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Snake / Serpent

Year of the Snake / Zodiac Sign
China shé
Japan hebi
Snake  /  Serpent

蛇 is the character for snake or serpent in Chinese, old Korean, and Japanese.

If you were born in the year of the snake, you . . .


Are calm.
Are and inspiration to others.
Have a stubborn nature like a mule (you do not like to concede).


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Fire Snake

China huǒ shé
Japan hi hebi
Fire Snake

火蛇 is the Chinese and Japanese title for "fire snake" or "blazing serpent."

Viper

Poisonous Snake
China dú shé
Japan doku hebi
Viper

毒蛇 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for viper.

毒蛇 can mean viper but may also refer to any poisonous snake or poisonous serpent.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
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Mandarin shé / she2
Taiwan she
Japanese hebi(p);ja;kuchinawa;hemi(ok);hebi / へび(P);じゃ;くちなわ;へみ(ok);ヘビ
Chinese snake; serpent; CL:條|条[tiao2]
Japanese (1) (じゃ is more associated with serpent and large snakes) snake; (2) serpent; large snake; (surname) Hebi
sarpa, a serpent, snake.
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Mandarin lóng / long2
Taiwan lung
Japanese riyou / riyo / りよう    ryoumin / ryomin / りょうみん    ryou / ryo / りょう    riyuu / riyu / りゆう    ryuuji / ryuji / りゅうじ    ryuu / ryu / りゅう    yon / よん    tooru / とおる    tatsuji / たつじ    tatsu / たつ    taki / たき    shigemi / しげみ
Chinese dragon; CL:條|条[tiao2]; imperial; surname Long
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (1) dragon (esp. a Chinese dragon); (2) naga; semi-divine human-cobra chimera in Hindu and Buddhist mythology; (personal name) Riyou; (given name) Ryoumin; (surname, female given name) Ryou; (personal name) Riyuu; (personal name) Ryuuji; (surname, female given name) Ryuu; (surname) Yon; (given name) Tooru; (personal name) Tatsuji; (surname, given name) Tatsu; (surname) Taki; (female given name) Shigemi
A dragon, dragon-like, imperial; tr. for nāga, which means snake, serpent; also elephant, elephantine, serpent-like, etc., cf. 那.
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毒蛇

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Mandarin dú shé / du2 she2
Taiwan tu she
Japanese dokuja;dokuhebi / どくじゃ;どくへび
Chinese viper
Japanese poisonous snake; poisonous serpent
A poisonous snake.; Poisonous snakes, the four elements of the body— earth, water, fire, wind (or air)— which harm a man by their variation, i. e. increase and decrease. Also, gold.
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Viper

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Mandarin/ si4
Taiwan ssu
Japanese mi / み
Chinese 6th earthly branch: 9-11 a.m., 4th solar month (5th May-5th June), year of the Snake; ancient Chinese compass point: 150°
Japanese sixth sign of Chinese zodiac (The Serpent, 9am-11am, south-southeast, April); (female given name) Mi
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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ヘビ

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Japanese hebi / ヘビ Japanese (1) snake; (2) serpent; large snake

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大蛇

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Japanese daija;orochi / だいじゃ;おろち Japanese big snake; serpent; (personal name) Daija; (surname) Ooda; (place-name) Ooja

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蛇蝎

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Japanese dakatsu / だかつ Japanese (1) serpent (snake) and scorpion; (2) detestation

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蛇蠍

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Japanese dakatsu / だかつ Japanese (1) serpent (snake) and scorpion; (2) detestation

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那伽

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Mandarin nà jiā / na4 jia1
Taiwan na chia
Japanese naka / なか
Japanese (female given name) Naka
nāga. Snake, dragon, elephant. It is tr. by 龍 dragon and by 象 elephant. (1) As dragon it represents the chief of the scaly reptiles; it can disappear or be manifest, increase or decrease, lengthen or shrink; in spring it mounts in the sky and in winter enters the earth. The dragon is of many kinds. Dragons are regarded as beneficent, bringing the rains and guarding the heavens (again Draco); they control rivers and lakes, and hibernate in the deep. nāga and mahānāga are titles of a Buddha, (also of those freed from reincarnation) because of his powers, or because like the dragon he soars above earthly desires and ties. One of his former reincarnations was a powerful poisonous dragon which, out of pity, permitted itself to be skinned alive and its flesh eaten by worms. (2) A race of serpent-worshippers; (Skt. nāga)

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佛口蛇心

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Mandarin fó kǒu shé xīn / fo2 kou3 she2 xin1
Taiwan fo k`ou she hsin / fo kou she hsin
Japanese bukku nishitenjashin
Chinese words of a Buddha, heart of a snake (idiom); two-faced; malicious and duplicitous
A Buddha's mouth but a serpent's heart; buddha's mouth and a serpent's heart

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蛇蠍;蛇蝎

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Japanese dakatsu / だかつ Japanese (1) serpent (snake) and scorpion; (2) detestation

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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
Snake
Serpent
hebishé / she2 / she
Fire Snake火蛇hi hebi / hihebihuǒ shé / huo3 she2 / huo she / huoshe
Viper毒蛇doku hebi / dokuhebidú shé / du2 she2 / du she / dushetu she / tushe



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