Single symbol translation
Thread poster: amidan81
amidan81
English to Polish
Jun 17, 2007

Hi Guys,

I really need your help. I need to find out the meaning of a symbol. I'm not even exactly sure if it is a chinese alphabet symbol. If not - could you please give me a hint what kind of symbol is it? I found the symbol on an old candle, here's a photo of it:

http://strony.aster.pl/mpiet/candle_symbol.jpg

Thanks in adavace, this is kind of important to me,

Thanks,

Ami


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Stefanie Sendelbach  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 10:49
Member (2003)
English to German
+ ...
Qi - Energy Jun 17, 2007

Hi Ami,

This is indeed a Chinese character. It means "energy" or "air", and it is pronounced "qi". The same "qi" as in "Taiqi".

If you have more terminological questions, the best place to go and ask is Kudoz here on Proz.com (click on 'Ask question' under the 'Kudoz' tab at the top of this site).

Cheers,
Stefanie

By the way, the printed version of this character would be in traditional Chinese and in simplified Chinese characters.

[Edited at 2007-06-17 23:33]


Direct link Reply with quote
 
Wenjer Leuschel  Identity Verified
Taiwan
Local time: 16:49
English to Chinese
+ ...
Yes, it's a Chinese character. Jun 17, 2007

氣 (Qi), that's a Traditional Chinese character, standing for the air, 气, you inhale,like the food, 米 (rice), you take in, or the gas, 气, you let go, either like an explosion or like a singing song. So, when you explode, you 生气 (in Simplified Chinese) or 生氣 (in Traditional Chinese) --- that is, a lot of gas occurs inside you.

Well, this character stands also for the spirit circulating inside and outside you. So, there is always a right spirit circulating around us, which is called 正气.

Very interesting one, this symbol (character).


Direct link Reply with quote
 

pkchan  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:49
Member (2006)
English to Chinese
+ ...
Jun 17, 2007

Definition gas; air; smell; weather; vital breath; to make sb. angry; to get angry; to be enraged

http://www.yellowbridge.com/language/wordsearch.php?PHPSESSID=264a0bd643fe1893201958d6f69fbd3e&searchMode=C&word=氣&select=whole&search=Search


Direct link Reply with quote
 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Single symbol translation

Advanced search






Across v6.3
Translation Toolkit and Sales Potential under One Roof

Apart from features that enable you to translate more efficiently, the new Across Translator Edition v6.3 comprises your crossMarket membership. The new online network for Across users assists you in exploring new sales potential and generating revenue.

More info »
WordFinder
The words you want Anywhere, Anytime

WordFinder is the market's fastest and easiest way of finding the right word, term, translation or synonym in one or more dictionaries. In our assortment you can choose among more than 120 dictionaries in 15 languages from leading publishers.

More info »



All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs