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Opossum / Possum

fù shǔ
Opossum / Possum Scroll

負鼠 is the name for Opossum (aphesis spelling: Possum) in Chinese.

The first character means "carries" and refers to the marsupial pouch. The second character means "rat". You could say the literal translation is "marsupial rat".

Chinese opossums vary from the North American variety. Using the two characters shown here may suggest the species native to China.


See Also:  Year of the Rat

North American Opossum / Possum

běi měi fù shǔ
North American Opossum / Possum Scroll

北美負鼠 is the full title for North American Opossum (aphesis spelling: Possum). The first two characters mean "North American" as an adjective. The third character means "carries" and refers to the marsupial pouch. The last character means "rat". You could say the literal translation is "marsupial rat".

Chinese opossums vary from the North American variety. If you were to use the last two characters alone, it may suggest the species native to China.


See Also:  Year of the Rat


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

Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
Opossum
Possum
負鼠
负鼠
fù shǔ / fu4 shu3 / fu shu / fushu
North American Opossum
Possum
北美負鼠
北美负鼠
běi měi fù shǔ
bei3 mei3 fu4 shu3
bei mei fu shu
beimeifushu
pei mei fu shu
peimeifushu
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

負鼠


负鼠

see styles
fù shǔ
    fu4 shu3
fu shu
North American Opossum / Possum Scroll
opossum (zoo.)

糠蝦

see styles
 ami
    あみ
(kana only) opossum shrimp (Mysida spp.); mysid

袋鼠

see styles
dài shǔ
    dai4 shu3
tai shu
 fukuronezumi
    ふくろねずみ
kangaroo
opossum

醤蝦

see styles
 ami
    あみ
(kana only) opossum shrimp (Mysida spp.); mysid

オポサム

see styles
 oposamu
    オポサム
(ik) opossum

オポッサム

see styles
 opossamu
    オポッサム
opossum

Variations:
醤蝦
糠蝦

see styles
 ami; ami
    あみ; アミ
(kana only) opossum shrimp (Mysida spp.); mysid

北オポッサム

see styles
 kitaopossamu; kitaopossamu
    きたオポッサム; キタオポッサム
(kana only) Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana); North American opossum; tlacuache

南オポッサム

see styles
 minamiopossamu; minamiopossamu
    みなみオポッサム; ミナミオポッサム
(kana only) common opossum (Didelphis marsupialis); southern opossum; black-eared opossum

キタオポッサム

see styles
 kitaopossamu
    キタオポッサム
(kana only) Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana); North American opossum; tlacuache

マウスオポッサム

see styles
 mausuopossamu
    マウスオポッサム
mouse opossum

ミナミオポッサム

see styles
 minamiopossamu
    ミナミオポッサム
(kana only) common opossum (Didelphis marsupialis); southern opossum; black-eared opossum

マウス・オポッサム

see styles
 mausu opossamu
    マウス・オポッサム
mouse opossum

Variations:
オポッサム
オポサム(ik)

see styles
 opossamu; oposamu(ik)
    オポッサム; オポサム(ik)
opossum

Variations:
チロエオポッサム
チロエ・オポッサム

see styles
 chiroeopossamu; chiroe opossamu
    チロエオポッサム; チロエ・オポッサム
monito del monte (Dromiciops gliroides); Chiloe opossum

Variations:
マウスオポッサム
マウス・オポッサム

see styles
 mausuopossamu; mausu opossamu
    マウスオポッサム; マウス・オポッサム
mouse opossum

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