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Owl in Chinese / Japanese...

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China xiāo
Japan fukurou / sake
Owl Vertical Wall Scroll

梟 is the generic title for an owl in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Often this refers to the Ural owl (Strix uralensis)

In some context, it can also mean valiant or refer to a trafficker.

Scops Owl / Black Kite

China chī
Japan tonbi / tobi
Scops Owl / Black Kite Vertical Wall Scroll

In Chinese, this is the Scops Owl. In Japanese, this is the black kite (Milvus migrans).

Colloquially in Japanese, this can refer to a construction worker who walks on or erects scaffolding. It can also be a firefighter up high on a ladder or building.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin xiāo / xiao1
Taiwan hsiao
Japanese fukurou;fukuro;sake;fukurou / fukuro;fukuro;sake;fukuro / ふくろう;ふくろ;さけ;フクロウ
Chinese owl; valiant; trafficker
Japanese (kana only) owl (esp. the Ural owl, Strix uralensis)

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Mandarin chī / chi1
Taiwan ch`ih / chih
Japanese tonbi / とんび    tobi / とび
Chinese scops owl
Japanese (1) (kana only) black kite (Milvus migrans); (2) (abbreviation) Inverness cape; (1) (kana only) black kite (Milvus migrans); (2) (abbreviation) construction worker; scaffold erector; firefighter

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Mandarin huán / huan2
Taiwan huan
Chinese type of owl

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Mandarin xiāo / xiao1
Taiwan hsiao
Chinese owl (order Strigiformes)

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Mandarin xiū / xiu1
Taiwan hsiu
Japanese ku
Chinese owl
ulūka, an owl.

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Mandarin/ fu2
Taiwan fu
Chinese owl


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Japanese hou / ho / ほう Japanese (interjection) (1) oh; ho; exclamation of surprise, admiration, etc.; (expression) (2) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) hoo (owl call); toot (sound of a flute)


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Japanese hoo / ほー Japanese (interjection) (1) oh; ho; exclamation of surprise, admiration, etc.; (expression) (2) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) hoo (owl call); toot (sound of a flute)


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Japanese hoo / ホー Japanese (interjection) (1) oh; ho; exclamation of surprise, admiration, etc.; (expression) (2) (onomatopoeic or mimetic word) hoo (owl call); toot (sound of a flute); (place-name) He; Ho (Ghana)



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Mandarin cāng xiāo / cang1 xiao1
Taiwan ts`ang hsiao / tsang hsiao
Chinese (bird species of China) barn owl (Tyto alba)



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Mandarin yōu lóu / you1 lou2
Taiwan yu lou
Japanese Uru
(優樓迦) Ulūka, the owl; a ṛṣi '800 years' before Śākyamuni, reputed as founder of the Vaiśeṣika philosophy. Also 優婁佉; 憂流迦; 嘔盧伽; 漚樓; 嗢露迦.


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Mandarin bā jiāo / ba1 jiao1
Taiwan pa chiao
Japanese hakkyō
The eight kinds of pride, or arrogance, resulting in domineering: because of strength; of clan, or name; of wealth; of independence, or position; of years, or age; of cleverness, or wisdom; of good or charitable deeds; of good looks. Of these, eight birds are named as types: 鴟梟 two kinds of owl, eagle, vulture, crow, magpie, pigeon, wagtail.



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Mandarin yè xiāo / ye4 xiao1
Taiwan yeh hsiao
Chinese owl


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Japanese shimafukurou;shimafukurou / shimafukuro;shimafukuro / しまふくろう;シマフクロウ Japanese (kana only) Blakiston's fish owl (Bubo blakistoni)


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Japanese tsuku / つく Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (kana only) horned owl


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Japanese mimizuku / みみづく    tsuku / みみずく    zuku / つく Japanese (kana only) horned owl; (personal name) Tsuku



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Mandarin lì xiāo / li4 xiao1
Taiwan li hsiao
Chinese (bird species of China) oriental bay owl (Phodilus badius)


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Japanese fukurouza / fukuroza / ふくろうざ Japanese (astron) Noctua (no longer recognized constellation); the Owl


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Japanese morifukurou;morifukurou / morifukuro;morifukuro / もりふくろう;モリフクロウ Japanese (kana only) tawny owl (Strix aluco); brown owl



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Mandarin měng xiāo / meng3 xiao1
Taiwan meng hsiao
Chinese (bird species of China) northern hawk-owl (Surnia ulula)


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Japanese shirofukurou;shirofukurou / shirofukuro;shirofukuro / しろふくろう;シロフクロウ Japanese (kana only) snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus)



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Mandarin cǎo xiāo / cao3 xiao1
Taiwan ts`ao hsiao / tsao hsiao
Chinese (bird species of China) eastern grass owl (Tyto longimembris)



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Mandarin jiǎo xiāo / jiao3 xiao1
Taiwan chiao hsiao
Chinese screech owl (genus Megascops, a.k.a. Otus)


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Japanese mimizuku / みみづく Japanese (kana only) horned owl


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Japanese suzumefukurou;suzumefukurou / suzumefukuro;suzumefukuro / すずめふくろう;スズメフクロウ Japanese Eurasian pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum)



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Mandarin xuě xiāo / xue3 xiao1
Taiwan hsüeh hsiao
Chinese (bird species of China) snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus)


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Japanese menfukurou;menfukurou / menfukuro;menfukuro / めんふくろう;メンフクロウ Japanese (kana only) barn owl (Tyto alba)



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Mandarin guǐ xiāo / gui3 xiao1
Taiwan kuei hsiao
Chinese (bird species of China) boreal owl (Aegolius funereus)



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Mandarin chī xiāo / chi1 xiao1
Taiwan ch`ih hsiao / chih hsiao
Chinese owl



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Mandarin diāo xiāo / diao1 xiao1
Taiwan tiao hsiao
Chinese (bird species of China) Eurasian eagle-owl (Bubo bubo)

Search for Owl in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
fukurou / sake
fukuro / sake
xiāo / xiao1 / xiaohsiao
Scops Owl
Black Kite

tonbi / tobichī / chi1 / chich`ih / chih
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