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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin yàn // yān / yan4 // yan1
Taiwan yen
Japanese tsubame(p);tsubakurame(ok);tsubakura(ok);tsubakuro(ok);tsubame(p) / つばめ(P);つばくらめ(ok);つばくら(ok);つばくろ(ok);ツバメ(P)
Chinese swallow (family Hirundinidae); old variant of 宴[yan4]; Yan, a vassal state of Zhou in modern Hebei and Liaoning; north Hebei; the four Yan kingdoms of the Sixteen Kingdoms, namely: Former Yan 前燕 (337-370), Later Yan 後燕|后燕 (384-409), Southern Yan 南燕 (398-410), Northern Yan 北燕 (409-436); surname Yan
Japanese (1) (kana only) swallow (bird of the Hirundinidae family); martin; (2) barn swallow (Hirundo rustica); (3) (See 若い燕) younger man involved with an older woman; (given name) Yasushi; (p,s,f) Tsubame; (surname) En; (place-name) Yan (historical Chinese state)

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Mandarin/ yi4
Taiwan i
Japanese tsubasa(p);yoku / つばさ(P);よく
Chinese wing; area surrounding the bullseye of a target; to assist; one of the 28 constellations of Chinese astronomy; old variant of 翌; surname Yi; alternative name for 絳|绛[Jiang4] capital of the Jin State during the Spring and Autumn Period (770-475 BC)
Japanese (1) wing; (2) (よく only) {astron} (See 二十八宿,朱雀・すざく・2) Chinese "Wings" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (suf,ctr) (3) (よく only) (archaism) counter for birds or bird wings; (female given name) Yoku; (surname, female given name) Tsubasa; (female given name) Tasuku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin qiǎo / qiao3
Taiwan ch`iao / chiao
Japanese suzume(p);suzume / すずめ(P);スズメ
Chinese small bird; sparrow; also pr. [qiao3]; a freckle; lentigo
Japanese (1) tree sparrow (Passer montanus); (2) talkative person; knowledgeable person; (surname) Chie; (surname, female given name) Suzume; (surname) Jaku; (surname) Sasagi; (surname) Sasaki
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Japanese kon / こん
Chinese fry (newly hatched fish); legendary giant fish that could transform into a giant bird 鵬|鹏[Peng2]
Japanese (archaism) (See 鵬) kun (in Chinese mythology, giant fish said to be able to turn into a bird)


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Mandarin niǎo / niao3
Taiwan niao
Japanese yanadori / やなどり    torisaki / とりさき    tori / とり    igayama / いがやま    ikariyama / いかりやま
Chinese bird; CL:隻|只[zhi1],群[qun2]; (dialect) to pay attention to; (intensifier) damned; goddam; variant of 屌[diao3]; penis
Japanese (1) bird; (2) bird meat (esp. chicken meat); fowl; poultry; (surname) Yanadori; (surname) Torisaki; (surname, given name) Tori; (personal name) Igayama; (personal name) Ikariyama
A bird.


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Mandarin fèng / feng4
Taiwan feng
Japanese hou / ho / ほう
Chinese phoenix; surname Feng
Japanese (obscure) (See 鳳凰) feng (male Chinese firebird); (given name) Pou; (surname) Housaki; (personal name) Houen; (surname) Hou; (personal name) Suenobu; (personal name) Suenaga; (personal name) Sueo; (surname) Oodori; (place-name, surname) Ootori; (female given name) O-dori-; (female given name) Ageha
The 'phœnix' the auspicious bird.


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Mandarin/ he4
Taiwan ho
Japanese tsuruhama / つるはま    tsuruzaki / つるざき    tsurusaki / つるさき    tsuru / つる    gaku / がく    kakuyuki / かくゆき    kaku / かく
Chinese crane
Japanese crane (any bird of the family Gruidae, esp. the red-crowned crane, Grus japonensis); (surname) Tsuruhama; (surname) Tsuruzaki; (surname) Tsurusaki; (surname, female given name) Tsuru; (personal name) Gaku; (personal name) Kakuyuki; (surname) Kaku
The crane; the egret; translit. ha, ho.

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Mandarin/ hu2
Taiwan hu
Chinese falcon; migratory bird

朱雀

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Mandarin zhū qiǎo / zhu1 qiao3
Taiwan chu ch`iao / chu chiao
Japanese suzaku;sujaku;shujaku / すざく;すじゃく;しゅじゃく
Chinese Vermilion Bird (the seven mansions of the south sky)
Japanese (1) (See 四神) Vermilion Bird (god said to rule over the southern heavens); (2) {astron} (See 二十八宿) seven mansions (Chinese constellations) of the southern heavens; (surname) Sujiyaku; (given name) Sujaku; (p,s,f) Suzaku; (surname) Suzaki
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

白鳥

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Japanese hakuchou(p);shirotori;shiratori;hakuchou / hakucho(p);shirotori;shiratori;hakucho / はくちょう(P);しろとり;しらとり;ハクチョウ
Japanese (1) swan (Cygnus spp.); (2) white-feathered bird; (place-name, surname) Hakuchou; (female given name) Suwan; (place-name, surname) Shirotori; (surname) Shiradori; (p,s,f) Shiratori

白鶴

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Mandarin bái hè / bai2 he4
Taiwan pai ho
Japanese hakutsuru / はくつる    shiratsuru / しらつる
Chinese (bird species of China) Siberian crane (Grus leucogeranus)
Japanese (c) Hakutsuru (brand of sake); (surname) Shiratsuru

觀世音


观世音

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Mandarin guān shì yīn / guan1 shi4 yin1
Taiwan kuan shih yin
Japanese Kanzeon / かんぜおん
Chinese Guanyin, the Bodhisattva of Compassion or Goddess of Mercy (Sanskrit Avalokiteśvara)
Japanese (out-dated kanji) Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva); Avalokitesvara; Kannon; Kwannon; Guanyin; Buddhist deity of compassion
Regarder of the world's sounds, or cries, the so-called Goddess of Mercy; also known as 觀音; 觀世音善薩; 觀自在 (觀世自在); 觀尹; 光世音 (the last being the older form). Avalokiteśvara, v. 阿 8. Originally represented as a male, the images are now generally those of a female figure. The meaning of the term is in doubt; it is intp. as above, but the term 觀自在 (觀世自在) accords with the idea of Sovereign Regarder and is not associated with sounds or cries. Guanyin is one of the triad of Amida, is represented on his left, and is also represented as crowned with Amida; but there are as many as thirty-three different forms of Guanyin, sometimes with a bird, a vase, a willow wand, a pearl, a 'thousand' eyes and hands, etc., and, when as bestower of children, carrying a child. The island of Putuo (Potala) is the chief centre of Guanyin worship, where she is the protector of all in distress, especially of those who go to sea. There are many sūtras, etc., devoted to the cult, but its provenance and the date of its introduction to China are still in doubt. Chapter 25 of the Lotus Sūtra is devoted to Guanyin, and is the principal scripture of the cult; its date is uncertain. Guanyin is sometimes confounded with Amitābha and Maitreya. She is said to be the daughter of king Śubhavyūha 妙莊王, who had her killed by 'stifling because the sword of the executioner broke without hurting her. Her spirit went to hell; but hell changed into paradise. Yama sent her back to life to save his hell, when she was miraculously transported on a Lotus flower to the island of Poo-too'. Eitel.

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Mandarin qín / qin2
Taiwan ch`in / chin
Japanese kin / とり
Chinese generic term for birds and animals; birds; to capture (old)
Japanese (1) bird; (2) bird meat (esp. chicken meat); fowl; poultry
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin zhuī / zhui1
Taiwan chui
Japanese furutori / ふるとり
Chinese short-tailed bird
Japanese kanji "old bird" radical


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Mandarin chú / chu2
Taiwan ch`u / chu
Japanese hiyoko(p);hina(p);hiyokko;hina;hiyoko / ひよこ(P);ひな(P);ひよっこ;ヒナ;ヒヨコ
Chinese chick; young bird
Japanese (1) (kana only) young bird; chick; (2) (ひな only) hina doll; doll displayed during the Girls' Festival; (3) (ひよこ, ひよっこ only) green; wet behind the ears; juvenile; (female given name) Hinano; (surname, female given name) Hina; (female given name) Hiina; (female given name) Suu
A fledgling.

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Mandarin zhèn / zhen4
Taiwan chen
Japanese chin / ちん
Chinese legendary bird whose feathers can be used as poison; poisonous; to poison sb
Japanese poisonfeather bird; zhenniao; zhen; mythical poisonous bird (of ancient China)

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Mandarin péng / peng2
Taiwan p`eng / peng
Japanese hou;bou / ho;bo / ほう;ぼう
Chinese Peng, large fabulous bird; roc
Japanese (archaism) (See 鯤) peng (in Chinese mythology, giant bird said to transform from a fish); (given name) Hou; (female given name) Tomo; (personal name) Sueoka; (surname) Oodori; (surname) Ootori

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Mandarin wēng / weng1
Taiwan weng
Japanese hitaki / ひたき
Chinese flycatcher (bird)
Japanese (kana only) Old World flycatcher (any bird of family Muscicapinae, esp. the typical flycatchers of subfamily Muscicapinae)

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Mandarin luán / luan2
Taiwan luan
Japanese ran / らん
Chinese mythical bird related to phoenix
Japanese (See 鸞鳥) luan (mythical Chinese bird); (surname) Ran

候鳥


候鸟

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Mandarin hòu niǎo / hou4 niao3
Taiwan hou niao
Japanese kouchou / kocho / こうちょう
Chinese migratory bird
Japanese bird of passage; migratory bird

夜鳥


夜鸟

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Mandarin yè niǎo / ye4 niao3
Taiwan yeh niao
Japanese yachou / yacho / やちょう
Chinese nocturnal bird
Japanese nocturnal bird

夜鷹


夜鹰

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Mandarin yè yīng / ye4 ying1
Taiwan yeh ying
Japanese yotaka / よたか
Chinese nightjar (nocturnal bird in the family Caprimulgidae)
Japanese (1) (kana only) grey nightjar (Caprimulgus indicus); (2) (kana only) nightjar (any bird of family Caprimulgidae); goatsucker; (3) streetwalker; low class prostitute (Edo period); (4) (abbreviation) soba vendors who walk around at night; soba sold by these vendors

大鵬


大鹏

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Mandarin dà péng / da4 peng2
Taiwan ta p`eng / ta peng
Japanese taihou / taiho / たいほう
Chinese legendary giant bird
Japanese dapeng (giant bird in Chinese mythology, similar to the roc or Garuda); (surname) Taihou

害鳥


害鸟

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Mandarin hài niǎo / hai4 niao3
Taiwan hai niao
Japanese gaichou / gaicho / がいちょう
Chinese pest bird (esp. one that feeds on farm crops or newly hatched fish)
Japanese vermin; injurious bird

恐鳥


恐鸟

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Mandarin kǒng niǎo / kong3 niao3
Taiwan k`ung niao / kung niao
Japanese kyouchou / kyocho / きょうちょう
Chinese monstrous bird; moa (genus Dinornithidae, extinct bird of New Zealand)
Japanese (See モア) moa (extinct, flightless bird formerly found in New Zealand)

戴勝


戴胜

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Mandarin dài shèng / dai4 sheng4
Taiwan tai sheng
Japanese yatsugashira / やつがしら
Chinese (bird species of China) Eurasian hoopoe (Upupa epops)
Japanese (kana only) hoopoe (species of Eurasian bird, Upupa epops)

水鳥

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Mandarin shuǐ niǎo / shui3 niao3
Taiwan shui niao
Japanese suichou(p);mizutori;mizudori / suicho(p);mizutori;mizudori / すいちょう(P);みずとり;みずどり
Chinese water bird
Japanese waterfowl; water bird; shorebird; (surname) Minatori; (f,p) Midori; (surname) Midzutori; (surname) Mizudori; (surname) Mizutori

海鳥

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Mandarin hǎi niǎo / hai3 niao3
Taiwan hai niao
Japanese umidori;kaichou / umidori;kaicho / うみどり;かいちょう
Chinese seabird
Japanese sea bird; (place-name) Midori

燕雀

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Mandarin yàn què / yan4 que4
Taiwan yen ch`üeh / yen chüeh
Japanese enjaku / えんじゃく
Chinese (bird species of China) brambling (Fringilla montifringilla); (fig.) small fry
Japanese small birds

猛禽

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Mandarin měng qín / meng3 qin2
Taiwan meng ch`in / meng chin
Japanese moukin / mokin / もうきん
Chinese bird of prey
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) bird of prey

留鳥

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Mandarin liú niǎo / liu2 niao3
Taiwan liu niao
Japanese ryuuchou / ryucho / りゅうちょう
Chinese nonmigratory bird
Japanese nonmigratory bird

益鳥

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Mandarin yì niǎo / yi4 niao3
Taiwan i niao
Japanese ekichou / ekicho / えきちょう
Chinese beneficial bird (esp. one that preys on insect pests or mice)
Japanese beneficial bird

禽類

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Mandarin qín lèi / qin2 lei4
Taiwan ch`in lei / chin lei
Japanese kinrui / きんるい
Chinese bird species; birds
Japanese birds

籠鳥

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Mandarin lóng niǎo / long2 niao3
Taiwan lung niao
Japanese rouchou / rocho / ろうちょう
Chinese a caged bird
Japanese caged bird

羽冠

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Mandarin yǔ guān / yu3 guan1
Taiwan yü kuan
Japanese ukan / うかん
Chinese feathered crest (of bird)
Japanese (See 冠羽) bird's crest

迷鳥

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Mandarin mí niǎo / mi2 niao3
Taiwan mi niao
Japanese meichou / mecho / めいちょう
Chinese vagrant bird (a migrating bird which has lost its way); a vagrant
Japanese stray (migratory) bird; (personal name) Meichou

飛鳥

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Mandarin fēi niǎo / fei1 niao3
Taiwan fei niao
Japanese hichou / hicho / ひちょう    tobishima / とびしま    asuka / あすか
Chinese bird
Japanese flying bird; (surname, given name) Hichou; (surname) Tobishima; (p,s,g) Asuka

鳥屋

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Mandarin niǎo wū / niao3 wu1
Taiwan niao wu
Japanese toriya / とりや    toya / とや
Chinese birdhouse
Japanese bird dealer; poulterer; chicken coop; henhouse; (place-name, surname) Toriya; (place-name) Toya

鳥瞰

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Mandarin niǎo kàn / niao3 kan4
Taiwan niao k`an / niao kan
Japanese choukan / chokan / ちょうかん
Chinese to get a bird's-eye view; bird's-eye view; broad overview
Japanese (noun/participle) bird's-eye view

鳴鳥

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Mandarin míng niǎo / ming2 niao3
Taiwan ming niao
Japanese natori / なとり
Chinese songbird
Japanese songbird; bird with a beautiful song; (female given name) Natori

籠鳥檻猿

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Mandarin lóng niǎo jiàn yuán / long2 niao3 jian4 yuan2
Taiwan lung niao chien yüan
Japanese rouchoukanen / rochokanen / ろうちょうかんえん
Chinese bird in a basket, monkey in a cage (idiom); prisoner
Japanese (yoji) denied freedom (of how to live one's life); living like a caged bird

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Mandarin/ gu1
Taiwan ku
Chinese (onom.) for the sound of a bird, an empty stomach etc

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Mandarin zhòu / zhou4
Taiwan chou
Chinese beak of bird; peck at

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Mandarin/ bo1
Taiwan po
Chinese phonetic bo; used in onomatopoeia; see 呼呼哱[hu1 hu1 bo1], hoopoe bird

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Mandarin/ gu1
Taiwan ku
Chinese (onom.) bird call

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Mandarin/ su4
Taiwan su
Chinese crop (of bird)

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Mandarin pìn / pin4
Taiwan p`in / pin
Japanese mesu / めす    me / め
Chinese (of a bird, animal or plant) female; keyhole; valley
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (kana only) female (animal); (n-pref,n-suf,n) (1) female; woman; (2) (archaism) wife

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Mandarin/ mu3
Taiwan mu
Japanese hazama / はざま
Chinese (of a bird, animal or plant) male; key; hills
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) (kana only) male (animal); (n-pref,n-suf,n) (1) male; man; (2) (archaism) husband; (personal name) Hazama

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Mandarin/ qu2
Taiwan ch`ü / chü
Japanese ku / く
Chinese startled; surname Qu
Japanese (surname) Ku
The wary look of a bird, anxious; translit. ga, kau, gau, ko, go, gho, ku, gu; cf. 鳩, 倶, 仇, 拘, etc; surprised

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Mandarin juàn / juan4
Taiwan chüan
Japanese ken
Chinese bird catching net; to bind; to hang
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin wèi / wei4
Taiwan wei
Chinese bird net

罿

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Mandarin tóng / tong2
Taiwan t`ung / tung
Chinese bird net

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Mandarin juàn / juan4
Taiwan chüan
Japanese ken / わな
Chinese variant of 罥[juan4]
Japanese (1) snare; trap (for catching wild game, etc.); (2) trap (i.e. ruse, subterfuge, etc.)
pāśa. A noose, bird-net; to hang, or bind.

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Mandarin wēng / weng1
Taiwan weng
Japanese ou(p);okina / o(p);okina / おう(P);おきな
Chinese elderly man; father; father-in-law; neck feathers of a bird (old); surname Weng
Japanese (1) old man; venerable gentleman; (suffix) (2) (おう only) (honorific or respectful language) venerable; old; father; (surname) On; (place-name) Ogina; (surname, female given name) Okina; (surname) Oo; (surname) Ou; (surname) O; (surname) Un
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin zōng / zong1
Taiwan tsung
Chinese uneven flight of a bird

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Mandarin huì / hui4
Taiwan hui
Chinese noise of bird's wings

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Mandarin chuí / chui2
Taiwan ch`ui / chui
Chinese callus on the hand or foot; upper leg bone of horse or bird; buttocks

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Mandarin yǒu / you3
Taiwan yu
Japanese tori / とり
Chinese 10th earthly branch: 5-7 p.m., 8th solar month (8th September-7th October), year of the Rooster; ancient Chinese compass point: 270° (west)
Japanese tenth sign of Chinese zodiac (The Bird, 5pm-7pm, west, August); (personal name) Yuu; (personal name) Yu; (given name) Minoru; (surname) Naga; (surname) Tori

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Mandarin zhèn // dān / zhen4 // dan1
Taiwan chen // tan
Japanese chin / ちん
Chinese poisonous; to poison; addicted to liquor
Japanese poisonfeather bird; zhenniao; zhen; mythical poisonous bird (of ancient China)

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Mandarin qín / qin2
Taiwan ch`in / chin
Chinese (bird)

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Mandarin diāo / diao1
Taiwan tiao
Chinese to carve; to engrave; shrewd; bird of prey


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Mandarin jié // xié / jie2 // xie2
Taiwan chieh // hsieh
Chinese (of a bird) to fly upwards; (of the neck) stiff; to confiscate; legendary dog-like animal (old); surname Xie


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Mandarin ké // kē / ke2 // ke1
Taiwan k`o / ko
Chinese (used in bird names) throat; chin

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Mandarin/ yi3
Taiwan i
Chinese a swallow (bird)


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Mandarin míng / ming2
Taiwan ming
Japanese mei / me / めい    min / みん    hibiki / ひびき    naru / なる
Chinese to cry (of birds, animals and insects)
Japanese (female given name) Mei; (personal name) Min; (female given name) Hibiki; (surname) Naru
Cry, sound, note of a bird, etc.; Oh ! alas ! to wail.

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Mandarin shī / shi1
Taiwan shih
Chinese nuthatch (bird of genus Sitta)

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Mandarin jué / jue2
Taiwan chüeh
Chinese tailorbird (Orthotomus spp.); weaver bird (family Ploceidae); variant of 鴃[jue2], shrike; cuckoo

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Mandarin/ yu4
Taiwan
Chinese (of a bird) to fly swiftly; to swoop

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Japanese shigi / しぎ Japanese (kana only) sandpiper (any bird of family Scolopacidae, incl. the curlews, godwits, phalaropes, redshanks, ruff, snipes, turnstones, and woodcocks); (surname) Shigi

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Mandarin hóng / hong2
Taiwan hung
Japanese bishiyago / びしやご    bishago / びしゃご    bishako / びしゃこ    hiroshi / ひろし    hiro / ひろ    hitoshi / ひとし    tsuyoshi / つよし    kounoike / konoike / こうのいけ    kouzaki / kozaki / こうざき    kou / ko / こう    oodori / おおどり    ootori / おおとり
Chinese eastern bean goose; great; large
Japanese (kana only) bean goose (Anser fabalis); (1) large bird; (2) peng (in Chinese mythology, giant bird said to transform from a fish); (3) fenghuang (Chinese phoenix); (surname) Bishiyago; (surname) Bishago; (surname) Bishako; (given name) Hiroshi; (female given name) Hiro; (male given name) Hitoshi; (personal name) Tsuyoshi; (personal name) Kounoike; (surname) Kouzaki; (surname, female given name) Kou; (surname) Oodori; (surname) Ootori

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Mandarin/ ru2
Taiwan ju
Chinese quail-like bird

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Mandarin jiāo / jiao1
Taiwan chiao
Chinese a kind of aquatic bird

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Mandarin/ wu2
Taiwan wu
Chinese bunting (bird); also pr. [wu1]

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Mandarin/ ju2
Taiwan chü
Japanese mozu / もず
Chinese a shrike
Japanese (1) (kana only) shrike (any bird of family Laniidae); (2) bull-headed shrike (Lanius bucephalus); butcher bird

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Mandarin diāo / diao1
Taiwan tiao
Chinese bird of prey

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Mandarin/ ye4
Taiwan yeh
Japanese nue / ぬえ
Chinese a kind of bird similar to pheasant
Japanese (1) Japanese chimera; mythical creature with a monkey's head, tanuki's body, tiger's limbs, and a snake tail; (2) White's thrush (Zoothera dauma); (3) man of mystery; enigma; (female given name) Nue

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese large bird, possibly related to crane or swan (archaic); mythical monstrous bird, cf Sinbad's roc

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Mandarin chì / chi4
Taiwan ch`ih / chih
Chinese a kind of water bird

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Mandarin è / e4
Taiwan o
Japanese toki / とき
Chinese (bird species of China) western osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Japanese (kana only) osprey (Pandion haliaetus); fish hawk; (surname) Toki

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Mandarin kūn / kun1
Taiwan k`un / kun
Chinese variant of 鵾|鹍, large bird, possibly related to crane or swan (archaic); mythical monstrous bird, cf Sinbad's roc

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Mandarin méi / mei2
Taiwan mei
Chinese babbler (bird)

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Mandarin chú / chu2
Taiwan ch`u / chu
Chinese chick; young bird

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Mandarin jiān / jian1
Taiwan chien
Chinese mythical bird with one eye and one wing; see also 鰈鶼|鲽鹣[die2 jian1]

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Mandarin/ yi4
Taiwan i
Chinese a kind of aquatic bird

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Mandarin yàn / yan4
Taiwan yen
Chinese quail-like bird

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Mandarin zhēn / zhen1
Taiwan chen
Chinese bird name

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Mandarin zhì / zhi4
Taiwan chih
Chinese fierce; brutal; bird of prey

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Mandarin/ yu4
Taiwan
Japanese shigi / しぎ
Chinese common snipe; sandpiper
Japanese (kana only) sandpiper (any bird of family Scolopacidae, incl. the curlews, godwits, phalaropes, redshanks, ruff, snipes, turnstones, and woodcocks)

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Mandarin méng / meng2
Taiwan meng
Chinese tropic bird

そ嚢

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Japanese sonou / sono / そのう Japanese bird's crop; bird's craw

どり

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Japanese dori / どり Japanese (colloquialism) bird's lungs

シギ

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Japanese shigi / シギ Japanese (kana only) sandpiper (any bird of family Scolopacidae, incl. the curlews, godwits, phalaropes, redshanks, ruff, snipes, turnstones, and woodcocks)

ツル

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Japanese tsuru / ツル Japanese crane (any bird of the family Gruidae, esp. the red-crowned crane, Grus japonensis); (female given name) Tsuru

ヒナ

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Japanese hina / ヒナ Japanese (kana only) young bird; chick; (female given name) Hina

モア

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Japanese moa / モア Japanese moa (extinct, flightless bird formerly found in New Zealand); (personal name) Mohr; More

モズ

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Japanese mozu / モズ Japanese (1) (kana only) shrike (any bird of family Laniidae); (2) bull-headed shrike (Lanius bucephalus); butcher bird

レア

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Japanese rea / レア Japanese (n,adj-na,adj-no) (1) rare; (2) rhea (flightless South American bird of family Rheidae) (lat:); (female given name) Leah; Rea; Rhea; (surname) Lear

一羽

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Japanese kazuha / かずは    ichiwa / いちわ    ichiha / いちは Japanese one (bird); (female given name) Kazuha; (surname) Ichiwa; (surname, female given name) Ichiha

三熱


三热

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Mandarin sān rè / san1 re4
Taiwan san je
Japanese san netsu
The three distresses of which dragons and dragon-kings are afraid— fiery heat, fierce wind, and the garuḍa bird which preys on them for food.

下瞰

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Japanese kakan / かかん Japanese (noun/participle) looking down on; getting a bird's-eye view

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Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Soup or Bath

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