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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
红五蝠
hóng wǔ fú
hong2 wu3 fu2
hong wu fu
hongwufu
hung wu fu
hungwufu
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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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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    fu2
fu
Five Red Bats Scroll
bat

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bǎn
    ban3
pan
 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
pien
 hen
bat; also pr. [bian3]
The bat; the bat

天鼠

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

快音

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

打席

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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

打数

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 dasuu / dasu
    だすう
{baseb} times at bat

擊球


击球

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

油虫

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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

狐蝠

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

球棍

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

球棒

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

瞬く

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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

糞婆

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

蝙蝠

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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
bat
(1) (kana only) bat (Chiroptera spp.); (2) (abbreviation) (See 蝙蝠傘) umbrella; (3) (derogatory term) opportunist; turncoat; (place-name) Koumori

飛鼠


飞鼠

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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)

鳥鼠


鸟鼠

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niǎo shǔ
    niao3 shu3
niao shu
 tone
    とね
(surname) Tone
a bat; a bat

バット

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

兎蝙蝠

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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

右打ち

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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)

大ぶり

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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

大振り

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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

大耳狐

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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)

大蝙蝠

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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

家蝙蝠

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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)

小ぶり

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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.

小振り

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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.

屡叩く

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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

左打ち

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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)

攻撃側

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

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