Thread: Ki is Kindness.
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:03 PM   #62
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Re: Ki is Kindness.

Carina Reinhardt wrote: View Post
Sorry I'didn't see your answer in the 2 page.
Did you see that


In essence, the character ki means:
spirit, mind, soul, heart
* intention
* bent, interest
* mood, feeling
* temper, disposition, nature
* care, attention

So it also can mean kindness..
I saw the page. So... what? 気 still does NOT mean "kindness". Plus I'm still waiting to know your mileage to say that.



気 【き】 (n) spirit, mood, (P)
気 【げ】 (suf) (uk) seeming, giving the appearance of, giving one the feeling of.

Listen, Carina. I don't know what you (don't) know about Japanese, but a kanji represents a concept. It is an ideogram. When you put more than one kanji together you (sometimes) alter its meaning.

気 means "spirit, mind, air, steam..." 病気 means "illness, disease, sickness..." 元気 means "health(y), robust, vigor, vigour, energy, vitality, vim, stamina, spirit, courage..." (and Asami, and Motoki, but I digress.) So according to this 気, 病気 and 元気, what's the meaning of 気? Spirit/mind or illness/disease or healthy/robust? And... how does it come to mean "kindness" for God's sake?

Confundes la parte por el todo.
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