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Firefly / Lightning Bug

yíng huǒ chóng
Firefly / Lightning Bug Vertical Wall Scroll

螢火蟲 is a very verbose Chinese title for a firefly, glowworm, or lightning bug.

The first character, 螢 means firefly or glow-worm by itself. This title adds the character for fire (火) and bug (蟲).

Firefly / Glow Worm

yíng
hotaru
Firefly / Glow Worm Vertical Wall Scroll

螢 is the Chinese, older Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja way to write firefly, lightning bug, or glow worm (Luciola cruciata).


蛍Note: After post WWII language reforms in Japan, they started using a more simple version of this Kanji. This version is shown to the right. If you want this modern Japanese version, please click on the Kanji to the right instead of the button above.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Firefly
Lightning Bug
螢火蟲
萤火虫
yíng huǒ chóng
ying2 huo3 chong2
ying huo chong
yinghuochong
ying huo ch`ung
yinghuochung
ying huo chung
Firefly
Glow Worm

hotaruyíng / ying2 / ying
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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yíng / ying2
ying
 kei / ほたる
Firefly / Glow Worm Vertical Wall Scroll
firefly; glow-worm
(out-dated kanji) (kana only) firefly (Luciola cruciata); lightning bug; glowworm; (surname, female given name) Hotaru
a firefly; a firefly

螢火蟲


萤火虫

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yíng huǒ chóng / ying2 huo3 chong2
ying huo ch`ung / ying huo chung
Firefly / Glow Worm Vertical Wall Scroll
firefly; glowworm; lightning bug

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lín / lin2
lin
firefly

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qiān / qian1
ch`ien / chien
(arch.) firefly

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yíng / ying2
ying
 hotaru / ほたる
Japanese variant of 螢|萤
(kana only) firefly (Luciola cruciata); lightning bug; glowworm; (female given name) Hotaru

姫蛍

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 himebotaru;himebotaru / ひめぼたる;ヒメボタル (kana only) Hotaria parvula (species of firefly)

流螢


流萤

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liú yíng / liu2 ying2
liu ying
firefly

海蛍

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 umihotaru;umihotaru / うみほたる;ウミホタル (kana only) sea firefly (Vargula hilgendorfii); seed shrimp

蛍族

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 hotaruzoku / ほたるぞく smokers forced to smoke outside; firefly tribe

蛍火

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 keiho / keho / けいほ light of a firefly; (female given name) Keiho

蛍雪

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 keisetsu / kesetsu / けいせつ diligence in studying (e.g. continuing to study even in such poor light as offered by a firefly or that reflected by snow); diligent study

螢火


萤火

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yíng huǒ / ying2 huo3
ying huo
 hotarubi / ほたるび    keika / keka / けいか
light of firefly; fairy light
light of a firefly

螢焰


萤焰

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yíng yàn / ying2 yan4
ying yen
light of firefly; firefly

螢雪

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 keisetsu / kesetsu / けいせつ diligence in studying (e.g. continuing to study even in such poor light as offered by a firefly or that reflected by snow); diligent study

金蛍

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 kinbotaru / きんぼたる Hotaria parvula (species of firefly)

ホタル

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 hotaru / ホタル (kana only) firefly (Luciola cruciata); lightning bug; glowworm

蛍烏賊

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 hotaruika;hotaruika / ほたるいか;ホタルイカ (kana only) firefly squid (Watasenia scintillans); sparkling enope squid

蛍狩り

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 hotarugari / ほたるがり firefly catching

ホタル族

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 hotaruzoku / ホタルぞく smokers forced to smoke outside; firefly tribe

金ボタル

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 kinbotaru / きんボタル Hotaria parvula (species of firefly)

ウミホタル

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 umihotaru / ウミホタル (kana only) sea firefly (Vargula hilgendorfii); seed shrimp

キンボタル

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 kinbotaru / キンボタル Hotaria parvula (species of firefly)

ヒメボタル

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 himebotaru / ヒメボタル (kana only) Hotaria parvula (species of firefly)

ホタルイカ

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 hotaruika / ホタルイカ (kana only) firefly squid (Watasenia scintillans); sparkling enope squid

蛍雪;螢雪

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 keisetsu / kesetsu / けいせつ diligence in studying (e.g. continuing to study even in such poor light as offered by a firefly or that reflected by snow); diligent study

螢火;蛍火

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 keika;hotarubi / keka;hotarubi / けいか;ほたるび light of a firefly

蛍族;ホタル族

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 hotaruzoku(蛍族);hotaruzoku(hotaru族) / ほたるぞく(蛍族);ホタルぞく(ホタル族) smokers forced to smoke outside; firefly tribe

金ボタル;金蛍

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 kinbotaru(金botaru);kinbotaru(金蛍);kinbotaru / きんボタル(金ボタル);きんぼたる(金蛍);キンボタル (See 姫蛍) Hotaria parvula (species of firefly)

蛍(P);螢(oK)

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 hotaru(p);hotaru / ほたる(P);ホタル (kana only) firefly (Luciola cruciata); lightning bug; glowworm

鳴く蝉よりも鳴かぬ蛍が身を焦がす;鳴く蝉よりも鳴かぬ蛍が身をこがす

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 nakusemiyorimonakanuhotarugamiokogasu / なくせみよりもなかぬほたるがみをこがす (expression) (proverb) empty vessels make the most noise; the silent firefly burns with more passion than the crying cicada

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