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Vampire in Chinese / Japanese...

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Vampire

China xī xuě guǐ
Japan kyuu ketsu ki
Vampire

吸血鬼 is how to say "vampire" in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Quite literally this means "Suck Blood Ghost" or more naturally in English "Ghost Who Sucks Blood." This title is also used for leeches and blood-sucking vermin.

Just like the word "vampire" in English, this title is used in Asian languages colloquially to refer to "cruel exploiters" and especially in China, it can be used to refer to "capitalists exploiting the workers."

Alone on a wall scroll, this will be understood with just the "vampire" or "bloodsucker" meaning.

Bat

China
Bat

蝠 is the simplest way to write bat in Chinese and old Korean Hanja.

This also means bat in Japanese but is almost never written alone like this (it's often part of other titles for vampire bats or fruit bats).

In Chinese culture, the bat is a good luck charm, as the pronunciation is very similar to the word for "good luck" or "good fortune." The character for bat even looks like the good luck character.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

吸血鬼

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Mandarin xī xuè guǐ / xi1 xue4 gui3
Taiwan hsi hsüeh kuei
Japanese kyuuketsuki / kyuketsuki / きゅうけつき
Chinese leech; blood-sucking vermin; vampire (translated European notion); fig. cruel exploiter, esp. a capitalist exploiting the workers
Japanese vampire; bloodsucker
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Vampire

僵屍

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Japanese kyonshii / kyonshi / キョンシー Japanese (kana only) Chinese "hopping vampire"; jiang shi; jiangshi; chiang-shih; reanimated corpse

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殭屍

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Mandarin jiāng shī / jiang1 shi1
Taiwan chiang shih
Chinese gyonshi; jiang shi; Chinese vampire; zombie

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真祖

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Japanese shinso / しんそ Japanese (1) true ancestor; (2) var. of vampire (in fiction)

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吸血蝙蝠

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Japanese kyuuketsukoumori / kyuketsukomori / きゅうけつこうもり Japanese vampire bat

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血吸蝙蝠

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Japanese chisuikoumori / chisuikomori / ちすいこうもり Japanese (kana only) vampire bat (Desmodontinae spp.)

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バンパイア

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Japanese banpaia / バンパイア Japanese vampire

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僵屍;殭屍

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Japanese kyonshii / kyonshi / キョンシー Japanese (kana only) Chinese "hopping vampire"; jiang shi; jiangshi; chiang-shih; reanimated corpse

血吸い蝙蝠

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Japanese chisuikoumori / chisuikomori / ちすいこうもり Japanese (kana only) vampire bat (Desmodontinae spp.)

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ヴァンパイア

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Japanese anpaia / ヴァンパイア Japanese vampire

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吸血こうもり

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Japanese kyuuketsukoumori / kyuketsukomori / きゅうけつこうもり Japanese vampire bat

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チスイコウモリ

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Japanese chisuikoumori / chisuikomori / チスイコウモリ Japanese (kana only) vampire bat (Desmodontinae spp.)

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ペーシュカショーロ

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Japanese peeshukashooro / ペーシュカショーロ Japanese payara (Hydrolycus scomberoides); dog tooth characin; vampire fish

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ペーシュ・カショーロ

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Japanese peeshu kashooro / ペーシュ・カショーロ Japanese payara (Hydrolycus scomberoides); dog tooth characin; vampire fish

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血吸蝙蝠;血吸い蝙蝠

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Japanese chisuikoumori;chisuikoumori / chisuikomori;chisuikomori / ちすいこうもり;チスイコウモリ Japanese (kana only) vampire bat (Desmodontinae spp.)

吸血こうもり;吸血蝙蝠

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Japanese kyuuketsukoumori / kyuketsukomori / きゅうけつこうもり Japanese vampire bat

ヴァンパイア(P);バンパイア

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Japanese anpaia(p);banpaia / ヴァンパイア(P);バンパイア Japanese (See 吸血鬼) vampire

ペーシュ・カショーロ;ペーシュカショーロ

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Japanese peeshu kashooro;peeshukashooro / ペーシュ・カショーロ;ペーシュカショーロ Japanese payara (Hydrolycus scomberoides); dog tooth characin; vampire fish

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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
Vampire吸血鬼kyuu ketsu ki
kyuuketsuki
kyu ketsu ki
kyuketsuki
xī xuě guǐ
xi1 xue3 gui3
xi xue gui
xixuegui
hsi hsüeh kuei
hsihsüehkuei
Batfú / fu2 / fu



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