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Characters Pronunciation
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Mandarin hóng / hong2
Taiwan hung
Japanese rein / ren / れいん    ramu / らむ    niji / にじ    nanae / ななえ    nana / なな    kousou / koso / こうそう    kouji / koji / こうじ    koushou / kosho / こうしょう    kou / ko / こう    gu / ぐ    irisu / いりす
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Chinese rainbow
Japanese rainbow; (female given name) Rein; (female given name) Ramu; (surname, female given name) Niji; (female given name) Nanae; (female given name) Nana; (personal name) Kousou; (personal name) Kouji; (personal name) Koushou; (female given name) Kou; (surname) Gu; (female given name) Irisu
a rainbow; a rainbow

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Mandarin/ ni2
Taiwan ni
Japanese niji / にじ
Chinese secondary rainbow
Japanese (out-dated kanji) rainbow



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Mandarin hóng zūn / hong2 zun1
Taiwan hung tsun
Japanese nijimasu;nijimasu / にじます;ニジマス
Chinese rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
Japanese (kana only) rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

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Mandarin dōng / dong1
Taiwan tung
Chinese rainbow

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Mandarin zhuō // dì / zhuo1 // di4
Taiwan cho // ti
Chinese see 蝃蝥[zhuo1 mao2]; rainbow

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Mandarin/ di4
Taiwan ti
Chinese rainbow

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Mandarin/ ji1
Taiwan chi
Chinese to go up; to fall; rainbow; mist


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Mandarin qī cǎi / qi1 cai3
Taiwan ch`i ts`ai / chi tsai
Japanese hiaya / ひあや    nanoha / なのは    nanoa / なのあ    nanase / ななせ    nanasa / ななさ    nanae / ななえ    nanai / なない    nana / なな    nasa / なさ    nairo / ないろ    naaya / naya / なあや
Chinese seven colors; a variety of colors; multi-colored; rainbow-colored
Japanese (female given name) Hiaya; (female given name) Nanoha; (female given name) Nanoa; (female given name) Nanase; (female given name) Nanasa; (female given name) Nanae; (female given name) Nanai; (female given name) Nana; (female given name) Nasa; (female given name) Nairo; (female given name) Naaya


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Japanese shuniji / しゅにじ Japanese primary rainbow


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Mandarin wǔ sè / wu3 se4
Taiwan wu se
Japanese goshiki;goshoku / ごしき;ごしょく
Chinese multi-colored; the rainbow; garish
Japanese (1) five colors (usu. red, blue, yellow, white and black); five colours; (can be adjective with の) (2) many kinds; varied; (3) (See 瓜) melon; gourd; (place-name, surname) Goshiki
The five primary colors, also called 五正色 (or 五大色): 靑 blue, 黃 yellow, 赤 red, 白 white, 黑 black. The 五間色 or compound colors are 緋 crimson, 紅, scarlet, 紫 purple, 綠 green, 磂黃 brown. The two sets correspond to the cardinal points as follows: east, blue and green; west, white, and crimson; south, red and scarlet; north, black and purple; and center, yellow and brown. The five are permutated in various ways to represent various ideas; five colors


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Japanese fukuniji;fukukou / fukuniji;fukuko / ふくにじ;ふくこう Japanese secondary rainbow


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Mandarin tiān gōng / tian1 gong1
Taiwan t`ien kung / tien kung
Japanese tenkyuu / tenkyu / てんきゅう    takami / たかみ    ayumi / あゆみ
Japanese (given name) Tenkyuu; (female given name) Takami; (female given name) Ayumi
The deva-bow, the rainbow; celestial bow


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Mandarin tiān xiàng / tian1 xiang4
Taiwan t`ien hsiang / tien hsiang
Japanese tenshou / tensho / てんしょう
Chinese meteorological or astronomical phenomenon (e.g. rainbow or eclipse)
Japanese weather; astronomical phenomena


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Mandarin cǎi hóng / cai3 hong2
Taiwan ts`ai hung / tsai hung
Japanese ironi / いろに    ayako / あやこ    ako / あこ
Chinese rainbow; CL:道[dao4]
Japanese (female given name) Ironi; (female given name) Ayako; (female given name) Ako


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Japanese gekkou / gekko / げっこう Japanese moonbow; lunar rainbow; whitish rainbow cast by moonlight; lunar bow; space rainbow; (female given name) Yuena


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Japanese hakkou / hakko / はっこう Japanese (obscure) white rainbow; (given name) Hakkou; (given name) Hakukou


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Japanese nijiiro / nijiro / にじいろ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) rainbow-colored; rainbow-coloured; (female given name) Nanairo


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Japanese kougei / koge / こうげい Japanese (archaism) rainbow



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Mandarin dì dōng / di4 dong1
Taiwan ti tung
Chinese (old) rainbow


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Japanese tsumuburi;tsumuburi / つむぶり;ツムブリ Japanese (kana only) rainbow runner (Elagatis bipinnulata); rainbow yellowtail; Spanish jack; Hawaiian salmon


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Mandarin ní hóng / ni2 hong2
Taiwan ni hung
Chinese rainbow; neon (loanword)


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Mandarin ní cháng / ni2 chang2
Taiwan ni ch`ang / ni chang
Chinese nichang, rainbow colored clothes worn by the Eight Immortals 八仙[Ba1 xian1]; Nichang, abbr. for the Tang Dynasty song "Raiment of Rainbows and Feathers" 霓裳羽衣曲[Ni2 chang2 yu3 yi1 qu1] or 霓裳羽衣舞[Ni2 chang2 yu3 yi1 wu3]


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Japanese kiriniji / きりにじ Japanese fog bow; fogbow; mistbow; white rainbow


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Japanese hanshakou / hanshako / はんしゃこう Japanese reflection rainbow



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Mandarin dì shì gōng / di4 shi4 gong1
Taiwan ti shih kung
Japanese taishakukyū
(帝弓); 天弓 indradhanus, the rainbow.



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Mandarin hú guā yú / hu2 gua1 yu2
Taiwan hu kua yü
Japanese kyuuriuo;kyuuriuo / kyuriuo;kyuriuo / きゅうりうお;キュウリウオ
Chinese smelt (family Osmeridae)
Japanese (kana only) rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax dentex)


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Japanese kajouniji / kajoniji / かじょうにじ Japanese supernumerary rainbow


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Japanese tsumuburi / ツムブリ Japanese (kana only) rainbow runner (Elagatis bipinnulata); rainbow yellowtail; Spanish jack; Hawaiian salmon


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Japanese nijimasu / ニジマス Japanese (kana only) rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)


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Mandarin cǎi hóng fēng hǔ / cai3 hong2 feng1 hu3
Taiwan ts`ai hung feng hu / tsai hung feng hu
Chinese (bird species of China) rainbow bee-eater (Merops ornatus)



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Mandarin cǎi hóng yīng wǔ / cai3 hong2 ying1 wu3
Taiwan ts`ai hung ying wu / tsai hung ying wu
Chinese (bird species of China) rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)



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Mandarin qì guàn cháng hóng / qi4 guan4 chang2 hong2
Taiwan ch`i kuan ch`ang hung / chi kuan chang hung
Chinese spirit reaches to the rainbow; full of noble aspiration and daring


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Japanese hikarinowa / ひかりのわ Japanese (See オウム真理教) The Circle of Rainbow Light; Japanese religious group based on the teachings of Aum Shinrikyo


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Japanese reinbou / renbo / レインボウ Japanese rainbow


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Japanese reinboo / renboo / レインボー Japanese rainbow


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Japanese reenboo / レーンボー Japanese rainbow


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Japanese kyuuriuo / kyuriuo / キュウリウオ Japanese (kana only) rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax dentex)


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Japanese kogashirabera / コガシラベラ Japanese bluntheaded wrasse (Thalassoma amblycephalum); bluehead wrasse; rainbow wrasse


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Japanese goshikizeigaiinko;goshikiseigaiinko;goshikiseigaiinko / goshikizegainko;goshikisegainko;goshikisegainko / ごしきぜいがいいんこ;ごしきせいがいいんこ;ゴシキセイガイインコ Japanese (kana only) rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus); rainbow lory


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Japanese suchiiruheddo / suchiruheddo / スチールヘッド Japanese steelhead (large migratory rainbow trout)



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Mandarin hóng chéng huáng lǜ lán diàn zǐ / hong2 cheng2 huang2 lu:4 lan2 dian4 zi3
Taiwan hung ch`eng huang lü lan tien tzu / hung cheng huang lü lan tien tzu
Chinese red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet; Colors of the rainbow


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Japanese torautosaamon / torautosamon / トラウトサーモン Japanese Donaldson trout (hybrid of steelhead, cutthroat, and rainbow trout) (wasei: trout salmon)


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Japanese reinbootetora / renbootetora / レインボーテトラ Japanese rainbow tetra (Nematobrycon lacortei)


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Japanese torauto saamon / torauto samon / トラウト・サーモン Japanese Donaldson trout (hybrid of steelhead, cutthroat, and rainbow trout) (wasei: trout salmon)


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Japanese reinboo tetora / renboo tetora / レインボー・テトラ Japanese rainbow tetra (Nematobrycon lacortei)


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Japanese goshikiseigaiinko / goshikisegainko / ゴシキセイガイインコ Japanese (kana only) rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus); rainbow lory


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Japanese hawaikuriinaarasu / hawaikurinarasu / ハワイクリーナーラス Japanese Hawaiian cleaner wrasse (Labroides phthirophagus); rainbow cleaner wrasse; golden cleaner wrasse


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Japanese reinboofisshu / renboofisshu / レインボーフィッシュ Japanese rainbow fish


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Japanese niji / にじ Japanese rainbow


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Japanese korutetsureinboorasu / korutetsurenboorasu / コルテツレインボーラス Japanese Cortez rainbow wrasse (Thalassoma lucasanum)


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Japanese reinboo;reinbou / renboo;renbo / レインボー;レインボウ Japanese rainbow


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Japanese reinboo fisshu / renboo fisshu / レインボー・フィッシュ Japanese rainbow fish


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Japanese goorudenkuriinaarasu / goorudenkurinarasu / ゴールデンクリーナーラス Japanese Hawaiian cleaner wrasse (Labroides phthirophagus); rainbow cleaner wrasse; golden cleaner wrasse


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Japanese hawaiankuriinaarasu / hawaiankurinarasu / ハワイアンクリーナーラス Japanese Hawaiian cleaner wrasse (Labroides phthirophagus); rainbow cleaner wrasse; golden cleaner wrasse


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Japanese reinbookuriinaarasu / renbookurinarasu / レインボークリーナーラス Japanese Hawaiian cleaner wrasse (Labroides phthirophagus); rainbow cleaner wrasse; golden cleaner wrasse


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Japanese torautosaamon;torauto saamon / torautosamon;torauto samon / トラウトサーモン;トラウト・サーモン Japanese Donaldson trout (hybrid of steelhead, cutthroat, and rainbow trout) (wasei: trout salmon)


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Japanese reinbootetora;reinboo tetora / renbootetora;renboo tetora / レインボーテトラ;レインボー・テトラ Japanese rainbow tetra (Nematobrycon lacortei)


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Japanese reinboofisshu(p);reinboo fisshu / renboofisshu(p);renboo fisshu / レインボーフィッシュ(P);レインボー・フィッシュ Japanese rainbow fish


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Japanese hawaiankuriinaarasu;reinbookuriinaarasu;goorudenkuriinaarasu;hawaikuriinaarasu / hawaiankurinarasu;renbookurinarasu;goorudenkurinarasu;hawaikurinarasu / ハワイアンクリーナーラス;レインボークリーナーラス;ゴールデンクリーナーラス;ハワイクリーナーラス Japanese Hawaiian cleaner wrasse (Labroides phthirophagus); rainbow cleaner wrasse; golden cleaner wrasse

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 59 results for "rainbow" 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

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