千里馬

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Chinese[edit]

one thousand li; any great distance horse; surname
trad. (千里馬) 千里
simp. (千里马) 千里
Literally: “thousand li horse”.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

千里馬

  1. fine steed
  2. horse going a long journey
  3. (figuratively) talented person
  4. Alternative term for 草鞋 (cǎoxié, “straw sandals”).
  5. Chollima (a mythical Korean winged horse)

Proper noun[edit]

千里馬

  1. Name of an ancient state around modern Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ちょん
Grade: 1

Grade: 2

Grade: 2
Irregular
Kanji in this term
ちょる
Grade: 1

Grade: 2

Grade: 2
Irregular
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Etymology[edit]

From Korean 천리마 (千里馬, cheollima).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Irregular reading)
  • (Irregular reading)
    • (Tokyo) チョルリ [chòrúríꜜmà] (Nakadaka – [3])
    • IPA(key): [t͡ɕo̞ɾɯ̟ᵝɾʲima̠]

Noun[edit]

千里馬 (katakana チョンリマ, rōmaji chonrima, alternative reading チョルリマ, rōmaji chorurima)

  1. Chollima (mythical Korean winged horse)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN