Okay, brief overview, I am writing this because I am writing a fantasy story, and one part of the story happens on a continent called "The Jade Expanse" which is reminiscent of the Asian countries. On the northern side you have what we know as ‘China’. Anyway, long story short, this section of the story takes place in ‘China’ and has to do with the elements – Now I know that the Wu Xing are actually composed of Earth, Fire, Water, Wood and Metal, however in this fantasy world there is also another system of elements which are harnessed and used (basically, Magic), which in the ‘Western world’ is composed of Inferno(Fire), Aqua(Water), Shadow(Shadows), Luminosity(Light), Terra(Earth), Astral(Dealing with gravity and Astral bodies) and Tempest(Air). In The ‘Eastern World’ they also have these elements, but they go by very different names, although they do the same thing.

Now I’ve managed to find a general translation for most of them, but I am having trouble trying to find a correct equivalent in Chinese that could mean the same thing. I did come across a page that said that Chi(qi) is the same aspect as Air, but I am unsure if it was correct or not.

Could someone help me find the correct context and meaning for the word Air or Wind, and Astronomy (or even just Astral if there is such a word) in Chinese, please???

Also, are these ones correct?

Water – Shui
Fire – Huo
Earth – Tu
Light – Yang
Shadow – Yin

Thank youuuuu

Note – Don’t suggest using google translate or anything like that – I want an actual proper meaning (Like there might ACTUALLY be a word for the element wind in Chinese that I don’t know about) rather than the generic term that may offend or not actually make much sense to native speakers.

Tempest: If you want to imply the Chaos (the time there’re nothing yet, the time of new born etc…)
混沌 (hun-dun) in 混沌初开 (more details: hun-dun chu-kai)

气 may be the Qi/Chi you mention, it means the air that you breathe, the element, which is more energic…(for example :气功 (Qi-kong: a kind of kungfu)

Cosmos, Ether, Emptiness is 空 (kong) which is "more astral"

Wind is 风 (Feng)

 

2 Responses to What are the Chinese word for Air or Wind and Astronomy?

  1. wyoscot says:

    气(氣) [Mandarin: qì] air

    风(風) [Mandarin: fēng] wind

    天文学 [Mandarin: tiānwénxué] astronomy
    References :

  2. Tran says:

    Tempest: If you want to imply the Chaos (the time there’re nothing yet, the time of new born etc…)
    混沌 (hun-dun) in 混沌初开 (more details: hun-dun chu-kai)

    气 may be the Qi/Chi you mention, it means the air that you breathe, the element, which is more energic…(for example :气功 (Qi-kong: a kind of kungfu)

    Cosmos, Ether, Emptiness is 空 (kong) which is "more astral"

    Wind is 风 (Feng)
    References :

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