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Sparrow

China má què
Japan maa jan
Sparrow

麻雀 is the common and specific name for a hemp sparrow bird in Chinese.

This was also the original name for the game known commonly as Mahjong. You will still see boxes of Mahjong tiles with the title 麻雀 for sparrow instead of the modern 麻將 in Southern China. This title is also used for Mahjong in Japan.

Sparrow

China què
Japan chie / suzume
Sparrow

雀 is the shortest way to say small bird, or sparrow in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

In Chinese, this can also be a colloquial way to speak of a freckle.

In Japanese, it's a nickname for a talkative person - not a bad thing, as it can also be a knowledgeable person


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Mandarin qiǎo / qiao3
Taiwan ch`iao / chiao
Japanese suzume(p);suzume / すずめ(P);スズメ
Chinese small bird; sparrow; also pr. [qiao3]; a freckle; lentigo
Japanese (1) tree sparrow (Passer montanus); (2) talkative person; knowledgeable person; (surname) Chie; (surname, female given name) Suzume; (surname) Jaku; (surname) Sasagi; (surname) Sasaki
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition
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麻雀

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Mandarin má què / ma2 que4
Taiwan ma ch`üeh / ma chüeh
Japanese maajan(p);maajan;maajan / majan(p);majan;majan / マージャン(P);まーじゃん;まあじゃん
Chinese sparrow; (dialect) mahjong
Japanese mahjong (chi:); mah-jongg
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Mandarin suí / sui2
Taiwan sui
Chinese sparrow; revolve; place name

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Mandarin yào / yao4
Taiwan yao
Japanese haitaka;hashitaka;hashibami;haitaka / はいたか;はしたか;はしばみ;ハイタカ
Chinese sparrow hawk; Accipiter nisus
Japanese (kana only) Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

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Mandarin zhān / zhan1
Taiwan chan
Chinese sparrow hawk; swift

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家雀

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Japanese iesuzume;iesuzume / いえすずめ;イエスズメ Japanese (kana only) house sparrow (Passer domesticus)

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寒雀

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Japanese kansuzume / かんすずめ Japanese sparrow in winter

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文鳥

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Japanese bunchou / buncho / ぶんちょう Japanese Java sparrow; Java rice finch (Lonchura oryzivora, Padda oryzivora); (given name) Bunchou

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石雀

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Mandarin shí què / shi2 que4
Taiwan shih ch`üeh / shih chüeh
Japanese sekijaku / せきじゃく
Chinese (bird species of China) rock sparrow (Petronia petronia)
Japanese (given name) Sekijaku

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雀羅

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Japanese jakura / じゃくら Japanese sparrow net

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黄雀

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Japanese koujaku / kojaku / こうじゃく Japanese (See 雀・1) tree sparrow (Passer montanus)

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スズメ

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Japanese suzume / スズメ Japanese (1) tree sparrow (Passer montanus); (2) talkative person; knowledgeable person; (female given name) Suzume

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入内雀

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Japanese nyuunaisuzume;nyuunaisuzume / nyunaisuzume;nyunaisuzume / にゅうないすずめ;ニュウナイスズメ Japanese (kana only) russet sparrow (Passer rutilans); cinnamon sparrow

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家雀兒


家雀儿

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Mandarin jiā qiǎo r / jia1 qiao3 r5
Taiwan chia ch`iao r / chia chiao r
Chinese (coll.) sparrow

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家麻雀

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Mandarin jiā má què / jia1 ma2 que4
Taiwan chia ma ch`üeh / chia ma chüeh
Chinese (bird species of China) house sparrow (Passer domesticus)

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山麻雀

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Mandarin shān má què / shan1 ma2 que4
Taiwan shan ma ch`üeh / shan ma chüeh
Chinese (bird species of China) russet sparrow (Passer rutilans)

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樹麻雀

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Mandarin shù má què / shu4 ma2 que4
Taiwan shu ma ch`üeh / shu ma chüeh
Chinese (bird species of China) Eurasian tree sparrow (Passer montanus)

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竹に雀

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Japanese takenisuzume / たけにすずめ Japanese (expression) (1) (idiom) going well together; good combination; (2) family crest featuring a ring of bamboo with a sparrow in the middle; (3) design featuring bamboo and sparrows (motif in Japanese painting)

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老家賊

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Mandarin lǎo jiā zéi / lao3 jia1 zei2
Taiwan lao chia tsei
Chinese (dialect) sparrow

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遮吒迦


遮咤迦

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Mandarin zhē zhā jiā / zhe1 zha1 jia1
Taiwan che cha chia
Japanese shataka
cāṭaka, a sparrow; the bird Cuculus melanoleucus, which is supposed only to drink falling rain.

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雀の子

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Japanese suzumenoko / すずめのこ Japanese sparrow chick (kigo)

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雀の涙

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Japanese suzumenonamida / すずめのなみだ Japanese (exp,n) drop in the bucket; very small quantity; chicken feed; insignificant amount; sparrow tears

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燕雀烏鵲

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Mandarin yàn què wū què / yan4 que4 wu1 que4
Taiwan yen ch`üeh wu ch`üeh / yen chüeh wu chüeh
Chinese lit. sparrow and swallow, crow and magpie; fig. any Tom, Dick or Harry; a bunch of nobodies

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燕雀相賀

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Mandarin yàn què xiàng hè / yan4 que4 xiang4 he4
Taiwan yen ch`üeh hsiang ho / yen chüeh hsiang ho
Chinese lit. sparrow and swallow's congratulation (idiom); fig. to congratulate sb on completion of a building project; congratulations on your new house!

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燕雀鴻鵠

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Japanese enjakukoukoku / enjakukokoku / えんじゃくこうこく Japanese (expression) (yoji) How can a small bird (a sparrow, a petty person) understand the aspirations of a great bird (a phoenix); Only a hero can understand a hero

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爪哇禾雀

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Mandarin zhǎo wā hé què / zhao3 wa1 he2 que4
Taiwan chao wa ho ch`üeh / chao wa ho chüeh
Chinese (bird species of China) Java sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora)

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解剖麻雀

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Mandarin jiě pōu má què / jie3 pou1 ma2 que4
Taiwan chieh p`ou ma ch`üeh / chieh pou ma chüeh
Chinese lit. to dissect a sparrow; fig. a preliminary test on a small sample

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迦陵頻伽


迦陵频伽

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Mandarin jiā líng pín jiā / jia1 ling2 pin2 jia1
Taiwan chia ling p`in chia / chia ling pin chia
Japanese karyōbinga / かりょうびんが
Japanese (Buddhist term) kalavinka (san:); imaginary bird in paradise that sings sweet notes
(迦陵伽) kalaviṅka. A bird described as having a melodious voice, found in the valleys of the Himalayas. M.W. says 'a sparrow'. It may be the kalandaka, or kokila, the cuckoo. It 'sings in the shell' before hatching out. Other forms are 迦陵頻伽鳥, 迦蘭伽 (or 迦蘭頻伽 or 迦毘伽 or迦毘頻伽); 迦毘伽 (or 迦毘伽羅); 迦尾羅; 羯羅尾羅; 羯毘伽羅 (or 鶡鵯伽羅), etc.

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黑胸麻雀

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Mandarin hēi xiōng má què / hei1 xiong1 ma2 que4
Taiwan hei hsiung ma ch`üeh / hei hsiung ma chüeh
Chinese (bird species of China) Spanish sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis)

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黑頂麻雀

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Mandarin hēi dǐng má què / hei1 ding3 ma2 que4
Taiwan hei ting ma ch`üeh / hei ting ma chüeh
Chinese (bird species of China) saxaul sparrow (Passer ammodendri)

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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
Sparrow麻雀maa jan / maajan / ma jan / majanmá què / ma2 que4 / ma que / maquema ch`üeh / machüeh / ma chüeh
Sparrowchie / suzumequè / que4 / quech`üeh / chüeh



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