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Bat

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蝠 is the simplest way to write bat in Chinese and old Korean Hanja.

This also means bat in Japanese but is almost never written alone like this (it's often part of other titles for vampire bats or fruit bats).

In Chinese culture, the bat is a good luck charm, as the pronunciation is very similar to the word for "good luck" or "good fortune." The character for bat even looks like the good luck character.

Five Red Bats

China hóng wǔ fú
Five Red Bats Wall Scroll

紅五蝠 is a play on words in Chinese because of some homophones.

The first thing you need to know is that the word for bat, 蝠, sounds exactly like the word for good fortune, 福. Thus, bats are often associated with good luck and good fortune in Chinese culture.

Five bats (五福 / 五蝠) means "five fortunes" referring to luck, prosperity, wealth, happiness, and longevity.

The word red, 红, has the same sound as 宏 meaning vast, great, or magnificent. Therefore, a red bat means "vast fortune."

Altogether, five red bats represent vast reaches of the five fortunes.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin/ fu2
Taiwan fu
Chinese bat
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Mandarin bǎn / ban3
Taiwan pan
Japanese itabana ばん
 itahana いたばな
 itazaki いたはな
 itasaki いたざき
 itaka いたさき
 ita いたか
Chinese board; plank; plate; shutter; table tennis bat; clappers (music); CL:塊|块[kuai4]; accented beat in Chinese music; hard; stiff; to stop smiling or look serious
Japanese (1) board; plank; (2) sheet (of metal); plate (of glass); pane; slab; (3) cutting board; chopping board; (4) (abbreviation) chef (esp. of high-end Japanese cuisine); cook; (5) stage (i.e. at a theatre); (personal name) Ban; (personal name) Itabana; (personal name) Itahana; (surname) Ita
A board; a board struck for calling e. g. to meals.

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Mandarin biān / bian1
Taiwan pien
Japanese hen
Chinese bat; also pr. [bian3]
The bat; the bat

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天鼠

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Japanese tenso てんそ
Japanese (archaism) bat (animal)

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快音

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Japanese kaine かいね
 kaito かいと
 kaion かいおん
Japanese pleasant sound; crack (of a baseball bat); roar (of a motor); (female given name) Kaine; (female given name) Kaito; (personal name) Kaion

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油虫

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Japanese aburamushi あぶらむし
Japanese (1) (kana only) aphid; plant louse; (2) (ksb:) cockroach; (3) (obscure) Japanese house bat (Pipistrellus abramus); (4) hanger-on; parasite; (5) (archaism) visitor to a red-light district who's only there to look

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擊球


击球

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Mandarin jī qiú / ji1 qiu2
Taiwan chi ch`iu / chi chiu
Chinese to bat; to hit a ball (sport)

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打席

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Japanese daseki だせき
Japanese (baseb) batter's box; one's turn at bat

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打数

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Japanese dasuu / dasu だすう
Japanese (baseb) times at bat

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球棍

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Mandarin qiú gùn / qiu2 gun4
Taiwan ch`iu kun / chiu kun
Chinese (sport) club; bat

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球棒

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Mandarin qiú bàng / qiu2 bang4
Taiwan ch`iu pang / chiu pang
Chinese baseball bat; cricket bat

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糞婆

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Japanese kusobabaa / kusobaba くそばばあ
Japanese (kana only) (derogatory term) old woman; old bat

狐蝠

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Mandarin hú fú / hu2 fu2
Taiwan hu fu
Chinese flying fox; fruit bat (Pteroptidae)

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蝙蝠

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Mandarin biān fú / bian1 fu2
Taiwan pien fu
Japanese koumori / komori こうもり
Chinese bat
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) (kana only) bat (Chiroptera spp.); (2) (abbreviation) umbrella; (3) (derogatory term) opportunist; turncoat; (place-name) Koumori

飛鼠


飞鼠

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Mandarin fēi shǔ / fei1 shu3
Taiwan fei shu
Japanese hiso ひそ
Chinese flying squirrel; (dialect) bat
Japanese bat (animal)

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バット

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Japanese batto バット
Japanese (1) bat (in baseball, cricket, etc.); (2) (obscure) bat (animal); (3) vat; tray

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大ぶり

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Japanese ooburi おおぶり
Japanese (adj-na,adj-no) (1) somewhat large; of a larger size; on the large size; (noun/participle) (2) large swing (bat, racquet, etc.); long sweeping stroke

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大振り

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Japanese ooburi おおぶり
Japanese (adj-na,adj-no) (1) somewhat large; of a larger size; on the large size; (noun/participle) (2) large swing (bat, racquet, etc.); long sweeping stroke

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大蝙蝠

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Japanese ookoumori / ookomori おおこうもり
Japanese (kana only) fruit bat (Pteropodidae spp.); flying fox; megabat

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大耳狐

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Japanese oomimigitsune おおみみぎつね
Japanese (kana only) bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis)

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家蝙蝠

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Japanese iekoumori / iekomori いえこうもり
Japanese (kana only) Japanese house bat (Pipistrellus abramus)

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小ぶり

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Japanese koburi こぶり
Japanese (adj-na,adj-no) (1) smallish; on the small side; somewhat small; undersized; small size; (noun/participle) (2) short swing of a bat, racquet, etc.

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小振り

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Japanese koburi こぶり
Japanese (adj-na,adj-no) (1) smallish; on the small side; somewhat small; undersized; small size; (noun/participle) (2) short swing of a bat, racquet, etc.

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兎蝙蝠

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Japanese usagikoumori / usagikomori うさぎこうもり
Japanese (kana only) brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus); common long-eared bat; brown big-eared bat

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油蝙蝠

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Japanese aburakoumori / aburakomori あぶらこうもり
Japanese (kana only) Japanese pipistrelle (Pipistrellus abramus); Japanese house bat

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攻撃側

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Japanese kougekigawa / kogekigawa こうげきがわ
Japanese offensive camp; team at bat

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糞婆あ

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Japanese kusobabaa / kusobaba くそばばあ
Japanese (kana only) (derogatory term) old woman; old bat

素振り

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Japanese soburi そぶり
 suburi すぶり
Japanese behavior; behaviour; manner; attitude; bearing; practice-swinging (sword, bat, tennis racket, etc.)

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蝙蝠僧

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Mandarin biān fú sēng / bian1 fu2 seng1
Taiwan pien fu seng
Japanese henpuku sō
A bat monk, v. 鳥; a bat monk

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詰まる

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Japanese tsumaru つまる
Japanese (v5r,vi) (1) to be packed (with); to be full (space, schedule, etc.); (2) to be blocked (road, pipe, etc.); to be clogged; to be plugged up; (3) to shorten (width, interval, etc.); to shrink (shirt, word form, etc.); to narrow; (4) to be at a loss; to be hard pressed; (5) to end up; to be settled; (6) to become a geminate consonant; (7) (baseb) to hit the ball near the handle of the bat

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
Bat fú / fu2 / fu
Five Red Bats 紅五蝠
红五蝠
hóng wǔ fú
hong2 wu3 fu2
hong wu fu
hongwufu
hung wu fu
hungwufu
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.


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