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má què
maa jan
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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.


chie / suzume
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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

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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què / que4
ch`üeh / chüeh
 suzume(p);suzume / すずめ(P);スズメ
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small bird; sparrow; also pr. [qiao3]
(1) tree sparrow (Passer montanus); (2) talkative person; knowledgeable person; (surname) Chie
a sparrow; a sparrow


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má què / ma2 que4
ma ch`üeh / ma chüeh
 maajan(p);maajan(ik);maajan(ik) / majan(p);majan(ik);majan(ik) / マージャン(P);まーじゃん(ik);まあじゃん(ik)
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sparrow; (dialect) mahjong
mahjong (chi: májiàng); mah-jongg

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suí / sui2
sparrow; revolve; place name

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

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zhān / zhan1
sparrow hawk; swift


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


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 kansuzume / かんすずめ winter sparrow (said to be tasty and having healing properties); sparrow in winter


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


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


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 jakura / じゃくら sparrow net


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


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


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



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


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


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



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


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 takenisuzume / たけにすずめ (exp,n) (1) (idiom) match made in heaven; perfect match; great coupling; sparrow and bamboo (a common motif in poetry and classical Japanese painting); (2) family crest featuring a ring of bamboo with a sparrow in the middle



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



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zhē zhà jiā / zhe1 zha4 jia1
che cha chia
cāṭaka, a sparrow; the bird Cuculus melanoleucus, which is supposed only to drink falling rain.


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 suzumenoko / すずめのこ sparrow chick (kigo)


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


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 suparoo / スパロー (personal name) Sparrow



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



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yàn què xiàng hè / yan4 que4 xiang4 he4
yen ch`üeh hsiang ho / yen chüeh hsiang ho
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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 enjakukoukoku / enjakukokoku / えんじゃくこうこく (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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zhǎo wā hé què / zhao3 wa1 he2 que4
chao wa ho ch`üeh / chao wa ho chüeh
(bird species of China) Java sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora)


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



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jiā líng pín qié / jia1 ling2 pin2 qie2
chia ling p`in ch`ieh / chia ling pin chieh
 karyōbinga / かりょうびんが
(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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 monzenjakura / もんぜんじゃくら (yoji) (a house) looking deserted with few visitors; sparrow net in front of the gate

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