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The name Sparrow in Chinese / Japanese...

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 chie / suzume
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雀 is the shortest way to say small bird, or sparrow in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

In Chinese, this can also be a colloquial way to speak of a freckle.

In Japanese, it's a nickname for a talkative person - not a bad thing, as it can also be a knowledgeable person

 má què
 maa jan
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麻雀 is the common and specific name for a hemp sparrow bird in Chinese.

This was also the original name for the game, known commonly as Mahjong. You will still see boxes of Mahjong tiles with the title 麻雀 for sparrow instead of the modern 麻將 in Southern China. This title is also used for Mahjong in Japan.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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 suzume(p); suzume
    すずめ(P); スズメ

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(bound form) small bird; sparrow; also pr. [qiao3]
(1) tree sparrow (Passer montanus); (2) talkative person; knowledgeable person; (surname) Chie
a sparrow


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má què
    ma2 que4
ma ch`üeh
    ma chüeh
 maajan(p); maajan(ik); maajan(ik) / majan(p); majan(ik); majan(ik)
    マージャン(P); まーじゃん(ik); まあじゃん(ik)

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sparrow; (dialect) mahjong
mahjong (chi: májiàng); mah-jongg

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sparrow; revolve; place name

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 haitaka; hashitaka; hashibami; haitaka
    はいたか; はしたか; はしばみ; ハイタカ
sparrow hawk; Accipiter nisus
(kana only) Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)

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sparrow hawk; swift


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 iesuzume; iesuzume
    いえすずめ; イエスズメ
(kana only) house sparrow (Passer domesticus)


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winter sparrow (said to be tasty and having healing properties); sparrow in winter


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 bunchou / buncho
Java sparrow; Java rice finch (Lonchura oryzivora, Padda oryzivora); (given name) Bunchō


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shí què
    shi2 que4
shih ch`üeh
    shih chüeh
(bird species of China) rock sparrow (Petronia petronia)
(given name) Sekijaku


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sparrow net


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 koujaku / kojaku
(See 雀・1) tree sparrow (Passer montanus)


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 nyuunaisuzume; nyuunaisuzume / nyunaisuzume; nyunaisuzume
    にゅうないすずめ; ニュウナイスズメ
(kana only) russet sparrow (Passer rutilans); cinnamon sparrow



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jiā qiǎo r
    jia1 qiao3 r5
chia ch`iao r
    chia chiao r
(coll.) sparrow


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jiā má què
    jia1 ma2 que4
chia ma ch`üeh
    chia ma chüeh
(bird species of China) house sparrow (Passer domesticus)


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shān má què
    shan1 ma2 que4
shan ma ch`üeh
    shan ma chüeh
(bird species of China) russet sparrow (Passer rutilans)



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shù má què
    shu4 ma2 que4
shu ma ch`üeh
    shu ma chüeh
(bird species of China) Eurasian tree sparrow (Passer montanus)


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(exp,n) (1) (idiom) match made in heaven; perfect match; great coupling; sparrow and bamboo (a common motif in poetry and classical Japanese painting); (exp,n) (2) family crest featuring a ring of bamboo with a sparrow in the middle



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lǎo jiā zéi
    lao3 jia1 zei2
lao chia tsei
(dialect) sparrow



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zhē zhà jiā
    zhe1 zha4 jia1
che cha chia
cāṭaka, a sparrow; the bird Cuculus melanoleucus, which is supposed only to drink falling rain.


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sparrow chick (kigo)


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(exp,n) drop in the bucket; very small quantity; chicken feed; insignificant amount; sparrow tears


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(personal name) Sparrow



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yàn què wū què
    yan4 que4 wu1 que4
yen ch`üeh wu ch`üeh
    yen chüeh wu chüeh
lit. sparrow and swallow, crow and magpie; fig. any Tom, Dick or Harry; a bunch of nobodies



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yàn què xiàng hè
    yan4 que4 xiang4 he4
yen ch`üeh hsiang ho
    yen chüeh hsiang ho
lit. sparrow and swallow's congratulation (idiom); fig. to congratulate sb on completion of a building project; congratulations on your new house!


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 enjakukoukoku / enjakukokoku
(expression) (yoji) how can a small bird (a sparrow, a petty person) understand the aspirations of a great bird (a phoenix); only a hero can understand a hero


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zhǎo wā hé què
    zhao3 wa1 he2 que4
chao wa ho ch`üeh
    chao wa ho chüeh
(bird species of China) Java sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora)


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jiě pōu má què
    jie3 pou1 ma2 que4
chieh p`ou ma ch`üeh
    chieh pou ma chüeh
to dissect a sparrow; (fig.) to examine a typical case as the basis for making a generalization



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jiā líng pín qié
    jia1 ling2 pin2 qie2
chia ling p`in ch`ieh
    chia ling pin chieh
(Buddhist term) kalavinka (san:); imaginary bird in paradise that sings sweet notes
(迦陵伽) kalaviṅka. A bird described as having a melodious voice, found in the valleys of the Himalayas. M.W. says 'a sparrow'. It may be the kalandaka, or kokila, the cuckoo. It 'sings in the shell' before hatching out. Other forms are 迦陵頻伽鳥, 迦蘭伽 (or 迦蘭頻伽 or 迦毘伽 or迦毘頻伽); 迦毘伽 (or 迦毘伽羅); 迦尾羅; 羯羅尾羅; 羯毘伽羅 (or 鶡鵯伽羅), etc.


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(yoji) (a house) looking deserted with few visitors; sparrow net in front of the gate


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hēi xiōng má què
    hei1 xiong1 ma2 que4
hei hsiung ma ch`üeh
    hei hsiung ma chüeh
(bird species of China) Spanish sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis)

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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
Sparrowchie / suzumequè / que4 / quech`üeh / chüeh
Sparrow麻雀maa jan / maajan / ma janmá què / ma2 que4 / ma que / maquema ch`üeh / machüeh / ma chüeh


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