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Dolphin

China hǎi tún
Japan iruka
Dolphin

海豚 is a common Chinese and Japanese Kanji title for "dolphin." This can also refer to other small toothed whales, such as porpoises, belugas, etc.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

海豚

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Mandarin hǎi tún / hai3 tun2
Taiwan hai t`un / hai tun
Japanese iruka(gikun);iruka / いるか(gikun);イルカ
Chinese dolphin
Japanese (kana only) dolphin (or other small toothed whales, such as porpoises, belugas, etc.)
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江豚

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Mandarin jiāng tún / jiang1 tun2
Taiwan chiang t`un / chiang tun
Chinese river dolphin

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江豬

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Mandarin jiāng zhū / jiang1 zhu1
Taiwan chiang chu
Chinese Chinese river dolphin, Lipotes vexillifer

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金鯱

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Japanese kinshachi / きんしゃち Japanese golden dolphin

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しいら

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Japanese shiira / shira / しいら Japanese (kana only) mahimahi (Coryphaena hippurus); common dolphinfish; dolphin; dorado

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イルカ

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Japanese iruka / イルカ Japanese (kana only) dolphin (or other small toothed whales, such as porpoises, belugas, etc.); (female given name) Iruka

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シイラ

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Japanese shiira / shira / シイラ Japanese (kana only) mahimahi (Coryphaena hippurus); common dolphinfish; dolphin; dorado

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川海豚

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Japanese kawairuka / かわいるか Japanese (kana only) river dolphin

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斑海豚

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Japanese madarairuka;madarairuka / まだらいるか;マダライルカ Japanese (kana only) pantropical spotted dolphin (Stenella attenuata)

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条海豚

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Japanese sujiiruka;sujiiruka / sujiruka;sujiruka / すじいるか;スジイルカ Japanese (kana only) striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba)

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河巨頭

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Japanese kawagondou;kawagondou / kawagondo;kawagondo / かわごんどう;カワゴンドウ Japanese (kana only) Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris)

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河海豚

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Japanese kawairuka / かわいるか Japanese (kana only) river dolphin

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海豚座

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Mandarin hǎi tún zuò / hai3 tun2 zuo4
Taiwan hai t`un tso / hai tun tso
Japanese irukaza / いるかざ
Chinese Delphinus (constellation)
Japanese Delphinus (constellation); the Dolphin

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白鱀豚

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Mandarin bái jì tún / bai2 ji4 tun2
Taiwan pai chi t`un / pai chi tun
Chinese Chinese river dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer)

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真海豚

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Japanese mairuka;mairuka / まいるか;マイルカ Japanese (kana only) short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis)

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花巨頭

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Japanese hanagondou;hanagondou / hanagondo;hanagondo / はなごんどう;ハナゴンドウ Japanese (kana only) Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus); grampus

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金の鯱

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Japanese kinnoshachihoko / きんのしゃちほこ    kinnoshachi / きんのしゃち Japanese golden dolphin

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鎌海豚

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Japanese kamairuka;kamairuka / かまいるか;カマイルカ Japanese (kana only) Pacific white-sided dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)

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いるか座

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Japanese irukaza / いるかざ Japanese Delphinus (constellation); the Dolphin

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マイルカ

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Japanese mairuka / マイルカ Japanese (kana only) short-beaked common dolphin (Delphinus delphis)

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マヒマヒ

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Japanese mahimahi / マヒマヒ Japanese (See シイラ) mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus); common dolphinfish; dolphin

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半道海豚

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Japanese bandouiruka;handouiruka;bandouiruka;handouiruka / bandoiruka;handoiruka;bandoiruka;handoiruka / ばんどういるか;はんどういるか;バンドウイルカ;ハンドウイルカ Japanese (kana only) bottlenose dolphin; bottlenosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

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南鎌海豚

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Japanese minamikawairuka;minamikamairuka / みなみかわいるか;ミナミカマイルカ Japanese (kana only) Peale's dolphin (Lagenorhynchus australis)

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嘴長海豚

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Japanese hashinagairuka;hashinagairuka / はしながいるか;ハシナガイルカ Japanese (kana only) spinner dolphin (Stenella longirostris)

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寬吻海豚


宽吻海豚

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Mandarin kuān wěn hǎi tún / kuan1 wen3 hai3 tun2
Taiwan k`uan wen hai t`un / kuan wen hai tun
Chinese bottle-nosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

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小鯱海豚

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Japanese koshachiiruka;koshachiiruka / koshachiruka;koshachiruka / こしゃちいるか;コシャチイルカ Japanese (kana only) Haviside's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii)

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数歯巨頭

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Japanese kazuhagondou;kazuhagondou / kazuhagondo;kazuhagondo / かずはごんどう;カズハゴンドウ Japanese (kana only) melon-headed whale (Peponocephala electra); many-toothed blackfish; electra dolphin

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瓶鼻海豚

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Mandarin píng bí hǎi tún / ping2 bi2 hai3 tun2
Taiwan p`ing pi hai t`un / ping pi hai tun
Chinese bottle-nosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)

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皺歯海豚

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Japanese shiwahairuka;shiwahairuka / しわはいるか;シワハイルカ Japanese (kana only) rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis)

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背張海豚

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Japanese seppariiruka;seppariiruka / seppariruka;seppariruka / せっぱりいるか;セッパリイルカ Japanese (kana only) Hector's dolphin (Cephalorhynchus hectori)

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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
Dolphin海豚irukahǎi tún / hai3 tun2 / hai tun / haitunhai t`un / haitun / hai tun



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