火車

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Chinese[edit]

fire
 
vehicle on land; car; a vehicle; machine; to shape with a lathe
trad. (火車)
simp. (火车)

Etymology[edit]

From  ("fire") +  ("vehicle"). (in reference to the steam engines that early trains had).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

火車 (classifier , , , )

  1. train
    火車上海 [MSC, trad.]
    火车上海 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ zuò huǒchē qù Shànghǎi. [Pinyin]
    I am going to Shanghai by train.

Usage notes[edit]

火車火车 refer to the train itself and to the mode of transportation. So it is used in terms related to the railway. 列車列车 is sometimes used instead to follow technology development as trains are not steam powered anymore. But it only refers to the train itself and can't replace 火車火车 in the previous term.

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Other languages[edit]

Sino-Xenic (火車):

Japanese[edit]

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Kanji in this term
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Noun[edit]

火車

  1. a yōkai (妖怪) that steals the corpses of those who have died as a result of accumulating evil deeds

Korean[edit]

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Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

火車 (hwacha) (hangeul 화차)

  1. Hanja form? of 화차, “hwacha”.