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There are 29 total results for your firefly search.

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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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Mandarin yíng / ying2
Taiwan ying
Japanese hotaru / ほたる    kei / ke / けい
Chinese firefly; glow-worm
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (kana only) firefly (Luciola cruciata); lightning bug; glowworm; (surname, female given name) Hotaru; (female given name) Kei
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

螢火

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Mandarin yíng huǒ / ying2 huo3
Taiwan ying huo
Japanese hotarubi / ほたるび    keika / keka / けいか
Chinese light of firefly; fairy light
Japanese light of a firefly

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Mandarin lín / lin2
Taiwan lin
Chinese firefly

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Mandarin qiān / qian1
Taiwan ch`ien / chien
Chinese (arch.) firefly

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Mandarin yíng / ying2
Taiwan ying
Japanese hotaru / ほたる    kei / ke / けい
Chinese Japanese variant of 螢|萤
Japanese (kana only) firefly (Luciola cruciata); lightning bug; glowworm; (female given name) Hotaru; (female given name) Kei

姫蛍

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Japanese himebotaru;himebotaru / ひめぼたる;ヒメボタル Japanese (kana only) Hotaria parvula (species of firefly)

流螢

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Mandarin liú yíng / liu2 ying2
Taiwan liu ying
Chinese firefly

海蛍

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Japanese umihotaru;umihotaru / うみほたる;ウミホタル Japanese (kana only) sea firefly (Vargula hilgendorfii); seed shrimp

蛍族

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Japanese hotaruzoku / ほたるぞく Japanese smokers forced to smoke outside; firefly tribe

蛍火

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Japanese keiho / keho / けいほ    keika / keka / けいか Japanese light of a firefly; (female given name) Keiho; (given name) Keika

蛍雪

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Japanese keisetsu / kesetsu / けいせつ Japanese diligence in studying (e.g. continuing to study even in such poor light as offered by a firefly or that reflected by snow); diligent study

螢焰

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Mandarin yíng yàn / ying2 yan4
Taiwan ying yen
Chinese light of firefly; firefly

螢雪

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Japanese keisetsu / kesetsu / けいせつ Japanese diligence in studying (e.g. continuing to study even in such poor light as offered by a firefly or that reflected by snow); diligent study

金蛍

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Japanese kinbotaru / きんぼたる Japanese Hotaria parvula (species of firefly)

ホタル

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Japanese hotaru / ホタル Japanese (kana only) firefly (Luciola cruciata); lightning bug; glowworm

蛍烏賊

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Japanese hotaruika;hotaruika / ほたるいか;ホタルイカ Japanese (kana only) firefly squid (Watasenia scintillans); sparkling enope squid

蛍狩り

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Japanese hotarugari / ほたるがり Japanese firefly catching

螢火蟲

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Mandarin yíng huǒ chóng / ying2 huo3 chong2
Taiwan ying huo ch`ung / ying huo chung
Chinese firefly; glowworm; lightning bug

ホタル族

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Japanese hotaruzoku / ホタルぞく Japanese smokers forced to smoke outside; firefly tribe

金ボタル

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Japanese kinbotaru / きんボタル Japanese Hotaria parvula (species of firefly)

ウミホタル

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Japanese umihotaru / ウミホタル Japanese (kana only) sea firefly (Vargula hilgendorfii); seed shrimp

キンボタル

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Japanese kinbotaru / キンボタル Japanese Hotaria parvula (species of firefly)

ヒメボタル

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Japanese himebotaru / ヒメボタル Japanese (kana only) Hotaria parvula (species of firefly)

ホタルイカ

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Japanese hotaruika / ホタルイカ Japanese (kana only) firefly squid (Watasenia scintillans); sparkling enope squid

蛍雪;螢雪

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Japanese keisetsu / kesetsu / けいせつ Japanese diligence in studying (e.g. continuing to study even in such poor light as offered by a firefly or that reflected by snow); diligent study

螢火;蛍火

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Japanese keika;hotarubi / keka;hotarubi / けいか;ほたるび Japanese light of a firefly

蛍族;ホタル族

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Japanese hotaruzoku(蛍族);hotaruzoku(hotaru族) / ほたるぞく(蛍族);ホタルぞく(ホタル族) Japanese smokers forced to smoke outside; firefly tribe

金ボタル;金蛍

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Japanese kinbotaru(金botaru);kinbotaru(金蛍);kinbotaru / きんボタル(金ボタル);きんぼたる(金蛍);キンボタル Japanese (See 姫蛍) Hotaria parvula (species of firefly)

蛍(P);螢(oK)

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Japanese hotaru(p);hotaru / ほたる(P);ホタル Japanese (kana only) firefly (Luciola cruciata); lightning bug; glowworm
This page contains 29 results for "firefly" 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).



Combined, these cover 355,969 Japanese, Chinese, and Buddhist characters, words, idioms, and short phrases.

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