The Name Lei in Chinese / Japanese...

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rei
Lei Scroll

レイ is the name Lei in Japanese Katakana.


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

léi
Lei Scroll

纍 means rope, to bind together, or to twist around.

It's also a Chinese surname Lei (one of several versions of Lei).

léi
Lei Scroll

嫘 is one Chinese surname that romanizes as Lei.

There are other characters that romanize as Lei, and are surnames. Make sure you get the right one.

I believe this is also a surname in Korean, where it's written as 루 and pronounced like "Ru" or "Lu" in modern Korean.

léi
rai / kaminari
Thunder Scroll

雷 can mean thunder, lightning, thunderbolt, mine (weapon), or slang for something terrifying or a fit of anger.

Some will say it is the symbol of the god of thunder or god of lightning.

雷 is also a Chinese surname that romanizes as Lei.


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Leiレイrei
Lei
léi / lei2 / lei
Leiléi / lei2 / lei
Thunderrai / kaminariléi / lei2 / lei
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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léi
    lei2
lei
Thunder Scroll
surname Lei

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lèi
    lei4
lei
 rui
    るい
Thunder Scroll
tired; weary; to strain; to wear out; to work hard
trouble; harmful effect; evil influence; implication; involvement; (female given name) Rui
To tie; accumulate; repeatedly; to implicate, involve; fetters


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léi
    lei2
lei
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rope; to bind together; to twist around
See:

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léi
    lei2
lei
 kaminari(p); ikazuchi; ikazuchi(ok); rai
    かみなり(P); いかずち; いかづち(ok); らい
Thunder Scroll
thunder; mine (weapon); (Internet slang) terrifying; terrific
(1) lightning; thunder; thunderbolt; (2) (かみなり only) god of thunder; god of lightning; (3) (かみなり only) anger; fit of anger; (surname, female given name) Rai
garjita, thunder, thundering.

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lěi
    lei3
lei
Thunder Scroll
flying squirrel

人類


人类

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rén lèi
    ren2 lei4
jen lei
 jinrui
    じんるい
Thunder Scroll
humanity; human race; mankind
mankind; humanity
human beings

雷恩

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léi ēn
    lei2 en1
lei en
Thunder Scroll
Rennes

雷神

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léi shén
    lei2 shen2
lei shen
 raijin
    らいじん
Thunder Scroll
god of thunder (Chinese Leigong 雷公[Lei2 gong1], Norse Thor 索爾|索尔[Suo3 er3], Greek Zeus 宙斯[Zhou4 si1] etc)
god of thunder; (place-name) Raijin

雷諾


雷诺

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léi nuò
    lei2 nuo4
lei no
Thunder Scroll
Reynolds (name); Renault (French car company); Reno, Nevada

特雷莎

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léi shā
    te4 lei2 sha1
t`e lei sha
    te lei sha
Thunder Scroll
Teresa; Theresa (name)

蕾哈娜

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lěi hā nà
    lei3 ha1 na4
lei ha na
Thunder Scroll
Rihanna (1988-), Barbadian pop singer

雷克斯

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léi kè sī
    lei2 ke4 si1
lei k`o ssu
    lei ko ssu
Thunder Scroll
Rex (name)

雷蒙德

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léi méng dé
    lei2 meng2 de2
lei meng te
Thunder Scroll
Raymond (name)

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lěi
    lei3
lei
to injure; puppet

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lěi
    lei3
lei
lazy; tired out, worn fatigued

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lēi
    lei1
lei
 roku
    ろく
to strap tightly; to bind
(1) bit (horse mouthpiece); (2) (See 永字八法) second stroke in the Eight Principles of Yong; rightward stroke
Rein; extort, force; a left stroke; to draw in; bridle

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lei
    lei5
lei
sentence-final particle similar to 了[le5], but carrying a tone of approval

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lěi
    lei3
lei
 rui
    るい
Japanese variant of 壘|垒
(1) {baseb} base; bag; sack; (2) fortress; stronghold; (female given name) Rui


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lěi
    lei3
lei
rampart; base (in baseball); to build with stones, bricks etc

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lèi
    lei4
lei
(bound form) platform for a martial art contest; Taiwan pr. [lei2]

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léi
    lei2
lei
old variant of 擂[lei2]; to beat

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lěi
    lei3
lei
mountain-climbing shoes

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léi
    lei2
lei
logs rolled down in defense of city

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léi
    lei2
lei
sedan

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lèi
    lei4
lei
 rui
    るい
Japanese variant of 淚|泪[lei4]
(1) tear; tears; lachrymal secretion; (2) sympathy; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) tear; tears; lachrymal secretion; (2) sympathy; (female given name) Rui


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lèi
    lei4
lei
 rui
tears
Tears; tears

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léi
    lei2
lei
fields divided by dikes

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lěi
    lei3
lei
 rei / re
    れい
lumpy; rock pile; uneven; fig. sincere; open and honest
(personal name) Rei

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lěi
    lei3
lei
a heap of stones; boulders

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lèi
    lei4
lei
see 礌石[lei4 shi2]

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