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There are 9 total results for your Herman search.

Characters Pronunciation
Simple Dictionary Definition



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hè ěr màn / he4 er3 man4
ho erh man
Herman or Hermann (name)



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bái jīng / bai2 jing1
pai ching
 hakugei / hakuge / はくげい
white whale; beluga; Moby Dick, novel by Herman Melville 赫曼·麥爾維爾|赫曼·麦尔维尔[He4 man4 · Mai4 er3 wei2 er3]
(1) white whale; (2) Moby Dick; (surname) Hakugei


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 eruman / エルマン (s,m) Ellman; Ellmann; Elman; Erman; Hermant; Herman


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 heruman / ヘルマン (personal name) Hellman; Hellmann; Herman; Hermann; Herrmann



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mài ěr wéi ěr / mai4 er3 wei2 er3
mai erh wei erh
Melville (name); Herman Melville (1819-1891), US novelist, author of Moby Dick 白鯨|白鲸[bai2 jing1]


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 garasudamaengi / ガラスだまえんぎ (wk) The Glass Bead Game (1943 novel by Herman Hesse)



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hè màn · mài ěr wéi ěr / he4 man4 · mai4 er3 wei2 er3
ho man · mai erh wei erh
Herman Melville (1819-1891), US novelist, author of Moby Dick 白鯨|白鲸[bai2 jing1]


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 haamanmerubiru / hamanmerubiru / ハーマンメルビル (person) Herman Melville


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 joojihaamanruusu / joojihamanrusu / ジョージハーマンルース (person) George Herman Ruth

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

This page contains 9 results for "Herman" in Chinese and/or Japanese.

Information about this dictionary:

Apparently, we were the first ones who were crazy enough to think that western people might want a combined Chinese, Japanese, and Buddhist dictionary.

A lot of westerners can't tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese - and there is a reason for that. Chinese characters and even whole words were borrowed by Japan from the Chinese language in the 5th century. Much of the time, if a word or character is used in both languages, it will have the same or a similar meaning. However, this is not always true. Language evolves, and meanings independently change in each language.

Example: The Chinese character 湯 for soup (hot water) has come to mean bath (hot water) in Japanese. They have the same root meaning of "hot water", but a 湯屋 sign on a bathhouse in Japan would lead a Chinese person to think it was a "soup house" or a place to get a bowl of soup. See this: Japanese Bath House

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