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Lei in Chinese / Japanese...

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Lei

China léi
Lei Vertical Wall Scroll

纍 means rope, to bind together, or to twist around. It's also a Chinese surname Lei (one of several versions of Lei).

Lei

Surname
China léi
Lei Vertical Wall 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.

Thunder

China léi
Japan rai / kaminari
Thunder Vertical Wall 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.

Flying Squirrel

China lěi
Flying Squirrel Vertical Wall Scroll

鸓 is the Chinese character for flying squirrel.

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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Flying Squirrel Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese surname Lei

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Mandarin lèi // lěi / lei4 // lei3
Taiwan lei
Japanese rui / るい
Flying Squirrel Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese tired; weary; to strain; to wear out; to work hard; to accumulate; to involve or implicate (Taiwan pr. [lei4]); continuous; repeated
Japanese trouble; evil influence; implication; involvement; (female given name) Rui; (female given name) Kasane
To tie; accumulate; repeatedly; to implicate, involve; fetters


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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Chinese rope; to bind together; to twist around; surname Lei
Japanese See:

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Japanese kaminari(p);ikazuchi;ikazuchi(ok);rai / かみなり(P);いかずち;いかづち(ok);らい
Flying Squirrel Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese thunder; mine (weapon); (Internet slang) terrifying; terrific; surname Lei
Japanese (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; (personal name) Kaminari; (surname) Ikadzuchi; (place-name) Ikatsuchi; (surname) Ikazuchi; (female given name) Azuma
garjita, thunder, thundering.

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Flying Squirrel Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese flying squirrel

人類


人类

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Mandarin rén lèi / ren2 lei4
Taiwan jen lei
Japanese jinrui / じんるい
Chinese humanity; human race; mankind
Japanese mankind; humanity
human beings

雷恩

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Mandarin léi ēn / lei2 en1
Taiwan lei en
Flying Squirrel Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Rennes

特雷莎

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Mandarinléi shā / te4 lei2 sha1
Taiwan t`e lei sha / te lei sha
Flying Squirrel Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Teresa; Theresa (name)

蕾哈娜

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Mandarin lěi hā nà / lei3 ha1 na4
Taiwan lei ha na
Flying Squirrel Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Rihanna (1988-), Barbadian pop singer

雷克斯

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Mandarin léi kè sī / lei2 ke4 si1
Taiwan lei k`o ssu / lei ko ssu
Flying Squirrel Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Rex (name)

雷蒙德

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Mandarin léi méng dé / lei2 meng2 de2
Taiwan lei meng te
Flying Squirrel Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese Raymond (name)

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Chinese to injure; puppet

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Chinese lazy; tired out, worn fatigued

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Mandarin lēi // lè / lei1 // le4
Taiwan lei // le
Japanese roku
Chinese to strap tightly; to bind; to rein in; to compel; to force; to carve; to engrave; (literary) to command; to lead; bridle; (physics) abbr. for 勒克斯[le4 ke4 si1], lux
Rein; extort, force; a left stroke; to draw in; bridle

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

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


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

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Mandarin lèi // léi / lei4 // lei2
Taiwan lei
Chinese to beat (a drum); beat; to grind

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Chinese old variant of 擂[lei2]; to beat

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Chinese mountain-climbing shoes

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Chinese logs rolled down in defense of city

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Chinese sedan

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Mandarin lèi / lei4
Taiwan lei
Japanese nanda / なんだ    namida / なみだ    nada / なだ
Chinese Japanese variant of 淚|泪[lei4]
Japanese (1) tear; tears; lachrymal secretion; (2) sympathy; (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) tear; tears; lachrymal secretion; (2) sympathy; (female given name) Rui; (female given name) Namida; (female given name) Shizuku


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Mandarin lèi / lei4
Taiwan lei
Japanese rui
Chinese tears
Tears.

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Mandarin léi / lei2
Taiwan lei
Chinese fields divided by dikes

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Japanese rei / re / れい    rai / らい    koishi / こいし
Chinese lumpy; rock pile; uneven; fig. sincere; open and honest
Japanese (personal name) Rei; (given name) Rai; (surname) Koishi

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Chinese a heap of stones; boulders

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Mandarin lèi / lei4
Taiwan lei
Chinese see 礌石[lei4 shi2]

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Mandarin lèi / lei4
Taiwan lei
Chinese roll stone down hill; stone pile

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Mandarin lěi / lei3
Taiwan lei
Chinese variant of 累[lei3], to accumulate
Dictionary

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Lei
léi / lei2 / lei
Leiléi / lei2 / lei
Thunderrai / kaminariléi / lei2 / lei
Flying Squirrellěi / lei3 / 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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