / びん
Chinese see 便宜|便宜[pian2 yi5]; plain; informal; suitable; convenient; opportune; to urinate or defecate; equivalent to 就[jiu4]: then; in that case; even if; soon afterwards
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (1) convenience; service; facility; accommodation; (2) excreta (esp. faeces); excrement; stool; (n,n-suf) (1) flight (e.g. airline flight); trip (e.g. train trip); service; (2) mail; post; letter; (3) opportunity; chance; (surname) Bin; (given name) Tayori
Convenient, convenience; then, so; easy; cheap; occasion

see styles
Mandarin duàn / duan4
Taiwan tuan
Japanese dan / だん
Chinese paragraph; section; segment; stage (of a process); classifier for stories, periods of time, lengths of thread etc; surname Duan
Japanese (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.); (place-name, surname) Dan; (surname) Tan; (personal name) Isuke
A piece; a section, paragraph. piṇda, a ball, lump, especially of palatable food, sustenance.

see styles
Mandarin zōng / zong1
Taiwan tsung
Chinese uneven flight of a bird

see styles
Mandarin xuān / xuan1
Taiwan hsüan
Chinese flirtatious; short flight

see styles
Mandarin/ da2
Taiwan ta
Chinese a vista of a dragon in flight

亡命

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

伏長

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Japanese fusenaga / ふせなが Japanese going (e.g. of a flight of stairs); length

便名

see styles
Japanese binmei / binme / びんめい Japanese flight number

偏航

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

停航

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

出奔

see styles
Mandarin chū bēn / chu1 ben1
Taiwan ch`u pen / chu pen
Japanese shuppon / しゅっぽん
Chinese to flee; to escape into exile
Japanese (noun/participle) flight; elopement; running away; absconding

前泊

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Japanese zenpaku / ぜんぱく Japanese (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; (place-name, surname) Maedomari

大尉

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Mandarin dà wèi / da4 wei4
Taiwan ta wei
Japanese taii(p);daii / tai(p);dai / たいい(P);だいい
Chinese captain (army rank); senior captain
Japanese (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.)

奔る

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Japanese hashiru / はしる Japanese (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)

宇航

see styles
Mandarin yǔ háng / yu3 hang2
Taiwan yü hang
Chinese space flight

帰航

see styles
Japanese kikou / kiko / きこう Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) homeward voyage or flight

復航

see styles
Japanese fukkou / fukko / ふっこう Japanese (noun/participle) return flight or voyage

改簽


改签

see styles
Mandarin gǎi qiān / gai3 qian1
Taiwan kai ch`ien / kai chien
Chinese to change one's reservation; to transfer to a different flight or airline

敗走


败走

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Mandarin bài zǒu / bai4 zou3
Taiwan pai tsou
Japanese haisou / haiso / はいそう
Chinese to run away (in defeat)
Japanese (noun/participle) take flight; take to one's heels

機内

see styles
Japanese kinai / きない Japanese (adj-no,n) inside a plane; in-flight

機組

see styles
Mandarin jī zǔ / ji1 zu3
Taiwan chi tsu
Chinese flight crew (on a plane); unit (apparatus)

欠便

see styles
Japanese ketsubin / けつびん Japanese flight cancellation

欠航

see styles
Japanese kekkou / kekko / けっこう Japanese (noun/participle) flight cancellation

班期

see styles
Mandarin bān qī / ban1 qi1
Taiwan pan ch`i / pan chi
Chinese schedule (for flight, voyage etc)

班機

see styles
Mandarin bān jī / ban1 ji1
Taiwan pan chi
Chinese airliner; (regular) flight; CL:趟[tang4],次[ci4],班[ban1]

班次

see styles
Mandarin bān cì / ban1 ci4
Taiwan pan tz`u / pan tzu
Japanese hanji / はんじ
Chinese grade; class number (in school); flight or run number; flight or run (seen as an item); shift (work period)
Japanese ranking; precedence

直航

see styles
Mandarin zhí háng / zhi2 hang2
Taiwan chih hang
Japanese chokkou / chokko / ちょっこう
Chinese direct flight; to fly directly
Japanese (noun/participle) direct voyage; direct service

直飛

see styles
Mandarin zhí fēi / zhi2 fei1
Taiwan chih fei
Chinese to fly directly; direct flight

石段

see styles
Japanese ishidan / いしだん Japanese (flight of) stone steps

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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
Flying
Flight

hi / feifēi / fei1 / fei
Flying
Flight
Rising Upward
飛揚
飞扬
hi you / hiyou / hi yo / hiyofēi yáng / fei1 yang2 / fei yang / feiyang
A Bright Future鵬程萬里
鹏程万里
péng chéng wàn lǐ
peng2 cheng2 wan4 li3
peng cheng wan li
pengchengwanli
p`eng ch`eng wan li
pengchengwanli
peng cheng wan li
Shenzhou Spacecraft神舟shén zhōu
shen2 zhou1
shen zhou
shenzhou
shen chou
shenchou
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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Family
Father
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Furinkazan
Gemini
Heart of a Warrior
Hello
I Love You Forever and Always
Iaido
Jesus
Keep Fighting
Kenshin
Kung Fu
Lion
Love
Loyalty
Mind Body Soul Spirit
Mind Body Spirit
Mother
Mushin
Music
Overcome
Pleasure
Powerful
Protector
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Strong Heart
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The Way
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Thunder Lightning in Kanji
Trust in God
Trust No Man
Victory
White
Wing Chun
Winter
Wolf
Yin Yang

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