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There are 62 total results for your Creature search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition


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shēng mìng / sheng1 ming4
sheng ming
 seimei / seme / せいめい
 Vertical Wall Scroll
life (as the characteristic of living beings); living being; creature; CL:個|个[ge4],條|条[tiao2]
life; existence


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hé tóng / he2 tong2
ho t`ung / ho tung
 kappa;kawawappa(ok);kaappa(ok);kaaranbe(ok) / kappa;kawawappa(ok);kappa(ok);karanbe(ok) / かっぱ;かわわっぱ(ok);かあっぱ(ok);かあらんべ(ok)
Kappa, a child-size humanoid water creature in Japanese folklore
(1) kappa; mythical water-dwelling creature; (2) (かっぱ only) excellent swimmer; (3) (かっぱ only) (See 胡瓜) cucumber; (4) (かっぱ only) (abbreviation) (See 河童巻き) rolled sushi containing a stick of cucumber; (given name) Kadou


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shēng wù / sheng1 wu4
sheng wu
 seibutsu / sebutsu / せいぶつ
organism; living creature; life form; biological; CL:個|个[ge4]
(1) living thing; organism; creature; life; (2) (abbreviation) (See 生物学) biology

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 tera / てら
Buddhist temple; mosque; government office (old)
temple (Buddhist); (personal name) Teraji
vihāra, 毘訶羅 or 鼻訶羅; saṅghārāma 僧伽藍; an official hall, a temple, adopted by Buddhists for a monastery, many other names are given to it, e. g. 淨住; 法同舍; 出世舍; 精舍; 淸淨園; 金剛刹; 寂滅道場; 遠離處; 親近處 'A model vihāra ought to be built of red sandalwood, with 32 chambers, 8 tāla trees in height, with a garden, park and bathing tank attached; it ought to have promenades for peripatetic meditation and to be richly furnished with stores of clothes, food, bedsteads, mattresses, medicines and all creature comforts.' Eitel; Buddhist temple

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jiān / jian1
bullock; castrated bull; to castrate livestock
A gelded bull, an ox; a creature half man, half leopard; castrated man

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/ yu4
mythical creature; toad; worm

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/ si4
 shoku / しょく
to feed
(1) food; foodstuff; (2) eating; appetite; (n,ctr) (3) meal
āhāra, 阿賀羅 food; to eat, feed. The rules are numerous, and seem to have changed; originally flesh food was not improper and vegetarianism was a later development; the early three rules in regard to 'clean' foods are that 'I shall not have seen the creature killed, nor heard it killed for me, nor have any doubt that it was killed for me'. The five 'unclean' foods are the above three, with creatures that have died a natural death; and creatures that have been killed by other creatures. The nine classes add to the five, creatures not killed for me; raw flesh, or creatures mauled by other creatures; things not seasonable or at the right time; things previously killed. The Laṅkavātāra Sutra and certain other sutras forbid all killed food.

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 nue / ぬえ
a kind of bird similar to pheasant
(1) Japanese chimera; mythical creature with a monkey's head, tanuki's body, tiger's limbs, and a snake tail; (2) White's thrush (Zoothera dauma); (3) man of mystery; enigma; (female given name) Nue


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 akaname / あかなめ akaname; Japanese creature said to lick filth in bathrooms


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niè chù / nie4 chu4
nieh ch`u / nieh chu
evil creature (multipurpose curse); evil domestic animal


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niè zhàng / nie4 zhang4
nieh chang
evil creature



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jù shòu / ju4 shou4
chü shou
giant creature; huge animal


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 genjuu / genju / げんじゅう cryptid (unidentified mysterious creature); mythical beast


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biāo zi / biao1 zi5
piao tzu
 ayako / あやこ
a frolicsome creature
(female given name) Ayako



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è rén / e4 ren2
o jen
 aku nin
evil person; vile creature; ugly man
evil person



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shā shēng / sha1 sheng1
sha sheng
 sesshou / sessho / せっしょう
to take the life of a living creature
(noun/participle) (1) killing; destruction of life; (adjectival noun) (2) barbarous; callous; brutal; cruel; heartless; (female given name) Setsuna
To take life, kill the living, or any conscious being; the taking of human life offends against the major commands, of animal life against the less stringent commands. Suicide also leads to severe penalties; taking of life


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hé bó / he2 bo2
ho po
 kahaku / かわのかみ
name or river God associated with Yellow river
river god; (1) kappa (mythical water-dwelling creature); (2) river god
river god


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 kawarou / kawaro / かわろう kappa (mythical water-dwelling creature); (male given name) Kawarou


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 umiunagi / うみうなぎ (See 鰻) eel-like sea creature (i.e. saltwater eels, sea snakes, etc.)



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pō wù / po1 wu4
p`o wu / po wu
evil creature (curse word)


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shēng zhě / sheng1 zhe3
sheng che
 namamono / なまもの
(archaism) immature person; person of low status



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shēng líng / sheng1 ling2
sheng ling
(literary) the people; living thing; creature
The mind or intelligence of the living; a living intelligent being; a living soul; spirit of the living



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bái zé / bai2 ze2
pai tse
 shirosawa / しろさわ
Bai Ze or White Marsh, legendary creature of ancient China
bai ze (mythical chinese animal able to understand human speech, having the body of a lion and eight eyes); (surname) Shirosawa



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qín shòu / qin2 shou4
ch`in shou / chin shou
birds and animals; creature; beast (brutal person)
birds and beasts


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yáng guài / yang2 guai4
yang kuai
faun, half-goat half-human creature of Greek mythology


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 seiryuu / seryu / せいりゅう (1) blue dragon (an auspicious creature in Chinese mythology); (2) Azure Dragon (god said to rule over the eastern heavens); (surname, given name) Seiryuu



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qīng lóng / qing1 long2
ch`ing lung / ching lung
 seiryuu / seryu / せいりゅう
Azure Dragon, one of the four symbols of the Chinese constellations, also known as the Azure Dragon of the East 東方青龍|东方青龙[Dong1 fang1 Qing1 long2] or 東方蒼龍|东方苍龙[Dong1 fang1 Cang1 long2]; (slang) man without pubic hair
(1) blue dragon (an auspicious creature in Chinese mythology); (2) Azure Dragon (god said to rule over the eastern heavens); (surname, given name) Seiryuu


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tāo tiè / tao1 tie4
t`ao t`ieh / tao tieh
 toutetsu / totetsu / とうてつ
ferocious mythological animal, the fifth son of the dragon king; zoomorphic mask motif, found on Shang and Zhou ritual bronzes; gluttonous; sumptuous (banquet)
(1) (archaism) tao-tie (mythological Chinese creature engraved on bronzeware during the Shang and Zhou dynasties); (2) (idiom) brutal person; (3) coveting of wealth (property, etc.)
intense desire


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 kihoumon / kihomon / きほうもん (obscure) inscription of a fantastic birdlike creature found on Yin and Zhou dynasty bronze ware, etc.



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sān jìng ròu / san1 jing4 rou4
san ching jou
 san jōniku
The three kinds of "clean" flesh—when a monk has not seen the creature killed, has not heard of its being killed for him, and has no doubt thereon; three kinds of pure flesh



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bù yí shā / bu4 yi2 sha1
pu i sha
 fu gisetsu
Not in doubt that the creature has been killed to feed me, v. 不淨肉; no doubt about killing


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jiǔ wěi hú / jiu3 wei3 hu2
chiu wei hu
nine-tailed fox (mythological creature)


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wǔ miào yù / wu3 miao4 yu4
wu miao yü
 go myōyoku
The five creature desires stimulated by the objects of the five earthly senses; five subtle desires


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 tsukaima / つかいま familiar (spirit or otherwise magical creature which aids a magician or sorcerer); familiar spirit


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 souzoubutsu / sozobutsu / そうぞうぶつ creature; creation



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kě lián chóng / ke3 lian2 chong2
k`o lien ch`ung / ko lien chung
pitiful creature; wretch


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 gawatarou / gawataro / がわたろう    gatarou / gataro / がたろう    gaataro / gataro / がたろ    kawatarou / kawataro / があたろ kappa (mythical water-dwelling creature)


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 tsuchinoko;tsuchinoko / つちのこ;ツチノコ mythical snake-like creature; tsuchinoko


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 gatarou / gataro / がたろう kappa (mythical water-dwelling creature); (male given name) Gatarou


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 hizoubutsu / hizobutsu / ひぞうぶつ something created (e.g. by the gods); creature


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 okuriinu / okurinu / おくりいぬ dog apparition; fantastic dog-like creature


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 toutetsumon / totetsumon / とうてつもん tao-tie engraving; figure of a creature of Chinese mythology engraved on bronze ware during the Yin-Chou dynasty



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niǎo shǔ sēng / niao3 shu3 seng1
niao shu seng
A 'bat monk', i. e. one who breaks the commandments, with the elusiveness of a creature that is partly bird and partly mouse; also who chatters without meaning like the twittering of birds or the squeaking of rats.


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 tsuchinoko / ツチノコ mythical snake-like creature; tsuchinoko


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 ningendoushi / ningendoshi / にんげんどうし mankind; the human creature; fellow creatures



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liǎng xìng dòng wù / liang3 xing4 dong4 wu4
liang hsing tung wu
hermaphrodite creature



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wú chǐ dà chóng / wu2 chi3 da4 chong2
wu ch`ih ta ch`ung / wu chih ta chung
 mushi daijū
A toothless great creature, i.e. a toothless tiger.


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 amigurumi / あみぐるみ knitted or crocheted small stuffed animal or anthropomorphic creature; knitted stuffed toy


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 ikujinashi / いくじなし coward; timid creature


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 ikujinashi / いくじなし coward; timid creature


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 kahaku;kawarou(河郎) / kahaku;kawaro(河郎) / かはく;かわろう(河郎) (1) (See 河童・1) kappa (mythical water-dwelling creature); (2) (河伯 only) river god


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 amigurumi;amigurumi / あみぐるみ;アミグルミ (kana only) knitted or crocheted small stuffed animal or anthropomorphic creature; knitted stuffed toy


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 seiryou;shouryou;seiryuu / seryo;shoryo;seryu / せいりょう;しょうりょう;せいりゅう (1) blue dragon (an auspicious creature in Chinese mythology); (2) (See 四神) Azure Dragon (god said to rule over the eastern heavens)


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 kuriichaa / kuricha / クリーチャー creature; (personal name) Kreacher


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 maaraion / maraion / マーライオン Merlion; official mascot of Singapore, depicted as a mythical creature with a lion's head and the body of a fish; (personal name) Merlion


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 nyuunesshii / nyunesshi / ニューネッシー "New Nessie" (unidentified sea creature discovered by Japanese trawler Zuiyo Maru in 1977)


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 kihoumon / kihomon / きほうもん (obscure) (See 文様) inscription of a fantastic birdlike creature found on Yin and Zhou dynasty bronze ware, etc.


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 kawatarou;gawatarou;gatarou;gaataro(ok);gataro(ok) / kawataro;gawataro;gataro;gataro(ok);gataro(ok) / かわたろう;がわたろう;がたろう;があたろ(ok);がたろ(ok) (See 河童・1) kappa (mythical water-dwelling creature)


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 nue / ぬえ (1) Japanese chimera; mythical creature with a monkey's head, tanuki's body, tiger's limbs, and a snake tail; (2) (See 虎鶫) White's thrush (Zoothera dauma); (3) man of mystery; enigma


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 nyuu nesshii / nyu nesshi / ニュー・ネッシー "New Nessie" (unidentified sea creature discovered by Japanese trawler Zuiyo Maru in 1977)


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 ikimono / いきもの living thing; living creature; animal; life


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 nyuunesshii;nyuu nesshii / nyunesshi;nyu nesshi / ニューネッシー;ニュー・ネッシー "New Nessie" (unidentified sea creature discovered by Japanese trawler Zuiyo Maru in 1977)

Entries with 2nd row of characters: The 2nd row is Simplified Chinese.

This page contains 62 results for "Creature" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

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