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There are 35 total results for your dragonfly search.

If shown, 2nd row of characters is Simplified Chinese.

Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

蜻蛉

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Mandarin qīng líng / qing1 ling2
Taiwan ch`ing ling / ching ling
Japanese kagerou / kagero / かげろう
Chinese damselfly; lacewing
Japanese (kana only) dragonfly; damselfly; (female given name) Kagerou

蜻蜓

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Mandarin qīng tíng / qing1 ting2
Taiwan ch`ing t`ing / ching ting
Chinese dragonfly

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Mandarin láng / lang2
Taiwan lang
Chinese dragonfly; mantis


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Mandarin mà // mǎ // mā / ma4 // ma3 // ma1
Taiwan ma
Chinese grasshopper; ant; dragonfly

ヤゴ

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Japanese yago / ヤゴ Japanese (kana only) dragonfly naiad; dragonfly nymph

水蟇

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Japanese yamame / やまめ    yago / やご Japanese (kana only) dragonfly naiad; dragonfly nymph

秋茜

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Japanese akiakane;akiakane / あきあかね;アキアカネ Japanese (kana only) var. of red dragonfly (Sympetrum frequens)

虰蛵

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Mandarin dīng xíng / ding1 xing2
Taiwan ting hsing
Chinese less common word for dragonfly 蜻蜓

蜉蝣

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Mandarin fú yóu / fu2 you2
Taiwan fu yu
Japanese kagerou;fuyuu;kagerou / kagero;fuyu;kagero / かげろう;ふゆう;カゲロウ
Chinese mayfly
Japanese (1) (kana only) mayfly; ephemeropteran; (2) (kana only) ephemerality (of human life); (3) (かげろう only) (archaism) (kana only) (See 蜻蛉・とんぼ) dragonfly; damselfly

蜻蜒

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Japanese yanma / やんま Japanese (1) (kana only) darner (any dragonfly of family Aeshnidae); devil's darning needle; (2) (kana only) dragonfly (esp. a large one)

螞螂

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Mandarin mā láng / ma1 lang2
Taiwan ma lang
Chinese dragonfly

點水

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Mandarin diǎn shuǐ / dian3 shui3
Taiwan tien shui
Chinese to skim; lightly touching the water (as the dragonfly in the idiom 蜻蜓點水|蜻蜓点水); skin-deep

ヤマメ

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Japanese yamame / ヤマメ Japanese (kana only) landlocked masu salmon (Oncorhynchus masou masou); (kana only) dragonfly naiad; dragonfly nymph

叮叮貓


叮叮猫

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Mandarin dīng dīng māo / ding1 ding1 mao1
Taiwan ting ting mao
Chinese (dialect) dragonfly

太鼓虫

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Japanese taikomushi / たいこむし Japanese (sometimes written 水蠆) dragonfly naiad (nymph)

昔蜻蛉

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Japanese mukashitonbo;mukashitonbo / むかしとんぼ;ムカシトンボ Japanese (kana only) Epiophlebia superstes (species of living-fossil dragonfly endemic to Japan)

赤蜻蛉

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Japanese akatonbo / あかとんぼ Japanese (1) (kana only) (small) red dragonfly; (2) darter (dragonfly of genus Sympetrum, esp. the autumn darter, Sympetrum frequens)

馬大頭

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Japanese oniyanma / おにやんま Japanese (kana only) Siebold's dragonfly (Anotogaster sieboldii); jumbo dragonfly

蜻蜓點水

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Mandarin qīng tíng diǎn shuǐ / qing1 ting2 dian3 shui3
Taiwan ch`ing t`ing tien shui / ching ting tien shui
Chinese lit. the dragonfly touches the water lightly; superficial contact (idiom)

赤とんぼ

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Japanese akatonbo / あかとんぼ Japanese (1) (kana only) (small) red dragonfly; (2) darter (dragonfly of genus Sympetrum, esp. the autumn darter, Sympetrum frequens)

麦藁蜻蛉

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Japanese mugiwaratonbo / むぎわらとんぼ Japanese dragonfly

ぎんやんま

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Japanese ginyanma / ぎんやんま Japanese (kana only) lesser emperor (species of dragonfly, Anax parthenope)

アキアカネ

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Japanese akiakane / アキアカネ Japanese (kana only) var. of red dragonfly (Sympetrum frequens)

オニヤンマ

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Japanese oniyanma / オニヤンマ Japanese (kana only) Siebold's dragonfly (Anotogaster sieboldii); jumbo dragonfly

ギンヤンマ

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Japanese ginyanma / ギンヤンマ Japanese (kana only) lesser emperor (species of dragonfly, Anax parthenope)

水蠆;水蟇

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Japanese yago;yamame;yago;yamame / やご;やまめ;ヤゴ;ヤマメ Japanese (kana only) dragonfly naiad; dragonfly nymph

うちわやんま

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Japanese uchiwayanma / うちわやんま Japanese (kana only) Sinictinogomphus clavatus (species of clubtail dragonfly)

ウチワヤンマ

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Japanese uchiwayanma / ウチワヤンマ Japanese (kana only) Sinictinogomphus clavatus (species of clubtail dragonfly)

ムカシトンボ

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Japanese mukashitonbo / ムカシトンボ Japanese (kana only) Epiophlebia superstes (species of living-fossil dragonfly endemic to Japan)

銀蜻蜓(oK)

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Japanese ginyanma;ginyanma / ぎんやんま;ギンヤンマ Japanese (kana only) lesser emperor (species of dragonfly, Anax parthenope)

団扇蜻蜓(oK)

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Japanese uchiwayanma;uchiwayanma / うちわやんま;ウチワヤンマ Japanese (kana only) Sinictinogomphus clavatus (species of clubtail dragonfly)

赤とんぼ;赤蜻蛉

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Japanese akatonbo / あかとんぼ Japanese (1) (kana only) (small) red dragonfly; (2) darter (dragonfly of genus Sympetrum, esp. the autumn darter, Sympetrum frequens)

蜻蜒;蜻蜓(oK)

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Japanese yanma;yanma / やんま;ヤンマ Japanese (1) (kana only) darner (any dragonfly of family Aeshnidae); devil's darning needle; (2) (kana only) dragonfly (esp. a large one)

馬大頭;鬼蜻蜓(oK)

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Japanese oniyanma;oniyanma / おにやんま;オニヤンマ Japanese (kana only) Siebold's dragonfly (Anotogaster sieboldii); jumbo dragonfly

蜻蛉(P);蜻蜓(oK)

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Japanese tonbo(p);tonbou;seirei;tonbo / tonbo(p);tonbo;sere;tonbo / とんぼ(P);とんぼう;せいれい;トンボ Japanese (kana only) dragonfly; damselfly
This page contains 35 results for "dragonfly" in Chinese and/or Japanese.



Information about this dictionary:

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

This dictionary uses the EDICT and CC-CEDICT dictionary files.
EDICT data is the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group, and is used in conformance with the Group's license.

Chinese Buddhist terms come from Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill and Lewis Hodous. This is commonly referred to as "Soothill's'". It was first published in 1937 (and is now off copyright so we can use it here). Some of these definitions may be misleading, incomplete, or dated, but 95% of it is good information. Every professor who teaches Buddhism or Eastern Religion has a copy of this on their bookshelf. We incorporated these 16,850 entries into our dictionary database ourselves (it was lot of work).



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