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Butterflies in Chinese / Japanese...

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Butterfly

China hú dié
Butterfly

蝴蝶 is the long word for "butterfly" in Chinese.

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Butterfly

China dié
Japan chou
Butterfly

蝶 is the simplest way to write "butterfly" in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

If you are looking at the Chinese pronunciation and Romanization, please note this is not pronounced like the English "die."
It actually sounds like "dee-ah." (Chinese Romanization does not exactly follow English or Latin pronunciation of Roman letters).


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

白蝶

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Japanese shirochou / shirocho しろちょう
Japanese (kana only) any butterfly of family Pieridae (incl. the white butterflies and the sulfur butterflies)

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蜆蝶

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Japanese shijimichou / shijimicho しじみちょう
Japanese (kana only) gossamer-winged butterflies (Lycaenidae spp.)

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鱗翅


鳞翅

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Mandarin lín chì / lin2 chi4
Taiwan lin ch`ih / lin chih
Chinese scaly wing; Lepidoptera (insect order including butterflies 蝶類|蝶类 and moths 蛾類|蛾类)

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小灰蝶

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Japanese shijimichou / shijimicho しじみちょう
Japanese (kana only) gossamer-winged butterflies (Lycaenidae spp.)

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鱗翅目


鳞翅目

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Mandarin lín chì mù / lin2 chi4 mu4
Taiwan lin ch`ih mu / lin chih mu
Japanese rinshimoku りんしもく
Chinese Lepidoptera (insect order including butterflies 蝶類|蝶类 and moths 蛾類|蛾类)
Japanese Lepidoptera

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招蜂引蝶

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Mandarin zhāo fēng yǐn dié / zhao1 feng1 yin3 die2
Taiwan chao feng yin tieh
Chinese (of a flower) to attract bees and butterflies; (fig.) to attract the opposite sex; to flirt

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縺れ合う

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Japanese motsureau もつれあう
Japanese (Godan verb with "u" ending) to entangle themselves together (e.g. of butterflies); to be intertwined

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シロチョウ

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Japanese shirochou / shirocho シロチョウ
Japanese (kana only) any butterfly of family Pieridae (incl. the white butterflies and the sulfur butterflies)

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もつれ合う

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Japanese motsureau もつれあう
Japanese (Godan verb with "u" ending) to entangle themselves together (e.g. of butterflies); to be intertwined

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シジミチョウ

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Japanese shijimichou / shijimicho シジミチョウ
Japanese (kana only) gossamer-winged butterflies (Lycaenidae spp.)

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Butterfly 蝴蝶hú dié / hu2 die2 / hu die / hudie hu tieh / hutieh
Butterfly chou / chodié / die2 / die tieh

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