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Characters Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

黿

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Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Chinese sea turtle


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Mandarin biē / bie1
Taiwan pieh
Japanese suppon;suppon / すっぽん;スッポン
Chinese variant of 鱉|鳖[bie1]
Japanese (kana only) Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis); soft-shelled turtle (Trionychidae); (surname) Kame
A turtle, tortoise.


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Mandarin guī / gui1
Taiwan kuei
Japanese ki
Chinese tortoise; turtle
Tortoise, turtle. The rareness of meeting a Buddha is compared with the difficulty of a blind sea-turtle finding a log to float on, or a one-eyed tortoise finding a log with a spy-hole through it.

海亀

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Japanese umigame / うみがめ
Japanese (kana only) sea turtle

噛み付き亀

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Japanese kamitsukigame / かみつきがめ
Japanese (kana only) snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

玳瑁

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Mandarin dài mào / dai4 mao4
Taiwan tai mao
Japanese taimai;taimai / たいまい;タイマイ
Chinese hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata); tortoiseshell; Taiwan pr. [dai4 mei4]
Japanese (kana only) hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)

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Mandarin guī / gui1
Taiwan kuei
Japanese kame(p);kame(p) / かめ(P);カメ(P)
Chinese old variant of 龜|龟[gui1]
Japanese tortoise; turtle; (given name) Minki; (given name) Hisashi; (personal name) Hisa; (given name) Susumu; (surname) Kyuu; (surname) Kisaki; (surname) Kametaka; (personal name) Kameji; (surname) Kamezaki; (surname) Kamesaki; (surname, female given name) Kame

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Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Japanese meguru / めぐる    mitsu / みつ    maroshi / まろし    maroka / まろか    maru / まる    madoka / まどか    nodoka / のどか    tsubura / つぶら    en / えん
Chinese yen (Japanese currency); Japanese variant of 圓|圆
Japanese (1) circle; (n,n-pref) (2) entirety; whole; full; complete; (3) (slang) money; dough; moola; (4) enclosure inside a castle's walls; (5) (ksb:) soft-shelled turtle; (suffix) (6) suffix for ship names; suffix for names of people (esp. infants); suffix for names of swords, armour, musical instruments, etc.; suffix for names of dogs, horses, etc.; (1) yen; Japanese monetary unit; (2) circle; (female given name) Meguru; (female given name) Mitsu; (given name) Maroshi; (female given name) Maroka; (surname, given name) Maru; (surname, female given name) Madoka; (female given name) Nodoka; (surname, female given name) Tsubura; (surname, female given name) En

see styles
Mandarin dài / dai4
Taiwan tai
Japanese taikou / taiko / たいこう
Chinese tortoise shell; turtle
Japanese (given name) Taikou

see styles
Mandarin zuǐ // zī / zui3 // zi1
Taiwan tsui // tzu
Japanese shi / し
Chinese variant of 嘴, mouth; beak; spout (of teapot etc); number 20 of the 28 constellations 二十八宿, approx. Orion 獵戶座|猎户座
Japanese {astron} (See 二十八宿,白虎・びゃっこ・2) Chinese "Turtle Beak" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (surname) Kuchibashi

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Mandarin áo / ao2
Taiwan ao
Chinese mythological sea turtle

see styles
Mandarin biē / bie1
Taiwan pieh
Chinese freshwater soft-shelled turtle

see styles
Mandarin zhuī / zhui1
Taiwan chui
Chinese snipe; turtle-dove

see styles
Mandarin cháo / chao2
Taiwan ch`ao / chao
Chinese sea turtle; surname Chao

カメ

see styles
Japanese kame / カメ Japanese tortoise; turtle; (archaism) Western dog (wasei: come here); (female given name) Kame

假有

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Mandarin jiǎ yǒu / jia3 you3
Taiwan chia yu
Japanese ke-u
The phenomenal, which in reality no more exists than turtle's hair or rabbit's horns; nominal existence

四靈


四灵

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Mandarin sì líng / si4 ling2
Taiwan ssu ling
Chinese four divinities; four divine emperors; four mythical creatures symbolic of propsperity and longevity, namely phoenix 鳳|凤[feng4], turtle 龜|龟[gui1], dragon 龍|龙[long2], Chinese unicorn 麒麟[qi2 lin2]; also 四象[si4 xiang4], the four division of the sky

団亀

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Japanese dongame / どんがめ Japanese (archaism) (See 鼈) Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis); soft-shelled turtle (Trionychidae)

山瑞

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Mandarin shān ruì / shan1 rui4
Taiwan shan jui
Japanese yamazui / やまずい
Chinese wattle-necked soft-shelled turtle (Palea steindachneri)
Japanese (surname) Yamazui

山鳩

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Japanese yamabato / やまばと Japanese (See キジバト,アオバト) mountain-dwelling turtledove (often oriental turtle dove); (surname) Yamabato

摩竭

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Mandarin mó jié / mo2 jie2
Taiwan mo chieh
Japanese makatsu
(摩竭羅) makara. A sea monster, either in the form of a great fish, e.g. a whale, or a great turtle. Also 摩伽羅 (or 摩迦羅).

斑鱉


斑鳖

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Mandarin bān biē / ban1 bie1
Taiwan pan pieh
Chinese Yangtze giant soft-shell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei), a critically endangered species

水亀

see styles
Japanese ishigame / いしがめ Japanese (kana only) any turtle of the genus Mauremys (esp. the Japanese pond turtle, Mauremys japonica)

泥亀

see styles
Japanese dorogame;dorogame / どろがめ;ドロガメ Japanese (1) (kana only) (See スッポン) Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis); (2) (kana only) mud turtle (Kinosternidae spp.); musk turtle; (place-name) Deiki

浮孔

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Mandarin fú kǒng / fu2 kong3
Taiwan fu k`ung / fu kung
Japanese ukiana / うきあな
Japanese (place-name) Ukiana
A hole in a floating log, through which a one-eyed turtle accidentally obtains a glimpse of the moon, the rarest of chances, e.g. the rareness of meeting a buddha; hole in a floating [log]

海龜

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Mandarin hǎi guī / hai3 gui1
Taiwan hai kuei
Chinese turtle; Internet slang for 海歸|海归[hai3 gui1]

甲魚

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Mandarin jiǎ yú / jia3 yu2
Taiwan chia yü
Chinese turtle; terrapin; Taiwan pr. [jia4 yu2]

盲亀

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Japanese mouki / moki / もうき Japanese blind turtle

盲龜


盲龟

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Mandarin máng guī / mang2 gui1
Taiwan mang kuei
Japanese mōki
It is as easy for a blind turtle to find a floating long as it is for a man to be reborn as a man, or to meet with a buddha and his teaching.

石亀

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Japanese ishigame / いしがめ    ishikame / いしかめ Japanese (kana only) any turtle of the genus Mauremys (esp. the Japanese pond turtle, Mauremys japonica); (place-name, surname) Ishigame; (surname) Ishikame

神亀

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Japanese jinki;shinki / じんき;しんき Japanese (1) (しんき only) (obscure) mysterious turtle (an omen of good luck); (2) Jinki era (724.2.4-729.8.5); Shinki era; (surname) Jinki

臭亀

see styles
Japanese kusagame / くさがめ Japanese (1) (kana only) Chinese pond turtle (Chinemys reevesii); Reeves' turtle; (2) stink bug; shield bug

草亀

see styles
Japanese kusagame / くさがめ Japanese (1) (kana only) Chinese pond turtle (Chinemys reevesii); Reeves' turtle; (2) stink bug; shield bug

蓑亀

see styles
Japanese minogame / みのがめ Japanese old turtle with seaweed growing on its back

蝳蝐

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Mandarin dài mào / dai4 mao4
Taiwan tai mao
Chinese variant of 玳瑁[dai4 mao4]; hawksbill turtle

觜宿

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Mandarin zī xiù / zi1 xiu4
Taiwan tzu hsiu
Japanese torokiboshi / とろきぼし
Chinese number 20 of the 28 constellations 二十八宿, approx. Orion 獵戶座|猎户座
Japanese Chinese "Turtle Beak" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)

赤眼

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Mandarin chì yǎn / chi4 yan3
Taiwan ch`ih yen / chih yen
Japanese shakugen / あかめ
Japanese (1) red eyes; bloodshot eyes; (2) red-eye; (3) (kana only) red mullet (Chelon haematocheilus); (4) facial gesture of pulling one's eyelid down and sticking out one's tongue
The red-eye, i. e. a turtle.

銭亀

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Japanese zenigame;zenigame / ぜにがめ;ゼニガメ Japanese (kana only) baby spotted turtle; immature Japanese pond turtle; young Japanese terrapin; (surname) Zenigame; (place-name) Zenikame

長亀

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Japanese chouki / choki / ちょうき Japanese (kana only) leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea); (given name) Chouki

隠亀

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Japanese kakuregame;kakuregame / かくれがめ;カクレガメ Japanese (kana only) Mary River turtle (Elusor macrurus)

雉鳩

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Japanese kijibato;kijibato / きじばと;キジバト Japanese (kana only) Oriental turtle dove (Streptopelia orientalis); eastern turtle dove; rufous turtledove

霊亀

see styles
Japanese reiki / reki / れいき Japanese (1) (obscure) mysterious turtle (an omen of good luck); (2) Reiki era (715.9.2-717.11.17)

革亀

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Japanese kawagame / かわがめ    osagame / おさがめ Japanese (kana only) leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)

鰐亀

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Japanese wanigame;wanigame / わにがめ;ワニガメ Japanese (kana only) alligator snapping turtle (Macroclemys temminckii)

鱉甲

see styles
Mandarin biē jiǎ / bie1 jia3
Taiwan pieh chia
Chinese turtle shell

黿魚

see styles
Mandarin yuán yú / yuan2 yu2
Taiwan yüan yü
Chinese soft-shelled turtle; also termed 鱉|鳖[bie1]

鼈甲

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Japanese bekkou / bekko / べっこう Japanese (1) tortoiseshell (of the hawksbill turtle); bekko; (2) (in Chinese medicine) tortoiseshell (esp. of the Chinese soft-shelled turtle)

龜板

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Mandarin guī bǎn / gui1 ban3
Taiwan kuei pan
Chinese tortoise plastron; turtle shell

龜船

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Mandarin guī chuán / gui1 chuan2
Taiwan kuei ch`uan / kuei chuan
Chinese "turtle ship", armored warship used by Koreans in fighting the Japanese during the Imjin war of 1592-1598 壬辰倭亂|壬辰倭乱[ren2 chen2 wo1 luan4]

龜頭

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Mandarin guī tóu / gui1 tou2
Taiwan kuei t`ou / kuei tou
Chinese head of a turtle; glans penis

べっ甲

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Japanese bekkou / bekko / べっこう Japanese (1) tortoiseshell (of the hawksbill turtle); bekko; (2) (in Chinese medicine) tortoiseshell (esp. of the Chinese soft-shelled turtle)

三種有


三种有

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Mandarin sān zhǒng yǒu / san1 zhong3 you3
Taiwan san chung yu
Japanese sanshu u
Three kinds of existence: (a) 相待有 that of qualities, as of opposites, e.g. length and shortness; (b) 假名有 that of phenomenal things so-called, e.g. a jar, a man; (c) 法有 that of the noumenal, or imaginary, understood as facts and not as illusions, such as a "hare's horns" or a "turtle's fur".

九尾龜


九尾龟

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Mandarin jiǔ wěi guī / jiu3 wei3 gui1
Taiwan chiu wei kuei
Chinese nine-tailed turtle of mythology; The Nine-tailed Turtle, novel by late Qing novelist Zhang Chunfan 張春帆|张春帆

亀の子

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Japanese kamenoko / かめのこ Japanese (1) young turtle (tortoise); (2) turtle (tortoise) shell

亀掬い

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Japanese kamesukui / かめすくい Japanese turtle scooping (festival game)

噛付亀

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Japanese kamitsukigame / かみつきがめ Japanese (kana only) snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

嫩苗龜


嫩苗龟

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Mandarin nèn miáo guī / nen4 miao2 gui1
Taiwan nen miao kuei
Chinese Turtwig, Japanese comic character, turtle with seedling growing out of its head

山斑鳩


山斑鸠

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Mandarin shān bān jiū / shan1 ban1 jiu1
Taiwan shan pan chiu
Chinese (bird species of China) oriental turtle dove (Streptopelia orientalis)

山瑞鱉


山瑞鳖

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Mandarin shān ruì biē / shan1 rui4 bie1
Taiwan shan jui pieh
Chinese wattle-necked soft-shelled turtle (Palea steindachneri)

張春帆


张春帆

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Mandarin zhāng chūn fān / zhang1 chun1 fan1
Taiwan chang ch`un fan / chang chun fan
Chinese Zhang Chunfan (-1935), late Qing novelist, author of The Nine-tailed Turtle 九尾龜|九尾龟

忘八旦

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Mandarin wàng bā dàn / wang4 ba1 dan4
Taiwan wang pa tan
Chinese turtle's egg (highly offensive when directed at sb)

忘八蛋

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Mandarin wàng bā dàn / wang4 ba1 dan4
Taiwan wang pa tan
Chinese turtle's egg (highly offensive when directed at sb)

月と鼈

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Japanese tsukitosuppon / つきとすっぽん Japanese (expression) like chalk and cheese (superficially similar, but completely different) (the moon and a turtle shell are both round, but they are otherwise completely different); like day and night; like the difference between heaven and hell

歐斑鳩

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Mandarin ōu bān jiū / ou1 ban1 jiu1
Taiwan ou pan chiu
Chinese (bird species of China) European turtle dove (Streptopelia turtur)

正覚坊

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Japanese shougakubou / shogakubo / しょうがくぼう Japanese (1) {zool} (See 青海亀・あおうみがめ) large sea turtle; (2) heavy drinker

海がめ

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Japanese umigame / うみがめ Japanese (kana only) sea turtle

海ガメ

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Japanese umigame / うみガメ Japanese (kana only) sea turtle

海坊主

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Japanese umibouzu / umibozu / うみぼうず Japanese (1) sea monster; (2) {zool} (See 青海亀・あおうみがめ) green turtle

火斑鳩

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Mandarin huǒ bān jiū / huo3 ban1 jiu1
Taiwan huo pan chiu
Chinese (bird species of China) red turtle dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica)

相無生


相无生

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Mandarin xiāng wú shēng / xiang1 wu2 sheng1
Taiwan hsiang wu sheng
Japanese sō mushō
Unreal in phenomena, e. g. turtle-hair or rabbit's horns; the unreality of phenomena, one of the 三無生; marks not arisen

赤海亀

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Japanese akaumigame;akaumigame / あかうみがめ;アカウミガメ Japanese (kana only) loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta)

青海亀

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Japanese aoumigame / aomigame / あおうみがめ Japanese (kana only) green turtle (Chelonia mydas)

黒海亀

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Japanese kuroumigame;kuroumigame / kuromigame;kuromigame / くろうみがめ;クロウミガメ Japanese (kana only) East Pacific green turtle (Chelonia mydas agassizii); black sea turtle

龜の子

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Japanese kamenoko / かめのこ Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) young turtle (tortoise); (2) turtle (tortoise) shell

龜苓膏

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Mandarin guī líng gāo / gui1 ling2 gao1
Taiwan kuei ling kao
Chinese turtle jelly, medicine made with powdered turtle shell and herbs; a similar product made without turtle shell and consumed as a dessert

とろき星

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Japanese torokiboshi / とろきぼし Japanese Chinese "Turtle Beak" constellation (one of the 28 mansions)

イシガメ

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Japanese ishigame / イシガメ Japanese (kana only) any turtle of the genus Mauremys (esp. the Japanese pond turtle, Mauremys japonica)

ウミガメ

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Japanese umigame / ウミガメ Japanese (kana only) sea turtle

オサガメ

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Japanese osagame / オサガメ Japanese (kana only) leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)

キジバト

see styles
Japanese kijibato / キジバト Japanese (kana only) Oriental turtle dove (Streptopelia orientalis); eastern turtle dove; rufous turtledove

クサガメ

see styles
Japanese kusagame / クサガメ Japanese (1) (kana only) Chinese pond turtle (Chinemys reevesii); Reeves' turtle; (2) stink bug; shield bug

スッポン

see styles
Japanese suppon / スッポン Japanese (kana only) Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis); soft-shelled turtle (Trionychidae)

ゼニガメ

see styles
Japanese zenigame / ゼニガメ Japanese (kana only) baby spotted turtle; immature Japanese pond turtle; young Japanese terrapin

タイマイ

see styles
Japanese taimai / タイマイ Japanese (kana only) hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)

タートル

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Japanese taatoru / tatoru / タートル Japanese (1) turtle (esp. a sea turtle); (2) (abbreviation) (colloquialism) (See タートルネック) turtleneck sweater

ドロガメ

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Japanese dorogame / ドロガメ Japanese (1) (kana only) Chinese soft-shelled turtle (Pelodiscus sinensis); (2) (kana only) mud turtle (Kinosternidae spp.); musk turtle

ワニガメ

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Japanese wanigame / ワニガメ Japanese (kana only) alligator snapping turtle (Macroclemys temminckii)

一眼之龜


一眼之龟

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Mandarin yī yǎn zhī guī / yi1 yan3 zhi1 gui1
Taiwan i yen chih kuei
Japanese ichigen no kame
A sea turtle with only one eye, and that underneath, entered a hollow in a floating log; the log, tossed by the waves, happened to roll over, whereupon the turtle momentarily saw the sun and moon; an illustration of the rareness of the appearance of a Buddha; also of the difficulty of being reborn as a man; one-eyed tortoise

亀すくい

see styles
Japanese kamesukui / かめすくい Japanese turtle scooping (festival game)

亀甲縛り

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Japanese kikkoushibari / kikkoshibari / きっこうしばり Japanese (noun/participle) tortoise shell bondage; turtle shell bondage

日本石亀

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Japanese nihonishigame;nihonishigame / にほんいしがめ;ニホンイシガメ Japanese (kana only) Japanese pond turtle (Mauremys japonica)

沅江九肋

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Mandarin yuán jiāng jiǔ lèi / yuan2 jiang1 jiu3 lei4
Taiwan yüan chiang chiu lei
Chinese rare talent; lit. legendary nine-ribbed turtle of Yuan river

獨佔鰲頭

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Mandarin dú zhàn áo tóu / du2 zhan4 ao2 tou2
Taiwan tu chan ao t`ou / tu chan ao tou
Chinese to come first in triennial palace examinations (idiom, refers to the carved stone turtle head in front of the imperial palace, next to which the most successful candidate in the imperial examinations was entitled to stand); to be the champion; to be the very best in any field

甕中之鱉

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Mandarin wèng zhōng zhī biē / weng4 zhong1 zhi1 bie1
Taiwan weng chung chih pieh
Chinese lit. like a turtle in a jar; to be trapped (idiom)

甕中捉鱉

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Mandarin wèng zhōng zhuō biē / weng4 zhong1 zhuo1 bie1
Taiwan weng chung cho pieh
Chinese to catch a turtle in a jar (idiom); to set oneself an easy target; a turkey shoot

鰲背負山

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Mandarin áo bèi fù shān / ao2 bei4 fu4 shan1
Taiwan ao pei fu shan
Chinese debt as heavy as a mountain on a turtle's back

カクレガメ

see styles
Japanese kakuregame / カクレガメ Japanese (kana only) Mary River turtle (Elusor macrurus)

カメすくい

see styles
Japanese kamesukui / カメすくい Japanese turtle scooping (festival game)

石亀;水亀

see styles
Japanese ishigame;ishigame / いしがめ;イシガメ Japanese (kana only) any turtle of the genus Mauremys (esp. the Japanese pond turtle, Mauremys japonica)

臭亀;草亀

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Japanese kusagame;kusagame / くさがめ;クサガメ Japanese (1) (kana only) Chinese pond turtle (Chinemys reevesii); Reeves' turtle; (2) (See 椿象) stink bug; shield bug

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