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22:50 Jul 12, 2008
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Chinese to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Chinese term or phrase: 哈氣
someone please come up with a better and more literary term that expresses the dewing of a surface by exhalation to polish or doodle upon.
xxxAJL MedCom
Canada
Local time: 23:36
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4mist upShelleyX
3to fog up with one's breath
M. Mayfield
3huff (on it)
Jason Young


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huff (on it)


Explanation:
FYI.

Jason Young
China
Local time: 11:36
Native speaker of: Native in ChineseChinese
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mist up


Explanation:
"Mist" as a noun can mean "Water vapor condensed on and clouding the appearance of a surface."

"Mist up" is the verbal phrase.

eg: The windows were misted up with condensation
The glass was beginning to mist up.

So I think maybe "mist up" is what you are looking for.






    Reference: http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O999-mist.html
ShelleyX
Australia
Local time: 13:36
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to fog up with one's breath


Explanation:
e.g., He took out his old glasses and fogged up the lenses with his breath.

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Note added at 2 days2 hrs (2008-07-15 01:47:26 GMT)
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admittedly not very "literary"

M. Mayfield
United States
Local time: 22:36
Native speaker of: English
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