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蝠 is the simplest way to write bat in Chinese and old Korean Hanja.

This also means bat in Japanese but is almost never written alone like this (it's often part of other titles for vampire bats or fruit bats).

In Chinese culture, the bat is a good luck charm, as the pronunciation is very similar to the word for "good luck" or "good fortune". The character for bat even looks like the good luck character.

Five Red Bats

hóng wǔ fú
Five Red Bats Scroll

紅五蝠 is a play on words in Chinese because of some homophones.

The first thing you need to know is that the word for bat, 蝠, sounds exactly like the word for good fortune, 福. Thus, bats are often associated with good luck and good fortune in Chinese culture.

Five bats (五福 / 五蝠) means "five fortunes" referring to luck, prosperity, wealth, happiness, and longevity.

The word red, 红, has the same sound as 宏 meaning vast, great, or magnificent. Therefore, a red bat means "vast fortune".

Altogether, five red bats represent vast reaches of the five fortunes.

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
Batfú / fu2 / fu
Five Red Bats紅五蝠
hóng wǔ fú
hong2 wu3 fu2
hong wu fu
hung wu fu
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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/ fu2
Five Red Bats Scroll

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bǎn / ban3
 ita / いた
board; plank; plate; shutter; table tennis bat; clappers (music); CL:塊|块[kuai4]; accented beat in Chinese music; hard; stiff; to stop smiling or look serious
(1) board; plank; (2) sheet (of metal); plate (of glass); pane; slab; (3) (See 俎板) cutting board; chopping board; (4) (abbreviation) (usu. as 板さん) (See 板前・1,板場・いたば・2) chef (esp. of high-end Japanese cuisine); cook; (5) stage (i.e. at a theatre); (personal name) Ban
A board; a board struck for calling e. g. to meals.

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biān / bian1
bat; also pr. [bian3]
The bat; the bat


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 tenso / てんそ (archaism) (See こうもり・1) bat (animal)


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 kaion / かいおん pleasant sound; crack (of a baseball bat); roar (of a motor); (female given name) Kaine


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dǎ xí / da3 xi2
ta hsi
 daseki / だせき
(baseball) plate appearance (PA)
{baseb} batter's box; one's turn at bat


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 dasuu / dasu / だすう {baseb} times at bat



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jī qiú / ji1 qiu2
chi ch`iu / chi chiu
to bat; to hit a ball (sport)


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 aburamushi / あぶらむし (1) (kana only) aphid; plant louse; (2) (ksb:) cockroach; (3) (obscure) Japanese house bat (Pipistrellus abramus); (4) hanger-on; parasite; (5) (archaism) visitor to a red-light district who's only there to look


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hú fú / hu2 fu2
hu fu
flying fox; fruit bat (Pteroptidae)


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qiú gùn / qiu2 gun4
ch`iu kun / chiu kun
(sport) club; bat


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qiú bàng / qiu2 bang4
ch`iu pang / chiu pang
baseball bat; cricket bat


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 matataku(p);mabataku;madataku / またたく(P);まばたく;まだたく (v5k,vi) (1) (またたく is sometimes used transitively) to blink (one's eyes); to wink; to bat; (v5k,vi) (2) to twinkle (e.g. stars); to flicker; to waver


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 kusobabaa / kusobaba / くそばばあ (kana only) (derogatory term) old woman; old bat


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biān fú / bian1 fu2
pien fu
 koumori;kawahori(ok);henpuku(ok);koumori / komori;kawahori(ok);henpuku(ok);komori / こうもり;かわほり(ok);へんぷく(ok);コウモリ
(1) (kana only) bat (Chiroptera spp.); (2) (abbreviation) (See 蝙蝠傘) umbrella; (3) (derogatory term) opportunist; turncoat; (place-name) Koumori



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fēi shǔ / fei1 shu3
fei shu
 hiso / ひそ
flying squirrel; (dialect) bat
(obscure) (See こうもり・1) bat (animal)


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 batto / バット {sports} bat (in baseball, cricket, etc.)


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 usagikoumori;usagikoumori / usagikomori;usagikomori / うさぎこうもり;ウサギコウモリ (kana only) brown long-eared bat (Plecotus auritus); common long-eared bat; brown big-eared bat


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 migiuchi / みぎうち (1) (See 左打ち・1) hitting right-handed (with a racket, bat, etc.); (2) {baseb} (See 左打ち・2) hitting to right (field)


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 ooburi / おおぶり (adj-na,adj-no) (1) somewhat large; of a larger size; on the large size; (noun/participle) (2) large swing (bat, racquet, etc.); long sweeping stroke


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 ooburi / おおぶり (adj-na,adj-no) (1) somewhat large; of a larger size; on the large size; (noun/participle) (2) large swing (bat, racquet, etc.); long sweeping stroke


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 oomimigitsune;oomimigitsune / おおみみぎつね;オオミミギツネ (kana only) bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis)


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 ookoumori;ookoumori / ookomori;ookomori / おおこうもり;オオコウモリ (kana only) fruit bat (Pteropodidae spp.); flying fox; megabat


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 iekoumori;iekoumori / iekomori;iekomori / いえこうもり;イエコウモリ (kana only) (See 油蝙蝠) Japanese house bat (Pipistrellus abramus)


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 koburi / こぶり (adj-na,adj-no) (1) smallish; on the small side; somewhat small; undersized; small size; (noun/participle) (2) short swing of a bat, racquet, etc.


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 koburi / こぶり (adj-na,adj-no) (1) smallish; on the small side; somewhat small; undersized; small size; (noun/participle) (2) short swing of a bat, racquet, etc.


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 shibadataku / しばだたく    shibatataku / しばたたく (transitive verb) to blink (one's eyes); to wink; to bat


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 hidariuchi / ひだりうち (1) (See 右打ち・1) hitting left-handed (with a racket, bat, etc.); (2) {baseb} (See 右打ち・2) hitting to left (field)


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 kougekigawa / kogekigawa / こうげきがわ offensive camp; team at bat


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 aburakoumori;aburakoumori / aburakomori;aburakomori / あぶらこうもり;アブラコウモリ (kana only) Japanese pipistrelle (Pipistrellus abramus); Japanese house bat

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