I’d like the Chinese character for "flight" please?

Does anybody know the Chinese character for "flight"? That’s flight as in what a bird is capable of. Hopefully you’ll be able to give me a link to the symbol somewhere on the web – I’ve been unable to find it.

Also – I have found other characters for "honor", "loyalty" etc. and it seems there may be more than one character making up a word. Is that right?

I’m going to paint the symbols on a wind chime and want to be certain I’ve put the right things on. Basically, the wind chime will have the symbols for the things that are most important in my life right now. As the chimes are vertical, I’d need to paint one symbol in the character above the other. Is the one on the right or left the one to go on top?

Thanks for your time.

飞行

if you want to write them vertically, it’s from top to bottom, like this:


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6 Responses to “I’d like the Chinese character for "flight" please?”

  1. Da Ben Dan says:

    飞行 –flight
    traditional chinese is from top to bottom
    now left to right…so do your left character on the top.
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  2. DJ says:

    飞行

    if you want to write them vertically, it’s from top to bottom, like this:



    References :

  3. erlampo says:

    飞行
    feixing
    fei means fly
    xing means movement, go, travel, etc.
    You could use just fei 飞 and save yourself some trouble.
    While every Chinese character is a whole word, not all "words" in English are translated by just one character; often it’s two or more.
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  4. l s says:

    fei-飞

    Also – I have found other characters for "honor", "loyalty" etc. and it seems there may be more than one character making up a word. Is that right? – In many cases, yes.

    The left one goes on top.
    References :
    I’m Chinese

  5. Mabel Why says:

    In traditional chinese character:
    1) flight = 飛翔 OR 飛行 (pls visit: http://hk.dictionary.yahoo.com/search.html?q=1&s=flight)
    2) honor = 榮譽 (pls visit: http://hk.dictionary.yahoo.com/search.html?q=1&s=honor)
    3) loyalty = 忠誠 OR 忠心 (pls visit: http://hk.dictionary.yahoo.com/search.html?q=1&s=loyalty)

    The characters should be from left to right
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  6. RobAnt says:

    Ahhh be careful when using Pinyin words – fei can mean either fly or bandit (and a couple of other meanings too). It depends entirely on the character’s "tone" as to what it translates into in Chinese characters. Which would, of course, look entirely different – even though they have the same sound.

    In this instance, 飞行 are the correct characters.

    Interesting language, Chinese – they all read the same words, but cannot necessarily talk to each other because of local variations! Passing notes overcomes the problem, though!

    Incidentally, caligraphy is a highly practised art in China, and simply copying the characters from a machine typeface may not be desirable or authentic.
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