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Dragonfly in Chinese / Japanese...

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Dragonfly

China qīng tíng
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This is how to write dragonfly in Chinese.

Dragonfly

Japanese
Japan tonbo / kagerou
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This is how to write dragonfly in Japanese Kanji.

Mantis / Praying Mantis

China táng láng
Japan tou rou
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This is mantis or "praying mantis" as it's often titled in English.

Technically speaking, this is especially applies to the narrow-winged mantis (Tenodera angustipennis)

It is best to use this very common two-character Asian title for mantis, as the second character alone can mean mantis or dragonfly (totally ambiguous).

This title is antiquated in Japanese, as they tend to write カマキリ (kama kiri) in Katakana to mean praying mantis.


蟷Note: There is an alternate form of this title which uses the character shown to the right instead of the first character shown above. This is uncommon in both Japan and China (if you really want it anyway, please let us know).


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Character Images Characters / Kanji
If shown, second row is Simplified Chinese
Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition
螞
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Mandarin mà // mǎ // mā / ma4 // ma3 // ma1
Taiwan ma
Chinese grasshopper; ant; dragonfly

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螂
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Mandarin láng / lang2
Taiwan lang
Chinese dragonfly; mantis

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ヤゴ
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ヤゴ Japanese yago ヤゴ
Japanese (kana only) dragonfly naiad; dragonfly nymph

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水蟇
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水蟇 Japanese yamame やまめ
 yago やご
Japanese (kana only) dragonfly naiad; dragonfly nymph

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秋茜
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秋茜 Japanese akiakane あきあかね
Japanese (kana only) var. of red dragonfly (Sympetrum frequens)

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蜻蜒
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蜻蜒 Japanese yanma やんま
Japanese (1) (kana only) darner (any dragonfly of family Aeshnidae); devil's darning needle; (2) (kana only) dragonfly (esp. a large one)

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蜻蜓
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蜻蜓 Mandarin qīng tíng / qing1 ting2
Taiwan ch`ing t`ing / ching ting
Chinese dragonfly
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Dragonfly
蜻蛉
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蜻蛉 Mandarin qīng líng / qing1 ling2
Taiwan ch`ing ling / ching ling
Japanese tonbou / tonbo とんぼう
 tonbo とんぼ
 seirei / sere せいれい
 kagerou / kagero かげろう
Chinese damselfly; lacewing
Japanese (kana only) dragonfly; damselfly; (kana only) dragonfly; damselfly; (1) mayfly; ephemeropteran; (2) (archaism) dragonfly; damselfly; Kagerou (female given name)
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Dragonfly (Japanese)
蜉蝣
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蜉蝣 Mandarin fú yóu / fu2 you2
Taiwan fu yu
Japanese fuyuu / fuyu ふゆう
 kagerou / kagero かげろう
Chinese mayfly
Japanese (1) mayfly; ephemeropteran; (2) ephemerality (of human life); (1) mayfly; ephemeropteran; (2) (archaism) dragonfly; damselfly

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螞螂
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螞螂
蚂螂
Mandarin mā láng / ma1 lang2
Taiwan ma lang
Chinese dragonfly

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虰蛵
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虰蛵 Mandarin dīng xíng / ding1 xing2
Taiwan ting hsing
Chinese less common word for dragonfly 蜻蜓

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點水
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點水
点水
Mandarin diǎn shuǐ / dian3 shui3
Taiwan tien shui
Chinese to skim; lightly touching the water (as the dragonfly in the idiom 蜻蜓點水|蜻蜓点水); skin deep

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ヤンマ
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ヤンマ Japanese yanma ヤンマ
Japanese lamenting (ger: Jammer); (1) (kana only) darner (any dragonfly of family Aeshnidae); devil's darning needle; (2) (kana only) dragonfly (esp. a large one)

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ヤマメ
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ヤマメ Japanese yamame ヤマメ
Japanese (kana only) landlocked masu salmon (Oncorhynchus masou masou); (kana only) dragonfly naiad; dragonfly nymph

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トンボ
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トンボ Japanese tonbo トンボ
Japanese crop mark (usu. on paper); trim mark; registry guide; (kana only) dragonfly; damselfly; Tonbo (given name)

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やまめ
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やまめ Japanese yamame やまめ
Japanese (kana only) dragonfly naiad (nymph); Yamame (female given name)

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叮叮貓
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叮叮貓
叮叮猫
Mandarin dīng dīng māo / ding1 ding1 mao1
Taiwan ting ting mao
Chinese (dialect) dragonfly

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太鼓虫
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太鼓虫 Japanese taikomushi たいこむし
Japanese dragonfly naiad (nymph)

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昔蜻蛉
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昔蜻蛉 Japanese mukashitonbo むかしとんぼ
Japanese (kana only) Epiophlebia superstes (species of living-fossil dragonfly endemic to Japan)

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赤蜻蛉
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赤蜻蛉 Japanese akatonbo あかとんぼ
Japanese (1) (kana only) (small) red dragonfly; (2) darter (dragonfly of genus Sympetrum, esp. the autumn darter, Sympetrum frequens)

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馬大頭
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馬大頭 Japanese oniyanma おにやんま
Japanese (kana only) Siebold's dragonfly (Anotogaster sieboldii); jumbo dragonfly

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赤とんぼ
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赤とんぼ Japanese akatonbo あかとんぼ
Japanese (1) (kana only) (small) red dragonfly; (2) darter (dragonfly of genus Sympetrum, esp. the autumn darter, Sympetrum frequens)

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蜻蜓點水
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蜻蜓點水
蜻蜓点水
Mandarin qīng tíng diǎn shuǐ / qing1 ting2 dian3 shui3
Taiwan ch`ing t`ing tien shui / ching ting tien shui
Chinese lit. the dragonfly touches the water lightly; superficial contact (idiom)

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麦藁蜻蛉
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麦藁蜻蛉 Japanese mugiwaratonbo むぎわらとんぼ
Japanese dragonfly

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ぎんやんま
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ぎんやんま Japanese ginyanma ぎんやんま
Japanese (kana only) lesser emperor (species of dragonfly, Anax parthenope)

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アキアカネ
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アキアカネ Japanese akiakane アキアカネ
Japanese (kana only) var. of red dragonfly (Sympetrum frequens)

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オニヤンマ
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オニヤンマ Japanese oniyanma オニヤンマ
Japanese (kana only) Siebold's dragonfly (Anotogaster sieboldii); jumbo dragonfly

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ギンヤンマ
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ギンヤンマ Japanese ginyanma ギンヤンマ
Japanese (kana only) lesser emperor (species of dragonfly, Anax parthenope)

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うちわやんま
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うちわやんま Japanese uchiwayanma うちわやんま
Japanese (kana only) Sinictinogomphus clavatus (species of clubtail dragonfly)

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ムカシトンボ
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ムカシトンボ Japanese mukashitonbo ムカシトンボ
Japanese (kana only) Epiophlebia superstes (species of living-fossil dragonfly endemic to Japan)

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All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.

A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The scroll that I am holding in this picture is a "medium size"
4-character wall scroll.
As you can see, it is a great size to hang on your wall.
(We also offer custom wall scrolls in larger sizes)

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.




If your search is not successful, just post your request on our forum, and we'll be happy to do research or translation for any reasonable request.

Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

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With so many searches, we had to upgrade to our own Linux server.
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See: Our list of specifically Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls. And, check out Our list of specifically old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

The following table is only helpful for those studying Chinese (or Japanese), and perhaps helps search engines to find this page when someone enters Romanized Chinese or Japanese

Title
Characters 
Simplified
Traditional
Japanese Romaji
(Romanized Japanese)
Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Dragonfly蜻蜓
蜻蜓
n/aqīng tíng
qing ting
ch`ing t`ing
qing1 ting2
qingting
chingting
ching ting
Dragonfly (Japanese)蜻蛉
蜻蛉
tonbo / kagerou
tonbo / kagero
n/a
Mantis / Praying Mantis螳螂
螳螂 / 蟷螂
tou rou
tourou
to ro
táng láng
tang lang
t`ang lang
tang2 lang2
tanglang
tanglang
tang lang

If you have not set up your computer to display Chinese, the characters in this table probably look like empty boxes or random text garbage.
This is why I spent hundreds of hours making images so that you could view the characters in the "dragonfly" listings above.
If you want your Windows computer to be able to display Chinese characters you can either head to your Regional and Language options in your Win XP control panel, select the [Languages] tab and click on [Install files for East Asian Languages]. This task will ask for your Win XP CD to complete in most cases. If you don't have your Windows XP CD, or are running Windows 98, you can also download/run the simplified Chinese font package installer from Microsoft which works independently with Win 98, ME, 2000, and XP. It's a 2.5MB download, so if you are on dial up, start the download and go make a sandwich.

Some people may refer to this entry as Dragonfly Kanji, Dragonfly Characters, Dragonfly in Mandarin Chinese, Dragonfly Characters, Dragonfly in Chinese Writing, Dragonfly in Japanese Writing, Dragonfly in Asian Writing, Dragonfly Ideograms, Chinese Dragonfly symbols, Dragonfly Hieroglyphics, Dragonfly Glyphs, Dragonfly in Chinese Letters, Dragonfly Hanzi, Dragonfly in Japanese Kanji, Dragonfly Pictograms, Dragonfly in the Chinese Written-Language, or Dragonfly in the Japanese Written-Language.

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