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Zebra in Chinese / Japanese...

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bān mǎ
Zebra Scroll

斑馬 is how to write zebra in Chinese. It will also be understood in Japanese, though they tend to write zebra as シマウマ in Katakana in Japan these days.

The actual meaning of the characters is something like "speckled horse".

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
shimaumabān mǎ / ban1 ma3 / ban ma / banmapan ma / panma
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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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition



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bān mǎ / ban1 ma3
pan ma
 hanba;buchiuma / はんば;ぶちうま
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zebra; CL:匹[pi3]
(archaism) speckled horse


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 shimauma / しまうま (noun - becomes adjective with の) (kana only) zebra


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 tsurumaki;tsurumaki / つるまき;ツルマキ (kana only) (See 縞牛の舌) zebra sole (Zebrias zebrinus)


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 susuki / ススキ (kana only) Japanese pampas grass (Miscanthus sinensis); silver grass; zebra grass; (female given name) Susuki


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 zebura / ゼブラ zebra


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 zoosu / ゾース zorse (zebra-horse hybrid)


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 yamashimauma / やましまうま (kana only) mountain zebra (Equus zebra)


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 yamashimauma / やましまうま (kana only) mountain zebra (Equus zebra)



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bān mǎ xiàn / ban1 ma3 xian4
pan ma hsien
crosswalk; zebra crossing


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 shimaushinoshita / しまうしのした (kana only) zebra sole (Zebrias zebrinus)


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 susuki;susuki / すすき;ススキ (kana only) Japanese pampas grass (Miscanthus sinensis); maiden silvergrass; zebra grass


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 torafuzame;torafuzame / とらふざめ;トラフザメ (kana only) zebra shark (Stegostoma fasciatum)


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 kinkachou / kinkacho / きんかちょう (kana only) zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)


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 kinkachou / kinkacho / きんかちょう (kana only) zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)


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 kuaga / クアッガ quagga (extinct South African zebra) (Equus quagga quagga)


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 kuaha / クアッハ quagga (extinct South African zebra) (Equus quagga quagga)


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 kuwagga / クワッガ quagga (extinct South African zebra) (Equus quagga quagga)


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 shimauma / シマウマ (noun - becomes adjective with の) (kana only) zebra


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 tsurumaki / ツルマキ (kana only) zebra sole (Zebrias zebrinus)



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bù shì fēi jì / bu4 shi4 fei1 ji4
pu shih fei chi
zebra tilapia; Tilapia buttikoferi (zoology)


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 shimaushinoshita / しまうしのした (kana only) zebra sole (Zebrias zebrinus)


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 zuubura / zubura / ズィーブラ zebra


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 zeburoido / ゼブロイド zebroid; zebra hybrid


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 torafuzame / トラフザメ zebra shark (Stegostoma fasciatum, a type of Indo-West Pacific carpet shark)



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rén xíng héng dào xiàn / ren2 xing2 heng2 dao4 xian4
jen hsing heng tao hsien
crosswalk; pedestrian crossing with zebra stripes


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 kinkachou / kinkacho / キンカチョウ (kana only) zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)


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 gurebiishimauma;gurebiishimauma / gurebishimauma;gurebishimauma / グレビーしまうま;グレビーシマウマ (kana only) Grevy's zebra (Equus grevyi)


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 sabannashimauma;sabannashimauma / サバンナしまうま;サバンナシマウマ (kana only) plains zebra (Equus quagga)


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 shimanekozame / シマネコザメ zebra bullhead shark (Heterodontus zebra, found in the Western Pacific)


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 zeburautsubo / ゼブラウツボ zebra moray (Gymnomuraena zebra)

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A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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