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Electricity / Lightning

Electricity / Lightning Scroll

電 is the title for electricity in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

While this character means electric or electricity, it can also be used to mean lightning.

Note: This Kanji is not usually used alone like this in Japanese.

See Also:  Thunder | Power | Energy | Rain

Electricity / Lightning

den ki
Electricity / Lightning Scroll

電氣 is the title for electricity in Japanese Kanji.

This can also be used to mean lightning in Japanese.

See Also:  Thunder | Power | Energy | Rain


shǎn diàn
Lightning Scroll

閃電 is the title for lightning in Chinese.

The first character means, flash, or to dodge / get out of the way. In this case, it's the "flash" meaning. Sometimes this character can be used to mean lightning by itself.

The second character means electricity.

See Also:  Thunder | Rain | Storm

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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese

dendiàn / dian4 / diantien
den ki / denki
shǎn diàn
shan3 dian4
shan dian
shan tien
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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Simple Dictionary Definition

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Lightning Scroll
lightning; electricity; electric (bound form); to get (or give) an electric shock; phone call or telegram etc; to send via telephone or telegram etc
(out-dated kanji) lightning; flash of lightning; lightning bolt; (female given name) Hikaru
Lightning, symbolizes the impermanent and transient; lightning



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dòng lì
    dong4 li4
tung li
 douryoku / doryoku
Lightning Scroll
motive power; force; (fig.) motivation; impetus
(n,adj-f) (1) power; motive power; dynamic force; (2) {engr} (See 三相交流・さんそうこうりゅう) three-phase electricity; (personal name) Ichiriki


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Lightning Scroll
(1) electricity; (2) (electric) light



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diàn qì
    dian4 qi4
tien ch`i
    tien chi
Lightning Scroll
electricity; electric; electrical


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(noun/participle) (1) switching off (e.g. electricity); turning off (e.g. water); (2) (abbreviation) (See シーズンオフ) off-season; (3) (abbreviation) (See オフセット) offset; (4) (abbreviation) (See オフロード) off-road



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chuàn lián
    chuan4 lian2
ch`uan lien
    chuan lien
to establish ties or contact; in series connection (electricity)


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 kyuuden / kyuden
(noun/participle) electricity cut-off


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(noun/participle) transmission (e.g. news, chemical signals, electricity); communication; delivery; conveyance; transfer; relay; propagation; conduction


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 isou / iso
(1) {physics} phase (e.g. wave, electricity, moon); (2) {math} topology; (3) {ling} register



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lái diàn
    lai2 dian4
lai tien
incoming telegram or telephone call; your telegram, telephone call, or message; to send a telegram or make a telephone call here (i.e. to the speaker); to have instant attraction to sb; to have chemistry with sb; to come back (of electricity, after an outage)
(personal name) Raiden



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gōng diàn
    gong1 dian4
kung tien
to supply electricity


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tíng zhǐ
    ting2 zhi3
t`ing chih
    ting chih
 teishi(p); chouji / teshi(p); choji
    ていし(P); ちょうじ
to stop; to halt; to cease
(noun/participle) (1) stoppage; coming to a stop; halt; standstill; (noun/participle) (2) ceasing (movement, activity, etc.); suspension (of operations); interruption (e.g. of electricity supply); cutting off; (noun/participle) (3) suspension (of payment, licence, etc.); (temporary) prohibition; ban; (noun/participle) (4) (ちょうじ only) (archaism) suspension of music, dance, etc. as a sign of mourning for a prominent person



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tíng diàn
    ting2 dian4
t`ing tien
    ting tien
 teiden / teden
to have a power failure; power cut
(noun/participle) power outage; electricity outage; blackout; failure of electricity supply



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chuán dǎo
    chuan2 dao3
ch`uan tao
    chuan tao
to conduct (heat, electricity etc)


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(noun/participle) (1) receiving a telegram; (noun/participle) (2) receiving electricity


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selling electricity (e.g. domestic solar power to a power company)


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dìng zǐ
    ding4 zi3
ting tzu
 teishi / teshi
stator (electricity)
(female given name) Teishi


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 doutai / dotai
conductor (electricity)



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dǎo diàn
    dao3 dian4
tao tien
 douden / doden
to conduct electricity



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dǎo tǐ
    dao3 ti3
tao t`i
    tao ti
conductor (of electricity or heat)



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huàn xiàng
    huan4 xiang4
huan hsiang
commutation (electricity)



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yǒu diàn
    you3 dian4
yu tien
electric (apparatus); electrified; having electricity supply (of a house)



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zhèng diàn
    zheng4 dian4
cheng tien
positive charge (electricity)



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shuǐ diàn
    shui3 dian4
shui tien
hydroelectric power; plumbing and electricity


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(transitive verb) (1) (See 涙を流す) to drain; to pour; to spill; to shed (blood, tears); (transitive verb) (2) to wash away; (transitive verb) (3) to distribute (e.g. electricity over wires, music over a PA system, etc.); to circulate; to broadcast; to beam; (transitive verb) (4) to cruise (e.g. taxi); (transitive verb) (5) to float; to set adrift; (transitive verb) (6) to call off (a meeting, etc.); (transitive verb) (7) to exile; to banish


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liú liàng
    liu2 liang4
liu liang
 ryuuryou / ryuryo
flow rate; rate; throughput; site traffic (Internet)
flow rate (esp. water or electricity); quantity of flow; capacity (of output or throughput per unit time)



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lòu diàn
    lou4 dian4
lou tien
 rouden / roden
to leak electricity; (fig.) (coll.) to unintentionally arouse romantic interest (by being solicitous etc); cf. 放電|放电[fang4 dian4]
(noun/participle) short circuit; leakage (of electricity); electrical fault


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(v5k,vi) (1) (kana only) to be lit (e.g. electricity comes on); to be lighted; (v5k,vi) (2) (kana only) (See 火がつく,付く・つく・9) to catch fire



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fā diàn
    fa1 dian4
fa tien
to generate electricity; to send a telegram
(out-dated kanji) (n,vs,adj-no) (1) generation (e.g. power); (noun/participle) (2) (obsolete) sending a telegram; telegraphing


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 touden / toden
(noun/participle) stealing electricity

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