鸚鵡

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
Hyōgaiji Hyōgaiji

Noun[edit]

鸚鵡 (hiragana おうむ, katakana オウム, historical hiragana あうむ, romaji ōmu)

  1. parrot

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. 鹦鹉
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yīngwǔ
Zhuyin ㄧㄥ ㄨˇ
IPA (key) /iŋ⁵⁵ u²¹⁴⁻²¹⁽⁴⁾/

Noun[edit]

鸚鵡 (traditional, Pinyin yīngwǔ, simplified 鹦鹉)

  1. parrot

Quotations[edit]

  • 鸚鵡能言,不離飛 (yīngwǔ néng yán, bù lí féiniǎo)
    'Even when a parrot talks, it still is a bird.'
    This quote from the Book of Rites warns that in order to be a civil human, one must do more than talking like one, but must act like one. (See also: 猩猩)

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